In This Blue Edition:
•Post 9-11 GI Bill
AUGUST 09 Vol. 36
36 •NCPACE schedule
COUNTDOWN: Dates to Remember HOOYAH CHIEF SELECTS!
• 17 August 2009: communication to the board by the eligible AMC (Sel) Chase, Stepfaney
member must be postmarked by this date. Selection board
packages provide candidates the opportunity to submit any AEC (Sel) Scanlan, Paul
missing documents from the sections of their records that are
viewed by the selection boards. Only documents the member
has verified as missing from their permanent personnel record AEC (Sel) Costin, Andrew
may be submitted as a continuation selection board package.
ADC (Sel) Cowan, Daniel
• 1 September 2009: last day for board correspondence via
ATC (Sel) Garcia, Jose
message by the command.
ATC (Sel) Shore, Paul
• 21 September 2009: continuation board convenes.
• November 2009: a list of enlisted personnel selected for
AZC (Sel) Belt, Sean
continuation will be published via NAVADMIN.
A P4 to Commanding Officers will provide a list of those ADC (Sel) Cortez, Joyce
members not selected for continuation. No later than seven
working days after Commanding Officers receive the P4, ATC (Sel) Foster, Arthur
command verification of sailor notification shall be submitted to
pers-811/812 via official message.
AMC (Sel) Adams, Walter
• 15 January 2010: fleet reserve/retirement requests for
members not selected for continuation must be received by VFA-41
pers-823 no later than this date.
AZC (Sel) Edwards, Mark
• 30 June 2010: last authorized effective date, except as noted AMEC (Sel) Evangelista, Eddy
in para 4.G or para 7 of ref a, for members not selected for
continuation to transition to fleet reserve or retire. ATC (Sel) Peterson, Charles
AOC (Sel) Valdez, Alejandro
Navy Annual Counselors Symposium Highlights ADC (Sel) Weese, Coy
•For more CCC Symposium highlights, presentation
and insider summary click: AEC (Sel) Bond, Sean
http://www.usnca.org/21stsym/21stsymbriefs.htm ATC (Sel) Doherty, James Joseph
ATC (Sel) Fann, Vincent
CVW-11 Career Wise: What You Need to Know. We
just “Sort it Out” for you from the FWD OVERLOAD. AOC (Sel) Mackie James
Talk to your Command Career Counselors for details. VFA-97
AOC (Sel) Sartain, Jeremy
AMC (Sel) Simmons, Richard
Shipmate, DID YOU KNOW THAT…
You Can Apply Now: CMS Interactive Detailing
Web CMS-ID is designed and used by Sailors, Command Career Counselors, Command, FTS, and
Reserve Personnel. The Web-based system allows Sailors to view available jobs and make
applications through their Command Career Counselor. Sailors can NOW view CMS-ID and APPLY
through a secure website located at HTTPS://WWW.CMSID.NAVY.MIL or via NKO
USMAP & NRTC Contact
USMAP and NRTC have both now had a change to their Functional Email Addresses.
The new Functional Email Addresses are as follows: USMAP: USMAP@navy.mil & NRTC: NRTC@navy.mil
PERMISSIVE TEMPORARY DUTY (PTDY) FOR JOB/HOUSE HUNTING
MILPERSMAN 1320-220 replaces NAVADMIN 109/92, NAVADMIN 123/93, and NAVADMIN 078/95.
This article defines eligibility to use PTDY, the length of PTDY, and travel and limitations for members and their
dependents performing PTDY. Refer to http://www.npc.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/MILPERSMAN/ for the
latest MILPERSMAN Articles.
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Q: I received disapproval of my Post 9/11 GI BILL TEB request for my spouse/child.
Why? A: The NAVADMIN outlining the TEB policy for Post 9/11 GI Bill is
-The disapproval of the request is likely due to not meeting the pending
OBLISERV requirements for TEB.
-Only personnel that have 20 years or more of active duty service are
receiving approvals as there is no additional OBLISERV requirement for this
-Personnel that require additional OBLISERV must ensure the OBLISERV reflects
in the Electronic Service Record (ESR) prior to receiving approval.
-Enlisted: OBLISERV must reflect in ESR for EAOS/Soft EAOS
-Officers: Require Page 13 agreement to OBLISERV
- All personnel must check the ESR prior to submitting a TEB request.
**Do not submit request if correct OBLISERV is not reflected in the ESR**
Upon release of the NAVADMIN, NPC will update the website and distribute further
guidance. Additional transferability reasons for disapproval:
- Member did not annotate any months of benefits transferred to
family members (i.e. zero months of benefit transferred).
- Member did not have required OBLISERV (Enlisted: EAOS insufficient
Officer: No Page 13 reflecting in ESR)
- Member did not have 6 years of service on the date of request
- Member has Fleet Reserve/Retirement date prior to 1 August 2009
Question on GI Bill
•What about an E5 at HYT (14 years) and not retirement eligible, are they still eligible to transfer their
Post 9-11 GI Bill?
Sailors who cannot complete the full four year transferability obligation due to HYT are only required
to serve until their HYT date to achieve transferability. They will be able to transfer their benefits to
their dependents if they choose without completing the full obligation since Navy policy precludes
them from remaining on active duty beyond HYT.
Maximize the new GI Bill
Yellow Ribbon Program means your benefit could be worth more at private colleges
When news spread of the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, a new GI Bill
provision pertaining to private colleges, Columbia’s students and university leadership
recognized an opportunity.
The new GI Bill’s basic benefit pays for tuition and fees up to a state’s highest in-state tuition at a
public university, and there’s a housing stipend equal to the Basic Allowance for Housing for an
E-5 with dependents in the school’s ZIP code. To help students who attend more costly private
universities, legislators created the Yellow Ribbon Program, which says the Veterans Affairs
Department will match any additional amount a school agrees to pay toward a vet’s full costs.
By Amanda Miller - Military Times
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From the Bureau to the Counselor: Short Term Extension
Keep in mind, if a Sailor is in an overmanned rating and the command is overmanned, it will likely be disapproved. Now
if manning is an issue, the request should come to PERS-81 with the reason why an extension is more appropriate than
reenlistment or separation. For instance, mbr is intending to separate at PRD or is undecided/wants to negotiate, and
manning warrants an extension until a relief is onboard (state that in the request).
Basically, extensions are no longer a career option for Sailors in overmanned ratings. Again, separation or reenlistment at
EAOS is desired. The whole purpose of this NAVADMIN is to get commitments from Sailors who are career minded. If a
Sailor is hanging out for possible career choices (extend to PRD to negotiate means retention only if the Sailor sees
desirable orders), that is fine, but overmanned ratings do not have the career option to do a short term extension.
Basically, if you are separating, NPC would like the separation at impending EAOS vice delay with a short term extension.
This will open up billet's and advancement quota's for those looking to stay Navy and help us reach our manning goals.
Again, NPC are not wanting Sailors to separate if they are career minded.
As for FLTRES eligible Sailors, we want Sailors to reenlist (if able) or put in their FLTRES request. Once the FLTRES msg of
intent is received, then they can extend with local approval to FLTRES date. Keep in mind, PER BUPERSINST
1430.16 Advancement Manual, when FLTRES is HYT date, Sailors are still selection board eligible. This is also stated in bold
on our website, under selection boards.
Lastly, putting all your personnel in for EAOS to PRD waivers is not desired for overmanned ratings. Encourage your Sailors
to reenlist, or you might be causing a lot of unnecessary paperwork because most requests to PRD (if they can reenlist)
are being denied. On the other side, encourage all your Sailors in ratings that are not overmanned to do extensions to
PRD, in the event their rating becomes overmanned and then they will not have that career choice to do a short term
Some Undesignated Sailors May Convert Now
Sailors desiring a rating outside of current career track may request conversion to the appropriate apprenticeship if
quotas are available (eg. SN-FN, FN-AN). Sailors must receive approval for apprenticeship conversion prior to requesting
rating designation in the new apprenticeship career path. With regards to the above paragraph, FOR THIS CYCLE ONLY,
the ECM's in Air and Engineering are freeing up some billets for SN to go into those ratings. When using Fleet Ride to
submit your applications, FOR THIS CYCLE ONLY, you can apply "out of designation" if the member does qualify for those
ratings. After this cycle, apprenticeship conversions will be required to obtain a new career path. Here are some steps
that may be required or Sailor can take the Navywide Exam this cycle:
1. If member is requesting an “A” School they must have completed 12 months time on board.
2. If member is requesting a Navy Wide Advancement Exam it CAN NOT be “A” School required. It has to be Approval
3. All Sailors will use their Fleet Ride Qualification sheet to aide in making a decision. They must request a rate that has
4. The Sailor has to be qualified for the rate that they are requesting. Requesting a rate that requires a waiver is not
recommended. If they do choose a rate that requires a waiver, they can be denied and they will not participate in the
5. All documents must be enclosed in request or it will not be processed.
6. The Sailor can request up to three choices and it can be a combination of NWAE and “A” School.
Courtesy of Navy Times
C L I C: CNO’s Latest Information on Career
(LATEST MUST READ ENLISTED NAVADMIN)
Message # Subject Date
230/09 FY-10 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY E7 SELECTION BOARD RESULTS 07/31/2009
229/09 CAREER TRANSITION OFFICE ESTABLISHMENT 07/30/2009
228/09 REVISION OF THE NAVY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION AND CONTROL INSTRUCTION
227/09 ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE AND REQUEST FOR
NOMINATION OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS 07/30/2009
226/09 NUCLEAR OFFICER INCENTIVE PAY 07/30/2009
223/09 BLUE TO GREEN ARMY INITIATIVE UPDATE 07/29/2009
222/09 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PERMANENT MILITARY PROFESSOR COMMUNITY 07/27/2009
221/09 FY-11 INACTIVE DUTY NAVY RESERVE LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-
SERVICE PROCUREMENT PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT BOARD 07/27/2009
220/09 FY-11 ACTIVE DUTY LIMITED DUTY OFFICER AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER IN-SERVICE
214/09 ANNOUNCEMENT OF ACTIVE AND RESERVE CAREER RECRUITER FORCE SELECTION BOARDS
211/09 PERFORMANCE-BASED BOARD FOR CONTINUATION OF ENLISTED PERSONNEL WITH GREATER
THAN 20 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE-UPDATE TWO 07/20/2009
210/09 FY10 PROJECTED SHIP INACTIVATION SCHEDULE07/20/2009
209/09 CALL FOR COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF SELECTION BOARD
208/09 FY-10 NAVY RESERVE E7 SELECTION BOARD RESULTS07/16/2009
207/09 CALENDAR YEAR 2008 MARJORIE STERRETT BATTLESHIP AWARD RECIPIENTS 07/15/2009
203/09 POST 9-11 GI BILL, REAP, AND MGIB-SR TRANSFERABILITY POLICY AND INTERIM PROVISIONS FOR
RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE MEMBERS 07/11/2009
200/09 SAILORS ENABLED TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN JOB APPLICATIONS USING THE CAREER MANAGEMENT
What else is news? ON CHANGE
•Separation Pay Instruction •People can't live with change if there's not a
OPNAVINST 1900.4 updated 26 Jun changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to
change is a changeless sense of who you are, what
09. you are about and what you value. - Stephen Covey,
•Related question: A Chief not 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
selected for continuation, is he
eligible for separation pay? Answer •Although our inattention can contribute to our lack
of total well-being, we also have the power to choose
is NO, See para 5 POLICY and 9c.
positive behaviors and responses. In that choice we
Career Wise change our every experience of life! - Greg Anderson,
AUGUST 2009 5
22 Non-Negotiable Laws of Wellness
INQUIRY & ADVICE
Questions / Answers Regarding EXTENSION
Q. Please explain the sentence in paragraph 2 which states “Conditional extensions are
authorized for all service members”. A: Conditional extensions are authorized for all service
members provided they meet the requirements of current policies. As announced in this
message, commanding officers shall not authorize short term extensions of Sailors in
overmanned rating zones without a waiver from NAVPERSCOM (PERS-811 foractive/PERS-812
for FTS AGR and CANREC).
Q: How long will my waiver request take to process? A: 2 to 3 weeks upon receipt. Waiver
requests will be processed as received, with attention given to requests with short-fused EAOS’.
Q: How early can I submit my request? A: Nine months prior to EAOS as extended (SEAOS).
Q: What if my rate is not on the NAVADMIN? A: If your rate is not on the NAVADMIN, you do not
require an NPC waiver. If your rate becomes overmanned, it will be listed on future updates to
the list of overmanned ratings and zones which will be posted on the NPC website. At that time
you will need an NPC waiver.
Q. If I am in an overmanned zone, can I extend my PRD? A: Yes, with your detailer’s approval.
This NAVADMIN is addressing conditional extensions of active obligated service and is not
related to PRDs.
Q: Do I need PTS approval to extend? A: You must have PTS approval (if required by PTS
guidelines) prior to submitting your request. Requests submitted without PTS approval will be
Q: If my waiver is disapproved by NPC then later my rating zone is no longer overmanned, can
I extend? A: Yes. You can execute an extension with CO approval.
Q: If my waiver is disapproved, am I entitled to involuntary separation entitlements (i.e, PTDY,
Sep pay)? A: No. Since you can reenlist and you choose to separate, it is not an involuntary
Q: Can I extend to my High Year Tenure (HYT)? A: An NPC waiver is required to extend to HYT
Q: Does an approved extension waiver also constitute an HYT waiver? A: No, requests for
extensions which exceed HYT limits and do not have prior HYT waiver approval will be
Q: If I am on an IA do I need a waiver? A: Yes. The OBLISERV for your IA orders can be
approved by your CO, however additional extensions will require waivers.
Q: Can I extend for cruise/deployment? A: No. Per MPM 1160-040, Sailors can extend “To
complete a scheduled cruise or deployment, provided the member’s relief is not on board or
en route and a projected rotation date (PRD) adjustment has been authorized by the
appropriate assignment control authority (ACA).” Your detailer can adjust your PRD to
complete a cruise/deployment, then your extension reason will be to match EAOS to PRD. You
should also explain why a waiver is appropriate as opposed to reenlisting. Your request “to
extend for cruise/deployment” will be returned if your PRD has not been adjusted to coincide
with the end of the cruise/deployment.
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The principles you live
College News by create the world you
live in; if you change the
principles you live by,
you will change your
NCPACE – Instructor Lead onboard USS Nimitz
world. - Blaine Lee , The
TERM 1 – 3 OPENINGS Power Principle:
ENROLL NOW. SEATS ARE STRICTLY LIMITED. Influence with Honor
CVN-68 IL Term I
Days Times Course Name/ Course Title Section OPENINGS
W/F 1900-2100 PSMA 0101
Crime inor E
Academic Skills Math Sec 2 7
T/TH/S 1900-2100 CJSA 1312 America Sec 2 9
PSYC 2301 C
W/F 2000-2300 HIST 1302 Sec 3 14
T/S 2000-2300 General Psychology Sec 3 11
CVN-68 IL Term 2
Days Times Course Name/ Course Title Section OPENINGS
T/TH/S 1900-2100 CJSA1342 Criminal Investigation Sec 1 8
W/F 1900-2100 BUSI 1307 Personal Finance Sec 1 20
M/W/F 1030-1230 HIST 1302 US History II Sec 1 5
M/W/F 0830-1030 PHIL 1316 History of Religions I Sec 1 14
M/W/F 1800-2000 SOCI 2301 Marriage & Family Sec 2 7
CVN-68 IL Term 3
Days Times Course Name/ Course Title Section OPENINGS
T/TH/S 1900-2100 CJSA2300 Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement Sec 1 5
W/F 1900-2100 BUSI 1307 Personal Finance Sec 1 15
M/TH 1700-2000 DSWR 0304 Fundementals of Writing II Sec 2 10
M/W/F 1030-1230 GOVT 2302 American Government II Sec 1 12
T/F 1800-2100 GOVT 2302 American Government II Sec 2 12
M/W/F 0830-1030 PHIL 1317 History of Religions II Sec 2 15
Check with Nimitz ESO J-5045 for more updated schedule. TERM 1 STARTS 3 AUGUST
Accreditation & TA For Specialized Training
The DoD requires your school to be accredited if you want to receive Tuition Assistance (TA). The
accrediting body must be recognized by the Department of Education (DoE). There are training
companies that provide specialized training in many different fields including information technology
(IT). These companies offer courses that prepare students for a variety of professional IT
Many of these companies don't qualify for TA because they're not accredited. This doesn't mean the
companies are dishonest or the training is ineffective. There are many non-accredited programs
that offer good training.
Try this web site if you're interested in getting TA for a program but are not sure if it's properly
Want to do an Independent Course online? USE Tuition Assistance
Navy Tuition Assistance (TA) funds lower or upper level college courses as well as other courses
leading to degrees and certifications, regardless of previous educational achievements. To learn
more about education opportunities, visit https://www.navycollege.navy.mil.
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Career Counselors: We’re Here to Listen & Help
Good Dates to Remember
AIRWING CCC •NCPACE class
starts 3 AUGUST @
starts 3 AUGUST @
SOME of the services offered by our Highly Trained Career Counselors USS Nimitz
onboard USS Nimitz:
•CPO Indoc 19-23
Latest Navy Instructions that affects your Career. •CPO Indoc 19-23
Conduct Career Development Board. August 2009
Communicating with your Detailer and getting a sponsor.
Processing your reenlistment and Perform To Serve packages. •Advancement
Receiving an Indoctrination on your new command.
Processing your Separation, Retirement and TAP class. Exam: September
3 (E6), 10 (E5),17
How to Use Online Resources such as JOIN, FLTMPS, BOL, ESR, or NSIPS. 3 (E6), 10 (E5),17
Special Programs like: Conversion of Rate, Officers Program, (E4)
credentialing (COOL & USMAP) and Bonus (SRB) (E4)
Educational Benefits (TA, NCPACE, GI Bill).
Making any decision on how to have a great career during and after
For more details contact your AIRWING CCC onboard Nimitz:
• NC1 Lewis (VAQ-135) firstname.lastname@example.org
• NC1 Buquo (VFA-41) email@example.com
• NC1 Jordan (VFA-14) firstname.lastname@example.org
• NC1 Nicholson (VFA-97) email@example.com
• MA1 Robbins (VAW-117) firstname.lastname@example.org
• NC1 Wilson (HS-6) email@example.com
• NC1 Craig (VFA-86) firstname.lastname@example.org
• NCC Astro (CVW-11) email@example.com
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Advancement Exam Strategies
Stop final exam fear in its tracks with these sure-fire tips from Bob Kizlik, a former college professor and
developer of the ADPRIMA instructional system and Web site.
• A little reconnaissance is a good thing. See what you can do to find out — legally and ethically — what’s
on the final exam. What’s past is prologue. Ask the professor if you can see copies of previous final exams.
• Be consistent in how you study.
• Don’t waste your time. If you don’t function well in study groups, for example, don’t join one to study for
your final exam.
• Be positive. Your feelings about how you’re going to do on the final actually affect how you do. Don’t go
in with fear and trepidation.
• Get a good night’s sleep. Pulling an all-nighter before the test is ineffective.
• Two final things: Apricot juice and bananas. Kizlik firmly believes that partaking of one these two high-
potassium foods just before the exam will give you an edge. By Jessica Lawson - Special to Military Times
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