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NAVADMIN 287/21 - ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY BLUE ANGELS FOR 2023


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NAVADMIN 287/21 
 
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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION 
SQUADRON (BLUE ANGELS) FOR 2023// 
 
REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/27APR07// 
NARR/REF A MILPERSMAN 1306-919, NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION SQUADRON.// 
 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces requirements and solicits enlisted 
applications for the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue 
Angels).  Applications must be postmarked no later than 1 May 2022. 
Selection results will be available no later than June 2022. 
Personnel with a projected rotation date of October 2022 through 
April 2023 are eligible, but others may apply with command and 
detailer approval.  Personnel selected will detach from their 
present command in September 2022 and report in mid-October 2022. 
 
2.  There are open E-5 and E-6 billets within the following Navy 
ratings:  AD, AE, AM, AME, AO, AS, AT, AZ, HM(NEC L04A), LS, MC, PR, 
PS and YN.  Additionally, chief petty officer applications are being 
accepted for maintenance master chief petty officer, AEC and LSC. 
Platform specific experience is not a requirement to apply. 
 
3.  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 2022. 
    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 or driving while intoxicated 
convictions within the last five years are disqualifying. 
    d.  No financial instability or command directed counseling in 
the last 36 months.  Applicants must be eligible for a government 
credit card (this cannot be waived). 
    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. 
 
4.  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 reference (a) 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 the Blue Angels using the following criteria (ensure 
all telephone numbers, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses are 
included). 
    a.  Commanding officers signed letter of endorsement on command 
letterhead, which must include:  A statement on military appearance 
and tattoos, an evaluation of the members public 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 through E-9 
applicants). 
    f.  Include completed applicant personal questionnaire located 
on the Blue Angels website at https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/join/  
    g.  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 Blue Angels and earliest and latest 
transfer dates not filled out in remarks section of the NAVPERS 
1306/7. 
 
5.  Enlisted Applications may be sent via e-mail to, or by mail to 
    Commanding Officer 
    Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron 
    Attn:  AEC(AW/SW) Alejandro Benito Jr. 
    390 San Carlos Road Suite A 
    Pensacola, FL 32508-5508 
    E-mail:  alejandro.benito(at)navy.mil 
 
6.  The medical record of the applicant will be reviewed during the 
application process. 
 
7.  Candidates should contact the Blue Angels two weeks after 
mailing their application to verify receipt and to schedule an 
interview.  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 12 March to 13 May 
2022.  The last week to interview will be 8-13 May 2022 in 
Pensacola, FL.  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, 
schedule the interview between Sunday and Thursday of the desired 
week.  Funding for travel is provided by the Service Member or their 
parent command.  Blue Angels do not provide funding for interviews. 
Personnel permanently assigned OCONUS (including Hawaii and Alaska), 
or those who are deployed, will interview via telephone. 
 
8.  Those individuals not selected will be afforded the opportunity 
of one MyNavy Assignment application.  Those individuals are 
encouraged to contact their rating detailer immediately following 
notification. 
 
9.  Point of contact is AEC Alejandro Benito at (760)339-2434/DSN 658  
(from 5 January 2022 to 9 March 2022) or at (850)452-4736/DSN 922  
(after 9 March 2022) or via e-mail at alejandro.benito(at)navy.mil.   
For further information, visit the Blue Angels website 
at: https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/.
 
10.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first. 
 
11.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// 
 
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