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MARCH 2018 (CYCLE 239) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER RECRUITER SAILORS

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NAVADMIN 252/17

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SUBJ/MARCH 2018 (CYCLE 239) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER RECRUITER SAILORS//

REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/2NOV07//
REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/252221ZJUN10//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/131544ZDEC07//
REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/011557ZFEB17//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, 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 215/10, PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR 
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE SAILORS.  
REF D IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM 
FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.  
REF E IS NAVADMIN 021/17, ESTABLISHMENT OF YEOMAN (SUBMARINE), LOGISTICS 
SPECIALIST (SUBMARINE), CULINARY SPECIALIST (SUBMARINE) AND FIRE CONTROLMAN 
(AEGIS) SERVICE RATINGS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the March 2018 (Cycle 239) Navy-wide 
advancement examination (NWAE) for advancement in rate of U.S. Navy, Full 
Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors.
    a.  Exam dates are:
        E6 - 1 March 2018
        E5 - 8 March 2018
        E4 - 15 March 2018
    b.  In addition to the requirements chapter 6 of reference (a) and this 
message, educational services officers (ESO) must follow the pre-exam 
preparation requirements in the exam verbatim located at 
https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil.

2.  Eligibility Requirements.  Advancement candidate eligibility requirements 
are found in reference (a), chapter 2, with the following information 
specific only to Cycle 239:
    a.  The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) is 
1 July 2018.
    b.  The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
        E6 - 1 July 2015
        E5 - 1 July 2017
        E4 - 1 January 2018
    c.  TIR requirements for early promote E5 Sailors can be waived by 1 year 
with commanding officer (CO)/officer in charge approval.
    d.  High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver must be effective 
1 July 2018 or later and approved prior to 1 March 2018.
    e.  Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a 
favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of Defense 
Central Adjudication Facility and it must be reflected properly in Joint 
Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) prior to 1 March 2018.  If the CO of  
grants an interim clearance, JPAS must be updated prior to 1 March 2018.  
Refer to reference (b) 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, FCA, FT, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, LN, MA, MC, MN, MT, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, 
YN, and nuclear and submarine ratings.
    f.  Change of rate must be approved and retention approvals must be 
completed before the scheduled exam date of the candidate.  This includes 
approvals from Navy Personnel Command and Career Waypoints (CWAY), etc.  
Sailors under instruction in A-school for rating conversion on the scheduled 
date of the NWAE are prohibited from taking any examination.
    g.  Compute performance mark average (PMA) using all evaluations in the 
current rank of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the 
following time periods:
        E4 exam - 1 June 2017 to 28 February 2018
        E5 exam - 1 December 2016 to 28 February 2018
        E6 exam - 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2018
    h.  For additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to reference (a), 
chapter 3.  For PMA guidance for individual augmentee (IA) Sailors refer to 
reference (c).
    i.  Sailors who have received a "Denied Final - Active" from CWAY and 
have a soft end of active obligated service prior to 1 July 2018 are 
ineligible and shall not be administered the Cycle 239 NWAE.
    j.  Cryptologic Technician Interpretive (CTI) Sailors must achieve a 
minimum of L2/R2 on the Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) in their 
primary language, as assigned by their CO, within 12 months of NWAE.  Any CTI 
whose primary language DLPT is over 12 months old must receive an advancement 
cycle participation waiver from the Navy Foreign Language Office (N13F12).
    k.  Sailors assigned to a submarine source rating must be fully 
qualified, in line with Submarine Qualification Designation for Enlisted 
Members, MILPERSMAN 1220-040.

3.  Exam Ordering
    a.  Deploying commands can order exams up to 6 months prior to the 
scheduled exam date.  Exams required prior to the TIR list opening are 
ordered via message or in the preferred message format via e-mail to 
sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil following the guidelines in chapter 4 and 
figure 4-1 of reference (a).  Specify in the subject line the order request 
is for early exams.  Ensure a point of contact (POC) is included in the 
message.  Refer to reference (d) for IA Sailors who are pending deployment 
to, or are deployed to and operating in a congressionally designated combat 
zones and approved contingency operations areas.
    b.  CTI/CTN/CTR sensitive compartmented information (SCI) exam cycle 
opening and closing ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted 
Advancement System (NEAS) Web at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil.
        (1) ESO must verify initial Active TIR eligibility lists on
NEAS Web for exam ordering.
        (2) Additional exams are ordered in message format via e-mail to 
sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil or via message following the guidelines 
of reference (a), chapter 4.  Commands should replace SHIP TO UIC on the 
message format with their Department of Defense Activity Address Code account 
number.  In addition, include POC, the number of exams required with full 
name, rate, and Department of Defense Identification number.  The deadline 
for additional orders is 3 January 2018.  The deadline for SCI substitute 
exam orders is 4 April 2018.
    c.  Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 November 2017. ESOs must 
verify TIR eligibility lists on NEAS Web during the following time periods:
        (1) Initial TIR lists will be available:
            E6 - 26 November 2017 to 13 December 2017
            E5 - 26 November 2017 to 1 January 2018
            E4 - 26 November 2017 to 15 January 2018
        (2) Additional TIR lists will be available:
            E6 - 14 December 2017 to 24 January 2018
            E5 - 2 January 2018 to 28 January 2018
            E4 - 16 January 2018 to 4 February 2018
        (3) Additional regular exams required after the TIR list has closed 
will be considered, otherwise, substitute exams will be sent. Exams ordered 
after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered via message or in message 
format via e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil following the 
guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a).  Ensure a POC is included in the 
message.
    d.  Commands must select the appropriate exams (i.e., NCC/NCR, ATI/ATO, 
etc.).
    e.  Substitute exams must be kept to a minimum and require justification 
as stipulated in chapter 4 of reference (a).
        (1) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center 
(NETPDC) is the approval authority for all substitute exams. The deadline for 
ordering non-SCI substitute examinations is 6 April 2018.
        (2) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training 
pipeline on transfer leave in route to their first at-sea assignment during 
the E4/E5 examination date will have substitute examinations ordered for them 
by their ultimate duty station if dates permit exam ordering before the 
published deadline.
    f.  ESOs must verify the examination order at the "View Previous Exam 
Orders" link via NEAS Web within 14 days of placing the order. If 
discrepancies are noted, contact the Exam Ordering and Discrepancies Branch 
NETPDC (N321).
    g.  Separate exams are given for Yeoman (Submarine) (YNS), Logistics 
Specialist (Submarine) (LSS), Culinary Specialist (Submarine) (CSS) and Fire 
Controlman (Aegis) (FCA) service ratings. Refer to reference (e) for the 
establishment of these new service ratings.
    h.  USN 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 the exam verbatim at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil.
    b.  ESO must check the exam tote board on NEAS Web at 
https://prod.neas.netc.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.  Substitute examinations must be administered within seven days of 
receipt.
    d.  A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS Web. For 
guidance on correcting discrepancies, refer to reference (a), chapter 7.  In 
addition to processing discrepancy corrections via letter or message, NETPDC 
will also accept discrepancy corrections by encrypted e-mail.

5.  Exam Results
    a.  E4-E6 results will be provided via Bureau of Naval Personnel On-Line 
to authorized command representatives prior to release of profile sheets.
    b.  Commands are directed to verify the examination status verification 
report for accuracy before frocking and/or advancement of E4-E6 candidates.
    c.  Individual Sailors may view/download their profile sheet at
https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil/NEASRpts/Individual.aspx.

6.  Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on NEAS 
Web.

7.  Points of contact:
    a.  Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center: 866-U-ASK-NPC or via 
e-mail at uasknpc(at)navy.mil.
    b.  SCI exam questions and orders:  (850) 473-5867/DSN 753 or via e-mail 
at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil.
    c.  Exam orders, records, and discrepancies: (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or 
via e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil, or 
sfly_N321_discrepanc(at)navy.mil.

8.  For further information such as reference (a), exam verbatim, and other 
related documents, visit NEAS Web at https://prod.neas.netc.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.//

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March 2018 (Cycle 239) Navy Advancement Exam Dates - Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter Sailors.
Exam dates are:
        E6 - 1 March 2018
        E5 - 8 March 2018
        E4 - 15 March 2018

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Calculate Your PMA For the March (Cycle 239) Exam
All candidates participating in the March Active Duty Navy-wide advancement exam must sign their worksheets and verify the Performance Mark Average (PMA), a key Final Multiple Score element for advancement. NAVADMIN 252/17 provides guidance for advancement cycle 239, and sets PMA computation dates as:
-- E4 exam - 1 June 2017 to 28 February 2018
-- E5 exam - 1 December 2016 to 28 February 2018
-- E6 exam - 1 March 2015 to 28 February 2018
Refer to BUPERSINST 1430.16F (Advancement Manual) for more information on how to compute your PMA.
 

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