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An officer with the Veterans Affairs Police Department was indicted on civil rights and assault charges that claim he used a department-issued baton to strike a restrained man dozens of times at a VA medical center in California, the Justice Department announced.
Juan Anthony Carrillo, 45, was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday, according to the Justice Department. Carrillo faces charges of deprivation of rights under color of law resulting in bodily injury and assault with a dangerous weapon with the intent to do bodily harm.
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SUBJ/SELECTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT TO WARFIGHTING POSITIONS PROGRAM PHASE II//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/191622ZJUL23//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 160/23, SELECTED RESERVE ADVANCEMENT TO WARFIGHTING
POSITIONS PROGRAM PHASE I.
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF
THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1910-158, SEPARATION BY REASON OF UNSATISFACTORY
PARTICIPATION IN THE READY RESERVE.
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1001-150, NAVY RESERVE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS.
REF E IS RESPERMAN 1001-010, SATISFACTORY PARTICIPATION IN THE NAVY RESERVE.
REF F IS RESPERSMAN 1570-010, INACTIVE DUTY TRAINING ADMINISTRATION.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces Advancement to Warfighting Positions (A2WP)
Program Phase II for enlisted Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors. This phase
will commence on 1 October 2023 to coincide with the start of the first
quarterly MyNavy Assignment (MNA) cycle of Fiscal Year 2024.
2. Background. Reference (a) announced A2WP Phase I, which incentivizes
volunteers for critical individual augmentation mobilizations by coupling
permanent advancements with select activations. SELRES Sailors are also
encouraged to apply for inactive duty training (IDT) billets in operational
units with preplanned activations. A2WP Phase II serves as an incentive to
encourage volunteers to apply for critical IDT billets, connecting permanent
advancements with these assignments.
3. Policy. E-4 and E-5 SELRES Sailors who meet all eligibility requirements
for advancement to the next higher paygrade (e.g., commanding officer's
recommendation, time-in-rate (TIR), professional military knowledge
eligibility exam, etc.) can apply during the quarterly assignment cycle in
MNA for select IDT billets in operational units one paygrade higher than
their current rank.
These select billets will be clearly labeled as authorized for the A2WP
Program with the "hot jobs" tag. If selected for the billet, Sailors will
permanently advance to the next higher paygrade upon reporting to the first
drill period with their new unit in line with their IDT orders. Their TIR
date will be established in line with reference (b).
a. Selected Sailors must obligate through extension or reenlistment to
complete 60 months of service, within 60 days prior to their IDT orders start
date. Any Sailor with an expiration of obligated service date that already
matches or exceeds the duration of this requirement is not required to incur
b. Selected Sailors must sign an Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS
1070/613) acknowledging that they will attend the minimum annual IDT periods
and annual training with their unit. Sailors must abide by the satisfactory
participation policy contained in references (d) and (e) and may be subject
to administrative action per references (c) and (f) if they fail to meet this
c. Sailors who are disqualified for their IDT assignment prior to the
first drill weekend in their new unit will no longer be eligible for
advancement under this program.
d. Sailors otherwise eligible for this program, but not in their normal
projected rotation date window, should discuss options with their current
chain of command.
e. Sailors in dwell from prior mobilizations are required to sign a
Voluntary Waiver Acknowledgement for Mobilizing on Active Duty (NAVPERS
1300/25) to be eligible for this program, as participating units may have
preplanned activations scheduled.
4. A2WP Phase II quotas. The number of quotas available depends on the
warfighting readiness of operational units and the community health of
corresponding SELRES ratings. With support from the Director, Military
Personnel Plans and Policy (OPNAV N13), A2WP quotas will be established by
the Chief of Navy Reserve at least annually.
5. Selection criteria. Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRFC) will establish
A2WP Phase II applicant selection criteria and implement a selection process
to select best and fully qualified applicants. More information will be
posted on the Navy Reserve Homeport at
https://www,private.navyreserve.navy.mil/Codes/N1/CNRFC_N121/Pages/NEW_N121_Site.aspx. Navy Reserve Centers and Navy Reserve Activities maintain
responsibility for ensuring that assigned SELRES Sailors meet advancement
6. Additional responsibilities. CNRFC shall ensure that IDT orders for
A2WP-selected Sailors include appropriate instructions for Navy Reserve
Activities to support and process advancements.
7. Other incentives. A2WP is designed to supplement and not replace other
incentive programs. As such, Sailors selected for A2WP will maintain
eligibility for other monetary and non-monetary incentives to which they
would be otherwise entitled in accordance with applicable authorities and
instructions. Normally, A2WP Phase II billets will be authorized IDT
reimbursement funding to best support travel required for these
positions. If necessary, OPNAV N13 will adjudicate exceptions to Navy policy
required to meet the intent of this program.
8. Points of Contact:
a. For advancement eligibility questions, Sailors should contact their
Navy Reserve Center or Navy Reserve Activity Educational Services Officer.
b. For specific rate, rating, and Navy enlisted classification questions
and concerns, Sailors should contact their respective community
manager. Contact information can be found on the SELRES Community Manager
page at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Community-Management/Enlisted/Selected-Reserves/
c. For IDT billet eligibility questions, contact CNRFC (N121) at:
d. For A2WP policy questions, contact CDR Brad Smith, Reserve Policy
Branch (OPNAV N13R), (703)604-5102 or by e-mail at
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
10. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//
Back in 2015, the guided-missile cruiser Gettysburg began a lengthy modernization process that was supposed to enable the warship’s service life to be extended into the 2030s.
The congressionally mandated effort would go on to include six other Ticonderoga-class cruisers in the following years, a move that sought to maintain the Navy’s surface fires and air defense capabilities even after the warships’ standard 35-year service life came to an end.
“There is nothing more that can be said,” Kelly concluded. “God help us.”
“A person that thinks those who defend their country in uniform, or are shot down or seriously wounded in combat, or spend years being tortured as POWs are all ‘suckers’ because ‘there is nothing in it for them.’