MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Today, the Navy released NAVADMIN 004/17 that now allows first-term Sailors on sea duty the ability to elect to extend their expiration of active obligated service (EAOS) to complete their sea duty assignment, known as prescribed sea tour (PST).
Here are five things you need to know:
1. Why this is important to the Navy. First-term Sailors make up approximately 60 percent of the Fleet and about half that percentage separate at the end of their first enlistment. This initiative allows first-term Sailors to match their projected rotation date (PRD) with their EAOS and helps alleviate unnecessary gaps at sea. This is designed to help reduce gaps at sea and support Fleet Manning that will be created as the large FY13 enlisted cohort begins to leave sea duty.
2. How this benefits Sailors. First-term Sailors, who elect to extend their enlistments to complete their PST will benefit from additional opportunities to advance and additional opportunities to apply for reenlistment quotas.
3. Eligible Sailors who can apply:
o Are first-term, rating-designated Sailors (PACT Sailors are not eligible).
o Must have an EAOS before Jan. 31, 2020, and prior the completion of their PST.
o Are on Type 2, 3 or 4 Sea Duty as defined in MILPERSMAN 1306-102.
o Passed their most recent Physical Fitness Assessment.
o Have no performance mark below 3.0, or an advancement recommendation of "progressing" or "significant problems" in the most recent competitive evaluation.
o Must be recommended by their Commanding Officer.
o HYT waiver will be favorably endorsed to allow Sailors to complete their prescribed Sea tour.
o Eligible Sailors do not need an approved C-WAY quota to take advantage of this opportunity.
4. How do Sailors apply? Those eligible Sailors need to submit a NAVPERS 1306/7 form endorsed by their commanding officer to Navy Personnel Command. Non-nuclear Sailors send their forms to PERS81@navy.mil and nuclear Sailors send theirs to email@example.com both before Feb. 28, 2017, to take advantage of this opportunity.
5. What's happens next: Sailors' requests will be approved by either Enlisted Community Management (BUPERS-32) or the Nuclear Program Manager (OPNAV N133). After approval, a members' servicing personnel office will prepare a Sailors' enlistment extension.
For more information on this opportunity, please read NAVADMIN 004/17.
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