DUIN Information Request

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DUINS INFORMATION - GWU NROTCU

Congratulations on your assignment to graduate school/fellowship in the DC Metro Area!  You are going to enjoy your time in a DUINS status attached to NROTCU GWU.

My name is LT Brandon McGee and I (brandonmcgee@gwu.edu (202) 994-2508) will be your primary point of contact while you are attached here.  The best time to check in is at 1000 Monday through Friday.  Our address is 2035 F St. NW., Washington DC 20052.  Feel free to check into the unit in civilian clothes.  The check-in process itself should take 30 minutes or less.  Please bring your orders and a copy of your most recent FITREP.  We have paperwork for you to fill out but the process should take no more than ~30 minutes.  If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Here are the basic DUINS expectations while attached to GWU NROTC.

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1. Enjoy shore duty.  This is a "good-deal" tour, and we fully support keeping it that way.

2. E-mail is the primary means of communication.  Please provide the unit with an up-to-date e-mail, and check your e-mail at least once a day (preferably before 0800).

3. Urinalysis: Urinalysis will be conducted at the Command Building at 2035 F St. NW., Washington DC 20052.  Word will be passed via e-mail and followed up via phone.  Like every unit urinalysis is mandatory and must be completed that day.  We will work with you in order to accommodate your class schedule.

4: Leave/Liberty/Accountability: The liberty radius is 350 miles.  If you remain within that radius you do not need to contact the unit or check-in.  If you need to travel outside of the 350 mile radius you need to either take leave (via NSIPS, https://nsips.nmci.navy.mi ) or be on approved special liberty.  The CO understands that this tour is a good deal, and is willing to work with you if you have a special circumstance.  It can become easy to drift into a completely civilian graduate-student mentality.  However, you are still accountable to the Navy.  We have had instances where this became an issue.  For example, a DUIN was contacted for urinalysis but informed the unit that he could not comply because he was in San Diego (without being on leave, or letting anyone in the unit know).  Please do not be "that guy."

5. PRT: GWU NROTC will conduct a PRT for DUINS every cycle.  Word will be passed via e-mail.  Expect the Spring PRT to be late May/early June, and the fall PRT to be late October/early November.

6. Security Clearance Questions: Per NSTC (our boss’s) Policy: we will re-new your TS if your current billet requires it or it is required by your follow on orders.  Clearly as a DUINS, you do not need a TS clearance (unless required by your designator).  If that is the case, we can renew it within 6 months with written justification from your BUPERS community manager/detailer. 

The clearance will lapse but you won't be starting from scratch.   If you have already had an SSBI investigation and the age is > 5 years, it will still be a re-investigation (SSBI-PR) (reference: SECNAVINST 5510.30). 

If we re-do your clearance now, the clock on the 5 years will start ticking while you are attached to GWNROTC, so in order to ensure you re-enter the fleet with the most up-to-date clearance, we will renew it when your follow-on orders request it.

We will happily look you up in the JPAS system and provide you with information about your clearance.  We can also provide site visit coordination if you require that.

7. DTS Travel: It is NSTC policy not to gain DUINS for DTS travel.  If you believe you have a special situation that necessitates DTS travel support please let me know.

8. Other Navy Obligations: From time to time the Navy will mandate all-hands training, or similar all-hands events (think SAPR training and NFAAS updates).  NROTCU GWU will be in contact with you via e-mail to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the training.  Additionally, you are responsible for annual GMT (found on NKO).  The unit has 3 computers with CAC readers available for your use (I recommend buying your own CAC card reader and installing the software from MilitaryCAC.com on your personal computer so that you do not need to make the extra commute to the unit).

9. Summary: This is a good deal.  There are very few military requirements that you have in a DUINS status.  Enjoy your time here.  From time to time we may request help in an area of your expertise and we appreciate your assistance.  If you would like to be more involved in the unit (ie give a speech to a few MIDN) we would certainly appreciate it.  However, we understand that your primary duty is to complete graduate school.  We will try to be as out of your hair as possible, and appreciate your assistance making that happen.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.  Once again, congratulations on your assignment!

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Schedule a Visit

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National Scholarship Interview

Prospective students are highly encouraged to contact the unit to conduct their officer interview for the National Scholarship. 

Bearings Newsletter Fall 2015

Our newsletter is produced by current midshipmen for friends, family and alumni of the GW NROTC unit.  Each issue highlights battalion activities, awards, photos and upcoming opportunities to stay involved.  Contact us if you'd like to submit an article.