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Maintenance and Material Management (3-M)

Shore/Sea Special Programs 

***We are looking for motivated E7-E9 and exceptional E6's to become 3-M System Coordinators (3MC)*** 

  • Reference: MILPERSMAN 1306-994, MILPERSMAN 1306-959, and NAVPERS 18068F (NEC 811A)
  • To request assignment, contact your detailer 15-13 months out from your PRD or submit NAVPERS 1306/7 Enlisted Personnel Action Request.
  • 3-M tours offer great opportunities for advancement and assignment. Benefits include $75/month Special Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP) for sea duty command and tour length is 36 months followed by a 36 month shore tour if recommended by Commanding Officer (normal sea-shore waived).
  • USS, NECC, PRECOM, ATG and other challenging billets are available for you to choose.
  • Pre-requisite qualifications include:
    • 3-M 304 PQS qualified, although D3MA experience is preferred.
    • No NJP or alcohol related incidents in past 3 years.
    • No failed PFA's in past 2 years.
    • Must have a valid security clearance.
    • No performance marks below 3.0 in any trait.
    • Complete NAVPERS 1306-92 and complete an oral interview with 3-M detailer.


Career Management System - Interactive Detailing

  • 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. These changes are delineated in NAVADMIN 231/17.
Other topics:
  • A secret security clearance is required for all special program assignments (sea and shore). 
  • Overseas screening Letter of Intent (LOI) is no longer issued to sailors. Refer to NAVADMIN 088-18.
  • Spouse Collocation does not guarantee a specific geographic area.  Refer to MILPERSMAN 1300-1000 in verifying your eligibility.
  • Update your contact information on CMSID.  Updating your contact information will enable your Detailer to communicate more effectively with you while negotiating for orders.
  • Increased Distribution Authority guidance is discussed in NAVADMIN 058/14.
  • When leaving a phone message for your detailer, speak clearly and slowly, and don’t forget to leave a contact number.
  • Use your Career Counselors for assistance.  If there are questions they cannot answer, call your detailer.
  • We are a mobile force! The Navy needs flexible sailors to tackle unique challenges throughout the world.  Plan on moving and changing geographical locations during your career.
  • Please note that NAVADMIN 231/17 requires Detailers to fill requisitions with qualified Sailors, even if it is during a Sailor’s first window of negotiations. 


Points of Contact:

MRCS Keller, 3-M Detailer,

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