Aviation Command Retention Bonus is Back
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- After a year's worth of work and staffing, Navy leadership approved the restoration of the Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) this week. This will increase the pool of talented and qualified officers with command experience to fill critical commander and captain jobs.
Below are the 5 top things you need to know about ACRB:
1. The potential for an improving economy has increased job opportunities in the civilian sector for skilled O5 aviators. With this bonus we get a "two-fer," it will provide compensation for our most talented operators to continue their service as well as motivation for junior officers to pursue an aviation command career path.
2. The bonus will be paid to O5 commanding officers (CO) (operational, operational training or special mission) in two installments of $18K, COs may apply for the bonus upon taking command. First payment can occur during the command tour, second payment will be one year later.
3. COs who take the bonus are obligated to serve through their 21st and 22nd years of service--ensuring we have needed O5s with command experience, encouraging retention until these officers are in zone for promotion to O6.
4. Specifics will be promulgated in an upcoming NAVADMIN and will be detailed on the Navy Personnel Command Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/detailing/aviation/ocm/pages/
5. A similar bonus for Surface Warfare Officers is in work.
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