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NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1133-061 PRIOR SERVICE RE-ENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY -
RESERVE (PRISE-R) PROGRAM.
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G CH-1, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 201/20, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REVISED BUSINESS RULES.
REF E IS OPS ALERT 007-21, PMK-EE REQUIREMENTS FOR E-3 NEW ACCESSIONS.
REF F IS OPS ALERT 011-21, PMK-EE REQUIREMENTS FOR E-4 NEW ACCESSIONS.
REF G IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces guidance regarding administration of the
Spring 2023 Navy-wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) for Selected Reserve (SELRES)
and Prior Service Reenlistment Eligibility Reserve (PRISE-R) Sailors (cycle
112). It also provides a permanent way forward regarding advancement to E-4.
Cycle 112 includes those SELRES candidates serving on voluntary recall,
mobilization or as Canvasser Recruiters.
2. Effective immediately, the requirement for SELRES E-4 candidates to take
the NWAE to compete for advancement to E-4 is permanently eliminated. PRISE-R
E-4 candidates will participate in one final NWAE this spring (cycle 112) and
then transition in the fall. The Navy learned many lessons from the COVID-19
pandemic and use of Alternative Final Multiple Score (A-FMS) to determine E-4
advancements has proven to be an effective metric of overall Sailor quality
which places increased emphasis on performance. Moving forward, we will
continue to look at other methods of advancing Sailors to E-4 that do not
involve an exam and support Marketplace-based advancement initiatives.
3. To facilitate PRISE-R transition away from E-4 advancement exams the
following policy changes are in effect:
a. Modifying reference (a), PRISE-R E-3 and E-4 Sailors will participate
in the Spring NWAE process. These will be the last E-4 exams administered
specifically to make a PRISE-R Sailors rate permanent. Further guidance will
be published via an ALNAVRESFOR message.
4. In line with references (b) and (c), The Enlisted Advancement Worksheet
(EAW) is the authoritative source of all data used to determine cycle 112
advancements. Any information not reflected in EAW will not be taken into
account to determine advancement. EAW discrepancies may be addressed via the
post-advancement exam administration process.
a. 31 December 2022: Professional Military Knowledge - Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE) completion deadline. In line with reference (d), PMK-EE remains
mandatory for all Sailors to be eligible for exam participation or, in the
case of SELRES E-4 candidates, to be advancement eligible. Refer to
references (e) and (f) regarding special exceptions for new accession E-3 and
E-4 PMK-EE requirements.
b. 1-28 February 2023: Exam administration.
c. 28 February 2023: EAW completion due date for E-4 - E-7 candidates.
6. Cycle 112 specific eligibility requirements:
a. Terminal Eligibility Date for E-4 - E-6 is 1 July 23 and for E-7 is 1
b. Minimum TIR: On or before 1 January 21 for E-7, 1 July 20 for E-6, 1
July 22 for E-5 and 1 January 23 for E-4.
c. E-6 and E-7 candidate TIR requirements for early promote (EP) can be
waived by one year with Commanding Officer/Officer-In-Charge approval. EAW
must be created manually for all who receive that waiver.
d. High-year tenure (HYT) dates for E-4 - E-6 is 1 July 23 and for E-7
is 1 September 23. Eligible candidates must have service obligation to these
dates or later. HYT waivers must be approved prior to 1 February 2023.
e. Candidates with a request for voluntary transfer to retired or Fleet
reserve prior to mandated HYT are not eligible to advance.
f. Security/Interim security clearance (if required): Refer to chapter
2 of reference (b). All NWAE candidates must have applicable adjudication
(Top Secret or Secret) or Interim clearance prior to 1 February 2023. If
clearance is revoked, an exam is not authorized until discrepancy corrected.
g. Performance Mark average (PMA). Compute PMA for all candidates and
in addition, Reporting Senior*s Cumulative Average (RSCA) PMA for E-6 - E-7
candidates in line with references (b) and (g). Use all evaluations in
current paygrade with an ending date that falls within following periods:
(1) E-4 - 1 June 22 to 31 January 23
(2) E-5 - 1 February 22 to 31 January 23
(3) E-6 - 1 February 20 to 31 January 23
(4) E-7 - 1 February 20 to 31 December 22
7. Exam Ordering:
a. In line with reference (b), ordering dates and TIR listings for all
exams are on Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website:
https://neas.ncdc.navy.mil/. Select Exam and Ordering Date Chart.
b. Submit supplemental exam orders for SCI and non-SCI exams candidates
not on initial TIR list in NEAS Web using Department of Defense
c. Educational Services Officers (ESOs) should verify placing exam
orders within 7-10 days of ordering at *View Previous Exam Orders* link via
the NEAS website, and should contact Naval Education and Training
Professional Development Center (NETPDC N321) as needed for discrepancies.
d. Reference (b) contains information for ordering exams for Sailors in
congressionally designated combat zones and approved contingency operations
areas (CDCZ/ACOA) or recalled reservists. Exams will be ordered by the
active duty command unit identification code (UIC) where the Sailor is
8. Exam administration. Administer exam and return answer sheets in line
with chapter 6 of reference (b). An exam tote board on the NEAS website
displays current status of receiving answer sheets.
a. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 April 23 as the exam may be used for
administration as a *late exam* prior to this date.
b. All SELRES late exam requests will be routed through the Navy Reserve
Force ESOs, carbon copy to immediate superior in command ESO. Prior to
routing request to NETPDC N321 for approval, commands should have obtained
both Reserve Force and ISIC ESO concurrence, indicated on any requests.
9. Discrepancy Correction:
a. A detailed discrepancy list can be found on the NEAS website.
b. For missed exams due to CDCZ/ACOA, address per reference (a).
c. Selection Board Eligibility Waivers should be conducted in line with
reference (b). Modifications are as follows:
(1) CDCZ/ACOA Candidates. Submit a list of selection board eligible
candidates by activity in addition to E-7 letter of transmittal, along with
an *IA Waiver Granted* entry in *EAW Special Circumstances*.
(2) Non-CDCZ/ACOA Candidates. Submit request for exception to policy
for selection board eligibility waiver in line with reference (b).
10. Examination/A-FMS results:
a. E-7 candidates: will be posted via BUPERS Online.
b. E-4 - E-6 candidates: will be available via profile sheets.
11. All additional information for this cycle is posted on the MyNavy HR
advancements site, located at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
Management/Community-Management/Enlisted-Career-Admin/Advancement/ and NEAS
12. Points of contact:
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC): (833) 330-6622, email@example.com.
b. PMK-EE: firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. SCI exam questions and orders: (850) 473-5867/DSN 753,
d. Non-SCI, Supplemental orders: (850) 473-6150/DSN 753,
e. EAW or exam discrepancies: (850) 473-6148/DSN 751,
f. Reserve Force ESOs: email@example.com.
13. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
14. Released by Rear Admiral James P. Waters, N13.//