U.S. shore. The limited duty designator (L-T) is for
internal personnel accounting by CHNAVPERS only.
(L-W) Disqualified for reassignment in a combat
area due to wounds received in hostile action but
qualified for all other duty. Disqualified for assignment
to a combat zone.
Members restricted from serving in areas
designated as hostile fire zones by reason of the death,
capture, or missing in action, or 100-percent disability
of a member of the same family resulting from serving
in other areas designated as hostile fire zones on or after
1 January 1961 are assigned the limited duty designator
(L-V) by CHNAVPERS.
Conscientious objectors enlisted or inducted and
previously classified as 1-A-O by local induction boards
and those subsequently designated by CHNAVPERS in
individual cases are assigned the limited duty designator
(L-8) Conscientious Objector-to be assigned to
as defined in the
MILPERSMAN, Article 1860120.
Sole surviving sons designated as such by
CHNAVPERS arc assigned the limited duty designator
(L-9) Sole Surviving Son-restricted to duty assignments
normally not involving actual combat with the enemy.
When a member has been assigned one of the
previous limited duty classification designators, an
entry is made on NAVPERS 1070/613, Administrative
Remarks, page 13 of the service record, indicating such
assignment and the authority. Also, this designator is
included as part of each enlisted members identification
when transfer orders and correspondence on the
member arc prepared. These designators cannot be
changed or removed unless authorized by
Unless assigned to one of the previous categories, a
member is considered potentially qualified for all types
of duty. Personnel assigned to one of the previous
categories arc not permitted to extend their enlistments,
reenlist, or to further obligate themselves for additional
active duty, unless authorized by CHNAVPERS. A
request for extension, reenlistment, or additional active
duty must be sent far enough in advance to permit a
decision before expiration of service and should be
accompanied by a current report of physical condition,
if appropriate. Refer to the MILPERSMAN, Article
1830120, whenever you need clarification on limited
LIMITED DUTY ASSIGNMENT POLICY
The Enlisted Personnel Management Center
(EPMAC) is the central coordinator for the placement
of assignment of limited duty personnel. The major
function of this central coordination point is to equitably
spread LIMDU personnel throughout a geographic area.
A member assigned to LIMDU is placed in a valid
requisition provided by EPMAC. The projected rotation
date (PRD) is established to coincide with the month of
expiration of LIMDU. Assignments are made based in
part on the following guidelines:
Upon receipt of each availability, the detailing
control authority (DCA) contacts EPMAC for
placement and assignment of LIMDU personnel.
Before recommending assignment to the DCA,
EPMAC considers the number of overall (on board
versus billets authorized [BA]) LIMDU assigned at an
activity; the number assigned in a specific rating in an
activity; medical limitation Factors contained in the
availability report; the readiness and the mission
capability impact on each activity assigned LIMDU
personnel; and the equitable distribution of LIMDU
assets in a geographic area.
Members retained in a permanent LIMDU status
to complete 20 years service day for day are placed in
a for duty status in accounting category code 100 and
the PRD is set up to coincide with the reevaluation date.
A LIMDU designator is assigned unless the member
has less than 6 months remaining.
Assignments arc made in close proximity to a
naval medical treatment facility where the member is to
receive follow-up care and reevaluation.
To satisfy permanent change of station (PCS)
cost constraints as well as personnel requirements, other
factors arc also considered in making assignments,
including the location of dependents, the members past
type of duty, and the physical restrictions imposed by
the medical board.
Personnel available for LIMDU on board an
activity for duty (ACC 100) may be changed to for duty
LIMDU (ACC 105) by the DCA if the provisions in the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 27, apply. The PRD is
adjusted to coincide with the month of expiration of
Members retained in a permanent LIMDU status
to complete 20 years service day for day or remain on
active duty until a specific date are placed in a for duty
LIMDU status in ACC 105. Their PRD is aligned with