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Recruit Division Commander (NEC-8RDC)


WANTED:  Hard charging Navy professionals to transform civilians into Sailors.  E5 & above are eligible for the #1 Sailorization and Mentoring shore duty that the Navy has to offer.  In addition to the immeasurable professional development and personal gratification, RDC's enjoy a historical promotion rate of almost twice that of the Navy’s average as well as SDAP and post tour choice of coast.  If you have any questions about becoming a RDC contact the Shore Special Program Detailer (PERS-4010D) at DSN:  882-3855/COMM:  901-874-3855.

Applicants must meet the following requirements as a minimum to be assigned to RDC duty:

  • Able to lead physical fitness training on a daily basis
  • Outstanding appearance in uniform
  • Warfare qualified. (Waivers may be granted on a case by case basis)
  • Articulate and professional
  • PO2s must have six years TIS, two years TIR prior to getting orders (waiverable)
  • Outstanding leadership and imaginative problem-solving skills
  • No NJP's or any evaluation mark below 3.0 in past 36 months (no exceptions)
  • Must have passed most recent PFA with a good low or better, and be within current height/weight standards (no exceptions)and have participated in the 1.5 mile run (mock PRT's are acceptable)

Some of the benefits of RDC duty are:

  • $450 per month Special Duty Assignment Pay
  • Additional annual clothing allowance of $220
  • Free dry cleaning services while actively training a Recruit Division
  • Opportunity to earn a Master Training Specialist qualification (similar to warfare qual on shore duty)
  • Advancement rate to Chief and Senior Chief close to double the Navy-wide average for advancement
  • Perhaps the best leadership job in the Navy
  • New state of the art facilities and equipment
  • Per the ACE evaluation, RDC's will earn up to 24 college credits, both upper and lower towards a bachelor's degree


Please submit all screening packages, pictures and waiver documents to the RDC detailers listed below. 
For additional information you may contact:
   901-874-3878/DSN 882-3878


   901-874-3855/DSN 882-3855

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