FY10-2 TEST PILOT SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD

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NAVADMIN 194/10

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SUBJ/FY10-2 TEST PILOT SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD//



REF/A/DOC BUPERS/20 MAR 2002//
AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1500.62A, TEST PILOT SCHOOL (TPS)// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE U.S. NAVAL TEST PILOT SCHOOL SELECTION
BOARD SCHEDULED TO CONVENE 18 AUGUST 2010.  THIS BOARD WILL SELECT HIGHLY
QUALIFIED NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS FOR THE U.S. NAVAL TEST
PILOT SCHOOL (USNTPS), THE NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL/USNTPS COOPERATIVE 
PROGRAM, THE U.S. AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOL (USAFTPS), AND BRITISH EMPIRE
TEST PILOT SCHOOL. 

2.  TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR BOARD CONSIDERATION, AN APPLICATION LETTER AS 
DESCRIBED IN REF A AND COMMAND ENDORSEMENT MUST BE RECEIVED AT THE NAVY 
PERSONNEL COMMAND CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER (CSC) NOT LATER THAN 12 JULY 2010.  
THE ENDORSEMENT SHOULD CONSIDER WHETHER THE APPLICANT, IF SELECTED, IS 
AVAILABLE TO REPORT FOR INITIAL TRAINING AS EARLY AS OCTOBER 2010.  THE 
SERVICE MEMBER'S EMAIL ADDRESS(ES), PHONE NUMBER(S), COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS, 
AND POST-TPS TEST SQUADRON ASSIGNMENT PREFERENCES MUST BE INCLUDED WITH 
APPLICATION AND ALSO RECEIVED BY 12 JULY 2010.  APPLICANTS WHO DESIRE TO BE
CONSIDERED FOR THE NPS/TPS COOPERATIVE PROGRAM MUST SPECIFICALLY LIST THE 
COOPERATIVE PROGRAM AS ONE OF THEIR PROGRAM PREFERENCES IN THEIR APPLICATION 
LETTER.

3.  APPLICATION PACKAGE SUBMISSIONS:
    A.  APPLICATIONS SENT VIA U.S. POSTAL SERVICE SHOULD USE THE FOLLOWING
ADDRESS:
    NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND 
    FY10-02 TEST PILOT SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD,
    (BOARD #380) CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
    5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
    MILLINGTON TN 38055-6300
    B.  APPLICATIONS SENT VIA FEDEX/UPS/DHL SHOULD USE THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
    NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND 
    FY10-02 TEST PILOT SCHOOL SELECTION BOARD  
    (BOARD #380) CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
    5640 TICONDEROGA LOOP BLDG 768 RM E302
    MILLINGTON TN 38055-6300
    C.  FAX OR EMAILED PDF SUBMISSIONS, IN ADVANCE OF HARDCOPY, WILL BE 
ACCEPTED FOR THOSE APPLICANTS WHO HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL OTHER MEANS OF DELIVERY.  
FAX:  (901) 874-2044/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL:  CSCMAILBOX(AT)NAVY.MIL.  

4.  APPLICANTS SHOULD CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THEIR APPLICATION PACKAGE AND ALL 
CORRESPONDENCE BY SELECTING THE CUSTOMER SERVICE LINK AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL OR 
BY CALLING THE NPC CSC AT 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (DSN 882-5672).  ADDITIONALLY, 
ENSURE MOST RECENT FITREP (SUCH AS 31JAN10 FITREP FOR LIEUTENANTS) IS 
RECEIVED AT NPC CSC NOT LATER THAN 12 JULY 2010. 

5.  ELIGIBILITY:
    A.  DESIGNATED NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS THROUGH THE 
GRADE OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SELECTION.
    B.  THE PREFERRED UNRESTRICTED LINE (13XX) AVIATORS ARE DUE COURSE JUNIOR
OFFICERS (O-2 OR O-3) WITH FORECASTED TIMING TO COMPLETE THE SELECTED TPS 
PROGRAM, A MINIMUM 24-MONTH TEST TOUR, AND RETURN FOR SQUADRON DEPARTMENT 
HEAD TOUR NOT LATER THAN SCREEN GROUP PLUS 11 YEARS.  IN THE EVENT THAT 
THERE ARE INSUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF QUALIFIED UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) JUNIOR
OFFICERS TO MEET REQUIREMENTS, URL LIEUTENANT COMMANDERS WITH EXCEPTIONAL
RECORDS MAY BE SELECTED, PROVIDED THEY WOULD STILL BE ABLE TO MEET APPLICABLE
CAREER MILESTONES.
    C.  AEROSPACE ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICER (1510) AVIATORS THROUGH THE GRADE 
OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER MAY BE SELECTED IF ABLE TO SERVE A MINIMUM 24-MONTH 
FLIGHT TEST TOUR FOLLOWING GRADUATION FROM TPS AND CONTINUE TO MEET CAREER 
MILESTONES.      

6.  APPLICANTS SHOULD PERIODICALLY CHECK FOR UPDATES AND ADDITIONAL 
INFORMATION AT THE TPS BOARD WEBSITE:  
WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/BOARDS/ADMINISTRATIVE/TESTPILOT.

7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  CDR SCOTT DILLON, PERS-434B, AT (901) 874-4106, 
OR E-MAIL AT WILLIAM.DILLON(AT)NAVY.MIL.  
- ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE:  MS. SHIRLEY MURPHY, PERS-434B1, AT 
(901) 874-2437 OR E-MAIL AT FILISA.MURPHY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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