FY-14 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD

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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 281/12, ADVANCED CHANGE NOTICE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B, 
CHAPTER SEVEN, LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATION 
INSTRUCTION AND POLICY//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE SOLICITATION OF APPLICATIONS FROM HIGHLY 
QUALIFIED AND MOTIVATED E6 THROUGH E9 PERSONNEL FOR THE FY-14 LIMITED DUTY 
OFFICER (LDO) AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) PROGRAMS.  LDOS AND CWOS BRING A 
VARIETY OF EXPERIENCE AND UNIQUE PERSPECTIVES INTO THE WARDROOM FROM THEIR 
ENLISTED SERVICE.  THE LDO/CWO CAREER PATHS PROVIDE ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES AND ENHANCE A SAILOR'S ABILITY TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE NAVY.  THESE 
PROGRAMS DELIVER TO THE OFFICER CORPS SEASONED PROFESSIONALS WITH PROVEN 
LEADERSHIP ABILITIES AT AN ECONOMICAL COST.  LDOS PROVIDE BROAD TECHNICAL 
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS, AND CWOS PROVIDE SPECIFIC TECHNICAL 
EXPERTISE AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS IN SUPPORT OF THE UNRESTRICTED LINE, 
RESTRICTED LINE AND STAFF CORPS COMMUNITIES.  LDOS AND CWOS SERVE IN A VARIETY 
OF LEADERSHIP BILLETS WITHIN THEIR TECHNICAL FIELDS, RANGING FROM DIVISION 
OFFICER TO COMMANDING OFFICER ASHORE.

2.  UPDATED AND ADDITIONAL POLICY GUIDANCE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B IS PROMULGATED 
IN REF A.

3.  THE FY-14 IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD WILL CONVENE 7 JAN 13.  
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 1 NOV 12.  ROUTINE ADDENDUMS TO 
APPLICATIONS, EXCLUDING EVALUATIONS AND AWARDS, MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 
1 DECEMBER 12 FOR PRE-BOARD SCANNING.  EVALUATIONS AND AWARDS MUST BE RECEIVED 
NOT LATER THAN THE DAY PRIOR TO BOARD CONVENING.  ALL APPLICATIONS AND 
ADDENDUMS MUST HAVE MEMBER'S FULL SSN ON EACH PAGE.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE 
MAILED TO THE NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND (NPC) CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.  TIME 
SENSITIVE SUBMISSIONS MAY BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY TO 
CSCSELECTIONBOARD(AT)NAVY.MIL.  HARD COPY AND ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS MUST 
INCLUDE COMMAND ENDORSEMENT.  BOARD NUMBER 180 IS FOR CWO TO LTJG AND BOARD 
NUMBER 181 IS FOR ENLISTED TO LDO/CWO.
MAILING ADDRESS IS: 

NPC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
PRESIDENT, FY-14 LDO/CWO PROCUREMENT BOARD 
BOARD (#180 OR #181 AS APPROPRIATE) 
5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE 
MILLINGTON TN 38055

4.  INTERVIEW APPRAISAL BOARDS SHALL CONSIST OF A MINIMUM OF THREE NAVAL 
OFFICERS (LDO/CWO IF AVAILABLE).  EVERY EFFORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO 
TELECONFERENCE, VTC, DCO, ETC) SHALL BE USED TO ENSURE AT LEAST ONE BOARD 
MEMBER IS FROM THE DESIGNATOR FOR WHICH THE APPLICANT IS APPLYING.  MINIMUM 
GRADE REQUIREMENTS FOR BOARD MEMBERS ARE LTJG, OR CWO2 WITH TWO YEARS TIME-IN-
GRADE.  POTENTIAL BLOCK ON INTERVIEW APPRAISALS MUST BE MARKED FOR LDO/CWO 
CANDIDATES.

5.  FOR APPLICANTS WHO HAVE OR ARE CURRENTLY SERVING IN INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE 
OR GLOBAL SUPPORT ASSIGNMENTS (IA/GSA), INCLUDE THESE TOURS IN THE ASSIGNMENT 
HISTORY SECTION OF THE APPLICATION.  CO'S RECOMMENDATION MUST INCLUDE 
VALIDATION OF ANY LISTED IA/GSA ASSIGNMENT AND THE STATEMENT IN REF A, PARA 
THREE.

6.  APPLICANTS CURRENTLY SERVING IN IA/GSA, MAY HAVE THEIR APPLICATION 
ENDORSED BY THEIR FIELD COMMANDER.  ALL APPLICATIONS ENDORSED BY FIELD 
COMMANDER MUST HAVE PARENT COMMAND CONCURRENCE.  SAMPLE CONCURRENCE LETTER IS 
LOCATED AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/OFFICER/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/LDO_CWO/PAGES/REFERENCES.ASPX.

7.  COMMANDS MUST ENSURE COPIES OF THE MOST RECENT PERIODIC EVAL ARE INCLUDED 
IN THE APPLICATION OR LATER ADDENDUM FOR BOARD REVIEW AND CONTINUITY.  FIRST 
CLASS PETTY OFFICERS MUST SUBMIT THEIR 15 NOVEMBER 2012 EVALUATION.

8.  TIS FOR THE FY-14 BOARD MUST BE COMPUTED TO 1 OCTOBER 2013.

9.  DUE TO THE LDO/CWO SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE, THE FOLLOWING CWO TO LDO 
(LTJG) APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM THE FOLLOWING CWO DESIGNATORS:  
7121, 7211, 7231, 7281, 7331, 7421, 7481, AND 7511.

10.  CWO APPLICANTS FOR LDO MUST HAVE AT LEAST 2 YEARS TIG AND BE BETWEEN 14 
AND 16 YEARS TOTAL ACTIVE SERVICE AS OF 1 OCTOBER 13.  THIS ENABLES SELECTEES 
A FULL CAREER OPPORTUNITY AS AN LDO.  LDO (LTJG) SELECTEES WILL TERMINATE 
THEIR CWO STATUS AND BECOME A PERMANENT LDO UPON APPOINTMENT.

11.  DUE TO THE LDO/CWO SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE, APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE 
ACCEPTED FOR DESIGNATORS 615X, 621X, 647X, 655X, 721X, 723X, 728X, 748X, AND 
751X.

12.  THE FY-14 BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPLICANTS FOR CYBER CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS 
(743X).  PERSONNEL APPLYING FOR THIS DESIGNATOR MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY 
REQUIREMENTS LISTED IN NAVADMIN 139/10.

13.  NAVY DIVER APPLICANTS APPLYING FOR DESIGNATOR (720X) MUST MEET 
REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN MILPERSMAN 1220-100 PARAGRAPH 18.B. (5)(A) THROUGH 
(E), (H), AND (I).

14.  APPLICATIONS FOR THE 734X AND 738X DESIGNATORS SHOULD BE MODIFIED TO MEET 
THE APPROVED MERGER OF THESE TWO DESIGNATORS INTO THE AVIATION MAINTENANCE CWO 
733X DESIGNATOR.

15.  DUE TO ONGOING RATING MERGERS, ELIGIBLE SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY 
FOR THE DESIGNATOR FOR WHICH THEY HAVE DOCUMENTED TECHNICAL AND LEADERSHIP 
EXPERIENCE, REGARDLESS OF CURRENT RATING.

16.  APPLICANTS MUST MAINTAIN ELIGIBILITY THROUGHOUT THE SELECTION AND 
PROMOTION PROCESS.  APPLICANTS WHO ARE DEEMED INELIGIBLE AFTER THE SUBMISSION 
OF APPLICATIONS MUST BE DECLARED INELIGIBLE BY THE CURRENT COMMANDING OFFICER.  
A SAMPLE FORMAT IS LOCATED AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/OFFICER/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/LDO_CWO/PAGES/REFERENCES.ASPX.

17.  EACH APPLICANT AND COMMAND MUST ENSURE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE COMPLETE AND 
ACCURATE.  INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS COULD RESULT IN NON-SELECTION.  REFER TO 
OPNAVINST 1420.1B (CHAPTERS 2, 7 AND APPENDIX F) AND REF A FOR PROGRAM 
OVERVIEW, ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, AND APPLICATION FORMAT.

18.  FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE APPLICATION PROCESS, VISIT THE PERS-803 WEBSITE 
AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/BOARDS/ADMINISTRATIVE/LDO_CWO/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX.
THIS SITE CONTAINS APPLICATION HELP AND A REVIEW CHECKLIST TO PRINT AND 
INCLUDE IN THE APPLICATION FOLDER.  THIS SITE ALSO CONTAINS  GUIDANCE SUCH AS 
CSC MAILING INFO, RECEIPTS CHECK LINK, HOW TO  MONITOR APPLICATION STATUS ON 
BUPERS ONLINE AFTER PERS-803 REVIEW, AND HOW TO RECONCILE APPLICATION ERRORS 
VIA ADDENDUM IF ITEMS OR  CORRECTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR COMPLETENESS OR 
ELIGIBILITY.

19.  FOR VALID DESIGNATOR CODES, VISIT THE LDO/CWO OCM WEBSITE AT 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/OFFICER/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/LDO_CWO/PAGES/REFERENCES.ASPX
AND CLICK ON THE LDO/CWO DESIGNATORS LINK.

20.  FIRST CLASS PETTY OFFICERS SERVING IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF 
AFRICA WHO ARE DETERMINED CPO BOARD ELIGIBLE IAW NAVADMIN 336/07 OR NAVADMIN 
018/00 ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR LDO IF ALL OTHER ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE 
MET.

21.  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.MIL.

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

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