US Navy Starts Accepting Enlisted Sailors for Chief Warrant Officer Pilot, Flight Officer Training

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SUBJ/FY-06 ACTIVE DUTY FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER (CWO) PILOT /PROGRAM APPLICATION//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. THE NAVY IS SEEKING APPLICATIONS FROM HIGHLY-QUALIFIED AND HARD-CHARGING SAILORS (E-5 THROUGH E-7) FOR A PILOT PROGRAM TO PLACE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS (CWO) IN COCKPITS AS PILOTS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS. AS PART OF CNO'S STRATEGY FOR OUR PEOPLE, THIS PILOT PROGRAM WILL HARNESS THE STRENGTHS OF OUR SAILORS TODAY AND SHAPE THE NAVY OF TOMORROW. AS A PILOT PROGRAM, 30 QUALIFIED PERSONNEL WILL BE SELECTED, COMMISSIONED AS CWO2 PRIOR TO LDO/CWO INDOCTRINATION, AND SUBSEQUENTLY UNDERGO FLIGHT TRAINING.

2. THE NEWLY WINGED AVIATORS WILL RECEIVE FLEET REPLACEMENT SQUADRON (FRS) TRAINING AND THEN REPORT TO THE FLEET. TARGETED COMMUNITIES ARE VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), HSC, AND HSL. THE INTENT IS TO CREATE FLYING SPECIALISTS UNENCUMBERED BY THE TRADITIONAL CAREER PATHS OF THE UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) COMMUNITY. AS SUCH, FLYING CWO'S WILL ROTATE BETWEEN TRADITIONAL SEA/SHORE ROTATIONS (OPERATIONAL SQUADRONS TO SHORE PRODUCTION SOURCES, E.G. TRACOM, FRS, NSAWC, WEAPON SCHOOLS). APPLICATIONS ARE DUE TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-432M) NO LATER THAN 31MAR06.

3. SPECIFIC PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

A. MUST BE COMMISSIONED BY 27TH BIRTHDAY.

B. ENLISTED PERSONNEL FROM SEAL, SWCC, EOD, DIVER, NUCLEAR, AND MA COMMUNITIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS PROGRAM.

C. MUST POSSESS AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR HIGHER.

D. MUST BE PHYSICALLY QUALIFIED FOR AVIATION DUTY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE NAVY MANUAL OF MEDICINE.

E. MUST MEET AVIATION STANDARD TEST BATTERY (ASTB) MINIMUMS.

F. MUST MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR A SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE.

4. INDIVIDUAL CAREER CONSIDERATIONS:

A. UPON WINGING, SELECTEES WILL INCUR AN 8 YR MINIMUM SERVICE REQUIREMENT (MSR) FOR PILOTS, 6 YR MSR FOR NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS.

B. TOUR LENGTHS: SEA 36 MONTHS, SHORE 33 MONTHS.

C. ELIGIBLE ASSIGNMENTS: VP, VQ (P), VQ (T), HSC, HSL AND ASSOCIATED FRS, TRACOM, NSAWC, AND WEAPON SCHOOLS.

D. SELECTEES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT HEAD (DH) TOURS AND WILL FILL JUNIOR OFFICER (JO) BILLETS ONLY. THE INTENT IS FOR FLYING CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS NOT TO FILL JO BILLETS THAT ARE NORMALLY CONSIDERED CAREER MILESTONES FOR URL OFFICERS.

E. ORDERS WILL BE NEGOTIATED WITH THE COGNIZANT PERS-43 ASSIGNMENTS OFFICER.

5. ATTRITION:

A. ATTRITES EITHER IN THE TRAINING COMMAND, FRS OR FLEET THAT HAVE LESS THAN 3 YEARS OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL REVERT BACK TO THEIR PREVIOUS RANK AND RATE.

B. THOSE IN EXCESS OF 3 YEARS COMMISSIONED SERVICE WILL BE DETAILED TO NON-FLYING BILLETS WITHIN THE AVIATION COMMUNITY.

6. REFER TO THE OPNAVINST 1420.1A FOR CWO ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN ADDITION TO REQUIREMENTS CITED IN PARAGRAPH 3. INDIVIDUAL GRADE AND TIME-IN-SERVICE WAIVERS FOR E-5/E-6 PERSONNEL ARE NOT REQUIRED. A GROUP GRADE AND TIME-IN-SERVICE WAIVER FOR E-5/E-6 PERSONNEL IN THE PILOT PROGRAM WILL BE SUBMITTED BY PERS-4.

7. APPLICATIONS SHOULD INCLUDE FLIGHT PHYSICAL DOCUMENTATION, ASTB RESULTS, AND SECURITY CLEARANCE ELIGIBILITY. SAMPLE APPLICATION WITH ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/OFFICER/LDOCWOCOMMUNITY, CLICK ON THE NEWS TAB.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FLYING CWO PROGRAM, CONTACT THE HEAD AVIATION PLACEMENT OFFICER, CDR STEVEN KNOTT AT (901) 874-4944/DSN 882 OR ASSISTANT LDO/CWO ASSIGNMENTS OFFICER LCDR AL WOOTEN AT (901) 874-3948/DSN 882. FOR APPLICATION QUESTIONS CONTACT COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-4801G) CWO2 MCGALLAGHER OR MR. DAWSON AT (901) 874-3172/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT P801G@PERSNET.NAVY.MIL.

8. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1/NT.//

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