ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION

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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION//



REF/A/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/27DEC06//
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 ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE 
SUBMITTED VIA THE SPECIAL PROGRAMS DETAILER AND THE USS CONSTITUTION COMMAND 
SENIOR CHIEF VIA MAIL OR E-MAIL.  PERSONNEL WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE 
(PRD) OF JANUARY 2013 THROUGH JUNE 2013 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, MASSACHUSETTS.  THE CREW IS TASKED WITH PROMOTING, PROTECTING, AND 
PRESERVING THE SHIP.  THE SHIP RECEIVES OVER 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, 
CREW MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THE SHIP TO THE PUBLIC.  CONSTITUTION 
SAILORS MUST 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 5,800 POUND LONG GUNS 
IN PRECISION 18TH 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:
    BMC (IMMEDIATELY)
    YN1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    LS1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    MC1 (JAN 2013)
    BM3 (IMMEDIATELY) (PO3 OF ANY RATING)
    BM3 (IMMEDIATELY) (PO3 OF ANY RATING)
    CS3 (FEB 2013)
    CS3 (FEB 2013)
    DCFN (IMMEDIATELY)

4.  VOLUNTEERS SEEKING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST BE ABLE TO INTERACT 
WITH THE PUBLIC WITH MATURITY AND TACT, AND BE AN EXCEPTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE 
OF THE U.S. NAVY.  THEY MUST HAVE AN 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 STRONG LEADERS.

5.  ALL VOLUNTEERS CONSIDERING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST MEET THE 
FOLLOWING MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    A.  NO RECORD OF NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT 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.
    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 ONBOARD A SHIP.
    G.  NOT HAVE ANY TATTOOS THAT SHOW IN A SHORT SLEEVE UNIFORM. (WAIVERABLE)
    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 1306/7, REQUESTING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION.
    B.  NAVPERS 1306/92, SPECIAL DUTY SCREENING FORM.
    C.  EVALUATION/FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    D.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), LAST THREE 
YEARS OF PFA SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PRIMS PRINTOUT).
    E.  DIGITAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, AND SIDE) IN NAVY SERVICE UNIFORM 
(KHAKI FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER).  SAILORS SERVING ON INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION 
MAY WEAR UNIFORM CHAIN OF COMMAND DEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR PHOTO.
    F.  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.
    G.  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 ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO 
CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL, 
OR VIA MAIL TO:

    USS CONSTITUTION
    COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF
    BUILDING 5 
    CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD
    CHARLESTOWN, MA 02129-1797

9.  ONCE APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW 
WILL 
BE ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS CONSTITUTION COMMAND SENIOR 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 IS ATCS(SW/AW) NANCY ESTRADA AT (617) 592-2549 OR VIA 
E-MAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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