HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, OFFICER HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, AND SENIOR MINORITY ASSISTANCE TO RECRUITING PROGRAM:
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SUBJ/HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM, OFFICER HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING
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AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1150.1E, POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR
THE HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING PROGRAM AND OFFICER HOMETOWN AREA RECRUITING
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1150.2, POLICIES AND ADMINISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR THE
SENIOR MINORITY ASSISTANCE TO RECRUITING PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. In line with references (a) and (b), 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. 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's image in these communities.
3. HARP is a non-funded program in which enlisted personnel return to their
hometowns for 30 days 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.
4. 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
5. Service Members requesting to participate in HARP duty in conjunction
with PCS orders must submit HARP requests to Navy Recruiting Command
(NAVCRUITCOM) (N1) 6-9 months prior to the desired date (before PCS orders
are finalized). NAVCRUITCOM (N1) will submit all approved HARP requests to
the Service Member's 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 Member's participation in HARP. Upon
reporting to the next duty station, such documentation will constitute the
authority for this duty.
6. OHARP returns Navy officers to their hometown areas for up to 179 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
7. SEMINAR was established to provide assistance to the Navy in its effort
to recruit more minority applicants and to enhance the Navy's image in
underrepresented communities. SEMINAR temporarily returns highly qualified
officers and senior enlisted personnel, E-6 through O-6, 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.
8. Additional Information
a. Detailed requirements for each program are listed on the NAVCRUITCOM
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*.
9. Point of contact for HARP and OHARP is Mrs. Sherry Secrease, Program
Manager, at (901) 874-4051/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Point of contact for SEMINAR is
Mr. Howard Bryant, Program Manager, at (901) 874-7989/DSN 882 or via e-mail
10. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//