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Wounded Warrior Program

Naval Acquisition Development Program Wounded Warrior (NADP-WW) was established on 5 April 2011 by Mr. James E. Thomsen, Principal Civilian Deputy, ASN RD&A. Please review the Wounded Warrior (NADP-WW) Program guidance.

The NADP-WW is available to any Wounded Warrior who meets the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) qualification standards for the prospective job series beginning at the GS 05-07 level and meets the following criteria:

  • Honorably discharged disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more and the disability resulted from injury or disease received in the line of duty as a direct result of armed conflict, or was caused by an instrumentality of war and was incurred in the line of duty during a period of armed conflict or war.
  • For GS-05 Applicants, three (3) years of general progressively responsible experience, one (1) year of which was equivalent to at least GS-04.
    • Demonstrates the ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work
    • Communicates effectively orally and in writing
  • For GS-07 Applicants, completion of four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree (if required by the respective job series) with Superior Academic Achievement as defined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Handbook or one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-05 level
  • Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree (if required by the respective job series)
  • Able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance

The NADP-WW formal development period is up to four (4) years with a minimum entry level of GS-05 and a targeted transition at the GS-12 level upon successful program completion. Furthermore, the candidate will transition to the hosting command upon program completion.

Candidates are eligible to request a Hiring Incentive of up to $5,000.00 to help with transition costs incurred between active duty and federal service. The incentive is paid at the end of the second pay period after entry on duty.

More information is available in the NADP-WW flyer.

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply through the Department of the Navy's Defense Outplacement Referral System (DORS) website.

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