SENIOR ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT-TO-POSITION PILOT PROGRAM:
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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/AUG//
SUBJ/SENIOR ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT-TO-POSITION PILOT PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/131900ZMAY22//
REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/022009ZDEC19//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 113/22, FY-23 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY E8 AND E9 SELECTION
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G CH-1, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS OPNAVINST 1811.3A, VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT AND TRANSFER TO THE FLEET
RESERVE OF MEMBERS OF THE NAVY SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY.
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1160-120, HIGH YEAR TENURE.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 274/19, SEA SHORE FLOW ENLISTED CAREER PATHS UPDATE.
REF F IS MILPERSMAN 1300-800, TRANSFER OF PERSONNEL TO OPERATIONAL DUTY
REF G IS MILPERSMAN 1306-112, NAVPERS 1306/7 ELECTRONIC PERSONNEL ACTION
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces a pilot program for Senior Enlisted Advance
to Position (SEA2P) designed to keep deploying units mission-ready by
aggressively filling critical at-sea leadership billets. The pilot program
will convene a billet selection board consisting of senior representatives
from Fleet and participating type commander (TYCOM) staffs to select those
Sailors who are best and fully qualified to advance and fill specific
priority sea billets. The pilot includes the Nimitz Strike Group on the West
Coast and the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group on the East Coast. Additionally,
the pilot will include USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN 73). Factors for
consideration in determining best and fully qualified applicants include
sustained superior performance, documented qualifications, platform
experience, and potential to succeed in the billet. Sailors selected must
obligate service (OBLISERV) to complete 36 months in the SEA2P billet and
will be permanently advanced upon reporting to their ultimate duty
station. This pilot will be limited to critical E8 and E9 sea billets and is
separate from reference (a).
2. To be eligible for SEA2P, Sailors must have been selected or screened as
a non-select for advancement to E8 or E9 by the respective fiscal year (FY)
2023 selection boards, or be advancement-eligible for the respective FY-24
boards in line with reference (b). Time-in-rate (TIR) waivers will be
approved for FY-24 advancement-eligible Sailors who are selected for
SEA2P. All Sailors selected for SEA2P billets should expect to receive
permanent change of station (PCS) orders with a transfer date as early as
30-45 days after selection.
a. 31 Aug 22: Deadline to submit Enlisted Personnel Action Request
(NAVPERS 1306/7) requests.
b. 12-16 Sep 22: Selection board.
c. 26-30 Sep 22: Results posted via NAVPERS 1306/7 approval/MyNavy
assignments (MNA) for selections.
d. 3 Oct 22: SEA2P Sailors receive hard copy orders.
e. 30 Sep 22: Second round of job listings will be announced.
f. 17 Oct 22: Deadline to submit NAVPERS 1306/7 requests for second
g. 31 Oct-4 Nov 22: Second selection board.
h. 14-18 Nov 22: Results posted via NAVPERS 1306/7 approval/MNA for
i. 21 Nov 22: Second round SEA2P Sailors receive hard copy orders.
a. This NAVADMIN temporarily waives force management and distribution
policies as set forth in references (c) through (e) for SEA2P selected
Sailors. Sailors that have pending or approved requests to transition to the
Fleet Reserve who have not executed any portion of their retirement orders
are eligible. High year tenure (HYT) gates will be suspended during the
application phase and HYT waivers will be automatically approved for the
duration of PCS orders for those Sailors selected for SEA2P. Sea shore flow
policy guidelines are lifted during the period of the Sailors PCS orders.
b. Applicants must have been selected or screened as a non-select by the
FY-23 advancement selection boards or be advancement-eligible for the FY-24
advancement selection boards. This pilot program is open to Active Component
Sailors only and does not apply to nuclear and special warfare community
Sailors. It is the responsibility of the member and their command to verify
eligibility. If selected for both SEA2P and advancement via a FY-23
selection board, Sailors will advance by whichever method (SEA2P or normal
advancement increment) occurs first.
c. SEA2P applicants must sign (with witness), an administrative remarks
(NAVPERS 1070/613) (permanent) in line with reference (g). Ensure the
following statement is included: *I understand that by submitting an
application for consideration for Senior Enlisted Advancement-to-Position, I
am certifying that I am assignable to any billets for which I applied and
will execute orders to those billets when directed.*
d. Commanding officers (CO) are not authorized to withhold from
forwarding SEA2P NAVPERS 1306/7 requests solely based on lack of relief
availability. The Manning Control Authority will work with the Fleet
readiness integrators to determine prioritization of backfills for losing
e. Gaining commands are not authorized to refuse to accept orders for
SEA2P selected Sailors.
f. Applicants must possess any required Navy enlisted classification
(NEC) codes associated with the billet(s) for which they apply. Waivers will
be considered for applicants who have pre- requisite experience necessary to
obtain required NECs and can do so while also meeting the required arrival
date for the SEA2P billet.
5. Application. SEA2P applications must be submitted in line with
reference (g). Applications must include:
a. Completed NAVPERS 1306/7 indicating billet(s) being applied for (in
rank order) and favorable endorsement of operational suitability by
CO. Applicants must verify that their application is clearly marked *FY-23
Senior Enlisted Advancement-to-Position.* For questions on how to complete a
NAVPERS 1306/7 contact your command career counselor.
b. Sailors selected for SEA2P must OBLISERV to serve 36 months in the
SEA2P billet and will be exempt from TYCOM manning actions (operational
holds, crossdecks, or diverts).
6. Billets available under SEA2P, along with associated rating, paygrade and
NEC requirements, are delineated on the MyNavy HR website:
Then click on *Senior Enlisted Advance to Position Jobs* on the right
side of the page.
a. Applicants shall provide a prioritized ranking of all billets to
which they are applying within the NAVPERS 1306/7 using the billet titles and
locations listed on the MyNavy HR website. Applicants will only be considered
for billets for which they apply and will not be subject to involuntary
selection to any other SEA2P billets for which they may be qualified.
b. Personnel with assignment restrictions such as exceptional family
member, dual military, or overseas screening limitations shall only apply to
billets for which they are eligible for assignment.
c. Selectees must expeditiously complete operational screening in line
with reference (f). Commands should quickly elevate any barriers to meeting
transfer timelines to their immediate superior in command/TYCOM and Navy
7. Applications must be submitted via NAVPERS 1306/7 no later than
31 Aug 2 (first round) and 17 Oct 22 (second round) for the selection
boards. It is not recommended that applications be submitted via mail. If
that is absolutely the only method available, applications must be postmarked
no later than 15 Aug 22 for the first round and 2 Oct 22 for the second
8. Points of contact:
a. For questions regarding SEA2P billet requirements, command career
counselors should contact the applicable TYCOM N1.
b. For SEA2P distribution questions, contact:
(1) CDR Todd Grahek, email@example.com,
(2) HMCM Fernando Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org,
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until completion of the second SEA2P
10. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//