Enlisted-to-officer programs allow Sailors in the United States Navy to become an officer if they meet the criteria specified for a particular officers program. Besides recommendations for the specific program you should be aware of what applies to all programs.
Competition is tough, but these programs allow top-notch Sailors to becoming officers in the United States Navy. If you are interested in one of these programs, get familiar with the instructions that govern these programs. You can then gather the required information you will need when you talk to your Career Counselor, chain of command or officer who has knowledge of these programs.
Program authority is spelled out in Title 10 U.S. Code sections 531, 532, 533 and 1251 for active duty, and Title 10 U.S. Code sections 12201 and 12209 for reserves. The first document you may want to become familiar with is the OPNAVINST 1420.1B manual which will help you through the process. It is also highly recommended that you check your records and then fix and update any errors or outdated entries. Remember that you will be competing against your peers for these programs.
Per NAVADMIN 220/19, Electronic Submission of Selection Board Documents (ESSBD) is the preferred method of submitting a Letter to the Board (LTB.)
To utilize ESSBD, candidates must access document services through MyNavy Portal. If you are inside the network you can access it via this link, or you can access it via the BOL main menu. From the BOL main menu, select "Navy Personnel Command Document Services," Start Process, Selection Board and LTB. On-screen instructions will direct the submitter.
Further information is available on the "General Information" page of NPC's "Active Duty Enlisted" link where you can also get further information if you are unable to use ESSBD.
Active Duty / Prior Service Section
* Please click on "Required and Recommended Items," and then "Active Duty/ Prior Service"
For qualified enlisted service members, allows them to complete the preparatory coursework for application to medical school while on active duty.
Provides a pathway to commission as a JAG Corps officer for active-duty, enlisted Sailors in paygrade E-5, E-6, or E-7.
Offering qualified enlisted Sailors from all rates to earn a nursing degree followed by an appointment as an Ensign in the Nurse Corps.
Opportunities are available for the following specialties: Health Care Administration (HCA), Physician Assistant (PA), Environmental Health (EHO), Radiation Health (RHO), Industrial Hygiene (IHO), Pharmacy, Occupational Therapy, and Social Work.
Offers financial assistance for students enrolled in a baccalaureate nursing program.
Seaman to Admiral-21 Program (STA-21) - Combines the following programs to create the STA-21 Program: Seaman to Admiral | Enlisted Commissioning Program (ECP) | Aviation Enlisted Commissioning Program (AECP) | Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program (NECP) | Civil Engineer Corps Enlisted Commissioning Program (CECECP) | Fleet Accession to Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) (Includes Nurse Option)
NAVADMIN 094/21 - Fiscal Year 2022 Seaman to Admiral-21 Program Announcement
Educates, trains, and comprehensively prepares uniformed service health professionals to support the Military Health System, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services.
Offers qualified enlisted members of the Navy, Reserves, Marine Corps, and other armed forces to embark on careers as officers in the U.S. Navy or U.S. Marine Corps.
ALNAV 049/21 - Enlisted Applications to the U.S. Naval Academy