1. Shore duty (sea/shore Code 1). Shore duty,
Code 1, is performed in CONUS (the 48
contiguous states) land-based activities and
long-term schooling programs. (Long term is
defined as 18 or more months; school
assignments of less than 18 months are
considered neutral duty.) Members are not
required to be absent from the corporate limits
of their duty stations in excess of 99 days.
2. Preferred overseas shore duty (sea/shore Code
6). Preferred overseas shore duty, Code 6, is
duty performed in overseas land-based activities
that are credited as shore duty for rotational
purposes as determined by BUPERS.
3. Sea duty (sea/shore Code 2). Sea duty, Code 2, is
duty performed in commissioned vessels or
activities home ported/home based in CONUS
that operate away from their home port/home
base in excess of 150 days per year.
4. Overseas shore duty (sea/shore Code 3).
Overseas shore duty, Code 3, is duty performed
in overseas land activities that is credited as sea
duty for rotational purposes as determined by
5. Nonrotated sea duty (sea/shore Code 4).
Nonrotated sea duty, Code 4, is duty performed
in commissioned vessels home-ported overseas
(outside the contiguous 48 states) or in activities
that operate away from their overseas home
port/home base in excess of 150 days per year.
6. Neutral duty (sea/shore Code 5). Neutral duty,
Code 5, is duty in activities normally designated
as shore duty for rotation, but that requires
members to be absent 100 to 150 days per year
from the corporate limits of their duty station
while accomplishing their assigned task. School
assignments of less than 18 months are included
in this category.
7. Partial sea duty (sea/shore Code 7).Partial sea
duty, Code 7, is duty performed in overseas,
land-based activities credited as shore duty for
rotational purposes, but credited as partial sea
duty according to established guidelines.
8. Double sea duty (sea/shore Code 8). Double sea
duty, Code 8, is duty performed in
commissioned vessels or activities in an active
status that operate away from their home
port/home base in excess of 50 days a year
credited as double sea credited because of the
nature of the mission.
ENLISTED DETAILERS AND USE OF
THE DUTY PREFERENCE FORM,
Learning Objective: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Identify the entries made on the Duty Preference
Form, NAVPERS 1306/63.
Every rate and, in most cases, every paygrade has a
senior enlisted person who matches personnel within a
particular rate or specialty with the available billets
Navywide. This person is referred to as the enlisted
detailer. When detailers work to fulfill requisitions
(vacant billets), several factors are involved. To assign
you to a billet, the enlisted detailer for your rate must
match you with a billet you are qualified for and within a
certain time frame.
DUTY PREFERENCE FORM, NAVPERS
You may sometimes ask yourself How did I get the
job I have now? Your detailer had a lot to do with it, of
course. However, the detailer determines what jobs you
are qualified to hold by the information you submitted
on your Enlisted Duty Preference Form, NAVPERS
Your detailer has access to your Enlisted Duty
Preference Form and a record of your training through a
computer terminal. The computer contains a record of
the on-the-job and formal training you have received.
Although you may not have total control over your
training and qualifications, you are completely
responsible for the information the duty preference
sheet contains. You are also responsible for submitting