REVIEW 1 QUESTIONS
What are the three NEOCS subsystems?
What does the NEC identify?
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS DUTY
Learning Objective: Recognize the options for special
programs and/or assignments.
The mission of todays Navy is increasing in
complexity. To provide for this ever-increasing
complexity, the Navy has established special programs
to take care of those tasks not assigned to a specific
rating or NEC. Once a long-term requirement for a
particular skill exists, the applicable program becomes
a part of the regular naval organization. If necessary,
new ratings may be established for specific skills. This
portion of the chapter will acquaint you with some of the
duty assignments involved in those special programs and
projects. Chapter 9 of the Enlisted Transfer Manual
(TRANSMAN), NAVPERS 15909, outlines special
programs not mentioned in this text.
Law enforcement, physical security duty, permanent
shore patrol, armed forces police detachments, and Navy
absentee collection units exist at many shore activities.
The armed forces police detachments usually are located
overseas where several services are represented. For
selection to this type of duty, personnel must have
qualities such as common sense, sound judgment,
initiative, unquestioned reliability, and honesty. To
qualify for law enforcement duty, you must meet the
qualifications outlined in chapter 9 of the TRANSMAN.
If you qualify for this type of duty, you may submit a
BRIG STAFF DUTY
Brig staff duty throughout the United States and at
a few overseas locations provides exceptional
opportunities for personnel to enhance their leadership
qualities without regard to their military specialty.
Personnel must meet certain basic qualifications for this
type of duty. They must have served a minimum of 24
months active duty following recruit training, have a
clear record, and have a General Classification Test
(GCT) or word knowledge score of at least 45. They also
must be at least a PO3, be mature and emotionally
stable, and be able to issue commands and instructions
clearly in the English language. Chapter 9 of the
TRANSMAN lists the other requirements personnel must
meet for this type of duty. Requests should be submitted
through your chain of command to NAVPERSCOM.
U.S. NAVAL CEREMONIAL
The U.S. Naval Ceremonial Guard is located in
Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Naval Station, Anacostia.
It is the official ceremonial unit of the Navy and, as such,
is a presidential support activity. A component of the
naval district in Washington, the Guard performs at
functions such as parades, funerals, and various
presidential functions. It is a spit and polish unit that
has attained national recognition and has received many
awards for its work.
Non-petty officers are selected for the Guard directly
from the recruit training command, and petty officers are
selected from those who are eligible for shore duty. Petty
officers serve 36-month tours with the U.S. Naval
Ceremonial Guard Unit.
NAVY AIRCREW PROGRAM
One major advantage of being assigned to duty in the
Navy Aircrew Program is that you become eligible for
flight paya form of hazardous duty pay. Chapter 9 of
the TRANSMAN outlines tour lengths; however, they
may vary depending upon the sea/shore code for the
activity to which you are assigned. Only enlisted aviation
personnel who meet the qualifications for Aircrew
Program training, as outlined in the TRANSMAN,
chapter 9, may qualify for this program. A request for
assignment to this program should be submitted to
NAVPERSCOM via your commanding officer.
NAVY SPECIAL WARFARE AND
The Navy special warfare community includes
enlisted personnel qualified for assigned secondary
NECs 5321, 5322, 5326, 5327, 5332, and 5333.
Additionally, these personnel carry the enlisted
designator DV (qualified as a diver) or PJ (qualified as
a parachutist) or both. Once qualified, personnel may be