NAVY - OPNAV 5720.2N
(CHINFO) EMBARKING CIVILIANS IN UNITED STATES NAVAL VESSELS
|Publication Date:||7 May 2019|
To delineate coordination procedures and approval authorities to embark civilian workers and guests in United States Naval Vessels including United States Ships (USS), United States Naval Ships (USNS), combatant craft, and support craft, collectively referred to in this instruction as U.S. Naval Vessels, during an underway period. Major changes to this instruction are outlined in subparagraphs 1a through 1d.
a. realigns the definition of naval vessels to align with reference (d);
b. removes the definition of U.S. Navy technician and the requirement for civilian contractors to be designated as such prior to embarkation;
c. aligns with policy contained in Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 5410.19 which does not allow civilian guests to operate any U.S. naval vessel or other items of military equipment;
d. aligns with reference (c) policy that burials at sea will not be conducted while civilian guests are embarked; this is a complete revision and should be reviewed in its entirety.