SEPTEMBER 2009 (CYCLE 204) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER RECRUITER SAILORS

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SUBJ/SEPTEMBER 2009 (CYCLE 204) 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 SEPTEMBER 2009 (CYCLE 204) 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 - 3 SEPTEMBER 2009
    E5 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2009
    E4 - 17 SEPTEMBER 2009
    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 204 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 
PAPER EXAMINATION ON 3 SEPTEMBER AND WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO USE A 
DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYER PROVIDED BY NETPDTC.  THESE ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED 
SEPARATELY FROM EXAMINATIONS TO COMMANDS WITH
MU1 CANDIDATES.  
2.  TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
    A. 18 MAY - 31 MAY.  COMMAND INTERNET REVIEW AND MODIFICATION OF 
THE COMMAND TIME-IN-RATE (TIR) ELIGIBILITY LIST AND EXAMINATION 
ORDERING FOR SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (SCI) EXAMINATIONS 
WILL BE AVAILABLE.  EDUCATION SERVICES OFFICERS (ESOS) MUST ORDER 
CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN COLLECTION - CTR, NETWORK - CTN, OR INTERPRETIVE 
- CTI EXAMINATIONS AT THE NAVY ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM (NEAS) 
WEBSITE HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/NEAS/.  
SUPPLEMENTAL ORDERS FOR SCI EXAMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BETWEEN 1 
JUNE AND 26 JULY VIA MESSAGE, FAX (850) 452-1214/DSN 922, OR EMAIL AT 
SFLYCRYPTOLOGIC.PRODUCTS(AT)NAVY.MIL.  ESOS MUST INCLUDE THEIR COMMAND 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTIVITY ADDRESS CODE
(DODAAC) ACCOUNT NUMBER, A POINT OF CONTACT (POC) AND THE NUMBER OF 
EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED.  ESOS MUST INFO RECEIVING COMMANDS TO WHICH 
EXAMINATIONS ARE BEING FORWARDED.  NETPDTC SCI EXAMINATION POCS CAN BE 
REACHED AT (850) 452-1620/1045/DSN 922.
    B. 2 JUNE - 14 AUGUST: 
        (1) TIME-IN-RATE (TIR) ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR EXAMINATION 
ORDERING OF ALL OTHER RATINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE NEAS WEBSITE AS 
FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 2 JUNE - 10 JULY
            E5 - 2 JUNE - 17 JULY 
            E4 - 2 JUNE - 24 JULY 
        (2) AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER, 
THIS SITE WILL RE-OPEN FOR SUPPLEMENTAL EXAMINATION ORDERS AS
FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 9 JULY - 31 JULY
            E5 - 16 JULY - 7 AUGUST
            E4 - 23 JULY - 14 AUGUST
    C.  5 OCTOBER:  DEADLINE FOR SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION REQUESTS.  
SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF 
RECEIPT, BUT NOT LATER THAN 26 OCTOBER.  
        (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 HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/NEAS 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 AUGUST 2009.
    B.  CANDIDATES WHO REACH HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) ON OR AFTER 1 
JANUARY 2010 (THE FIRST DAY OF THE ADVANCEMENT CYCLE) OR HAVE RECEIVED 
A HYT WAIVER TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 1 JANUARY 2010, ARE 
ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION PER MILPERSMAN 
1160-120.
    C.  1 JANUARY 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 1414.1D SERIES.
    G.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (CITIZENSHIP, 
SECURITY CLEARANCE, MEDICAL, ASVAB) FOR CERTAIN RATINGS AS OUTLINED IN 
BUPERSINST 1430.16F, PARA 204.
    H.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS OF 
OPNAVINST 6110.1H.
    I.  "A" SCHOOL CANDIDATES:
        (1) SAILORS IN "A" SCHOOL FOR A RATING CONVERSION DURING THE 
REGULAR EXAMINATION DATE ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 
EXAMINATION.
        (2) SAILORS WHO COMPLETE MANDATORY CLASS "A" SCHOOL AFTER
1
AUGUST 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.  PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE (PMA):  COMPUTE PMA AS OUTLINED IN 
BUPERSINST 1430.16F.  EVALS USED TO COMPUTE PMA MUST BE INCLUSIVE OF 
DATES LISTED BELOW:  
    EXAM             EVALUATION   COMPUTATION
    PAYGRADE         PAYGRADE     PERIOD
       E-4             E-3        1 JANUARY 2009 TO 31 AUGUST 2009
       E-5             E-4        1 JUNE 2008 TO 31 AUGUST 2009
       E-6             E-5        1 SEPTEMBER 2006 TO 31 AUGUST 2009
NOTE:  IF SERVICE MEMBER DOES NOT HAVE AN EVALUATION WITH ABOVE 
CRITERIA, PREPARE A SPECIAL EVALUATION WITH 31 AUGUST 2009 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 SEPTEMBER.  
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 (IE. 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 NC'S HOLDING NAVY ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC) 2186 AND ASSIGNED TO 
RECRUITING DUTY AS A MEMBER OF THE CAREER RECRUITING FORCE.  
ADMINISTER NCC1 EXAMINATIONS TO NAVY COUNSELORS (LESS CAREER RECRUITING 
FORCE).
    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 "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 TEST PARTICIPANTS, ESOS, PROCTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS 
HAVE REQUISITE CLEARANCE AND ACCESS REQUIRED PRIOR TO EXAM DAY.
6.  COMPETITIVE GROUPS:  USN CANDIDATES IN THE FOLLOWING RATINGS ARE 
SEPARATED INTO THE FOLLOWING COMPETITIVE GROUPS:
    A.  CS, SK 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.  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 (NSPIS) CORRECTIVE 
ACTION OR THE SAILOR MUST SUBMIT A BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL 
RECORDS (BCNR) PETITION.  THIS ACCOUNTING STATUS IS REFLECTED ON THE 
COMMAND'S ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION VERIFICATION REPORT (EDVR).  WHEN THEIR 
EXAMS ARE GRADED, SAILORS IN THIS INVALID ACCOUNTING STATUS WILL HAVE 
THEIR EXAMS INVALIDATED.
8.  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, 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 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 AND 
NUMBER OF DISCREPANCIES ON THE ELECTRONIC TOTE BOARD LOCATED AT THE 
NAVY ADVANCEMENT CENTER (NAC) WEBSITE 
HTTPS://WWW2.NETC.NAVY.MIL/ADVANCEMENT.  
9.  EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES:  CLEAR EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES IAW 
TABLE 7-3 OF BUPERSINST 1430.16F.  A DETAILED LIST OF DISCREPANCIES 
WILL BE MAINTAINED AT THE NAC WEBSITE 
HTTPS://WWW2.NETC.NAVY.MIL/ADVANCEMENT OR ESOS MAY VIEW DETAILED 
LISTING AT HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/NEAS.
10.  EXAMINATION RESULTS:  EXAMINATION RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE 
NAVY ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM (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 
IAW 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 SHEET 
AT THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT CENTER (NAC) WEBSITE 
HTTPS://WWW2.NETC.NAVY.MIL/ADVANCEMENT
(AFTER LOGIN CLICK ON "PROFILE SHEETS" LINK).
11.  ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CYCLE WILL BE POSTED AT 
HTTP://WWW.NPC.NAVY.MIL/CAREERINFO/ENLISTEDCAREERPROGRESSION
/ACTIVEDUTYADVANCEMENT/.
12.  COMNAVPERSCOM POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  ACTIVE ENLISTED CAREER PROGRESSION:  PSCS(SW/AW) PAUL MATHENY, 
PERS-811B, AT (901) 874-3224/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
PAUL.MATHENY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  RESERVE ENLISTED CAREER PROGRESSION:  YNC(AW) STEVEN WHITEFOOT, 
PERS-812A, AT (901) 874-4457/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT 
STEVEN.WHITEFOOT(AT)NAVY.MIL.
13.  RELEASED BY S. J. BOURBEAU, N1B.//
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