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SUBJ/AUGUST 2019 (CYCLE 105) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR SELECTED
RESERVE E4-E6 PETTY OFFICERS (CORRECTED COPY)//
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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 August 2019 (Cycle 105) Navy- Wide
Advancement Examinations (NWAE) for advancement-in-rate of Selected Reserve
a. SELRES exams will be administered in August 2019.
b. All candidates serving on voluntary recall or mobilization will
compete for advancement as a SELRES.
c. This NAVADMIN supplements reference (a).
d. 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 located on the Navy Enlisted
Advancement System (NEAS) website via MyNavy portal at
2. Eligibility Requirements. For all E-4 through E-6 candidates,
eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the
following information specific only to Cycle 105:
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 commanding officer (CO)/office-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 August 2019.
e. Candidates who have submitted a formal written request for voluntary
transfer to the retired reserve (with or without pay) or Fleet Reserve on a
date prior to their mandated HYT are ineligible for advancement.
f. 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 August 2019.
If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated
prior to 1 August 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, AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AZ, CTI, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, ETR,
ETV, FC, FCA, GM, HT, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MMA, MMW, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB,
SO, STG, STS, and YN. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional
g. 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 July 2019
E-5 exam - 1 June 2018 to 31 July 2019
h. 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 August 2016 to 31 July 2019
i. For guidance in establishing PMA for new accessions, refer to
reference (a), paragraph 308.b.
j. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for Cycle 106.
k. For guidance in establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet
(EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e).
EAW is mandatory for Cycle 105. EAW will be the authority for PMA/RSCA and
l. Branch class and special program indicator (SPI) code.
(a) All SELRES are required to take a Cycle 105 SELRES NWAE. Full-
Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter personnel with a SPI code of V and W,
respectively, will take Cycle 244 active-duty NWAE.
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. For
additional guidance refer to chapter 4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a).
b. SCI Exams.
(1) Initial TIR Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic
Technician Networks (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) SCI exam
ordering dates can be found on the NEAS Website. ESOs must verify TIR
eligibility lists on Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website for
initial exam ordering.
(2) Supplemental TIR SCI exams are ordered via preferred formatted e-
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or naval message following the
guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). The deadline for
supplemental orders is 5 June 2019.
c. Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 May 2019.
ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the
following time periods:
(1) Initial TIR lists will be available 26 May 2019 to 18 June 2019.
(2) Eligible candidates that were not added to the initial TIR list
can be added to a supplemental TIR list. Supplemental TIR lists will be
available 19 June to 21 July 2019. Deadline to order supplemental SELRES
exams is 31 August 2019.
(3) Exams required after the TIR lists have closed as well as exams
for prior service reenlistment eligibility, reserve Sailors shall be ordered
using preferred formatted e-mail to email@example.com or
naval message following the guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference
(a). Ensure a point of contact is included in the message.
d. Exams for CDCZ/ACOA Sailors or recalled reservists will be ordered by
the command holding the service record of the member.
Authority is granted for these candidates to be administered exams with the
active-duty candidates. However, these candidates are still required to take
the Cycle 105 SELRES exam and not the Cycle 244 exam.
e. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 October 2019.
f. Cycle 105 exams should only be administered during the month of
August. A request must be submitted with justification via e- mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to retain exams for
administration on the next drill weekend in September 2019. Ensure the
reason for a requested delay is included.
g. ESOs must verify the exam orders at the "View Previous Exam Orders"
link via the NEAS website within 7 to 10 days of placing the order. If exam
order discrepancies are noted, contact the Naval Education and Training
Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Exam Ordering and Discrepancies
Branch (N321) as listed in the NEAS website NETPDC (N321) Point of Contact
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 the NEAS website
and is viewable via NEAS/View Exam Discrepancies pulldown menu. For guidance
on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a), chapters 3
d. Commencing with Cycle 105, all post-exam administration discrepancy
correction correspondence with NETPDC (N321) will 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.
f. The deadline to administer regular exams is 31 August 2019.
Approved late exams must be administered no later than 30 September 2019.
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 email 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.//