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Flag Writer Program


Are you a Warfare qualified YN1/ with 6 years of service and 1 year TIG in regular Navy? Are looking for a challenging, fulfilling, and rewarding assignment in a fast-paced environment? 
If so, then this is the community for you!  Flag Writers have a long standing tradition of providing superior executive level administrative support to senior leadership across the Department of Defense in a variety of assignments and duties.
The Flag Writing Community has a total of 151 billets, spanning the entire globe supporting a wide array of commands such as; (Type 1 CONUS) SECNAV, OPNAV, Combatant Commands (CENTCOM, etc.), USFF, SUBFOR, NETC; (Type 1 Afloat CONUS) CSGs and ESGs; (Type 4 Afloat Overseas) CSG-5, ESG-7, 5th and 7th Fleet; (Type 6 Ashore Overseas) COCOMS (EUCOM, etc.), NAVEUR, CNFJ, CNFK, CLWP, 6th Fleet
The Flag Writer Placement Coordinator (PC) is YNCS Gisela Balmaceda.  There are seven regions world-wide which assist the PC with training, recruiting and management of the community.
Assignments/placement will be made outside of the normal Sea/Shore rotational consideration.  For placement, Flag Writers will contact the PC for new position negotiation.
PRDs established to align as closely as possible with that of the FO/GO.
Tour lengths will vary between 18-24 months and normally set to coincide with the PRD of the Flag Officer/General Officer.
***Note:  First assignment Writers will be required to attend Yeoman “C” School (Flag Writer School) at Naval Technical Training Command, Meridian, MS.  This is a 5-week, intensive course***

Flag Writer Screening Process

1. Submit 1306 via My Navy Portal to be release by the YN Detailer.

2. Regional Coordinator will assist in putting the nomination package together.

3. Package will include the following: Full front and side view digital photos in Service Uniform, Bio listing all duty stations Last 5 years of evaluations Interview Appraisal completed by Regional Coordinator, Commanding Officer’s Letter of Recommendation, PRIMS record

4. Selected candidates will attend the 5 week YN “C” School

Flag Writer Core Competencies
Leader, Administrator, Advisor, Communicator

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Points of Contacts

Flag Writer Placement Coordinator:
YNCS Gisela Balmaceda
Phone:  901-874-3732

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