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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 058/14, INCREASED ENLISTED PERSONNEL DISTRIBUTION
AUTHORITY. REF B IS NAVADMIN 190/16, SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS
UPDATES. REF C IS NAVADMIN 395/02, TAR SEA SHORE ROTATION TOUR LENGTH
REVISION. REF D IS BUPERSINST 1080.54, ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION AND
VERIFICATION PROCESS. REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-141, VOLUNTARY SEA
DUTY PROGRAM. REF F IS CNO POLICY DECISION MEMORANDUM (PDM) 001-17: SEA
DUTY INCENTIVE PAY PROGRAM.//
1. This message announces changes to distribution policies for Active
Component (AC) and Full Time Support (FTS) senior enlisted personnel (E7-E9).
Effective immediately, these changes amplify previous guidance on early
return to sea outlined in reference (a).
2. We operate in a dynamic environment and Sailors are our key advantage.
Assigning Chiefs to our ships, submarines, squadrons, and other key
operational and Fleet production units is vital to maintaining that
advantage. With this in mind, sea shore flow and sea shore rotation in
references (b) and (c) will be updated. Until then, all Chiefs (E7-E9) can
expect assignment as set forth in this NAVADMIN.
3. Assignments for all enlisted supervisors, including those selected for
advancement to Chief, will be reviewed and managed to maximize Fleet manning
readiness. When detailing Chiefs, sea shore flow and sea shore rotation
concerns will continue to be considered, but will be secondary to Fleet
manning requirements. Additional factors that will be considered include
recent deployment dates and dwell time, career progression, manning posture
and Critical Navy Enlisted Classification Codes (CNECs) at both the current
and projected commands.
4. Newly selected Chiefs should expect assignment to sea and operational
billets as the new norm. Additionally, all Chiefs (E7-E9) may be considered
for reassignment based on the following business rules:
a. Chiefs assigned to unfunded billets in line with reference
b. Chiefs assigned to an activity in excess of supervisor Billets
Authorized (BA), and
c. Chiefs assigned to a BA requirement of a lower paygrade. Waivers may
be granted on a case basis to support Fleet readiness requirements.
5. Chiefs in an assignment that fits one of the above business rules are
encouraged to consider the Voluntary Sea Duty Program, reference (e), and the
Sea Duty Incentive Pay Program, reference (f). Proactive action to manage
career progression comes with potential benefits including geographic
stability, the opportunity to negotiate for choice orders, and Sea Duty
Incentive Pay for eligible ratings which can found at
6. For those identified for redistribution, COMNAVPERSCOM Placement
Management Department (PERS-4013) will contact the command to notify them
that a Chief was identified for redistribution. Every effort will be made to
first reassign the Chief within the same TYCOM/BSO, but when that is not
practical, the Chief will be assigned to the highest priority billet
requirement of the MCA. The management and review of nuclear-trained
supervisor assignments will be closely coordinated between PERS-403 and OPNAV
7. This redistribution policy will lead to a more efficient assignment of
senior enlisted leadership across the Navy. For assistance or further
information, contact the Navy Personnel Customer Service Center at 1(866) U-
Ask-NPC/DSN 882 or via e-mail at uasknpc(at)navy.mil.
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//