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Engineman (EN)


Points of Contact

Please do not use any of the old distribution emails you may have saved. We do not have access to them and they usually do not forward to our current email addresses.
E7-E9/DEI Detailer
Desk Number: 901-874-3810
E5/E6 Detailer
Desk Number: 901-874-3585
E1-E4 Detailer
Desk Number: 901-874-3613

  • When leaving a phone message for your detailer, speak clearly and slowly. Give your first and last name, DOD ID and, a call back number. 
Detailing (NAVADMIN 231/17)
There are significant changes to My Navy Assignment and the process to how Sailors are selected for billets as advertised on My Navy Assignment. It is critical that you understand the new selection process. 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.
---Negotiation windows start in EVEN months. (June, August, October, December) If your PRD is in an odd month (May, July, September), your negotiation window begins the next even month AFTER your PRD.

Spouse Collocation (MILPERSMAN 1300-1000)
IAW MILPERSMNA 1300-1000, detailers have 11 months from documenting colocation on both members record to collocate members to their spouse. Colocation is based on the sea going sailor’s geographical location. The spouse going to shore duty will be collocated to the sea going sailor.
Spouse Collocation does not guarantee a specific geographic area. A CO endorsed 1306/7 from both you and your spouse’s Commanding Officer are required. Refer to MILPERSMAN 1300-1000 in verifying your eligibility.
SDIP/VSDP Requests (MILPERSMAN 1306-141)
Requests are required to be submitted PRIOR to entering your order negotiation window. Be sure to include which program, benefit and amount of months that you’re applying for on your 1306/7.

Sea/Shore Flow
Tour        Sea      Shore
1st           55         36
2nd          60         36
3rd          48         36
4th          48         36
5th          36         36

Diesel Engine Inspector (DEI)
Become a distinguished member of the Engineman community by joining those at the height of our rating. DEI’s enjoy Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) and a Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB). If you’re interested, first, contact your friendly neighborhood DEI for sponsorship. Once you get a sponsor, email ENCM Tompkins at He will put you on the groom list. The DEI course is now open for eligible E-6 candidates. Program requirements are outlined in OPNAVIST 9220.3 series and the latest NEC Manual.
            Being on the groom list DOES NOT guarantee location or billet. Update your MNA preferences and resume to keep your detailer updated on your career intentions.

Top Snipes

Top Snipes are always in demand. They may be entitled to Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) and/or Special Duty Incentive Pay (SDIP) at the E8-E9 levels. Contact your Detailer today to discuss these options.
Notes of Significance
- A secret security clearance is required for all special program assignments (sea and shore).
- 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.
  • Use your Career Counselors/Chain of command for assistance.  If there are questions they cannot answer, call your Detailer.
  • 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.

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