The LDO and CWO webpage is provided as a centralized, easy to use source of professional information to assist active duty LDOs, CWOs and those who are considering applying for these programs with the ability to quickly research pertinent subjects and keep abreast of the latest news. There are links to numerous related sites and contact information for the Community Manager and Detailers.
Limited Duty Officer & Chief Warrant Officer Programs
Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer are two separate programs that provide the Navy with officer technical managers and technical specialists who exercise leadership in key positions throughout the service. Combined, these two communities make up more than 11 percent of the officer corps. Both programs provide the opportunity for outstanding senior enlisted personnel to compete for a commission. Currently a college degree is not required to apply however, a more educated force and a recognition of the professional benefits of education will certainly make a college degree required for future promotion.
Limited Duty Officers (LDOs)
As officer technical managers of the line or staff corps, LDOs progressively advance within broad technical fields related to their former enlisted ratings. They fill leadership and management positions at the Ensign through Captain level that require technical background and skills not attainable through normal development within other officer designators. LDOs serve as, but are not limited to serving as, division officers, department heads, OICs, XOs and COs, ashore or afloat.
Chief Warrant Officers (CWOs)
Today, as commissioned officers of the line or staff corps, Navy CWOs possess the authority and are qualified by extensive experience and knowledge to direct the most difficult and exacting operations within a given occupational specialty. Although intended primarily as technical specialists, CWOs may also serve as division officers, department heads, OICs, X0 and CO, ashore or afloat.
CWO Community Manager
901-874-2464 (DSN 882)
Assistant LDO and CWO Community Manager
901-874-4714 (DSN 882)
Head LDO and CWO Community Manager
901-874-3042 (DSN 882)
LDO and CWO Community Manager
Bureau of Naval Personnel THREE
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-0003