NAVY ATTACHE PROGRAM:
R 131258Z JAN 16
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N2N6/JAN//
SUBJ/NAVY ATTACHE PROGRAM//
NARR/Reference (a) is Chief of Naval Operations Implementation Instruction
for reference (b). Reference (b) is Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
Instruction prescribing policy and publishing guidance governing Department
of the Navy support to the Defense Attach Service (DAS). Reference (c) is
Navy Personnel Commands Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) article
providing information on officer candidate application and selection
criteria. Reference (d) is MILPERSMAN article providing information on
enlisted candidate application and selection criteria. Reference (e) is
SECNAV message promoting Navy’s participation in the DAS.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN promotes service within the Defense Attach Service
(DAS) for Navy personnel, refer to reference (a) for more information.
2. With our constantly evolving global environment, the U.S. Navy looks to
its most qualified and capable officers and enlisted personnel to fulfill the
demanding and rewarding positions of naval attaches and enlisted support
billets. In October 2013, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) issued
reference (b). This instruction emphasizes the critical importance of the
DAS program; includes a more robust screening and selection process with all
positions now requiring multiple candidates; and for naval attach positions,
the SECNAV continues to serve as the final approval authority for the
nomination to the Defense Intelligence Agency .
3. Interested candidates are required to first contact their community
detailer to discuss the Navy Attach Program and how it supports their career.
Once this discussion has taken place, and the prospective candidate has
received tour-release, the candidate should call the Attach Placement Officer
(PERS-474B for attach and Operations coordinator (OPSCO) availability) or
Enlisted Shore Special Assignments (PERS-4010 for operations assistant
4. Critically important, demanding and exciting opportunities at Defense
Attach Offices (DAO) in embassies worldwide are available to those who meet
the selection criteria of references (c) and (d).
a. Over the next year, among other billets, Navy Attach Affairs will
screen for attach positions in China, Denmark, Germany, Nigeria, and Sweden.
b. In addition, exceptional Limited Duty Officer/Chief Warrant Officer
and enlisted personnel will be able to screen for OPSCO and OPSASST positions
in China, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Malaysia.
5. To demonstrate the importance SECNAV places on duty at DAO as discussed
in reference (e), procedures are now in place at Navy Personnel Command (NPC)
to expand the eligibility for DAS assignments and increase awareness of
opportunities. NPC will recognize DAS service through statutory promotion
board precepts. Additionally, these tours frequently offer language
training, foreign language proficiency pay, and special duty assignment pay
for enlisted personnel.
6. A comprehensive current list of attach, OPSCO, and OPSASST opportunities
are available at the following NPC webpages:
Attach and OPSCO positions: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/officer
OPSASST positions: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/enlisted/detailing
7. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral Ted N. Branch, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
for Information Dominance, OPNAV N2N6.//