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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5A, LATERAL TRANSFER AND 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) OFFICER. 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 FLYING. REF I IS MILPERSMAN 1210-110,
ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICER DESIGNATION:
QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES. REF J IS MILPERSMAN 1212-040, ENGINEERING DUTY (ED)
OPTION PROGRAM. REF K IS NAVADMIN 014/18, UPDATED OFF- RAMP GUIDANCE FOR
ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENT INFORMATION WARFARE AND SUPPLY CORPS LIMITED
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the February 2019 Active-Duty
Officer Lateral Transfer and 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 Navy return on investment in officer training and education by
leveraging the specialized skillsets of officers throughout their careers.
As part of the process, applications from qualified unrestricted line,
restricted line, staff corps and limited duty officers (LDO) are now being
accepted for the Active-Duty Officer Lateral Transfer and Redesignation
Board, which convenes on 25 February 2019. Full-Time Support and Selected
Reserve officers are not eligible to apply for this board. All officers
considering applying for lateral transfer or redesignation through this board
are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with references (a) through
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 February 2019 letter of instruction
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 and redesignation application
as defined by specific communities.
b. A waiver request must include the waiver request letter of the
officer and the endorsement of the commanding officer (CO). The CO may
endorse the waiver in the same letter as the lateral transfer package
c. Active Component LDOs in the supply corps (651X) and information
warfare community (IWC) (68XX) are designated for off- ramp as listed in
reference (j). Those who 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 BUPERS- firstname.lastname@example.org. Email
subject line should reflect February 2019 Lateral Transfer Board. If no
means of electronic correspondence are available, hard copy application
packages can be sent via U.S. Postal and Express Mail Services (to include
FEDEX, UPS and DHL) to:
Military Community Management (BUPERS-3) ATTN BUPERS 31B1 Lateral Transfer
Bldg 453 Rm 229
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0003
4. Application (including signed command endorsement) and waiver requests
must be received no later than 14 January 2019. All supplemental information
(fitness reports, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.) to the board
must be received no later than
7 February 2019.
5. To confirm application receipt via email, contact BUPERS-
6. The following information provides officers with an indication of
existing lateral transfer and 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 (paragraph 7)
Surface Warfare (111X) 16 and senior a, b, c, d
Submarine (112X) 13 and senior b, e
Pilot (131X) 10 and senior f
Naval Flight Officer (132X) 12 and senior f
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 09, 05 g(1)
Information Professional (182X) 11 N/A
Intelligence (183X) 13-07 N/A
Medical Service Corps (230X) none N/A
Supply (310X) 13-09 N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 16-10 N/A
Limited Duty Officer (6XXX) h
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) 17 and junior i
Special Warfare (118X) none j
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X) 16 and junior k
Human Resources (120X) 16-07 l
Student Naval Flight Officer (137X) 16 and junior N/A
Student Naval Aviator (139X) 16 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0) 15-12, 08 c, g(2)
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 11-04 m
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 12-05 n
Public Affairs (165X) 15 - 14 N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 13-98 o
Oceanography (180x) 12 and junior c, q
Cryptologic Warfare (181X) 16-05 c, q
Information Professional (182X) 04-09, 12 c, q
Intelligence (183X) 16-14, 12, 08-04 c, p, q
Medical Service Corps (230X) 09 and junior N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X) None r
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 17 and junior N/A
a. Must have surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification completed to
apply for transfer. Officers under revised Junior Critical Skills Retention
Bonus, Lieutenant Commander Retention Bonus or Department Head 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 department head contract goals for YGs with less than six years of
commissioned service and the individual officers assignment status. Officers
within their detailing window must communicate with their detailer prior to
submitting a lateral transfer application. Executing orders, slating to a
billet, 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 minimum activity tour is
complete. Requests for lateral transfer out of the SWO community from O-4
and above will be considered on a case-by- case basis due to shortages in
b. Waivers to the requirements for nuclear-trained surface and submarine
warfare officers in paragraph 4h of reference (b) may be considered on a
c. Officers commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option agreement
(Engineering Duty, Intel, IP, CW and OCEANO) must contact their respective
restricted line option community manager regarding desire to be released from
the SWO-option agreement and seek lateral transfer to a different community.
d. Nuclear-trained surface warfare officers YG-13 and senior have a
limited opportunity for lateral transfer consideration.
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
Additionally, aviation officers with obligated service as a result of AvB are
eligible to apply if the officer will be within 12 months of department head
tour projected rotation date (PRD) at the time the board convenes, regardless
of contrary AvB contract language.
Redesignation immediately following department head tour may result in
cancellation of aviation incentive pay and AvB, which will be adjudicated by
Aviation Officer Assignment Division (PERS-43).
Graduates from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School class 151 and 152 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). 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), effective the date of redesignation with the
lateral transfer application and COs endorsement fulfilling the requirements
set forth in reference (h), an officer consents to voluntary termination of
flight status (except for AEDO selects).
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 YG 15-12 (para 6c) are desired. YG
11-09 inventory requirements are met and not open for redesignation on this
board. Applicants for YG 08 are desired if applicants are currently enrolled
in or have completed an approved masters degree.
See reference (j) for a list of approved degrees and corresponding
h. 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 years
commissioned service and accepted permanent LDO appointment to lieutenant
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
i. Officers YG 15 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the surface
warfare community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO community
manager prior to applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone
j. 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
k. Eligible officers in YG 16 and junior will be considered for lateral
transfer and redesignation as an explosive ordnance disposal
(EOD) warfare officer trainee (1190). Those interested are encouraged to
contact the EOD OCM for package requirements and eligibility.
l. YG 12 and junior have highest anticipated inventory requirement.
However, the human resource community is targeting increased inventory for
operations analysis (OA) specialists.
Officers in all eligible YGs OA subspecialty (321X) from completed graduate
education and/or experience and/or those with an academic profile code of 325
or better are encouraged to apply.
m. Officers who are one time failure to select for lieutenant commander
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 151 or class 152.
n. Officers are strongly encouraged to contact the aerospace maintenance
duty OCM to discuss milestones and qualifications commensurate with YG.
o. All applicants should be within 12 months of PRD, but shall be within
18 months of PRD to apply. Officers with Chinese Mandarin, Russian, Korean,
Arabic or Persian language proficiency are strongly encouraged to apply. All
others are welcome to apply.
The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific information for
officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to foreign area officer
(1) Lieutenant and lieutenant commander (select) 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.
(2) Lieutenant commander applicants in YG 07-03 are desired.
Applicants with more than 11 years of commissioned service (YG 07 and senior)
should already possess a regionally-focused masters degree, defense language
proficiency test scores of 2/2 or higher in a foreign language and overseas
experience. The community is especially interested in applicants who have
substantial operational and overseas experience and/or language capabilities.
Interested officers are highly encouraged to contact the FAO OCM to discuss
milestones, qualifications and career implications before applying.
(3) Lieutenant commander and commander applicants in YG 02-
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 1 year.
Interested officers are highly encouraged to contact the FAO OCM to discuss
milestone, qualifications and career implications before applying.
p. Applicants to intelligence (183X) in YG 08-10 must be lieutenant
commander or lieutenant commander (select).
q. All officers with designator 6800, 6810, 6820 or 6830 who desire
redesignation to their respective 18XX designator should submit their
requests in accordance with reference (k).
r. The supply corps is only accepting lateral transfers from the LDO
supply community (651X) in YG 13 and senior in line with reference (k).
8. Officers are required to list their lateral transfer/redesignation
choice(s) by priority in their application.
Additionally, officers are required to include the following statement in
their application: "I (am/am not) either the subject of an ongoing criminal
or military investigation of any kind, or pending charges for any improper
behavior or misconduct.
9. Interested officers are strongly encouraged to contact their respective
community managers 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 community manager as listed in paragraph 9.
b. For application format or submission questions, contact
BUPERS-3 personnel at email@example.com.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
12. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//