their original or extended period of obligated service.
Members disenrolled from training after
commissioning, if not selected for another officer
community, will be able to enlist at their former
paygrade with permission from CHNAVPERS.
Community assignment is determined by the
Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for military policy
and career progression (Pers-2) after approval of the
Board results. Community assignment is based on the
needs of the Navy, individual qualifications, aptitude,
experience, and preference. Every effort is made to
meet individual preferences, but careful consideration
is given to service in all designators in the event the
stringent academic and physical requirements cannot be
met for service in the preferred community.
Upon successful completion of initial sea duty and
warfare qualification, officers are administratively
screened for selection for a college degree program.
To be eligible for appointment, all applicants must
meet certain basic requirements. The following are
some of these requirements:
Have a superb record and be recommended by
the commanding officer.
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy or
Naval Reserve, including the TAR program, at
the time of application and remain on active duty
Be serving in paygrade E-5 or above with at least
4 years of continuous active duty as of the date
specified by CHNAVPERS.
Have not reached their 27th birthday by the date
as specified by CHNAVPERS. No age waivers
Be physically qualified for appointment in the
Meet physical fitness and body fat standards at
time of application and appointment.
Be a high school graduate or possess a General
Educational Development (GED).
Have no record of conviction by court-martial,
non-judicial punishment (NJP) or civil court for
any offense other than minor traffic violations
since age 17.
Driving under the influence
violations are not considered minor traffic
violations for this program and are
Be of a good moral character and of
unquestioned loyalty to the United States as
determined by interview and investigation.
Not be in other accession programs.
For additional information and application
procedures, refer to NAVADMIN 096/94 and
NAVADMIN 130/94. You should also refer to other
publications that, by now, should have been published
concerning this program.
Various commissioning programs were discussed
in this chapter. Some of the eligibility requirements that
members must meet before applying for the following
programs were identified:
The NROTC Scholarship Programs
The Naval Academy Program
The BOOST Program
The Medical Service Corps In-Service
The LDO and CWO Programs
The Seaman to Admiral Program