JUNE 2018 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD

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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1210.5A, 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 1220-410, SEAL/EOD/SWCC/DIVER/AIRR PHYSICAL 
SCREENING TESTING STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES.  
REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1210-230, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) 
OFFICER.  
REF F IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING.  
REF G IS SECNAV M-5510.30, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM.  
REF H IS MILPERSMAN 1610-020, DISQUALIFICATION OF OFFICERS FOR DUTY INVOLVING 
FLYING.  
REF I IS MILPERSMAN 1210-110, ENGINEERING DUTY OFFICER DESIGNATION:  
QUALIFIED IN SUBMARINES.  
REF J IS NAVADMIN 014/18, UPDATED OFF-RAMP GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE AND RESERVE 
COMPONENT INFORMATION WARFARE AND SUPPLY CORPS LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the convening of the June 2018 Active Duty 
Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation Board.  The lateral transfer and 
redesignation process is a key tool by which the Navy manages the talents of 
its officers.  It provides flexibility in officer community manning and 
improves the return on investment in officer training and education for the 
Navy by leveraging the specialized skillsets of officers throughout their 
careers.  As part of the process, applications from qualified unrestricted 
line, restricted line (RL), staff corps, and limited duty officers (LDO) are 
now being accepted for the Active Duty Officer Lateral Transfer/Redesignation 
Board which convenes 4 June 2018.  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), and are required to review and comply with any additional 
community requirements found in the June 2018 Letter of Instruction located 
at: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/administrative/ 
TransferRedesignation/Pages/Status.aspx.
    a.  Officers who do not meet eligibility requirements in line with 
references (a) through (c) such as time-in-grade, years-of-commissioned 
service (YCS), or time-in-service must submit a waiver request in addition to 
or in conjunction with their lateral transfer/redesignation application as 
specified by specific communities.
    b.  A waiver request must include the commanding officer (CO) endorsement 
and a waiver request letter of the officer.  The CO may endorse the waiver in 
the same letter as the lateral transfer package endorsement.
    c.  Active Component LDOs in the Supply Corps (651X) and Information 
Warfare Community (68XX) are designated for off-ramp as listed in reference 
(j).  Those who are eligible and desire to redesignate within their parent 
communities should submit their requests in line with reference (j) vice this 
board.

3.  Submit applications and waiver requests (as required), using the format 
in reference (b) via email to cscselboard(at)navy.mil.  Email subject line 
should reflect *Board Package:  Board No. 240*.  If no means of electronic 
correspondence are available, application packages can be sent hard copy to:

    Commander
    Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
    June 2018 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation (Board #240)
    5720 Integrity Drive
    Millington TN 38055-0000
       -OR-
For Express Mail ONLY (to include FEDEX, UPS, and DHL)to:
    Commander
    Navy Personnel Command, Customer Service Center
    June 2018 Active Duty Lateral Transfer/Redesignation (Board #240)
    5640 Ticonderoga Loop Bldg 768 Rm E302
    Millington, TN 38055-6300

4.  Application (including signed command endorsement), waiver requests, and 
any other eligibility documentation required by the requested community must 
be received no later than 9 April 2018. All non-eligibility supplemental 
information such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, or current 
fitness reports must be received no later than 25 May 2018.

5.  To confirm application receipt, contact Commander, Navy Personnel Command 
Customer Service Center at (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, or log on to 
https://npccontactcenter.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/OA_HTML/npc.html.

6.  The following information provides officers with 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)                15 and senior       a, b, c, d
Submarine (112X)                      12 and senior       b, e
Pilot (131X)                          09 and senior       f
Naval Flight Officer (132X)           11 and senior       f
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0)       09, 05              g
Intelligence (183X)                   13-07               N/A
Supply (310X)                         13 and senior       N/A
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)           14-04               h
Limited Duty (6XXX)                                       i

    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 
active-duty officers to transfer into their community.

Each YG is subject to change prior to the board convening:

Community/Designator                Available YG     Notes (para. 7)
Surface Warfare (116X)              16 and junior    j
Special Warfare (118X)              none             k
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (119X)  15 and junior    l
Human Resources (120X)              16-06            m, n, o
Naval Flight Officer (137X)         14 and junior    N/A
Pilot (139X)                        14 and junior    N/A
Engineering Duty Officer (14X0)     15-12, 08        c, g
Aerospace Engineering (151X)        11-04            p
Aerospace Maintenance (152X)        15, 11-04        q
Public Affairs (165X)               12 and junior    N/A
Foreign Area Officer (17XX)         13-04, 01-98     r
Oceanography (180x)                 16-15, 12-11     c, s
Cryptologic Warfare (181X)          15-05            c, t
Information Professional (182X)     05 and junior    c, t
Intelligence (183X)                 16-14, 12, 08-04 c, t
Medical Service Corps (230X)        09 and junior    N/A
Judge Advocate Corps (2500)         15 and junior    u
Supply Corps Officer (310X)         12-10            v
Civil Engineer Corps (510X)         16 and junior    w

7.  Notes:
    a.  Must have Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) qualification completed to 
apply for transfer.  Officers under SWO Continuation Pay Revised Junior 
Critical Skills Retention Bonus, SWO Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Retention 
Bonus or Department Head (DH) 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 convening date is within one year of satisfaction of the full bonus 
obligation.  Quotas out may be limited due to manning levels for any given 
YG, community billet requirements, the status of DH contract goals for YGs 
with less than six YCS, and the assignment status of the individual officer.  
Officers within their detailing window must communicate with their detailer 
prior to submitting a lateral transfer application.  Executing orders, 
slating to a billet, or serving in a hard fill billet or one with significant 
training required could disqualify an officer for consideration and release 
from the community until arrival to the next duty station or upon completion 
of a minimum activity tour.  Requests for lateral transfer out of the SWO 
community from LCDR and above will be considered on a case-by-case basis due 
to shortages in these grades.
    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 commissioned under a still-valid SWO-option agreement 
(Engineering Duty (ED), Intelligence, Information Professional, Cryptologic 
Warfare, Oceanography (OCEANO)) must contact their respective RL option 
community manager regarding desire to be released from the SWO-option 
agreement and seek lateral transfer to a different community.
    d.  Nuclear-trained SWOs YG-12 and senior are available for lateral 
transfer consideration.  YG-13 is open to officers applying to EDO(N) only.
    e.  Officers screened *not cleared* for their next career milestone are 
eligible.
    f.  The YG range provided displays possible opportunities. Contact your 
specific community placement officer with questions regarding quota 
availability for each Type/Model/Series/YG.  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 Bonus (AvB) 
are eligible to apply if the officer will be within 12 months of completing 
AvB obligation at the time the board convenes. Additionally, aviation 
officers with obligated service as a result of AvB are eligible to apply if 
the officer will be within 12 months of DH tour projected rotation date (PRD) 
at the time the board convenes, regardless of contrary AvB contract language. 
Redesignation immediately following DH tour may result in cancellation of 
Aviation Incentive Pay (AvIP) and AvB, which will be adjudicated by Aviation 
Officer Assignment (PERS-43).  Graduates from U.S. Naval Test Pilot School 
class 150 and 151 may apply for Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer (AEDO) 
only, regardless of ADSO (contact AEDO Officer Community Manager (OCM) for 
details).  If selected, Aviation Officers should expect to redesignate 
immediately.  Exceptions may be made for the completion of ADSO, 
fulfillment/expiration/cancellation of AvB contract, or PRD, as determined by 
Aviation OCM (BUPERS-313).  Officers selected to AEDO should expect to 
redesignate immediately.  Aviation Officers in operational flying billets 
(billet designator XXX1 or XXX2) will not redesignate until vacating the 
billet.  BUPERS-313 authorizes redesignation timing.  By accepting a lateral 
transfer out of Aviation (13XX) an officer consents to voluntary termination 
of flight status (except for AEDO selects) effective the date of 
redesignation with the lateral transfer application and CO endorsement 
fulfilling the requirements set forth in reference (h).
    g.  ED Community.
        (1) Applicants desiring out quota from ED:
            (a) ED out-quotas are extremely limited.  Redesignation requests 
must 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 in line with reference (i).
            (b) Applicants from YGs 15-12 (paragraph 6c) are desired.  YG 11-
09 inventory requirements are met and not open for redesignation on this 
board.  Applicants from YG 08 are desired if applicants are currently 
enrolled in or have completed an approved Masters Degree.  See MILPERSMAN 
1212-040 for a list of approved degrees and corresponding subspecialty codes.
    h.  Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) Officers under a CEC Critical Skills 
Retention Bonus (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 
OCM for review on a case-by-case basis and can be submitted with the 
application.  If approved, the notice of approval for early release from the 
CSRB contract shall be included with the lateral transfer application. 
Release from the CSRB contract will be considered a voluntary release subject 
to repayment of any unearned amount.
    i.  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 YCS and 
accepted permanent LDO appointment to LT prior to lateral 
transfer/redesignation.  LDO out quotas are extremely limited but special 
consideration will be given to officers projected to be statutorily separated 
for years of service prior to attaining the rank of commander.
    j.  Officers YG 15 and senior seeking lateral transfer into the Surface 
Warfare Community are strongly encouraged to contact the SWO OCM prior to 
applying in order to discuss critical SWO career milestone requirements.
    k.  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 application via current OCM to 
the Sea Air Land (SEAL) OCM.  More information, including required 
application contents and submission due dates, can be found on the SEAL OCM 
website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/officer/communitymanagers/active/Unrestricted/nsw/Pages/SEALOfficerSelect
ion.aspx.
    l.  Eligible officers in YG-15 and junior will be considered for lateral 
transfer and redesignation as an EOD Warfare Officer trainee (1190).  Those 
interested are encouraged to review references (d) through (f) and contact 
the EOD OCM for package requirements and eligibility.
    m.  Officers in all eligible YGs with Operations Analysis (OA) 
subspecialty (321X) and/or those with an academic profile code (APC) of 325 
or better are encouraged to apply to Human Resources (HR).
    n.  YG-15 has highest anticipated inventory requirement. Inventory 
requirements for YGs 08 and 09 are met.  However, the HR community is 
targeting increased inventory for OA subspecialists. YGs 08 and 09 applicants 
with 321X subspecialty from completed graduate education and/or experience 
tours are planned for referral to board.  This is the last planned 
opportunity for YG 06 applicants for lateral transfer.
    o.  HR applicants without a masters degree resulting in 3XXX 
subspecialty, shall request to have their APC calculated by Naval 
Postgraduate School prior to board convening date (apply online at
https://my.nps.edu/web/admissions/apply).  Applicants without an APC by the 
application suspense shall include a copy of their undergraduate transcript 
with their application.
    p.  Officers who are one time fail to select (FOS) 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 150 or class 151.
    q.  Officers are strongly encouraged to contact the aerospace maintenance 
duty OCM to discuss milestones and qualifications commensurate with YG.
    r.  All Foreign Area Officers (FAO) must be eligible for top 
secret/sensitive compartmented information security clearance (TS/SCI), 
submit a Personnel Security Questionnaire (SF-86) in line with reference (g), 
or include a letter from a special security officer (SSO) indicating 
successful completion of an SCI pre-screening interview (SSO letter is 
preferred).
        (1) Defense Language Proficiency Test and Oral Proficiency Interview 
level 2 or higher is a qualifying score but is not required for applicants in 
YG 08 and junior.  A minimum Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB) score 
of 95 is required, and a score greater than 110 is highly desirable.  DLAB 
scores never expire and there is no need to retake the exam if a desired 
score is attained.
        (2) Officers without a regionally-focused masters degree should have 
an 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 
by submitting an enclosure in the application.
        (3) The following paragraphs provide rank and YG specific information 
for officers considering lateral transfer/redesignation to FAO:
            (a) Lieutenant and LCDR selects (sel) - Applicants in YG 13-08 
are desired.  Waiver requests for less than eight YCS are required and will 
be granted down to five YCS from the date the board convenes.
            (b) LCDR - Applicants in YG 07-04 are desired. Applicants with 
more than elevan YCS (YG-07 and senior) should already possess a regionally-
focused masters degree, DLPT scores of 2/2 or higher in a foreign language 
and overseas experience.  The community is especially interested in 
applicants who have substantial overseas experience, and/or language 
capabilities. Applicants in YG 05 should be within 12 months of PRD but shall 
be within 18 months of PRD.  Interested officers are highly encouraged to 
contact the FAO OCM to discuss milestones, qualifications and career 
implications before applying.
            (c) CDR - Applicants in YG 01-98 are encouraged to apply.  
Applicants should possess eligibility requirements to be considered a fully 
qualified FAO.  Additionally, they should have obtained in region experience 
of not less than one year.  Central Command or Pacific Command experience is 
preferred.  Interested officers are highly encouraged to contact the FAO OCM 
to discuss milestone, qualifications, and career implications before 
applying.
    s.  OCEANO applicants shall request to have APC calculated by Naval 
Postgraduate School prior to board convening date.  Apply online at 
http://www.nps.edu/Students/Prospective/index.html.  All applicants must be 
worldwide assignable and fit for full sea duty. All YG 13 and senior 6800 
redesignation applicants will be considered with calculated APC and progress 
on individual development plan if required.  Officers who have once FOS to 
the next grade in their parent community will not be considered for lateral 
transfer to OCEANO.  All applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI, submit a SF-
86 in line with reference (g), or include a letter from a SSO indicating 
successful completion of an SCI pre-screening interview.
    t.  Officers applying for CW, IP, or INTEL Communities.  LCDR applicants 
for 1810/1820/1830 with more than two years TIG should contact the CW, IP or 
Intelligence OCM to discuss milestone and performance requirements.  IP, CW, 
and INTEL applicants must be eligible for TS/SCI, submit a SF-86 in line with 
reference (g), or include a letter from a SSO indicating successful 
completion of an SCI pre-screening interview.  CW 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 officers must be worldwide assignable and fit for full sea 
duty.  Officers who have once FOS to the next grade in their parent community 
will not be considered for lateral transfer.  Applicants to INTEL (183X) in 
YG 08 must be LCDR or LCDR(sel).  All applicants (except 681x) to CW (181X) 
in YGs 09-10 must be LCDR or LCDR(sel).  All officers in YG 09-15 with 
designator 6810, 6820, or 6830 who desire redesignation should submit their 
requests in line with reference (j).
    u.  The Judge Advocate Corps applicants must have a Juris Doctorate (JD) 
from and American Bar Association-approved (ABA-approved) law school and be a 
member in good standing of the bar of a federal court or of the highest court 
of any state, territory, commonwealth, or the District of Columbia.
    v.  The Supply Corps is only accepting applicants from the LDO Supply 
Community (651X) in YG 12-10.  Interested applicants should submit their 
requests in line with reference (j).
    w.  CEC applicants must have an accreditation board for engineering and 
technology accredited engineering degree or a National Architectural 
Accrediting Board accredited architecture degree.

8.  Officers are required to list their lateral transfer/redesignation 
choice(s) by priority in their application. Additionally, officers are 
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 application 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.  Interested officers are strongly recommended to contact their respective 
OCMs 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) 874-2846/DSN 882
CW         (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) 604-5005/DSN 664
SUB        (703) 604-5488/DSN 664
JAGC       (901) 874-3521/DSN 882
SUPPLY     (901) 874-3189/DSN 882
SWO        (901) 874-3173/DSN 882
SWO(N)     (703) 604-5490/DSN 664

10.  Points of contact:
     a.  For community-specific application questions, contact the 
appropriate OCM as listed in paragraph 9.
     b.  For application format or submission questions, contact LT Beau 
Blanchard at (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, or e-mail at NPC_Active_Transfer-
Redes_SELBD.fct(at)navy.mil.

11.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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