FY-13 SPECIALTY CAREER PATH SELECTION BOARD

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SUBJ/FY-13 SPECIALTY CAREER PATH SELECTION BOARD//



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE FY-13 SPECIALTY CAREER PATH
 (SCP)
SELECTION BOARD TO BE HELD 23-27 JULY 2012.  THE SCP PROGRAM, ORIGINALLY 
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE SURFACE WARFARE COMMUNITY IN 2005, WAS EXPANDED TO 
INCLUDE OTHER UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) OFFICERS IN 2010.  THE SCP PROGRAM IS 
DESIGNED TO DEVELOP AND UTILIZE SELECTED OFFICERS WITHIN THE 10 DISTINCT 
SPECIALTY CAREER PATHS.  THE SCP PROGRAM HAS PROVEN TO BE A SUCCESSFUL 
INITIATIVE AND HAS PROVIDED THE NAVY WITH A CADRE OF OFFICERS WITH CRITICAL 
SKILLS IN KEY NAVY  MISSION AREAS.

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 ARE OPEN TO QUALIFIED 
CANDIDATES:
  - OPERATIONS ANALYSIS
  - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
  - NAVAL OPERATIONAL PLANNER
  - ANTITERRORISM/FORCE PROTECTION
  - SHORE INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT
  - ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE
  - MINE WARFARE
  - MISSILE DEFENSE
  - STRATEGIC SEALIFT
  - EDUCATION AND TRAINING MANAGEMENT

3.  BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF SELECTION INCLUDE DESIGNATED SCP BILLETS 
WITHIN A SPECIALTY AREA, SPECIALTY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE, CAREER MILESTONE 
BILLETS WITHIN A SPECIALTY AREA, AND POTENTIAL TO SCREEN FOR CO/XO EQUIVALENT 
TOURS.

4.  OFFICERS DESIRING TO ENTER ONE OF THE SCP'S MAY DO SO UPON APPLICATION AND 
SELECTION.  THIS ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD, CHAIRED BY A FLAG OFFICER, WILL SELECT 
OFFICERS BEST QUALIFIED TO SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY IN EACH OF THE SCP'S.  
ONCE SELECTED, THEY WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY FOR ASSIGNMENTS TO BILLETS THAT 
DEVELOP EXPERIENCE IN THEIR SPECIALTY DURING NORMAL SEA/SHORE ROTATIONS IN 
THEIR ORIGINAL URL COMMUNITY.  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 IN EACH OF THE 10 SCP PATHS WITH JOBS INCREASING IN 
COMPLEXITY AND RESPONSIBILITY.  OFFICERS 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.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/
SURFACEWARFARE/PAGES/SPECIALTYCAREERPATH.ASPX.  CONTACT YOUR RESPECTIVE 
DETAILER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

5.  ELIGIBILITY FOR PARTICIPATION IS DETERMINED BY DESIGNATOR AND IS AS 
FOLLOWS:
    A.  1110.  AFTER COMPLETION OF FIRST DEPARTMENT HEAD (DH) TOUR OR AFTER 
COMPLETING 18 MONTHS OF A SINGLE, LONGER DH TOUR.
SELECTED OFFICERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SCP DETAILING UPON SATISFACTORY COMPLETION 
OF DH TOUR REQUIREMENTS.
    B.  1120.  ONCE PLACED NOT CLEARED ON FINAL LOOK FOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
    C.  1130/1140.  NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE FY-13 SCP SELECTION BOARD.
    D.  1310/1320.  UPON COMPLETION OF A DH TOUR, FAILURE TO SELECT FOR A DH 
TOUR FOR THE SECOND TIME, OR UPON OPTING OUT OF DH SELECTION IF APPLICABLE.

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 FY-13 SCP BOARD MUST BE RECEIVED VIA U.S. POSTAL 
SERVICE OR EXPRESS MAIL NO LATER THAN 25 JUNE 2012.
SAMPLE APPLICATION FORMAT IS PROVIDED ON THE FOLLOWING WEB SITE:
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/
SURFACEWARFARE/PAGES/SPECIALTYCAREERPATH.ASPX.
    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.

7.  THE FY-13 SCP BOARD WILL ALSO SELECT THE APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF SCP 
OFFICERS FOR CO AND XO EQUIVALENT BILLETS WITHIN EACH MISSION AREA.  ALL 
PREVIOUSLY UNSELECTED LCDR SCP OFFICERS IN EACH MISSION AREA WILL BE 
CONSIDERED FOR SCP XO SELECTION.  ALL PREVIOUSLY NONSELECTED CDR SCP OFFICERS 
IN EACH MISSION AREA WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SCP CO SELECTION.  SCP CO AND XO 
SCREENED OFFICERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO FILL DESIGNATED SCP CAREER MILESTONE 
BILLETS.

8.  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COMMUNITY DETAILER FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SCP 
PROGRAM AND THE FY-13 SCP SELECTION BOARD.

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

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