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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 INFORMATION WARFARE AND 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 NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM
FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces solicitation of applications from highly
qualified and motivated E-6 through E-9 Active-Duty (AD) and Full-Time
Support (FTS) personnel for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY-23) Limited Duty Officer
(LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) programs and E-5 and above for the FY-
23 AD Warrant Officer (WO1) program.
Where conflicts with reference (a) exist, this NAVADMIN takes precedence.
2. For the most current information concerning open designator codes, visit
the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In- Service Procurement Board* link, then select
Applicant Information link, then select current LDO and CWO designators link.
3. Eligibility. All applicants for the LDO, CWO and WO1 programs must have
a security clearance prior to commissioning, must be able to complete
operational duty screening and be worldwide assignable.
Updated policy guidance to reference (a):
a. All time-in-service (TIS) and time-in-grade (TIG) requirements for
the FY-23 Active-Duty LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board (ISPB) will be
computed to 1 October 2022.
b. TIS and TIG requirements are:
(1) LDO: 8-14 years TIS and 1 year TIG for E-6 and above.
TIS waivers beyond 14 years will be considered up to 180 days for LDO
applicants. No further exceptions will be entertained.
(2) Applicants for LDO off-ramp designators (629X, 651X, 681X and
682X) 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
(3) Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants may apply with up to
16 years of service. TIS waivers will not be considered or exceptions
(4) CWO3: 14 to 22 years TIS and one day TIG as an E-9 as of 2
January 2022. TIS waivers beyond 22 years will be considered up to 180 days
for CWO3 applicants. No further exceptions will be entertained.
(5) CWO2: 14 to 20 years TIS for E-6 selected for E-7, E-7 and E-8
(includes frocked E-9s). TIS waivers beyond 20 years will be considered up
to 180 days for CWO applicants. No further exceptions will be entertained.
(6) Due to the FY-22 Enlisted Selection Board schedule for Active E-7
(9 August 21 - 10 September 21), First Class Petty Officers awaiting CPO
results to apply for CWO are encouraged to apply and submit their application
by the 1 October 2021 deadline with the following guidelines:
(a) Commands are directed to proceed with the application process
for these applicants as outlined in this NAVADMIN.
(b) First Class Petty Officers awaiting CPO selection results
must add the following statement at the top of the Commanding Officers
endorsement: *Member is awaiting CPO results.*
PERS-803 will set aside these applications until CPO results are announced.
(c) First Class evaluations due 15 November 2021 will be
submitted as an addendum per guidelines of this NAVADMIN. If selected for
CPO and the pinning date is after 15 November 2021, the close-out eval is not
required. Once all of the CPO results are in, PERS-803 will integrate or
remove those records/applications accordingly.
(7) WO1 (784X only): 6 to 14 years TIS for E-5 and above.
TIS waivers will not be considered or exceptions granted. Cyber Warrant
Officer WO1 (784X) applicants refer to eligibility requirements listed in
c. To support career progression models and maximize the return on
investment for the Navy, TIS waivers must be submitted to
firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 July 2021 for adjudication.
Approved waivers must be submitted with the application.
d. 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 NECs in more than one field may request a secondary
CCA (i.e., 783X CI/HUMINT / 783X OPINTEL).
e. First class petty officers serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn
of Africa determined to be chief petty officer board eligible in line with
reference (f) are also eligible for LDO if all other eligibility requirements
f. Due to ongoing rating mergers or 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 current rating. However, special attention
should be given to the guidance in chapter 7, subparagraph 9c of reference
g. Applicants in designators outlined in reference (a) requiring to meet
color perception requirements shall have test results documented as a
telephone consult (T-Con) in Armed Forces Health Longitudinal Technology
Application (AHLTA) within the past 12 months and provide hard copy or have
test results documented on SF-600 and submitted with application.
h. Applicants must maintain eligibility throughout the selection and
promotion process. Applicants who are deemed ineligible after submitting an
application must be declared ineligible by their current Commanding
Officer/Officer in Charge (CO/OIC). A sample Removal of Recommendation
format is located at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-
Planning/commissioning-programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service
Procurement Board* link, then select Applicant Information, then select LDO
and CWO In-Service Procurement Board to download the form (See Sample Letter
of Abeyance or Removal of Recommendation). Nuclear Power LDO (620X)
applicants who are deemed ineligible must be declared ineligible by their
current CO via letter to the Nuclear Program Manager (OPNAV N133).
4. Appraisal Boards. (Not required for Nuclear Power LDO 620X) Active duty
interview appraisal boards will be coordinated and approved by the CO/OIC and
consist of three Active Duty Naval Officers (LDOs or CWOs preferred). Every
effort (including teleconference media) shall be made to ensure the senior
board member is from the LDO or CWO designator family for which the applicant
a. It is highly recommended that the senior member of the interview
panel for applicants applying for LDO is 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 family.
Officers who were CDR or CAPT LDOs that reverted to another designator via
Without Board Action (WOBA) 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) applicants.
b. For CWO applicants, the senior member of the interview panel shall be
a LCDR or above with at least one in-designator CWO4 or CWO5 as a board
member. If a LCDR or above is not available, a CWO5 can serve as the senior
board member as long as the other members are junior (CWO3, CWO4).
c. Minimum grade requirements for board members are Lieutenant or CWO3.
d. Only three interview appraisals are authorized to be submitted for
e. Interview Appraisal Board member preparation for applicant appraisal
boards is an important part of a well-run board. Review of the applicant
application, review of discrete requirements for the applicant designator,
having well thought out questions on technical expertise, leadership and
knowledge of the designator they are applying for to include future career
path if selected are all great examples of board member preparation.
f. The technical ability and potential block on the interview appraisal
sheet must be marked for LDO and CWO candidates. Only the current version of
the interviewer appraisal sheet will be accepted.
Interviewer appraisal sheet is located at
the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement Board* link, then select
Applicant Information, then select LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board
to download the form.
5. Application Submission. Communication to the board (application,
addendums, etc.) should originate from the applicant via their CO. However,
it is acceptable for the command to submit an applicants package on their
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. All applications must be submitted along with a command screened
LDO/CWO Eligibility Checklist.
b. Each applicant and CO/OIC must ensure applications/addendums are
complete and accurate. Incomplete applications could result in non-
selection. Applications must be signed by the CO/OIC of the applicant or
*Acting*. Addendums can be signed *By direction* if the CO or OIC is
c. As previously stated, all applicants must possess a security
clearance prior to commission. Refer to reference (a), (chapters 2 and 7)
for security clearance information, program overview and eligibility
d. CO/OIC endorsements must contain the following statement:
*Applicant meets all requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1420.1B, NAVADMIN
116/21, the physical fitness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1J, and is worldwide
assignable.* The endorsement must clearly identify the command, and must be
signed by the CO/OIC, and include the CO or OICs command point of contact
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 they are not already in Official Military Personnel
f. Applicants are not required to include an obligatory service
statement to remain on active duty as part of their personal statement.
g. Applicants currently serving in an IAMM, GSA or OSA assignment may
have their application endorsed by the field commander. Field commanders
must obtain parent command endorsement prior to submission. A sample format
is located at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning/commissioning-
programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement
Board* link then select Applicant Information, then select LDO and CWO In-
Service Procurement Board to download the form (See Sample Addendum Letter).
h. Applicants must submit sequentially numbered enclosures to the
application/addendum, 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-23
Active-Duty LDO and CWO ISPB board number is 23181. The FY-23 Active-Duty
Nuclear LDO ISPB board number is 23182.
i. Applications must be received by MNCC no later than 1 October 2021.
Submit applications via e-mail to email@example.com. E-mails must be
encrypted using a military e-mail account to protect personally identifiable
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 DD Form 2923
Privacy Act Data Cover Sheet 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 - 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
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center (BUPERS-074) President, FY-23
Active Duty LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Board FY-23181
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055
j. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than 1 October 2021.
Addendums to applications must be received no later than 15 December 2021.
6. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applications must be sent to the pers-
firstname.lastname@example.org inbox. 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 email@example.com for alternate delivery
methods. Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants will submit in addition to
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 application.
c. Engineering Watch Supervisor (EWS) or Propulsion Plant Watch
Supervisor (PPWS) qualification as documented by Navy Enlisted Classification
(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 successfully 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)
Technical interviews will be scheduled by Nuclear Placement and Assignments
(PERS-422) and selectees notified via separate correspondence.
7. Application/Addendum Due Dates. All non-nuclear power applications must
be received by MNCC no later than 1 October 2021.
Routine addendums to applications, including evaluations and awards, must be
received no later than 15 December 2021. The time and date (Central Standard
Time) received by MNCC inbox is 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 2021. All Nuclear Power
LDO addendums to applications, including 15 September 2021 CPO and 15
November 2021 PO1 evaluations, if not already included in the OMPF, must be
received (or postmarked) no later than 15 December 2021. The time and date
(central standard time) received in the email@example.com inbox
is the time and date used for deadline verification.
8. Board Convene Dates. The FY-23 Active-Duty LDO and CWO ISPB and
FY-23 Active-Duty Nuclear Power LDO ISPB will convene at dates to be
determined in January 2022. For the most current board dates, visit MNP at
and select *Selection Board Schedule* then *FY-23 board schedule* when
9. For additional information, current application and eligibility
checklist, visit the Administrative Boards Branch (PERS-803) website at
programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement
Board* link, then select Applicant Information, then select LDO and CWO In-
Service Procurement Board. This site also contains guidance such as how to
monitor receipt of application or addendum, 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 application/addendum and eligibility questions contact the ISP
Board Sponsor, LT Jason McClinton 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) 874-2464/DSN 882, or via e-mail
c. For nuclear-trained Sailor application and eligibility questions,
contact the LDO/CWO Nuclear Officer Detailer, LT William Ruthart at (901)
874-3938/DSN 882, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September
2022, whichever comes first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//