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Master at Arms: Questions and Answers to what your Sailor will be doing as a Navy (MA). This group is for the families, men and women (active, retired or reserve) who have chosen to be Naval Security & Enforcement.

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Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 11, 2017 at 9:34pm
Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 11, 2017 at 9:33pm

PRP is Personnel Reliability Program; it is additional screening to confirm suitability of personnel to work with nuclear weapons.

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 11, 2017 at 9:32pm
Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on September 11, 2017 at 9:28pm

I was messaged with the same question and had no clue about PRP.

Comment by NavyDads CoAdmin Jim Gramza on September 11, 2017 at 9:27pm

So, SWFPAC may not necessarily be part of the rate of MA, but rather the type of base or facility he's assigned to. Probably the rate would be MA and specialize in security.

MA - Security Force Specialist
Patrolmen establish entry control points; conduct access control inspections; review, analyze, and plan security capabilities; conduct vulnerability assessments; conduct patrols; conduct vessel escorts; utilize weapons and equipment; complete applicable forms and reports; manage personnel; work with other agencies; plan operations; conduct preliminary investigations; collect and process evidence; plan and conduct assault operations; plan and tactically deploy security assets to defeat threat; manage and utilize military working dogs; respond to crimes; operate security vehicles and boats; conduct physical security operations; conduct law enforcement operations. 

Comment by NavyDads Admin (Paul) on September 11, 2017 at 9:19pm

Tom may be able to provide more info......

Comment by Bill Fort on September 11, 2017 at 8:21pm

Tim, PRP is a very selective program, as I understand it. My son was selected PRP King's Bay Ga. I believe SWFPAC is Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific. My son got SWFLANT. Google it for a more detailed explanation.


Comment by NavyDads Admin, Tim on September 11, 2017 at 7:47pm

Can anyone answer this question for me?
A dad on the Facebook page asked me this about his son getting told he was 1 of 6 in his class to be eligible for PRP. His orders are for Silverdale WA for SWFPAC. Do you know if that is PRP

Comment by Dale Wiles on June 28, 2017 at 2:48pm

Jason, glad to hear things are looking up. Sometimes they just want to "vent". Our sailor has found a lot to do that seems fun since he has been there. NSA Bahrain Facebook has a lot of activities and events on it, however, I know people have different interests. Our sailor was a baseball coach and swimming coach before he went in and he found out there are volunteer opportunities like that there also. Apparently volunteer work helps them too. It can help to do things outside a job.

Comment by Jason Andrews on June 22, 2017 at 7:38am

Thanks Tracey McCoy. Had a long talk with my son. Told him to stick in there and things will get better. He did just notify me that things are looking better. He has a more of a positive outlook. I explained to him that sometimes your on the bottom and have to work your way up in life. Stick to your goals and make things happen. The last week, after our talk, have been more positive. He has his papework in to try to get into the K-9 training and is waiting on if that will pan out. Also, due to him wanting to progress in his ranking to E-3 it looks like they may put him at papa echo (personnel escort). Things are getting better. I think he is getting over that hump. Should be home on leave in the first week of July. That will give him a chance to relax and regroup. Thanks for everyone's advice. Things are looking up.


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