Congratulations to our newest CWO5, CWO4 and CWO3 selects! Wear it proudly and remember, “you’re always on parade” on or off duty. I would also like to extend my most heartfelt condolences to the families of CWO4(select) Gary M. Garber, CWO4(select) Kristina L. Seitzinger and CDR (Ret) Mike Newton who recently passed away. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
In the past few weeks we have received many questions about the LDO/CWO In-Service Procurement board process. LDOs and CWOs are selected for appointment by In-Service Procurement Selection Boards. A board is convened each January for approximately 3 weeks. Results are normally released to the Fleet via NAVADMIN early March. In addition to senior LDOs and CWOs, board membership includes officers of the line and various staff corps to allow the senior member of the board to establish internal panels with a good knowledge of the requirements of each occupational specialty. Each member of the board is sworn to select the best qualified candidates without prejudice or partiality. If you are interested in serving on a selection board as a member or recorder, contact your Detailer