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Are you interested in applying for Early (PC, MCM and MK VI) Command?
LT and LCDR Command Screening Boards convene semi-annually and coincide with the Department Head and Major Command boards (JUN/OCT). All application material must be received at least 10 calendar days prior to the board's convening. Early Command is slated after the completion of the board but may be delayed until the next 2nd Tour DH slate. Contact the 2nd Tour Department Head Detailer with any questions.
Early Command Screening Message **UPDATED JUL 20**
What are 1st and 2nd Tour Department Head Billets?
Department Head Billets
What are the upcoming Department Head Class Convenings?
DH Class Schedule (as of 11 February 2020)
How does 1st Tour DH slating process work?
1 DH Slate Preference Template
Pre-Department Head Frequently Asked Questions
Notional 1 DH Training Tracks
How does the 2nd DH Tour slating process work?
2 DH Slate Preference Template
2 DH Slate Schedule and Info Sheet *** UPDATED 26AUG20 ***
Surface Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Retention Bonus (SWO LRB)
NAVADMIN 136/17 - establishes the Surface Warfare Officer Lieutenant Commander Retention Bonus (SWO LRB) for eligible SWOs. This program replaces the SWO Critical Skills Retention Bonus (SWOCS) and no new contracts will be signed under the SWOCS program.
How to apply
Click the "Battle Admin" link on the navigation pane to the left for info on:
Commonly Requested Templates LIMDU
Record Management / Updates OHARP/SEMINAR
AQDs Official Photo
Click the "Career Info" link on the navigation pane to the left for info on:
Career Timing Graduate Education
SWO Career Planner Selection Boards
Lateral Transfer Flag Aide
Interservice Transfer Resignation
IA/GSA Tour Lengths
Subspecialty Codes Surface Reserves
Are you interested in coming back on active duty as a department head? View our Reserve Recall page for information.