DODD 6000.13 CE-01
Accession and Retention Policies, Programs, and Incentives for Military Health Professions Officers (HPOs)
|Publication Date:||3 May 2016|
This instruction reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 6000.13 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (b)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for:
a. Military Department payment of incentives and bonuses to HPOs pursuant to section 335 of Title 37, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (c)).
b. Incremental transition from current special pays and bonuses for HPOs pursuant to sections 301d, 301e, 302, 302a, 302b, 302c, 302c-1, 302d through 302l, 303, and 303a of Reference (c) to the incentives and bonuses authorized by section 335 of Reference (c).
c. Deferral of retirement for Regular commissioned HPOs and retention of HPOs in an active status in the Reserve Component (RC) pursuant to sections 1251 and 14703 of Title 10, U.S.C. (Reference (d)).
d. Incremental transition from the current procedures for stipend or loan repayment for RC HPOs in DoDD 1205.20 (Reference (e)) and DoDI 1205.21 (Reference (f)) to the procedures in this instruction.
This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").