family members, and other members of the
Armed Forces and civilians serving with or
attached to Navy commands who become
PERSONNELMAN The Navy Personnelman (PN),
as the name implies, is someone who works in a
personnel-related field and is normally assigned
to a personnel office.
PERSONNEL OFFICE The personnel office is an
PERSUPPDETS Personnel Support Detachments
(Also referred to as PSDs). PERSUPPDETS
are the one-stop service centers that retain and
maintain the pay accounts and service records
for all shore commands and activities within a
specific geographical area.
PFR Personal financial record.
PIM As used in the Enlisted Performance
Evaluation System, this acronym means
performance information memorandum.
PLA Plain language address. PLA, also called the
message address, is the address component used
to denote the correct spelling of command short
titles and geographical locations in message
PMA Performance mark average. A PMA is
required for each advancement candidate except
for PEP, CAP, and E-8/9 candidates. The PMA
is computed using the trait marks assigned on
performance evaluations in present paygrade
(including those prepared while sewing in a
frocked status) received during the minimum
rate period specified in the
NAVADMIN message issued for that particular
PNEC Primary Navy Enlisted Classification Code.
PO Petty officer.
POB Projected on board.
owned convey ance..
otherwise qualified, any mode of transportation
actually used for the movement of persons from
place to place other than a government
conveyance or common carrier. A conveyance
rented by a member at personal expense for
transportation on PCS or TDY/TAD, when such
rental conveyance has not been authorized or
approved as a special conveyance as provided
for in paragraph U3415 of the JRTR is also
PORT CALL Official notification or instructions
that requires a member and/or dependents to
report for transoceanic transportation. The port
call designates the aerial or sea port of
embarkation, identifies the carrier with flight
number or sailing assignment, specifies the
required reporting time and date, and provides
other instructions that are relevant to the
transportation arrangements made on behalf of
POV Privately owned vehicle.
POW Prisoner of War.
PPSUIC Personnel and Pay Support Unit
PRC Passenger reservation confirmation. A reply
by the Air Mobility Command (AMC) or
Passenger Control Point (PCP) in response to a
passenger reservation request (PRR), confirming
a seat reservation.
PRD Projected rotation date. Detailers use this
date to determine when orders will be written.
The new assignments PRD is also reflected on
the new orders issued by the ACA.
PRECEDENCE When it refers to message traffic,
precedence enables message drafters to indicate
to the telecommunications center the relative
order of processing and delivery. There are
four precedence categoriesROUTINE,
PRIORITY, IMMEDIATE, and FLASH.
PROBATE The act or process of proving before a
duly authorized person that a document
submitted for official certification and
registration, as a last will and testament, is
genuine. It also means to establish officially the
genuineness or validity of; for example, a will.