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MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/CNO/AUG//
SUBJ/SECOND EXCEPTION TO POLICY FOR SMALL ARMS TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION
CRITERIA AND NAVY SECURITY FORCES ANNUAL SUSTAINMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 101/20 EXCEPTION TO POLICY FOR SMALL ARMS TRAINING AND
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA AND NAVY SECURITY FORCES ANNUAL SUSTAINMENT TRAINING
REF B IS OPNAVINST 3591.1F SMALL ARMS TRAINING AND QUALIFICATION.
REF C IS SECNAVINST S8126.1 NAVY NUCLEAR WEAPONS SECURITY POLICY.
REF D IS OPNAVINST 5530.14E NAVY PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
REF E IS SECNAVINST 5500.37 ARMING AND THE USE OF FORCE.
REF F IS OPNAV N4 LETTER 5530 SER N46/19U133246 NAVY SECURITY FORCE ANNUAL
SUSTAINMENT TRAINING REQUIREMENTS.
REF G IS DODD 5210.56 ARMING AND THE USE OF FORCE.//
POC/CWO5 LUIS MARTINEZ/OPNAV N462/CNO WASHINGTON DC/TEL: 703-695-5526/
RMKS/1. Reference (a) provides guidance regarding an exception to policy on
small arms training, qualification, and sustainment criteria and Navy
Security Force annual sustainment training requirements, as described in
references (b) through (g). Due to the continued impacts from COVID-19, this
NAVADMIN provides an extension to reference (a) through 30 November 2020.
The expiration time period for the required small arms annual qualification
and semi-annual sustainment criteria in reference (b) and the Navy Security
Forces annual sustainment training in references (d) and (f) are extended
through 30 November 2020. Commanders shall continue small arms live-fire
qualification and sustainment criteria, and Navy Security Force sustainment
training, as applicable, to the extent possible within COVID-19 restrictions
and guidance. Personnel returning to live-fire training shall be prioritized
based on their expiration of qualifications, to minimize or eliminate the
need for further extensions.
2. Applicability. Provided in reference (a), paragraph 2.
3. Exception to Policy.
a. Small Arms Training and Qualification. Per reference (b), all
personnel must requalify with live-fire annually. The expiration time
period for small arms live-fire requalification/semi-annual sustainment may
be extended through 30 November 2020; however, qualifications will not exceed
a period of 24-months since the last live-fire qualification. Commands are
directed to continue providing firearms safety and weapons familiarization,
to include use of simulators for sustainment if available, within COVID-19
restrictions and guidance.
b. Per reference (b), for deployed afloat commands, qualification
/sustainment may be extended until two months after return to homeport.
c. Per reference (g), extensions for live-fire small arms qualifications
will not exceed a period of 24-months since the last live-fire
qualification. Personnel who do not complete live-fire small arms
qualifications within a period of 24-months will not be authorized to be
d. Navy Physical Security and Law Enforcement Program. Per reference
(d), table 6-1, Navy Security Force personnel are required to complete annual
sustainment training requirements. Reference (f) provides annual
sustainment training requirements for Navy Civilian Guard Force and Auxiliary
Security Forces. The expiration time period for all Navy Security Force and
armed sentry watch-stander annual sustainment training requirements may be
extended through 30 November 2020, with the exception of training in
paragraph 4 of this message.
4. Required continued training: Commanders will ensure all personnel who
are armed will continue to complete Use of Force, awareness, and
acknowledgement training, stated in references (d), (e) and (g).
5. Exception to this NAVADMIN will be submitted to OPNAV N4 via the
appropriate chain of command. Exceptions for reference (g), regarding the
period of 24 -months since the last live-fire qualification, will not be
accepted. Updates to this NAVADMIN will be provided as applicable.
6. Released by VADM R. L. Williamson, OPNAV N4.//