​FY-16 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING A CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO RESERVE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS

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NAVADMIN 103/16

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SUBJ/FY-16 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING A CHANGE OF 
DESIGNATOR TO RESERVE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS//



REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/22AUG02//
REF/B/DOC/BUPERS/17SEP07//
REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/29DEC05//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/181459ZMAY15//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-010, LATERAL TRANSFER AND CHANGE OF 
DESIGNATOR CODES OF REGULAR AND RESERVE OFFICERS.  REF B IS BUPERSINST 
1001.39F, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVISTS. REF C IS OPNAVINST 
1120.11A, APPOINTMENT OF REGULAR AND RESERVE OFFICERS IN THE NAVY JUDGE 
ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS.  REF D IS NAVADMIN 121/15, FY-15 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY 
RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS 
CORPS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces procedures for reserve officers seeking
a change of designator to reserve Judge Advocate Generals Corps (JAGC).
Career-motivated reserve officers with the requisite education and
professional experience are encouraged to submit a request for change of
designator to Reserve JAGC (2505) in accordance with references (a), (b),
and this NAVADMIN.  Where information differs between this NAVADMIN and
references (a) through (c), this NAVADMIN takes precedence.

2.  Reserve officer applicants seeking redesignation to Reserve JAGC
must meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:
    a.  Be a graduate of a law school accredited by the American Bar
Association.
    b.  Be a member in good standing of the bar of a federal court or
the highest court of a state, a U.S. territory, the District of Columbia,
or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
    c.  Be in the grade of lieutenant commander (LCDR) or below.
    d.  Have at least one year of prior active-duty experience.
    e.  Agree to serve in a selected reserve status for at least three
years computed from the date of appointment in the Reserve JAGC.
    f.  Complete the Naval Justice School 10-week course located in
Newport, RI within 6 months of the date of selection for change of
designator to Reserve JAGC.

3.  Officers chosen for redesignation to the Reserve JAGC shall be
credited with one day of service credit for each day of prior service as
a commissioned officer, performed as a regular or reserve officer in an
active status in any uniformed service up to a maximum entry grade of
LCDR with two and one-half years time-in-grade.

4.  Officers seeking redesignation in FY-16 to the Reserve JAGC must
have packages submitted no later than 31 May 2016.  A panel of Reserve
JAGC representatives will review the packages to determine selection
based on current requirements and needs of the Reserve JAGC.  The
request should be in the format set forth in figure 9-1, chapter 9 of
reference (b).  Applicants must also include copies of their five most
recent fitness reports and a copy of their officer summary record and
performance summary record.  In addition, selected applicants will be
required to provide documentation of a law degree from an accredited
law school and proof of current good standing from their licensing
authority.

5.  The JAGC reserve community will review applicants for a change of
designator to Reserve JAGC based on the following:
    a.  Completeness and quality of the application.
    b.  Command endorsement.
    c.  Quality of academic and military records.
    d.  Civilian legal experience.
    e.  Breadth of active duty and selected reserve experience.

6.  Prior to designator change, reserve officer community managers
will review applicant records to ensure releasing community health is
not negatively impacted.

7.  Application packages must be submitted to the Navy Personnel
Command Customer Service Center.  Applicants may submit packages via
regular mail, Federal Express (FEDEX), United Parcel Service (UPS), or
via e-mail.
    a.  For regular mail, send to:
        Commander, Navy Personnel Command
        (PERS-911C)
         5720 Integrity Drive
        Millington, TN 38055
    b.  For FEDEX or UPS, send to:
        Commander, Navy Personnel Command
        (PERS-911C)
        5640 Ticonderoga Loop
        BLDG 768, Room  N101
        Millington, TN 38055
    c.  Send encrypted e-mail submissions to:  keith.chappell(at)navy.mil.
Subject line should read:  Reserve JAGC Change of Designator Package

8.  Points of contact:
    a.  General Reserve JAGC career path and application guidelines,
contact CDR Timothy Jennings, CNRFC, at (757) 322-5613/DSN 262 or via
e-mail at timothy.jennings1(at)navy.mil.
    b.  Redesignation policy and information, contact CDR Jeffrey Vignery,
Reserve Officer Status Branch (PERS-911), at (901) 874-4713/DSN 882 or via
e-mail at jeffrey.vignery(at)navy.mil

9.  This message supersedes reference (d) and will remain in effect until
superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first.

10.  Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//

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