ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY DIVER RATING

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY DIVER RATING//



GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  AS PART OF THE NAVY'S STRATEGY FOR OUR PEOPLE,
THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NAVY DIVER (ND) GENERAL RATING HAS BEEN
APPROVED.  THE NAVY DIVER RATING WILL IMPROVE NAVY DIVER FORCE
READINESS, SUPPORT OPTIMAL MANNING AND ALIGN ND ENLISTED PERSONNEL
WITH SEA WARRIOR.  BY ALLOWING SAILORS TO FOCUS ON RATING SPECIFIC
TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING SYSTEMS, NAVY WILL REDUCE TRAINING
INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS, WHILE BROADENING THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR OUR SAILORS.
2.  OFFICIAL CONVERSION FROM SOURCE RATINGS TO THE ND RATING FOR NEC
5311, 5341, 5342, 5343, AND 5346 DESIGNATED PERSONNEL WILL BE
AUTOMATIC.  CONVERSION FOR E6-E9 (ACTIVE DUTY AND SELECTED RESERVE)
PERSONNEL WILL OCCUR ON 1 JUN 06.  CONVERSION FOR E1-E5 (ACTIVE
DUTY) PERSONNEL WILL OCCUR ON 1 OCT 06.  CONVERSION FOR E1-E5
(SELECTED RESERVE) PERSONNEL WILL OCCUR ON 1 MAR 07.  NO INDIVIDUAL
ACTION BY THE MEMBER WILL BE REQUIRED.
3.  PERSONNEL WITH NEC 5311, 5341, 5342, 5343, AND 5346 WHO DO NOT
DESIRE TO CONVERT TO THE ND RATING MUST SUBMIT A NAVY ENLISTED
CLASSIFICATION CHANGE REQUEST (EPMAC 1221/2) TO REMOVE THE 5311,
5341, 5342, 5343, AND 5346 NEC AND AN ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION
REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7) TO REMAIN IN THEIR SOURCE RATING NOT LATER
THAN 1 APR 06.  PERSONNEL NOT APPROVED TO REMAIN IN THEIR SOURCE
RATING MUST REQUEST LATERAL CONVERSION TO A CREO 1 OR CREO 2 RATING
FOR WHICH THEY QUALIFY.  THESE CONVERSIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED
DIRECTLY TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-4811).
4.  THE ND RATING BADGE WILL BE THE CURRENT SECOND CLASS DIVER
INSIGNIA.
5.  DESIGNATED NEC 5311, 5341, 5342, 5343, AND 5346 PERSONNEL WHO
TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR THE RETIRED LIST BETWEEN 1 JUNE 06
AND 1 OCT 06 MAY CHOOSE TO RETIRE WITH THEIR NEW OR PREVIOUS RATING
BADGE.  THE ENLISTED MASTER FILE, HOWEVER, WILL REFLECT E6-E9 AND
E1-E5 PERSONNEL IN THE ND RATING EFFECTIVE 1 JUN 06 AND 1 OCT 06,
RESPECTIVELY.
6.  FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
     E7 (ACTIVE DUTY)
         LAST ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING EXAM - JAN 06
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING EXAM - JAN 07
     E7 (SELECTED RESERVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING EXAM - FEB 06
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING EXAM - FEB 07
     E4 - E6 (ACTIVE DUTY)
         LAST ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING EXAM - SEP 06
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING EXAM - MAR 07
     E4 - E6  (SELECTED RESERVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE SOURCE RATING EXAM - FEB 07
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING  EXAM - AUG 07
7.  FOLLOWING IS THE E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
      E8/9 (ACTIVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006 (FY-07
         BOARD)
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006
         (FY-07 BOARD)
      E8/9 (RESERVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006 (FY-07
         BOARD)
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2007
         (FY-08 BOARD)
      E7 (ACTIVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006 (FY-07
         BOARD)
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING PANEL BOARD - SUMMER 2006 (FY-07
         BOARD)
      E7 (RESERVE)
         LAST ULTIMATE RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006 (FY-07
         BOARD)
         FIRST NAVY DIVER RATING PANEL BOARD - SUMMER 2007 (FY-08
         BOARD)
8.  COMNAVCRUITCOM WILL RECRUIT ND IN FY-07.  RECRUITS SHIPPED IN
FY-06 UNDER THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS CHALLENGE PROGRAM-FLEET DIVER
OPTION WILL REMAIN IN CONTRACTED SOURCE RATING UNTIL COMPLETION OF
ND "A" SCHOOL.
9.  MONTHLY STATUS UPDATES, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND OTHER
WEB-BASED RESOURCES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE CENTER FOR EOD AND
DIVER WEB SITE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL AND
SPECOPS ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT WEB SITE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/
ENLISTED/COMMUNITY MANAGERS/SPECIAL WARFARE.
10.  THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING
EARLY SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, OR CONVERSION PACKAGES.  SELECTIVE
REENLISTMENT BONUS AND SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY APPLICABLE TO NEC
5311, 5341, 5342, 5343, AND 5346 WILL CONTINUE TO BE PAID AFTER THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ND RATING.
11.  POC:
ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS:
- CDR DANE THORLEIFSON, (901) 874-2858/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
DANE.THORLEIFSON@NAVY.MIL
- SKCM (EOD) JOHN SIEGEL, (901) 874-2827/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOHN.SIEGEL@NAVY.MIL
- ENCM (DSW/SW/SS/MDV) MIKE WINTER, (901) 874-3116/DSN 882 OR EMAIL
AT LEONARD.WINTER@NAVY.MIL
CENTER FOR EOD AND DIVING:
- CAPT GARY WINDHORST, (850) 235-5274/DSN 436 OR EMAIL AT
GARY.WINDHORST@NAVY.MIL
- CMDCM (DSWS) JIM NICHOLS, (850) 235-5793/DSN 436 OR EMAIL AT
JAMES.L.NICHOLS2@NAVY.MIL
DETAILER:
- AOCM (EOD) ERIC FRAMPTON, (901) 874-3564/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
ERIC.FRAMPTON@NAVY.MIL
SRB/SDAP:
- MMC JOHN DOVEL, (901) 874-3215/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOHN.DOVEL@NAVY.MIL
CONVERSIONS:
- YN1 MICHAEL THURMAN, (901) 874-3193/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
MICHAEL.THURMAN@NAVY.MIL
12.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1NT//
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