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OFFICER, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2021

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SUBJ/OFFICER, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED 
BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2021//

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NARR/ REF A IS CNATRAINST 1301.4M, APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND QUALIFICATIONS 
FOR OFFICERS OF THE NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION
SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS).   REF B IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-919, NAVY
FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the 2021 application season for the United 
States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) Blue Angels for officer, 
Command Master Chief (CMC) and enlisted applications.

2.  In line with reference (a), NFDS Blue Angels will select three
F/A-18 demonstration pilots (both Navy and Marine Corps pilots are encouraged 
to apply) for the 2021-2022 show seasons, one Marine Corps C-130 
demonstration pilot for the 2021-2023 show seasons, one Events Coordinator 
for the 2021-2022 show seasons, one Executive Officer (XO) for the 2021-2022 
show seasons, one Maintenance Officer for the 2021-2022 show seasons, one 
Flight Surgeon for the 2021-2022 show seasons and one Supply Officer for the 
2021-2022 show seasons.
All applicants shall contact their detailer/monitor prior to applying to 
ensure adequate timing to complete a 2- or 3-year tour without impacting 
career milestones.  Manpower Management Officer Assignments (MMOA) will 
release a separate MARADMIN that outlines Marine Corps applicant eligibility 
requirements.  Final selections will be made in July 2020 for officer 
applicants.

3.  Qualifications.  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 year applying, 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-130 T or J model 
aircraft.
    c.  Events Coordinator applicants must be a Naval Flight Officer and must 
have completed an operational fleet tour.
    d.  XO applicants must be an O-5 Navy or Marine Corps Naval Aviator or 
Naval Flight Officer.
    e.  Maintenance Officer applicants must be designated Aviation 
Maintenance Officers (152X/633X/734X)(LCDR/LT/CWO4/3) and be on, or have 
completed an operational fleet tour.
    f.  Flight Surgeon applicants must be qualified naval flight surgeons and 
be on, or have completed a tour as a naval flight surgeon.
    g.  Supply Officer applicants must be designated as naval aviation supply 
officers (310x)(LT/LTJG) and be on, or have completed an operational fleet 
tour.

4.  Selectees will be approved by Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS)/MMOA 
prior to public notification.  USN/USMC pilots will be required to remain on 
Active-Duty for 2 years following completion of their assignment with the 
Blue Angels.

5.  The preferred method to submit applications is via encrypted e- mail to 
LCDR James Haley at james.e.haley(at)navy.mil.

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

7.  For additional information, visit the Blue Angels website at 
www.blueangels.navy.noclick_mil or contact the Blue Angels Applicants 
Officer, LCDR James Haley, in Pensacola, FL at (850)452-2585/DSN 922, or in 
El Centro, CA (January thru Mid-March) at (760)339- 2509/DSN 645, or via e-
mail at james.e.haley(at)navy.mil.

8.  NFDS Blue Angels are also accepting CMC applications for the
2021-2023 show seasons.  All eligible CMCs should contact the CMC detailer.  
CMC applications are due no later than (NLT) 30 April 2020.

9.  Enlisted applications must be postmarked NLT 1 May 2020.
Selection results will be available NLT June 2020.  Personnel with a 
projected rotation date of November 2020 through April 2021 are eligible, but 
others may apply with command and detailer approval.
Personnel selected will detach from their present command in September 2020 
and report in mid-October 2020.

10.  There are open E-5/E-6 billets within the following Navy
ratings:  AD, AM, AME, AE, AT, AZ, AO, PR, MC, LS and YN.
Additionally, applications are being accepted for chief petty officer billets 
in the AM, AZ and MC rates.  Platform specific experience is not a 
requirement to apply.

11.  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 2020.
    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 5 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.

12.  Interested candidates meeting the above requirements must first submit a 
fully completed Enlisted Personnel Action Request
(NAVPERS1306/7) and Special Program Screening Form (NAVPERS 1306/92) as 
directed in reference (b) to their respective rating detailer via their 
commanding officer (CO).  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 addresses 
and e-mail addresses are
included):
    a.  CO signed letter of endorsement on command letterhead, which must 
include a statement on military appearance and tattoos, an evaluation of the 
members 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 (khakis for E-7 to E-9 applicants).
    f.  Include completed applicant personal questionnaire and supply 
information sheet located on the Blue Angels website at:
https://www.blueangels.navy.noclick_mil/join/.
    g.  Common application errors include lack of detailed contact 
information, unsigned NAVPERS 1306/7 and NAVPERS 1306/92,
NAVPERS1306/7 not sent to the detailer, no CO 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.

13.  Enlisted applications may be sent via encrypted e-mail or by mail to:
    Commanding Officer
    Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
    ATTN:  ADC(AW) Kate Sopiak
    390 San Carlos Road Suite A
    Pensacola FL 32508-5508
    Email kate.m.sopiak(at)navy.mil

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

15.  Candidates should call the NFDS 2 weeks after mailing their application 
to verify receipt and to schedule an interview.  All personnel currently 
stationed in the continental United States, to include those who may be 
deployed and will return prior to final selection, are highly encouraged to 
interview in person.  In-person interviews should be scheduled for a member 
Monday through Saturday in El Centro.  If interviewing in Pensacola, please 
schedule interviews Sunday through Thursday.  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.  
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.  The last week to interview will be 12-
16 May 2020.

16.  Those individuals not selected will be afforded the opportunity of one 
MyNavy Assignment application.

17.  The enlisted applicant point of contact is ADC Kate Sopiak at
(760) 339-2434/DSN 658 (from 3 January 2020 to 14 March 2020) or at
(850) 452-4736/DSN 922 (after 15 March 2020) or via e-mail at 
katherine.sopiak(at)navy.mil.  For further information, visit the Blue Angels 
website.

18.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

19.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//

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