MERITORIOUS ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM:
R 181252Z JUN 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/MERITORIOUS ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUN//
NARR/REF A IS ALNAV 050/15, DEPARTMENT OF NAVY TALENT MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES.
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF
THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF C IS OPNAVINST 1430.4B, NAVY
RECRUITER MERITORIOUS ADVANCEMENT PROGRAMS. REF D IS NAVADMIN 245/14, COMMAND
ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. Per reference (a) and on-going efforts to further empower command
triads in the advancement of our top performing Sailors, the Command
Advancement Program is hereby changed in name and scope to the Meritorious
Advancement Program (MAP). Program updates will be included in the revision
of reference (b).
2. MAP provides commands the opportunity to recognize their best Sailors,
advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility. This
is about giving greater authority to commands to better shape their workforce
and the Navy by developing and rewarding our best talent. To provide
flexibility, MAP will allow commands to petition for additional meritorious
advancements or surrender those not needed in a given season. Feedback will
be important as we continue to evolve and adjust this program to meet the
needs of the Fleet.
3. The following guidance is provided to codify and explain the details of
this change. Reference (c) is canceled and will be included in the pending
revision to reference (b). MAP validation requirements, timeline, policies
and procedures outlined in references (b) and (d) for FY-15 are hereby
a. MAP open season will take place 1 July - 31 August 2015. All initial
MAP certification letters (MCL) must be received by Enlisted Career
Administration/Enlisted Boards (PERS-81) no later than (NLT) 31 August 2015.
b. MAP redistribution season will take place from 1-30 September 2015.
If authorized, all additional MCLs must be received by PERS-81 NLT 30
c. Time-in-Rate remains: 1 July 2015.
d. Date-of-Rank (DOR) remains: 1 July 2015 or date of CO’s MCL,
whichever is later. Commands are encouraged to submit MCLs as early as
e. MAP candidates must be attached to the MAP authorized command during
the FY-15 MAP season (i.e. any day(s) from 1 July 2015 - 30 September 2015).
f. Per reference (b), pre-commissioning units are not authorized to
submit MCLs until on or after actual delivery date or in-service date,
whichever is sooner.
4. MAP Certification Letter. Commands can begin submitting MCLs upon
release of this NAVADMIN; however, the earliest effective DOR for MAP
candidates identified before the open season is 1 July 2015. All other MAP
advancements will be the date of the MCL. All commands authorized MAP quotas
in references (b) and (d) are required to submit one consolidated MCL during
the FY-15 MAP open season. The MCL must include all candidates selected for
the FY-15 MAP open season, or submit the letter stating *none* if the command
chooses not to select any candidate(s). Negative responses are required.
Commands will continue to be afforded the opportunity to correct any
discrepancies per reference (d). An additional MCL will be required if the
command is provided additional MAP quotas in accordance with paragraph (5)
and negative responses are required.
a. An example of a MCL will be posted on the Navy Personnel Command
(NPC) website at http://www.npc.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Pages/Advancement.aspx upon the release of
b. The example MCL will also be sent out via the career counselor
network. If your command career counselor does not receive the example
certification letter and cannot access the NPC website, please contact PERS-
81 at firstname.lastname@example.org and a copy will be e-mailed.
c. E-mail is the preferred method for submission of the MCL to PERS-81
at: email@example.com. An e-mail response validating the MCL
should be received within four business days of submission.
5. MAP Quota Utilization. During the FY-15 MAP open season, authorized
commands have the opportunity to return unused quotas and/or request
additional MAP quotas as a part of the MAP certification process.
a. Each authorized command must identify unused quotas in paragraph 3 of
the MCL, if applicable. Provide brief explanation as to why quota(s) were
unused (e.g. lack of eligible candidates). Returning quotas will not reduce
or affect the command*s future number of MAP quotas.
b. Each authorized command may request additional quotas, by pay grade
and rating, in paragraph 4 of the MCL. MAP authorized commands do not need
to utilize all initial quotas in order to request additional quotas (e.g.
return of two E4 quotas and request for one additional E5 quota is
c. During the FY-15 MAP redistribution season, unused quotas will be
redistributed to the returning MAP command’s echelon II commander. Pending
availability, additional quotas may only be provided to commands that
requested additional quotas in their MCL.
d. Once additional quotas have been granted, the MAP candidate(s) must
match the paygrade authorized or be used for a lower paygrade, provided the
lower paygrade and rating was requested in the MCL (e.g., if an additional E5
MAP quota is authorized, it can only be used for an E5 or E4 advancement).
6. Further expansion of MAP is under review by Chief of Naval Personnel and
7. Points of contact for additional information is Navy Personnel Command
Customer Service Center (NPC CSC), at 1-866-u-ask-npc (1-866-827-5672) or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. Additional information and frequently asked questions may also be found
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until reference (b) has been revised
in its entirety or until it is superseded or canceled, whichever comes first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//