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SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS CONSTITUTION//



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AMPN/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1306-920, SCREENING REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSIGNMENT TO USS 
CONSTITUTION.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES REQUIREMENTS AND SOLICITS ENLISTED APPLICATIONS FOR 
DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE SPECIAL PROGRAMS 
DETAILER AND THE USS CONSTITUTION COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF BY MAIL OR ENCRYPTED E-MAIL.
PERSONNEL WITH A PROJECTED ROTATION DATE (PRD) OF MAY 2013 THROUGH DECEMBER 2013 ARE 
ELIGIBLE.  OTHERS MAY APPLY WITH COMMAND AND DETAILER APPROVAL.  PERSONNEL SELECTED 
WILL NORMALLY DETACH FROM THEIR PRESENT COMMAND AT THEIR CURRENT PRD.

2.  USS CONSTITUTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICAN HERITAGE AND THE HISTORY OF OUR 
NAVY.  HAVING EARNED HER NICKNAME "OLD IRONSIDES"
DURING THE WAR OF 1812, USS CONSTITUTION IS THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP AFLOAT IN 
THE WORLD AND AMERICA'S SHIP OF STATE.  USS CONSTITUTION IS PERMANENTLY BERTHED IN 
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS.  THE CREW IS TASKED WITH PROMOTING, PROTECTING, AND PRESERVING 
THE SHIP.
THE SHIP RECEIVES OVER HALF A MILLION VISITORS ANNUALLY AND IS THE NAVY'S PLATFORM FOR 
RECEIVING SENIOR OFFICERS, HIGH-RANKING GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AND HEADS OF STATE.  IN 
ADDITION TO THE IN- DEPTH STUDY OF THE HISTORY AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE SHIP, CREW 
MEMBERS ARE REQUIRED TO PRESENT THE SHIP TO THE PUBLIC.
CONSTITUTION SAILORS MUST LEARN 18TH CENTURY SQUARE-RIGGED SAILING FROM LINE 
IDENTIFICATION TO SETTING AND FURLING SAILS, INCLUDING CLIMBING UP AND OUT ON HER YARD 
ARMS.  CREW MEMBERS ARE ALSO TAUGHT HOW TO MAN AND OPERATE HER 5,800 POUND LONG 
GUNS IN PRECISION 18TH CENTURY GUN DRILLS.  A NORMAL TOUR OF DUTY IS THREE YEARS AND IS 
SHORE DUTY (TYPE I) FOR ROTATIONAL PURPOSES.

3.  THE FOLLOWING BILLETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE NEXT NINE MONTHS, FILL MONTH IN PARENTHESIS:
    BMC (IMMEDIATELY)
    LS1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    YN1 (IMMEDIATELY)
    AO2 (IMMEDIATELY)
    GM2 (AUGUST 2013)
    BM3 (IMMEDIATELY) (PO3 OF ANY RATING)
    CS3 (NOVEMBER 2013)
    CSSN (IMMEDIATELY)

4.  VOLUNTEERS SEEKING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THE 
PUBLIC WITH MATURITY AND TACT AND BE AN EXCEPTIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE U.S. NAVY.  THEY 
MUST HAVE AN IMPECCABLE APPEARANCE AND EXCEPTIONAL MILITARY BEARING.  CHIEF PETTY 
OFFICERS AND PETTY OFFICERS MUST BE HIGH-CALIBER INDIVIDUALS READY TO SERVE AS SHARP 
MILITARY ROLE MODELS FOR JUNIOR CREW MEMBERS AND STRONG LEADERS.

5.  ALL VOLUNTEERS CONSIDERING DUTY ONBOARD USS CONSTITUTION MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    A.  NO RECORD OF NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    B.  NO RECORD OF ALCOHOL-RELATED INCIDENTS WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS. DRIVING UNDER 
THE INFLUENCE/DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED CONVICTIONS WITHIN LAST FIVE YEARS ARE 
DISQUALIFYING.
    C.  NO RECORD OF FINANCIAL INSTABILITY WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.  NO EXCESSIVE DEBT.  
COMMAND FINANCIAL SPECIALISTS SHOULD EVALUATE MEMBER'S DEBT TO INCOME RATIO.
    D.  HAVE NO EVAL/FITREP TRAITS BELOW 3.0 WITHIN THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    E.  BE WITHIN CURRENT BODY COMPOSITION STANDARDS.  MUST NOT HAVE FAILED ANY PHYSICAL 
FITNESS ASSESSMENT (PFA) IN THE LAST YEAR.  MAY NOT HAVE MORE THAN ONE PFA FAILURE IN THE 
PAST FOUR YEARS.
    F.  BE FIT FOR FULL DUTY (MEDICAL/DENTAL) WITHOUT ANY LIMITATIONS OR DISABILITIES THAT 
WOULD PRECLUDE SERVICE ONBOARD A SHIP.
    G.  NOT HAVE ANY TATTOOS THAT SHOW IN A SHORT SLEEVE UNIFORM.
(WAIVERABLE)
    H.  HAVE A CLEAR, STRONG VOICE.  MUST NOT BE AFRAID OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
    I.  NOT BE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS.
    J.  NON-PETTY OFFICERS MUST BE UNMARRIED AND WITHOUT DEPENDENTS.

6.  INTERESTED CANDIDATES MEETING THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS MUST FIRST SUBMIT A FULLY 
COMPLETED NAVPERS 1306/7 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION
REQUEST) TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RATING DETAILER VIA THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER REQUESTING 
RELEASE TO SHORE SPECIAL PROGRAMS.

7.  ONCE NAVPERS 1306/7 IS COMPLETE, SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO USS 
CONSTITUTION FOR SCREENING:
    A.  NAVPERS 1306/7, (ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION REQUEST) REQUESTING DUTY ONBOARD USS 
CONSTITUTION.
    B.  NAVPERS 1306/92, SPECIAL DUTY SCREENING FORM.
    C.  EVALUATION/FITNESS REPORTS FOR THE PAST 36 MONTHS.
    D.  HEIGHT, WEIGHT, BODY COMPOSITION ASSESSMENT (PERCENTAGE), LAST THREE YEARS OF PFA 
SCORES AND ANY CURRENT FAILURES (PRIMS PRINTOUT).
    E.  DIGITAL 5X7 PHOTOGRAPH (FRONT, BACK, AND SIDE) IN NAVY SERVICE UNIFORM (KHAKI FOR 
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER).  SAILORS SERVING ON INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTATION MAY WEAR UNIFORM 
CHAIN OF COMMAND DEEMS APPROPRIATE FOR PHOTO.
    F.  LETTER OF ENDORSEMENT SIGNED BY COMMANDING OFFICER, WHICH MUST INCLUDE:  A 
STATEMENT ON MILITARY APPEARANCE AND TATTOOS, AN EVALUATION OF THE MEMBER'S SPEAKING 
ABILITY, THE MEMBER'S DEMEANOR, PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE, AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS.  THE 
ABILITY TO WORK AND LEAD GROUPS OF JUNIOR SAILORS WITH LITTLE OVERSIGHT IS A FAVORABLE 
CHARACTERISTIC AND SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE EVALUATION.
    G.  POINT OF CONTACT (CAREER COUNSELOR, LEADING CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, OR COMMAND 
MASTER CHIEF) PHONE NUMBER (COMMERCIAL) AND E- MAIL ADDRESS.  NOTE:  COMMON 
APPLICATION ERRORS INCLUDE LACK OF DETAILED CONTACT INFORMATION, UNSIGNED NAVPERS 
1306/7 AND 1306/92, NO COMMANDING OFFICER ENDORSEMENT, MISSING EVALUATIONS, PHOTOS 
NOT INCLUDED, AND SCREENING PACKAGES SENT TO DETAILER RATHER THAN USS CONSTITUTION.  
INCOMPLETE PACKAGES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

8.  APPLICATIONS CAN BE SENT VIA ENCRYPTED E-MAIL TO CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL OR MAILED 
TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
    USS CONSTITUTION
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    COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF
    BUILDING 5
    CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD
    CHARLESTOWN, MA 02129-1797

9.  ONCE APPLICATION PACKAGE IS RECEIVED AND REVIEWED, A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW WILL BE 
ARRANGED BETWEEN THE MEMBER AND USS CONSTITUTION COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF.  PERSONNEL 
MAY ALSO ARRANGE TO INTERVIEW IN PERSON.  PERSONAL INTERVIEWS ARE CONDUCTED AT USS 
CONSTITUTION IN CHARLESTOWN, MA.

10.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT 
WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/USSCONSTITUTION.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT IS ATCS(SW/AW) NANCY ESTRADA, COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF, AT (617) 592-
2549 OR VIA E-MAIL AT CONSTITUTION.CC(AT)NAVY.MIL.

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

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