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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONAL
SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 259/10, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ALTERNATIVE FINAL MULTIPLE
SCORE IMPLEMENTATION IN FY11. REF D IS NAVADMIN 215/10, PERFORMANCE
EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE SAILORS. REF E
IS MILPERSMAN 1220-040, SUBMARINE QUALIFICATIONS DESIGNATION FOR ENLISTED
MEMBERS. REF F IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE
ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.
REF G IS NAVADMIN 021/17, ESTABLISHMENT OF YEOMAN (SUBMARINE), LOGISTICS
SPECIALIST (SUBMARINE), CULINARY SPECIALIST (SUBMARINE) AND FIRE CONTROLMAN
(AEGIS) SERVICE RATINGS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for administration of the January
2019 (Cycle 242) E7 Navy-Wide Advancement Examination (NWAE) for U.S. Navy
(USN) active and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors only.
Information pertaining to selection board criteria will be promulgated via a
a. 17 January 2019: Administration of exams.
b. 31 January 2019: Individual augmentation (IA) 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
17 January 2019. Candidates who do not meet the eligibility requirements are
ineligible for the Cycle 242 NWAE and shall not be administered an
b. Terminal eligibility date for Cycle 242 used to compute the TIR is 1
January 2020. The minimum TIR date must be on or before
1 January 2017.
c. TIR requirements for Early Promote Sailors can be waived for one year
with commanding officer (CO) or officer in charge approval.
d. High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver must be effective
1 September 2019 or later and approved prior to
17 January 2019.
e. Candidates who have been selected for Seaman to Admiral, Medical
Enlisted Commissioning Program and Medical Service Corps In-Service
Procurement programs remain eligible for advancement.
Selection to any other officer commissioning program renders candidates
ineligible and those examinations must be invalidated by their commands.
f. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of Defense
Central Adjudication Facility (DoDCAF) and it must be reflected properly in
Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 17 January 2019. If the
CO grants the candidate an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to
17 January 2019. Refer to reference (b) for additional guidance. 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, YN, and all nuclear and submarine
g. Branch Class (BRCL) and Special Program Indicator (SPI)
code: BRCL 32 with a blank SPI code is an invalid Navy accounting status.
Commands should take action to have this corrected for Sailors reflecting no
SPI code. Sailors in this status will be invalidated.
h. Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) personnel with a BRCL of 32 and a SPI
code of W (enlisted canvasser recruiter) are ineligible for advancement to E7
and are only authorized to take the NWAE for Limited Duty Officer (LDO)
i. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. In line with reference (c),
the NSW alternative final multiple score will be used to determine selection
board eligibility for Special Warfare Operator and Special Warfare Boat
j. Evaluations used to compute a performance mark average (PMA) of a
candidate must be inclusive of period 1 January 2016 to
31 December 2018. For additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to chapter
3 of reference (a). Refer to reference (d) for guidance on computing PMA and
establishing eligibility for early promote TIR waivers using concurrent
evaluations for specific IA/global support assignment tours. Only E6
evaluations are to be used for computing PMA. If a service member does not
have an evaluation in current paygrade during the period specified, prepare a
special evaluation with 31 December 2018 in block 15.
k. Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) Sailors must achieve a
minimum of L2/R2 on the most recent Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT)
in their primary language, as assigned by their CO, within 12 months of the
NWAE. However, a CTI who achieves a maximum of L3/R3 on the most recent DLPT
in their primary language, as assigned by the CO, within 24 months of the
NWAE will be eligible for advancement. Any CTI whose primary language DLPT
has expired must receive an advancement cycle participation waiver from the
Navy Foreign Language Office, Regional Expertise, and Culture Office (OPNAV
l. Sailors assigned to a submarine source rating must be physically
qualified for submarine duty in line with reference (e), or be in the process
of rating conversion to a non-submarine rating to be eligible for
4. Exam Ordering
a. Deploying commands can order exams up to six months prior to the
scheduled exam date. Exams required prior to the TIR list opening are
ordered via message or in message format via e-mail to
email@example.com following the guidelines in chapter
4 and figure 4-1 of reference (a). Specify in the subject line the order
request is for early exams. Ensure a point of contact (POC) is included in
the message. Refer to reference (f) for IA Sailors who are pending
deployment to, or are deployed to and operating in, a Congressionally
Designated Combat Zone and Approved Contingency Operations Areas (CDCZ/ACOA).
The in-theatre selection board eligibility waiver is not an automatic
b. Cryptologic Technician Interpretive/Cryptologic Technician
Networks/Cryptologic Technician Collection Sensitive Compartmented
Information (SCI) exam ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted
Advancement System (NEAS) website at https://prod- neas.ncdc.navy.mil.
(1) Educational Services Officers (ESO) must verify TIR eligibility
lists on NEAS Web for initial exam ordering.
(2) Additional exams are ordered via message or in message format via
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org following the guidelines in
chapter 4 of reference (a). Commands must include their Department of
Defense Activity Address Code (DoDAAC) or account number, POC, and the number
of exams required. DoDAAC commands requesting to forward exams should
include the forwarding command as an info addressee on the message. The
deadline for additional orders is 29 September 2018. The deadline for
substitute SCI exam orders is 30 January 2019.
c. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins on 2 September 2018.
ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on NEAS Web during the following time
(1) Initial TIR lists will be open for review and editing until 4
(2) Eligible candidates that were not added to the initial TIR list
can be added to a supplemental TIR list. Additional TIR lists will be
available from 5 November 2018 to 2 December 2018.
(3) Additional regular exams required after the TIR list has closed
will be considered. Otherwise, substitute exams will be sent. Exams ordered
after the TIR list has closed shall be ordered via message or in message
format via e-mail to email@example.com following the
guidelines in chapter
4 of reference (a). Ensure a POC is included in the message.
d. Substitute exams must be kept to a minimum and require justification
as stipulated in chapter 4 of reference (a). Naval Education and Training
Professional Development Center (NETPDC) is the approval authority for all
substitute exams. The deadline for non-SCI substitute examination ordering
is 8 February 2019.
Substitute examinations must be administered within 7 days of receipt.
e. ESOs must verify examination orders at the View Previous Exam Orders
link via NEAS Web within 14 days of placing the order.
If discrepancies are noted, contact the Exam Ordering and Discrepancy Branch
5. General Examination Information
a. Examinations will be administered in line with chapter 6 of reference
(a). Do not administer Cycle 242 examinations prior to
17 January 2019 unless specifically authorized by 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. Navy Counselor (Recruiter) examinations. Administer Navy Counselor
(NC) Recruiter examinations to Navy Counselors holding the
2186 Navy Enlisted Classification. Administer Navy Counselor
(Counselor) examinations to all other NCs.
d. Aviation Electronics Technician examinations. Administer Aviation
Electronics Technician (Intermediate) examinations for intermediate
maintenance personnel and Aviation Electronics Technician (Organizational)
examinations for organizational maintenance personnel. Aviation Electronics
Technician are tested via two separate examinations but compete together for
e. Air Traffic Controllers must possess a valid Air Traffic Controller
specialist certificate (FAA 7220-1) and meet requirements established in the
Manual of the Medical Department.
f. Nuclear Electronics Technician, Nuclear Electricians Mate, and
Nuclear Machinists Mate candidates will take nuclear-specific rating
examinations. Nuclear surface and submarine candidates will take the same
g. Separate exams are given for Yeoman (Submarine), Logistics Specialist
(Submarine), Culinary Specialist (Submarine) and Fire Controlman (Aegis)
service ratings as established by reference (g).
h. If an exam is administered in error, the command must request to
invalidate in line with reference (a), paragraph 610.
6. Competing Groups. USN candidates in the following ratings are separated
into the following competing groups:
GROUP 1 - Middle East/North Africa
GROUP 2 - East/Far East
GROUP 3 - Latin/South America
GROUP 4 - Eastern Europe
b. EMN, ETN, and MMN
GROUP 1 - Submarine
GROUP 2 - Surface
GROUP 1 - Premier Band
GROUP 2 - Fleet Band
7. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Return
a. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions, refer
to the exam verbatim at https://prod- neas.ncdc.navy.mil.
b. ESOs must check the exam tote board on NEAS Web at https://prod-
neas.ncdc.navy.mil/Public/Toteboard.aspx often to ensure answer sheets have
been received and processed.
c. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS Web.
Refer to reference (a), chapter 7 for guidance on correcting discrepancies.
In addition to processing discrepancy corrections via letter or message,
NETPDC will also accept discrepancy corrections by encrypted e-mail.
8. Examination Results
a. Results will be provided via BUPERS On-Line to authorized command
representatives prior to the release of the profile sheets.
b. Commands must verify their Exam Status Verification Report and submit
a message to NETPDC (N321), info Eligibility and Promotions Branch (PERS-
802), requesting invalidation for candidates no longer eligible or no longer
recommended for advancement.
Withdrawal of advancement must be documented in line with reference (a),
c. Individual Sailors may view their profile sheet at https://prod-
9. Additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on NEAS Web.
a. Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 866-U-ASK- NPC/866-
827-5672, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. SCI exam questions and orders: 850-473-5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at
c. Exam orders, records, and discrepancies: 850-473-6148/DSN
753 or via e-mail at email@example.com, or
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled.
12. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//