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  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Where they normal periodicity or was a LIMDU or other issue involved? Some in here will say take care of your Sailors and it will work itself out. However, it's still a point game at the end. USMAP, command impact performance in collateral duties, school, volunteerism ending with a MOVSM, the PPME, BPME, SEJPME, all help. At this point the more you do the better, the last two years I had 20 lines of input on my evaluations. I didn't have my come to Jesus moment until late in the navy, so maybe you don't need as much as me. Just keep fighting, if the NOBs were due to limdu some have said include a statement on your LTB, I can't help much on that because I didn't do it, but your command might be able to.
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  6. What can I do to counteract my NOBs?
  7. Congrats to all those that were selected. Feel free to post any questions here and we will try our best to answer them.
  8. Senior, It is by seniority. The navy advances approximately three percent a month until the limiting date. Sometimes with the bigger rates it's more.
  9. Wow! (CNN)The US Navy intends to remove Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin as the commander of the US 7th Fleet, based in Yokosuka, Japan, according to a US official. This follows an incident Monday in which the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/22/politics/uss-mccain-7th-fleet-commander-dismissal/index.html
  10. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven S. Giordano and his wife Navy Ombudsman at Large (OAL) Elka Franco-Giordano spoke to more than 220 spouses of chief petty officer (CPO) selectees at the Hampton Roads Continuum of Resources and Education (C.O.R.E.) Selectee Spouse Conference, Aug. 19, in Virginia Beach, Va. The Giordanos, who have been a CPO family for 14 years, shared their personal experience surviving the CPO season and adapting to the new lifestyle in a question and answer forum. The spouses asked questions ranging from coping with the absence of their spouse to managing a personal career. "Elka and I have had those hard emotional conversations about the demand signals and careers. It's been hard," said Giordano. "But the best thing that we've been able to do is sit down and talk about it. No matter how hard it is, I encourage everybody to sit down and have those conversations." Giordano thanked the spouses for their supporting their Sailors. "Thank you for being those people in our lives," said Giordano. "We would not be who we are were it not for each and every one of you. There's nothing better than being a United States Navy chief petty officer. It isn't something to be taken lightly or to be treated as a shiny object." Franco-Giordano concluded the forum. "Just being here can be a challenge, but you are already taking a huge step into being a part of this family," said Franco-Giordano. "There are a lot of opportunities to get involved and be a part of this. It's all provided by volunteer spouses who have gone through the process, so take advantage of the knowledge they are empowering you with and use it to contribute to the mess." C.O.R.E. offers a selection of seminars, workshops, classes, and individuals dedicated to empowering the Navy spouse, educating the Navy family and, promoting the Navy lifestyle.
  11. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced Aug. 21 in ALNAV 055/17 that it is implementing changes to the letter-type devices worn on certain medals and ribbons. The ALNAV provides Sailors and Marines guidance on the proper authorization and wear of the more restrictive bronze letter V (Valor) as well as the newly created bronze letters C (Combat Conditions) and R (Remote Impact). The devices are intended to provide more distinctive recognition of acts of valor (V device), meritorious achievement or service under combat conditions (C device), and meritorious achievement that had direct impact on combat operations, albeit from a location where the awardee was not at significant risk of exposure to hostile action (R device). "All previous decorations that had a V device remain valid and are in no way diminished or called into question by the new policy," said Jim Nierle, president, Navy Department Board of Decorations and Medals. "Additionally, none of these awards will be rescinded, altered, or otherwise reconsidered as a result of this ALNAV." The devices only apply to personal decorations. They are not authorized on any unit awards or any campaign, expeditionary, or service medals and ribbons. The new policy for the C and R devices is retroactive only to Jan. 7, 2016, which is when then-Secretary of Defense Ash Carter approved the recommended changes following a 2016 Department of Defense review of the military awards program. Any Sailor or Marine who received a personal decoration for meritorious achievement or service after Jan. 7, 2016, and who believes the circumstances met the criteria for the C device or R device, may directly contact the command that issued the award and request reconsideration. However, because the new policy for the V device is more restrictive than the previous policy, no consideration will be given to adding a V device to any previously approved award. For specific details about which awards are authorized with the three devices, read ALNAV 055/17 at www.npc.navy.mil.
  12. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 141937Z AUG 17 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 198/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/AUG// SUBJ/REMOVAL OF RENTERS INSURANCE IN PRIVATIZED MILITARY HOUSING LEASES// REF/A/DOC/OSD/27AUG2015// REF/B/DOC/ASN EIE/22APR2016// NARR/REF A IS OSD MEMO APPLYING BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR HOUSING REDUCTIONS TO PRIVATIZED HOUSING. REF B IS ASN EI&E MEMO, PROVISION OF RENTERS' INSURANCE IN PRIVATIZED MILITARY HOUSING.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces forthcoming changes to Navy Military Family Housing Public Private Venture (PPV) business agreements directed by references (a) and (b) that will impact residents in Department of Navy PPV Housing by removing the renters' insurance provided by the PPV partner as part of the lease agreement. 2. Background. a. On 1 January 2015, DoD eliminated the renters' insurance component from the basic allowance for housing (BAH) rate calculation in an effort to slow the growth in compensation costs. Further information regarding how BAH is calculated can be found on the Defense Travel Management Office BAH website: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/site/bah.cfm. b. Per reference (a), the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) directed Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) to amend PPV business agreements to remove the automatic inclusion of renters' insurance from PPV leases. 3. Discussion. a. Current and future residents of PPV housing are advised that, as a result of this amendment to the business agreements, they will no longer automatically receive renters' insurance in PPV housing. Military residents are encouraged, but not required, to obtain renters' insurance once current insurance coverage expires. b. Members with rate protected BAH pre-dating the 1 January 2015 changes will continue to receive BAH that includes an insurance component. PPV Partners are required to provide continued insurance coverage, or a benefit of corresponding value, to those members until their rate protection would otherwise cease (e.g., permanent change of station, change in pay grade, or change in dependent status). BAH for all other members presently accounts for the eliminated renters' insurance component. c. Per reference (b), PPV business agreements will be amended and the effective implementation date is targeted for six months after this NAVADMIN release. PPV Partners will continue to provide renters' insurance for the term of all PPV leases (including renewals) executed prior to the amendment of the PPV business agreements. 4. Action. a. NAVFAC (1)Amend PPV business agreements to remove the automatic inclusion of renters' insurance in PPV leases. b. CNIC (1) Make frequently asked questions on renters' insurance available in all Housing Service Centers and online at https://cnic.navy.mil/housing.html. (2) Task Housing Service Centers to: (a) Notify PPV Housing residents that renters' insurance will not be provided as an automatic entitlement in their PPV leases. (b) Educate military members seeking housing referral counseling on the importance of renters' insurance, and encourage residents to purchase renters' insurance for their own protection. (c) Coordinate with PPV property managers to provide residents with at least 30 days prior notice of when renters' insurance will no longer be provided in their leases, and advise on whether coverage will be provided as a promotional incentive. 5. Point of contact is Virginia Greene, CNIC N93, at 202-433-4256 or via email at virginia.greene(AT)navy.mil. 6. Released by VADM J. G. FOGGO, Director, Navy Staff.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  13. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 161731Z 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 199/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/RENEWAL OF NAVAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS ENLISTED EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TECHNICIAN CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS PROGRAM// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/302154ZOCT13// REF/B/DOC/TITLE 37 U.S.C./3JAN12// REF/C/DOC/DOD/JUL16// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 283/13, RENEWAL OF NAVAL SPECIAL OPERATIONS EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) TECHNICIAN CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUS. REF B IS SECTION 355 OF TITLE 37, U.S. CODE, SPECIAL PAY: RETENTION INCENTIVES FOR MEMBERS QUALIFIED IN CRITICAL MILITARY SKILLS OR ASSIGNED TO HIGH PRIORITY UNITS. REF C IS DOD FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REGULATION, VOLUME 7A, CHAPTER 2: REPAYMENT OF UNEARNED PORTION OF BONUSES AND OTHER BENEFITS.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supersedes reference (a) and announces the renewal of Naval Special Operations (NSO) senior enlisted Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB) program. The NSO senior enlisted CSRB is part of the overarching effort to size, shape and stabilize the NSO explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) force. 2. This bonus is authorized under reference (b). Specific critical Navy enlisted classifications (code) (NEC) and approved award levels have been prescribed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense. The Chief of Naval Personnel, NSO Enlisted Community Manager (BUPERS-324) will act as the program manager for the NSO EOD senior enlisted CSRB program. All applications for this bonus will be submitted to BUPERS-324 for processing and tracking. By law, a member may receive no more than $200,000.00 in CSRB monies over a career. Selective reenlistment bonus awards are not included in this cap. The eligibility criteria stated in this NAVADMIN can be changed at any time by the program manager if a bonus reduction is warranted based on the needs of the NSO EOD community. 3. NSO enlisted members with NEC 5337, in paygrades E-7 through E-9, who have completed at least 20 and no more than 22 years of active service who agree for a minimum of a 3-year service obligation, may be offered the NSO CSRB. A subsequent CSRB contract may be offered to eligible master EOD technicians who previously received a CSRB. In no case may a CSRB be paid beyond the 25th year of service (YOS) of the member. Furthermore, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: a. Be serving on active duty in the regular component, b. have the favorable recommendation for receipt of NSO CSRB of the commanding officer. Members under an existing CSRB contract are not eligible to receive an additional CSRB for service outlined in original contract agreement. 4. NSO CSRB contract lengths, payments and active-duty service obligations are outlined below: a. Members may apply for and sign a contract in their 19th YOS. but CSRB obligated service and payments will begin no earlier than the beginning of their 20th YOS. At a minimum, member must contract to 23 years of service. Members in the paygrade of E-7 may contract for CSRB to 24 YOS, their high- year-tenure (HYT) mark. Members in the paygrades of E-8 and E-9 are eligible to contract to 25 YOS. If a member serves less than a full year, the member will be paid the daily rate to the end of their eligibility. Specific bonus amounts are graduated per YOS. b. Award amounts tabulated represent a member contracting at the beginning of the specified YOS. Actual amounts may vary depending on the effective date of the CSRB contract. Options YOS 2 Years 3 Years 4 Years 5 Years Initial 20-22 N/A $60,000 $80,000 $120,000 Subsequent 22-23 $40,000 N/A N/A N/A c. NSO CSRB initial contracts shall be for a minimum of 3 years and subsequent contracts shall be for a minimum of 2 years. CSRB will not be paid beyond the 25th YOS of a member. A member under CSRB contract will not submit a request for retirement or tender a resignation with an effective date that is prior to completion of the agreement. Members are authorized early reenlistment in order to align CSRB and reenlistment contracts. Reenlistments and extensions may be combined to align service dates for maximum opportunity. d. HYT dates are firm and HYT waiver requests will not be considered during the NSW CSRB application process. Members are not eligible for CSRB payments past their HYT date or beyond 25 years of active-duty service. 5. Program Execution a. Members should submit a letter request for NSO CSRB to the program manager 60 to 180 days prior to entering into a NSO CSRB contract via their chain of command. b. Members will receive the bonus in a lump sum payment, effective from the date of contract execution. c. CSRB requests for personnel who are being processed for NEC removal or restoration will be held in abeyance pending final resolution. 6. CSRB applications shall be submitted via encrypted e-mail to the program manager or via mail to: Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS-3) 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-5402 Encrypted e-mail is preferred. The CSRB application template can be located at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- npc/enlisted/community/specwarops/Pages/EOD.aspx. 7. CSRB approval does not currently update the Defense Joint Military Pay System (DJMS) of the intent to reenlist of the member. Until DJMS can be programmed to accept CSRB reenlistment payments, manual processing is required. Payment should post to the account of the member by the second pay period following the day the program manager receives notification of reenlistment contract. Master Military Pay Account (MMPA) must reflect contract or obligated service for enlisted members and tax-free status (if applicable) must post to MMPA prior to final submission. 8. The following documents are required: a. 60-180 days prior to contract: (1) Letter of the member requesting a NSO CSRB contract and (2) Endorsement letter of the commanding officer. b. Prior to payment, members must submit (encrypted e-mail preferred) a copy of reenlistment contract and/or extension agreement with proof of tax- free status if applicable. 9. Recoupment and Repayment Policy. In line with reference (c), a member of the uniformed services who enters into a written agreement with specified service conditions for receipt of a bonus is entitled to the full amount of the bonus if the member fulfills the conditions of that written agreement. If the member fails to fulfill the service conditions specified in the written agreement for pay, then the pay may be terminated and the member may be required to repay an amount equal to the unearned portion of the pay. 10. Points of contact: a. Sea Air and Land, Special Warfare Combatant Craft, EOD, and Navy Diver Enlisted Community Manager, LCDR Justin Davis, at (901) 874-2858/DSN 882 or via e-mail at justin.p.davis1(at)navy.mil. b. EOD Enlisted Community Manager/Technical Advisor, EODCM Robert Hentzen, at (901) 874-2827/DSN 882 or via e-mail at robert.hentzen(at)navy.mil. 11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
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  15. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 161827Z 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 200/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/COMMANDING OFFICER AUTHORITY TO REINSTATE UP TO E4 RANK AND ELIMINATION OF E4 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS FOR 20 RATINGS WITH ACCELERATED ADVANCEMENT// REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/7JUL15// REF/B/DOC/U.S.C./23DEC16// REF/C/DOC/BUPERS/2NOV07// REF/D/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/26JUL16// NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1430-020, ADVANCEMENT AFTER REDUCTION IN RATE. REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE, CHAPTER 47, UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. REF C IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1510-030, ADVANCED ELECTRONICS FIELD, ADVANCED TECHNICAL FIELD, AND NUCLEAR FIELD PROGRAMS.// RMKS/1. In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and grant commanding officers (CO) more authority, this NAVADMIN amends reference (a) and announces that COs may reinstate Sailors to E4 who were previously reduced in rank to E3. This new authority is an outcome of the Enlisted Advancement Working Group that is supporting Rating Modernization and Sailor 2025 initiatives. This NAVADMIN also eliminates advancement exams for Sailors in accelerated advancement ratings or Sailors who convert to one of these ratings. These policy changes are effective 1 December 2017. 2. Reference (a) is amended to expand CO authority to reinstate ranks up to E4. Sailors reduced in rank from E4 to E3 by non-judicial punishment, for minor offenses as outlined in Article 15 of reference (b), must wait a minimum of 6 months before becoming eligible for reinstatement to E4. Reinstatement to E4 is at the discretion of the current CO, of the member, and does not automatically occur after the 6 month waiting period. COs may choose to delay reinstatement until they deem the Sailor is ready for the additional responsibility. There is no obligation for a Sailor to ultimately be advanced if the CO does not feel it is warranted. Sailors may petition the Immediate Superior in Command of the unit after 12 months from the date of reduction to E3 if CO has not granted restoration. Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070/613) (permanent) must be completed by the command of the member and sent to Navy Personnel Command, Enlisted Career Administration/Enlisted Boards Division (PERS-81). NAVPERS 1070/613 (CO signature required) must include the following language: (date): _______ Effective this date, Service Member has been reinstated to E4. Effective date of paygrade is _______ and time-in-rate date is ______. a. The effective date of paygrade will be the reinstatement date approved by the CO. b. The time-in-rate date will be applied as outlined in reference (c). c. The required Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System transaction must be completed to ensure proper reinstatement of the effected member. 3. The following 20 ratings from the Advanced Electronics Field, Advanced Technical Field, and Nuclear Field Programs, as outlined in reference (d), are considered accelerated advancement ratings and the associated E4 advancement exam for each is eliminated: AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, CTI, CTN, EMN, EOD, ET, ETN, FC, FCA, IS, ITS, MMN, MT, ND, SB, and SO. 4. References (a) through (d) will be updated to reflect these changes. 5. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 6. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  16. UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 181958Z AUG 17 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 202/17 MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/AUG// SUBJ/2017 CNO NAVAL HISTORY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS// REF/A/DOC/CNO/JAN 16// AMPN/ REF A IS DESIGN FOR MAINTAINING MARITIME SUPERIORITY.// POC /PATRICK C. BURNS/LOC: WASHINGTON, DC/TEL: (202) 433-8596 /EMAIL: PATRICK.C.BURNS(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is announcing the winners of the CNO 2017 Naval History Essay Contest. 2. In support of reference (a), CNO directed a Naval History Essay Contest be developed to further our understanding of how lessons from history inform the present and help lead the way forward. Naval Heritage History Command (NHHC), United States Naval Institute (USNI), United States Naval Academy (USNA), Naval War College (NWC), and Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) have coordinated efforts and produced the first CNO Naval History Essay Contest. a. Goal: Inspire insight and dialog from across the widest spectrum of academic, operational, military and civilian personnel both from within the Naval Services and those with a sincere interest in the history of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. 3. This NAVADMIN announces the winners of the contest. a. Professional Historians: FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 + 1-year USNI Membership + publication in the September- October Naval History magazine "Recapturing the Strategic Magic of the Interwar Navy" Lieutenant Commander Joel Holwitt, USN SECOND PRIZE: $2,500 + 1-year USNI Membership "High Velocity Learning at Guadalcanal" By Trent Hone THIRD PRIZE: $1,500 + 1-year USNI Membership "Sea Power Goes Viral: Lessons from Interwar Era Naval Publicity" By Ryan Wadle, Ph.D. b. Rising Historians: FIRST PRIZE: $5,000 + 1-year USNI Membership + publication in the September Proceedings "First to Die: The Fighting History of the Peacetime Navy" By Lieutenant John Miller, USN SECOND PRIZE: $2,500 + 1-year USNI Membership "Mobile Afloat Basing for Naval Maneuver Warfare-The Distinctly American Solution" By Lieutenant Colonel James W. "Wes" Hammond III, USMC (Ret.) THIRD PRIZE: $1,500 + 1-year USNI Membership "Of Suns and Dragons: Imperial Japan's Rise, the United States Navy, and America's Approach to Contemporary China" By Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Daniel Stefanus, USN 4. Additional recognition for the winners: a. All CNO Essay Contest Winners will be recognized by CNO at the McMullen Naval History Symposium USNA 14 September 2017. b. CNO Essay Contest First Prize Winners will present their papers in a panel format at McMullen Naval History Symposium USNA 14 September 2017. c. First Prize Winner articles will be published, as noted above. Other essays may be published in Naval History or Proceedings or online by the Naval History and Heritage Command. d. All prize winners will receive one-year membership in the U.S. Naval Institute and one-year subscription to Naval History magazine. e. All prize winners will receive a plaque, pen, and copper from USS CONSTITUTION. f. OPNAV will supply all winners with hosted orders to attend the McMullen Naval History Symposium USNA 14 September 2017. 5. Many thanks to the professional efforts of NHHC, USNI, USNA, NWC, and all judges: Judges for the Professional Historian category were: USNI: ADM Pat Walsh, USN (Ret.) USNA: CDR Benjamin "BJ" Armstrong, USN NWC: Dr. John Hattendorf (Member of the Naval Institute's Naval History Advisory Board) Historian: Dr. Craig Symonds (Member of the Naval Institute's Naval History Advisory Board) USMC: Dr. Charles Neimeyer OPNAV: James F. McCarthy Judges for the Rising Historians were: USNI/USNA: LCDR Rachael Gosnell, USN NHHC: RADM Sam Cox, USN (Ret.) (Federal Liaison to Naval Institute's Naval History Advisory Board) NWC: Dr. Sam Tangredi NWC: Dr. Dave Kohnen Historian: Mr. James Hornfischer (Member of the Naval Institute's Naval History Advisory Board) USCG: Dr. Robert Browning OPNAV: CAPT Bruce Stubbs, USCG (Ret.) 6. By any measure, the first annual CNO History Essay contest was a resounding success. We received 292 essays; 25 in the Professional Historian category and 267 in the Rising Historian category. Moreover, the quality of essays was exceptional, making a very difficult job for our panels of expert judges. 7. I would like to extend my appreciation to all who submitted essays. I would also like to extend my thanks to USNI for running the selection process and providing significant awards. Congratulations to all of the winners, and I look forward to meeting them at the McMullen symposium! 8. Released by VADM J. G. FOGGO, Director, Navy Staff.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  17. (CNN)As search teams look for 10 American sailors missing after a Navy warship collided with a commercial tanker Monday east of Singapore -- the latest in a series of similar incidents in the Pacific -- the US defense brass wants answers. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/20/asia/us-navy-destroyer-collision-singapore/index.html
  18. I really feel bad about this... SEOUL — A U.S. Navy investigation is now underway into how the USS John S. McCain collided with an oil tanker three times its size off the Strait of Malacca early Monday morning, as the search for 10 missing sailors continues. The guided-missile destroyer is now at the Changi Naval Base in Singapore, and photos show it has a large hole in its side at the waterline. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/stricken-us-destroyer-arrives-in-singapore-after-collision-10-sailors-missing/2017/08/21/8ad075b0-8646-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.70e428fa8733
  19. SEOUL — A U.S. Navy destroyer has been involved in a collision at sea, with the USS John S. McCain hitting an oil tanker near Singapore early Monday morning. It was not immediately clear whether there were any casualties. The guided missile destroyer and the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC collided near the Strait of Malacca at 5:24 a.m. local time, the Navy’s 7th Fleet reported. It was on its way to routine port visit in Singapore. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/another-us-navy-destroyer-collides-with-a-merchant-ship-rescue-efforts-underway/2017/08/20/c42f15b2-8602-11e7-9ce7-9e175d8953fa_story.html?utm_term=.810ac442dd11
  20. It might be a time in service, I was at 18.6. I also had some street credibility in Afghanistan. I just don't play well with the regular navy, seems the same in the phase two portion. People still wanna be about themselves and not the team. I get really frustrated when people go in for the me portion. I am not perfect either, if I was I could figure a way to reach them. I will be glad once I can get back to the grind after the season.
  21. I think when people haven't accomplished a lot of the external goals to rate stuff they have strong evaluations. I didn't, but I had command impact collateral duties for three years on shore duty. I had SoY for two years at ISIC leve, associates, USMAP, all the PME's 95PT, I got 9 people 9595 without any cost for planning and executing online class enrollment. CPR instructor, regional SAPR VA watch, 365 leader, but these three years offset my first five where I didn't have much direction to success.
  22. (CNN)It's been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II. Friday, a team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the cruiser's wreckage on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet below the surface, bringing closure to one of most tragic maritime disasters in US naval history. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/19/us/uss-indianapolis-wreckage-found/index.html
  23. It was before dawn, and most of the ship’s crew lay asleep in their berths aboard the Fitzgerald, a U.S. destroyer, when suddenly the ocean flooded in on the starboard side and disaster loomed. “Water on deck!” the sailors yelled. “Get out!” Seawater poured in so fast that it was already waist-deep before the first of 42 sailors in the worst-affected room could climb to safety in the dark. Thirty-five made it. Seven did not. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-navy-collision-20170818-story.html
  24. (CNN)The commanding officer, executive officer and senior non-commissioned officer of the USS Fitzgerald are due to be removed from their duties for cause amid the fallout surrounding the deadly collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a cargo ship off the coast of Japan on June 17. "They will be detached from the ship for cause, which is, we've lost trust and confidence in their ability to lead in those positions and they will not return to the ship," Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. William Moran told reporters at the Pentagon late Thursday. http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/17/politics/uss-fitzgerald-leadership-removed/index.html
  25. I know exactly how you feel man. I just know you feel it more because you been trying longer than me. I have 5 years left to retirement. People say the same things to me. Why didn't he make it? Junior sailors making it before me, people who don't care to make chief still making it. I did back to back sea duty, have everything the precepts and convening order said. Had the highest advancement rate to chief my rate has ever seen this year and still got the N. I have looked at my record and the only thing I can see is my overlapping evals from when I made first. That was corrected by sending a memo to PERS, its in my actual record. So I don't know what else I need to do. I have MP, EP from this new command I am at, my last command was P, MP, MP. I have seen people make it with back to back Ps and back to back MPs. IMO the selection process is flawed...
  26. That is a good idea. Here is what I ended up using for mine. If anyone wants to use pieces. I used someone who was SOY last year and was selected this cycle as a template for this writeup. This also was changed ever so slightly as I ran out of room on NavFit so had to change the wording slightly, but this is the meat of what I put. Petty Officer XX is an absolute SUPERSTAR onboard the XX. He continues to be a model Sailor who infuses the Navy's Core Values to all who cross his path and demonstrates the leadership and foresight to be a stellar Chief TODAY. -OUTSTANDING DECKPLATE LEADER: As the training coordinator, he led 155 students through their qualification process at XX. Under his direct supervision, he ensured the 59 staff personnel maintained the students on track for qualification dates. Constantly sought out by students for mentoring through both personal and professional issues in their day-to-day experiences. -SKILLFUL MANAGER: As EWS Over-instruct, assisted in the qualification of 10 sea returnees in initial EWS qualifications. His willingness to stay and help others has positively influenced the performance of his crew accumulating an extra 150 hours this year. His work ethic and steadfast drive attributed to over 155 qualified Nuclear operators with <1% attrition. -EXCEPTIONAL WATCHSTANDER: Hand selected as primary EDPO for the Pier Side Extended Maintenance Availability and Containment System Testing, as well as, EWS for complex evolutions such as cooldowns. Volunteers to stand watch during complex evolutions and has yet to meet a challenge he cannot overcome with superior performance and planning. Petty Officer XX will be a welcome addition to the CPO quarters and has my highest personnel recommendation for advancement. Promote him now!!
  27. Well I can do you one better, I will just copy and paste some of the stuff I put on my eval this year. Maybe it can give you ideas, but don't run with it, I am in the same boat as you and I didn't get selected yet. But you never know what can help people... SAILOR DRIVEN. His personal dedication to the professional development and retention of his Sailors fostered a productive working and training environment which resulted in 18 advancements, the selection of one JSOQ, two BJOQ's, 100% divisional EAWS and 13 ESWS qualifications, 27 departmental EIWS qualifications, and three re-enlistments. -DECKPLATE LEADER. As Command Duty Section Leader, led 147 FCPO's and 331 Junior Sailors across 11 departments in 236 qualifications and manning of 2,592 watch stations, to safeguard the physical integrity of the ship abroad and homeport. -LEADER AMONG PEERS. As CPO 365 Phase 1 Boat Team Leader, led 18 FCPO's in the execution of classroom training on naval history and heritage increasing knowledge on CPO history in preparation of CPO Phase II.
  28. No I learned that, the failure dropped off this year for that person so that is probably why. I actually have a bullet on my eval for 365, it reads exactly like this : Leader Among Peers. As CPO 365 Phase 1 Boat Team Leader, led 18 FCPO's in the execution of classroom training on naval history and heritage increasing knowledge on CPO history in preparation of CPO Phase II. I am slowly moving on and already started working on my eval and EOT award. Started studying the for exam so I can get my ticket next year.
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