Season's Greetings from the Air wing Command Career Counselors of CVW-11
December 2009 Issue: Navy Career News from November 1-30 2009 Compiled & Digested for You
DECEMBER 2009 The Barbwire Team Vol. 42-RED
Advancement Examination Development Navy Simplifies Transition to
Conference (AEDC) Reserve & Vice Versa
• Active duty chiefs (E-7 to E-9) are requested to
If you didn’t make the fall petty officer list and are
volunteer for the AEDC and serve as subject matter
considering your career options, the Navy Reserve
experts in their respective ratings. These conferences
might be the way to go. And by Oct. 1, moving Sailors
are designed to use temporary additional duty (TAD)
from active duty to the reserve — and back again —
subject matter experts, provided by fleet and shore-
should take just 72 hours each way.
based commands, to review and develop rating
advancement examinations. That’s the goal of the Navy’s new Career Transition
•For more information read NAVADMIN 341/09 or visit: Office at Navy Personnel Command. The office is
https://www2.netc.navy.mil/advancement/ tasked with making this process, now called “changing
Elimination of Enlisted Service Record
Eventually, the goal throughout the military is to have a
Jacket: January 2010 single pay and personnel system for all services, both
•As the Navy moves forward with plans to eliminate the active and reserve. That’s still a way off.
enlisted field service record more than 130,000 Sailors The system is already working to take sailors into the
need to establish a self-service account that will allow reserve. In August, the Perform to Serve re-enlistment
them to access to their new digital record. approval system began allowing sailors to select a
•"The elimination of the Enlisted Field Service Record will reserve option. If approved, sailors have three months
begin in January 2010,"said Art Tate, NSIPS/ESR/CIMS to decide whether to take the reserve quota — active
Implementation Manager. "Once the paper record PTS quotas must be accepted within 30 days.
disappears, they will have to create an ESR (electronic The latest step went live Nov. 12, allowing active sailors
service record) account if they wish to see what is in their to use the existing Career Management System — the
record." online database where sailors apply for active-duty jobs
•This move follows the action already taken for officers. — to land a drilling reserve billet at a Navy operational
The Navy eliminated the officer field service record in support center, once their reserve PTS approval is in
2000. The Navy eliminated the officer field service record hand.
in 2000 and has already closed-out some enlisted field
service records for Sailors in Millington, Tenn. and other test
Undecided or Separating?
Is your EAOS within 12 months & undecided?
•Chief of Naval Personnel announced the requirement for
all active-duty and Reserve personnel to establish and Attend the AIRWING Bi-Monthly Pre-Sep Class
maintain a self-service ESR early this year. These accounts to be held again on 18th December, 1330-1630
will allow Sailors to review all personnel, training, and at RELMIN Classroom. Attend this brief and
awards data by choosing in the view section of the ESR.
then decide if you are staying Navy or join the
Sailors also have limited self-service update capability.
Civilian world. Contact your CCC to register &
•The Navy first announced the implementation of the ESR details about other available class. (This prep-
in 2006 with NAVADMIN 292/06. Self-service accounts can class 2648 can also be a one-on-one counseling,
be created at https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil or on the Navy required prior to taking the regular TAP or prior to
Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS)/ESR server separating from the Navy)
on board ships.
•NAVADMIN 043/09 directs all commands to use
NSIPS/ESR as the single field level data entry point for all Change means movement. Movement means friction
Sailors. SEE PAGE 4 ON HOW TO ACCESS YOUR ESR. – Saul Alinsky
Released date of November 2009 Career Wise: October 31
Education & College News
Send Those Grades
As fall semester comes to a close you should fax your grade report to Pensacola if you used Navy Tuition
The Navy holds each Sailor responsible for submitting a grade report.
After you fax your grade report check your SMART to see if the grade was posted to your TA account (DO
NOT CALL PENSACOLA). Call NCO if your grade doesn't appear on your SMART within 7 days.
The fax number to Pensacola is (850) 452-1149 or DSN 922-1149.
Be sure your grade report is a clean, bold copy containing your name. Contact NCO and we'll provide you
with a document reference number to write on the grade report; this helps Pensacola better identify who
you are and the grades in question.
You may fax your student copy to Pensacola; no special copies or official transcripts are necessary. Don't
waste time--fax your grades ASAP! This is part of the process that ensures NCO will be able to authorize
future TA applications without any glitches.
Use Any Partnership College You Want!
The Navy College Program Partnership schools (NCPDLP) offer rating-related degrees through distance
learning. Each Navy rating has a corresponding college/degree program specifically targeted for that
particular Navy occupation.
You may earn a degree from any NCPDLP college even if you don't have the applicable rating.
For example, there is nothing to stop a Machinist Mate (MM) from pursuing a degree meant for the Yeoman
(YN) rating. The worst case scenario is that the MM will have to take additional courses to fulfill degree
requirements that would have been met if the MM held the Yeoman rating or had completed the
applicable YN schools.
Even the technology and computer science degree programs are available to Sailors regardless of rating or
Navy training. As an example, the degree roadmaps for nuclear-trained Sailors include technology degrees
from Old Dominion University and Thomas Edison State College respectively.
While each school gives specialized credit for the completion of Navy Nuclear Power School, there's nothing
to stop a Sailor from pursuing either of these programs whether he's nuclear or conventional. The down side
is that a Sailor will have to complete a significant amount of coursework to make up for Nuclear Power
There is no such thing as a quick bachelor's degree and the NCPDLP bachelor's degree programs are no
exception even if it's rating-related; these programs require a longer planning horizon and a lot more
patience. If you're pursuing an Associate Degree for advancement or a perk on your resume, it probably
isn't worth the additional coursework to earn an out-of-rating degree; under these circumstances NCO
recommends sticking with a rating-related Associate Degree to maximize your SMART credits.
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TRICARE Online Counseling
The TRICARE Assistance Program (TRIAP) is just one of
several ways to get convenient, confidential help through
a licensed behavioral health counselor. Services are
available to any active-duty servicemember (ADSM) in the
U.S., their spouse, and other eligible family members 18
years of age or older.
All that is needed is a computer, webcam and the
associated software. TRIAP 'visits' are unlimited and include
assessments, short-term counseling and, if the TRIAP
counselor determines more specialized care is necessary,
referral to a more comprehensive level of care. For more
information and to find the appropriate TRICARE region,
visit TRICARE's TRIAP webpage.
New Leadership Modules Courtesy of Navy Times
The Navy's Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) is rolling out Modules 1 and 2 of the Leadership
Core Continuum (LCC) this month. LCC training is designed to meet the continuing process of training and developing
enlisted leaders in pay grades E4 through E6. They're designed for delivery upon selection to respective pay grades. In its
final delivery, LCC will consist of six modules with a phased roll-out plan. Sailors should expect availability of modules one
and two this December. Modules three and four will roll out in early spring 2010, and the final two modules (five and six)
are scheduled for release in the summer of 2010. For more information about LCC, visit Navy Knowledge Online at
http://www.nko.navy.mil. For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development, visit the
Navy website. https://www.netc.navy.mil/centers/cppd/)
How do commands actually get the RETENTION HONOR Rolls?
Command must meet or exceed the published CNO reenlistment and fleet attrition benchmarks, currently:
(A) Zone A Reenlistment: 55% (B) Zone B Reenlistment: 60%
(C) Zone C Reenlistment: 71% (D) Zone A Attrition: 5.5%
The FY10 annual retention award will shift focus from reenlistment and attrition benchmarks to brilliant on the basics:
brilliant on the basics emphasizes execution of six fundamental programs that form the foundation of taking care of
sailors to include; command sponsorship, command indoctrination, career development boards, mentorship,
ombudsman program, and recognition programs. As we continue to shape the force to meet fleet readiness, achieving
fit means retaining the right sailor with the right skills at the right time.
How to ACCESS YOUR Electronic
Service Record (ESR)
NSIPS Help Desk Contact Information:
Toll Free: 877- 589-5991, Comm:
From your NCMI workstation’s web 504-697- 5442, DSN: 647-5442, Fax:
browser, enter the URL Comm: 504-697- 3007/0342, DSN: 647-
https://nsips.nmci.navy.mil 3007/0342, e-mail:
Note: If you are not on an NMCI workstation,
you will need to have a DOD PKI identity
certificate loaded into your web browser in order
to access this web page. Contact your Local
Registration Authority (LRA).
From the NSIPS Homepage, select the
“New Users (ESR Self Service)”
If you need additional assistance, select
“ESR Self-Service Login Instructions”
for text version step-by-step guidance
Once you or the system has
entered a User ID, and you have
established a valid Password,
click “Validate and Create
Self Service Account”
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•Message # Subject Date
•341/09 ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE (AEDC) SCHEDULE AND REQUEST FOR NOMINATION
OF SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS12/03/2009
•337/09 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY PROMOTIONS TO THE PERMANENT OR TEMPORARY GRADES OF CAPTAIN, COMMANDER,
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, AND LIEUTENANT, LINE AND STAFF CORPS, AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER11/25/2009
•336/09 NAVY RESERVE PROMOTIONS TO THE GRADES OF CAPTAIN, COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT COMMANDER, LIEUTENANT,
LINE AND STAFF CORPS, AND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER.11/25/2009
•335/09 FY-10 DOCTORAL STUDIES PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD RESULTS11/24/2009
•334/09 ACADEMIC YEAR 10-11 CYBER FEDERAL EXECUTIVE FELLOWSHIP SELECTION BOARD RESULTS11/20/2009
•333/09 FY-10 MEDICAL SERVICE CORPS IN-SERVICE PROCUREMENT (MSC-IP) PROGRAM SELECTION BOARD
•332/09 SENATE CONFIRMATION OF OFFICERS SELECTED BY THE FY-10 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STAFF
•331/09 /RETURNING WARRIOR WORKSHOP ATTENDANCE11/16/2009
•329/09 SELECTION OF APPLICANTS FOR THE FY-10 SEAMAN TO ADMIRAL-21 COMMISSIONING PROGRAM11/12/2009
•328/09 NAVY UNIFORM UPDATE11/12/2009
•327/09 SOLICITATION OF NOMINATIONS FOR OPNAV CNO-DIRECTED COMMAND MASTER CHIEF11/10/2009
•326/09 NAVY ATTENDANCE AT THE 12-14 JANUARY 2010 ANNUAL SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION (SNA) NATIONAL
•324/09 2009 NAVY COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM (NCSP) ENVIRONMENTAL/STEWARDSHIP FLAGSHIP AWARD
•323/09 UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY 200911/04/2009
•322/09 EXECUTIVE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAM FOR MARCH
•321/09 FISCAL YEAR 2010 RETENTION GOALS11/02/2009
•319/09 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY PROMOTIONS TO THE PERMANENT GRADE OF LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STAFF
•317/09 NOTIFICATION OF PERFORMANCE-BASED BOARD FOR CONTINUATION OF ENLISTED PERSONNEL WITH GREATER
THAN 20 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE RESULTS10/30/2009
•314/09 MILITARY FAMILY APPRECIATION MONTH10/29/2009 Did you know:
NSIPS Help Desk Contact
Information: Toll Free: 877-
Question of the If you are separating due to High Year
Tenure or require to received a
589-5991, Comm: 504-697- Month separation pay. You must have the
5442, DSN: 647-5442, Fax: following codes on your DD-214:
Comm: 504-697- Who is the final approving •JGH/LGH for half sep pay sailors.
3007/0342, DSN: 647- authority for a 90 days early JBK/LBK for full sep pay sailors
3007/0342, e-mail: out for education?
Nsipshelpdesk@navy.mil •RE-6 if they are no longer TIR elig for the
navy wide adv exam due to HYT,
A. Commanding Officer otherwise:
New PTS Point of Contact: B. NPC
Career L. Rawls, DECEMBER 2009 •RE-1E for JBK/LBK 4
BUPERS-33 DSN: 882-XXXX D. All of the above •RE-3M for JGH/LGH
•RE-4 as appropriate
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•Sailors can now apply for CMS-ID via NIAPS. Here is
the NIAPS link. Go through NKO @ Sea.
•Here is the direct link on CMS-ID NIAPS through NKO
•It is important that counselors still track or have
Sailors communicate with their CCC that they have
applied. Counseling is still paramount. For the latest
CMS-ID with slow bandwidth go to
www.nko.navy.mil and click on CMS-Interactive
Detailing on the left menu.
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There is no hope of success for the person who does not have a central person, or definite goal at
which to aim. – Napoleon Hill, Think & Grow Rich
CVW11 READING PLAN CAREER BOOK DIGEST
Turning Mistakes into Stepping-Stones for Success
By John C. Maxwell
The Big Idea
Failing forward tells you how to look at life’s setbacks and learn from your mistakes. If you haven’t failed at anything, it
means you haven’t really taken a risk at anything. Failures are only as bad as you perceive them to be. Life is much
better when you live, and try, and fail. Living requires failing every now and then. The basic steps to moving on and
failing forward are:
•Realize there is one major difference between average people and achievers. The difference
is in how they respond to failure
•Learn a new definition of failure.
•Remove the “you” from failure. Don’t take it personally.
•Take action and reduce your fear.
•Change your response to failure by accepting responsibility.
•Don’t let failure from outside get inside you.
•Say good-bye to yesterday.
•Change yourself, and your world changes.
•Get over yourself and start giving yourself.
•Find the benefit in every bad experience.
•If at first you do succeed, try something harder.
•Learn from a bad experience and make it a good experience. . . . . .
What’s the main difference between average people and people who achieve?
Regardless of family background, wealth, opportunities, morality, or hardships and trials, it is people’s perception of and
response to failures that sets achievers apart from the mediocre.
People are training for success when they should be training for failure. Disappointments are more prevalent and life is
full of them. The question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them.
Mary Kay cosmetics is a company with more than 1 billion dollars in annual sales, employs 3,500 people, and empowers
500,000 direct-sales consultants worldwide. Mary Kay Ash survived her husband’s untimely death, right before the
opening of her business in 1963. She had taken a risk on her $5,000 life savings to start her own company, and despite
her personal tragedy, she launched the business that is now a leading beauty company.
Read through these two lists and determine which one describes your approach to failure:
Blaming others, repeating the same mistakes, expecting never to fail again, expecting to continually fail, accepting
tradition blindly, being limited by past mistakes, thinking I am a failure, quitting.
Taking responsibility, learning from each mistake, knowing failure is a part of progress, maintaining a positive attitude,
challenging outdated assumptions, taking new risks, believing something didn’t work, persevering.
Questions & Advice By NPC Detailers
Questions / Answers Regarding Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Orders
Q: I hear that we are under a Continuing Resolution Authority (CRA). How does that affect my PCS orders? (or
question to that effect).
A: Until the National Defense Appropriations Bill has been signed by the President, the entire Department of Defense
is operating under a CRA. The CRA is scheduled to last through 18 December. For NPC, this means that
PCS funding is allocated in small increments, limited to the amount obligated during the same period in
• Funding received during FY09 allowed NPC to write PCS orders for the majority of Sailors detaching in
October and many Sailors detaching in November.
• The first CRA increment (through 31 October) allowed NPC to write orders for the rest of the Sailors
detaching in November and many of those detaching in December.
• Cash received under subsequent CRA increments will allow NPC to write orders for Sailors with
detachment dates through March 2010.
• Most Sailors scheduled to detach prior to 31 March 2010 should receive orders before Thanksgiving. Your
Detailer will be the best source of information regarding the timing of when your specific orders will be
Q: How are PCS moves being prioritized?
A: While there is no one-size-fits-all, PCS priorities include:
• IAMM/GSA moves.
• Accession and separation moves.
• Selected JPME/Graduate Education moves.
• Organizational moves (homeport changes, BRAC funded moves, or anytime the entire UIC moves).
• Selected readiness moves (vary by community).
• Personnel undergoing nuclear power training.
• Newly winged aviators to Fleet/FRS units.
Q: My shipmate and I are both scheduled to detach in March. Why does he have orders and I don’t yet?
A: Based on our priority strategy, there will be some variation in rotation timing. While we will work to keep the
playing field as level as possible, there is no one-size-fits-all strategy that we can implement.
Q: I'm transferring from/to an OCONUS location and it takes 60 days for HHGs to ship. Will I get my orders in hand
in time to ship my HHGs 60 days prior to PRD?
A: We will focus on making that possible and Detailers will make every effort to identify those personnel in need of
orders for special circumstances.
Q: Will a delay in PCS orders affect my status on the housing priority list?
A: Housing priority is established when you detach from your command, not when you receive orders, so any
paperwork (PCS orders or Letter of Intent) received before you detach will not affect your priority status on
a housing wait list.
Q: Will the Navy continue to encourage no-cost moves?
A: Part of the Navy's approach to achieving the most efficient use of PCS funding is to PCS personnel to assignments
within the same geographic area. Detailers will continue to maximize no-cost moves where possible and
practical to support the needs of the Sailor and Fleet Readiness.
Q: If I’m in my detailing window should I apply for a job in CMS/ID?
A: Yes. You should still apply for jobs in CMS/ID.
Q: Can I DITY Move now and file a claim after I receive PCS orders?
A: No. Effective October 1, 2008, no PCS costs (which include travel and transportation of members and
dependents, household goods shipments, DITY moves, dislocation allowance, separation travel, etc.)
should be incurred by a service member until PCS orders are issued. In short, there is no mechanism to
obligate any portion of PCS costs prior to actual orders being issued. You should wait until you have your
PCS orders in hand as any expenses incurred prior to receipt of your PCS orders will not be reimbursed.
NOTE: General Wise
Career questions should be directedDECEMBER 2009 or 1-866-U ASK NPC (1-866-827-5
to your chain of command
5672). Detailers are standing by to answer questions specific to your situation.
CVW-11 Career CrossTerms #7
CCC ONLY: The Navy
(NCA) 22nd Annual
training symposium will
be held at the Marriott
Norfolk Waterside Hotel,
Norfolk, Virginia, from 27
June - 1 July 2010. This
year's theme is
“America's Navy: a
Global Force for Good."
provides the Navy's
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program updates, news
and best practices. Plan
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How to Use Online Resources such as JOIN, FLTMPS, BOL, ESR, or NSIPS. Special Programs like: Conversion of Rate, Officers Program,
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POST 9-11 GI BILL EDITION
Stipulation: This unauthorized guide is a simplification of Post-911 GI Bill for Active duty AIRWING personnel .
Every single Sailors have different entitlements towards this benefit and it is recommended that they contact
the VA directly for their actual entitlements. – NCC(AW/SCW) Astro, CVW-11, Command Career Counselor
Requirement for Entitlements How To Start
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page below) & visit or click all the BLUE suggested links.
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