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MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/FY20-01 TEST PILOT SCHOOL (TPS) SELECTION BOARD ANNOUNCEMENT//
REF/A/MSGID: DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD: 20160531//
REF/B/MSGID: DOC/CMC WASHINGTON DC/YMD: 20140918//
NARR/REF A IS MCO 1542.3D, UNITED STATES NAVY/UNITED STATES AIR FORCE TEST PILOT SCHOOLS. REF B IS MCO 1300.8, MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.//
POC/D.MOTTOLA/MAJ/MANPOWER ANALYST/MAD PATUXENT RIVER/TEL: (301) 342-1515, DSN 342-1515/E-MAIL: DANICA.J.MOTTOLA@NAVY.MIL//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. FY20-01 TPS Selection Board will convene on or 23 January 2020.
2. FY20-01 TPS Selection Board will consider applicants for assignment to United States Naval Test Pilot School (NTPS) Class 160. Class will convene in January 2021. Aviators selected for Class 160 should expect the following report dates: Fixed Wing 1 September 2020, Rotary Wing 1 October 2020, and Systems Defense 1 December 2020.
3. Aviators from the following type-model-series MOSs are encouraged to apply (read in four columns):
MOS TYPE CLASS QUANTITY
3.a. 7563 UH-1 NTPS CLASS 160 1
3.b. 7566 CH-53 NTPS CLASS 160 1
3.c. 7557 KC-130 NTPS CLASS 160 1
3.d. 7523 F/A-18 Pilot NTPS CLASS 160 1
4. The following criteria for applicant eligibility will be used:
4.a. Applicants who are qualified for consideration:
4.a.1. Be a regular commissioned officer on active duty in the grade of Captain.
4.a.2. Be a regular commissioned officer on active duty in the grade of Major with less than 2 years of time-in-grade by the projected class convening date.
4.a.3. Be a designated Naval Aviator.
4.a.4. A minimum of 1,000 flight hours by the projected class convening date.
4.a.5. Successful completion of college physics or mechanics and college level mathematics through calculus. Although not a requirement, a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, physical science or mathematics fields is highly desirable.
4.a.6. All O-3 candidates shall be PME complete for grade by the projected class convening date.
4.a.7. Security Clearance. All selected officers must have a SECRET clearance that will not expire during the next four Fiscal Years, and all selected officers must be eligible for a Top Secret-Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS-SCI) clearance.
4.b. Applicants who are not eligible for consideration:
4.b.1. Reserve commissioned officers.
4.b.2. Officers passed for promotion.
4.b.3. Officers serving on a Joint tour that have not met the minimum time on station requirements at least three months prior to the class convening date.
4.b.4. Officers pending any medical or legal action that would knowingly preclude successful completion of the period of instruction and subsequent tour of duty.
4.b.5. Officers who have not completed their Commandant's Career-Level Education Board (CCLEB) and Commandant's Professional Intermediate Board (CPIB) utilization tour by 30 September 2020.
5. Time on station requirements
5.a. Meet the minimum 24 month time-on-station requirement for CONUS assignment or be able to complete their tour control factor for OCONUS assignments. If an applicant does not meet the 24-month time-on-station obligation, a Command-Endorsed Waiver, via NAVMC 10172 (AA-Form), shall be submitted with the application. Transfer inside of the normal 24 months PCS time-on-station obligation will result in a gap for that command until that 24-month period has concluded. If an officer is selected prior to his/her normal rotation date, MMOA will attempt to provide a backfill. A commanders endorsement of the applicant's letter of intent is considered acknowledgement of this situation. Negative endorsements should describe impact to the command if the officer is selected but will not preclude consideration.
5.b. Those officers in a joint assignment must meet their minimum time on station requirement by 30 September 2020.
5.c. Weapons and Tactics Instructors (WTIs) are eligible to apply, provided they will have met their post-training Officers payback requirement, in accordance with Weapons and Tactics Training Program MCO 3500.109.
6. Because of extensive pre-arrival training requirements associated with this curriculum, officers selected for TPS should expect to receive orders to report for duty approximately four months prior to the official course convening date provided in paragraph (2).
7. Eligibility Waivers. If a waiver is a required to selection (4.a) requirements, it shall be annotated on the online application questionnaire mentioned in paragraph (8.b). All waivers will be processed during the selection board. The requirement for a waiver should not be considered a disqualifier for favorable endorsements by the chain of command.
8. Application Requirements
8.a. Currently photo (within 1 year) contained in their OMPF.
8.b. Applicants shall complete the entire online application questionnaire by navigating to https:(slash)(slash)go.max.gov/TPS
8.b.1. Applicants shall electronically submit a scanned "Letter of Intent" to apply for TPS to the Commanding Officer, Marine Aviation Detachment, Patuxent River. The letter of intent shall be submitted via the applicant's chain of command with endorsements through the first colonel (or O-6 equivalent) in Naval Letter Format. A sample letter of intent is provided in the survey containing the online application questionnaire.
8.b.2. Command endorsements should specifically address the flying abilities and aviation leadership qualities of the applicant.
8.b.3. In the event an officer submits an application and is subsequently transferred, endorsements from the gaining command shall also be forwarded.
8.c. Digital copies of the following documents shall be uploaded via the applicable fields in the online application questionnaire:
8.c.1. 1-page applicant military biography. Summarize military school experience, operational, flight and leadership experience, as well as other noteworthy personal experiences that would be of interest to the selection board.
8.c.2. Legible copies of the official college transcript(s). There is no requirement to have official copies sent directly to the selection board from the educational institutions. Transcript(s) shall show type of degree conferred and date conferred. Do not submit copies of diplomas.
8.c.3. Letters of recommendation (optional, Maximum of five).
8.c.4. Letter of intent (refer to paragraph 8.b.1) and all endorsements.
9. Application Procedures.
9.a. The application deadline is 13 December 2019.
9.b. Applicants are required to contact their PMOS monitor and notify them via phone or email of their intent to apply for TPS.
9.c. Those applicants unable to submit to the Manpower Analyst Officer, Marine Aviation Detachment Patuxent River, listed in the POC paragraph. Submit hard copy applications to:
Marine Aviation Detachment
Attn: FY20-01 TPS Selection Board
22401 Cedar Point Road, Building 102
Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland 20670-1186
10. Prospective applicants are encouraged to informally contact the Manpower Analyst, Marine Aviation Detachment, Patuxent River for assistance during the application preparation process.
11. All applicants shall submit a complete application package. Information contained in previous applications is not retained after the selection board.
12. Points of Contact
12.a. Fixed Wing Field Grade Monitor, Maj Casey Gilliam,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.b. Fixed Wing Company Grade Monitor, Capt Kyle Bookhout,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: email@example.com
12.c. Rotary Field Grade Monitor, Maj Christopher Denver,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.d. Rotary Wing Company Grade Monitor, Capt Norm Holcombe,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: email@example.com
12.e. Aviation Ground Field Grade Monitor, Maj Freddie Perez,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
12.f. Aviation Ground Company Grade Monitor, Capt Todd Denton,
(703) 784-9267, e-mail: email@example.com
13. This MARADMIN is not applicable to the Marine Corps Reserve.
14. Release authorized by MajGen David A. Ottignon, Director, Manpower Management Division.//