Chief of Naval Personnel Story Archive
The Navy will now require the use of cloth face coverings for all military, Navy civilian and contractors as well as family members while on DoD property, installations and facilities when maintaining proper social distancing between people isn't possible.
Still up and running during the Navy's stop movement for travel is SkillBridge, a key Department of Defense internship program which allows transitioning service members to participate in job training, internships and apprenticeship opportunities.
Sailors willing to extend in critical billets at sea and ashore could find themselves benefiting from the Navy's willingness to offer waivers and even extra cash to stay put for now.
On March 21, the Chief of Naval Personnel issued NAVADMIN 080/20 which supersedes the previous stop-movement NAVADMINs, adds implementing guidance for the "authorized departure" and consolidates all the guidance into a single NAVADMIN for ease of reference and to serve as a ...
To help prevent the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) commanders and commanding officers have been given a wide latitude on using maximum telework, restrictions of movement (ROM), quarantining and/or isolation.
The Navy has suspended in-person transition assistance classes is and instead is authorizing all separating and retiring sailors to complete this requirement online, allowing them to separate on time.
Sailors waiting out the 60-day hold on Permanent Change of Station moves should consult their local Legal Assistance Office before terminating their lease.
Navy announced March 19, that select Sailors can apply to participate in the Secretary of the Navy Tours with Industry (SNTWI) program.
Efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus has led the Navy's top personnel officer to suspend all selection boards until further notice as announced in NAVADMIN 072/20 on March 18.
The Navy has given commanding officers discretion to temporarily relax grooming standards for men's and women's hair length, but only if those COs believe the move is necessary to maintain proper social distancing guidelines and limit Sailor exposure to the coronavirus.
In response to Department of Defense efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Navy announced the delay of the spring Navy Wide Advancement Exams with NAVADMIN 069/20 and the cancellation of the spring 2020 Physical Fitness Assessment Cycle in NAVADMIN 071/20, released March 17.
The Navy has issued amplifying guidance to the recently issued "stop movement" order that has frozen non-mission essential transfers and official travel until May 11.
Starting this summer, one of the silent service's newest ratings - Information Systems Technician (Submarines), or ITS for short, will nearly triple in size as it merges with the fellow submarine rating Electronics Technician (Radio), known as ETRs
In the wake of the rapidly expanding world-wide coronavirus outbreak, the Navy has issued two administrative messages outlining new travel and transfer rules in effect until May 11.
The Navy's active-duty ranks will grow to a force of 347,800 by the end of fiscal year 2021, if lawmakers approve the manpower hikes requested in the president's fiscal '21 budget.