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OFFICER, MAINTENANCE MASTER CHIEF AND ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2020.

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SUBJ/OFFICER, MAINTENANCE MASTER CHIEF AND ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING 
ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2020.//

REF/A/DOC/CNATRA/07FEB17//

AMPN/REF A IS CNATRAINST 1301.4M, APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND QUALIFICATIONS 
FOR OFFICERS OF THE NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS)//

RMKS/1.  The United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) Blue 
Angels will select two F/A-18 demonstration pilots (both Navy and Marine 
Corps pilots are encouraged to apply) and one Marine Corps C-130 
demonstration pilot for the 2020-2022 show seasons, one Maintenance Officer 
for the 2020-2021 show seasons, one Public Affairs Officer for the 2020-2021 
show seasons and one Administrative Officer for the 2020-2021 show seasons.  
All applicants shall contact their detailer/monitor prior to applying to 
ensure adequate timing to complete a two or three-year tour without impacting 
career milestones.  Manpower Management Officer Assignments (MMOA) will 
release a separate MARADMIN that outlines marine applicant eligibility 
requirements.  Final selections will be made in July 2019 for officer 
applicants.

2.  Applicants should be career-oriented, active-duty Navy and Marine Corps 
officers with the following specific qualifications:
    a.  F/A-18 demonstration pilot applicants must be carrier qualified 
tactical jet pilots with approximately 1,250 hours of jet flight time by 30 
September of the application year and have completed an operational fleet 
tour.  Post department head O-4s are eligible and are encouraged to apply.
    b.  Marine C-130 demonstration pilot applicants must have 1,200 hours of 
flight time and hold a plane commander rating in the C- 130F/R/T/J model 
aircraft.
    c.  Maintenance Officer applicants must be designated Aviation 
Maintenance Officers (152X/633X/734X) (LCDR/LT/CWO4/3) and be in or have 
completed an operational fleet tour.
    d.  Public Affairs Officer applicants must be designated as Navy or 
Marine Corps Public Affairs Officers (165X OR USMC MOS 4302) (LCDR/LT, 
MAJ/CAPT).
    e.  Administrative Officer applicants must be qualified Limited Duty 
Officer/Chief Warrant Officer Administrative Officers/Ship Clerk (641X/741X) 
(LCDR/LT/LTJG/CWO4/3) and be in, or have completed an operational fleet tour.

3.  Selectees will be approved by the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)/MMOA 
prior to public notification.  USN/USMC pilots will be required to remain on 
active duty for two years following completion of their assignment with the 
Blue Angels.

4.  The preferred method to submit applications is via encrypted e- mail to 
LCDR Andre Webb at andre.a.webb(at)navy.mil.

5.  All applications submitted via mail through 1 March 2019 should be sent 
to:
Commanding Officer
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
ATTN:  LCDR Andre Webb
Naval Air Facility El Centro, 1605 Third Street, Hangar 5 El Centro CA 92243
    a.  Applications being submitted from 2 March 2019 through 30 April 2020 
should be sent to:
Commanding Officer
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
ATTN:  LCDR Andre Webb
390 San Carlos Road Suite A
Pensacola FL 32508-5508
    b.  Applications may also be delivered in person beginning 19 March 2019.  
Do not submit applications to BUPERS/MMDA.

6.  For additional information, visit the Blue Angels website at 
www.blueangels.navy.mil or contact the Blue Angels applicants officer, LCDR 
Andre Webb, in Pensacola, FL at (850)452-4650/DSN 922 or in El Centro, CA 
(January thru mid-March) at (760)339-2509/DSN
645 or via e-mail at andre.a.webb(at)navy.mil.

7.  This NAVADMIN also announces requirements and solicits enlisted 
applications.  Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 May 2019.  
Selection results will be available no later than June 2019.
Personnel with a projected rotation date of November 2019 through April 2020 
are eligible, but others may apply with command and detailer approval.  
Personnel selected will detach from their present command in September 2019 
and report in mid-October 2019.

8.  There are open E5/E6 billets within the following Navy ratings:
AD, AM, AME, AE, AT, AS, AZ, AO, PR, MC, LS, YN, PS AND HM (Navy Enlisted 
Classification L04A).  Additionally, applications for chief petty officer 
billets in the MMCPO (724B), ATCS, LS and YN rates are being accepted.  
Platform specific experience is not a requirement to apply.

9.  Personnel selected for this unique and demanding duty represent the 
hundreds of thousands of Sailors and Marines serving throughout the United 
States and abroad.  Applicants must meet the requirements listed below to be 
considered for duty with the Blue Angels (waivers are not normally 
considered).
    a.  Must not be in receipt of permanent change of station orders before 
final selections are made in June 2019.
    b.  No non-judicial punishment or courts-martial convictions in the last 
36 months.
    c.  No alcohol-related incidents (civil or military) in the last
36 months.  Driving Under the Influence/Driving While Intoxicated convictions 
within the last five years are disqualifying.
    d.  No financial instability/command directed counseling in the last 36 
months.  Applicants must be eligible for a government credit card (this is 
not waiverable).
    e.  No Physical Fitness Assessment failures in the last 36 months.  
Personnel who have had medical waivers in the last 24 months will be 
considered on a case-by-case basis only.
    f.  Re-enlistment approval is not required to submit an application.

10.  Interested candidates meeting the above requirements must first submit a 
fully completed enlisted personnel action request (NAVPERS
1306/7) and special program screening form (NAVPERS 1306/92) as directed in 
MILPERSMAN 1306-919 to their respective rating detailer via their Commanding 
Officer.  After submission of NAVPERS 1306/7 and NAVPERS 1306/92 to their 
detailer, applicants must submit an application to NFDS using the following 
criteria (ensure all telephone numbers, mailing address, and e-mail addresses 
are
included):
    a.  Commanding Officer signed letter of endorsement on command 
letterhead, which must include a statement on military appearance and 
tattoos, an evaluation of the member speaking ability, demeanor, professional 
knowledge and leadership skills.
    b.  Copy of NAVPERS 1306/7.
    c.  Original NAVPERS 1306/92.
    d.  Include copies of last five evaluations.
    e.  Provide official 5 x 7 inch photograph (front, side, back) in 
enlisted service uniform uncovered.
    f.  Common application errors include lack of detailed contact 
information, unsigned NAVPERS 1306/7 and NAVPERS 1306/92, NAVPERS
1306/7 not sent to the detailer, no Commanding Officer endorsement, missing 
evaluations, photos not included, packages sent to the detailer rather than 
the NFDS, and earliest and latest transfer dates not filled out in remarks 
section NAVPERS 1306/7.

11.  Enlisted applications may be sent via encrypted e-mail to 
aaron.sly(at)navy.mil or by mail to:
Commanding Officer
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
ATTN:  AEC(AW) Aaron Sly
390 San Carlos Road Suite A
Pensacola FL 32508-5508

12.  The medical record of the applicant will be reviewed during the 
application process.

13.  Candidates should call the NFDS two weeks after mailing their 
application to verify receipt and to schedule an interview.  All personnel 
currently stationed in the continental United States, including those who may 
be deployed, but will return prior to final selections, are highly encouraged 
to interview in person, but this is not required.  Funding for travel is 
provided by the service member or their parent command.  NFDS does not 
provide funding for interviews.  Personnel permanently assigned OCONUS 
(including Hawaii and Alaska) or while deployed will interview via telephone.
Personal interviews are conducted at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA from 
January to March.  Interviews are conducted at Naval Air Station Pensacola, 
FL or any show site from mid-March through May.
Last week to interview will be 12-16 May 2019.

14.  Those individuals not selected will be afforded the opportunity of at 
least one CMS-ID application.

15.  Point of contact is AEC(AW) Aaron Sly at (760) 339-2434/DSN 658 (from 3 
January 2019 to 14 March 2019), at (850) 452-4736/DSN 922 (after 15 March 
2019) or via e-mail at aaron.sly(at)navy.mil.  For further information, visit 
the Blue Angels web site at www.blueangels.navy.mil.

16.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.

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

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