CHANGES TO GUAM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOUR LENGTH

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SUBJ/CHANGES TO GUAM DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOUR LENGTH//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE DEPARTMENT
OF DEFENSE TOUR LENGTH POLICY FOR PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO GUAM
ACTIVITIES.
2.  AN OFFICE OF THE UNDER SECRATARY OF DEFENSE MEMO OF 12 OCT 04
DIRECTED THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOUR LENGTH FOR PERSONNEL SERVING
ON ACCOMPANIED TOURS CHANGED FROM 24 MONTHS TO 36 MONTHS.  THE
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOUR LENGTH FOR UNACCOMPANIED PERSONNEL WILL
REMAIN AT 24 MONTHS.
3.  THIS CHANGE DOES NOT AFFECT CURRENT EXCEPTIONS TO THE TOUR
LENGTHS FOR COMMAND/OFFICER-IN-CHARGE TOURS.  TOUR LENGTHS FOR
SUBMARINES HOMEPORTED IN GUAM, PERSONNEL ASSIGNED TO EXPLOSIVE
ORDNANCE DISPOSAL MOBILE UNIT 5, AND FIRST-TERM PERSONNEL REMAIN THE



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4.  ACCORDINGLY, PROJECTED ROTATION DATES HAVE BEEN ADJUSTED FOR ALL
PERSONNEL PRESENTLY ASSIGNED TO GUAM COMMANDS ON ACCOMPANIED TOURS,
AND NOT UNDER ORDERS TO DEPART GUAM, TO COMPLETE A 36-MONTH TOUR.
PERSONNEL PRESENTLY UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE STATION ORDERS TO DEPART
GUAM COMMANDS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE AND SHOULD EXECUTE
ORDERS AS DIRECTED.  CASE-BY-CASE WAIVERS WILL BE REVIEWED FOR
SAILORS WHO HAVE HAD THEIR PROJECTED ROTATION DATE ADJUSTED TO ALLOW
FOR AN EARLIER DETACHMENT DATE FOR REASONS SUCH AS UNIT READINESS OR
SPECIFIC FAMILY IMPACT.  REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS WITH JUSTIFICATION
SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE SAILOR'S CHAIN OF COMMAND, WITH ISIC
ENDORSEMENT, TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-40CC).
5.  OVERSEAS TOUR EXTENSION INCENTIVE PROGRAM WILL REMAIN IN
EFFECT, BUT WILL APPLY FOR THOSE PERSONNEL EXTENDING FROM 36 TO 48
MONTH TOURS.
6.  POC:  LT BARRY STOWELL AT (901) 874-3510/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
BARRY.STOWELL@NAVY.MIL.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1.//
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