DVIDS – News – The Unrestricted Line Officer Duty Supply Pilot Program: Fast Track to a Navy Commission for Qualified Sailors


The Unrestricted Line Officer (URL) Commissioning Supply Pilot Program (URLO ISPP) is a newly developed commissioning program designed to streamline the officer candidate application process for qualified sailors who wish to participate in the URL officer training.

The program offers Sailors who meet program-specific requirements a means to quickly complete the administrative processes necessary to enter the officer candidate training pipeline to earn a commission.

“The URLO ISPP was created by the Chief of Naval Personnel to increase the diversity and experience of naval officers,” said Rear Admiral Dennis Velez, Commander Carrier Strike Group 10, George HW Bush Carrier Strike Group. “The Navy has thousands of sailors who are ready and willing to be commissioned and this program enhances the Navy by ensuring these leaders are qualified to commission.”

Velez helped create the program in 2021 when he served as commander of Navy Recruiting Command after Task Force One Navy discovered that many sailors with bachelor’s degrees are enlisting despite qualifying. to earn a commission. While many college-educated Sailors choose to enlist or remain enlisted, Navy Task Force One has identified that some Sailors make this choice based on economic situations that do not provide them with the option to wait during the The school board’s sometimes lengthy process of officer candidates, so that they enlist as a means of earning stable pay and benefits.

The decision to enlist instead of earn a commission means the Navy is losing highly skilled and motivated applicants. URLO ISPP is a way to help close the gap and increase the supply of talented naval officers.

The program is available for Aviation, Surface Warfare, Surface Warfare (Nuclear), Nuclear Submarines, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, and SEAL Designators.

Some of the requirements include: having a bachelor’s degree, being in your command for at least six months, and scoring excellent or better on your physical fitness assessment. Some URL programs have program-specific requirements such as age, test scores, and GPA. No program-specific waivers (such as age, test scores, and GPA) are accepted for this program. URLO ISPP applicants must meet the physical exam requirements for commissioning and any necessary medical waivers will continue to be reviewed and decided on a case-by-case basis by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command.

“This program is an underutilized resource for sailors interested in becoming naval officers,” Velez said. “I recommend that all qualified sailors with the desire and ability to lead as officers take advantage of this opportunity.”

For more information about this program, contact your Command Educational Services (ESO) officer or learn more on MyNavyHR.

“If you would like to use this fantastic program, come to my office for more information,” said Ensign Jesus Martinez, ESO aboard the George HW Bush. “My team will guide you through the process and help you earn your commission.”

George HW Bush is the flagship of CSG-10 and GHWBCSG. CSG-10 is comprised of George H.W. Bush, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26, Commander Information Warfare, and the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf ( GC 55).

DESRON 26’s ships within CSG-10 are the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Nitze (DDG 94), USS Farragut (DDG 99), USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and USS Delbert D. Black (DDG 119 ) .

The CVW-7 squadrons carried aboard the George HW Bush are the “Sidewinders” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86, the “Jolly Rogers” of VFA-103, the “Nighthawks” of VFA-136, the “Pukin Dogs” from VFA -143, the “Bluetails” from Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 121, the “Patriots” from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 140, the “Nightdippers” from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, and the “Grandmasters” of Helicopter Maritime Attack Squadron (HSM) 46.

The GHWBCSG is on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of ​​operations, employed by the U.S. 6th Fleet to defend the interests of the United States, allies, and partners.

Date taken: 20.10.2022
Date posted: 20.10.2022 16:10
Story ID: 431750

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