SEPTEMBER 2012 (CYCLE 216) 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 2012 (CYCLE 216) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND CANVASSER 
RECRUITER SAILORS//



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NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT 
EXAMINATION (NWAE) 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.  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 SEPTEMBER 2012 (CYCLE 216) 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 - 6 SEPTEMBER 2012
    E5 - 13 SEPTEMBER 2012
    E4 - 20 SEPTEMBER 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 216 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 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 216 EXAMINATIONS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED 
EXAMINATION DATE UNLESS PROVIDED PER REF 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 6 SEPTEMBER 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.  18 THROUGH 31 MAY 2012:  INTERNET REVIEW AND MODIFICATION OF THE 
COMMAND TIME-IN-RATE (TIR) ELIGIBILITY LIST AND EXAMINATION ORDERING FOR 
SENSITIVE 
COMPARTMENTED INFORMATION (SCI) EXAMINATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE NAVY 
ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SYSTEM (NEAS) WEBSITE.  DURING THIS PERIOD, ESOS ARE TO 
ORDER CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN COLLECTION/NETWORK/INTERPRETIVE (CTR/CTN/CTI) 
EXAMINATIONS AT HTTPS://NEASOS.CNET.NAVY.MIL/.  ONCE THE ORDERING WINDOW HAS 
CLOSED, ADDITIONAL SCI EXAMINATION ORDERS CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA MESSAGE IAW REF 
B, FIG 4-1, TO NAVY EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND 
TECHNOLOGY CENTER (NETPDTC) PENSACOLA FL (N332).  COMMANDS MUST INCLUDE THEIR 
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTIVITY ADDRESS CODE ACCOUNT NUMBER, POINT OF CONTACT 
(POC), AND THE NUMBER OF 
EXAMINATIONS REQUIRED.  COMMANDS REQUESTING FORWARDING OF EXAMS SHOULD INCLUDE 
THE FORWARDING COMMAND AS AN INFO ADDEE ON THE MESSAGE.  ADDITIONAL SCI 
EXAMINATION ORDERS CAN ALSO BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL TO THE SCI EXAMINATION 
POCS OR VIA FAX AT (850) 452-1214/DSN 922.  NETPDTC SCI EXAMINATION POCS ARE 
MRS. JANET MEJIAS AT (850) 452-1620/DSN 922 OR VIA E-MAIL AT 
SFLY_CRYPTOLOGIC.PRODUCTS(AT)NAVY.MIL OR MS. JUDY BOSTON AT (850) 452-1045/DSN 
922 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JUDY.BOSTON(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
    B.  11 JUNE 2012 - 12 JULY 2012:  TIR ELIGIBILITY LISTS FOR EXAMINATION 
ORDERING OF ALL OTHER RATINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE VIA NEAS.  
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) 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.  PER PARAGRAPH 3D, 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 CANDIDATE - COMMANDS MUST SELECT THE 
APPROPRIATE EXAMINATION FOR RATING CONVERSIONS, OR DIVERSE RATINGS (I.E., 
NCC1/NCR1, ATI1/ATO1).
    C.  11 JUNE 2012 -  19 JULY 2012:  INITIAL EXAMINATION ORDER DATES, VIA 
NAVY ENLISTEDADVANCEMENT SYSTEM ARE AS FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 11 JUNE 2012 - 5 JULY 2012
            E5 - 11 JUNE 2012 - 12 JULY 2012
            E4 - 1 JUNE 2012 - 19 JULY 2012
     D.  6 JULY 2012 - 9 AUGUST 2012:  AFTER THE CLOSING DATE FOR THE INITIAL 
EXAMINATION ORDER, NEAS WILL RE-OPEN FOR ADDITIONAL EXAMINATION ORDERS, AS 
FOLLOWS:
            E6 - 6 JULY 2012 - 26 JULY 2012
            E5 - 13 JULY 2012 - 2 AUGUST 2012
            E4 - 20 JULY 2012 - 9 AUGUST 2012
EXAMINATION ORDERS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA MESSAGE PER FIGURE 4-1 OF REF B TO 
NETPDTC PENSACOLA FL (N321).  ESO MUST INFO ADDRESSEE RECEIVING COMMANDS TO 
WHICH EXAMINATIONS ARE BEING FORWARDED.
    E.  1 AUGUST 2012:  CUT-OFF FOR CANDIDATES TO MEET ELIGIBILITY  
REQUIREMENTS AS OUTLINED IN REF B, CHAPTER 2.
    F.  6 SEPTEMBER 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E6 EXAMINATION.
    G.  13 SEPTEMBER 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E5 EXAMINATION.
    H.  20 SEPTEMBER 2012:  ADMINISTRATION OF E4 EXAMINATION.
    I.  4 OCTOBER 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 OCTOBER 2012.
        (1) SUBSTITUTE EXAMINATION ORDERS SHOULD BE HELD TO A MINIMUM IN ORDER 
TO ACCURATELY DETERMINE ADVANCEMENT QUOTAS.
        (2) REQUESTS FOR SUBSTITUTE EXAMS MUST INCLUDE VALID JUSTIFICATION FOR 
MISSING THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED EXAMINATION.  DETAILS FOR "ADMIN ERROR" OR 
"OPERATIONAL COMMITMENT" ARE REQUIRED.
    J.  ESO 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 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 216 NWAE.
    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 216 
ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.
    C.  TERMINAL ELIGIBILITY DATE (TED):  THE TED FOR CYCLE 216 IS 1 JANUARY 
2013.  THIS DATE SHALL BE USED TO COMPUTE AND DETERMINE TIR ELIGIBILITY IN 
ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, TABLE 2-2.
    D.  PERFORM TO SERVE (PTS):  SAILORS WHO HAVE RECEIVED FINAL PTS DENIAL 
(DENIED FINAL - ACTIVE) AS OF THE JUNE APPLICATION RACK AND STACK RESULTS AND 
THOSE THAT HAVE A PTS STATUS OF INTENDS TO SEPARATE ARE INELIGIBLE AND SHALL 
NOT BE ADMINISTERED CYCLE 216 NWAE.
    E.  HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT):  PER REF C, ARTICLE 1160-120, CANDIDATES WHO 
REACH HYT ON OR AFTER 1 JANUARY 2013, OR WHO HAVE RECEIVED A HYT WAIVER TO 
REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY ON OR AFTER 1 JANUARY 2013, ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE 
IN THE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION.  CANDIDATES WITH A HYT DATE PRIOR TO 1 JANUARY 
2013 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO COMPETE FOR ADVANCEMENT AND SHALL NOT BE ADMINISTERED 
AN EXAMINATION.
    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 
MARCH 2012 - AUGUST 2012 RACK/STACK ARE VALID FOR CYCLE 216 EXAMINATIONS.  
NON-DESIGNATED SAILORS WHO DO NOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR 
RATING ENTRY VIA 
CYCLE 216 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:  PER PARA 204 OF REF B, ALL PERSONNEL IN CERTAIN 
RATINGS MUST MAINTAIN, AS A MINIMUM, CONTINUOUS SECURITY CLEARANCE 
ELIGIBILITY.  A FAVORABLE INVESTIGATION ADJUDICATION MUST BE ISSUED FROM 
DEPARTMENT OF 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, 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.
    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 (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 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 JANUARY 2012 TO 31 AUGUST 2012
E5              E4           1 JUNE 2011 TO 31 AUGUST 2012
E6              E5           1 SEPTEMBER 2009 TO 31 AUGUST 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 PAY GRADE.  
BLOCK 15 ENDING DATE SHALL BE 31 AUGUST 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 SEPTEMBER 2012.  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.

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 611A 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 612A).  
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 EXAMINATION RETURNS 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 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 ALSO BE SENT VIA E-MAIL TO THE PERS-812 
FUNCTIONAL E-MAIL ACCOUNT AT ADVANCEMENTS-ACTIVE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  RATE CHANGE AUTHORIZATIONS, 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/ADVANCEMENT.ASPX.

11.  POINT OF CONTACT:  NPC 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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