NEWS | July 6, 2015

Navy Personnel Command leaders to meet with Southeast Sailors

By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

Representatives from Navy Personnel Command's fleet engagement team will visit Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and Cecil Field, July 7-9, 2015 to discuss the latest personnel policies and initiatives impacting Sailors and family members.

"The FET briefings are provided to educate Navy leaders, Sailors and their spouses ensuring that they have the information they need to make timely and well informed career decisions," said Capt. Bruce Deshotel, head enlisted community manager. "During this visit, we will also be providing rating and advancement opportunities for professional apprenticeship career track Sailors."

According to the community managers, year groups 12 and 13 PACT Sailors may have the opportunity to become rated or be given approval to take the Navy-Wide Advancement Exam during the FET visit. Command careers counselors need to print out each PACT Sailor's qualification job list/screen for YG12 and 13 or have each PACT Sailor bring the documents with them to the FET brief.

Additionally, the team will discuss how changes to the Career Management System-Interactive Detailing, limited directed detailing, Chief Petty Officer Early Return to Sea, and Voluntary Sea Duty Program are all designed to ensure high-priority billets at sea are manned and how they affect communities like those in the area. Leadership personnel in charge of manning will also be provided training on Billet Based Distribution.

The BBD training will provide an overview of the new system which aligns Sailors to billet requirements. There will be an online demonstration and a discussion of actions commands must make before the system is implemented and the role of commands in the process. Executive officers, personnel officers, command master chiefs and command career counselors should attend this training.

"Briefings will be held at a number of locations which can be found on the schedule posted online or by contacting your Navy counselor," said Deshotel.

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For more information, contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (827-5672) or via e-mail at

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