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  2. Sleep deprivation is a silent killer, especially in the military. Now, the service is scrambling to address the vicious cycle of exhaustion and overwork within the 7th Fleet that officials see as the root cause of the USS Fitzgerald and the USS McCain collisions that claimed the lives of 17 sailors over the summer. http://taskandpurpose.com/navy-finally-giving-sailors-break-amid-growing-pressure-collisions/
  3. The Navy has awarded a $5.1 billion contract to General Dynamics Electric Boat for Integrated Product and Process Development of the COLUMBIA Class submarine, a next-generation nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarines designed to ensure a second-strike capability in the event of a nuclear attack on the United States. http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-5-Billion-Deal-Builds-New-Nuclear-Armed-Columbia-Class-Sub-107766820
  4. Last week
  5. Two medical staffers at a military hospital in Florida were barred from caring for patients after they were seen in disturbing images mishandling a newborn, making obscene gestures and calling babies “mini Satans.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/19/disturbing-images-show-hospital-staffers-mishandling-an-infant-calling-babies-mini-satans/?utm_term=.ea502e9be314
  6. FY-18 HCA Direct Commission

    Four of us are currently at ODS.
  7. FY-18 HCA Direct Commission

    Any news of commissioning for those selected during the June Board. I leave for ODS in the next couple of weeks.
  8. ABOARD USS JOHN WARNER The control room of one of the Navy’s most advanced submarines is filled with sophisticated computers, flat-screen monitors and sailors who grew up in a digital world. At times it can look a bit like a video game arcade, and not just because of the high-resolution graphics https://pilotonline.com/news/military/local/the-u-s-navy-s-most-advanced-submarines-will-soon/article_5c24eefc-8e70-5c4a-9d82-00d29e052b76.html
  9. You don't have to give the old ones up, see if you can at least add one. If you do command quarters, or for department ones talk to then LCPO about scheduling a naval heritage brief each time, where all the junior Sailors give a five sentence presentation. Schedule it like a watchbill and you can be the coordinator. This is good for them to practice speaking in front of people, and they learn naval heritage and it is a good bullet.
  10. Unfortunately I won't be able to get rid of UPC any time soon. My command can't get many suckers to take it. I was going to be CMEO but then my command changed their mind while I was on Det. Can't think of many others I haven't done. Except for DAPA but they just changed recently. I was just put in for SOQ but the other 1st class in my division got it last quarter so I have zero chance of getting it.
  11. The other thing I was told by my current CMC, it is important to keep seeking new challenging collateral duties.
  12. Earlier
  13. I love the fresh smell of success early in the morning... An image posted to a Pentagon media site and tweeted by Scottish journalist Ian Keddie, shows the USS Jimmy Carter, a Seawolf-class nuclear-powered submarine, returning to her home port in Washington Tuesday flying the American flag alongside the unmistakable pirate skull and crossed bones, known as the Jolly Roger. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/09/13/why-did-one-of-the-u-s-navys-most-advanced-subs-return-to-port-with-a-pirate-flag/?utm_term=.dc394686ee55
  14. Sensors, sonar, weapons control, quieting technologies, undersea drones and communications systems provide the vital arenas through which the US Navy will seek to sustain and build upon its advantage beneath the surface of the ocean. With this in mind, the Navy’s Virginia-Class Attack Submarines are being upgraded with a new Tactical Control System (TCS) technology to provide weapons control, improved network subsystems, and faster component modernization, a Pentagon announcement said. The idea with fast evolving TCS and other undersea controls and networking technologies is to engineer a circumstance wherein U.S. submarines can operate undetected in or near enemy waters or coastline, conduct reconnaissance or attack missions and sense any movement or enemy activities at farther ranges than adversaries can. http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/Navy-Upgrades-Attack-Submarine-Weapons-Controls-Sensors-106967193
  15. So I would like to start this post off by wishing all those are are and have been apply the best of luck. Other than that I'm 33 years old and have been in the Navy now for almost 14 years serving in the diving community with my eye on the PA program. I have been slowly knocking out classes and was finally down to the last 5 (well 6 since the NAVADMIN stated that I'm required to take Medical Term.) and was going to be putting in at my 15-16 year mark. I'm an currently serving as an IDC and when I wrote Ms. Kemp one of the program administrators about the Chemistry class requirement I was informed that IDC/IDT school no longer covers 36 (Table B + A&P I&II) credits but only 24 (18 biology + A&P I&II) credits. She stated that the OPNAVINST 1420.1B was in the process of being updated and that was the new table. I would like to know if anyone knows more about the revision and if it was done because of failures due to specific shortcomings in the curriculum of those that have been attending and what classes I should be taking to ensure my success if I am in deed accepted from those that have taken the school or have information that is useful. The second question I have is will Title 10 play a role in my case of having 14 years already as I was planning on retiring around 25 years or longer if the Navy will have me?
  16. Yea it's a little rough, but you can bounce back. I had a MC review my record, and now he's going over my eval. So we can aim it to my defficiencies.
  17. Back to the grind! I felt that I would not be affected if I did not get selected. Yup, I was wrong. It stung badly. No crying though. It's time to work harder for the FY 19-S.
  18. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 251625Z AUG 17 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// NAVADMIN 207/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/FEBRUARY 2018 CYCLE 102 NAVY-WIDE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADVANCEMENT OF SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL TO E4 THROUGH E7// REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/2NOV07// REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/252221ZJUN10// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/131544ZDEC07// NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS UNCLASSIFIED. REF C IS NAVADMIN 215/10, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE SAILORS. REF D IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for administration of Cycle 102 Navy-Wide Advancement Examinations (NWAE) for advancement in rate of Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel. Information pertaining to selection board criteria will be promulgated via a future NAVADMIN. a. SELRES exams will be administered in February 2018. b. All candidates serving on voluntary recall or mobilization will compete for advancement as a SELRES. c. This NAVADMIN supplements reference (a). d. In addition to the requirements set forth in chapter 6 of reference (a), educational services officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam preparation requirements in the exam verbatim located at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. 2. Eligibility Requirements. For all E4-E7 candidates, eligibility requirements are found in chapter 2 of reference (a), with the following information specific only to Cycle 102: a. Candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements outlined in chapter 2 of reference (a) and this message prior to 1 February 2018 to be considered as a candidate. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements are ineligible for Cycle 102 NWAE and shall not be administered an advancement examination. b. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) for E4-E6 is 1 July 2018 and for E7 is 1 January 2019. c. The minimum TIR date must be on or before: E7 - 1 January 2016 E6 - 1 July 2015 E5 - 1 July 2017 E4 - 1 January 2018 d. E6 and E7 candidate TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be waived for one year with commanding officer (CO)/officer-in-charge approval. e. High-year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver for E4-E6 must be effective 1 July 2018 or later. HYT date or approved HYT waiver for E7 must be effective 1 September 2018 or later. HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 February 2018. f. Candidates who have submitted a formal written request for voluntary transfer to the retired reserve (with or without pay) or fleet reserve on a date prior to their mandated HYT are ineligible for advancement. g. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility and it must be reflected properly in Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 February 2018. If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 February 2018. Once Sailors have a clearance they must maintain that clearance eligibility. If for any reason a clearance is denied or revoked, an exam is not authorized until a new clearance is granted. Ratings requiring a security clearance are AC, AE, AG, AO, AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AZ, CTI, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, ETR, ETV, FC, GM, HT, IS, IT, LN, MA, MC, MM, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, and YN. Refer to reference (b) for additional guidance. h. Change of rating and retention approvals must be approved and completed no later than 31 January 2018. This includes approvals from Navy Personnel Command, "A" schools, etc. i. Compute performance mark average (PMA) using all evaluations in the current rank of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the following time periods: E7 exam - 1 February 2015 to 31 December 2017 E6 exam - 1 February 2015 to 31 January 2018 E5 exam - 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2018 E4 exam - 1 June 2017 to 31 January 2018 j. For additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to reference (a), chapter 3. For PMA guidance for individual augmentee (IA) Sailors refer to reference (c). k. Branch class and Special Program Indicator (SPI) code: All SELRES are required to take a SELRES NWAE except Full Time Support (FTS) and personnel with a SPI code W. A SELRES with SPI code W is a Canvasser Recruiter who takes the Active/FTS NWAE in line with NAVADMIN 175/17. l. Candidates must meet special requirements (citizenship, security clearance, medical, etc.) for certain ratings as outlined in paragraph 204 of reference (a), prior to 1 February 2018. m. Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) Sailors must achieve a minimum of L2/R2 on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) in their primary language, as assigned by their CO, within 12 months of NWAE. Any CTI whose primary language DLPT is over 12 months old must receive an advancement cycle participation waiver from the Navy Foreign Language Office (OPNAV N13F12). n. Sailors assigned to a submarine source rating must be fully qualified, in line with the Submarine Qualifications Designation for Enlisted Members (MILPERSMAN 1220-040). 3. Rating Specific Information a. To be eligible for advancement to E7: (1) Air Traffic Controllers (AC) must possess a valid AC specialist certificate (FAA 7220-1) and meet requirements established in the Manual of the Medical Department. (2) Aerographers Mate (AG) must have the Meteorological and Oceanographic Forecaster Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) 7412. (3) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel must hold the Senior EOD Technician (NEC 5335) or the Master EOD Technician (NEC 5337) prior to the E7 board convening date. (4) Navy Diver (ND) personnel must hold the first class diver NEC 5342 prior to the E7 board convening date. b. Commands must verify and invalidate examination results for those selection board eligible Sailors who fail to meet these qualifications. c. Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) examinations. Administer ATI (Intermediate) examinations for intermediate maintenance personnel and ATO (Organizational) examinations for organizational maintenance personnel. Personnel will continue to be tested via two separate examinations, but will be merged together for advancement purposes. 4. Exam Ordering a. Deploying commands can order exams up to 6 months prior to the scheduled exam date. Exams required prior to the TIR list opening are ordered via message or in the preferred message format via e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil following the guidelines in chapter 4 and figure 4-1 of reference (a). Specify in the subject line the order request is for early exams. Ensure a point of contact (POC) is included in the message. Refer to reference (d) for IA Sailors who are pending deployment to, or are deployed to and operating in, a Congressionally Designated Combat Zone and Approved Contingency Operations Area. b. Cryptologic Technician-Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic Technician- Network (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician-Collection (CTR), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) exam ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. (1) ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on NEAS Web for initial exam ordering. (2) Additional exams are ordered via message or in message format via e-mail to sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil following the guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a). Commands must include their Department of Defense Activity Address Code (DODAAC) account number, POC, and the number of exams required. DODACC commands requesting the forwarding of exams should include the forwarding command as an info addressee on the message. The deadline for additional orders is 1 January 2018. c. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 November 2017. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the following time periods: (1) Initial TIR lists will be available 26 November 2017 to 5 December 2017. (2) Eligible candidates that were not added to the initial TIR list can be added to a supplemental TIR list. Additional TIR lists will be available 6 December 2017 to 24 January 2018. Deadline to order additional SELRES exams is 5 March 2018. (3) Exams required after the TIR list has closed as well as exams for prior service reenlistment eligibility reserve Sailors should be ordered via message or in message format via e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil following the guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure a POC is included in the message. d. Exams for IA Sailors or recalled reservists will be ordered by the command holding the service record of the member. Authority is granted for these candidates to be administered exams with the active-duty candidates. However, these candidates are still required to take the Cycle 102 exam and not the Cycle 238 (E7) or Cycle 239 (E4-E6) exams. e. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not destroy the exam prior to 1 April 2018. f. Cycle 102 exams should only be administered during the month of February. A request must be submitted with justification via e- mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil for permission to retain exams for administration on the next drill weekend in March 2018. Ensure reason for requested delay is included. g. ESO must verify the examination order at the View Previous Exam Orders link via NEAS Web within 14 days of placing the order. If discrepancies are noted, contact Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Exam Ordering and Discrepancy Administrations Branch (NETPDC (N321)). h. Commands must select the appropriate exams for ATI/ATO, commensurate with the advancement experience of the candidate. For all other ratings, exam orders must match the rating of the advancement candidate. For example, an Electronics Technician (ET) cannot take an Electronics Technician- Submarine Navigation (ETV) or Electronics Technician-Submarine Communications (ETR) exam, that candidate must take an ET exam. i. Reserve accessions in the Machinist Mate (MM) community will require MMA (Auxiliary) and MMW (Submarine Weapons) to convert to MM. The appropriate exam for these candidates will be the paygrade specific MM exam. 5. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns a. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions, refer to the exam verbatim at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. b. ESOs must check the exam tote-board on NEAS Web https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil/Public/Toteboard.aspx often to ensure answer sheets have been received and processed. c. Late administration of NWAEs should be kept to a minimum as these exams are for candidates who, through no fault of their own, are unable to take the exam at the regularly scheduled time. Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Division (NETPDC (N321)) is the approving authority for all late administration of NWAEs. d. The deadline to administer regular exams is 28 February 2018. Approved late exams must be administered no later than 31 March 2018. e. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS Web. Refer to chapter 7 of reference (a) for guidance on correcting discrepancies. In addition to processing discrepancy corrections via letter or message, NETPDC will also accept discrepancy corrections by encrypted e-mail. f. Refer to reference (d) regarding procedures for missed exam cycle for E4-E6 IA candidates. Missed exam cycle considerations are not an automatic process. Commands must submit the command letter of transmittal and worksheet or answer sheet. g. Refer to reference (d) regarding examination options for E7 IA candidates. Commands must submit the command letter of transmittal in line with reference (a). The in-theatre selection board eligibility waiver is not an automatic process. h. If an exam is administered in error, the command must request to invalidate in line with paragraph 610 of reference (a). i. Only those materials specifically identified and listed in chapter 6 of reference (a), this NAVADMIN and the general examination verbatim instructions are authorized for use during examination administration. 6. Examination Results a. E4-E7 results will be provided via Bureau of Naval Personnel On-Line to authorized command representatives prior to release of profile sheets. b. Commands are directed to verify the Examination Status Verification Report (ESVR) on NEAS Web for accuracy before frocking and/or advancement of E4-E6 candidates. c. Commands are directed to verify the ESVR for accuracy and re-verify weekly thereafter until scheduled board convening date for E7 candidates. Commands must submit a message to NETPDC (N321), info the Navy Enlisted Active and Reserves Advancements (PERS-812)/Eligibility and Promotions Branch (PERS-802), requesting invalidation for candidates no longer eligible or no longer recommended for advancement. Withdrawal of advancement must be documented as directed in reference (a), paragraph 721b. d. Individual Sailors may view/download their profile sheet via a .mil domain computer at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil/NEASRpts/Individual.aspx. 7. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on NEAS Web. 8. Points of contact: a. Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 866-U-ASK-NPC/866- 827-5672 or via e-mail at uasknpc(at)navy.mil. b. SCI exam questions and orders: 850-473-5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil. c. Exam orders, records, and discrepancies: 850-473-6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil, or sfly_N321_discrepanc(at)navy.mil. 9. For further information (reference (a), exam verbatim, and other related documents) visit NEAS Web at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. 10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled, whichever occurs first. 11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  19. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 311413Z AUG 17 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// NAVADMIN 214/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE III AND NAVY WORKING BOOTS UPDATE// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/301439ZAUG11// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/022305ZDEC11// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/182102ZMAY12// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/071918ZFEB14// REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/311732ZMAR16// REF/F/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/041928ZAUG16// REF/G/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/261812ZJAN17// REF/H/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/22MAR17// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 259/11, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II, AND III, CAMOUFLAGE UTILITY UNIFORMS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 366/11, NAVY WORKING UNIFORM TYPE I, II, AND III EXPANDED OCCASION FOR WEAR AND REVISED MANNER OF WEAR. REF C IS NAVADMIN 164/12, UNIFORM BOARD UPDATE. REF D IS NAVADMIN 025/14, NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS UPDATE. REF E IS NAVADMIN 082/16, NAVY TATTOO AND NWU TYPE II AND III BALL CAP POLICY CHANGE. REF F IS NAVADMIN 174/16, UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE. REF G IS NAVADMIN 015/17, NAVY UNIFORM POLICY UPDATE. REF H IS NAVPERS 15665I, U.S. NAVY UNIFORM REGULATIONS.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the phased roll-out plan for the Navy Working Uniform Type III (NWU Type III) transition, NWU Type III uniform requirements and wear allowances for non-organizational clothing, working uniform boot requirements, termination of the unit/command request and approval process for organizational wear of the NWU Type III, NWU Type III fielding plan, and the development of an official Navy uniform electronic device app. This NAVADMIN also supersedes references (a) through (e) and updates references (f) and (g) as it applies to the manner, occasion and authority to wear the NWU Type III. 2. NWU Type III phased roll-out plan. In line with reference (h), the NWU Type III will replace the Navy Working Uniform Type I (NWU Type I) as the daily working uniform beginning 1 October 2019. The NWU Type III is intended for wear ashore, in port and in environments that do not require special clothing (e.g., at sea, forward deployed during combat operations and areas requiring flame resistant uniforms) and when authorized as the uniform of the day. The NWU Type III may also be worn at sea for special events at the discretion of the commanding officer (CO). a. Phase-one of the NWU Type III transition plan is now complete. It commenced 1 October 2016 with the authorization of the optional wear of the NWU Type III as the daily working uniform by Sailors who were issued the NWU Type III as organizational clothing. Beginning July 2017, Navy Exchange Uniform Centers at Pearl Harbor, HI, Newport, RI, and designated Navy installations in Europe, Africa, and Southwest Asia received NWU Type III components for optional purchase at individual expense. b. Phase-two commences 1 October 2017 with the 24-month fleet implementation of the NWU Type III beginning with the outfitting of new accessions at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Navy Training Command Newport, RI, and distribution for individual purchase by Sailors assigned to commands located within Navy Region Southwest. Also starting 1 October 2017, enlisted Sailors clothing replacement allowances will increase on their enlistment anniversary month to facilitate procurement of required (basic and prescribable) NWU Type III components. Allowance adjustments will occur during fiscal year (FY) 18 and FY-19 at the end of the anniversary month of the Sailor. Possession of required components and mandatory wear of the NWU Type III are required by 1 October 2019, at which point the NWU Type I is discontinued for optional wear. 3. NWU Type III basic, prescribed and optional component requirements and wear allowances for non-organizational clothing: a. Basic Components: (1) Shirt-3. (2) Trouser-3. (3) Eight Point Utility Cap-2. (4) Black Safety Boots, 8 or 9 inch-1 pair. (5) Boot Socks, Black-5 pair. (6) Coyote Brown T-shirt-4 pair. (7) Undershorts/Underwear-sufficient quantities. (8) Black Cotton or Nylon Belt with Silver Tip-2. Silver Buckle-1 (E1-E6). (9) Khaki Cotton or Nylon Belt with Gold Tip-2. Gold Buckle-1 (officers and chief petty officers (CPO)). (10) Rank Insignia (Embroidered), Chest, Slip-On Tab-1 per uniform (E4-O10). (11) Name and U.S. Navy Service Tapes (Embroidered)-2 name tapes/1 service tape per uniform. (12) Blousing Straps-2 sets. b. Prescribable Components: (1) Matching Parka with Black Fleece Liner-1 Parka/1 Fleece Liner. (2) Navy Blue Watch Cap1. (3) Black Leather Gloves-1 pair. (4) Black Mock Turtleneck-1. c. Optional Components: (1) Black Rigger Belt (E1-E6), Khaki/Tan Riggers Belt (E7-O10). (2) 8 or 9 inch Boots, Black/Coyote Brown/Desert Tan Rough-Side-Out. (3) Foul Weather Trousers (matching pattern). (4) Black, Non-Leather Gloves. (5) Ball Cap (Navy or Command), Navy Blue or Coyote Brown. (6) Shoulder Patch, Dont Tread On Me/Reverse U.S. Flag. (7) Command/FORCE Logo Patch. (8) Black Umbrella. (9) Black Earmuffs (w/Parka Only). (10) Black Handbag (E6 and below). (11) Brown or Black Handbag (E7O10). Brown worn with brown or desert tan boots. Black worn with black boots. d. Component sizing for NWU Type III components are identical to that of NWU Type I components. Service Members are expected to be familiar with their proper NWU Type I component sizes. Sailors in doubt of component sizes should try on components before purchasing. e. Manner of Wear. NWU Type III components shall be worn in the manner described as follows: (1) Shirt. Wear outside the waistband of the NWU Type III trousers. When directed by appropriate authority, the shirt will be worn inside the trouser waistband (tucked in). The mandarin collar folds down flat and the neck tab extension is secured under the left collar with hook and loop tape (velcro). When directed for tactical or damage control application (such as when wearing chemical biological radiation gear, body vest armor and carrying weapons) the collar is worn in the up position with the Velcro tab pulled across the center of the neck and secured to the underside of the opposite collar. Sleeves will be fully extended and fastened at the cuff. When directed by appropriate authority, sleeves may be rolled up (cuff right-side out) forming a 3 inch wide band covered by the cuff of the shirt (printed fabric showing). The termination point of the roll is approximately 2 inches above the elbow. (2) Trouser. Wear fastened fully on the waist with belt buckle centered over the trouser fastener. Each trouser leg shall be bloused using blousing straps and cover the top three rows of the boot eyelets. When authorized by the appropriate authority trousers may be worn unbloused and the leg length will not touch the deck. (3) Eight-Point Cap. Will be worn squarely on the head so that the visor is straight, just above the level of the eyes and parallel with the deck. Rank insignia is required for E4O10 Sailors on eight-point caps without the Anchor, Constitution and Eagle (ACE) logo. When wearing the cap with the ACE logo embroidered center above the visor, no rank insignia shall be worn. (4) Boots. Authorized footwear worn with the NWU Type III includes standard Government and organizationally-issued black leather safety boots and Navy-certified commercial boots (delineated in paragraph 4). Prescribed wear of boots will be determined by the unit CO or regional commander. Government-issued or Navy-certified safety boots shall be worn in all hazardous and industrial environments requiring specific footwear to protect the Sailor from potential injury. When worn, boots will be laced inside and out through all eyelets, tied and tucked in a manner to present a neat appearance. (5) Boot Socks. Socks shall be black and extend above the top of the footwear to ensure comfort. (6) Undershirt (T-shirt). Undershirts shall be coyote brown, plain without lettering or designs, made of 100 percent cotton, quarter-length sleeve, with an elliptical (crewneck) collar. Organizationally-issued or personally-purchased thermal underwear is authorized to be worn underneath the coyote brown undershirt and NWU Type III trousers. Thermal underwear will not be visible when worn underneath the undershirt. (7) Belts: (a) Standard. Enlisted E1-E6 will wear the 1 1/4 inch black cotton or nylon woven web belt, with silver finished tip, and silver finished closed-face buckle. Officers and CPOs will wear a 1 1/4 inch khaki cotton or nylon woven belt with gold tip and gold closed-face buckle. When properly worn, the belt tip will not extend outward beyond the belt buckle to expose the (black or khaki) web belt material. A plain or decorated buckle with appropriate naval insignia, designs, the present command, or if stationed ashore a previous sea command/squadron, or devices to which the wearer is entitled, may be authorized for optional wear. (b) Optional. Riggers Belt. At the unit CO discretion, enlisted E1-E6 may optionally wear a 1 3/4 inch wide black one piece nylon woven riggers belt, with subdued black finished buckle, or the 1 3/4 inch wide black, one-piece adjustable nylon webbing riggers belt with forged-steel buckle, D-ring and hook and loop fastener (Velcro). Officers and CPOs may optionally wear a 1 3/4 inch wide coyote brown one-piece nylon woven riggers belt, with subdued, black-finished buckle, or the 1 3/4 inch wide coyote brown one-piece adjustable nylon-webbing riggers belt with forged-steel buckle, D-ring and hook and loop Velcro fastener. The excess end of the fastening tip will be oriented to the left of the buckle of the body of the wearer. When worn, the belt tip will not extend beyond 2 inches from the buckle. (8) Female Maternity Uniform. Matching pattern maternity uniform shirts and trousers are worn by pregnant Sailors when the standard NWU Type III uniform is uncomfortable to wear. Name and service tapes will be worn on the maternity work uniform. Name and service tapes will be embroidered on NWU Type III fabric without black ink pixels in the print of the fabric. Name tape will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the right shirt pocket of the wearer. The U.S. Navy tape will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the left shirt pocket of the wearer. Each fabric strip will be the length normally worn on the NWU Type III shirt. (9) Parka. The matching pattern parka is the standard outerwear worn with the NWU Type III. It has a detachable, black-fleece liner and fold-out hood located inside the velcro closure section of the collar that provides extra protection during inclement weather or cold conditions. It is worn zipped at least 3/4 of the way up, sleeves fully extended, hood stowed unless required during inclement weather, name tape on the right shoulder sleeve pocket flap and rank displayed on the center chest rank tab for E4-O10. To ensure waterproof integrity, puncturing, pinning, sewing items on the parka other than on pocket flaps is not authorized. (10) Fleece Liner. The black fleece liner is the standard liner worn with the NWU Type III Parka and provides extra protection during cold weather conditions. When worn with the parka, it shall be attached to the inner parka shell via zipper fastener and sleeves inserted in the arm openings and secured by button. The black fleece liner may be optionally worn as a stand- alone outer garment with the NWU Type III. When wearing as an optional outer garment, the fleece will be worn over the NWU Type III shirt, zippered at least 3/4 of the way up and must have a sewn-on, center-chest, rank tab with slip-on rank insignia displayed for E4-O10. (11) Mock Turtleneck. The black pullover mock turtleneck sweater will be worn fully over the undershirt and beneath the NWU Type III shirt with sleeves fully extended. (12) Navy Watch Cap. The Navy Knit Watch Cap, when authorized by appropriate authority, will be worn with the NWU Type III Parka during cold weather conditions that may result in personal injury if not worn. The watch cap will be worn diagonally from the base of the back of the head, across the ears and on the forehead. Rank/rate insignia is not authorized to be worn on the watch cap. (13) Ball Cap. Ball caps are worn with working uniforms only (e.g., NWUs, flight suits, Physical Training Uniforms (PTU) and coveralls). Navy blue ball caps may be worn with all working and PTUs. Coyote brown ball caps may only be worn with the NWU Type II and III uniforms. The manner of wear and authorized lettering, names, acronyms, logos and embroidery worn on the Navy or command ball cap shall be in line with reference (a), chapter 3, Article 3501.8. Flags, detachment, department, division, or work center names are not authorized. Visor ornamentation shall be the standard gold color for eligible officers. Navy or command logos in good taste are authorized. Ball caps without insignia and titles may be worn with civilian attire on or off base. (14) Insignia. All rank insignias, service and name tapes, breast insignia, authorized corps insignia and identification badges will be embroidered on NWU Type III fabric strips without black ink pixels in the print of the fabric. (a) Cap Insignia. The design of the eight-point utility cap is scheduled for a design change that will replace the rank device with the ACE logo. Availability of the new cap will commence April 2018. Until the availability of the new cap with ACE logo, rank insignia for E4-O10 will be worn on the eight-point utility cap centered on the front of the cap. The bottom of the insignia will be approximately 1 1/4 inches from the top of the visor. 1. Officers will wear the regular-size embroidered rank insignia. When wearing the eagle insignia, the eagle faces to the right of the wearer. 2. CPOs will wear the 1 1/4 inch embroidered cap insignia. 3. Petty officers will wear the regular size embroidered petty officer cap insignia. The eagle faces to the right of the wearer. 4. E3 and below will not wear a cap insignia. (b) Rank Insignia. The rank tab is centrally located on the parka, fleece, and shirt. The tab is 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches wide. All rank tabs are centrally located for a consistent focal point for identification. On the shirt, the rank tab top edge is in alignment with the top seam of the chest pockets. On the parka, the rank tab edge is located 2 inches to the left of the wearer from the primary zipper. On the fleece, the rank tab edge is 1/2 inch from the zipper on left side, and extends down from the chest seam. Rank insignia shall be worn by E4O10 on the parka, fleece (as an outer garment) and NWU shirt on the center-chest rank tab as follows: 1. Officers, with the exception of vice admirals and admirals (O9s and O10s), will wear a regular size embroidered rank insignia. When wearing the eagle insignia, the eagle faces to the wearer's right. Admirals and vice admirals will wear a slightly smaller size insignia to accommodate proper fit on the tab. The stars will be stacked vertically with the point up. 2. CPOs will wear a 1 1/4 inch embroidered cap device on the tab. 3. Petty Officers will wear the appropriate embroidered petty officer cap device on the tab. The eagle faces to the wearer's right. 4. Rating specialty insignias and staff corps devices are not authorized to be worn on the NWU Type III. (15) Name and U.S. Service Tapes. Identification markings will be embroidered in approximately 3/4 inch block letters on approximately 1 1/4 inches wide uniform fabric strips without black pixels. Names that exceed the length of a name tape can be embroidered in approximately 1/2 inch letters. Proper locations of fabric strips are as follows: (a) NWU Shirt. The surname of the wearer will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the right shirt pocket. "U.S. Navy" will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the left shirt pocket. Rating badges will not be worn or stenciled on the NWU Type III. (b) NWU Trousers. The surname of the wearer will be sewn centered above and flush with the top of the right-rear trouser pocket. (16) Breast Insignia: (a) Command Insignia (Command-at-Sea, Command Ashore/Project Manager) are worn on the NWU Type II/III shirt above the right pocket centered 1/4 inch above the name tape. Post-tour command insignia may be worn on the left pocket flap of the wearer, 1/4 inch below the top of the pocket. When authorized to wear two warfare insignias and the post-tour command insignia, the post-tour command insignia may be worn centered on the left pocket flap � inch below the top of the pocket. (b) A maximum of two warfare/qualification insignia may be worn on the NWU Type III. The size of the fabric on which they are embroidered will be rectangular and the approximate size of the breast insignia with no more than 1/4 inch of fabric on either side of the embroidery. The primary breast insignia will be worn centered above and flush with the U.S. Navy service tape on the shirt. The secondary breast insignia may be worn below, flush and centered under primary warfare insignia and flush with the top of the service tape. The secondary warfare insignia may also be worn centered on the left pocket flap 1/4 inch below the top of the pocket. Eligible enlisted Sailors may wear an authorized identification badge centered on the left pocket flap 1/4 inch below the top of the pocket. Precedence of primary and secondary warfare insignia positions will be as prescribed in reference (h). (17) Corps Insignia. Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia is the only authorized corps insignia for wear on the NWU Type III. The embroidered Chaplain Corps Staff Insignia shall be sewn above the shirt rank tab. Placement of the Chaplain Staff Insignia above the rank tab facilitates a single focal point for rank identification and chaplain faith affiliation. (18) Identification Badges. The following identification badges are authorized to be worn on the NWU Type III: Navy Fleet/Force/Command Master, Senior, Chief badges, Command Career Counselor, Recruit Division Commander, and Security/Law Enforcement. The wearing of authorized badges is as follows: (a) All enlisted Sailors will wear identification badges on the NWU Type III shirt centered on the left pocket flap. (b) All officers will wear identification badges above the right pocket centered 1/4 inch above their name tape. (c) Post-tour command insignia will be embroidered on a strip of the applicable NWU Type III fabric and worn on the left pocket flap centered 1/4 inch below the service tape (U.S. NAVY). (d) Identification badges, with exception of Command Senior Enlisted Advisor badges, shall be embroidered on a strip of the applicable matching NWU Type III fabric. Command senior enlisted identification badges are an embroidered oval and shall be green for NWU Type III. (e) Security/Law Enforcement badge, metal, will be worn above the right pocket of the wearer, centered 1/4 inch above their name. The embroidered badge will be worn above the right pocket of the wearer, flush with the name tape. (19) Blousing Straps. Blousing straps shall be used to secure the bottom of each trouser leg to the boot being worn. (20) Shoulder Patch. Navy certified subdued matching NWU Type III pattern Don�t Tread On Me (DTOM) and Reverse U.S. Flag (Reverse Flag) patches are authorized for optional wear. In garrison, at unit commander discretion, a non-tactical DTOM and Reverse Flag patch is authorized for wear. During tactical deployment training evolutions and tactical operations, the tactical DTOM and Reverse Flag patches may be worn when issued by the command and at the discretion of the unit CO or Task Force Commander. Wear DTOM patches on the left upper arm pocket flap. Wear Reverse Flag patches on the right upper arm pocket flap. (21) Command Logo Patch. Authorized (current assignment) force or command/unit patch may be worn on the right breast pocket of the wearer. The size of the patch shall not exceed 3 to 3 � inches in length/width/diameter. Patches worn shall be subdued in color and match the colors of the NWU Type III. When worn, the patch will be sewn centered on the pocket below the pocket flap and above the lower stitching of the pocket to allow for easy removal and minimum expense. (22) Backpacks. Backpacks may be worn over either the left shoulder or both shoulders while wearing the NWU Type III. Authorized colors of backpacks include black and matching NWU Type III pattern. No personal ornamentation is authorized attached to or on backpacks. (23) Aiguillettes. At unit commander discretion, aiguillettes are authorized for wear with NWU Type III shirt and parka only by personnel assigned to billets in which aiguillettes are a prescribed uniform item. Puncturing of the outer shell of the parka to attach aiguillettes or other devices will result in compromising the water-proof guarantee of the manufacturer and void the manufacturer life-time warranty. Parkas that are punctured or torn to affix accoutrements will be repaired and replaced at the expense of the Sailor. (24) For environmental extremes, the following manner of wear modifications are authorized when approved by appropriate authority (regional commander or unit CO): (a) The NWU Type III shirt may be removed on job sites or in work spaces. (b) NWU Type III trousers may be worn unbloused on job sites or in immediate work spaces. (c) During winter or inclement weather periods, the NWU Type III parka hood is authorized for wear in addition to head gear and must be stowed when not in use. Plain, black gloves are authorized for wear with the parka or prescribed foul weather gear during inclement weather conditions. (25) Items issued as organizational clothing will be worn operational OCONUS only and not as part of the daily working uniform (e.g., brown fleece, booney hat, flame resistant organizational gear). f. Occasion for Wear: (1) The NWU Type III is authorized for commuting and all normal tasks and associated short stops (e.g., stops at child care, gas stations, off-base shopping, banking and dining) before, during and after the workday. The NWU Type III is not a liberty uniform. Wearing while conducting official business when business attire is appropriate, after-normal-working-hour social events and during the consumption of alcoholic beverages while on or off-base is not permitted. The area or regional commander has the authority to further restrict uniform policies within their geographical limits regarding wear of the NWUs. (2) Within the National Capital Region (NCR), the NWU Type I and III are authorized for wear at all locations with the exception of the Pentagon building, National Mall area bounded by Capitol Hill and surrounding Senate and House Staff offices, the White House and Executive Office building, State Department and all monuments and memorials. Wear while in metro, public transportation and slug lines outside the Pentagon is authorized. NWU wear is authorized in office environments at headquarters staffs outside these NCR areas. NWU is authorized for all RTC recruiters in the continental United States (CONUS), Hawaii and Guam (e.g., malls, schools, normal recruiting areas). (3) Conus air travel in NWU Type III is authorized only on military and Government contracted flights between military airfield installations (e.g., Naval Air Station Oceana to Naval Air Station Fallon). (4) Navy Security Force Sailors, to include Auxiliary Security Forces and Reserve Security Forces, will wear the NWU Type I or NWU Type III. (5) When serving on an honor detail, the NWU Type I, II or III may only be worn when transporting, transferring, or receiving unprepared and/or unidentified remains at any location between the recovery location and the preparing mortuary facility (e.g., collection point, theater mortuary evacuation point, preparation point, identification laboratory, hospital, and medical examiner facility). (6) Regional commanders shall promulgate wear policies in alignment with this NAVADMIN and outline additional wear restrictions applicable to their area of responsibility. g. Uniform Care. In order to maximize service life and maintain optimum uniform performance, follow the wash and care instructions indicated on each NWU Type III component: (1) Do not starch the Type II and III under any circumstances. The use of starch and any process that involves dry-cleaning or a steam press will adversely affect the treatments and durability of the uniform and is not authorized. (2) When washing and drying, turn garments inside out, close hook and loop velcro fasteners to prevent snagging, machine wash in cold or warm water (not to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit), permanent press cycle. At most, use mild detergent containing no optical brighteners or bleach. (3) Tumble-dry at low heat (not to exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit). Remove immediately from the dryer and fold flat or place on a rustproof hanger. To drip dry, remove from the washer/water and place on a rustproof hanger. Do not wring or twist. (4) Light ironing is authorized if needed. Creating creases in the NWU is not authorized. Do not commercially hot press. Alternate care instructions: follow Shipboard Formula II. (5) Replacement of the NWU Type III shirt and trousers should occur in 18-month increments from day of purchase to prevent an unsightly, worn and faded image and appearance. The NWU Type III will not be worn or cared for in such a manner as to bring discredit upon the Navy and the Sailor wearing it. (6) Carefully review and follow care instructions for shoulder patches. Do not wash laser cut shoulder patches. 4. Working Uniform Footwear. The minimum requirements for shipboard boots are: black, made of flame resistant materials, meet Class 75 safety footwear requirements for impact and resistance, cost-effective, tall enough for blousing with NWU Type III, and Berry Amendment Compliant (made in the U.S.A.). As part of an ongoing Boot study, the Navy is currently conducting a 3 month boot wear test encompassing daily wear by 350 Sailors assigned to afloat units and shore installations. The primary objective of the study is to identify and select a suitable replacement for the current black Navy- issue boot, that will meet or exceed the current boot protection requirements of the Navy and that will provide improved comfort, fit and durability. The completion of the boot study and report with recommendation is expected by the end of this calendar year. If a replacement boot is selected, a new safety boot will be issued in the Navy seabag no later than end of FY-19. In the interim, Navy has approved a number of boots that are authorized for wear with the concurrence of the unit CO. Boots that are not issued or provided by the Government will be procured at individual expense. Uniform allowances provided by the Government shall be used to maintain seabag required footwear. Approved Government- issued and Navy certified boots for wear with Type III or shipboard uniforms include: a. Black Leather Safety Boots (male/female sizing). Bates Shoe Company, Style 1621 (Men) (Certificate Number 15B30-002034-101). Belleville Shoe Company, Style 360ST (Men) (Certificate Number 15B30-001999-101). Bates Shoe Company, Style 1788 (Women) (Certificate Number 15B30-002035-100). Belleville Shoe Company, Style F360ST (Women) (Certificate Number 15B30- 02380-100-88). b. Black Leather Safety Boots (approved for flight deck and general shipboard use)(unisex sizing). Bates Shoe Company, Style E01200A (Certificate Number 15B27-002427-224). Belleville Shoe Company Style 800ST (Certificate Number 15B27-002409-224). Original Footwear, Style Altama 425101 (Certificate Number 15B27-002393-224) and Rocky Brands, Inc., Style 795B (Certificate Number 15B27-002383-224). c. Black Leather Boots (optional when safety toe boots not required)(unisex sizing). Rocky Brands, Inc., Style S2V 102. d. Black Rough-Side-Out Safety Boots (male/female sizing). Bates Shoe Company, Style EO1421 (Men) (Certificate Number 25B30- 001984-101-81) Type II High Boot (Suede) with General Shoe Steel Toe/Speed Loops. Bates Shoe Company, Style EO1778 (Women) (Certificate Number 25B30-001985-100) Type II High Boot (Suede) with General Shoe Steel Toe/Speed Loops. e. Coyote Brown Rough-Side-Out Boots (When safety toe boots not required, requires CO approval)(unisex sizing). Belleville Shoe Company, Style 533 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002371-225-01). Rocky Brands, Inc., Style S2V 104 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002372-225- 01)[Superfabric instep version]. Rocky Brands, Inc., Style S2V 104-1 (Certificate Number 25CY27- 002374-225-02) [Gore-Tex Lining, Superfabric instep version]. Rocky Brands, Inc., Style RKCO50 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002424-225-01) [Leather instep version]. Rocky Brands, Inc., Style RKCO55 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002426- 225-02) [Gore-Tex Lining, Leather instep version]. f. Coyote Brown Safety Boots (Optional when safety toe boots required, requires CO approval)(unisex sizing). Belleville Shoe Company, Style 533ST (Certificate Number 25CY27-002375-225-88) [SAFETY TOE]. Rocky Brands, Inc., Style S2V 6104 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002373-225-88) [SAFETY TOE, Superfabric instep version]. Rocky Brands, Inc., Style RKCO53 (Certificate Number 25CY27-002425-225-88) [SAFETY TOE, Leather instep version]. 5. Cancellation of Requirement to Request NWU Type III Wear for Organizational Clothing. Effective 1 October 2017, the requirement to request wear and procure the NWU Type III as an organizational clothing requirement, is cancelled. Organizational wear of the NWU Type III shall be limited to expeditionary commands that are required to provide replacement uniforms due to mission requirements that result in excessive and premature wear and damage. Sailors assigned to non-expeditionary commands who may perform duties that would result in premature wear of the NWU Type III shall be provided coveralls or protective outer garments by the task directing command. Sailors with NWU Type III components destroyed due to assigned tasks and lack of adequate protective garments shall be provided replacement components by the tasking command. 6. NWU Type III Fielding Plan: a. The 24-month fielding of the NWU Type III begins 1 October 2017 and ends 30 September 2019. The fielding plan coincides with the approved enlisted annual clothing replacement allowances and officer candidate initial uniform allowances for FY-18 and FY-19. Manufacturing production rates could accelerate or delay uniform availability and would mean some adjustment to implementation schedule. b. NWU Type III fleet distribution and availability will be in line with the schedule outlined below. This schedule takes into account the advance availability of uniform components in Hawaii, Newport, RI, Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia. The schedule during the 24-month implementation period is as follows: (1) RTC Great Lakes/Officer Candidate School/Southwest Region October 2017. (2) Southeast Region January 2018. (3) Mid-Atlantic Region/Naval District Washington Region July 2018. (4) Navy Region Japan/Guam-January 2019. (5) Northwest Region March 2019. (6) NEXCOM uniform website and call center-June 2019. (7) Other Service Exchange stores (i.e., AAFES stores)-July 2019. 7. Official Navy Uniform Application. In conjunction with the Navy Uniform Matters Office efforts to improve the quality of Navy Uniform Regulations and delivery methods, a new uniform app is being developed for use and available through portable electronic devices. Beta testing of the new official Navy app will coincide with the phase-two implementation of the NWU Type III in October 2017 and will support the Sailor by providing the need-to-know information regarding the proper wear of the NWU Type III without requiring an internet connection after downloading. Upon completion of beta testing and evaluation of findings, the app content will eventually be expanded to include all uniform components. Current plans provide for the app to be both IOS and Android compatible. Sailor feedback is welcome throughout the development process. More information will be made available in future NAVADMINs. 8. Navy uniform policy updates are a result of feedback received from the fleet and direction of senior Navy leadership. The official method of the Navy for corresponding uniform policies to the fleet promulgated by Navy leadership is via NAVADMIN. Feedback and recommendations are welcomed. Please direct inquiries and feedback on uniform policies to Ask The Master Chief via http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/support/uniforms/ or umo_cmc(at)navy.mil. 9. Direct questions regarding the contents of this NAVADMIN to the Navy Uniform Matters Office via e-mail to Mr. Robert B. Carroll, Head of Navy Uniform Matters, at robert.b.carroll(at)navy.mil, LSCM(AW/EXW/SW) Judith P. Nelson-Williams, Deputy Head, at judith.nelson(at)navy.mil, and PSC(SW/AW) Manuel A. Guiracocha at manuel.guiracocha(at)navy.mil. 10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled. File this NAVADMIN until reference (h) has been updated to reflect the new policy changes. 11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  20. Hello everyone, Just mailed out my package today! applying for the PA program.
  21. I haven't received anything at this point. Still in the waiting phase I guess but I was told to expect everything to happen after FY.
  22. A 2-year-old report outlined problems in the U.S. Navy that some lawmakers say contributed to recent accidents. https://www.newsy.com/stories/a-2015-report-warned-navy-ships-lacked-maintenance-training/
  23. he Navy has nearly finished design work on a fleet of high-tech ,newly-engineered guided missile destroyers intended to accommodate emerging weapons such as lasers, rail guns and advanced radar able to detect attacking anti-ship cruise missiles from more than twice the distance, service officials said. Navy officials with Naval Sea Systems Command tell Scout Warrior that design work is almost completed for the services’ Flight III DDG 51 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyers – warships slated to enter service in the 2020s. The new destroyers are engineered with advanced sensors, weapons, ship-defenses and radar technologies to keep pace with emerging threats and help the Navy maintain technological superiority over potential adversaries, Navy developers said. http://scout.com/military/warrior/Article/New-Navy-Destroyer-Radar-35-Times-More-Powerful-Detection-of-Ene-106486253
  24. FY-18 HCA Direct Commission

    I'm awaiting commissioning documents. I know one other left the week of 9 August
  25. I was also selected at the June board but I am still waiting on the final select notice. Has anyone gotten an update since the results? I know that eight total were selected and I see that we have four on this forum.
  26. The U.S. Navy on Thursday suspended the search at sea for the sailors who went missing when the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker near Singapore on Monday. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/24/545798513/u-s-navy-suspends-sea-search-for-missing-sailors-from-uss-mccain
  27. Make sure you have the planning and leading the 365 training events. Also, your region should have a SAPR VA watchbill try and get on that. It's doing the right thing, and it helps you out to. You can't control the past, you can use it as motivation like I did. But it's done, if I see the same "Chiefs" I would have some words. I also got CPR instructor and taught my command and region commands. It's good to practice public speaking with that to. Now try and get the Sailors involved in USMAP and school if you can and try to get a different collateral if you can for next year if you are there.
  28. Going on and off LIMDU I received two NOBs. I have my USMAP, Associates, MOVSM, and all my PPME's. I am an AUPC right now, and before I was a SAPR, CFS, and CTT. I have several LPO evals but I am ALPO right now due to the current LPO OTEIPing here. I have involvement in leading CP365/FCPOA training and events on my last few evals. I have mentorship and training on them as well. The one xfer to limdu eval is a black eye due to the reporting seniors average being well above what they gave me. Though the write up showed how much I did there. I am getting tired of the keep doing what you are doing spiel, and I have a MC going over the eval I am about to submit.
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