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OPNAVINST 1420.1B
N13
14 DEC 09
OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1420.1B
From: Chief of Naval Operations
Subj: ENLISTED TO OFFICER COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS APPLICATION
ADMINISTRATIVE MANUAL
Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 6110.1H
(b) OPNAVINST 1120.8
(c) CNO WASHINGTON DC 022236Z Mar 09 (NAVADMIN 067/09)
(d) OPNAVINST 1160.9
(e) BUPERSINST 1780.1A
(f) Title 10 of United States Code (U.S.C.)
(g) United States Naval Academy Catalog
(h) OPNAVINST 1120.7
(i) SECNAVINST 1920.6C
(j) BUPERSINST 1430.16F
(k) OPNAVINST 1160.6B
(l) OPNAVINST 1160.8A
(m) OPNAVINST 1560.9A
(n) NAVMED P-117, Manual of the Medical Department
(MANMED)
(o) OPNAVINST 5350.4D
(p) MILPERSMAN 1131-010
(q) MILPERSMAN 1220-100
Encl: (1) Enlisted to Officer Commissioning Programs
Application Administrative Manual
1. Purpose. To update guidance to the Enlisted to Officer
Commissioning Programs Application Administrative Manual. This
instruction is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its
entirety

2. Cancellation. OPNAVINST 1420.1A

3. Authority. This directive governs administrative matters
within the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV). All
chapters carry full authority of their governing directives in
levying responsibilities on addressees

4. Action. Commanding Officers (COs) are encouraged to forward
applications of best qualified enlisted members in the regular
Navy and the Navy Reserve including Full-Time Support (FTS)
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14 DEC 09
personnel and Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel in their
commands following the instructions in enclosure (1) unless
specified

5. Letters. The following documents are available from the
Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) Web site (https://www.sta-
21.navy.mil/): STA-21 Application Data Letter, Commanding
Officer’s Recommendation Letter, Nomination Review Board
Chairperson Recommendation Letter, Interview Verification Letter,
STA-21 Application Checklist. (Samples of these documents can be
found in chapter 8 of this instruction.)
6. Records Management. Records created as a result of this
instruction, regardless of media and format, shall be managed in
accordance with Secretary of the Navy Manual 5210.1

7. Forms
a. The following forms are available from the Department of
Defense Forms Web site
http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/formsprogram:
(1) DD 372 (Mar 2008) Verification of Birth

(2) DD 1966/1 (Nov 2003) Record of Military Processing-
Armed Forces of United States

(3) DD 2807-1 (Mar 2007) Report of Medical History

(4) DD 2808 (Oct 2005) Report of Medical Examination

b. The following forms are available on Naval Forms OnLine
https://navalforms.daps.dla.mil/web/public/home:
(1) OPNAV 1420/1 (Rev Jan 2008) Officer Programs
Application (instructions for completing OPNAV 1420/1 are
available in chapter 2 of enclosure (1))

(2) OPNAV 5520/20 (Rev Oct 1979) Certificate of Personnel
Security Investigation, Clearance and Access

(3) NAVPERS 1070/10 Officer Photograph Submission Sheet

(4) NAVPERS 1070/604 (Rev Mar 2005) Enlisted
Qualifications History

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(5) NAVPERS 1070/605 (rev Jul 2006) History of
Assignments

(6) NAVPERS 1070/613 (Rev Jul 2006) Administrative
Remarks (samples of completed NAVPERS 1070/613 can be found in
sections 9 through 25 of chapter 8 of this instruction)

(7) NAVPERS 1070/621 (Rev Jan 2000) Agreement to Extend
Enlistment

(8) NAVPERS 1070/622 (Rev Aug 2007) Agreement to Recall
or Extend Active Duty

(9) NAVPERS 1070/884 (Rev Oct 2006) Officer Photograph
Submission Sheet

(10) NAVPERS 1610/2 (Rev Mar 2002) Fitness Report and
Counseling Record (E7-O6)

(11) NAVPERS 1616/25 (Rev Mar 2002) Evaluation Report and
Counseling Record (E1-E6)

(12) NAVPERS 6110/2 (Rev Jan 98) Risk factor Screening
Test Results

(13) NAVCRUIT 1131/5 (Rev Aug 2007) Interviewer’s
Appraisal Sheet

c. The following forms are available on the COMNAVCRUITCOM
http://www.cnrc.navy.mil/publications/forms.htm:
(1) NAVCRUIT 1131/104 (Rev Jan 2008) United States Navy
Tattoo Screening Certificate

(2) NAVCRUIT 1131/12 (Rev Oct 2006) Anthropometric
Measurements

d. The following forms are available on the GSA Forms Web
site
http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/formslibrary.do?formType=SF:
(1) SF 86 (Rev Sep 1995) Questionnaire for National
Security Position

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(2) SF 88 (Rev Oct 1994) Medical Record-Report of Medical
Examination

(3) SF 93 (Rev Jun 1996) Re90rt of Medical History

E-
E . t R US ON III
Vice mi aI, U.S. Navy
Deput Ch'ef of Naval Operations
(Manpo , Personnel, Training
and !Education)
Distribution:
Electronic only via Department of the Navy Issuances Web site
http,lldoni . daps.dla.milll
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OPNAVINST 1420.1B
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ENLISTED TO OFFICER
COMMISSIONING PROGRAMS
APPLICATION ADMINISTRATIVE
MANUAL
Enclosure (1)
OPNAVINST 1420.1B
14 DEC 09
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER TITLE
1 Introduction
2 Officer Programs Application Instructions
3 U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and Naval Academy
Preparatory School (NAPS) Programs
4 Officer Candidate School (OCS) Program
5 Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP)
6 Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement
Program (MSC IPP)
7 Limited Duty Officer (LDO) and Chief Warrant
Officer (CWO) Programs
8 Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21) Program
APPENDIX TITLE
A USNA Applicant Checklist and Supporting Documents
B NROTC Affiliated Universities by State
C Checklist for OCS and ODS Applicants
D Checklist for Medical Commissioning Program
(MCP)_ Applicants
E Checklist for Medical Service Corps In-service
Procurement Program (MSC IPP) Applicants
F Checklist for Limited Duty Officer (LDO)/Chief
Warrant Officer (CWO) Applicants
G Checklist for Seaman to Admiral-21 (STA-21)
Applicants
H Officer Communities and Designators List
i Enclosure (1)
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
Purpose. To provide concise information on each commissioning
program open to enlisted personnel. This introduction will be
useful to the individual interested in officer programs as well
as career counselors and other advisors or mentors in the chain
of command. Additional chapters of this manual provide the
specific eligibility criteria and must be carefully reviewed when
applying for an officer program

1. The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) and Naval Academy Preparatory
School (NAPS) (chapter 3)

a. General Information
(1) USNA, located in Annapolis, MD, offers an outstanding
opportunity for qualified young men and women to embark on
careers as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps. Students at
USNA are midshipmen, U.S. Navy, receiving pay of a midshipmen
plus tuition, room, and board. Candidates report to the USNA in
late June or early July for Plebe Summer. The academic
curriculum focuses primarily on technical fields of study such as
engineering, math, and physics, which lead to appointments in the
Unrestricted Line (URL) communities of the Navy including Surface
Warfare, Submarines, Aviation, Special Warfare (SPECWAR) and
Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). A number of appointments in
the U.S. Marine Corps are also offered to those qualified. A
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is awarded upon graduation

Graduates are commissioned as ensigns, U.S. Navy, or as second
lieutenants, U.S. Marine Corps. The minimum service obligation
is 5 years active duty and 3 years Individual Ready Reserve upon
initial appointment as an officer

(2) NAPS provides intensive instruction and preparation
for the academic, military and physical training curricula at
USNA. NAPS students are in an active duty enlisted status. The
school convenes in July of each year and runs through May of the
following year. NAPS is located on board Officer Training
Command (OTC), Newport, RI. Upon successful completion of NAPS,
appointments to USNA are offered and those who accept the
appointment report in late June or early July with the incoming
class

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(3) More information about USNA and NAPS can be obtained
by visiting USNA’s Web site at www.usna.edu, or by contacting the
fleet coordinator at (410) 293-1840/DSN 281

b. Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must be:
(1) Citizens of the United States. This cannot be
waived

(2) Of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within 3 years prior to application

(3) At least 17 years of age and must not have passed
their 23rd birthday on Induction Day (the day midshipmen report
to USNA and take their oath of office as midshipmen) of the year
entering USNA. This is a statutory requirement and cannot be
waived

(4) Unmarried, not pregnant, and have no incurred
obligations of parenthood

(5) Physically qualified

(6) Officially nominated from the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV) or one of the many nomination sources available

(7) Recommended by their CO

c. Additional academic and program eligibility requirements,
along with the application procedures, are specified in greater
detail in chapter 3 of this manual

2. Officer Candidate School (OCS) Program (chapter 4)
a. General Information
(1) OCS is an initial commissioning program for
individuals possessing at least a baccalaureate degree from an
accredited institution. Selectees for OCS may choose, depending
upon individual qualifications, designators within the URL,
Restricted Line (RL), and certain staff corps designators

Appendix H of this manual provides a description of the
designators open to qualified candidates. OCS is a 12-week
program of concentrated officer training and indoctrination
located at OTC, Newport, RI

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(2) Enlisted applicants selected for the program that are
in paygrade E4 or below are designated officer candidates and
advanced to paygrade E5 upon reporting to OCS. Enlisted
applicants in paygrade E5 and above are designated officer
candidates in their present paygrades. Graduates of OCS are
appointed as ensigns, U.S. Navy, and incur a minimum active duty
obligation of 4 years. Certain designators incur greater minimum
active duty obligation because of follow-on training required for
that designator

b. Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must be:
(1) Citizens of the United States. This cannot be
waived

(2) Of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within 3 years of application

(3) Possess a baccalaureate degree or advanced degree
from an accredited institution

(4) At least 19 years old and meet designator specific
age limitations, which are outlined in reference (p)

(5) Meet specific program qualifications and aptitude
scores

(6) Physically qualified and meet two consecutive
“good-low” final Physical Readiness Test (PRT) scores prior to
entry into the program

(7) Recommended by their CO

c. Application Deadline. Applications are accepted
continuously throughout the year

d. Additional academic and program eligibility requirements
are specified in greater detail in chapter 4

3. Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) (chapter 5)
a. General Information
(1) MECP is a Nurse Corps (NC) commissioning opportunity

It provides a pathway for active duty enlisted personnel of all
ratings, who possess some college credit, to obtain a
baccalaureate degree in nursing and ultimately a commission in
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the NC. This program is not intended to serve as a precursor to
medical school, or for physical therapy, physician assistant, or
other health care specialties

(2) Selectees for the program will participate in a
nationally accredited academic program leading to a baccalaureate
degree in nursing. MECP students receive full pay and allowances
for their enlisted paygrades and are eligible for advancement
while in college. The student pays tuition, fees, books, and
other expenses incurred while participating in MECP. If
eligible, students may use the Veterans Educational Assistance
Program (VEAP) or Montgomery Government Issue Bill (MGIB)
educational benefits; however, students are not eligible for
benefits under the tuition assistance program. The selectee may
seek financial assistance from other sources

(3) Selectees are required to complete degree
requirements in not more than 36 consecutive calendar months and
attend school on a full-time, year-round basis beginning in the
fall of the year selected

(4) Graduates from MECP are commissioned as ensigns, in
the NC, U.S. Navy, and incur an 8-year military service
obligation of which a minimum of 4 years must be served on active
duty

b. Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must be:
(1) Citizens of the United States. This cannot be
waived

(2) Of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within the 3 years prior to application

(3) Serving on active duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine
Corps, or U.S. Navy Reserve. Reservists on Active Duty for
Special Work (ADSW), 1-, 2- or 3-year recalls and Canvasser
Recruiters (CANREC) are not eligible for the program

(4) Able to complete the nursing degree requirements and
be commissioned prior to their 42nd birthday

(5) A high school graduate or hold a General Equivalency
Diploma (GED) and be scholastically qualified

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(6) Able to complete any prerequisites and the
requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing within 36
consecutive months from the date of enrollment into MECP

(7) Physically qualified

(8) Recommended by their CO

c. Application Deadline. Applications must be received as
announced in the Navy-specific Administrative Message (NAVADMIN)
for that year in which the applicant desires selection to the
program

d. Additional academic and program eligibility requirements
are specified in greater detail in chapter 5

4. Medical Service Corps In-service Procurement Program (MSC
IPP) (chapter 6)

a. General Information
(1) MSC IPP for Health Care In-service Procurement
Program provides a pathway to officer commissions for motivated
active duty enlisted personnel who meet the eligibility criteria
for MSC officers as defined in references (a) and (b). Some of
these programs provide opportunities to complete either a
baccalaureate or masters degree

(2) Candidates for this program may have a qualifying
degree or may have some college credit applicable towards an
advanced qualifying degree. Those with qualifying degrees may
receive direct appointments to the MSC, in a paygrade
commensurate with education level

(3) Selectees who desire an advanced degree (graduate
level) or possess transferable credits towards a graduate degree
will be afforded the opportunity to obtain a graduate degree
while maintaining their active duty pay and benefits. Personnel
selected for any of these programs, which require training, are
provided between 24 to 48 months to complete their degree
(dependent upon the program). MSC IPP students receive full pay
and allowances in their current enlisted paygrades and are
eligible for advancement while in college. Selectees are
required to attend school on a full-time, year-round basis
beginning in the fall of the year selected. Once they complete
their degrees they will be commissioned as lieutenant (junior
grade) or lieutenant for pharmacy program, MSC, U.S. Navy

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b. Basic Eligibility Requirements. Applicants must:
(1) Be citizens of the United States. This cannot be
waived

(2) Be of good moral character and have no record of
disciplinary action within the last 3 years prior to application

(3) Be serving on active duty for MSC IPP. Reservists on
ADSW, 1- to 3-year recalls and CANREC are not eligible

(4) Be serving in paygrade E5 through E9 for MSC IPP

(5) Not have reached their 42nd birthday by time of
initial commissioning appointment

(6) Possess qualifying degree for or possess the minimum
amount of transferable college credit for the specialty applying
for as specified in chapter 5

(7) Be physically qualified

(8) Be recommended by their CO

c. Application Deadline. For the active duty, IPP
applications must be received not later than the date announced
in the NAVADMIN for the year’s board

d. Additional academic and program eligibility requirements
are specified in greater detail in chapter 6

5. Limited Duty Officer (LDO), including Lieutenant Junior Grade
(LTJG) and Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) programs for active duty
and inactive duty personnel (chapter 7)

a. General Information
(1) The LDO and CWO programs provide commissioning
opportunities to qualified senior enlisted personnel and CWOs

Chief Petty Officers (CPOs) (E7 through E9), E6 personnel who are
selection board eligible for E7, and CWOs (applying for
lieutenant (junior grade) may qualify for these programs. The
LDO and CWO programs are open to both active duty and SELRES
personnel. Active duty, including FTS and U.S. Naval Reserve
(USNR) general recall personnel, are considered for the active
1-6 Enclosure (1)

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