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Lateral Transfer - RL & Staff Corps

Lateral Transfer - RL & Staff Corps 

Eligible applicants must be O-1 or O-2 at time of selection.  The SEAL Officer Community Manager will determine and publish eligible Year Groups based on the needs of NSW.  Applicants must work with their current commands and the SEAL OCM to ensure packages are complete and properly submitted.  Applicants must also ensure specific requirements for re-designation have been completed according to OPNAVINST 1210.5. 


Important dates

• See Important Dates


Specific Lateral Transfer eligibility requirements: information and instructions for the Restricted Line Transfer/Redesignation board supersedes information and instructions on this page.
• Restricted Line Officers, Year Group (YG) 13 and Junior.
• O-1 or O-2 at package submission date: more senior officers do not have the ability to complete career milestones based on seniority.
• Eligible for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) clearance.

Medical Requirements

MANMED P-117 Chapter 15, Section 105 – eye requirements on pages 32 and 91.


• OPNAVINST 1210.5 - Lateral Transfer/Re-designation and Augmentation of Officers in the Navy
• OPNAVINST 1420.1B - Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs Application
• MANMED P-117, Chapter 15 - Manual to the Medical Department
• MILPERSMAN 1210-220 - Naval Special Warfare Officer (SEAL)
MILPERSMAN 1220-410 - SEAL Officer Physical Screening Testing Standards and Procedures 

SEAL Officer Application Contents

Application Letter for Lateral Transfer to NSW: example.

2. Commanding Officer’s Lateral Transfer Endorsement Letter.

3. Complete NSW Applicant Questionnaire.

4. Statement of Understanding.

5. Photograph: a color photo of the applicant in uniform at current rank—with or without cover and either full or 3/4 length—is optional, although strongly encouraged.  Attach photo to the provided form and fill out blocks 1 through 6.

6. Report of Applicant Screening: PST Results Form.

7. Resume or Curriculum Vitae.  There is no specific format required.  Include accurate contact information. If you have ever applied or competed to become a SEAL Officer, include date applied or competed and how far into the process you got.

8. Official College Transcript

9. All FITREPS (NAVPERS 1610) to include any detaching FITREPS.

10. No more than two (2) Letter of Recommendation (LOR)
 - The LOR should not solely be character references.  These should be used as a tool to highlight your accomplishments, experiences, and leadership potential. 
 - There is not a required format for LOR.  Address the LOR to "President, SEAL Officer Selection Panel". Direct questions and mail completed packages to “SEAL Officer Community Manager”, in accordance with the guidance for package submission.

11. DD2807: medical history.

12. DD2808: medical exam stamped PQ for diving duty.

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