Navy locator is the bureau of Naval Personnel sailor search
The Navy locator for veterans, active-duty personnel and reservists
is available at http://directory.navy.mil.
This provides information on people, organizational units
and locations within the US Navy. The information is in a
hyperlinked hierarchical manner and the first is the top-level
Navy organizations. Clicking on one will continue to the other.
The interactive search helps in locating navy personnel with
the help of complex filters like organization, personal and
other criteria. An organizational entry in the Navy
locator of the US
Navy contains in- formation about the description, locality,
and the organization unit name. A Person entry contains name,
surname, E-mail address, phone number, Billet or position
description, pay plan, job series, organizational code, unit
identification code, rank and the organizational status as
civilian, military/enlisted or military officer.
The military data for Navy locator of the
US Navy is from the Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERS) as officer
data and enlisted data. NAVPERS supplies information like
name, rank code, unit identification code, title, billet code,
billet description, organization code and reserve indicator.
The civilian data is from the Defense Civilian Personnel System
(DCPDS). The information here includes name, unit identification
code, pay plan, job series, position description, and organization
code. Updating of DCPDS information is through your personnel
officer and not through this service.
The individual enters and maintains the personal information
like telephone numbers, FAX, title, Email, Office Code, Physical
Delivery Address, workroom, and URL. Hence, the authenticity
of the same is questionable. Updating of the personnel data
files on Navy locators of the US Navy are on a monthly basis,
so the present data is of the previous month.
The Navy locator of the US Navy is a superb
tool supporting all sailors and officers through the 24-hour
internet communication link. This is a boon to the families
of the sailors to maintain contacts on long sojourns at sea.