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SUBJ/REDESIGNATION OF CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER SUBMARINE ELECTRONICS
DESIGNATOR 728X AS ACOUSTIC TECHNICIAN//
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING
PROGRAMS APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL. REF B IS NAVADMIN
090/17, FY-19 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT
OFFICER IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT BOARD. REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE
1212-020, REDESIGNATION PROCEDURES FOR LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS (LDOS) AND
CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (CWOS) WITHIN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces redesignation of the 728X Submarine
Electronics Technician to Acoustic Technician and supplements
references (a) and (b) soliciting applications for the FY-19 Active
Duty In-Service Procurement Board.
2. Applications from highly qualified and motivated active duty and
Full-Time Support chief, senior chief and master chief petty
officers will be considered for commissioning as acoustic
technicians by the FY-19 Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) In-Service
Procurement Board. This program provides a deliberate means of
identifying and commissioning technically proficient Sailors to
provide superior acoustic analytical support to Fleet and Task Force
Commanders, primarily via the Integrated Undersea Surveillance
3. References (a) and (b) provide current policy and application
procedures for the CWO program. Paragraphs 5 and 10 of reference
(b) are modified for 728X applications to be postmarked no later
than 30 November 2017.
4. In addition to requirements outlined in reference (b),
applicants must be in the sonar technician (STG and STS) or Naval
Aircrewmen Operator (AWO) ratings with one or more of the following
Navy Enlisted Classifications: 0416, 0417, 0501, 0507, 0551 or
5. Current CWOs that meet the requirements in paragraph 4, or hold
Additional Qualification Designators BA4, BA5 or BA9, may apply for
redesignation without board action to 7281 in line with reference
(c). Personnel meeting requirements and that are endorsed by the
IUSS Type Commander and Limited Duty Officer/CWO community manager
will be redesignated by Military Community Management (BUPERS-3).
Sample re-designation request may be obtained by contacting the
LDO/CWO Officer Community Manager as provided in paragraph 7.
6. Current 728X submarine electronics technicians will continue to
be detailed by Submarine/Nuclear LDO/CWO Manager to electronics
billets based on their technical skills.
7. Point of contact is Mr. Mitch Allen who can be reached at (901)
874-3044/DSN 882, or via e-mail at mitchell.allen(at)navy.mil.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or 30
September 2018, whichever comes first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//