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SUBJ/CHANGES TO FIRST-TERM ASSIGNMENT POLICY AND INCENTIVE PROGRAMS FOR
FORWARD DEPLOYED NAVAL FORCE ENLISTED SAILORS STATIONED ON SEA DUTY IN JAPAN,
GUAM, AND SPAIN//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1306-126, FIRST-TIME PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENT POLICY.
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1300-302, SUITABILITY AND SELECTION FOR OVERSEAS SERVICE.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1300-308, TOUR LENGTHS AND TYPES.
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1306-116, PRESCRIBED SEA TOUR (PST)/NORMAL SHORE TOUR
REF E IS MILPERSMAN 1306-250, GUARANTEED CHOICE OF COAST FOR POST-JAPAN,
GUAM, KOREA, AND SPAIN ASSIGNMENTS FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL.
REF F IS MILPERSMAN 1306-300, OVERSEAS TOUR EXTENSION INCENTIVES PROGRAM
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to Navys policy for first- term
assignment and expanded incentive programs for enlisted Forward Deployed
Naval Force (FDNF) Sailors assigned to sea duty in Japan, Guam, and Spain.
2. Effective immediately, E3 and below first-term Sailors will now be
authorized accompanied orders to overseas locations where dependents are
authorized. References (a) through (c) will be updated to reflect this
change in the near future.
3. To encourage and reward Sailors that volunteer to extend their sea duty
(Type 4) tours to 48 months in Japan, Guam and Spain, the following
incentives are offered:
a. Waiver of remaining Prescribed Sea Tour (PST). Members currently
serving on sea tours in Japan, Guam and Spain who extend their tour to a
minimum of 48 months will have any remaining sea time for that PST waived and
be allowed to rotate to shore duty for their next tour. Reference (d) will
be updated to reflect this change.
b. Preferential Consideration for Detailing. Reference (e) is modified
as follows. Effective immediately, members currently on sea tours (Type 4)
in Japan, Guam, and Spain on sea duty who extend their current assigned tour
by 12 months or more will be given preferential Career Management
System/Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID) consideration for advertised billets
based on community priorities. If multiple preferential applications are made
for the same advertised billet, the best qualified member will be selected.
c. Overseas Tour Extension Incentives Program (OTEIP). OTEIP detailed
in reference (f), remains an option for Sailors on sea duty (Type 4) in
Japan, Guam and Spain when they extend their tours by at least 12 months.
d. Sea Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP). SDIP remains an option for eligible
Sailors. For eligibility and program details visit the SDIP website at
4. Sailors are encouraged to take advantage of the tour extension incentives
described in paragraph 3 by submitting a Projected Rotation Date (PRD)
extension request via NAVPERS 1306/7 (Rev. 1/03), Enlisted Personnel Action
Request, 14-18 months prior to their PRD. Sailors should include the OTEIP
option they desire in their 1306/7 (if applicable).
5. Supplemental guidance is available via the NPC website. Questions
concerning this NAVADMIN should be referred to the NPC Customer Service
Center at 1-(866)-U-ASK-NPC/(866)827-5672, or via e-mail at
6. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1. //