FY24 SENIOR ENLISTED ASSIGNMENT OPTIMIZATION:
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REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/022009ZDEC19//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/111604ZDEC02//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/211745ZJUL22//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 192/17, OPTIMIZING SENIOR ENLISTED (E7-E9)
REF B IS NAVADMIN 274/19, SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS UPDATE.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 395/02, TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION OF RESERVE SEA SHORE
ROTATION TOUR LENGTH REVISION.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 156/22, FISCAL YEAR 2023 SENIOR ENLISTED ASSIGNMENT
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN supports references (a) through (d) and announces the
assignment optimization plan for Active Component and Training and
Administration of Reserve Chief (CPO), Senior Chief (SCPO), and Master Chief
Petty Officers (MCPO). CPOs, SCPOs and MCPOs are collectively referred to as
"Chiefs" in this message. Commander, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPERSCOM),
Enlisted Distribution Division (PERS-40) will work with the Fleet Readiness
Integrators (FRI), Type Commanders (TYCOMs) and Budget Submitting Office
(BSO) N1 staffs to evaluate all Chiefs assigned to billets with incorrect
paygrades or those who are not aligned to funded billet requirements. The
goal of this optimization plan is to ensure our most experienced enlisted
Sailors are aligned to billets which specifically need their training,
leadership and experience. This plan will lead to the realignment of Chiefs
into billets appropriate to their skills and experience.
2. COMNAVPERSCOM will host one virtual Senior Enlisted Manning Summit in
Millington, TN to evaluate and optimize all eligible candidates in the rates
of MCPO, SCPO, and CPO. The summit is tentatively scheduled 30 Oct - 10 Nov
2023. The aim of the summit will be to review all Chief assignments, with
the goal of aligning the maximum number of Chiefs to appropriate
billets. This summit will allow Fleet and TYCOMs to work with COMNAVPERSCOM
to fill their most impactful gapped billets.
a. Enlisted Readiness and Placement Branch (PERS-4013) have
provided a list of misaligned Chiefs to the FRIs. The FRIs will distribute
the lists of misaligned Sailors to the TYCOM and BSO N1s. Prior to the
summit, PERS-4013 will evaluate Chief billet requirements in MyNavy
b. Chiefs who are aligned to billets of an incorrect paygrade may be
subject to the following options:
(1) Realignment to an in-paygrade requirement at their current
(2) Movement to a valid billet at another command.
Preference will be to avoid moving personnel out of their current geographic
area, and maintaining sea-shore rotation to the maximum extent possible.
(3) If immediate alignment to a valid in-paygrade billet is not
possible, then there will be an adjustment to the member's Projected Rotation
Date (PRD), adjusted to enter the order negotiation window earlier than their
current PRD. Chiefs in receipt of a PRD adjustment should expect to
negotiate for orders to fill an in-paygrade requirement and will be
considered a sea or shore roller based on a ratio of sea and shore duty
billets available within their paygrade.
c. Enlisted manning stakeholders identified in paragraph 1 shall review
misaligned personnel, as well as Fleet billet vacancies, and provide their
recommendations for action at the manning summit.
d. Fleet readiness concerns will guide all decisions and actions, but
each move shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e. The movement of realigned personnel will begin approximately 30 days
after the summit concludes. Any out-of-area moves will receive adequate time
to prepare and execute. All transfer timelines will take into account the
vacancies that they will create and those they will fill, and limit or
prevent "double-stuffing" of billets.
3. The summit precept requires participants to maintain integrity without
prejudice or partiality for all Sailors evaluated. Each participant must pay
particular attention to each Sailor and billet to ensure that they are
meeting the intention of CPO optimization. During deliberations, participants
may discuss any negative impacts a realignment may have on the command or the
Sailor. Before any decisions are made, TYCOM/BSO and FRIs will provide their
input. If the requested actions are within one FRI, the FRI will make final
decisions. If the requested action involves more than one FRI and there is a
disagreement, the manning control authority will make the final decision. A
copy of the precept will be provided to participants by the summit
4. Fleet activities shall continue evaluating MNA alignments to ensure that
Sailors are accurately aligned aboard their current activity. Chiefs should
be aligned to billets for their specific paygrades. If Sailors of any
paygrade need to be realigned to another billet, the command Activity Manning
Manager (AMM) should submit a Member Realignment Request (MRR) in MNA. If
the MRR is approved, PERS-4013 will update the alignment. AMMs should
contact their command Placement Coordinator in PERS-4013 with any questions
5. Key Messages:
a. Sailors. We are working to better align our enlisted supervisors to
billets which require their skills and experience.
The emphasis on operational readiness and unit prioritization reflect our
identity as a sea service. We must preserve the readiness of the Fleet and
ensure that Chiefs are optimally assigned to meet mission readiness. We will
take each Sailor's personal considerations into account. I know that this
may induce additional hardship for some Sailors and their families, and I
sincerely thank them for their service and sacrifice.
b. Commands. Commanders, commanding officers, executive officers, and
senior enlisted leaders must ensure their Sailors understand the intent of
6. To register for the Senior Enlisted Manning Summit, participants should
contact any of the following summit coordinators:
a. LCDR Heather Hutchison at email@example.com or
b. HTCM Michael Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Points of Contact. For specific questions, please contact your PERS-4013
placement coordinator, rating detailer or the MyNavy Career Center at
email@example.com or 1-833-330-MNCC(6622).
8. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//