NOVEMBER 2015 ACTIVE-DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD

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SUBJ/NOVEMBER 2015 ACTIVE-DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD//



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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 2015 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 talents and 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 16 November 2015.  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 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
    November 2015 Active Duty Lateral Transfer Redesignation
    Board 040
    5720 Integrity Drive
    Millington TN 38055-0000

4.  Application and waiver packages must be received by 17 September 2015.

5.  To confirm application receipt, contact Commander, Navy Personnel Command 
Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log onto 
http://www.npc.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, s
Submarine (112X)                      09 and senior       b, c
Pilot (131X)                          07 and senior       d
Naval Flight Officer (132X)           09 and senior       d
Aerospace Maintenance (152X)                              p
Supply (310X)                         12 and senior       N/A
Limited Duty (6XXX)                                       e
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)           11-04               q
Engineering Duty Officer              09-08               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. Each YG is subject to 
change prior to the board convening:

Community/Designator                   Available YG       Notes
Surface Warfare (116X)                 13 and junior      f
Special Warfare (118X)                 12 and junior      g
Human Resources (120X)                 13-11, 09, 07,     t
                                       05-04
Pilot (139X)                           12 and junior      N/A
Naval Flight Officer (137X)            12 and junior      N/A
Engineering Duty (146X)                12-03              n, o
Aerospace Engineering (151X)           09-02              r
Aerospace Maintenance (152X)           14, 13, 11-02      h
Information Warfare (181X)             11-09, 04-03       i
Information Professional (182X)        09-03              i
Intelligence (183X)                    12, 11, 05-03      i
Public Affairs (165X)                  09, 11 and junior  N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX)            10-02, 98, 99      j
Oceanography (180X)                    12, 11, 07, 05     k
Medical Service Corps (230X)           05 and junior      N/A
Supply Corps Officer (310X)            10-08              l
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)            12 and junior      m

7.  Notes
    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 (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 platform/community/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 cancellation of 
ACCP, which will be adjudicated by Aviation Officer Assignment (PERS-43).  
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 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 YGs 09 and senior 
will receive favorable consideration.
    f.  Officers in 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.  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, world-wide assignable, meet requirements of reference (d) 
and pass a physical screening test per reference (e).
    h.  Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the Aerospace 
Maintenance Duty Officer Community Manager to discuss milestones and 
qualifications commensurate with YG.
    i.  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 (f), 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 world-wide 
assignable and fit for full sea duty.  All YG-11 and senior 6450 
redesignation applicants will be considered.  All YG-09 and senior 6440 
redesignation applicants will be considered.  All YG-10 and senior 6420 
redesignation applicants will be considered.
    j.  All foreign area officer (FAO) applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI 
security clearance and world-wide assignable.  World-wide 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 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/November 2012 or later) Defense Language Proficiency Test 
(DLPT), oral proficiency interview (OPI), and Defense Language Aptitude 
Battery (DLAB).
        (1) DLPT/OPI level 2 or higher, DLAB score greater than 120 are 
highly desirable.
        (2) Applicants without a regionally-focused masters degree must have 
an academic profile code (APC) of 265 or better, or an undergraduate grade 
point average (GPA) of at least 2.60.  The following paragraphs provide rank 
and YG specific information for officers considering lateral 
transfer/redesignation to FAO:
            (a) LT - applicants in YGs 10-07 are desired.  Waiver requests 
for less than 8 YCS are required.
            (b) LCDR or LCDR(sel) - applicants in YGs 06-02 are desired.
            (c) CDR or CDR(sel).  Limited quotas are available for YG 98 and 
YG 99.  Applicants 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 
CDR/CDR(sel) are highly encouraged to contact the FAO community manager to 
discuss milestones, qualifications and career implications before applying.
    k.  Oceanography applicants shall request to have APC calculated by the 
Naval Postgraduate School prior to the 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-11 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 (f), or include a letter 
from a SSO indicating successful completion of an SCI pre-screening 
interview.
    l.  The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply 
community (651X) in YG 10-08 in accordance with the LDO off-ramp initiative.
    m.  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.
    n.  Board applicants commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option 
agreement (Engineering Duty (ED), 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.
    o.  Engineering Duty Community
        (1) Applicants desiring out quota from ED:
            (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 ED:
            (a) Officers without a warfare qualification are expected to 
submit an application for the ED dolphin program. Consult MILPERSMAN Article 
1210-110 for ED dolphin program details.
            (b) LT:  Applicants from YG06, 11-10 are preferred.
            (c) LCDR:  Applicants having a technical masters degree with 
acceptable subspecialty code are preferred.
    p.  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.
    q.  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.
    r.  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 145 or class 146.
    s.  Nuclear-trained Surface Warfare Officers YG-09 and senior are 
eligible for lateral transfer consideration.
    t.  Officers in all eligible YGs with Operations Analysis (OA) 
subspecialty (321X) and/or those with an academic profile code 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.
    u.  Explosive Ordnance Disposal LDOs in eligible YGs projected to be 
statutorily separated for years of service prior to attaining the rank of 
Commander will be given special consideration for lateral transfer and 
redesignation as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Warfare Officer (1140).

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.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 882
               AMDO                  (301) 757-8481/DSN 882
               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) 874-2846/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 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 linda.coffield(at)navy.mil.

11.  This message will remain in effect until canceled or superseded, 
whichever occurs first.

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

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