permanent duty station. If retention is authorized, the
member will be issued TEMADD orders or an
endorsement of his or her present orders that will
include the statement concerning no cost to the
government. This period of TEMADD may not
exceed 15 days.
Reassignment of Member at Expiration of TD
Members on TD HUMS will be considered for
reassignment approximately 1 month before the
scheduled completion of their temporary assignment.
Six weeks before the members PRD, activities with
such members on board should interview the member
to determine if the hardship has been resolved before
submitting an availability report according to chapter 20
of the ENLTRANSMAN to the ACA who assigned the
Overseas service is defined as military duty
performed while assigned to a military installation or
activity permanently based outside the 48 contiguous
United States. Overseas service may be categorized as
the following kinds of duty:
Preferred overseas shore duty (SSC 6)
Overseas shore duty (SSC 3)
Nonrotated sea duty (SSC 4)
Neutral duty (SSC 5)
Partial sea duty (SSC 7)
To enable the foreign nationals to adjust to the U.S.
culture and language, it is the Navy policy not to assign
non-U.S. citizens overseas during their first term of
enlistment (type duty 3, 6, and 7 with the exception of
Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico).
Overseas tour lengths have been established by the
Department of Defense (DOD) for all overseas areas
where Navy personnel are stationed and generally
reflect the desirability y of duty in the area. Section 671,
Title 10, United States Code (U. S. C.) states: No
member of an armed forces may be assigned to active
duty on land outside the United States and its Territories
and Possessions, until he or she has completed basic
training requirements of the service he or she is a
member of. It has been determined that it is also the
intent of Congress that no service member should be
assigned to any unit in a combat zone with less than 12
weeks of basic training.
Overseas tour lengths are prescribed in the
ENLTRANSMAN, chapter 4, and are categorized as
accompanied, all others, and involuntary.
The responsibility for determining suitability for
overseas service rests with the CO of the transferring
command. The CO must make sure the member or
dependents do not possess any performance,
disciplinary, financial, psychological, medical, or other
physical attributes that would prevent them from
conducting themselves as worthy representatives of the
United States in a foreign country. This determination
must be based on a series of steps beginning with the
1.The detailer at BUPERS/EPMAC nominates the
member for overseas duty.
2. A suitability screening is conducted that
includes a review of the members service records, a
urinalysis screening, a check of physical readiness
status, a check of medical and dental fitness and service
school environments, and a face-to-face interview with
the CO of the transferring command, the service
member, and dependents.
3. Finally, the CO forwards a message/NAVGRAM
to BUPERS indicating the suitability of the member and
dependents for overseas duty.
Overseas screening is a requirement of all
transferring commands whether transfer is from
CONUS to overseas or consecutive overseas tours from
overseas (sea/shore) to overseas (sea/shore). The Report
of Suitability for Overseas Assignment, NAVPERS
1300/16, Part III (fig. 3-2), must be completed within
30 days after receipt of orders. Figure 3-3 is a mandatory
checklist for overseas transfers.
To achieve the goals set by the CNO in the Navy
Retention Program, OPNAVINST 1040.6A, one of the
basic elements used in the Navys retention program is
the counseling interview system. The counseling
interview system is composed of five required
interviews. In this section we will discuss the required
interviews, a tickler system to make sure all individuals
are interviewed at the proper time, and methods used for
documenting the completion of the interviews.