ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION

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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG// SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR 
ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION// REF/A/DOC/MILPERSMAN/1306-920/06DEC27//
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 NOVEMBER 2011 THROUGH JUNE 
2012 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:
    LS1 (JANUARY 2012)
    BU1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    BM2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    CE2 (IMMEDIATELY)  (PO2 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
    PROGRAMS)
    CS2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    IC2 (IMMEDIATELY)  (PO2 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
PROGRAMS)
    YN2 (FEBRUARY 2012)
    PO2 (JANUARY 2012) (PO2 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
PROGRAMS)
    PO2 (MARCH 2012)   (PO2 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
PROGRAMS)
    BM3 (IMMEDIATELY)  (PO3 ANY RATE/DETAILER RELEASE TO SPECIAL
PROGRAMS)
    BM3 (JANUARY 2012) (PO3/PO2 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 PHOTOGRAPHS (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/AW) ROXANNE RHOADES, AT
(617) 242-2863, (617) 592-2549, OR VIA E-MAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC (AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE B. EASTER, N1 (ACTING).// 

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