R 081301Z JAN 15 PSN 854179K34
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO ZEN/CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NAVAL AIRCREWMEN MECHANICAL (AWF)/NAVAL AIRCREWMEN AVIONICS (AWV)
INITIAL TRANSITION GUIDANCE FOR MARITIME PATROL AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JAN//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1910-102, SEPARATION BY REASON OF CHANGES IN
SERVICE OBLIGATION (ACTIVE DUTY AND INACTIVE NAVY RESERVIST). REF B IS
BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE U.S.
NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.//
RMKS/1. After much fleet coordination, the Airboss and I have agreed on a
policy for AWF/AWV Sailors accompanying the transition from P-3C Orion to P-8
Poseidon that allows us to meet mission, make transition possible, and
provide these Sailors with viable *stay Navy* options.
2. The policy outlined below is effective immediately and applies to active
component P-3 AWF/AWV Sailors in Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Codes
8251 and 9402.
a. Affected Sailors will contact their rating detailer one year from
their Projected Rotation Date (PRD) or at the squadrons* transition
conference, whichever occurs first.
b. If there are valid vacancies within the Sailor*s TMS, the Sailor will
choose from those orders via Career Management System Interactive Detailing
(CMS/ID). If the rating detailer does not forecast available billets in
community TMS, the Sailor will be offered billets to another TMS if there are
valid vacancies. If there are valid vacancies and a Sailor does not desire to
crossdeck to the available TMS, the Sailor*s record will be flagged for
separation at soft expiration of active obligated service (SEAOS). Paygrade
and NECs will be managed by rating detailer and BUPERS-3 in order to optimize
advancement opportunity while maintaining sufficient experience in each TMS.
c. If there are no valid Aircrew billets within the Sailors rating, the
Sailor will be given the choice of a lateral rating conversion, or the Sailor
may request an early separation per reference (a). Conversions will be
requested via PERS-811E conversions desk. Requirements for the Enlisted
Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) and conversion package may be found
npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Pages/AcduConv.aspx. Separation will take
place at PRD or SEAOS, whichever occurs first.
(1) Sailors with less than 17 years of service who choose to
laterally convert may choose up to four ratings in order of preference on the
NAVPERS 1306/7. Sailors who desire conversion to their original source
rating will indicate on the NAVPERS 1306/7 that the rating they are
requesting is their previous source rating. Sailors are encouraged to select
ratings that are open or balanced, in order to enhance their selection and
(2) Sailors with 17 years of service or greater will be converted to
their original source rating.
d. Sailors selected for direct conversion to a requested rating will be
converted upon approval and remain in place in a flying status (due to their
existing aeronautical rating) until their current PRD. Converted Sailors
will retain Career Enlisted Flight Incentive Pay (CEFIP) eligibility until
transferred from their current command. Converted AWF/AWV Sailors will be
eligible to compete for advancement in their new rating immediately upon
conversion. Sailors approved for conversion via *A* school will transfer to
*A* school at PRD and will remain an AWF/AWV until successful *A* school
graduation and will compete for advancement in new rating upon *A* school
graduation per reference (b). Sailors converted to new ratings via this
NAVADMIN, or C-WAY, will retain the authority to wear the Aircrew insignia.
e. Sailors not selected for a requested rating will be offered one or
more ratings based on the needs of the Navy. Sailors may elect to convert to
the new rating offered, or elect an early separation per reference (a).
Sailors electing early separation will be separated at their current PRD or
EAOS, whichever comes first.
f. Those P-3 AWF/AWV Sailors who sign a page-13 non-volunteering from
the Aircrew program will not be subject to this NAVADMIN. Non-volunteers
will be offered one or more ratings for which they qualify based on needs of
3. CNAF has initiated a Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classifications
and Occupational Standards (NEOCS) proposal to determine the viability of
sustaining the AWF/AWV ratings or return to the previous aviation maintenance
rating Aircrew model. The Navy uses NEOCS to conduct in-depth analysis for
any actions taken concerning enlisted personnel planning, manpower
management, training, advancement, promotion, distribution, and assignment.
The NEOCS package will be drafted by Spring 2015 with a decision expected in
FY16 followed by a NAVADMIN that will provide specifics on NEOCS results.
4. Manning levels across each of the affected communities require strong
leadership oversight, coordination with community managers (BUPERS-3/OPNAV
N13), and enlisted distribution (PERS-40) to maintain personnel levels
sufficient to achieve operational readiness. Taking care of our Sailors in
these uniquely skilled ratings is of primary importance and emphasis. A team
effort is required to navigate any transition disruptions.
5. Points of contact are CAPT Bruce *Des* Deshotel, Head Enlisted Community
Manager (ECM), at (901) 874-3496/DNS 882 or via e-mail at
bruce.deshotel(at)navy.mil; and CDR Donald Gaines, Deputy ECM, at (901) 874-
2980/DSN 882 or via e-mail at donald.l.gaines(at)navy.mil.
6. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//