R 041923Z APR 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/APR//
SUBJ/FY-17 MERITORIOUS ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces updates to the Meritorious Advancement
2. This NAVADMIN supersedes NAVADMIN 089/16 and provides policy and guidance
for the FY-17 MAP Season.
3. MAP Intent. As a part of Sailor 2025 and our continuing efforts to
modernize personnel systems and processes, this NAVADMIN provides policy and
guidance for the FY-17 MAP Season. We continue to refine and improve the
program to further empower command triads to recognize their most highly
talented Sailors through immediate advancement. Changes this season include:
a. Increasing the total number of MAP quotas (86 percent increase since
the program began in FY-15)
b. Increasing the number of commands to receive quotas
c. Relaxation of the time-in-rate (TIR) requirements
d. Allowing commanding officers (CO) to select Sailors in subordinate
unit identification codes (UIC)
e. Increasing equity across sea and shore commands
The added flexibility and increased importance of MAP will account for
approximately 10 percent of all E4-E6 advancements this year, which is up
from 5.5 percent in 2015 and 7.4 percent in 2016.
4. Fleet Feedback. These modifications are the result of the close
partnership with Navy leadership and the MAP strategic working group, which
is comprised of senior enlisted leaders across the Fleet. The strategic
working group assessed lessons learned from FY-16 and Sailor feedback to
ensure even greater opportunity and flexibility is given to the command
leadership triad. As a result, we have reduced the minimum E3-E5 billets
authorized (BA) required for commands to receive a MAP quota.
5. Community Health. We must balance community health and provide Sailors
with advancement opportunity across all three advancement cycles, two Navy
Wide Advancement Exams (NWAE) and one MAP Season.
a. To ensure communities remain healthy, commands who wish to nominate a
Sailor in a controlled rate must submit their request via their chain of
command to their budget submitting office/designated echelon II (BSO/Ech II)
commands for consideration. BSO/Ech II commands remain the approval
authority for controlled rate requests. Requests not approved by the BSO/Ech
II command will be returned to the originating command, which can use the MAP
quota to advance an alternate Sailor in a non-controlled rate.
b. The following rates, by component, are controlled for the FY-17 MAP
Season (i.e. BSO/Ech II approval required to be MAP advanced into the rates
(1) Active Component: CTM1, GSM1, LSS1, MMA1, MR1, SH1, YNS1.
(2) Full Time Support: AD1, AE1, AME1, AO1, AS1, AT1, AWF1, AZ1,
BM1, CS1, DC1, EM1, ET1, IT1, PR1, AWF2.
c. A request for a controlled rate quota must be submitted from the CO,
via the chain of command, to their BSO/Ech II command no later than 1 June
2017. Adjudication and notification of the controlled rate request will be
no later than 30 June 2017. If approved, a copy of the BSO/Ech II
authorization letter must be submitted as an enclosure with the MAP
Certification Letter (MCL) as directed in paragraph 8. Each BSO/Ech II
command is the approval authority for exceptions to policy (ETP) for their
6. MAP Quotas. MAP quotas are allocated to both individual commands and
BSO/Ech II commands.
a. Command MAP quotas are calculated based on the eligible E3-
E5 BA at the command level. The specific number of quotas, if any, will
depend on the size of the E3-E5 BA at the command level, to include BA at
subordinate UICs. At a minimum, a command with at least 15 E3-E5 BA will
receive a MAP quota at the paygrade with the most billets (e.g. command with
5 E3 billets and 10 E4 billets will receive 1 E5 quota). Parent commands
with subordinate UICs will be awarded quotas based on the combined BA of the
parent and subordinate UICs. All Sailors assigned to subordinate UICs are
eligible for MAP quotas assigned to the parent command.
b. The BA associated with commands that do not generate MAP quotas are
aggregated and then allocated to the BSO/Ech II for distribution to any
commands within that BSO/Ech II, including the headquarters command.
c. All commands are authorized to request quotas from their BSO/Ech II,
via their immediate superior in command (ISIC) and Type Commander (TYCOM),
whether or not command quotas are authorized. The deadline to submit quota
requests is no later than 1 June 2017. BSO/Ech IIs and TYCOMs may issue
additional guidance how subordinate commands must request a quota. Each
BSO/Ech II command is the approval authority for ETPs for their subordinate
d. The list of MAP quotas by UIC can be found on the Navy Personnel
Command (NPC) website at
7. MAP Eligibility. MAP is open to all Sailors who meet advancement
a. MAP open season will take place from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2017.
The effective date of advancement is the date of the COs MCL or 1 July 2017,
whichever is later. Commands are encouraged to begin their MAP selection
process and submit their MCL as early as possible to ensure Sailors are
advanced and paid expeditiously.
b. MAP redistribution season will take place from 1 September 2017 to 30
September 2017. The effective date of advancement is the date of the COs MCL
or 1 September 2017, whichever is later.
c. Sailors can only be meritoriously advanced one paygrade. Sailors in a
frocked status are not eligible for advancement to the next higher paygrade
until effectively advanced (i.e. entitled to pay and allowances of their
frocked paygrade). Sailors must have the following TIR in paygrades E3E5 for
MAP advancement eligibility:
(1) E6 1 July 2015
(2) E5 No TIR requirement
(3) E4 No TIR requirement
d. COs may waive up to an additional 12 months of the required TIR for
E5 Sailors who have received a promotion recommendation of Early Promote on
the most recent observed periodic evaluation.
e. Sailors must be attached to the MAP authorized command during the FY-
17 MAP Season. Projected rotation date change requests are recommended if a
Sailor will transfer prior to the start of the MAP Season.
f. Professional Apprenticeship Career Track (PACT) Sailors remain
eligible for MAP advancement, provided the Sailor has an approved quota for
rating designation (i.e. approved quota in C-WAY) via the NWAE or Rating
Entry Designation. MAP advancement is not authorized for PACT Sailors with
designation approval for A-School required ratings.
g. Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy (OPNAV (N13)) is the
determining authority for MAP eligibility ETPs. Any MAP eligibility ETP
request will be submitted to OPNAV (N13) via the chain of command and copy to
Enlisted Career Administration/Enlisted Boards (PERS-81).
8. MAP Validation. Commands will forward their MCL (copy to ISIC and TYCOM)
to PERS-81 listing their Sailors selected for meritorious advancement. MCLs
must include all required information including the subordinate UIC the
selected Sailor is attached, if applicable.
a. PERS-81 will review the record(s) of the selected Sailor(s) and
validate the MCL. If there are no discrepancies PERS-81 will inform the
command that their MAP selects are valid. Commands are not authorized to
notify Sailor(s) of MAP selection until receipt of the PERS-81 validation of
b. If discrepancies are discovered, PERS-81 will invalidate the MCL and
notify the command (copy to ISIC and TYCOM) of the reason(s) for
invalidation. Commands may correct discrepancies and resubmit or identify
new MAP candidates.
c. An unencrypted e-mail is the preferred method for submission of the
MCL (signed and scanned attachment) to PERS-81 at: advancements-
active(at)Navy.mil. The e-mail subject line must include the MAP UIC. Do
not mail in the MCL if it has already been e-mailed. An e-mail response
validating the MCL will be received within 5 business days of submission.
d. If operational commitments preclude a command from submitting their
MCL prior to the deadline, the command must forward the MCL with
justification to their ISIC/chain of command for endorsement and further
processing through PERS-81.
9. Quota Redistribution. The BSO/Ech II command has final authority to
determine which command(s) will receive unused quotas during redistribution
season. MAP redistribution season will take place from 1-30 September 2017.
If awarded a redistributed quota from the BSO/Ech II Commander, an additional
MCL must be submitted to PERS-81 as directed in paragraph 8.
10. Quota Substitution. Commands are not authorized to substitute paygrades
for MAP quotas (e.g. utilize an E6 MAP quota to advance an E3 Sailor to E4 or
vice versa). MAP quotas are formulated based upon specific BA, thus
substitution of quotas may cause over-execution of advancements at certain
11. Subordinate UICs. COs are authorized to utilize MAP quotas at their
subordinate UICs. MAP Quotas are distributed by command UIC and must be used
to advance a Sailor permanently assigned, or temporary additional duty for
greater than 30 days, to that UIC or subordinate UIC.
12. MAP for Selected Reserve (SELRES). MAP is open to SELRES during the
FY-17 MAP Season. Policy, guidance and quota distribution for SELRES will be
outlined in a future ALNAVRESFOR. However, Navy Recruiting Districts (NRD)
are authorized to use one MAP quota per NRD for reserve Sailors filling
Canvasser Recruiter billets.
13. MAP Website. Example forms and FAQs can be downloaded via the NPC
website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/career/talentmanagement/Pages/MAP.aspx. The list of POCs for each
BSO/Ech II command and list of parent and subordinate UICs can also be found
on this website.
14. Points of contact. Navy Personnel Command (PERS-812), at (901) 874-
4457/DNS 882 or via e-mail at advancements-active(at)navy.mil
15. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever comes first.
16. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//