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SUBJ/REALIGNMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR RECRUITMENT AND SELECTION OF FLEET
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS FOR ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION READINESS REVIEWS//
AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.//
RMKS/1. In line with continued Rating Modernization efforts, this NAVADMIN
announces a change of responsibility for the recruitment, identification, and
selection of Fleet subject matter experts (FSME) for Advancement Examination
Readiness Review (AERR) panels. In line with reference (a), accountability
for AERR FSME selection is transferred from U.S. Fleet Forces Command
(COMUSFLTFORCOM) to Type Commands (TYCOM)/Rating Sponsors. The primary
intent of this change is to empower rating community leadership with the
authority to recruit and select the most knowledgeable FSMEs to best reflect
the priorities and way forward of each rating.
2. Rating AERRs are conducted in order to provide fleet input to exam
planning and content development. AERRs provide an opportunity for selected
rating subject matter experts from fleet and shore- based commands to impact
full sailorization by affecting the careers of every test-taker in the Navy.
Selected Chief, Senior Chief, and Master Chief Petty Officers on active duty,
Full-Time Support (FTS), and reservists currently on active duty for special
work (ADSW) may participate in the AERR process. A MILPERSMAN article
stating the policy and procedure of the AERR is forthcoming.
3. Effective 1 January 2018, responsibility for recruitment and selection
for AERR panels is as follows:
Chief of Chaplains: RP Commander, Naval Air Forces: ABE, ABF, ABH, AC, AD,
AE, AM, AME, AO, AS, ATI, ATO, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, PR
Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command: CS, LS, SH
Commander, Naval Surface Force: BM, DC, EM, EN, ET, FC, FCA, GM, GSE, GSM,
HT, IC, MM, MN, MR, OS, QM, STG (NOTE 1)
Commander, Navy Recruiting Command: NCR
Commander, Submarine Force: CSS, ETR, ETV, FT, ITS, LSS, MMA, MMW, MT, STS,
YNS, STG (NOTE 1)
Commander, United States Fleet Forces: MA, NCC
Commander, Naval Information Forces: AG, CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, IS, IT
Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (08)/Naval Reactors: EMN, ETN, MMN
Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command: SB, SO
Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery: HM
Chief of Information: MC
Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command: BU, CE, CM, EA, EO, EOD, ND,
Commander, Navy Personnel Command: PS (PERS-2), YN (PERS-4)
Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy: LN
United States Navy Band: MU
NOTE 1: Commander, Naval Surface Force is assigned as the lead for the STG
rating. However, because STGs work in both the surface and submarine
environments, Commander, Naval Surface Force and Commander, Submarine Force
should coordinate closely in FSME identification to ensure proper rating
representation at each AERR.
4. TYCOMs/Rating Sponsors are responsible for identifying, recruiting, and
selecting candidates from each respective rating. Selections should cover a
wide diversity of rating experience and expertise. Only the best qualified
candidates should be selected.
a. Designate in writing by 25 October 2017, a representative who will
solely be responsible for managing recruitment and selection of nominees for
each respective rating under their cognizance. A copy of the designation
letter will be forwarded to Naval Education and Training Professional
Development Center (NETPDC) via e-mail at sfly_netpdc_aerr(at)navy.mil.
b. Ensure AERR candidates meet eligibility requirements:
(1) Be advanced to the paygrade of E7, E8, or E9. Frocked E7
candidates will be considered with a strong endorsement from their chain of
(2) Be recommended by their commanding officer/officer in charge.
(3) Have no relative, by blood or marriage, eligible for advancement
for the rating AERR they are applying.
(4) Have a MUST PROMOTE or EARLY PROMOTE on their latest evaluation
and no adverse evaluation as a Chief in the last 3 years.
A waiver may be granted by NETPDC for a PROMOTABLE evaluation.
(5) Be within the Navy body composition standards and have passed the
most recent physical fitness assessment.
(6) Not have a Fleet reserve, retirement, or high-year tenure date
within 1 year of the scheduled AERR. A waiver may be granted by NETPDC based
on rating needs.
(7) Have an active security clearance, if required by the rating.
c. Review all candidates, select the appropriately qualified number of
FSMEs for the scheduled AERR, plus two alternates. Choose FSMEs that reflect
the entirety of the rating to include major platforms, navy enlisted
classifications, and the future direction of the rating. Ensure nominees
have the required access to online reference material databases.
d. Provide to NETPDC the names, commands, and contact information of the
primary and alternate selectees chosen to represent the rating, no later than
45 days prior to the AERR convening date. A quarterly NAVADMIN will announce
upcoming AERRs at least 6 months in advance of AERR convening dates.
5. NETPDC maintains an AERR schedule on My Navy Portal at
https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-center/mycpo. NETPDC will
send the standard nomination form, NETPDC 1420/1 (07/17),
Advancement Examination Readiness Review (AERR) Information Package, to AERR
primary and alternate selectees. Once nomination packages are returned,
NETPDC will complete security background confirmation, System Authorization
Access Request-Navy (SAAR-N) verification, Joint Personnel Adjudication
System (JPAS) verification, and computer access before arrival aboard NETPDC.
NETPDC is responsible for all FSME travel and accommodation logistics,
including funding. NETPDC is located at Saufley Field, Pensacola, FL.
Temporary duty travel for AERR is considered mission critical and is flag
6. Questions regarding the AERR process should be directed to Ms. Cheryl
Dengler, NETPDC Fleet Liaison, who can be reached at (850) 473-6169/DSN 753,
or e-mail at cheryl.dengler(at)navy.mil.
7. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//