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  2. Because he committed adultery and carried on an “unduly familiar” personal and sexual relationship with a junior sailor assigned to his command, a Navy chief lost his anchors last week, according to military officials and legal filings. On Thursday, a military judge busted Chief Yeoman Timothy P. Vaughn down to E-5 and sentenced him to 60 days behind bars, Navy Region Northwest spokesman Joe Kubistek said. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2019/09/10/once-an-inspirational-figure-in-the-navy-chief-loses-anchors/
  3. It's funny that you mentioned concern about the order, as I am having a personal struggle myself. I have the checklist, my letter, then CO's statement followed by enclosures. I am nervous because the CO recommendation is first in the template - but my command advised me to place CO endorsement after my application. *I wanted to follow the template verbatim... but the CO is going to sign it and I won't have enough time to fix it by the deadline if I'm wrong. Any one else have any thoughts on this?
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  6. WASHINGTON — Senior Trump administration officials are considering a plan to again divert billions of dollars in military funding to pay for border barrier construction next year, a way to circumvent congressional opposition to putting more taxpayer money toward the president's signature project, according to three administration officials. The president has pledged to complete nearly 500 miles of new barrier by the 2020 election. But that construction goal will require a total of $18.4 billion in funding through 2020, far more than the administration has publicly disclosed, the administration's latest internal projections show. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/for-border-wall-officials-consider-diverting-billions-more-in-military-funds-1.599712
  7. The Navy’s recently revived 2nd Fleet deployed a carrier strike group last week without its aircraft carrier, the USS Harry S. Truman, which remains idled because of an electrical malfunction. Two guided-missile destroyers and other escort ships left Mayport, Fla., while crews continued working to repair the Truman’s electrical system, which malfunctioned during a pre-deployment exercise in late August, USNI News reported. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/carrier-strike-group-deploys-while-uss-truman-is-being-repaired-1.599735
  8. YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The U.S. Marshals Service and Naval Criminal Investigative Service arrested a USS Ronald Reagan sailor aboard the aircraft carrier on child sexual assault charges out of Nevada, according to KTNV Las Vegas. Fireman Apprentice Sakari D. Macrae-Hodgin, an electrician’s mate, was booked Wednesday into the Clark County Detention Center on four counts of sexual assault against a child less than 14 years old and one count of incest, according to his booking record. His bond is set at $500,000. https://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/sailor-arrested-aboard-uss-ronald-reagan-on-child-sexual-assault-charges-1.599705
  9. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 191842Z SEP 19 MID510000589580U FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 216/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP// SUBJ/CALL FOR FY-21 COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF LATERAL CONVERSION SELECTION BOARD APPLICATIONS// REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/22JUN16// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1306.2H, COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER PROGRAM.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the submission for the applications for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY-21) Command Master Chief (CMDCM) and Command Senior Chief (CMDCS) Lateral Selection Board. The duties and responsibilities of the CMDCM and CMDCS are contained in reference (a). The FY-21 CMDCM/CMDCS Lateral Selection Board is scheduled for 2731 January 2020. The deadline to apply is 22 November 2019. Packages emailed or postmarked on or after 23 November 2019 will not be considered. 2. With anticipated upcoming changes to reference (a), but not in time to coincide with the release of this message, the following eligibility requirements apply for the lateral conversion selection board this year: a. Eligible active component master chiefs for CMDCM will not have greater than 28 years Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS) and not have less than 17 years TAFMS, as of 31 December 2019. b. Eligible active component senior chiefs for CMDCS will not have greater than 22 TAFMS and not have less than 17 TAFMS, as of 31 December 2019. c. No waivers will be granted. d. Senior chiefs who are frocked as of 31 December 2019 are not eligible to apply for the program, however, frocked master chiefs are eligible to apply for CMDCM program. 3. Packages will be completed and submitted in line with reference (a). Full name must be on all pages of the package. To download forms visit MyNavy Portal at https://my.navy.mil and then go to Quick Links, *Chief of Naval Personnel*, *Links*, *NPC website*, *Reference Library*, open forms on drop down menu and select *NAVPERS link*. In addition to requirements contained in reference (a), packages will include: a. Letter to the board (LTB). LTB must include board number with branch class in parentheses, i.e. active, selected reserve (SELRES), Full-Time Support (FTS) or closed loop. In the body of the LTB, provide Service Members full name, work and personal phone number and work and personal email address. b. Letter of endorsement signed by the current commanding officer (CO), which cannot be delegated. c. Letter of recommendation signed by the current CMDCM/CSEL. d. Letter of recommendation signed by the current Force master Chief/Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) CSEL. All FTS and SELRES candidates will go through the Reserve Forces Chain of Command. e. Command Master Chief Selection Nomination Form (NAVPERS 1306/95). This form will be used to document completion of the CMDCM/Chief of the Boat/CMDCS charge book (OPNAV 1306/1), and to document the endorsement and recommendations of the local screening board. The board will consist of the following: (1) ISIC CMDCM as chair (8CMC) (2) Post-tour CMDCM (8CMC) (3) Serving CMDCM (8CMC, 8COB, 8CSC) f. Enlisted Personnel Action Request NAVPERS 1306/7, signed by the CO (cannot be delegated) requesting assignment into the CSEL program. In the Reason for Submission/Requested Action block, the following statement shall be included (verbatim): Respectfully request assignment to the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) Program. I understand that if selected, I will be made eligible for transfer into a CSEL position as early as October 2020. g. Copy of graduation certificate from Senior Enlisted Academy or equivalent course if the Service Member has attended. h. Physical health assessment data contained in Physical Readiness Information Management System, from the PFA Listing All Cycles selection under the Reports tab, documenting Physical Readiness Test and Body Composition Assessment, to include up to Cycle 1-2019. i. Official 5x7 photographs in service khaki uniform, taken no more than 90 days from package submission (one full front picture and one left-side view picture, with date of photo on lower right corner). j. The preferred method to submit a LTB is via encrypted e-mail to cscselboard(at)navy.mil. This is still a valid e-mail address for MyNavy Career Center (MNCC). E-mailed LTBs must be encrypted to protect personally identifiable information. k. Trouble with the file encryption or certificates or any other communication errors that prevent the MNCC from reading a submission do not justify a late LTB. To verify receipt of a LTB, go to https://npccontactcenter.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/OA_HTML/npc.html or call the MNCC. Although late or unsigned LTBs may be accepted by the MNCC, they will not be presented to the board and no feedback will be provided to the candidate. l. If unable to e-mail, candidates may mail a LTB to the addresses below. Mailed LTBs should be on plain white paper and paper clipped (no staples, binders, folders or tabs). (1) Active CMDCM Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 Active CMDCM Selection Board #125 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (2) SELRES CMDCM Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 SELRES CMDCM Selection Board #125 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (3) FTS CMDCM Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 FTS CMDCM Selection Board #125 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (4) Closed Loop CMDCM Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 Closed Loop CMDCM Selection Board #125 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (5) Active CMDCS Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 Active CMDCS Selection Board #126 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (6) SELRES CMDCS Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 SELRES CMDCS Selection Board #126 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 (7) FTS CMDCS Lateral Conversion Selection Board: MyNavy Career Center (BUPERS-074) President FY-21 FTS CMDCS Selection Board #126 5720 Integrity Drive Millington, TN 38055-6300 m. Certified or registered mail is not advised due to delays in handling. 4. Points of contact: a. CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Jason Knupp, CSEL Management Office Director, at (703) 604-5434/DSN 664 or via email at jason.a.knupp(at)navy.mil. b. Active Duty, CMDCM(SW/AW/IW) Shawn Isbell, Enlisted Distribution Division, at (901) 874-4560/DSN 882 or via e-mail at shawn.isbell(at)navy.mil. c. FTS, CMDCM Robert Lyons II, FTS Distribution Branch, at (901) 874-3257/DSN 882 or via e-mail at robert.w.lyons1(at)navy.mil. d. SELRES, FORCM Christopher Kotz at (703) 695-3976 or via e- mail at christopher.kotz(at)navy.mil. 8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  10. I just submitted my package. Just wondering what order you guys sent yours in. I put the checklist, the CO's statement then my letter and attachments. Do you think the order matters? Just love second guessing myself lol!!!
  11. A Navy commander who faced a rape charge stemming from a drunken night in 2016 that led to three civilian criminal trials and a court-martial has accepted a plea deal to lesser charges that will keep him in the brig for a year. The case landed in the military court system after three failed attempts in San Diego superior courts to convict Cmdr. John Michael Neuhart on civilian criminal charges. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/navy-commander-accused-of-rape-sentenced-to-year-in-the-brig-for-lesser-assault-charge-against-junior-officer-1.599690
  12. From Lisa Rendzio, Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) -- It’s been four months since the Navy released the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) mobile app, which provides Sailors a more convenient way of taking the exam – anywhere, anytime. The app has already been downloaded more than 74,000 times. It’s the second most popular app in the Navy App Locker. As of Sept. 16, 155,438 Sailors had completed their PMK-EE, with a total of 30,199 via the mobile app; that’s almost 20%. “This has been a huge success,” said Tom Updike, deputy director of the Navy Advancement Center. “The PMK-EE app is simply the easiest way for most Sailors to access the test.” PMK-EE replaces the Professional Military Knowledge (PMK) test, which was removed from the Navy-wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) this month. PMK-EE is a standalone, once-per-paygrade electronically delivered eligibility exam. Sailors eligible for advancement to paygrades E-4/5/6/7 must pass each of the five topic areas with at least an 80% score in each course. The knowledge areas include Career Information, Leadership and Character, Naval Heritage, Professional Conduct and Seamanship. The PMK-EE also increases the number of questions from 25 to 100, providing a better assessment of a Sailor’s understanding of basic Navy knowledge. “Afloat Sailors don’t always have access to the Internet, so this app was specifically designed to allow them to take the PMK-EE while deployed or without an Internet connection,” Updike said. Once Sailors have access to the Internet, they can enter their DoD ID number from the back of their CAC to transfer their completed information to the Navy Training Management Planning System (NTMPS)/Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). The PMK-EE app was developed by the Navy's Sea Warrior Program Office (PMW 240) and can be downloaded free from the Navy App Locker website at www.applocker.navy.mil or through the Navy App Locker app. “In a very short period of time, the PMK-EE has become one of the most popular applications we have produced,” said David Driegert, assistant program manager for the Sea Warrior Program. “Sailors are asking for more mobile applications that will allow them to efficiently manage their careers.” Active Component and Full-Time Support Sailors must complete the PMK-EE for the desired advancement paygrade by Jan. 1, 2020, for the E-7 NWAE (Advancement Cycle 246). Reserve Component Sailors must complete the PMK-EE for the desired advancement paygrade by Feb. 1, 2020 to be eligible to advance for the E-4 through E-7 NWAE (Advancement Cycle 106). For further information on PMK-EE, visit the “Advancement and Promotion” pages under “Career & Life Events” located on the MNP website at www.mnp.navy.mil. Sailors can send questions to askmncc@navy.mil or contact MyNavy Career Center Toll Free (833) 330-6622. Get more information about the Sea Warrior Program by following www.facebook.com/NavySeaWarrior/ .
  13. Looking for some insight. Svm receives NJP, but is not found guilty in civilian sector. Has anyone come across this and how was it conveyed to the board.
  14. Male Enlisted Working Uniform Navy Working Uniform Type III (NWU III) **Optional Wear 01 October 2016 - 30 September 2019** **Mandatory Wear 1 October 2019**
  15. When is your rating's Advancement Exam Readiness Review (AERR)? This updated schedule lists upcoming AERR panels scheduled through 2020. E7-E9 personnel selected to be panel members review exam questions from previous administrations, validate exam reference materials, determine the number of questions to be asked in each topic and subtopic, and write new questions for future exams. Panel selections are made by Type Commanders or rating sponsors. Refer to NAVADMIN 229/17 for more information, or visit the Navy Advancement Center's AERR page on MyNavy Portal which is the official authority for promulgating AERR schedules and information.
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  17. WASHINGTON — Current and former federal employees and military personnel starting Sunday will have more options when withdrawing money from their retirement accounts. The Thrift Savings Plan will begin offering new choices in a move to make it operate more like other tax-favored savings plans. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/thrift-savings-plan-will-begin-offering-more-options-when-withdrawing-money-1.598750
  18. Sailors around the Fleet eligible to advance to Petty Officer Second Class took the Navy-wide advancement exam yesterday. The exam is 175 rating-specific questions and is graded once all answer sheets are received. The Navy uses norm-referenced scoring in the advance-to-vacancy process to give the highest number of exam points to the most knowledgeable Sailors. Scores range from 20 to 80 in each rating, with an 80 going to the Sailors that answer the most questions correctly. The exam is one factor in the Final Multiple Score. Quotas and advancement results are scheduled to be released in late November.
  19. A Marine Corps family that sued a management company over health problems that they claimed were caused by mold in their military housing unit was awarded $2 million by a San Diego jury, the family’s attorney confirmed Wednesday. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/marine-corps-family-sues-over-mold-problems-in-military-housing-jury-awards-them-2-million-1.598486
  20. Reserve Cycle 105 and Active Duty Cycle 244 advancement record discrepancies must be adjudicated in the Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW). This new process allows Sailors to see the communication between ESOs and the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) in EAW post exam comments discrepancy adjudication functionality within NSIPS - click on the attached link for more info. For example, a Sailor's total awards were calculated to be 4 points, but there was a missing Flag Letter of Commendation. The ESO must upload the Flag LOC document into EAW and then route a comment to NAC asking for the Sailor's award points to be updated. NAC will take action in the Navy Enlisted Advancement System and change the award points from 4 to 5, the route a comment back to the command when completed. The Sailor can log on to EAW with his or her NSIPS self service account and see the comments and action completion. In the past, Sailors had to press the 'I Believe' button whenever there was a record update in the past. Now, EAW provides a tacking mechanism right on the worksheet for all roles to see. https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Documents/EAW Info Bulletin No. 1 Sep 2019.pdf
  21. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 111158Z SEP 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 211/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/SEP// SUBJ/PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION MOVE IMPROVEMENTS - PHASE THREE// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/171240ZJUL19// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/061834ZAUG19// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/061749ZAUG19// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 161/19 PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION MOVE IMPROVEMENTS. REF B IS NAVADMIN 183/19 PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION IMPORVEMENTS PHASE TWO. REF C IS NAVADMIN 184/19 - GOVERNMENT TRAVEL CHARGE CARD USE DURING PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION TRAVEL.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces Phase Three of permanent change of station (PCS) move improvements offered through MyPCS Mobile. Reference (a) announced plans to improve the PCS experience for Sailors and their families. Included in the initial Phase was the launch of MyPCS Mobile, which provides Sailors a personalized PCS checklist on a mobile- enabled website accessible on personal government mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktops. Reference (b) announced Phase Two which included the rollout of Lean Orders and the PCS Entitlements Calculator. Reference (c) announced the optional use of the government travel charge card during PCS travel for a pilot population. 2. MyPCS Travel Voucher. Phase Three introduces a fully automated and electronic travel voucher capability for Sailors available on personal and government mobile devices, tablets, laptops and desktops. During a move, Sailors can upload images of receipts using their mobile device, complete a user-friendly travel voucher prepopulated with basic information available from their record, electronically sign the travel voucher and make it available electronically to their Command Pay and Personnel Administrator (CPPA) for review and release for payment by the Travel Processing Center (TPC). The following capabilities are now available on MyPCS Mobile: a. Sailors will be able to: (1) Create a travel voucher for member only, member and dependents, or dependents only (2) Review and edit personal information (3) Enter the travel itinerary (4) Add expense(s) for reimbursement (to include the images of supporting documentation (e.g. receipts) uploaded from a mobile device) (5) Print and save the travel voucher (6) Acknowledge the voucher via electronic signature and electronically submit to their CPPA. b. The CPPA, using their desktop, will be able to: (1) View a command list of pending travel vouchers (2) View a travel voucher under a Travel Voucher Wizard including: (a) Pertinent Sailor information (b) Travel/payment information (c) Dependent voucher (d) Travel itinerary (e) Reimbursement items and supporting documentation (f) Sailor acknowledgment (3) Approve a travel voucher as the Approving Official (4) Recycle a travel voucher - send back to the Sailor for correction (5) Print and save the travel voucher (6) Upload the approved travel voucher into the Transaction Online Processing System (TOPS) for processing at the TPC. Ultimately, with a future capability release, the CPPA will be able to forward electronically the approved voucher to the TPC within the integrated Navy Personnel and Pay (NP2) system itself. 3. Similar to the other components of MyPCS Mobile, the MyPCS Mobile Travel Voucher can be accessed using any mobile device. With this new capability, Sailors can now navigate the PCS move experience via their mobile browser using commercial-grade Multi- Factor Authentication (MFA) credentialing, which enables CAC-free access. MyPCS Mobile Travel Voucher completes the end-to-end support this tool provides Active Duty Sailors and their families during the PCS move process and is a significant addition to a growing toolbox that empowers Sailors with the information and resources needed to improve how they navigate Navy career and life events like a PCS move. 4. As MyPCS mobile capability expands, the options to access appropriate online resources for Sailors and command representatives also expand. CPPAs who function as the Approving Official for travel vouchers should acquaint themselves with all available training resources. The agency/command/activity granting the CPPAs Travel Vouchers or Sub voucher approving authority (Departmental Accountable Official) shall be documented using the Appointment/Termination Record Authorized Signature (DD Form 577). CPPAs, using their desktop, can access the MyPCS training material under the MyPCS User Productivity Kit (UPK) from the following locations: a. The Navy App Locker: https://www.applocker.navy.mil b. MyNavy Portal (MNP): https://www.mnp.navy.mil 5. Sailors are encouraged to review these new features in MyPCS Mobile or MNP regardless of transient status. Sailors and families are also encouraged to download the MyNavy Family application to find authoritative information to assist in navigating various aspects of military life. Go to the Navy application locker at https://www.applocker.navy.mil. 6. Contact MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) for any issues or to provide feedback at 833-330-MNCC/6622 or via e-mail at ask MNCC(at)navy.mil. 7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  22. Hello I just want to know when does the exam results come in from august 2019? thanks in advance
  23. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and IBM unveiled a new mobile application—called “Get Results in Transition”—specifically designed to help veterans, reservists and other service members better understand and boost their mental fitness and overall well-being.
  24. Hong Kong (CNN)Somewhere in the Pacific, a stealthy United States Navy warship is carrying new weapons that analysts say could help to tilt the balance of power in contested areas like the South China Sea. The USS Gabrielle Giffords, a sleek, speedy, low-profile littoral combat ship, left San Diego earlier this month carrying the US Navy's new Naval Strike Missile and a drone helicopter that helps aim it. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/asia/us-navy-naval-strike-missile-asia-pacific-intl-hnk/index.html
  25. Secure Access File Exchange (SAFE) has been added to the "Chiefs Selection Board Preparation" page. It replaces AMRDEC.
  26. E4 Sailors eligible for advancement will take the Navy-wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) on Thursday, September 12. The exam is 175 job-specific questions that are directly tied to Occupational Standards. E7-E9 rating subject matter experts review exam questions, verify exam bibliographies and write new questions to make sure exams represent the job knowledge required to advance to the next-higher paygrade. Exams are scored using a norm-reference standard where the Sailor's exam score is a numerical representation of how well he or she did on the exam compared to peers. Scores range from 20 to 80, with an 80 going to the Sailors that get the most questions correct. Performance mark average is the other Final Multiple Score (FMS) element that has the most weight, and is based on the average advancement recommendations from the commanding officer(s). Advancement opportunity is based on two primary factors: 1) FMS standing among peers, and 2) vacancies (quotas) at the next-higher paygrade.
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