assigned as an instructor according to the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 10, or a recruiter according
to the ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 11.
LOCATIONS OF DUTY STATIONS
To determine possible worldwide duty station
locations, refer to the ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 25.
Also use the Homeports and Permanent Duty Stations;
Establishment, Disestablishment and Modification of
Activities of the Operating Forces of the Navy,
OPNAVINST 3111. 14U, to obtain the location of home
ports of ships, squadrons, units or staffs, and other
deployable fleet activities.
Overseas service is defined as military duty
performed while assigned to a military installation or
activity permanently based outside the CONUS.
(Hawaii is considered an overseas area, but is exempt
from personnel screening requirements [except for
Barking Sands] stated in the ENLTRANSMAN, chapter
4, Article 4.011.)
According to the ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 24,
item 275, modified overseas screening applies for Diego
Garcia and Midway Island. The Report of Suitability for
Overseas Assignment, NAVPERS 1300/16, part I, part
11, and questions 3, 7, 8, and 9 of part 111 should be
completed. Question 19 of part III requiring final
approval and signature of the CO should also be
For personnel being assigned to the Key West,
Florida, area, a Report of Suitability for Overseas
Assignment, NAVPERS 1300/16, parts I and II should
be completed as well as question 19 of part III requiring
final approval and signature of the CO.
Members being assigned to any USNS vessel;
oceanographic unit; USS La Salle; Commander,
Maritime Propositioning Ships Squadron
(COMPSRON ONE, TWO and THREE); Commander,
Commander, Standing Naval Forces Atlantic
(COMSTANAVFORLANT) (staff) require complete
overseas screening even though these vessels/units are
home-ported in CONUS.
Many other isolated CONUS locations require
completion of parts I and II (medical) of overseas
screening. Locations include Fallen, Nevada; San
Clemente Island, California; Sugar Grove, West
Virginia; Meridian, Mississippi; and Winter Harbor and
Cutler, Maine. his requirement is imposed due to the
limited medical facilities at these locations.
Overseas service may be categorized as preferred
overseas shore duty (SSC 6), overseas shore duty (SSC
3), nonrotated sea duty (SSC 4), neutral duty (SSC 5),
and partial sea duty (SSC 7).
SELECTION OF PERSONNEL FOR
The CO of the transferring command determines
suitability of personnel for overseas service. The CO
decides whether the member or dependents possess any
performance, disciplinary, financial, psychological,
medical, or physical attributes that would prevent them
from conducting themselves as representatives of the
United States in a foreign country.
This decision must be based on a series of steps
beginning with a detailer at CHNAVPERS (PERS 40)
or EPMAC nominating the member for overseas duty
and ending with a message/NAVGRAM to
CHNAVPERS (PERS 40 and PERS 462) from the CO
indicating the suitability of the member and dependents
for overseas duty. In the case of nondesignated
SN/AN/FN, the message must be addressed to EPMAC
with an information copy to CHNAVPERS.
Suitability screening includes reviewing the
members service record, drug and alcohol program
advisor (DAPA) and urinalysis screening, physical
readiness status, checking the medical and dental fitness
of the individual and his or her dependents, and
interviewing for suitability.
A face-to-face interview between the CO of the
transferring command, the service member, and
dependents, if any, is desirable. If this is not possible,
the CO must make sure such an interview is conducted
by an experienced and knowledgeable representative. In
all cases, the CO must sign the Report of Suitability for
Overseas Assignment, NAVPERS 1300/16. This
authority must not be delegated except to the officer
acting or to officers in charge of isolated detachments.
Upon request of the CO, a skilled interviewer (such
as a chaplain, command career counselor, command
master chief, Navy social worker, or specified family
service center staff member) may also be included to
determine overseas suitability.
Dependents must be screened even if the member
elects an unaccompanied tour. This is to make sure the
member does not have the potential for early return from
an overseas location because of an existing family