PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACK PROGRAM CHANGES - II:
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MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
SUBJ/PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACK PROGRAM CHANGES - II//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/141354ZMAY18//
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/162058ZAPR18//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/231840ZAPR18//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 118/18, PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICESHIP CAREER TRACK
REF B IS NAVADMIN 095/18, BRILLIANT ON THE BASICS II PART A REVISITING THE
BASICS (CORRECTED COPY).
REF C IS NAVADMIN 100/18, BRILLIANT ON THE BASICS II PART B ENGAGEMENT.
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1306-611, PROFESSIONAL CAREER TRACK (PACT) PROGRAM.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to the enlisted Professional
Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) program and expands upon the comprehensive
PACT program policy and process changes announced in reference (a). As
outlined in references (b) and (c), command leadership engagement is critical
to both the success of PACT program implementation and to ensure viable
career paths for PACT Sailors. Our PACT Sailors are entirely dependent on
strong leadership and purposeful coaching to guarantee they have every
opportunity to reach their maximum potential to best meet the needs of the
2. Policy changes. Effective immediately, PACT Sailors will be approved for
designation based on the requisition for which they are selected in MyNavy
Assignment (MNA). Reference (d) is being updated to incorporate changes
announced herein and in reference (a).
a. Designation process changes. PACT Sailors are directed to apply for
requisitions within ratings for which they are qualified as determined by
Career Waypoints (C-WAY). PACT Sailors will be precluded from applying for
requisitions for which they are not qualified. Prior to PACT Sailors
entering their order negotiation window, commands are directed to perform
Career Development Boards and report career and PACT intentions in C-WAY.
b. PACT Sailors will begin their rating designation process 12 months
prior to their Projected Rotation Date (PRD) and remain eligible until
selected for a rated requisition or until their soft end of active obligated
c. PACT Sailors are encouraged to submit up to seven applications each
MNA cycle. PACT transition detailers will consider the individual
applications in MNA based on that PACT Sailors PRD, training availability to
meet the requisition requirements and needs of the Navy when making job
selections. PACT Sailors will obtain their rating when orders are executed
or, for those rates with lengthy A Schools, upon successful completion of the
3. Upon selection for orders, Sailors must obligate service (OBLISERV) to
meet the prescribed sea tour for the rating selected; in some cases, OBLISERV
may be deferred to achieve Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) eligibility.
As outlined in reference (a), PACT Sailors who meet OBLISERV requirements for
the new rating, or a minimum 24 months of additional sea time, whichever is
greater, may be authorized advancement to E-4 with commanding officer
4. SRB policy reminder. Once designated, eligible PACT Sailors may be
eligible for SRB. Check the latest SRB NAVADMIN for eligibility
5. PACT Sailors will receive sea duty credit for time served at sea.
PACT Sailors who decline to apply for designation will have their PRD
adjusted to match their SEAOS. Sailors who fail to apply to be designated or
do not desire to be rated will remain a PACT for the duration of their
enlistment and will not be eligible for reenlistment.
6. Point of Contact. MyNavy Career Center, (833) 830-MNCC/(833) 830-6622,
via e- mail at email@example.com or MyNavy Portal at https://my.navy.mil.
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//