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OFFICE OF THE CHIEFO NAVAL F OPERATIONS 2000NAWPENTAQON WASHINGTON, 20350-2000 DC
OPNAVINST 1414.7 N85 29 Nov 06 OPNAV INSTRUCTION 1414.7 From: Subj: Ref : Chief of Naval Operations ENLISTER EXPEDITIONARY WARFARE (EXW) SPECIALIST QUALIFICATION PROGRAM (a) MILPERSMAN Article 1220-370
1. Purpose. To issue the requirements for qualification and designation of enlisted personnel as Enlisted Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) Specialist.
2. Discussion. Attainment of Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) Specialist qualification signifies that a volunteer for Naval Expeditionary Warfare duty has achieved a level of excellence and proficiency in the operation of expeditionary warfare. The EXW qualification signifies that a Sailor is operationally competent and has acquired additional knowledge that enhances the understanding of war fighting, mission effectiveness, and unit survivability as demonstrated by knowledge of navigation, communications, engineering, weapons, and deck systems. EXW qualification may only be achieved through the formal qualification program set forth in this instruction.
a. EXW qualification recognizes the efforts of enlisted individuals trained in support of expeditionary warfare, maritime security and anti-terrorism/force protection. EXW qualification is mandatory for all active duty E-5 and above personnel who meet the eligibility requirements. Active duty E4 and below and enlisted Selected Reservists (SELRES) may qualify for EXW qualification if they meet the eligibility requirements. Eligibility to obtain the EXW designation is limited to enlisted personnel on Type 2 or 4 sea duty, or serving at a Reserve Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron (NCWS), Inshore Boat Unit (IBU), or Mobile Inshore Undersea Warfare Unit (MIUWU) and permanently assigned to subordinate units of the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) with an approved EXW program. Units that do not have an existing enlisted warfare program and not within NECC but with similar missions may request approval from NECC to establish an EXW program. Requests must follow the procedures outlined below:
43296). or an equivalent active duty special work (ADSW) of which a minimum of two periods of AT/ADT or equivalent ADSW is on the same type EXW platform in which the member is qualifying.OPNAVINST 1414. Active Duty Training (ADT). Complete the following Personnel Qualification Standards (PQS): (1) Naval Expeditionary Warfare Specialist (NAVEDTRA. Augmented or mobilized personnel shall use the EXW program specific to the unit in which they are reported. (2) Complete at least three periods of annual training (AT). Augmented personnel mobilized to an EXW unit in direct support of the unit's primary mission are eligible provided they are deployed for a minimum of 90 consecutive days. and expeditionary warfare. Enlisted SELRES who desire to qualify EXW must be assigned. Justification must include commands mission. Candidates for EXW Specialist shall: a. . Request must also include the units enlisted composition. c. Enlisted Selected Reservists (SELRES). 4. antiterrorism/force protection. to a Naval Expeditionary Warfare Unit and: (1) Be in a satisfactory drill status. in particular its relation to maritime security. (2) Provide a draft copy of the proposed unit specific PQS for the requesting activity. for a minimum of twelve months prior to final qualification. (2) Ship's Maintenance and Material Management (3-M) Systems (NAVEDTRA 43241 SERIES). b. c. Standards. qualifications commensurate with pay-grade. Comply with eligibility criteria in paragraph 3.7 29 Nov 06 (1) Request will be sent to COMNECC via the units Type Commander with complete justification for establishing an EXW program. b. Complete comrnand/unit specific qualification requirements for assigned type unit. Eligibility does not apply to personnel deployed in support of a training exercise.
Documentation will include the type of EXW PQS completed as outlined in paragraph 4c. e. Amplifying Information a. and other mission-essential tasks through written examination. Final qualification must be documented on a page 4 (NAVPERS 1070/604) in the candidate's service record. The board will make a recommendation of qualification to the Commanding Officer. Active duty personnel will have 12 months to complete initial EXW qualification upon reporting or must demonstrate significant progress towards qualification. . EXW PQS (core and unit specific) and the ability to demonstrate command knowledge shall be used as the foundation for the examination.7 29 Nov 06 d. the Command Master Chief or Senior Enlisted Leader and at least two EXW qualified personnel. engineering. practical demonstration of knowledge and an oral examination by a multi-member board. The reporting date to the unit will equate to the EXW program enrollment date. 6. Approval of Qualification. Commanding Officer's approval/written designation. Be recommended for EXW qualification by their chain of command.OPNAVINST 1414. the new unit shall recognize recorded PQS attainment to date. If qualification has not been achieved upon transfer to another EXW unit. The Commanding Officer will review the results and recommendations of the board and make the final determination for qualification. communication. Subsequent re-qualifications will also be documented. b. 5. the Command Master Chief is the EXW Coordinator. After satisfactory completion of the requirements of this instruction. Board membership shall include. Under normal circumstances. SELRES personnel will have 36 months to complete EXW qualification upon reporting or must demonstrate significant progress towards qualification. at a minimum. Successfully demonstrate specific knowledge pertaining to navigation. approval of EXW will be as follows: a. emergency procedures and immediate action. but may require a re-demonstration of knowledge in any area deemed appropriate. weapons and deck subsystem capabilities.
(2) NAVPERS 1070/613 entry as follows: '(Date) Qualified (or re-qualified) as a Naval Expeditionary Warfare (EXW) Specialist and is assigned (or re-assigned) the 'EXW" designator this date. the individual must re-demonstrate core fundamentals and specific knowledge of the command's overall mission. Designation and Authority to Wear the Insignia. renewal of qualification will be required upon transfer to another EXW unit. i. To ensure consistency on the standards of qualification. d. Naval Expeditionary Warfare units are directed to ensure the spirit and intent of this instruction is being followed. When an individual transfers between units of the same type. The attainment of the EXW qualification should be recognized at an appropriate ceremony and relevant comments should be incorporated in the member's next FITREP/evaluation. weapons and deck subsystem capabilities.. "EXW" is placed in parentheses immediately after the member rate abbreviation. 7. For SELRES personnel. craft navigation. a. engineering. Qualification Continuance. transfer to another EXW unit will require renewalVof qualification. BM2 (EXW). This should be accomplished by monitoring and evaluating qualifiers and qualification programs.OPNAVINST 1414." c.7 29 Nov 06 b. communication. For active duty personnel. once qualification has been achieved. an entry shall be made in their service record as follows: (1) Annotation in PQS qualification entry section of NAVPERS 1070/604. emergency procedures and immediate actions.e. When members have been qualified or re-qualified for EXW designation. The Commanding Officer of the qualifying EXW unit is authorized to present the EXW insignia upon qualification. The appropriate Diary Message Reporting System (DMRS) entry will be submitted by the cognizant personnel officer for the qualifying command at the time of initial qualification. and . Transfers between same type EXW units. 8. e.
Personnel will have 12 months to complete EXW re-qualification upon reporting. Qualification at the new unit must be documented on page 4 in the member's service record per paragraph 6b. A n individual renewing qualification on different type platform will be required to complete the platform specific PQS as required to meet requirements outlined in paragraph 4c. and other mission-essential tasks through written examination. (3) Commanding Officer's loss of confidence in member's ability to perform as EXW Specialist. the individual must demonstrate core fundamentals and specific knowledge of the command's overall mission. However. emergency procedures and immediate action. 9. communication systems. Disqualification a. Completion of qualification at the new unit must be documented on page 4 in the member's service record per paragraph 6b. The individual renewing qualification must update/qualify as required to meet requirements outlined in paragraph 4. tailored specific PQS may be used to facilitate re-qualification. When an individual transfers to a different type EXW unit. weapons and deck subsystem capabilities.OPNAVINST 1414. practical demonstration of knowledge and an oral examination by a multi-member board. Commencement of EXW renewal will be the reporting date for all previously qualified personnel. EXW warfare specialists shall be disqualified by their Commanding Officers if any of the following conditions exist: (1) Failure to maintain overall performance trait average of 3. engineering. The board will be conducted as outlined in paragraph 4e.7 29 Nov 06 other mission-essential tasks through an oral demonstration of knowledge. b.0 and overall performance recommendation of "Promote" (or above). Commencement date of EXW re-qualification will be the reporting date of the individual. craft navigation. Transfers between different type EXW units. An individual renewing qualification on the same type platform shall not be required to re-complete the platform specific PQS if previously completed. personnel will have 12 months to complete EXW re-qualification upon reporting. Specifically. . (2) Failure to re-qualify upon transfer to another EXW unit within 12 months.
Enlisted Qualifications History (Page NAVPERS 1070/613 .dla.7 29 Nov 06 Note: Disqualification shall not be in lieu of disciplinary action but should be considered coincidentally." 10. The above requirements are effective as of the date of this instruction.OPNAVINST 1414. Formal notification of disqualification shall be recorded in the individual's service record as a NAVPERS 1070/613 entry (specific rationale for disqualification must be stated) as follows: "(Date): Failed to maintain qualification as Naval Expeditionary Warfare Specialist by (include specifics for disqualification).mil . BENES Major General. Implementation.dla. Requests to waive any part of this instruction will be submitted to Commander. via Department of the Navy Issuances web site http://doni. 12.Administrative Remarks (Page 13) b. (Name) has been informed that as of this date.mil/): a. Navy Expeditionary Combat Command via the unit's administrative chain of command. A. USMC Director. T. he is disqualified and may not wear the insignia or use the EXW designator as part of his rate.daps. 4 NAVPERS 1070/604 .daps. (https://forms. b. Forms. 11. The following forms referenced by this instruction are located in the member's service record and are available for download from Navy Forms Online website. Expeditionary Warfare Distribution: Electronic only. Waivers.