FY-10 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD

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INFO OU=CNO WASHINGTON DC(UC),L=WASHINGTON,L=DISTRICT OF 
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SUBJ/FY-10 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) AND CHIEF WARRANT 
OFFICER (CWO) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD//



RMKS/1.  THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND 
MOTIVATED E-6 THROUGH E-9 PERSONNEL FOR THE FY-10 ACTIVE LDO AND CWO 
PROGRAMS.  LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS BRING A 
VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE AND UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES INTO THE WARDROOM FROM 
THEIR ENLISTED SERVICE.  THE LDO AND CWO CAREER PATHS PROVIDE 
ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR SAILORS AND ENHANCE THEIR 
ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NAVY.  UNLIKE OTHER ENLISTED COMMISSIONING 
PROGRAMS, THE LDO AND CWO PROGRAMS DELIVER TO THE OFFICER CORPS 
SEASONED PROFESSIONALS WITH PROVEN LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AT AN 
ECONOMICAL COST.

2.  LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS PROVIDE BROAD TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT AND 
LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS PROVIDE SPECIFIC 
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN SUPPORT OF THE 
UNRESTRICTED LINE, RESTRICTED LINE AND STAFF COMMUNITIES.  THEY SERVE 
IN A VARIETY OF LEADERSHIP BILLETS WITHIN THEIR TECHNICAL FIELDS, 
RANGING FROM DIVISION OFFICER TO COMMANDING OFFICER ASHORE.

3.  TIME-IN-SERVICE ELIGIBILITY DATE FOR THE FY-10 BOARD IS COMPUTED TO
1 OCT 09, THE FIRST DAY OF FY-10.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO 
LATER THAN 1 OCT 08, AND ADDENDA TO APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO 
LATER THAN 1 DEC 08.  COMMANDS SHOULD ENSURE COPIES OF THE MOST RECENT 
PERIODIC FITREP OR EVAL FOR THEIR APPLICANTS ARE SUBMITTED IN THE 
ORIGINAL APPLICATION OR IN AN ADDENDUM TO ENSURE CONTINUITY FOR BOARD 
REVIEW.

4.  DUE TO ONGOING RATING MERGERS, ELIGIBLE SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO 
APPLY FOR THE DESIGNATOR FOR WHICH THEY ARE MOST QUALIFIED, REGARDLESS 
OF CURRENT RATING.  EACH APPLICANT AND THEIR PARENT COMMAND MUST ENSURE 
THAT THEIR APPLICATION IS COMPLETE AND ACCURATE, AS AN INCOMPLETE 
APPLICATION COULD RESULT IN A NON-SELECTION.  REFER TO OPNAVINST 
1420.1A (CHAPTERS 2, 7 AND APPENDIX F) FOR PROGRAM OVERVIEW, 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, AND APPLICATION FORMAT.  FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE 
APPLICATION PROCESS AND MAILING INFORMATION VISIT THE LIMITED DUTY 
OFFICER/CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER WEBSITE AT:
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/BOARDS/ADMINISTRATIVE/LDOCWO/.
THIS SITE CONTAINS APPLICATION INFO AND GUIDANCE FOR MONITORING THE 
RECEIPT AND STATUS OF APPLICATIONS AFTER NPC REVIEW, AND RECONCILING 
APPLICATIONS IF ADDITIONAL ITEMS/CORRECTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR 
COMPLETENESS OR ELIGIBILITY.  FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE DESIGNATOR CODES, 
CLICK ON THE APPLICATION AND LDO/CWO DESIGNATORS LINKS ON THE LDO/CWO 
OCM WEBSITE AT:  
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/LDOCWOOCM
/IDENTIFYINGCANDIDATES/THEAPPLICATION

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- FOR APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS CONTACT:  MR. NEAL DAWSON 
AT
(901) 874-4416/DSN 882.
- FOR GENERAL LDO/CWO CAREER PATH AND POLICY INFORMATION CONTACT:
CWO3 SANDRA SOUTHALL AT (901) 874-3044/DSN 882.

6.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//

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