Electrician's Mate (EM)


Detailing Pointers

  • Use your Career Counselors for assistance.  If there are questions they cannot answer, call your detailer.
  • When leaving a phone message for your detailer, speak clearly and slowly, and don’t forget to leave a contact number.
  • A secret security clearance is required for all special program assignments (sea and shore).
  • NAVADMIN 088-18Overseas screening Letter of Intent (LOI) is no longer issued to sailors. Refer to
  • Update your contact information on My Navy Assignment.  Updating your contact information will enable your Detailer to communicate more effectively with you while negotiating for orders.
  • Increased Distribution Authority guidance is discussed in NAVADMIN 058/14.
  • We are a mobile force! The Navy needs flexible sailors to tackle unique challenges throughout the world.  Plan on moving and changing geographical locations during your career.
  • Please note that NAVADMIN 231/17 requires Detailers to fill requisitions with qualified Sailors, even if it is during a Sailor’s first window of negotiations.
  • Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) qualification is required for surface engineers that are assigned to ATG.
  • Sailors attending NEC U35A, SHIPS SURFACE ELECTRICAL ADVANCED MAINTENANCE (SSEAMC), are advised to follow these requirements:
Completion of the following Navy Electricity and Electronics Training Series (NEETS) modules: 1,2,3,5,7,8,9,13,15 and 16 along with mathematics part I prior to attending this course.
These can be found at the following website: HTTPS://WWW.NRTC.NETC.NAVY.MIL.


Current Sea/Shore Flow
NAVADMIN 274/19; NAVADMIN 234/08

1st Tour  ​
53 Months
36 Months
2nd Tour
60 Months
​36 Months
3rd Tour
​48 Months
​36 Months
4th Tour
​48 Months
​36 Months
5th Tour
​36 Months
​36 Months


Points of Contact:
EMCS Sarmogenes, E6-E9 Detailer, em_e6-e9_detail.fct@navy.mil
EMC Henry, E1-E5 Detailer, em_e1-e5_detail.fct@navy.mil

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