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 
RECEIVED BEFORE 15 JULY 2008.  SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE NLT 
31 JULY 2008.  PERSONNEL WITH A PRD OF JULY 2008 THROUGH MARCH 2009 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 18TH 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:
    YN1/9588 (IMMEDIATELY)
    BMC (IMMEDIATELY)
    ONE PO2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    ONE SCPO/9578 (AUGUST 2008)
    TWO PO2 (AUGUST 2008)
    ONE PO2 (SEPTEMBER 2008)
    SK1/9595 (OCTOBER 2008)
    THREE PO3 (OCTOBER 2008)
    DCFN (DECEMBER 2008)
4.  VOLUNTEERS SEEKING DUTY IN USS CONSTITUTION MUST BE ABLE TO 
INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC WITH MATURITY AND TACT, AND BE A MODEL 
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.S. NAVY.  THEY MUST HAVE IMPECCABLE APPEARANCE 
AND 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 BEING CONSIDERED FOR DUTY IN 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; DUI/DWI 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.  HAVE 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 BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH NAVY TATTOO POLICY.
    H.  MUST HAVE A CLEAR, STRONG VOICE.  MUST NOT BE AFRAID OF PUBLIC 
SPEAKING.
    I.  MUST 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) AND 1306/92 (SPECIAL PROGRAM SCREENING FORM) TO THEIR 
RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER VIA THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER.  SUBMIT THE 
FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO USS CONSTITUTION FOR SCREENING:
    A.  NAVPERS 1306/92, SPECIAL DUTY SCREENING FORM.
    B.  EVALUATION/FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    C.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), LAST 
3 YEARS OF PFA SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PRIMS PRINTOUT 
PREFERABLE).
    D.  OFFICIAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, SIDE) IN SUMMER WHITE 
UNIFORM (KHAKIS FOR CPOS).
    E.  COMMANDING OFFICER SIGNED LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT 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.
    F.  POC (CAREER COUNSELOR, LCPO, CMC) PHONE NUMBER (COMMERCIAL) AND 
E-MAIL ADDRESS.
7.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL, 
OR BY FAX TO (617) 242-2308, OR BY MAIL TO:
    USS CONSTITUTION
    COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
    CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD
    CHARLESTOWN, MA  02129-1797
8.  ONCE APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A TELEPHONE 
INTERVIEW WILL BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS CONSTITUTION 
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF.
9.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT  
WWW.USSCONSTITUTION.NAVY.MIL.
10.  POINT OF CONTACT IS HMCM(SS) DONALD ABELE AT (617) 242-5670 OR 
EMAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.
11.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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