ATTENTION INVITED TO
R 191717Z DEC 13 PSN 752517K27
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ: ESTABLISHMENT OF ICCM RATE AND REDESIGNATION OF INTERIOR COMMUN
ICATIONS ELECTRICIAN E-3 AND BELOW SAILORS TO THE SEAMAN UNCLASSIFIED/ FM CNO
WASHINGTON DC//N1// TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// UNCLAS//N01223//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/NOV//
SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF ICCM RATE AND REDESIGNATION OF INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS
ELECTRICIAN E-3 AND BELOW SAILORS TO THE SEAMAN APPRENTICESHIP//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the establishment of the Interior
Communications Electrician Master Chief (ICCM) rate and the redesignation of
Interior Communications Electrician (IC) E-3 and below Sailors in the Seaman
apprenticeship. The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) has approved both of
these initiatives which apply to active-duty and selected reserve Sailors in
the IC rating. Effective date of all changes will be 1 March 2014. E-3 and
below designated in the rating or in the IC apprenticeship shall convert
uniform insignia NLT 1 May 2014.
2. Establishing a career path for the IC rating at the E-9 level completes
the rating's shift from the Center for Naval Engineering (CNE) to the Center
for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and aligns the IC rating with combat
systems ratings. Senior Chief Petty Officers in the Interior Communications
Electrician rating (ICCSs) will no longer compete with Senior Chief
Electrician's Mate (EMCSs) for advancement to E-9. Anticipated benefits are
career progression through E-9 maintained within parent rating and
solidification of the rating's linkage to CSCS vice CNE. This action further
recognizes the differences in rating occupational standards and watch
qualifications between Combat Systems and Engineering.
3. The first ICCMs will be selected from selection board eligible ICCSs by
the FY-15 active-duty and reserve E-9 selection boards.
4. The seaman rating insignia is prescribed for IC E-1 to E-3 personnel.
ICs in pay grades E-1 to E-3 may continue to wear the fireman insignia until
advanced. However, all IC E-1 to E-3 personnel shall convert uniform
insignia NLT 1 May 2014.
5. To enable a smooth transition and eliminate a cost burden to affected
Sailors, effective immediately, new accessions into the IC rating will wear
the Seaman rating insignia.
6. This NAVADMIN does not modify any previous guidance concerning early
separation, Fleet Reserve, conversion packages, or Career Waypoints-
7. Points of Contact are LCDR Jeff Seigler, BUPERS 321, at 901-874-
2821/DSN 882 or via e-mail at jeffrey.seigler(at)navy.mil or FCCM Joel
Conrad, Surface Enlisted Combat Systems Technical Advisor, BUPERS 321C, at
901-874-2820/DSN 882 or via e-mail at joel.conrad(at)navy.mil.
8. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//