MAY 2016 ACTIVE-DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD (CORRECTED COPY)

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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5, LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION AND
AUGMENTATION OF OFFICERS IN THE NAVY.  REF B IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-010,
LATERAL TRANSFER AND CHANGE OF DESIGNATOR CODES OF REGULAR AND RESERVE
OFFICERS.  REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1212-030, REDESIGNATION OF REGULAR
PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS.  REF D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE
1210-220, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE OFFICER (SEA-AIR-LAND AND SEAL DELIVERY
VEHICLE (SEAL AND SDV) TEAMS).  REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-410,
SEAL/EOD/SWCC/DIVER/AIRR PHYSICAL SCREENING TESTING STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES.
REF F IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1210-230, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD)
OFFICER.  REF G IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING.  REF
H IS SECNAV M-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces convening of the May 2016 Active Duty
Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board.  The lateral transfer and
redesignation process is a key tool by which Navy manages the talents of its
officers.  It provides flexibility in officer community manning and improves
the Navys return on investment in officer training and education by
maximizing and utilizing the specialized skillsets of officers throughout
their careers.  As part of the process, applications from qualified
unrestricted line, restricted line, staff corps, and limited duty officers
(LDO) are now being accepted for an Active Duty Officer Lateral
Transfer/Redesignation Board which convenes 31 May 2016.  Full-Time Support
(FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) officers are not eligible to apply for
this board.

2.  In addition to the year group (YG) limitations imposed in paragraph 6,
applicants must also meet eligibility requirements detailed in references (a)
through (c).
    a.  Members who do not meet eligibility requirements per references (a)
through (c) such as time-in-grade, years-of-commissioned service (YCS), or
time-in-service must submit a waiver package in addition to their lateral
transfer/redesignation application.
    b.  Waiver packages must include member's waiver request and commanding
officer's endorsement.  This endorsement is separate from any endorsements
contained in the member's lateral transfer/redesignation application and must
specifically address the eligibility requirement for a waiver.

3.  Submit applications and waiver packages, using the format in reference
(b), to the address below:
       Commander Navy Personnel Command
       Customer Service Center
       May 2016 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board #240
       5720 Integrity Drive
       Millington TN 38055-0000

4.  Application and waiver packages must be received by 25 March 2016.

5.  To confirm application receipt, contact Commander, Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log onto
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/organization/npc/csc/Pages/default.aspx.

6.  The following information provides potential candidates an indication of
existing lateral transfer/redesignation opportunities.
    a.  Designators indicated are authorizing a limited number of active-duty
officers to transfer from their current community.  Each YG is subject to
change prior to the board convening:
Community/Designator                  Available YG         Notes
Surface Warfare (111X)                13 and senior        a, b, n, r
Submarine (112X)                      10 and senior        b, c
Pilot (131X)                          07 and senior        d
Naval Flight Officer (132X)           09 and senior        d
Aerospace Maintenance (152X)                               p
Supply (310X)                         13 and senior 	     N/A
Limited Duty (6XXX)                                        e
Medical Service Corps (230X)                               N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)           13-04		     q
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0)       09                   o
    b.  Requests for transfer from communities not listed in paragraph 6a
(including all LDO designators) are extremely limited and handled on a case-
by-case basis.
    c.  The following designators have requirements for a limited number of
officers to transfer into their active duty community.  Naval Special Warfare
(NSW) will no longer consider or select lateral transfers via this board.
All applicants will be considered by a separate NSW selection process and
must submit their packages directly to the SEAL Officer Community Manager
(OCM).  More information, including required package contents and submission
due dates, can be found on the SEAL OCM website:
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupersnpc/officer/communitymanagers/Unrestricted/
nsw/Pages/SEALOfficerSelection.aspx.  Each YG is subject to change prior to
the board convening:
Community/Designator                   Available YG        Notes
Surface Warfare (116X)                 14 and junior       f
Human Resources (120X)                 14-04               s, t
Pilot (139X)                           13 and junior       N/A
Naval Flight Officer (137X)            13 and junior       N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (146X)        13-04               n
Aerospace Engineering (151X)           10-02               q
Aerospace Maintenance (152X)           14, 13, 11-02       g
Information Warfare (181X)             12-07               h
Information Professional (182X)        12-04               h
Intelligence (183X)                    07-04 	           h
Public Affairs (165X)                  11 and junior       N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX)            11-02               i
Oceanography (180x)                    12, 11              j
Medical Service Corps (230X)           05 and junior       N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X)            10-08               k
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)            12 and junior       l

7.  Notes:
    a.  Must have Surface Warfare Officers (SWO) qualification completed to
apply for transfer.  Officers under SWO Continuation Pay (SWOCP) or Revised
Junior Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) contract are not eligible for
transfer until completion of bonus obligation.  SWOs serving under an
agreement for any of the SWO bonuses are eligible to apply to the board if
the board convening date is within one year of satisfaction of the full bonus
obligation.
    b.  Waivers to the requirements of paragraph 4h of reference (b) for
nuclear-trained surface and submarine warfare officers may be considered on a
case-by-case basis.
    c.  Officers screened "not cleared" for their next career milestone are
eligible.
    d.  The YG range provided displays possible opportunities.  Contact your
specific community placement officer with questions regarding quota
availability for each Type/Model/Series/Year Group.  General aviation
officers (1300) are eligible to apply for lateral transfer regardless of
Active Duty Service Obligation (ADSO) from winging.  Aviation officers (131X
and 132X) are eligible to apply for lateral transfer if the officer has
fulfilled ADSO, or will be within 12 months of completing ADSO at the time
the board convenes.  Aviation officers with obligated service as a result of
Aviation Career Continuation Pay (ACCP) are eligible to apply if the officer
will be within 12 months of completing ACCP obligation at the time the Board
convenes.  Additionally, aviation officers with obligated service as a result
of ACCP are eligible to apply if the officer will be within 12 months of
department head tour projected rotation date (PRD) at the time the board
convenes, regardless of contrary ACCP contract language.  Redesignation
immediately following department head tour may result in cancelation of ACCP,
which will be adjudicated by PERS-43.  Aviation lieutenants in a Failure of
Selection (FOS) status to LCDR are eligible to apply regardless of ADSO or
ACCP obligation.  If selected, aviation officers shall not be permitted to
redesignate until completion of ADSO, fulfillment/expiration/cancellation of
ACCP contract, or PRD, as determined by Aviation Officer Community Manager
(BUPERS-313).  Aviation officers in operational flying billets (billet
designator XXX1 or XXX2) will not be permitted to redesignate until vacating
the billet, typically at PRD.  BUPERS-313 authorizes redesignation timing and
PERS-43 is the final approval authority on the above eligibility constraints.
    e.  LDO redesignation requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis,
considering impact to overall community health.  Nuclear LDO submissions will
not be considered.  All other designators must have completed four years
commissioned service and accepted permanent LDO appointment to LT prior to
lateral transfer/redesignation.  LDO out quotas are extremely limited,
special consideration will be given to officers projected to be statutorily
separated for years of service prior to attaining the rank of commander.
Supply Corps and Information Dominance Corps applicants in YG's 10 and senior
will receive favorable consideration.
    f.  Officers YG-13 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the surface
warfare community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO community
manager prior to applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone
requirements.
    g.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Aerospace
Maintenance Duty Officer Community Manager to discuss milestones and
qualifications commensurate with YG.
    h.  Officers applying for Information Professional (IP), Information
Warfare (IW) or Intelligence communities:  O4 applicants for 1820 with more
than two years time-in-grade should contact the IP community manager to
discuss milestone and performance requirements.  All officers who are either
above or in-zone for FY-17 promotion to LCDR through CAPT will not be
considered for lateral transfer.  IP, IW, and Intel applicants must be
eligible for TS/SCI, submit a Personnel Security Questionnaire (SF-86) per
reference (h), or include a letter from a special security officer (SSO)
indicating successful completion of an SCI pre-screening interview.  IW
applicants that do not hold or are not currently eligible for TS/SCI must
complete an SCI eligibility pre-screening interview with the Fleet Cyber
Command Security Directorate field office at (850) 452-6868 and submit the
results as part of their application.  All applicants must be worldwide
assignable and fit for full sea duty.  All YG-07 to YG-12 applicants with
designator 6810, 6820, or 6830 will be considered.
    i.  All Foreign Area Officer (FAO) applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI
security clearance and worldwide assignable.  Worldwide assignability shall
be verified and documented via successful overseas screening to U.S. Naval
Forces Central Command standards (e.g., Bahrain) to include all dependents
using Medical & Dental Overseas Screening Review for Active Duty or Dependent
(NAVMED form 1300/1) and Report of Suitability for Overseas Assignment
(NAVPERS 1300/16) Parts I and II.  Candidates must have their language
abilities documented by a recent (taken within three years of the board
convening/May 2013 or later) Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), oral
proficiency interview (OPI), and Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB).
        (1) DLPT/OPI level 2 or higher is a qualifying score but is not
required, DLAB score greater than 120 are highly desirable.  A minimum DLAB
score of 95 is required.
        (2) Applicants without a regionally-focused masters degree should
have an academic profile code (APC) of 265 or better, or an undergraduate
grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.60.  If they do not meet this
requirement a waiver can be requested.
        (3) The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific information
for officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to FAO:
            (a) LT - applicants in YG 11-07 are desired.  Waiver requests for
less than 8 YCS are required.
            (b) LCDR or LCDR(sel) - applicants in YG 06-02 are desired.
Applicants with more than 12 years of commissioned service should already
possess a regionally-focused masters degree.  The community is especially
interested in applicants who have substantial overseas experience, and/or
language capabilities.  Interested officers are highly encouraged to contact
the FAO community manager to discuss milestones, qualifications and career
implications before applying.
    j.  Oceanography applicants shall request to have APC calculated by Naval
Postgraduate School prior to board convening date (apply online:
http://www.nps.edu/Students/Prospective/index.html).  All applicants must be
world-wide assignable and fit for full sea duty.  All YG-12 and senior 6460
redesignation applicants will be considered with calculated APC and progress
on individual development plan if required.  Applicants who have once failed
to select to the next grade in their parent community will not be considered
for lateral transfer to Oceanography.  All applicants must be eligible for
TS/SCI, submit a (SF-86) per reference (h), or include a letter from a SSO
indicating successful completion of an SCI pre-screening interview.
    k.  The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply
community (651X) in YGs 08-10 in accordance with the LDO off-ramp initiative.
    l.  Civil Engineer Corps applicants must have an Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology accredited engineering degree or a National
Architectural Accrediting Board accredited architecture degree.
    m.  Board applicants commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option
agreement (Engineering Duty, Intel, IP, IW, OCEANO) must contact their
respective restricted line option community manager regarding desire to be
released from the SWO-option agreement and seek lateral transfer to a
different community.
    n.  Engineering Duty Community
        (1) Applicants desiring out quota from Engineering Duty:
            (a) ED out-quotas are extremely limited.  Redesignation requests
shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with careful consideration given to
impact on overall community health.
            (b) Applicants must have fulfilled at least 24 months of their
postgraduate education payback tour in order to apply.
        (2) Applicants desiring redesignation to Engineering Duty:
            (a) Officers without a warfare qualification are expected to
submit an application for the ED dolphin program.  Consult MILPERSMAN 1210-
110 for ED Dolphin Program details.
            (b) YGs 12, 11, 06 have highest anticipated inventory
requirement.  Inventory requirements for YGs 10-07 and 05 are met.  However,
well qualified officers, especially those already possessing qualifying
subspecialty codes or currently engaged in technical masters program leading
to qualifying subspecialty codes, are encouraged to apply.
    o.  Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer out-quotas are extremely limited.
Redesignation requests shall be reviewed on a case-by-case basis with careful
consideration given to impact on overall community health.
    p.  Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers under CEC CSRB contract are
eligible to apply to the board if the board application due date is within
one year of satisfaction of the full bonus obligation.  Officers with more
than one year of obligation remaining on their CEC CSRB contract may submit a
waiver to be released prior to fulfillment of their bonus obligation.
Waivers shall be submitted to the CEC Officer Community Manager for review on
a case-by-case basis at least one month prior to application due date.  If
approved, the notice of approval for early release from the CSRB contract
shall be included with the lateral transfer package.  Release from the CSRB
contract will be considered a voluntary release subject to repayment of any
unearned amount.
    q.  Officers who are 1xFOS for LCDR will not be considered for lateral
transfer to 1510.  Aviation officers (13XX) are eligible and may apply for
1510 (only) regardless of ADSO if they are a graduate of U.S. Naval Test
Pilot School class 146 or class 147.
    r.  Nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officers YG-10 and senior are
available for lateral transfer consideration.
    s.  Officers in all eligible YGs with Operations Analysis (OA)
subspecialty (321X) and/or those with an APC of 325 or better are encouraged
to apply to Human Resources (325 APC equates to 2.2 or better undergrad GPA
with C+ or better average in three semesters or more of calculus/upper level
math).  Officers without OA subspecialty or OA qualifying academics are
eligible to apply.  See lateral transfer letter of instruction for additional
details.
    t.  YG-11 has highest anticipated inventory requirement.  Inventory
requirements for YGs 10 and 06 are met.  However the community is targeting
increased inventory for OA subspecialists at lieutenant and lieutenant
commander.  YG 10 and 06 applicants are planned for referral to board by HR
if with 321X subspecialty or progressing towards completion of OA Masters in
case of YG 10.  Applicants in these two YGs are encouraged to contact the HR
OCM for additional guidance.

8.  Each applicant is required to list their lateral transfer/redesignation
choice(s) by priority in their application.  Additionally, each applicant is
required to indicate their desire to be considered/not considered for lateral
transfer/redesignation by communities not listed in the application with the
following statement:  "If not selected by one of my listed choices, I
desire/do not desire my package to be reviewed by other communities during
the lateral transfer/redesignation board."  If selected by a community not
listed in their application, these applicants will be notified via official
correspondence after the selection results are released with the option to
accept or decline.

9.  For additional lateral transfer eligibility information, refer to the
selection board website at http://www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/TransferRedesignation/Pages/Status.aspx and click
on Letter of Instruction.  Interested officers are strongly recommended to
contact their respective community managers listed below:
               AEDO                  (301) 757-8480/DSN 757
               AMDO                  (301) 757-8481/DSN 757
               AVIATION              (901) 874-3353/DSN 882
               CEC                   (901) 874-4034/DSN 882
               EDO                   (901) 874-3473/DSN 882
               EOD                   (901) 874-4991/DSN 882
               FAO                   (901) 874-3694/DSN 882
               HR                    (901) 874-4049/DSN 882
               INTEL                 (901) 874-3426/DSN 882
               IP                    (901) 874-3123/DSN 882
               IW                    (901) 874-3123/DSN 882
               LDO                   (901) 874-3044/DSN 882
               MSC                   (901) 874-2370/DSN 882
               OCEANO                (901) 874-2461/DSN 882
               PAO                   (901) 874-3098/DSN 882
               SPECWAR               (703) 604-5059/DSN 664
               SUB                   (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
               SUPPLY                (901) 874-3189/DSN 882
               SWO                   (901) 874-3173/DSN 882
               SWO(N)                (703) 604-5490/DSN 664

10.  Points of contact are LCDR Jeremy Yarbrough at (901) 874-4555/DSN
882 or via e-mail at jeremy.yarbrough(at)navy.mil and Ms. Linda Coffield at
(901) 874-3171/DSN 882 or via e-mail at linda.coffield(at)navy.mil.

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

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