The U.S. Navy has established the Command Senior Chief (CMDCS) rating to provide earlier leadership opportunity for senior enlisted members. Initial eligibility for conversion to the CMDCS Rating will be those active duty Sailors assigned the 9578 Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). This is a one-time opportunity for those eligible to convert. Sailors with a 9578 NEC must request conversion or decline conversion to the rating by submitting NAVPERS Form 1306/7 to the command master chief detailer, no later than Aug. 31, 2015. Those requesting not to convert will remain in the program until their projected rotation date (PRD).
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