ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM

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NAVADMIN 014/10

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SUBJ/ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM// 



AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS 
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FROM 
HIGHLY-QUALIFIED AND HARD-CHARGING SAILORS (E-5 THROUGH E-7) FOR THE PROGRAM 
THAT PLACES CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (CWO) IN COCKPITS AS PILOTS AND NAVAL 
FLIGHT OFFICERS (NFO).  THIS PROGRAM HARNESSES THE STRENGTHS OF SAILORS TODAY 
AND SHAPES THE NAVY OF TOMORROW BY CREATING FLYING SPECIALISTS UNENCUMBERED BY 
THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS OF THE UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) COMMUNITY.  AS 
SUCH, FLYING CWO?S WILL ROTATE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL SEA/SHORE FLYING BILLETS.  
SIX PERSONNEL WILL BE COMMISSIONED AS CWO2, ATTEND LDO/CWO INDOCTRINATION 
TRAINING, THEN UNDERGO FLIGHT TRAINING.  THREE PILOTS AND THREE NFO?S WILL BE 
SELECTED BY THE JULY 2010 BOARD.  AFTER FLIGHT SCHOOL, THE NEWLY WINGED 
AVIATORS WILL RECEIVE FLEET REPLACEMENT SQUADRON (FRS) TRAINING BEFORE 
REPORTING TO THE FLEET.  TARGETED COMMUNITIES INCLUDE:  VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), 
HSC, AND HSL.

2.  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432V) NO LATER THAN 
28 JUNE 2010.  THE BOARD WILL CONVENE ON 12 JULY 2010.  SOME OF THE 
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (AGE WAIVER, NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE 
(NOMI) APPROVED PHYSICAL, AVIATION STANDARD TEST BATTERY (ASTB) TEST RESULTS) 
REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT LEAD TIME TO COMPLETE (SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS), SO PROSPECTIVE 
APPLICANTS SHOULD START EARLY.

3.  SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
    A.  MUST BE COMMISSIONED BY 27TH BIRTHDAY.  AGE WAIVER INFORMATION IS ON 
THE COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-43) WEBSITE UNDER FLYING CWO AGE WAIVER LINK.
    B.  ENLISTED PERSONNEL FROM SEAL, SWCC, EOD, DIVER, NUCLEAR AND MA 
COMMUNITIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
    C.  MUST POSSESS AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR HIGHER.  
    D.  MUST BE PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR AVIATION DUTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 
NAVY MANUAL OF MEDICINE.  SEND PHYSICAL DOCUMENTATION MARKED ?FLYING CWO 
PROGRAM? DIRECTLY TO NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (NOMI) VIA THE POINT 
OF CONTACT INFORMATION LISTED IN PARA 10.  PACKAGE MUST CONTAIN AN APPROVED 
LETTER FROM NOMI STATING WHICH PROGRAM (PILOT, NFO OR BOTH) THE APPLICANT IS 
QUALIFIED TO ENTER.
    E.  MUST MEET AVIATION SELECTION TEST BATTERY (ASTB) MINIMUMS.  SEND 
OFFICIAL NOMI SCORE SHEET WITH PACKAGE.  MINIMUM SCORES ARE AQR=4, PFAR=5, AND 
FOFAR=5.
    F.  MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.

4.  REFER TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B FOR CWO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN ADDITION TO 
REQUIREMENTS CITED IN PARAGRAPH 3.  SEE PARAGRAPH 5 OF THIS MESSAGE FOR 
PACKAGE LAYOUT.  INDIVIDUAL GRADE AND TIME-IN-SERVICE WAIVERS FOR E-5/E-6 
PERSONNEL ARE NOT REQUIRED.

5.  APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
    A.  PACKAGE PAGES 1 TO 14 MUST BE OPNAV FORM 1420/1.
    B.  PERSONAL STATEMENT MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:  ?I (NAME), IF SELECTED 
FOR APPOINTMENT UNDER THE ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CWO PILOT 
PROGRAM, DO AGREE UPON WINGING TO INCUR AN 8 YEAR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT 
(MSR) FOR PILOTS, 6 YEAR MSR FOR NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
TITLE 10, SECTION 653, U.S. CODE AND NAVY POLICY DECISION MEMORANDUM 06-N131-
01.  I ALSO UNDERSTAND IF I ATTRITE IN THE TRAINING COMMAND, FRS, OR THE FLEET 
AND HAVE LESS THAN 3 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE, I WILL BE DISCHARGED 
WITHOUT SEVERANCE PAY, BUT MAY (UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN MY PREVIOUS 
RATE.  IF I ATTRITE AFTER THREE YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE I WILL BE 
DETAILED TO NON-FLYING CWO BILLETS IN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.?
    C.  PACKAGE PAGES 15 TO 17 MUST BE THE 3 INTERVIEWERS? APPRAISAL SHEETS 
(NAVCRUIT FORM 1131/5).
    D.  ENCL 1 MUST BE AGE WAIVER FROM PERS-435A (IF APPLICABLE).
    E.  ENCL 2 MUST BE NOMI FLIGHT PHYSICAL APPROVAL DOCUMENTATION.
    F.  ENCL 3 MUST BE NAVY SMART TRANSCRIPT (DISPLAYING THE COLLEGE DEGREE).
    G.  ENCL 4 MUST BE OFFICIAL SEALED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS FOR GPA 
VERIFICATION.
    H.  ENCL 5 MUST BE OFFICIAL ASTB RESULTS FROM NOMI.
    I.  ENCL 6 MUST BE E-5 EVALS FROM 15 MARCH 2009.
    J.  ENCL 7 MUST BE E-4 EVALS IF THE CANDIDATE IS AN E-5.
    K.  ENCL 8 IS ALL OTHER CORRESPONDENCE (AWARDS, LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, 
ETC.).

6.  APPLICATION FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT 
HTTP://NAVALFORMS.DAPS.DLA.MIL/WEB/PUBLIC/HOME.  COMMANDING OFFICERS MUST 
ENSURE PACKAGES ARE COMPLETE (I.E., MEET ALL THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS) AND 
ARRIVE BY THE 28 JUNE 2010 DEADLINE.

7.  INDIVIDUAL CAREER CONSIDERATIONS:
    A.  UPON WINGING, SELECTEES WILL INCUR AN EIGHT YEAR MINIMUM SERVICE 
REQUIREMENT MSR FOR PILOTS, OR A SIX YEAR MSR FOR NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS.
    B.  TOUR LENGTHS:  SEA 36 MONTHS, SHORE 33 MONTHS.
    C.  ELIGIBLE ASSIGNMENTS:  VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), HSC, HSL, AND ASSOCIATED 
FRS, TRACOM, NSAWC, AND WEAPON SCHOOLS.
    D.  SELECTEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT HEAD (DH) TOURS AND WILL 
FILL JUNIOR OFFICER (JO) BILLETS ONLY.

8.  ATTRITION:
    A.  ATTRITES IN THE TRAINING COMMAND, FRS, OR FLEET WHO HAVE LESS THAN 
THREE YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE DISCHARGED WITHOUT SEVERANCE PAY, BUT 
MAY (UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN THEIR PREVIOUS RATE.
    B.  THOSE IN EXCESS OF THREE YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE DETAILED 
TO NON-FLYING BILLETS IN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.

9.  INTERESTED PERSONNEL SHOULD REVIEW THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AT THE 
FLYING CWO WEBSITE.

10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- INFORMATION ON THE FLYING CWO PROGRAM, NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND CUSTOMER 
SERVICE CENTER, AT 1-866-U-ASK-NPC OR (866) 827-5672 OR  EMAIL AT 
CSCMAILBOX(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- MR. KOPPY, NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (NOMI), AT (850) 452-
4501/DSN 922, FAX (850) 452-2957 OR EMAIL AT CORNELIUS.KOPPY(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL. 

11.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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