A special warfare officer who meets the eligibility requirements and who executes a written agreement to remain on active duty in special warfare service for at least one year may be paid a retention (continuation) bonus of up to $15,000 for each year of continuation.
A special warfare officer may apply to enter into such an agreement if the officer:
- Is in pay grade O-3, or is in pay grade O-4 and is not on a list of officers recommended for promotion, at the time the officer applies to enter into the agreement;
- Has completed at least 6, but not more than 14, years of active commissioned service; and
- Has completed any service commitment incurred to be commissioned as an officer.