​AIRCREWMAN RATING AND NAVY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY EXPANSION AT THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER LEVEL

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SUBJ/AIRCREWMAN RATING AND NAVY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY EXPANSION AT THE 
MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER LEVEL//



RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the expansion of the Naval Aircrewman (AW) 
Rating and Navy Occupational Specialty (NOS) at the Master Chief Petty 
Officer (MCPO) level for active component and Full-Time Support only.  Force 
structure in the reserve component does not support this same change.

2.  The Naval Aviation Enterprise Total Force cross functional team, in 
collaboration with AW communities senior AW leadership (and their 
Commodores), Enlisted Community Managers (ECM) and other stakeholders have 
concluded that this change will open up advancement opportunities for Sailors 
in critical AW/NOS communities and will lead to increased numbers of 
platform-experienced senior enlisted on our flight lines.

3.  This change is aligned with the rating modernization initiative.

4.  No action is required for individual service members.

5.  Enlisted Community Management Branch, BUPERS-32, will recode all AW 
(A500/J150) MCPOs to their respective source Type/Model/Series (T/M/S) in the 
Enlisted Master File as follows (NOS shown in parenthesis):
    a.  AWRCM - Master Chief Naval Aircrewman Tactical Helicopter (A505)
    b.  AWSCM - Master Chief Naval Aircrewman Helicopter (A510)
    c.  AWOCM - Master Chief Naval Aircrewman Operator (A520)
    d.  AWFCM - Master Chief Naval Aircrewman Mechanical (A530/J154)
    e.  AWVCM - Master Chief Naval Aircrewman Avionics (A550)

6.  Selected Reservists (SELRES) MCPOs will retain the AWCM (A500) and 
qualified SELRES Senior Chief Petty Officers will continue to compete for 
AWCM (A500).

7.  This change is effective immediately and will be fully implemented to 
support the FY-18 Master Chief Petty Officer Selection Board.

8.  Points of contact:  Head Aviation ECM CDR Case Garrison, at (901) 874-
2980/DSN 882, or Senior Chief Lon Vicknair, Aviation ECM Technical Advisor, 
at (901) 874-2074/DSN 882.

9.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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