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SUBJ/SENIOR ENLISTED MARKETPLACE - E-9 BILLET BASED ADVANCEMENT//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G CH-1, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED
PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1306-
1700, AVAILABILITY PROCESSING - GENERAL INFORMATION.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1160-120, HIGH YEAR TENURE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Navy*s new Senior Enlisted Marketplace
(SEM) for Active Component (AC) Sailor advancement to master chief. This is
the first phase in a process that will ultimately include all chief petty
officers and is a fundamental change in how the Navy advances senior enlisted
leaders. In this first phase, all eligible E-8s, with the exception of those
listed in paragraph 2, will be screened (not selected) by an E-9 board.
Those who successfully screen will not be automatically advanced, but will be
given the opportunity to apply for an E-9 position. To advance to E-9,
successfully screened E-8s must be matched to an E-9 position via MyNavy
Assignment (MNA), obligate to serve the prescribed tour length, complete any
in-route training, and actually report to the E-9 billet. In line with
reference (a), candidates must have their commanding officer*s recommendation
to advance and must meet normal time in rate requirements.
2. This NAVADMIN does not apply to the Command Senior Enlisted Leader
Program, Submarine Force, Surface Nuclear, Musician, Naval Special Warfare
(SO and SB), or Reserve Component Sailors. Sailors in these communities will
continue to be advanced and detailed via legacy processes.
3. Screening board. The SEM E-9 screening board will operate in the same
manner as the legacy E-9 selection board, with the exception that it will
provide a list of E-8s eligible to apply for
E-9 positions and will identify up to the top 15% of screened E-8s as merit
screened. Following the SEM E-9 screening board, a NAVADMIN will announce
the results with a full listing of those screened and will indicate those
that are merit screened with an asterisk next to their names.
a. Merit screened Sailors are those E-8s whose records contain
documented sustained performance consistently superior to the performance of
other Sailors screened for advancement by the board.
Merit screened Sailors will be given numerical advantage in the Sailor
scoring criteria used to determine E-9 assignments (described
below) and will receive *concierge detailing*. Specifically, merit screened
Sailors will be contacted by their detailer if they are not being recommended
for selection to one of their top two E-9 job preferences during an MNA
cycle. In this conversation, merit screened Sailors may (1) agree to a lower
preference E-9 assignment,
(2) agree to another E-9 assignment not previously on their list of
preferences, or (3) turn down lower priority orders in order to participate
in future MNA cycles within their 24 months of eligibility.
4. Marketplace. Beginning with the August 2023 MNA cycle, both current E-9s
in their detailing window and those E-8s successfully screened at the SEM E-9
screening board will be able to apply and compete for E-9 jobs. Current E-9s
will continue to enter the SEM based on existing MNA business rules. All
screened E-8s may enter the SEM to apply for an E-9 position during an MNA
cycle within the first 24 months following the announcing NAVADMIN. Screened
E-8s outside of the normal projected rotation date (PRD) window will have
their PRDs manually adjusted by PERS-4 to allow access to MNA in line with
para 4.a below, but will not transfer before completing a minimum of 12
months onboard their current command.
a. MNA cycles. Between May and July of each year, screened E- 8s will
not be allowed to participate in the MNA marketplace as
PERS-8 conducts retention and advancement eligibility reviews for newly
screened E-8s and those remaining screened E-8s who were not matched to an E-
9 position in the first year of their eligibility.
Because there are five MNA cycles per year that are outside of the May to
July window (August, October, December, February and April), each screened E-
8 will have any of ten MNA cycles to be matched to an E-9 assignment during
their 24 months of eligibility. If not aligned to an E-9 assignment after 24
months (10 MNA cycles), the member will lose their screened status and be
detailed as an E-8 at their PRD per current detailing policies. In such a
case, the member will be reconsidered at the next E-9 screening board if they
continue to meet all eligibility requirements.
b. Sailor Scoring Criteria. The SEM is competitive. As such, current
E-9s and screened E-8s will be evaluated utilizing weighted elements from a
paygrade specific Sailor Scoring Criteria (SSC) to compare Sailor attributes
in light of job requirements to determine who is recommended for each
available job. For each job, detailers will use the SSC to select the
highest ranked eligible Sailor, with any exceptions approved by PERS-4. Once
matched to a billet requirement, current E-9s and screened E-8s are required
to obligate service for the prescribed tour length set forth in their PCS
orders prior to detaching from their current command. The SSC will be
available on the Detailing Marketplace website:
Management/Detailing/Enlisted/Detailing-Marketplace/) by 30 November 2022.
c. There are three marketplace outcomes that can occur for screened E-
(1) Matched to an E-9 position: After passing all required
screenings and obligating service for the prescribed tour length, the member
can be frocked as early as 30 days prior to transfer and will permanently
advance to E-9 upon reporting to the E-9 billet following completion of any
required schools. To ensure that Sailor outcomes are aligned with SEM
orders/obligations, there will be no type commander manning actions (such as
cross-decks, diverts or temporary additional duty) for Sailors assigned via
the SEM unless deemed absolutely essential by the applicable Fleet N1.
(2) Choose another E-8 assignment: Sailors within their PRD window
who choose to be matched to another E-8 position will lose their screened
status at that point, but will be reconsidered by the next SEM E-9 screening
board if they retain all eligibility requirements.
(3) Not matched to a follow-on position during the first year: Upon
passing the PERS-8 performance eligibility review (May- June), these Sailors
will maintain their screened status (including Merit Screened status if
applicable) for an additional year and will be automatically added to the
next SEM E-9 screening board announcement NAVADMIN (in a separate section).
These Sailors may then participate in the following August through April MNA
cycles, but may need to request a PRD shift with PERS-4, via NAVPERS 1306/7,
Electronic Personnel Action Request.
d. Exceptions and limitations:
(1) If a Sailor is unable to report to their E-9 assignment, the
Sailor*s command must contact PERS-4 immediately, and if applicable, make the
Sailor *unavailable* to their detailer as prescribed in reference (b). Once
the Sailor*s status is resolved, the Sailor can continue tracking to the
original E-9 assignment, if available. If the original assignment is no
longer available, the Sailor and their command must work with the detailer to
determine a course of action for follow-on E-9 assignment. Otherwise, the
Sailor will enter the E-8 marketplace per current detailing policies.
(2) E-8 Sailors who are already under orders to an E-8 billet when
the SEM screening message is released will normally execute those orders and
serve at least one year at the gaining command. In all other cases, the
screened E-8 will normally enter the E-9 SEM.
(3) Special and Incentive Pays. Screened E-8s receiving Special Duty
Incentive Pay (SDIP) will continue to receive it if they continue to serve in
an SDIP eligible billet upon advancement to E-9. If not yet receiving SDIP
when advanced to E-9, Sailors are not eligible to start SDIP until completion
of their service obligation for the E-9 position.
(4) High Year Tenure (HYT). E-8 Sailors approaching their HYT length
of service (LOS) gate remain advancement eligible unless precluded by policy
contained in references (a) and (c). Screened E-8s who actively participate
in the marketplace, will have their HYT LOS gate suspended, as applicable,
but not to exceed 24 months, unless otherwise waived in line with reference
(5) Advancement Recommendation. As with other enlisted advancement
programs, advancement via the SEM process is conditional on the commanding
officer*s recommendation for advancement.
5. Additional details will be posted on the Detailing Marketplace website
6. Point of contact: MyNavy Career Center: firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-833-
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
8. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman Jr., N1.//