Up to 1,100 chiefs face involuntary return to sea duty
from Navy Times
From Aug. 10:
Chief, pack your seabag. The Navy may order more than 1,000 senior enlisted supervisors back to sea duty involuntarily, the latest move designed to tighten up manning levels at sea and in deploying operational units. The new Navy policy announced Aug. 7 will take effect immediately and aims to fill the nearly 3,000 unfilled senior enlisted billets at sea. Most of those gaps — about 2,080 — are at the E-7 level. Just over 700 are for senior chiefs and almost 200 unfilled billets are for master chiefs.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063