SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS

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REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/041837ZMAY2006// AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 
130/06, SEA SHORE ROTATION (SSR) TOUR LENGTH REVISIONS.// RMKS/1.  THIS 
NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE ESTABLISHMENT OF SEA SHORE FLOW
(SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS AND REPRESENTS A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE 
WAY THE NAVY DEFINES AND MANAGES ENLISTED SEA TOUR LENGTHS.  IT 
REPLACES THE EXISTING SEA SHORE ROTATION (SSR) TOUR LENGTHS NAVADMIN 
AND SHOULD BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SEA 
SHORE FLOW, INCLUDING A COMPARISON OF SEA TOUR LENGTHS UNDER THE NEW 
SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS VICE SEA SHORE ROTATION TOUR 
LENGTHS, CAN BE FOUND AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/ABOUTUS/BUPERS/TOTALFORCEDIV/.
2.  TRADITIONALLY, THE NAVY HAS BEEN AND WILL ALWAYS REMAIN, FIRST AND 
FOREMOST, THE PREEMINENT SEA-GOING SERVICE.  HOWEVER, OVER THE LAST 
SEVERAL YEARS, THE NAVY HAS BECOME AND IS PROJECTED TO CONTINUE TO 
BECOME INCREASINGLY SEA-CENTRIC.  THIS IS DUE IN PART TO BILLET 
STRUCTURE CHANGES THAT HAVE REDUCED BILLETS ASHORE WHILE INCREASING THE 
NEED FOR MORE EXPERIENCED YET FEWER SAILORS AT SEA.  THE TRANSITION TO 
A MORE SEA-CENTRIC NAVY HAS NECESSITATED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THIS NEW 
SEA SHORE FLOW MANNING CONSTRUCT TO ENSURE PROPER MANNING OF ALL SEA 
DUTY AND FRONT LINE OPERATIONAL BILLETS.  
AT THE SAME TIME, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A DESIRABLE LIFE/WORK BALANCE 
OVER A SAILOR'S CAREER, THE NAVY RECOGNIZES THE NEED TO OFFSET THE 
ARDUOUS NATURE OF SEA DUTY WITH PREDICTABLE PERIODS OF MEANINGFUL WORK 
ASHORE.  SEA SHORE FLOW PROVIDES THE OPTIMAL BALANCE BETWEEN SEA DUTY 
AND SHORE DUTY WHILE IMPROVING FIT (RIGHT SAILOR, RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT 
TIME) TO THE FLEET.  FOR SAILORS THIS MEANS THAT SEA TOUR LENGTHS WILL 
NO LONGER BE DETERMINED BY THEIR PAY GRADE, BUT RATHER BY THEIR 
EXPERIENCE LEVEL IN TERMS OF SEA TOURS COMPLETED.  
SEA SHORE FLOW WILL ENHANCE THE STABILITY AND IMPROVE THE 
PREDICTABILITY OF THE CAREER PATHS FOR EVERY SAILOR IN A SEA-CENTRIC 
NAVY.  IN FACT, MOST SAILORS WILL SEE EITHER NO CHANGE OR A DECREASE IN 
SEA TOUR LENGTHS AS THE NAVY MOVES CLOSER TO ACHIEVING DESIRED FIT.  
SAILORS IN VERY SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES WILL BENEFIT FROM PROGRAMS 
LIKE SEA DUTY INCENTIVE PAY (SDIP) OR EXTENDED GEOGRAPHIC STABILITY FOR 
VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE MORE TIME AT SEA OR FOR SIGNING UP FOR BACK-TO-
BACK SEA TOURS.
3.  THE SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ANNOUNCED IN THIS MESSAGE 
APPLY TO ALL ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND SUPERSEDE THE SEA SHORE 
ROTATION TOUR LENGTHS ANNOUNCED IN REF A.  HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) 
LIMITS REMAIN IN EFFECT.  CURRENT FULL-TIME SUPPORT
(FTS) SEA/SHORE ROTATION POLICY WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL COMPLETION 
OF THE INITIATIVE TO INSTITUTIONALIZE THE OPERATIONAL RESERVE.
4.  COMNAVPERSCOM WILL ADJUST PROJECTED ROTATION DATES (PRDS) BASED ON 
LENGTH OF TOUR REMAINING.  IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE TURBULENCE IN PERSONAL 
PLANNING, PRDS OF OCT 09 OR EARLIER WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED.
COMNAVPERSCOM IS AUTHORIZED TO ADJUST A PRD TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL SEA 
TOUR EXPERIENCE FOR SAILORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ASSIGNED TO A SEA TOUR.  
THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE BASED ON OVERALL MANNING IN THE COMMAND, 
PROJECTION OF FUTURE ROTATIONS TO FILL THE NEW PRD, AND ENHANCEMENT TO 
THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF THE SAILOR.
5.  SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ARE DEFINED IN PARA 6 BELOW 
AND SHOULD BE READ IN 11 COLUMNS:
(1) RATING - ENLISTED COMMUNITY USED FOR DETERMINING APPLICABLE SEA 
SHORE FLOW CAREER PATH.  TO DETERMINE TOUR LENGTHS FOR THOSE RATINGS 
THAT COMPRESS AT THE E8 AND E9 PAY GRADES (AB, AF, AV, CU, EQ, UC, GS, 
EM), REFER TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH SEA TOUR LENGTH COLUMNS (SEA3,
SEA4) OF THE APPROPRIATE FEEDER RATING.

COMPRESSED  FEEDER
RATING      RATINGS        NOTES
AB          ABE, ABF, ABH  COMPRESS AT E9
AF          AD, AME, AM    COMPRESS AT E9 AME COMPRESSES TO AM AT E8
AV          AE, AT         COMPRESS AT E9
CU          BU, EA, SW     COMPRESS AT E9
EQ          CM, EO         COMPRESS AT E9
UC          CE, UT         COMPRESS AT E9
GS          GSE, GSM       COMPRESS AT E8
EM          EM, IC         IC COMPRESSES TO EM AT E9

(2) SEA1 - SEA TOUR 1 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN 
THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FIRST SEA TOUR.  
(3) SHR1 - SHORE TOUR 1 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS 
IN THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FIRST SHORE TOUR 
FOLLOWING SEA TOUR 1.  SAILORS ASSIGNED TO A SHORE TOUR IMMEDIATELY 
FOLLOWING INITIAL TRAINING WILL BE ASSIGNED TO SHORE DUTY FOR 24 MONTHS 
PRIOR TO COMMENCING THEIR FIRST SEA TOUR.  
(4) SEA2 - SEA TOUR 2 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN 
THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR SECOND SEA TOUR.  
(5) SHR2 - SHORE TOUR 2 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS 
IN THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR SECOND SHORE TOUR 
AFTER COMPLETING SEA TOUR 2.
(6) SEA3 - SEA TOUR 3 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN 
THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR THIRD SEA TOUR.  
(7) SHR3 - SHORE TOUR 3 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS 
IN THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR THIRD SHORE TOUR AFTER 
COMPLETING SEA TOUR 3.
(8) SEA4 - SEA TOUR 4 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN 
THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FOURTH SEA TOUR.  
(9) SHR4 - SHORE TOUR 4 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS 
IN THE GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FOURTH SHORE TOUR 
AFTER COMPLETING SEA TOUR 4.
(10) SEA/SHR - SEA TOURS AND SHORE TOURS FOR SAILORS THAT HAVE 
COMPLETED FOUR SEA TOURS WILL BE 36 MONTHS AT SEA FOLLOWED BY 36 MONTH 
ASHORE UNTIL RETIREMENT.
(11) NOTES.  SEE PARA 7 FOR ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING SEA SHORE FLOW 
CAREER PATHS.
6.  SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS:

RATING   SEA1 SHR1 SEA2 SHR2 SEA3 SHR3 SEA4 SHR4 SEA/SHR NOTES
ABE       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ABF       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ABH       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
AC        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        3
AD        42   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AE        48   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AG        36   60   36   60   36   60   36   60   36/36    2
AM        48   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AME       54   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AO        60   36   54   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
AS        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
AT        36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AW        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
AZ        42   36   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
BM        60   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
BU        54   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
CE        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
CM        54   36   54   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
CMC       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        4
CS        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
CSSS      60   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
CTI       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTM       48   36   36   36   36   48   36   48   36/36    8
CTN       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTR       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTT       36   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    8
DC        54   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    
EA        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
ELTNUCSS  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ELTNUCSW  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ENSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
EO        54   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    
EOD       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ETNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ETNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ETSNV     60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ETSRF     42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
ETSW      48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
FC        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
FCAEGIS   60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
FT        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
GM        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
GSE       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
GSM       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
HM        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        6
HT        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
ICSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
IS        36   36   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
IT        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    2
LCAC      NA   NA   NA   NA   48   36   48   36   36/36    4
LN        48   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    2
MA        48   48   42   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    2
MC        42   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
MMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
MMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
MMSS      54   36   42   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
MMSSW     54   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
MMSW      54   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
MN        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
MR        48   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
MT        48   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
MU        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        3
NC        NA   NA   48   48   48   36   36   36   36/36    4
NCCR      CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        4
ND        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
OS        54   36   48   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    
PC        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        3
PR        36   42   36   42   36   42   36   42   36/36    
PS        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    2
QMSW      60   36   48   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    
RP        48   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    2
SB        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    5
SH        60   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
SK        48   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    
SKSS      36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
SO        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    5
STG       54   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
STS       48   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
SW        54   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    
UT        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
YN        36   60   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/36    
YNSS      36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
7.  NOTES:
(1) SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES CAN 
EXPECT TO SPEND MORE THAN HALF THEIR CAREER ON SEA DUTY ASSIGNMENT.  
SEA TOUR LENGTHS FOR THESE COMMUNITIES WILL NOT EXCEED 60 MONTHS FOR 
THE FIRST AND SECOND SEA TOURS AND 48 MONTHS FOR THE THIRD AND FOURTH 
SEA TOURS.  SHORE TOUR LENGTHS BETWEEN SEA TOURS WILL BE AT LEAST 36 
MONTHS LONG.  HOWEVER, MANNING CONDITIONS AT SEA MAY REQUIRE THE NEED 
TO REQUEST SEA TOUR EXTENSION OR SHORE TOUR CURTAILMENTS TO ENSURE ALL 
SEA DUTY BILLETS ARE FILLED.  SAILORS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR 
DETAILER FOR INFORMATION ON OR AVAILABILITY OF INCENTIVES SUCH AS SDIP 
OR GEOGRAPHIC STABILITY FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR ADDITIONAL TIME AT SEA.
(2) INUS/OUTUS COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN INUS/OUTUS COMMUNITIES HAVE SEA 
SHORE FLOW CAREER PATHS BASED ON A FLOW BETWEEN INUS (WITHIN THE UNITED 
STATES) AND OUTUS (OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES) DUTY ASSIGNMENTS.  
ASSIGNMENT TO SEA AND/OR OUTUS DUTY (TYPES 2, 3, 4, AND 6) WILL BE 
CONSIDERED SEA TOURS FOR SEA SHORE FLOW PURPOSES.  
ASSIGNMENT TO INUS SHORE DUTY (TYPE 1) WILL BE CONSIDERED SHORE TOURS 
FOR SEA SHORE FLOW PURPOSES.
AG - AEROGRAPHER'S MATES WILL BE ASSIGNED AS OBSERVERS FOLLOWING 
COMPLETION OF THEIR INITIAL TRAINING.  AN OBSERVER TOUR IS REQUIRED 
PRIOR TO ATTENDING FORECASTER "C" SCHOOL TRAINING.  UPON COMPLETION OF 
"C" SCHOOL TRAINING, FOLLOW ON ASSIGNMENTS AS AN AG WILL BE TO 
FORECASTER BILLETS WITH TOURS BASED ON AN INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATH.  
SAILORS IN THE AG COMMUNITY CAN EXPECT TO SERVE MORE THAN HALF THEIR 
CAREERS IN OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TOURS ASHORE.  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO 
CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
IT - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BILLET REQUIREMENTS OVERSEAS NECESSITATE 
THE TRANSITION OF THE IT COMMUNITY TO CAREER PATHS BASED ON INUS/OUTUS 
VICE SEA SHORE FLOW.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE IT COMMUNITY WILL BE 
BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. 
LN - LEGALMEN HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA DUTY (TYPE 2 AND 4) BILLETS 
AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE LN COMMUNITY WILL 
BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
MA - MASTER-AT-ARMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A DEPENDENT RESTRICTED 
SEA TOUR ASSIGNMENT TYPE 3 OR TYPE 4 (BAHRAIN ONLY) DURING THEIR FIRST 
OR SECOND SEA TOUR ROTATION.  ADDITIONALLY, SENIOR MASTER-AT-ARMS MAY 
BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A SECOND DEPENDENT RESTRICTED SEA TOUR 
ASSIGNMENT DURING THEIR THIRD SEA TOUR ROTATION.  
HAWAII IS CONSIDERED INUS SHORE DUTY (TYPE 1).  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED 
TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
PS - PERSONNEL SPECIALISTS HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA DUTY (TYPE 2 
AND 4) BILLETS AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE PS 
COMMUNITY WILL BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
RP - RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA DUTY 
BILLETS AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE RP 
COMMUNITY WILL BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
(3) SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES 
DO NOT HAVE CAREER PATHS DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW AND CAN EXPECT TO 
SPEND MORE THAN HALF THEIR CAREER ON SHORE DUTY ASSIGNMENTS.  SAILORS 
ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR SPECIFIC CAREER PATH 
INFORMATION.
AC - AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SHORE TOUR LENGTHS AT PARTICULAR SHORE UICS 
ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE TOWER CLASSIFICATION, AND THE TIME FRAME 
REQUIRED TO BECOME QUALIFIED FOR TOWER OPERATIONS.  SAILORS IN THE AC 
COMMUNITY CAN EXPECT TO SERVE MORE THAN HALF THEIR CAREERS IN 
OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TOURS ASHORE.  EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE 
SAILORS ARE AFFORDED EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT SEA TO ENHANCE 
CAREER PROGRESSION.  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS 
FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
MU - MUSICIANS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO ONE OF THE VARIOUS NAVY BANDS 
THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREER.  ASSIGNMENT BY FIT (SKILL/NEC) PREDOMINATES  
AND MINIMUM TOUR LENGTHS APPLY.  MUSICIANS CAN EXPECT AT LEAST ONE TOUR 
ASSIGNMENT TO AN OUTUS BAND DURING THEIR CAREER AND ARE REQUIRED TO 
MAINTAIN WORLD-WIDE ASSIGNABILITY.  THOUGH CLASSIFIED TYPE 1 SHORE DUTY, 
ALL INUS BANDS ARE SUBJECT TO FREQUENT AND EXTENSIVE TAD WITHIN THEIR 
AOR, AND ARE CONSIDERED DEPLOYABLE UNITS.  
OUTUS BANDS ARE SUBJECT TO SHIPBOARD AND GROUND-BASED DEPLOYMENT WITHIN 
THEIR AOR AND REQUIRE OPERATIONAL DUTY SCREENING.  SAILORS IN THE MU 
COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR ADDITIONAL 
CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
PC - POSTAL CLERKS ARE PROJECTED TO MERGE WITH THE STOREKEEPER (SK) 
COMMUNITY AND FORM THE LOGISTICS SPECIALIST (LS) COMMUNITY.  CAREER 
PATHS FOR THE LS COMMUNITY WILL REFLECT THE SK SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED 
CAREER PATH.
(4) MID-CAREER TRANSITION COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN MID-CAREER TRANSITION 
COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE SEA TOUR WHILE IN THEIR 
INITIAL COMMUNITY.  PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR TRANSITION, SAILORS SHOULD 
FULLY UNDERSTAND CAREER PATH INFORMATION, INCLUDING POSSIBLE SEA TOUR 
LENGTHS.
LCAC - LCAC OPERATORS TRANSITION TO THE LCAC COMMUNITY AFTER COMPLETING 
AT LEAST TWO SEA TOURS IN THEIR INITIAL COMMUNITY.  LCAC OPERATORS CAN 
EXPECT SEA TOUR LENGTHS OF 48 MONTHS AFTER TRANSITIONING TO THE LCAC 
COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF LCAC OPERATOR SHORE DUTY 
BILLETS, SAILORS IN THE LCAC COMMUNITY MAY BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR INITIAL 
COMMUNITY FOR SHORE DUTY.
NC - NAVY CAREER COUNSELORS TRANSITION TO THE NC COMMUNITY AFTER 
COMPLETING AT LEAST ONE SEA TOUR IN THEIR INITIAL COMMUNITY.  
SAILORS CAN EXPECT SEA TOUR LENGTHS OF UP TO 48 MONTHS.  THE LENGTH OF 
THE FIRST SEA TOUR WILL BE DETERMINED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS DEPENDING 
UPON THE INDIVIDUALS SEA TOUR EXPERIENCE AND TRANSITION TIMING.
NCCR - NAVY COUNSELOR, CAREER RECRUITERS HAVE NO SEA DUTY BILLETS AND 
WILL BE ASSIGNED AS REQUIRED.
CMC - COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS HAVE A UNIQUE CAREER PATH AND WILL BE 
DETAILED TO LEADERSHIP MILESTONE BILLETS AS APPROPRIATE.
(5) NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) COMMUNITY.  THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE 
COMMUNITY IS A SEA INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF 
THE SPECIAL WARFARE MISSION, SAILORS IN THE ELITE COMMUNITIES OF NAVAL 
SPECIAL WARFARE OPERATOR (SO) AND NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR 
(SB) SHOULD EXPECT TO SERVE BACK-TO-BACK SEA TOURS PRIOR TO ASSIGNMENT 
ASHORE.  SAILORS IN THESE COMMUNITIES CAN EXPECT THEIR INITIAL BACK-TO-
BACK SEA TOURS TO BE WITHIN THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, CONTINGENT 
UPON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY AND NSW. 
(6) MEDICAL COMMUNITY.  ENLISTED SEA SHORE FLOW CAREER PATHS FOR THE 
HOSPITAL CORPSMAN COMMUNITY ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE SAILOR'S SPECIFIC 
NEC OR SPECIALTY.  SAILORS IN THE HM COMMUNITY CAN EXPECT 36 MONTH SEA 
TOURS FOLLOWED BY 36 MONTH SHORE TOURS EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH NEC'S THAT 
ARE SHORE-INTENSIVE.  THOSE WITH OPERATIONAL EXTENSIVE NEC'S CAN EXPECT 
LONGER SEA TOUR LENGTHS.  SAILORS IN THE HM COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO 
CONTACT THEIR DETAILER FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION OR VISIT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/ENLISTED/COMMUNITYMANAGERS/MEDICALDENTAL/
FOR SPECIFIC COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION.
(7) NUCLEAR POWER COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN NUCLEAR POWER TRAINED 
COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE A 54 MONTH FIRST SEA TOUR AND 60 MONTH SECOND SEA 
TOUR.  SAILORS WHO ADVANCE TO E7 BEFORE OR DURING THEIR SECOND SEA TOUR 
WILL HAVE THEIR SECOND SEA TOUR LENGTH ADJUSTED TO 48 MONTHS.
(8) CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE AND SPECIFIC SKILL 
SETS REQUIRED BY SAILORS IN THE VARIOUS CT COMMUNITIES, CAREER PATHS 
ARE DEFINED BY INCONUS/OUTCONUS VICE SEA SHORE FLOW.  SAILORS CAN 
EXPECT TO SERVE ON VARIOUS TOURS OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES 
(OUTCONUS) AND/OR ON SEA DUTY (TYPES 2, 3, 4, AND 6) DURING THEIR 
CAREER.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNITY, 
SAILORS IN THE CT COMMUNITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR DETAILERS 
FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.  
INCONUS/OUTCONUS ROTATION FOR SPECIFIC CT RATINGS ARE LISTED BELOW AND 
ARE DEPENDENT UPON BILLET AVAILABILITY AND EMERGING NEEDS OF THE
NAVY:

CTI  E1 - E9  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
CTN  E1 - E5  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E6 - E8  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E9       3 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS
CTR  E1 - E7  1 INCONUS/2 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E8 - E9  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
CTI - CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIANS (INTERPRETIVE) ARE ASSIGNED ACCORDING TO 
THE VARYING DEMAND FOR THE UNIQUE LINGUISTIC SKILLS THEY POSSESS.  
CTM - CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (MAINTENANCE) SAILORS WILL BE DETAILED 
ACCORDING TO BILLET AND RELIEF AVAILABILITY.  MOST PCS AFLOAT TOURS 
WILL BE 48 MONTHS TO INCLUDE CTM SKILLS 9224, 9225, AND 9289.  CTM
9229 REQUIRES 60 MONTH SEA DUTY OBLIGATION FOLLOWING INITIAL SKILLS 
TRAINING.
CTT - CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (TECHNICAL) AEF TECHNICIANS, CTT SKILLS 
173X AND 1702, FIRST SEA TOUR WILL BE 48 MONTHS DUE TO LENGTH OF 
INITIAL TRAINING.  ALL OTHER CTT SAILORS WILL SERVE 36 MONTHS ON SEA 
TOUR ONE AND SEA TOUR TWO.
6.  SAILORS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE DETAILERS FOR SPECIFIC 
RATE/RATING/NEC QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.  POC FOR POLICY QUESTIONS:
- CAPT EUGENE JONES, OPNAV N132, (703) 614-3420/DSN 224
- CDR CRAIG SCHAUPPNER, OPNAV N122X, (703) 695-0554/DSN 225
- CDR DAVID SHEALY, BUPERS-32, (901) 874-2823/DSN 882.
7.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.// 
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