QUARTERMASTER RATING INFORMATION
Greetings from Millington!
The first topic we would like to discuss is CMS-ID. It is your responsibility to know when your negotiation window starts and ends IAW NAVADMIN 249/09. Nine months before your PRD, you are in the order negotiation window, and seven months before your PRD you are in your last month. Six months or less you will be in your “Needs of the Navy” window that could result in a direct assignment to a billet outlined in NAVADMIN 249/09.
When using CMS-ID, remember that billets are listed in priority which is established by Manning Control Authority. We are obligated to fill the higher priority billets first (IE: RED ZONES). Recommend that you apply for as many billets as you can to increase your chances of selection. By waiting for that “specific job” to appear and making only one application, you could find yourself receiving orders to one of the “High Priority” billets. When making requests for assignment, be realistic and ensure applications are in accordance with your sea/shore rotation outlined in NAVADMIN 234/08.
Any Senior Quartermaster looking for a challenging assignment in the Navy Harbor Pilot Program, take a moment and familiarize yourself with the MILPERSMAN Article 1306-927 for a detailed listing of requirements before contacting QM1 Patel.
Finally, ensure at least six months prior to entering your order negotiation window that you have the correct PTS approval IAW NAVADMIN 352/10, and a security clearance IAW BUPERSINST 1430.16F.
Current Sea/Shore Flow:
Tour Sea Shore
1st tour 60 months 36 months
2nd tour 60 months 36 months
3rd tour 48 months 36 months
4th tour 48 months 36 months
All other tours 36 months 36 months
VE + AR = 96
"A" School Information:
Great Lakes, Illinois 40 days