ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION

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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION// 


REF/A/DOC/MILPERSMAN/1306-920/06DEC27//
AMPN/REF A IS SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS 
CONSTITUTION.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS ENLISTED 
APPLICATIONS FOR DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION.  APPLICATIONS MUST 
BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE.  
SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE 
RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE.  PERSONNEL WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE 
(PRD) AS OF THE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE THROUGH 1 APRIL 2010 ARE 
ELIGIBLE, OTHERS MAY APPLY WITH COMMAND AND DETAILER APPROVAL.  
PERSONNEL SELECTED WILL NORMALLY DETACH FROM THEIR PRESENT COMMAND 
AT THEIR CURRENT PRD.
2.  USS CONSTITUTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICAN HERITAGE AND 
THE HISTORY OF OUR NAVY.  HAVING EARNED HER NICKNAME "OLD IRONSIDES" 
DURING THE WAR OF 1812, USS CONSTITUTION IS THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED   
WARSHIP AFLOAT IN THE WORLD.  USS CONSTITUTION IS PERMANENTLY 
BERTHED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.  THE CREW IS TASKED WITH 
PROMOTING, PROTECTING, AND PRESERVING THE SHIP.  THE SHIP RECEIVES 
NEARLY HALF A MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY AND IS THE NAVY'S PLATFORM 
FOR RECEIVING SENIOR OFFICERS, HIGH RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, 
AND HEADS OF STATE.  IN ADDITION TO THE IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE 
HISTORY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIP REQUIRED TO GIVE PUBLIC TOURS, 
CONSTITUTION SAILORS MUST ALSO LEARN 18TH CENTURY SQUARE-RIGGED 
SAILING FROM LINE IDENTIFICATION TO SETTING AND FURLING SAILS, 
INCLUDING CLIMBING UP AND OUT ON HER YARD ARMS.  CREW MEMBERS ARE 
ALSO TAUGHT HOW TO MAN AND OPERATE HER 5,600 POUND LONG GUNS IN 
PRECISION 19TH CENTURY GUN DRILLS.  A NORMAL TOUR OF DUTY IS THREE 
YEARS AND IS SHORE DUTY (TYPE I) FOR ROTATIONAL PURPOSES.
3.  THE FOLLOWING BILLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS, FILL 
MONTH IN PARENTHESIS:
    MA1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    MC1 (DECEMBER 2009)
    CS1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    SH2/3122 (IMMEDIATELY)
    PS2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    CS2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    CS3 (IMMEDIATELY)
    CS3 (IMMEDIATELY)
    PO3 (IMMEDIATELY)
    PO3 (IMMEDIATELY)
4.  VOLUNTEERS SEEKING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST BE ABLE TO 
INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC WITH MATURITY AND TACT, AND BE AN 
EXCEPTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.S. NAVY.  THEY MUST HAVE AN 
IMPECCABLE APPEARANCE AND EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY BEARING.  PETTY 
OFFICERS MUST BE HIGH-CALIBER INDIVIDUALS READY TO SERVE AS SHARP 
MILITARY ROLE MODELS FOR JUNIOR CREW MEMBERS AND MUST BE STRONG 
LEADERS.
5.  ALL VOLUNTEERS CONSIDERING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST 
MEET THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    A.  NO RECORD OF NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT (NJP) WITHIN THE PAST 
36 MONTHS.
    B.  NO RECORD OF ALCOHOL-RELATED INCIDENTS WITHIN THE PAST 36 
MONTHS; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE/DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
CONVICTIONS WITHIN LAST FIVE YEARS ARE DISQUALIFYING.
    C.  NO RECORD OF FINANCIAL INSTABILITY WITHIN THE PAST 36 
MONTHS.  
NO EXCESSIVE DEBT.  COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS SHOULD EVALUATE 
MEMBERS' DEBT TO INCOME RATIO.
    D.  NO EVAL/FITREP TRAITS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    E.  MUST BE WITHIN CURRENT BODY COMPOSITION STANDARDS.  MUST NOT 
HAVE FAILED ANY PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) IN THE LAST YEAR.  
MAY NOT HAVE MORE THAN ONE PFA FAILURE IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
    F.  MUST BE FIT FOR FULL DUTY (MEDICAL/DENTAL) WITHOUT ANY 
LIMITATIONS OR DISABILITIES, WHICH WOULD PRECLUDE SERVICE ONBOARD A 
SHIP.
    G.  MUST NOT HAVE ANY TATTOOS THAT SHOW IN A SHORT SLEEVE 
UNIFORM.
    H.  MUST HAVE A CLEAR, STRONG VOICE, NOT AFRAID OF PUBLIC 
SPEAKING.
    I.  MUST NOT BE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
6.  INTERESTED CANDIDATES MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS MUST FIRST 
SUBMIT A FULLY COMPLETED NAVPERS 1306/7 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION
REQUEST) TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER VIA THEIR COMMANDING 
OFFICER REQUESTING RELEASE TO SPECIAL SHORE PROGRAMS.  
7.  SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO USS CONSTITUTION 
FOR SCREENING:
    A.  NAVPERS 1306/7, (ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST) 
REQUESTING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION.
    B.  NAVPERS 1306/92, SPECIAL DUTY SCREENING FORM.
    C.  EVALUATIONS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    D.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), 
LAST 3 YEARS OF PFA SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PHYSICAL 
READINESS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PRINTOUT PREFERABLE).
    E.  OFFICIAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, AND SIDE) IN SERVICE 
UNIFORM OR SUMMER WHITE UNIFORM. 
    F.  LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT SIGNED BY THE COMMANDING OFFICER, 
WHICH MUST INCLUDE:  A STATEMENT ON MILITARY APPEARANCE AND TATTOOS, 
AN EVALUATION OF THE MEMBERS SPEAKING ABILITY, THE MEMBERS DEMEANOR, 
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.  THE ABILITY TO WORK 
AND LEAD GROUPS OF JUNIOR SAILORS WITH LITTLE OVERSIGHT IS A 
FAVORABLE CHARACTERISTIC AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE EVALUATION.
    G.  POINT OF CONTACT (CAREER COUNSELOR, LEADING CHIEF PETTY 
OFFICER, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF) PHONE NUMBER (COMMERCIAL) AND E-MAIL 
ADDRESS.  NOTE:  COMMON APPLICATION ERRORS INCLUDE LACK OF DETAILED 
CONTACT INFORMATION, UNSIGNED NAVPERS 1306/7 AND 1306/92, NO 
COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENT, MISSING EVALUATIONS, PHOTOS NOT 
INCLUDED AND SCREENING PACKAGES SENT TO DETAILER RATHER THAN USS 
CONSTITUTION.  INCOMPLETE PACKAGES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
8.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO 
CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL, BY FAX TO (617) 242-2308, OR BY MAIL 
TO:
    USS CONSTITUTION
    COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF
    BUILDING 5 
    CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD
    CHARLESTOWN, MA 02129-1797
9.  ONCE AN APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A 
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WILL BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS 
CONSTITUTION COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF.  ALL PERSONNEL CURRENTLY 
STATIONED IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES, INCLUDING THOSE WHO MAY 
BE DEPLOYED, BUT WILL RETURN PRIOR TO FINAL SELECTIONS, ARE 
RECOMMENDED TO INTERVIEW IN PERSON.  PERSONAL INTERVIEWS ARE 
CONDUCTED AT USS CONSTITUTION IN CHARLESTOWN, MA.
10.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT 
WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/USSCONSTITUTION.
11.  POINT OF CONTACT:  CTRCS(SW/SS/AW) DAVID TWIFORD, AT (617) 242-
2863, OR EMAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.
12.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//
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