UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PILOT PROGRAM (CORRECTED COPY):
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SUBJ/UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PILOT PROGRAM
NARR/REF A IS THE UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM
AUTHORIZATION (100F). REF B IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER
COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the unrestricted line (URL) officer
in-service procurement program (URLO ISPP) and solicits applications from
qualified enlisted personnel. This program will send qualifying enlisted
personnel directly to officer candidate school (OCS) to commission as an URL
officer. Applications will be accepted for the following designators on a
rolling basis: naval aviation (student naval aviator and student naval
flight officer), nuclear propulsion officer candidate (NUPOC), surface
warfare officer, explosive ordinance disposal and special warfare (SEAL).
2. This program is open to active-duty enlisted Sailors possessing a
baccalaureate degree who have completed at least six months time in service
and their initial training pipeline. Members of the Navy Reserve in any
status are not eligible for this program.
3. Application procedures and education requirements are outlined in this
NAVADMIN and reference (b).
4. As delineated in reference (a), applicants must meet the prescribed
qualifications in line with this program and the program authorization (PA)
of the designator for which they are applying.
5. Selection process
a. Nominations will occur at the commanding officer (CO) level with
endorsement by the first flag officer in the COs chain of
command. Nominations from the initial training pipeline will not be
accepted. The nominating CO and endorsing flag officer do not need to be a
URL officer. Applicants must be favorably nominated using the COs
recommendation section in the officer programs application, OPNAV
1420/1. The COs endorsement shall contain
(1) A statement indicating whether the applicant is serving on full
duty without limitation;
(2) A statement that the applicant meets physical fitness and body
fat percentage standards; and
(3) A statement addressing any adverse performance evaluation data as
well as positive steps taken by the applicant to address these performance
b. *Well-Qualified Applicant Profiles* contained in some of the
designator specific PAs contain guidelines for measurable characteristics of
the Sailors the programs seek to commission.
c. COs should ensure all portions are completed and that the applicant
meets all URLO ISPP and designator-specific eligibility criteria.
d. COs will then forward nominations to the first flag officer in their
chain of command for endorsement.
e. The first flag officer, if in concurrence, will forward nominations
and endorsement to Commander, Navy Recruiting Command (CNRC).
f. CNRC will review all nominations to ensure that URLO ISPP and
individual PA requirements are met. CNRC will reject any nomination that is
incomplete, ineligible or if the applicants requested designator is closed
due to unavailable quotas. In such cases, CNRC will return nominations to
the originating command and the first flag officer will be notified of the
discrepancy which prevented further processing.
g. CNRC will forward complete nomination packages to BUPERS-31 for
consideration at URLO ISPP selection panels. Selection panels will be held
at least quarterly or in conjunction with scheduled URL professional
h. Following the URLO ISPP selection panel, CNRC will notify COs and
applicants of the results and then process selectees to attend OCS at the
6. Additional requirements
a. Aviation candidates must have a minimum aviation selection test
battery score in line with the PA for the specific designator for which they
apply. The officer aptitude rating must meet minimum requirements as
prescribed in the specific designator PA.
b. Applicants shall be of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, Article 15,
no court-martial convictions and no civilian felony convictions by any civil
court or misdemeanors (except minor ($300 or less fine) traffic violations)
within the three years preceding selection. An offense involving driving
under the influence of an intoxicant (driving under the influence/driving
while intoxicated, etc.) is a major traffic violation and is disqualifying if
within four years preceding selection date. Pre-service drug use or alcohol
abuse is not an immediate application disqualifier, however, any
substantiated in-service drug use or in-service alcohol abuse (any record of
either, regardless of date) will result in disqualification.
c. To ensure applicants are ready for OCS physical fitness requirements,
applicants must have passed their most recent physical fitness assessment
(PFA) with an overall score of at least *excellent*. If no official physical
readiness test (PRT) scores are available, a mock PFA will suffice provided
it is administered by a qualified command fitness leader. The run option is
the preferred cardio option for the PFA as there are no alternate cardio
options offered at OCS.
d. Applicants must have a minimum of six months time in service in order
e. There is no requirement that an applicant have achieved their warfare
qualification. Not having a warfare qualification will not be viewed
adversely by the URLO ISPP selection board.
f. Sailors assigned to a nuclear training command or who hold a nuclear
Navy enlisted classification (N1XX/N2XX) must obtain a conditional release
from nuclear field duty when applying to a non-nuclear officer commissioning
program. To obtain a conditional release, a Sailor must submit an enlisted
personnel action request (NAVPERS 1306/7) to the Nuclear Propulsion Program
Management Branch (OPNAV N133) via their detailer at Navy Personnel Command,
Enlisted Submarine/Nuclear Power Assignments Division (PERS-403). Applicants
must obtain a conditional release prior to submitting their application for a
non-nuclear officer program.
g. Sailors (both nuclear and non-nuclear) applying for appointment into
the NUPOC program must meet all program requirements outlined in PA 100A.
7. No waivers are authorized for URLO ISPP.
8. URLO ISPP results will be released via BUPERS Online. Due to the nature
of the selection process, applicants and their commands will be contacted
directly by CNRC.
9. PAs can be found by going to the MyNavy HR website
(https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/) and clicking on career management,
then community management, then officer community.
10. Points of contact
a. URLO ISPP program manager questions: LCDR James Barfoot, Branch
Head, General Officer Accessions (CNRC N311) at (901) 874-9419 or
b. Policy questions: LCDR Edward Kenneweg, Officer Force Shaping Plans
and Policy Office (OPNAV N131) at (703) 604-5081 or
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until 30 November 2023 or when
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//