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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATION FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.  REF B 
IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR THE ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF U.S. 
NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF C IS NAVPERS 15560D, NAVAL MILITARY PERSONNEL MANUAL (MILPERSMAN).  REF D 
IS NAVADMIN 197/09, IMPROVED RATING DESIGNATION FOR TOP PERFORMING SAILORS.  
REF E IS NAVADMIN 272/08, ENLISTED NAVY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT.  REF F IS 
OPNAVINST 1414 SERIES, NAVY ENLISTED WARFARE QUALIFICATION PROGRAMS.  REF G IS 
OPNAVINST 6110.1J, PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM.  REF H IS NAVADMIN 215/10, 
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE 
SAILORS.  REF I IS NAVADMIN 301/07, EDUCATION POINTS FOR E4 THROUGH E6 FINAL 
MULTIPLE SCORE (FMS) AND EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION FOR E7 THROUGH E9 SELECTION 
BOARD PRECEPTS.

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE MARCH 2012 (CYCLE 215) NAVY-WIDE 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION FOR ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OF USN, FULL TIME SUPPORT 
(FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC) SAILORS.  THE EXAMINATION DATES ARE:
    E6 - 1 MARCH 2012
    E5 - 8 MARCH 2012
    E4 - 15 MARCH 2012
    A.  REFER TO REF A REGARDING ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION OPTIONS FOR SAILORS 
WHO ARE PENDING DEPLOYMENT TO, OR ARE DEPLOYED AND OPERATING IN IRAQ, 
AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA.  ADDITIONALLY, IF CYCLE
215 IS THE FIRST ADVANCEMENT CYCLE IN WHICH A REDEPLOYED SAILOR IS 
PARTICIPATING UPON COMPLETION OF A TOUR TO A THEATER COVERED BY THIS POLICY, 
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS (ESO) MUST FOLLOW PROCEDURES IN REFS A AND REF B 
TO EXECUTE PROCESSING OF MISSED EXAMINATION CYCLES.
AFFECTED REDEPLOYED SAILORS MUST BE IDENTIFIED IN A SEPARATE ENCLOSURE TO THE 
LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL AS DIRECTED IN REF B, PARA 614.
    B.  DO NOT ADMINISTER ANY CYCLE 215 EXAMINATIONS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED 
EXAMINATION DATE UNLESS PROVIDED PER REFS A OR REF B, OR SPECIFICALLY 
AUTHORIZED BY NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND PERS-812.
    C.  MUSICIAN (MU) SECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICERS WILL TAKE THE REGULAR
MU1 PAPER EXAMINATION ON 1 MARCH 2012.  DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERS WILL NO LONGER 
BE NECESSARY FOR THE MU1 EXAM.  MANUSCRIPT PAPER MAY NOT BE BROUGHT INTO THE 
EXAMINING ROOM AS MANUSCRIPT LINES ARE PROVIDED ON THE BACK OF EACH EXAM.

2.  TIMELINE OF EVENTS:
    A.  NOW THROUGH 20 NOVEMBER 2011:  INTERNET REVIEW AND MODIFICATION OF THE 
COMMAND TIME-IN-RATE (TIR) ELIGIBILITY LIST AND EXAMINATION ORDERING FOR 
SENSITIVE COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (SCI) EXAMINATIONS.  ESO'S MUST ORDER 
CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN (COLLECTION/NETWORK/INTERPRETIVE)  EXAMINATIONS AT THE 
NAVY ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM (NEAS) WEBSITE,  HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.
NAVY.MIL/.  ADDITIONAL SCI EXAMINATION ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA MESSAGE TO 
NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N332).  ESO'S MUST INFO ADDRESSEE RECEIVING COMMANDS TO 
WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE BEING FORWARDED.  COMMANDS MUST INCLUDE THEIR 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTIVITY ADDRESS CODE (DODAAC) ACCOUNT  NUMBER, POINT OF 
CONTACT (POC), AND THE NUMBER OF EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED.
 NETPDTC
SCI EXAMINATION POCS ARE MRS. JANET MEJIAS AT (850) 452-1620/DSN 922  OR VIA 
E-MAIL AT JANET.MEJIAS(AT)NAVY.MIL; MS. JUDY BOSTON AT (850)  452-1045/ DSN 
922 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JUDY.BOSTON(AT)NAVY.MIL; OR VIA E-MAIL TO  SFLY_ 
CRYPTOLOGIC.PRODUCTS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B. 15 DECEMBER 2011 - 26 JANUARY 2012:  TIR ELIGIBILITY LISTS  FOR 
EXAMINATION ORDERING OF ALL OTHER RATINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA NEAS.
ESO'S MUST VERIFY TIR LISTS AND TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS AS
 REQUIRED:
        (1) ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES NOT LISTED - COMMANDS MUST ADD CANDIDATES AND 
APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION TO THE TIR LIST.
        (2) IF LISTED CANDIDATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE OR ARE NO LONGER RECOMMENDED 
FOR ADVANCEMENT - COMMANDS MUST CLICK "NO" AND "SUBMIT" BUTTONS TO DELETE 
NAMES FROM THE TIR LIST.
        (3) CANDIDATES NO LONGER ATTACHED TO COMMAND - COMMANDS MUST DELETE OR 
FORWARD EXAMINATIONS AS APPLICABLE.
        (4) APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION FOR CANDIDATE - COMMANDS MUST SELECT THE 
APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION FOR RATING CONVERSIONS OR DIVERSE QQQQ RATINGS (I.E., 
NCC1/NCR1, ATI1/ATO1).
    C. 15 DECEMBER 2011 - 20 JANUARY 2012:  INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER DATES, 
VIA NEAS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 15 DECEMBER 2011 - 6 JANUARY 2012
            E5 - 15 DECEMBER 2011 - 13 JANUARY 2012
            E4 - 15 DECEMBER 2011 - 20 JANUARY 2012
    D. 7 JANUARY 2012 - 9 FEBRUARY 2012:  AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE 
INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER, NEAS WILL RE-OPEN FOR ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION 
ORDERS, AS FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 7 JANUARY 2012 - 26 JANUARY 2012
            E5 - 14 JANUARY 2012 - 2 FEBRUARY 2012
            E4 - 21 JANUARY 2012 - 9 FEBRUARY 2012 ONCE TIR LISTS CLOSE, 
EXAMINATION ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA MESSAGE PER FIGURE 4-1 OF REF B TO 
NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321).
ESO'S MUST INFO ADDRESSEE RECEIVING COMMANDS TO WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE BEING 
FORWARDED.
    E. 1 FEBRUARY 2012:  CUT-OFF FOR CANDIDATES TO MEET ELIGIBILITY 
REQUIREMENTS AS OUTLINED IN REF B, CHAPTER 2.
    F. 1 MAR 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E6 EXAMINATION.
    G. 8 MAR 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E5 EXAMINATION.
    H. 15 MAR 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E4 EXAMINATION.
    I. 13 APR 2012:  CUT-OFF DATE FOR NETPDTC TO RECEIVE SUBSTITUTE 
EXAMINATION REQUESTS.  SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN 
SEVEN DAYS OF RECEIPT, BUT NOT LATER THAN 27 APRIL 2012.
        (1) SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION ORDERS SHALL BE HELD TO A MINIMUM IN ORDER 
TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE ADVANCEMENT QUOTAS.
        (2) REQUESTS MUST INCLUDE VALID JUSTIFICATION FOR MISSING THE 
REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAMINATION.  DETAILS FOR "ADMIN ERROR" AND/ OR 
"OPERATIONAL COMMITMENT" ARE REQUIRED.
    J.  ESO'S MUST VERIFY THE EXAMINATION ORDER STATUS AT THE "VIEW PREVIOUS 
EXAMINATIONS ORDERED" LINK ON NEAS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF PLACING EXAMINATION 
ORDERS.  IF DISCREPANCIES ARE NOTED, CONTACT NETPDTC AT (850) 452-1252/DSN 
922.

3.  ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
    A.  SAILORS NOT SELECTED FOR RETENTION BY THE ENLISTED RETENTION BOARD 
(ERB) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE ACTIVE DUTY ADVANCEMENT AND SHALL NOT BE 
ADMINISTERED CYCLE 215 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS.
    B.  CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS OUTLINED IN REF B, 
CHAPTER 2, PRIOR TO EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION DATE FOR THEIR PAY GRADE.  
REFER TO PARAS 2.F, 2.G, AND 2.H OF THIS NAVADMIN FOR EXAMINATION 
ADMINISTRATION DATES.  CANDIDATES WHO DO NOT MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE 
INELIGIBLE FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED A CYCLE 215 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.
    C.  TERMINAL ELIGIBILITY DATE (TED):  THE TED FOR CYCLE 215 IS 1 JULY 
2012.  THIS DATE SHALL BE USED TO COMPUTE AND DETERMINE TIR ELIGIBILITY IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, TABLE 2-2.
    D.  HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT):  PER REF C, ARTICLE 1160-120, CANDIDATES WHO 
REACH HYT ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2012, OR WHO HAVE RECEIVED A HYT WAIVER TO REMAIN 
ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2012, ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.
CANDIDATES WITH A HYT DATE PRIOR TO 1 JULY 2012 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE 
FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED AN EXAMINATION.
    E.  NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS:  COMMANDS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE FLEET RATING 
IDENTIFICATION ENGINE (FLEET RIDE) TOOL TO VALIDATE RATING QUALIFICATIONS AND 
REQUEST RATING ENTRY VIA ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION PARTICIPATION FOR NON-
DESIGNATED SAILORS.  COMPLETE FLEET RIDE APPLICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF 
D.  ONLY FLEET RIDE APPLICATIONS WHICH HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED AND APPROVED DURING 
A SEP 2011 - FEB 2012 RACK/STACK ARE VALID FOR CYCLE 215 EXAMINATIONS.
NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR 
RATING ENTRY VIA CYCLE 215 AND SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED AN EXAMINATION.
    F.  ENLISTED NAVY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  REFER TO REF E.
    G.  WARFARE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  REFER TO REF F.
    H.  PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  REFER TO REF G.
    I.  TIR WAIVERS:  TIR WAIVERS AND EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION OF EARLY 
PROMOTE CANDIDATES MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA 216 OF REF B.
CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED TIR WAIVERS MUST BE IDENTIFIED DURING 
EXAMINATION ORDERING AND ON THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER TO NETPDTC (N321).
    J.  SECURITY CLEARANCE:  PER PARA 204 OF REF B, ALL PERSONNEL IN CERTAIN 
RATINGS MUST MAINTAIN, AT A MINIMUM, CONTINUOUS SECURITY CLEARANCE 
ELIGIBILITY.  A FAVORABLE INVESTIGATION ADJUDICATION MUST BE ISSUED FROM 
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY CENTRAL ADJUDICATION FACILITY
(DONCAF) PRIOR TO THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAMINATION DATE.  AN INTERIM 
SECURITY CLEARANCE IS NOT A FORMAL DETERMINATION BY AN ADJUDICATIVE AUTHORITY 
AND THEREFORE DOES NOT SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT.  SAILORS IN THE FOLLOWING 
RATINGS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT ARE INELIGIBLE FOR ADVANCEMENT AND 
SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED AN
EXAMINATION:  AC, AE, AG, AO, AT, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, CTI, CTM, CTN, 
CTR, CTT, EM, EOD, ET, FC, FT, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MN, MT, 
ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, AND YN, AS WELL AS ALL NUCLEAR-TRAINED 
PERSONNEL.
    K. "A" SCHOOL CANDIDATES:
        (1) SAILORS WHO HAVE REPORTED TO "A" SCHOOL FOR A RATING CONVERSION 
AND HAVE NOT GRADUATED PRIOR TO THE REGULAR EXAMINATION ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO 
PARTICIPATE IN THE EXAMINATION.
        (2) SAILORS WHO GRADUATE FROM MANDATORY CLASS "A" SCHOOL BEFORE THE 
REGULAR EXAMINATION DATE AND ARE QUALIFIED IN ALL RESPECTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO 
COMPETE FOR ADVANCEMENT IN THEIR NEW RATING.
        (3) NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS IN INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING, TO INCLUDE "A" 
SCHOOL, WHO ENLISTED UNDER AN "A" SCHOOL GUARANTEE  PROGRAM ARE INELIGIBLE TO 
PARTICIPATE IN THE EXAMINATION UNTIL COMPLETION OF CLASS "A" SCHOOL.
    L.  BRANCH CLASS (BRCL) AND SPECIAL PROGRAM INDICATOR (SPI) CODE:
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THE NAVY ACCOUNTING STATUS FOR BRCL 32 SAILORS MUST BE VERIFIED VIA THE 
COMMAND'S ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION VERIFICATION REPORT (EDVR).  PERSONNEL WITH A 
BLANK SPI CODE ARE IN AN INVALID STATUS WHICH MAY RESULT IN ASSIGNMENT OF AN 
INCORRECT ADVANCEMENT COMPETITIVE CATEGORY AND THEIR EXAMINATIONS WILL BE 
INVALIDATED.  COMMANDS MUST CORRECT THE ERROR VIA NAVY STANDARD INTEGRATED 
PERSONNEL SYSTEM (NSIPS) OR THE SAILOR MAY SEEK RELIEF BY PETITIONING THE 
BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL RECORDS (BCNR).

4.  PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE (PMA):  COMPUTE PMA AS OUTLINED IN PARA 309 OF 
REF B.  REF H PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON USE OF IA/GSA/OSA CONCURRENT EVALUATIONS.  
EVALUATIONS USED TO COMPUTE PMA MUST BE INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWING DATES:
EXAMINATION     EVALUATION   COMPUTATION
PAYGRADE        PAYGRADE     PERIOD
E4              E3           1 JUN 2011 TO 29 FEB 2012
E5              E4           1 DEC 2010 TO 29 FEB 2012
E6              E5           1 MAR 2009 TO 29 FEB 2012
NOTE:  PREPARE A SPECIAL EVALUATION IF MEMBER DOES NOT HAVE AN EVALUATION WITH 
AN ENDING DATE DURING THE PERIOD SPECIFIED ABOVE FOR THE CURRENT PAYGRADE.  
BLOCK 15 ENDING DATE SHALL BE 29 FEBRUARY 2012.

5.  GENERAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION:
    A.  ENSURE ALL CANDIDATES, ESOS, PROCTORS, AND ADMINISTRATORS HAVE 
REQUIRED CLEARANCE AND ACCESS PRIOR TO EXAMINATION DAY.
    B.  AUTHORIZED MATERIALS DURING EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION:  ONLY THOSE 
MATERIALS SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFIED AND LISTED IN CHAPTER 6 OF REF B, THIS 
NAVADMIN, AND THE GENERAL EXAMINATION VERBATIM INSTRUCTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED FOR 
USE DURING EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION.  NO OTHER EXAMINING MATERIAL OR 
INSTRUMENTS MAY BE BROUGHT INTO THE EXAMINING ROOM.  USE OF UNAUTHORIZED 
MATERIAL WILL RESULT IN EXAMINATION INVALIDATION AND LOSS OF ADVANCEMENT 
OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CURRENT ADVANCEMENT CYCLE.
    C.  EDUCATION POINTS:  PER REF I, EDUCATION POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE 
HIGHEST ACCREDITED DEGREE HELD (TWO POINTS FOR AN ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR FOUR 
POINTS FOR A BACCALAUREATE DEGREE OR ABOVE).  TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE 
NAVY COLLEGE CENTER TO PROCESS ALL DOCUMENTS, TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE RECEIVED 
FROM ADVANCEMENT CANDIDATES BY 1 MARCH 2012.  THE NAVY COLLEGE CENTER WILL 
VALIDATE TRANSCRIPTS AND ENTER THE EDUCATION DATA INTO THE NAVY COLLEGE 
MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (NCMIS) TO UPDATE AND BE USED TO CALCULATE FMS.
    D.  FOR RATINGS WITH MULTIPLE EXAMINATIONS, IT IS IMPERATIVE ESOS ENSURE 
PROPER EXAMINATION IDENTIFICATION IS USED DURING EXAMINATION ORDERING AND 
ANSWER SHEET VERIFICATION (I.E., NCR/NCC, ATI/ATO, ETR/ETV/ ETN, ETC.).  
INCORRECT EXAMINATION IDENTIFICATION WILL CAUSE EXAMINATIONS TO BE INCORRECTLY 
GRADED.
    E.  NAVY COUNSELOR (NC) EXAMINATIONS:  ADMINISTER NCR1 EXAMINATIONS TO NCS 
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.
    F.  AVIATION ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (AT) EXAMINATIONS: ADMINISTER ATI 
EXAMINATIONS FOR INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE AND ATO EXAMINATIONS FOR 
ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE.
    G.  NUCLEAR ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (ETN), ELECTRICIANS MATE (EMN), 
MACHINIST'S MATE (MMN) EXAMINATIONS:
        (1) ETN, EMN, MMN WILL TAKE NUCLEAR-SPECIFIC RATING EXAMINATIONS.
        (2) NUCLEAR SURFACE AND SUBMARINE CANDIDATES WILL TAKE THE SAME 
EXAMINATION.
        (3) CANDIDATES IN THE NUCLEAR TRAINING PIPELINE ON THE REGULARLY 
SCHEDULED EXAMINATION DATE WILL TAKE RESPECTIVE NUCLEAR EXAMINATIONS  AND 
COMPETE IN THE "TRAINEE" COMPETITIVE CATEGORY.
    H.  ADMINISTER THE APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE 
NEC:
        (1) NON-NUCLEAR ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS (ET) EXAMINATIONS:
            ETR - NEC 14BH, 14HH, 14RO, 14TO, 14CM, 14TM, 14EM, 14RM
            ETV - NEC 14NM, 14NO, 14NV, 14SM, 14TK, 14XM, 14NP, 14GM,
            14XO
            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

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 - MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
        GROUP 2 - EAST/FAR EAST
        GROUP 3 - LATIN/SOUTH AMERICA
        GROUP 4 - EASTERN EUROPE
    C.  EMN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
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        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.  PACKAGE THE ORIGINAL TRANSMITTAL LETTER 
AND ANSWER SHEETS IN AN ENVELOPE USING A CARDBOARD STIFFENER.
DO NOT BEND, FOLD, MARK, OR STAPLE ANSWER SHEETS.  SEND EXAMINATION RETURNS BY 
CLOSE OF BUSINESS THE DAY FOLLOWING ADMINISTRATION OF THE EXAMINATION TO:
        COMMANDING OFFICER
        NETPDTC (N323)
        BLDG 2435 RM 1167
        6490 SAUFLEY FIELD ROAD
        PENSACOLA, FL 32509-5240
    A.  CONUS INSTALLATIONS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER SHEETS VIA 
FEDEX UNDER GSA CONTRACT.
    B.  OVERSEAS SHORE COMMANDS.  SEND EXAMINATION RETURNS VIA UNITED STATES 
POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) THREE-DAY EXPRESS MAIL SERVICE.
    C.  DEPLOYED SHIPS.  SEND 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 FORWARD VIA USPS THREE-DAY EXPRESS 
MAIL TO NETPDTC.
    D.  COMMANDS SHALL VERIFY RECEIPT OF EXAMINATION ANSWER SHEETS BY NETPDTC 
ON THE NEAS WEBSITE'S ELECTRONIC TOTE BOARD LOCATED AT  HTTPS:// 
NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/NEAS/PUBLIC/TOTEBOARD.ASPX/.

8.  EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES:  A DETAILED DISCREPANCY LIST WILL BE MAINTAINED 
ON THE NEAS WEBSITE FOR ESO'S AND AUTHORIZED VIEWERS.
 RESOLVE
EXAMINATION DISCREPANCIES IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, TABLE 7-3.

9.  EXAMINATION RESULTS:  EXAMINATION RESULTS WILL BE POSTED ON THE NEAS 
WEBSITE AND MAY BE ACCESSED BY ESOS AND AUTHORIZED VIEWERS.
    A.  THE EXAMINATION STATUS VERIFICATION REPORT (ESVR) IS THE OFFICIAL 
SOURCE FOR EXAMINATION RESULTS.  THIS REPORT MUST BE VERIFIED FOR ACCURACY 
PRIOR TO FROCKING AND ADVANCEMENT.
    B.  WITHHOLDING OR WITHDRAWAL OF ADVANCEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS MUST BE 
DOCUMENTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARA 721 OF REF B.  COMMANDS MUST SUBMIT A 
MESSAGE TO NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321) AND AN E-MAIL TO COMNAVPERSCOM 
MILLINGTON TN (PERS-812) AT ADVANCEMENTS-ACTIVE(AT)NAVY .
MIL OR ADVANCEMENTS-RESERVE(AT)NAVY.MIL, REQUESTING INVALIDATION FOR 
CANDIDATES NO LONGER RECOMMENDED OR NO LONGER ELIGIBLE FOR  ADVANCEMENT.
    C.  RATE CHANGE AUTHORIZATIONS (RCA), PROFILE SHEETS, AND COMMAND 
STATISTICS REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NEAS WEBSITE.
    D.  INDIVIDUAL SAILORS MAY VIEW/DOWNLOAD PROFILE SHEETS AT THE "PROFILE 
SHEETS" LINK ON THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT CENTER WEBSITE.  LOG ONTO NAVY KNOWLEDGE 
ONLINE AT HTTPS://WWWA.NKO.NAVY.MIL/ AND FOLLOW THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT CENTER 
LINK UNDER CAREER MANAGEMENT.

10.  ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS CYCLE WILL BE POSTED ON THE NPC 
ACTIVE DUTY ADVANCEMENT WEBPAGE, HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/ BUPERS-
NPC/CAREER/ENLISTEDCAREERADMIN/PAGES/ACTIVEDUTYADVANCEMENT.ASP
X.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT:  PC CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER (CSC), AT 1-866-U- ASK-NPC 
(1-866-827-5672) OR VIA E-MAIL AT CSCMAILBOX(AT)NAVY.MIL.

12.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//

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