SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS UPDATES

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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 234/08, SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS.  
REF B IS NAVADMIN 201/11, SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS 
REVISIONS.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE UPDATES TO SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED 
CAREER PATHS AS ESTABLISHED IN REF A AND REVISED IN REF B.

2.  IN 2008, SSF WAS INTRODUCED AS A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE WAY NAVY 
DEFINED AND MANAGED ENLISTED SEA AND SHORE TOUR LENGTHS.  CHANGES TO THE 
ENLISTED SEA DUTY AND/OR SHORE DUTY BILLET BASE REQUIRE PERIODIC TOUR LENGTH 
UPDATES TO ENSURE PROPER MANNING OF SEA DUTY BILLETS (E.G., MORE SEA DUTY 
BILLETS AND/OR LESS SHORE DUTY BILLETS REQUIRE LONGER SEA TOUR LENGTHS).  THIS 
NAVADMIN REFLECTS THE CONCERTED EFFORT AND RESOURCES THE NAVY HAS APPLIED 
TOWARD BALANCING SSF FOR SEA-INTENSIVE RATINGS.  AS A RESULT OF THE SSF 
BALANCING INITIATIVES (E.G., REGIONAL
MAINTENANCE CENTERS, AFLOAT TRAINING GROUPS, FLEET READINESS CENTERS, FLEET 
REPLACEMENT SQUADRONS, NAVY MUNITIONS COMMAND BILLET ADDS AND GENERAL DUTY 
BILLET REALIGNMENTS) IN-RATE AND OTHER SHORE TOUR OPPORTUNTIES HAVE INCREASED 
WHICH WILL
RESULT IN:

  - IMPROVED FLEET READINESS
  - HIGHER FLEET MANNING LEVELS
  - INCREASED GEOGRAPHIC STABILITY
  - ENHANCED RATING EXPERIENCE LEVELS 
  - GREATER ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
  - REDUCED DISTRIBUTABLE INVENTORY FRICTION

THE 2011 REVISION TO SSF PROVIDED A COMPREHENSIVE TOUR LENGTH UPDATE FOR MOST 
ENLISTED COMMUNITIES AND REFLECTED THE INCREASINGLY SEA-CENTRIC NATURE OF 
NAVAL SERVICE.  LAST YEAR, THE SSF UPDATE IMPACTED 44 RATINGS AND INCREASED 
THE TOUR LENGTHS FOR MORE THAN 118,000 SAILORS.  THIS UPDATE TO SSF IMPACTS 
0NLY TEN RATINGS AND INCREASES THE SEA TOUR LENGTHS FOR LESS THAN 9,000 
SAILORS.  THE PERSONNEL POLICIES AND MANPOWER SOLUTIONS IMPLEMENTED TO DATE, 
COUPLED WITH THE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS PROMULGATED IN THIS NAVADMIN, ARE PROJECTED 
TO SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCE SEA DUTY GAPS IN THE COMING YEARS.  FUTURE UPDATES TO SSF ARE EXPECTED 
TO BE MINOR.  THE FOLLOWING TEN ENLISTED COMMUNITIES ARE IMPACTED BY THIS 
UPDATE (SPECIFIC TOUR LENGTHS ARE LISTED IN PARA 6 BELOW):

RATING    CHANGES FROM 2011 SSF ENLISTED CAREER PATHS
ETSRF     INCREASE SEA TOUR 2 BY 12 MONTHS
MA        DECREASE ALL TOURS TO 36 MONTHS
MMSSW     INCREASE SEA TOUR 2 BY 6 MONTHS
MMSW      INCREASE SEA TOUR 1 BY 12 MONTHS
MT        INCREASE SEA TOUR 2 BY 6 MONTHS
NC        DECREASE SEA TOURS 3 AND 4 BY 12 MONTHS EACH AND
          INCREASE ALL SHORE TOURS TO 42 MONTHS
ND        DECREASE ALL SHORE TOURS TO 36 MONTHS
PS        DECREASE SEA TOUR 2 BY 6 MONTHS
SH        DECREASE SEA TOURS 2 AND 4 BY 6 MONTHS EACH
YN        DECREASE ALL SHORE TOURS TO 48 MONTHS

3.  FOR EASE OF REFERENCE, THE SSF ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ANNOUNCED IN THIS 
MESSAGE APPLY TO ALL ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND REFLECTS THE SSF 
ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ANNOUNCED IN REF B AS UPDATED IN PARA 2 ABOVE.  HIGH 
YEAR TENURE (HYT) LIMITS REMAIN IN EFFECT.  CURRENT FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) 
SEA SHORE ROTATION (SSR) POLICY REMAINS IN EFFECT.

4.  COMNAVPERSCOM MAY ADJUST PROJECTED ROTATION DATES (PRDS) BASED ON LENGTH 
OF TOUR REMAINING.  AS A GENERAL RULE, IN ORDER TO MINIMIZE TURBULENCE IN 
PERSONAL PLANNING, PRDS OF AUGUST 2013 OR EARLIER WILL NOT BE ADJUSTED, UNLESS 
REQUESTED BY THE SAILOR (VIA 1306) OR HIS/HER COMMANDING OFFICER (BASED ON 
UNIT READINESS/DEPLOYMENT NEEDS).  COMNAVPERSCOM IS AUTHORIZED TO ADJUST A PRD 
TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL SEA TOUR EXPERIENCE FOR SAILORS WHO ARE CURRENTLY 
ASSIGNED TO A SEA TOUR.  THIS DECISION WILL BE MADE BASED ON OVERALL MANNING 
IN A RATING/COMMAND, PROJECTION OF FUTURE ROTATIONS TO FILL AT THE NEW PRD, 
AND ENHANCEMENT TO THE CAREER DEVELOPMENT OF THE SAILOR.  COMMANDING OFFICERS 
CAN ALSO REQUEST THAT PRD ADJUSTMENTS BE MADE/NOT MADE BASED ON UNIT READINESS
NEEDS AND IMPACT ON A SAILOR'S CAREER.

5.  SSF ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ARE DEFINED IN PARA 6 BELOW AND SHOULD BE READ 
IN 11 COLUMNS:
    A.  RATING - ENLISTED COMMUNITY USED FOR DETERMINING APPLICABLE SSF CAREER 
PATH.  TO DETERMINE TOUR LENGTHS FOR THOSE RATINGS THAT COMPRESS AT THE E8 AND 
E9 PAY GRADES (AB, AF, AV, CU, EQ, UC, GS, EM), REFER TO THE THIRD AND FOURTH 
SEA TOUR LENGTH COLUMNS (SEA3, SEA4) OF THE APPROPRIATE FEEDER RATING.
COMPRESSED  FEEDER
RATING      RATINGS        NOTES
AB          ABE, ABF, ABH  COMPRESS AT E9
AF          AD, AME, AM    COMPRESS AT E9; AME COMPRESSES TO AM AT E8
AV          AE, AT         COMPRESS AT E9
CU          BU, EA, SW     COMPRESS AT E9
EQ          CM, EO         COMPRESS AT E9
UC          CE, UT         COMPRESS AT E9
GS          GSE, GSM       COMPRESS AT E8
EM          EM, IC         IC COMPRESSES TO EM AT E9
    B.  SEA1 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
FIRST SEA TOUR.
    C.  SHR1 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
FIRST SHORE TOUR FOLLOWING SEA TOUR.  SAILORS ASSIGNED TO A SHORE TOUR 
IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING INITIAL TRAINING WILL BE ASSIGNED TO SHORE DUTY FOR 24 
MONTHS PRIOR TO COMMENCING THEIR FIRST SEA TOUR.
    D.  SEA2 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
SECOND SEA TOUR.
    E.  SHR2 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
SECOND SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING SEA TOUR 2. 
    F.  SEA3 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
THIRD SEA TOUR.
    G.  SHR3 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
THIRD SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING SEA TOUR 3. 
    H.  SEA4 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
FOURTH SEA TOUR.
    I.  SHR4 - AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) A SAILOR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR 
FOURTH SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING SEA TOUR 4.
    J.  SEA/SHR - SEA TOURS AND SHORE TOURS FOR SAILORS THAT HAVE COMPLETED 
FOUR SEA TOURS WILL BE 36 MONTHS AT SEA FOLLOWED BY 36 MONTHS ASHORE UNTIL 
RETIREMENT.
    K.  NOTES. SEE PARAGRAPH 7 FOR ADDITIONAL NOTES REGARDING SEA SHORE FLOW 
CAREER PATHS.

6.  SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS:
RATING   SEA1 SHR1 SEA2 SHR2 SEA3 SHR3 SEA4 SHR4 SEA/SHR NOTES
ABE       55   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
ABF       55   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
ABH       55   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
AC        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        C
AD        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
AE        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
AG        36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
AM        60   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
AME       52   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    K
AO        53   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
AS        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36
AT        48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36   36/36
AW        60   36   54   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
AZ        42   36   42   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
BM        53   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
BU        48   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    I
CE        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    I
CM        60   36   60   36   42   36   42   36   36/36    I
CMC       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        D
CS        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
CSSS      52   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    K
CTI       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        H
CTM       36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    H
CTN       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        H
CTR       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        H
CTT       36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    H
CTT(AEF)  48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    H
DC        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
EA        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36    I
ELTNUCSS  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
ELTNUCSW  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
EMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
EMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
EMSW      51   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
ENSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
EO        54   36   54   36   42   36   42   36   36/36    I
EOD       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
ETNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
ETNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
ETSNV     48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36/36
ETSRF     48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
ETSW      48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
FC        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
FCAEGIS   60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
FT        54   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
GM        54   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
GSE       51   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
GSM       53   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
HM        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        F
HT        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
ICSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A
IS        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
IT        42   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    B
ITS       48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    
LCAC      NA   NA   NA   NA   48   36   48   36   36/36    D
LN        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36    B
LS        54   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
LSSS      48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MA        36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    B
MC        36   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
MMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    G
MMSS      51   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36    J
MMSSW     51   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36    J
MMSW      60   36   48   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
MN        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MR        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MT        48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MU        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        C
NC        NA   NA   48   42   36   42   36   42   36/36    D
NCCR      CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        D
ND        36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
OS        53   36   60   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    J
PR        42   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
PS        48   36   42   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
QMSW      54   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    A, J
RP        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    B
SB        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    E
SH        55   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36    J    
SO        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    E
STG       54   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36
STS       48   36   48   36   42   36   42   36   36/36
SW        54   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    I
UT        48   36   42   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    I
YN        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36/48
YNSS      36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36

7.  NOTES:
    A.  SAILORS IN SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES.  SAILORS IN SEA-INTENSIVE 
COMMUNITIES CAN EXPECT TO SPEND MORE THAN HALF THEIR CAREER ON SEA DUTY 
ASSIGNMENT.  SEA TOUR LENGTHS FOR THESE COMMUNITIES WILL NOT INVOLUNTARILY 
EXCEED 60 MONTHS FOR SAILORS WITH LESS THAN 20 YEARS OF SERVICE (YOS) AND 48 
MONTHS FOR SAILORS WITH MORE THAN 20 YOS.  SHORE TOUR LENGTHS BETWEEN SEA 
TOURS WILL BE SET TO 36 MONTHS LONG.  MANNING CONDITIONS AT SEA MAY REQUIRE 
THE NEED TO REQUEST SEA TOUR EXTENSION OR SHORE TOUR CURTAILMENTS TO ENSURE 
ALL SEA DUTY BILLETS ARE FILLED.  SAILORS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THEIR 
COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILER FOR INFORMATION ON OR AVAILABILITY OF INCENTIVES 
SUCH AS SEA DUTY INCENTIVE PAY (SDIP) OR VOLUNTARY SEA DUTY PROGRAM (VSDP) FOR 
VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ADDITIONAL TIME AT SEA.
    B.  INSIDE THE UNITED STATES (INUS)/OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES (OUTUS) 
COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN INUS/OUTUS COMMUNITIES HAVE SEA SHORE FLOW CAREER PATHS 
BASED ON A FLOW BETWEEN INUS AND OUTUS DUTY ASSIGNMENTS.  ASSIGNMENT TO SEA 
AND/OR OUTUS DUTY (TYPES 2, 3, 4, AND 6) WILL BE CONSIDERED SEA TOURS FOR SEA 
SHORE FLOW PURPOSES.  ASSIGNMENT TO INUS SHORE DUTY (TYPE 1) WILL BE 
CONSIDERED
SHORE TOURS FOR SSF PURPOSES.
        (1)  IT- INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BILLET REQUIREMENTS OVERSEAS REQUIRE 
THAT THE IT COMMUNITY FOLLOWS A CAREER PATH BASED ON INUS/OUTUS VICE SSF.  
TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE IT COMMUNITY WILL BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER 
PATHS, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
        (2)  LN - LEGALMEN HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA DUTY (TYPE 2 AND 4) 
BILLETS AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE LN COMMUNITY WILL 
BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS, AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
        (3)  MA - MASTER-AT-ARMS THAT SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A FULL TOUR AT A 
STRATEGIC WEAPONS FACILITY (SWFLANT OR SWFPAC) WILL BE GRANTED OUTUS DUTY 
CREDIT FOR SSF PURPOSES ONLY AND WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR INUS/SHORE DUTY 
ASSIGNMENT UPON COMPLETION.  MASTER-AT-ARMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A 
DEPENDENT RESTRICTED SEA TOUR ASSIGNMENT TYPE 3 OR TYPE 4 (BAHRAIN ONLY) 
DURING THEIR FIRST OR SECOND SEA TOUR ROTATION.  ADDITIONALLY, SENIOR MASTER-
AT-ARMS MAY BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A SECOND DEPENDENT RESTRICTED SEA TOUR 
ASSIGNMENT DURING THEIR THIRD SEA TOUR ROTATION.  HAWAII IS CONSIDERED INUS 
SHORE DUTY (TYPE 1).  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY 
MANAGER OR DETAILER FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
        (4) RP - RELIGIOUS PROGRAM SPECIALISTS HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SEA 
DUTY BILLETS AVAILABLE FOR ASSIGNMENT.  TOUR ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE RP COMMUNITY 
WILL BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
    C.  SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES DO 
NOT HAVE CAREER PATHS DEFINED BY SSF AND CAN EXPECT TO SPEND MORE THAN HALF 
THEIR CAREER ON SHORE DUTY ASSIGNMENTS.  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT 
THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILER FOR SPECIFIC CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
        (1)  AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER SHORE TOUR LENGTHS AT PARTICULAR SHORE 
UICS ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE TOWER CLASSIFICATION AND THE TIME FRAME REQUIRED 
TO BECOME QUALIFIED FOR TOWER OPERATIONS.  SAILORS IN THE AC COMMUNITY CAN 
EXPECT TO SERVE MORE THAN HALF THEIR CAREERS IN OPERATIONAL SUPPORT TOURS 
ASHORE.  EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO ENSURE SAILORS ARE AFFORDED EQUITABLE 
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE AT SEA TO ENHANCE CAREER PROGRESSION.  SAILORS ARE 
ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILERS FOR ADDITIONAL 
CAREER PATH INFORMATION.  
        (2)  MU - MUSICIANS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO ONE OF THE VARIOUS NAVY BANDS 
THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREER.  ASSIGNMENT BY FIT (SKILL/NEC) PREDOMINATES AND 
MINIMUM TOUR LENGTHS APPLY.  MUSICIANS CAN EXPECT AT LEAST ONE TOUR ASSIGNMENT 
TO AN OUTUS BAND DURING THEIR CAREER AND ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN WORLD-WIDE 
ASSIGNABILITY.  THOUGH CLASSIFIED TYPE 1 SHORE DUTY, ALL INUS BANDS ARE 
SUBJECT TO FREQUENT AND EXTENSIVE TAD WITHIN THEIR AOR, AND ARE CONSIDERED 
DEPLOYABLE UNITS.  OUTUS BANDS ARE SUBJECT TO SHIPBOARD AND GROUND-BASED 
DEPLOYMENT WITHIN THEIR AOR AND REQUIRE OPERATIONAL DUTY SCREENING.  SAILORS 
IN THE MU COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR 
DETAILER FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
    D.  MID-CAREER TRANSITION COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN MID-CAREER TRANSITION 
COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST ONE SEA TOUR WHILE IN THEIR INITIAL 
COMMUNITY.  PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR TRANSITION, SAILORS SHOULD FULLY UNDERSTAND 
CAREER PATH INFORMATION, INCLUDING POSSIBLE SEA TOUR LENGTHS.
        (1)  LCAC - LCAC OPERATORS TRANSITION TO THE LCAC COMMUNITY AFTER 
COMPLETING AT LEAST TWO SEA TOURS IN THEIR INITIAL COMMUNITY.  LCAC OPERATORS
CAN EXPECT SEA TOUR LENGTHS OF 48 MONTHS AFTER TRANSITIONING TO THE LCAC 
COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE LIMITED AVAILABILITY OF LCAC OPERATOR SHORE DUTY
BILLETS, SAILORS IN THE LCAC COMMUNITY MAY BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR INITIAL 
COMMUNITY FOR SHORE DUTY.
        (2)  NC - NAVY CAREER COUNSELORS TRANSITION TO THE NC COMMUNITY AFTER 
COMPLETING AT LEAST ONE SEA TOUR IN THEIR INITIAL COMMUNITY.  SAILORS CAN
EXPECT SEA TOUR LENGTHS OF UP TO 48 MONTHS.  THE LENGTH OF THE FIRST SEA TOUR
WILL BE DETERMINED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS DEPENDING UPON THE INDIVIDUAL'S SEA 
TOUR EXPERIENCE AND TRANSITION TIMING.
        (3)  NCCR - NAVY COUNSELOR, CAREER RECRUITERS HAVE NO SEA DUTY BILLETS 
AND WILL BE ASSIGNED AS REQUIRED.
        (4)  CMC - COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS HAVE A UNIQUE CAREER PATH AND WILL BE 
DETAILED TO LEADERSHIP MILESTONE BILLETS AS APPROPRIATE.
    E.  NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE (NSW) COMMUNITY.  THE NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE
COMMUNITY IS A SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE OF THE 
SPECIAL WARFARE MISSION, SAILORS IN THE ELITE COMMUNITIES OF NAVAL SPECIAL 
WARFARE OPERATOR (SO) AND NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE BOAT OPERATOR (SB) SHOULD 
EXPECT TO SERVE BACK-TO-BACK SEA TOURS PRIOR TO ASSIGNMENT ASHORE.  SAILORS IN 
THESE COMMUNITIES CAN EXPECT THEIR INITIAL BACK-TO-BACK SEA TOURS TO BE WITHIN 
THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION, CONTINGENT UPON THE NEEDS OF THE NAVY AND NSW.
    F.  MEDICAL COMMUNITY.  ENLISTED SEA SHORE FLOW CAREER PATHS FOR THE 
HOSPITAL
CORPSMAN COMMUNITY ARE DEPENDENT UPON THE SAILOR'S SPECIFIC NEC OR SPECIALTY.
SAILORS IN THE HM COMMUNITY CAN EXPECT 36-MONTH SEA TOURS FOLLOWED BY 36-MONTH
SHORE TOURS EXCEPT FOR THOSE WITH NECS THAT ARE SHORE-INTENSIVE.  THOSE WITH 
OPERATIONAL EXTENSIVE NECS CAN EXPECT LONGER SEA TOUR LENGTHS.  SAILORS IN THE 
HM COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILER FOR 
ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION OR VISIT 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/ENLISTED/COMMUNITY/MEDICAL FOR SPECIFIC 
COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT INFORMATION.
    G.  NUCLEAR POWER COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN NUCLEAR POWER TRAINED COMMUNITIES 
WILL HAVE A 54-MONTH FIRST SEA TOUR AND 60-MONTH SECOND SEA TOUR.  SAILORS WHO 
ADVANCE TO E7 BEFORE OR DURING THEIR SECOND SEA TOUR MAY HAVE THEIR SECOND SEA 
TOUR LENGTH ADJUSTED TO 48 MONTHS.
    H.  CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNITY.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE NATURE AND SPECIFIC SKILL
SETS REQUIRED BY SAILORS IN THE VARIOUS CT COMMUNITIES, CAREER PATHS ARE 
DEFINED BY INCONUS/OUTCONUS VICE SEA SHORE FLOW.  SAILORS CAN EXPECT TO SERVE 
ON VARIOUS
TOURS OUTSIDE THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES (OUTCONUS) AND/OR ON SEA DUTY 
(TYPES 2, 3, 4, AND 6) DURING THEIR CAREER.  DUE TO THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS 
OF THE CRYPTOLOGIC COMMUNITY, SAILORS IN THE CT COMMUNITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO
CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILERS FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH 
INFORMATION.  INCONUS/OUTCONUS ROTATION FOR SPECIFIC CT RATINGS ARE LISTED 
BELOW AND ARE DEPENDENT UPON BILLET AVAILABILITY AND EMERGING NEEDS OF THE
NAVY:
        (1) CTI  E1 - E9  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
        (2) CTN  E1 - E5  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
                 E6 - E7  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
                 E8 - E9  3 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS
        (3) CTR  E1 - E7  1 INCONUS/2 OUTCONUS(SEA)
                 E8 - E9  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
        (4) CTI - INITIAL TOUR LENGTH FOR ALL CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIANS 
INTERPRETIVE (CTI) WILL BE 42 MONTHS.  CTI'S ARE ASSIGNED ACCORDING TO THE
VARYING DEMAND FOR THE UNIQUE LINGUISTIC SKILLS THEY POSSESS.  THE IN/OUT
ASSIGNMENT FLOW IS ONLY A RECOMMENDED FLOW AND NEED NOT BE FOLLOWED TO
MAINTAIN CAREER PROGRESSION.
        (5) CTM - CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (MAINTENANCE) SAILORS WILL BE 
DETAILED ACCORDING TO BILLET AND RELIEF AVAILABILITY.  MOST PCS AFLOAT TOURS 
WILL BE 48 MONTHS TO INCLUDE CTM SKILLS 9224, 9225, AND 9289. CTM 9229 
REQUIRES 60 MONTH SEA DUTY OBLIGATION FOLLOWING INITIAL SKILLS TRAINING.
        (6) CTT - CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (TECHNICAL) AEF TECHNICIANS, CTT
SKILLS 173X AND 1702, FIRST SEA TOUR WILL BE 48 MONTHS DUE TO LENGTH OF 
INITIAL
TRAINING; SECOND SEA TOUR WILL BE 42 MONTHS.  ALL OTHER CTT SAILORS WILL
SERVE 36 MONTHS ON SEA TOUR ONE AND SEA TOUR TWO.
    I.  SEABEE COMMUNITY.  BASIC UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN, NEC 5932,
INTIAL SEA TOUR IN THE UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION TEAMS WILL BE 60 MONTHS 
REGARDLESS OF PREVIOUS ACCUMULATED SEA DUTY.  ADVANCED UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION 
TECHNICIAN, NEC 5931, SUBSEQUENT SEA/SHORE TOUR LENGTHS WILL BE 36/36 MONTHS.  
MASTER UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION TECHNICIAN, NEC 5933, SEA/SHORE TOUR LENGTHS 
WILL BE 36/36 MONTHS.  MOBILE UTILITIES SUPPORT EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN, NEC 
5633, 
INITIAL SEA TOUR WILL BE 36 MONTHS REGARDLESS OF PREVIOUS ACCUMULATED SEA 
DUTY.
SUBSEQUENT SEA/SHORE TOUR LENGTHS WILL BE 36/36 MONTHS.
    J.  T+X ACCESSION PILOT RATINGS.  THE T+X ACCESSION PILOT INCREASES THE
ENLISTMENT LENGTH AND INITIAL ACTIVE OBLIGATION (EAOS) FOR DESIGNATED PILOT
RATINGS FROM FOUR TO FIVE YEARS, AND ALSO SETS SAILOR'S PRESCRIBED SEA TOUR
(PST) AND PLANNED ROTATION DATE (PRD) TO APPROXIMATELY ALIGN WITH EAOS.  THE 
FIRST FOUR PILOT RATINGS (AO, EMSW, GSE AND QM) PARTICIPATED IN THE PILOT 
BEGINNING IN FY11; SAILORS IN THOSE FOUR RATINGS WHO SHIPPED TO RTC BEGINNING 
IN OCT 2010 AND BEFORE OCT 2012 WILL HAVE THE PST/PRD FOR THEIR INITIAL SEA 
TOUR
SET TO THEIR EAOS MONTH.  SAILORS IN THOSE FOUR RATINGS WHO SHIP BEGINNING IN 
OCT 2012 WILL HAVE THEIR INITIAL SEA TOUR PST/PRD SET TO THE SEA1 TOUR SHOWN 
FOR 
THEIR RATING IN PARAGRAPH 6.  THE NEXT 11 PILOT RATINGS (ABE, ABF, ABH, AME, 
GSM,
BM, OS, SH, MM(SS), MM(SSW), AND CS(SS)) WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PILOT 
BEGINNING 
IN FY13; SAILORS IN THOSE 11 RATINGS WHO SHIP TO RTC BEGINNING IN OCT 2012 
WILL 
ALSO HAVE THEIR INITIAL SEA TOUR PST/PRD SET TO THE SEA1 TOUR SHOWN FOR THEIR 
RATING IN PARAGRAPH 6.

8.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE AS FOLLOWS:
    A.  FOR SPECIFIC RATE/RATING/NEC QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, SAILORS SHOULD 
CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILERS.
    B.  FOR SSF POLICY QUESTIONS:
        (1) MR. CRAIG SCHAUPPNER, OPNAV N122/N120, (571) 236-7897.
        (2) LCDR PAUL BRADLEY, ECM, BUPERS-32, (901) 874-2975/DSN 882.
        (3) CDR VINCE SMITH, NPC, PERS-4010, (901) 874-3451/DSN 882.
    C.  FOR SDIP QUESTIONS:
        (1)  MR. JOSEPH FERDINAND, NPC, PERS-40DD, (901) 874-3545/DSN 882.
    D.  FOR VSDP QUESTIONS:
        (1) CDR ANDREW CHICOINE, NPC, PERS-4013, (901) 874-4360/DSN 882.  

9.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SSF CAN BE FOUND AT  
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/ORGANIZATION/BUPERS/TOTALFORCE

10.  RELEASED BY VADM S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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