E5 HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) AT 14 YEARS

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RMKS/1.  THE E5 HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) GATE OF 14 YEARS LENGTH OF 
SERVICE FOR ACTIVE, FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) AND USNR PERSONNEL SERVING 
ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS WAS ANNOUNCED IN 
NAVADMIN 056/05 IN MARCH 2005 AND CAN BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY IN 
MILPERSMAN 1160-120.  THIS POLICY CHANGE WAS DESIGNED WITH A FOUR-YEAR 
DELAY TO PREVENT DISADVANTAGING E5 SAILORS BETWEEN
10-14 YEARS OF SERVICE WHEN THE POLICY WAS APPROVED BY SECNAV IN MARCH 
OF 2005.  THIS MESSAGE SERVES AS A REMINDER TO SAILORS AND NAVY 
LEADERSHIP OF THE IMPENDING EXECUTION OF E5 HYT AT 14 YEARS.  
TO ASSIST CAREER PLANNING, OPTIONS FOR E5 SAILORS WHO ARE AT RISK OF 
HYT AT 14 YEARS ARE DESCRIBED IN PARAS 3-6 OF THIS MESSAGE.  
ADDITIONALLY, AN ACTION TIMELINE, PARA 7, IS PROVIDED FOR SAILORS WHO 
PLAN TO REQUEST A RATING CONVERSION OR HYT WAIVER.  THIS INFORMATION IS 
PURPOSELY PUBLISHED IN ADVANCE SO SAILORS AND COMMANDS HAVE TIME TO 
CONDUCT CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS AND MAKE THE BEST CAREER DECISION FOR 
THE SAILOR AND THE NAVY.  WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ANY SAILOR WHO MAY HAVE 
QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THE HYT POLICY TO USE THEIR CHAIN OF 
COMMAND AND CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER (ECM). 
2.  E5 SAILORS WITH LESS THAN 10 YEARS TOTAL ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE 
(INCLUDES TIME IN OTHER SERVICES OR PRIOR SERVICE) ON
1 JULY 2005 ARE SUBJECT TO THE 14-YEAR E5 HYT GATE REGARDLESS OF THEIR 
CURRENT CONTRACT EXPIRATION.  THESE SAILORS START TO REACH THIS 14-YEAR 
HYT GATE BEGINNING ON 2 JULY 2009. 
3.  HYT WAIVER REQUESTS:  HYT WAIVERS WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-
CASE BASIS.  THE MANNING OF THE RATING WITH RESPECT TO PAYGRADE, YEAR 
GROUP INVENTORY, AND NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC) CODE ARE KEY 
FACTORS IN THE WAIVER DECISION.  WAIVER REQUESTS MAY BE SUBMITTED IAW 
MILPERSMAN 1160-120.  COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS AND SAILORS SHALL 
DISCUSS INDIVIDUAL WAIVER REQUESTS WITH THE APPROPRIATE ECM PRIOR TO 
SUBMITTING THE REQUEST.  THE WAIVER REQUEST SHOULD BE SUBMITTED 10 
MONTHS PRIOR TO THE HYT DATE, BUT MUST, AT A MINIMUM, BE SUBMITTED SIX 
MONTHS PRIOR TO THE HYT DATE.  
4.  RATING CONVERSION:  SAILORS WHO ARE NOT GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A HYT 
WAIVER SHOULD CONSIDER A LATERAL CONVERSION TO A RATING UNDERMANNED AT 
THE E5 PAY GRADE, OR TO A RATING THAT MAY BE UNDERMANNED WITHIN THEIR 
SPECIFIC YEAR GROUP.  COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS SHOULD CONTACT THE ECM 
OF THE SPECIFIC RATINGS THE SAILOR IS CONSIDERING.  FLEET RIDE, 
HTTPS://FLEETRIDE.SSCNO.NMCI.NAVY.MIL/  SHALL BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE 
THAT THE SAILOR IS FULLY QUALIFIED FOR THE RATING REQUESTED.  SAILORS 
MUST SUBMIT CONVERSION REQUESTS IAW MILPERSMAN 1440-010 VIA THEIR 
COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR AND THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.  SAILORS APPROVED 
FOR CONVERSION WILL BE GRANTED A HYT WAIVER ONCE THE SAILOR HAS 
COMPLETED TRAINING AND HAS FULLY CONVERTED TO THE NEW RATING. 
5.  TRANSITION TO THE NAVY SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES):  SAILORS WITH 
FLEET EXPERIENCE ARE A VALUABLE ASSET IN THE NAVY SELECTED RESERVE 
COMPONENT (RC).  IAW MILPERSMAN 1160-130, THE HYT GATE FOR E5 SELRES 
SAILORS IS 22 YEARS.  SAILORS TRANSITIONING TO THE NAVY RESERVE MAY BE 
ABLE TO STAY IN THEIR CURRENT RATING OR CONVERT TO AN UNDERMANNED NAVY 
RESERVE RATING.  IN ADDITION TO THE CAMARADERIE, PRIDE, AND PATRIOTISM 
THAT COME FROM STAYING NAVY, THE BENEFITS OF THE RESERVES INCLUDE 
RESERVE RETIREMENT BENEFITS, AFFILIATION BONUSES, TWO-YEAR MOBILIZATION 
DEFERMENT, ONE DAY OF BASIC PAY PER DRILL PERIOD (NORMALLY FOUR HOURS 
OF WORK), FLEXIBLE DRILL OPPORTUNITIES, LOW-COST MEDICAL AND DENTAL 
COVERAGE OPTIONS, EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS, FULL MWR AND EXCHANGE BENEFITS, 
AND AN SGLI OF UP TO 400,000 DOLLARS.  INFORMATION ON THE NAVY RESERVE 
CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/STAYNAVYTOOLS/NAVYRESERVE.HTM
UNDER THE 'ENLISTED OPPORTUNITIES' LINK OR AT WWW.NAVYRESERVE.COM.  
SAILORS DESIRING AN OPPORTUNITY TO STAY NAVY WITHIN THE RC SHOULD 
CONTACT THEIR COMMAND CAREER COUNSELOR FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE. 
6.  INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION:  IF A SAILOR DOES NOT RECEIVE A HYT WAIVER, 
CONVERT TO ANOTHER RATING OR TRANSITION TO THE SELRES AS DETAILED IN 
PARAS 3-5 ABOVE, THE SAILOR WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED AT HIS OR 
HER HYT DATE.  SERVICE MEMBERS SHOULD REFER TO OPNAVINST 1900.4 FOR 
GUIDANCE REGARDING SEPARATION PAY AND BENEFITS AND REFER TO BUPERSINST 
1900.8B FOR AMPLIFYING INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISCHARGE CODE THEY 
WILL RECEIVE.  IF A SERVICE MEMBER HAS REENLISTED UNDER A SELECTIVE 
REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) AND THE TERMS OF THE CONTRACT EXTEND BEYOND 
THE HYT GATE, CONTACT THE OPNAV N130 SRB DESK AT COM (703) 695-3130/DSN 
225-3130 OR EMAIL AT BRENDA.BILLINGSLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL TO ENSURE SRB IS 
PRORATED CORRECTLY.
7.  COMMUNICATION TIMELINE.  BY 1 AUGUST 2008, THE ECMS WILL POST 
INFORMATION ON BUPERS ONLINE FOR USE BY CAREER COUNSELORS AND COMMANDS 
FOR THE FIRST GROUP OF SAILORS AFFECTED BY THE E5 HYT GATE CHANGE.  
THIS INFORMATION WILL CONSIST OF TWO SETS OF POWERPOINT SLIDES.  THE 
FIRST SET WILL PROVIDE ONE SLIDE FOR EVERY ENLISTED RATING REPRESENTED 
IN THE INITIAL GROUP OF E5 SAILORS AT RISK OF HYT AT 14 YEARS.  THESE 
SLIDES WILL PROVIDE USEFUL INFORMATION CONCERNING THE HEALTH OF THE 
ENLISTED RATING IN QUESTION.  
THEY WILL ALSO PROVIDE ECM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE AFFECTED SAILORS 
WITHIN THAT RATING WITH RESPECT TO THE CAREER OPTIONS OUTLINED ABOVE, 
AS WELL AS, ECM PHONE NUMBER AND E-MAIL CONTACT DATA.  THE SECOND SET 
OF SLIDES WILL PROVIDE NAMES, BY UIC, OF THE FIRST GROUP OF SAILORS AT 
RISK.  THESE SLIDES CAN BE ACCESSED BY 1 AUGUST 2008 ON THE BUPERS 
ONLINE (BOL) WEBSITE AT HTTPS://WWW.BOL.NAVY.MIL/ UNDER THE BOL 
APPLICATION ENTITLED E5 HYT.  COMMANDS AND CAREER COUNSELORS ARE 
EXPECTED TO USE THIS INFORMATION TO CONDUCT CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARDS 
(CDBS), COUNSEL THE AFFECTED SAILORS, AND DOCUMENT THE COUNSELING ON A 
PAGE 13 LOCATED ON THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM 
(NSIPS), HTTPS://NSIPSWEB.NMCI.NAVY.MIL/ ENTITLED E5 HYT GUIDANCE PAGE 
13.  AFTER COUNSELING IS COMPLETE, COMMANDS SHALL SUBMIT BY 1 OCTOBER 
2008 THE DESIRED OPTION(S) OF THE SAILOR TO THE RATING SPECIFIC ECM VIA 
THE E-MAIL CONTACT PROVIDED.  THE ECMS WILL REVIEW EACH REQUEST AND 
RESPOND TO THE COMMAND BY 12 DECEMBER 2008.  COMMANDS SHALL THEN SUBMIT 
THE OFFICIAL REQUEST OF THE SAILOR TO THE RATING SPECIFIC ECM IAW 
APPLICABLE MILPERSMAN GUIDANCE BY 16 JANUARY 2009.  COMMANDS SHALL 
ATTEMPT TO MEET ALL MILPERSMAN GUIDANCE REQUEST SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.  
IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE TIMELINE DATES ESTABLISHED ABOVE MAY NOT MEET 
MILPERSMAN SUBMISSION TIMELINES, ESPECIALLY FOR SAILORS FIRST AFFECTED 
BY THE NEW HYT GATE CHANGE IN JULY 2009. 
8.  CONVERSIONS, WAIVERS, AND SELRES AFFILIATION ARE NOT GUARANTEED.  
THE MANPOWER NEEDS OF EACH ENLISTED RATING WILL DICTATE THE NUMBER OF 
SAILORS THAT CAN REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY IN RATE OR VIA CONVERSION, OR 
TRANSFER TO THE SELRES IN RATE OR VIA CONVERSION.  OPEN AND FREQUENT 
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE SAILOR, THE COMMAND, AND THE ECMS WILL ENSURE 
THE DEVELOPMENT OF REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS IN THE MIND OF EACH SAILOR.  
QUICK ACTION ON THE PART OF THE SAILOR AND THE COMMAND WILL IMPROVE THE 
ODDS OF THE SAILOR RECEIVING HIS/HER FIRST CHOICE OF OPTIONS.
9.  SAILORS AFFECTED BY THE E5 HYT GATE CHANGE SHOULD TAKE CHARGE OF 
THEIR CAREER AND ACT IMMEDIATELY.  THE FIRST STEP IS TO TALK WITH THEIR 
COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS TO DISCUSS THE OPTIONS OUTLINED ABOVE.  
COMMANDS SHALL USE FLEET RIDE TO DETERMINE ADDITIONAL RATINGS FOR WHICH 
THE SAILOR IS QUALIFIED AND CONDUCT A CDB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  THESE 
TOOLS WILL ASSIST SAILORS IN MAKING THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISION TO 
CONTINUE THEIR NAVAL CAREER IN EITHER THE ACTIVE OR RESERVE COMPONENT. 
10.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
-  LCDR KIM PIZANTI, OPNAV N132C3, AT (703) 693-2307/DSN 223 OR EMAIL 
AT KIMBERLY.PIZANTI(AT)NAVY.MIL;
-  MR. DAVID NELSON, BUPERS-32B, AT (901) 874-2678/DSN 882 OR EMAIL 
DAVID.E.NELSON2(AT)NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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