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ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES RATING CONVERSION PROCESS CYCLE 4

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NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-618, CLASS A SCHOOL AND RATING ENTRY 
REQUIREMENTS.  REF B IS NAVMED P-117, MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT 
(MANMED).  REF C IS NAVADMIN 161/17, ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES CYCLE 3 
SELECTIONS.  REF D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306- 402, QUALIFICATION FOR 
ASSIGNMENT TO SUBMARINE DUTY.//

RMKS/1.  The Submarine Force and the Navy are pleased to announce the fourth 
cycle of female Sailor selections for conversion to Submarine Force non-
nuclear trained ratings.  This cycle of conversions will be for the initial 
enlisted integration of USS GEORGIA (SSGN-729) submarine crews in Kings Bay, 
GA.  Additionally, applicants will be considered for conversion to fill 
opening billets on previously integrated submarines in Kings Bay, GA and 
Bangor, WA due to personnel rotating to shore duty.

2.  Beginning this cycle, applications will be processed as they are 
received.  Since available rating quotas will be filled as applications are 
processed, it is recommended Sailors submit applications as soon as possible.  
Applicants can expect to be notified by the Submarine Enlisted Community 
Manager (ECM) and Nuclear Assignments (PERS-403) and BUPERS-32 of results 
within 1 to
2 months after submission.

3.  The Submarine Force is seeking female applicants from all ratings.  
Sailors from all communities are eligible to apply for submarine service as 
part of this initiative.  In line with this NAVADMIN, PERS-403 is accepting 
conversion applications for ranks
E-1 through E-8.  Additional information regarding the selection process and 
application requirements can be found at http://www.navy.mil/ewis  or 
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/enlisted/community/
submarine/pages/EnlistedWomeninSubmarines.aspx.
    a.  For E-6 and below Sailors, the following submarine career fields are 
open for conversion (the Non-Nuclear ECM will best fit each Sailor to a 
rating based on their application package inputs and continued need for each 
rating):
        (1) Service Support Career Field includes the following
ratings:  Yeoman Submarines (YNS), Culinary Specialist Submarines (CSS), and 
Logistics Specialist Submarines (LSS).
        (2) Submarine Electronics Career Field includes the following 
ratings:  Sonar Technician Submarines (STS), Fire Control Technician (FT), 
Electronics Technician-Navigation (ETV), Electronics Technician 
Communications (ETR), and Information Systems Technician Submarines (ITS).
        (3) Mechanical Career Field includes the following ratings:
Machinists Mate-Weapons (MMW), and Machinists Mate-Auxiliary (MMA).
    b.  Applications for E-7/8 will be accepted in the following
ratings:  ITS (see note 1 below), LSS, CSS, and YNS (see note 2 below).  
Sailors interested in serving as the Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC) should 
contact the Force IDCs listed below for additional information regarding 
volunteering for this program.
Note 1:  E-7/8 Information Systems Technician conversions must have one or 
more of the following Navy enlisted classifications:  2780, 2781, or 2791.
Note 2:  E-7/8 Personnel Specialists (PS) are encouraged to apply.
Each application will be assessed to ensure the chief petty officer has the 
experience and expertise to manage and oversee all administrative and 
personnel actions to support the crew in the role of leading YNS onboard a 
submarine.

4.  Eligibility for Selection.  All Sailors, regardless of rating or rank, 
must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible for
conversion:
    a.  Be a U.S. citizen already in possession of, or capable of receiving, 
a secret security clearance.
    b.  Meet Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements 
for the desired rating(s) as outlined in reference (a).
    c.  Have no non-judicial punishments or convictions in civilian or 
military courts within the past 24 months.
    d.  Be medically screened and suitable for duty onboard a submarine in 
line with reference (b), Chapter 15.  Further information regarding this 
requirement is provided in paragraph

5.a.(7) below.

5.  Applications
    a.  To be considered for this cycle, completed applications must be 
received by the ECM office NLT 1 April 2018 and applications will be 
processed per paragraph 2 above.  The following is required for
applications:
        (1) Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) signed by the 
Sailor and the Sailors commanding officer (CO) that clearly states the 
following:
            (a) Recommended earliest and latest release dates from the 
current command.
            (b) Sailors submarine career field choices in order of 
preference.
            (c) Homeport preference for either Kings Bay, GA or Bangor, WA.
        (2) Last three performance evaluations.  Sailors with minimal service 
and less than three evaluations are still eligible and should submit all 
evaluations on record.
        (3) Physical readiness information maintenance system
(PRIMS) data covering the last 4 years of physical fitness assessment 
information, as available.
        (4) ASVAB scores (E-6 and junior only).
        (5) Official statement volunteering for submarine service as outlined 
in reference (d).
        (6) CO recommendation letter (optional).
        (7) Completed submarine duty physical (not required for application 
to be processed).  However, candidates must have a current submarine duty 
physical approved by an Undersea Medical Officer (UMO) within 30 days of 
application submission.  Due to the nature of submarine service, medical 
fitness for duty standards are stringent.  Therefore, interested candidates 
are encouraged to start this process as soon as possible following their 
decision to apply.
            (a) The Medical History Form (DD Form 2807-1) and Physical 
Examination Form (DD Form 2808) may be completed by any Department of Defense 
privileged provider.  However, a UMO is required to review and approve the 
overall submarine duty physical on DD Form 2808.  UMOs are located at all 
submarine homeport medical departments.  Contact numbers and locations of 
submarine homeport medical departments and UMOs:
        (1) Naval Submarine Support Center New London (Sub Base):
(860) 694-2470/2795.
        (2) Submarine Squadron 6 (Norfolk Naval Station):  (757) 967-6175.
        (3) Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay (Sub Base):  (912) 573-
2939/4245.
        (4) Naval Submarine Support Center Bangor (Sub Base):  (360) 396-
6789.
        (5) Submarine Squadron 11 (Pt Loma Sub Base):  (619) 553- 8719.
        (6) Naval Submarine Support Center Pearl Harbor:  (808) 473- 
2899/3771.
        (7) Submarine Squadron 15 (Guam):  (671) 339-2156/(671) 343- 2191.
        (8) Submarine Group 7 (Yokosuka Japan):  DSN (315) 243- 5344/7101.
    b.  For applicants not in proximity to a submarine homeport listed above, 
contact Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic (COMSUBLANT), or Commander, 
Submarine Forces Pacific (COMSUBPAC) Force IDC at the numbers below for 
further guidance on obtaining a submarine duty physical.
        (1) COMSUBLANT Force IDC (Norfolk):  (757) 836-1351/1354.
        (2) COMSUBPAC Force IDC (Pearl Harbor):  (808) 473- 1479/5788.
    c.  All Sailors listed in paragraph 5 of reference (c) will automatically 
be considered for selection.  Sailors are encouraged to contact the Submarine 
Non-Nuclear ECM (see paragraph 10 for contact information) to discuss ways to 
improve chances for selection and update their application.
    d.  Professional Apprentice Career Track Sailors and junior rated Sailors 
are encouraged to apply, even with limited time in service, no warfare 
qualification, or at-sea experience, since there is a requirement for female 
submarine Sailors at all pay grades.

6.  Applications must be scanned and delivered to the Non-Nuclear Submarine 
ECM.  E-mail applications to aaron.norton(at)navy.mil, 
john.cambis(at)navy.mil, ryan.rhea(at)navy.mil, and 
jared.c.smith(at)navy.mil.  An example package is available at 
www.navy.mil/ewis or http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/
enlisted/community/submarine/pages/EnlistedWomeninSubmarines.aspx.

7.  Prior to detailing selectees, PERS-403 will work with commands to 
minimize the impact on the specific commands mission as the Sailor 
transitions to submarine service.

8.  If a selectee is required to conduct a conversion from the reserve 
component to active component before being eligible for orders, the selectee 
is required to coordinate directly with BUPERS-
322 personnel identified in paragraph 10 to allocate a Career Waypoint quota 
for conversion.  Failing to do so will result in a delay in the order writing 
process and follow-on assignment.

9.  The application process for E-6 and below nuclear-trained personnel will 
be announced by Chief of Naval Operations, Nuclear Propulsion Programs (OPNAV 
N133) and coordinated by the individual Sailor's Command Career Counselor at 
the Nuclear Power Training Units (NPTU).  OPNAV N133 will work with the NPTUs 
to establish application deadlines that maximize opportunity for selection.
Female junior staff instructors or Sailors in initial training at NPTU 
interested in volunteering for submarine duty should inform their chain of 
command as soon as possible in order to adequately manage their career 
timing.  Selections for nuclear-trained enlisted women for the USS OHIO 
(SSGN-726) will occur in the summer of 2018, and selections for the USS 
GEORGIA (SSGN-729) in the summer of 2019.

10.  For questions about the application process or about submarine service, 
contact the Submarine Non-Nuclear ECM office:  LCDR Jared Smith, (901) 874-
2082/DSN 882.  LT Ryan Rhea, (901) 874-2081/DSN 882.  STSCS(SS) John Cambis, 
(901) 874-4367/DSN 882.  YNC(SS) Aaron Norton, (901) 874-2819/DSN 882.
Nuclear-trained Sailors may contact the Nuclear ECM office:  LCDR Christopher 
Carter, (703) 604-5493/DSN 664.  ETNCM(SW) Jeremiah Ledda, (703) 604-5492/DSN 
664.

11.  This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

12.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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