ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE

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SUBJ/ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE//



REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/02NOV07//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL 
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.//

RMKS/1.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT POLICIES 
INTENDED TO REWARD SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE AND INCREASE THE ROLE OF 
THE COMMAND TRIAD (COMMANDING OFFICER (CO)/EXECUTIVE OFFICER (XO)/COMMAND 
MASTER CHIEF (CMC)) IN THE ADVANCEMENT OF OUR SAILORS.  CHANGES INCLUDE 
UPDATES TO THE FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE (FMS) AND THE COMMAND ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM 
(CAP).

2.  FMS UPDATES AND TIMELINE.  IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR PERFORMANCE BASED 
INITIATIVE, THE FOLLOWING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE TO THE FMS AND WILL BE 
EFFECTIVE FOR THE AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER 2014 ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE NAVY-WIDE 
ADVANCEMENT EXAM (NWAE) CYCLES.  ANY SAILOR WHO IS COMPETING FOR ADVANCEMENT 
IN A PAST MISSED CYCLE WILL BE SCORED WITH THE FMS USED DURING THE MISSED 
CYCLE (FOR EXAMPLE, SAILORS WHO WERE UNABLE TO TAKE AN EARLIER EXAM DUE TO 
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA) STATUS OR WHO MISS EXAMS THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR 
OWN AND FILE A PETITION THROUGH THE BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF NAVAL RECORDS 
(BCNR)).
    A.  STANDARD SCORE (SS) AND PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE (PMA).  TO ACCOUNT 
FOR MEASURING PERFORMANCE DIFFERENTLY AT DIFFERENT PAYGRADES, SS AND PMA 
POINTS AND PERCENTAGES WILL BE ADJUSTED.
THESE CHANGES EMPHASIZE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE AS MEASURED BY EXAM SCORES FOR 
JUNIOR PAYGRADES AND EMPHASIZE THE CO'S ASSESSMENT OF THE SAILOR'S 
PERFORMANCE AS MEASURED BY EVALUATIONS FOR SENIOR PAYGRADES.
    B.   AWARDS.  WHILE THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL AND NAVY RESERVE
MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL ARE VALUED, THEY WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED IN THE 
AWARD POINT CALCULATION AS THEY HAVE NOT BEEN USEFUL AS DISCRIMINATORS.  
COMMANDS WILL CONTINUE TO RECOGNIZE TOP PERFORMANCE OF SAILORS AND POINTS 
WILL CONTINUE TO BE AWARDED FOR SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE-BASED AWARDS SUCH AS THE 
FLAG LETTER OF COMMENDATION, NAVY AND MARINE CORPS ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL, AND 
NAVY AND MARINE CORPS COMMENDATION MEDAL.
    C.  SERVICE IN PAYGRADE (SIPG).  TO EMPHASIZE PERFORMANCE OVER LONGEVITY, 
SIPG POINTS HAVE BEEN REDUCED IN WEIGHT.
    D.  PASSED NOT ADVANCED (PNA).  TO EMPHASIZE CURRENT RATING KNOWLEDGE 
OVER PAST EXAM PERFORMANCE AND TO REWARD TOP PERFORMANCE, PNA POINTS WILL 
ONLY BE AWARDED TO SAILORS RANKED IN THE TOP 25 PERCENT OF PMA AND SS AMONG 
ALL ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES COMPETING FOR ADVANCEMENT. 

    E.  THE NEW FMS COMPUTATION FOR E4/5 IS AS FOLLOWS:
FACTOR     COMPUTATION            MAX POINTS  MAX PERCENT
PMA        (PMA*80) - 256             64         36%
SS         EXAM SCORE                 80         45%
AWARDS     PER ADVANCEMENT MANUAL
           AND THIS NAVADMIN          10          6%
IA         INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE PTS    2          1%
PNA        PTS FOR TOP 25 PERCENT SS AND PMA
           FOR LAST FIVE EXAM CYCLES  15          9%
SIPG       SIPG/4                      2          1%
EDUCATION  2 PTS AA/AS;
           4 PTS BA/BS OR HIGHER       4          2%
TOTAL                                177
    F.  THE NEW FMS COMPUTATION FOR E6 IS AS FOLLOWS:
FACTOR     COMPUTATION            MAX POINTS  MAX PERCENT
PMA        (PMA*80) - 206            114         50%
SS         EXAM SCORE                 80         35%
AWARDS     PER ADVANCEMENT MANUAL
           AND THIS NAVADMIN          12          5%
IA         INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE PTS    2          1%
PNA        PTS FOR TOP 25 PERCENT SS AND PMA
           FOR LAST FIVE EXAM CYCLES  15          6%
SIPG       SIPG/4                      3          1%
EDUCATION  2 PTS AA/AS;
           4 PTS BA/BS OR HIGHER       4          2%
TOTAL                                230
    G.  THE NEW FMS COMPUTATION FOR E7 IS AS FOLLOWS:
FACTOR     COMPUTATION            MAX POINTS  MAX PERCENT
PMA        (PMA*50) - 80             120         60%
SS         EXAM SCORE                 80         40%
TOTAL                                200

3.  CAP UPDATES.  A PENDING REVISION TO REF (A) WILL DESCRIBE THE REVISED CAP 
POLICY IN DETAIL.
    A.  REVISED CAP TIMELINE.  CAP WILL SHIFT FROM A CALENDAR YEAR PROGRAM TO 
A FISCAL YEAR (FY) PROGRAM, WITH THE PERIOD OF OBSERVANCE FROM 1 OCTOBER 
THROUGH 30 SEPTEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR.  THE REVISED POLICY INCORPORATES 
A CAP SEASON, 1 JULY TO 30 SEPTEMBER OF EACH FY.  THE CAP SEASON IS THE ONLY 
TIMEFRAME WHEN COMMANDS CAN ADVANCE ELIGIBLE SAILORS UNDER CAP.  
SPECIFICALLY, IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE FIRST YEAR OF THE REVISED POLICY ARE:
        (1)  THE PERIOD OF OBSERVANCE FOR FY15 CAP WILL BEGIN ON
1 OCTOBER 2014.
        (2)  THE CAP SEASON FOR FY-15 IS 1 JULY TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2015.
THE CAP SEASON IS THE ONLY TIME THAT COMMANDS CAN EFFECT CAPS.
        (3)  ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2014, CURRENT CAP POLICY WILL END.
COMMANDS MUST SEND THEIR 2014 ANNUAL CAP REPORT TO PERS-81, IN ACCORDANCE 
WITH REF (A), BY 15 OCTOBER 2014.  QUOTAS FROM CURRENT CAP WILL NOT CARRY-
OVER INTO THE NEW POLICY AFTER 30 SEPTEMBER 2014.
    B.  COMMAND CAP QUOTAS.  OPNAV N1 WILL RELEASE AN ANNUAL NAVADMIN LISTING 
ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE COMMANDS AUTHORIZED TO UTILIZE CAP AND THEIR APPROVED 
NUMBER OF QUOTAS.  THE FIRST NAVADMIN WILL BE RELEASED PRIOR TO 1 OCTOBER 
2014, THE START DATE OF THE REVISED POLICY.  COMMANDS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED 
TO EXCEED THEIR QUOTA.
    C.  SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURES WILL BE DESCRIBED IN THE UPCOMING 
REVISION TO REF (A).

4.  ADVANCEMENT MANUAL.  THE UPDATED ADVANCEMENT MANUAL IS EXPECTED TO BE 
RELEASED PRIOR TO THE END OF FY-14.  COMMAND LEADERSHIP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 
ENSURING ALL SAILORS, EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS QQQQ (ESOS), AND COMMAND 
CAREER COUNSELORS (CCCS) ARE MADE AWARE OF THESE UPDATES.

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
    A.  NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER (CSC), AT 1-866-U-ASK-
NPC (1-866-827-5672) OR VIA E-MAIL AT UASKNPC(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    B.  GENERAL EXAMINATION QUESTIONS, E-MAIL 
SFLY_EXAM_QUESTIONS(AT)NAVY.MIL.
    C.  GENERAL ADVANCEMENT QUESTIONS, E-MAIL 
SFLY_NAVY_ADVANCEMENT(AT)NAVY.MIL OR 850-473-6148, DSN 753.

6.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CHANGES TO REF (A), AND FREQUENTLY ASKED 
QUESTIONS MAY ALSO BE FOUND AT HTTP://WWW.PUBLIC.NAVY.MIL/ BUPERS-
NPC/CAREER/ENLISTEDCAREERADMIN/PAGES/DEFAULT1.ASPX.

7.  THIS NAVADMIN WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL REF (A) HAS BEEN REVISED IN ITS 
ENTIRETY.

8.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL W. F. MORAN, N1.//

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