HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, OFFICER HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, AND SENIOR MINORITY ASSISTANCE TO RECRUITING PROGRAM:
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AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1150.1C, POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR
THE HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, OFFICER HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING
PROGRAM, BLUEJACKET HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, AND SENIOR MINORITY
ASSISTANCE TO RECRUITING PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. In line with reference (a), this NAVADMIN announces the process and
procedures that govern the Hometown Area Recruiting Program (HARP), Officer
Hometown Area Recruiting Program (OHARP), and Senior Minority Assistance to
Recruiting Program (SEMINAR). In an era of Great Power Competition, these
programs play a key role in the recruiting of the Sailors of tomorrow in this
tightening labor market and provide a great opportunity to highlight the
experiences a candidate can gain from the Navy.
2. Blue Jacket HARP has been suspended due to the lack of funding, however,
the remaining programs are still available to eligible officer and enlisted
personnel to assist in building Navy awareness.
3. HARP and OHARP return outstanding Navy personnel to their hometowns to
temporarily assist local recruiters in locating and enlisting or
commissioning qualified individuals. SEMINAR provides assistance to the Navy
in its efforts to recruit more African American, Hispanic and Asian Pacific
Islander applicants and to enhance the Navy image in these communities.
4. HARP is a non-funded program in which enlisted personnel return to their
hometowns for 12 days (beginning on Monday and ending on Friday the following
week) to assist local recruiters by relating their Navy experiences to their
peers. Participants should be prepared to visit high schools, prior places
of employment and community locations where peers gather to discuss Navy
opportunities while wearing the uniform of the day. Service Members who
participate in the program may do so either on permissive, no-cost temporary
additional duty (TEMADD) orders or while on leave in conjunction with
permanent change of station (PCS) orders.
5. Blackout dates are the week of Thanksgiving, last 2 weeks of December and
the first week of January. During these dates, no HARP requests will be
6. Service Members requesting to participate in HARP duty in conjunction
with PCS orders shall submit HARP requests to Navy Recruiting Command
(NAVCRUITCOM) (N1) 6-9 months prior to the desired date (before PCS orders
are finalized). NAVCRUITCOM (N1) shall submit all approved HARP requests to
the Service Members detailer, who will place the appropriate accounting
category code within the no-cost TEMADD orders. Service Members will not be
entitled to reimbursement for any travel, transportation, per diem or
miscellaneous expenses connected with HARP duty. Participants must obtain
Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070/613) from the station leading petty
officer or leading chief petty officer, signed by the commanding officer of
the Navy Talent Acquisition Group (NAVTALACQGRU) where the Service Member was
assigned, documenting the Service Members participation in HARP. Upon
reporting to the next duty station, such documentation will constitute the
authority for this duty.
7. OHARP returns Navy officers to their hometown areas for 14 to 90 days to
assist officer recruiters in locating individuals for Navy officer
programs. Participants should be prepared to accompany the NAVTALACQGRU
officer recruiters on visits to colleges and universities, centers of
influence and community events. They will wear the uniform of the day and
will be expected to discuss Navy opportunities and career paths. Command
career counselors will serve as the command point of contact for program
8. SEMINAR was established to provide assistance to the Navy in its effort
to recruit more minority applicants and to enhance Navy image in
underrepresented communities. SEMINAR temporarily returns highly qualified
officers and senior enlisted personnel, E6 through O6, to their home
communities for 20 days to meet with local community leaders, high school and
college students to discuss the vast educational, career and advancement
opportunities the Navy offers.
9. Additional Information
a. Detailed requirements for each program are listed on the Navy
Recruiting Command (NRC) webpage https://www.cnrc.navy.mil/ and should be
reviewed thoroughly by commands prior to HARP, OHARP or SEMINAR
submission. The webpage provides topic-specific information such as:
(1) An overview of the programs.
(2) Where to find the forms for program participation and submission.
b. For information regarding HARP/OHARP and SEMINAR:
(1) Visit https://www.cnrc.navy.mil.
(2) Under the CNRC webpage select *NRC Links*.
(3) Select *HARP/OHARP/SEMINAR*.
10. Point of contact for HARP and OHARP is Mr. Terry T. Black, Program
Manager, at (901) 874-9549/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
email@example.com. Point of contact for SEMINAR is
NCC Latonya Perossier, Program Manager, at (901) 874-7264/DSN 882 or
via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//