R 211645Z JAN 15 PSN 507807H27
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/FY16 ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES E-6 AND BELOW RATING CONVERSION
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 019/15, OPENING SUBMARINE FORCE BILLETS TO ENLISTED
WOMEN. REF B IS NAVADMIN 020/15, FY16 ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER CONVERSION PROCESS. REF C IS BUMED MANUAL FOR MEDICINE.
RMKS/1. Per reference (a), the Navy*s plan to integrate enlisted women into
the submarine force has been approved, and all submarine ratings and
submarine Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes are open to enlisted
2. The submarine force is seeking high caliber female applicants from all
ratings. Sailors from all communities are eligible to apply for submarine
service as part of this initiative. Per this NAVADMIN and reference (b), the
Submarine Enlisted Community Manager (ECM) is accepting conversion
applications for ranks E-1 through E-8. The application process for E-7/8 is
outlined in reference (b).
3. Female recruits interested in submarine nuclear duty will be selected as
part of the normal recruiting process. Female Sailors in the nuclear
training pipeline or serving as junior staff instructors
(JSIs) at a Nuclear Power Training Unit (NPTU) should contact their Command
Career Counselors for details on how to volunteer for submarine service.
4. In an effort to identify the most qualified Sailors and to ensure the
success of this initiative, Sailors will be selected based on the following
a. COs endorsement describing the Sailor*s sustained superior
b. Sea service experience.
c. Warfare qualification.
d. Job experience (i.e., assignments that can be related to
in future submarine service)
5. In addition to sustained superior performance and future potential of the
Sailor, consideration will be given to current overall manning of the
applicant*s rating, time served at the current command, and other factors
that may affect the command or community*s manning.
6. Application process for E-6 and below (non-nuclear trained personnel).
a. All conversion Sailors, regardless of rating or rank, must
the following minimum criteria to be eligible for conversion:
(1) Must be medically screened and suitable for duty aboard a
submarine per reference (c), MANMED Chapter 15 (to be completed within
30 days following selection).
(2) Must be a US citizen already in possession of, or capable
receiving, a secret security clearance.
(3) Must meet ASVAB requirements for the desired rating(s) as
outlined in MILPERSMAN 1306-618.
(4) No non-judicial punishments (NJP) or convictions in
or military courts for the past 36 months.
(5) No marks less than *3.0* on the last five evaluations.
(6) No PFA failures in the last three years.
b. Active duty and Full Time Support (FTS) reserve duty Sailors must
submit conversion packages directly to the submarine non-nuclear ECM (BUPERS-
32D) for processing per para 7 below. Submarine ratings open for conversion
are: Sonar Technician (STS), Fire Control Technician (FT), Machinist Mate-
Weapons (MMW), Missile Technician (MT), Information Systems Technician (ITS)
(see note 1), Electronics Technician -Navigation (ET-NAV), Electronics
Technician-Communications (ET-COM), Logistics Specialist (LS), Culinary
Specialist (CS), Yeoman (YN), and Machinist Mate-Auxiliary (MMA). Each
conversion package must include the
(1) Last five performance evaluations. (Sailors with minimal service
may not have five evaluations * submit as many as the Sailor has on record.)
(2) PRIMS data covering at least the last four years of PFA
information, if available.
(3) ASVAB scores.
(4) NAVPERS 1306/7 signed by the Sailor and the Sailor*s CO
identifying the Sailor*s top three submarine rating conversion choices and
clearly stating the recommended *earliest and latest release* dates for the
(5) Official statement volunteering for submarine service as outlined
in MILPERSMAN 1306-402.
c. Non-FTS reserve duty Sailors will submit packages per
Note 1: Information Systems Technician (IT) direct conversions must have one
or more of the following NECs: 2780, 2781, or 2791.
7. Applications must be scanned and e-mailed to the submarine non-nuclear
ECM. E-mail applications to joseph.m.hanley(at)navy.mil,
aaron.norton(at)navy.mil, and james.drumgole(at)navy.mil.
a. An example package is available on the NPC website at:
b. Applications are due by 15 April 2015, and the selection
will begin on 16 April 2015.
8. Application process for E-6 and below (nuclear-trained personnel).
The application process for E-6 and below nuclear-trained personnel will be
coordinated by the individual Sailor*s Command Career Counselor at the NPTUs.
Female JSIs or Sailors in initial training at NPTU interested in volunteering
for submarine duty should inform their chain of command. The chain of
command at NPTU will develop an application package on each submarine
volunteer that includes the following:
a. Last five performance evaluations. (Sailors with minimal service may
not have five evaluations * submit as many as the Sailor has on record.)
b. PRIMS data covering at least the last four years of PFA information,
c. Official statement volunteering for submarine service as outlined in
d. Grades and class rank at Nuclear Field *A* school, Nuclear Power
School, and NPTU.
e. Written recommendation and endorsement for the Sailor from the chain
f. For JSIs * qualifications obtained at NPTU. The CO of each NPTU will
forward this information, along with the two ranked lists (JSI ranking and
initial trainee ranking) of applicants, to the nuclear ECM at OPNAV N133.
9. Once final selections are made for E-6 and below Sailors by the ECM,
selectees will be notified via naval message. Alternates will be utilized in
the event that a selectee is found ineligible for conversion.
10. This round of selections will apply to the women scheduled to integrate
the first two submarine crews. Subsequent NAVADMINs announcing follow-on
submarine integrations will be periodically released to commence future
application cycles. Opportunities to reapply for assignment in submarines
will be available at least annually.
11. For questions about the application process or about submarine service,
contact the submarine non-nuclear ECM office: LCDR James Drumgole, 901-874-
2082; STSCS(SS) Joseph Hanley, 901-874-4367;
YNC(SS) Aaron Norton, 901-874-2819. Nuclear-trained Sailors may contact the
nuclear ECM office: LCDR Will Wiley, 703-604-5493;
ETCM(SW) Victor Harris, 703-604-5492.
12. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
13. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran.//