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SUBJ/JANUARY 2020 CYCLE 246 ACTIVE AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT E-7 NAVY- WIDE
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND 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 guidance for the administration of the
January 2020 (cycle 246) E-7 Navy-wide advancement examination (NWAE) for
Active-Duty and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors only. Information pertaining
to selection board criteria will be promulgated via a future NAVADMIN. In
line with Sailor 2025 transformation efforts to modernize personnel
management and improve transparency, changes to cycle 246 include:
a. New requirement to compute reporting senior cumulative average
performance mark average as outlined in reference (c) using E-6 evaluations
with the ending date that falls within the time period of 1 January 2017 to
31 December 2019. Refer to reference (c) and paragraph 308 of reference (a)
for additional guidance.
b. Mandatory usage of the Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility
c. Mandatory usage of the enlisted advancement worksheet (EAW).
For guidance on establishing EAW user roles and completing worksheets, refer
to reference (e).
a. 16 January 2020: Administration of exams.
b. 31 January 2020: Congressionally-designated combat zones and
approved contingency operations areas (CDCZ/ACOA) evaluations used for time-
in-rate (TIR) waivers must have an ending period by this date.
3. Eligibility Criteria
a. Candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements outlined in
chapter 2 of reference (a) and this message prior to 16 January 2020.
Candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements shall not be
administered an advancement examination.
b. Terminal eligibility date for cycle 246 used to compute the TIR is 1
January 2021. The minimum TIR date must be on or before 1 January 2018.
c. TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be waived for 1 year
with commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge (OIC) approval in line with
reference (a), paragraph 214.
d. High year tenure (HYT) date must be 1 September 2020 or later.
Waivers must be approved prior to 16 January 2020.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of Defense
Central Adjudication Facility (DoDCAF) reflected properly in Joint Personnel
Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 16 January 2020. If granted an interim
clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 16 January 2020. 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. Rates
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 and YN, as well as all nuclear and
submarine ratings. Refer to references
(a) and (b) for additional guidance.
f. Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) personnel with a branch class of 32 and
a special program indicator code of W (enlisted CANREC) are ineligible for
advancement to E-7 and are only authorized to take the NWAE for limited duty
officer (LDO) purposes.
g. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. In line with reference (a),
the NSW alternative final multiple score will be used to determine selection
board eligibility for special warfare operator and special warfare boat
4. Exam Ordering
a. Deploying commands and candidates departing to 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) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Exams.
Cryptologic-Technician Interpretive (CTI), Cryptologic-Technician Network
(CTN) and Cryptologic Technician-Collection (CTR) SCI exam ordering dates can
be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System
(NEAS) website via MyNavy Portal (MNP) at
(2) Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams is available now.
Educational services officers (ESO) must verify TIR eligibility lists on the
NEAS website during the following time
(a) Initial TIR lists will be available through 3 November 2019
(b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available from 4 November to
1 December 2019
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered
using preferred formatted e-mail 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 submitted after supplemental TIR
list closure will result in a substitute exam being sent.
c. Substitute Exams:
(1) The deadline for ordering SCI substitute exams is 3 February
2020. The deadline for ordering non-SCI substitute exams is 31 January 2020.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center,
Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch (NETPDC (N321)) is the approval
authority for all substitute exams.
(3) Substitute examinations may be administered with regular exam
administration or in line with reference (a), paragraph 606.
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 NETPDC (N321) as listed in the
NEAS website NETPDC (N321) point of contact table.
e. Exceptions to policy for exam orders will continue to be submitted in
line with reference (a).
5. General Examination Information
a. Examinations will be administered in line with chapter 6 of reference
(a). Do not administer cycle 246 examinations prior to 16 January 2020
unless specifically authorized by Navy Personnel Command, Enlisted Career
b. Authorized materials during examination administration.
Only those materials specifically identified and listed in chapter 6 of
reference (a), this NAVADMIN, and the general examination verbatim
instructions are authorized for use during examination administration.
c. If an exam is administered in error, commands must request to
invalidate in line with reference (a), paragraph 610.
6. Competing Groups. Active and FTS Sailors in the following ratings are
separated into the following competing groups:
(1) GROUP 1 - Middle East/North Africa
(2) GROUP 2 - East/Far East
(3) GROUP 3 - Latin/South America
(4) GROUP 4 - Eastern Europe
b. EMN, ETN and MMN:
(1) GROUP 1 - Submarine
(2) GROUP 2 - Surface
(1) GROUP 1 - Premier Band
(2) GROUP 2 - Fleet Band
7. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Return
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 via MNP at
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 can be found at the NEAS website via MNP.
For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a),
chapters 3 and 7.
d. Commencing with cycle 246, post-exam administration discrepancy
correction correspondence with NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW
post-exam administration comments function, refer to reference (e). All
corrections must have CO or OIC letter and supporting documentation included
8. Examination Results. See chapter 7 of reference (a).
9. Points of Contact
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC), who is available 24/7, by phone at (833)
330-MNCC ((833) 330-6622) or via e-mail at email@example.com.
b. SCI exam questions and orders via phone at
(850) 473-5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at
c. Non-SCI exam orders by phone at (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail
d. Non-SCI exam records, and discrepancies via phone at
(850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via EAW.
10. For further NEAS information, to include exam verbatim and other related
documents, visit MNP at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled
whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//