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FIRST SELECTION BOARD OF THE AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR WARRANT OFFICER COMMUNITY

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UNCLASSIFIED// 
ROUTINE 
R 281835Z JUN 21 MID600050719683U 
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TO NAVADMIN 
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC 
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NAVADMIN 141/21 
 
PASS TO OFFICE CODES: 
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// 
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// 
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN// 
 
SUBJ/FIRST SELECTION BOARD OF THE AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR WARRANT OFFICER 
COMMUNITY// 
 
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/9DEC20// 
REF/B/DOC/FEB21// 
REF/C/DOC/OPNAV/14DEC09// 
 
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 315/20, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AERIAL VEHICLE OPERATOR 
(AVO) WARRANT OFFICER (WO) COMMUNITY.   
REF B IS PROGRAM AUTHORIZATION 106A, OFFICER CANDIDATE INDOCTRINATION AND 
TRAINING FOR ACTIVE DUTY APPOINTMENT IN THE U.S. NAVY AS A WARRANT OFFICER 
(WO1), DESIGNATOR 7371 AVO.   
REF C IS OPNAVINST 1420.1B, ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS 
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL.// 
 
RMKS/1.  Reference (a) announced the creation of the Aerial Vehicle 
Operator Warrant Officer (737X) community.  This NAVADMIN announces 
the first selection board for the community, as well as instructions 
and deadlines for applications.  The first selection board will be 
held on 2 August 2021 at Commander, Navy Recruiting Command 
Headquarters (NRC). 
 
2.  NRC is accepting applications from both civilians and enlisted 
personnel for the 737X warrant officer community who will operate 
the MQ-25 platform.  To allow sufficient processing time to support 
the first selection board in August 2021, applications for the 
program are due by 26 July 2021. 
 
3.  For civilian applicants, reference (b) has been promulgated to 
NRC to begin accessing highly qualified personnel.  Fleet applicants 
(both Active Duty and Reserve enlisted) should contact their command 
career counselor and follow the instruction of reference (c) when 
creating their application packages.  If a waiver is required, the 
request for a waiver shall be submitted in advance with sufficient 
time to be completed by the application due date.  See reference (b) 
for program requirements and to determine if a waiver will be 
required. 
 
4.  Selected candidates will attend Officer Candidate School (OCS) 
in Newport, Rhode Island.  Upon completion of OCS, candidates will 
commission as a warrant officer one (WO1) and complete initial 
flight training with follow-on specialized training on the MQ-25 
platform. 
 
5.  Subsequent selection boards will not be announced by naval 
message.  Following the first selection board, future boards will be 
communicated via the NRC officer programs board schedule located on 
MyNavy HR at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Career-
Counseling/Commissioning-Programs/  
 
6.  Points of contact are LCDR James Barfoot, General Officer 
Accessions Branch Head, (901) 874-9419 or e-mail 
james.e.barfoot(at)navy.mil and Mr. Paul Celestin, Fleet Processor 
(901) 874-7670 or e-mail paul.celestin(at)navy.mil. 
 
7.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until the conclusion of the first 
selection board or canceled, whichever occurs first. 
 
8.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// 
 
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https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Portals/55/Messages/NAVADMIN/NAV2021/NAV21141.txt

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