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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 226/12. Nine months before your PRD, you are in the order negotiation window, and seven months before your PRD you are in your last month. One thing to remember is based on policy outlined in NAVADMIN 226/12, at any time during your negotiation window you can be directly assigned orders based on fleet manning.

When using CMS-ID, remember that billets are listed based on priority which is established by Manning Control Authority, not your detailers. We are obligated to fill all billets displayed on CMS-ID every month.  We recommend that you apply for up to 5 billets a month to increase your chances of selection. By waiting for that “specific job” to appear and making only one application, or none at all you could find yourself receiving orders based on needs of the Navy at anytime within your negotiation window. When making requests for assignment, be realistic and ensure applications are in accordance with your sea/shore rotation outlined in NAVADMIN 201/11.
If you have concerns or questions about manning at your Command, please contact your Command’s Placement Coordinator with PERS4013.  Detailers do not control manning, or getting billets onto CMS-ID.  As a detailer our job is to fill all billets displayed on CMS-ID with the best candidate based on needs of the Navy, career needs of the individual, and desires of the individual.

Finally, for Sailors with less than 14 years on active duty (E6 and below) please ensure that by your nine month mark to EAOS/PRD that you have received a CWAY quota.


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.

“Mission First / Sailors Always”

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 

ASVAB Requirements

VE + AR = 96

"A" School Information

       Location                             Duration
Great Lakes, Illinois                    40 days


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