R 021445Z DEC 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//
SUBJ/CHANGE IN POLICY FOR APPOINTMENTS FOR LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS (CORRECTED
NARR/REF A IS SECTION 5589 OF TITLE 10, U.S. CODE, REGULAR NAVY AND REGULAR
MARINE CORPS: OFFICERS DESIGNATED FOR LIMITED DUTY. REF B IS SECNAVINST
1920.6C, ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION OF OFFICERS. REF C IS BUPERSINST
1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S.
NAVY RESERVE. REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1426-010, PERMANENT APPOINTMENT TO ACTIVE
DUTY CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER AND LIMITED DUTY OFFICER STATUS. REF E IS
OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS APPLICATION
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN promulgates an update to the policy for temporary
appointments of limited duty officers (LDO) who are eligible for permanent
appointment per reference (a).
2. Effective immediately, LDOs (and selects) will be offered permanent
appointments as outlined below:
a. FY-16 LDO selects and all future LDO selects who will have 10 or more
years of active naval service upon commissioning will be offered initial
permanent appointments in the grade of ensign.
b. FY-16 LDO selects with less than 10 years of active naval service
will be offered initial temporary appointments in the grade of ensign.
c. All current and future temporary LDO ensigns will be offered
permanent appointments to the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) when
selected for promotion. All current temporary LDO lieutenants (junior grade)
will continue to be offered permanent appointments to the grade of lieutenant
when selected for promotion.
d. Any temporary LDO who declines permanent appointment will be
processed for reversion to their permanent enlisted grade per reference (b).
3. Additionally, effective immediately, paragraph 723 of reference (c) is
deleted, terminating automatic enlisted advancements for the few remaining
4. Appropriate changes will be incorporated into references (c) through (e)
by future updates.
5. Point of contact is Mr. Dave Booth, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-83B) at
(901) 874-4490/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
dave.booth(at)navy.mil; or CAPT Mark Holley, Navy Personnel Command
(PERS-00J) at (901) 874-3159/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
6. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//