IMPLEMENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACKS PROGRAM

UNCLASSIFIED//
R 301546Z NOV 07
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS //N01223//
NAVADMIN 318/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV// 
SUBJ/IMPLEMENTATION OF PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACKS 
PROGRAM// REF/A/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/121459ZOCT05// 


REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/03DEC06// NARR/REF A IS GENERAL DETAILED TRANSITION 
STRATEGY NAVADMIN 267/05. 
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1040.11B, NAVY RETENTION AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
PROGRAMS.// 
RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROFESSIONAL 
APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACKS (PACT) PROGRAM.  REF A DETAILED THE 
TRANSITION PLAN FROM THE GENERAL DETAIL (GENDET) PROGRAM INCLUDING 
MILESTONES AND PROCEDURES FOR CURRENT AN AND SN GENDET SAILORS TO 
SELECT AND OBTAIN RATINGS.  A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE TRANSITION 
STATUS AND ITS IMPACT TO OUR PERSONNEL FORCE AND FLEET READINESS WAS 
RECENTLY COMPLETED.  WE ARE ON TRACK TO COMPLETE THE TRANSITION AS 
SCHEDULED.
2.  OUR ANALYSIS AND FLEET FEEDBACK ALSO SHOW A CLOSELY ADMINISTERED 
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM IS NEEDED TO PROVIDE FLEXIBILITY FOR SAILORS 
WHICH DO NOT DESIRE TO SELECT A RATING PRIOR TO ENLISTING FOR THEIR 
FIRST TERM.  ADDITIONALLY, THERE REMAINS SIGNIFICANT APPRENTICE LEVEL 
WORK IN THE FLEET WHICH MUST NOW BE ACCOMPLISHED BY RATED SAILORS 
EXPECTING MORE CHALLENGING ASSIGNMENTS TO BUILD ON THEIR INITIAL ?A?
SCHOOL TRAINING.  TO BETTER UTILIZE THE SKILLS OF OUR TRAINED JUNIOR 
SAILORS AND PROVIDE AN APPRENTICESHIP TO RATING CAREER PATH OPTION, THE 
PACT PROGRAM BEGAN OCTOBER 2007.
3.  THE PACT PROGRAM CONSISTS OF THREE APPRENTICESHIP TRACKS -
AVIATION (A-PACT), ENGINEERING (E-PACT), AND SURFACE (S-PACT).  ALL 
RECRUITS ACCESSED OR RECLASSIFIED INTO THE PACT PROGRAM WILL ATTEND AN 
INITIAL APPRENTICESHIP COURSE FOR THEIR TRACK AND RECEIVE FOLLOW-ON 
ASSIGNMENT TO A FLEET UNIT INTO A VACANT APPRENTICE LEVEL BILLET.  
USING THE FLEET RATING IDENTIFICATION ENGINE (FLEET RIDE) AT 
HTTPS://FLEETRIDE.SSCNO.NMCI.NAVY.MIL, A RATING ELIGIBILITY SCREENING 
AND CAREER PROGRESSION PLAN WILL BE DEVELOPED DURING THE REPORTING 
CAREER DEVELOPMENT BOARD (CDB).  CDBS SHALL BE CONDUCTED AND DOCUMENTED 
IN THE CAREER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (CIMS) PER REF B.
4.  NAVY PACT PROGRAM GUARANTEES:
    A.  INITIAL FOUR YEAR ACTIVE OBLIGATION
    B.  INITIAL APPRENTICE SKILL TRAINING
    C.  CAREER DEVELOPMENT PLAN WITH VIABLE CAREER OPPORTUNITY. 
EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE FOR PACT SAILORS TO GAIN RATING ENTRY VIA THE 
NAVY WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.  PACT SAILORS WHICH ARE NOT 
DESIGNATED WITHIN 24 MONTHS ONBOARD THEIR FIRST PERMANENT DUTY STATION 
WILL BE OFFERED A NAVY NEED ?A? SCHOOL IF THE SAILOR HAS MAINTAINED 
PACT PROGRAM AND RATING ENTRY ELIGIBILITY.
5.  PACT GUARANTEED SAILORS MUST:
    A.  MAINTAIN OR OBTAIN TARGET RATING ELIGIBILITY PER MILPERSMAN
1306-618 AND MOST RECENT RATING ENTRY FOR GENERAL APPRENTICES (REGA) 
MESSAGE.
    B.  HAVE NO NJP WITHIN 12 MONTHS OF �A� SCHOOL CLASS CONVENE
    C.  HAVE PASSED MOST RECENT PRT AND BE WITHIN BODY COMPOSITION 
STANDARDS
    D.  HAVE NO MARK BELOW 3.0 ON MOST RECENT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
    E.  MAINTAIN WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNMENT ELIGIBILITY
    F.  OBLIGATE SERVICE PER MILPERSMAN 1306-604 IF REQUIRED TO MEET 
MINIMUM TOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR FOLLOW-ON ASSIGNMENT UPON COMPLETION OF 
�A� SCHOOL.
6.  ACADEMIC SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AND ARMED FORCES CLASSIFICATION TESTING 
(AFCT) SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND SCHEDULED WELL IN ADVANCE TO ENABLE 
PACT SAILORS TO MAXIMIZE CAREER OPTIONS.  ACADEMIC SKILLS OPTIONS 
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NAVY COLLEGE PROGRAM AT 
HTTPS://WWW.NAVYCOLLEGE.NAVY.MIL/NCP/FINDNCO.CFM INCLUDE SELF-PACED 
COURSES AT NAVY COLLEGE LEARNING CENTERS, ARRANGEMENT FOR INSTRUCTORS 
TO TRAVEL TO SHORE BASED SITES FOR GROUPS OF FIVE OR MORE, AND REQUESTS 
FOR SHIPBOARD INSTRUCTORS THROUGH THE PACE AFLOAT PROGRAM. 
FOLLOWING ACADEMIC PREPARATION, SAILORS MAY TAKE THE AFCT AT AUTHORIZED 
PERSONNEL SUPPORT ACTIVITY DETACHMENTS AS WELL AS LARGE PLATFORM SHIP 
TEST SITES (CVN/LHD/LHA).
7.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- PACT PROGRAM:  DR. STEVE WATSON AT (703) 695-2432/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT 
STEPHEN.E.WATSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- FLEET RIDE:  MR. PAUL MARTIN AT (901) 874-2970/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
PAUL.D.MARTIN(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
8.  RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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