Perform -To-Serve Shared Responsibilities

Story Number: NNS110418-03Release Date: 4/18/2011 10:25:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Sailors whose Perform-to-Serve (PTS) quotas expired March 1, in accordance with NAVADMIN 352/10, have until May 1, to request reinstatement.

Eligible Sailors must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7 to their respective enlisted community manager (ECM) to have their PTS quota restored. Reenlistments or extensions to meet obligated service requirements must be executed no later than 45 days from ECM approval.

"If you're in a leadership position, this should be a top priority," said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon D. Port. "Sailors E-6 and below with up to 14 years active service must use PTS/Fleet Rating Identification Engine (RIDE) to remain in the Navy. They must carefully watch those time lines and work with their command retention team to ensure timely application."

According to Port, the command career counselor, lead petty officer, lead chief petty officer and the Perform-to-Serve coordinator are members of the command retention team. Guidance on PTS requirements can be directed to these members.

"PTS is as much the Sailor's responsibility as it is a command responsibility," Port added. "But Sailors need to be provided the tools and information to do this. That informational role rests with the command retention team."

An approved PTS application is required before negotiating orders, reenlisting or extending. An application must be submitted even if a Sailor intends to separate from the Navy or is not recommended for reenlistment.

"Getting into PTS on time is not enough," said Joseph Kelly, PTS/Fleet RIDE program manager. "Sailors must also pay attention and start negotiating orders and handling reenlistment prerequisites to ensure the quota doesn't expire."

NAVADMIN 352/10 explains the PTS/Fleet RIDE integration policies and procedures, and includes specific time lines Sailors have to meet stay in the Navy.

Sailors who need more information about how to request restoration of their PTS quota can visit the PTS/Fleet RIDE page linked at

The "Decision Memorandum for Restoral of Rescinded PTS Quotas" gives the specific steps needed to restore a previously approved PTS quota.

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5/14/2011 12:27:00 PM
PTS? Hmm I have heard this should be called Prepare to separate, pray to stay, and perform to serve. Out of those three the first two seem the most accurate. My husband is dual qualified and has the quals of an E-6 and he is only an E-4. He gets MP's and all of his PRT's are outstanding high with a score of 338 on his most recent PRT. My husband was also just accepted to BUDS. However, here we are waiting for a yes on his PTS but he keeps getting NO? Yet a guy who is a 5 yr seamen and no quals got a yes

4/22/2011 10:15:00 PM
I think it is b.s. and a shame that this whole PTS is screwing valueable sailors like me. We need strong leaders with expertise for our junior sailors. MC3 Asia I agree with you 100%. CCC North America I totally agree with you as well. They are junior and senior sailors out there who are either dirt bags or want to get out and they get approved. (Prepare to Separate)

4/22/2011 1:07:00 AM
I find it a shame especially in our rate that alot of good 1st and 2nd classes are being denied. These are our subject matter experts in our field. While I would love the chance to promote, I fear that by the time us junior sailors make rank and are in leadership positions we will not have the experts to give us the proper OJT we need to carry our rate into the future. We need to evaluate the credentials of those we are sending out of the navy.

4/21/2011 12:03:00 PM
I have never served anywhere in 21 years where people were not gainfully employed. There's no such thing as "fat" to trim ( at BM3, California). If they come out and change manning levels tomorrow for cost avoidance, that doesn't auto-warrant the characterization that they're trimming fat. For a buck, they're constantly putting more on the backs of Sailors and making this institution weak, with a lot more people rightfully serving themselves first and the Navy second.

4/18/2011 7:26:00 PM
PTS (Perform-to-Serve) has very little to do with performance and has everything to do with the year the Sailor came into the Navy. It's unfortunate that community managers couldn't manage their communities properly and now the Sailors and Sailors' families are the scapegoat for poor decisions of leadership throughout the Navy. PTS.....(Prepare-to-Separate)

4/18/2011 2:20:00 PM
This is so true. i've seen a bunch of ppl that just expect the Navy to take care of them, but we really have to look out for ourselves. Make sure our records are accurate, put our PTS applications starting 15 months from PRD/SEAOS. Also, I hope that the Enlisted Retention board clears some space out at the higher ranks so us at the bottom can actually advance. It sucks seeing a dirtbag the next rank up filling the quota that should be mine! Cutting out the fat will be good for the Navy!

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