NAVAL BASE KITSAP, Wash. — A sailor fresh out the elite Navy SEAL selection course slung his gear over his broad shoulder and clomped down a steel ladder into the guts of a Navy ship to execute a difficult, dayslong mission specifically assigned to him: scrubbing the stinking scum out of the ship’s cavernous bilge tank.
Hardly the stuff of action movies, but it’s how many would-be SEALs end up.
The Navy legal system is making some changes after a military judge’s failure to renew her law license resulted in at least one botched court-martial.
A decision handed down by the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals found that the findings and sentence of Aviation Electrician’s Mate First Class Aaren Painter, a USS Essex sailor convicted in February of photographing unclothed shipmates without their consent, should be set aside and a rehearing authorized. The problem, the appellate court found, was that the military judge assigned to the case hadn’t been eligible to practice law at the time.
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NARR/ REF A IS NAVADMIN 261/22, SENIOR ENLISTED MARKETPLACE - E-9 BILLET
REF B IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF
THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN 1220-040, SUBMARINE QUALIFICATIONS DESIGNATION FOR
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1306-925, SENIOR ENLISTED ACADEMY.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 220/19, ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF LETTERS TO PROMOTION
AND SELECTION BOARD THROUGH MYNAVY PORTAL.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for fiscal year 2024 (FY-24) active
component (AC) command master chief (CMDCM), master chief petty officer (E-
9), and senior chief petty officer (E-8) advancement (Cycle 257). Unless
exempted per reference (a), eligible E-9 candidates will participate in the
Senior Enlisted Marketplace screening board. Exempted E-9 candidates, as
well as eligible CMDCM and E-8 candidates will participate in enlisted
advancement selection boards.
2. Examination status verification reports (ESVR) will be available on the
Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website via MyNavy Portal (MNP) no
later than 19 December 2022
promotion/command-information. Select Command Advancement Tools, then
Advancement Profile Sheet-ESO.
3. CMDCS Candidates for CMDCM Timeline:
a. 19 December 2022. CMDCS rating change deadline.
b. 16 January 2023. Letter to the Board (LTB) deadline.
c. 30 January 2023. CMDCM selection board convenes.
d. 3 February 2023. CMDCM selection board scheduled to adjourn.
4. E-8 and E-9 (In rate, both selection and screen) Timeline:
a. 6 February 2023. Change of rating deadline.
b. 13 March 2023. LTB deadline.
c. 27 March 2023. Selection and Screen boards convene.
d. 21 April 2023. Selection and screen boards adjourn.
5. Eligibility Criteria. Candidates must meet and maintain the eligibility
requirements outlined in chapters 2 and 11 of reference (b) and below,
through adjournment of the board:
a. The name of the candidate appears on the board eligibility list in
the correct competitive group on their profile sheet. Candidates should
register for e-mail notification for profile sheet updates via MNP at
advancement. Select My Profiles, then Advancement Profile Sheet Information-
Individual. Information may change on a weekly basis and both commands and
Sailors should continue to verify.
b. Terminal eligibility date: 1 October 2023.
c. Time-In-Rate dates:
(1) For E-8: On or before 1 September 2020.
(2) For E-9: On or before 1 July 2020.
d. High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waivers: 1 July 2023 or
e. Sailors with an approved or disapproved Fleet Reserve or retirement
request prior to the board convene date will need to closely monitor
eligibility. Commands may request revalidation based on request adjudication
by sending an e- mail with the reason for revalidation to PERS-802.
f. Security clearance requirements (if required). Refer to chapter 2 of
g. Rate specific and competitive group eligibility requirements.
Candidates must meet special requirements for certain ratings, as outlined in
paragraph 203 of reference (b).
h. Non-nuclear submarine Sailors designated SG or SP as of board
convening date are not eligible for advancement, in line with reference (c).
i. Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) completion requirement is held in
abeyance. Reference (d) will be revised with guidance for SEA requirements
in future boards.
6. Competitive Groups. The below listed ratings are separated into
competitive groups as applicable to the component of the candidate:
a. CTI:(E-8) Middle East and North Africa (Group 1), East and Far East
Asia (Group 2), Latin and South America (Group 3) and Eastern Europe (Group
b. EMN, ETN and MMN: Submarine (Group 1), Surface (Group 2).
c. ITS: Electronic Warfare (Group 1) Communications (Group 2).
d. MU: Premier Band (Group 1), Fleet Band (Group 2).
e. NC: Career Recruiter (Group 1), Fleet (Group 2).
f. ND (E-8): Master Diver (Group 1), First Class Diver (Group 2).
7. For record review and communication with the boards, refer to reference
(e). Board numbers are: Board 211 (CMDCM), 210 (E-9 selection and Senior
Enlisted Marketplace screen board), 235 (E-8). LTBs should be submitted via
the electronic submission of selection board documents (ESSBD). If unable to
use ESSBD and for more information on LTBs, visit the following
8. Board results will be posted via BUPERS Online and released by subsequent
NAVADMIN, with follow-on guidance for the MyNavy Assignments process for
Sailors screened to compete in the marketplace. Board selectee profile
sheets will be published by NETPDC within 30 days of selection board results
9. Additional information regarding this cycle will be posted
on the MyNavy HR website at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/advancement-and-
10. Points of Contact (Do not utilize to submit LTBs):
a. MyNavy Career Center, (833) 330-6622 or via e-mail at
b. PERS-802, (901) 874-4537/DSN 882 or via e-mail at
c. NETPDC (N321), (850) 473-6148/DSN 753 or via e-mail at
11. This message will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled.
12. Released by Rear Admiral James P. Waters, N13.//