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 Accession Bonus Program
An accession bonus of $15,000 is paid to officers selected for nuclear propulsion training. Upon successful completion of the nuclear propulsion training program, officers receive a bonus of $2,000. If they don't complete the program, the bonus must be repaid.
Nuclear Officer Continuation Bonus
URL officers with less than 24 years service who are serving in a qualified nuclear billet are authorized up to $35,000 annually when they agree to an additional 3 - 7 years active duty service.
Nuclear Officer Bonus And Incentive Pay
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.