FY-17 ACTIVE-DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD

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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS 
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.  REFERENCE B IS NAVADMIN 70/13, NUCLEAR 
TRAINED SAILOR APPLICATIONS TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS.  REFERENCE C 
IS NAVADMIN 259/13, CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING 
PROGRAM.  REFERENCE D IS MILPERSMAN 1220-100, NAVY DIVER RATING.  REFERENCE E 
IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION 
FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.  REFERENCE F IS 
NAVADMIN 018/00, SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of applications from highly 
qualified and motivated E-6 through E-9 personnel for the FY-17 Limited Duty 
Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Program.  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 and enhance a Sailor's ability to contribute to the Navy.  
These programs deliver to the officer corps seasoned professionals with 
proven leadership abilities at an economical cost.  LDOs provide broad 
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.
LDOs and CWOs serve in a variety of leadership billets within their technical 
fields, ranging from division officer to commanding officer (CO) ashore.

2.  Updated policy guidance to reference (a).
    a.  Non-nuclear applicants:  Time in service (TIS) eligibility 
requirements for FY-17 and beyond are 8-14 years of service for LDO and 14-20 
years of service for CWO.  No TIS waivers will be considered for LDO.  CWO 
waivers up to 22 years of service will be considered for master chief petty 
officers only.
    b.  Nuclear applicants:  Refer to paragraph 11 of this message for 
eligibility requirements.

3.  The FY-17 Active-Duty LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement Board will convene 
at a date to be determined in January 2016.  For the most current board 
dates, visit the Navy Personnel Command (NPC) board webpage at 
http://www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/selectionboard
support/pages/default2.aspx and select "FY-17 board schedule" when available.  
Applications must be postmarked NLT 1 October 2015.
Routine addendums to applications, excluding evaluations and awards, must be 
received NLT 1 December 2015.  Evaluations and awards must be received NLT 
the day prior to the board convening.  Communication to the board must 
originate from the individual service member.
Information received that is not under the applicant's cover letter (e.g., 
third party correspondence) and endorsed by the command, or not postmarked or 
received at NPCs customer service center (CSC) by the established deadline(s) 
will not be presented to the board.  The time and date (central standard 
time) received in the NPC CSC inbox is the time and date used for deadline 
verification.  Although a late submission may be accepted by the NPC CSC, it 
will not be presented to the board.  All applications/ addenda must have the 
service member's full social security number on each page.  For ease of 
processing, it is preferred that applications be mailed to NPC CSC.  Time-
sensitive submissions may be submitted electronically to 
cscselboard(at)navy.mil.  Electronic submissions must be sent using military 
e-mail accounts and be encrypted.  Hardcopy and electronic submissions must 
include a command endorsement.  Board number 180 is for CWO to lieutenant 
junior grade (LTJG), and board number 181 is for enlisted to LDO/CWO.  The 
application mailing address is:
    a.  Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center President, FY-17 
Active CWO to LDO/LTJG In-service Procurement Program Board #180
        5720 Integrity Drive
        Millington TN 38055
    b.  Express mail:
        Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center President, FY-17 
Active CWO to LDO/LTJG In-service Procurement Program Board #180
        5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 RM E302
        Millington TN 38055
    c.  Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center President, FY-17 
Active/FTS Enlisted to LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Program Board #181
        5720 Integrity Drive
        Millington TN 38055
    d.  Express mail:
        Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center President, FY-17 
Active/FTS Enlisted to LDO/CWO In-service Procurement Program Board #181
5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 RM E302
        Millington TN 38055
    e.  E-mail:  cscselboard(at)navy.mil (time-sensitive documents
only)

4.  Interview appraisal boards shall be constructed and approved by the 
CO/officer in charge (OIC) 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, video teleconference, defense 
connect online, etc.).
Minimum grade requirements for board members are LTJG, or CWO2 with two years 
time-in-grade (TIG).  A minimum of three (maximum of five) interview 
appraisals must be submitted for each applicant.
The Potential block on interview appraisals must be marked for LDO/CWO 
candidates.  Only the current version of the interviewers appraisal sheet 
(NAVCRUIT 1131/5 Rev 02-2014) will be accepted.

5.  For applicants who have or are currently serving in an individual 
augmentee/global support assignments (IA/GSA), include these tours in the 
assignment history section of the application.
CO/OIC recommendation must include validation of any listed IA/GSA 
assignment.

6.  Applicants currently serving in an IA/GSA assignment may have their 
application endorsed by the field commander.  All applications endorsed by 
field commanders must have parent command concurrence.
A sample concurrence letter is located at http://www.npc.navy.mil/ bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx.

7.  Applicants must ensure copies of their most recent periodic evaluations 
are included in the application or later addendum for board review and 
continuity.  First class petty officers must submit their 15 November 2015 
evaluation via an addendum.

8.  TIS for the FY-17 board must be computed to 1 October 2016.

9.  Non-nuclear CWO applicants for LDO must have at least 2 years TIG and be 
between 14 and 16 years total active service as of 1 October 2016.
This enables selectees a full career opportunity as an LDO.  LDO
(LTJG) selectees will terminate their CWO status and become a permanent LDO 
upon appointment.

10.  As a result of the LDO/CWO sustainability initiative, applications will 
not be accepted for the following non-nuclear active-duty designators:  615X, 
621X, 647X, 655X, 7211, 7231, 7281, 7481, 7511, and 7531.

11.  The following guidance applies to nuclear-trained personnel:
    a.  For nuclear-trained LDO applicants, TIS eligibility is
8-14 years.  Nuclear-trained LDO applicants with TIS greater than 14 years 
but less than 16 years may submit a waiver using NAVPERS
1306/7 (Rev 01-03), Enlisted Personnel Action Request, to the Nuclear 
Propulsion Program Manager (OPNAV N133) via their detailer (PERS-403).  
Waivers for TIS greater than 16 years will not be considered.
    b.  Nuclear-trained personnel are reminded of the requirement to obtain a 
conditional release from nuclear field duty in accordance with reference (b), 
prior to submitting an application for any officer commissioning program.
    c.  Applications will not be accepted for nuclear CWO designators (740X).

12.  The FY-17 board will consider applicants for cyber chief warrant 
officers (743X).  Personnel applying for this designator must meet 
eligibility requirements listed in reference (c).

13.  Navy diver applicants applying for designator (720X) must meet 
requirements outlined in reference (d), paragraph 18.b.(5)(a) through (e), 
(h), and (i).

14.  Due to ongoing rating mergers or realignments, eligible Sailors are 
encouraged to apply for the designator for which they have extensive 
documented technical and leadership experience in their enlisted service 
records, regardless of current rating.  However, special attention should be 
given to the guidance in paragraph 9.c.
of reference (a).

15.  Applicants must maintain eligibility throughout the selection and 
promotion process.  Applicants who are deemed ineligible after the submission 
of applications must be declared ineligible by their current COs/OICs.  A 
sample format is located at http://www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/
Pages/default.aspx.

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

17.  CO/OIC endorsement, located on page 10 of OPNAV 1420/1 (Rev 01-08), must 
contain the following statement:  "Applicant meets all requirements outlined 
in OPNAVINST 1420.1B, NAVADMIN XXX/15 (use the NAVADMIN # for this message), 
and the physical fitness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1J."

18.  For the most current application process visit the PERS-803 website at 
http://www.npc.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 information, a link to 
check receipt of the application/addendum, how to monitor application status 
after PERS-803 review, and how to reconcile application errors via addendum 
if items or corrections are required for completeness or eligibility.

19.  For the most current information concerning open designator codes, visit 
the LDO/CWO officer community manager website at 
http://www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer/communitymanagers/
ldo_cwo/pages/references.aspx and click on the LDO/CWO designators link.

20.  First class petty officers serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of 
Africa that are determined chief petty officer board eligible in accordance 
with reference (e) or reference (f) are also eligible for LDO if all other 
eligibility requirements are met.

21.  Points of contact:
    a.  For general LDO/CWO career path and policy questions contact LT Julio 
Peterson at (901) 874-4714 or via e-mail at julio.peterson(at)navy.mil or 
CWO5 Liz Rivera at (901) 874-2462/ DSN 882 or via e-mail at 
elizabeth.rivera1(at)navy.mil.
    b.  For nuclear-trained Sailor application and eligibility questions, 
contact CDR Charles Jones at (703) 604-5489 or via e-mail at 
charles.o.jones(at)navy.mil.
    c.  For application and eligibility questions contact the NPC board 
sponsor CWO3 Mitchell D. Allen at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882 or via e-mail at 
mitchell.d.allen(at)navy.mil or Mr. Joseph Delfoe at
(901) 874-3849 or via e-mail at joseph.delfoe(at)navy.mil.

22.  This message is canceled for record purposes 30 September 17.

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

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