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When an individual receives orders to a NATO site, the detailer contacts PERS 832 who determines whether or not the individual meets the security clearance requirements for the assignment.

NATO assignments require the individual to have a current investigation (one completed in the last five years for Top Secret or SCI, ten years for Secret). If PERS 832 determines the individual does not have a current investigation, they send a message to the individual's current command directing the command to submit the required investigation in a timely manner.

PERS 832 monitors the submission of this request and facilitates expedited opening of the request in concert with the Navy's liaison office at OPM.

Orders to NATO assignments indicate the member may not be transferred nor household goods shipped until the security clearance requirement for the assignment is met. Therefore, it is important that the command request the necessary investigation for individuals going to a NATO assignment immediately upon notification from PERS 832. Failure to do so may result in modification of orders delaying the transfer.

Upon completion of the investigation, DONCAF endeavors to adjudicate within ten (10) working days of receipt.

Questions in regard to NATO processing at the DONCAF may be directed to the NATO POC at 301-833-3328 (e-mail:
christine.lino@navy.mil) or to the supervisor of the Special Programs team at 301-833-3362 (e-mail: clifford.robinson@navy.mil).