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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5B, LATERAL TRANSFER AND REDESIGNATION OF ACTIVE
COMPONENT OFFICERS IN THE NAVY. REF B IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-010,
LATERAL TRANSFER AND CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR CODES OF REGULAR AND RESERVE
OFFICERS. REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-030, REDESIGNATION OF REGULAR
PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS. REF D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE
1220-410, SEAL/EOD/SWCC/DIVER/AIRR PHYSICAL SCREENING TESTING STANDARDS AND
PROCEDURES. REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1210-230, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE
DISPOSAL (EOD) OFFICER. REF F IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220- 100, NAVY DIVER
(ND) RATING. REF G IS SECNAV M-5510.30B, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY (DON)
PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM (PSP). REF H IS MILPERSMAN 1610-020,
DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFICERS FOR DUTY INVOLVING FLYING. REF I IS MILPERSMAN
1210-110, ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICER
DESIGNATION: QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES. REF J IS MILPERSMAN 1210-040, FLIGHT
NURSE SUBSPECIALTY DESIGNATION. REF K IS NAVADMIN 014/18, UPDATED OFF-RAMP
GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENT INFORMATION WARFARE AND SUPPLY
CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the convening of the August 2019 Active-Duty
Officer Lateral Transfer and Redesignation Board. The lateral transfer and
redesignation process is a key tool by which the Navy manages the talents of
its officers. It provides flexibility in officer community manning and
improves the Navy return on investment in officer training and education by
leveraging the specialized skillsets of officers throughout their careers.
As part of the process, applications from qualified Unrestricted Line,
Restricted Line, Staff Corps and non-off-ramp Limited Duty Officers
(LDO) are now being accepted for the Active-Duty Officer Lateral Transfer and
Redesignation Board, which convenes on 27 August 2019.
Officers in LDO off-ramp communities requesting to redesignate with their
parent community are not eligible to apply for this board but will use the
without board action process (as required). Full-Time Support and Selected
Reserve officers are not eligible to apply for this board. All officers
considering applying for lateral transfer or redesignation through this board
are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with references (a) through
2. In addition to the year group (YG) limitations imposed in paragraph 6,
applicants must also meet eligibility requirements detailed in references (a)
through (c) and are required to review and comply with any additional
community requirements found in the August 2019 letter of instruction, which
can be viewed via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-
a. Officers who do not meet eligibility requirements in line with
references (a) through (c) such as time-in-grade, years-of- commissioned
service or time-in-service must submit a waiver request in addition to or in
conjunction with their lateral transfer and redesignation application as
specified by specific communities.
b. All application packages must include a letter from the current
commanding officer (CO), acknowledging their review of the application. It
should include their positive or negative endorsement of the application of
the officer and specifically address any waiver requests by the officer.
These letters must be dated within 60 days of the application deadline.
c. Active Component LDOs in the Supply Corps (651X) and Information
Warfare Community (IWC) (68XX) are designated for off- ramp as listed in
reference (j). Those who desire to redesignate within their parent
communities should submit their requests in line with reference (j) vice this
3. Submit applications and waiver requests (as required), using the format
in reference (b) via email to BUPERS-3_LATXFR.fct(at) navy.mil. The email
subject line should reflect *August 2019 Active-Duty Officer Lateral Transfer
and Redesignation Board.* If no means of electronic correspondence are
available, hard copy application packages can be sent via U.S. Postal and
Express Mail Services (to include FedEx, UPS and DHL) to:
Military Community Management (BUPERS-3)
Attn: BUPERS 31B1 Lateral Transfer Bldg 453 Rm 229
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0003
4. Applications (including signed command endorsement) and waiver requests
must be received no later than 22 July 2019. After 22 July 2019, only
current fitness reports will be accepted until 10 days prior to the board
convening on 27 August 2019.
5. Officers should confirm application receipt by contacting BUPERS-
6. The following information provides officers with an indication of
existing lateral transfer and redesignation opportunities.
a. Designators indicated are authorizing a limited number of active-duty
officers to transfer from their current community. Each YG is subject to
change prior to the board:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes (paragraph 7)
Surface Warfare (111X) 17 and senior a, b, c, d
Submarine (112X) 14 and senior b, e
Pilot (131X) 10 and senior f
Naval Flight Officer (132X) 12 and senior f
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 09, 05 g(1)
Supply (310X) 13 N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 16-10 N/A
Limited Duty Officer (6XXX) h
b. Requests for transfer from communities not listed in paragraph 6a
(including all LDO designators) are extremely limited and handled on a case-
c. The following designators have requirements for a limited number of
active-duty officers to transfer into their community.
Each YG is subject to change prior to the board:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes (para. 7)
Surface Warfare (116X) 17 and junior i
Special Warfare (118X) *see note j j
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X) 17 and junior k
Human Resources (120X) 17-07 l
Naval Flight Officer (137X) 16 and junior N/A
Pilot (139X) 16 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 16-10, 08 c, g(2)
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 12-05 m
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 15-07 n
Public Affairs (165X) 17 - 14 N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 14 and senior o
Oceanography (180x) 14 and junior c, p
Cryptologic Warfare (181X) 16-05 c, p, q
Information Professional (182X) 04 and junior c, p
Intelligence (183X) 04 and junior c, p
Cyber Warfare Engineer (184X) ALL r
Supply Corps Officer (310X) None s
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 17 and junior t
a. Must have Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualification completed to
apply for transfer. Officers under revised Junior Critical Skills Retention
Bonus, Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Retention Bonus or Department Head (DH)
Retention Bonus contract are not eligible for transfer until completion of
SWOs serving under an agreement for any of the SWO bonuses are eligible to
apply to the board if the board convening date is within
1 year of satisfaction of the full bonus obligation. Lateral transfer out
quotas may be limited due to manning levels for any given YG, community
billet requirements, the status of DH contract goals for YGs with less than 6
years of commissioned service and the individual officer assignment status.
Officers within their detailing window must communicate with their detailer
prior to submitting a lateral transfer application. Executing orders,
slating to a billet, serving in a hard fill billet or one with significant
training required could disqualify an officer for consideration and release
from the community until arrival to the next duty station or minimum activity
tour is complete. Requests for lateral transfer out of the SWO community
from O-4 and above will be considered on a case-by-case basis due to
shortages in these grades.
b. Waivers to the requirements for Nuclear-Trained Surface and Submarine
Warfare Officers in paragraph 4h of reference (b) may be considered on a
(1) For Submarine Warfare Officers, lateral transfer out quotas may
be limited due to manning levels for any given YG, the billet requirements of
the community, the status of DH contract goals for YGs with less than 6 years
of commissioned service and the individual officer assignment status.
(2) Submarine Warfare Officers will not normally be released for
lateral transfer out quotas if greater than 12 months from their projected
rotation date (PRD). Parent commands endorsing a lateral transfer request
should acknowledge that lateral transfer of an officer in advance of his/her
PRD may result in a gap. Officers within their detailing window must
communicate with their detailer prior to submitting a lateral transfer
application. Executing orders, slating to a billet or serving in a hard fill
billet or one with significant training required could disqualify an officer
for consideration and release from the community until arrival to the next
duty station or minimum activity tour is complete.
(3) Submarine Warfare Officers will not be released for lateral
transfer if currently serving in an at-sea billet due to relief timings and
gapping a critical at-sea billet. On a case-by- case basis, DHs in an at-sea
assignment will be considered for release but will not normally laterally
transfer until a relief has been identified. Lateral transfer will occur at
the normal rotation timing.
c. Officers commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option agreement
(Engineering Duty, Intelligence, Information Professional (IP), Cryptologic
Warfare (CW), Oceanography (OCEANO)) must contact their respective restricted
line option community manager regarding the desire to be released from the
SWO-option agreement and seek lateral transfer to a different community.
d. Nuclear-trained SWOs YG-14 and senior have a limited opportunity for
lateral transfer consideration.
e. Officers screened *not cleared* for their next career milestone are
f. The YG range provided displays possible opportunities.
Contact your specific community placement officer with questions regarding
quota availability for each type/model/series/YG. General Aviation Officers
(1300) are eligible to apply for lateral transfer regardless of Active-Duty
Service Obligation (ADSO) from winging.
Aviation Officers (131X and 132X) are eligible to apply for a lateral
transfer if the officer has fulfilled ADSO or is within 12 months of
completing ADSO at the time the board convenes. Aviation Officers with
obligated service as a result of Aviation Bonus (AvB) are eligible to apply
if the officer will be within 12 months of completing AvB obligation at the
time the board convenes.
Additionally, Aviation Officers with obligated service as a result of AvB are
eligible to apply if the officer will be within 12 months of DH tour PRD at
the time the board convenes, regardless of contrary AvB contract language.
Redesignation immediately following DH tour may result in cancellation of
aviation incentive pay and AvB, which will be adjudicated by the Aviation
Officer Assignment Division (PERS-43). Graduates from U.S. Naval Test Pilot
School class 152 and 153 may apply for Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer
(AEDO) only, regardless of ADSO (contact AEDO Officer Community Manager (OCM)
for details). If selected, Aviation Officers should expect to redesignate
immediately. Exceptions may be made for the completion of ADSO, fulfillment,
expiration or cancellation of AvB contract or PRD, as determined by Aviation
Aviation Officers in operational flying billets (billet designator
XXX1 or XXX2) will not redesignate until vacating the billet.
BUPERS-313 authorizes redesignation timing. By accepting a lateral transfer
out of Aviation (13XX), effective the date of redesignation with the lateral
transfer application and the endorsement of the CO fulfilling the
requirements set forth in reference (h), an officer consents to voluntary
termination of flight status (except for AEDO selects).
g. Engineering Duty Officer (ED) Community.
(1) Applicants desiring lateral transfer out quotas from
(a) ED lateral transfer out-quotas are extremely limited.
Redesignation requests must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with careful
consideration given to the impact on overall community health.
(b) Applicants must have fulfilled at least 24 months of their
postgraduate education payback tour in order to apply.
(2) Applicants desiring redesignation to ED:
(a) Officers without a warfare qualification are expected to
submit an application for the ED dolphin program in line with reference (i).
(b) Applicants from YG-10 through YG-16 (subparagraph
6c) are desired. YG-09 inventory requirements are met and not open for
redesignation on this board. Applicants for YG-08 are desired if applicants
are currently enrolled in or have completed an approved masters degree. See
reference (j) for a list of approved degrees and corresponding subspecialty
h. LDO redesignation requests will be reviewed on a case-by- case basis,
considering the impact on overall community health.
Nuclear LDO submissions will not be considered. All other designators must
have completed 4 years commissioned service and accepted permanent LDO
appointment to lieutenant prior to lateral transfer/redesignation. LDO
lateral transfer out quotas are extremely limited, but special consideration
will be given to officers projected to be statutorily separated for years of
service prior to attaining the rank of commander.
i. Officers YG-17 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the SWO
community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO community manager prior
to applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone requirements.
j. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) will no longer consider or select lateral
transfers via this board. All applicants will be considered by a separate
NSW selection process and must submit their application via current OCM to
the Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) OCM. Those interested are encouraged to contact
the SEAL OCM or visit the SEAL OCM website for package requirements,
submission dates and eligibility.
k. Eligible officers in YG-17 and junior will be considered for lateral
transfer and redesignation as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal
(EOD) Warfare Officer Trainee (1190). Those interested are encouraged to
contact the EOD OCM for package requirements and eligibility.
l. Applicants to Human Resources (12XX) in YG-08 must be a LCDR or LCDR
(select). The Human Resource community is targeting increased inventory for
operations analysis (OA) specialists.
Officers in all eligible YGs with an OA subspecialty (321X) from completed
graduate education and/or experience and/or those with an academic profile
code of 325 or better are encouraged to apply.
m. Officers who are one-time failure to select for LCDR will not be
considered for lateral transfer to 1510. Aviation Officers
(13XX) are eligible and may apply for 1510 (only) regardless of ADSO if they
are a graduate of U.S. Naval Test Pilot School class 152 or class 153.
n. Officers are strongly encouraged to contact the Aerospace Maintenance
Duty OCM to discuss milestones and qualifications commensurate with YG.
o. All applicants should be within 18 months of PRD to apply.
The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific information for
officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to foreign area officer
(1) Lieutenant and LCDR (select) applicants in YG-14 through
YG-09 are desired. Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years of commissioned
service from the date the board convenes. A regionally focused graduate
education, documented foreign language proficiency and overseas experience is
valued, but not required.
(2) LCDR applicants in YG-09 through YG-03 are desired.
Applicants with more than 12 years of commissioned service should already
possess a regionally-focused masters degree and/or defense language
proficiency test scores of 2/2 or higher in a foreign language. The
community is especially interested in applicants who have substantial
operational, overseas experience and/or language capabilities. Applicants
with graduate-level education focused on regional issues of the INDOPACOM
area of responsibility (AOR) and/or documented language proficiency in
languages of the INDOPACOM AOR (i.e., Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hindi, etc.)
are highly encouraged to apply.
(3) Commander and senior LCDR applicants in YG-04 through
YG-98 are encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess eligibility
requirements to be considered a fully qualified FAO.
(4) Prospective lateral transfer applicants to FAO are encouraged to
view all FAO community-specific information on the FAO community manager
webpage, including additional eligibility requirements and a community-
specific template for lateral transfer applications. Interested officers are
highly encouraged to contact the FAO Community Manager to discuss milestones,
qualifications and career implications before applying.
p. Applicants to Intelligence (183X) in YG-10 through YG-08 must be a
LCDR or LCDR (select). Applicants to IP (182X) in YG-10 through YG-08 must
be a LCDR or LCDR (select). All officers with designator 6800, 6810, 6820 or
6830 who desire redesignation to their respective 18XX designator should
submit their requests in line with reference (k).
q. Cryptologic Warfare:
(1) Applicants desiring lateral transfer out quotas from CW:
CW quotas are extremely limited. Redesignation requests must be reviewed on
a case-by-case basis with careful consideration given to the impact on
overall community health.
(2) Applicants desiring redesignation to CW:
(a) Must complete a Sensitive Compartmental Information
(SCI) eligibility pre-screening interview with the Fleet Cyber Command
security directorate only, regardless of the current clearance
held/eligibility status. Applicants who do not complete this specific
screening will not be considered.
(b) Applicants in YG-11 through YG-06 and senior must be a LCDR
or LCDR (select).
r. Cyber Warfare Engineer (CWE):
(1) Applicants desiring lateral transfer out quotas from cyber CWE:
No CWE quotas are being granted, due to recent community expansion into
control grade billets (O-4 through O-6).
Redesignation without board action request from CWE to CW/IP in line with
reference (a) is suspended.
(2) Applicants desiring redesignation to CWE:
(a) Lieutenant YG-16 through YG-09 are preferred.
Limited opportunities exist in YG-08 and senior. Applicants in these YGs
must be a LCDR (select) to commander.
(b) Qualified information warfare officer (additional
qualification designation code GC0) are preferred.
(c) Must complete an SCI eligibility pre-screening interview with
the Fleet Cyber Command security directorate only, regardless of the current
clearance held/eligibility status.
Applicants who do not complete this specific screening will not be
(d) Must successfully pass a technical interview with the Navy
Cyber Warfare Development Group and be recommended for CWE.
s. The Supply Corps is only accepting lateral transfers from the LDO
supply community (651X) in YG-13 and senior in line with reference (k).
t. Officers seeking lateral transfer into the Civil Engineer Corps (CEC)
are strongly encouraged to contact the CEC community manager prior to
applying in order to discuss critical career milestone requirements.
8. Officers are required to list their lateral transfer and redesignation
choice(s) by priority in their application.
Additionally, officers are required to include the following statement in
their application: *I (am/am not) either the subject of an ongoing criminal
or military investigation of any kind or pending charges for any improper
behavior or misconduct.*
9. Interested officers are strongly encouraged to contact their respective
community managers listed below:
AEDO (301) 757-8480/DSN 757
AMDO (301) 757-8481/DSN 757
AVIATION (901) 874-3353/DSN 882
CEC (901) 874-4034/DSN 882
EDO (901) 874-3473/DSN 882
EOD (901) 874-4991/DSN 882
FAO (901) 874-3694/DSN 882
HR (901) 874-4049/DSN 882
INTEL (901) 874-3426/DSN 882
IP (901) 874-2846/DSN 882
CW (901) 874-3123/DSN 882
CWE (901) 874-3123/DNS 882
LDO (901) 874-3044/DSN 882
MSC (901) 874-2370/DSN 882
OCEANO (901) 874-2461/DSN 882
PAO (901) 874-3098/DSN 882
NSW (703) 604-5005/DSN 664
SUB (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
JAGC (901) 874-3521/DSN 882
SUPPLY (901) 874-3189/DSN 882
SWO (901) 874-3173/DSN 882
SWO(N) (703) 604-5490/DSN 664
10. Points of Contact.
a. For community-specific application questions, contact the appropriate
community manager as listed in paragraph 9.
b. For application format or submission questions, contact
BUPERS-3 personnel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//