FY-15 INACTIVE DUTY NAVY RESERVE LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM BOARD

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SUBJ: FY-15 INACTIVE DUTY NAVY RESERVE LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF  
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REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09
REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/24DEC05
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING 
PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.  REF B IS OPNAVINST  
1120.12, APPOINTMENT OF LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS (LDOS) AND CHIEF WARRANT  
OFFICERS (CWOS) FOR INACTIVE DUTY IN THE NAVY RESERVE.  REF C 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 D IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF 
THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND 
THE HORN OF AFRICA.  REF E IS NAVADMIN 018/00, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT 
PAY  (SDAP).// 

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of applications  
from highly qualified and motivated E6 through E9 personnel for the 
FY-15 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve 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 for Sailors and enhance their ability to 
contribute to the Navy.  LDOs  provide 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.

2.  Eligible Sailors are encouraged to apply for the designators for  
which they are most qualified, regardless of current rating.  Refer to  
references (a), through (c) for eligibility criteria and application 
format.  For the most current information regarding application 
procedures, and  board membership applications, visit the LDO/CWO 
webpage 
at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/officer/communitymanagers/ldo_cwo/pages/references.aspx.

3.  The FY-15 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve LDO/CWO In-service  
Procurement Board will convene 8 January 2014.  For the most current 
board  information, 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 board 
convening.  All  applications/ addendums must have 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 cscselectionboard(at)navy.mil.  Electronic 
submissions must be sent using military e-mail accounts and be 
encrypted.  Hard copy and electronic submissions must include command 
endorsement.  The  application mailing address is:  
    a.  Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center
        President FY-15 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve Limited
        Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer In-service
        Procurement Program Board #315 
        5720 Integrity Drive
        Millington TN 38055
    b.  Express mail:
        Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Customer Service Center
        President FY-15 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve Limited
        Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer In-service
        Procurement Program Board #315
        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.  Potential block on interview appraisals must 
be  marked for LDO/CWO candidates.

5.  For applicants who have or are currently serving in 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 ref  (a), paragraph 3.

6.  Applicants currently serving in IA/GSA may have their application 
endorsed by their field commander.  All applications endorsed by  
field commanders must have parent their 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  
evaluation are included in the application or later addendum for board 
review  and continuity.  First Class Petty Officers must submit their 
15 November
2013 evaluation.

8.  Time in Service (TIS) for the FY-15 board must be computed to
1 October 2014.

9.  The reserve LDO/CWO board will consider candidates for the  
following officer designators:  
Deck-submarine (621X)
Engineering/repair-submarine (623X)
Ordnance-submarine (626X)
Electronics-submarine (628X)
Communications-submarine (629X)
Aviation maintenance (633X)
Administration (641X)
Information systems (642X)
Intelligence (645X)
Security (649X)
Civil engineer (653X)
Boatswain (711X)
Operations tech-surface (712X)
Engineering tech-surface (713X)
Special warfare tech (715X)
Ordnance tech-surface (716X)
Special warfare combatant craft-crewman (717X) Aviation maintenance 
tech (733X) Ships clerk (741X) Information systems tech (742X) 
Information warfare tech (744X) Intelligence tech (745X) For up to 
date information concerning open designators, visit the community 
manager page at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/officer/communitymanagers/reserve/selres/pages/rcldocwo.aspx.

10.  Applicants must maintain eligibility throughout the selection  
and promotion process.  Applicants that 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.

11.  Each applicant and command must ensure that applications are  
complete and accurate.  Incomplete applications could result in non 
selection.  Refer to references (a) (chapters 2, 7 and appendix f) and 
(c) for program  overview, eligibility criteria, and application 
format.

12.  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.
To check for receipt of applications and addendums, applicants may 
call the NPC customer service center at 1-866-u ask NPC or check the 
customer service center online site by logging in at:  
https://ahdsedstws16.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/oa_html/npc.html.

13.  First Class Petty Officers serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the 
Horn of Africa that are determined CPO board eligible IAW reference
(d) or reference (e) are also eligible for LDO if all other  
eligibility requirements are met.

14.  Points of contact:
    a.  General LDO/CWO career path and policy, contact LCDR Al  
Concepcion, LDO/CWO Reserve Officer Community Management, 
at (901) 874-3291/DSN  882, or via e-mail at 
alvin.concepcion(at)navy.mil.
    b.  General board application procedures/eligibility can be found 
at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/officer/communitymanagers/ldo_cwo/pages/references.aspx. Or via e-
mail at pers92-recall(at)navy.mil.

15.  Released by Vice Admiral S. R. Van Buskirk, N1.//

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