VIRTUAL COMMAND PILOT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT

R 262113Z NOV 08
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
BT
NAVADMIN 340/08
UNCLAS PERSONAL FOR COMMANDERS, COMMANDING OFFICERS, AND OFFICERS IN 
CHARGE FROM VADM FERGUSON//N01430//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//
SUBJ/VIRTUAL COMMAND PILOT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT//


RMKS/1.  I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NAVY 
TOTAL FORCE (TF) DOMAIN VIRTUAL COMMAND PILOT PROGRAM.  THIS PILOT 
OFFERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) 
COSTS FOR NAVY, GEOGRAPHICAL BACHELOR TOURS, RELOCATION STRESS, AND 
OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES FOR SAILORS AND THEIR FAMILIES ASSOCIATED 
WITH (PCS) MOVES.  IT OFFERS INDIVIDUALS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN 
HIGH-IMPACT POSITIONS WHILE MAINTAINING GEO-STABILITY TO SUPPORT 
PERSONAL AND FAMILY NEEDS.
2.  THE VIRTUAL COMMAND PILOT WILL TEST WHETHER PHYSICAL ASSIGNMENT 
OF PARENT COMMAND MEMBERS TO AN AREA GEOGRAPHICALLY SEPARATED FROM 
OPNAV N1 AND OTHER MAJOR NAVY TF DOMAIN HEADQUARTERS STAFFS IS 
FEASIBLE BY USING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY, COUPLED WITH A SUPPORTING 
LOCAL COMMAND STRUCTURE.  THIS PILOT WILL ALLOW INDIVIDUALS TO 
REMAIN IN THEIR CURRENT GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION WHILE WORKING FOR PARENT 
COMMANDS LOCATED ELSEWHERE WITHIN CONUS.  THE PILOT WILL INITIALLY 
BE OPEN TO EIGHT (8) OFFICERS; IF SUCCESSFUL, THE PILOT MAY BE 
SELECTIVELY EXPANDED.   
3.  OFFICERS SELECTED FOR THIS PILOT WILL BE ASSIGNED TO A NAVY TF 
DOMAIN DUTY STATION WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF THEIR FLEET 
CONCENTRATION AREA (GEOGRAPHIC COMMAND), WITH AN ADDITIONAL DUTY 
ASSIGNMENT TO A NAVY TF DOMAIN BILLET LOCATED IN WASHINGTON DC OR 
MILLINGTON TN (PARENT COMMAND).  HOUSING ALLOWANCES WOULD BE PAID 
FOR THE GEOGRAPHIC COMMAND.  DEPENDENT ON THE DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH 
THE BILLET TO WHICH THE OFFICER IS ASSIGNED, THE OFFICER COULD WORK 
PRIMARILY FROM THE NAVY TF DOMAIN DUTY STATION (GEOGRAPHIC COMMAND), 
OR FROM HIS OR HER HOME VIA A FORMAL TELEWORK AGREEMENT, OR A 
COMBINATION OF BOTH.  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, SUCH AS COMPLETING THE 
PHYSICAL READINESS TEST AND PHYSICAL HEALTH ASSESSMENTS, 
PARTICIPATING IN PERIODIC URINALYSIS SCREENING, AND UTILIZATION OF 
COMMAND FACILITIES, SUCH AS VTC AND NMCI CONNECTIVITY, WOULD BE 
PROVIDED BY THE GEOGRAPHIC COMMAND.  THE PARENT COMMAND WOULD 
PROVIDE AN NMCI SEAT AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, TO INCLUDE A LAPTOP, 
DOCKING STATION, MONITOR, KEYBOARD, MOUSE, AND GOVERNMENT CELL PHONE, 
FOR THE OFFICER'S USE TO CONDUCT DAILY BUSINESS.  FITNESS REPORTS 
FOR THESE OFFICERS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE PARENT COMMAND 
WHERE THEY REPORT FOR WORKING PURPOSES.  THE GEOGRAPHIC COMMAND 
WOULD HAVE NO INPUT INTO THESE REPORTS.  
4.  THE FOLLOWING NAVY TF DOMAIN BILLETS ARE AVAILABLE UNDER THE 
VIRTUAL COMMAND PILOT:
    A.  OPNAV N122C - DEPUTY TOTAL FORCE MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS 
BRANCH - OPNAV WASHDC - UIC 00011, BSC 12205, DESIG:  1050H - ANY 
WARFARE DESIG CAN APPLY.
    B.  OPNAV N13 - CCD ASSISTANT LIAISON OFFICER - CCD DET WASHDC - 
UIC 3495B, BSC 60070,  DESIGN: 6412J.
    C.  PERS PLANNER/STRATEGIC ROADMAPS - PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT 
DETACHMENT WASHDC - UIC 47891, BSC 00030 DESIG 1200I
    D.  N131 HEAD PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT - CHNAVPERS WASHDC - UIC 
45997, BSC 13220, DESIG 1000H - ANY UNRESTRICTED LINE DESIGNATOR MAY 
APPLY.
    E.  STAFF OPS AND PLANS - PERS 6 DET WASHDC - UIC 3495B, BSC 
00610, DESIG 1050I - ANY UNRESTRICTED LINE DESIGNATOR MAY APPLY.
    F.  IRR FORCE MANAGEMENT HEAD PLANNER - CNPC RESERVE SUPPORT 
NORFOLK - UIC 39329, BSC 93305, DESIG 1200I.
    G.  ADP PGM / IT / WEB PRODUCTS SUPPORT - CHNAVPERS MILLINGTON  
- UIC 62980, BSC 63285, DESIG 1600I.
    H.  DIRECTOR AED/AMD CAREER MGMT - NASC DET BUPERS PAX RIVER - 
UIC 31571, BSC 04050, DESIG 1500G.  
5.  THOSE NOMINATED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PILOT ARE EXPECTED TO BE 
SELF-STARTERS, CAPABLE OF WORKING INDEPENDENTLY AND MAINTAINING OPEN 
LINES OF COMMUNICATION WITH THEIR SUPERVISORS VIA PHONE, EMAIL, AND 
PERIODIC FUNDED TRAVEL TO THEIR PARENT COMMANDS, WHEN REQUIRED.  
ONLY OFFICERS ELIGIBLE FOR ASSIGNMENT TO SHORE DUTY AS PART OF THEIR 
NORMAL SEA/SHORE ROTATION ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY.  
6.  UNIT COMMANDERS AND COMMANDING OFFICERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO 
NOMINATE OFFICERS WHO MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS LISTED IN PARA 5 TO 
THEIR RESPECTIVE DETAILERS FOR CONSIDERATION.  INDIVIDUALS IN 
JOINT/UNIFIED COMMANDS MAY APPLY DIRECTLY TO THEIR DETAILERS FOR 
CONSIDERATION.    
7.  POINT OF CONTACT IS CAPT JIM OAKES, OPNAV N1T AT (703) 614
-6879/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT JAMES.OAKES(AT)NAVY.MIL.
8.  RELEASED BY VADM M. E. FERGUSON III, N1.//
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