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SUBJ/SEPTEMBER 2019 (CYCLE 244) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR ACTIVE
DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER PETTY OFFICERS (E4-E6)//
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION
REF C IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 313/18, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REF E IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the September 2019 (Cycle 244) Navy-wide
Advancement Examinations for advancement in rate of Active, Full-Time Support
and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors.
a. Exam dates are
E-6 - 5 September 2019
E-5 - 12 September 2019
E-4 - 19 September 2019
b. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), chapter 6 and this
NAVADMIN, Educational Services Officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam
preparation requirements in the exam verbatim, which can be found on the Navy
Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website at
2. Eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the
following information specific only to Cycle 244:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) is 1 January 2020.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before
E-6 - 1 January 2017
E-5 - 1 January 2019
E-4 - 1 July 2019
c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for Early Promote Sailors can be
waived by 1 year with the commanding officer (CO)/officer-in- charge (OIC)
approval, in line with reference (a), paragraph 214.
d. High-year Tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 January 2020 or
later. Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 September 2019.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication by the Department of Defense Central
Adjudication Facility reflected properly in the Joint Personnel Adjudication
System (JPAS) prior to 1 September 2019. If the CO of the candidate grants
an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 September 2019.
Candidates must maintain security clearance eligibility throughout the
advancement cycle to be eligible for advancement. If for any reason a
clearance is denied or revoked, an exam is not authorized until a new
clearance is granted. Ratings requiring a security clearance are AC, AE, AG,
AO, ATI, ATO, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET,
FC, FCA, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, LN, MA, MC, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, YN, as
well as nuclear and submarine ratings. Refer to references (a) and (b) for
f. For candidates taking E-4 and E-5 exams, compute performance mark
average (PMA) using all evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate
with an ending date that falls within the following time periods:
E-4 exam - 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2019
E-5 exam - 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2019
g. For candidates taking E-6 exams, calculate the Reporting Senior
Cumulative Average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using all
evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with the ending date
that falls within the time period
E-6 exam - 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.
h. For guidance in establishing PMA for new accessions, refer to
reference (a), paragraph 308.b.
i. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for Cycle 244.
j. For guidance in establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet
(EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e).
EAW is mandatory for Cycle 244. EAW will be the authority for PMA/RSCA PMA
3. Exam Ordering. Order exams in line with chapter 4 of reference (a).
a. Deploying commands and candidates departing to Congressionally-
Designated Combat Zones and Approved Contingency Operations Areas (CDCZ/ACOA)
can order exams up to 6 months prior to the scheduled exam date. Refer to
chapter 4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a) for additional guidance.
b. Regular Exams:
(1) SCI Exams. Cryptologic-Technician Interpretive
(CTI)/Cryptologic-Technician Network (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician- Collection
(CTR) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) exam ordering dates can be
found on the NEAS. ESOs must verify initial active TIR eligibility lists on
the NEAS website for exam ordering.
The deadline for ordering supplemental TIR SCI exams is 3 June 2019.
(2) Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins
29 May 2019. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website
during the following time periods:
(a) Initial TIR lists will be available:
E-6 - 29 May 2019 to 23 June 2019
E-5 29 May 2019 to 7 July 2019
E-4 29 May 2019 to 18 July 2019
(b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available:
E-6 24 June 2019 to 30 July 2019
E-5 7 July 2019 to 4 August 2019
E-4 19 July 2019 to 4 August 2019
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered
using preferred formatted e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or naval
message following guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure
a point of contact is included in the submitted e-mail or message. Orders
not received in time for regular exam administrations will result in a
substitute exam being sent.
c. Substitute Exams:
(1) The deadline for ordering SCI substitute exams is 3 October 2019.
The deadline for ordering non-SCI substitute exams is
30 September 2019.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC N321) is the approval authority for all substitute exams.
(3) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training
pipeline on transfer leave in route to their first at-sea assignment during
the E-4 and E-5 examination dates will have substitute examinations ordered
for them by their ultimate duty station if dates permit exam ordering before
the published deadline.
(4) Substitute examinations must be administered within 7 days of
d. ESOs must verify examination orders at the View Previous Exam Orders
link via the NEAS website within 7-10 days of placing the order. If exam
order discrepancies are noted, contact the Exam Ordering and Discrepancies
Branch NETPDC (N321) as listed in the NEAS website NETPDC (N321) Point Of
e. Exceptions to Policy for exam orders will continue to be submitted in
line with reference (a).
f. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the following
Group 1 Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 East/Far East
Group 3 Latin/South America
Group 4 Eastern Europe
(2) EMN, ETN, and MMN
Group 1 Submarine
Group 2 Surface
Group 3 Training
4. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns
a. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions refer to
chapter 6 of reference (a).
b. ESOs must check the exam tote board on the NEAS website often to
ensure answer sheets have been received and processed.
Answer sheets that are in error will not be counted until they are processed
c. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS website and is
viewable via NEAS/View Exam Discrepancies pulldown menu. For guidance on
discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a), chapters 3 and
d. Commencing with Cycle 244, all post-exam administration discrepancy
correction correspondence with NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW
post-exam administration change function, refer to reference (e). All
corrections must have CO/OIC letter and supporting documentation included as
attachments. Education point corrections requires a submission of the Joint
Service Transcript indicating the degree type and date of completion.
e. For guidance on E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to
assignment in CDCZ/ACOA, refer to reference (a), chapter 6.
5. Examination Results. Refer to reference (a), chapter 7.
6. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the
7. Points of contact:
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) is available 24/7 by phone at 1- 833-330-
MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via e-mail at email@example.com.
b. SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 5867/DSN
753 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. Non-SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473-
6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
d. Non-SCI exam records and discrepancies can be reached at
(850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via EAW.
8. For further information, to include exam verbatim and other related
documents, visit the NEAS website.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//