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SUBJ/MODIFICATION OF THE NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM//
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING
PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. REF B IS NAVADMIN
259/13, CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAM.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 177/16, CHANGE TO THE CYBER WARRANT OFFICER
COMMISSIONING PROGRAM. REF D IS SECNAVINST 1412.8B, REGULATIONS TO
GOVERN THE PROMOTION AND CONTINUATION OF LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS
(LDOS) AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (CWOS) SERVING ON THE ACTIVE-DUTY
LIST (ADL) AND RESERVE ACTIVE-STATUS LIST (RASL) IN THE U.S. NAVY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the implementation of warrant
officer-1 (WO1) pay grade (W-1) for cyber warrant officers, and
solicits applications for the FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 Cyber Warrant
Selection Boards, updates Cyber Warrant Officer career progression
and provides eligibility requirements for WO1 and chief warrant
officer-2 (CWO2). Where conflicts with reference (a) exist, this
NAVADMIN takes precedence. This NAVADMIN cancels references (b)
and (c), and provides updates to cyber warrant officer program
eligibility criteria and career paths.
2. The cyber warrant officer program was established in 2010 to
meet the increasing demand for officers with specific proven cyber
focused skills and abilities. Paygrade W-1 and associated career
progression opportunity is now approved for Sailors who have this
critical skill and meet the accession eligibility criteria below.
3. To be eligible, all applicants applying for appointment as a
cyber WO1 or CWO2 must be in the Cryptologic Technician Networks
(CTN) rating and possess at least one of the following Interactive
On-Net (ION) Operator Naval enlisted classifications (NEC): H13A,
H14A, H15A, or H16A (previously 9308, 9326, 9327, or 9328
respectively) as well as meet the additional criteria below:
a. Cyber WO1 eligibility: CTN E-5 and above with time in
service (TIS) between 6 and 12 years.
b. Cyber CWO2 eligibility: As announced in the annual Limited
Duty Officer (LDO)/Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) in-service
procurement board (ISPB) NAVADMIN in line with reference (a) and
associated eligibility criteria.
4. Cyber Warrant Officer Career Progression
a. WO1. Officers appointed as cyber WO1 shall incur a 6 year
service obligation from date of appointment, shall serve a minimum
time in grade of 3 years. WO1 must complete a minimum of 12 years
of TIS prior to promotion and commissioning to CWO2.
b. CWO2. Officers appointed as cyber CWO2 shall continue
career progression in line with reference (d). Subsequent
progression to cyber chief warrant officer-3 (CWO3) through chief
warrant officer-5 (CWO5) will continue to be governed by reference
5. Cyber WO1 application and selection process:
a. FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 selections will be made via a special
administrative board chaired by Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officer
Community Management Branch (BUPERS-3) with a convening date no
earlier than 30 days from release of this NAVADMIN, but not later
than 1 September 2018 with three selects to be appointed to WO1 in
FY19 and three selects to be appointed to WO1 in FY20.
b. WO1 applicants who meet criteria prescribed in paragraph 3
of this NAVADMIN and are seeking consideration for selection and
appointment to WO1 in FY-19 and FY-20 must submit applications to
the point of contact identified in subparagraph 6c below no later
than 30 days following release of this NAVADMIN using the following
(1) Application and Interview Appraisal forms are available
for download at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/administrative/ldo_cwo/Pages/default.aspx. Only the
current version of the Interview Appraisal Sheet (NAVCRUIT 1131/5
Rev 02-2017) will be accepted.
(2) Three interview appraisals conducted by Information
Warfare Community (IWC) officers must be included, and applicants
are highly encouraged to attain appraisals from IWC officers serving
in the pay grades of O-4 and above, or as cyber CWO3 and above. The
potential block on interview appraisals must be marked for WO1
(3) Commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge (OIC)
endorsement must contain the following statement: *Applicant meets
requirements of this NAVADMIN, the physical fitness standards of
OPNAVINT 6110.1J, has __ years __ months of active documented
experience while holding the following ION NEC(s): (9308/H13A,
9326/H14A, 9327/H15A, or 9328/H16A)* as appropriate.
5. Additional cyber warrant officer program updates will be
contained in future LDO/CWO ISPB NAVADMINs in line with reference
6. Points of contact:
a. For application and eligibility questions contact CWO5
Hector Sandoval at (901) 874-2464/DSN 882, or e-mail at
hector.sandoval(at)navy.mil, or Mr. Mitchell Allen at
(901)874-3044/DSN 882, or-e-mail at mitchell.allen(at)navy.mil.
b. For cyber warrant officer program questions contact CDR
Lemuel Lawrence at (901) 874-3123/DSN 882, or e-mail at
c. Submit FY-19 and FY-20 WO1 applications and associated
questions to Mr. Christopher Leigh at (901) 874-3391/DSN 882, or e-
mail at christopher.leigh(at)navy.mil.
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//