FY-14 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING A CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL’S CORPS

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SUBJ/SUBJ/FY-14 PROCEDURES FOR NAVY RESERVE OFFICERS REQUESTING A CHANGE OF 
DESIGNATOR TO JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL*S CORPS 



NAVADMIN 153/14

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//

REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/22AUG02//

REF/B/DOC/BUPERS/17SEP07//

REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/29DEC05// 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 1120.11, APPOINTMENT OF REGULAR AND RESERVE OFFICERS IN THE 
NAVY JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL*S CORPS.// RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES 
PROCEDURES FOR RESERVE OFFICERS SEEKING A CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO JUDGE 
ADVOCATE GENERAL*S CORPS (JAGC) IN FY-14.
CAREER-MOTIVATED RESERVE OFFICERS WITH THE REQUISITE EDUCATION AND 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR CHANGE OF 
DESIGNATOR TO JAGC (2505) IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFS (A), (B), AND THIS 
NAVADMIN.  WHERE INFORMATION DIFFERS BETWEEN THIS NAVADMIN AND REFS (A) 
THROUGH (C), THIS NAVADMIN TAKES PRECEDENCE.

2.  RESERVE OFFICER APPLICANTS SEEKING REDESIGNATION TO 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.  NOT HAVE SERVED MORE THAN TWO YEARS AND SIX MONTHS AS A LIEUTENANT 
COMMANDER (LCDR).  LCDRS WITH GREATER THAN TWO YEARS AND SIX MONTHS TIME-IN-
GRADE MAY REQUEST A WAIVER.  A WAIVER REQUEST SHOULD BE INCLUDED WITH THE 
CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR REQUEST LETTER.
    D.  AGREE TO SERVE IN A SELECTED RESERVE STATUS FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS 
COMPUTED FROM THE DATE OF APPOINTMENT IN THE JAGC.
    E.  COMPLETE THE NAVAL JUSTICE SCHOOL 10-WEEK COURSE LOCATED IN NEWPORT, 
RI WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF THE DATE OF SELECTION FOR CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR TO 
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-14 TO THE RESERVE JAGC MUST HAVE 
PACKAGES SUBMITTED NLT 31 JULY 2014.  A PANEL OF JAGC REPRESENTATIVES WILL 
REVIEW THE PACKAGES ON A ROLLING BASIS DURING THE FY TO DETERMINE SELECTION 
BASED ON CURRENT REQUIREMENTS AND NEEDS OF THE RESERVE JAGC.  THE REQUEST 
SHOULD BE IN THE FORMAT SET FORTH IN CHAPTER 9 OF REF (B).  APPLICANTS SHOULD 
ALSO INCLUDE COPIES OF THEIR FIVE MOST RECENT FITNESS REPORTS.  IN ADDITION, 
THE APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE 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 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

6.  PRIOR TO DESIGNATOR CHANGE, RESERVE OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGERS WILL 
REVIEW APPLICANTS RECORDS TO ENSURE NO NEGATIVE IMPACT TO COMMUNITY HEALTH OF 
RELEASING COMMUNITY.

7.  APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND 
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER.  APPLICANTS MAY SUBMIT PACKAGES VIA REGULAR MAIL, 
FEDEX, 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 98054
    C.  SEND ENCRYPTED E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS TO:
DENNIS.ARMSTRONG1(AT)NAVY.MIL.  SUBJECT LINE SHOULD READ:  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 262-5613, OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
TIMOTHY.JENNINGS1(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  GENERAL RESERVE JAGC COMMUNITY INFORMATION, CONTACT LCDR KURT 
WILLIAMS, BUPERS 3, BUPERS-318 RESERVE JAGC OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER, AT 
(901) 874-3162/DSN 882, OR VIA E-MAIL AT KURT.WILLIAMS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  REDESIGNATION POLICY AND INFORMATION, CONTACT LCDR STEVEN RODRIGUEZ, 
PERS-911 RESERVE OFFICER STATUS BRANCH, AT (901) 874-4371/DSN 882, OR VIA E-
MAIL AT STEVEN.G.RODRIGUEZ(AT)NAVY.MIL

9.  THIS MESSAGE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR CANCELED, 
WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

10.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//

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