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  2. Navy leaders failed to address sailors' safety concerns after a sexually explicit list targeting female crewmembers surfaced aboard the service's second submarine to integrate women, resulting in the firing of a commanding officer and several other punishments. https://www.businessinsider.com/us-sailors-created-a-rape-list-aboard-florida-submarine-2019-5
  3. The Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE) is now available as a mobile application! Sailors can download from Google Play or the Apple Store - search for "PMK-EE" to download the app to your device. Sailors can complete the exam on a phone or tablet, then enter their DOD ID to transmit the results to the Navy Training Management and Planning System (NTMPS) / Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). PMK-EE is an advancement eligibility requirement for the upcoming Active Duty E4-E6 advancement cycle (Sep 2019). E4 Sailors who advance by Meritorious Advancement Program, Auto-Advance A school or Career Waypoint Professional Career Track enlistment prior to 1 September 2019 are not required to complete the PMK-EE. Reserve Sailors must complete PMK-EE before February 1, 2020 to be eligible for advancement in Cycle 106.
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  5. That is reassuring. Thanks for sharing. My first sea tour was straight P with the exception of an MP 1 of 1 special (worse than a P in my mind), but the transfer EP was slightly above RSCA. Shore duty went the right direction with a regular EP and breakout right before transfer. And here at 2nd sea first eval was MP above RSCA. I personally feel like my window starts this year based on my history. Hopefully heading toward a regular EP this year based on LPO, quals, and other roles. So next year hopefully would have an even stronger package.
  6. The Navy has 9,000 infants and toddlers that its child care centers don’t have room for, and the service is now seeking help from off-base facilities in fleet concentration areas as that wait list shows no sign of shrinking. Providing affordable child care is a major concern affecting the Navy’s ability to retain active duty personnel and maintain appropriate readiness levels among the force, the Navy’s leadership has repeatedly stated during appearances at think tanks, before lawmakers on Capitol Hill and when addressing the fleet in person and during online townhall events. https://news.usni.org/2019/05/16/navy-child-care-waitlist-for-on-base-services-is-9000-kids-long
  7. Two U.S. guided-missile destroyers entered the Persian Gulf on Thursday without incident as the likelihood of an armed confrontation between Iran and the U.S. appears less likely, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News on Thursday. USS McFaul (DDG-74) and USS Gonzalez (DDG-66) transited the Strait of Hormuz in the late afternoon local time without challenge from Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy (IRGCN), the sectarian military force responsible for Iran’s coastal defense and operations in the Strait of Hormuz, the defense officials confirmed. https://news.usni.org/2019/05/16/two-u-s-warships-enter-persian-gulf-without-incident
  8. Any 782x applicants this fall??
  9. After SP eval; PO3 special - P, PO2 frocked - EP, PO2 detach - EP, PO2 regular - MP, PO2 regular - EP, PO1 regular - MP, PO1 regular - MP, PO1 detach - EP, PO1 regular - MP. SELECTED
  10. WASHINGTON – For the second time in less than a year, the House unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that would extend benefits to Vietnam War sailors who have fought for years to prove they were exposed to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange. The House voted 410-0 to advance the bill to the Senate, following a vote last year of 382-0. https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/house-again-passes-blue-water-navy-benefits-bill-with-unanimous-support-1.581019
  11. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- All three military service secretaries signed a memorandum today to jointly explore how military spouses can find employment and sustain careers at overseas bases. “Military service is a team sport that begins with the family," said Secretary of the Army Mark Esper. “Helping our spouses pursue their careers while they support their service members is not only the right thing to do, it improves the readiness of the force and our retention of top talent.” The joint memorandum directs each service assistant secretary for manpower and reserve affairs to support a tri-service team that seeks to understand the barriers to military spouse employment overseas. The team is expected to make recommendations to policies, programs and laws that would make employment for spouses overseas easier. The tri-service team is expected to provide an update of their work to service secretaries by September 2019, with a final report and recommendations by December 2019. “We must be mindful that while we recruit individuals, we retain families,” said Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer. “Our military spouses support us without hesitation and it is only right to support them. That is why we are committed to removing barriers and helping our military spouses find employment overseas.” The effort is part of a broader initiative to holistically address readiness challenges, including retention. Additionally, each service has released memorandums directing officials to implement re-licensure cost reimbursement for spouses based on authorities provided in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The policy offsets the cost, up to $500, of professional re-licensure incurred by military families as a result of qualified military assignments that move the family across state lines. “We’ve made an impact on reciprocity for licensure for family members stateside,” said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson. “When I was visiting Aviano recently, the issue of spouse employment overseas came up and things we might be able to do to make it easier. I’m glad we are doing this together.”
  12. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 151252Z MAY 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS// TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 111/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//DNS// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS// SUBJ/CALENDAR YEAR 2018 MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY DELBERT D. BLACK LEADERSHIP AWARD NOMINATIONS// REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/02FEB2015// AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1650.36, THE MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER OF THE NAVY DELBERT D. BLACK LEADERSHIP AWARD// INSTRUCTION.//POC/RUIZ/CMDCM/OPNAV N00D/- /TEL: (703)695-2970/ DSN: 225-2970/EMAIL: TOBY.RUIZ(AT)NAVY.MIL// RMKS/1. The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to announce the call for nominations for the annual Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Delbert D. Black Leadership Award. 2. During his 30 years of distinguished service to the Navy, MCPON Delbert D. Black was an exceptional deckplate leader committed to Sailor and family advocacy. He possessed the highest levels of moral, ethical and professional behavior, and unquestionable integrity. His unselfish ability to lead Chief Petty Officers (CPO), unwavering loyalty to the Navy, and commitment to developing junior officers and Sailors set a positive tone for the Navy. 3. This award is presented to recognize the first-tour Command Master Chief (CMDCM), Chief of the Boat (COB), Or Command Senior Chief (CMDCS) who best leads the alignment efforts of the Chief of Naval Operations' Strategic Guidance, embraces our Navy Family as part of mission success, embodies our Navy Core Values and CPO expectations, demonstrates those same ideals of service with sacrifice as demonstrated by MCPON Black, and upholds the highest Standards of professionalism and integrity. 4. The reporting period for this year�s award is 1 January 2018 to 31 March 2019, and all eligible Command Senior Enlisted Leaders must have been at their commands for this entire reporting period. The criteria for this award and all nominee packages shall be submitted in accordance with paragraph 4 of reference (a). Nomination boards shall be Conducted at the Fleet Master Chief level in their area of responsibility, through their applicable Force or Immediate Superior in Command Master Chiefs. One CMDCM, COB, or CMDCS nominee from each Fleet Master Chief and direct-report CMDCM shall be forwarded to the Command Senior Enlisted Leader Management Office no later than Friday, 28 June 2019. 5. The award recipient will be announced via future NAVADMIN. A banquet will be held in the recipient�s honor, in Washington D.C., on 21 November 2019 and will include award presentation and media engagement opportunities. 6. Released by Ms. Steffanie B. Easter, Director, Navy Staff.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  13. Information I got last week said the NAVADMIN is in routing right now. It is another change this year putting the nuclear board back with the regular board.
  14. @PO1(IW/FMF) thank for the screen shot I just saw it this morning due to being underway
  15. NORFOLK, Va. (Tribune News Service) — Lt. Cmdr. Karen Sankes-Ritland never imagined life outside the military. Her father was a Marine. Her husband is an explosive ordnance disposal officer. She’s a Naval Academy graduate. But more than a decade into her career, the strains of family life and a dual-military household were taking a toll. Her father had recently died, her third child needed open-heart surgery and she was pregnant with her fourth child. Meanwhile, her husband was scheduled to deploy soon. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/a-cultural-shift-is-helping-keep-talented-mothers-in-the-navy-1.580946
  16. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 141341Z MAY 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 109/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY// SUBJ/SEPTEMBER 2019 (CYCLE 244) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR ACTIVE DUTY, FULL-TIME SUPPORT AND CANVASSER RECRUITER PETTY OFFICERS (E4-E6)// REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/19SEP18// REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201449ZDEC18// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201604ZDEC18// REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/272057ZDEC18// 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. REF D IS NAVADMIN 313/18, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM BUSINESS RULES. REF E IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the September 2019 (Cycle 244) Navy-wide Advancement Examinations for advancement in rate of Active, Full-Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors. a. Exam dates are E-6 - 5 September 2019 E-5 - 12 September 2019 E-4 - 19 September 2019 b. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), chapter 6 and this NAVADMIN, Educational Services Officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam preparation requirements in the exam verbatim, which can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-center/my-eso. 2. Eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the following information specific only to Cycle 244: a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) is 1 January 2020. b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before E-6 - 1 January 2017 E-5 - 1 January 2019 E-4 - 1 July 2019 c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for Early Promote Sailors can be waived by 1 year with the commanding officer (CO)/officer-in- charge (OIC) approval, in line with reference (a), paragraph 214. d. High-year Tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 January 2020 or later. Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 September 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 the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 September 2019. If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 September 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. Ratings 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, 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 pay grade of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the following time periods: E-4 exam - 1 January 2019 to 31 August 2019 E-5 exam - 1 June 2018 to 31 August 2019 g. For candidates taking E-6 exams, calculate the Reporting Senior Cumulative Average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using all evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with the ending date that falls within the time period E-6 exam - 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019. h. For guidance in establishing PMA for new accessions, refer to reference (a), paragraph 308.b. i. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for Cycle 244. j. For guidance in establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e). EAW is mandatory for Cycle 244. EAW will be the authority for PMA/RSCA PMA and awards. 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) SCI Exams. Cryptologic-Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic-Technician Network (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician- Collection (CTR) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) exam ordering dates can be found on the NEAS. ESOs must verify initial active TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website for exam ordering. The deadline for ordering supplemental TIR SCI exams is 3 June 2019. (2) Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 29 May 2019. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the following time periods: (a) Initial TIR lists will be available: E-6 - 29 May 2019 to 23 June 2019 E-5 29 May 2019 to 7 July 2019 E-4 29 May 2019 to 18 July 2019 (b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available: E-6 24 June 2019 to 30 July 2019 E-5 7 July 2019 to 4 August 2019 E-4 19 July 2019 to 4 August 2019 (3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered using preferred formatted e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil or naval message following guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure a point of contact is included in the submitted e-mail or message. Orders not received in time for regular exam administrations will result in a substitute exam being sent. c. Substitute Exams: (1) The deadline for ordering SCI substitute exams is 3 October 2019. The deadline for ordering non-SCI substitute exams is 30 September 2019. (2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC N321) is the approval authority for all substitute exams. (3) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training pipeline on transfer leave in route 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 receipt. d. ESOs must verify examination orders at the View Previous Exam Orders link via the NEAS website within 7-10 days of placing the order. If exam order discrepancies are noted, contact the Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch NETPDC (N321) as listed in the NEAS website NETPDC (N321) Point Of Contact Table. e. Exceptions to Policy for exam orders will continue to be submitted in line with reference (a). f. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the following competitive groups: (1) CTI 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 the NEAS website 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 discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a), chapters 3 and 7. d. Commencing with Cycle 244, all post-exam administration discrepancy correction correspondence with NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW post-exam administration change function, refer to reference (e). All corrections must have CO/OIC letter and supporting documentation included as attachments. Education point corrections requires a submission of the Joint Service Transcript indicating the degree type and date of completion. e. For guidance on E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to assignment in CDCZ/ACOA, refer to reference (a), chapter 6. 5. Examination Results. Refer to reference (a), chapter 7. 6. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the NEAS website. 7. Points of contact: a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) is available 24/7 by phone at 1- 833-330- MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil. b. SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil. c. Non-SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil. d. Non-SCI exam records and discrepancies can be reached at (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via EAW. 8. For further information, to include exam verbatim and other related documents, visit the NEAS website. 9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  17. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 141346Z MAY 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 110/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY// SUBJ/AUGUST 2019 (CYCLE 105) NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR SELECTED RESERVE E4-E6 PETTY OFFICERS// REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/19SEP18// REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13// REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201449ZDEC18// REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201604ZDEC18// REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/272057ZDEC18// 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 UNCLASSIFIED. REF C IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE. REF D IS NAVADMIN 313/18, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM BUSINESS RULES. REF E IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the August 2019 (Cycle 105) Navy- Wide Advancement Examinations (NWAE) for advancement-in-rate of Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel. a. SELRES exams will be administered in August 2019. b. All candidates serving on voluntary recall or mobilization will compete for advancement as a SELRES. c. This NAVADMIN supplements reference (a). d. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), chapter 6 and this NAVADMIN, Educational Services Officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam preparation requirements in the exam verbatim located on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website via MyNavy portal at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-center/my-eso. 2. Eligibility Requirements. For all E-4 through E-6 candidates, eligibility requirements are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the following information specific only to Cycle 105: a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) is 1 January 2020. b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before E-6 - 1 January 2017 E-5 - 1 January 2019 E-4 - 1 July 2019 c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for Early Promote Sailors can be waived by 1 year with commanding officer (CO)/office-in-charge (OIC) approval, in line with reference (a), paragraph 214. d. High-year Tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 January 2020 or later. Any HYT waiver must be approved prior to 1 August 2019. e. Candidates who have submitted a formal written request for voluntary transfer to the retired reserve (with or without pay) or Fleet Reserve on a date prior to their mandated HYT are ineligible for advancement. f. 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 the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 August 2019. If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 August 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. Ratings requiring a security clearance are AC, AE, AG, AO, AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AZ, CTI, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, ETR, ETV, FC, FCA, GM, HT, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MMA, MMW, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, and YN. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional guidance. g. For candidates taking E-4 and E-5 exams, compute performance mark average (PMA) using all evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the following time periods: E-4 exam - 1 January 2019 to 31 July 2019 E-5 exam - 1 June 2018 to 31 July 2019 h. For candidates taking E-6 exams, calculate the Reporting Senior Cumulative Average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using all evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with the ending date that falls within the time period: E-6 exam - 1 August 2016 to 31 July 2019 i. For guidance in establishing PMA for new accessions, refer to reference (a), paragraph 308.b. j. For guidance on Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exam (PMK-EE), refer to reference (d). PMK-EE is mandatory for Cycle 105. k. For guidance in establishing Enlisted Advancement Worksheet (EAW) user roles and completing worksheets, refer to reference (e). EAW is mandatory for Cycle 105. EAW will be the authority for PMA/RSCA and awards. l. Branch class and special program indicator (SPI) code. (a) All SELRES are required to take a Cycle 105 SELRES NWAE. Full- Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter personnel with a SPI code of V and W, respectively, will take Cycle 244 active-duty NWAE. 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. For additional guidance refer to chapter 4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a). b. SCI Exams. (1) Initial TIR Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic Technician Networks (CTN)/Cryptologic Technician Collection (CTR) SCI exam ordering dates can be found on the NEAS Website. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website for initial exam ordering. (2) Supplemental TIR SCI exams are ordered via preferred formatted e- mail to sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil or naval message following the guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). The deadline for supplemental orders is 5 June 2019. c. Non-SCI Exams. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 May 2019. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the following time periods: (1) Initial TIR lists will be available 26 May 2019 to 18 June 2019. (2) Eligible candidates that were not added to the initial TIR list can be added to a supplemental TIR list. Supplemental TIR lists will be available 19 June to 21 July 2019. Deadline to order supplemental SELRES exams is 31 August 2019. (3) Exams required after the TIR lists have closed as well as exams for prior service reenlistment eligibility, reserve Sailors shall be ordered using preferred formatted e-mail to sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil or naval message following the guidelines in line with chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure a point of contact is included in the message. d. Exams for CDCZ/ACOA Sailors or recalled reservists will be ordered by the command holding the service record of the member. Authority is granted for these candidates to be administered exams with the active-duty candidates. However, these candidates are still required to take the Cycle 105 SELRES exam and not the Cycle 244 exam. e. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not destroy the exam prior to 1 October 2019. f. Cycle 105 exams should only be administered during the month of August. A request must be submitted with justification via e- mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil for permission to retain exams for administration on the next drill weekend in September 2019. Ensure the reason for a requested delay is included. g. ESOs must verify the exam orders at the "View Previous Exam Orders" link via the NEAS website within 7 to 10 days of placing the order. If exam order discrepancies are noted, contact the Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC) Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch (N321) as listed in the NEAS website NETPDC (N321) Point of Contact Table. 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 the NEAS website 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 the NEAS website and is viewable via NEAS/View Exam Discrepancies pulldown menu. For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to reference (a), chapters 3 and 7. d. Commencing with Cycle 105, all post-exam administration discrepancy correction correspondence with NETPDC (N321) will be submitted using the EAW post-exam administration change function, refer to reference (e). All corrections must have CO/OIC letter and supporting documentation included as attachments. Education point corrections requires a submission of the Joint Service Transcript indicating the degree type and date of completion. e. For guidance on E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to assignment in CDCZ/ACOA, refer to reference (a), chapter 6. f. The deadline to administer regular exams is 31 August 2019. Approved late exams must be administered no later than 30 September 2019. 5. Examination Results. Refer to reference (a), chapter 7. 6. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the NEAS website. 7. Points of contact: a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC), is available 24/7 by phone at 1-833-330- MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via email at askmncc(at)navy.mil. b. SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil. c. Non-SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil. d. Non-SCI exam records and discrepancies can be reached at (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via EAW. 8. For further information, to include exam verbatim and other related documents, visit the NEAS website. 9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, whichever occurs first. 10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
  18. Hey all, so I just wanted to share some information I got from a retired Senior Chief who sat the board a few years ago. We all know that BPME, PPME, and SEJPME look good to have done. But what about the other random courses. I specifically asked him about these three courses from Navy E Learning that I recently completed: 1) Military Requirements for Chief Petty Officer - NAVEDTRA 14144 2) Operational Stress Control - Chief Petty Officer 3) Evaluation and Fitness Reports He basically said that anything you complete that is useful for your rate or applies to the whole navy / chief petty officers is worth documenting in your evals / submitting to the board if not in your record. In regards to these three trainings he said that they are definitely worth doing because they apply to all Chief's, and by completing them without being required to do so; you show extra effort above and beyond the minimum requirements. And it might be all that separates you from everyone else in the field. Working a few hours a day, i completed them all in less than a week. I will definitely be submitting them in my letter to the board; as small as it may seem, you never know how close you are going to be to that cutoff line. And every little bit can help.
  19. I can't imagine that there will be no guidance. There is a completely new package and no NAVADMIN of checklist yet? I'm not saying that the program is not put together well, but I feel that they could have all the info out by now. My designator won't even begin to schedule appraisal boards until this information is out.
  20. Is there not going to be an FY21 guidance? It is very late.
  21. Submitted the package Friday. Now to just wait and see
  22. Wow, I too am interested it that turnaround.
  23. Earlier
  24. Chief, tracking. Do you mind sharing evals?
  25. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Tribune News Service) — The safest military town in America is Quantico, Virginia, home to Marine Corps Base Quantico. The most dangerous military town is found further south in Alabama. Security company Vivintsource.com looked at Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard installations to identify the 10 safest and 10 least-safe military towns in the nation. The rankings were determined by looking at more than 200 active U.S. military bases from all five branches of armed services then examining the FBI’s 2017 Uniform Crime Reports data for these areas, focusing particularly on violent and property crime rates per capita. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/most-dangerous-military-town-in-america-is-in-alabama-1.580422
  26. WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy announced that education program information, application processes and deadlines will be announced through personalized notifications to eligible Sailors in NAVADMIN 106/19, May 10. In an effort to reduce administrative distractions, education program announcements will no longer be disseminated through NAVADMIN messages. Instead, these announcements will now be delivered to individuals by notifications within MyNavy Education, according to the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) Navy Strategic Education and Academic (SEA) Plan. To receive the most up-to-date education program information, Sailors are strongly encouraged to login to MyNavy Education to update their profile and email addresses. Each Sailor can provide up to two email accounts, including work and personal addresses, to which the MyNavy Education system will send an email alert when a new notification is available. For more information on MyNavy Education notifications and instructions how to update your profile, visit: https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/e-graduate-education-and-fellowship-programs. The FY20 SEA Plan replaces the legacy Graduate Education Quota Plan and reflects the Navy’s efforts to shift from quota-based approaches to talent management. The plan aims to ensure the highest performing Sailors are encouraged and placed in selective graduate level programs that will enhance our warfighting capabilities and sustain our maritime superiority. As first announced in NAVADMIN 263/18, selections for FY20 SEA Plan in-residence graduate education and joint professional military education opportunities for unrestricted line officers will be made through administrative boards to screen the most fully qualified, due course officers for top-line, key competitive in-residence education programs. Graduate education supports our National Defense Strategy by developing Navy leaders who understand the art and science of warfighting and can lead in complex strategic environments. Intellectual leadership, groomed through graduate education, goes beyond adaptation of new technology to include promoting ideas, values, understanding, vision, approaches and actions. The FY20 SEA Plan provides over 1,200 opportunities for degree and non-degree programs across the full spectrum of communities and ranks. A list and overview of these programs can be found at: https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/training-education-qualifications/e-graduate-education-and-fellowship-programs
  27. UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 101338Z MAY 19 FM CNO WASHINGTON DC TO NAVADMIN INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS NAVADMIN 108/19 PASS TO OFFICE CODES: FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1// MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAY// SUBJ/UNIVERSAL TRAINING PRECAUTIONS TO REDUCE THE RISK OF EXERCISE- RELATED COLLAPSE AND DEATH// REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/11JUL11// NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 6110.1J, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN alerts all personnel of the importance of universal training precautions (UTP) to reduce the risk of exercise- related collapse and death and directs modifications to reference (a), the procedures for conducting the Navy Physical Readiness Test (PRT). Tragically, in the past year, four Sailors have passed away during seemingly normal physical fitness exercise. One loss is too many and it is critical that every Sailor understands the risk factors for exercise-related death and the strategies to minimize those risks. Commanders and key leadership personnel, including Command Fitness Leaders (CFL), must foster an exercise culture that promotes these UTPs, recognizes the early signs of distress and permits prompt termination of exertional activity when clear signs of distress are present. 2. Risk factors associated with exercise-related collapse and death can be personal, environmental or external. Personal risk factors include lack of appropriate environmental or exercise acclimatization, dehydration, recent or current illness, accumulated fatigue, poor baseline conditioning, a predisposing or underlying cardiac condition, exercise-induced asthma, sickle cell trait (SCT), excess body fat (BMI > 30) and prior poor PRT performance. Excessive motivation, is equally important to recognize as a risk factor, as an individual can push to work hard, while ignoring the onset of physical signs and symptoms of distress. Environmental or external risk factors include: exercise at altitude, high ambient temperature and humidity and dietary supplements containing stimulants to include thermogenic and energy shots or drinks. 3. It is critically important to recognize an emergency during training evolutions, with a timely and accurate response. Some syndromes can result in rapid collapse while others may slowly evolve to an initial conscious collapse. Understanding the syndromes that can lead to exercise-related collapse can assist in guiding treatment. a. Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA from cardiovascular collapse is generally abrupt with an immediate loss of consciousness, sometimes with brief seizure-like movements. After confirming a lack of responsiveness and absence of a pulse, it is critical to begin high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), deploy an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) and activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS). b. Exertional Collapse Associated with SCT (ECAST). An ECAST victim may have been a front runner, or off to a strong start, but will be noted somewhere before the collapse as slowing down, falling behind and struggling. They begin to lose smooth coordination, they evolve into an awkward running posture and gait, with legs that may look wooden or wobbly. The victim may complain of progressive weakness, pain, cramping or shortness of breath. Distinct from the cramping of exercise associated muscle cramping, in ECAST, there is generally no visible muscle twitching and the muscles do not "lock up." The pain of muscle cramping is generally excruciating, whereas the predominate symptom of ECAST is weakness over pain. The ECAST victim will initially be mentally clear, before the onset of confusion and loss of consciousness. c. Exertional Heat Stroke. Heat stroke can have a similar progression to ECAST, but the hallmark that defines heat stroke is not only an elevated temperature, but an altered mental status. d. Continued exertional effort in both ECAST and heat stroke will eventually lead to collapse, that in the absence of prompt intervention can be life threatening. 4. All personnel present during a training evolution or PRT can encourage good performance, but should also be on guard for signs that a participant is struggling and be ready to terminate the evolution. The Navys PRT portion of the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) is intended as a measure of long-term health and wellness not of individual athletic prowess. No one should risk their life by pushing through life-threatening conditions during a PRT. At the first sign of distress, conduct an initial evaluation on the participant and determine whether to call EMS for rapid transport to a capable medical facility. Service Members who report signs of distress described above shall seek immediate medical attention and must be evaluated by a medical provider prior to returning to exercise. 5. Effective immediately, commanding officers (CO) and officers-in- charge (OIC) are encouraged to exercise a liberal Bad Day makeup PRT policy for those impacted by any signs of distress, and allow the individual to prioritize health safety over a score by authorizing a Bad Day makeup PRT prior to failing or completing the event. In line with reference (a) enclosure (2), the following guidelines pertain to Sailors who: a. Do not complete any portion of the PRT, fail or demonstrate any early signs of exercise distress. These Sailors are authorized, at CO or OIC discretion, a Bad Day makeup PRT and are required to be screened by medical. Sailors must be cleared by medical to participate in the Bad Day makeup PRT. b. Are medically cleared. They must conduct the Bad Day makeup PRT within 7 days from medical clearance, within 45 days of the BCA date and within the current Navy PFA cycle. c. Participate, but do not complete the Bad Day makeup PRT. They must be screened by medical again, and if medically cleared (no medical waiver), the Sailor will receive a failure for the PRT and will be enrolled in Fitness Enhancement Program (FEP). d. Participate in the Bad Day makeup PRT. They will have only their final PRT scores entered in PRIMS. CFLs are no longer required to enter initial PRT scores in PRIMS (e.g., 59:59) for Bad Day makeup PRT participation. 6. The following UTP must be applied to all fitness tests or other training evolutions that are expected to require at least moderate exertion (heavy breathing but able to talk in full sentences, sweating within a few minutes of start): a. Allow acclimatization, outside of the new accession training environment, giving 2 to 4 weeks, to adapt to a warmer environment or higher altitude. The wet bulb globe temperature (WGBT) is the gold standard to measure environmental heat stress at https://www.hprc-online.org/articles/wet-bulb-globe-temperature- devices-measure-heat-stress. Commands may rely on heat stress meters to provide WBGT information when available. b. Ensure progressive and graduated increases in exercise duration and intensity to the greatest extent possible in the training environment. c. Adhere to current guidelines for hydration, promote water consumption when thirsty and to maintain clear or light-yellow urine color as described at https://www.hprc- online.org/articles/hydration-basics. d. Follow DoD guidelines for rest-work cycles as described at https://home.army.mil/lee/application/files/3615/3808/9560/H20- Consumption-Table.pdf. e. Prior to and during exercise, avoid stimulants, alcohol, energy shots or drinks, antihistamines, diuretics, pre-workout products, weight loss and performance enhancing supplements. f. After PFA testing, participants should be observed for no less than 10 minutes post exertion, during an active cool down period. g. At the early signs of distress, provide prompt medical attention, and when deemed necessary, transfer to an appropriate level of medical care. 7. Our Sailors are expected to maintain a high level of fitness, as part of military readiness. Failure to do so puts the individual and unit at risk. We must all embrace this culture of fitness while still safely applying UTP. To minimize the risk of injury, we should all limit our activity to light exercise the day before a graded event. If a Sailor reports poor conditioning before an event with high exertion, efforts should be made to provide time to acclimate to an appropriate level of exercise before the evolution. A meaningful FEP, as outlined in reference (a), using the recommended spot checks, is intended to do this. 8. All personnel with SCT should review the video in para 13 below. SCT is common, present in 1 per 10-12 African Americans, 1 per 183 Hispanic/Latinos and 1 per 625 Caucasians. Because SCT disproportionately affects African Americans, any African American who does not know their sickle cell status should engage with medical to determine their status and understand the risk. 9. To ensure safe conduct of physical training: a. All CFLs, first responders, corpsmen, recruit division commanders and supervisors should watch the first responder videos listed in para 13 below. CFLs must understand the predisposing conditions that are risk factors for exercise-related injuries. b. All medical treatment facility providers should watch the provider video listed in para 13 below. c. All PRT evolutions shall be monitored by personnel trained in CPR. d. All training evolutions (e.g., command physical training, FEP, Sailor 360, etc) involving at least moderate exercise shall occur within the Emergency Medical Service (base or 911) response area of an ambulance equipped with a defibrillator, oxygen and hydration. e. Activities conducting high-risk training involving physical exertion shall incorporate SCA, ECAST and heat stroke signs, symptoms, prevention and response protocol, including UTP, into Core Unique Instructor Training and instructor sustainment programs. 10. ECAST Treatment. Though formal treatment guidelines have not been developed, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Athletic Training Association (NATA) recommend the following: a. Removal from activity upon demonstration of distress b. Administer high flow oxygen c. Transport to an emergency department in an EMS vehicle (ideally Advanced Life Support capable) with emergency communication to alert providers about the potential of a profound metabolic collapse event. 11. Return to training. Medical providers should follow evidence- based guidelines that exist for rhabdomyolysis and exertional heat injury. Currently, there are no guidelines for SCT-related injury. Generally, the following criteria must be met: the individual should have no symptoms (muscle ache, fatigue, etc) normal organ function as measured by laboratory markers, and a review by a medical professional to include counseling on progressive return to exercise and application of the UTP. 12. Reference (a) and CFL training will be updated to incorporate these risk factors and outline procedures for preparation, intervention and return to exercise. In the interim, and until the Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire can also be updated, CFLs must add SCT as a risk factor to ask PRT participants about prior to beginning each PRT. 13. Videos and other training resources are available on the Uniformed Services Universitys Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) website. a. Videos for the warfighter with SCT, first responders, and sickle cell awareness for medical personnel can be found at https://www.hprc- online.org/articles/sickle-cell-trait-awareness. b. Guidance on heat injury prevention and treatment can be found at https://www.hprc-online.org/articles/heat-illness- prevention-treatment-and-recovery. c. Guidance on supplements are available through the Department of Defense Dietary Supplement Resource https://www.opss.org. 14. Points of contact: a. OPNAV N17 Policy: AMCS Eric Anderson, (901)874-2210 or via e-mail at eric.anderson(at)navy.mil. b. BUMED: CAPT Marc Franzos, (703) 681-9085 or via email at marc.a.franzos.mil(at)mail.mil 15. This message was developed in coordination with the Surgeon General of the Navy, Vice Admiral F. Faison and Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Staff. 16. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
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