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SUBJ/NOVEMBER 2014 ACTIVE-DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER//
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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 SECNAV M-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the November 2014
Active-Duty Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board on
17 November 2014. One element of Navy's personnel program is to
properly balance the skills and experience in the officer corps. 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. Full-Time Support and Selected Reserve
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 refs (a) through (c). Members who do not meet
eligibility requirements per refs (a) through (c), such as
time-in-grade (TIG), years of commissioned service (YCS), or time in
service must submit a waiver package, in addition to their lateral
transfer/redesignation application. 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 per ref (b) to:
Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center
November 2014 Active-Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington TN 38055-0000
4. Application and waiver packages must be received NLT
15 September 2014.
5. To confirm application receipt, contact Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log onto
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) 12 and senior a, b, j
Submarine (112X) 08 and senior b, c
Pilot (131X) 06 and senior d
Naval Flight Officer (132X) 08 and senior d
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) e
JAG (250X) 06-00 f
Supply (310X) 11 and senior N/A
Limited Duty (6XXX) g
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 10-04 r
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.
Each YG is subject to change prior to the board convening:
Community/Designator Available YG Notes
Surface Warfare (116X) 12 and junior h
Special Warfare (118X) 12 and junior i
Human Resources (120X) 13-03 N/A
Pilot (139X) 12 and junior N/A
Naval Flight Officer (137X) 12 and junior N/A
Engineering Duty (146X) 11-00 j, k
Aerospace Engineering (151X) 08-00 N/A
Aerospace Maintenance (152X) 11-02, 00, 99 l
Information Warfare (181X) 10-08,03 m
Information Professional (182X) 08-02 m
Intelligence (183X) 12-08, 03 m
Public Affairs (165X) 05, 09 and junior N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX) 09-02 n
Oceanography (180X) 10-05 o
Medical Service Corps (230X) 04 and junior N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X) 09-06 p
Civil Engineer Corps (510X) 11 and junior q
a. Must have surface warfare officer (SWO) qualification
completed to apply for transfer. Officers under SWO continuation
pay or revised junior critical skills retention bonus 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 application due date is
within one year of satisfaction of the full bonus obligation.
b. Waivers to the requirements of paragraph 4h of ref (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 platform/community. All
officers YG-00 and senior are eligible, regardless of platform/
e. Aerospace maintenance duty officer (AMDO) 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.
f. Judge advocates looking to laterally transfer to another
community should be aware that upon lateral transfer to another
community, they will lose the three years of constructive credit
provided to judge advocates upon commissioning. As a consequence,
some junior officers with less than four years of total service
looking to laterally transfer may be reduced in rank to lieutenant
g. 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 lieutenant 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 YGs 09 and senior will receive favorable
h. Officers in YG-11 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.
i. Only restricted line and staff corps selections to the naval
special warfare (NSW) community will be processed via this board.
Unrestricted line applications for NSW will not be considered by
this board. All applicants must be eligible for top secret/
sensitive compartmented information (TS/SCI) security clearance, be
worldwide assignable, meet requirements of ref (d), and pass a
physical screening test per ref (e).
j. Board applicants commissioned under a valid SWO-option
agreement (engineering duty (ED), intelligence (Intel), information
professional (IP), information warfare (IW), oceanography (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.
k. Officers without a warfare qualification are expected to
submit an application for the ED dolphin program. Contact the ED
community manager for additional guidance.
l. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the AMDO
community manager to discuss milestones and qualifications
commensurate with YG.
m. Officers applying for IP, IW or Intel communities:
lieutenant commander applicants for 1820 with more than two years
TIG should contact the IP community manager to discuss milestone and
performance requirements. All officers who are either above or
in-zone for FY-16 promotion to lieutenant commander through captain
will not be considered for lateral transfer. IP, IW, and Intel
applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI, submit a personnel security
questionnaire per ref (f), or include a letter from a special
security officer 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. All YG-07 and senior 6440 and 6450 redesignation
applicants will be considered. All YG-07 and senior 6420
redesignation applicants will be considered.
n. 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 Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
standards (e.g., Bahrain) to include family members. Candidates
must have their language abilities documented by a recent (2011 or
later required) Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT), oral
proficiency interview (OPI), or Defense Language Aptitude Battery
(1) DLPT/OPI level 2 or higher, DLAB score greater than 120
are highly desirable.
(2) Applicants without a regionally-focused master*s degree
must have an academic profile code (APC) of 265 or better, or an
undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.62. The following
paragraphs provide rank and year group specific information for
officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to FAO:
(a) Lieutenant - applicants in YG 09-06 are desired.
Waiver requests for less than 8 YCS are required for YG 09-07.
(b) Lieutenant commander or lieutenant commander (sel) -
applicants in YG 05-02 are desired.
(c) Commander or commander (sel) - applicants should
already possess a regionally-focused master*s degree. The community
is especially interested in applicants who have substantial overseas
experience, and/or language capabilities. Interested commanders/
commanders(sel) are highly encouraged to contact the FAO community
manager to discuss milestones, qualifications and career
implications before applying.
(d) Captain - qualified captains with significant
overseas experience and foreign language ability should contact the
FAO community manager before applying.
o. Oceanography applicants shall request to have APC calculated
by the Naval Postgraduate School prior to the board convening date.
All YG-10 and senior 6460 redesignation applicants will be
p. The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO
Supply community (651X) in YG 09-06 in accordance with the LDO
q. Civil Engineer Corps applicants must have an accreditation
board for engineering and technology accredited engineering degree
or a national architectural accrediting board accredited
r. Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers under CEC critical
skills retention bonus 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.
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 www.public.navy.mil/bupers-NPC/
click on *Letter of Instruction*. Interested officers are strongly
recommended to contact their respective community managers listed
SPECWAR (703) 604-5059/DSN 664
IP (901) 874-2846/DSN 882
HR (901) 874-4049/DSN 882
FAO (901) 874-3694/DSN 882
AEDO (301) 757-8480/DSN 882
EDO (901) 874-3473/DSN 882
AMDO (301) 757-8481/DSN 882
SWO (901) 874-3173/DSN 882
CEC (901) 874-4034/DSN 882
MSC (901) 874-2370/DSN 882
IW (901) 874-3123/DSN 882
EOD (901) 874-4991/DSN 882
INTEL (901) 874-3426/DSN 882
OCEANO (901) 874-2461/DSN 882
SUPPLY (901) 874-3189/DSN 882
PAO (901) 874-3098/DSN 882
AVIATION (901) 874-3353/DSN 882
SUB (703) 604-5490/DSN 664
SWO(N) (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
LDO (901) 874-3044/DSN 882
10. Points of contact are CWO3 Mitchell D. Allen, at
(901) 874-3170/DSN 882 or via e-mail at mitchell.d.allen(at)navy.mil
and Ms. Linda Coffield, at (901) 874-3171/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
11. This message will remain in effect until canceled or
superseded, whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//