​FLEET CONVERT-IN AND PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICE CAREER TRACK SAILOR OPPORTUNITIES FOR NAVY DIVERS AND EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS

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SUBJ/FLEET CONVERT-IN AND PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICE CAREER TRACK SAILOR 
OPPORTUNITIES FOR NAVY DIVERS AND EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL PROGRAMS//

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REF/D/DOC/ NAVPERS 18068F/JUL20//

NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1220-100, NAVY DIVER (ND) RATING.  
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1220-200, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL (EOD) RATING.  
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1440-010, CONVERSION AUTHORIZATION.  
REFERENCE D IS THE NAVY ENLISTED OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS, VOLUME I.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the opportunity for conversion to the Navy 
diver (ND) and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) ratings.
The ND and EOD ratings are accepting rating conversion applications from all 
rates and professional apprentice career track (PACT) Sailors, as outlined in 
references (a) through (c).  Specific community needs for the ND and EOD 
ratings include Sailors within year groups 2019 and 2020.

2.  NDs perform a variety of underwater salvage, recovery, repair and 
maintenance on ships and submarines to include:  search for and recover 
downed aircraft, conduct harbor clearance operations, saturation diving and 
diving and hyperbaric research, provide assistance to military, federal, 
state and local civilian law enforcement agencies in diving operations and 
procedures, conduct submarine rescue operations, conduct demolition 
operations and small arms proficiency around the globe.

3.  EOD technicians locate, identify, render safe and explosively dispose of 
foreign and domestic ordnance including conventional, chemical, biological, 
nuclear, underwater and terrorist-type devices enabling access during 
military operations in support of Carrier and Expeditionary Strike Groups, 
Mine Countermeasures and Naval Special Warfare and Army Special Forces.  EOD 
technicians perform location and identification of weapons of mass 
destruction (WMD) and improvised WMD, provide training and assistance for 
military, federal, state and local civilian law enforcement agencies in Anti- 
Terrorism/Force Protection procedures, support and conduct ordnance- related 
intelligence collection and counter-terrorism operations, operate, maintain 
and repair specialized EOD and combat equipment, and maintain required forms, 
records, correspondence and files.  As outlined in reference (d), duties 
include performing and supervising open and closed circuit diving, explosive 
demolition, parachuting, small arms proficiency and tactical delivery and 
extraction by unconventional insertion methods.

4.  The Navy is seeking hard-charging, motivated applicants from all rates 
and communities to join the ND and EOD ranks.  If you are interested in 
becoming part of either community, contact the Bureau of Personnel, Military 
Enlisted Community Management (BUPERS-32).
Enlisted community manager technical advisors (ECM Tech Ads) for ND and EOD 
(BUPERS-329E and 329D) are accepting rating conversion applications for the 
ranks of E-1 through E-5.  Applications are processed as they are received 
and can be sent via encrypted e-mail to mill_nd_eod_sb_so_packages@navy.mil.

5.  For questions about the application process or requirements, contact 
BUPERS-329E (ND ECM technical advisor (Tech Ad)) at 901-874- 3116, or BUPERS-
329D (EOD ECM Tech Ad) at 901-874-2827 or visit
https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/enlisted/community/SpecOps/Pages/default.aspx.

6.  This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first.

7.  Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr., N1.//

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