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NARR/ REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-618, CLASS A SCHOOL AND RATING ENTRY
REQUIREMENTS. REF B IS MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (MANMED), NAVMED P-
117. REF C IS NAVADMIN 098/16, ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES CYCLE 2
SELECTIONS. REF D IS NAVADMIN 142/15, FY16 ENLISTED WOMEN IN SUBMARINES
SELECTIONS. REF E IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-402, QUALIFICATION FOR
ASSIGNMENT TO SUBMARINE DUTY. REF F IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1306-1505,
ENLISTED RESERVE COMPONENT TO ACTIVE COMPONENT (RC2AC) PROCEDURES.//
RMKS/1. The Submarine Force and the Navy are pleased to announce the third
cycle of female Sailor selections for conversion to Submarine Force ratings.
This cycle of conversions will be for the initial enlisted integration of the
USS OHIO (SSGN 726) submarine crews in Bangor, WA in 2018.
2. The Submarine Force is seeking high caliber female applicants from all
ratings. Sailors from all communities are eligible to apply for submarine
service as part of this initiative. Per this NAVADMIN, the Submarine
Enlisted Community Manager (ECM) is accepting conversion applications for
ranks E-1 through E-8.
Additional information regarding the selection process and application
requirements can be found at:
a. Applications for E-7/8 will be accepted in the following
ratings: Information Systems Technician (ITS) (see note 1 below), Logistics
Specialist (LS), Culinary Specialist (CS), Yeoman (YN) (see note 2 below),
and Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC). Selected chief petty officers (CPO) are
expected to report aboard and lead a division with minimal additional
technical and leadership training.
Note 1: CPO IT conversions must have one or more of the following Navy
enlisted classifications: 2780, 2781, or 2791.
Note 2: CPO Personnel Specialists are encouraged to apply. Each application
will be assessed to ensure the CPO has the experience and expertise to manage
and oversee all administrative and personnel actions to support the crew in
the role of leading YN onboard a submarine.
b. For E-6 and below Sailors, the following submarine ratings are open
for conversion: Sonar Technician, Fire Control Technician, Machinists Mate-
Weapons, Machinists Mate-Auxiliary, Missile Technician, ITS, Electronics
Technician-Navigation (ETV), Electronics Technician-Communications, LS, CS,
c. The application process for E-6 and below nuclear-trained personnel
will be announced by Chief of Naval Operations, Nuclear Propulsion Programs
(OPNAV (N133)) and coordinated by the individual Sailor's command career
counselor at the Nuclear Power Training Units (NPTU). OPNAV (N133) will work
with the NPTUs to establish application deadlines that maximize opportunity
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. Selections for nuclear-trained enlisted women will occur in the
summer of 2018.
3. Eligibility for Selection. All Sailors, regardless of rating or rank,
must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible for
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 per
reference (b), chapter 15. Further information regarding this requirement is
provided in Note 2 of paragraph 4d below.
a. All Sailors listed in paragraph 5 of reference (c) will automatically
be considered for the next cycle of selections unless their original
application was for cycle 1 as delineated in paragraph 5 of reference (d).
Sailors who originally submitted a package for consideration in cycle 1 must
resubmit if they desire consideration in cycle 3. Interested Sailors are
encouraged to contact the Submarine ECM (see paragraph 12 for contact
information) to discuss ways to improve chances of selection and update their
b. Active-duty and Full Time Support (FTS) reserve duty Sailors must
submit conversion packages directly to Military Community Management,
Enlisted (BUPERS-32) for processing per paragraph 6 below.
c. The following is required for initial application due by
1 April 2017:
(1) Up to three submarine rating choices in order of preference;
(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 four 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 (e); and
(6) CPO applicants are highly encouraged to submit a personal
statement addressing their motivation for assignment to the Submarine Force
and to clarify any potential issues with their official record.
d. Upon receiving the initial application, the submarine ECM will
coordinate with the Sailor and her command to complete the below remaining
items. These items must be completed for selection eligibility not later
than 1 May 2017 (see Note 1 below):
(1) Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7) signed by the
Sailor and the Sailors commanding officer (CO) that clearly states the
recommended earliest and latest release dates from the current command and
the Sailors top three submarine rating preferences.
(2) CO recommendation letter (optional).
(3) Completed submarine duty physical. Interested candidates are
encouraged to start this process as soon as possible following their decision
to apply (see Note 2 below).
Note 1: Sailors are encouraged to submit items listed in paragraph 4d above
that are available at the time of initial submission and as soon as possible
Note 2: Due to the nature of submarine service, medical fitness for duty
standards are stringent. Candidates must have a current submarine duty
physical approved by an undersea medical officer
(UMO) within 30 days of complete application submission not later than 1 May
2017. 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 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
departments and UMOs:
Naval Submarine Support Center New London (Sub Base): (860) 694-
Submarine Squadron 6 (Norfolk Naval Station): (757) 967-6175 Naval Branch
Health Clinic Kings Bay (Sub Base): (912) 573-
Naval Submarine Support Center Bangor (Sub Base): (360) 396-6789 Submarine
Squadron 11 (Pt Loma Sub Base): (619) 553-8719 Naval Submarine Support
Center Pearl Harbor: (808) 473-2899/3771 Submarine Squadron 15 (Guam):
(671) 339-2156/(671) 343-2191 For applicants not in proximity to a submarine
homeport listed above, contact the Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic
(COMSUBLANT) or Commander, Submarine Forces Pacific (COMSUBPAC) Force IDC at
the numbers below for further guidance on obtaining a submarine duty
COMSUBLANT Force IDC (Norfolk): (757) 836-1351/1354 COMSUBPAC Force IDC
(Pearl Harbor): (808) 473-1479/5788
e. Non-FTS reserve component Sailors will submit packages per reference
6. Applications must be scanned and delivered to the submarine non- nuclear
ECM. E-mail applications to firstname.lastname@example.org;
email@example.com; and firstname.lastname@example.org.
a. An example package is available on the Naval Personnel Command
b. Applications are due by 1 April 2017 and the selection process will
begin in May 2017.
7. Following approval, primary and secondary selectees will be notified via
naval message. The target date for notifications of selectees is July 2017.
Secondary selectees will be utilized in the event a primary selectee is
unable to complete the submarine conversion.
8. Prior to detailing selectees, Enlisted Submarine & Nuclear Assignments
(PERS 403) will work with commands to minimize impact on the commands mission
as the Sailor transitions to submarine service.
9. Previous selection cycles valued Sailors with:
a. CO endorsement describing sustained superior performance;
b. Sea service experience;
c. Warfare qualification; and
d. Job experience (i.e. assignments that can be related to success in
future submarine service).
Note: Professional Apprentice Career Track Sailors and junior rated Sailors
are encouraged to apply, even with limited time in service, no warfare
qualification, or at-sea experience, since there is a requirement for female
submarine Sailors at all pay grades.
10. This round of selections only applies to the women scheduled to
integrate the next submarine crews in 2018. Subsequent NAVADMINs announcing
follow-on submarine integrations will be released to commence future
application cycles. Opportunities for selection of enlisted women for
assignment in submarines will be available approximately annually.
11. In addition to this NAVADMIN, COMSUBLANT and COMSUBPAC will be
conducting site visits to fleet concentration areas around the world to
inform interested Sailors about career opportunities in the submarine force
and to address any questions or concerns regarding the application or
selection process. The schedule for these engagements will be transmitted
via separate correspondence and advertised on the Enlisted Women in
Submarines website referenced in paragraph 2.
12. For questions about the application process or about submarine service,
contact the submarine non-nuclear ECM office: LCDR Jeremy Miller, (901) 874-
2082/DSN 882; LT Gregory Mosley, (901) 874- 2081/DSN 882; YNC(SS) Aaron
Norton, (901) 874-2819/DSN 882.
Nuclear-trained Sailors may contact the nuclear ECM office: LCDR Christopher
Carter, (703) 604-5493/DSN 664; ETNCM(SW) Jeremiah Ledda, (703) 604-5492/DSN
13. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
14. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//