JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION

JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION

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SUBJ/JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION
BOARD//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER
LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION BOARD. ONE ELEMENT OF NAVY'S TOTAL
FORCE STRATEGY IS THE ABILITY TO PROPERLY BALANCE THE SKILLS AND
EXPERIENCE IN THE OFFICER CORPS. AS PART OF THE PROCESS, APPLICATIONS
FROM QUALIFIED UNRESTRICTED LINE, RESTRICTED LINE, STAFF CORPS, AND
LIMITED DUTY OFFICERS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR AN ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER
LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION BOARD WHICH CONVENES 13 JUNE 2011. FULL
TIME SUPPORT (FTS) AND SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES) OFFICERS ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THIS BOARD (EXCEPT MERCHANT MARINE RESERVISTS
(MMR) DESIRING TO BECOME SURFACE WARFARE OFFICERS (SWO)).

2. IN ADDITION TO THE YEAR GROUP (YG) LIMITATIONS IMPOSED IN PARA.
6, APPLICANTS MUST ALSO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS DETAILED IN
OPNAVINST 1210.5 AND MILPERSMAN 1212-010 OR 1212-030.
A. MEMBERS WHO DO NOT MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS PER OPNAVINST
1210.5 AND MILPERSMAN 1212-010 OR 1212-030 SUCH AS TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG),
YEARS-OF-COMMISSIONED SERVICE (YCS), OR TIME-IN-SERVICE (TIS) MUST
SUBMIT A WAIVER PACKAGE IN ADDITION TO THEIR LATERAL
TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION APPLICATION.
B. WAIVER PACKAGES MUST INCLUDE MEMBER'S WAIVER REQUEST AND
COMMANDING OFFICER'S ENDORSEMENT. THIS ENDORSEMENT IS SEPARATE FROM ANY
ENDORSEMENTS CONTAINED IN THE MEMBER'S LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION
APPLICATION AND MUST SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
REQUIRING WAIVER.

3. SUBMIT APPLICATIONS AND WAIVER PACKAGES IAW MILPERSMAN 1212-010
FORMAT TO THE ADDRESS BELOW:
COMMANDER NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD (
#240)
5720 INTEGRITY DRIVE
MILLINGTON TN 38055-0000

4. APPLICATION AND WAIVER PACKAGES MUST BE RECEIVED NOT LATER THAN
01 APRIL 2011. PDF OR FAX COPIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FOR THOSE
APPLICANTS WHO HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL OTHER MEANS OF DELIVERY. FAX
APPLICATIONS TO (901) 874-2044/DSN 882.

5. TO CONFIRM APPLICATION RECEIPT, CHECK WITH THE NAVPERSCOM CUSTOMER
SERVICE CENTER AT (866) 827-5672/DSN 882, OR ONLINE AT http://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL
AND CLICK ON CUSTOMER SERVICE.

6. THE FOLLOWING DATA PROVIDES POTENTIAL CANDIDATES AN INDICATION OF
EXISTING LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION OPPORTUNITIES.
A. DESIGNATORS INDICATED ARE AUTHORIZING A LIMITED NUMBER OF ACTIVE
DUTY OFFICERS TO TRANSFER FROM THEIR CURRENT COMMUNITY.
EACH YG IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE BOARD CONVENING:
COMMUNITY/DESIGNATOR AVAILABLE YG
(S) NOTES
SURFACE WARFARE (111X) 09 AND SENIOR A B
SUBMARINE (112X) 06 AND SENIOR B C
EOD (114X) 06-03
PILOT (131X) 04 AND SENIOR D
NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER (132X) 04 AND SENIOR D
AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE (152X) 07-03
JAG (250X) 06-00 E
SUPPLY (310X) 07-05, 01-99
LIMITED DUTY (6XXX) F
B. REQUESTS FOR TRANSFER FROM COMMUNITIES NOT LISTED IN PARA
6A (INCLUDING ALL LDO DESIGNATORS) ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED AND HANDLED
ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
C. THE FOLLOWING DESIGNATORS HAVE REQUIREMENTS FOR A LIMITED NUMBER
OF OFFICERS TO TRANSFER INTO THEIR ACTIVE DUTY COMMUNITY.
EACH YG IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE PRIOR TO THE BOARD CONVENING:
COMMUNITY/DESIGNATOR AVAILABLE YG
(S) NOTES
SURFACE WARFARE (116X) 09 AND SENIOR G H
SPECIAL WARFARE (118X) 08 AND JUNIOR I
EOD (119X/114X) 09-08
HUMAN RESOURCES (120X) 09-02, 98 AND SENIOR J
PILOT (139X) 08 AND JUNIOR
NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICER (137X) 08 AND JUNIOR
ENGINEERING DUTY (146X) 08 AND SENIOR
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING (151X) 05-97
AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE (152X) 07 K
INFORMATION WARFARE (181X) 07 AND SENIOR L
INFORMATION PROFESSIONAL (182X) 07 AND SENIOR L
INTELLIGENCE (183X) 07 AND SENIOR L
PUBLIC AFFAIRS (165X) 04
FOREIGN AREA OFFICER (17XX) 03-98, 94 M
OCEANOGRAPHY (180X) 08-02 J
MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS (230X) 10-00
NURSE CORPS (290X) 07-98
SUPPLY CORPS OFFICER (310X) 03-02, 98-96, 92 N
CIVIL ENGINEER CORPS (510X) 03 AND
JUNIOR O

7. NOTES:
A. MUST HAVE SWO QUALIFICATION COMPLETED TO APPLY FOR TRANSFER.
OFFICERS UNDER SWO CONTINUATION PAY CONTRACT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR
TRANSFER UNTIL COMPLETION OF DEPARTMENT HEAD TOURS. IN ORDER TO SUPPORT
SWO COMMUNITY HEALTH, THERE WILL BE MINIMAL QUOTAS OUT FOR YG 05 AND
JUNIOR.
B. WAIVERS TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF PARA 4.H OF MILPERSMAN 1212-010
FOR NUCLEAR TRAINED SURFACE AND SUBMARINE WARFARE OFFICERS MAY BE
CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
C. ALL OFFICERS SCREENED "NOT CLEARED" FOR THEIR NEXT CAREER
MILESTONE ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE.
D. THE YG RANGE PROVIDED DISPLAYS WHERE THERE MAY BE OPPORTUNITY.
CONTACT YOUR SPECIFIC COMMUNITY PLACEMENT OFFICER WITH QUESTIONS
REGARDING QUOTA AVAILABILITY FOR EACH PLATFORM/COMMUNITY. ALL OFFICERS
YG 98 AND SENIOR ARE ELIGIBLE, REGARDLESS OF PLATFORM/COMMUNITY.
E. JUDGE ADVOCATES LOOKING TO LATERALLY TRANSFER TO ANOTHER
COMMUNITY SHOULD BE AWARE THAT UPON LATERAL TRANSFER TO ANOTHER
COMMUNITY, THEY WILL LOSE THE THREE YEARS OF CONSTRUCTIVE CREDIT
PROVIDED TO JUDGE ADVOCATES UPON COMMISSIONING. AS A CONSEQUENCE, SOME
JUNIOR OFFICERS WITH LESS THAN FOUR YEARS OF TOTAL SERVICE LOOKING TO
LATERALLY TRANSFER MAY BE REDUCED IN RANK TO LTJG.
F. NUCLEAR LDO REDESIGNATION REQUESTS WILL BE REVIEWED ON A CASE-
BY-CASE BASIS CONSIDERING IMPACT TO OVERALL COMMUNITY HEALTH.
G. OFFICERS YG 08 AND SENIOR SEEKING LATERAL TRANSFER INTO THE
SURFACE WARFARE COMMUNITY ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE SWO
COMMUNITY MANAGER AT 901-874-3173/DSN 882 PRIOR TO APPLYING IN ORDER TO
DISCUSS CRITICAL SWO CAREER MILESTONE REQUIREMENTS.
H. ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM MERCHANT MARINE RESERVISTS.
I. ONLY RL SELECTIONS TO THE NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW)
COMMUNITY WILL BE PROCESSED VIA THIS BOARD PROCESS. URL
APPLICATIONS FOR NSW WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THIS BOARD.
J. APPLICANTS SHALL REQUEST TO HAVE ACADEMIC PROFILE CODES (APC)
CALCULATED BY NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL PRIOR TO BOARD CONVENING DATE .
K. APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE
DUTY OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER TO DISCUSS MILESTONES AND QUALIFICATIONS.
L. O-4 AND O-5 OFFICERS WITH MORE THAN TWO YEARS TIME IN GRADE
SHOULD CONTACT THEIR PROSPECTIVE COMMUNITY'S OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER
TO DISCUSS MILESTONE AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS. OFFICERS WHO ARE
EITHER ABOVE OR IN-ZONE FOR FY-12 PROMOTION TO LCDR, CDR, OR CAPT WILL
NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR LATERAL TRANSFER INTO THE INFORMATION WARFARE OR
INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES. IW AND INTEL APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A SINGLE
SCOPE BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (SSBI) COMPLETED WITHIN THE PAST FIVE
YEARS OR UPON SELECTION SUBMIT A PERSONNEL SECURITY QUESTIONNAIRE (SF-
86) PER SECNAVINST 5510.3A.
M. ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR TS/SCI SECURITY CLEARANCE
AND WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABLE. WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABILITY SHOULD BE VERIFIED
AND DOCUMENTED VIA SUCCESSFUL OVERSEAS SCREENING TO NAVCENT STANDARDS
(I.E. BAHRAIN). CANDIDATES SHOULD HAVE THEIR LANGUAGE ABILITIES
DOCUMENTED BY A RECENT DEFENSE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST (DLPT) OR
DEFENSE LANGUAGE APTITUDE BATTERY (DLAB) - DLPT LEVEL 2 OR HIGHER AND
DLAB SCORE GREATER THAN 110 ARE HIGHLY DESIRABLE. COMMUNITY IS
ESPECIALLY SEEKING OFFICERS WITH PROVEN LANGUAGE BACKGROUND IN ARABIC,
KOREAN, AND URDU. APPLICANTS WITHOUT A REGIONALLY FOCUSED MASTERS DEGREE
MUST HAVE AN ACADEMIC PROFILE CODE OF 265 OR BETTER OR AN UNDERGRADUATE
GPA OF AT LEAST 2 .65. FOR YG 94 CANDIDATES, ONLY COMMANDERS OR
COMMANDER SELECTS ARE DESIRED. THE COMMUNITY HAS LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES
FOR QUALIFIED CAPTAINS WITH LESS THAN 25 YEARS OF ACTIVE COMMISSIONED
SERVICE. CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER CANDIDATES SHOULD CONTACT THE FAO
OFFICER COMMUNITY MANAGER AT 901-874-3694/DSN
882 FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BEFORE APPLICATION.
(1) LCDR OR LCDR SELECT - APPLICANTS IN YG 01-98 ARE DESIRED.
(2) YG 00-98 - SHOULD ALREADY POSSESS A REGIONALLY FOCUSED
MASTERS DEGREE OR SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE (CONTINUOUS ASSIGNMENTS OF
THREE YEARS OR GREATER) WITHIN THE AOR OF INTEREST. THE COMMUNITY IS
ESPECIALLY INTERESTED IN APPLICANTS WHO HAVE SUBSTANTIAL EXPERIENCE
EDUCATION, OR LANGUAGE CAPABILITIES IN THE CENTCOM AND PACOM AOR.
INTERESTED OFFICERS IN YG 98-99 ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE FAO
COMMUNITY MANAGER TO DISCUSS MILESTONES, QUALIFICATIONS AND CAREER
IMPLICATIONS BEFORE APPLYING.
(3) CAPTAINS - QUALIFIED CAPTAINS WITH SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE
IN THE PACOM AOR OR THOSE WHO POSSESS PROFICIENCY IN ONE OR MORE ASIA -
PACIFIC LANGUAGES AS WELL AS THOSE WITH SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE IN THE
CENTCOM AOR ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. PLEASE CONTACT THE FAO COMMUNITY
MANAGER BEFORE APPLYING.
N. QUOTAS AVAILABLE FOR LT YG 04-02, LCDR YG 98-96 AND CDR YG 93-
88. THE LDO SUPPLY COMMUNITY (651X) IS SPECIFICALLY BEING TARGETED.
O. APPLICANTS MUST HAVE AN ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND
TECHNOLOGY (ABET) ACCREDITED ENGINEERING DEGREE OR A NATIONAL
ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITING BOARD (NAAB) ACCREDITED ARCHITECTURE DEGREE.

8. EACH APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO LIST THEIR LATERAL TRANSFER
/REDESIGNATION CHOICE(S) BY PRIORITY IN THEIR APPLICATION.
ADDITIONALLY, EACH APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO INDICATE THEIR DESIRE TO BE
CONSIDERED/NOT CONSIDERED FOR LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BY
COMMUNITIES NOT LISTED IN THE APPLICATION WITH THE FOLLOWING
STATEMENT: "IF NOT SELECTED BY ONE OF MY LISTED CHOICES, I DESIRE/DO
NOT DESIRE MY PACKAGE TO BE REVIEWED BY OTHER COMMUNITIES DURING THE
LATERAL TRANSFER/REDESIGNATION BOARD." IF SELECTED BY A COMMUNITY NOT
LISTED IN THEIR APPLICATION, THESE APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA
OFFICIAL CORRESPONDENCE AFTER THE SELECTION RESULTS ARE PUBLISHED VIA
NAVADMIN WITH THE OPTION TO ACCEPT OR DECLINE.

9. FOR ADDITIONAL LATERAL TRANSFER ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION, REFER TO
THE SELECTION BOARD WEBSITE AT
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/BOARDS/ADMINISTRATIVE/
ACTIVEDUTYTRANSFERREDESIGNATION AND CLICK ON LETTER OF INSTRUCTION.
INTERESTED OFFICERS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE
COMMUNITY MANAGERS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE.

10. POINTS OF CONTACT:
- CWO2 CLAY SUMMERS, AT (901) 874-3170/DSN 882, OR E-MAIL AT
CLAY.SUMMERS(AT)NAVY.MIL
- LINDA COFFIELD, AT (901) 874-3171/DSN 882, OR E-MAIL AT
LINDA.COFFIELD(AT)NAVY.MIL.

11. RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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Postby NUCCjollygreen » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:27 pm

Anyone seen a copy of the LOI? Not posted to PERS yet...:mad:
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June 2011 Active Duty Officer Lateral Transfer-Redesignation

Postby IW OCM » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:02 pm

NUCCjollygreen wrote:Anyone seen a copy of the LOI? Not posted to PERS yet...:mad:


Be careful, or your frowny icon will freeze that way...

The LOI is being staffed at the OPNAV N1 level for last minute edits, and will be released soon thereafter. Thanks for your patience.

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Postby NUCCjollygreen » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:44 pm

The LOI is being staffed at the OPNAV N1 level for last minute edits, and will be released soon thereafter. Thanks for your patience.

IW OCM


Thanks for the update.

By the by - if anyone posted a simple note on the PERS page like the one provide here, it would keep people informed and :D rather than guessing and :mad: by having to hunt for gouge here ;)

Seriously though, thanks for the ground truth.
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Postby IW OCM » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:49 pm

NUCCjollygreen wrote:Thanks for the update.

By the by - if anyone posted a simple note on the PERS page like the one provide here, it would keep people informed and :D rather than guessing and :mad: by having to hunt for gouge here ;)

Seriously though, thanks for the ground truth.


No problem - happy to try to make things clearer.

As the NPC site is administered by a cast of many, please feel free to give your suggestions for improvements - the site is meant for you.

Please call 1-866-827-5672 or send your suggestions to CSCMailbox@navy.mil - it will get directed to the cognizant office.

If you're asking it, several others are probably thinking it - so your value-addition can make a difference. Thanks.

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JUN 2011 LOI

Postby NUCCjollygreen » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:40 pm

Ask, and you shall receive. See attached; I'm told that it will be posted on PERS-page Tuesday.

Have a great weekend!
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Postby cjb978 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 5:54 pm

Hello all, I'm new here - found out about IW via Sailor Bob. I'm putting in a lat transfer request for Intel this spring and was hoping to get some perspective from someone who has actually sat a lat transfer board, or from those who have successfully made the jump. Specifically:
- Personal statement - good idea or fluff?
- Do I need a list of applicable skills/education (mil and civ) beyond college transcripts?
- Any limits on length? Do I treat it like a resume and shoot for a page?
- Commander's endorsement - any key phrases or content that would stand out?
- Letters of recommendation - is more better, so long as they are all relevant, or should I shoot for one or two really heavy hitters?

Thanks for the help.

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Postby NUCCjollygreen » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:27 am

CJB,

I'm applying fo intel also this June (my third attempt). Some lessons learned, answers and thoughts:

Personal Statement - your opportunity to highlight skills/ knowledge/ experience that might not otherwise be revealed. Use this to speak to what you've learned in the fleet has/will be relevant to the Intel community. Keep it to a page - one para on your desire, one on real world experience, maybe one on academic/collaterals that relate to intel, and a closer re-emphasizing you desire, etc.

List of skills/education - stick to the format/example found at the PERS page. The LOI gives some amplifying info as well. If you know Farsi or were a CT in a former life, then great, but the Bottom line is that "sustained superior performance" is a must, so no amount of collateral skills or background will help if you can't do the leadership bit.

Commander's endorsement - This needs to be more than just a passing pat on the back. Put some work into this, even draft it yourself if you must. Get your boss to Emphasize leadership, competence, and analytical ability, etc. Don't forget the soft breakouts (my top LT, go-to LTJG, etc.) Think Fitrep blk 41 - short sentences packed with strong words that hit with a whollop.

LORs - Get 'em if you can, preferably from an Intel bubba (the more senior the better), or from someone who has observed you operationally in the past. I interviewed with an O-6 select (Intel) at the local ONI det the first time; since then I was introduced to an O-5 that screened for Intel CDR at sea milestone, and his LOR will go out in my package this time. See CO's endorsement above for content, etc. Sometimes it's all in who you know - your mileage may vary (YMMV).

I'm assuming since you came here from Bobland, that you're a SWO (like me). If you're YG05 or junior, be advised that quotas are still very tight - PERS needs to make 275 DHs every year, and even though I'm coming up on 6YCS, they're still not over the hurdle yet.

You can also list another IDC community as a second choice. I put down Intel as my first and IW as second; while your heart might be INTEL, at least getting your foot in the door of the IDC with IW will get you some experience if you want to continue to try for Intel later down the road (at least more than staying SWO will...).

I've been working towards Intel for the better part of 2+ yrs, so if you need some more guidance drop me a PM.

Don't forget everything is due THIS FRI (01APR) - You can fax it to them to make the deadline if you have to!

Good luck!
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JUNE 2011 ACTIVE DUTY OFFICER LATERAL TRANSFER-REDESIGNATION

Postby IW OCM » Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:42 am

As the June lateral transfer and redesignation board approaches, there are some key things to consider. This post is intended to somewhat demystify the process and bust some myths that may exist. I am happy to make time to explain/answer questions as desired.

Some might think of the lateral transfer board as a buffet, whereby a member submits a highly polished package for consideration, and the communities who are ?dining? stroll along the veritable smorgasbord of qualified applicants, loading their tray with whom they please. In reality, the lateral transfer process is a function of several factors, some of which are included here.

Lateral transfer is one method by which communities maintain relative health by supplementing year groups that may be deficient in inventory with members who possess the requisite skills and abilities that a particular community desires. It is thus a force shaping tool.

General guidance about the lateral transfer board is promulgated via the semi-annual NAVADMIN and the accompanying letter of instruction. Once those documents are released, the Community Management shop begins the process of determining quotas for the upcoming board.

Each community is allotted a certain number of lateral transfer quotas per fiscal year as delineated in the annual Accession Plan that is approved by OPNAV N13. The quotas are further divided into the fall and spring boards.

Each community examines its inventory (number of officers) within a particular year group to determine where shortfalls (or overages) exist. This process is used to determine where ?quotas in? and ?quotas out? will be assigned. It is crucial to note that one community?s ?quotas out? may not match another community?s ?quotas in? ? this mismatch is a potential contributing factor in a member?s non-selection for lateral transfer.

Once quotas are established, the communities are ranked according to their relative health, with the ?unhealthiest? community at the top of the list. Community health has many facets, and ?unhealthy? used here is meant with respect to inventory shortfalls. The idea here is that the unhealthy communities need to benefit most from the lateral transfer process; this ensures that a relatively unhealthy community gets to the ?podium? and is able to make selections. Said another way, if a community is relatively healthy, they will be lower on the priority list, and thus will get to the ?podium? later.

So imagine a scenario where Community ?A? has a low number of ?quotas out? for a particular year group. Community ?B? is relatively healthy from an inventory standpoint, and is therefore low on the priority list. It is conceivable that Community ?A?s ?quotas out? get used up by the other higher priority communities before Community ?B? even gets to pick.

Another X-factor is lateral transfer board behavior. Community managers do not pick who gets to lateral transfer into the community. They DO perform a preliminary screening to ensure that applicants meet basic community eligibility requirements ONLY. The board members know what to look for in prospective members based on published guidance, but it is difficult to foresee how a board will select members.

One of the morals here is: If you?re interested in pursuing a lateral transfer, and you do not get selected on the first attempt, consider applying again. Continue to perform well (i.e. get outstanding FITREPs) in your parent community, and consult Detailers/Community Management with respect to timing if you intend to submit again. Hope this helps.

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Postby HH-60H » Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:23 pm

IW OCM - great post, thanks for sharing your insight.

Quick follow up question -

Are the community quotas available? I have an officer that wants to transfer from SWO to intel, is it possible to find how many SWO "quota outs" his YG has? And on the flip side, how many intel "quota ins"?
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