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Z-Gram #74; dated 18 February 1971

Preferential Housing Consideration for Volunteers for Naval Advisory Duty in RVN

R 181705Z FEB 71
FM CNO (Z-74)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS E F T O //N11101//
PREFERENTIAL HOUSING CONSIDERATION FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR NAVAL ADVISORY DUTY IN RVN

A. CNO 051525Z DEC 70 (Z-65)
B. CNO 181654Z FEB 71 (Z-73)
C. OPNAVINST 11101.13D

1. IN REFERENCES A AND B I EMPHASIZED THE CHALLENGES WE FACE IN ENSURING THE TIMELY PROGRESS AND ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF VIETNAMIZATION AND SOLICITED VOLUNTEERS FOR NAVAL ADVISORY DUTY TO DO THE JOB. A MAJOR PART OF OUR PLANNING FOR THE NAVAL ADVISOR HAS BEEN CONCERNED WITH HOW TO BEST COMPENSATE THOSE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR THE PERSONAL HARDSHIP AND FAMILY SEPARATION INHERENT IN THIS DUTY. COMPENSATION RELATIVE TO PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND REASSIGNMENT GUARANTEES HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY ADDRESSED. SIGNIFICANT AS THIS COMPENSATION MAY BE, A MAJOR FACTOR IN THE DECISION OF THE DEDICATED AND MOTIVATED NAVY MAN WHO DESIRES TO VOLUNTEER FOR ADVISOR DUTY MUST BE PROVISION OF ADEQUATE QUARTERS FOR HIS FAMILY DURING HIS ABSENCE.

2. CURRENT REGULATIONS PERMIT PERSONNEL ORDERED TO DUTY IN RVN TO MOVE THEIR FAMILIES TO ANY LOCATION IN CONUS AND, WITH APPROVAL OF CHNAVPERS, TO PUERTO RICO, ALASKA, HAWAII, OR ANY TERRITORY OR POSSESSION OF THE UNITED STATES. TO PROVIDE THE VOLUNTEER FOR ADVISORY DUTY WITH ADDITIONAL OPTIONS IN REGARD TO HOUSING FOR HIS FAMILY, PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATION FOR PUBLIC QUARTERS WILL BE GRANTED AS FOLLOWS:

12 MONTH VOLUNTEER – OFFICERS AND ELIGIBLE ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHO VOLUNTEER FOR A 12 MONTH TOUR IN-COUNTRY AS A NAVAL ADVISOR AND WHO ARE IN NAVY PUBLIC QUARTERS ON STATIONS IN CONUS, ALASKA, HAWAII, OR A TERRITORY OR POSSESSION OF THE UNTIED STATES AT THE TIME OF RECEIPT OF ORDERS TO SUCH DUTY WILL BE PERMITTED TO REMAIN IN QUARTERS (EXCEPT BILLET QUARTERS) IF THEY SO DESIRE DURING THEIR TRAINING IN CONUS AND SUBSEQUENT TOUR IN RVN. PERSONNEL OCCUPYING BILLET QUARTERS WHO WISH TO REMAIN IN PUBLIC QUARTERS WILL BE PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE HOUSING WAITING LIST (IMMEDIATELY AFTER THOSE IN THE STABILIZED ZONE WHO HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED A HOUSING OCCUPANCY DATE) AT THE BASE OR STATION ON WHICH THEY RESIDE AT THE TIME OF RECEIPT OF ORDERS. THIS “WAITING TIME” CAN BE SPENT IN THE BILLET QUARTERS WHILE AWAITING AVAILABILITY OF OTHER HOUSING.

18 MONTH VOLUNTEER – OFFICERS AND ELIGIBLE ENLISTED PERSONNEL WHO VOLUNTEER FOR A TOUR OF NOT LESS THAN 18 MONTHS IN-COUNTRY AS A NAVAL ADVISOR WILL IN ADDITION TO THE OPTION TO REMAIN IN PUBLIC QUARTERS GRANTED THE 12 MONTH VOLUNTEER, BE PLACED AT THE HEAD OF THE HOUSING WAITING LIST (IMMEDIATELY AFTER THOSE IN THE STABILIZED ZONE WHO HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED A HOUSING OCCUPANCY DATE) IN THE AREA TO WHICH CHNAVPERS CERTIFIES POST VIETNAM ASSIGNMENT WILL TAKE THEM, OR IN ANY CONUS LOCATION OF HIS CHOICE. THE VOLUNTEER MAY ELECT TO EXERCISE THIS OPTION EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER HIS TOUR IN RVN. THE PRIORITY ON THE PUBLIC QUARTERS WAITING LIST GRANTED TO THE 18 MONTH VOLUNTEER WILL ALSO BE GRANTED TO NAVAL ADVISORS SERVING IN RVN WHO EXTEND FOR NOT LESS THAN SIX MONTHS ON OR AFTER THE DATE OF THIS NAVOP AND WHO SERVE IN RVN FOR A MINIMUM OF 18 MONTHS.

3. I FULLY RECOGNIZE THE IMPACT GRANTING PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATION TO VIETNAM ADVISOR VOLUNTEERS MAY HAVE ON OTHERS WHO MAY SEEK PUBLIC QUARTERS. HOWEVER, THE IMPERATIVES OF VIETNAMIZATION AND OUR MORAL OBLIGATION TO THOSE WHO VOLUNTEER FOR ADVISORY DUTY MAKE IT INCUMBENT UPON EACH OF US TO ACCEPT INCONVENIENCES OR DELAYS IN OBTAINING PUBLIC QUARTERS WHICH MAY BE GENERATED AS OUR INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTION TOWARD MEETING THIS OBLIGATION. THE PROVISIONS OF REF C WILL BE CHANGED TO REFLECT THE PREFERENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS GRANTED IN THIS NAVOP. I DESIRE THAT EACH OFFICER AND ENLISTED MAY BE FULLY COUNSELED ON THE TENETS OF THIS NAVOP. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
CHNAVPERS: Chief of Naval Personnel
CONUS: continental United States
OPNAVINST: Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction
RVN: Republic of Vietnam

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Published:Mon Sep 26 06:57:42 EDT 2016