SAILOR DEPLOYABILITY - MEDICALLY RESTRICTED SAILORS AND THE LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU) PROCESS:
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SUBJ/SAILOR DEPLOYABILITY - MEDICALLY RESTRICTED SAILORS AND THE LIMITED DUTY
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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 079/05, CHANGES TO THE LIMITED DUTY AND ASSIGNMENT
SCREENING PROCESS. REF B IS SECNAVINST 6120.3 CH-1, PERIODIC HEALTH
ASSESSMENT FOR INDIVIDUAL MEDICAL READINESS. REF C IS NAVMED P-117, CHAPTER
18, CHANGE 120, MEDICAL EVALUATION BOARDS. REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1301-225,
OFFICER SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS - LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU). REF E IS CHAPTER 61 OF
TITLE 10, U.S.C., RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY. REF F IS
DOD INSTRUCTION 1332.14 CH-3, ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS. REF G IS
MILPERSMAN 1306-1200 THROUGH 1208, LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU), LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU)
AVAILABILITY PROCEDURES, ACCOUNTABILITY OF PERSONNEL ON LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU),
LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU) FOLLOW-UP CARE, AND DISPOSITION AND ACCOUNTABILITY OF
PERSONNEL UPON COMPLETION OF LIMITED DUTY (LIMDU).
Remarks/1. This NAVADMIN establishes the concept of deployability assessment
as it pertains to the Limited Duty (LIMDU) Program.
2. In order to assess a Sailor's readiness, three key pieces of information
Navy leadership must know are assignability, distributability, and
deployability of our Sailors.
3. The Naval Audit Service recently completed a review of the LIMDU
population and concluded a significant portion of the active-duty service
members on shore with limiting medical conditions are not being accurately
assigned to a medically restricted status.
4. Improvements to the LIMDU program to better assess a Sailor's
deployability will be identified in a new OPNAVINST 1300 series. This
instruction will detail the processes of identifying medical limitations as
well as administrative limitations for deployability. This process will be
implemented over the next two years.
5. Accordingly, a new branch entitled the Deployability Assessment Office,
PERS-454, was established within PERS-4 to consolidate Navy Personnel Command
administration of medically restricted personnel. Any LIMDU correspondence
previously submitted to PERS-82 must now be submitted to PERS-454.
6. All commands shall:
a. Thoroughly review refs (a) through (g).
b. Ensure personnel assigned to their units are "medically ready" for
deployment as stated in ref (b). Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) consists
of six elements: Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) and readiness labs, dental
readiness, medical equipment, deployment limiting conditions, post deployment
health assessments, and immunizations. IMR is updated via the Medical
Readiness Reporting System.
c. Designate a Deployability Coordinator (E-6 or above) in writing, and
provide the designation letter to the supporting Military Treatment
Facilities (MTF) deployability coordinator.
7. All Personnel Support Detachments (PSD), Customer Services Desks, MTFs
and clinics shall provide the deployability coordinator's (previously
identified as LIMDU coordinator) contact information to PERS-454 by 28
February 2014. This information shall include at a minimum the command name,
rank/rate, name, phone number, and e-mail address.
8. U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) shall collaborate with
PERS-454 to develop Fleet-wide training objectives for the deployability
assessment program by 21 February 2014.
9. MTFs shall:
a. Ensure that the deployability of each Sailor is assessed at each
health care encounter and a minimum of three times annually when completing
the PHA and Performance Activity Risk Factor Questionnaires (PARFQ). The
disposition of Sailors should be appropriately categorized as: no duty
restrictions, light duty, LIMDU, etc, at each health care encounter.
b. Enter all LIMDU cases into the Medical Board Online Tracking System
(MEDBOLTS) or any subsequent system which replaces MEDBOLTS and enter all
Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES) cases into the Veteran's
Tracking Application (VTA) for tracking purposes.
c. Evaluate LIMDU Sailors at a minimum every two months as stated in ref
(b). At each patient visit, a Sailor's disposition should be re-assessed for
the continued need for LIMDU status.
d. Ensure monthly coordination/training LIMDU meetings are conducted for
command and PSD Deployability Coordinators. Beginning 1 March 2014, MTF
Deployability Coordinators shall conduct these meetings in accordance with
ref (g) and resolve all issues pertaining to delays in processing LIMDU
personnel (i.e. 30 day re-evaluation prior to LIMDU end date, PRD adjustments
to Transit Monitoring Unit (TMU)). Attendance of all MTF/PSD/Command
Deployability Coordinators at these meeting is mandatory.
10. Points of contact:
a. Deployability Assessment Office, PERS-454, Mr. Jim Gosnell at (901)
874-4730/4734 (DSN 882), or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
b. Enlisted Limited Duty Placement Office, PERS-4013, CDR Kendra Bowers
at (901) 874-4184 (DSN 882) or via email at email@example.com.
c. BUMED (M3B1), CAPT Mary Jenkins at (703) 681-5516 (DSN 761) or via e-
d. TMU, BUPERS 26/PERS-2, Oversight and Compliance Branch Head, CWO4
Milton Key at (901) 874-4763 (DSN 882) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Unless specifically changed by this NAVADMIN, all other LIMDU program
policies remain in effect. Where a specific instruction conflicts with this
NAVADMIN, this NAVADMIN takes precedence. This NAVADMIN will remain in
effect until the revision of ref (g) and implementation of OPNAVINST 1300
12. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//