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SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2025 NAVY SELECTED RESERVE LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF
WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1120.12A, APPOINTMENT OF LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS AND CHIEF
WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF
THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of applications from highly
qualified and motivated E-6 through E-9 Reserve Sailors for the Fiscal Year
(FY) 2025 Navy Selected Reserve Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant
Officer (CWO) programs. Where conflicts with reference (a) exist, this
NAVADMIN takes precedence.
2. The FY-25 Navy Selected Reserve LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board
(ISPB) will consider candidates for the following officer designators: 623X,
626X, 628X, 629X, 633X, 641X, 649X, 653X, 711X, 712X, 713X, 715X, 717X, 718X,
781X, 782X and 783X. Eligible Sailors are encouraged to apply for the
designators for which they are most qualified, regardless of current
rating. Refer to references (a) through (c) for eligibility criteria. NOTE:
Current Reserve CWOs that desire to transition into the LDO community are no
longer supported and will be disapproved if an application is received.
3. FY-25 guidance.
a. Time-in-service (TIS) for the FY-25 Navy Selected Reserve LDO and
CWO ISPB must be computed to 1 October 2024. In line with references (a) and
(b), TIS is synonymous with years of qualifying service toward a non-regular
b. TIS eligibility is 8 to 14 years for LDO and 14 to 20 years for CWO
applicants. TIS waivers will be considered and adjudicated on a case-by-case
basis by Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (OPNAV
N13). Potential applicants outside of the TIS eligibility window are
encouraged to contact the Reserve LDO/CWO Officer Community Manager (OCM) in
paragraph 10b of this NAVADMIN to discuss TIS waiver opportunities. All LDO
applicants must be able to serve at least 6 years of qualifying service and
complete 20 years of qualifying service prior to 62 years of age. All CWO
applicants must be able to complete 20 years of qualifying service prior to
reaching 62 years of age. Applicants must also not reach or exceed high year
tenure for their present pay grade within the calendar year the application
is submitted. TIS waivers for less than 8 years for LDO and less than 14
years for CWO will not be considered. No further exceptions to listed
eligibility requirements in references (a) and (c) will be considered. All
requests for TIS waivers shall be submitted to the RC LDO/CWO OCM and PERS-92
contacts listed below and must be received not later than 1 August 2023. TIS
waiver requests and Navy Selected Reserve LDO and CWO applications are two
separate processes with their own respective deadlines. Failure to follow
this guidance and the timelines provided will result in a subsequent
disapproval of the requested TIS waiver. The TIS waiver template is
available at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Community-
NOTE: The TIS waiver approval letter must also be submitted as an enclosure
to the application.
c. Contingency plan for late E-7 results, if results are not released
prior to application deadline: Due to the FY-24 Enlisted Selection Board
schedule, E-6s awaiting E-7 results to apply for CWO are encouraged to apply
and submit their application not later than 1 October 2023 with the following
(1) Commands are directed to proceed with the application
process for these applicants as outlined in this NAVADMIN.
(2) E-6s awaiting E-7 selection results must add the following statement
at the beginning of the commanding officer's (CO) endorsement: *Member is
Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-92) will set aside these
applications until E-7 results are announced.
(3) E-6 evaluations due 15 November 2023 will be submitted as an
addendum in the guidelines of this NAVADMIN. If a Sailor is selected for E-7
and the pinning date is after 15 November 2023 and the Sailor has already
received an E-6 periodic evaluation, the close-out evaluation is not required
to be submitted as an addendum. Submit the close-out evaluation as an
addendum if an E-6 periodic was not received. Once all E-7 results are
announced, PERS-92 will integrate or remove those records and applications
d. Eligible Sailors are encouraged to apply for the designator for which
they have extensive documented technical expertise and leadership experience
in their enlisted service records, regardless of current rating. However,
special attention should be given to the guidance in Chapter 7, subparagraph
9c of reference (a) and to the designator discrete requirements. For the
most current copy of the discrete requirements, refer to the instructions in
e. In line with reference (b), all LDO applicants must include a
statement in the additional comments section (paragraph 2) of the
application, agreeing to further service, as follows: "I, [name], if
selected for permanent appointment under the Navy Reserve LDO program, agree
to accept such appointment and further agree to remain in the Ready Reserve
for a period of 3 years after I accept such appointment."
f. In line with reference (b), all CWO applicants must include a
statement in the additional comments section (paragraph 2) of the
application, agreeing to further service, as follows: "I, [name],
if selected for permanent appointment under the Navy Reserve CWO
program, agree to accept such appointment and further agree to
remain in the Ready Reserve for a period of 6 years after I accept
g. CO or Officer-in-Charge (OIC) endorsement must contain the
following statement: "Applicant meets all requirements outlined in
OPNAVINST 1420.1B, OPNAVINST 1120.12A, NAVADMIN 115/23, and the physical
fitness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1J." The endorsement should also clearly
state the command and CO's/OIC's name and rank.
4. Interview appraisal boards shall be constructed and approved by the
CO/OIC and consist of only three Reserve or Active component officers. The
names of the approved appraisal board members must be included in the CO/OIC
endorsement. To the maximum extent possible, LDOs or CWOs shall be utilized
as board members. The senior member of the interview panel must be a
lieutenant commander or above.
a. Every effort will be made to ensure at least one board
member is from the designator for which the applicant is applying.
Interview appraisals should be conducted in person if possible, but
other methods can be utilized, including but not limited to
Microsoft Teams or teleconference.
b. Minimum grade requirements for board members are lieutenant or
CWO3. CWO3 panel members must have at least two years time in grade. The
appraisal board should, whenever possible, be comprised of officers who are
not in the applicant's command, or at minimum, not directly in the chain of
c. If it is not possible to assemble a panel of three officers,
the interviews may be conducted separately. Only three interview
appraisals are required for each applicant.
d. All sub-blocks contained within the "potential" section of the
appraisal sheet (Technical Knowledge, Potential as a Career Naval Officer,
and Comments) must be completed for all LDO and CWO candidates.
e. Each appraisal shall contain the names of all three members who
conducted the appraisal board. Only the current version of the interviewer
appraisal sheet will be accepted. Follow the instructions in paragraph 8 to
download the most current interviewer appraisal sheet.
f. The CO of either SEAL Team 17 or 18 is a required interview
appraisal board member for both the 715X and 717X designators.
g. All applicants applying to the 715X designator must hold NEC
O26A or O23A. All applicants applying to the 717X designator must
hold NEC O52A.
5. Applicants currently serving on mobilization may have their application
endorsed by their field commander. All applications endorsed by field
commanders must have concurrence of their parent command. Follow the
instructions in paragraph 8 to download a sample addendum letter.
6. Applicants must maintain eligibility throughout the selection and
commissioning process. Applicants that are deemed ineligible after the
submission of applications must be declared ineligible by their current CO,
field commander (if on a mobilization) or parent command CO. Follow the
instructions in paragraph 8 to download a sample letter of abeyance or
removal of recommendation memo.
7. The FY-25 Navy Selected Reserve LDO and CWO ISPB will convene at a date
to be determined in calendar year 2024. For the most current board dates,
visit the MyNavy HR Reserve Officer Promotion Selection Boards
Officer/. Select the FY-25 Board Schedule link under "Helpful Information"
on the bottom-right hand side of the page. E-mailed applications must be
received by the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) not later than 1 October
2023. Submit applications via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mails must
be encrypted using a military e-mail account to protect personally
a. For a tutorial on loading certificates required for encrypting
emails, go to https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Community-
b. Applicants who are unable to submit applications as outlined
above due to current operational locations may mail their
application via USPS to the address listed below. When mailing PII,
individuals must use Privacy Act Data Cover Sheet DD Form 2923 and
double wrap the package. DD Form 2923 may be accessed by using the
following Web address:
The inner package must be labeled with the privacy warning *CUI - PRIVACY
SENSITIVE - Any misuse or unauthorized disclosure may result in both
civil and criminal penalties* and use a tracking feature.
Correspondence mailed via USPS must use the following address:
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center (BUPERS-074)
President, FY-25 Reserve LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Board 25315
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055
c. All addendums to packages, including any routine addendums,
evaluations, and awards, must be received no later than 15 December 2023.
Applications must be signed by the applicant's current CO or acting CO (wet-
signatures are preferred, however, digital signatures are acceptable).
Addendums can be signed by another officer with *By direction* authority if
the CO or OIC is unavailable.
d. Communication to the board must originate from the individual
Service Member. Information received that is not under the applicant's cover
letter (e.g., third party correspondence) and endorsed by the command or not
received by MNCC by the established deadline(s) will not be presented to the
board. The time and date (central standard time) received in the MNCC inbox
via e-mail is the time and date used for deadline verification. Although a
late submission may be accepted by MNCC, it will not be presented to the
board. All applications or addendums must have the full social security
number of the Service Member on each page. Electronic and hard copy
addendums must include a command endorsement. The FY-25 Navy Selected
Reserve LDO and CWO ISPB number is 25315. Applicants who are unable to
e-mail their applications despite following the guidance above may contact
PERS-92 listed in paragraph 9.a. for further direction.
8. For the most current information concerning open designator codes and
application process, visit the Reserve Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant
Officer MyNavy HR webpage at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
This link contains pertinent OPNAVINSTs, interview appraisal sheet, sample
addendum letter, sample letter of abeyance or removal of recommendation memo,
application template and current/past board results.
9. Points of contact.
a. For application and eligibility questions, contact PSC Lindsey
Salazar, Affiliation and Redesignation Branch (PERS 92) at (901) 874-4456/
DSN 882 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
b. General LDO/CWO career path and policy, contact LCDR Dustin Hoskins,
Reserve LDO/CWO OCM (BUPERS 351), at (901) 874-3291/DSN 882, or via e-mail at
10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September
2024, whichever comes first.
11. Released by Rear Admiral James P. Waters, N13.//