New Jobs for US Mariners as Military Departments are Disestablished on MSC Ships

6 August 2014

From: Chief of Naval Operations

Subj: DISESTABLISHMENT OF MILITARY DEPARTMENTS ON MILITARY SEALIFT COMMAND SHIPS

Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 5400.44A
(b) OPNAVINST 5400.45

  1. Purpose. To approve the disestablishment of military departments on Military Sealift Command’s United States Naval Ships (USNS), per reference (a).

  2. Background. This disestablishment action is as a result of Program Objective Memorandum Fiscal Year 2013 budget issues that approved the elimination of all military departments aboard USNS ships and approved the use of civilian substitution to put civilian mariners with appropriate experience into the positions that the military personnel had occupied. All military personnel, 21 officers and 178 enlisted, are reassigned to other positions.

  3. Organizational Changes. Effective immediately, disestablish the following USNS military departments:

Disestablish

Petty Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS GRASP (T-ARS 51)
FPO AE 09570-4106
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 4573A)*
(PLA: USNS GRASP)

Petty Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS GRAPPLE (T-ARS 53)
FPO AE 09570-4133
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 4574A)
(PLA: USNS GRAPPLE)

Petty Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS SAFEGUARD (T-ARS 50)
FPO AP 96677-1277
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 4575A)
(PLA: USNS SAFEGUARD)

Petty Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS SALVOR (T-ARS 52)
FPO AP 96678-4176
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 4576A)
(PLA: USNS SALVOR)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS JOHN LENTHALL (T-AO 189)
FPO AE 09577-4091
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 45811)
(PLA: USNS JOHN LENTHALL)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS WALTER S DIEHL (T-AO 193)
FPO AP 96663-4020
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 46282)
(PLA: USNS WALTER S DIEHL)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS JOHN ERICSSON (T-AO 194)
FPO AP 96664-4071
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 46283)
(PLA: USNS JOHN ERICSSON)

Officer in Charge
USNS LEROY GRUMMAN (T-AO 195)
FPO AE 09570-4095
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 46284)
(PLA: USNS LEROY GRUMMAN)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS KANAWHA (T-AO 196)
FPO AE 09576-4075
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 46285)
(PLA: USNS KANAWHA)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS PECOS (T-AO 197)
FPO AO 96675-4099
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 46286)
(PLA: USNS PECOS)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS BIG HORN (T-AO 198)
FPO AE 09565-4072)
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 46287)
(PLA: USNS BIG HORN)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS TIPPECANOE (T-AO 199)
FPO AP 96679-4040
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 48886)
(PLA: USNS TIPPECANOE)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS GUADALUPE (T-AO 200)
FPO AP 96666-4030
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 48887)
(PLA: USNS GUADALUPE)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS PATUXENT (T-AO 201)
FPO AE 09582-4012
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 48888)
(PLA: USNS PATUXENT)

Officer in Change
Military Department
USNS YUKON (T-AO 202)
FPO AP 96686-4068
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 48889)
(PLA: USNS YUKON)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS LARAMIE (T-AO 203)
FPO AE 09577-4004
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 48890)
(PLA: USNS LARAMIE)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS RAPPAHANNOCK (T-AO 204)
FPO AP 96677-4027
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 48891)
(PLA: USNS RAPPAHANNOCK)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS (T-AO 188)
FPO AE 09573-4087
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 23605)
(PLA: USNS JOSHUA HUMPHREYS)

Petty Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS APACHE (T-ATF 172)
FPO AE 09564-4003
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 41930)
(PLA: USNS APACHE)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS SIOUX (T-ATF 171)
FPO AP 96678-4063
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 41936)
(PLA: USNS SIOUX)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS LEWIS AND CLARK (T-AKE 1)
FPO AE 09577-4077
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 4324A)
(PLA: USNS LEWIS AND CLARK)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS SACAGAWEA (T-AKE 2)
FPO AE 09587-4178
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 4325A)
(PLA: USNS SACAGAWEA)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS ALAN SHEPPARD (T-AKE 3)
FPO AP 96678-4105
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 4344A)
(PLA: USNS ALAN SHEPPARD)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS RICHARD E BYRD (T-AKE 4)
FPO AP 96661-4104
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 4345A)
(PLA: USNS RICHARD E BYRD)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS ROBERT E PEARY (T-AKE 5)
FPO AE 92582-4110
(SNDL: 41J1) (UIC: 4346A)
(PLA: USNS ROBERT E PEARY)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS AMELIA EARHART (T-AKE 6)
FPO AP 96664-4114
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 4347A)
(PLA: USNS AMELIA EARHART)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS CARL BRASHEAR (T-AKE 7)
FPO AP 96661-4107
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43967)
(PLA: USNS CARL BRASHEAR)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS WALLY SCHIRRA (T-AKE 8)
FPO AP 96678-4112
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43968)
(PLA: USNS WALLY SCHIRRA)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS MATTHEW PERRY (T-AKE 9)
FPO AP 96675-4108
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43969)
(PLA: USNS MATTHEW PERRY)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS CHARLES DREW (T-AKE 10)
FPO AE 96663-4100
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43970)
(PLA: USNS CHARLES DREW)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS WASHINGTON CHAMBERS (T-AKE 11)
FPO AP 96662-4011
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43971)
(PLA: USNS WASHINGTON CHAMBERS)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS CATAWBA (T-ATF 168)
FPO AP 96662-4007
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43616)
(PLA: USNS CATAWBA)

Officer in Charge
Military Department
USNS NAVAJO (T-ATF 169)
FPO AP 96673-4036
(SNDL: 41J2) (UIC: 43618)
(PLA: USNS NAVAJO)

  1. Action

a. Commander, Military Sealift Command (COMSC) will take appropriate action, consistent with reference (a), to disestablish these military departments effective immediately.

b. Master Update Authority, Honolulu, HI will delete the PLAs in the Central Directory Component via messaging systems effective immediately upon COMSC request to Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command (COMNAVNETWARCOM) (Network Operations 321), 112 Lake View Pkwy, Suffolk, VA 23435-2696, via email at C2OIX_Reg@navy.mil or by calling (757) 203-0338/0339. Deleted PLAs will be deactivated via messaging systems. Additional information on naval messaging can be obtained at https://sailor.nmci.navy.smil.mil or by contacting COMNAVNETWARCOM at numbers above. (New direction – COMSC ACTION REQUIRED regarding the PLA).

c. Director, Navy Staff, Organization and Management Branch (DNS-33) will revise reference (b).

  1. Records Management. Records created as a result of this notice, regardless of media or format, shall be managed per Secretary of the Navy Manual 5210.1 of January 2012.

  2. Cancellation Contingency. This notice will remain in effect for 1 year or until superseded, whichever occurs first. The organization action will remain effective until changed by Director, Navy Staff.

S. W. CAREY
Director of Management

Your title to this thread is misleading. The military folks have been replaced and have been long gone for awhile, this document eliminates the various forms of the address’

Now they’ll take away AFN and Navy movies because we’re not military.

[QUOTE=DeckApe;142425]Now they’ll take away AFN and Navy movies because we’re not military.[/QUOTE]

Naw, it’s authorized for DOD, DOS etc. civilians.

[QUOTE=DeckApe;142425]Now they’ll take away AFN and Navy movies because we’re not military.[/QUOTE]

No, you won’t lose your movies. We have them, too. And we don’t have anything that even remotely resembles a military (take that, noaa corps)(speaking of what should go away)

If only they would hire faster… :wink:

[QUOTE=TheShipCantSink;142446]If only they would hire faster… ;)[/QUOTE]

It’s the gub-mint. They take awhile. What did you apply for? Some positions are very competitive.

[QUOTE=catherder;142448]It’s the gub-mint. They take awhile. What did you apply for? Some positions are very competitive.[/QUOTE]

I applied for the Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program. My dream entry-level job. I suppose that makes it one of the more competitive ones, right?

[QUOTE=TheShipCantSink;142462]I applied for the Ordinary Seaman Advancement Program. My dream entry-level job. I suppose that makes it one of the more competitive ones, right?[/QUOTE]

You are better off going in as a SU. Last two neo classes the unlicensed has been 80% SU and 20% wiper for entry level.

MSC All Entry Levels open 18-22 Aug 2014