ACTIVE COMPONENT FY 2022 AVIATION COMMAND RETENTION BONUS:
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NARR/REF A IS SECNAVINST 7220.88, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAYS AND BONUS PROGRAM.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 7220.18A, AVIATION INCENTIVE PAY AND BONUS PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Aviation Command
Retention Bonuses (ACRB) for the Active Component (AC), in line with
references (a) and (b). NAVADMIN 067/22 addresses the FY-
22 AC Aviation Department Head Bonus (ADHRB).
2. A vital part of developing a total force strategy and maintaining combat
readiness is to provide appropriate incentives to retain skilled personnel
for critical Naval Aviation Enterprise
(NAE) billets. The AC ACRB program incentivizes highly talented, hard-
working, Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers screened for aviation
command to choose to remain on active duty.
3. AC ACRB:
a. The AC ACRB is designed to retain those officers with the
capabilities and command experience in our primary warfighting missions that
are critical for the future of our service. Our cadre of Commander (CDR)
Commanding Officers (COs) lead our NAE today, and they are the major
commanders and flag officers of tomorrow. Their skills and leadership
experience are essential to the success of the Navy. The FY-22 ACRB
incentivizes their continued service in follow on assignments requiring
senior aviation leaders.
b. ACRB applicants must have screened on the FY-22 Aviation Command
Screen Board (ACSB) as CO of an eligible operational (OP), operational
training (OP-T) or special mission (SM) CDR command in order to apply.
Eligible commands are those for which the annual ACSB selects officers to
serve as CO, excluding second in grade/sequential/bonus/fleet replacement
squadron commands. Consult the FY-22 ACRB program information for specific
eligibility criteria and limitations. The application opportunity commences
with the release of this NAVADMIN and closes on 31 August 2022.
c. All FY-22 ACRB contracts will be worth $100,000. All eligible
officers will receive an initial payment of $34,000 and 2 anniversary
payments of $33,000. Participation in the FY-22 ACRB obligates contractees
to 3 years of obligated service to include full completion of a Post Command
Commander (PCC) tour, which may be between 24 and 36 months depending on
assignment. ACRB obligation ends after 22 years of commissioned service, the
projected rotation date of the assigned PCC tour or 3 years from contract
acceptance date, whichever is later. ACRB applications for those currently
under ADHRB obligations will be accepted, held in abeyance and activated upon
ADHRB contract expiration.
4. Additional Aviation Bonus (AvB) Information:
a. Officers accepting ACRB contracts are not precluded from
participating in the Career Intermission Program (CIP). Officers interested
in both ACRB and CIP should contact the ACRB program manager and their
detailer for more information.
b. For further ACRB details, eligibility and application procedures,
visit My Navy Portal at
5. ACRB points of contact: For application questions, please contact Ms.
Melinda Weeden at (901) 874-3964, DSN 882-3964, or e-
mail: email@example.com or Mr. Paul Boundy at
(901) 874-3947, DSN 882-3947, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. For policy questions please contact the
AvB Program Manager, CDR Brett Learner, at (901) 874- 3484, DSN 882-3484, or
6. Released by Rear Admiral J. P. Waters, Acting N1B.//