PROHIBITION OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BY INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENTS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N4/FEB//
SUBJ//PROHIBITION OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION BY INTERNATIONAL
MILITARY STUDENTS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS//
NARR//REF A IS THE SECDEF MEMORANDUM/PROHIBITION ON THE TRANSPORT,
POSSESSION, STORAGE, OR USE OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND NON-OFFICIAL
AMMUNITION BY INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENTS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING FAMILY
REF B IS ALNAV 013/20/PROHIBITION OF PRIVATELY OWNED FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION
BY INTERNATIONAL MILITARY STUDENTS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS.
REF C IS OPNAVINST 5530.14E/NAVY PHYSICAL SECURITY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
POC/OPNAV N462/MR. ERIC HAMMETT/TEL: 703-695-5521 EMAIL:
firstname.lastname@example.org OR CWO5 LUIS MARTINEZ/TEL: 703-695-5526 EMAIL:
RMKS/1. Per references (a) and (b), international military students (IMS)
and their accompanying family members are prohibited from the transport,
possession, storage, or use of privately owned firearms (POF) and privately
owned ammunition (POA). The POF and POA guidance currently contained in
reference (c) is not applicable to IMS or their accompanying family members.
a. IMS and their accompanying family members, regardless of their
country of origin are prohibited from possessing, using, transporting, or
storing POF and POA on Navy installations or property in accordance with
references (a) and (b).
b. Commanders of Navy installations or activities may not permit IMS or
their accompanying family members to possess, use, transport, or store POF or
POA on any Navy installation or property.
c. IMS are authorized use of government furnished firearms and
ammunition when specifically required for official training, under the
control of an official Navy representative, either on or off a Navy
installation or property.
d. IMS and their accompanying family members must agree, as a condition
of acceptance or continued enrollment in a DoD sponsored training program,
that they will not bring a POF or POA with them to the United States,
purchase a POF or POA while in the United States, or possess or use another
individuals POF or POA on or off of DON installations or property.
e. IMS and their accompanying family members currently possessing POF
and /or POA will, upon submission of an IMS Agreement Form to reference (a),
execute one of the remedial options for POF and/or POA outlined in paragraphs
3.C. of this message. IMS Agreement Form will be provided by the Naval
International Program Office (NIPO) or the Navy Education and Training for
Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) designated representative
presiding over the IMS.
a. Director, Shore Readiness (OPNAV N46). OPNAV N46 will update
OPNAVINST 5530.14E to include prohibition of POF and POA by IMS as outlined
in this NAVADMIN.
b. Commander, Navy Installations Command
(1) Provide all commanding officers, with assigned IMS, located
within the U.S. and U.S. territories with a process to relinquish IMS POF and
POA to installation commanding officers for safekeeping and accountability
until the IMS completes their training and returns along with any
accompanying family members to their home country.
(2) No later than 19 February 2020, ensure installation commanding
officers who have previously permitted IMS or their accompanying family
members to possess, use, transport, or store POF and/or POA will direct those
individuals to complete one of the following options:
(a) Transfer the POF and/or POA to another individual not
prohibited from possessing the POF or POA, in accordance with applicable laws
(b) Surrender all POF and/or POA to appropriate Navy Installation
CO for safekeeping until the IMS completes their training and returns along
with any accompanying family members to their home country. Neither the IMS
nor any accompanying family members will have access to the POF or POA until
after returning to their home country.
(c) Dispose of the POF and/or POA in accordance with applicable
laws and regulations.
c. CO. COs with assigned IMS will direct their staff International
Military Student Officer (IMSO) to coordinate with NIPO via NETSAFA to ensure
IMS complete the required IMS Agreement Form, as applicable:
(1) No later than 15 April 2020, or prior to transfer to their next
training installation, whichever comes sooner, COs with assigned IMS will
direct their staff IMSO to obtain the IMS Agreement Form from all assigned
IMS and their accompanying family members over 18 years of age, who are in
the United States as of 16 January 2020, prohibiting their purchase and
possession of POF and POA, as applicable. The staff IMSO will submit the IMS
Agreement Forms to NIPO via NETSAFA and their Immediate Superior in Command
(2) IMS with accompanying family members who reach the age of 18 are
required to submit written agreement for the family member to reference (b)
within 10 days of the family members 18th birthday. Accompanying family
members that fail or refuse to submit the written agreement within 10 days of
their 18th birthday are subject to return to home country.
(3) If either the IMS or their accompanying family members over 18
years of age fail to sign an agreement to these conditions, NIPO will
terminate the training and return the IMS and/or accompanying family
member(s) to their home country.
4. Exception to this NAVADMIN will be submitted to OPNAV N4 via the
appropriate chain of command. Exception to policy request must meet
applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations. OPNAV N46 is the
approval authority for a one-time, short-term exception to allow IMS or
accompanying family member to possess and use, but not own, another
individuals POF and POA off the installation. Per reference (a), the Under
Secretary of Defense is the approval authority for all other exceptions.
5. Released by VADM R. L. Williamson, N4//