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SUBJ/MODIFICATION OF THE NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM//
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 259/13, CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING
REF C IS NAVADMIN 177/16, CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING
REF D IS SECNAVINST 1412.8B, REGULATIONS TO GOVERN THE PROMOTION AND
CONTINUATION OF LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS (LDOS) AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS
(CWOS) SERVING ON THE ACTIVE-DUTY LIST (ADL) AND RESERVE ACTIVE-STATUS LIST
(RASL) IN THE U.S. NAVY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the implementation of warrant officer-1
(WO1) pay grade (W-1) for cyber warrant officers, and solicits applications
for the FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 Cyber Warrant Selection Boards, updates Cyber
Warrant Officer career progression and provides eligibility requirements for
WO1 and chief warrant officer-2 (CWO2). Where conflicts with reference (a)
exist, this NAVADMIN takes precedence. This NAVADMIN cancels references (b)
and (c), and provides updates to cyber warrant officer program eligibility
criteria and career paths.
2. The cyber warrant officer program was established in 2010 to meet the
increasing demand for officers with specific proven cyber focused skills and
abilities. Paygrade W-1 and associated career progression opportunity is now
approved for Sailors who have this critical skill and meet the accession
eligibility criteria below.
3. To be eligible, all applicants applying for appointment as a cyber WO1 or
CWO2 must be in the Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN) rating and possess
at least one of the following Interactive On-Net (ION) Operator Naval
enlisted classifications (NEC): H13A, H14A, H15A, or H16A (previously 9308,
9326, 9327, or 9328 respectively) as well as meet the additional criteria
a. Cyber WO1 eligibility: CTN E-5 and above with time in service (TIS)
between 6 and 12 years.
b. Cyber CWO2 eligibility: As announced in the annual Limited Duty
Officer (LDO)/Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) in-service procurement board (ISPB)
NAVADMIN in line with reference (a) and associated eligibility criteria.
4. Cyber Warrant Officer Career Progression
a. WO1. Officers appointed as cyber WO1 shall incur a 6-year service
obligation from date of appointment, shall serve a minimum time in grade of 3
years. WO1 must complete a minimum of 12 years of TIS prior to promotion and
commissioning to CWO2.
b. CWO2. Officers appointed as cyber CWO2 shall continue career
progression in line with reference (d). Subsequent progression to cyber
chief warrant officer-3 (CWO3) through chief warrant officer-5 (CWO5) will
continue to be governed by reference (d).
5. Cyber WO1 application and selection process:
a. FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 selections will be made via a special
administrative board chaired by Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officer Community
Management Branch (BUPERS-3) with a convening date no earlier than 30 days
from release of this NAVADMIN, but not later than 1 September 2018 with three
selects to be appointed to WO1 in FY19 and three selects to be appointed to
WO1 in FY20.
b. WO1 applicants who meet criteria prescribed in paragraph 3 of this
NAVADMIN and are seeking consideration for selection and appointment to WO1
in FY-19 and FY-20 must submit applications to the point of contact
identified in subparagraph 6c below no later than 30 days following release
of this NAVADMIN using the following
(1) Application and Interview Appraisal forms are available for
download at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx. Only the current
version of the Interview Appraisal Sheet (NAVCRUIT 1131/5 Rev 02-2017) will
(2) Three interview appraisals conducted by Information Warfare
Community (IWC) officers must be included, and applicants are highly
encouraged to attain appraisals from IWC officers serving in the pay grades
of O-4 and above, or as cyber CWO3 and above. The potential block on
interview appraisals must be marked for WO1 candidates.
(3) Commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge (OIC) endorsement
must contain the following statement: *Applicant meets requirements of this
NAVADMIN, the physical fitness standards of OPNAVINT 6110.1J, has __ years __
months of active documented experience while holding the following ION
NEC(s): (9308/H13A, 9326/H14A, 9327/H15A, or 9328/H16A)* as appropriate.
5. Additional cyber warrant officer program updates will be contained in
future LDO/CWO ISPB NAVADMINs in line with reference (a).
6. Points of contact:
a. For application and eligibility questions contact CWO5 Hector
Sandoval at (901) 874-2464/DSN 882, or e-mail at hector.sandoval(at)navy.mil,
or Mr. Mitchell Allen at (901)874-3044/DSN 882, or-e-mail at
b. For cyber warrant officer program questions contact CDR Lemuel
Lawrence at (901) 874-3123/DSN 882, or e-mail at lemuel.lawrence(at)navy.mil.
c. Submit FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 applications and associated questions to
Mr. Christopher Leigh at (901) 874-3391/DSN 882, or e- mail at
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//