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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 128/18 FY-20 ACTIVE DUTY NUCLEAR LIMITED DUTY OFFICER IN-
SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD.
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 MILPERSMAN 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 140/18, MODIFICATION OF NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM.
REF F IS OPNAVINST 1210.5A, LATERAL TRANSFER AND REDESIGNATION OF OFFICERS IN
REF G 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 and full- time support
personnel for the FY-20 Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer
(CWO) Programs. Where conflicts with reference (a) exist, this NAVADMIN
2. Nuclear LDO program applicants refer to reference (b).
3. For the most current information concerning open designator codes, visit
the LDO/CWO Community Manager website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
and click on the LDO and CWO designators link.
4. LDOs and CWOs bring a variety of experience and unique perspectives into
the wardroom from their enlisted service. The LDO/CWO career paths provide
additional leadership opportunities and enhance the ability of a Sailor to
contribute to the Navy. These programs deliver the officer corps seasoned
professionals with proven leadership abilities at an economical cost. LDOs
provide broad technical management and leadership skills, and CWOs provide
specific technical expertise and leadership skills in support of the
unrestricted line, restricted line, and staff corps communities.
LDOs and CWOs serve in a variety of leadership billets within their technical
fields, ranging from division officer to commanding officer (CO) ashore.
5. Updated policy guidance to reference (a).
a. All time in service (TIS) and time in grade (TIG) requirements for
the FY-20 board shall be computed to
1 October 2019.
b. To support career progression models and maximize the return on
investment for the Navy, TIS waivers for LDO and CWO applications will not be
c. Applicants are not required to include an obligatory service
statement to remain on active duty as part of their personal statement. This
requirement is included as part of the appointment documentation signed upon
(1) LDO obligatory service is 4 years from commissioning.
LDOs must serve 10 years commissioned service to retire as an officer.
(2) CWO obligatory service is 6 years from commissioning.
d. TIS and TIG requirements are:
(1) LDO: 8-14 years TIS and 1 year TIG for E6 and above.
Applicants for off-ramp designators (651X, 681X, and 682X) may apply up to 15
(2) CWO2: 14-20 years TIS for E6 selected for E7, E7, and
E8 (includes frocked E9s).
(3) CWO3: 14-22 years TIS and 1 day TIG as an E9 as of board
(4) LTJG: Only CWOs in designators 7811 or 7821 will be considered
on a case by case basis. All applicants must meet additional eligibility
requirements for off-ramp outlined in reference (c). In line with reference
(a), CWO applicants for LDO do not require interview appraisals.
e. The FY-20 In-Service Procurement Board (ISPB) will consider Navy
Divers (ND) for the 623X Submarine Engineer designator.
f. ND applicants applying for designator 720X shall possess the master
diver Navy enlisted classification (NEC MMDV) or be a chief or senior chief
petty officer first class diver (NEC M1DV) who meets all eligibility
requirements to attend master diver evaluation course in reference (d),
subparagraph 18b(5)(a) through 18b(5)(i), with the following exceptions:
(1) Subparagraph 18b(5)(c): Served at least 12 months at a fourth
(2) Subparagraph 18b(5)(h): Successfully passed the written master
diver course pretest within the last 24 months.
g. Applicants applying for cyber chief warrant officer (784X) will refer
to eligibility requirements listed in reference (e).
h. Intelligence CWO applicants must have earned the Enlisted Information
Warfare Specialist (EIWS) qualification and possess the 3910/K10A (Imagery
Intelligence Analyst), 3913/K13A (CI/HUMINT Specialist), 3923/K23A (Strike
Warfare Intelligence Analyst), or 3924/K24A (OPINTEL Analyst) NECs for
consideration for 783X. The technical experience of the applicant will be
weighted greater than non-technical experience.
i. CO/officer in charge (OIC) endorsement, located on page 10 of OPNAV
1420/1 (Rev 01-08), must contain the following statement:
*Applicant meets all requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1420.1B, NAVADMIN
XXX/18 (use the NAVADMIN # for this message), and the physical fitness
standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1J.*
6. 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 (g) are also eligible for LDO if all other eligibility requirements
7. Interview appraisal boards shall be constructed and approved by the
CO/OIC and consist of three naval officers (LDO/CWOs preferred).
The senior member of the interview panel should be a lieutenant commander or
above. Every effort (including teleconference media) shall be made to ensure
at least one board member is from the designator for which the applicant is
applying. Minimum grade requirements for board members are LT or CWO3.
Three interview appraisals must be submitted for each applicant. The
Potential block on interview appraisals must be marked for LDO/CWO
Only the current version of the Interviewer Appraisal Sheet, located at
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx will be accepted.
8. Applicants who have or are currently serving in an individual
augmentation manpower management (IAMM), global support assignment (GSA), or
overseas contingency operations support assignment (OSA) are to include these
tours in the assignment history section of the application. CO/OIC
recommendation must include validation of any listed IA/GSA assignment.
9. Applicants currently serving in an IAMM, GSA, or OSA assignment may have
their application endorsed by the field commander. All applications endorsed
by field commanders must have parent command concurrence. A sample format is
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx (See Sample Addendum
10. Applicants must ensure copies of their most recent periodic evaluations
are included in the application or provided via addendum for board review and
continuity. First class petty officers must submit the 15 November 2018
evaluation via an addendum if it is not already reflected in the official
military personnel file.
11. Due to ongoing rating mergers or realignments, eligible Sailors are
encouraged to apply for the designator for which they have extensive
documented technical 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 (a).
12. 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 CO/OIC. A sample
format is located at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx (See Sample Letter of
Abeyance or Removal of Recommendation).
13. Each applicant and command must ensure applications are complete and
accurate. Incomplete applications could result in non- selection. Refer to
reference (a), (chapters 2, 7 and appendix f) for security clearance
information, program overview, eligibility criteria, and application format.
14. The FY-20 Active-Duty LDO/CWO ISPB will convene at a date to be
determined in January 2019. For the most current board dates, visit the Navy
Personnel Command (NPC) board webpage at
npc/boards/selectionboardsupport/pages/default2.aspx and select *FY-
20 board schedule* when available. Applications must be received by the NPC
Customer Service Center (CSC) no later than 1 October 2018.
The preferred method of submission of applications and addendums is by e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org, and those using this method must encrypt the
message using a military e-mail account to protect personally identifiable
information. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than 1 October
2018. Routine addendums to applications, excluding evaluations and awards,
must be received no later than 1 December 2018. Evaluations and awards must
be received no later than 1 January 2019. Applications must be signed by the
CO of the applicant or *Acting*. Addendums can be signed *By
direction* if the CO or OIC is unavailable. Communication to the board must
originate from the individual Service member.
Information received that is not under the applicants cover letter (e.g.,
third party correspondence) and endorsed by the command, or not received by
NPC CSC by the established deadline(s) will not be presented to the board.
The time and date (central standard time) received in the NPC CSC inbox is
the time and date used for deadline verification. Although a late submission
may be accepted by the NPC CSC, it will not be presented to the board. All
applications/addendums must have the full social security number of the
Service member on each page. Electronic and hard copy addendums must include
a command endorsement. Board number 20180 is for CWO to lieutenant junior
grade (LTJG), and board number 20181 is for enlisted to LDO/CWO. Applicants
who are unable to e-mail applications may mail them to:
a. Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center (PERS-1)
FY-20 Active CWO to LDO/LTJG ISP Selection Board 2018X
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-1000
b. Express mail:
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center (PERS-1)
FY-20 Active CWO to LDO/LTJG ISP Selection Board 2018X
5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 RM E302
Millington TN 38055
15. For the most current application process visit the Administrative Boards
Branch (PERS-803) website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/pages/default.aspx. This site contains
application help and a review checklist for commands to print and include in
the application folder. This site also contains guidance such as NPC CSC
mailing information, a link to check receipt of the application/addendum, how
to monitor application status after PERS-803 review and how to reconcile
application errors via addendum if items or corrections are required for
completeness or eligibility.
16. Points of contact:
a. For application and eligibility questions contact the NPC board
sponsor LT Beau Blanchard at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, or via e- mail at
b. For general LDO/CWO career path and policy questions contact
CWO5 Hector Sandoval at (901) 874-2464/DSN 882, or via e-mail at
email@example.com or Mr. Mitch Allen (901) 874-3044/DSN 882, or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. For nuclear-trained Sailor application and eligibility questions,
contact CDR David Etheridge at (703) 604-5489/DSN 664, or via e-mail at
17. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or
30 September 2019, whichever comes first.
18. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//