By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – More than 60,000 Sailors will see their projected rotation date (PRD) adjusted as Navy Personnel Command (NPC) implements new Sea Shore Flow enlisted career paths, officials said Aug. 17.
“Detailers are currently reviewing Sailors’ records and making PRD adjustments as required,” said Capt. Michael White, assistant commander, NPC for Career Management. “Once all of the PRD adjustments have been completed a formal notification will be issued and commands can review their EDVR (Enlisted Distribution and Verification Report) for the changes.”
NAVADMIN 201/11 announced revisions to Sea Shore Flow reflecting the increasingly sea-centric nature of naval service.
Thirty-six ratings have increased sea time, and 18 ratings are now classified as sea intensive. Specific Sea Shore Flow timelines for individual ratings are listed by rating in the NAVADMIN.
“Since 2008, the number of sea duty billets has increased, while the number of shore duty billets has decreased,” said White. “The updated career paths provide optimal balance between sea duty and shore duty, enhances stability and improves predictability of the career paths for every Sailor in a sea-centric Navy.”
According to White, Sailors with PRDs prior to May 2012, will not have their current PRD adjusted under the new Sea Shore Flow calculations. Rating detailers at NPC will determine what PRD adjustments all other Sailors will face based on the new guidance and fleet readiness. White says the adjustments will impact 60,150 Sailors and expects adjustments will be complete Sept. 1.
Sea Shore Flow was first implemented in 2008 to replace pay-grade driven Sea Shore Rotation. Sea Shore Flow was made to help ensure proper manning of all sea duty and front line operational billets. At the same time, it helps to provide a more desirable work-life balance throughout a Sailor's career by working to offset the often arduous nature of sea duty with predictable periods of meaningful work ashore.