ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES SERVICE RATING – CORRECTED

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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 406/10, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS 
TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES (ITS) SERVICE RATING.  
REF B IS THE MILITARY PERSONNEL MANUAL, CH-33.  REF C IS NAVMED P-117, MANUAL 
OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), 
CH-136.//

SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES
SERVICE RATING - CORRECTED//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN REVISES THE GUIDANCE AND TIMELINES CONTAINED IN REF A.

2.  CONVERSION TO ITS FROM ELIGIBLE SOURCE RATINGS WILL BEGIN 1 APRIL 2011.  
THE 
PRIMARY SOURCE RATINGS FOR ITS 
CONVERSIONS WILL BE THOSE ASSIGNED TO BILLETS IN SUBMARINE LOCAL AREA NETWORK 
(LAN) DIVISIONS AND SAILORS WITH 
SOURCE RATINGS WITHIN THE INFORMATION ASSURANCE WORK FORCE, BUT ALL NON-
NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILORS ELIGIBLE FOR 
SUBMARINE SERVICE ARE ELIGIBLE TO REQUEST CONVERSION.  INITIAL PROJECTED 
CONVERSION OPPORTUNITY IS EXPECTED TO 
BE 180 TO 200 CONVERSIONS AT THE E4 TO E9 PAYGRADES.
SAILORS DESIRING CONVERSION TO ITS MUST SUBMIT A CONVERSION PACKAGE AND 
NAVPERS 1306/7 TO PERS-811 ACTIVE DUTY 
CONVERSIONS AT MILL_CONVERSIONSP811E@NAVY.MIL BY 1 MARCH 2011.  GENERAL 
GUIDANCE FOR RATING CONVERSION CAN BE 
FOUND IN ARTICLE 1440-010 OF REF B.  THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED IN 
THE CONVERSION PACKAGE: LAST THREE 
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS, LAST FOUR YEARS OF PFA HISTORY, COPY OF FLEET RIDE 
QUALIFICATION PAGE FOR E6 AND BELOW, 
AND A NEW SF86 WITH SSO INTERVIEW FOR APPLICANTS NOT POSSESSING AN ACTIVE 
TS/SCI CLEARANCE.  MEMBERS WHO 
CURRENTLY POSSESS AN ACTIVE TS/SCI CLEARANCE CAN SUBMIT A JPAS PRINTOUT WHICH 
SHOWS THE DATE OF CLEARANCE 
ADJUDICATION IN LIEU OF THE SF86 AND SSO INTERVIEW.  INCLUDE COPIES OF ALL 
NETWORK CERTIFICATIONS IN THE 
CONVERSION PACKAGE AND ANNOTATE ON THE 1306/7 TIME SPENT PERFORMING LAN 
ADMINISTRATION DUTIES.  SAILORS UNABLE 
TO MEET THE APPLICATION DEADLINE SHOULD SUBMIT CONVERSION PACKAGES TO PERS-811 
AND NOTE ON THE NAVPERS 1306/7 
THE REASON THE DEADLINE WAS MISSED (E.G. UNABLE TO COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH SSO 
FOR SAILORS THAT DO NOT POSSESS 
THE REQUIRED CLEARANCE, OPERATIONAL COMMITMENTS, ETC.).  THE 1 MARCH 2011 
DEADLINE IS FOR THE FIRST PHASE OF 
CONVERSIONS AND SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT APPLICATIONS PAST THIS 
DEADLINE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUTURE 
PHASES OF CONVERSION TO ITS.  ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE IS LOCATED AT: 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/ENLISTEDCAREERPROGRESSION/RATINGCONVERSIONS
/ACTIVEDUTYRATINGCONVERSIONS.HTM.  

3.  SAILORS WHO ALREADY POSSESS AN INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN (IT) NEC 
(2780, 2781, 2735), OR WILL BY 1 
MARCH 2011, WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT CONVERSION TO ITS.  ACTIVE DUTY 
MEMBERS SERVING IN OTHER NON-NUCLEAR 
RATINGS WHO POSSESS MICROSOFT (MS) A+ AND/OR MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL 
(MCP) ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO 
REQUEST CONVERSION TO ITS, AND SHOULD NOTE THESE CERTIFICATIONS ON THE 1306/7.  
ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS WHO DO 
NOT POSSESS AN IT NEC WILL BE SCREENED FOR SELECTION AND MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL 
OBLISERV IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
REF B ARTICLE 1306-604.  SAILORS SELECTED FOR CONVERSION WHO REQUIRE AN IT NEC 
WILL ATTEND A OR C SCHOOL IN 
CONJUNCTION WITH A FUTURE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION.  SAILORS IN NON-
SUBMARINE RATINGS SELECTED FOR 
CONVERSION TO ITS MUST MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF REF B, ARTICLES 1306-402 AND 
1306-404, AND REF C, CHAPTER 15, 
AND MUST ATTEND BASIC ENLISTED SUBMARINE SCHOOL (BESS) PRIOR TO BEING 
DESIGNATED ITS AND ASSIGNED TO A 
SUBMARINE.  INITIAL ASVAB REQUIREMENTS FOR ITS WILL BE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR 
IT.  SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT 
BONUS AWARD LEVELS FOR ITS WILL BE DEFINED SEPARATELY.

4.  THE IT RATING BADGE WILL BE USED TO IDENTIFY THE ITS SERVICE RATING.  ALL 
PERSONNEL SELECTED FOR RATING 
CONVERSION SHALL CONVERT UNIFORM RATING BADGES TO THE ITS RATING BADGE NO 
LATER THAN 1 APRIL 2012.

5.  FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
    A.  E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - JANUARY 2011
FIRST ITS EXAM - JANUARY 2012
    B.  E4 - E6 (ACTIVE):
LAST SOURCE RATING EXAM - MARCH 2011
FIRST ITS EXAM - SEPTEMBER 2011
NOTE - SAILORS WHO TEST FOR ADVANCEMENT IN MARCH 2011 FOR E4/5/6 IN A SOURCE 
RATING, AND ARE SUBSEQUENTLY 
APPROVED FOR CONVERSION TO ITS, WILL BE ADVANCED TO THE HIGHER PAYGRADE IN ITS 
IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN 
SELECTED FOR ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THEIR SOURCE RATING.

6.  FOLLOWING IS THE E7/8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
    A.  E8/9 (ACTIVE):
LAST SOURCE RATING BOARDS - MARCH AND APRIL 2011 (FY-12 BOARDS) 
FIRST ITS BOARDS - MARCH AND APRIL 2012 (FY-13 BOARDS)
    B.  E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SOURCE RATING BOARD - JUNE 2011 (FY-12 BOARD)
FIRST ITS BOARD - JUNE 2012 (FY-13 BOARD)
NOTE: SCPOS, CPOS, AND PO1S WHO COMPETE FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THE FY-12  BOARDS 
IN A SOURCE RATING, AND ARE 
SUBSEQUENTLY APPROVED FOR CONVERSION TO ITS, WILL BE ADVANCED TO THE HIGHER 
PAYGRADE IN ITS IF THEY ARE 
SELECTED FOR ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THEIR SOURCE RATING.

7.  SEA/SHORE FLOW:
    A.  PROJECTED INITIAL SEA TOUR: 48 MOS
    B.  PROJECTED INITIAL SHORE TOUR: 36 MOS
    C.  PROJECTED FIRST SUBSEQUENT SEA TOUR: 48 MOS
    D.  PROJECTED SUBSEQUENT SHORE / SEA TOURS: 36 MOS / 36 MOS
FOR SAILORS CONVERTED TO ITS, COMNAVPERSCOM WILL ADJUST PROJECTED ROTATION 
DATES (PRDS) BASED ON LENGTH 
OF TOUR REMAINING.

8.  COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND WILL RECRUIT NEW ACCESSIONS FOR THE ITS 
SERVICE RATING AS PART OF 
THE FY-12 ACCESSION MISSION.  THESE SAILORS WILL ATTEND RECRUIT TRAINING 
STARTING IN OCTOBER 2011.  BECAUSE 
OF THE EXTENSIVE TRAINING ITS SAILORS WILL RECEIVE, THEY WILL BE ACCESSED IN A 
6/YO PROGRAM UNDER THE 
ADVANCED TECHNICAL FIELD (ATF) PROGRAM.  FOLLOW ON (C SCHOOL) TRAINING FOR 
CONVERTED SAILORS WILL OCCUR 
AT APPROPRIATE PERIODS WITHIN THE SAILOR'S SEA / SHORE ROTATION.
9.  THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING EARLY 
SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, 
CONVERSION PACKAGES, OR PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) REENLISTMENT REQUESTS.  PTS 
REENLISTMENT REQUESTS DATED 
PRIOR TO 1 APRIL 2011 SHALL BE SUBMITTED AS A SOURCE RATING REENLISTMENT 
REQUEST.  PTS REENLISTMENT 
REQUESTS DATED 1 APRIL 2011 OR LATER WILL BE SUBMITTED AS AN ITS REENLISTMENT 
REQUEST.

10.  THE PRIMARY POINTS OF CONTACT DURING THIS SERVICE RATING ESTABLISHMENT 
ARE AS FOLLOWS:
- ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGER:  LT SEAN MAHONEY AT (901) 874-2081/DSN
882 OR EMAIL SEAN.J.MAHONEY1(AT)NAVY.MIL
- RATING TECHNICAL ADVISOR:  ETCM(SS) PAUL OTTO AT (901) 874-2082/DSN
882 OR EMAIL PAUL.OTTO(AT)NAVY.MIL
- ITS DETAILER:  ETCS(SS) FELTON BARLOW AT (901) 874-4367/DSN 882 OR EMAIL 
FELTON.BARLOW(AT)NAVY.MIL
- PERS-811 NPC WEBPAGE 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/ENLISTEDCAREERPROGRESSION

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