FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (AC) RATING CONSOLIDATION WITH THE ACTIVE COMPONENT

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SUBJ/FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (AC) RATING 
CONSOLIDATION WITH THE ACTIVE COMPONENT// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE FULL TIME 
SUPPORT (FTS) AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER (AC) RATING INTO THE ACTIVE 
COMPONENT EFFECTIVE 1 OCT 08.  
2.  AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY, CAREER DIVERSITY 
AND DUTY ASSIGNMENTS RESULTING FROM BASE REALIGNMENT AND CLOSURES AND 
BILLET REDUCTIONS LED TO THE DECISION TO REMOVE THE AC RATING FROM THE 
FTS PROGRAM.  CONSOLIDATION OF THE FTS AC RATING INTO THE ACTIVE 
COMPONENT WILL RESULT IN IMPROVED ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY, REDUCED 
CAREER STAGNATION, AND BROADER CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WHILE GIVING THOSE 
WHO CONVERT TO OTHER RATINGS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE THEIR NAVY 
CAREERS.
3.  FTS AC SAILORS IN PAYGRADES E6 AND BELOW 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 PARA 9 THROUGH PARA 12 OF THIS 
NAVADMIN BEFORE 15 AUG 08:
    A.  REMAIN AN AC AND REENLIST IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT BY 30 SEP 08.  
THE REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON 
CURRENT FTS ENLISTMENT.  IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT 
SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS (SRB), REENLISTMENT MUST BE FOR AN 
ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS BEYOND CURRENT FTS ENLISTMENT OR A MINIMUM OF 
THREE YEARS TOTAL, WHICHEVER IS LONGER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SRB 
INSTRUCTION, OPNAVINST 1160.8A.  REFER TO MOST RECENT NAVADMIN FOR 
ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB ELIGIBILITY.  IF REENLISTMENT WILL EXCEED HIGH 
YEAR TENURE (HYT) LIMITS, AN ACTIVE COMPONENT HYT WAIVER MUST BE 
APPROVED PRIOR TO REQUESTING SRB REENLISTMENT.
    B.  CHANGE RATING TO FTS CAREER REENLISTMENT OBJECTIVES (CREO) 1 OR 
2 RATING BEFORE 30 SEP 08.  REFER TO THE MOST RECENT CREO NAVADMIN FOR 
CREO 1 AND 2 RATINGS.
    C.  CHANGE RATING TO AN ACTIVE COMPONENT CREO 1 OR 2 RATING AND 
REENLIST IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT BEFORE 30 SEP 08.  REFER TO THE MOST 
RECENT CREO NAVADMIN FOR CREO 1 AND 2 RATINGS.  THE REENLISTMENT 
OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT FTS 
ENLISTMENT.  IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB, ACTIVE 
COMPONENT REENLISTMENT MUST BE FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS BEYOND 
CURRENT FTS ENLISTMENT.  REFER TO MOST RECENT NAVADMIN FOR ACTIVE 
COMPONENT SRB ELIGIBILITY.  IF REENLISTMENT WILL EXCEED HYT LIMITS, AN 
ACTIVE COMPONENT HYT WAIVER MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO REQUESTING SRB 
REENLISTMENT.
    D.  REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 BEFORE 15 
AUG 08 TO BE EFFECTIVE BY 30 SEP 08.
4.  FTS AC WITH 12 OR MORE YEARS OF SERVICE AS OF 30 SEP 08, INCLUDING 
ALL E7 AND ABOVE REGARDLESS OF YEARS OF SERVICE, MUST REQUEST ONE OF 
THE FOLLOWING CAREER OPTIONS VIA METHODS DESCRIBED IN PARA 9 THROUGH 12 
OF THIS NAVADMIN BEFORE 15 AUG 08.
    A.  REMAIN AN AC AND REENLIST IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT BY 30 SEP 08.  
THE REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON 
CURRENT FTS ENLISTMENT.  IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB, 
ACTIVE COMPONENT REENLISTMENT MUST BE FOR AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS 
BEYOND CURRENT FTS ENLISTMENT OR A MINIMUM OF THREE YEARS TOTAL, 
WHICHEVER IS LONGER, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SRB INSTRUCTION, OPNAVINST 
1160.8A.  REFER TO MOST RECENT NAVADMIN FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB 
ELIGIBILITY.  IF REENLISTMENT WILL EXCEED HYT LIMITS, AN ACTIVE 
COMPONENT HYT WAIVER MUST BE APPROVED PRIOR TO REQUESTING SRB 
REENLISTMENT.
    B.  REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 BEFORE 15 
AUG 08 TO BE EFFECTIVE BY 30 SEP 08.
    C.  IF ELIGIBLE, RETIRE OR TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE BEFORE 30 
SEP 09.
5.  REENLISTMENTS AS A RESULT OF THIS ACTION ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE OF 
THE TIME FRAMES ESTABLISHED BY MILPERSMAN 1160-030.
6.  FTS ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS WILL CONTACT COMMANDING OFFICERS OF 
THOSE SAILORS WHO DO NOT SUBMIT A REQUEST INDICATING THEIR DESIRES WITH 
ONE OF THE ABOVE OPTIONS BY 15 AUG 08.
7.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, ALL AC DETAILING WILL BE EXECUTED BY THE 
ACTIVE COMPONENT AC DETAILERS.  SEA/SHORE ROTATION WILL COMPLY WITH 
ACTIVE COMPONENT SEA/SHORE ROTATION.
8.  FTS AC SAILORS SELECTED FOR CPO BY THE FTS CPO BOARD HELD 19 MAY 08 
SHALL COMPLY WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS IN PARA 4 OF THIS NAVADMIN.  
ELIGIBLE E3-E5 FTS AC, WHO WILL BE TRANSITIONING TO THE ACTIVE 
COMPONENT AC RATING BY 30 SEP 08, WILL TAKE THE SEPTEMBER 08 E4-E6 EXAM 
AND COMPETE FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.
9.  FOR REENLISTMENT IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT AS AN AC:  SUBMIT AN 
ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7) TO COMMUNITY 
MANAGEMENT, BUPERS-3210A.
10.  FOR CHANGE IN RATING TO ANOTHER FTS RATING:  SUBMIT A NAVPERS
1306/7 TO NAVPERSCOM (PERS-812).  
11.  FOR CHANGE IN RATING TO ANOTHER RATING IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT:  
SUBMIT A NAVPERS 1306/7 TO NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811).  
12.  APPLICATIONS FOR CHANGE IN RATING INTO EITHER FTS OR ACTIVE 
COMPONENT RATINGS MUST CONTAIN A CONCISE SUMMARY OF SAILOR 
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 FOR CREO 1 AND 2 RATINGS.  FLEET WIDE SCREENING IS REQUIRED 
FOR ALL APPLICANTS TO VALIDATE RATING ELIGIBILITY AND CREO REQUIREMENTS.
13.  A CHANGE OF COMPONENT REENLISTMENT OR CHANGE IN RATING MAY AFFECT 
THE COMPETITIVE CATEGORY OF A SAILOR FOR ADVANCEMENT.  
COMMANDS MUST COUNSEL AFFECTED SAILORS ON THE TIMING OF THEIR 
REENLISTMENT IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT OR CHANGE IN RATING.  QUESTIONS ON 
THIS ISSUE SHOULD BE REFERRED TO PERS-812A AND PERS-812A1 POINTS OF 
CONTACT LISTED BELOW.
14.  POINTS OF CONTACT:  
- FTS ENLISTED COMMUNITY MGR (ECM), BUPERS-3210, (901) 874-2869/ DSN 
882.
- FTS ECM TECHNICAL ADVISOR (TECHAD), BUPERS-3210A, (901) 874-2974/ DSN 
882.
- ACTIVE COMPONENT AC ECM, BUPERS-321C, (901) 874-2075/DSN 882.
- ACTIVE COMPONENT AC TECHAD, BUPERS-321E, (901) 874-8075/DSN 882.
- FTS AC DETAILER, PERS-4012C8, (901) 874-3197/DSN 882.
- ACTIVE COMPONENT AC DETAILER, PERS-404DF, (901) 874-3666/DSN 882.
- FTS TO ACTIVE COMPONENT (IN RATING), BUPERS-3210A, (901) 874-2974/ 
DSN 882.
- FTS TO FTS CHANGE IN RATING, PERS-812A OR PERS 812A1, (901) 874-
4457/DSN 882 OR (901) 874-3196/DSN 882.
- FTS TO ACTIVE COMPONENT (NOT IN RATING), PERS-811E, (901) 874-
3908/DSN 882.
- SRB HELP DESK, PERS-811F, (901) 874-2526/DSN 882.
- EARLY SEPARATIONS, PERS-832C1, (901) 847-4431/DSN 882.
15.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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