The Assignment Department is responsible for assigning non-designated Seaman, Fireman and Airman personnel as they are made available by Recruit Training Command and other commands. Specifically, the Assignment Division (471) is responsible for the assignment of PACT recruits, PRD rollers, non-designated Women-at-Sea, personnel unenrolled from the USNA/NROTC program.
The Immediate Availability Division (472) processes immediate availabilities for Seaman, Fireman and Airman, assign personnel during commencement and completion of LIMDU orders. They also detail disqualified availabilities, such as military married under the same Commanding Officer or UIC. Drug/Alcohol rehabilitation reassignment and service member going on a pregnancy tour.
If you are undesignated and under orders when the examination results are published, you will have to call your prospective rating detailer for a possible order modification. If there are billets for your new rating available on your prospective command, the probability exists that your orders will be modified only to indicate your new rating. For instances where there is no available billet, your detailer will negotiate starting with priority fills. To avoid hardships, newly rated sailors should not take any action (i.e. house or car buying) until it is definite where they are to be assigned next. For more information, contact your current detailer or if you were under orders and became rated, contact your rating detailer.
FAQs from the Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Detailers
Q. Why do PACT sailors not have negotiating windows?
A: PACT sailors will be detailed as close to the member’s Planned Rotation Date (PRD) in order to optimize the Sailor’s chance of receiving a quota into a rate and being able to leave upon the original 24-month PRD.
Q. What will happen to me at my original 24 month PRD?
A: Your PRD will be adjusted in six month increments until you have either been picked up for a rating or you hit your EAOS at which time you will separate.
Q. My PRD is coming up; what should I do about getting selected for a rate?
A: This question should be directed to your career path Enlisted Community Manager (ECM).
Q. I am a PACT Sailor; can I submit a request for a spouse co-location assignment?
A: Yes, you can submit a spouse co-location request; however, the main purpose for PACT program is to allow Sailors the best chance of selecting a rating they have an interest in, and in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1300-1000, we do not process co-location requests while in a student status.
Q. I am a PACT Sailor; can I submit an Overseas Tour Extension Incentive Program (OTEIP) request?
A: Yes, you can submit an OTEIP request; however, if you are subsequently selected for a rating during the 12-month OTEIP obligation period, your obligation may inhibit your opportunity to move forward within your new rating, or you may be required to pay-back your OTEIP benefit (travel costs and/or leave time) if you are required to move before completing your full OTEIP period.
**PACT Sailors are Needs of the Navy.**
*Commands should visit Placement Management (PERS-4013) for questions regarding billets.*
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