R 051539Z JAN 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/ENLISTED APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED BY NAVY FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION
SQUADRON FOR 2016 SHOW SEASONS//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces requirements and solicits enlisted
applications for the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS) Blue Angels
2016 season. Applications must be postmarked by 1 May 2015. Selection
results will be available by June 2015. Personnel with a projected rotation
date of September 2015 through April 2016 are eligible, but others may apply
with command and detailer approval. Personnel selected will normally detach
from their present command in October 2015 and report in early November 2015.
2. There are open billets within the following ratings and pay grades: AD2,
AE1, AM1, AM2, AM3, AME2, AO2, AS2, AT1, AT2, AZ2, HM2, LS1, LS2, LSSN, MC1,
MC2 and PR2. Additionally, we are accepting applications for chief petty
officer billets in the AD, AE and AM rates. Platform specific experience is
not a requirement to apply.
3. Personnel selected for this unique and demanding duty represent the
hundreds of thousands of Sailors and Marines serving throughout the U.S. and
abroad. Applicants must meet the requirements listed below to be considered
for duty with the Blue Angels (waivers are not normally considered):
a. Must not be in receipt of permanent change of station orders before
final selections are made in June 2015.
b. No non-judicial punishment or courts-martial convictions in the last
c. No alcohol-related incidents (civil or military) in the last 36
months; driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated convictions
within the last five years are disqualifying.
d. No financial instability/command directed counseling in the last 36
months; applicants must be eligible for a government credit card (this is not
e. No physical fitness assessment failures in the last 36 months;
personnel who have had medical waivers in the last 24 months will be
considered on a case-by-case basis only.
f. Visible tattoos while wearing the enlisted service uniform must be in
compliance with uniform regulations. Sleeve style tattoos are prohibited.
g. Must possess a valid and current driver's license.
h. Re-enlistment approval is not required to submit an application.
4. Interested candidates meeting the above requirements must first submit a
fully completed NAVPERS 1306/7 (Enlisted Personnel Action Request) and
NAVPERS 1306/92 (Special Program Screening Form) per MILPERSMAN 1306-919 to
their respective rating detailer via their commanding officer. After
submission of NAVPERS 1306/7 and NAVPERS 1306/92 to their detailer,
applicants must submit an application to NFDS using the following criteria
(ensure all telephone numbers, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses are
a. Commanding officer signed letter of endorsement on command
letterhead, 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.
b. Copy of NAVPERS 1306/7
c. Original NAVPERS 1306/92
d. Include copies of last five evaluations
e. Provide official 5 x 7 inch photograph (front, side, back) in
enlisted service uniform uncovered (khakis for E7-E9 applicants). NOTE:
Common application errors include lack of detailed contact information,
unsigned NAVPERS 1306/7 and 1306/92, 1306/7 not sent to detailer, no
commanding officer endorsement, missing evaluations, photos not included,
packages sent to detailer rather than NFDS and earliest and latest transfer
dates not filled out in remarks section of NAVPERS 1306/7.
5. Applications can be sent via e-mail to jason.burmeister(at)navy.mil or by
Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron
Attn: LSC(AW) Jason Burmeister
390 San Carlos Road Suite A
Pensacola, FL 32508-5508
6. Applicant*s medical record will be reviewed during the application
7. Candidates should call NFDS two weeks after mailing their application to
verify receipt and to schedule an interview. All personnel currently
stationed in continental U.S., including those who may be deployed, but will
return prior to final selections, are highly encouraged to interview in
person, but not required. Funding for travel is provided by the service
member or their parent command. NFDS does not provide funding for
interviews. Personnel permanently assigned outside the U.S. (including
Hawaii and Alaska) or while deployed will interview via telephone. Personal
interviews are conducted at Naval Air Facility El Centro, CA from January to
March; interviews are conducted at Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, or any
show site from mid-March through May. Last week to interview will be 10-14
8. Point of contact is LSC(AW) Jason Burmeister (760) 339-2005/DSN 658 (from
3 January to 14 March 2015) or at (850) 452-2086/DSN 922 (after 15 March
2015) or via e-mail at jason.burmeister(at)navy.mil. For further information,
visit the Blue Angels web site at www.blueangels.navy.mil.
9. This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 31 December 2015.
10. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//