R 142009Z OCT 14 PSN 849622H31
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/NAVY ATTACHE PROGRAM
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/XX/XXX//
REF/E/MSG/ALNAV 074/13/301909Z OCT13//
POC/PATRICK DRAUDE/CDR/OPNAV N2N6IX1/-/TEL: (703) 695-8994
NARR/Reference (a) is Chief of Naval Operations Implementation Plan for
reference (b). Reference (b) is prescribing policy and publishing guidance
governing Department of the Navy support to the Defense Attach* Service
(DAS). Reference (c) is MILPERSMAN article providing information on
candidate application and selection criteria. Reference (d) is MILPERSMAN
article providing information on enlisted candidate application and selection
criteria. Reference (e) is a SECNAV message promoting Navy participation in
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the promulgation of reference (a) and
promotes service within the DAS for Navy personnel.
2. In October 2013, SECNAV promulgated reference (b) emphasizing the
critical importance of the DAS program and a desire to ensure that only the
best and most highly qualified Navy officers and enlisted personnel are
selected to represent the Navy to the foreign service and foreign militaries.
Accordingly, a more robust screening and selection process is now in place
with all positions now requiring multiple candidates. SECNAV now serves as
the final approval authority for the nomination to the Defense Intelligence
Agency (DIA) for naval attach* positions.
3. Critically important, demanding, and exciting opportunities at Defense
Attach* Offices (DAOS) in embassies worldwide are available to those who meet
the selection criteria of references (c) and (d).
a. Over the next year, among other billets, Navy attach* affairs
will screen for attach* positions in Australia, Brazil, Finland,
Mexico, and the Philippines.
b. In addition, exceptional Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant
Officer and enlisted personnel will be able to screen for
Operations coordinator (OPSCO) and operations assistant (OPSASST)
Position in Argentina, France, India, Greece, and Japan.
4. To demonstrate the importance SECNAV places on duty at DAOS as discussed
in reference (e), procedures are now in place at Navy Personnel Command (NPC)
to expand the eligibility for DAOS assignments and increase awareness of DAOS
opportunities. NPC will recognize DAOS service through statutory promotion
board precepts. Additionally, these tours frequently offer language
training, foreign language proficiency pay, and special duty assignment pay
for enlisted personnel.
5. For additional information about these exceptional opportunities, visit
the following NPC webpages:
a. Attach* and OPSCO positions: http://www.public.navy.mil
b. OPSASST positions: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc
6. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, OPNAV N2N6.//