MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST (MC)
Mass Communication Specialists are Sailors who perform duties in public affairs and visual information. They present the Navy story to worldwide and Navy audiences through a variety of outlets. MCs research and prepare print and broadcast journalism news and feature stories for military and civilian newspapers, magazines, television and radio broadcast stations. They record still and video photography of military operations, exercises, and other Navy events. They serve overseas, on ships, and at stateside commands as photographers, public affairs specialists, newspaper and magazine staff, TV and radio station staff and talent. MCs also create graphics in support of the public affairs mission, create and manage official websites, and perform high speed, high-volume graphic reproduction.
Notes from the MC Detailing Team:
• There are significant changes to CMS/ID and process to how Sailors are selected for billets as advertised on CMS/ID. It is critical that you understand the new selection process. Please see NAVADMIN 226/12 for further information.
• We have immediate openings for career enhancing billets for Recruit Divisions Commanders and Recruiters. There are substantial monetary and other benefits available for these Sailorization billets. Go to RDC and Recruiting for benefits and eligibility requirements.
• Sailors interested in applying for Instructor Duty billets as advertised on CMS/ID should review MILPERSMAN articles 1306-900 (Assignment of Enlisted Personnel to Special Programs) and 1306-953 (Instructor Duty) for minimum eligibility requirements for assignment.
• There will be several changes to Fleet Ride PTS system. Refer to NAVADMIN 021/13 for changes.
***Commands should visit Placement Management (PERS-4013) for questions regarding billets advertised on CMS/ID***
Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Coordinators at Sea (3MC)
Are there no in-rate billets available for you at sea? Are you a highly motivated leader and desire increased responsibility and challenge? Do you desire an assignment to a specific geographical area? Consider assignment as a 3MC. Contact your detailer to determine your eligibility. Remember – your detailer must release you to the 3MC Detailer before he (the 3MC Detailer) can discuss specific duty station assignments with you. Check out the 3MC webpage for additional information.
Current Sea/Shore Flow
Tour Sea Shore
1st tour 36 months 36 months
2nd tour 42 months 36 months
All other tours 36 months 36 months
VE + AR = 115
"A" School Information
Ft. Meade, Maryland 25 weeks