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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY//
SUBJ/FY-25 ACTIVE-DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER, CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER,
AND WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/101548ZJUN19//
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 128/19, OFF-RAMP GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SUBMARINE
COMMUNICATIONS DESIGNATOR 6290 LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 014/18, UPDATED OFF-RAMP GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE AND RESERVE
COMPONENT SUPPLY CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS.
REF D IS OPNAVINST 1210.5B, LATERAL TRANSFER AND REDESIGNATION OF ACTIVE
COMPONENT OFFICERS IN THE NAVY.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 140/18, MODIFICATION OF THE NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER
REF F 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-5 through E-9 Active Duty (AD)
and Training and Administration of the Reserves personnel for the
Fiscal Year 2025 (FY-25) Limited Duty Officer (LDO), Chief Warrant
Officer (CWO), and Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) programs. Where
conflicts with reference (a) exist, this NAVADMIN takes precedence.
2. For the most current information concerning open designator
codes, visit https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Community-
3. Eligibility. All applicants for the LDO, CWO, and WO1 programs
must have a security clearance prior to commissioning, be able to
complete operational duty screening and be worldwide assignable.
a. All time-in-service (TIS) and time-in-grade (TIG)
requirements for the FY-25 AD LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement
Board (ISPB) will be computed as of 1 October 2024.
b. TIS and TIG requirements are:
(1) LDO. 8-14 years TIS and 1-year TIG for E-6 and above.
TIS waivers will be considered for up to 180 days beyond 14 years
for LDO applicants. TIS waivers for less than 8 years will not be
considered. No further exceptions will be considered.
(2) Applicants for LDO off-ramp designators (629X and 651X)
may apply with up to 15 years of service and must understand
designator-specific off-ramp requirements and procedures defined in
references (b) through (d). TIS waivers will not be considered or
exceptions granted for off-ramp designators.
(3) Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants may apply with up to
16 years of service. TIS waivers will not be considered or
(4) CWO3. 14 to 22 years TIS for E-9, and E-8 selected for
E-9. TIS waivers will only be considered for up to 180 days beyond
22 years for CWO3 applicants. TIS waivers for less than 14 years
will not be considered. No further exceptions will be considered.
(5) CWO2. 14 to 20 years TIS for E-7, E-8, and E-6 selected
for E-7, and for E-7 and E-8. TIS waivers will only be considered
up to 180 days beyond 20 years for CWO2 applicants. TIS waivers for
less than 14 years will not be considered. No further exceptions
will be considered.
(6) WO1 (784X only). 6 to 14 years TIS for E-5 and above.
Cyber Warrant Officer WO1 (784X) applicants refer to the eligibility
requirements listed in reference (e). Applications will not be
accepted for CWO2 and CWO3. TIS waivers will not be considered or
(7) TIS waivers must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than 15 July 2023 for adjudication. Waiver applications
received after 15 July 2023 will not be considered. The TIS waiver
template is available at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
Information/. NOTE: The waiver approval letter must
be submitted as an enclosure to the application.
c. Contingency plan, if E-7 AD results are not released prior
to the application deadline. Due to the FY-24 enlisted selection
board schedule for AD E-7, E-6s awaiting E-7 results to apply for
CWO are encouraged to apply and submit their application by the 1
October 2023 deadline with the following guidelines:
(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 awaiting CPO results.*
Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-803) 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-803 will
integrate or remove those records and applications accordingly.
d. Navy Sea, Air, and Land (SEAL) CWO (715X) applicants will be
considered for selection in one of two Core Competency Areas (CCA):
SEAL CORE or SEAL SDV. In order to apply, applicants must request a
primary CCA and those holding qualifying Navy Enlisted
Classifications in both fields may request a secondary CCA (i.e.,
715X CORE/715X SDV).
e. Intelligence CWO (783X) applicants will be considered for
selection into one of three Core Competency Areas (CCA):
CI/HUMINT, GEOINT/Targeting, or OPINTEL. In order to apply,
applicants must request a primary CCA, and those holding qualifying
Navy enlisted classifications in more than one field may request a
secondary CCA (e.g., 783X CI/HUMINT/783X OPINTEL).
f. E-6s serving in congressionally designated combat zones and
approved contingency operations areas that meet the conditions of
reference (f) are also eligible for LDO if all other eligibility
requirements are met.
g. Due to ongoing rating mergers and realignments, 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 the
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 (available on the MyNavy HR LDO CWO
Applicant Information web page).
h. Applicants must meet color perception requirements.
Defective color perception is disqualifying for appointment in the
following designators: 611X, 612X, 618X, 620X, 626X, 629X, 636X,
639X, 648X, 711X, 712X, 715X, 717X, 718X, 726X, 736X. Documented
proof of meeting color perception requirements must be submitted on
a Chronological Record of Medical Care (SF 600) as an enclosure to
i. Applicants must maintain eligibility throughout the
selection and commissioning process. Applicants who are deemed
ineligible after submitting an application must be declared
ineligible by their current CO or officer in charge (OIC). A sample
removal of recommendation format is located at
CWO/. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants who are deemed ineligible must be
declared ineligible by their current CO via letter to the Nuclear Propulsion
Program Manager (OPNAV N133).
4. Appraisal Boards (Not required for Nuclear Power LDO 620X). AD
interview appraisal boards will be coordinated and approved by the
CO/OIC and consist of three AD naval officers (LDOs or CWOs
preferred). The names of the approved appraisal board members must
be included in the CO/OIC endorsement. Every effort (including
teleconference media) should be made to ensure the senior board
member is from the LDO or CWO designator's competitive category for
which the applicant is applying.
a. LDO Applicants. It is highly recommended that the senior
member of the interview panel for applicants applying for LDO be an
in-designator commander (CDR) or above. If not available, a LDO CDR
or above in another designator can serve in this capacity with at
least one board member from the designator's competitive category.
Officers who were CDR or captain (CAPT) LDOs that converted to
another designator via the without board action process can serve as
the senior member. In communities where there are no longer senior
LDOs within the community, a CDR or CAPT from the parent community
can act as the senior board member (e.g., a Supply Corps (3100) CDR
or CAPT for Supply (651X) applicant).
b. CWO Applicants. It is highly recommended that the senior
member of the interview panel for applicants applying for CWO be an
in-designator CWO5. If not available, a CDR (LDO preferred) or
above can serve in this capacity with at least one board member from
the in-designator or designator's competitive category (CWO
c. Minimum rank requirements for board members are O3 or CWO3.
d. Only three interview appraisals may be submitted for each
e. Interview appraisal board member preparation for applicant
appraisal boards is an important part of the board process. Review
of the application, review of discrete requirements for the
applicant designator, having well thought out questions on technical
expertise, leadership, and knowledge of the designator for which the
candidate is applying, to include future career path if selected,
are all great examples of board member preparation.
f. The technical ability and potential blocks on the interview
appraisal sheet must be marked for LDO and CWO candidates.
g. Each appraisal must contain the names of all three-panel
members. Only the current version of the interviewer appraisal
sheet will be accepted. The interviewer appraisal sheet is located
5. Application Submission. Communication to the board (e.g.,
application, addendums, etc.) should originate from the applicant
via their CO. However, it is acceptable for the command to submit
an applicant's package on his or her behalf, provided that the
package has been endorsed by the CO and the applicant has been
provided a copy of their entire package prior to submission.
Information received that is not under the cover letter of the
applicant (e.g., third-party correspondence) and endorsed by the
command, or not received by the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) by the
established deadline(s) will not be presented to the board.
a. The application template and sample addendum letter (both
with sample CO/OIC endorsement) are located at
CWO/. NOTE: For board processing purposes the full social security number
of the applicant is required on both the application and endorsement.
b. All applications must include a command-endorsed LDO/CWO
Eligibility Checklist. The checklist is located at
c. Each applicant and CO/OIC must ensure applications and
addendums are complete and accurate. Incomplete applications could
result in non-selection. The application endorsement must be signed
by the CO/OIC of the applicant or the *Acting* CO. The addendum
endorsement may be signed *By direction* if the CO or OIC is
d. CO/OIC endorsements must contain the following statement:
*Applicant meets all requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1420.1B,
NAVADMIN 111/23, the physical fitness standards of OPNAVINST
6110.1J, and is worldwide assignable.* The endorsements must be on
command letterhead. Additionally, it must identify the members of
the interview panel by rank and name, must be signed by the CO/OIC,
and include the CO/OIC's command point of contact information. A
CO/OIC ranking is no longer required.
e. Applicants must ensure a copy of their most recent periodic
evaluation is included in the application or provided via addendum
for board review and continuity if it is not already in the
applicant's Official Military Personnel File (OMPF).
f. Applicants are not required to include an obligatory service
statement to remain on AD.
g. Applicants currently serving in an Individual Augmentation
Manpower Management, Global War on Terrorism Support Assignment, or
Overseas Contingency Support Assignment may have their application
endorsed by the field commander. Field commanders must obtain
parent command concurrence prior to submission.
h. Applicants must submit sequentially numbered enclosures to
the application and addendums, annotated on the bottom right corner
of each page with the last name and full social security number of
the applicant in the top right corner. Addendums must include a
command endorsement. The FY-25 AD LDO and CWO ISPB board number is
25181. The FY-25 AD Nuclear LDO ISPB board number is 25182.
i. Applications must be received by MNCC no later than 1
October 2023. Submit applications via e-mail to
email@example.com. E-mails must be encrypted using a military e-
mail account to protect personally identifiable information (PII).
For a tutorial on loading certificates required for encrypting e-
mails, go to https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Community-
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 Active Duty LDO/CWO In-service
Procurement Board FY-25181
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055
j. Department of Defense Secure Access File Exchange and
Electronic Submission of Selection Board
(ESSBD) via BUPERS Online are not supported or authorized means to
submit applications or addendums. Applicants who are unable to
submit applications as outlined in subparagraph 5.i. of this
NAVADMIN must contact the selection board sponsor at npc_ldo-
firstname.lastname@example.org for alternate delivery methods.
k. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than 1
October 2023. Addendums to applications must be received no later
than 15 December 2023.
6. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applications must be sent to pers-
email@example.com. Applications should be scanned and
submitted via encrypted email. Applicants who are unable to submit
applications as outlined due to operational commitments must contact
the selection board sponsor at firstname.lastname@example.org for alternate
delivery methods. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants will submit
in addition to their application:
a. Information applicants consider pertinent to their
application not contained in their OMPF.
b. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) E-6 applicants must submit a copy
of their E-7 examination profile sheet as enclosure (2) to their
c. Engineering Watch Supervisor or Propulsion Plant Watch
Supervisor qualification as documented by NEC N33Z is required to
apply for Nuclear Power LDO (620X).
d. Sailors selected for Nuclear Power LDO (620X) will require a
separate technical interview at Naval Reactors to receive a
commission. Sailors who do not complete a final technical interview
will maintain their enlisted status and will not be commissioned.
Additionally, these Sailors are ineligible to submit future
applications to the Nuclear Power LDO (620X) program. Technical
interviews will be scheduled by Nuclear Placement and Assignments
(PERS-422) and selectees notified via separate correspondence.
7. Application and Addendum Due Dates. All non-Nuclear Power
applications must be received encrypted by MNCC no later than 1
October 2023. All addendums to applications, including evaluations
and awards, must be received no later than 15 December 2023. Submit
applications and addendums via encrypted e-mail to
email@example.com. The time and date (Central Standard Time)
received by MNCC inbox are the time and date used for deadline
verification. Applications and addendums received after the
designated due dates will not be presented to the board. Nuclear
Power LDO (620X) applications must be received by pers-
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 October 2023. All Nuclear
Power LDO addendums to applications, including 15 September 2023 E-7
and 15 November 2023 E-6 evaluations, if not already included in the
OMPF, must be received (or postmarked) no later than 15 December
2023. The time and date (Central Standard Time) received in the
email@example.com inbox are the time and date used for
8. Board Convene Dates. The FY-25 AD LDO and CWO ISPB and FY-25 AD
Nuclear Power LDO ISPB will convene at dates to be determined in
January 2024 and February 2024. For the most current board dates,
Support/ and select *FY-25 board schedule* when available. NOTE: The ESSBD
paragraph on this web page does not apply to the LDO/CWO ISPB.
9. For additional information, current application, eligibility
checklist, and interviewer's appraisal sheet, visit
CWO/. This site also contains guidance such as how to monitor receipt of
applications and addendums, status after PERS-803 review, and how to
reconcile application errors via addendum if items or corrections are
required for completeness or eligibility.
10. Points of Contact:
a. For all application/addendum and eligibility questions,
contact the ISPB Sponsor at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, or via e-mail at
b. For general LDO/CWO career path and policy questions contact
the LDO/CWO Officer Community Managers at (901) 874-2236/DSN 882, or
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. For nuclear-trained Sailor application and eligibility questions,
contact the LDO/CWO Nuclear Officer Detailer, at (901) 874-3938/DSN 882, or
via e-mail at email@example.com.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September
2024, whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//