By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy is seeking applications from highly qualified Selected Reserve Sailors in pay grades E-6 through E-9 for the Fiscal Year 2013 Inactive Duty Navy Reserve Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) programs, officials announced Aug. 3.
“Limited duty officers and chief warrant officers bring a variety of experience and perspective into the wardroom from their enlisted service,” said Capt. Victor Cooper, head Reserve officer community manager, Bureau of Naval Personnel. “The LDO /CWO career paths are intended to provide technical and leadership opportunities to enhance a Sailor’s ability to contribute to the Navy.”
The Reserve LDO and CWO programs have designators in the surface, intelligence, aviation, administration, security, supply, special warfare and civil engineer communities and serve in a variety of leadership billets within their technical fields, ranging from division officer to commanding officer ashore.
Eligibility requirements for Selected Reserve LDO include US citizenship, serving in pay grade E-7 through E-9 or an E-6 who has passed the exam for E-7. Inactive duty personnel must have completed at least 8, but not more than 16 years of total qualifying federal service as of Oct. 1.
Eligibility requirements for Selected Reserve CWO include US citizenship, serving in pay grade E-7 through E-9. Inactive duty personnel must have completed at least 12, but not more than 22 years of total qualifying federal service as of Oct. 1.
These programs do not require applicants to have a college degree. Applications must be postmarked no later than Nov. 1, 2011.
Eligible Sailors should apply for the designator for which they are most qualified, regardless of their current rating.
Complete application procedures, eligibility requirements and links to other resources can be found in NAVADMIN 226/11, available on the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil .