FY-11 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD

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NAVADMIN 220/09

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SUBJ/FY-11 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER 
IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-11 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY 
OFFICER (LDO) AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT
BOARD.   NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND
MOTIVATED E6 THROUGH E9 PERSONNEL FOR THE FY-11 LDO AND CWO PROGRAMS.
LDO AND CWOS 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.  LDOS PROVIDE BROAD TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND 
CWOS 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-11 BOARD IS COMPUTED TO 
1 OCTOBER 2010, THE FIRST DAY OF FY-11.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE 
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 1 OCTOBER 2009, AND ADDENDA TO APPLICATIONS 
MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1 DECEMBER 2009.  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 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, SAMPLE APPLICATIONS AND MAILING INFORMATION,VISIT THE LDO/CWO 
WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/ BOARDS/ADMINISTRATIVE/LDOCWO.HTM.  
THIS SITE CONTAINS APPLICATION INFORMATION 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, VISIT THE LDO/CWO OCM WEBSITE AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/ 
COMMUNITYMANAGERS/LDOCWOOCM/IDENTIFYINGCANDIDATES/THEAPPLICATION.HTM
AND CLICK ON THE LDO/CWO DESIGNATORS LINK.

5.  SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN AND THE HORN OF AFRICA DURING THE 
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER EXAM REFER TO NAVADMIN 336/07.

6.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- FOR GENERAL LDO/CWO CAREER PATH AND POLICY:  CWO4 MITCH ALLEN, AT
(901) 874-3044/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- FOR APPLICATION/ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS:  MR. NEAL DAWSON, AT (901) 
874-4416/DSN 882, OR EMAIL AT NEAL.DAWSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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