SPECIALTY CAREER PATH PROGRAM EXPANSION

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SUBJ/SPECIALTY CAREER PATH PROGRAM EXPANSION//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE EXPANSION OF THE SPECIALTY CAREER 
PATH (SCP) PROGRAM.  THE SURFACE WARFARE COMMUNITY DEVELOPED AND HAS 
BEEN UTILIZING OFFICERS IN SPECIALTY CAREER PATHS (SCP'S) SINCE JANUARY 
OF 2005.  SCP HAS BEEN A TRULY SUCCESSFUL INITIATIVE THAT HAS PROVIDED 
US WITH A CADRE OF OFFICERS WITH CRITICAL SKILLS IN KEY NAVY MISSION 
AREAS, AND IT IS NOW TIME TO EXPAND SCP TO THE AVIATION AND SUBMARINE 
COMMUNITIES.

2.  THE SCP PROGRAM PROVIDES ALTERNATIVES TO THE TRADITIONAL COMMAND AT 
SEA CAREER PATH AND SUPPORTS THE DEMAND FOR URL LCDR/CDR/CAPT EXPERTISE 
IN GROWING AND EXPANDING MISSION AREAS.  THE FOLLOWING SCP OPTIONS WILL 
BE OPENING TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:
- OPERATIONS ANALYSIS
- FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
- NAVAL OPERATIONAL PLANNER
- ANTITERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION (NOTE 1)
- SHORE INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT (NOTE 1)
- ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE (NOTE 1)
- MINE WARFARE (NOTE 1)
- MISSILE DEFENSE (NOTE 1)
- STRATEGIC SEALIFT (NOTE 1)
- EDUCATION AND TRAINING MANAGEMENT
NOTE 1:  LEGACY SWO SCP

3.  BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SELECTION INCLUDE:
- MILESTONE BILLETS WITHIN SPECIALTY AREA
- SPECIALTY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
- POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION IN A SPECIALTY AREA

4.  OFFICERS DESIRING TO ENTER ONE OF THE SCP'S MAY DO SO UPON 
APPLICATION AND SELECTION.  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS WILL VARY BASED ON 
DESIGNATOR.  AN ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD CHAIRED BY A FLAG OFFICER WILL 
CONVENE ANNUALLY TO SELECT OFFICERS BEST QUALIFIED TO SERVE THE NEEDS 
OF THE NAVY IN EACH OF THE SCP'S.  ONCE SELECTED, OFFICERS WILL RECEIVE 
APPROPRIATE TRAINING AND EDUCATION, AND BE ASSIGNED TO BILLETS THAT 
DEVELOP EXPERIENCE IN THEIR SPECIALTY DURING NORMAL SEA/SHORE ROTATIONS.  
SELECTED OFFICERS WILL RETAIN THEIR ORIGINAL DESIGNATOR AND WILL 
RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION DESIGNATOR
(AQD) THAT INDICATES THEIR AREA OF SPECIALIZATION.  CAREER PATHS ARE 
AVAILABLE FOR EACH OF THE TEN SCP'S WITH JOBS INCREASING IN COMPLEXITY 
AND RESPONSIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE CAREER.  FOR EXAMPLE, AN OFFICER 
TRANSITIONING TO THE SHORE INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT CAREER PATH MAY 
EXPECT A CAREER THAT INCLUDES TOURS AS A DEPARTMENT HEAD AND XO OF A 
NAVAL BASE, ASSIGNMENT TO REGIONAL COMMAND STAFFS, ASSIGNMENT TO THE 
CNI STAFF, AND O-5/O-6 TOURS AT NAVAL BASES AND INSTALLATIONS.  DURING 
THAT PROGRESSION, THE OFFICER WILL GAIN EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOP 
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS THAT WILL BEST SERVE THE NAVY WHILE 
PROVIDING ENHANCED OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESSFUL CAREER TRANSITION UPON 
RETIREMENT.  STAKEHOLDER POINTS OF CONTACT FOR EACH SCP AREA, SAMPLE 
CAREER PATHS AND SCP BILLETS CAN BE VIEWED AT THE FOLLOWING NPC WEB 
SITE, HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/SPECIALTYCAREERPATH.htm.  CONTACT 
YOUR RESPECTIVE DETAILER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

5.  THE FIRST EXPANDED SCP SELECTION BOARD WILL BE CONDUCTED IN JUNE 
2010.  ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IS DETERMINED BY DESIGNATOR AND IS 
AS FOLLOWS:
    A.  1110.  UPON COMPLETION OF A SECOND DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR OR UPON 
COMPLETION OF THE FIRST 36 MONTHS OF A SINGLE, LONGER DEPARTMENT HEAD 
TOUR.
    B.  1120.  PLACED NOT CLEARED ON FINAL LOOK FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
    C.  1130/1140.  NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE FY 10 SPECIALTY CAREER PATH 
SELECTION BOARD.
    D.  1310/1320.  UPON COMPLETION OF A DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR, FAILURE 
TO SELECT FOR A DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR FOR THE SECOND TIME, OR UPON 
OPTING OUT OF DEPARTMENT HEAD SELECTION.

6.  APPLICANTS MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND MAY APPLY FOR UP 
TO TWO SPECIALTY CAREER PATHS.  OFFICERS CURRENTLY BEING PROCESSED FOR 
ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION, WHO ARE SUBJECTS OF PENDING DETACHMENT FOR 
CAUSE REQUESTS, OR HAVE BEEN DETACHED FOR CAUSE, ARE INELIGIBLE FOR 
THIS PROGRAM.  AN OFFICER WHO HAS A REQUEST FOR RESIGNATION PENDING, OR 
HAS A RESIGNATION ALREADY APPROVED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, MUST 
FIRST SUBMIT A RESIGNATION WITHDRAWAL REQUEST.  AN APPLICATION FOR THIS 
PROGRAM WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL THE REQUEST FOR WITHDRAWAL OF 
RESIGNATION HAS BEEN APPROVED.
    A.  SUBMIT APPLICATIONS TO:
PRESIDENT SPECIALTY CAREER PATH (SCP) SELECTION BOARD NAVY PERSONNEL 
COMMAND (PERS-43) 5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE MILLINGTON TN 38055
    B.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST EXPANDED SCP BOARD IN JUNE 2010 MUST 
BE RECEIVED VIA US POSTAL SERVICE OR EXPRESS MAIL NO LATER THAN
9 JUNE 2010 FOLLOWING THE FORMAT BELOW.
    C.  APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISCUSS THIS PROGRAM WITH THEIR 
DETAILER AND MENTORS BEFORE SUBMITTING A REQUEST.
    D.  ALL APPLICATIONS REQUIRE RESPECTIVE DETAILER IMPACT STATEMENT.
    E.  APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REVIEW SPECIAL INCENTIVE PAY 
DIRECTIVES APPLICABLE TO THEIR COMMUNITY.
    F.  FORMAT FOR APPLICATIONS:
* * * * * * * * * * * * * APPLICATION FORMAT * * * * * * * * * * * *
FROM:  NAME, USN, SSN/DESIG
TO:    PRESIDENT, SPECIALTY CAREER PATH SELECTION BOARD
VIA:   COMMANDER, NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (PERS-43)
       COMMANDING OFFICER

SUBJ:  REQUEST FOR SPECIALTY CAREER PATH DESIGNATION
REF:   (A) CNO WASHINGTON DC XXXXXXZ FEB 10 (NAVADMIN XXX/10)

1.  I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE PROVISIONS OF REFERENCE (A).  I 
RESPECTFULLY REQUEST CONSIDERATION FOR THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTY
PATH(S) DESCRIBED IN REFERENCE (A).  THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS
PROVIDED:
    A.  SPECIALTY PATH(S) REQUESTED IN ORDER OF PRIORITY:
(LIST ALL YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN PRIORITY ORDER, LIMIT 2)
    B.  COMPLETION, NON-SELECT, OR OPT OUT DATE OF AVIATION DEPARTMENT 
HEAD.  COMPLETION DATE OF SURFACE DEPARTMENT HEAD TOUR REQUIREMENTS OR 
SUBMARINE XO FINAL LOOK:
    C.  ACTIVE DUTY COMMISSIONING DATE:
    D.  PAY ENTRY BASE DATE:
    E.  ARRIVAL DATE AT CURRENT DUTY STATION:
    F.  SOURCE OF COMMISSIONING:
    G.  BONUS PAYMENT INFORMATION (TYPE AND END DATE OF OBLIGATION IF 
CURRENTLY RECEIVING PAYMENT FOR AVIATION, SUBMARINE, OR SURFACE
BONUS):
    H.  FIELD OF STUDY AND DEGREE(S) AWARDED (UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTERS 
PROGRAMS):
    I.  DATE OF ORIGINAL COMMISSIONING: (DD\MON\YR)
    J.  DATE OF RANK: (DD\MON\YR)
    K.  (ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AN APPLICANT DESIRES TO BE BROUGHT 
TO THE ATTENTION OF THE SELECTION BOARD.)

2.  (THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT SHALL BE INCLUDED IN ALL APPLICATIONS):
I UNDERSTAND THAT, UPON ACCEPTANCE, THIS APPLICATION IS BINDING, AND 
THEREUPON I SHALL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION FOR, OR TOURS AS (IF 
ALREADY SCREENED), TRADITIONAL USN, COMMANDING OFFICER.
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * END FORMAT * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CDR MARK TRULUCK, AT (901)874-3972/DSN 882, FAX (901)874-2756 OR
EMAIL:  MARK.TRULUCK(AT)NAVY.MIL
- CDR VINCENT SEGARS, AT (901)874-3963/DSN 882, FAX (901)874-2756 OR 
EMAIL:  VINCENT.SEGARS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- CDR RICH MCDANIEL, AT (901)874-3682/DSN 882, FAX (901)874-2756 OR
EMAIL:  RICHARD.C.MCDANIEL(AT)NAVY.MIL
- LCDR DAVID COE, AT (901)874-3931/DSN 882, FAX (901)874-2756 OR
EMAIL:  DAVID.J.COE(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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