ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION

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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION//



REF/A/DOC/MILPERSMAN/1306-920/11JAN06//

AMPN/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1306-920, SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSIGNMENT 
TO USS CONSTITUTION.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS ENLISTED 
APPLICATIONS FOR DUTY ON BOARD USS CONSTITUTION.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE 
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN 30 DAYS AFTER RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE.
SELECTION RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER RELEASE 
OF THIS MESSAGE.  PERSONNEL WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE
(PRD) OF JANUARY 2011 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2011 ARE ELIGIBLE, OTHERS MAY 
APPLY WITH COMMAND AND DETAILER APPROVAL.  PERSONNEL SELECTED WILL 
NORMALLY DETACH FROM THEIR PRESENT COMMAND AT THEIR CURRENT PRD.

2.  USS CONSTITUTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICAN HERITAGE AND THE 
HISTORY OF OUR NAVY.  HAVING EARNED HER NICKNAME "OLD IRONSIDES"
DURING THE WAR OF 1812, USS CONSTITUTION IS THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED 
WARSHIP AFLOAT IN THE WORLD AND AMERICA'S SHIP OF STATE.  USS 
CONSTITUTION IS PERMANENTLY BERTHED IN BOSTON, MA.  THE CREW IS TASKED 
WITH PROMOTING, PROTECTING, AND PRESERVING THE SHIP.  THE SHIP RECEIVES 
ROUGHLY HALF A MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY AND IS THE NAVY'S PLATFORM FOR 
RECEIVING SENIOR OFFICERS, HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND HEADS 
OF STATE.  IN ADDITION TO THE IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE HISTORY AND 
CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIP REQUIRED TO PRESENT THE SHIP TO THE PUBLIC, 
CONSTITUTION SAILORS MUST ALSO LEARN 18TH CENTURY SQUARE-RIGGED SAILING 
FROM LINE IDENTIFICATION TO SETTING AND FURLING SAILS, INCLUDING 
CLIMBING UP AND OUT ON HER YARD ARMS.  CREW MEMBERS ARE ALSO TAUGHT HOW 
TO MAN AND OPERATE HER 5,600 POUND LONG GUNS IN PRECISION 19TH CENTURY 
GUN DRILLS.  A NORMAL TOUR OF DUTY IS THREE YEARS AND IS SHORE DUTY 
(TYPE I) FOR ROTATIONAL PURPOSES.

3.  THE FOLLOWING BILLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT NINE MONTHS, FILL 
MONTH IN PARENTHESIS:
    CE2 (NOVEMBER 2011)
    BM2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    BM2 (OCTOBER 2011)
    BM3 (SEPTEMBER 2011) (PO3 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS)
    BM3 (NOVEMBER 2011) (PO3/PO2 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO
    SPECIAL PROGRAMS)
    LS3 (JUNE 2011) (PO3 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
    PROGRAMS)

4.  VOLUNTEERS SEEKING DUTY ON BOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST POSSESS THE 
ABILITY TO INTERACT WITH THE PUBLIC WITH MATURITY AND TACT, AND BE AN 
EXCEPTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.S. NAVY.  THEY MUST HAVE IMPECCABLE 
APPEARANCE AND EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY BEARING.  CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS AND 
PETTY OFFICERS MUST BE HIGH-CALIBER INDIVIDUALS READY TO SERVE AS SHARP 
MILITARY ROLE MODELS FOR JUNIOR CREW MEMBERS AND MUST BE STRONG LEADERS.

5.  ALL VOLUNTEERS CONSIDERING DUTY ON BOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST MEET 
THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    A.  NO RECORD OF NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT (NJP) WITHIN THE PAST 36 
MONTHS.
    B.  NO RECORD OF ALCOHOL-RELATED INCIDENTS WITHIN THE PAST 36 
MONTHS; DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE/DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED 
CONVICTIONS WITHIN LAST FIVE YEARS ARE DISQUALIFYING FACTORS.
    C.  NO RECORD OF FINANCIAL INSTABILITY WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
NO EXCESSIVE DEBT.  COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS SHOULD EVALUATE 
MEMBER'S DEBT-TO-INCOME RATIO.
    D.  HAVE NO EVAL/FITREP TRAITS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    E.  BE WITHIN CURRENT BODY COMPOSITION STANDARDS.  MUST NOT HAVE 
FAILED ANY PHYSICAL FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) IN THE LAST YEAR.  MAY NOT 
HAVE MORE THAN ONE PFA FAILURE IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS.
    F.  BE FIT FOR FULL DUTY (MEDICAL/DENTAL) WITHOUT ANY LIMITATIONS OR 
DISABILITIES THAT WOULD PRECLUDE SERVICE ON BOARD A SHIP.
    G.  NOT HAVE ANY TATTOOS THAT SHOW IN A SHORT SLEEVE UNIFORM.
    HOWEVER, WAIVERS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
    H.  HAVE A CLEAR, STRONG VOICE. MUST NOT BE AFRAID OF PUBLIC 
SPEAKING.
    I.  NOT BE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
    J.  NON-PETTY OFFICERS MUST BE UNMARRIED AND WITHOUT DEPENDENTS.

6.  INTERESTED CANDIDATES MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS MUST FIRST 
SUBMIT A FULLY COMPLETED NAVPERS 1306/7 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION 
REQUEST) TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER VIA THEIR COMMANDING 
OFFICER REQUESTING RELEASE TO SPECIAL SHORE PROGRAMS.

7.  ONCE NAVPERS 1306/7 IS COMPLETE, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO 
USS CONSTITUTION FOR SCREENING:
    A.  NAVPERS 1306/92, SPECIAL DUTY SCREENING FORM.
    B.  EVALUATION/FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    C.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), LAST 
THREE YEARS OF PFA SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PRIMS PRINTOUT 
PREFERRABLE).
    D.  DIGITAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, AND SIDE) IN SERVICE 
UNIFORM (KHAKI FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER).  SAILORS SERVING ON INDIVIDUAL 
AUGMENTATION MAY WEAR UNIFORM CHAIN OF COMMAND DEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR 
PHOTO.
    E.  LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT SIGNED BY COMMANDING OFFICER, WHICH
    MUST INCLUDE:
A STATEMENT ON MILITARY APPEARANCE AND TATTOOS, AN EVALUATION OF THE 
MEMBER'S SPEAKING ABILITY, THE MEMBER'S DEMEANOR, PROFESSIONAL 
KNOWLEDGE, AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.  THE ABILITY TO WORK AND LEAD GROUPS 
OF JUNIOR SAILORS WITH LITTLE OVERSIGHT IS A FAVORABLE CHARACTERISTIC 
AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE EVALUATION.
    F.  POINT OF CONTACT (CAREER COUNSELOR, LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, 
OR COMMAND MASTER CHIEF) PHONE NUMBER (COMMERCIAL) AND E -MAIL ADDRESS.
NOTE:  COMMON APPLICATION ERRORS INCLUDE LACK OF DETAILED CONTACT 
INFORMATION, UNSIGNED NAVPERS 1306/7 AND 1306/92, NO COMMANDING OFFICER 
ENDORSEMENT, MISSING EVALUATIONS, PHOTOS NOT INCLUDED, AND SCREENING 
PACKAGES SENT TO DETAILER RATHER THAN USS CONSTITUTION.  INCOMPLETE 
PACKAGES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

8.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA E-MAIL TO CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY .MIL, 
VIA FAX TO (617) 242-2308, OR VIA STANDARD MAIL TO:
    USS CONSTITUTION
    COMMAND MASTER CHIEF
    BUILDING 5
    CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD
    CHARLESTOWN, MA 02129-1797

9.  ONCE AN APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A TELEPHONE 
INTERVIEW WILL BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS CONSTITUTION 
COMMAND MASTER CHIEF.
PERSONNEL MAY ALSO ARRANGE TO INTERVIEW IN PERSON.  PERSONAL INTERVIEWS 
ARE CONDUCTED AT USS CONSTITUTION IN CHARLESTOWN, MA.

10.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT 
WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/USSCONSTITUTION.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT: CMDCM(SW/SS/AW) DAVID TWIFORD, AT
(617) 242-2863, OR E-MAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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