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SUBJ/NAVY FOREIGN EXPERTISE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION DESIGNATOR//
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NARR/REF A IS NAVMAC ESTABLISHMENT OF FOREIGN EXPERTISE (FE1) AQD.
REF B IS GENADMIN MESSAGE FROM DON CIO REGARDING THE DON SSN REDUCTION
RMKS/1. Reference (a) created an Additional Qualification Designator (AQD)
to identify officers with experience on a Navy/Joint/Combined staff with
significant expertise in interactions with Foreign Governments, Foreign
Military, Foreign Academic Institutions or Non-Governmental Organizations
(NGO). The goal of establishing this AQD is to identify officers with
enhanced regional and operational understanding that have direct experience
working with foreign militaries and organizations who then are able to
continue to progress to senior decision making levels within their
2. AQD awarding criteria is as follows:
a. Served as a member of a Navy/Joint or Combined Staff with significant
expertise in interactions with Foreign Governments/Military/Academic
Institutions or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).
b. Served in the position for a minimum of 12 months in the rank of
LCDR, CDR, CAPT or RDML.
c. Typical positions (not all encompassing): Head of Naval Foreign
Mission, Staff Theater Security Cooperation, International Affairs, Maritime
Affairs, Senior Defense Official (SDO)/Defense Attache (DATT). Primary
duties involve advising U.S. or foreign staffs on military matters,
functioning as a liaison for visiting U.S. forces/staffs, or serving as a
foreign/coalition staff officer.
d. Serving on an OCONUS staff is insufficient justification for awarding
the FE1 AQD. The officer must have documented duties directly involving
routine interaction with/support to non-U.S.
3. Officers who have qualifying experience may self-nominate for the FE1 AQD
by sending an application to their respective PERS-4X detailer. Packages
must provide all pertinent information including applicable certificates,
fitness reports, awards, and any other relevant documentation of experience
working directly with foreign militaries or organizations. PERS-41, 42, 43,
44, and 47 have the authority to award the FE1 AQD to LCDR thru CDR. PERS-47
is the sole awarding authority for CAPT and RDML. E-mail packages to the
appropriate PERS-4 detailer or send hardcopies to:
Commander, Navy Personnel Command
PERS-4X (your respective detailer)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-4300
Per reference (b), all e-mails containing personally identifiable information
(PII) must be encrypted; do not send unencrypted e-mails containing PII.
4. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
5. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//