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LDO/CWO PROGRAM The Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer Programs provide our Navy with a vital form of senior leadership - Officer Technical Specialists and managers who have extensive expertise and authority to direct the most difficult and exacting technical operations in given occupational areas at sea and ashore.
Limited Duty Officer Provides a commissioning path for outstanding E6-E8s and CWOs To perform in management positions requiring strong technical backgrounds outside the normal development pattern of Unrestricted Line Officers, Restricted Line Officers or Staff Corps Officers. Only the Navy has the opportunity for a PO1 (E-6) to become a Captain (O-6). Has the opportunity to serve in command at sea or ashore, depending on the designator, individual qualifications and billet requirements.
LDO Eligibility OPNAVINST 1420.1A U.S. citizen High school graduate or GED Meet physical standards Must be recommended by commanding officer No court martial or civilian conviction for other than minor offenses or NJP for 3 years prior to 1 October of year applying At least 8, but not more than 16 years (E-6 personnel 8-15) of active naval service No age restriction Serving as a SCPO, CPO or PO1. PO1s must have at least one year TIR. TIR as of 1 October of the year application is made, complete all eligibility requirements for E-7 except TIR, and be E-7 selection board eligible
LDO Designators SURFACEAVIATION 611XDECK 612XOPS631X DECK 613XENGR/REPAIR 632X OPERATIONS 615XSPEC WAR633X MAINTENANCE 616XORDNANCE636X ORDNANCE 618XELECTRONICS 638X AVIONICS 639X AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SUBMARINE GENERAL SERIES 621XDECK 629X COMM 640X NUC PWR 645X INTEL 623XENG 641X ADMIN 646X OCEANO 626XORD 642X ADP/COMM647X PHOTO 628XELECT 643X BAND 648X EOD STAFF CORPS 644X CRYPTO 649X SEC 651XSUPPLY 653XCIVIL ENGINEER CORPS 655XLAW
Chief Warrant Officer The path to commissioning for our most motivated Chief Petty Officers E7 through E9. Qualified by extensive technical training, experience and leadership in a specific occupational field. Considered a major asset to any command. Will serve primarily as division officers and officers in charge. E7/8 promote to CWO2; E9 (with 2 years TIR) promote to CWO3.
CWO Eligibility Same requirements for LDO except: Complete at least 12 but not more than 24 years of active duty Serving as a MCPO, SCPO or CPO (includes frocked or PO1 selected to CPO).
CWO Designators SURFACESUBMARINE 711XBOATSWAIN720X DIVER 712XOPERATIONS721X BOATSWAIN 713XENGINEER TECH723X ENGINEER TECH 714XREPAIR TECH 726X ORDNANCE TECH 715XSPECIAL WARFARE728X ELECTRONICS TECH 716XORDNANCE GENERAL SERIES 717XSW COMBATANT-CRAFT 740X NUCLEAR POWER CREWMAN 741X ADMIN ASST 718XELECTRONICS742X DATA PROCESSING/COMM 744X CRYPTO TECH AVIATION 745X INTEL 731X DECK 748X EOD TECH 732X OPERATIONS 749X PHYS SEC 734X MAINTENANCE 736X ORDNANCE STAFF CORPS 738X AVIONICS 751X SUPPLY 752X FOOD SERVICE 753X CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS
FY-04/05 Board Precept Guidance Selection Standard … Best Qualified Whole Person/Whole Record with focus on: – Proven excellence in operational environments during arduous deployments. – Demonstrated leadership, professional/technical skills, integrity, and resourcefulness in other assignments. Special consideration to be given to: – Applicants who embrace change by conceiving and trying new solutions to challenging problems. – Applicants who have demonstrated the ability to think creatively and take well- calculated risks … and initiative in finding the most effective ways to accomplish the mission. Maximum consideration to be given to Sailors who serve successfully as: – Recruit Division Commanders and Recruiters. – Instructors at A and C schools Prototype and Submarine and Aircrew Candidate Schools.
Profile of FY05 LDO Selectees Average age:33.5 SexMale (92%) Average total years of active service:12.6 years Average rank:E-7 (56%) Average years of total education completed:13 years Warfare qualified:Yes (98%) Average personal awards (NCM/NAM/FLOC):3-5 Average total number of duty stations:5 Prior Recruiting/RTC/Instructor tours:24% Average number of sea/overseas tours completed:2.3 Average total number of correspondence courses not related to advancement:6 Average number of training schools completed:5.5 Average sustained performance trait:EP (w/breakouts)
Profile of FY-05 CWO Selectees Average age:36.7 SexMale (94%) Average total years of active service:17.4 years Average rank:E-7 (66%) Average years of total education completed:13 years Warfare qualified:Yes (100%) Average personal awards (NCM/NAM/FLOC):4-6 Average total number of duty stations:7.5 Prior Recruiting/RTC/Instructor Tours:23% Average number of sea/overseas tours completed:3.4 Average total number of correspondence courses not related to advancement:7.3 Average number of training schools completed:7 Average sustained performance trait:EP (w/breakouts)
Five Overall Common Characteristics of FY-05 LDO/CWO Selections Sustained superior performance in all assignments … consistent break-outs in fitness reports with top rankings. Good pattern of sea/shore/overseas rotation for their specific rating with an emphasis on increased responsibility. Successfully served in challenging key leadership and technical proficiency positions. Evidence of continued education, personal and professional development. Attainment of professional qualifications and/or experience applicable to specific designators. For example: Surface Engineers (613X)... EOOW qualification and other senior watch stations Surface Operations (612X) … Combat Information Center Watch Officer qualification Surface Deck (611X) … bridge watch stations, UNREP rig captain, well-deck operation qualifications, etc. Communications (619X)... C4I and LAN administration experience Aviation Maintenance (633X) … maintenance/material control, safe for flight, etc. Nuclear (640X) … Propulsion Plant Watch Supervisor (PPWS) for surface and Engineering Watch Supervisor (EWS) for submariners
Preparing Start early (PO3 not too early!) Make your seniors aware of your personal goals; seek a LDO/CWO mentor Develop a strong career path and resume Diversify... sea duty, overseas, and shore tours Seek leadership positions: LPO, LCPO Earn all possible professional and warfare qualifications Complete formal education and correspondence courses Get out of your comfort zone, take such assignments as Detailer, Recruiter, Instructor Get involved. Actively support your command. Take on significant key collateral duties – (Career Counselor, Drug/Alcohol Programs Advisor, Command Assessment Team)
Performance Evaluations Whats important: Sustained superior performance Demonstrated leadership Personal accomplishments (quals, education) Promotion Recommendation (EP w/peer ranking; LDO/CWO potential) Complete formal education and correspondence courses Get out of your comfort zone, take such assignments as Detailer, Recruiter, Instructor Get involved. Actively support your command. Take on significant key collateral duties – (Career Counselor, Drug/Alcohol Programs Advisor, Command Assessment Team)
Performance Evaluations Eval should have data and metrics (numbers): How many How fast How far How much It has to say more than youre the best Sailor/Chief on the waterfront! Every leader will be evaluated based upon their commitment, first to the mission and second, growing and developing our people. - ADM Vern Clark, CNO
Dont forget to... Review your record to ensure: Your awards, completion of college and military schools are properly documented in your service record and evaluations Prepare for the officer interview board Be prepared to answer varied questions about what assignments you can expect as an officer, goals, contributions, what tours you should pursue, promotion opportunity, and retirement laws Review the officer Perspective Bulletins (same as Link bulletin), particularly the LDO/CWO Mustang News section. Also review the individual LDO/CWO detailer articles If you are a PO1, you must pass the CPO exam.
Application DO NOT deviate from OPNAVINST 1420.1A Use the sample format Have your application reviewed by others You are responsible for your portion of the application, but not your COs endorsement Applications must be postmarked not later than the date specified in the annual LDO/CWO program announcement NAVADMIN. (Typically, 15 August; last year, 1 November) Additional information must be postmarked not later than the date specified in the annual LDO/CWO program announcement NAVADMIN. (Typically, 1 December)
I desire to become an LDO or CWO because…. Use your own words Skip the flowery words and speak from your heart Remember, there will be members on the board who are LDOs and CWOs and they know what you should have done in terms of training, assignments, qualifications, and performance for the designator you are applying for The board meets for 2-3 weeks in January and the results are usually released in late January If selected, be prepared to go to sea! The majority of junior LDO and CWO billets are at sea, not ashore New LDOs and CWOs will attend the five-week Officer Indoctrination Course (Mustang University) in Pensacola, FL (Line) or Athens, GA (Staff).
Why become an LDO or CWO? Your chance to take charge and make a difference! Opportunity to lead Sailors, Chiefs, other Officers Challenging assignments Increased responsibility and authority Pride Because youre a highly qualified leader and subject matter expert who possesses many highly honed technical skills
7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE SAILORS Sustained superior performance Challenging and diversified assignments (the hard jobs) Continued personal and professional education and development Command and community involvement (team player) Appearance and physical fitness (squared-away & gung-ho) Leadership and maturity (do the right thing) Goal-oriented (initiative)
TIMELINE 15 Mar 05: Special Request Chit to CO 01 Apr 05: Application package to Admin 01 May 05: Interviewers Appraisal Board 01 Jun 05: COs endorsement prepared 15 Aug 05: Mailing deadline (???) XX Jan 06: Selection board convenes XX Feb 06: Results announced by NAVADMIN
QUIZ TIME! Your chance to take charge and make a difference! Challenging assignments Responsibility Authority Accountability Pride A commissioned officer-- one of the few selected based on Performance and not a college degree! Quality of life improvements for Yourself Family Troops Q: To be eligible for LDO, a candidate must have at least ___ years of service, but not more than ___ of active naval service? Q: To be eligible for CWO, a candidate must complete at least ___ years of service, but not more than ___ years of active duty? Q: What are some overall common characteristics of LDO/CWO selections? Q: T or F: A PO1 candidate for LDO must pass the CPO exam.
QUIZ TIME! Your chance to take charge and make a difference! Challenging assignments Responsibility Authority Accountability Pride A commissioned officer-- one of the few selected based on Performance and not a college degree! Quality of life improvements for Yourself Family Troops Q: Applicants should review what records to ensure that their awards, performance evaluations, college and military schools are properly documented? Q: What Navy instruction governs the LDO/CWO programs? Q: Applications must be postmarked by ____________. Addendums to applications may be sent as late as _____________.
CONTACTS/RESOURCES BuPers Contacts: OCM – CAPT James Thompson, 901-874-3042 (DSN 882); email@example.com AOCM – CWO4 Moe Kehrer, 901-874-3044 (DSN 882); firstname.lastname@example.org On the Web: www.npc.navy.mil/Officer/LDOCWOCommunityManager/ Local Contact: LT David Boisselle, VFA-15, NAS Oceana, 433-5048 or email@example.com Hampton Roads Navy Mustang Association: www.geocities.com/hrnma In the Navy, a Mustang is an officer who has promoted up from the ranks of Navy enlisted personnel through an in-service procurement program, with no interruption of his or her active duty status. It is also understood that the Mustang Officer was a career Sailor, and normally wears one or more Good Conduct Medals.