R 181417Z SEP 14 PSN 567290H29
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/APPOINTMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR NUCLEAR CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (740X
DESIGNATOR) TO NUCLEAR LIMITED DUTY OFFICER (640X DESIGNATOR)//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/091736ZMAY13//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 124/13, DISESTABLISHMENT OF NUCLEAR CHIEF WARRANT
OFFICER (740X) DESIGNATOR. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER
COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces a one-time opportunity from 1 October 2014
to 1 April 2015 for nuclear chief warrant officers (CWOs) to be appointed as
nuclear limited duty officers (LDOs).
2. Reference (a) announced disestablishment of the nuclear CWO (740X
designator) community, and reference (b) provides guidance for a limited
group of eligible CWOs to apply for commissioning as LDOs.
3. This NAVADMIN enables nuclear CWO2s and CWO3s to accept a permanent
commission as nuclear LDOs.
a. Nuclear CWOs with less than two years of commissioned service will be
appointed to lieutenant junior grade on the second anniversary of his or her
commissioning as a CWO.
b. Nuclear CWOs with more than two years but less than four years of
commissioned service will be appointed to lieutenant (LT) on the fourth
anniversary of his or her commissioning.
c. Nuclear CWOs with more than four years of commissioned service will
be appointed as LTs following receipt of a request per paragraph 5. Time in
grade for LT will commence on the first day the officer is commissioned as a
4. All Nuclear CWOs appointed as LDO will be required to complete 10 years
of total commissioned service (CWO and LDO combined) to be eligible for
5. Nuclear Propulsion Programs (OPNAV N133) will forward letters offering
commissioning as a permanent LDO to each CWO*s command (for all nuclear CWO2s
and CWO3s). Interested CWOs must sign the letter and return it to the
Chief of Navy Personnel
ATTN: N133E (LCDR Charles Jones)
701 S. Courthouse Rd, BLDG 12
Arlington, VA 22204-2472
Alternately, an encrypted e-mail with a scanned copy of the signed letter
requesting commission may be sent to LCDR Charles Jones at
charles.o.jones(at)navy.mil, with a copy to CWO5 Mitchell Allen at
6. Upon receipt of the signed letter accepting commission as an LDO, OPNAV
N133 (Nuclear LDO/CWO Officer Community Manager) will inform Navy Personnel
Command (PERS-803) (Career Progression Board Support). PERS-803 will issue
all required commissioning documentation to the CWO*s command and set the
commissioning date as described in paragraph 3.
7. Contact LCDR Charles Jones, Nuclear LDO/CWO Community Manager, at
charles.o.jones(at)navy.mil or (703) 604-5489 with any questions.
8. This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 1 September 2017.
9. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//