SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS REVISIONS

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NAVADMIN 201/11

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SUBJ/SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS REVISIONS// 

REF/A/MSG/CNO 
WASHINGTON DC/230112ZAUG08// REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/041837ZMAY2006// 
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/172326ZDEC2010// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON 
DC/050008ZFEB2011// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 234/08, SEA SHORE FLOW (SSF) 
ENLISTED CAREER PATHS.  REF B IS NAVADMIN 130/06, SEA SHORE ROTATION (SSR) 
TOUR LENGTH REVISIONS.  REF C IS NAVADMIN 406/10, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 
INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES (ITS) SERVICE RATING.  REF D IS 
NAVADMIN 043/11, ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN 
SUBMARINES (ITS) SERVICE RATING - CORRECTED.// 

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE REVISIONS TO SEA SHORE FLOW
(SSF) ENLISTED CAREER PATHS AS OUTLINED IN REF A AND REFLECTS THE INCREASINGLY 
SEA-CENTRIC NATURE OF NAVAL SERVICE.

2.  IN 2008, SEA SHORE FLOW WAS INTRODUCED AS A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE WAY 
THE NAVY DEFINED AND MANAGED ENLISTED SEA TOUR LENGTHS.
SSF ESTABLISHED CAREER PATHS FOR EACH ENLISTED COMMUNITY AND REPLACED THE 
PREVIOUS SEA SHORE ROTATION (SSR) TOUR LENGTHS POLICY, PER REF B, WHICH SET 
SEA TOUR LENGTHS BASED ON A SAILOR'S PAYGRADE.
SINCE 2008, THE NAVY HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF SEA DUTY BILLETS AND 
DECREASED THE NUMBER OF SHORE DUTY BILLETS.  AS A RESULT, IN ORDER TO IMPROVE 
MANNING LEVELS AT SEA:
  - 36 ENLISTED COMMUNITIES WILL HAVE LONGER SEA TOUR LENGTHS
  - 18 ENLISTED COMMUNITIES WILL REMAIN THE SAME OR BECOME SEA- INTENSIVE.

3.  THE SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ANNOUNCED IN THIS MESSAGE APPLY 
TO ALL ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED PERSONNEL AND SUPERSEDES THE SEA SHORE FLOW 
ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ANNOUNCED IN REFS A AND C.
HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) LIMITS REMAIN IN EFFECT.  CURRENT FULL-TIME SUPPORT 
(FTS) SEA/SHORE ROTATION 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 MARCH 2012 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.  SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS ARE DEFINED IN PARA 6 BELOW AND 
SHOULD BE READ IN 11 COLUMNS:
(1) RATING - ENLISTED COMMUNITY USED FOR DETERMINING APPLICABLE SEA SHORE FLOW 
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
(2) SEA1 - SEA TOUR 1 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FIRST SEA TOUR.
(3) SHR1 - SHORE TOUR 1 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FIRST SHORE TOUR FOLLOWING SEA TOUR 
1.  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.
(4) SEA2 - SEA TOUR 2 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR SECOND SEA TOUR.
(5) SHR2 - SHORE TOUR 2 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR SECOND SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING 
SEA TOUR 2.
(6) SEA3 - SEA TOUR 3 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR THIRD SEA TOUR.
(7) SHR3 - SHORE TOUR 3 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR THIRD SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING 
SEA TOUR 3.
(8) SEA4 - SEA TOUR 4 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FOURTH SEA TOUR.
(9) SHR4 - SHORE TOUR 4 IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME (IN MONTHS) THAT SAILORS IN THE 
GIVEN COMMUNITY WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THEIR FOURTH SHORE TOUR AFTER COMPLETING 
SEA TOUR 4.
(10) 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.
(11) 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       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ABF       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ABH       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
AC        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        3
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    9
AM        60   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
AME       60   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
AO        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1, 11
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        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
BU        48   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    10
CE        48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    10
CM        60   36   60   36   42   36   42   36   36/36    10
CMC       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        4
CS        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
CSSS      60   36   54   36   48   36   36   36   36/36
CTI       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTM       36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    8
CTN       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTR       CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        8
CTT       42   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    8
DC        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
EA        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36    10
ELTNUCSS  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ELTNUCSW  54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
EMSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1, 11
ENSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
EO        54   36   54   36   42   36   42   36   36/36    10
EOD       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
ETNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ETNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
ETSNV     48   36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36/36
ETSRF     48   36   36   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    1
FCAEGIS   60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
FT        54   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
GM        54   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
GSE       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1, 11
GSM       60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
HM        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        6
HT        54   36   54   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
ICSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
IS        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
IT        42   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    2
ITS       48   36   48   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    12
LCAC      NA   NA   NA   NA   48   36   48   36   36/36    4
LN        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36    2
LS        54   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
LSSS      48   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MA        42   48   48   48   36   48   36   36   36/36    2
MC        36   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MMNUCSS   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
MMNUCSW   54   36   60   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    7
MMSS      54   36   54   36   48   36   42   36   36/36
MMSSW     54   36   48   36   48   36   36   36   36/36
MMSW      48   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   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
MU        CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        3
NC        NA   NA   48   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    4
NCCR      CAREER PATH NOT DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW        4
ND        36   48   36   48   36   48   36   36   36/36
OS        60   36   60   36   42   36   36   36   36/36
PR        42   36   42   36   36   36   36   36   36/36
PS        48   36   48   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    9
QMSW      60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1, 11
RP        42   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36    2
SB        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    5
SH        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    1
SO        60   36   60   36   48   36   48   36   36/36    5
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    10
UT        48   36   42   36   42   36   36   36   36/36    10
YN        36   54   36   60   36   60   36   36   36/36
YNSS      36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36   36/36

7.  NOTES:
(1) SEA-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  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) FOR 
VOLUNTEERING TO SERVE ADDITIONAL TIME AT SEA.
(2) WITHIN 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 SEA 
SHORE FLOW PURPOSES.
IT - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BILLET REQUIREMENTS OVERSEAS REQUIRE THAT THE IT 
COMMUNITY FOLLOWS A CAREER PATH BASED ON INUS/OUTUS VICE SEA SHORE FLOW.  TOUR 
ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE IT COMMUNITY WILL BE BASED ON INUS/OUTUS CAREER PATHS, AS 
DESCRIBED ABOVE.
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.
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 SEA 
SHORE FLOW 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.
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.
(3) SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITY.  SAILORS IN SHORE-INTENSIVE COMMUNITIES DO NOT 
HAVE CAREER PATHS DEFINED BY SEA SHORE FLOW 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.
AC - 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.
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.
(4) 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.
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.
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.
NCCR - NAVY COUNSELOR, CAREER RECRUITERS HAVE NO SEA DUTY BILLETS AND WILL BE 
ASSIGNED AS REQUIRED.
CMC - COMMAND MASTER CHIEFS HAVE A UNIQUE CAREER PATH AND WILL BE DETAILED TO 
LEADERSHIP MILESTONE BILLETS AS APPROPRIATE.
(5) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) 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.
(8) 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:
CTI  E1 - E9  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
CTN  E1 - E5  1 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E6 - E7  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E8 - E9  3 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS
CTR  E1 - E7  1 INCONUS/2 OUTCONUS(SEA)
     E8 - E9  2 INCONUS/1 OUTCONUS(SEA)
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.
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.
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.
(9) CONVERSION FROM INUS/OUTUS TO SEA/SHORE AG - AEROGRAPHER MATES WILL BE 
ASSIGNED AS OBSERVERS FOLLOWING COMPLETION OF THEIR INITIAL TRAINING.  AN 
OBSERVER TOUR IS REQUIRED PRIOR TO ATTENDING FORECASTER "C" SCHOOL TRAINING.  
UPON COMPLETION OF "C" SCHOOL TRAINING, FOLLOW ON ASSIGNMENTS AS AN AG WILL BE 
TO FORECASTER BILLETS WITH TOURS BASED ON A SEA/SHORE VICE INUS/OUTUS 
ROTATION.  SAILORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THEIR COMMUNITY MANAGER OR 
DETAILER FOR ADDITIONAL CAREER PATH INFORMATION.
PS - IN ORDER TO IMPROVE PERSONNEL SERVICES TO THE FLEET, PERSONNEL 
SPECIALISTS (PS) BILLETS HAVE BEEN RESTORED ON OPTIMALLY MANNED SHIPS AND 
OVERSEAS PASS OFFICES.  THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SEA DUTY BILLETS 
REQUIRES THE PS COMMUNITY TO TRANSITION BACK TO A SEA/SHORE VICE INUS/OUTUS 
ROTATION.
(10) 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.
(11) T+X ACCESSION PILOT RATINGS.  THE AO, EMSW, GSE AND QM RATINGS ARE 
PARTICIPATING IN THE T+X ACCESSION PILOT BEGINNING IN FY11.  THE PILOT 
INCREASES THE INITIAL ACTIVE OBLIGATION (EAOS) FROM FOUR YEARS TO FIVE YEARS 
FOR THOSE RECRUITS WHO SHIP TO RTC BEGINNING ON 01 OCT 2010 IN THE ACCESSION 
PROGRAM FOR THE FOUR RATINGS.  FOR THESE FOUR RATINGS THE PST AND PRD FOR THE 
INITIAL SEA TOUR WILL BE SET TO EQUAL THE INDIVIDUAL SAILOR'S EAOS; THIS 
PST/PRD WILL SUPERSEDE THE LENGTH OF TIME SHOWN FOR THE FIRST SEA TOUR IN 
PARAGRAPH 6.
(12) NEW RATING.  THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES
(ITS) SERVICE RATING IS A NEW RATING ESTABLISHED PER REFS C AND D.
SAILORS IN THE ITS COMMUNITY FOLLOW A SEA/SHORE FLOW VICE INUS/OUTUS.  THE SEA 
SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATH LISTED IN PARA
6 ABOVE SUPERSEDES THE SEA SHORE FLOW PATH CAREER PROJECTED IN PARA
6 OF REF C AND IS IN ALIGNMENT WITH PARA 7 OF REF D.

8.  SAILORS SHOULD CONTACT THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITY MANAGER OR DETAILERS FOR 
SPECIFIC RATE/RATING/NEC QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS.
POC FOR POLICY QUESTIONS:
- MR. CRAIG SCHAUPPNER, OPNAV N120X, (202) 257-8973.
- LCDR ERIK WIGNES, BUPERS-32, (901) 874-2356/DSN 882.
- LCDR JEFF BRANCHEAU, NPC, PERS-401, (901) 847-3569/DSN 882.
POC FOR SDIP QUESTIONS:
- MR. JOSEPH FERDINAND, NPC, PERS-40DD, (901)874-3545/DSN 882.

9.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SEA SHORE FLOW, INCLUDING A COMPARISON OF SEA 
TOUR LENGTHS UNDER THE REVISED SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS, CAN BE 
FOUND AT 
http://www.public.navy.mil/BUPERS-
NPC/ORGANIZATION/BUPERS/TOTALFORCE/Pages/default.aspx.

10.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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