Have completed at least 8 years but not
more than 16 years of active naval service on 16
January of the year in which application is made.
(PO1 applicants only) Complete all
requirements for advancement to CPO, with the
exception of time in paygrade, and successfully
compete in the annual Navywide advancement
examination administered in January of the year
of application. A candidate whose final multiple
is equal to, or greater than, the lowest final
multiple for PASS SELECTION BOARD ELIGI-
BOARD ELIGIBLE. A PO1 who is presently
authorized advancement to CPO is exempt from
the CPO Navywide examination qualification.
CPOs and SCPOs with at least 12 years,
but not more than 16 years, of naval service may
apply for LDO and CWO in the same application
year, but only one designator for each program
may be requested.
For application procedures and eligibility
requirements, see NAVMILPERSCOMINST
BLE will be designated LDO SELECTION