MARCH 2010 (CYCLE 207) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER RECRUITER SAILORS

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SUBJ/MARCH 2010 (CYCLE 207) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER 
RECRUITER SAILORS// 


RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE MARCH 2010 (CYCLE 207) NAVY- WIDE 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION FOR ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OF USN/USNR (ACTIVE), 
FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS) TO INCLUDE ACTIVE GUARD AND RESERVE (AGR), AND 
CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC) SAILORS.  THE EXAMINATION DATES ARE:
    E6 ? 4 MARCH 2010
    E5 ? 11 MARCH 2010
    E4 ? 18 MARCH 2010
    A.  REFER TO NAVADMIN 336/07 REGARDING ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION 
OPTIONS FOR SAILORS WHO ARE PENDING DEPLOYMENT TO, OR ARE DEPLOYED AND 
OPERATING IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA. 
    B.  DO NOT ADMINISTER ANY CYCLE 207 EXAMINATIONS PRIOR TO THE 
SCHEDULED EXAMINATION DATE UNLESS PROVIDED BY BUPERSINST 1430.16F, 
NAVADMIN 336/07, OR SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED BY COMNAVPERSCOM
(PERS-811 FOR ACTIVE/PERS-812 FOR FTS, AGR AND CANREC).
    C.  MUSICIAN (MU) SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS WILL TAKE THE REGULAR 
MU1 PAPER EXAMINATION ON 4 MARCH 2010 AND WILL USE A DIGITAL MEDIA 
PLAYER PROVIDED BY NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL 
DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER (NETPDTC).  THESE ITEMS WILL BE 
SHIPPED SEPARATELY FROM EXAMINATIONS TO COMMANDS WITH MU1 CANDIDATES.  
2.  TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
    A.  12 NOVEMBER 2009 ? 29 NOVEMBER 2009 - SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED 
INFORMATION (SCI) EXAMS:
        (1) EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS (ESOS) MUST ORDER CRYPTOLOGIC 
TECHNICIAN (COLLECTION/NETWORK/INTERPRETIVE) EXAMINATIONS AT THE NAVY 
ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM (NEAS) WEBSITE 
HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/.  ADDITIONAL ORDERS FOR SENSITIVE 
COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (SCI) EXAMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA 
MESSAGE TO NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321).  ESOS MUST INFO ADDRESSEE 
COMMANDS TO WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE FORWARDED.  COMMANDS MUST INCLUDE 
THEIR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTIVITY ADDRESS CODE (DODAAC) ACCOUNT 
NUMBER, A POINT OF CONTACT (POC) AND THE NUMBER OF EXAMINATIONS 
REQUIRED.
    B.  16 DECEMBER 2009 ? 9 FEBRUARY 2010 - REGULAR NON-SCI EXAMS:
        (1) TIME-IN-RATE (TIR) ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR EXAMINATION 
ORDERING OF ALL OTHER RATINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NEAS WEBSITE AS 
FOLLOWS:
            E6 ? 16 DECEMBER 2009 ? 8 JANUARY 2010
            E5 ? 16 DECEMBER 2009 ? 15 JANUARY 2010 
            E4 ? 16 DECEMBER 2009 ? 22 JANUARY 2010 
        (2) AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER, 
THIS SITE WILL RE-OPEN FOR ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION ORDERS AS FOLLOWS:
            E6 ? 6 JANUARY 2010 ? 26 JANUARY 2010
            E5 ? 13 JANUARY 2010 ? 2 FEBRUARY 2010
            E4 ? 20 JANUARY 2010 ? 9 FEBRUARY 2010
    C.  7 APRIL 2010:  DEADLINE FOR SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION REQUESTS.  
SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF 
RECEIPT, BUT NOT LATER THAN 28 APRIL 2010.  
        (1) SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION ORDERS SHOULD BE HELD TO A MINIMUM 
IN ORDER TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE ADVANCEMENT QUOTAS.
        (2) SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION REQUESTS MUST BE IN BUPERSINST 
1430.16F FIGURE 4-2 FORMAT, ADDRESSED TO NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321).  
REQUESTS MUST INCLUDE VALID JUSTIFICATION FOR MISSING REGULAR 
EXAMINATION.  DETAILS FOR "ADMIN ERROR" OR "OPERATIONAL COMMITMENT" 
ARE REQUIRED.
    D.  ESOS MUST VERIFY THE EXAMINATION ORDER STATUS AT THE ?VIEW 
PREVIOUS EXAMS ORDERED? LINK AT THE NEAS WEBSITE WITHIN 14 DAYS OF 
PLACING EXAMINATION ORDERS.  IF DISCREPANCIES ARE NOTED, CONTACT 
NETPDTC AT (850) 452-1252/DSN 922.
3.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
    A.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN 
BUPERSINST 1430.16F, CHAPTER 2, NOT LATER THAN 1 FEBRUARY 2010.
    B.  CANDIDATES WHO REACH HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 
2010 (THE FIRST DAY OF THE ADVANCEMENT CYCLE) OR HAVE RECEIVED A HYT 
WAIVER TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2010 ARE ELIGIBLE TO 
PARTICIPATE IN THE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION PER MILPERSMAN 1160-120.
    C.  1 JULY 2010 IS THE TERMINAL ELIGIBILITY DATE USED TO COMPUTE 
TIR.  REFER TO BUPERSINST 1430.16F, TABLE 2-2 FOR SPECIFIC DETAILS.
    D.  EARLY PROMOTE TIR WAIVERS MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH BUPERSINST 
1430.16F, PARA 216.F.  CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED TIR WAIVERS 
MUST BE IDENTIFIED IN THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER TO NETPDTC (N321).  THIS 
WILL PREVENT AUTOMATIC SYSTEM INVALIDATION AS A RESULT OF INSUFFICIENT 
TIR.  
    E.  NEW LEADERSHIP CONTINUUM POLICY IS CONTAINED IN NAVADMIN 272/08.
    F.  WARFARE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR E6 CANDIDATES ARE 
CONTAINED IN OPNAVINST 1414 SERIES.
    G.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (CITIZENSHIP, 
SECURITY CLEARANCE, MEDICAL, ASVAB) FOR CERTAIN RATINGS AS OUTLINED IN 
BUPERSINST 1430.16F, PARA 204 PRIOR TO THE REGULAR SCHEDULED EXAM DATE.
    H.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS OF 
OPNAVINST 6110.1H.
    I.  "A" SCHOOL CANDIDATES:
        (1) SAILORS WHO HAVE REPORTED TO "A" SCHOOL FOR A RATING 
CONVERSION AND NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO THE REGULAR EXAMINATION DATE ARE 
NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EXAMINATION.
        (2) SAILORS WHO COMPLETE MANDATORY CLASS "A" SCHOOL AFTER 1 
FEBRUARY AND BEFORE THE REGULAR EXAMINATION DATE AND ARE QUALIFIED IN 
ALL RESPECTS, ARE ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THEIR NEW 
RATING.  
        (3) SAILORS COMPLETING MANDATORY "A" SCHOOL FOR THE RATING 
ENTRY AFTER THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAMINATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR 
REGULAR OR SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATIONS IN THEIR NEW RATING.
        (4) NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS IN INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING TO 
INCLUDE ?A? SCHOOL THAT HAVE ENLISTED UNDER AN ?A? SCHOOL GUARANTEE 
PROGRAM ARE INELIGIBLE FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAMINATION UNTIL 
COMPLETION OF CLASS ?A? SCHOOL.
    J.  BRANCH CLASS (BRCL) AND SPECIAL PROGRAM INDICATOR CODE:  
BRCL 32 WITH A BLANK SPECIAL PROGRAM INDICATOR (SPI) CODE IS AN INVALID 
NAVY ACCOUNTING STATUS WHICH MAY CAUSE SAILORS TO BE REFLECTED IN THE 
INCORRECT ADVANCEMENT COMPETITIVE CATEGORY.  COMMANDS WITH SAILORS IN 
THIS INVALID ACCOUNTING STATUS MUST TAKE ACTION TO CORRECT THIS ERROR 
EITHER VIA NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSIPS) CORRECTIVE 
ACTION OR THE SAILOR MUST PETITION BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL 
RECORDS (BCNR).  THIS ACCOUNTING STATUS IS REFLECTED ON THE COMMAND'S 
ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION VERIFICATION REPORT (EDVR).  EXAMS TAKEN BY 
SAILORS IN THIS INVALID ACCOUNTING STATUS WILL BE INVALIDATED.
4.  PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE (PMA):  COMPUTE PMA AS OUTLINED IN 
BUPERSINST 1430.16F.  EVALUATIONS USED TO COMPUTE PMA MUST BE INCLUSIVE 
OF DATES LISTED BELOW:  
    EXAM          EVALUATION     COMPUTATION
    PAYGRADE      PAYGRADE       PERIOD
    E-4           E-3            1 JUNE 2009 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2010
    E-5           E-4            1 DECEMBER 2008 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2010
    E-6           E-5            1 MARCH 2007 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2010
NOTE:  IF SERVICE MEMBER DOES NOT HAVE AN EVALUATION WITH THE ABOVE 
CRITERIA, PREPARE A SPECIAL EVALUATION WITH 28 FEBRUARY 2010 ENDING 
DATE IN BLOCK 15. 
5.  GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION:    
    A.  POINTS FOR OFF-DUTY EDUCATION:  SAILORS COMPETING FOR 
ADVANCEMENT TO PAYGRADES E4-E6 WILL BE AWARDED TWO POINTS FOR AN 
ACCREDITED ASSOCIATES DEGREE AND FOUR POINTS FOR AN ACCREDITED 
BACCALAUREATE DEGREE OR ABOVE.  EDUCATION POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR 
THE HIGHEST DEGREE HELD.  TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE NAVY COLLEGE 
CENTER TO PROCESS ALL DOCUMENTS, TRANSCRIPTS FOR SAILORS COMPETING FOR 
ADVANCEMENT TO E4-E6 MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE NAVY COLLEGE CENTER NO 
LATER THAN 1 MARCH 2010.  THE NAVY COLLEGE CENTER WILL VALIDATE THE 
TRANSCRIPT AND ENTER EDUCATION DATA INTO THE NAVY COLLEGE MANAGEMENT 
INFORMATION SYSTEM (NCMIS).  
NCMIS WILL UPDATE SMART AND BE USED TO CALCULATE THE E4-E6 FMS.
    B.  FOR RATINGS WITH MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT 
ESOS ENSURE PROPER EXAMINATION IDENTIFICATION IS USED DURING 
EXAMINATION ORDERING AND ANSWER SHEET VERIFICATION (I.E., NCR/NCC, 
ATI/ATO, ETR/ETV/ETN, MME/MMN/MMW).  INCORRECT EXAMINATION 
IDENTIFICATION WILL CAUSE EXAMINATIONS TO BE INCORRECTLY GRADED 
RESULTING IN ONE OF THE MOST COMMON EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES. 
    C.  NAVY COUNSELOR (NC) EXAMINATIONS:  ADMINISTER NCR1 EXAMINATIONS 
TO NAVY COUNSELORS HOLDING NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION
(NEC) 2186 AND ASSIGNED TO RECRUITING DUTY AS A MEMBER OF THE CAREER 
RECRUITING FORCE.  ADMINISTER NCC1 EXAMINATIONS TO ALL OTHER NAVY 
COUNSELORS.
    D.  AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (AT) EXAMINATIONS:  
ADMINISTER ATI EXAMINATIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE AND ATO 
EXAMINATIONS FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE.
    E.  NUCLEAR ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (ETN), ELECTRICIAN'S MATE (EMN), 
MACHINIST'S MATE (MMN) EXAMINATIONS:  NUCLEAR TRAINED ET, EM, AND MM 
RATINGS WILL TAKE NUCLEAR SPECIFIC RATING EXAMINATIONS (EMN/ETN/MMN).  
NUCLEAR SURFACE AND SUBMARINE CANDIDATES WILL TAKE THE SAME EXAMINATION.  
CANDIDATES IN THE NUCLEAR TRAINING PIPELINE ON THE REGULAR SCHEDULED 
EXAMINATION DATE WILL TAKE RESPECTIVE NUCLEAR EXAMINATION AND COMPETE 
IN THE "TRAINEE" COMPETITIVE CATEGORY.
    F.  ADMINISTER THE APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH NAVY 
ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC):
        (1) NON-NUCLEAR ELECTRONIC TECHNICIANS (ET) EXAMINATIONS:
            ETR - NEC 14BH, 14HH, 14RO, 14TO, 14CM, 14TM, 14EM, 14RM
            ETV - NEC 14NM, 14NO, 14NV, 14XO, 14SM, 14IC, 14QM
NOTE:  ET SURFACE - ADMINISTER ET EXAMINATIONS. 
        (2) NON-NUCLEAR MACHINIST'S MATE (MM) EXAMINATIONS: 
            MME - NEC 4230, 4231, 4234
            MMW - NEC 4232, 4233, 4235
NOTE:  MM SURFACE - ADMINISTER MM EXAMINATIONS.
    G.  ENSURE ALL CANDIDATES, ESOS, PROCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS HAVE 
REQUIRED CLEARANCE AND ACCESS PRIOR TO EXAM DAY.
6.  COMPETITIVE GROUPS:  USN CANDIDATES IN THE FOLLOWING RATINGS ARE 
SEPARATED INTO THE FOLLOWING COMPETITIVE GROUPS:
    A.  CS, LS, AND YN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
        GROUP 2 - ALL OTHERS
    B.  CTI
        GROUP 1 - ARABIC
        GROUP 2 - PERSIAN-FARSI
        GROUP 3 - CHINESE
        GROUP 4 - KOREAN
        GROUP 5 - SPANISH
        GROUP 6 - RUSSIAN
    C.  EMN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
        GROUP 2 - SURFACE
        GROUP 3 - TRAINING
    D.  ETN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
        GROUP 2 - SURFACE
        GROUP 3 - TRAINING
    E.  FC
        GROUP 1 - NON-AEGIS
        GROUP 2 - AEGIS
    F.  MMN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
        GROUP 2 - SURFACE
        GROUP 3 - TRAINING
7.  FORWARDING EXAMINATION RETURNS:  EXAMINATION GRADING REQUIRES A 90 
PERCENT RECEIPT OF RETURNS TO NETPDTC.  
SEND EXAMINATION RETURNS VIA A TRACEABLE METHOD BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS 
THE DAY FOLLOWING THE EXAMINATION TO:
        COMMANDING OFFICER
        NETPDTC (N323)
        BLDG 2435 RM 1167
        6490 SAUFLEY FIELD ROAD
        PENSACOLA FL 32509-5240
PACKAGE THE ORIGINAL TRANSMITTAL LETTER AND ANSWER SHEETS IN AN 
ENVELOPE USING A CARDBOARD STIFFENER.  DO NOT BEND, FOLD, MARK, OR 
STAPLE ANSWER SHEETS.
    A.  CONUS INSTALLATIONS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER 
SHEETS VIA FEDEX UNDER GSA CONTRACT.
    B.  OVERSEAS SHORE COMMANDS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION SHEETS 
VIA UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) THREE-DAY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE.
    C.  DEPLOYED SHIPS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER SHEETS IN 
A REGISTERED MAIL WORKING BAG ADDRESSED TO THE SERVICING FLEET MAIL 
CENTER IN THE DEPLOYED AREA.  THE SECOND LINE OF THE ADDRESS SHOULD 
READ ?ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER SHEETS ENCLOSED.?  
THE POSTAL OFFICER WILL SEND VIA USPS THREE-DAY EXPRESS MAIL TO NETPDTC.
    D.  COMMANDS SHALL VERIFY RECEIPT OF ANSWER SHEETS BY NETPDTC ON 
THE ELECTRONIC TOTE BOARD LOCATED AT THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT CENTER
(NAC) WEBSITE HTTPS://WWW2.NETC.NAVY.MIL/ADVANCEMENT/.  
8.  EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES:  CLEAR EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH TABLE 7-3 OF BUPERSINST 1430.16F.  A DETAILED LIST OF 
DISCREPANCIES WILL BE MAINTAINED AT THE NEAS WEBSITE FOR ESOS AND 
AUTHORIZED VIEWERS.
9.  EXAMINATION RESULTS:  EXAMINATION RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE 
NEAS WEBSITE.
    A.  THE EXAMINATION STATUS VERIFICATION REPORT (ESVR) IS THE 
OFFICIAL SOURCE FOR THE RESULTS OF THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.  
THIS REPORT MUST BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY PRIOR TO FROCKING AND 
ADVANCEMENT.
        (1) COMMANDS MUST SUBMIT A MESSAGE TO NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL 
(N321), INFO COMNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON TN (PERS-811/812), REQUESTING 
INVALIDATION FOR CANDIDATES NO LONGER ELIGIBLE OR NO LONGER RECOMMENDED 
FOR ADVANCEMENT.
        (2) WITHDRAWAL OF ADVANCEMENT RECOMMENDATION MUST BE DOCUMENTED 
IN ACCORDANCE WITH BUPERSINST 1430.16F, PARA 721B.
    B.  RATE CHANGE AUTHORIZATIONS (RCA), PROFILE SHEETS, AND COMMAND 
STATISTICS REPORTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE AT THE NEAS WEBSITE.
    C.  INDIVIDUAL SAILORS MAY ALSO VIEW/DOWNLOAD THEIR PROFILE SHEETS 
AT THE NAC WEBSITE (AFTER LOGIN, CLICK ON "PROFILE SHEETS" 
LINK).
10.  ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CYCLE WILL BE POSTED AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/ENLISTEDCAREERPROGRESSION
/ACTIVEDUTYADVANCEMENT/.
11.  COMNAVPERSCOM POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  ACTIVE ENLISTED CAREER PROGRESSION:  PSCS(SW/AW) PAUL MATHENY, 
PERS-811B, AT (901) 874-3224/DSN 882 OR EMAIL PAUL.MATHENY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  RESERVE ENLISTED CAREER PROGRESSION:  YNC(AW) STEVEN WHITEFOOT, 
PERS-812A, AT (901) 874-4457/DSN 882 OR EMAIL 
STEVEN.WHITEFOOT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.   NETPDTC SCI EXAMINATION POINTS OF CONTACTS:  
- MRS. GWENITH SCHNEIDER, AT (850) 452-1620/DSN 922 OR EMAIL AT 
GWENITH.SCHNEIDER(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- MRS. JUDY BOSTON, AT (850) 452-1045/DSN 922 OR EMAIL AT 
JUDY.BOSTON(AT)NAVY.MIL, OR SFLY_CRYPTOLOGIC.PRODUCTS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
12.  RELEASED BY MS. STEFFANIE EASTER, N1B.//
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