The Navy introduced a pilot program in NAVADMIN 178/22 on August 5 designed to maintain deploying items mission-ready by filling billets in Naval Air Forces and Floor Forces. This system, Senior Enlisted Development to Place (SEA2P), provides an development incentive to energetic part E-7 and E-8 Sailors keen to take crucial at-sea billets.
“Navy Chiefs are important to the operation and readiness of our fleet,” mentioned Vice Adm. Rick Cheeseman, Chief of Naval Personnel. “SEA2P goals to reward Senior Enlisted who’re keen to take the laborious jobs the place their expertise and management imply probably the most, whereas guaranteeing our deploying items have the folks they should accomplish the mission.”
Senior Enlisted Development to Place (SEA2P) awards development to eligible Sailors who’re keen to take crucial at-sea billets. The method for SEA2P will likely be clear and goal. Senior Fleet and sort commander employees representatives will convene a range board to pick out Sailors who’re greatest and absolutely certified for precedence sea billets primarily inside the Nimitz Strike Group, the Bataan Amphibious Prepared Group, and USS George Washington.
“Sailors want our Chiefs, our Senior Chiefs, and our Grasp Chiefs, to guide from the entrance,” mentioned Chief of Naval Personnel Fleet Grasp Chief Delbert Terrell. “Our Sailors count on it and require their continued management, expertise, and mentorship. SEA2P helps us make that occur, whereas providing promotion to these motivators who apply.”
Candidates have to be an energetic part E-7 or E-8; will need to have been chosen or screened as a non-select for development to E-8 or E-9 by the respective FY-23 choice boards, or be advancement-eligible for the respective FY-24 boards. Time-in-Charge (TIR) waivers will likely be accepted for FY-24 advancement-eligible Sailors who’re chosen for SEA2P.
Candidates should possess any required Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) codes related to the billet(s) for which they apply. Waivers will likely be thought of for candidates who’ve pre-requisite expertise vital to acquire required NECs and might achieve this whereas additionally assembly the required arrival date for the SEA2P billet. All Sailors chosen for SEA2P billets ought to count on to obtain everlasting change of station orders with a switch date as early as 30-45 days after choice.
The NAVADMIN introduced a timeline for the method:
· Timeline 1st Screening:
o 31 AUG | Deadline to submit 1306
o 12-16 SEP | Choice Screening
o 26-30 SEP | Bulletins posted
o 3 OCT | SEA2P chosen Sailors obtain orders
· Timeline 2nd Screening
o 30 SEP |Second name for any unfilled SEA2P positions
o 17 OCT | Deadline to submit 1306 second name
o 31 OCT-4 NOV | Second name screening
o 14-18 NOV | Bulletins posted
o 21 NOV | SEA2P chosen Sailors obtain orders
Senior Enlisted Sailors chosen for SEA2P will likely be superior to the paygrade related to the billet and obtain pay commensurate with the paygrade after they report back to their final obligation station.