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SUBJ/COMMANDING OFFICER AUTHORITY TO REINSTATE UP TO E4 RANK AND ELIMINATION
OF E4 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS FOR 20 RATINGS WITH ACCELERATED ADVANCEMENT//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1430-020, ADVANCEMENT AFTER REDUCTION IN
RATE. REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE, CHAPTER 47, UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY
JUSTICE. REF C IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED
PERSONNEL OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE. REF D IS MILPERSMAN
ARTICLE 1510-030, ADVANCED ELECTRONICS FIELD, ADVANCED TECHNICAL FIELD, AND
NUCLEAR FIELD PROGRAMS.//
RMKS/1. In an effort to reduce administrative distractions and grant
commanding officers (CO) more authority, this NAVADMIN amends reference (a)
and announces that COs may reinstate Sailors to E4 who were previously
reduced in rank to E3. This new authority is an outcome of the Enlisted
Advancement Working Group that is supporting Rating Modernization and Sailor
2025 initiatives. This NAVADMIN also eliminates advancement exams for
Sailors in accelerated advancement ratings or Sailors who convert to one of
these ratings. These policy changes are effective 1 December 2017.
2. Reference (a) is amended to expand CO authority to reinstate ranks up to
E4. Sailors reduced in rank from E4 to E3 by non-judicial punishment, for
minor offenses as outlined in Article 15 of reference (b), must wait a
minimum of 6 months before becoming eligible for reinstatement to E4.
Reinstatement to E4 is at the discretion of the current CO, of the member,
and does not automatically occur after the 6 month waiting period. COs may
choose to delay reinstatement until they deem the Sailor is ready for the
additional responsibility. There is no obligation for a Sailor to ultimately
be advanced if the CO does not feel it is warranted. Sailors may petition
the Immediate Superior in Command of the unit after 12 months from the date
of reduction to E3 if CO has not granted restoration. Administrative Remarks
(NAVPERS 1070/613) (permanent) must be completed by the command of the member
and sent to Navy Personnel Command, Enlisted Career Administration/Enlisted
Boards Division (PERS-81). NAVPERS 1070/613 (CO signature required) must
include the following language:
(date): _______ Effective this date, Service Member has been reinstated to
E4. Effective date of paygrade is _______ and time-in-rate date is ______.
a. The effective date of paygrade will be the reinstatement date
approved by the CO.
b. The time-in-rate date will be applied as outlined in reference (c).
c. The required Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System transaction
must be completed to ensure proper reinstatement of the effected member.
3. The following 20 ratings from the Advanced Electronics Field, Advanced
Technical Field, and Nuclear Field Programs, as outlined in reference (d),
are considered accelerated advancement ratings and the associated E4
advancement exam for each is eliminated: AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, CTI, CTN,
EMN, EOD, ET, ETN, FC, FCA, IS, ITS, MMN, MT, ND, SB, and SO.
4. References (a) through (d) will be updated to reflect these changes.
5. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
6. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//