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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 PROGRAM. 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 and Full- Time Support
personnel for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief
Warrant Officer (CWO) programs. Where conflicts with reference (a) exist,
this NAVADMIN takes precedence.
2. For the most current information concerning open designator codes, visit
planning/commissioning-programs, click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In- Service
Procurement Board* link, then select the current LDO and CWO designators
3. Eligibility. All applicants for the LDO and CWO programs must be able to
complete sea 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-22 Active-Duty LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board (ISPB) will be
computed to 1 October 2021.
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
(1) LDO obligatory service is 4 years from commissioning.
(2) CWO obligatory service is 6 years from commissioning.
c. TIS and TIG requirements are:
(1) LDO: 8-14 years TIS and 1 year TIG for E-6 and above.
(2) Applicants for LDO off-ramp designators (629X, 651X, 681X and
682X) may apply with up to 15 years of service and must comprehend designator
specific off-ramp requirements and procedures defined in references (b)
(3) Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicants may apply with up to
16 years of service.
(4) CWO3: 14 to 22 years TIS and 1 day TIG as an E-9 as of board
(5) CWO2: 14 to 20 years TIS for E-6 selected for E-7, E-7 and E-8
(includes frocked E-9s).
(6) WO1 (784X only): 6 to 12 years TIS for E-5 and above.
Cyber Warrant Officer WO1 (784X) applicants refer to eligibility requirements
listed in reference (e).
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 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).
g. 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
programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement
Board* link, 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) Interview
appraisal boards must be assembled and approved by the CO/OIC and consist of
three Active Duty Naval Officers (LDO or CWOs preferred).
a. Senior member must be a lieutenant commander (LCDR) or above. For
CWO applicants, the senior member must be a CWO4 or above if a LCDR or above
is not available.
b. Every effort (including teleconference media) must be made to ensure
at least one board member is from the designator for which the applicant is
c. Minimum grade requirements for board members are lieutenant or CWO3.
d. Only three interview appraisals are authorized to be submitted for
each applicant (Not required for Nuclear Power LDO 620X).
e. The 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
planning/commissioning-programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In- Service
Procurement Board* link, 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 individual Service Member via
their CO. However, it is acceptable for the command to submit an applicants
package due on 1 October 2020 in lieu of the Service Member, provided that
the package has been endorsed by the CO and the Service Member has been
provided a copy of their entire package prior to sending. Information
received that is not under the cover letter of the applicant (e.g., third
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
a. All applications must be submitted along with a command screened
LDO/CWO Eligibility Checklist.
b. Each applicant and command leadership must ensure
applications/addendums are complete and accurate. Incomplete applications
could result in non-selection. 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. Refer to reference (a), (chapters 2 and 7) for security
clearance information, program overview and eligibility criteria.
c. CO/OIC endorsements must contain the following statement:
*Applicant meets all requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1420.1B, NAVADMIN
161/20 and the physical fitness standards of OPNAVINST
6110.1J.* It is preferred that the CO/OIC indicate the ranking among
candidates from their command, even if one of one. The endorsement must
clearly identify the command, must be signed by the CO or OIC and include the
CO or OICs command point of contact information.
d. 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
e. Applicants are not required to include an obligatory service
statement to remain on active-duty as part of their personal statement.
f. 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
programs. Click the *Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement
Board* link then select LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board to download
the form (See Sample Addendum Letter).
g. 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-22
Active-Duty LDO and CWO ISPB board number is 22181.
h. Submit scanned applications via e-mail to MNCC at
firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred method). E-mails must be encrypted using
a military e-mail account to protect personally identifiable information.
For encryption issues and instructions on how to properly encrypt non-NMCI
emails, contact MNCC at email@example.com or 1-833-330-MNCC(6622).
Applicants who are unable to submit applications as outlined above due to
current operational restrictions may submit their application to MNCC via DOD
SAFE as an alternate method. Physical mailing of applications is not
authorized. For submission questions or receipt verification, contact MNCC.
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 is required to apply for Nuclear Power LDO
(620X). E-6 applicants must ensure that EWS or PPWS qualification is
documented via evaluations, CO endorsement or enclosed designation letter.
Not required for CPO or CPO (Sel).
d. All Nuclear Power LDO (620X) applicant packages will be forwarded to
Naval Reactors for technical review prior to presentation to the FY-22
Active-Duty Nuclear Power LDO ISPB.
e. 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 the MNCC no later than 1 October 2020. Routine addendums to
applications, including evaluations and awards, must be received no later
than 15 December 2020. 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
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 1 October 2020. All Nuclear
Power LDO addendums to applications, including 15 September
2020 CPO and 15 November 2020 PO1 evaluations, if not already included in the
OMPF, must be received (or postmarked) no later than
6 December 2020. The time and date (central standard time) received in the
email@example.com inbox is the time and date used for deadline
8. Board Convene Dates. The FY-22 Active-Duty LDO and CWO ISPB and
FY-22 Active-Duty Nuclear Power LDO ISPB will convene at dates to be
determined in January 2021. For the most current board dates, visit MNP at
promotion/active-duty-enlisted and select *Selection Board Schedule* then
*FY-22 board schedule* when available.
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 LDO and CWO In-Service Procurement Board.
This site also contains guidance such as 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. To check
receipt of the application or addendum, visit
programs. Click the *To check receipt of application/addendum* link then log
10. Points of contact:
a. For application and eligibility questions contact the ISP Board
Sponsor, LCDR Randy Beal 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, LT Shanique Howard at (901) 874-2236/DSN
882, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org,
CWO5 Hector Sandoval at (901) 874-2464/DSN 882, or via e-mail at
email@example.com or Mr. Parker Dinwiddie (901) 874- 3044/DSN 882,
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. For nuclear-trained Sailor application and eligibility questions,
contact the LDO/CWO Nuclear Officer Community Manager, LCDR Phil Davis at
(703) 604-5489/DSN 664, or via e-mail at email@example.com.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30 September
2020, whichever comes first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//