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NRC Command


NRC Command is a tremendous Command opportunity and an important Reserve Management milestone for TAR Officers. Preparation for command is an iterative process that builds upon experience, qualifications, judgment, and knowledge acquired during multiple tours. 

NRC Command Screen/Slate:  A 4-Step Process

Complete CQOB -> Eligible to be Screened -> Screen at Board -> NRC Slate

NRC O3-O5 Command Eligibility
A Command Qualification Oral Board (CQOB) is required in order for one to be eligible for command administrative screening.  

All CQOB completions/endorsements need to be forwarded to one’s respective detailer so that the proper AQD (“2D1”) is awarded and entered into one’s record.  This AQD is one of the primary ways in which PERS-46 ensures all eligible members are screened for command.  IAW COMNAVRESFORCOM INSTRUCTION 1412.1E, officers will NOT be eligible if they have an approved resignation or retirement, previously declined command, been selected for non-continuation, or are 1XFOS'ed to O4 or O6.

Forward a copy of oral board completion letters to one’s respective detailer and the TAR Placement Officer NLT 01 September in order to be screened and considered for upcoming slates. 

Officers who have successfully screened for command with their parent community are not required to complete the NRC CQOB qualification process.

NRC Command Screening 
Administrative screening for O3-O5 NRC command occurs annually (each October) in conjunction with the Reserve Major Command/O6 NRC Screening board.   

The NRC Command Administrative Screening Board selects the most fully qualified officers with no set quotas.  NRC Screening does NOT guarantee an officer will be slated to command of a NRC.     

NRC O3-O5 Command Slating 
NRC O3-O5 slating occurs semi-annually in April and October each year (NRC O6 slating occurs year-round).  Visit the O3-O5 NRC web page for future projections and more details.  Numerous factors/variables are considered during the NRC slating process, including individual preferences, career progression, PRDs and needs of the Navy.      

Officers that screen for NRC command but do not slate will be held in the bank for future slating.      

NRC O6 Command Eligibility
Officers who have successfully completed a Commanding Officer tour (NRC or operational) while at the O5 or O6 paygrade are not required to complete a CQOB prior to screening for O6 NRC command.  Officers who have not served as a Commanding Officer while at the O5 or O6 paygrade will be required to complete a CQOB in order to be eligible for the O6 NOSC Command screening board. 

Complete eligibility requirements for NOSC Command are outlined in CNRFCINST 1412.1E.


Eligibility questions may be directed to the TAR Placement Officer.  TAR officers should contact their detailers for questions regarding NRC command as a career milestone.

NRC CO Screen & Slate Guidance


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