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My Navy Assignment (MNA)

It is your responsibility to know when your negotiation window starts and ends. Twelve months before your PRD, you are in the order negotiation window, and at eight months before your PRD you are in your last window of negotiation. One thing to remember, at any time during your negotiation window you can be directly assigned orders based on fleet manning requirements.  When using MNA, remember that billets are listed based on priority which is established by Fleet Forces Command and Manning Control Authority, not your detailers. We are obligated to fill all billets advertised on MNA every negotiation cycle.  We recommend that you apply for up to seven billets every cycle in your pay-grade to increase your chances of selection. Depending on your pay-grade and the month this might not be an option.  If that is the case, contact your detailer and establish communication. By waiting for that “specific job” or by making only one application, or none at all you could find yourself receiving orders based on needs of the Navy at anytime within your negotiation window. When making requests for assignment, be realistic and ensure applications are in accordance with your sea/shore rotation outlined in NAVADMIN 274/19.

Command Manning 

If you have concerns or questions about your Command's manning, please contact your Command’s Placement Coordinator from PERS-4013.  Detailers do not control manning or getting billets advertised on MNA.  As a detailer our job is to fill all billets advertised on MNA with the best candidate based on needs of the Navy, career needs of the individual, and desires of the individual.

Career Waypoints (CWAY) 

For Sailors with less than 14 years on active duty (E6 and below) please ensure that by your 12 month mark to EAOS/PRD that you have received a CWAY quota.  Not having CWAY approval will impact your selection for orders.

Sea Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP) 

Chief’s with W12A NEC can earn $750 per month, QM1’s can earn $600 per month, QM2 and junior can earn $400 per month, which is paid in a lump sum payment based on the number of months that you curtail your shore tour, or extend on sea duty.  For extensions or back to back tours you must have completed your PST at your PRD in order to qualify.  SDIP is for service members that desire to curtail their shore duty tours and return to sea duty early (C), extend at their present sea duty Command beyond their normal sea flow (E), or desire to negotiate for a back to back sea duty (B) tour.  If interested, contact your detailer at least 12 months prior to your PRD.  For information concerning SDIP, see NAVADMIN’s 070/07, 231/12, or PDM 001-17. 

Security Clearances 

If you allow your security clearance to expire, you will not be able to negotiate for orders until it is adjudicated.  Leadership and your Command Security manager should be tracking this at your Command, but make sure that you verify your security clearance is valid and not due to expire prior to entering your window for orders. 

We are here to assist you in the order negotiation process; however our mission to man the fleet is our top priority.  There are over 2,300 Quartermasters in the US Navy, so we do not have the time or manpower to seek out Sailor's.  Knowing when you are in your window and establishing communication with your detailers is your responsibility.  We strive to make your detailing experience is a positive one.

“Mission First / Sailors Always”

Current Sea/Shore Flow: IAW NAVADMIN 274/19




1st Tour

54 Months

36 Months

2nd Tour

60 Months

36 Months

3rd Tour

48 Months

36 Months

4th Tour

48 Months

36 Months

All Other Tours

36 Months

36 Months


Points of Contact:

QMC Salazar - E6 to E9 Detailer

QM1 Snow - E1 to E5 Detailer

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