NPC FORCM WEEKLY
1-5 July 2013
Career progression, community management, personnel matters, and general information from the desk of the
Navy Personnel Command Force Master Chief, FORCM(SW/AW/EXW) Leland E. Moore
DON’T WAIT TO COMPLETE SCREENINGS FOR ORDERS
Early completion of overseas screening prevents last-minute screening failures that can cause manning gaps. The
purpose of an Overseas Suitability Screening (OSS) is to identify medical, dental, educational and potential duty
limiting conditions or requirements of both service and family members. Completing a screening will ensure that
both the family and service member are qualified for overseas, operational duty, and remote duty assignments.
For the best medical care or education, sometimes an overseas tour is not in the service or family member's best
interest. Per BUMEDINST 1300.2A, the OSS process is required to be completed within 30 days of receipt of orders.
Improper overseas screenings can cause significant hardship for the family member, service member, and the
service member's command. Undue work and family stress could result and even possible early return of
dependants (ERD) or Tour Curtailment.
“It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”
~ Bill Gates
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
CAREER WAYPOINT UPDATES
Below are updates to Career Navigator; as always call or email if you have questions.
• Career Navigator program announcement did not change extension guidance; Sailors in the SEAOS application
window must obtain C-Way approval to extend.
• SEAOS applications will be processed 13 months from SEAOS. Special Circumstance (SC) applications should not
be submitted outside system generated windows unless conditions warrant. If you have questions about when to
submit an SC application or about the application windows, contact the respective rating ECM or the C-Way help
• Special circumstance applications will be reviewed, but may be cancelled or denied unless there is a valid reason
for the application. 99% of applications are now system generated. Do not submit SC other applications for PRD
• Once C-Way approval is received, Sailors may reenlist; they do not have to wait until 12 months from their EAOS.
However, they must have C-Way approval and meet all rating and basic reenlistment eligibility requirements.
C-Way approval does not override all other reenlistment requirements.
Questions can be answered at (901) 874-2102 DSN 882, email: email@example.com.
NAVY LAUNCHES RAD: REDUCING ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRACTIONS
The Navy wants your feedback on reducing administrative work. The initiative is called Reducing
Administrative Distractions — or RAD. You can access the RAD website at http://navyrad.ideascale.com. All
active-duty sailors, reservists and civilian employees are eligible to sign up. Your identity will not be publicly
revealed unless you give your consent. Share what procedures, instructions, inspections, training or other
administrative distractions are keeping you from being effective. The RAD team plans to gather its first round
of ideas and complaints — as well as proposed solutions— through July. A plan of the more involved fixes is
expected by the end of August, with actions being taken by the end of September. After this, the RAD site will
still be open for new suggestions and the process will be ongoing.
TODAY IN NAVAL HISTORY
1797 – Naval Regulations are passed by Congress.
1946 - VX-3 is established to evaluate adaptability of helicopters to naval purposes.
1898 - At Battle of Santiago, Cuba, RADM Sampson's squadron destroys the Spanish fleet.
1776 - AMERICAN COLONIES DECLARE THEIR INDEPENDENCE FROM GREAT BRITAIN.
1814 - Sloop-of-war Peacock captures British Stranger, Venus, Adiona, and Fortitude.