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SUBJ/FY-14 SPECIALTY CAREER PATH SELECTION BOARD//
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1412.14, COMMAND QUALIFICATION PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the FY-14 Specialty
Career Path (SCP) selection board from 22-26 July 2013. 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 control grade
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 SCPs 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 SCPs. Selected individuals 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 SCPs 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 and SCP
billets can be viewed at the following NPC web site, http:
Contact your detailer for additional information.
5. Eligibility for participation is determined by designator and is
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. (SCP program will not impact SWO bonus.)
b. 1120. When all screening opportunities for executive
officer have expired.
c. 1130/1140. Not eligible for the FY14 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. Eligible officers may apply for up to two specialty career
paths. Eligible officers are URL officers not currently being
processed for administrative separation, subjects of pending
detachment for cause requests, or have been detached for cause.
Full Time Support officers 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. Applications must be received NLT 21 June 2013 via encrypted
e-mail to your detailer (preferred) or via mail to:
President Specialty Career Path (SCP) Selection Board
Navy Personnel Command (PERS-41)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055
b. Sample application format is provided at:
c. All applications must include command endorsement.
d. Applicants are encouraged to discuss this program with their
detailer and mentors before submitting a request.
e. All applications require respective detailer impact
f. Applicants are encouraged to review special incentive pay
directives applicable to their community.
7. The FY-14 SCP board will also select the appropriate number of
SCP officers for CO and XO equivalent billets within each mission
area. Per ref (a), in order to be eligible for SCP-CO screening,
officers must meet all requirements of their parent community
command qualification instruction. All previously non-XO screened
LCDR/LCDR (sel) SCP officers will be considered for SCP-XO
selection. All previously non-CO screened CDR/CDR (sel) SCP
officers, who have completed the command qualification requirements,
will be considered for SCP-CO selection. NPC will track officers
who have completed the command qualification.
8. Please contact your community detailer for further information
on the SCP program and the SCP selection board.
9. Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.//