NPC FORCM WEEKLY
5 - 9 August 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
“Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.”
~ Publilius Syrus
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
TODAY IN NAVAL HISTORY
1864 - RADM David Farragut wins Battle of Mobile Bay, sealing off last Confederate port on the
1990 - President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield, the largest overseas deployment
1782 - Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart) established.
1972 - Women authorized for sea duty as regular ship's company.
1865 - Return of Naval Academy to Annapolis after 4 years at Newport, RI.
CONTINUUM OF SERVICE UPDATE
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BUPERS ONLINE PERFORMANCE
NAVADMIN 198/13 announces the update on Continuum of Service Initiatives. It details the processes for
transitioning between the active component (AC) and reserve component (RC) in order to develop a
"Continuum of Service" within the Navy.
• AC to RC lane change: The Career Transition Office (CTO, PERS-97) provides counseling and support to
active duty officer and enlisted Sailors considering a transition to RC. Two AC to RC processes are
available for enlisted Sailors navigating a transition from AC to RC: 1) Career Waypoint-Reenlistment
transition to Selected Reserve (SELRES) with Intermediate Stop (I-Stop) orders, and 2) SELRES Delayed
Affiliation Program (SELRES DAP). Interested AC Service members may also contact a CTO
representative by phone at (901) 874-4192 or via email at email@example.com and
• SELRES RC to AC/Full Time Support (FTS) lane changes: Provides opportunities for RC Sailors to meet
active duty (AC and FTS) mission requirements. Three reserve-to-active duty transition programs are
available: 1) Definite recall, 2) Indefinite recall (officer)/Augmentation (enlisted), and 3) SELRES to FTS.
• Other flexible service options: Many service options do not involve changing lanes between AC and RC.
These programs meet the adaptable requirements of both the Navy and Sailors: 1) Change of rate or
designator, and 2) Career Intermission Pilot Program (CIPP).
• Career Navigator Program and related SELRES enhancements. The Career Navigator Program was
announced as part of a fundamental shift and important change to how we do business in enlisted career
management. It put Sailors at the helm to navigate their careers, outlining two new enhancements for
the SELRES community: Career Waypoint-Transition (formerly RC to AC augmentation) and Career
Waypoint-Conversion (formerly RC to RC).
• Questions concerning any of the options available to Sailors should be referred to the NPC customer
service center, 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or 1-866-827-5672, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The NPC
customer service center is manned Monday - Friday, 0700 - 1900, Central Standard Time.
Refer to NAVADMIN 198/13 for additional information and guidelines.