​FY-17 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING A CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO RESERVE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS

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NAVADMIN 110/17

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SUBJ/FY-17 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//
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REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/032020ZMAY16//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-010, LATERAL TRANSFER AND CHANGE OF 
DESIGNATOR CODES OF REGULAR AND RESERVE OFFICER.  
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1001.39F, ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVISTS.
REF C IS OPNAVINST 1120.11A, APPOINTMENT OF ACTIVE AND RESERVE OFFICERS IN 
THE NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS.  
REF D IS NAVADMIN 103/16, FY-16 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS 
REQUESTING CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERALS CORPS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces procedures for FY-17 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) as directed by 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.  Have obtained a law degree (Juris Doctor) from an American Bar 
Association (ABA) approved law school under provisions established by the ABA 
at the time of the graduation of the applicants.
    b.  Be admitted to practice before a Federal court or the highest court 
of a state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
    c.  Be in the grade of lieutenant commander (LCDR) or below.
    d.  Have at least 1 year of cumulative active-duty service.
    e.  Agree to serve in a selected reserve status for at least 3 years 
computed from the date of appointment in the Reserve JAGC.
    f.  Agree to complete the 10-week Naval Justice School Basic Lawyer 
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 will be credited 
with 1 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 2 and 1-half 
years, time-in-grade.

4.  Officers seeking redesignation in FY-17 to the Reserve JAGC must submit 
requests no later than 5 June 2017.  A panel of Reserve JAGC representatives 
will review requests to determine selections 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 include as 
enclosures copies of their 5 most recent fitness reports and a copy of their 
officer summary record and performance summary record.  In addition, selected 
applicants must provide evidence of receipt of a law degree from an ABA 
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 employment experience.
    e.  Breadth of military 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.  Preferred method of submission is by encrypted e 
mail, but applicants may also submit packages via regular mail, Federal 
Express (FEDEX), or United Parcel Service (UPS).

    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:  FY-17 Reserve JAGC 
Change of Designator Request

8.  Points of contact:
    a.  General Reserve JAGC career path and application guidelines, contact 
CDR Matthew B. Hawkins, CNRFC, at (757) 322-5622/DSN 262 or via e-mail at 
matthew.b.hawkins(at)navy.mil.
    b.  Redesignation policy and information, contact Keith Chappell, Reserve 
Officer Status Branch (PERS-911), at (901) 874-4021/DSN 882 or via e-mail at 
keith.chappell(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 R. P. Burke, N1.//

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