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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING
PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. REF B IS NAVADMIN 281/12,
ADVANCED CHANGE NOTICE TO OPNAVINST 1420.1B CHAPTER SEVEN, LIMITED
DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER APPLICATION INSTRUCTION AND
POLICY. REF C IS NAVADMIN 139/10, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CYBER WARRANT
OFFICER COMMUNITY. REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND)
RATING. REF E IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE
ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF
AFRICA. REF F IS NAVADMIN 018/00, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP).
REF G IS NAVADMIN 70/13, NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILOR APPLICATIONS TO
OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of applications from
highly qualified and motivated E6 through E9 personnel for the FY-15
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 reference (a) is
promulgated in reference (b).
3. The FY-15 Active Duty LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Board will
convene 8 January 2014. For the most current board dates, visit NPC
board webpage at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/
selectionboardsupport/pages/default2.aspx, select "FY-15 board
schedule" when available. Applications must be postmarked NLT
1 October 2013. Routine addendums to applications, excluding
evaluations and awards, must be received NLT 1 December 2013 for pre-
board scanning. Evaluations and awards must be received NLT the day
prior to the board convening. All applications/addendums must have
the member's full SSN on each page. Applications must be mailed to
Navy Personnel Command (NPC) customer service center. Time sensitive
submissions may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic submissions must be sent using military e-mail accounts and
be encrypted. 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. The application mailing
a. Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center
President, FY-15 LDO/CWO Procurement Program Board
Board #180 or #181
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055
b. Express mail:
Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center
President FY-15 Active Duty Navy Limited
Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer In-service
Procurement Program Board #180 or #181
5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 RM E302
Millington TN 38055
4. Interview appraisal boards shall be constructed and approved by
the commanding officer(CO)/officer in charge and consist of a minimum
of three naval officers (LDO/CWO if available). Every effort shall be
used to ensure at least one board member is from the designator for
which the applicant is applying (including but not limited to
teleconference, VTC, DCO, etc.). Minimum grade requirements for board
members are LTJG, or CWO2 with two years time-in-grade. The potential
block on interview appraisals must be marked for LDO/CWO candidates.
5. For applicants who have or are currently serving in an Individual
Augmentee/Global Support Assignments (IA/GSA), include these tours in
the assignment history section of the application. COs recommendation
must include validation of any listed IA/GSA assignment and the
statement in reference (a), paragraph 3.
6. Applicants currently serving in an IA/GSA assignment may have
their application endorsed by their field commander. All applications
endorsed by field commanders must have their parent command
A sample concurrence letter is located at http://www.public.navy.mil/
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
8. Time in Service (TIS) for the FY-15 board must be computed to
1 October 2014.
9. For FY-15, eligibility will be 8-14 years for LDO. For nuclear
trained applicants with greater than 14 years and less than 16 years
of service, a time in service waiver using the NAVPERS form 1306/7
will be considered. LDO TIS waivers greater than 16 years will not be
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 2014.
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. No waivers will be granted.
11. As a result of the LDO/CWO sustainability initiative,
applications will not be accepted for the following active duty
615X, 621X, 647X, 655X, 7211, 7231, 7281, 7481, 7511, and 7531.
12. The FY-15 board will consider applicants for Cyber Chief Warrant
Officers (743X). Personnel applying for this designator must meet
eligibility requirements listed in reference (c).
13. Navy Diver applicants applying for designator (720X) must meet
requirements outlined in reference (d) paragraph 18.b.(5)(a) through
(e), (h), and (i).
14. Due to ongoing rating mergers or realignments, eligible Sailors
are encouraged to apply for the designator for which they have
extensive documented technical and leadership experience in their
enlisted service records, regardless of current rating.
15. 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.
16. Each applicant and command must ensure that applications are
complete and accurate. Incomplete applications could result in non-
selection. Refer to reference (a) (chapters 2, 7 and appendix f) for
program overview, eligibility criteria, and application format.
17. For the most current 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.
18. For the most current information concerning open designator
codes, visit the LDO/CWO OCM website at http://www.public.navy.mil/
and click on the LDO/CWO designators link.
19. First Class Petty Officers serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the
Horn of Africa that are determined CPO board eligible IAW reference
(e) or reference (f) are also eligible for LDO if all other
eligibility requirements are met.
20. Nuclear qualified applicants should follow additional guidance
provided in reference (g).
21. Points of contact:
a. For general LDO/CWO career path and policy questions contact
CWO5 Mitch R. Allen at (901)874-3044/DSN 882 or via email at
mitchell.allen(at)navy.mil or LT Leo Peterson at (901)874-4714 or via
email at julio.peterson(at)navy.mil.
b. For nuclear LDO/CWO OCM application and eligibility questions
contact LCDR Charles Jones at (703) 604-5489 or via email at
c. For application and eligibility questions contact the Navy
Personnel Command (NPC) board sponsor CWO3 Mitch D. Allen at
(901) 874-3170/DSN 882 or via email at mitchell.d.allen(at)navy.mil or
Mr. Jay Delfoe at (901)874-3849 or via email at
22. Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.//