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SUBJ/NOVEMBER 2017 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/ REDESIGNATION
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5A, LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION AND
AUGMENTATION OF 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-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL
SECURITY PROGRAM. 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.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the November 2017 Active Duty
Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board. The lateral transfer and
redesignation process is a key tool by which Navy manages the talents of its
officers. It provides flexibility in officer community manning and improves
the Navys 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 (RL), Staff Corps, and Limited Duty Officers (LDO) are now
being accepted for the Active Duty Officer Lateral Transfer/ Redesignation
Board which convenes 6 November 2017. Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected
Reserve (SELRES) officers are not eligible to apply for this board.
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 November 2017 Letter of Instruction
a. Officers who do not meet eligibility requirements per references (a)
through (c) such as time-in-grade (TIG), years-of- commissioned service
(YCS), or time-in-service must submit a waiver request in addition to or in
conjunction with their lateral transfer/redesignation application as
specified by specific communities.
b. A waiver request must include officers waiver request letter and
commanding officers (CO) endorsement. The CO may endorse the waiver in the
same letter as the lateral transfer package endorsement.
3. Submit both applications and waiver requests (as required), using the
format in reference (b), to:
Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
November 2017 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0000
For Express Mail ONLY (to include FEDEX, UPS, and DHL) to:
Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
November 2017 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation
5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768, Rm E302
Millington, TN 38055-6300
4. Application and waiver requests must be received no later than
11 September 2017. All supplemental information to the board must be
received no later than 20 October 2017. Only current fitness reports will be
accepted until the board convenes.
5. To confirm application receipt, contact the Commander, Navy Personnel
Command Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log onto
6. The following information provides officers with an indication of
existing lateral transfer/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 convening:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes
Surface Warfare (111X) 15 and senior a, b, c, d
Submarine (112X) 12 and senior b, e
Pilot (131X) 09 and senior f
Naval Flight Officer (132X) 11 and senior f
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 09, 05 g
Oceanography (180X) 14, 13 N/A
Intelligence (183X) 13-07 N/A
Supply (310X) 13 and senior N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 13-04 h
Limited Duty (6XXX) i
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 convening:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes
Surface Warfare (116X) 16 and junior j
Special Warfare (118X) none k
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X) 03-06 l
Human Resources (120X) 06-16 m, n, o
Naval Flight Officer (137X) 14 and junior N/A
Pilot (139X) 14 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 07, 12-15 c, g
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 03-10 p
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 04-11, 15 q
Public Affairs (165X) 12 and junior N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 04-12 r
Oceanography (180x) 12, 15-16 c, s
Cryptologic Warfare (181X) 03-12, 14 c, t
Information Professional (182X) 04-12 c, t
Intelligence (183X) 04-07, 11, 15 c, t
Medical Service Corps (230X) 09 and junior N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X) 09-11 u
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 14 and junior v
a. Must have Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualification completed to
apply for transfer. Officers under SWO Continuation Pay, Revised Junior
Critical Skills Retention Bonus, SWO Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Retention
Bonus or Department Head (DH) Retention Bonus (DHRB) contract are not
eligible for transfer until completion of bonus obligation. 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. Quotas out 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 YCS, and the individual officers 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, 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 upon completion
of a minimum activity tour. Requests for lateral transfer out of the SWO
community from LCDR and above will be considered on a case-by-case basis due
to shortages in these grades.
b. Waivers to the requirements of paragraph 4h of reference (b) for
nuclear-trained Surface and Submarine Warfare Officers may be considered on a
c. Officers commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option agreement
(Engineering Duty (ED), Intelligence (INTEL), Information Professional (IP),
Cryptologic Warfare (CW), Oceanography (OCEANO)) must contact their
respective RL option community manager regarding desire to be released from
the SWO-option agreement and seek lateral transfer to a different community.
d. Nuclear-trained SWOs YG 12 and senior are available for lateral
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 lateral transfer
if the officer has fulfilled ADSO, or will be within 12 months of completing
ADSO at the time the board convenes. Aviation Officers with obligated
service as a result of Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) are eligible
to apply if the officer will be within 12 months of completing ACCP
obligation at the time the board convenes. Additionally, Aviation Officers
with obligated service as a result of ACCP are eligible to apply if the
officer will be within
12 months of department head tour projected rotation date (PRD) at the time
the board convenes, regardless of contrary ACCP contract language.
Redesignation immediately following department head tour may result in
cancellation of ACCP, which will be adjudicated by PERS-43. Aviation
Lieutenants (LT) in a failure of selection (FOS) status to LCDR are eligible
to apply regardless of ADSO or ACCP obligation. Graduates from U.S. Naval
Test Pilot School class 149 and 150 may apply for AEDO only, regardless of
ADSO (contact AEDO Officer Community Manager (OCM) for details). If
selected, Aviation Officers should not expect to redesignate until completion
of ADSO, fulfillment/expiration/cancellation of ACCP contract, or PRD, as
determined by Aviation OCM (BUPERS-313). Officers selected to AEDO should
expect to redesignate immediately. Aviation Officers in operational flying
billets (billet designator XXX1 or XXX2) will not be permitted to redesignate
until vacating the billet, typically at PRD. BUPERS-313 authorizes
redesignation timing. By accepting a lateral transfer out of Aviation (13XX)
an officer consents to voluntary termination of flight status (except for
AEDO selects) effective the date of redesignation with the Lateral Transfer
Application and CO endorsement fulfilling the requirements set forth in
g. ED Community
(1) Applicants desiring out quota from ED:
(a) ED out quotas are extremely limited. Redesignation requests
must be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with careful consideration given to
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 YGs 15-12 (paragraph 6C) are desired. YG 11-
08 inventory requirements are met and not open for redesignation on this
board. Applicants from YG 07 are desired if applicants are currently
enrolled in or have completed an approved Masters Degree. See MILPERSMAN
1212-040 for a list of approved degrees and corresponding subspecialty codes.
h. Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers under CEC Critical Skills
Retention Bonus (CSRB) contract are eligible to apply to the board if the
board application due date is within 1 year of satisfaction of the full bonus
obligation. Officers with more than one year of obligation remaining on
their CEC CSRB contract may submit a waiver to be released prior to
fulfillment of their bonus obligation. Waivers must be submitted to the CEC
OCM for review on a case-by-case basis and can be submitted with the
application. If approved, the notice of approval for early release from the
CSRB contract must be included with the lateral transfer application.
Release from the CSRB contract will be considered a voluntary release subject
to repayment of any unearned amount.
i. LDO redesignation requests will be reviewed on a case-by- case basis,
considering impact to overall community health. Nuclear LDO submissions will
not be considered. All other designators must have completed 4 YCS and
accepted permanent LDO appointment to LT prior to lateral
transfer/redesignation. LDO 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. Information
Warfare Community applicants in YGs 12 and senior will receive favorable
j. Officers YG 13 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the Surface
Warfare Community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO OCM prior to
applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone requirements.
k. 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 directly to the SEAL
OCM. More information, including required application contents and
submission due dates, can be found on the SEAL OCM website:
l. EOD LDOs (6480) in YGs 03-06 will be considered for lateral transfer
and redesignation as an EOD Officer (1140).
m. Officers in all eligible YGs with Operations Analysis (OA)
subspecialty (321X) and/or those with an Academic Profile Code (APC) of 325
or better are encouraged to apply to Human Resources (HR).
n. YG 15 has highest anticipated inventory requirement.
Inventory requirements for YG 08 are met. However, the HR Community is
targeting increased inventory for OA subspecialists. YG 08 applicants with
321X subspecialty from completed graduate education and/or experience tours
are planned for referral to board. This is the last planned opportunity for
YG 06 applicants for lateral transfer.
o. HR applicants without a Masters degree resulting in 3XXX
subspecialty, must request to have their APC calculated by Naval Postgraduate
School prior to board convening date (apply online:
https://my.nps.edu/web/admissions/apply). Applicants without an APC by
application suspense must include a copy of their undergraduate transcript
with their application.
p. Officers who are one time FOS 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 149 or class 150.
q. Officers are strongly encouraged to contact the Aerospace Maintenance
Duty OCM to discuss milestones and qualifications commensurate with YG.
r. All Foreign Area Officers (FAO) must be eligible for TS/SCI security
clearance, submit a Personnel Security Questionnaire (SF-
86) in line with reference (g), or include a letter from a Special Security
Officer (SSO) indicating successful completion of an SCI pre-screening
interview (SSO letter is preferred). All FAO applicants must be worldwide
assignable. Worldwide assignability must be verified and documented via
successful overseas screening to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command standards
(e.g., Bahrain), to include all dependents, using Medical and Dental Overseas
Screening Review for Active Duty or Dependent (NAVMED form 1300/1) and Report
of Suitability for Overseas Assignment (NAVPERS 1300/16) Parts I and II
(valid 365 days from the date of signature). Candidates should have their
language abilities documented by a recent (taken after June 2014) Defense
Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) and (if
possible) oral proficiency interview (OPI).
(1) DLPT/OPI level 2 or higher is a qualifying score but is not
required for applicants of YG 07 and junior. A minimum Defense Language
Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score of 95 is required, and a score greater than 110
is highly desirable. A DLAB score never expires. There is no need to retake
the exam if a desired score is attained.
(2) Officers without a regionally-focused Masters degree should have
an APC of 265 or better, or an undergraduate grade point average of at least
2.60. If they do not meet this requirement a waiver can be requested by
submitting an enclosure in the application.
(3) The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific information
for officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to FAO:
(a) LT and LCDR(sel) - Applicants in YG 12-07 are desired.
Waiver requests for less than 8 YCS are required and will be granted down to
5 YCS from the date the board convenes.
(b) LCDR - Applicants in YG 06-04 are desired.
Applicants with more than 11 YCS (YG 06 and senior) should already possess a
regionally-focused Masters degree, DLPT scores of 2/2 or higher in a foreign
language and overseas experience. The community is especially interested in
applicants who have substantial overseas experience, and/or language
capabilities. Applicants in YG 04 should be within 12 months of PRD but
shall be within 18 months of PRD. Interested officers are highly encouraged
to contact the FAO OCM to discuss milestones, qualifications and career
implications before applying.
s. Oceanography applicants must request to have APC calculated by Naval
Postgraduate School prior to board convening date. Apply online at
http://www.nps.edu/students/prospective/index.html. All applicants must be
worldwide assignable and fit for full sea duty.
All YG 12 and senior 6460 redesignation applicants will be considered with
calculated APC and progress on individual development plan if required.
Officers who have once FOS to the next grade in their parent community will
not be considered for lateral transfer to OCEANO. All applicants must be
eligible for TS/SCI, submit a SF-86 per reference (g), or include a letter
from a SSO indicating successful completion of an SCI pre-screening
t. Officers applying for CW, IP, or INTEL Communities. LCDR applicants
for 1810/1820/1830 with more than 2 years TIG should contact the CW, IP or
INTEL OCM to discuss milestone and performance requirements. IP, CW, and
INTEL applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI, submit a SF-86 in line with
reference (g), or include a letter from a SSO indicating successful
completion of an SCI pre- screening interview. CW applicants that do not
hold or are not currently eligible for TS/SCI must complete an SCI
eligibility pre- screening interview with the Fleet Cyber Command Security
Directorate field office at (850) 452-6868 and submit the results as part of
their application. All officers must be worldwide assignable and fit for
full sea duty. Officers who have once FOS to the next grade in their parent
community will not be considered for lateral transfer. All YG 07-15 officers
with designator 6810, 6820, or 6830 will be considered.
u. The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply
Community (651X) in YG 11-09 in line with the LDO Off-Ramp Initiative.
v. CEC applicants must have an Accreditation Board for Engineering and
Technology accredited engineering degree or a National Architectural
Accrediting Board accredited architecture degree.
8. Officers are required to list their lateral transfer/ redesignation
choice(s) by priority in their application.
Additionally, officers are required to indicate their desire to be
considered/not considered for lateral transfer/redesignation by communities
not listed in the application with the following
statement: "If not selected by one of my listed choices, I desire/do not
desire my application to be reviewed by other communities during the lateral
transfer/redesignation board." If selected by a community not listed in
their application, these applicants will be notified via official
correspondence after the selection results are released with the option to
accept or decline.
9. Interested officers are strongly recommended to contact their respective
OCMs 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
LDO (901) 874-3044/DSN 882
MSC (901) 874-2370/DSN 882
OCEANO (901) 874-2461/DSN 882
PAO (901) 874-3098/DSN 882
SPECWAR (703) 604-5005/DSN 664
SUB (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
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
OCM as listed in paragraph 9.
b. For application format or submission questions contact LT Beau
Blanchard at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, or e-mail at email@example.com,
or Ms. Linda Coffield at (901) 874- 3171/DSN 882, or e-mail at
11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//