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AEC(AW/EXW/SW) Michael Haigwood
AE/AO/AZ E1 - E7 FTS Detailer


Notes from the Detailer
  • AZ Community.  There are plenty of sea duty billets available for AZ1 and shore duty billets for AZ2 / AZ3.  If you are entering your PRD window talk to your CCC to discuss career goals and contact me. 

  • AE Community.  Multiple sea duty billet

    s available for AEC and overall not enough shore duty billets for all pay grades.  If you are entering your PRD window talk to your CCC and contact me.
  • AO Community.  There have been many conversions into the rate.  If you are new conversion, contact me directly to discuss your next set of orders.  

  • Below are a few items to consider when you enter your negotiation window:
    - Sea/Shore rotation is a key element for career diversity and progression
    - Communication is important before and during the negotiation process
     - Apply for billets in CMS-ID, be flexible. 

ASC(AW) Chad Sheets
AM/AS E1 - E7 FTS Detailer

Notes from the Detailer

  • General note:  It has been 16 months since I have become the detailer and it has been awesome being your advocate.  Please understand that NAVADMIN 226/12 requires all detailers to fill all advertised billets each month.; that means if you are anywhere from nine months to six months within your PRD we can cut you orders. Another note is concerning extensions, if you plan on extending at your current command you have to route a 1306 request prior to coming into your negotiating window. You are considered in excess if you are within 9 months of your PRD and you have to negotiate orders. Also the minimum requirements to transfer are found in MILPERSMAN 1306-106, i.e. minimum of 12 months needed until EAOS for sea duty, 24 months to shore duty and 36 months for special duty.  If you are retiring or separating within two years you may transfer and if you have been in a location for more than two tours you will be most likely moving to a new location. Ensure your EFM statuses are updated as required before negotiating orders as well. Remember detailers are here for the Sailors and will help you the best we can following our directives and guidance.

  • AS FTS Community:  Currently this rate has very limited billets. I continue to try different avenues to help everyone’s career out the best I can. Please be open to all possibilities especially spouse colocations. 

  • AM FTS Community:  Billets have been very limited lately because we are at 100% manned and standing up new commands. Currently there is a need for C-130 and C40 experience but I have very limited billets at these commands. I am trying to keep the talent with the platforms the best I can.


AWFC(NAC/AW) Dave Smith
AD/AWF E1 - E7 FTS Detailer

Notes from the Detailer

  • AWF FTS Community: Currently the most undermanned NEC in our community is 8252 (C-130FE).  If you are in your negotiation window it is highly likely that you may be selected to this platform even if you are currently not in this platform.  All highly motivated E-5s that are approaching their negotiation window are advised to consider this NEC. 

  • AD FTS Community: Conversions into the AD community will be sent if approved to AD A school in Pensacola, FL upon reenlistment into the FTS community.  Once at the A school the Sailor will go through the first portion of the school which is the core basics.  Upon completion of core, the Sailor will be given a "strand" class.  This strand class will determine the platform that the Sailor will serve in upon completion of A school.  The three strands are helicopter, jet and turbo-props.  The A school will then send the detailer a graduation roster informing the detailer to what platform orders should be written to.  The Sailor’s ultimate duty station will be determined by the needs of the Navy and may not be known until the final week of the strand.


ATC(AW/SW) Matthew Payne
AME/AT/PR E1 - E7 FTS Detailer

Notes from the Detailer

  • AT Community:  The PERS 4013 Team at NPC has completed the rate review for the AT rate.  Billets should increase slightly throughout the next two CMSID cycles.  Please continue to monitor CMSID and bid on any billets within your pay grade that may interest you.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to call or email me.
  • PR Community:  The PR Community is very small.  There are several billets that need to be filled.  Please keep in mind when bidding on CMSID, the jobs that are advertised need to be filled before new jobs will populate.  Please call or email me with any questions or concerns.     
  • AME Community:  AME billets are very limited.  The PERS 4013 Team is currently performing a rate review for the AME rate.  This should allow some new billets to populate if needed.  Continue to monitor CMSID for available billets.  Please call or email me with any questions or comments.
  • General Comment:  If you are within a month of your negotiation window, please reach out to me to see what jobs may be in your window.  If you are currently in your negotiation window, please bid on jobs advertised on CMSID.  If you are in a “needs of the Navy” status and have had no jobs to bid on, you will be allowed another look in CMSID for the following month.  If you are “needs of the Navy” and did not bid on available jobs, you need to contact me as soon as possible.  Please know when you are in your negotiation window as it is your career.


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