ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM

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SUBJ/ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER PILOT PROGRAM//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS APPLICATIONS FROM 
HIGHLY-QUALIFIED AND HARD-CHARGING SAILORS (E5 THROUGH E7) FOR A PROGRAM THAT 
PLACES CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (CWO) IN COCKPITS AS NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL 
FLIGHT OFFICERS (NFO).  THIS PROGRAM HARNESSES THE STRENGTHS OF SAILORS TODAY 
AND SHAPES THE NAVY OF TOMORROW BY CREATING FLYING SPECIALISTS UNENCUMBERED BY 
THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS OF THE UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) COMMUNITY.  AS 
SUCH, FLYING CWO'S WILL ROTATE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL SEA/SHORE FLYING BILLETS.
SIX PERSONNEL WILL BE SELECTED AS CWO2, ATTEND LDO/CWO INDOCTRINATION 
TRAINING, THEN UNDERGO FLIGHT TRAINING.  THREE PILOTS AND THREE NFO'S WILL BE 
SELECTED BY THE JUNE 2011 BOARD.  AFTER FLIGHT SCHOOL, THE NEWLY WINGED 
AVIATORS WILL RECEIVE FLEET REPLACEMENT SQUADRON (FRS) TRAINING BEFORE 
REPORTING TO THE FLEET.  TARGETED COMMUNITIES INCLUDE:  VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), 
HSC AND HSL.

2.  COMPLETED APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432V) NO LATER THAN
27 MAY 2011.  THE BOARD WILL CONVENE ON 14 JULY 2011.  SOME OF THE APPLICATION 
REQUIREMENTS (AGE WAIVER, NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (NOMI) APPROVED 
PHYSICAL, AVIATION STANDARD TEST BATTERY (ASTB) TEST RESULTS) REQUIRE 
SIGNIFICANT LEAD TIME TO COMPLETE (SIX TO EIGHT WEEKS), SO PROSPECTIVE 
APPLICANTS SHOULD START EARLY.

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, AND
    NUCLEAR COMMUNITIES
ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.
    C.  MUST POSSESS AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE OR HIGHER.
    D.  MUST BE PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR AVIATION DUTY IN
    ACCORDANCE WITH THE
NAVY MANUAL OF MEDICINE.  SEND PHYSICAL DOCUMENTATION MARKED "FLYING CWO 
PROGRAM"
DIRECTLY TO NAVAL OPERATIONAL MEDICINE INSTITUTE (NOMI), MR. HASHEY AT 
BRIAN.HASHEY(AT)MED.NAVY.MIL, FAX (850)452-2957; OR CALL AT (850)452-4502/DSN 
922-4502.  PACKAGE MUST CONTAIN AN APPROVED LETTER FROM NOMI STATING WHICH 
PROGRAM (PILOT, NFO OR BOTH) THE APPLICANT IS QUALIFIED TO ENTER.
    E.  MUST MEET ASTB MINIMUMS.  SEND OFFICIAL NOMI SCORE SHEET
    WITH PACKAGE.
MINIMUM SCORES FOR PILOT ARE AQR=4 AND PFAR=5.  MINIMUM SCORES FOR NFO ARE 
AQR=4 AND FOFAR=5.
    F.  MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR A SECRET SECURITY
    CLEARANCE.

4.  REFER TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B FOR CWO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN ADDITION TO 
REQUIREMENTS CITED IN PARA 3.  SEE PARA 5 OF THIS MESSAGE FOR PACKAGE LAYOUT.  
INDIVIDUAL GRADE ANDTIME-IN-SERVICE WAIVERS FOR E5/E6 PERSONNEL ARE NOT 
REQUIRED.

5.  APPLICATIONS MUST INCLUDE:
    A.  PACKAGE PAGES 1 THROUGH 10 MUST BE OPNAVINST FORM 1420.1B
    .
    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 NFOS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH TITLE 10, SECTION 
653, U.S. CODE AND NAVY POLICY DECISION MEMORANDUM 06-N131-01.  I ALSO 
UNDERSTAND THAT 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 PAY, 
BUT MAY (UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN MY PREVIOUS RATE.  IF I ATTRITE 
AFTER THREE 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 3 INTERVIEWERS'
    APPRAISAL SHEETS
(NAVCRUIT FROM 1131/5).
    D.  ENCL 1 MUST BE AGE WAIVER FROM PERS-435A (IF REQUIRED).
    E.  ENCL 2 MUST BE NOMI FLIGHT PHYSICAL APPROVAL
    DOCUMENTATION.
    F.  ENCL 3 MUST BE NAVY SMART TRANSCRIPT (DISPLAYING THE
    COLLEGE DEGREE).
    G.  ENCL 4 MUST BE OFFICIAL SEALED COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS FOR
    GPA VERIFICATION.
    H.  ENCL 5 MUST BE OFFICIAL ASTB RESULTS FROM NOMI.
    I.  ENCL 6 MUST BE E5 EVALS FROM 15 MARCH 2009.
    J.  ENCL 7 MUST BE E4 EVALS IF THE CANDIDATE IS AN E5.
    K.  ENCL 8 IS ALL OTHER CORRESPONDENCE (AWARDS, LETTERS OF
    RECOMMENDATION,
ETC.).

6.  APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT HTTP://NAVALFORMS.DAPS.DLA.MIL/WEB
/PUBLIC/HOME.
COMMANDING OFFICERS MUST ENSURE PACKAGES ARE COMPLETE (I.E., MEET ALL THE 
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS) AND ARRIVE BY THE 27 MAY 2011 DEADLINE.

7.  INDIVIDUAL CAREER CONSIDERATIONS:
    A.  UPON WINGING, SELECTEES WILL INCUR AN EIGHT YEAR MSR FOR
    PILOTS, OR A SIX
YEAR MSR FOR NFOS.
    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 WEAPONS 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 WHO HAVE
    LESS THAN THREE
YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE DISCHARGED WITHOUT SEVERANCE PAY, BUT MAY 
(UPON APPLICATION) BE REENLISTED IN THEIR PREVIOUS RATE.
    B.  THOSE IN EXCESS OF THREE YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL
    BE DETAILED TO
NON-FLYING BILLETS IN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.

9.  INTERESTED PERSONNEL SHOULD REVIEW THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AT THE 
FLYING CWO WEBSITE.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FLYING CWO PROGRAM, 
CONTACT MS. MELINDA WEEDEN AT (901)874-3964/DSN:  882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
MELINDA.WEEDEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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