SWO Critical Skills Bonus (SWOCS) agreements will be made available to all eligible SWO LCDRs. The program is designed to be an incentive, paying an eligible SWO LCDR up to 46,000 dollars to stay in the navy, and SWO community, through the fifteenth year of commissioned service (YCS).
NAVADMIN 326/02 (SWOCS announcement)
NAVADMIN 084/10 (SWO Bonus Program update - no more single-year contracts)
NAVADMIN 156/12 (FY 12 Revisions to SWOCS and SWOCP Programs)
- Qualified and serving as a SWO (111X)
- Permanently appointed LCDR
- Completed two afloat DH tours or single-longer tour as assigned by PERS-41
- Has not completed more than 25 years of active duty; will not complete 25 years before
the end of SWOCS contract
- Sea duty assignable (An officer not fit for sea duty on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th anniversary
of promotion to LCDR will be ineligible for SWOCS bonus for that one-year period.
Should an officer who becomes fit for sea duty, they can apply for the next eligible
- An officer is not eligible to receive both SWOCP and SWOCS concurrently
- Officer currently under a single-year contract will not be eligible for further SWOCS
payments beyond existing contract expiration
PAYMENT SCHEME: Approved applicants will receive payments on the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th anniversary of their date of rank as LCDR, dependent upon when they apply.
- $22,000 at 2nd anniversary of LCDR
- $12,000 at 3rd anniversary of LCDR
- $12,000 at 4th anniversary of LCDR
OBLIGATION: Three years; concurrent with any other obligation.
Submit an application. Preferred method for submission is to scan and email.
Please forward your application (with command endorsement) to the SWOCS
Manager, LCDR Sean Whiteman - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: DSN 882-2185 Comm (901) 874-2185
Fax: DSN 882-2758 Comm (901) 874-2758
If you submit via email, DO NOT submit a snail mail duplicate hardcopy; your e-submitted application will be processed the same way as one with original ink signatures.
If you need to submit via mail:
Department of the Navy
Navy Personnel Command
5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
MILLINGTON, TN 38055-4100