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SUBJ/NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILOR APPLICATIONS TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
AND MODIFICATION TO FY-19 NUCLEAR LIMITED DUTY OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT
AMPN/ REF A IS NAVADMIN 070/13, NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILOR APPLICATIONS TO
OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS.
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 090/17 FY-19 ACTIVE-DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF
WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARDS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supersedes reference (a) and continues the requirement
for Sailors assigned to a Nuclear Training Command or holding a Nuclear Navy
Enlisted Classification (NEC) (335X, 336X, 338X, 339X) applying to a non-
nuclear officer commissioning program to obtain conditional release from
Nuclear field duty.
2. To obtain a conditional release, a Sailor must submit an Enlisted
Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) to the Nuclear Propulsion Program
Management Branch (OPNAV N133) via their detailer in Enlisted
Nuclear/Submarine Assignment Division (PERS-403). Applicants must obtain a
conditional release prior to submitting their application for a non-nuclear
officer commissioning program. All other requirements for application to
officer commissioning programs are listed in reference (b).
3. Officer accession boards are only to consider nuclear enlisted applicants
with a conditional release included in their program application with the
exception of those applicants listed in paragraphs 4 and 5 below.
4. Conditional releases for the Seaman to Admiral-21 Program-Nuclear Option
(STA-21(N)) and Nuclear Limited Duty Officer (LDO) Program are no longer
5. Reference (c) announced the requirements for the FY-19 LDO In-service
Procurement Board (ISPB). For Nuclear-trained applicants, the guidance in
reference (b) and reference (c) for the LDO ISPB is modified as follows:
a. The requirement of reference (c), paragraph 4.b.(2) to
obtain a conditional release for the Nuclear LDO program is cancelled by this
b. The Nuclear LDO ISPB will be convened as a separate administrative
board in conjunction with the Submarine Major Command Board in November 2017.
c. The Nuclear LDO application must be postmarked by 1 October 2017.
Addendums will not be accepted.
d. Applicants for the Nuclear LDO program are required to only complete
pages 1, 2, 6 and 10 of the Officer Program Application (OPNAV 1420/1 (Rev
01-08)) application. The commanding officer/officer in charge endorsement
located on page 10 of OPNAV 1420/1 (Rev 01-08) must contain the following
statement: "Applicant meets all requirements outlined in OPNAVINST 1420.1B,
NAVADMIN XXX/17 (use the NAVADMIN # for this message), and the physical
fitness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1J."
e. The three-person interview appraisal board with associated appraisal
sheets and medical documentation of color vision test are not required.
f. All Nuclear LDO applicant packages will be forwarded from the
Enlisted Boards Branch (PERS-803) to OPNAV N133 for collating and staffing to
Naval Reactors for screening prior to being presented to the Nuclear LDO
g. Sailors selected for Nuclear LDO will still require a separate
technical interview at Naval Reactors to receive a commission. Those Sailors
who do not successfully complete a final technical interview will maintain
their enlisted status and not be commissioned as LDOs. Technical interviews
will be scheduled by Nuclear Placement and Assignments (PERS-422) and
selectees notified via separate correspondence.
h. Applications submitted prior to the release of this NAVADMIN
containing additional information no longer required do not need to be
6. Point of contact is LCDR Christopher Carter, Nuclear Enlisted Program
Manager, N133D, at (703) 604-5493 or via e-mail at nxag_N133d(at)navy.mil.
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//