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Mass Communication Specialists tell the Navy’s story to support the commander’s overall communication goals.  They define communication problems, ideate solutions, create multimedia products, and evaluate the success of media campaigns.  MCs conduct research and identify target audiences, design print publications and digital media products, and create illustrations and graphics.  They develop multimedia content including video, still images, digital graphics, web products, news and feature stories, blogs, and press releases.  In addition, they create media project plans and communication plans, and evaluate the success of these plans and campaigns by conducting research, analyzing data, and providing feedback to leadership.  Senior MCs serve as communication advisors to commanders, developing content strategies, creating data stories, and optimizing communication solutions.  Senior MC's also prepare unit commanders for media interaction, press conferences and public speaking.  Additionally, they may speak to the press on behalf of their command.

Career Management System - Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID)

There are significant changes to CMS-ID and process to how Sailors are selected for billets as advertised on CMS-ID.  It is critical that you  understand the new selection process. 


Instructor Duty

Sailors interested in applying for Instructor Duty billets as advertised on CMS/ID should review MILPERSMAN articles 1306-900 (Assignment of Enlisted  Personnel to Special Programs) and 1306-953 (Instructor Duty) for minimum eligibility requirements for assignment.


Distribution Guidance
NAVADMIN 042/18 Changes to First-Term assignment policy and incentive programs for Forward Deployed Naval Force enlisted Sailors stationed on sea duty in Japan, Guam, and Spain.
NAVADMIN 307/17 Alignment of enlistment contracts with duty station tour lengths.
NAVADMIN 304/17 Physical Readiness Program policy change.
NAVADMIN 213/17 Update to the Career Management System-Interactive Detailing process and Career Waypoints-Reenlistment timelines.
NAVADMIN 192/17 Optimizing Senior Enlisted (E7-E9) assignments.
NAVADMIN 143/17 Modifications to Enlisted High Year Tenure for Active and Full Time Support personnel.
Fleet Reserve Request

 All Fleet Reserve Request must be submitted in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1830-040​.  ​Obligated service requirements or completion of current assignment established by projected rotation date (PRD).  
 ***Commands should visit Placement Management (PERS-4013) for questions regarding billets advertised on CMS/ID***

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