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 MILPERSMAN 1306-920, 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 RELEASE OF 
MESSAGE.  PERSONNEL WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE
(PRD) OF 1 MAY 2010 THROUGH 1 NOVEMBER
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 
AND AMERICA?S SHIP OF STATE.  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:
    CS2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    PS2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    BU1 (IMMEDIATELY)(BU/SW/UT ELIGIBLE)
    BM3 (MAY 2010)
    PO3 (MAY 2010)
    DC2 (JULY 2010)
    BM2 (JULY 2010)
    LS3 (NOV 2010)

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.  CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS AND 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 MEMBER?S 
DEBT TO INCOME RATIO.
    D.  HAVE NO EVAL/FITREP TRAITS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    E.  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.  BE FIT FOR FULL DUTY (MEDICAL/DENTAL) WITHOUT ANY LIMITATIONS OR 
DISABILITIES THAT WOULD PRECLUDE SERVICE ONBOARD A SHIP.
    G.  NOT HAVE ANY TATTOOS THAT SHOW IN A SHORT SLEEVE UNIFORM.
    H.  HAVE A CLEAR, STRONG VOICE.  MUST NOT BE AFRAID OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
    I.  NOT BE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
    J.  NON-PETTY OFFICERS MUST BE UNMARRIED AND WITHOUT DEPENDENTS.

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.  ONCE NAVPERS 1306/7 IS COMPLETE, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING 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.  EVALUATION/FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    D.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), LAST THREE 
YEARS OF PFA SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PRIMS PRINTOUT PREFERABLE).
    E.  DIGITAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, AND SIDE) IN SERVICE UNIFORM 
(KHAKI FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER).  SAILORS SERVING ON INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION 
MAY WEAR UNIFORM CHAIN OF COMMAND DEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR PHOTO.
    F.  LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT SIGNED BY COMMANDING OFFICER, WHICH MUST
 INCLUDE:  A STATEMENT ON MILITARY APPEARANCE AND TATTOOS, AN EVALUATION OF 
THE MEMBER?S SPEAKING ABILITY, THE MEMBER?S 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, OR 
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 E-MAIL 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 APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW 
WILL BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS CONSTITUTION COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF.  
PERSONNEL MAY ALSO ARRANGE 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 E-MAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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