MARCH 2013 (CYCLE 219) 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 2013 (CYCLE 219) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6)  ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT,  AND CANVASSER 
RECRUITER SAILORS// REF A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/131544ZDEC07// REF 
B/DOC/BUPERS/2NOV07// REF C/DOC/NPC/22AUG02// REF D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON 
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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 1414.9, 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.

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE MARCH 2013 (CYCLE 219) NAVY-WIDE 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION (NWAE) FOR ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OF USN/USNR (ACTIVE), 
FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER RECRUITER (CANREC) SAILORS.
THE EXAMINATION DATES ARE:
    E6 - 7 MARCH 2013
    E5 - 14 MARCH 2013
    E4 - 21 MARCH 2013
    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
 219 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 (ESOS) MUST FOLLOW PROCEDURES  IN REF 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 219 EXAMINATIONS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED 
EXAMINATION DATE UNLESS PROVIDED PER REF A OR REF B, OR SPECIFICALLY 
AUTHORIZED BY NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND PERS-812.  THIS  NAVADMIN SUPPLEMENTS REF 
B AND PARA 11 OF THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS A  LIST OF KEY DATES AND EVENTS FOR 
QUICK REFERENCE.

2.  EXAM ORDERING:
    A.  NON-SCI EXAM ORDERING:
        (1) TIR ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR NON-SCI EXAMINATION ORDERING  WILL BE 
AVAILABLE AT THE NEAS WEBSITE AT HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MI L AS FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 12 DECEMBER 2012 - 6 JANUARY 2013
            E5 - 12 DECEMBER 2012 - 13 JANUARY 2013
            E4 - 12 DECEMBER 2012 - 20 JANUARY 2013 (REFER TO PARA 2.B. OF 
THIS NAVADMIN FOR GUIDANCE.)
        (2) AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER,  THE 
NEAS WEBSITE WILL RE-OPEN FOR ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION ORDERS, AS
 FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 7 JANUARY 2013 - 27 JANUARY 2013
            E5 - 14 JANUARY 2013 - 3 FEBRUARY 2013
            E4 - 21 JANUARY 2013 - 10 FEBRUARY 2013
        (3) ONCE INTERNET ORDERING IS CLOSED, ADDITIONAL/SUBSTITUTE  
EXAMINATION ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NAVAL MESSAGE, FAX  (850-452-1132), 
OR E-MAIL (SFLY_N321_EXAM_ORDER(AT)NAVY.MIL) PER  FIGURE 4-1/4-2 OF REF B. E-
MAIL SHOULD HAVE MESSAGE FORMAT AS AN  ATTACHMENT WITH POINT OF CONTACT 
INCLUDED IN MESSAGE.  CUT-OFF DATE  FOR NETPDTC TO RECEIVE SUBSTITUTE 
EXAMINATION REQUESTS IS 7 APRIL  2013.  SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATIONS MUST BE 
ADMINISTERED WITHIN SEVEN  DAYS OF RECEIPT, IF RECEIVED AFTER THE REGULAR 
EXAMINATION DATE, BUT  NOT LATER THAN 27 APRIL 2013.  SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION 
ORDERS SHOULD  BE HELD TO A MINIMUM IN ORDER TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE 
ADVANCEMENT QUOTAS.
 REQUESTS FOR SUBSTITUTE EXAMS MUST INCLUDE VALID JUSTIFICATION FOR  MISSING 
THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAMINATION.
DETAILS FOR"ADMIN ERROR" OR "OPERATIONAL COMMITMENT" ARE REQUIRED.
 ESOS MUST INFO ADDRESSEE RECEIVING COMMANDS TO WHICH EXAMINATIONS  ARE BEING 
FORWARDED.
        (4) COMMAND ESOS MAY REGISTER FOR ACCESS AT THE NEAS WEBSITE.
    B.  ESOS 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) 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.  PER PARAGRAPH 3.D. OF  THIS 
NAVADMIN, SAILORS WITH A PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS) STATUS OF  "INTENDS TO 
SEPARATE" AND THOSE IN A "FINAL DENIED"
STATUS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NWAE AND COMMANDS  SHOULD NOT 
ORDER AN EXAMINATION FOR THEM.
        (3) CANDIDATES NO LONGER ATTACHED TO COMMAND - COMMANDS MUST  DELETE 
OR FORWARD EXAMINATIONS, AS APPLICABLE.
        (4) APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION FOR CANDIDATES - COMMANDS MUST  SELECT THE 
APPROPRIATE EXAMINATIONS FOR RATING CONVERSIONS, OR  DIVERSE RATINGS (I.E., 
NCC1/NCR1, ATI1/ATO1).
    C.  ESOS MUST VERIFY THE EXAMINATION ORDER STATUS AT THE "VIEW PREVIOUS 
EXAMINATIONS ORDERED" LINK VIA NEAS WITHIN 14 DAYS OF  PLACING EXAMINATION 
ORDERS.  IF DISCREPANCIES ARE NOTED, CONTACT  NETPDTC AT (850)452-1252 /DSN 
922.

3.  ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
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    A.  SAILORS NOT SELECTED FOR RETENTION BY THE ENLISTED RETENTION  BOARD 
(ERB) ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE ACTIVE DUTY ADVANCEMENT.
 THEY SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED CYCLE 219 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 PARA 1 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 219  ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATION.
    C.  TERMINAL ELIGIBILITY DATE (TED):  THE TED FOR CYCLE 219 IS
1 JULY 2013.  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 2013, OR WHO HAVE  RECEIVED A HYT WAIVER TO 
REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 1 JULY  2013, ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN 
THE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.
 CANDIDATES WITH A HYT DATE PRIOR TO 1 JULY 2013 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE 
FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED AN EXAMINATION.
    E.  PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS):  SAILORS WHO HAVE RECEIVED FINAL PTS  DENIAL 
(DENIED FINAL - ACTIVE) AS OF THE DECEMBER 2012 RACK AND  STACK RESULTS AND 
THOSE THAT HAVE A PTS STATUS OF INTENDS TO  SEPARATE ARE INELIGIBLE AND SHALL 
NOT BE ADMINISTERED CYCLE 219  NWAE.
    F.  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
 2012 - FEB 2013 RACK/STACK ARE VALID FOR CYCLE 219 EXAMINATIONS.
 NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT ARE NOT  ELIGIBLE FOR 
RATING ENTRY VIA CYCLE 219 AND SHALL NOT BE  ADMINISTERED AN EXAMINATION.
    G.  ENLISTED NAVY LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  REFER TO REF E.
    H.  WARFARE QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  REFER TO REF F.
    I.  PHYSICAL READINESS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:  REFER TO REF G.
    J.  TIR WAIVERS:  TIR WAIVERS AND EXAMINATION ADMINISTRATION OF EARLY 
PROMOTE CANDIDATES MUST BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, PARA  216.F.  CANDIDATES 
WHO HAVE BEEN GRANTED TIR WAIVERS MUST BE  IDENTIFIED DURING EXAMINATION 
ORDERING AND ON THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER  TO NETPDTC (N321).
    K.  SECURITY CLEARANCE:  ALL PERSONNEL IN CERTAIN RATINGS MUST,  AT A 
MINIMUM, MAINTAIN CONTINUOUS SECURITY CLEARANCE ELIGIBILITY.  A  FAVORABLE 
INVESTIGATION ADJUDICATION MUST BE ISSUED FROM DEPARTMENT  OF THE NAVY CENTRAL 
ADJUDICATION FACILITY (DONCAF) OR A CO MUST  GRANT TEMPORARY ACCESS (AN 
INTERIM CLEARANCE) NLT 31 JANUARY 2013.
CO'S MUST FOLLOW PROCEDURES FROM THE NAVY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM  TO GRANT 
INTERIM ACCESS.  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, ATI, ATO, AWF,  AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, CTI, 
CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, FT, GM, HT,  IC, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MN, MT, 
ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS,  AND YN.  THIS GUIDANCE SUPERSEDES REF B.
    L.  "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 FOR 
PARTICIPATION IN THE EXAMINATION UNTIL  COMPLETION OF CLASS "A" SCHOOL.
    M.  BRANCH CLASS (BRCL) AND SPECIAL PROGRAM INDICATOR (SPI) CODE:
THE NAVY ACCOUNTING STATUS FOR BRCL 32 SAILORS MUST BE VERIFIED VIA  THE 
COMMAND'S ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION VERIFICATION REPORT.  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.

4.  PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE (PMA):  COMPUTE PMA AS OUTLINED IN 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 JUNE 2012 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2013
E5              E4           1 DECEMBER 2011 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2013
E6              E5           1 MARCH 2010 TO 28 FEBRUARY 2013
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 28 FEBRUARY  2013.

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:  EDUCATION POINTS WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE QQQQ  
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 2013.  SAILORS SHOULD HAVE 
THEIR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY  SEND OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS TO THE FOLLOWING
ADDRESS:
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    CENTER OF PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    ATTN  VIRTUAL EDUCATION CENTER
    1905 REGULUS AVENUE, SUITE 234
    VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA 234611-2009 THE NAVY COLLEGE CENTER WILL VALIDATE 
TRANSCRIPTS AND ENTER THE  EDUCATION DATA INTO THE NAVY COLLEGE MANAGEMENT 
INFORMATION SYSTEM
 (NCMIS) TO UPDATE AND TO 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), ELECTRICIAN'S MATE  
(EMN),MACHINIST'S MATE (MMN) EXAMINATIONS:
        (1) ETN, EMN, AND MMN CANDIDATES 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 ELECTRONIC 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.
    I.  IF AN EXAM IS ADMINISTERED IN ERROR, THE COMMAND MUST REQUEST  TO 
INVALIDATE IT PER REF B, PARA 610.

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, ETN, AND MMN
        GROUP 1 - SUBMARINE
        GROUP 2 - SURFACE
        GROUP 3 - TRAINING
    D.  FC
        GROUP 1 - NON-AEGIS
        GROUP 2 - AEGIS

7.  FORWARDING EXAMINATION RETURNS:  PACKAGE ONLY THE ORIGINAL  TRANSMITTAL 
LETTER, ANSWER SHEETS, AND ENCLOSURES (PER REF A, AND  PARA 611.A. OF REF B) 
IN AN ENVELOPE USING A CARDBOARD STIFFENER.
 DO NOT SEAL THE ENVELOPE WITH EXCESSIVE TAPE AND DO NOT BEND, FOLD,  MARK, OR 
STAPLE ANSWER SHEETS.  DO NOT SEND LETTERS OF DESTRUCTION  (MAINTAIN AT 
COMMAND PER REF B, PARA 612.A.). WORKSHEETS SHOULD ONLY  BE SENT IAW REF A.  
SEND EXAMINATION RETURNS BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS  THE DAY FOLLOWING 
ADMINISTRATION OF THE EXAMINATION TO:
        COMMANDING OFFICER
        NETPDTC (N321)
        BLDG 2435 RM 1167
        6490 SAUFLEY FIELD ROAD
        PENSACOLA FL 32509-5240
    A.  CONUS INSTALLATIONS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER  SHEETS VIA 
FEDEX UNDER CURRENT GSA CONTRACT.  RETAIN A PROOF OF  DELIVERY TRACKING 
NUMBER.
    B.  OVERSEAS SHORE COMMANDS.  SEND ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION ANSWER  SHEETS 
VIA FEDEX OR UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE (USPS) THREE-DAY  EXPRESS MAIL 
SERVICE.
RETAIN A PROOF OF DELIVERY WITH FEDEX OR A RETURN RECEIPT WITH USPS.
    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 - DO NOT  OPEN IN MAIL ROOM." THE POSTAL 
OFFICER WILL SEND 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 ESOS 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 REF B, PARA 721.  COMMANDS MUST  SUBMIT A 
MESSAGE TO NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321) AND INFO  COMNAVPERSCOM MILLINGTON TN 
(PERS-812). THE RELEASED MESSAGE MAY QQQQ  ALSO BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO THE PERS-
812 FUNCTIONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT AT  ADVANCEMENTS-ACTIVE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  RATE CHANGE AUTHORIZATIONS (RCA), PROFILE SHEETS, AND COMMAND 
STATISTIC 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 
NEAS WEBSITE OR THE NPC ENLISTED CAREER ADMIN WEBPAGE, 
HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/BUPERS-NPC/CAREER/ENLISTEDCAREERADMIN/
PAGES/ACTIVEDUTYADVANCEMENT.ASPX.

11.  SUMMARY OF KEY DATES AND EVENTS.  AS AN AID TO COMMANDS, BELOW  SUMMARY 
HIGHLIGHTS KEY DATES LISTED IN THIS NAVADMIN.  FOLLOWING  EACH EVENT IS A 
NUMBER IN PARENTHESIS, REFLECTING THE CORRESPONDING  PARA OF THIS NAVADMIN.
DATE                EVENT
01MAR10 - 28FEB13   E6 CANDIDATE EVAL PERIOD FOR PMA (PARA 4)
01DEC11 - 28FEB13   E5 CANDIDATE EVAL PERIOD FOR PMA (PARA 4)
01JUN12 - 28FEB13   E4 CANDIDATE EVAL PERIOD FOR PMA (PARA 4)
SEP12 - FEB13        FLEET RIDE REGA APPLICATION APPROVAL WINDOW FOR
 NWAE
                    QUOTAS (PARA 3)
12DEC12-06JAN13     INITIAL ORDER E6 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA 2)
12DEC12-13JAN13     INITIAL ORDER E5 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA 2)
12DEC12-20JAN13     INITIAL ORDER E4 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA 2)
07JAN13-27JAN13     ADDITIONAL ORDER E6 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA 2)
14JAN13-03FEB13     ADDITIONAL INITIAL ORDER E5 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA
 2)
21JAN13-10FEB13     ADDITIONAL INITIAL ORDER E4 NON-SCI EXAMS (PARA
 2)
01MAR13             DEADLINE TO SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS FOR EDUCATION PTS
 (PARA 5)
07MAR13                E6 EXAM (PARA 1)
DAY AFTER EXAM      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXAM ANSWER SHEETS (PARA 7)
14MAR13                E5 EXAM (PARA 1)
DAY AFTER EXAM      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXAM ANSWER SHEETS (PARA 7)
21MAR13                E4 EXAM (PARA 1)
DAY AFTER EXAM      DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXAM ANSWER SHEETS (PARA 7)
07APR13         CUT-OFF DATE FOR NETPDTC TO RECEIVE SUBSTITUTE
                    EXAMINATION REQUESTS (PARA 2)
07APR13         DEADLINE TO REQUEST SUBSTITUTE EXAMS (PARA 2)
27APR13         DEADLINE TO ADMINISTER SUBSTITUTE EXAMS (PARA 2),
 EXAM
                    MUST BE ADMINISTERED WITHIN 7 DAYS OF RECEIPT  (PARA 2)
                    DAY AFTER EXAM DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EXAM ANSWER  SHEETS 
(PARA 7)
01JUL13            TERMINAL ELIGIBILITY DATE (PARA 3)
01JUL13 OR LATER    HYT/WAIVER ELIGIBILITY DATE (PARA 3)

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

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

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