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SUBJ/JANUARY 2015 E7 NAVY-WIDE EXAMINATION AND FY-16 ACTIVE AND FULL TIME
SUPPORT E7 SELECTION BOARD CYCLE 226 (CORRECTED COPY)//
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1220.1D, CHANGING OR
REMOVING PRIMARY NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION CODES FOR NUCLEAR PROPULSION
REF C IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION
REQUIREMENTS. REF D IS NAVADMIN 259/10, NAVAL SPECIAL WARFARE ALTERNATIVE
FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE IMPLEMENTATION IN FY-11.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 215/10, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE SAILORS. REF F IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF
THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for administration of the January
2015 E7 Navy-Wide Advancement Examination and the FY-16 Active and Full Time
Support (FTS) E7 Selection Board Cycle 226.
a. It is the responsibility of the candidate and command to ensure that
the candidate*s official military personnel file (OMPF) is up-to-date and any
discrepancy impacting the eligibility of the candidate, to include being in
the correct competitive group, is identified to PERS-802/812 prior to board
The authoritative source to determine if a candidate is selection board
eligible or not is the profile sheet. Because eligibility status can change
without direct notification, candidates should verify their profile sheet on
a continuous basis up to the board convening date.
b. Communication to the board must originate from the individual Sailor
and must be accompanied under the candidate*s signed letter to the board
(LTB). Information received that is not under a signed LTB or not received
by Navy Personnel Command
(NPC) Customer Service Center (CSC) by the established deadline will not be
presented to the board.
a. 15 January 2015: Administration of exams for USN/USNR (Active),
b. 28 February 2015: Individual Augmentation (IA) evaluations used for
time-in-rate (TIR) waivers must have an ending date by this date and must be
available to the board.
c. 17 April 2015: FTS board candidates changing rating must be in their
new rating by this date to be considered for selection in the new rating.
d. 27 April 2015: LTB for FTS E7 selection board eligible candidates
must be received at NPC CSC.
e. 18 May 2015: FTS (Reserve) E7 selection board convenes.
All eligibility requirements, to include any waivers, must have final
approval prior to this date.
f. 22 May 2015: Active Component (AC) board candidates changing ratings
must be in their new rating to be considered as a candidate in the new
g. 1 June 2015: LTB for AC selection board eligible candidates must be
received at NPC CSC.
h. 22 June 2015: AC E7 selection board convenes. All eligibility
requirements, to include any waivers, must have final approval prior to this
3. Eligibility Criteria
a. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in chapter
2 of reference (a).
b. Terminal Eligibility Date (TED) for cycle 226 used to compute the TIR
is 1 January 2016. The minimum TIR date must be on or before l January 2013.
c. TIR waivers of early promote candidates must be on or before
1 January 2014 and the evaluation must be available to the board.
d. High Year Tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver must be on or
after 1 September 2015.
e. Commissioning Programs. Candidates who have been selected for Seaman
to Admiral (STA-21), Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program (MECP) and
Medical Service Corps (MSC) in-service procurement programs remain eligible
for advancement consideration.
Selection to any other officer commissioning program renders candidates
ineligible and those examinations must be invalidated by their commands. Per
reference (b), nuclear candidates will be assigned NEC 3359/3389 upon
transfer of a nuclear propulsion plant operator to a non-nuclear billet at
sea or ashore, or to duty under instruction including special college
Therefore, nuclear candidates transferred to a STA-21 duty station will not
be selection board eligible.
f. Security Clearance. Candidates in a rating requiring a security
clearance must have a favorable investigation adjudication issued by the
Department of Defense Central Adjudication Facility or the commanding
officer*s interim clearance must have been granted before 1 January 2015.
Refer to reference (c) for additional guidance. Once Sailors have a
clearance they must maintain that clearance eligibility. 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, FT, GM, HT, IC, IS,
IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MN, MT, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, and YN, as well as
all nuclear and submarine ratings.
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. Naval Special Warfare (NSW) personnel. Per reference (d), the NSW
alternative final multiple score (AFMS) will be used to determine selection
board eligibility for Special Warfare Operator
(SO) and Special Warfare Boat Operator (SB) ratings. See reference
(d) for further explanation.
i. Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel. To be eligible for
advancement to E7, Sailors must hold the senior EOD Technician Naval Enlisted
Code (NEC) 5335, or the Master EOD Technician NEC
5337 prior to the E7 board convening date. Commands must verify and
invalidate examination results for those selection board eligible Sailors
that fail to meet these qualifications.
j. Navy Diver (ND) personnel. To be eligible for advancement to E7,
Sailors must hold the first class diver NEC 5342, prior to the E7 board
convening date. Commands must verify and invalidate examination results for
those selection board eligible Sailors that fail to meet these
k. Nuclear Trained Personnel
(1) To be eligible for advancement to E7, submarine Sailors in
nuclear ratings must hold a supervisor NEC (3363, 3364, 3365,
3366) prior to the E7 board convening date. Additionally, these personnel
must have qualified as Engineering Watch Supervisor (EWS). Acceptable
documentation of EWS qualification includes an evaluation with EWS in block
29 or a letter from the Sailor*s command forwarded to the board via the
Sailor*s LTB. Commands must verify and invalidate examination results for
those selection board eligible Sailors that fail to meet these
(2) Surface Sailors in nuclear ratings must hold a supervisor NEC
(3393, 3394, 3395, 3396) prior to the E7 board convening date. Additionally
these personnel must have qualified as EWS or Propulsion Plant Watch
Supervisor. The same acceptable documentation applies as submarine Sailors
in nuclear ratings.
l. Candidates must meet special requirements (citizenship, security
clearance, medical, etc.) for certain ratings as outlined in paragraph 204 of
reference (a), prior to the regular exam date.
m. Evaluations used to compute performance mark average
(PMA) must be inclusive of period 1 January 2012 * 31 December 2014. For
additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to chapter
3 of reference (a). Refer to reference (e) for use of concurrent evaluations
for specific IA/Global Support Assignment (GSA) tours for PMA computation and
to establish eligibility for early promote TIR waivers. Only E6 evaluations
are to be used for PMA computation. If a service member does not have an
evaluation during the period specified, prepare a special evaluation with
31 December 2014 in block 15.
n. Canvasser recruiter personnel are ineligible for advancement to E7.
4. Exam Ordering a. Deploying commands can order exams up to six months
prior to the scheduled exam date. Refer to reference
(f) for IA Sailors. b. CTI/CTN/CTR SCI exam web ordering dates can be found
on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website at
(1) Educational Services Officers (ESOs) must verify TIR eligibility
lists on the NEAS website 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 account number, point of contact (POC), and the
number of exams required. Commands requesting the forwarding of exams should
include the forwarding command as an info addressee on the message. The
deadline for additional orders is 29 September 2014. The deadline for
substitute exam orders is 31 January 2015.
c. Exam web ordering for non-SCI exams have begun. ESOs must verify TIR
eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the following time periods:
(1) Initial TIR lists will be available until 9 November 2014.
(2) Additional TIR lists will be available 10 November
2014 to 7 December 2014.
(3) Exams required after the TIR list has closed are 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 should be kept to a minimum. Naval Education and
Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) is the
approval authority for all substitute exams.
Deadline for ordering substitute examinations is 31 January 2015.
5. General Examination Information
a. Examination will be administered per chapter 6 of reference (a). Do
not administer cycle 226 examinations prior to
15 January 2015 unless specifically authorized by PERS-812.
b. Refer to reference (f) regarding examination options for Sailors who
are pending deployment to, or are deployed and operating in Iraq,
Afghanistan, or the Horn of Africa. Commands must submit the command letter
of transmittal in accordance with reference (a).
The in-theatre selection board eligibility waiver is not an automatic
c. 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.
d. Navy Counselor (NC) Recruiter examinations. Administer Navy Career
Counselor (Recruiter) (NCCR) examinations to the NC*s holding the 2186 NEC.
Administer Navy Career Counselor (Counselor)
(NCCC) examinations to all other NCs.
e. Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) examinations:
Administer Aviation Electronics Technician (Intermediate) (ATI) examinations
for intermediate maintenance personnel and Aviation Electronics Technician
(Organizational) (ATO) examinations for organizational maintenance personnel.
To ensure the best possible candidates are selected for chief petty officer,
beginning with cycle 226 E7 selection board, ATI and ATO board eligible
personnel will be merged into one selection pool. Personnel will continue to
be tested via two separate examinations.
f. Air Traffic Controllers (AC) must possess a valid FAA 7220-1 ATCS
certificate and meet requirements established in NAVMED P-117.
g. Aerographer*s Mate (AG) must complete the Aerographers Mate Class C-1
course and hold the 7412 NEC.
h. Nuclear Electronics Technician (ETN), Nuclear Electricians Mate
(EMN), and Nuclear Machinists Mate (MMN) examinations:
(1) ETN, EMN, AND MMN candidates will take nuclear-specific rating
(2) Nuclear Surface and Submarine candidates with take the same
i. The ET rating has separate exams for ETR, ETV and ET. The MM rating
has separate exams for MME, MMW, and MM. Administer the appropriate
examination IAW applicable NEC:
(1) Non-Nuclear Electronic Technicians (ET) Examinations:
ETR - NEC 14BH, 14HH, 14RO, 14TO, 14CM, 14TM, 14EM, 14RM
ETV - NEC 14NM, 14NO, 14NV, 14SM, 14TK, 14XM, 14NP,
NOTE: ET surface - Administer the ET examination.
(2) Non-Nuclear Machinists Mate (MM) examinations:
MME - NEC 4230, 4231, 4234
MMW - NEC 4232, 4233, 4235
NOTE: MM Surface * Administer MM examinations.
j. If an exam is administered in error, the command must request to
invalidate IAW reference (a), paragraph 610.
6. Competitive Groups. USN candidates in the following ratings are
separated into the following competitive groups:
a. CS, LS, and YN
GROUP 1 - Submarine
GROUP 2 - All others
GROUP 1 - Middle East/North Africa
GROUP 2 - East/Far East
GROUP 3 - Latin/South America
GROUP 4 - Eastern Europe
c. EMN, ETN, and MMN
GROUP 1 - Submarine
GROUP 2 - Surface
GROUP 1 - Non-AEGIS
GROUP 2 - AEGIS
GROUP 1 - Premier Band
GROUP 2 - Fleet Band
7. Exam administration and answer sheet return
a. Refer to the exam verbatim at
https://www.nko.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-center for exam
administration and answer sheet return.
b. ESO*s must check the exam tote board on the NEAS website at
https:/neasos.cnet.navy.mil/neas/public/toteboard.aspx to ensure answer
sheets have been received and processed. Answer sheets that are in error
will not be counted until they have scanned successfully.
c. Substitute examinations must be administered within seven days of
d. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on the NEAS website.
Refer to reference (a), chapter 7 for guidance on correcting discrepancies.
8. Examination Results
a. Results will be provided online via bupers on-line (BOL) to
authorized command representatives prior to the release of the profile
b. Commands must verify their exam status verification report
(ESVR) and submit a message to NETPDTC (N321), Info PERS-81, requesting
invalidation for candidates no longer eligible or no longer recommended for
advancement. Withdrawal of advancement must be documented per reference (a),
9. Records review and communication with the E7 Selection Board
a. Communications to the board must originate from the individual Sailor
and must be accompanied under the candidate*s signed LTB. Information
received that is not under a signed cover letter or not received by NPC CSC
by the established deadline will not be presented to the board.
b. The time and date LTB*s are received in the NPC CSC (central standard
time) inbox is the time and date used for deadline verification. Although
late LTB*s may be accepted by the NPC CSC, they will not be presented to the
board. Third party correspondence is any communication to the board which is
not accompanied by the candidate*s signed LTB and will not be permitted.
This supersedes reference (a).
c. All LTB*s should be on plain white paper, paper clipped (no staples,
binders, folders or tabs) and submitted under signed cover letter to the
president of the board. Candidates must verify that the correct board number
is on their signed cover letter.
Board numbers are 336 for FTS and 360 for AC.
d. LTB*s must contain the Sailor*s full name and full social security
number. Additionally, this information must be affixed and legible on all
FTS E7 Letters must be addressed to:
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center
FY-16 Reserve E7 Selection Board #336 (FTS)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055
Active E7 Letters must be addressed to:
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center
FY-16 Active E7 Selection Board #360
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055
(1) Address for e-mailing encrypted LTB*s is firstname.lastname@example.org.
E-mailed LTB*s must be encrypted to protect personally identifiable
information (PII). Trouble with file encryption or certificate issues does
not justify a late LTB.
(2) If the candidate is unable to send an encrypted e-mail, they may
utilize the safe access file exchange (SAFE) website at
https://safe.amrdec.army.mil/safe to transmit their LTB to
email@example.com. In order for the LTBs to be considered by the
board, the NPC CSC must receive the e-mail notification of the file upload
from SAFE before the LTB deadline.
e. Certified or registered mail is not advised due to delays in
f. Candidates are authorized to submit more than one LTB, vice waiting
until the deadline to submit one all-inclusive LTB.
Although multiple LTB*s are authorized, candidates should not duplicate
previously sent information. The E7 selection board will review all
necessary information per policy and this NAVADMIN as outlined in chapter 12
of reference (a).
g. The LTB deadline still applies to candidates who gain eligibility
after the LTB deadline and before the convening date.
If a candidate is working to fix an eligibility issue and expects to be
selection board eligible prior to the board convening date, they may submit a
LTB prior to the deadline.
8. Additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the NEAS
website or at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/
activedutyenlisted /pages/cposelectionboards.aspx or
cposelectionboards.aspx. Record review and correspondence submission guidance
is provided at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/
9. Official results will be announced by NAVADMIN. Selectee profile sheets
will be published by NETPDTC within 30 days of NAVADMIN release.
10. Points of Contact.
a. NPC Customer Service Center at 866-U-ASK-NPC/866-827-5672 or via e-
mail at UASKNPC@NAVY.MIL
b. SCI Exam Questions and Orders: 850-473-5874/5867, DSN 753
c. Exam Orders, Records, and Discrepancies: 850-473-6148, DSN 753.
11. For further information visit the NKO (exam verbatim, advancement
manual, and other related documents) website at
12. This message will remain in effect until canceled or superseded,
whichever occurs first.
13. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. MORAN, N1.//