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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN//
SUBJ/FALL 2022 (CYCLE 111) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION FOR SELECTED
RESERVE E-4 THROUGH E-6 CANDIDATES//
REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13//
REF/C/MSG/COMNAVRESFOR NORFOLK VA/081615ZOCT21//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201449ZDEC18//
REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/272057ZDEC18//
REF/F/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/161157ZJUL20//
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 ALNAVRESFOR 012/21, NAVY RESERVE NOMENCLATURE CHANGES.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.
REF F IS NAVADMIN 201/20, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REVISED BUSINESS RULES.
REF G IS USD P&R CONSOLIDATED DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
FORCE HEALTH PROTECTION GUIDANCE AVAILABLE
REF H IS OPS ALERT 007-21, PMK-EE REQUIREMENTS FOR E3 NEW ACCESSIONS.
REF I IS OPS ALERT 011-21, PMK-EE REQUIREMENTS FOR E4 NEW ACCESSIONS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the guidance for the administration of the
fall 2022 (cycle 111) Navy-wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) for Selected Reserve
(SELRES) Sailors in paygrades E-5 through E-6 and E-4 Prior Service
Reenlistment Eligibility Reserve (PRISE-R) candidates and the use of an
alternative final multiple score (FMS) rank-order method without an exam for
all other SELRES E-4 advancement candidates. E-4 candidates (with the
exception of PRISE-R) will not participate in an exam, but will be given the
opportunity for advancement using an alternative FMS rank-order method,
without the inclusion of an exam score from a proctored exam. E-4 PRISE-R,
E-5 and E-6 candidates will be administered NWAEs in August per reference
(a). All candidates serving on voluntary recall, mobilization or as
Canvasser Recruiters (CANREC) will compete for advancement as a SELRES.
a. 30 June 2022: Professional Military Knowledge – Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE) completion deadline.
b. 1-31 August 2022: E-4 PRISE-R, E-5 and E-6 exam administration.
c. 31 August 2022: Enlisted advancement worksheet (EAW) completion due
date. E-4 (with the exception of PRISE-R) exams are cancelled, but EAWs must
still be completed by this date.
3. Eligibility Requirements. For all E-4 through E-6 candidates,
eligibility requirements are found in chapter 2 of reference (a), with the
following information specific only to cycle 111:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time in rate (TIR) for
E-4 through E-6 is 1 January 2023.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
(1) E-6 - 1 January 2020
(2) E-5 - 1 January 2022
(3) E-4 - 1 July 2022
c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for early promote (EP) Sailors can be
waived by one year with commanding officer (CO)/officer in charge (OIC)
approval, in line with paragraph 214 of reference (a). Cycle 111 EAW must be
manually created for all E-6 EP TIR waiver authorized candidates.
d. High-year tenure (HYT) date for E-4 through E-6 must be effective
1 January 2023, or later. HYT waivers must be approved prior to 1 August
2022 to be able to participate in cycle 111.
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 reflected properly in the Defense Information System
for Security (DISS) prior to 1 August 2022. If the CO of the candidate
grants an interim clearance, it must be entered in DISS prior to 1 August
2022. Candidates must maintain security clearance eligibility throughout the
advancement cycle to be eligible for advancement. If, for any reason, a
clearance is denied, revoked or not reflected in DISS, an exam is not
authorized and commands will not allow candidates to take the exam until the
discrepancy is corrected or a new clearance is granted and is properly
reflected in the candidates EAW. Ratings requiring a security clearance are
AC, AE, AG, AO, AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AZ, CTI, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, ETV,
FC, FCA, GM, HT, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MMA, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG,
STS, TM and YN. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional guidance.
g. Branch class and special program indicator (SPI) code. All SELRES
including CANREC are required to take the cycle 111 SELRES NWAE. Training
and Administration of the Reserves (TAR), although still referred to as FTS
in some systems, with a SPI code of V will take cycle 256 (E-4 through E-6)
h. For candidates eligible for advancement to E-4 and E-5, compute
performance mark average (PMA) using all applicable evaluations in the
current pay grade of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the
(1) E-4 - 1 January 2022 to 31 July 2022
(2) E-5 - 1 June 2021 to 31 July 2022
i. For candidates eligible for advancement to E-6, calculate the
reporting seniors cumulative average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference
(d), using evaluations in the current paygrade of the candidate with the
ending date that falls within the time period 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2022.
j. Refer to reference (d) and paragraph 308 of reference (a) for
additional guidance on RSCA PMA and PMA including guidance on establishing
PMA for new accessions that have graduated from *A* school and do not have a
k. For guidance on establishing EAW user roles and completing
worksheets, refer to reference (e). EAW is mandatory for cycle 111 and will
be the authority for PMA, RSCA PMA and awards.
l. PMK-EE is mandatory for all cycle 111 candidates competing for
advancement, even if no NWAE is being administered, and must be successfully
completed once for the exam paygrade. E6 EP TIR waiver candidates are not
exempt from completing the PMK-EE requirement by the deadline. Commands must
identify candidates early and Sailors should be completing PMK-EE requirement
to be eligible for participation ahead of an advancement cycle. The PMK-EE
completion deadline is 30 June 2022, in accordance with reference (f). No
Sailor competing for advancement shall be permitted to participate in the
advancement cycle without having a completed PMK-EE for the exam
paygrade. For E-3 and E-4 new accession candidates authorized PMK-EE
completion deadlines, refer to references (h) and (i).
m. PRISE-R Sailors required to participate in the NWAE to complete their
rate conversion are only required to complete the PMK-EE if they are an E-3
and are eligible for advancement in conjunction with testing to complete rate
n. Commands must accurately validate, complete and finalize all EAWs in
the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS). E-4 EAW accuracy is
critical since Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) will be reprogrammed
to use finalized E-4 EAWs (with the exception of PRISE-R) rather than the
candidate exam answer sheets to create E-4 candidate records. The success of
this process will be dependent upon the accurate completion of E-4 EAWs to
establish advancement cycle participation. Cycle 111 E-4 EAWs must be
completed by 31 August 2022.
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 six 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.
Cryptologic technician interpretive (CTI), cryptologic technician
networks (CTN) and cryptologic technician collection (CTR) SCI exam
ordering requirements can be found on the NEAS website via MyNavy
Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/advancement-and-promotion/command-
information. Select Command Advancement Tools, then NEAS
website. Educational Services Officers (ESOs) must verify initial TIR
eligibility lists on the NEAS website for exam ordering.
Supplemental SCI exams are ordered via message-formatted e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org or naval message following the
guidelines with chapter 4 of reference (a). Check NEAS Web for additional
exam ordering information.
c. Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering requirements can be found on
the NEAS website via MyNavy Portal at
information. Select Command Advancement Tools, then NEAS Website.
ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website.
(1) Eligible candidates who were not added to the initial TIR list
can be added to a supplemental TIR list. The deadline to order supplemental
SELRES exams is 31 August 2022.
d. All candidate exam orders not included on the initial TIR list must
be ordered in NEAS web by entering a Department of Defense identification
(DoD ID) for each candidate instead of by e-mail or naval message. This is a
change to guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a).
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
exam administration. However, all SELRES including CANREC candidates are
still required to take the cycle 111 SELRES exam and not the cycle 256 (E-4
through E-6) active duty exam.
f. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 October 2022.
g. Cycle 111 exams should only be administered from 1-31 August
2022. Refer to paragraphs 4.g.(1) and 4.g.(2) below for requests to retain
exams for late administration on a next drill weekend in September
2022. Approved late administrations must be administered prior to 1 October
2022. Administration for all late exam administrations will follow
guidelines in references (a) and paragraph 4.f.(1) and 4.f.(2).
(1) Since SELRES candidates may take the NWAE anytime from
1-31 August 2022, annual training (AT) and additional duty for training (ADT)
orders are not a valid reason for Sailors to take the late exam. ESOs shall
ensure that Sailors take the NWAE prior to going on AT/ADT orders or when
Sailors return from their AT/ADT. If a Sailor will be on AT/ADT during the
entire time of the scheduled advancement exam window, then the ESO shall
coordinate with the gaining command to forward the Sailor's exam and EAW.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC) (N321) has the final approval for all late exam administration
requests, but all SELRES late administration requests must come through the
Navy Reserve Force ESOs prior to contacting NETPDC. The Command ESO must e-
mail the Navy Reserve Force ESOs at email@example.com and
carbon copy their immediate superior in command ESOs for validation of their
late exam administration request. Once the Reserve Force ESOs validate the
reason of the request, the command ESO will request approval from
NETPDC to allow the Sailor to take the late exam. A request for approval
from NETPDC must be submitted with justification via e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to retain exams for late
administration on a next drill weekend in September 2022. Ensure the reason
for a requested delay and Commander, Navy Reserve Forces command ESO
validation are included.
h. ESOs must verify the exam orders at the *View Previous Exam Orders*
link via the NEAS website within seven to ten days of placing the order. If
exam order discrepancies are noted, contact the fleet services branch, NETPDC
(N321) as listed on the NEAS website at NETPDC (N321) point of contact table.
5. Exam administration and answer sheet returns.
a. Every effort should be made to ensure appropriate COVID-19 mitigation
measures are in place, in line with reference (g).
b. Following the administration of exams, it is critical that ESOs
expeditiously mail in answer sheet packages to NETPDC (N321). Do not hold
exams until the end of the testing month. Prompt return of answer sheets
will help ensure results are released in a timely manner. For 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. The tote board can be
accessed via MyNavy Portal at
information. Select Command Advancement Tools, then Exam Toteboard.
Answer sheets with errors will not be counted until they are processed
c. All eligible candidates serving on voluntary recall, mobilization or
as CANREC will compete for advancement as a SELRES and participate in this
6. Discrepancy Correction
a. A detailed discrepancy list can be found at the NEAS website via
MyNavy Portal. For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to
chapters 3 and 7 of reference (a).
b. Post-exam administration discrepancy correction correspondence with
NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW post-exam administration
comments (PAC) 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 a screen
shot of the joint service transcript display indicating the degree type and
date of completion.
c. For guidance on E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to
assignment in CDCZ/ACOA, refer to chapter 6 of reference (a). A missed exam
cycle EAW is required to be completed by selecting *Missed Cycle/IA* entry in
the *EAW Special Circumstances* data entry field.
7. Examination results. Refer to chapter 7 of reference (a).
8. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the
9. Points of contact
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) is available 24/7, by phone at
(833) 330-6622 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
b. SCI exam questions and orders via phone at (850) 473- 5867/DSN 753 or
via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. Non-SCI exam orders by phone at (850) 473-6150/DSN 753 or
via e-mail to email@example.com.
d. NWAE exam records, and discrepancies by phone at (850) 473-6148/DSN
753 or via EAW PAC function. ESO pre / post-advancement
exam administration inquiries may be submitted via email to
10. Any additional information regarding this cycle, to include the
exam verbatim and other related documents, will be posted on MyNavy
Portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/advancement-and-promotion/command-
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Rear Admiral J. P. Waters, Acting N1B.//