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SUBJ/MARCH 2020 (CYCLE 247) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR ACTIVE-
DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER PETTY OFFICERS (E-4 - E-6)//
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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 March 2020 (cycle 247) Navy- wide
Advancement Examinations for advancement in rate of Active, Full-Time Support
and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors.
a. Exam dates are:
E-6 - 5 March 2020
E-5 - 12 March 2020
E-4 - 19 March 2020
b. 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, which can be found on the Navy
Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) via MyNavy Portal (MNP) at
2. Eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the
following information specific only to cycle 247:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) is 1 July 2020.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before
E-6 - 1 July 2017
E-5 - 1 July 2019
E-4 - 1 January 2020
c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for Early Promote Sailors can be
waived by 1 year with the commanding officer (CO)/officer-in- charge (OIC)
approval, in line with reference (a), paragraph 214.
d. High-year tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 July 2020 or later.
Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 March 2020.
e. 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 March 2020.
If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated
prior to 1 March 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, 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, YN, as well as nuclear and submarine ratings. Refer to references
(a) and (b) for additional guidance.
f. For candidates taking E-4 and E-5 exams, compute Performance Mark
Average (PMA) using evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate
with an ending date that falls within the following time periods:
E-4 exam - 1 June 2019 to 29 February 2020
E-5 exam - 1 December 2018 to 29 February 2020
g. For candidates taking E-6 exams, compute the Reporting Seniors
Cumulative Average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using
evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with the ending date
that falls within the time period
E-6 exam - 1 March 2017 to 29 February 2020.
h. For guidance in establishing PMA for new accessions, refer to
reference (a), paragraph 308.b.
i. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for cycle 247.
j. For guidance on establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet
(EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e).
EAW is mandatory for cycle 247. EAW will be the authority for PMA/RSCA PMA
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. 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)/Cryptologic Technician-Collection (CTR) SCI exam ordering dates can be
found on the NEAS website. ESOs must verify initial Active TIR eligibility
lists on the NEAS website for exam ordering. The deadline for ordering
supplemental TIR SCI exams is 2 January 2020.
(2) Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 1 December
2019. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the
following time periods:
(a) Initial TIR lists will be available:
E-6 11 December 2019 to 18 December 2019
E-5 11 December 2019 to 7 January 2020
E-4 11 December 2019 to 13 January 2020
(b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available:
E-6 19 December 2019 to 29 January 2020
E-5 8 January 2020 to 2 February 2020
E-4 14 January 2020 to 2 February 2020
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered
using preferred formatted e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 April 2020.
The deadline for ordering non-SCI substitute exams is
31 March 2020.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC N321) is the approval authority for all substitute exams.
(3) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training
pipeline on transfer leave in route to their first at-sea assignment during
the E-4 and E-5 examination dates will have substitute examinations ordered
for them by their ultimate duty station if dates permit exam ordering before
the published deadline.
(4) 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 to 10 days of placing the order. If exam
order discrepancies are noted, contact the Fleet Services Branch (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).
f. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the following
Group 1 Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 East/Far East
Group 3 Latin/South America
Group 4 Eastern Europe
(2) EMN, ETN and MMN
Group 1 Submarine
Group 2 Surface
Group 3 Training
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 via MyNavy
Portal 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. 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
as attachments. Education point corrections require 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.
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 e-mail 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. Records and discrepancies can be reached at (850) 473- 6148/DSN 753
or via EAW.
8. For further NEAS information, to include exam verbatim and other related
documents, visit MNP at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//