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SUBJ/AUGUST 2015 CYCLE 097 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.
REF E IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1000.30, REDUCTION OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN)
USE WITHIN DOD.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces Cycle 097 Navy-wide advancement examinations
(NWAE) for advancement in rate of Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel.
a. SELRES exams will be administered in August 2015.
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,
Educational Services Officers (ESOs) must follow the pre-exam preparation
requirements in the exam verbatim, located at
2. Eligibility Requirements. Advancement candidate eligibility requirements
are found in reference (a), chapter 2 with the following information specific
only to Cycle 097:
a. SELRES candidates must meet all basic eligibility requirements no
later than 31 July 2015.
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 2013
E5 - 1 January 2015
E4 - 1 July 2015
d. E6 candidates with an approved TIR waiver must have a TIR of 1
January 2014 or earlier.
e. High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver date must be on or
after 1 January 2016.
f. 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 2015. Sailors in the following
ratings must, at a minimum, maintain continuous security clearance
eligibility for this cycle: 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
g. Change of rate and retention approvals must be approved and completed
no later than 31 July 2015.
h. Compute performance mark average (PMA) using all evaluations in the
candidate's current rank with an ending date that falls within the following
E4 exam - 1 January 2015 to 31 July 2015
E5 exam - 1 June 2014 to 31 July 2015
E6 exam - 1 August 2012 to 31 July 2015
i. 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. Refer to reference (d) for IA Sailors.
b. CTI/CTN/CTR sensitive compartmented information (SCI) exam web
ordering dates can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS)
website at https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil.
(1) ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website 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, point of contact (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 1 July 2015.
c. Exam web ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 May 2015. ESOs must
verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEAS website during the following time
(1) Initial TIR lists will be available 26 May to 23 June 2015.
(2) Additional TIR lists will be available 1 July to 4 August 2015.
(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
097 exam and not the Cycle 228 exam.
e. When an exam is not used during the normally scheduled event, do not
destroy the exam prior to 1 October 2015. 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.
Ensure reason for requested delay is included.
f. ESOs must verify the exam order status at the "View Previous Exam
Orders" link via the NEAS website 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. Refer to the exam verbatim for exam administration and answer sheet
b. ESOs must check the exam tote board on the NEAS website,
https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil/neas/public/toteboard.aspx, often to ensure
answer sheets have been received and processed.
c. The deadline for regular cycle administration is 31 August 2015.
Approved late exams must be administered no later than 30 September 2015.
d. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on the NEAS website.
For guidance on correcting discrepancies via encrypted e-mail, refer to
reference (a), chapter 7.
e. Per reference (e), NWAE correspondence for advancement Cycle 097 and
all future exam cycles must be processed using the DoD identification number.
Correspondence sent to the advancement center with the candidate*s social
security number cannot be processed.
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 at the
"Profile Sheets" link on the Navy Knowledge On-line Navy Advancement Center
website under the *Career Management* link.
6. Points of Contact:
a. NPC Customer Service Center at 866-U-ASK-NPC/866-827-5672 or via
e-mail at uasknpc(at)navy.mil.
b. For SCI exam questions and orders, 850-473-5874/DSN 753.
c. For exam orders, records, and discrepancies, 850-473-6148/DSN 753.
7. For further information (exam verbatim, advancement manual, and other
related documents) visit the NKO website at
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//