BLUF: SEA PAY REVIEWS ARE GETTING TIGHTER, BE SURE YOU RECORDS ARE CORRECT.
UNCLASSIFIED ROUTINE R 081526Z JUN 18 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 143/18 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN// SUBJ/POLICY REGARDING CAREER SEA PAY ENTITLEMENT// REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINTON DC/271715ZDEC02// REF/B/DOC/OPNAV/24DEC05// REF/C/DOC/SECNAV/14JUN16// NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 415/02, ANNUAL REVIEW OF CAREER SEA PAY ENTITLEMENT FOR SHIP-BASED STAFFS AND UNITS. REF B IS OPNAVINST 7220.14, CAREER SEA PAY AND CAREER SEA PAY PREMIUM. REF C IS SECNAVINST 5030.8C, GENERAL GUIDANCE FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF NAVAL VESSELS AND BATTLE FORCE SHIP COUNTING PROCEDURES.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN cancels reference (a) in its entirety and announces changes to Career Sea Pay (CSP) policy as established in reference (b). The policy outlined in this NAVADMIN will be incorporated into the next update of reference (b). 2. Only those vessels categorized as a Patrol Ship (PC), combatant ship, or auxiliary ship in reference (c) will be eligible for designation as Category A or Category B vessels for the purposes of CSP entitlement. 3. Service members serving onboard Category A vessels receive continuous CSP. The following vessels are designated Category A: AS (SUBMARINE TENDER) CG (GUIDED MISSILE CRUISER) CVN (AIRCRAFT CARRIER NUCLEAR-POWERED) DDG (GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYER) EPF (EXPEDITIONARY FAST TRANSPORT) HST (HIGH SPEED TRANSPORT) LCC (COMMAND SHIP) LCS (LITTORAL COMBAT SHIP) LHA (AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP GENERAL PURPOSE) LHD (AMPHIBIOUS ASSAULT SHIP MULTI-PURPOSE) LPD (AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORT DOCK) LSD (DOCK LANDING SHIP) MCM (MINE COUNTERMEASURES SHIP) PC (PATROL COASTAL) SSN (SUBMARINE NUCLEAR-POWERED) SSBN (BALLISTIC MISSILE SUBMARINE NUCLEAR-POWERED) SSGN (GUIDED MISSILE SUBMARINE NUCLEAR-POWERED) T-AE (AMMUNITION SHIPS) T-AFSB (AFLOAT FORWARD STAGING BASE) T-AGOS (SURVEILLANCE SHIP) T-AH (HOSPITAL SHIP) T-AKE (DRY CARGO/AMMUNITION) T-AO (FLEET REPLENISHMENT OILER) T-AOE (FAST COMBAT SUPPORT) T-ARS (SALVAGE SHIP) T-ATF (FLEET OCEAN TUG) T-ATS (TOWING/SALVAGE/RESCUSE SHIP) T-ESB (EXPEDITIONARY SEA BASE) T-ESD (EXPEDITIONARY TRANSFER DOCK) 4. Designated Afloat Staffs that are permanently embarked and serving in Category A vessels are the only staffs authorized to receive continuous CSP. All other Afloat Staffs receive the daily CSP rate (1/30 of monthly rate) only for days in which they are either underway or embarked and serving in a Category A vessel. The following Afloat Staffs, assigned to vessels of Forward Deployed Naval Forces and without working spaces ashore, are designated Category A: COMSEVENTHFLT CCSG 5 5. Service members serving onboard Category B vessels are eligible for the daily CSP rate (1/30 of monthly rate) when the member is embarked and serving in a Category B vessel that is in a port more than 50 miles from the homeport of the vessel or when the vessel is underway for 8 continuous hours. The following vessels are designated Category B: IX-21 (USS CONSTITUTION) TSV (THEATER SUPPORT VESSEL) 6. Category B staff designations, listed under paragraph 10 of reference (b), are abolished. All Afloat Staffs not designated as Category A in paragraph 4 shall receive the daily CSP rate only for the days in which they are either underway or embarked and serving in a Category A vessel for 8 continuous hours. 7. Special Boats and Expeditionary Units a. Service members assigned to Special Boats and Expeditionary units shall be eligible for the daily CSP rate when embarked and serving in the following craft: MKV/VI PB/CCB (PATROL BOAT) RCB (RIVERINE COMMAND BOAT) RPB (RIVERINE PATROL BOAT) RAB (RIVERINE ASSAULT BOAT) 34FT PB (PATROL BOAT) 25FT PB (PATROL BOAT) 36FT NSW RHIB (NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE RIGID HULL INFLATABLE BOAT) CCH (COMBATANT CRAFT HEAVY) CCM (COMBATANT CRAFT MEDIUM) CCA (COASTAL ASSAULT CRAFT) SOCR (SPECIAL OPERATIONS CRAFT RIVERINE) MSV (MANUEVER SUPPORT VESSEL) NSM (NON-STANDARD MARITIME) MV (MERCHANT VESSEL) T-AGSE (SUBMARINE AND SPECIAL WARFARE SUPPORT) a. Eligible personnel in this subparagraph are members permanently assigned to a Special Boat Team, Coastal Riverine Squadron, or expeditionary unit whose primary mission is serving in an assigned vessel. The CSP daily rate entitlement exists only when a Service member meets the criteria established in both subparagraphs (1) and (2) below: (1) The vessel is at sea OR in a port more than 50 miles from its permanent duty station, AND (2) The Service member is embarked in an eligible craft that is underway and making way for at least 6 hours per 1 calendar day. 8. Landing Craft Utility a. Service members assigned to Landing Craft Utility units shall be eligible for the daily CSP rate when embarked and serving in the craft under the below circumstances: b. Eligible personnel in this subparagraph are members permanently assigned to a Landing Craft Utility (LCU) unit whose primary mission is serving in the vessel. The daily CSP rate entitlement exists only when a member meets the criteria established below: (1) The vessel is at sea OR in a port more than 50 miles from its permanent duty station, and the member is embarked in an eligible craft that is underway and making way for at least 6 hours per 1 calendar day. OR (2) The member is onboard and underway with a LPD, LSD, LHA, or LHD class ship to which the LCU is assigned for deployment or training. 9. The following policies of reference (b) are emphasized: a. The consecutive sea-duty time counter only advances while the member is receiving CSP. b. Only members and staffs permanently assigned to Category A vessels may receive continuous CSP for their entire tours. c. Notation of embarkation of the staff in the log of the ship and *flag flying* do not replace the requirement of physical presence aboard the ship in order to qualify for CSP and CSP counter credit. 10. To ensure auditability of career sea pay entitlements of the Service member, sea duty time and counter must be documented using manual or electronic Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070/613) in Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System and signed by the commanding officer or designee. Copy of signed CSP NAVPERS 1070/613 must be forwarded to Commander, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPERSCOM) Records Management and Policy Branch (PERS- 313) for permanent document retention via e-submission. 11. Point of Contact in this matter is N130C, at (703) 604-5478/DSN 225 or via e-mail at nxag_n130c(at)navy.mil. 12. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//