FY-14-1 SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER ACQUISITION CORPS ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION PANEL

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SUBJ/FY-14-1 SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER ACQUISITION CORPS ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION 
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NARR/REF A IS THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE 
IMPROVEMENT ACT OPERATING GUIDE.  REF B IS THE SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER 
ACQUISITION CORPS ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION PROCESS STANDARD OPERATING 
PROCEDURE.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CONVENING OF THE FY-14-1 SURFACE WARFARE 
OFFICER ACQUISITION CORPS (SWOAC) ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION PANEL ON 21 NOVEMBER 
2013.

2.  BACKGROUND.  REF (A) ELIMINATED THE ACQUISITION CORPS (AC) ELIGIBLE 
OPTION FROM THE NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND SPONSORED ADMINISTRATIVE AC SELECTION 
BOARD PROCESS AND RESERVED THE AC ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION FOR INTERNAL USE AND 
MANAGEMENT BY THE UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICER (URL) COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP.  THE 
SEMI-ANNUAL AC SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE WAS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED TO AN ANNUAL 
BOARD.  SWO URL OFFICERS SHOULD NOW APPLY TO THE SWOAC ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION 
PANEL.
AFTER SELECTION FOR DESIGNATION AS A SWOAC ELIGIBLE OFFICER, THE OFFICER WILL 
BE DETAILED TO TOURS CREDITABLE TO AC MEMBERSHIP, INCLUDING COMMAND AT SEA.  
AFTER A SWOAC ELIGIBLE DESIGNATED OFFICER MEETS ALL REQUIREMENTS FOR AC 
MEMBERSHIP (TYPICALLY AFTER 1-2 ACQUISITION TOURS), THE OFFICER WILL APPLY TO 
THE ANNUAL AC SELECTION BOARD.  AC MEMBERSHIP IS A PREREQUISITE FOR 
ASSIGNMENT TO ONE OF APPROXIMATELY 700 DEPARTMENT OF NAVY CRITICALLY CODED 
ACQUISITION BILLETS.

3.  SWOAC SELECTION.  PER REF (B), POLICY AND GUIDANCE ON SWOAC ELIGIBLE 
DESIGNATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR NAVY OFFICERS MAY BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/SURFACEWARFARE/DOCUMENTS/NAVSEA%20SOP%20FOR%20SWO%20AC%
20ELIGIBLE%20DESIGNATION.PDF
 OR BY E-MAILING THE COMMUNITY MANAGER.

4.  APPLICATIONS SWOAC ELIGIBLE DESIGNATION PANEL.  APPLICATIONS SHALL BE 
SUBMITTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN REF (B).  ENDORSEMENTS 
ARE REQUIRED AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 15 NOVEMBER 2013.  THE 
NEXT PANEL IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2014.  APPLICATIONS SHOULD 
INCLUDE A COPY OF:
    A.  AC ELIGIBLE CANDIDATE INFORMATION SHEET;
    B.  IF APPLICABLE, DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT AND 
DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS OR COURSE COMPLETION CERTIFICATES 
AVAILABLE FROM THE OFFICER'S E-DACM ACCOUNT;
    C.  COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT (COPIES OF THE COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS ARE
ACCEPTABLE) TO DOCUMENT COMPLIANCE WITH THE BUSINESS ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT;
    D.  ALL FITNESS REPORTS (REDACT SSN) FROM DEPARTMENT HEAD TOURS ON 
OFFICER SUMMARY RECORD, PERFORMANCE SUMMARY RECORD, AND CURRENT BIO;
    E.  ENCRYPTED E-MAIL OR LETTER WITH THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT "I UNDERSTAND 
THAT IF I AM APPROVED FOR SURFACE WARFARE ACQUISITION CORPS ELIGIBLE 
DESIGNATION, I WILL BECOME A MEMBER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ACQUISITION 
WORKFORCE AND WILL BE DETAILED INTO AN ACQUISITION CODED POSITION AT THE 
EARLIEST POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITY.
OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS REMAIN THE PRIORITY.  ADDITIONALLY, I UNDERSTAND AND 
ACKNOWLEDGE THAT I WILL HAVE TWO YEARS FROM THE DATE I BEGIN SERVING IN AN 
ACQUISITION CODED BILLET TO COMPLETE ALL THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACQUISITION 
CORPS MEMBERSHIP."
    F.  ADDITIONAL PERTINENT INFORMATION FOR CONSIDERATION.

5.  RECORDS REVIEW.  IN ADDITION TO FITNESS REPORTS, APPLICANT RECORDS WILL 
BE REVIEWED FOR NEGATIVE OR ADVERSE INFORMATION AND PROVIDED TO THE PANEL FOR 
CONSIDERATION.  ONLY INFORMATION CONTAINED IN AN OFFICER'S OFFICIAL RECORD OR 
PROVIDED TO THE PANEL BY THE OFFICER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

6.  SUBMISSIONS.  TO ENSURE THE SUBMITTED PACKAGE IS ACCEPTED, ALL NECESSARY 
DOCUMENTATION MUST BE INCLUDED.  THE PREFERRED METHOD OF SUBMITTING 
APPLICATIONS IS BY ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO THE SWOAC COMMUNITY MANAGER, MS. 
SHANNON POTTER, AT SHANNON.POTTER1.CTR(AT)NAVY.MIL.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER 15 NOVEMBER 2013 WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

7.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE DEFENSE ACQUISITION CORPS, 
ACCESS THE NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND ACQUISITION WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT BRANCH 
WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/OFFICER/DETAILING/ACQUISITION/PAGES/DEFAULT2.ASPX.

8.  POINT OF CONTACT IS CAPTAIN TOM DRUGGAN, MILITARY SWOAC COMMUNITY LEAD, 
AT (202) 905-9710 OR VIA E-MAIL AT PAUL.DRUGGAN(AT)NAVY.MIL, AND MS. SHANNON 
POTTER, SWOAC COMMUNITY MANAGER, VIA E-MAIL AT 
SHANNON.POTTER1.CTR(AT)NAVY.MIL.

9.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//

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