For our new LDO CWOs, we sincerely welcome you to the finest community in the Navy. Your selection marks a significant milestone in your career. You will be accepting increased responsibility and enjoying greater confidence in your skills and abilities. We here in Millington wish you all the best in this new phase of your Naval Career.
The FY16 Major Command Board is complete
ELIGIBILITY FOR SURFACE WARFARE OFFICER QUALIFICATION
1. Surface LDO/CWO Required to Qualify
a. 640X - Limited Duty Officer (Nuclear Power)
b. 740X - Chief Warrant Officer (Nuclear Power)
2. Requires COMNAVSURFOR Approved Eligibility Request
a. 62XX/72XX - Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer, Line (Submarine)
New INSTRUCTION: COMNAVSURFPAC/COMNAVSURFLANT INSTRUCTION 1412.1
PERS 422 Detailer Notes:
1. Service Record Photos: Although NAVADMIN 186/16 (DTG R 231731Z AUG 16) eliminated the requirement to display officer photographs at selection boards, MILPERSMAN Article 1070-180 still requires officer photographs to be maintained in the official service record. As part of the detailing process, there are many nominative assignments which require a photograph to be submitted as part of the nomination package. The absence of the photo delays processing the constituent for their next assignment. The point of contact (POC) for photo submission to Official Military Personnel File is Records Management and Policy (PERS-313) at (901) 874-3407/DSN 882.
2. New Accession Fleet Nuclear LDO Assignments: All new accession Fleet Nuclear LDOs should expect their initial assignment to be as a CVN Technical Assistant. The expected career milestones during the first tour are qualification as PPWO, EOOW, OOD and Surface Warfare Officer. Additionally, they will gain experience through the CVN operational and deployment cycle, and exposure to large-scale maintenance planning and coordination.
3. Submarine Maintenance Coordinator Assignments: Due to the flexibility associated with submarine maintenance periods we are changing the distribution policy for Submarine Maintenance Coordinators. Nuclear LDOs will normally be assigned to submarines for their third tour and will receive 24-month, vice the historical 36-month, orders. This will nominally assign the maintenance coordinator to the submarine at A-15 months, and the officer will be relieved after the availability execution has commenced, at approximately A+9 months. The relieving officer will also receive 24-month orders to complete the availability and provide time for qualification after sea trials. This change in distribution policy allows officers to reach their next milestone assignment (CVN PA) with minimal impact from changing submarine maintenance schedules.