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Additional Qualification Designators (AQDs) are used to denote special qualifications you have obtained in your career.  These qualifications play an important role in documenting your achievements and provide Selection and Screening Board members with an overview of key qualifications.  AQDs show up in two places: 1) at the bottom of your Performance Summary Record (PSR) cover page and 2) in the far right column of your Officer Data Card (ODC).  The next time you review your record, take a look and ensure your qualifications are documented.
Summarized below are some important AQDs (tailored to more Junior Officers).  There are literally thousands of AQDs in the Navy, but these are the most common.  For a complete listing, see the NOOCS manual (vol. 1) under the “Reference Library” Tab above. 

 

Qualification
AQD
Required Documentation / Requirements
Underway OOD
LB2
  OOD Letter
Surface Warfare Officer
LA9
  SWO Letter
Navigator
LG1
a) Successfully completed Navigator qualification
requirements per COMNAVSURFLANTINST 3530
(series); AND
b) Successfully completed minimum 12 months in
billet as Navigator; AND
c) Received recommendation of Commanding Officer.
Engagement Control Officer (Tomahawk)
BS2
  ECO Letter
Staff Tomahawk Officer
BS3
T'hawk School Grad and assigned in a
Staff Strike billet
Steam EOOW
LC1
  EOOW Letter
Diesel EOOW
LC2
  EOOW Letter
Gas Turbine EOOW
LC3
  EOOW Letter
AEGIS
KA6
Note 1
TAO (NTDS)
LF7
TAO Letter
TAO (Non-NTDS)
LF6
TAO Letter
Ballistic Missile Defense
BM1
TAO, AAWC, or CSC Letter on BMD ship,
completion of tour on BMD ship as CO, XO, CSO, WEPS, CHENG, FCO, STO, CICO, EMO, TRAINO
Warfare Tactics Instructor – Selected
KWS
Administrative screening for Warfare Tactics Instructor
Warfare Tactics Instructor – ASW/SUW
KW1
Successful completion of the ASW/SUW WTI pipeline course of instruction
Warfare Tactics Instructor – IAMD
KW2
Successful completion of the IAMD WTI pipeline course of instruction
Warfare Tactics Instructor – AMW
KW3
Successful completion of the AMW WTI pipeline course of instruction
Warfare Tactics Instructor – MIW
KW4
Successful completion of the MIW WTI pipeline course of instruction
Command (listed in the chronological order you should receive them during your career)
Command Assessment
LN7
Completion of requirements set forth in CNSP/LINST 1412.2 (series)
Command Assessment
2D1
Completed the command qualification process, to include the oral board. This AQD will be awarded in conjunction with the LN7 Surface Command Qualification AQD
Command
2D2
Completed 2D1 requirements, screened for command, and completed the Command Leadership Course
Command
LN3
Completion of a minimum 12 month twelve month tour in a command (CDR Billet)
Command
2D3
Completed all requirements of 2D1 and 2D2 and completed the Major Command Leadership Course
Command
LN4
Completion of a minimum 12 month twelve month tour in a comma
nd (CAPT Billet)

 

Note 1: Completed AEGIS Combat System Officer or AEGIS PCO/PXO Course; and served as a CO, XO, CSO, WCO, FCO, CICO, or Operations Officer aboard a CG-47 or DDG-51 Class Ship; or Qualified as a TAO aboard a CG-47 or DDG-51 Class Ship.
 
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