PUBLIC LAW 100-456—SEPT. 29, 1988
102 STAT. 1979
(A) An analysis of aviator requirements and inventories (current and projected) of the Armed Forces by grade and years of service, including a list of those aviators who are assigned to duty other than operational flying duty and a justification for such assignments. (B) An analysis of current and projected aviator retention rates in the Armed Forces and of those current and projected retention rates actually needed to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. (C) Such recommendations as the Secretary considers appropriate regarding— (i) the initial active duty service commitment of aviators; (ii) the integration of the aviator career incentive pay under section 301a of title 37, United States Code, and the retention bonus under this section into a structure that more efficiently supports the retention requirements for aviators in the Armed Forces; and (iii) changes in the aviator management policies of the Armed Forces that would eliminate the disincentives cited by aviators as retention detractors. (D) Specific proposals for such legislation as the Secretary considers necessary to retain on active duty the aviators required to meet the needs of the Armed Forces. (i) LIMITATION ON OBLIGATIONS.—The total amount of payments made to officers of the Air Force during fiscal year 1989 under this section may not exceed $36,200,000. (j) TERMINATION OF AUTHORITY.—If both reports required by paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (h) are not received by the committees named in such paragraphs by the respective dates specified in such paragraphs, the authority to make payments under this section shall terminate effective December 2, 1988. SEC. 612. MEDICAL OFFICER RETENTION BONUS
37 USC 302 note.
(a) BONUS AUTHORIZED.—(1) A medical officer described in subsection 0)) who, during the period beginning on January 1, 1989, and ending on September 30, 1989, executes a written agreement to remain on active duty for at least two years after completion of any other active-duty service commitment may, upon acceptance of the written agreement by the Secretary concerned, be paid a retention bonus as provided in this section. (2) The amount of such retention bonus shall be not more than $20,000 for each year covered by the agreement. OJ) COVERED OFFICERS.—This section applies to an officer of a uniformed service who— (1) is an officer of the Medical Corps of the Army or the Navy or an officer of the Air Force designated as a medical officer; (2) is in a pay grade below pay grade 0-7; (3) has at least eight years of creditable service (computed as described in section 302(g) of title 37, United States (Dode); and (4) has completed any active-duty service commitment incurred for medical education and training (or will have completed any such commitment before October 1, 1991). (c) LIMITATION ON TOTAL COMPENSATION.—The Secretary of
fense shall ensure that no officer receives pay under this section which, when added to all other pay and allowances such officer receives pursuant to titles 10 and 37, United States C!ode, results in such officer receiving total compensation in an amount that exceeds