About I3 Waypoints

Calling All Visionaries:  Submit your ideas to the Chief of Navy Reserve

Vice Adm. John B. Mustin, Chief of Navy Reserve and Commander, Navy Reserve Force, launched i3 Waypoints to fast-track transformative ideas from across the Navy directly to the highest levels of the Navy Reserve, without filters, administrative friction or bureaucratic barriers along the way. 

i3 Waypoints is an approach to inventing:  Innovate something entirely new; improve on something already established; or integrate several ideas, products or processes rendering the former completely obsolete.

I3 Waypoints Background

As the Navy Reserve aggressively transforms and modernizes, pivoting from two decades of land-based, non-maritime contributions, to instead laser-focus on warfighting readiness to address today’s security environment and strategic competition in a maritime domain. 

This transformation includes across the board changes, from shifting capabilities and capacity to critical strategic needs, to our approach to warfighting and mobilization readiness, our force mobilization processes and day-to-day operational and administrative processes. 

You, our Sailors and civilians, who are on the front lines of challenges and roadblocks in your daily lives, are invaluable sources of ideas for change. 

i3 Waypoints challenges the entire U.S. Navy – from Selected Reserve, Training and Administration of the Reserve, Individual Ready Reserve, Active Duty and government civilians, in all ranks, rates and grades – to propose new or better ways for the Navy Reserve to operate. 

I3 Waypoints Submitting Your Idea

Submitting Your Idea

The process to submit your transformative ideas is simple.  For more information, to review the terms and conditions and to submit your idea visit the i3 Waypoints CAC-enabled portal at:
The portal will accept ideas from April 13 through May 22, 2022.   NOTE: You may be prompted to login using your Flank Speed credentials.
Fast-Track of Ideas
All submissions will go directly to an initial review panel, which will select finalists to present their ideas to a panel of senior Navy Reserve, policy and industry leaders, including Vice Adm. Mustin and Navy Reserve Force Master Chief Tracy L. Hunt.  The presentations will be videotaped and aired following the event. 
And a winner will be selected, although we may choose several ideas to implement. 
We look forward to seeing – an implementing – your ideas!
Important dates: 
13 April - 22 May:  Submission Period
23 May – 2 June:  Initial review period
3 June: Notification to all entrants, including finalists
28 June: Taped presentation at Fort Meade, Md.
TBD:  Winner announced via taped broadcast