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SUBJ: ADVANCED CHANGE NOTICE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B CHAPTER SEVEN, LIMI TED DUTY 
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NAVADMIN 281/12

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SUBJ/ADVANCED CHANGE NOTICE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B CHAPTER SEVEN,  LIMITED DUTY 
OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATION  INSTRUCTION AND POLICY//



REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS 
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE POLICY CHANGES TO REF A THAT WILL 
BE INCORPORATED IN CHANGE 1, AND WILL BE APPLIED TO THE ACTIVE AND RESERVE FY-
14 LDO/CWO IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARDS SCHEDULED TO CONVENE IN JANUARY 2013.  
AT THE DIRECTION OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS AND THE CHIEF OF NAVAL 
PERSONNEL, THE LDO AND CWO COMMUNITY BEGAN A SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE IN 
AUGUST 2010.  A SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE LDO/CWO INITIATIVE INCLUDED A REVIEW 
OF CAREER PATHS FOR INDIVIDUALS WHILE PROVIDING A MORE STABLE AND PREDICTABLE 
OFFICER INVENTORY IN SUPPORT OF MISSION REQUIREMENTS.

2.  NUCLEAR QUALIFIED APPLICANTS WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE POLICIES IN REF A ONLY 
AND SHOULD FOLLOW THE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS THEREIN.
 FOR
ALL OTHER APPLICANTS, IF CONFLICTS ARE NOTED BETWEEN THIS NAVADMIN AND REF A, 
THIS NAVADMIN TAKES PRECEDENCE.  SPECIFICALLY, TIME IN SERVICE (TIS) 
COMPUTATION, YEARS OF SERVICE ELIGIBILITY, CWO SERVICE OBLIGATION, DELETION OF 
OBLIGATORY SERVICE STATEMENT AND CWO GRADE APPOINTMENT CHANGES FOR NON-NUCLEAR 
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ADDRESSED IN THIS NAVADMIN.

3.  COMMANDING OFFICER'S ENDORSEMENT MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT.
"APPLICANT MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN OPNAVINST 1420.1B, NAVADMIN 
281/12, AND THE PHYSICAL FITNESS STANDARDS OF OPNAVINST 6110.1J."

4.  LDO/CWO ELIGIBILITY YEARS OF SERVICE WILL BE CHANGED INCREMENTALLY OVER 
THE NEXT 3 YEARS BEGINNING IN FY-14 AND STABILIZING IN FY-16.  ADDITIONAL TIS 
WAIVERS BEYOND THE ESTABLISHED GUIDANCE BELOW WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE BY 
CASE BASIS.
    A.  FOR FY-14, ELIGIBILITY WILL BE 8-15 YEARS FOR LDO AND 13-22 YEARS FOR 
CWO.  LDO TIS WAIVERS GREATER THAN 16 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
 CWO TIS
WAIVERS OF LESS THAN 12 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  CWO TIS WAIVERS UP TO
23 YEARS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL CWO APPLICANTS.
    B.  FOR FY-15, ELIGIBILITY WILL BE 8-14 YEARS FOR LDO AND 14-21 YEARS FOR 
CWO.  LDO TIS WAIVERS GREATER THAN 15 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  CWO TIS 
WAIVERS OF LESS THAN 13 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  CWO TIS WAIVERS UP TO 
22 YEARS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL CWO APPLICANTS.
    C.  FOR FY-16, ELIGIBILITY WILL BE 8-14 YEARS FOR LDO AND 14-20 YEARS FOR 
CWO.  LDO TIS WAIVERS GREATER THAN 14.5 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  CWO TIS
 WAIVERS LESS THAN 14 YEARS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.  CWO TIS WAIVERS UP TO 22 
YEARS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS ONLY.

5.  THE INITIAL SERVICE OBLIGATION FOR CWO WILL INCREASE FROM 4 TO 6 YEARS IN 
FY-14 AND BEYOND (NOT APPLICABLE TO NUCLEAR APPLICANTS).

6.  APPLICANTS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO INCLUDE AN OBLIGATORY SERVICE STATEMENT TO 
REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY AS PART OF THEIR PERSONAL STATEMENT.  THIS REQUIREMENT 
IS INCLUDED AS PART OF THE APPOINTMENT DOCUMENTATION SIGNED UPON 
COMMISSIONING.

7.  CHIEF AND SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR COMMISSIONING 
AS A CWO WILL BE APPOINTED TO THE PERMANENT GRADE OF CWO2.  MASTER CHIEF PETTY 
OFFICERS, REGARDLESS OF TIME IN GRADE, WILL BE APPOINTED TO THE PERMANENT 
GRADE OF CWO3.

8.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  FOR GENERAL LDO/CWO CAREER PATH AND POLICY QUESTIONS, CONTACT CWO5 
MITCH ALLEN AT (901) 874-3044/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT  
MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  FOR NUCLEAR LDO/CWO APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS,  CONTACT 
LCDR TODD NICHOLS AT (703) 604-5489/DSN 664 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
CHRISTOPHER.NICHOLS4(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  FOR APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS, CONTACT CWO3 CLAY SUMMERS 
AT
(901) 874-3170/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT CLAY.SUMMERS(AT)NAVY.MIL OR  MS. 
MARISA BEAL AT (901) 874-3262/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MARISA.BEAL(AT)NAVY.M 
IL.

9.  FILE THIS NAVADMIN WITH REF A.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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