FY-07 ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM APPLICATION

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TO NAVADMIN INFO RHMFIUU/CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// RUENAAA/CNO WASHINGTON 
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NAVADMIN 013/07 
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SUBJ/FY-07 ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM 
APPLICATION// 


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE REQUIREMENTS AND 
SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FROM HIGHLY-QUALIFIED AND HARD-CHARGING SAILORS
(E-5 THROUGH E-7) FOR A PILOT PROGRAM TO PLACE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS
(CWO) IN COCKPITS AS PILOTS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS (NFO).  THIS 
PILOT PROGRAM WILL HARNESS THE STRENGTHS OF SAILORS TODAY AND SHAPE THE 
NAVY OF TOMORROW BY CREATING FLYING SPECIALISTS UNENCUMBERED BY THE 
TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS OF THE UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) COMMUNITY.  AS 
SUCH, FLYING CWO WILL ROTATE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL SEA/SHORE FLYING 
BILLETS.  THE FLYING CWO PILOT PROGRAM WILL CONSIST OF 30 PERSONNEL WHO 
WILL BE COMMISSIONED AS CWO2 PRIOR TO LDO/CWO INDOCTRINATION AND THEN 
UNDERGO FLIGHT TRAINING.  TEN PILOTS AND 4 NFOS WERE SELECTED BY THE 
JUL 06 BOARD; THE UPCOMING 2007 BOARD WILL SELECT THE REMAINING 10 
PILOTS AND 6 NFOS.  ONCE FLIGHT SCHOOL IS COMPLETED, THE NEWLY WINGED 
AVIATORS WILL RECEIVE FLEET REPLACEMENT SQUADRON (FRS) TRAINING AND 
THEN REPORT TO THE FLEET.  TARGETED COMMUNITIES ARE VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), 
HSC, AND HSL.
2.  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432V) NO 
LATER THAN 16 JUN 07.  SOME OF THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS (AGE WAIVER, 
NOMI-APPROVED PHYSICAL, ASTB TEST RESULTS) REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT LEAD 
TIME TO COMPLETE (6-8 WEEKS).
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.   DEGREE MUST BE
REFLECTED IN THE CANDIDATE S SMART TRANSCRIPT.
D.  MUST BE PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR AVIATION DUTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
THE NAVY MANUAL OF MEDICINE.  SEND PHYSICAL DOCUMENTATION DIRECTLY TO 
NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (NOMI) (MR. GARMESON AT
850-452-2257 X1072/DSN 922-2257 X1072, FAX 850-452-2257 OR EMAIL AT 
JRGARMESON@NOMI.MED.NAVY.MIL).  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 STANDARD TEST BATTERY (ASTB) MINIMUMS.
SEND OFFICIAL NOMI SCORE SHEET WITH PACKAGE.  MINIMUM SCORES ARE AGR=4, 
PFAR=5 AND FOFAR=5.
    F.  MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECRET SECURITY 
CLEARANCE.
4.  REFER TO THE OPNAVINST 1420.1A 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 10 MUST BE OPNAVINST 1420.1A PAGES 2-7 
THROUGH 2-16 (DO NOT INCLUDE OPNAVINST 1420.1A PAGES 2-17 THROUGH 2-20 
IN PACKAGE).
    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, SEC 653 US 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, 
BUT MAY (UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN MY PREVIOUS RATE.  IF I 
ATTRITE IN EXCESS OF 3 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE I WILL BE DETAILED 
TO NON-FLYING CWO BILLETS IN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.
    C.  PACKAGE PAGES 11 TO 13 MUST BE THE THREE INTERVIEWERS APPRAISAL 
SHEETS(OPNAVINST 1420.1A PAGE 2-21)
    D.  ENCL #1 AGE WAIVER FROM PERS-435A (IF REQUIRED).
    E.  ENCL #2 NOMI FLIGHT PHYSICAL APPROVAL DOCUMENTATION.
    F.  ENCL #3 NAVY SMART TRANSCRIPT (DISPLAYING THE ASSOCIATES 
DEGREE).
    G.  ENCL #4 OFFICIAL SEALED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS FOR GPA 
VERIFICATION.
    H.  ENCL #5 OFFICIAL ASTB RESULTS FROM NOMI.
    I.  ENCL #6 E-5 EVALS FROM 31 MARCH 2007.
    J.  ENCL #7 E-4 EVALS IF THE CANDIDATE IS AN E-5.
    K.  ENCL #8 ALL OTHER CORRESPONDENCE (AWARDS, LETTERS OF 
RECOMMENDATION, ETC.).
6.  APPLICATION TEMPLATE THAT LAYS OUT WHAT THE PACKAGE SHOULD LOOK 
LIKE IS AVAILABLE AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/AVIATION/
FLYING+CWO+PROGRAM.  COMMANDING OFFICERS MUST ENSURE PACKAGES ARE
COMPLETE, I.E. MEET ALL THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, AND ARRIVE BY THE 
16 JUN 07 DEADLINE.
7.  INDIVIDUAL CAREER CONSIDERATIONS:
    A.  UPON WINGING, SELECTEES WILL INCUR AN 8 YEAR MINIMUM SERVICE 
REQUIREMENT (MSR) FOR PILOTS, 6 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 THAT HAVE LESS 
THAN 3 YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE DISCHARGED WITHOUT SEVERANCE, 
BUT MAY (UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN THEIR PREVIOUS RANK AND 
RATE.
    B.  THOSE IN EXCESS OF 3 YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE 
DETAILED TO NON-FLYING BILLETS IN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.
9.  INTRESTED PERSONNEL SHOULD REVIEW THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AT 
THE FLYING CWO WEBSITE.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FLYING CWO 
PROGRAM, CONTACT THE HEAD AVIATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, COMNAVPERSCOM 
(PERS-433), AT (901) 874-4944/DSN 882.  FOR APPLICATION QUESTIONS 
CONTACT LCDR GIANNETTI COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432U) OR MS.
WEEDEN COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432V) AT (901) 874-3964/DSN 882, EMAIL AT 
MICHAEL.GIANNETTI(AT)NAVY.MIL OR MELINDA.WEEDEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
10.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.// BT
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