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Service Assignment LtCol Lagore March 2011. Purpose. Or reintroduce. To introduce service assignment Options Procedures Requirements Grading criteria To obtain current service assignment preferences of rising senior Navy Option midshipmen / STA-21 Core Option. Agenda.

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Service assignment ltcol lagore march 2011

Service AssignmentLtCol LagoreMarch 2011


Purpose
Purpose

Or reintroduce

  • To introduce service assignment

    • Options

    • Procedures

    • Requirements

    • Grading criteria

  • To obtain current service assignment preferences of rising senior Navy Option midshipmen / STA-21 Core Option


Agenda
Agenda

  • Designators open to NROTC

  • Historical data on service assignment

  • Designator Requirements

  • Medical Procedures

  • Service Assignment Selection Criteria

  • Service Assignment Timeline

  • Helpful Hints


Bottom lines
BOTTOM LINEs

  • “Every job in the Navy is great.” Captain Jay Smith, former Commanding Officer

  • “I can’t believe they’re paying me to have so much fun!” Captain Bill Radomski, Commanding Officer

  • The goal of our staff and the NSTC Service Assignment Panel is to get all of you the designator that you want.

  • LtCol Lagore’s perspective


BUT……

  • ……the needs of the Navy must also be met.


Designators open to nrotc
Designators Open to NROTC

  • NROTC midshipmen are commissioned into the Unrestricted Line (URL) Community

  • URL Designators

    • 1160 Surface Warfare

    • 1160N Surface Warfare—Nuclear Option

    • 1170 Submarine

    • 1180 Special Warfare (SEALs)

    • 1190 Special Operations (Small Boats, EOD)

    • 1370 Naval Flight Officer (NFO)

    • 1390 Pilot


Designators cont
Designators (Cont.)

  • Other available URL Designators that lead to a Restricted Officer path.

    • 1160E – Engineering Duty Officer

    • 1160G – Oceanography

    • 1160L – Intelligence

    • 1160P – Information Professional

    • 1160W – Info Warfare (Crypto)

  • Ensigns do their initial tour as SWO for 4 years and guaranteed a Lat Move if desired.


Exceptions
Exceptions

  • Nurse Option Midshipmen

  • Midshipmen found medically unqualified for URL

  • Restricted Line Designators

    • 1600 Information Professional

    • 1630 Intelligence

    • 1640 Information Warfare (Cryptology)

    • 1970 Doctor

    • 1980 Dental

    • 2900 Nurse Corps

    • 3100 Supply Corps

    • 5100 Civil Engineering Corps


Service assignment options

Target (FY11)

Surface 173

SWO (EDO) 18

SWO (IP) 6

SWO (O) 4

Surface (N) 31

SWO (Intel) 4

SWO (IW) 4

Pilot 214

NFO 49

Submarine 106

Submarine (E) 10*

Spec War 19

Spec Ops 16

Target (FY11)

Nurse 50

Medical School 15

Naval Reactors 8

Supply 5

Intel 4

Crypto 6

CEC 6

HR/IP 0

AMDO 0

*Submarine (E) is part of the 106

Service Assignment Options


Obligation
Obligation

  • Scholarship

    • At least 4 years active duty following commissioning

  • College Program

    • 3 years following commissioning

  • Nuclear (Subs and surface)

    • 5 years following commissioning

  • Aviation

    • Pilot: 8 years following wings

    • NFO: 6 years following wings


Aviation
Aviation

  • ASTB Exam

    • Required for Pilots and NFOs. Must have passing score to be assigned designator. IF YOU PLAN TO PUT PILOT OR NFO W/IN TOP 2 CHOICES, YOU MUST TAKE ASTB.

    • Limited to 3 tests. Second test may be taken on the 31st day after the first test. Must wait 180 days between second and third tests.

    • THE MOST RECENT SCORE WILL BE USED, NOT THE HIGHEST SCORE.

    • Minimum scores: Pilot: 4 / 5 , NFO: 4 / 5

  • GPA requirement (NFO and Pilot)

    • 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

    • Waivers may be requested, but should not be counted on.

  • Medical

    • PRK – Talk to advisor and Mr Foti 1st!!!.

    • Flight physical timeline

  • FY11 Service Assignment average Pilots AQT 6.8 / PFAR 7.2 NFOs AQT 6.4 / FOFAR 6.8


Nuclear power
Nuclear Power

  • DO NOT HAVE TO BE A TECHNICAL MAJOR TO BE ACCEPTED TO NUCLEAR POWER!

  • Start discussing application packages during your Junior year.

  • Grades in technical classes count!

  • Records will be screened, interviews will take place in Washington DC (NAVSEA 08) in the Fall (or Spring) of Senior year. Junior year possible as well.

  • Immediate notification after interview


Special warfare special operations
Special Warfare/Special Operations

  • Mini-BUD/S no longer offered. We can arrange for exposure to Special Warfare units for interested midshipmen. Talk to your advisor early in junior year.

  • Special pre-requisites include:

    • Dive Physical

    • Special Physical Fitness Test

    • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that the student obtain an interview from a qualified Special Warfare/Special Operations Officer.

  • Must be first choice (EOD will accept 2nd choice if SEALS are first choice)

  • Applications due prior to regular service assignment packages (about 2 weeks)


Physicals
Physicals

  • For SWO. Initial qualification physicals are good for 5 years. Some tests must be updated prior to commissioning (dental, HIV, PAP, etc)

  • Additional physical requirements

    • Aviation physical (Pilot or NFO)

    • Nuclear Power physical

    • Dive physical

  • Aviation and sub physicals should be conducted prior to service assignment, but only need final approval prior to commissioning


Rules for designator choices
“Rules” for Designator Choices

  • 5 URL / 1 Restricted Line

    • 1st 5 must include Nuc, SWO, Pilot or NFO

    • Only 1 SWO “type” in top 3

  • Which is good to go?

    • 1170 / 1160 / 1390 / 1370 / 1180 / 1640

    • 1160 / 1390 / 1160L / 1370 / 1170 / 1650

    • 1390 / 1370 / 1160 / 1160E / 1170 / 1190


Selection procedure and timeline
Selection Procedure and Timeline

  • June: All Service Assignment information must be entered into OPMIS

    • Major

    • Date of Commission

    • Board Points

    • Naval Science Year

    • Home of Record

    • Degree program (major)

    • Five URL designator choices/1 RL choice **

    • Cumulative GPA

    • Aptitude Score

    • ASTB Scores (if applicable)


Procedure and timeline continued
Procedure and Timeline (continued)

  • Summer 09: NROTC Unit runs verification reports from OPMIS

    • No data can be changed at this point

    • Midshipmen review Verification Reports

  • August / September: Hard copy packages due to NSTC

  • NOTE: Limited packages also due for nurses, and are used in determining priority for duty stations

  • October: NSTC conducts board. Target date for results is mid November.


Step 1 order of merit
Step 1: Order of Merit

  • Non-Aviation Score (All)

    • Cumulative GPA (4.0 Scale) – 45%

    • Aptitude – 35%

      • Only Spring Semester Junior Year

    • Academic Major – 10%

      • Tier 1 = 100%, Tier 2 = 85%, Tier 3 = 75%

    • PNS Points – 10%

  • Aviation Score (1370/1390) – Anyone with a ASTB score gets one. Used to determine Top 25% for Pilot/NFO 1st Choice folks

    • Non-Aviation Score – 60%

    • AQR – 15%

    • PFAR/FOFAR – 25%


Step 2 get er done
Step 2: Get ‘er done

  • Rack and Stack and start picking.

  • Top 25% in each designator “You are safe”

  • Cherry Picking?? Yes!

  • Quality Spread??? Somewhat, but not the rule.

  • “TBD’s”

  • Subjective vs Objective


Medical school
Medical School

  • Take the MCAT by May of Junior year.

  • Submit applications to NSTC by 1 July of Junior year.

  • No more than 25 NROTC midshipmen selected/year.

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5, solid grades in technical courses.

  • If selected, student must apply to an accredited medical school between August and November of the calendar year prior to starting medical school.

  • If not selected to medical school by May of Senior year, the student must accept a warfare designator and reapply to medical school upon completion of their initial obligation.


Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous

  • Leave of Absence (LOA) for Graduate Study

    • Applications are due concurrent with service assignment

    • Selected midshipmen will be designated and will be commissioned into that designator at the end of the period of study.

  • Some options within communities for Immediate Graduate Education (IGEP)


Helpful hints
Helpful Hints

  • Keep your options open

    • Get good grades

    • Take ASTB early (and again, if necessary)

    • Get the right physical

  • Ensure accurate records (OPMIS)

  • Learn all you can on cruise

  • Decide by the middle of your 2nd semester of your junior year

  • Don’t game it!!!!!!

  • Epiphany: Call your Daddy!



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