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PTS, No Way Around It 


By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (AW) LaTunya Howard, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Sailors whose Perform-to-Serve (PTS) quotas expired March 1, in accordance with NAVADMIN 352/10, have until May 1 to request reinstatement, Navy leaders said.

Eligible Sailors must submit a NAVPERS 1306/7 to their respective enlisted community manager (ECM) to have their PTS quota restored.  Reenlistments or extensions to meet obligated service requirements must be executed no later than 45 days from ECM approval.    

"If you're in a leadership position, this should be a top priority," said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon D. Port. “Sailors E6 and below with up to 14 years active service must use PTS/Fleet Rating Identification Engine (RIDE) to remain in the Navy. They must carefully watch those timelines and work with their command retention team to ensure timely application.”

According to Port, the command career counselor, lead petty officer, lead chief petty officer and the Perform-to-Serve coordinator are members of the command retention team.  Guidance on PTS requirements can be directed to these members. 

“PTS is as much the Sailor’s responsibility as it is a command responsibility,” Port added. “But Sailors need to be provided the tools and information to do this.  That informational role rests with the command retention team."

An approved PTS application is required before negotiating orders, reenlisting or extending.  An application must be submitted even if a Sailor intends to separate from the Navy or is not recommended for reenlistment. 

"Getting into PTS on time is not enough," said Joseph Kelly, PTS/Fleet RIDE program manager. “Sailors must also pay attention and start negotiating orders and handling reenlistment prerequisites to ensure the quota doesn't expire.”

NAVADMIN 352/10 explains how PTS is used to shape the Navy, and includes specific timelines Sailors have to meet stay in the Navy. 

Sailors who need more information about how to request restoration of their PTS quota can visit the PTS/Fleet RIDE page linked at  The “Decision Memorandum for Restoral of Rescinded PTS Quotas” gives the specific steps needed to restore a previously approved PTS quota.


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