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SUBJ/MARCH 2019 (CYCLE 243) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT
EXAMINATIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL
SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the March 2019 (cycle 243) Navy- Wide
Advancement Examination for advancement in rate of Active, Full-Time Support
and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors.
a. Exam dates are:
E-6 7 March 2019
E-5 - 14 March 2019
E-4 - 21 March 2019
b. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), chapter 6, and this
message, educational services officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam
preparation requirements in the exam verbatim located at https://prod-
2. Eligibility Requirements. Eligibility requirements are found in
reference (a), chapter 2, with the following information specific only to
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) is 1 July 2019.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
E-6 - 1 July 2016
E-5 - 1 July 2018
E-4 - 1 January 2019
c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for early promote (EP) Sailors can be
waived by 1 year with commanding officer (CO)/officer in charge approval.
d. High year tenure (HYT) date must be 1 July 2019 or later.
Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 March 2019.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication by the Department of Defense Central
Adjudication Facility reflected properly in Joint Personnel Adjudication
System (JPAS) prior to 1 March 2019. If the CO of the candidate grants an
interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 March 2019. 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 and YN, as well as nuclear and
submarine ratings. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional guidance.
f. For candidates taking E-4 and E-5 exams, compute performance mark
average (PMA) using all evaluations in the current paygrade of the candidate
with an ending date that falls within the following time periods:
E-4 exam - 1 June 2018 to 28 February 2019
E-5 exam - 1 December 2017 to 28 February 2019
g. For candidates taking E-6 exams, calculate reporting senior
cumulative average PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using all evaluations
in the current paygrade of the candidate with the ending date that falls
within 1 March 2016 to 28 February 2019.
3. Exam Ordering. Order exams in line with chapter 4 of reference (a).
a. Deploying commands and candidates departing to congressionally-
designated combat zones and approved contingency operations areas (CDCZ/ACOA)
can order exams up to 6 months prior to the scheduled exam date. Refer to
chapter 4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a) for additional guidance.
b. Regular Exams
(1) Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic Technician-
Network/Cryptologic Technician-Collection Sensitive Compartmented Information
(SCI) exam ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement web
site at https://prod- neas.ncdc.navy.mil. ESOs must verify initial active
TIR eligibility lists on Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website for
exam ordering. The deadline for ordering additional SCI exams is
3 January 2019.
(2) Exam ordering for non-SCI exams began 25 November 2018.
ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on NEAS website during the following
(a) Initial TIR lists are available:
E-6 - 25 November 2018 to 12 December 2018
E-5 - 25 November 2018 to 1 January 2019
E-4 - 25 November 2018 to 14 January 2019
(b) Additional TIR lists will be available:
E-6 - 13 December 2018 to 23 January 2019
E-5 - 2 January 2019 to 27 January 2019
E-4 - 15 January 2019 to 3 February 2019
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered
using message format via e-mail in accordance with chapter 4 of reference
(a). Ensure a point of contact is included in the message e-mail. Orders
not received in time for a regular exam administrations will result in a
substitute exam being sent.
c. Substitute Exams
(1) The deadline for ordering non-SCI substitute exams is
31 March 2019. The deadline for ordering SCI substitute exams is
4 April 2019.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC) is the approval authority for all substitute exams.
(3) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training
pipeline on transfer leave enroute to their first at-sea assignment during
the E-4 and E-5 examination dates will have substitute examinations ordered
for them by their ultimate duty station if dates permit exam ordering before
the published deadline.
(4) Substitute examinations must be administered within 7 days of
d. ESOs must verify the examination order at the *View Previous Exam
Orders* link via NEAS web site within 7-10 days of placing the order. If
discrepancies are noted, contact the Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch
e. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the following
Group 1 - Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 - East/Far East
Group 3 - Latin/South America
Group 4 - Eastern Europe
(2) EMN, ETN, and MMN
Group 1 - Submarine
Group 2 - Surface
Group 3 - Training
4. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns
a. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions refer to
chapter 6 of reference (a).
b. ESOs must check the exam tote board on NEAS website at https://prod-
neas.ncdc.navy.mil/Public/Toteboard.aspx often to ensure answer sheets have
been received and processed. Answer sheets that are in error will not be
counted until they are processed successfully.
c. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS website and is
viewable via NEAS/View Exam Discrepancies pulldown menu. For guidance on
correcting discrepancies, refer to reference (a), chapters 3 and 7.
(1) For pre-publication/release discrepancy correction submissions,
copy and paste the list of discrepancies in line with NEAS website/NEAS/View
Exam Discrepancies into body of the e-mail, annotate with an asterisk (*)
under each discrepancy item the corrective action to be taken (i.e.,
PMA=3.70, AWARD=03, Exam INVAL, Time-in-Rate (TIR)=YYMMDD, CWAY Candidate,
etc.) and submit to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should
contain CY### Discrepancies and unit identification code.
NOTE: Education point corrections require submission of copy of joint
services transcript indicating degree type and date of completion.
NOTE: For EP TIR waiver candidates, who did not select EP TIR Waiver
(block 6) on answer sheet, command must submit copy of EP TIR waiver request
chit or CO EP TIR waiver letter, signed by CO and dated prior to date of
exam, to correct candidate NEAS record.
(2) For post-publication/release discrepancy corrections, CO or
servicing MyNavy Career Center (MNCC)/personnel support detachment letter
must be submitted requesting corrective action with ALL SUPPORTING
DOCUMENTATION as enclosures. Do not submit profile sheets.
d. Refer to chapter 6, reference (a), regarding procedures for
E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to assignment in CDCZ/ACOA.
Missed exam cycle considerations are not an automatic process. Commands must
submit worksheets for missed cycle(s) as enclosures to the letter of
transmittal. If command does not submit required missed cycle enclosures,
then command must submit an exception to policy to Enlisted Force Shaping
Plans and Policies (OPNAV N132C), in line with chapter 1 of reference (a).
5. Exam Results. See Chapter 7 of reference (a).
6. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the
7. Points of contact:
a. MNCC: 24/7 by phone at 1-833-330-MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via e-mail
b. SCI exam questions and orders: (850) 473-5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail
c. Exam orders, records and discrepancies: (850) 473-6148/DSN
753 or via e-mail at email@example.com or
8. For further information, to include exam verbatim and other related
documents, visit the NEAS website at https://prod- neas.ncdc.navy.mil.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//