The U.S. Navy Aviation Command Retention Bonus (ACRB) for full time support (FTS) officers has been continued. ACRB applicants must be currently serving as commanding officer (CO) of an eligible operational (OP), operational training (OP-T), or special mission (SM) O-5 command in order to apply. Eligibility to apply for the ACRB ends on the last day of command. COs who take the bonus will be paid in two installments of $18,000 per year and are obligated to serve through their 21st and 22nd years of service. Specific details, eligibility, and application procedures can be found on the Navy Personnel Command FTS Aviation Career Continuation Pay webpage.
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