ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR (SB) RATING

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR (SB) RATING//


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  CNO HAS APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SPECIAL
WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR (SB) GENERAL RATING.  THE SB RATING WILL
IMPROVE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE READINESS, SUPPORT OPTIMAL MANNING,
AND ALIGN NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ENLISTED PERSONNEL WITH THE SKILL
SETS DEMANDED FOR THE GWOT.  BY ALLOWING SAILORS TO FOCUS ON RATING
SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGY AND TRAINING SYSTEMS, THE NAVY WILL REDUCE
TRAINING INFRASTRUCTURE COSTS, WHILE BROADENING THE PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT, CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR OUR
SAILORS.
2.  CONVERSION FROM SOURCE RATINGS TO THE SB RATING FOR NEC 5350 AND
5352 DESIGNATED PERSONNEL WILL BE AUTOMATIC.  CONVERSION FOR ACTIVE
E1-E9 AND RESERVE E6-E9 PERSONNEL WILL OCCUR ON 1 OCT 06, AND
CONVERSION FOR RESERVE E1-E5 WILL OCCUR ON 1 MAR 07.  NO INDIVIDUAL
ACTION BY THE MEMBER WILL BE REQUIRED.  ONLY SELECTED RESERVES E1-E9
CURRENTLY SERVING IN VALID NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE RESERVE BILLETS BY
BIN AND RBSC WILL BE CONVERTED TO SB.  SELECTED RESERVES HOLDING NEC
5350 AND 5352 NOT CURRENTLY SERVING IN A VALID NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE
RESERVE BILLET HAVE UNTIL 1 SEP 06 TO TRANSFER TO A VALID NAVAL
SPECIAL WARFARE RESERVE BILLET.  ALL OTHERS WILL REMAIN IN THEIR
SOURCE RATING AND NEC WILL BE REMOVED BY EPMAC.
3.  ACTIVE PERSONNEL WITH NEC 5350 AND 5352 WHO DO NOT DESIRE TO
CONVERT TO THE SB RATING MUST SUBMIT A NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION
CHANGE REQUEST (EPMAC 1221/2) TO REMOVE THE 5350 AND 5352 NEC AND AN
ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7) TO REMAIN IN
THEIR SOURCE RATING NOT LATER THAN 1 JUL 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 SB RATING BADGE WILL BE ALL BLACK CONSISTING OF AN ANCHOR
CROSSED DIAGONALLY BY A FLINTLOCK PISTOL AND CUTLASS.  ALL ACTIVE
E1-E9 AND RESERVE E6-E9 DESIGNATED NEC 5350 AND 5352 PERSONNEL CAN
CONVERT TO THE NEW SB RATING BADGE ON 1 OCT 06, AND RESERVE E1-E5
DESIGNATED NEC 5350 AND 5352 PERSONNEL CAN CONVERT TO THE NEW SB
RATING BADGE ON 1 MAR 07.
5.  PER UNIFORM REGULATIONS, PARA 4235, ALL ACTIVE E1-E9 AND RESERVE
E6-E9 PERSONNEL MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR SOURCE RATING BADGE UNTIL
THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT OR UNTIL 30 SEP 08, AND RESERVE E1-E5
PERSONNEL MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR SOURCE RATING BADGE UNTIL THEIR
NEXT ADVANCEMENT OR UNTIL 28 FEB 09.
6.  THE ENLISTED SB WARFARE DESIGNATION WILL BE SWCC (SPECIAL
WARFARE COMBATANT-CRAFT CREWMAN).  THE SWCC SPECIAL WARFARE
INSIGNIA CURRENTLY EXISTS AND WILL NOT CHANGE.  THE SWCC INSIGNIA
WILL BE WORN IN THE SUPERIOR POSITION (ABOVE THE RIBBONS) WHEN
SERVING IN AN SB BILLET FULFILLING SB DUTIES, AND WARFARE DESIGNATOR
(SWCC) WILL NOW BE PLACED NEXT TO THE SB MEMBERS RATING DESIGNATOR
(I.E. SBCM (SWCC) SMITH).
7.  FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
    E7 (ACTIVE DUTY)
        LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - JAN 06
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING EXAM - JAN 07
    E7 (SELECTED RESERVE)
        LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - FEB 06
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING EXAM - FEB 07
    E4 - E6 (ACTIVE DUTY)
        LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - SEP 06
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING EXAM - MAR 07
    E4 - E6 (SELECTED RESERVE)
        LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - FEB 07
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING EXAM - AUG 07
8.  FOLLOWING IS THE E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
    E8/9 (ACTIVE)
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006
        (FY-07 BOARD)
    E8/9 (RESERVE)
        LAST SOURCE RATING PANEL BOARD - SPRING 2006 (FY-07 BOARD)
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING PANEL BOARD -
        SPRING 2007 (FY-08 BOARD)
    E7 (ACTIVE)
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE PANEL BOARD - SUMMER 2006
        (FY-07 BOARD)
    E7 (RESERVE)
        LAST SOURCE RATING PANEL BOARD - SUMMER 2006 (FY-07 BOARD)
        FIRST SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR RATING PANEL BOARD
        - SUMMER 2007 (FY-08 BOARD)
9.  COMNAVCRUITCOM WILL RECRUIT SB IN FY-07.  RECRUITS SHIPPED IN
FY-06 UNDER THE SPECIAL OPERATIONS CHALLENGE PROGRAM - SWCC OPTION
WILL REMAIN IN CONTRACTED SOURCE RATING UNTIL COMPLETION OF SB "A"
SCHOOL.
10.  MONTHLY STATUS UPDATES, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND OTHER
WEB-BASED RESOURCES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE SEAL AND SWCC LEARNING
CENTER PAGE ON NAVY KNOWLEDGE ONLINE AT WWW.NKO.NAVY.MIL AND THE
SPECWAR ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT PAGE AT WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL
/ENLISTED/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/SPECIALWARFARE.
11.  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
5350 AND 5352 WILL CONTINUE TO BE PAID AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF
THE SB RATING.
12.  POCS:
-  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
- RESERVE ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS:
LCDR TOM SIMPSON, (901) 874-4511/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
THOMAS.SIMPSON@NAVY.MIL
PNCS DEAN CHEVES, (901) 874-4508/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
DEAN.CHEVES@NAVY.MIL
- NSW OPERATIONAL SUPPORT GROUP
CAPT B. J. KEEPERS, (619) 437-5196/DSN 577 OR EMAIL AT
BJ.KEEPERS@NAVSOC.NAVY.MIL
CDR ROGER MEEK, (619) 437-0787/DSN 577 OR EMAIL AT
ROGER.MEEK@NAVSOC.NAVY.MIL
-  CENTER FOR SEAL AND SWCC
MR. RON COOPER, (619) 437-5999/DSN 577 OR EMAIL AT
RONALD.COOPER@NAVSOC.NAVY.MIL
EMCM (SWCC)CHUCK CLEMENT, (619) 437-0851/DSN 577 OR EMAIL AT
CHARLES.CLEMENT@NAVSOC.NAVY.MIL
-  ADVANCEMENT POLICY:
LCDR JULIET COOK, (703) 695-0888/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT
JULIET.COOK@NAVY.MIL
-  DETAILER:
CMDCM (SEAL) DOUG MCNUTT, (901) 874-35643/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
DOUGLAS.MCNUTT@NAVY.MIL
-  SRB/SDAP
MMC JOHN DOVEL, (901) 874-3193/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOHN.DOVEL@NAVY.MIL
-  CONVERSIONS
YNC(SW) DANIEL BOUCHER, (901) 874-3908/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
MILL_CONVERSIONS@NAVY.MIL
13.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//
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