Originators return address: Make sure the
originators return address is properly filled in on the
reverse side of the NAVPERS 1306/7. The majority of
all requests are responded to by returning the original
document with the appropriate blocks marked by the
COs endorsement typed on the back of the form.
A signed copy of the NAVPERS 1306/7 for your
tickler file and the members service record. When
your command receives an answer to the members
request, you must make sure you inform the individual
promptly. Pull the tickler file copy and destroy it.
Forward a courtesy copy to the individuals department
head for his or her information.
FORWARDING OF REQUESTS
All requests should be processed and forwarded to
the cognizant assignment control authority (ACA).
Requests by nondesignated personnel must be sent
directly to EPMAC. Be aware of the following
exceptions to this rule:
Submarine volunteer requests must be submitted
directly to the BUPERS (PERS 403B3).
Selective Conversion and Reenlistment
(SCORE) program, Selective Training and
Reenlistment (STAR) program, or Lateral Conversion
program requests must be submitted directly to
BUPERS (PERS 291), whether the command
endorsement is favorable or unfavorable. (Ineligible
members should be informed, in person, of the reason
of their ineligibility, by their division officer or leading
RESUBMISSION OF REQUESTS
Although resubmissions are by no means
discouraged, consideration should be given to the
number of administrative offices between the cognizant
authority and the originating command. Replies to
requests are understandably governed by administrative
processing time required at each office in the chain of
In view of the large volume of
correspondence processed by each of those offices, the
possibility of a members request being lost is an
It is always a good idea to communicate with the
cognizant ACA to inquire about a members request
when it is suspected that the request was lost. Do this
before resubmitting the request. You can communicate
with the ACA by telephone, letter, fax, or message.
When a reasonable length of time has passed since
the original submission and no reply has been received,
the member should resubmit the request.
CANCELLATION OF REQUESTS
Before receiving a final reply, a letter or message
by your command should be used to cancel any request
that has been submitted on a NAVPERS 1306/7 and is
no longer considered valid. This requirement is
specifically intended to eliminate the possibility of a
request for cancellation of a previous request being
included in the content of a subsequent NAVPERS
1306/7 that indicates new desires.
LIMITATIONS ON USE OF THE
ENLISTED PERSONNEL ACTION
Although the NAVPERS 1306/7 provides a
standard format for a request, there are limitations on
its use. A good PN can recognize these limitations.
To begin with, the title of this form is misleading.
Although the title Enlisted Personnel Action Request,
NAVPERS 1306/7, implies universal application to
requests of any nature, in many cases use of the form is
incorrect. As a general guideline, the NAVPERS
1306/7 should be used to request any program, school,
reassignment, or special duty for which a particular
requesting format is not already specified. The bottom
line isdo not make the mistake of using the
NAVPERS 1306/7 in place of a form that has been
specifically designated for a particular purpose.
USING THE ENLISTED DUTY
PREFERENCES FORM VERSUS THE
ENLISTED PERSONNEL REQUEST FORM
The most common misuse of the NAVPERS 1306/7
is, for example, using this form to make an
unsubstantiated request for reassignment. Unless an
individual has sufficient justification to warrant
reassignment before his or her projected rotation date
(PRD), the Enlisted Duty Preferences, NAVPERS
1306/63, should be used instead of the NAVPERS
1306/7 to make sure the members desires are properly
brought to the attention of the cognizant detailing
authority. Instructor duty requests should also be
submitted via the NAVPERS 1306/63. A blank sample
of this form is shown in figure 3-4.