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1306-983

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MILPERSMAN 1306-983

MEDICAL DEEP SEA DIVING AND FLEET MARINE FORCE

RECONNAISSANCE CORPSMAN PROGRAMS

Responsible

Office

BUPERS-325

Enlisted

Community

Manager

Phone: DSN

COM

882-2079

(901) 874-2079

Point of

Contact

NAVPERSCOM

(PERS-407)

Detailer

Phone: DSN

COM

882-3322

(901) 874-3322

NAVPERSCOM CUSTOMER SERVICE

CENTER

Phone: Toll

Free

1-866-U ASK NPC

_______________________________________________________________

References (a) NAVPERS 18068F, Manual of Navy Enlisted

Manpower and Personnel Classifications and

Occupational Standards, Volume II, Navy

Enlisted Classifications

(b) NAVMED P-117, Manual of the Medical

Department, Articles 15-102 and 15-105

(c) U.S. Navy Diving Manual

(d) OPNAVINST 1160.8A, Selective Reenlistment

Bonus Program

(e) OPNAVINST 5350.4D, Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Prevention and Control

1. Background. The Medical Deep Sea Diving and Fleet Marine

Force (FMF) Reconnaissance (RECON) Corpsman Programs provide an

opportunity for new-accession and fleet personnel to become

career enlisted hospital corpsman (HM) serving in Navy enlisted

classification (NEC) codes L27A, L28A, L11A, and L02A.

2. Purpose. This article discusses personnel aspects of the

Medical Deep Sea Diving and FMF RECON Corpsman Programs. The

following topics are covered:

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Topic See

Paragraph

Suitability for Assignment 3

Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) Codes 4

Program Entry Requirements 5

Applying for the Program 6

Program Screening Requirements 7

Program Screening Process 8

Transfer to Initial Training 9

Voluntary NEC Revocation 10

Involuntary NEC Revocation 11

Reinstatement 12

Supervisory Status 13

Periodic Requalification 14

Report of Medical Deep Sea Diving/FMF RECON Corpsman

Program Screening

Exhibit 1

3. Suitability for Assignment

a. Accession Prerequisites. The distinct purpose and

nature of duties involved in the Medical Deep Sea Diving and FMF

RECON Corpsman Programs require strict adherence to eligibility

criteria, application procedures, and policies for assignment.

b. Professional Performance. While the highest standards

of personal conduct, reliability, and judgment are required of

all members of the naval service, it is especially important

that members assigned to duty involving the performance and

supervision of the Medical Deep Sea Diving and FMF RECON

Corpsman operations are of unquestionable personal conduct,

reliability, judgment, and observance of military regulations.

4. NEC Codes. The Medical Deep Sea Diving and FMF RECON

Corpsman Programs consist of the following NEC codes. Reference

(a) further describes each of the NEC codes.

NEC Designation

L27A Medical Deep Sea Diving Technician

L28A Deep Sea Diving Independent Duty Corpsman (IDC)

L11A FMF RECON HM

L02A FMF RECON IDC

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5. Program Entry Requirements. Except where specified no

waiver, Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS), Medical/Dental

HM Rating Enlisted Community Manager (BUPERS-325) may waive one

or more entry requirements, if the applicant is considered

otherwise qualified. Due to the cost of permanent change of

station orders, historically high attrition training rates, and

to prevent undue delay in training; commands and personnel

submitting requests for conversion must strictly adhere to the

policy and requirements specified in this article.

a. Duty Status. Applicant must be on active duty.

b. Source Rating. Applicant must be in or request to

convert to the HM rating. Conversion to the HM rating will be

conducted per MILPERSMAN 1440-010.

c. Age Requirement

(1) For NEC L27A, applicant must be 30 years of age or

less as of date of application receipt at Navy Personnel Command

(NAVPERSCOM), Medical Assignments Branch (PERS-407).

(2) For NEC L11A, applicant must be 28 years of age or

less as of date of application receipt at NAVPERSCOM (PERS-407).

d. Rank

(1) For NEC L27A, applicant must be in pay grade E-1

through E-6.

(2) For NEC L11A, applicant must be in pay grade E-1

through E-5.

(3) For NECs L28A and L02A, applicant must be in pay

grade E-5 with 2 years of time in rate.

e. Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).

Applicant must meet ASVAB requirement per current ASVAB

NAVADMIN.

f. Medical Requirements. Applicant must meet medical

standards as specified in reference (b). Request for waiver of

physical standards for personnel who do not meet minimum

standards must be submitted per reference (b) and through the

Service Members commanding officer (CO), via Bureau of Medicine

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and Surgery (BUMED), Undersea Medicine and Radiation Health

(M95) to Bureau of Naval Personnel, Military Community

Management (BUPERS-3).

g. Hyperbaric Pressure Test. Must be administered per

reference (c); hyperbaric pressure test may be waived if a

hyperbaric chamber facility is not accessible due to geographic

isolation.

h. Obligated Service (OBLISERV). The OBLISERV requirement

for attending initial training is 36 months from class

graduation date or until completion of previous OBLISERV,

whichever is greater, unless released earlier by Chief of Naval

Personnel (CHNAVPERS). COs must ensure applicants understand

obligated service to train options specified in MILPERSMAN 1306-

106 and reference (d). No waivers.

i. Performance Standards. All evaluation trait marks must

be 3.0 or above in the last three evaluation reports.

j. Non-Judicial Punishment (NJP) or Court Conviction. The

applicant may not have an NJP, court-martial, or serious civil

court conviction during the previous 18 months prior to the

application.

k. Security Clearance. Applicant must meet eligibility

requirements for a secret clearance based on a national agency

check with local agency and credit checks (NACLC). No waivers.

l. Physical Fitness. Applicant must pass the physical

screening test (PST) per requirements listed in MILPERSMAN 1220-

410. FMF RECON Corpsman Program candidates must meet sea-air-

land (SEAL) standards. Medical Deep Sea Diver Program

candidates must meet Navy diver standards. No waivers.

m. Recommendation. Applicant must be recommended for

initial training by the members current CO.

6. Applying for the Program. Applicants who are applying for

the program must take the following steps:

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Step

Action

1

Contact NAVPERSCOM (PERS-407) to locate the nearest

approved screening activity: Phone - COM 901-874-3322,

DSN 882

2 Undergo the screening process

3 Receive Report of Medical Deep Sea Diving/FMF RECON

Corpsman Program Screening

4 Assemble program screening package

5

E-mail the screening package (digitally signed and

encrypted) to the following e-mail address: pers-

407cschoolpkgs@navy.mil

7. Program Screening Requirements. Applicants will be screened

by approved personnel and activity.

a. Approved Screening Personnel. A qualified screener is

as follows:

(1) Diving officer;

(2) Master diver (NEC MMDV); or

(3) E-7 through E-9 deep sea diving IDC (NEC L28A) or

E-7 through E-9 FMF RECON IDC (NEC L02A) (as applicable).

b. Approved Screening Activity. Only commands with

adequate facilities for screening applicants will conduct

screening.

(1) An approved screening activity is any U.S. Navy

diving, explosive ordnance disposal (EOD)/SEAL/special warfare

combatant craft crewman (SWCC)/underwater construction

technician (UCT) command, RECON battalion, Marine special

operations battalion, or Navy Recruit Training Command. Diving

commands should be the priority screening activity as it relates

to the applicants primary mission and capability.

(2) Screening conducted by other commands due to

geographic isolation or absence of approved screening personnel

must be coordinated through and approved by NAVPERSCOM (PERS-

407).

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8. Program Screening Process. The screening activity will

e