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Z-Gram #90; dated 25 June 1971

Responsibility Pay for Senior Naval Advisors in Vietnam

R 251310Z JUN 71
FM CNO (Z-90)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS
RESPONSIBILITY PAY FOR SENIOR NAVAL ADVISORS IN VIETNAM

A. CNO 051515Z DEC 70 (Z-65)

1. I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT RESPONSIBILITY PAY FOR OFFICERS SERVING IN CERTAIN NAVAL ADVISOR BILLETS IN VIETNAM HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR IMPLEMENTATION ON 1 JULY 1971, PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY CONTAINED IN SEC 306, TITLE 37, USC.

2. OFFICERS SERVING IN PAY GRADES O3, O4 AND IN SOME CASES O5, ASSIGNED TO AND SERVING IN SENIOR ADVISOR BILLETS IN RVN ARE AUTHORIZED SPECIAL “RESPONSIBILITY” PAY AT THE FOLLOWING MONTHLY RATES: 03 AND 04 EACH $50; 05 $100.

3. THIS PAY IS AUTHORIZED IN RECOGNITION OF THE UNUSUAL SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITY REQUIRED OF NAVAL ADVISORS. ATTAINMENT OF THIS AUTHORITY IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT OUR ADVISOR BILLETS ARE FILLED WITH ONLY THE HIGHEST QUALITY PERSONNEL.

4. COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE TO BRING THE PROVISIONS OF THIS NAVOP TO THE ATTENTION OF ALL OFFICERS AND TO RE-EMPHASIZE THE CONTINUING NEED FOR MOTIVATED OFFICERS TO SERVE AS ADVISORS AS STATED IN THE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS PROMULGATED BY REF A.

5. THE NAVOP IS NOT AUTHORITY TO PAY RESPONSIBILITY PAY. PAYMENT PROCEDURES AND IMPLEMENTING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE FORTHCOMING BY SEPARATE MESSAGE. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U. S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
CNO: Chief of Naval Operations
RVN: Republic of Vietnam
USC: United States Code

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Published:Fri Oct 14 06:50:30 EDT 2016