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Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM)

 Notes from the AM Detailing Team


  • As of 4 March 2013, the AM rating in pay grades E-5 thru E-7 are no longer eligible for the SDIP incentive.  Refer to SDIP for additional information.
  • There are significant changes to CMS/ID and the process to how Sailors are selected for billets as advertised on CMS/ID.  It is critical that you understand the new selection process.  Please see NAVADMIN 226/12 for further information.
  • We have immediate openings for career enhancing billets for Recruit Division Commanders and Recruiters.  There are substantial monetary and other benefits available for these Sailorization billets.  Go to RDC and Recruiting for benefits and eligibility requirements. 
  • Sailors interested in applying for Instructor Duty billets as advertised on CMS/ID should review MILPERSMAN articles 1306-900 (Assignment of Enlisted Personnel to Special Programs) and 1306-953 (Instructor Duty) for minimum eligibility requirements for assignment.
  • The Career Navigator Program (formerly Fleet RIDE) introduces a new terminology designed to change how we think, discuss, and apply enlisted career management processes in order to promote proactive Sailor involvement in their careers.  Please refer to Career Waypoints (C-WAY) for additional information.

Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI)

AMs perform aircraft non-destructive inspections (NEC 7225), without direct supervision, afloat and ashore under all readiness conditions.  Certified NDI technicians conduct liquid penetrant, magnetic partical, eddy current, ultrasonic, radiographic, and composite material NDI methods.  Basic requirements for this program are:

  • E-4 or above with 3 years time in service.
  • Minimum ASVAB WK and AR combined score of 105.
  • Able to complete a radiation medical screening.

***If any motivated Sailors are interested in the technical field, please contact the NDI detailer.***

  • We are looking for NDI technicians to teach at the NDI school house at NATTC Pensacola, FL.  To be considered, Sailors must be a certified NDI technician with at least 3 years NDI experience with at least 1 re-certification.  Please contact the NDI Detailer for more information.
  • NDI technicians should contact the NDI Detailer 12 to 10 months prior to their PRD.

***Commands should visit the Placement Management (PERS-4013) for questions regarding billets advertised on CMS/ID***  



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