In all direct contact, please always include a good contact phone number so we may reach you.
Initial Detailer Contact
** As always, remember to first notify your COC that you are going to contact your Detailer. **
Our mission is to get you the orders you desire, but there are many factors that play into the Detailing process. With the current environment, both fiscal and manpower, we have to be extremely smart about the "who, what, when and where". We are your advocate in this process, however, some of the factors you need to consider before calling or emailing us to begin the detailing process are listed below.
Priorities: You must have a grasp of your priorities. What is most important to you? Location? Career enhancement? Flying possibilities? These are all factors in negotiating your next set or orders. Locations can be limitless so try to narrow down different commands at locations that interest you. The big focus needs to be continuing to set you up for the next promotion and career milestone. Getting tough jobs where you can compete against large numbers and break out is the best way you can continue to bolster your record. Flying opportunities can be challenging to get, and we will always do our best to get you the orders you desire. However, if flying orders are not available, there are many other opportunities that can keep you competitive for your next milestone.
Timing: Talk to your command so you can have an idea of when they are going to be able to let you transfer. Obviously you have your PRD to start from, but your Skipper and XO will have a plan if they can afford to roll you early or if they will need you to help out beyond your PRD. Extensions as a rule are difficult to get, however each case is evaluated on its own merits.
Flexibility: Remove any stigmas that you may have concerning Detailers or the detailing process. As stated above, we work for you and will work to the best of our abilities to get the job you want. We are charged with balancing your desires with the needs of the Navy and keeping you on track to your next career milestone. Keep your wishes logical and within reason, and contact us initially around 12 months prior to your PRD. Giving us all the information about your situation is, without a doubt, the best way to start the orders negotiation process.
Thanks in advance for considering all these factors and for all you continue to do in the fleet. Please be patient as we deal with numerous emails and phone calls a day. Keep calling or writing and we will address your concerns.
VQ Placement: LCDR Zach Brown
VQ Assignments: LCDR Rob Chandler