ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 733X AVIATION MAINTENANCE DESIGNATOR AND MERGER OF 734X AND 738X INTO 733X

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SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 733X AVIATION MAINTENANCE DESIGNATOR AND MERGER OF 
734X AND 738X INTO 733X//



RMKS/1.  THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 733X 
AVIATION MAINTENANCE DESIGNATOR AND MERGER OF THE 734X AVIATION MAINTENANCE 
AND 738X AVIATION AVIONICS DESIGNATORS INTO THE 733X DESIGNATOR.  THIS WILL 
ALIGN SIMILAR JOB FUNCTIONS AND INCREASE EFFICIENCIES IN THE ACCESSION, CAREER 
MANAGEMENT, AND DISTRIBUTION OF AVIATION MAINTENANCE CHIEF WARRANT OFFICERS 
(CWOS).

2.  THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS WILL CONSIST OF TWO PHASES:
    A.  PHASE I WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY WITH THE CONVERSION OF ALL 734X AND 
738X BILLETS TO 733X.
    B.  PHASE II WILL BEGIN APPROXIMATELY ONE MONTH FROM THE DATE OF BILLET 
CONVERSION AND WILL RE-DESIGNATE ALL 734X AND 738X OFFICERS TO 733X.

3.  NO ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION IS REQUIRED BY INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS IN THESE 
DESIGNATORS.

4.  AVIATION MAINTENANCE CWOS (733X) WILL WEAR THE AVIATION MAINTENANCE 
TECHNICIAN ("WING AND PROP") DEVICE CURRENTLY WORN BY THE 734X DESIGNATOR ON 
THE COLLAR, SLEEVE AND SHOULDER BOARD.  TO MINIMIZE FINANCIAL IMPACT, WEAR OF 
THE CURRENT AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN ("AVIATION AVIONICS") (738X) 
DEVICE IS AUTHORIZED FOR CONTINUED WEAR UNTIL MEMBER'S NEXT PROMOTION / 
SEPARATION.
AUTHORIZED WEAR OF THE "AVIATION AVIONICS" DEVICE WILL END 30 SEPTEMBER 2018.

5.  POINT OF CONTACT IS CWO5 MITCH ALLEN, CWO COMMUNITY MANAGER, BUPERS-319A, 
(901) 874-3044/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT MITCHELL.ALLEN(AT)NAVY.MIL

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

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