Naval Special Warfare Acquisition Corps Established

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) — Navy announced the establishment of the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Unrestricted Line (URL) Officer Acquisition Corps (AC) and Major Program Manager (MPM) career path in NAVADMIN 214/19, Sept.16.

The NSW URL AC will professionalize an acquisition career path for SEAL officers and build a cadre of leaders who can expertly develop, field, and sustain capabilities needed for NSW’s and the Navy’s future operating environment.

Experience, education, and certification requirements for major acquisition command selection result in career patterns different from URL officers who serve exclusively in their primary warfare specialty.  The most significant difference is the need for NSW URL AC designated officers to serve in acquisition-related billets before and after completing NSW O-5 command or NSW O-5 acquisition milestone assignments.
SEAL officers selected for NSW URL AC will receive designation as NSW AC Eligible via an additional qualification designator.

 NSW AC Eligible candidates can compete for Major Program Management (MPM) and sequential major acquisition command slating after a minimum of 48 months of experience in acquisition-coded or related billets.  Officers who accept orders to NSW O-5 acquisition milestone assignments will not be eligible to compete for URL major operational command.

The first NSW O-5 acquisition milestone board is slated to occur concurrently with the NSW commanding officer/executive officer administrative board in 2019.

Interested officers can contact the SEAL officer community manager (OCM) at (703) 604-5005, the NSW detailer at (901) 874-2259 or the NSW AC manager at (202) 781-2601 for additional details.

For complete information on program eligibility and requirements, read NAVADMIN 214/19, or visit the SEAL OCM page via MyNavy Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning, then select Officer Community Managers.


The Southern Maryland Chronicle is a local, small business entrusted to provide factual, unbiased reporting to the Southern Maryland Community. While we look to local businesses for advertising, we hope to keep that cost as low as possible in order to attract even the smallest of local businesses and help them get out to the public. We must also be able to pay employees(part-time and full-time), along with equipment, and website related things. We never want to make the Chronicle a “pay-wall” style news site.

To that end, we are looking to the community to offer donations. Whether it’s a one-time donation or you set up a reoccurring monthly donation. It is all appreciated. All donations at this time will be going to furthering the Chronicle through hiring individuals that have the same goals of providing fair, and unbiased news to the community. For now, donations will be going to a business PayPal account I have set-up for the Southern Maryland Chronicle, KDC Designs. All business transactions currently occur within this PayPal account. If you have any questions regarding this you can email me at davidhiggins@southernmarylandchronicle.com

Thank you for all of your support and I hope to continue bringing Southern Maryland the best news possible for a very long time. — David M. Higgins II




© 2019 The Southern Maryland Chronicle. All Rights Reserved. This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area.