I will hit my 18th month mark this January, and have told CO via my XO that I should be non attained b/c I lack the motivation and interest in this field to be successful in the "long run" as I will NEVER (by choice)be a dept. head. The last 18 months I have done my job as AUXO, I've done three DITS inspections(90%'s), INSURV (93%), 2 Ultra-S's and a deployment w/o a chief. I have helped out as many sailors I could by guiding them into college classes, through personal and professional hurdles, and even fought with my CO to make sure my guys are taken care of. All in all I am very well respected as a J.O. on the ship from my peers and the crew. I feel I have seen what the SWO life has to offer, and to be frank I'd rather be a grunt in Afghanistan. Having said that I have dropped an inter-service package to the army which was denied by the Navy(b/c I "still have time on my contract") so it was never sent to the Army! Later I found out from the detailer no matter what i cant go Army till my 3 yr mark. I have volunteered for an I.A. and again been shot down due to not having my pin. And so many people tell you "getting your pin is the way to get what you want", but ive seen all those people and ya know what they still hate their job, they just have one less thing to hate about it. All my buddies still havnt gotten there lateral transfers its all just a "wishing" game. And I know the question or snide remarks that will come so I will answer them as they come, as I have had many MANY "watches" to think about them. I feel i have been very upfront with my CoC about where i want to go with my career in the military, I want to go help out overseas and use my skills I learned as a Corpsman. Last week my XO said he and the CO would NOT non-attain me instead they would DFC me or he said "you can resign", and of course "you could just get your pin" then move on. I tried to show him the DFC instruciton (MILPERSMAN 1611-020) and try to tell him this did not apply to the situation, as I have ZERO paperwork in my file for "cause". I have done nothing wrong in my time here on the ship, but he didn't seem to care. When I told him I didnt want to resign b/c I wasn't trying to get out of the Military just do a job i could be passionate about, he said the obvious reply of "thats not how this works". So I asked what if i resigned and it gets turned down? He then told me "Im not suppose to tell you this, but just go lay in your rack and do nothing at all...we'll take care of the rest" I laughed and said not thanks i have my division that that would screw over. I then showed him the Non-attainment inst. (COMNAVSURFORINST 1412.1B) and (MILPERSMAN 1210-090) which states "COs who recognize that a 116X designated officer lacks motivation, interest, aptitude or application to qualify WILL submit a report containing the circumstances, officer’s potential and an appropriate recommendation concerning retention in the naval service, via the chain of command, to NPC (PERS-412). Reports of fitness should also reflect unsatisfactory progress toward SWO qualification. 116X officers failing to attain SWO qualification will be processed as training attrites and will be detailed to follow-on assignments according to the needs of the Navy." All my fitreps say the same thing motivated Ensign who is trying to go Army, but has great potential. I could go on but i think this is enough to get the idea of the story here. Finally my question: is What grounds could i possible be DFC'ed for, ive read the inst. and just couldn't figure it out. Just wondering if someone had any experience in this realm. I have been advised to go speak with Legal just to help me put together a letter to submit to the CO on letter head stating my intentions to "cutoff" the DFC process or at the very least be my first piece of evidence for the DFC investigation. I can fill in more info if someone has any questions. Trying to find people to talk to about this is harder than finding WMD's in the middle east.