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SUBJ/FEBRUARY 2020 (CYCLE 106) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION FOR SELECTED
RESERVE E-4 THROUGH E-7 CANDIDATES//
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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 February 2020 (cycle 106) Navy- Wide
Advancement Examination (NWAE) for advancement-in-rate of Selected Reserve
(SELRES) Personnel. In line with Sailor 2025 transformation efforts to
modernize personnel management and improve transparency, changes to cycle 106
a. 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:
(1) E-4 exam - 1 June 2019 to 31 January 2020.
(2) E-5 exam - 1 February 2019 to 31 January 2020.
b. For candidates taking E-6 and E-7 exams, calculate the reporting
seniors cumulative average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using
evaluations in the current paygrade of the candidate with the ending date
that falls within the time periods:
(1) E-6 exam - 1 February 2017 to 31 January 2020.
(2) E-7 exam 1 February 2017 to 31 December 2019.
c. Refer to reference (c) and paragraph 308 of reference (a) for
additional guidance on RSCA PMA and PMA.
d. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for cycle 106.
e. For guidance on establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet
(EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e).
EAW is mandatory for cycle 106. EAW will be the authority for PMA, RSCA PMA
a. SELRES exams will be administered in February 2020.
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 (MNP) at
3. Eligibility Requirements. For all E-4 through E-7 candidates,
eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the
following information specific only to cycle 106:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) for E-4 through E-6 is 1 July 2020 and for E-7 is 1 January 2021.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before
(1) E-7 - 1 January 2018.
(2) E-6 - 1 July 2017.
(3) E-5 - 1 July 2019.
(4) E-4 1 January 2020.
c. E-6 and E-7 candidates 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 for E-4 through E-6 must be effective 1
July 2020 or later. HYT date for E-7 must be effective
1 September 2020 or later. Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to
1 February 2020.
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 (DoDCAF) reflected properly in the Joint Personnel
Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 February 2020. If the CO of the
candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1
February 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. 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, TM (previously MMW), MN, ND,
OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS and YN. Refer to references
(a) and (b) for additional guidance.
g. Branch class and special program indicator (SPI) code. All SELRES
are required to take a cycle 106 SELRES NWAE. Full-Time Support and
Canvasser Recruiter personnel with a SPI code of V and W, respectively, will
take cycle 246 (E-7) or cycle 247 (E-4 through
E-6) Active-Duty NWAEs.
4. 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. Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Exams:
(1) Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI), Cryptologic Technician
Networks (CTN) and Cryptologic Technician Collection
(CTR) SCI exam ordering dates can be found on the NEAS website.
ESOs must verify initial TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website for exam
(2) Supplemental TIR SCI exams are ordered via preferred formatted e-
mail to email@example.com or naval message following the
guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). The deadline for
supplemental orders is 22 January 2020.
c. Non-SCI Exams:
(1) Exam ordering for non-SCI exams will be available from 1 December
2019 to 10 December 2019. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS
(2) Eligible candidates who were not added to the initial TIR list
can be added to a supplemental TIR list. Supplemental TIR lists will be
available from 11 December 2019 to 22 January 2020.
The deadline to order supplemental SELRES exams is 29 February 2020.
d. Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed and exams for prior
service reenlistment eligible Reserve Sailors shall be ordered using
preferred formatted e-mail or naval message following the guidelines in line
with chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure a point of contact is included in
the submitted e-mail or message.
e. Exams for CDCZ/ACOA Sailors or recalled reservists will be ordered by
the command holding the service record of the Service 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
106 SELRES exam and not the cycle 246 (E-7) or cycle 247 (E-4 through E-6)
f. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 April 2020.
g. Cycle 106 exams should only be administered during the month of
February. 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 March 2020.
Ensure the reason for a requested delay is included.
h. 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 Table.
5. 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 can be found at the NEAS website via MNP.
For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a),
chapters 3 and 7.
d. All 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/OIC letter and supporting documentation included
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 29 February 2020.
Approved late exams must be administered no later than 31 March 2020.
6. Results. Selection board eligibility results will be provided via BUPERS
On-line to authorized command representatives prior to the release of profile
sheets. See chapter 7 of reference (a) for additional information on
selection board eligibility and advancement results.
7. Points of contact
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. Non-SCI exam orders by phone at (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail
d. Non-SCI exam records, and discrepancies by phone at
(850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via EAW.
8. Any additional information regarding this cycle, to include the exam
verbatim and other related documents, will be posted on MNP at
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//