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The T+X Accession Program Adds Six New Jobs

Six Ratings Now Require More Time

Updated: May 24, 2017

Because a Sailor’s Projected Rotation Date (PRD), Prescribed Sea Tours (PST), and the end of their active obligated service (EAOS) dates were all over the map; it made planning for a Sailor’s loss to a command a little precarious – at least until the Sailor would make a decision about re-enlistment, and often times that decision would come late. To try and remedy this problem, the Navy officially began the T+X Accession Program in 2011.

To calculate a Sailor’s enlistment obligation, instead of the hard and fast 4 year (48 month) enlistment, the formula “T+X” would be used. The “T” in the equation is the average length in months of initial training (boot-camp, A School, etc.), the “X” is equal to the calculated length of the first operational tour for the rating enlisted. For those ratings that would benefit from a longer period of enlistment, the obligation is extended from the traditional 48 months to 60 months.

Beginning with those leaving for boot-camp in FY-2018 (October 1, 2017), applicants that enlist into the following six ratings will be required to obligate for a 60 month (5 year) enlistment; the new additional ratings are:

Aviation Structural Mechanic (AM)
Damage Controlman (DC)
Engineman (EM)
Gunner’s Mate (GM)
Hull Technician (HT)
Machinist’s Mate (MM)

The addition of those six Navy jobs raises the total number of T+X Accession ratings to 24. The ratings already part of the program include: ABE, ABF, ABH, AME, AO, BM, CS, CSS, EM, GSE, GSM, LS, LSS, MMS, OS, QM, SH, and STG.



2 Responses to “Six Ratings Now Require More Time”


  1. Awokeshinro says:

    I’m from [Location redacted for privacy] and i’m interested in joining military as an officer but most centers are for enlisted. I was asked to send an email but no reply from the individual. Kindly help me find right person for this. thanks

  2. NCCM(Ret) says:

    Awokeshinro,

    Google “navy recruiter locator”, and on the locator page, enter your zip code. It will provide the phone number and address for both your closest enlisted and officer recruiters.

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