DISESTABLISHMENT AND MERGER OF EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS INTO THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL LIMITED DUTY OFFICER COMMUNITY

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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC

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SUBJ: DISESTABLISHMENT AND MERGER OF EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL CHIE F 
WARRANT OFFICERS INTO THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL LIMITED UNCLASSIFIED/ FM 
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TO NAVADMIN 
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SUBJ/DISESTABLISHMENT AND MERGER OF EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL CHIEF WARRANT 
OFFICERS INTO THE EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL LIMITED DUTY OFFICER COMMUNITY//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE DISESTABLISHMENT AND MERGER OF THE 
EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
(CWO) DESIGNATOR 748X INTO THE EOD LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (LDO) DESIGNATOR 648X.  
THIS WILL ALIGN SIMILAR JOB FUNCTIONS AND INCREASE EFFICIENCIES IN THE EOD 
COMMUNITY.

2.  THE EOD CWO COMMUNITY IS CURRENTLY SIGNIFICANTLY UNDER END STRENGTH.  
MERGING THE CWO BILLETS INTO THE LDO COMMUNITY WILL ELIMINATE MONETARY 
INEQUITIES THAT ARE EXPERIENCED BY SOME 748X CWOS UPON COMMISSIONING AND 
PROVIDE GREATER OPPORTUNITY FOR GEOGRAPHIC STABILITY.

3.  THIS MERGER WILL TAKE PLACE IN TWO PHASES.
    A.  PHASE 1 WILL BEGIN 1 NOVEMBER 2011.
        (1) THE EOD CWO2/3 BILLETS (DESIGNATOR 7480) WILL BE CONVERTED TO LDO 
(DESIGNATOR 6480) LT AND BELOW.
        (2) CWO2S (DESIGNATOR 7481) WILL BE OFFERED A CONVERSION TO LTJG UPON 
THEIR SECOND COMMISSIONING ANNIVERSARY.
        (3) CWO3S (DESIGNATOR 7481) WILL BE OFFERED A CONVERSION TO LT UPON 
THEIR FOURTH COMMISSIONING ANNIVERSARY.
        (4) CWOS COMMISSIONED IN FY11 OR COMMISSIONING IN FY12 WILL BE OFFERED 
APPOINTMENT AS LDO ENS OR LDO LTJG DEPENDING UPON ACTIVE COMMISSIONING BASE 
DATE.
        (5) CWO2/3S WHO DO NOT CONVERT WILL SEE NO CHANGE IN PROMOTION 
OPPORTUNITY.
    B.  PHASE II WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 2013.  CWO4/5 BILLETS WILL BEGIN PHASED 
CONVERSION TO LDO (DESIGNATOR 6480) WITH FOUR OF THESE BILLETS CONVERTING TO 
THE RANK OF LCDR, SIX TO LT, AND ONE TO LTJG.  PHASING WILL BE BASED ON CWO 
INVENTORY AND PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY.  DELAYING THE CONVERSION OF CWO4/5 
BILLETS UNTIL PHASE II MAINTAINS A VIABLE CAREER PATH FOR CWOS WHO CHOOSE NOT 
TO CONVERT OR ARE INELIGIBLE FOR CONVERSION.

4.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  CWO COMMUNITY MANAGER:  CWO5 MITCHELL ALLEN, BUPERS-319A, AT (901) 
874-3044/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL AT MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  EOD OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER:  LCDR JEFFREY MORGANTHALER, BUPERS-
311E, AT (901) 874-4991/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL JEFFREY.MORGANTHALER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  EOD OFFICER DETAILER:  LCDR LARRY HALL, PERS-416, AT
(901) 874-3910/DSN 882 OR E-MAIL AT LAWRENCE.E.HALL(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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