REALIGNMENT OF ENGINEMAN AND MACHINIST MATE RATINGS AND DISESTABLISHMENT OF FULL TIME SUPPORT ENGINEMAN RATING

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SUBJ/REALIGNMENT OF ENGINEMAN AND MACHINIST MATE RATINGS AND DISESTABLISHMENT 
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AMPN/REF A IS NAVADMIN 361/12, SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS UPDATES.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE REALIGNMENT OF THE ENGINEMAN (EN) AND 
MACHINIST MATE (MM) RATINGS, AND DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE FULL TIME SUPPORT 
(FTS) ENGINEMAN RATING.  THIS REALIGNMENT APPLIES TO ACTIVE DUTY, FTS AND 
READY RESERVE SAILORS, AND IS BEING DONE TO IMPROVE DIESEL ENGINE PROFICIENCY.  
THE NAVY HAS CHANGED EN AND MM OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS TO FOCUS DIESEL 
PROPULSION EXPERTISE IN THE EN RATING; EN SAILORS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR 
DIESEL OPERATION, REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.  TO CONFORM WITH THE NEW 
OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS, A COMPLETE BILLET REVIEW TO RE-CODE EN AND MM BILLETS 
HAS BEEN CONDUCTED AND THE NEXT STEP IS TO REALIGN OUR WORKFORCE BASED ON 
THESE NEW REQUIREMENTS TO CENTRALIZE DIESEL EXPERTISE IN THE EN RATING.   
DURING THE BILLET REVIEW THE NUMBER OF FTS BILLETS
REQUIRING EN RATED SAILORS SIGNIFICANTLY DECLINED, LEADING TO THE DECISION TO 
DISESTABLISH THE FTS EN RATING.  SAILORS WITH DIESEL EXPERIENCE WILL REMAIN 
WITHIN THE EN RATING, OR MAY REQUEST CONVERSION FROM MM TO EN.  SAILORS IN THE 
EN RATING WITHOUT DIESEL EXPERIENCE WILL CONVERT INTO THE MM RATING.  FTS EN 
SAILORS HAVE MANY OPTIONS TO CONSIDER, BUT ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO REENLIST 
IN THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.  COMMANDS ARE ADVISED TO CONDUCT CAREER DEVELOPMENT 
BOARDS WITH SAILORS AFFECTED BY THIS NAVADMIN IN ORDER TO FULLY REVIEW ALL 
CAREER OPTIONS.

2.  EN/MM WORKFORCE REALIGNMENT.  CURRENT EN RATED SAILORS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE 
IN DIESEL PROPULSION, AS INDICATED BY PRIMARY NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION 
(NEC) AND LAST BILLET FILLED, WILL REMAIN EN, AND THOSE WHO HAVE AN AUXILIARY 
BACKGROUND WILL BE CONVERTED TO MM.  THE FOLLOWING NEC'S WILL REMAIN EN:  
4302, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4308, 4310, 4314, 4324, 4333, 4334, 4340, 4342, 
4343, 4346, 4366 AND 4370.  HOWEVER, SOME EN RATED SAILORS WITH LIMITED DIESEL 
PROPULSION EXPERIENCE MAY REMAIN AN EN BASED ON CAREER PROGRESSION IN REGARDS 
TO PAYGRADE, SEA SHORE FLOW, AND COMMUNITY HEALTH.  SAILORS CAN REQUEST TO 
CONVERT FROM EN TO MM.  SAILORS IN THE MM RATING WILL NOT BE AFFECTED, UNLESS 
THEY DESIRE TO CONVERT TO EN.  ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS (ECM) WILL MAKE 
FINAL APPROVAL AND DISPOSITION OF RATING CONVERSIONS TO SECURE OVERALL 
COMMUNITY HEALTH IN REGARD TO SAILOR DESIRE, CAREER PROGRESSION, SEA/SHORE 
FLOW AND BILLET DISTRIBUTION.

3.  REALIGNMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED.  ALL ACTIVE DUTY AND READY RESERVE EN AND MM 
SAILORS, EXCEPT THOSE WITH AN APPROVED FLEET RESERVE, RESERVE RETIREMENT, OR 
SEPARATION DATE WITHIN FISCAL YEAR 2013, WHO DESIRE CONVERSION ARE REQUIRED TO 
SUBMIT A REQUEST TO PERS-321 (SURFACE ECM'S) NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2013.  
SAILORS MAY ALSO REQUEST TO REMAIN IN THEIR CURRENT RATING. HOWEVER, ALL EN 
SAILORS INCLUDING THOSE WHO DO NOT DESIRE TO CONVERT, OR DO NOT SUBMIT A 
REQUEST, WILL BE REVIEWED FOR CONVERSION BASED ON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY.
    A.  REQUEST SUBMISSION.  COMMAND CAREER COUNSELORS (CCC'S) SHALL HAVE EACH 
AFFECTED EN AND MM COMPLETE A PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST (NAVPERS 1306/7) 
STATING THEIR DESIRES.  THE CCC WILL CONSOLIDATE EACH SAILOR'S DESIRE AND 
SUBMIT ONE REQUEST PER UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE (UIC) THAT INCLUDES ALL EN AND 
MM RATED SAILORS IN THE UIC, USING THE PROCEDURES AND FORMAT PROVIDED ON THE 
SURFACE ECM
HOMEPAGE: HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-
NPC/ENLISTED/COMMUNITY/SURFACE_ENGINEERING/PAGES/DEFAULT.ASPX.  DO NOT USE 
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS (SSN); SSN ARE NOT REQUIRED AND WILL NOT BE ASKED FOR 
ON THE FORMATTED FORM.  RETAIN EACH PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST (1306/7) ON FILE 
AT THE COMMAND LEVEL.
    B.  DISPOSITION OF CONVERSION.  ECM'S WILL FORWARD OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION 
TO CCC'S VIA A DIGITALLY SIGNED EMAIL.
    C.  RATING CONVERSION PROCESS.  SERVICING PERSONNEL SUPPORT DETACHMENTS 
(PSD) SHALL CITE THE ECM DISPOSITION E-MAIL AS THE AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE THE 
CHANGE OF RATING LOCALLY VIA THE NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM 
(NSIPS) USING THE RATE CHANGE AUTHORIZATION CODE OF '9' (OTHER RATE/RATING 
CHANGE).

4.  FTS EN RATING DISESTABLISHMENT.  THE DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE FTS ENGINEMEN 
SERVICE RATING WILL BE EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2013.  THIS RATING DISESTABLISHMENT 
APPLIES TO FTS ONLY AND DOES NOT AFFECT ACTIVE DUTY OR READY RESERVE EN 
SAILORS.  AN EXTENSIVE REVIEW OF ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY, CAREER DIVERSITY, 
AND THE REDUCTION OF FTS EN BILLETS RESULTING FROM THE EN/MM RATING 
REALIGNMENT LED TO THE DECISION TO REMOVE THE EN RATING FROM THE FTS PROGRAM.  
FLEET REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FTS EN RATING ARE NO LONGER SUSTAINABLE FOR HEALTHY 
CAREER  PROGRESSION.

5.  RATING DISESTABLISHMENT ACTIONS REQUIRED.  FTS EN SAILORS HAVE SEVERAL 
OPTIONS FOR FUTURE SERVICE AND MUST REQUEST AN OPTION OR BE APPROVED FOR 
CONVERSION TO ANOTHER FTS RATING NO LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2013.  FTS EN SAILORS 
ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO TRANSITION TO ACTIVE DUTY EN OR MM.  FOR E1-E6 
SAILORS UNDER 14 YEARS OF SERVICE ELECTING TO CONVERT RATINGS TO REMAIN FTS, 
COMMANDS SHOULD SUBMIT PERFORM-TO-SERVE (PTS) APPLICATIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE 
TO GIVE MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY FOR RECEIPT OF A PTS CONVERSION QUOTA PRIOR TO 1 
MARCH 2013.  SAILORS THAT ARE CURRENTLY PTS FINAL DENIED OR BECOME PTS FINAL 
DENIED PRIOR TO JANUARY 2013 WILL BE SEPARATED AS DIRECTED UPON CURRENT 
CONTRACT EXPIRATION.
    A.  FTS EN SAILORS IN PAYGRADES E6 AND BELOW WHO WILL HAVE LESS THAN 14 
YEARS OF TOTAL SERVICE PRIOR TO EAOS HAVE THE FOLLOWING
OPTIONS:
        (1) REMAIN FTS AND CONVERT TO A FTS COMMUNITY THAT HAS CONVERT-IN 
QUOTAS VIA PTS.  SAILORS WHO DESIRE TO CONVERT TO ANOTHER FTS RATING MUST 
APPLY AND BE APPROVED BASED ON THE JANUARY 2013 PTS SUBMISSION CYCLE.  IF NOT 
APPROVED, SAILORS MUST CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION.
        (2) REMAIN IN THE EN RATING OR CONVERT TO THE MM RATING AND QQQQ 
REENLIST INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.  REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR 
EXCEED REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT RESERVE ENLISTMENT.
REFER TO THE LATEST NAVADMIN FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT SRB ELIGIBILITY.
        (3) REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 TO BE 
EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER 2013.
        (4) IF AT END OF ACTIVE OBLIGATD SERVICE (EAOS) OR ELIGIBLE FOR EARLY 
SEPARATION, APPLY FOR SELECTIVE RESERVES (SELRES) OPTION VIA PTS (ZONE A AND B 
SAILORS ONLY).
    B.  FTS SAILORS WHO WILL HAVE MORE THAN 14 YEARS OF TOTAL SERVICE AT EAOS 
OR WHO ARE E7 AND ABOVE, REGARDLESS OF YEARS OF SERVICE, HAVE THE FOLLOWING 
OPTIONS:
        (1) REMAIN FTS AND CONVERT TO A FTS RATING THAT HAS OPPORTUNITY; SINCE 
PERSONNEL ABOVE 14 YEARS OF SERVICE DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN PTS, MEMBERS MUST 
CONTACT THE FTS COMMUNITY MANAGER FOR CONVERSION OPTIONS.  SAILORS WHO DESIRE 
TO CONVERT TO ANOTHER FTS RATING MUST BE APPROVED BY 1 MARCH 2013.  IF NOT 
APPROVED, SAILORS MUST CHOOSE ANOTHER OPTION.
        (2) REMAIN IN THE EN RATING OR CONVERT TO THE MM RATING AND REENLIST 
INTO THE ACTIVE COMPONENT.  THE REENLISTMENT OBLIGATION MUST EQUAL OR EXCEED 
REMAINING SERVICE ON CURRENT RESERVE ENLISTMENT.
        (3) REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION UNDER MILPERSMAN 1910-102 TO BE 
EFFECTIVE NO LATER THAN 30 SEPTEMBER 2013;
        (4) IF ELIGIBLE, RETIRE OR TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE NO LATER THAN 
30 SEPTEMBER 2013.

6.  REENLISTMENTS AS A RESULT OF THESE ACTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED OUTSIDE OF THE 
TIMEFRAMES ESTABLISHED BY MILPERSMAN 1160-030.

7.  FOR E1-E9 ACTIVE DUTY AND E6-E9 READY RESERVE, OFFICIAL CONVERSION FOR EN 
OR MM RATED SAILORS WILL BE EFFECTIVE 1 MAY 2013; READY  RESERVE E1-E5 
CONVERSIONS WILL BE EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2013.  ALL SAILORS SELECTED FOR RATING 
CONVERSION SHALL CONVERT UNIFORM RATING BADGES TO THE APPROPRIATE RATING BADGE 
UPON RATING CONVERSION APPROVAL OR,  BASED ON THE FTS EN RATING 
DISESTABLISHMENT, NO LATER THAN THESE EFFECTIVE DATES.

8.  ADVANCEMENT EXAM AND PROMOTION BOARD ADJUSTMENTS.  BASED ON THE CHANGE TO 
EN AND MM OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS, NEW RATING EXAMS WITH UPDATED CONTENT ARE 
BEING DEVELOPED.
    A.  NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
        (1)  E7 (ACTIVE/FTS):
             LAST EXAMS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - JANUARY 2013
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM EXAMS - JANUARY 2014
        (2)  E7 (SELRES/INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVES (IRR)):
             LAST EXAMS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - FEBRUARY 2013
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM EXAMS - FEBRUARY 2014
        (3)  E4 - E6 (ACTIVE/FTS):
             LAST EXAMS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - MARCH 2013
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM EXAMS - SEPTEMBER 2013
        (4)  E4 - E6 (SELRES/IRR):
             LAST EXAMS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - AUGUST 2013
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM EXAMS - FEBRUARY 2014 NOTE - E4-E6 
SAILORS SELECTED FOR ADVANCEMENT IN CYCLE 091 (AUGUST 2012), CYCLE 216 
(SEPTEMBER 2012), CYCLE 092 (FEBRUARY 2013), OR CYCLE 219 (MARCH 2013), WHO 
ARE SELECTED FOR CONVERSION TO EN OR MM, WILL BE ADVANCED TO THE HIGHER 
PAYGRADE IN THE APPROVED CONVERSION EN OR MM RATING.  FTS E4-E6 SAILORS 
SELECTED FOR ADVANCEMENT IN CYCLE 216 (SEPTEMBER 2012) OR CYCLE 219 (MARCH 
2013), WHO ARE CONVERTED TO ANOTHER FTS RATING MUST SUBMIT A REQUEST TO PERS-
812 TO EFFECT THE ADVANCEMENT TO THE NEXT PAYGRADE IN THE NEW RATING.
    B.  E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
        (1)  E8/9 (ALL):
             LAST BOARDS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - SPRING 2013 (FY-14)
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM BOARDS - SPRING 2014 (FY-15)
        (2)  E7 (ALL):
             LAST BOARDS PRIOR TO REALIGNMENT - SUMMER 2013 (FY-14)
             FIRST REVISED EN AND MM BOARDS - SUMMER 2014 (FY-15)

9.  SEA/SHORE FLOW WAS RECENTLY UPDATED AND CAN BE FOUND IN REF A.

10.  BASED ON THE FTS EN RATING DISESTABLISHMENT, EFFECTIVE 1 MAY 2013, ALL EN 
AND MM DETAILING WILL BE EXECUTED BY THE ACTIVE COMPONENT EN AND MM DETAILERS.  
ONCE FINAL ECM CONVERSION DECISIONS ARE PUBLISHED, FTS  AND ACTIVE DUTY 
SAILORS WHO HAVE OR WILL CONVERT RATINGS, AND ARE IN  RECEIPT OF PERMANENT 
CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) ORDERS BUT HAVE NOT TRANSFERRED  TO THEIR NEW DUTY 
STATION, MUST CONTACT THEIR DETAILER BEFORE EXECUTING ORDERS TO MAKE SURE 
ORDER MODIFICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ISSUED.  THE DETAILERS WILL REVIEW AND 
COMMUNICATE WITH EACH AFFECTED SAILOR TO  MAKE SURE THEY ARE MANAGED 
ACCCURATELY.  ADDITIONALLY, EVERY EFFORT WILL  BE MADE TO MAINTAIN CURRENT 
PROJECTED ROTATION DATES FOR FTS EN SAILORS  WHO REENLIST IN THE ACTIVE 
COMPONENT AS EN OR MM.  HOWEVER, IF THE NEWLY ENLISTED SAILOR IS IN A BILLET 
THAT NO LONGER MATCHES THEIR RATING, THEY MAY RECEIVE NEW ORDERS WITHIN THE 
SAME GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION AND DUTY TYPE.  FTS AND ACTIVE DUTY SAILORS WHO 
HAVE OR WILL CONVERT RATINGS AND RECENTLY REPORTED TO A NEW DUTY STATION VIA 
PCS ORDERS SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED.

11.  THIS NAVADMIN DOES NOT MODIFY ANY PREVIOUS GUIDANCE CONCERNING EARLY 
SEPARATION, FLEET RESERVE, CONVERSION PACKAGES, OR PTS REENLISTMENT REQUESTS.  
SAILORS THAT CONVERT TO THEIR NEW RATE ARE NOT AUTOMATICALLY GUARANTEED AN IN-
RATE QUOTA.  THEY WILL COMPETE IN PTS IN THEIR NEW RATES IAW NORMAL PTS 
GUIDELINES.  IF A SAILOR IS CONVERTED, THEY WILL RETAIN THEIR PTS QUOTA FOR 
CONVERSION AND REENLISTMENT IN THEIR NEW RATE.

12.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
     A.  ENLISTED COMMUNITY MANAGERS:  ED FERBER (901) 874-3096/DSN 882 OR
VIA E-MAIL AT EDWARD.FERBER(AT)NAVY.MIL AND LCDR JEFF SEIGLER (901) 874-
2821/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JEFFREY.SEIGLER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
     B.  RATING TECHNICAL ADVISOR:  MMCM(SW/AW) JEROME TELLIS AT (901) 874-
2891/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JEROME.TELLIS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
     C.  EN DETAILER:  ENC(SW/AW) DEANE MORIN AT (901) 882-3613/DSN 882
OR EMAIL DEANE.MORIN(AT)NAVY.MIL.
     D.  MM DETAILER:  MMCS(SW/AW) LAWRENCE FRALEY AT (901)  874-3607/DSN 882 
OR VIA E-MAIL AT LAWRENCE.FRALEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
     E.  DC/EM/EN FTS DETAILER:  DCC(SW) RUSSELL MARQUIS AT (901) 874-2767/DSN 
882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT RUSSEL.MARQUIS(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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