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Incentive Programs

Incentive Programs

Special Pay Programs

Due to the special skills and extensive training required to become a member of the submarine and nuclear officer communities, a variety of special pay programs have been developed for eligible personnel. These pay initiatives include:

  1. Nuclear Officer Bonus and Incentive Pay (NOBIP) (OPNAVINST 7220.11G) & NAVADMIN 241/20
    1. Nuclear Accession Bonus
    2. Career Accession Bonus
    3. Nuclear Officer Continuation Bonus (COBO)
    4. Nuclear Officer Annual Incentive Pay (AIP)
  2. Continuous Submarine Duty Incentive Pay (CONSUBPAY)

AQD Governing Instruction

BUPERSINST 1540.41E Qualification and Assignment of Personnel in the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program
NAVADMIN 219/18 Modification of Rates of Nuclear Officer Bonus and Incentive Pay

Signing a Contract

Officers should draft a COBO request letter (new and replacement samples below) and email a signed copy to PERS-42MP or their detailer.  Officers signing their first contact also need a command endorsement (example below).

COBO Templates

*Due to DFAS system limitations, COBO payments at the new, higher rates are being deposited in two payments. The first deposit occurs on the contract anniversary date and the second deposit occurs several days after. If you do not receive your full amount within a week of your anniversary date, please contact PERS-42MP.*

Sample Endorsement Letter (Sample CO Endorsement)


Other Relevant Links
Thrift Savings Plan
MyPay Website


Point of Contact
(901) 874 3934


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