SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER TWO FOR E4 THROUGH E7 FEBRUARY 2020 (CYCLE 106) SELECTIVE RESERVE AND MARCH 2020 (CYCLE 247) E4 THROUGH E6 ACTIVE-DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS:
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SUBJ/SUPPLEMENTAL NUMBER TWO FOR E4 THROUGH E7 FEBRUARY 2020 (CYCLE
106) SELECTIVE RESERVE AND MARCH 2020 (CYCLE 247) E4 THROUGH E6 ACTIVE-DUTY,
FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT
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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 NAVADMIN 253/19, FEBRUARY 2020 (CYCLE 106) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT
EXAMINATION GUIDANCE FOR SELECTED RESERVE E-4 THROUGH E-7 CANDIDATES.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 284/19, MARCH 2020 (CYCLE 247) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT
EXAMINATION GUIDANCE FOR ACTIVE-DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER
RECRUITER PETTY OFFICERS (E-4 through E-6).
REF D IS NAVADMIN 069/20, SUPPLEMENTAL FOR E-4 THROUGH E-7 FEBRUARY (CYCLE
106) SELECTIVE RESERVE AND MARCH 2020 (CYCLE 247) E4 THROUGH E6 ACTIVE-DUTY,
FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 116/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS
OUTBREAK UPDATE 4.//
RMKS/1. In coordination with Fleet Education Service Officers (ESO) and with
assistance from the Fleet Master Chiefs, the Navy advancement team working
group developed a tailored approach to close out the Spring Navy Wide
Advancement Exam (NWAE) for both active-duty (AD) and Reserve Sailors. Our
primary goal continues to be keeping all Sailors safe and healthy, while
ensuring every advancement candidate has an equal and fair opportunity to
advance despite the challenges of the current COVID-19 environment. This
NAVADMIN amplifies guidance contained in reference (a) and contains exam and
cycle administration changes to references (b) and (c).
Additionally, this NAVADMIN cancels and replaces reference (d).
2. The following applies only to AD and Full-Time Support (FTS)
a. E-7 candidates. These Sailors were able to take their exams before
COVID-19 mitigation measures were implemented. The selection board
eligibility list was published on MyNavy Portal at
Additional guidance will be promulgated in a future NAVADMIN, which will
detail a revised selection board schedule for all chief petty officer boards.
b. E-5 and E-6 candidates. Regular March exams were administered before
COVID-19 mitigation measures were implemented.
However, approximately 5,000 substitute exams have not been administered. As
such, command ESOs will be given 10 working days from 21 May 2020 through 3
June 2020, to administer substitute exams for these Sailors. ESOs must
clearly publish and communicate exam administration schedules so Sailors are
made aware of testing dates and administration sites in advance of this
Commands should implement precautionary measures to ensure Force Health
Protection Guidance (FHPG) measures are met in line with reference (e) to
include social distancing requirements. This may include providing multiple
administration sites to reduce the number of, and spread-out, exam-takers at
each site. To minimize the risk of Sailor collusion, ESOs are highly
encouraged to administer exams for like ratings on the same day. Following
the completion of substitute exams, ESOs must expeditiously mail all answer
sheets to the Navy Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC) in accordance with reference (a).
c. E-4 candidates. There are approximately 20,000 exams that were not
administered due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Reference (d) rescheduled the E-4
exam to 21 May 2020, however, execution of the exam in May presents high risk
to the force. Due to the large number of Sailors eligible to participate in
this exam and the added difficulty of administering the exam to all of these
Sailors while implementing FHPG measures, the Navy has determined that it is
in the best interest and safety of our Sailors to NOT administer the E-4
(1) As an alternative, those Sailors who were eligible to take the
Spring E-4 Cycle 247 exam will have the opportunity for advancement using the
rank-order method, a performance-based system that will use current standard
Final Multiple Score (FMS) factors without inclusion of an exam score. With
the elimination of the exam score the Performance Mark Average will be the
dominant factor in determining advancement. FMS factors include the
Traditional FMS Rank-Order FMS
Points % Points %
Performance Mark Avg. 64 38% 64 72%
Standard Score 80 47% 0 0%
Awards 10 6% 10 11%
Pass not Advance 9 6% 9 10%
Service In Paygrade 2 1% 2 2%
Education 4 2% 4 5%
Maximum FMS 169 100% 89 100%
This alternate FMS method provides eligible E-4 candidates opportunity for
advancement this cycle.
(2) To accurately determine the population of E-4 candidates eligible
for advancement using the rank-order method, command ESOs MUST complete all
Enlisted Advancement Worksheets (EAW) in the Navy Standard Integrated
Personnel System (NSIPS). EAW accuracy is particularly important since
traditionally, NETPDC uses the candidate exam answer sheet to create a
candidate record and establish the advancement eligible population. However,
with exam cancellation, NETPDC will not receive answer sheets and will rely
on the completed EAW to establish advancement eligibility.
(3) Currently, there are approximately 35,000 unfinished EAWs in
NSIPS, which require immediate action by command or regional ESOs (for those
units unable to access NSIPS). ESOs are directed to adjudicate all EAWs to
reflect the correct eligibility status for their respective Sailors before 21
May 2020 in order to have their records reviewed for the Spring exam (Cycle
247). Command leadership should ensure this process is completed by 21 May
2020 to afford eligible candidates consideration for advancement.
3. The following applies only to Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors:
a. E-4 through E-7 candidates. Approximately 83% of all Cycle
106 exams were administered during the NWAE in February 2020.
However, close to 3,000 late exams were not administered due to the
COVID-19 Pandemic. As such, command ESOs are authorized to test from 1-31
July 2020 since testing for SELRES is dependent on drill weekends, available
test sites and candidate availability.
Following the completion of late exams, ESOs must expeditiously mail answer
sheets to NETPDC.
(1) SELRES E-7 candidates are highly encouraged to participate in the
exam at the earliest possible date in July 2020 to ensure selection board
eligibility results can be posted prior to the board convening date.
(2) Due to Cycle 106 exam delays, all SELRES E-7 candidates will have
an additional three weeks to submit a Letter to the Board (LTB). The new due
date for LTB submissions will be 18 May 2020, which correlates to the
original convening of the Reserve E-7 board.
While FTS E-7 board eligibility has already been published, SELRES
E-7 has not. Consequently, all SELRES E-7 candidates are encouraged to
submit a LTB prior to the 18 May due date, if desired, just in case they
become eligible for the SELRES E-7 board following the publishing of board
eligibility. An LTB is not required and should not include information
already available within the Official Military Personnel File of a Sailor.
b. ESOs are responsible for ensuring examination dates on the EAW are
changed for the approved late examination administrations.
4. Advancement Results. Release of E-4 through E-6 AD/FTS advancement
results is anticipated as early as July 2020. SELRES E-4 through E-6
advancement results and E-7 selection board eligibility results can be
expected in late August. Results are heavily dependent on commands promptly
processing and returning answer sheets.
5. EAW system change. A system change was made to the Cycle 247 (March
2020) E4 EAW, setting the new examination administration date to 21 May 2020.
Regardless of when the actual exam is administered, ESOs will have until 21
May 2020 to finalize E-4 Worksheets. For SELRES Cycle 106, ESOs are
responsible for ensuring examination dates on the EAW are changed for the
approved late examination administrations. No Sailors will gain eligibility
for advancement due to the delay/cancellation of exams.
6. Questions and concerns regarding these policy changes may be referred to
MyNavy Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-833- 330-MNCC (6622).
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//