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MODIFICATION OF THE NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM


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SUBJ/MODIFICATION OF THE NAVY CYBER WARRANT OFFICER PROGRAM//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/071628ZOCT13//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/101548ZAUG16//
REF/D/DOC/SECNAV/14APR08//
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 (d).

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
criteria:
        (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 candidates.
        (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 (a).

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 lemuel.lawrence(at)navy.mil.
    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.//

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