FOREIGN AREA OFFICER (FAO) COMMUNITY DESIGNATOR APPROVAL

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NAVADMIN 308/06
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SUBJ/FOREIGN AREA OFFICER (FAO) COMMUNITY DESIGNATOR APPROVAL//


REF/A/LTR/SECNAV MEMO/06SEP2006//
REF/B/DOC/OPNAVINST 1301.10B/04MAY2006//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  ON 5 SEP 06 SECNAV APPROVED REF A, THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THREE FAO DESIGNATORS:
    A.  171X - FAO
    B.  1712 - FAO (OPERATIONAL FLYING BILLET)
    C.  172X - FAO UNDER INSTRUCTION
2.  ESTABLISHING FAO DESIGNATORS IS A MAJOR MILESTONE IN BUILDING
THIS COMMUNITY AND WILL PERMIT FY-08 SELECTION BOARDS TO INCLUDE FAO
RESTRICTED LINE PROMOTIONS.  DEVELOPING THE NAVY'S FAO COMMUNITY IS
CRITICAL TO SUPPORTING NAVY LEADERSHIP AND ACHIEVING NATIONAL
SECURITY OBJECTIVES THROUGH ASTUTE MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS OF
POLITICO-MILITARY ACTIVITIES ABROAD.
3.  OFFICERS WITH OVERSEAS OPERATIONAL AND STAFF EXPERIENCE,
BACKGROUND IN POLITICO-MILITARY AFFAIRS AND DEMONSTRATED LANGUAGE
SKILLS OR ABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR REDESIGNATION INTO
THE FAO COMMUNITY.  OFFICERS MUST HAVE AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS OF
COMMISSIONED SERVICE TO ENTER THE FAO COMMUNITY.  AMPLIFYING INFO ON
THE NAVY FAO PROGRAM AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS IS CONTAINED IN REF
B.
4.  THE FAO COMMUNITY WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ITS OFFICER INVENTORY
BY SELECTING 50 OFFICERS PER YEAR THROUGH THE SEMI-ANNUAL OFFICER
TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION BOARD PROCESS WITH AN END GOAL OF 400 FAOS BY
THE YEAR 2015.  FUTURE NAVADMINS WILL ANNOUNCE THE DATES FOR THE JUNE
2007 BOARD AND APPLICATION DEADLINE.
5.  IN ADDITION TO THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THE N131 HOMEPAGE ON
NKO, THE NEW FAO WEBPAGE IS ALSO ONLINE, LOCATED UNDER THE OFFICER
ASSIGNMENT TAB AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL.
6.  POCS:
-CDR DAWN DRIESBACH, FAO OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER AT
(703) 697-8761/DSN 227 OR EMAIL DAWN.DRIESBACH@NAVY.MIL.
-LCDR BRIAN MONTGOMERY, ASST FAO OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER AT
(703) 693-0949/DSN 223 OR EMAIL BRIAN.T.MONTGOMERY@NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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