Career designation is the process used to determine which company grade officers will be offered the opportunity for continued active service beyond their initial active service obligation. Career designation accomplishes the objectives of retaining the best qualified officers on active duty and maintaining the active component officer population in each year of commissioned service at a level that supports the promotion timing and opportunity guidelines to the rank of major.
MCO 1001.65 is the controlling order for career designation.
Prior to the career designation board, all eligible officers should:
-Ensure they have a current OMPF photograph
-Review their OMPF and ensure all relevant and necessary documents are included
-Review their Master Brief Sheet for accuracy
-Review their fitness reports and ensure they are accurately reflected in their OMPF and on their Master Brief Sheet