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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)
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
REF I IS MILPERSMAN 1210-110, ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICER DESIGNATION:
QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES.
REF J 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 June 2018 Active Duty
Officer Lateral Transfer/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 return on investment in officer training and education for the
Navy 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 4 June 2018. Full-time Support and Selected Reserve
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 June 2018 Letter of Instruction located
a. Officers who do not meet eligibility requirements in line with
references (a) through (c) such as time-in-grade, 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 the commanding officer (CO) endorsement
and a waiver request letter of the officer. The CO may endorse the waiver in
the same letter as the lateral transfer package endorsement.
c. Active Component LDOs in the Supply Corps (651X) and Information
Warfare Community (68XX) are designated for off-ramp as listed in reference
(j). Those who are eligible and 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 email@example.com. Email subject line
should reflect *Board Package: Board No. 240*. If no means of electronic
correspondence are available, application packages can be sent hard copy to:
Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
June 2018 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation (Board #240)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0000
For Express Mail ONLY (to include FEDEX, UPS, and DHL)to:
Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
June 2018 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation (Board #240)
5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 Rm E302
Millington, TN 38055-6300
4. Application (including signed command endorsement), waiver requests, and
any other eligibility documentation required by the requested community must
be received no later than 9 April 2018. All non-eligibility supplemental
information such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, or current
fitness reports must be received no later than 25 May 2018.
5. To confirm application receipt, contact Commander, Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log on to
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
Intelligence (183X) 13-07 N/A
Supply (310X) 13 and senior N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 14-04 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 (para. 7)
Surface Warfare (116X) 16 and junior j
Special Warfare (118X) none k
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X) 15 and junior l
Human Resources (120X) 16-06 m, n, o
Naval Flight Officer (137X) 14 and junior N/A
Pilot (139X) 14 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 15-12, 08 c, g
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 11-04 p
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 15, 11-04 q
Public Affairs (165X) 12 and junior N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 13-04, 01-98 r
Oceanography (180x) 16-15, 12-11 c, s
Cryptologic Warfare (181X) 15-05 c, t
Information Professional (182X) 05 and junior c, t
Intelligence (183X) 16-14, 12, 08-04 c, t
Medical Service Corps (230X) 09 and junior N/A
Judge Advocate Corps (2500) 15 and junior u
Supply Corps Officer (310X) 12-10 v
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 16 and junior w
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 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 one 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 six YCS, and the assignment status of the individual officer.
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, Information Professional, Cryptologic
Warfare, 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
transfer consideration. YG-13 is open to officers applying to EDO(N) only.
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 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 projected rotation date (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 (AvIP) and AvB, which will be adjudicated by Aviation
Officer Assignment (PERS-43). Graduates from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School
class 150 and 151 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/cancellation of AvB 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 redesignate until vacating the
billet. 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 reference (h).
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-
09 inventory requirements are met and not open for redesignation on this
board. Applicants from YG 08 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 a CEC Critical Skills
Retention Bonus (CSRB) contract are eligible to apply to the board if the
board application due date is within one 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 shall 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 shall 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 four 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.
j. Officers YG 15 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 via current OCM to
the Sea Air Land (SEAL) OCM. More information, including required
application contents and submission due dates, can be found on the SEAL OCM
website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
l. Eligible officers in YG-15 and junior will be considered for lateral
transfer and redesignation as an EOD Warfare Officer trainee (1190). Those
interested are encouraged to review references (d) through (f) and contact
the EOD OCM for package requirements and eligibility.
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 YGs 08 and 09 are met. However, the HR community is
targeting increased inventory for OA subspecialists. YGs 08 and 09 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, shall request to have their APC calculated by Naval
Postgraduate School prior to board convening date (apply online at
https://my.nps.edu/web/admissions/apply). Applicants without an APC by the
application suspense shall include a copy of their undergraduate transcript
with their application.
p. Officers who are one time fail to select (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 150 or class 151.
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 top
secret/sensitive compartmented information security clearance (TS/SCI),
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
(1) Defense Language Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview
level 2 or higher is a qualifying score but is not required for applicants in
YG 08 and junior. A minimum Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score
of 95 is required, and a score greater than 110 is highly desirable. DLAB
scores never expire and 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 (GPA) 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) Lieutenant and LCDR selects (sel) - Applicants in YG 13-08
are desired. Waiver requests for less than eight YCS are required and will
be granted down to five YCS from the date the board convenes.
(b) LCDR - Applicants in YG 07-04 are desired. Applicants with
more than elevan YCS (YG-07 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 05 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.
(c) CDR - Applicants in YG 01-98 are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should possess eligibility requirements to be considered a fully
qualified FAO. Additionally, they should have obtained in region experience
of not less than one year. Central Command or Pacific Command experience is
preferred. Interested officers are highly encouraged to contact the FAO OCM
to discuss milestone, qualifications, and career implications before
s. OCEANO applicants shall 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 13 and senior 6800
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 in line with reference (g), or include a letter from a SSO indicating
successful completion of an SCI pre-screening interview.
t. Officers applying for CW, IP, or INTEL Communities. LCDR applicants
for 1810/1820/1830 with more than two years TIG should contact the CW, IP or
Intelligence 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. Applicants to INTEL (183X) in
YG 08 must be LCDR or LCDR(sel). All applicants (except 681x) to CW (181X)
in YGs 09-10 must be LCDR or LCDR(sel). All officers in YG 09-15 with
designator 6810, 6820, or 6830 who desire redesignation should submit their
requests in line with reference (j).
u. The Judge Advocate Corps applicants must have a Juris Doctorate (JD)
from and American Bar Association-approved (ABA-approved) law school and be a
member in good standing of the bar of a federal court or of the highest court
of any state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
v. The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply
Community (651X) in YG 12-10. Interested applicants should submit their
requests in line with reference (j).
w. 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
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 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 NPC_Active_Transfer-
11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//