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Old 10-07-2011, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default New IT rating - Called ITS

In case you don't understand, for many years the ET rating has done the IT job on submarines. Well now they want ITs' on the subs and created a new rate for this. If you don't mind being on a submarine, this is an AWESOME program for advancement. this rating's advancement is going to be NUTS for awhile.
Here is the Navy Message....
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BT
UNCLAS
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
NAVADMIN 406/10//

MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//

REF/A/DOC/OSD/20APR10//

AMPN/REF A IS DODINST 8570.01-M CH-2, INFORMATION ASSURANCE WORK FORCE
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM INSTRUCTION//

SUBJ/ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN SUBMARINES
(ITS) SERVICE RATING//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ESTABLISHES THE INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN
SUBMARINES (ITS) SERVICE RATING. ESTABLISHING THE ITS SERVICE RATING WILL
IMPROVE SUBMARINE INFORMATION SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS, WHICH WILL IN TURN
IMPROVE
SUPPORT OF SUBMARINE OPERATIONS. THIS NEW SERVICE RATING WILL APPLY TO
ACTIVE
DUTY SAILORS ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMARINE SERVICE WHO REQUEST CONVERSION TO ITS.

2. CONVERSION TO ITS FROM ELIGIBLE SOURCE RATINGS WILL BEGIN 1 APRIL 2011.

THE PRIMARY SOURCE RATINGS FOR ITS CONVERSIONS WILL BE THOSE ASSIGNED TO
BILLETS IN SUBMARINE LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) DIVISIONS AND SAILORS WITH
SOURCE RATINGS WITHIN THE INFORMATION ASSURANCE WORK FORCE, BUT ALL NON-
NUCLEAR TRAINED SAILORS ELIGIBLE FOR SUBMARINE SERVICE ARE ELIGIBLE TO
REQUEST
CONVERSION. INITIAL PROJECTED CONVERSION OPPORTUNITY IS EXPECTED TO BE 180
TO
200 CONVERSIONS AT THE E4 TO E6 PAYGRADES.
SAILORS DESIRING CONVERSION TO ITS MUST SUBMIT NAVPERS 1306/7 TO PERS-811,
ACTIVE DUTY CONVERSIONS, BY 1 FEBRUARY 2011. SAILORS WHO ALREADY POSSESS AN

INFORMATION SYSTEM TECHNICIAN (IT) NEC (2780, 2781, 2735), OR WILL BY 1
FEBRUARY 2011, WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR DIRECT CONVERSION TO ITS. ACTIVE DUTY
MEMBERS SERVING IN OTHER NON-NUCLEAR RATES THAT POSSESS MICROSOFT (MS) A+
AND/OR MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (MCP) ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO
REQUEST
CONVERSION TO ITS, AND SHOULD NOTE THESE CERTIFICATIONS ON THE 1306/7.
ACTIVE
DUTY MEMBERS WHO DO NOT POSSESS AN IT NEC WILL BE SCREENED FOR SELECTION AND

MAY INCUR ADDITIONAL OBLISERV IAW MPM 1306-604. SAILORS SELECTED FOR
CONVERSION WHO REQUIRE AN IT NEC MAY ATTEND A-SCHOOL IN CONJUNCTION WITH
THEIR
NEXT PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. SAILORS WITH NON-SUBMARINE RATINGS
SELECTED
FOR CONVERSION TO ITS MUST MEET MPM 1306-402 AND
1306-404
REQUIREMENTS, AND ATTEND BASIC ENLISTED SUBMARINE SCHOOL (BESS) PRIOR TO
BEING
DESIGNATED ITS AND ASSIGNED TO A SUBMARINE. ASVAB REQUIREMENTS FOR ITS WILL

BE THE SAME AS THOSE FOR SECF DISCUSSED IN MPM 1306-402.
SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUS AWARD LEVELS FOR ITS WILL BE DEFINED
SEPARATELY.

3. THE IT RATING BADGE WILL BE USED TO IDENTIFY THE ITS SERVICE RATING.
ALL PERSONNEL SELECTED FOR RATING CONVERSION SHALL CONVERT UNIFORM RATING
BADGES TO THE ITS RATING BADGE NO LATER THAN 1 APRIL 2012.

4. FOLLOWING IS THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM ADMINISTRATION SCHEDULE:
A. E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM - JANUARY 2011
FIRST ITS EXAM - JANUARY 2012
B. E4 - E6 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE EXAM - MARCH 2011
FIRST ITS EXAM - SEPTEMBER 2011
NOTE - SAILORS WHO TEST FOR ADVANCEMENT IN MAR 2011 FOR E4/5/6 IN A SOURCE
RATING, AND ARE SUBSEQUENTLY APPROVED FOR CONVERSION TO ITS, WILL BE
ADVANCED
TO THE HIGHER PAYGRADE IN ITS IF THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN SELECTED FOR
ADVANCEMENT
WITHIN THEIR SOURCE RATING.

5. FOLLOWING IS THE E7 AND E8/9 SELECTION BOARD SCHEDULE:
A. E8/9 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD - MAY 2010 (FY 11 BOARD) FIRST ITS BOARD - MAY 2011 (FY
12
BOARD)
B. E7 (ACTIVE):
LAST SEPARATE BOARD - JULY 2010 (FY 11)
FIRST ITS BOARD - JULY 2011 (FY 12)
NOTE - ONLY THOSE SAILORS WHO BECOME E7 BOARD ELIGIBLE IN THEIR SOURCE
RATINGS
WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE JULY 2011 (FY 12) ITS E7 BOARD.

6. SEA/SHORE FLOW:
A. PROJECTED INITIAL SEA TOUR: 48 MOS
B. PROJECTED INITIAL SHORE TOUR: 36 MOS
C. PROJECTED SUBSEQUENT SEA / SHORE: 36 MOS / 36 MOS

7. COMMANDER, NAVY RECRUITING COMMAND WILL RECRUIT NEW ACCESSIONS FOR THE
ITS
SERVICE RATING AS PART OF THE FY 12 ACCESSION MISSION. THESE SAILORS WILL
ATTEND RECRUIT TRAINING STARTING IN OCTOBER 2011. ALL NEW ACCESSION
RECRUITS
WILL ATTEND ITS "A" SCHOOL AT THE CENTER FOR INFORMATION DOMINANCE.
BECAUSE OF THE EXTENSIVE TRAINING ITS SAILORS WILL RECEIVE, THEY WILL BE
ACCESSED IN A 6 YO PROGRAM. FOLLOW ON (C-SCHOOL) TRAINING FOR CONVERTED
SAILORS WILL OCCUR AT APPROPRIATE POINTS WITHIN THE SAILOR'S SEA / SHORE
ROTATION.
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Not to mention it'll be one of the only ratings with awesome advancement. Like Craig said, if you don't mind being on subs, I'd grab the opportunity.
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