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Navy officers selected for officer naval nuclear power training, for duty in connection with the supervision, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants may be paid a bonus upon selection for training, graduation from training, and each year thereafter.

Nuclear Officer Accession Bonus

An accession bonus is paid to individuals who are selected for officer naval nuclear propulsion training and who execute a written contract to participate in a program of training for duty in connection with the supervision, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants. Payment is authorized upon acceptance of the written contract. Currently, the bonus is $15,000.

Nuclear Career Accession Bonus

An accession bonus is paid to URL officers upon successful completion of the nuclear propulsion training program. Currently, the bonus is $2,000.

Nuclear Career Annual Incentive Bonus

Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, an officer of the naval service who:

  • Is entitled to basic pay;
  • Is not above the pay grade O-6;
  • Has completed his initial obligated active service as an officer;
  • Has, as a commissioned officer, successfully completed training for duty in connection with the supervision, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants;
  • Has current technical qualifications for duty in connection with the supervision, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants;

may be paid an annual bonus in an amount not to exceed $30,000 for obligated year serving in a designated nuclear service billet. Those serving in URL billets on submarines may be paid as much as $35,000 a year.

Nuclear Career Annual Incentive Bonus

This bonus is paid annually to nuclear-qualified officers who have completed their initial service requirement, including all nuclear-trained and nuclear-qualified limited duty officers (LDO) and chief warrant officers (CWO), who remain on active duty for a specified period. Only officers in pay grades W-2 through W-5 and O-1 through O-6 are eligible for AIB. Officers serving in a period of obligated service associated with a COPAY contract authorized by reference (a) are not eligible for AIB during that period of their obligated service. Currently, the bonus can be as high as $22,000 annually.

 

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