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    Navy Changing IA Detailing Process

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    Release Date: 07/06/2007

    By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Trevor Andersen, Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

    MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel addressed the Navy Counselor Association (NCA) at their annual symposium in Dallas, June 28, and discussed the Navy’s plan to streamline individual augmentee (IA) assignments.

    "It will avoid the ‘rip-to-fill’ mentality of taking somebody from a situation that they’re established in, on a ship or a shore command, and it will make it a lot easier for them to plan their career around the IA experience and not accidentally come in to it in some way," said Rear Adm. Edward Masso, Commander, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel.

    The Navy introduced the plan in NAVADMIN 147/07, released June 7, which announced a phased plan to shift IA assignments from mid-tour deployments to detailed IAs at the Sailor’s Projected Rotation Date (PRD).

    Phase One began in June for officers and will begin in August for enlisted Sailors. During this timeframe, NPC will bring about 1,100 Joint Manning Document (JMD) driven global war on terrorism (GWOT) billets into the normal detailing process as they become open between September and December 2008. These billets account for about one-third of all the existing active duty IA requirements.

    Phase Two will continue this process, adding additional billets to make a total of about 80 percent of the IA requirements. Phase III will add the emergent fill billets into the process, which currently consist of about 20 percent of the IA requirements.

    Under these plans, Sailors would volunteer for an IA assignment at their PRD and do a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) to either San Diego or Norfolk where they will be attached to the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center while they carry out their temporary duty GWOT Support Assignment (GSA).

    At the NCA symposium Navy counselors (NC) said they believe this change has made it easier for them to help the Sailors.

    "It takes a little bit of the uncertainty out of an IA. ‘When am I going? Am I going?’ If you get the opportunity to negotiate your IA, I think that will help our job immensely," said Master Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Joseph Mack, a Navy counselor assigned to NPC.

    Not only will Navy counselors have the ability to help Sailors negotiate their IAs, they will also help them prepare.

    "If the IA detailing is more of a PCS rather than just a TAD (Temporary Assigned Duty) that allows us to mentally prepare the Sailor for the assignment the Navy has for them," said Master Chief Navy Counselor (AW/SW) Pollyanna Neely, force career counselor for Commander, Naval Air Forces U.S. Atlantic Fleet.

    "We all know what we’re here to do in the Navy. And just knowing that it’s something that can benefit them, and we know how to help them when they return; that makes it all better. It makes it easier for us to help them," Neely said.

    For more information about IA detailing, visit www.npc.navy.mil and read NAVADMIN 147/07.

    For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit http://www.news.navy.mil/local/npc/
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    That makes so much more sense! Finally they're pulling their heads out of their butts.

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    I wish that had taken effect before our guys left!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Angbuck View Post
    I wish that had taken effect before our guys left!!
    Heck yeah, me too!!!!
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    I had heard they would do that but I wonder if they could still pull people?

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