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SUBJ/AUGUST 2016 CYCLE 099 NAVY-WIDE EXAMINATIONS FOR ADVANCEMENT OF SELECTED
RESERVE PERSONNEL TO E4 THROUGH E6//
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NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL
SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS. REF C IS NAVADMIN 215/10,
PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND ADVANCEMENT GUIDANCE FOR INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE
SAILORS. REF D IS NAVADMIN 336/07, ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE
ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN provides guidance for administration of Cycle 099
Navy-wide advancement examinations (NWAE) for advancement in rate of Selected
Reserve (SELRES) personnel.
a. SELRES exams will be administered in August 2016.
b. All candidates serving on voluntary recall or mobilization will
compete for advancement as a SELRES.
c. This NAVADMIN supplements reference (a).
d. In addition to the requirements of reference (a), chapter 6, the
educational services officers (ESOs) must follow the pre-exam preparation
requirements in the exam verbatim located at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil
or https://www.nko.navy.mil; under the Career Management link, select Navy
Advancement Center/Command Info/Command Advancement Resources.
2. Eligibility Requirements. Advancement candidate eligibility requirements
are found in reference (a), chapter 2 with the following information specific
only to Cycle 099:
a. SELRES candidates must meet all basic eligibility requirements no
later than 31 July 2016 to be considered as a candidate. Candidates who do
not meet the eligibility requirements are ineligible for Cycle 099 NWAE and
shall not be administered an advancement examination.
b. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) is 1
c. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
E6 - 1 January 2014
E5 - 1 January 2016
E4 - 1 July 2016
d. E6 candidate TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be waived
for one year with commanding officer/officer in charge approval.
e. High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver must be effective
1 January 2017 or later.
f. Candidates who have submitted a formal written request for voluntary
transfer to the retired reserve (with or without pay) or fleet reserve on a
date prior to their mandated HYT are ineligible for advancement.
g. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication issued by Department of Defense (DoD)
Central Adjudication Facility or the commanding officer's interim clearance
must have been granted before 1 August 2016. Once Sailors have a clearance
they must maintain that clearance eligibility. If for any reason a clearance
is denied or revoked, an exam is not authorized until a new clearance is
granted. Rates requiring a security clearance are AC, AE, AG, AO, ATI, ATO,
AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AZ, CTI, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT,
LN, MA, MC, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, and YN. Refer to reference (b)
for additional guidance.
h. Change of rate and retention approvals must be approved and completed
no later than 31 July 2016. This includes approvals from Navy Personnel
Command (NPC), "A" schools, etc.
i. Compute performance mark average (PMA) using all evaluations in the
candidate's current rank with an ending date that falls within the following
E6 exam - 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2016
E5 exam - 1 June 2015 to 31 July 2016
E4 exam - 1 January 2016 to 31 July 2016
j. For additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to reference (a),
chapter 3. For PMA guidance for individual augmentee (IA) Sailors, refer to
3. Exam Ordering:
a. Deploying commands can order exams up to six months prior to the
scheduled examination date. Exams required prior to the TIR list opening are
ordered via message or in the preferred message format via e-mail to
sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil following the guidelines in chapter 4 and
figure 4-1 of reference (a). Specify in the subject line that the request is
for the early ordering of examination material. Ensure a point of contact
(POC) is included in the message. Refer to reference (d) for IA Sailors who
are pending deployment to, or are deployed to and operating in, a
congressionally designated combat zone/approved contingency operations areas.
b. Cryptologic Technician-Interpretive/Cryptologic Technician-
Network/Cryptologic Technician-Collection, sensitive compartmented
information (SCI) exam ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted
Advancement System (NEAS) Web at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil.
(1) ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on NEAS Web for
initial exam ordering.
(2) Additional exams are ordered via message or in message format via
e-mail to sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil following the guidelines of
reference (a), chapter 4. Commands must include their DoD activity address
code account number, POC, and the number of exams required. Commands
requesting the forwarding of exams should include the forwarding command as
an info addressee on the message. The deadline for additional orders is 13
c. Exam ordering for non-SCI exams begins 29 May 2016. ESOs must verify
TIR eligibility lists on NEAS Web during the following time periods:
(1) Initial TIR lists will be available 29 May to 21 June 2016.
(2) Additional TIR lists will be available 22 June to 26 July 2016.
Deadline to order SELRES exams is 6 September 2016.
(3) Exams required after the TIR list has closed as well as exams for
prior service reenlistment eligibility - reserve Sailors are ordered via
message or in message format via e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil
following the guidelines of reference (a), chapter 4. Ensure a POC is
included in the message.
d. Exams for IA Sailors or recalled reservists will be ordered by the
command holding the service record of the member. Authority is granted for
these candidates to be administered exams with the command's active-duty
candidates. However, these candidates are still required to take the Cycle
099 exam and not the Cycle 232 exam.
e. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 October 2016. Submit a request with
justification via e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil for permission
to retain exams for administration on the next drill weekend in September
2016. Ensure reason for requested delay is included.
f. ESOs must verify the exam order status at the "View Previous Exam
Orders" link via NEAS Web within 14 days of placing examination orders. If
discrepancies are noted, contact Naval Education and Training Professional
Development and Technology Center.
4. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns:
a. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions, refer
to the exam verbatim at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil or visit
https://www.nko.navy.mil; under the Career Management link, select Navy
Advancement Center/Command Info/Command Advancement Resources.
b. ESOs must check the exam toteboard on NEAS Web,
https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil/Public/Toteboard.aspx often to ensure
answer sheets have been received and processed.
c. The deadline for regular cycle administration is 31 August 2016.
Approved late exams must be administered no later than 30 September 2016.
d. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on NEAS.
For guidance on correcting discrepancies via encrypted e-mail, refer to
reference (a), chapter 7.
e. Refer to reference (d) regarding procedures for missed exam
cycle for E4-E6 IA candidates. Missed exam cycle considerations are
not an automatic process. Commands must submit the command letter
of transmittal and worksheet or answer sheet.
5. Exam Results:
a. E4-E6 results will be provided via BUPERS On-Line to authorized
command representatives prior to release of profile sheets.
b. Commands are directed to verify the examination status verification
report for accuracy before frocking and/or advancement of E4-E6 candidates.
c. Individual Sailors may view/download their profile sheet on
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO); under the Career Management link, select Navy
Advancement Center/My Advancement.
6. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on NEAS
a. NPC Customer Service Center at 866-U-ASK-NPC/866-827-5672 or via e-
mail at uasknpc(at)navy.mil.
b. SCI exam questions and orders, 850-473-5867/5874, DSN 753
or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil.
c. Exam orders, records, and discrepancies, 850-473-6148, DSN 753 or via
e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil or
8. For further information (exam verbatim, advancement manual, and other
related documents) visit NEAS Web at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil or NKO
website at https://www.nko.navy.mil; under the Career Management link, select
Navy Advancement Center/Command Info.
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//