The U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Officer Department Head Retention Bonus (SWO DHRB) has been released for eligible active and Full Time Support (FTS) SWOs. Year Group 2012 and junior SWOs are eligible for the DHRB program. To qualify for the DHRB, officers must be qualified and serving as an active duty SWO (designator 1110/1117); complete at least one division officer tour, or be assigned to a fleet-up or single longer tour as approved by NPC; administratively screen for department head afloat; and agree to two afloat department head tours or a single longer tour assigned by NPC. Officers in Year Group 2012 who screened for Department Head on the June 2015 board must submit contracts by Nov. 30, 2016. The format for applications can be found on the NPC website.
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