HELICOPTER ENLISTED NAVAL AIRCREW RATING CONSOLIDATION

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SUBJ/HELICOPTER ENLISTED NAVAL AIRCREW RATING CONSOLIDATION//


GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  THE CONSOLIDATION OF ALL ENLISTED HELICOPTER
AIRCREW INTO THE AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS OPERATOR RATING HAS BEEN
APPROVED.  AS AN ELEMENT OF NAVY'S HUMAN CAPITAL STRATEGY, THIS
CONSOLIDATION MARKS A MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE EVOLUTION OF NAVAL
ROTARY AVIATION AND HELICOPTER AIRCREW CULTURE.  IT PREPARES THE
INVENTORY AND BILLET BASE FOR THE CONVERSION TO THE MH-60R AND
MH-60S MULTI-MISSION PLATFORMS AND IMPROVES THE EFFICIENCY OF THE
AIRCREW ACCESSION AND TRAINING PIPELINE.
2.  OFFICIAL CONSOLIDATION BEGAN WITH THE CONVERSION OF E8 AND
E9 NON-AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS OPERATOR HELICOPTER AIRCREW IN
MARCH 2005, AND WILL CONTINUE AS DETAILED IN THE TABLE IN
PARAGRAPH 3.
3.  CONVERSION TO AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS OPERATOR WILL BE
AUTOMATIC DURING THE TRANSITION MONTH INDICATED IN THE TABLE BELOW
UNLESS THE MEMBER SUBMITS AN ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST,
NAVPERS 1306/7, TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-4011D2), NOT LATER THAN 31
JULY 2005 REQUESTING NOT TO CONVERT.  CRITICAL POINTS IN THE
TRANSITION PROCESS ARE NOTED BELOW (READ IN 5 COLUMNS):
GRADE  DECISION     TRANSITION  EXAM                 BOARD
E9     15 NOV 04    MAR 05      NA                   NA
E8     15 NOV 04    MAR 05      NA                   APR 05 (FOR E9)
E7     31 JUL 05    SEP 05      NA                   APR 06 (FOR E8)
E6     31 JUL 05    DEC 05      JAN 06 (FOR E7)      JUN 06 (FOR E7)
E5     31 JUL 05    DEC 05      MAR 06 (FOR E6)      NA
E1-4   31 JUL 05    DEC 05      MAR 06 (FOR NEXT PG) NA
4.  NEW HELICOPTER AIRCREW ACCESSIONS WILL BE CLASSIFIED AS
AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS OPERATOR STARTING WITH THE APRIL 2005 NAVAL
AIRCREW CONSOLIDATION CLASS CONVENING.  AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS
OPERATOR CLASS "A" SCHOOL THROUGHPUT WILL INCREASE ACCORDINGLY.
COMMANDER, NAVAL AVIATION TECHNICAL TRAINING CENTER IS ENCOURAGED TO
ACCELERATE AVIATION WARFARE CORE AND STRAND "A" SCHOOL CURRICULM TO
BETTER ACCOMODATE AIRCREW ASSIGNED TO HELICOPTER COMBAT SUPPORT
SQUADRON, HELICOPTER SEA COMBAT SUPPORT, AND HELICOPTER MARITIME
STRIKE SQUADRON COMMANDS.
5.  THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING
EARLY SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, CONVERSION PACKAGES, OR PERFORM TO
SERVE REENLISTMENT REQUESTS.
6.  POCS:
ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER
-CDR JOEL SCHUSTER AT (901) 874-2980/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOEL.SCHUSTER@NAVY.MIL
-AFCM MIKE OTTEN AT (901) 874-2076/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
MICHAEL.OTTEN@NAVY.MIL
-ADC BRAD HOEL AT (901) 874-2074/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
BRADLEY.HOEL@NAVY.MIL
CNO ENLISTED POLICY
-LCDR MARK PROCTOR AT (703) 614-6863/DSN 224 OR EMAIL AT
MARK.PROCTOR@NAVY.MIL
DISTRIBUTION (DETAILERS)
-CDR DAVID NELSON AT (901) 874-3691/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
DAVID.E.NELSON2@NAVY.MIL
-LT QUINCY BEASLEY AT (901) 874-3707/DSN 822 OR EMAIL AT
QUINCY.BEASLEY@NAVY.MIL
-AWCM JEFF MURPHY AT (901) 874-3673/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JEFFREY.W.MURPHY@NAVY.MIL
-AWC JOHN MYRBECK AT (901) 874-3694/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
JOHN.MYRBECK@NAVY.MIL
-AOC TODD WALTER AT (901) 874-3675/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
TODD.D.WALTER@NAVY.MIL
-ADC CASEY LULOW AT (901) 874-3695/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT
CASEY.LULOW@NAVY.MIL
7.  RELEASED BY VADM G. L. HOEWING, N1//
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