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SUBJ/NOVEMBER 2013 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD//
NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5, 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
1210-220, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE OFFICER (SEA-AIR-LAND AND SEAL DELIVERY
VEHICLE (SEAL AND SDV) TEAMS). REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-410,
SEAL/EOD/SWCC/DIVER/AIRR PHYSICAL SCREENING TESTING STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES.
REF F IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1210-230, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD)
OFFICER. REF G IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING. REF
H IS SECNAV M-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the November 2013 Active Duty Officer
Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board. One element of Navy's personnel
program is to properly balance the skills and experience in the officer
corps. As part of the process, applications from qualified unrestricted
line, restricted line, staff corps, and limited duty officers (LDO) are now
being accepted for an Active Duty Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation
Board which convenes 12 November 2013. 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 refs
(a) through (c).
a. Members who do not meet eligibility requirements per refs (a) through
(c) such as time-in-grade (TIG), years-of-commissioned service (YCS), or
time-in-service (TIS) must submit a waiver package in addition to their
lateral transfer/redesignation application.
b. Waiver packages must include member's waiver request and commanding
officer's endorsement. This endorsement is separate from any endorsements
contained in the member's lateral transfer/redesignation application and must
specifically address the eligibility requirement requiring a waiver.
3. Submit applications and waiver packages, using the format in ref (b), to
the address below:
Commander Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center
November 2013 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board #40
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0000
4. Application and waiver packages must be received NLT 25 September 2013.
5. To confirm application receipt, contact NAVPERSCOM Customer Service
Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log onto www.public.navy.mil and click
on customer service.
6. The following information provides potential candidates 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) 11 and senior a, b, p
Submarine (112X) 07 and senior b, c
Pilot (131X) 05 and senior d
Naval Flight Officer (132X) 07 and senior d
Information Warfare (181X) 96 N/A
JAG (250X) 06-00 e
Supply (310X) 10-04, 01 and senior N/A
Limited Duty (6XXX) f
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
officers to transfer into their active duty community.
Each YG is subject to change prior to the board convening:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes
Surface Warfare (116X) 12 and junior g
Special Warfare (118X) 10 and junior h
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X) 11 i
Human Resources (120X) 11-02 N/A
Pilot (139X) 10 and junior N/A
Naval Flight Officer (137X) 10 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty (146X) 10-99 q
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 06-99 N/A
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 12-02 j
Information Warfare (181X) 11, 09-07, 02 k
Information Professional (182X) 08-05, 03, 01-00 k
Intelligence (183X) 11, 09-07, 03-02 k
Public Affairs (165X) 04, 07 and junior N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 08-01, 99-98 l
Oceanography (180x) 10-05 m
Medical Service Corps (230X) 04 and junior N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X) 08-06 n
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 07 and junior o
a. Must have surface warfare officers (SWO) qualification completed to
apply for transfer. Officers under SWO continuation pay or revised junior
critical skills retention bonus contract are not eligible for transfer until
completion of requisite department head tours. SWO serving under an
agreement for any of the special or incentive pays are not eligible to apply
to the board until within one year of satisfaction of the full obligation.
b. Waivers to the requirements of paragraph 4h of ref (b) for nuclear-
trained surface and submarine warfare officers may be considered on a case-
c. Officers screened "not cleared" for their next career milestone are
d. The YG range provided displays possible opportunities. Contact your
specific community placement officer with questions regarding quota
availability for each platform/community. All officers YG-00 and senior are
eligible, regardless of platform/community.
e. Judge advocates looking to laterally transfer to another community
should be aware that upon lateral transfer to another community, they will
lose the three years of constructive credit provided to judge advocates upon
commissioning. As a consequence, some junior officers with less than four
years of total service, looking to laterally transfer, may be reduced in rank
f. 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 four years
commissioned service and accepted permanent LDO appointment to LT prior to
lateral transfer/redesignation. LDO out quotas are extremely limited,
special consideration will be given to those LCDRs with 28 or more years
total active service facing statutory retirement as a LCDR. Supply Corps and
Information Dominance Corps applicants in YG's 07 and senior will receive
g. Officers YG-11 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the surface
warfare community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO community
manager prior to applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone
h. Only Restricted Line and Staff Corps selections to the Naval Special
Warfare (NSW) community will be processed via this board.
Unrestricted Line applications for NSW will not be considered by this board.
All applicants must be eligible for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented
Information (TS/SCI) security clearance, worldwide assignable, meet
requirements of ref (d) and pass physical screening
test per ref (e).
i. Warfare qualified officers in YG-11 seeking lateral transfer into the
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), community are strongly encouraged to
contact the EOD community manager prior to applying in order to discuss
critical EOD career milestone requirements. All applicants must be eligible
for TS/SCI security clearance, worldwide assignable, meet requirements in ref
(f) and pass physical screening test per ref (g).
j. Applicants are encouraged to contact the aerospace maintenance duty
officer community manager to discuss milestones and qualifications.
k. Officers applying for Information Professional (IP), Information
Warfare (IW) or Intelligence communities: O4 and O5 applicants for 1820 with
more than two years time-in-grade should contact the IP community manager to
discuss milestone and performance requirements. All officers who are either
above or in-zone for FY-15 promotion to LCDR through CAPT will not be
considered for lateral transfer. IP, IW, and Intel applicants must be
eligible for TS/SCI, have a single scope background investigation (SSBI)
completed within the past five years, or upon selection submit a personnel
security questionnaire (SF-86) per ref (h).
IW 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 applicants must be worldwide
assignable. All YG-07 and senior 6440 and 6450 redesignation applicants will
be considered. All YG-08 and senior 6420 redesignation applicants will be
l. All Foreign Area Officer applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI
security clearance and worldwide assignable. Worldwide assignability shall
be verified and documented via successful overseas screening to NAVCENT
standards (e.g., Bahrain) to include family members. Candidates must have
their language abilities documented by a recent (2010 or later is desired)
Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), oral proficiency interview (OPI),
or Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB)
- DLPT/OPI level 2 or higher, DLAB score greater than 120 and Arabic,
Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, and French speakers are highly
desirable. Applicants without a regionally-focused masters degree must have
an academic profile code of 265 or better, or an undergraduate GPA of at
least 2.65. The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific
information for officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to
Foreign Area Officer (FAO):
(1) LT - applicants in YG 08-05 are desired.
(2) LCDR or LCDR(sel) - applicants in YG 04-01 are desired.
(3) CDR or CDR(sel) in YG 99-98 are desired. Applicants should
already possess a regionally-focused masters degree. The community is
especially interested in applicants who have substantial overseas experience,
and/or language capabilities. Interested officers in these year groups are
highly encouraged to contact the FAO community manager to discuss milestones,
qualifications and career implications before applying. There are limited
availability for other YGs for qualified commanders with significant overseas
experience who possess proficiency in one or more language(s). Please
contact the FAO community manager before applying.
(4) CAPT - qualified captains with significant experience in the
Pacific Command or Central Command area of responsibility who possess
proficiency in one or more Asian-Pacific or middle eastern languages are
encouraged to apply. Please contact the FAO community manager before
m. Oceanography applicants shall request to have academic profile codes
(APC) calculated by Naval postgraduate school prior to board convening date.
All YG-10 and senior 6460 redesignation applicants will be considered.
n. The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply
community (651X) in YG 08-06 IAW LDO off-ramp initiative.
o. Civil Engineer Corps applicants must have an accreditation board for
engineering and technology accredited engineering degree or a national
architectural accrediting board accredited architecture degree.
p. Board applicants commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option
agreement (ED, Intel, IP, IW, OCEANO) must contact their respective
restricted line option community manager regarding desire to be released from
the SWO-option agreement and seek lateral transfer to a different community.
q. Officers without a warfare qualification are expected to submit an
application for the ED dolphin program. Contact the Engineering Duty
Community Manager for additional guidance.
8. Each applicant is required to list their lateral transfer/redesignation
choice(s) by priority in their application. Additionally, each applicant is
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 package 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. For additional lateral transfer eligibility information, refer to the
selection board website at www.public.navy.mil/bupers-NPC/boards/
administrative/transferredesignation/pages/default.aspx and click on letter
of instruction. Interested officers are strongly recommended to contact
their respective community managers listed below:
SPECWAR (703) 604-5059
IP (901) 874-2846/DSN 882
HR (901) 874-4049/DSN 882
FAO (901) 874-3694/DSN 882
AEDO (301) 757-8480/DSN 882
EDO (901) 874-3473/DSN 882
AMDO (301) 757-8481/DSN 882
SWO (901) 874-3173/DSN 882
CEC (901) 874-4034/DSN 882
MSC (901) 874-2369/DSN 882
IW (901) 874-3123/DSN 882
EOD (901) 874-4991/DSN 882
Intel (901) 874-3426/DSN 882
Oceano (901) 874-2461/DSN 882
Supply (901) 874-3189/DSN 882
PAO (901) 874-3098/DSN 882
Aviation (901) 874-3353/DSN 882
Sub (703) 604-5490/DSN 664
SWO(N) (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
10. Points of contact are CWO3 Mitchell D. Allen at (901) 874-3170/DSN
882 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Linda Coffield at
(901) 874-3171/DSN 882 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
11. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//