STRATEGIC SEALIFT OFFICER DESIGNATOR ALIGNMENT

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NAVADMIN 183/11

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SUBJ/STRATEGIC SEALIFT OFFICER DESIGNATOR ALIGNMENT// 



RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE REALIGNMENT OF THE STRATEGIC SEALIFT 
OFFICER (SSO) DESIGNATORS WITHIN THE 16XX SERIES AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE 
NON-DISCRETE 166X BILLET DESIGNATOR.

2.  IN ORDER TO FURTHER DEFINE AND FORMALIZE THE SSO GOVERNANCE MODEL, THE 
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE ALIGNMENT OF THE FOUR EXISTING MERCHANT 
MARINE DESIGNATORS INTO ONE RESTRICTED LINE DESIGNATOR WITHIN THE 16XX SERIES.  
AT THE SAME TIME, THE CREATION OF THE 166X DESIGNATOR WILL ALLOW FOR THE 
DOCUMENTATION OF NON-DISCRETE SSO BILLETS FOR CROSS-DETAILING PURPOSES.  THIS 
IS A DIRECT RESULT OF ONGOING COMMUNITY INITIATIVES DIRECTED AND JOINTLY 
EXECUTED BY COMMANDER, MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND.  ALL ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES 
WILL OCCUR ON 01 OCT 2011.  TECHNICAL CHANGES TO DATABASES HAVE COMMENCED AND 
WILL BE COMPLETED AS SOON AS FEASIBLE, WITH A TARGET COMPLETION DATE OF 30 SEP 
2011.

3.  NEW DESIGNATOR IS AS FOLLOWS:
- 166X - SPECIAL DUTY OFFICER - STRATEGIC SEALIFT OFFICER 

4.  THERE IS NO ACTION REQUIRED BY INDIVIDUAL OFFICERS TO AFFECT THE CHANGE TO 
THEIR PERSONNEL RECORD.  ALL ADMINISTRATIVE CORRESPONDENCE (I.E. FITREPS) WILL 
REFLECT THE NEW DESIGNATOR EFFECTIVE 01 OCT 2011.

5.  BUPERS-31 POCS WILL FACILITATE THE RECODING OF SPECIFIC BILLETS FROM THEIR 
EXISTING DESIGNATOR TO 166X.

6.  POINT OF CONTACT IS CAPT SYBIL BRADLEY AT (202) 685-5127 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
SYBIL.BRADLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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