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NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-618, CLASS A SCHOOL AND RATING ENTRY
REF B IS MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), NAVMED P-117.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-402, QUALIFICATION FOR ASSIGNMENT TO
REF D IS NAVADMIN 118/18, PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACK PROGRAM
RMKS/1. The Navy and the Submarine Force are pleased to announce
applications for female Sailors in pay grades E1-E8 to convert to Submarine
Force non-nuclear trained ratings are now being accepted on a continuous
basis. Applicants will be considered for conversion to fill open billets on
previously integrated submarine crews and for initial enlisted integration of
submarine crews as part of the integration plan of the Submarine Force.
Integrated submarines include USS OHIO (SSGN 726) and USS MICHIGAN (SSGN 727)
in Bangor, WA and USS FLORIDA (SSGN 728) and USS GEORGIA (SSGN 729) in Kings
2. Applications will be processed as they are received, and there is no
specified due date. Since available rating quotas will be filled as
applications are processed, it is recommended that interested Sailors submit
applications as soon as possible.
Applicants can expect to be notified by the Navy Personnel Command Enlisted
Nuclear/Submarine Assignments Branch (PERS-403) and the Military Community
Management, Enlisted Branch (BUPERS-32) of results within 2 months after
3. Sailors from all communities are eligible to apply for submarine service
as part of this initiative. Additional information regarding the selection
process and application requirements is available via MyNavy Portal (MNP) at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning, select the *Enlisted
Community Managers* link, then select the *Enlisted Women in
a. For E-6 and below Sailors, the following submarine career fields are
open for conversion. The non-nuclear ECM will best fit each Sailor to a
rating based on their application package inputs and continued need for each
(1) Service Support career field includes Yeoman Submarines (YNS),
Culinary Specialist Submarines (CSS) and Logistics Specialist Submarines
(2) Submarine Electronics career field includes Sonar Technician
Submarines, Fire Control Technician, Electronics Technician-Navigation,
Electronics Technician Communications and Information Systems Technician
(3) Mechanical career field includes Machinists Mate-Weapons and
b. Applications for pay grades E-7 and E-8 will be accepted in the
following ratings: ITS (see note 1), LSS, CSS and YNS (see note
2). Sailors interested in serving as the Independent Duty Corpsman
(IDC) should contact the Force IDCs listed below for additional information
regarding volunteering for this program.
Note 1: E-7 and E-8 Information Systems Technician conversions must have one
or more of the following Navy enlisted classifications
(NEC): 742A, H08A or 746A (legacy NECs 2780, 2781 or 2791).
Note 2: E-7 and E-8 Personnel Specialists are encouraged to apply.
Each application will be assessed to ensure the chief petty officer has the
experience and expertise to manage and oversee all administrative and
personnel actions to support the crew in the role of leading YNS aboard a
4. All Sailors, regardless of rating or rank, must meet the following
minimum criteria to be eligible for conversion:
a. Be a U.S. citizen already in possession of, or capable of receiving,
a secret security clearance.
b. Meet Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) requirements
for the desired rating(s) as outlined in reference (a).
c. Have no non-judicial punishments or convictions in civilian or
military courts within the past 24 months.
d. Be medically screened and suitable for duty aboard a submarine in
line with reference (b), Chapter 15. Further information regarding this
requirement is provided in subparagraph 5a(7).
a. The following is required for applications:
(1) Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) signed by the
Sailor and endorsed by the Commanding Officer (CO) that clearly states the
(a) Recommended earliest and latest release dates from the
(b) The submarine career field choices of the Sailor in order of
(c) Homeport preference for either Kings Bay, GA or Bangor, WA.
(2) Last three performance evaluations. Sailors with minimal service
and less than three evaluations are still eligible and should submit all
evaluations on record.
(3) Physical readiness information maintenance system data covering
the last 4 years of physical fitness assessment information, as available.
(4) ASVAB scores (E-6 and below only).
(5) Official statement volunteering for submarine service as outlined
in reference (c).
(6) CO recommendation letter (optional).
(7) Completed submarine duty physical not required for processing of
applications. However, candidates must have a current submarine duty
physical approved by an Undersea Medical Officer (UMO) within 30 days of
application submission. Due to the nature of submarine service, medical
fitness for duty standards are stringent. Therefore, interested candidates
are encouraged to start this process as soon as possible following their
decision to apply.
The Medical History Form (DD Form 2807-1) and Physical Examination Form (DD
Form 2808) may be completed by any Department of Defense privileged provider.
However, a UMO is required to review and approve the overall submarine duty
physical on DD Form 2808. UMOs are located at all submarine homeport medical
departments. Contact numbers and locations of submarine homeport medical
(a) Naval Submarine Support Center New London (Sub Base):
(b) Submarine Squadron 6 (Norfolk Naval Station):
(c) Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay (Sub Base):
(d) Naval Submarine Support Center Bangor (Sub Base):
(e) Submarine Squadron 11 (Pt Loma Sub Base):
(f) Naval Submarine Support Center Pearl Harbor:
(g) Submarine Squadron 15 (Guam): (671) 339-2156/
(h) Submarine Group 7 (Yokosuka Japan): DSN (315) 243- 5344/7101.
Note 3: For applicants not in proximity to a submarine homeport listed
above, contact the Commander, Submarine Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet
(COMSUBLANT) or Commander Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
(COMSUBPAC) Force IDC at the numbers below for further guidance on obtaining
a submarine duty physical.
(1) COMSUBLANT Force IDC (Norfolk): (757) 836-1351/1354.
(2) COMSUBPAC Force IDC (Pearl Harbor): (808) 473- 1479/5788.
b. Sailors are encouraged to contact BUPERS-322 (See paragraph 9) to
discuss ways to improve chances of selection and update their application.
c. Professional Apprentice Career Track (PACT) Sailors and junior rated
Sailors are encouraged to apply, even with limited time in service, no
warfare qualification or at-sea experience. In line with reference (d), PACT
Sailors selected for submarine service will be eligible for advancement to E-
4 upon successful completion of the training track for the selected rating
and attainment of the required obligated service.
6. Applications must be scanned and delivered to BUPERS-322. If the social
security number of the member is included in the application, an encrypted e-
mail is required for submission. An example package is available via MNP at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning, select the *Enlisted
Community Managers* link, then select the *Enlisted Women in Submarines*
7. Prior to detailing selectees, PERS-403 will coordinate with commands to
minimize the impact on the mission of the specific command as the Sailor
transitions to submarine service.
8. If a selectee is required to conduct a conversion from the reserve
component to active component before eligible for orders, the selectee is
required to coordinate directly with BUPERS-322 to allocate a Career
Waypoints Reenlistment application quota for conversion. Failing to do so
will result in a delay in receiving orders and follow-on assignment.
9. For questions about the application process or about submarine service,
a. CDR Jared C. Smith, (901) 874-2082/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
b. LT Rafael M. Byron, (901) 874-2081/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
c. STSCS(SS) John Cambis, (901) 874-4367/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
d. ETRCS(SS) Jimmy R. Long, (901) 874-2819/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
10. The application process for E-6 and below nuclear-trained Sailors will
be announced by the Nuclear Propulsion Programs Manager (OPNAV N133) and
coordinated by the command career counselor of the individual Sailor at the
Nuclear Power Training Units (NPTU). OPNAV N133 will work with the NPTUs to
establish application deadlines that maximize the opportunity for selection.
Female junior staff instructors or Sailors in initial training at NPTU
interested in volunteering for submarine duty should inform their chain of
command as soon as possible in order to adequately manage their career
timing. Nuclear-trained Sailors may contact the Nuclear ECM Management Team
points of contact:
a. LCDR Lacy Lodmell at (703) 604-5493/DSN 664 or via e-mail at
b. EMNCS(SW) Carlos Britos at (703) 604-5492/DSN 664 or via e- mail at
11. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//