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Z-Gram #79; dated 15 March 1971

Augmentation into the Regular Navy

R 152234Z MAR 71
FM CNO (Z-79)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS //N01120//
AUGMENTATION INTO THE REGULAR NAVY

A. BUPERSMAN 1020120

1. TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OF THE NAVY’S JUNIOR OFFICERS, THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, THE HONORABLE JOHN CHAFFE, APPROVED PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE REGULAR NAVY AUGMENTATION PROGRAM WHICH WILL PERMIT AUGMENTATION APPLICATIONS TO BE SUBMITTED EARLIER IN ONE’S CAREER.

2. THE HIGHLY MOTIVATED OFFICER WHO ARRIVES AT AN EARLY DECISION ABOUT MAKING THE NAVY HIS CAREER MAY NOW APPLY FOR AUGMENTATION AFTER HAVING SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY AS A COMMISSIONED OFFICER FOR 12 MONTHS, EXCLUSIVE OF PERIODS OF DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS. FURTHER, A COMMANDING OFFICER MAY RECOMMEND A WAIVER TO 6 MONTHS ACTIVE COMMISSIONED SERVICE, EXCLUSIVE OF PERIODS OF DUTY UNDER INSTRUCTION IN EXCESS OF 30 DAYS FOR AN OFFICER WHO INDICATES HIGH CAREER POTENTIAL.

3. IN SOME CASES OFFICERS APPLYING FOR AUGMENTATION AFTER 6 MONTHS MAY NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FITNESS REPORT YET SUBMITTED. IN ORDER THAT THE CONTINUING AUGMENTATION SELECTION BOARD MAY HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION ON WHICH TO MAKE A DECISION, COMMANDING OFFICERS WILL DISCUSS MOTIVATION AND POTENTIAL OF THE APPLICANT AND PROVIDE A SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATION CONCERNING THE REQUEST. A SPECIAL FITNESS REPORT MUST BE SUBMITTED AS AN ENCLOSURE TO EACH C.O.’S FORWARDING ENDORSEMENT FOR THOSE OFFICERS RECOMMENDED FOR A WAIVER. IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A RECORD OF COMPARABILITY, THIS REPORT WILL INCLUDE AN ENTRY IN THE OVERALL EVALUATION IN BLOCK 18 A AND B.

4. THIS NAVOP IS EFFECTIVE UPON RECEIPT. REF A WILL BE CHANGED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. E. R. ZUMWALT, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
BUPERSMAN: Bureau of Naval Personnel Manual
C.O.: commanding officer

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Published:Wed Sep 21 15:21:44 EDT 2016