ENLISTED NAVAL AIRCREW (NAC) RATING CONSOLIDATION

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SUBJ/ENLISTED NAVAL AIRCREW (NAC) RATING CONSOLIDATION// 


REF/A/MSG/CNO/021435ZMAY05// REF/B/DOC/BUPERS/03APR2002// 
REF/C/DOC/CNPC/23AUG2005// REF/D/DOC/CNPC/24JUN2003// NARR/REF A IS 
NAVADMIN 092/05, HELICOPTER ENLISTED NAVAL AIRCREW RATING CONSOLIDATION.  
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1326.4D, ADMINISTRATION OF ENLISTED FLIGHT ORDERS, 
CAREER ENLISTED FLYER INCENTIVE PAY (CEFIP), AND HAZARDOUS DUTY 
INCENTIVE PAY (HDIP) FOR AERIAL FLIGHT.  REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1220-010, 
AIRCREW PROGRAM.  REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1220-020, NAVAL AIRCREWMAN 
DESIGNATION.
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN IS TO ANNOUNCE THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE ENLISTED 
NAVAL AIRCREW (NAC) RATING WHICH BEGAN IN FY05 WITH THE HELICOPTER NAC 
RATING ANNOUNCED IN REF A.  TO COMPLETE THE PHASED APPROACH OF THE NAC 
RATING CONSOLIDATION, THE CNO HAS APPROVED THE CONSOLIDATION OF ALL 
REMAINING SOURCE RATED NAVAL AIRCREWMEN INTO A SINGLE SOURCE RATING 
WITH FIVE NEW SERVICE RATINGS (AWR, AWS, AWO, AWF, AWV) AND CHANGE OF 
THE NAME OF THE AW RATING FROM AVIATION WARFARE SYSTEMS OPERATOR (AW) 
TO NAVAL AIRCREWMEN (AW).  THIS MERGER WILL APPLY TO ACTIVE COMPONENT, 
FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS), SELECTED RESERVE (SELRES) AND INDIVIDUAL READY 
RESERVE (IRR) SOURCE RATED NAVAL AIRCREWMEN.  FURTHER, THIS NAVADMIN 
ALSO CONSOLIDATES THE FTS ACOUSTIC AND NON-ACOUSTIC FIXED-WING AW'S 
(AWO) AND IN-FLIGHT TECHNICIANS (AWV) INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT 
DETAILED IN PARAS 10 THROUGH 18 BELOW.  
2.  THIS CONSOLIDATION MARKS A MAJOR MILESTONE IN THE EVOLUTION OF 
NAVAL AVIATION AND AIRCREW CULTURE.  ESTABLISHING A SINGLE AIRCREW 
GENERAL RATING WILL ELIMINATE INEFFICIENCIES IN THE TRAINING PIPELINE, 
IMPROVE ADVANCEMENT QUALITY, PROVIDE MORE CONTROL OF THE NAC ENLISTED 
FORCE AND IMPROVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER MANAGEMENT.
3.  OFFICIAL CONVERSION TO AW WILL OCCUR ON 1 OCT 2008 FOR ALL ACTIVE 
COMPONENT E1-E9, FTS E1-E9, AND SELRES AND IRR E6-E9. FOR SELRES AND 
IRR E1-E5, CONVERSION WILL TAKE EFFECT ON 1 APR 2009.  REQUIRED 
INDIVIDUAL PERSONNEL ACTION AND COMMAND ACTION IS DETAILED IN PARAS 7 
AND 8 BELOW.
4.  THE AW RATING BADGE WILL BE UTILIZED FOR THE NEW COMBINED RATING.  
ALL AW PERSONNEL E1-E9 MAY CONTINUE WEARING THEIR SOURCE RATING BADGE 
UNTIL THEIR NEXT ADVANCEMENT OR TWO YEARS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF 
CONVERSION.  THE ENLISTED MASTER FILE WILL REFLECT ALL ACTIVE COMPONENT 
AND FTS AFFECTED BY THIS RATING CONSOLIDATION AS PERSONNEL IN THE AW 
RATING EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2008.  INACTIVE MANPOWER AND PERSONNEL 
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (IMAPMIS) WILL REFLECT ALL SELRES/IRR E6-
E9 EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2008 AND SELRES/IRR E1-E5 EFFECTIVE
1 APR 2009.
5.  FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
E7 (ACTIVE/FTS):  MERGED EXAM-JAN 09
E7 (SELRES):  MERGED EXAM-FEB 09
E4-E6 (ACTIVE/FTS):  SEPARATE EXAM-SEP 08; MERGED EXAM-MAR 09
E4-E6 (SELRES:  SEPARATE EXAM-FEB 09; MERGED EXAM-AUG 09 6.  FOLLOWING 
IS THE E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
E8/9 (ACTIVE/FTS/SELRES)
MERGED BOARD-SPRING 09 (FY10 BOARD)
E7 (ACTIVE/FTS/SELECTED RESERVE)
SEPARATE BOARD-SUMMER 08 (FY09 BOARD)
MERGED BOARD-SUMMER 09 (FY10 BOARD)
7.  THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS RULES APPLY FOR E-7 AND ABOVE.  ALL MEMBERS 
ARE REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A NAVPERS FORM 1306/7 ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION 
REQUEST STATING THEIR CONVERSION DESIRE TO THEIR ENLISTED COMMUNITY 
MANAGER (ECM) AT BUPERS 321E FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT, BUPERS 3210 FOR FTS, 
AND BUPERS 329 FOR SELRES PERSONNEL, NO LATER THAN 31 JUL 2008.  ECM'S 
WILL ADJUDICATE REQUESTS BASED ON COMMUNITY MANNING NEEDS.  THOSE 
REQUESTING NOT TO CONVERT AND APPROVED WILL REMAIN IN A FLYING STATUS 
UNTIL PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD), WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO 
RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER WHEN IN THE DETAILING WINDOW, WILL RETAIN 
CAREER ENLISTED FLYER INCENTIVE PAY (CEFIP) UNTIL PRD, WILL RETAIN 
ELIGIBILITY TO WEAR THE NAC INSIGNIA AND WILL BE REQUIRED TO REPAY SRB 
FOR NAC RELATED NEC'S ON A PRO-RATED BASIS.  
THOSE REQUESTING NOT TO CONVERT AND WHO ARE DISAPPROVED, WILL BE 
AUTOMATICALLY CONVERTED TO THE AW RATING BY     1 OCT 2008.  
8.  THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS RULES APPLY FOR E-6 AND BELOW CONVERSION.  
ALL ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS E-6 AND BELOW PERSONNEL WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY 
CONVERTED 1 OCT 2008.  SELRES AND IRR E-1 THROUGH E-5 WILL BE 
AUTOMATICALLY CONVERTED ON 1 APR 2009.  PERSONNEL WHO NO LONGER 
VOLUNTEER FOR DUTIES INVOLVING FLYING WILL BE CONSIDERED NON-VOLUNTEER 
AND FALL UNDER THE GUIDE LINES IAW REFS B THROUGH D.  
SRB FOR NAC RELATED NEC'S WILL BE RECOUPED ON A PRO-RATED BASIS FOR 
THOSE WHO ELECT TO NON-VOLUNTEER.  ECM WILL REASSIGN AND OR RETRAIN 
PERSONNEL WITHIN SERVICE RATINGS AS NEEDED TO BALANCE THE INVENTORY 
WITHIN INDIVIDUAL NEC'S AND MAINTAIN FLEET READINESS. 
9.  THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS RULES APPLY FOR AW CONVERSION FOR ALL 
PAYGRADES.  THE ECM IS RESPONSIBLE TO MATCH INVENTORY WITH FLEET 
REQUIREMENTS.  IF REQUIRED, A FORMAL SELECTION BOARD WILL BE CONVENED 
VIA SEPCOR.  
10.  ALL AIRCREW WILL FALL INTO ONE OF FIVE SERVICE RATINGS FOR 
ADVANCEMENT PURPOSES.  AIRCREW WILL COMPETE FOR ADVANCMENT WITHIN T 
HEIR SERVICE RATING COMPETITIVE GROUP THROUGH E-8 AND MERGE INTO AW AT 
E-9.  THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF THE FIVE SERVICE RATINGS AND COMPONENT 
NEC'S:
AWV- 8228, 8229, 8262, 8263, 8265, 8284, 9401, 9402
AWF- 8206, 8208, 8209, 8220, 8227, 8235, 8241, 8245, 8250, 8251, 8252, 
8278, 8279, 8289
AWO- 7835, 7841, 7846, 7861
AWS- 7805, 7807, 7885, 7886
AWR- 7873, 7876, 7875 (7835 SELRES ONLY) 11.  THIS RATING MERGER 
COMBINED WITH REDUCED RC FIXED WING NAVAL AIRCREWMAN REQUIREMENTS WILL 
RESULT IN THE FTS AWO AND AWV COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES FALLING BELOW 
LEVELS ABLE TO SUSTAIN REASONABLE CAREER PROGRESSION.  THEREFORE, IT IS 
NECESSARY TO CONSOLIDATE FTS SAILORS IN THE AWO AND AWV COMPETITIVE 
CATEGORIES INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 2008.  FTS SAILORS 
IN THE AWO AND AWV COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES HAVE THE FOLLOWING CAREER 
OPTIONS WITH ADJUDICATION OF EACH REQUEST BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE 
NAVY:
    A.  FTS SAILORS IN PAYGRADES E6 AND BELOW MEMBERS WITH LESS THAN
12 YEARS OF TOTAL SERVICE AS OF 30 SEP 08 MUST REQUEST ONE OF THE 
FOLLOWING CAREER OPTIONS VIA METHODS DESCRIBED IN PARAS 15 THROUGH 18 
OF THIS NAVADMIN BEFORE 31 JULY 2008:
        (1) REMAIN IN THE AWO OR AWV SERVICE RATING AND REENLIST INTO 
THE ACTIVE COMPONENT IN RATE BY 30 SEP 2008.  REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION 
MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT RESERVE ENLISTMENT.  
REFER TO THE MOST RECENT SRB NAVADMIN, CURRENTLY NAVADMIN 251/07, FOR 
ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB ELIGIBILITY;  
        (2) REMAIN FTS AND CONVERT TO FIXED-WING NAVAL AIRCREWMAN
(AWF) BEFORE 31 JUL 08; 
        (3) CHANGE RATING TO A FTS CREO 1 OR 2 RATING BY 30 SEP 2008;
        (4) CHANGE RATING TO AN ACTIVE COMPONENT CREO 1 OR 2 RATING AND 
REENLIST INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT BY 30 SEP 2008.  REENLISTMENT 
OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT RESERVE 
ENLISTMENT.  REFER TO THE MOST RECENT SRB NAVADMIN, CURRENTLY NAVADMIN 
251/07, FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB ELIGIBILITY;
        (5) REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 
BEFORE 31 JUL 2008.  REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE MUST OCCUR PRIOR TO 
30 SEP 2008.   
    B.  FTS SAILORS WITH 12 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE AS OF 30 SEP
2008 OR E7 AND ABOVE, REGARDLESS OF YEARS OF SERVICE, MUST REQUEST ONE 
OF THE FOLLOWING CAREER OPTIONS VIA METHODS DESCRIBED IN PARAGRAPHS 15-
18 OF THIS NAVADMIN BEFORE 31 JULY 2008:
        (1) REMAIN AN AWO OR AWV AND REENLIST INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT 
IN RATE BY 30 SEP 08.  REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED 
REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT RESERVE ENLISTMENT.  REFER TO THE MOST 
RECENT SRB NAVADMIN, CURRENTLY NAVADMIN 251/07, FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT 
SRB ELIGIBILITY;
        (2) REMAIN FTS AND CONVERT TO FIXED-WING NAVAL AIRCREWMAN BY 30 
SEP 08;
        (3) REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 
BEFORE 31 JUL 2008.  REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE MUST OCCUR PRIOR TO 
30 SEP 2008;   
        (4) IF ELIGIBLE, RETIRE OR TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE BEFORE 
30 SEP 2009.
12.  REENLISTMENTS AS A RESULT OF THIS ACTION ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE OF 
THE TIME FRAMES ESTABLISHED BY MILPERSMAN 1160-030.
13.  FTS ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS WILL CONTACT COMMANDING OFFICERS 
OF THOSE AWO'S AND AWV'S WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A REQUEST INDICATING THEIR 
DESIRES WITH ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS BY 31 JULY 2008.      
14.  EFFECTIVE 1 JUL 2008, ALL AWO AND AWV DETAILING WILL BE EXECUTED 
BY THE ACTIVE COMPONENT AWO AND AWV DETAILERS.  PROJECTED ROTATION 
DATES FOR FTS AWO AND AWV AIRCREWMEN WHO REENLIST IN THE ACTIVE 
COMPONENT AS AN AWO OR AWV AIRCREWMAN WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED.  
SEA/SHORE ROTATION WILL COMPLY WITH ACTIVE COMPONENT SEA/SHORE ROTATION.  
FOR EXAMPLE, PRIOR FTS AWO AND AWV AIRCREWMEN WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON A 
SEA TOUR ARE ELIGIBLE TO ROTATE TO A SHORE TOUR. 
15.  FOR FTS AWO AND AWV REENLISTMENT IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT (IN 
RATING):  SUBMIT AN ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7), 
VIA THE COMMAND, TO BUPERS 3210.
16.  FOR FTS AWO AND AWV CHANGE IN RATING TO ANOTHER FTS RATING 
INCLUDING TO FTS AWF, MEMBERS SHOULD SUBMIT A NAVPERS 1306/7 TO 
NAVPERSCOM (PERS-812) VIA THE COMMAND.  
17.  FOR FTS AWO AND AWV CHANGE IN RATING TO ANOTHER RATING IN THE 
ACTIVE COMPONENT, MEMBERS SHOULD SUBMIT A NAVPERS 1306/7 TO NAVPERSCOM 
(PERS-811). 
18.  APPLICATIONS FOR CHANGE IN RATING INTO EITHER FTS OR ACTIVE 
COMPONENT RATINGS MUST CONTAIN A CONCISE SUMMARY OF THE MEMBER'S 
QUALIFICATIONS.  APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR 
THE RATING DESIRED (ASVAB, PHYSICAL STANDARDS, SECURITY CLEARANCE, ETC.) 
AS OUTLINED IN MILPERSMAN 1440-010.  REFER TO THE MOST RECENT CREO 
NAVADMIN, CURRENTLY NAVADMIN 244/07, FOR CREO 1 AND
2 RATINGS.  FLEET RIDE SCREENING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS TO 
VALIDATE RATING ELIGIBILITY AND CREO REQUIREMENTS.
19.  A CHANGE OF COMPONENT REENLISTMENT OR CHANGE IN RATING MAY AFFECT 
A SAILOR'S COMPETITIVE CATEGORY FOR ADVANCEMENT.  THEREFORE, COMMANDS 
ARE ENCOURAGED TO COUNSEL SAILORS AFFECTED BY THIS NAVADMIN ON THE 
TIMING OF THEIR REENLISTMENT INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT OR CHANGE IN 
RATING.  QUESTIONS ON THIS ISSUE SHOULD BE REFERED TO THE
PERS-812 POINTS OF CONTACT (POCS) LISTED BELOW.
20.  THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING 
EARLY SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, CONVERSION PACKAGES, OR PERFORM TO 
SERVE (PTS) REENLISTMENT REQUESTS.  PTS REENLISTMENT REQUESTS DATED 
PRIOR TO 1 OCT 2008 SHALL BE SUBMITTED IAW GUIDANCE FOR THE FIXED-WING 
NAVAL AIRCREW SOURCE RATINGS.  PTS REENLISTMENT REQUESTS DATED 1 OCT 
2008 OR LATER WILL BE SUBMITTED PER GUIDANCE FOR THE CONSOLIDATED AW 
RATING (TO BE PROMULGATED IN THE FINAL CREO AND REGA MESSAGES OF FY08).  
SELECTED REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB) AND SPECIAL DUTY ASSIGNMENT PAY (SDAP) 
PAYMENTS FOR APPLICABLE FIXED-WING NAVAL AIRCREWMEN WILL CONTINUE TO BE 
PAID AFTER THE 1 OCT 2008 CONVERSION DATE.
21. POINT OF CONTACTS: 
- MR MIKE OTTEN, AVIATION AIRCREW ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER (BUPERS 
321C), (901) 874-2075/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT MICHAEL.OTTEN(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- CAPT JOHN LATHROUM, FULL TIME SUPPORT ECM (BUPERS 3210),
(901) 874-2869/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT JOHN.LATHROUM(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- LT KEN WHITE, SELECTED RESERVE ECM (BUPERS 329),
(901) 874-4511/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT KENNETH.P.WHITE(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- AMEC PHILIP HUDSON, AVIATION AIRCREW ECM (BUPERS 321E),
(901) 874-2074/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT PHILIP.HUDSON(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- PSCM CLARENCE MITCHELL, FULL TIME SUPPORT ECM (BUPERS 3210),
(901) 874-2974/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT CLARENCE.MITCHELL(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- PSCS JENNIFER MACK, SELECTED RESERVE ECM (BUPERS 329C), (901) 874-
4508/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT JENNIFER.MACK(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
DISTRIBUTION:
ACTIVE COMPONENT DETAILERS
- LCDR MICHAEL FARNSWORTH, (PERS-404), (901) 874-3691/DSN 882 OR EMAIL 
AT MICHAEL.FARNSWORTH(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- LT KATHERINE RUSCHEINSKI, (PERS-404E), (901) 874-3707/DSN 882 OR 
EMAIL AT KATHERINE.CRAMER(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- AWCM TODD KING, (PERS-404EC), (901) 874-3673/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
TODD.KING1(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- AMC KIDDO GREEN, (PERS-404EH), (901) 874-3676/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
KIDDO.L.GREEN(AT)NAVY.MIL;
- AWC STEVEN RIEFER (PERS-404EC1), (901) 874-3675/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
STEVEN.RIEFER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
FTS DETAILER:
- ADC KENNETH FRANTZEN, (PERS-4012C8), 901 874-2257/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
KENNETH.W.FRANTZEN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
SELRES ASSIGNMENT COORDINATOR:
- YN1 TERRY BLACK, (CNRFC-N12), 504-678-4463/DSN 678 OR EMAIL AT 
TERRY.A.BLACK(AT)NAVY.MIL.
FTS TO ACTIVE COMPONENT (IN RATING) RATING CONVERSIONS:
- PSCM CLARENCE MITCHELL, FULL TIME SUPPORT ECM (BUPERS 3210),
(901) 874-2974/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT CLARENCE.MITCHELL(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
FTS TO FTS CHANGE IN RATING: 
- YNCS KORIN ROSS, (PERS-812), 901-874-4457/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
KORIN.ROSS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
FTS TO ACTIVE COMPONENT (NOT IN RATING): 
- PSC MARLON TUMBADO, (PERS-811), 901-874-3224/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
MARLON.TUMBADO(AT)NAVY.MIL.
SELRES BONUS:
- ETC SCOTT MCCANN, (PERS-811D), 901-874-3215/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
SCOTT.MCCANN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
SEPARATIONS:
- MARTHA FRY, (PERS-832C1), 901-874-4431/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
MARTHA.FRY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
22.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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