18 May 1999
905. DESIGNATION. The NAVMILPERSMAN authorizes the Chief of
Naval Air Training to designate naval aviators and naval flight
officers. Only U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard
officers who complete the prescribed curricula will be
designated. Upon designation, naval officers shall be assigned
a new officer designator code subject to final approval by NPC.
USAF students shall be designated in accordance with the
Memorandum of Understanding.
a. Procedures. Upon successful completion of the prescribed
training program, U.S. Navy or Marine students shall be awarded
a diploma (designation certificate), insignia (wings), wallet-
sized designation card in folder and a letter of designation at
an appropriate ceremony as prescribed by TRAWING commanders.
For those naval officers completing designation requirements at
commands outside the NATRACOM, the awards shall be made by the
commanding officer of the school at an appropriate ceremony.
CNATRA will sign designation certificates and designation cards.
Coast Guard officers will be designated by the Commandant, U.S.
Coast Guard, as Coast Guard aviators.
(1) Individual letters of designation shall be prepared for
the signature of the appropriate TRAWING commander, addressed to
each designee, using the following standard wording: "As of
this date you were designated a (naval aviator or naval flight
officer) by the Chief of Naval Air Training in recognition of
your successful completion of the prescribed course of
(2) Copies of the letter will be sent to:
(a) NPC-432 - Naval Aviators and Flight Officers
(b) CMC (Codes DPH and DFA3) - Marine Corps Officers
c. Supplies. Designation supplies can be obtained by letter
request to CNATRA (N1221), care must be taken to safeguard these
supplies and individuals will be held accountable for their
misuse and loss, in accordance with CNATRAINST 5213.3E.
906. POSTHUMOUS DESIGNATION. Requests for posthumous
designation will not normally be considered. CNATRA, on a case
by case basis, may designate an SNA posthumously based on
significant completion of the approved training syllabus. CNATRA
will forward a personal letter with designation certificate and
naval aviator or naval flight officer insignia to the primary
907. CERTIFICATION OF COMPLETION. Students who complete any
special training program conducted by the Naval Air Training
Command shall be awarded certifications of completion.
International students shall be awarded certificates as outlined
in Chapter V.