ACTIVE COMPONENT FISCAL YEAR 2023 AVIATION COMMAND RETENTION BONUS:
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SUBJ/ACTIVE COMPONENT FISCAL YEAR 2023 AVIATION COMMAND RETENTION BONUS//
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) 2023 Aviation Command
Retention Bonuses (ACRB) for the Active Component (AC) in line with
references (a) and (b). The FY-23 Aviation Department Head Bonus (ADHRB) was
addressed in NAVADMIN 089/23.
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.
Our return on investment is the retention for continued Navy service of our
aviation warfighters, with their invaluable and irreplaceable skillsets and
3. AC ACRB:
a. The FY-23 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 (CO) 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-23 AC ACRB
incentivizes their continued service in follow-on assignments requiring
senior aviation leaders.
b. The FY-23 AC ACRB applicants must have screened during the Aviation
Command Screen Board (ACSB) as CO of an eligible operational, operational
training, or special mission CDR command in order to apply. Eligible
commands are those for which the annual AC ACSB selects officers to serve as
CO, excluding second in grade, sequential, bonus, and fleet replacement
squadron commands. Consult the FY-23 AC ACRB program information for
specific eligibility criteria and limitations. The application opportunity
commences with the release of this NAVADMIN and closes on 31 August 2023.
c. All FY-23 AC ACRB contracts will be worth from $35,000 to $105,000.
Participation in the FY-23 AC ACRB obligates contractees from 2 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.
The minimum ACRB obligation ends after 21 years of commissioned service, the
projected rotation date of the assigned PCC tour, or 2 years from the
contract acceptance date, whichever is later and depending on contract
length. The FY-23 AC ACRB applications for those currently under ADHRB
obligations will be accepted, held in abeyance, and activated upon ADHRB
d. The FY-23 AC ACRB rates and obligated service are as follows:
(1) 2 year option - $35k total ($17.5k/year); obligation ending at
21 years of cumulative service (YCS).
(2) 3 year option - $105k total ($35k/year); obligation ending at 22
4. Additional Aviation Bonus (AvB) Information:
a. Officers accepting AvB contracts are not precluded from participating
in the Career Intermission Program (CIP). Officers interested in both AvB
and CIP should contact the AvB program manager and their detailer for more
b. For further AvB details, eligibility, and application procedures,
visit MyNavy Portal at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
5. AvB points of contact:
a. For application questions, please contact Ms. Melinda Weeden at
(901) 874-3964, DSN 882-3964, or e-mail at email@example.com
or Mr. Paul Boundy at (901) 874- 3947, DSN 882-3947, e-mail at
b. For policy questions please contact the AvB Program Manager at
(901) 874-3484, DSN 882-3484, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 31 August 2023,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//