section supervisor in a PERSUPPDET, or any other
personnel office, must make sure all the pretransfer
administrative requirements are completed. Such
requirements include prompt notification and interview
of the member, fully explaining the orders during the
interview, and answering any questions the member
may have. Also, you must make sure the member has
sufficient obligated service. Keep in mind the HYT
restrictions. Furthermore, you must make sure the
message of suitability or unsuitability is sent out and
filed in the service record along with the Report of
Suitability/Unsuitability for Overseas Assignment,
NAVPERS 1300/16, and service record entries are
Whenever you process overseas transfers, use the
mandatory checklist provided in the ENLTRANSMAN,
chapter 4, to make sure no items are overlooked. Refer
also to OPNAVINST 1300.14A, NAVMILPERSCOM-
INST 1720.1B, and other pertinent publications when
dealing with overseas transfers.
ENLISTED DUTY PREFERENCE
As a PN, you will counsel personnel on the
preparation of the Enlisted Duty Preference Form,
NAVPERS 1306/63. This form has a direct impact on
an individuals next duty assignment. The
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 2, provides guidance on the
preparation of the preference form. The NAVPERS
1306/63 provides the member with the means to express
his or her reassignment desires. Duty preferences also
provide the ACAs with valuable and timely information
to consider when making their reassignment decisions.
Detailers often have a wide range of reassignment
options available and the duty preference form aids them
in filling billets. When an individual does not have a duty
preference form on file, his or her detailer considers the
member for assignment to any valid requirement.
Inform personnel that submission of the duty
preference form is their responsibility.
The preference form has clear directions for
completion and coding. The ENLTRANSMAN, chapter
25, contains duty choices that may be requested
including the codes required for completion of the duty
preference form. OPNAVINST 3111.14U should be
used to obtain the location of home ports of ships and
other deployable activities. Do not separate the work
form and coding form since both are submitted to
CHNAVPERS (PERS 471C) for entry into the data base.
Enlisted TAR personnel must submit their NAVPERS
1306/63 to CHNAVPERS (PERS 471 C). After the
member accurately completes the forms, retain a copy
of both the work form and the coding form for future
verification. Make sure you verify the forms before you
mail them out.
CODING SECTION COMPLETENESS
The individual must make sure the coding form
properly shows his or her desires and that his or her
name, rate, and social security number (SSN) are correct
and legible before submitting the form. Explain to the
member that if the form is not legible or coded properly
or has missing information, PERS 471C will not process
Although NAVPERS 1306/63 reflects most
information pertinent to an individuals preferences in
an encoded manner, no form of this type can be
all-encompassing. Accordingly, a Remarks section is
incorporated to allow members to indicate any
information for which no coding provision is available
as an aid to the detailer. Examples of such information
are as follows:
Any skills possessed by the member not
identified by NEC.
Volunteers for overseas duty should list all
community supportive skills possessed by their
dependents; for example, teacher, nurse, dental
technician, and secretary.
Handicapped dependents and the area where
treatment facilities are known to exist.
Expected delivery date if wife is pregnant.
Date and term of reenlistment when an individual
reenlists on board within 24 hours.
If married to another service member, spouses
full name, military service, SSN, rate, and
present duty station.
Individuals should submit their initial duty
preference after completion of 6 months of duty at
members first permanent duty station. A member may
submit subsequent duty preference forms any time
thereafter. Revisions should be submitted any time the