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SUBJ/SEPTEMBER 2014 (CYCLE 224) NAVY-WIDE PETTY OFFICER (E4-E6) ADVANCEMENT
EXAMINATIONS FOR USN, USNR (ACTIVE), FULL TIME SUPPORT (FTS), AND CANVASSER
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NARR/ REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16F, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR THE ENLISTED
PERSONNEL OF U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION
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
EXAMINATION FOR SAILORS IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the September 2014 (Cycle 224) Navy-Wide
Advancement Examination (NWAE) for advancement in rate of USN/USNR (Active),
full-time support, and canvasser recruiter Sailors.
a. Exam dates are:
E6 - 4 September 2014
E5 - 11 September 2014
E4 - 18 September 2014
b. Educational Services Officers (ESOs) must follow the exam
requirements in the exam verbatim and chapter 6 of ref (a).
2. Eligibility Requirements. Advancement candidate eligibility requirements
are found in chapter 2 of ref (a) with the following information specific
only to Cycle 224:
a. The terminal eligibility date (TED) used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) is 1 January 2015.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
E6 - 1 January 2012
E5 - 1 January 2014
E4 - 1 July 2014
c. E6 candidates with an approved TIR waiver must have a TIR of
1 January 2013 or earlier.
d. High year tenure (HYT) date or approved HYT waiver must be on or
after 1 January 2015.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication issued by Department of Defense Central
Adjudication Facility or the commanding officer's interim clearance must have
been granted before 1 September 2014. 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, AWV, AZ, CTI, CTM, CTN,
CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, FT, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, ITS, LN, MA, MC, MN, MT, ND,
OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, STS, and YN, as well as all nuclear and submarine
ratings. Refer to ref (b) for additional guidance.
f. Change-of-rate and retention approvals must be approved and completed
before the candidate's scheduled exam date. This includes approvals from
Navy Personnel Command (NPC), "A" schools, career waypoints (CWAY), etc.
g. 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 2014 to 31 August 2014
E5 exam - 1 June 2013 to 31 August 2014
E6 exam - 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2014
h. For additional guidance on computing PMA, refer to chapter 3 of ref
(a). For PMA guidance for individual augmentee (IA) Sailors refer to ref(c).
i. CWAY: Sailors who have received a "Denied Final - Active" from CWAY
as of the June 2014 application rack and stack (results released in July) are
ineligible and shall not be administered Cycle 224 NWAE.
3. Exam Ordering:
a. Deploying commands can order exams up to six months prior to the
scheduled exam date. Refer to ref (d) for IA Sailors.
b. CTI/CTN/CTR SCI exam web ordering dates can be found on the Navy
enlisted advancement system website (NEASOS) at https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil.
(1) ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEASOS 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
ref (a), chapter 4. Commands must include their Department of Defense
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 30 June 2014. The deadline for substitute
exam orders is 29 September 2014.
c. Exam web ordering for non-SCI exams begins 26 May 2014. ESOs must
verify TIR eligibility lists on the NEASOS website during the following time
(1) Initial TIR lists will be available:
E6 - 26 May 2014 to 2 July 2014
E5 - 26 May 2014 to 10 July 2014
E4 - 26 May 2014 to 17 July 2014
(2) Additional TIR lists will be available:
E6 - 3 July 2014 to 24 July 2014
E5 - 11 July 2014 to 31 July 2014
E4 - 18 July 2014 to 7 August 2014
(3) Exams required after the TIR list has closed are ordered via
message or in message format via e-mail to sfly_N321_order(at)navy.mil
following the guidelines of ref (a), chapter 4. Ensure a POC is included in
d. Substitute exams should be kept to a minimum. Naval Education and
Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) is the
approval authority for all substitute exams. Deadline for ordering
substitute examinations is 7 October 2014.
e. ESOs must verify the examination order at the "View Previous Exam
Orders" link via NEASOS within 14 days of placing the order.
f. USN candidates in the following ratings are separated into the
following competitive groups:
(1) CS, LS, and YN
Group 1 - Submarine
Group 2 - All others
Group 1 - Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 - East/Far East
Group 3 - Latin/South America
Group 4 - Eastern Europe
(3) EMN, ETN, and MMN
Group 1 - Submarine
Group 2 - Surface
Group 3 - Training
Group 1 - Non-AEGIS
Group 2 - AEGIS
4. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns.
a. Refer to the exam verbatim at https://www.nko.navy.mil/group/navy-
advancement-center for exam administration and answer sheet return
b. ESOs must check the exam tote board on the NEASOS website at
https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil/neas/public/toteboard.aspx often to ensure
answer sheets have been received and scanned. Answer sheets that are in
error will not be counted until they have scanned successfully.
c. Substitute examinations must be administered within seven days of
d. A detailed discrepancy list will be maintained on the NEASOS website.
For guidance on correcting discrepancies via an encrypted e-mail, refer to
chapter 7 of ref (a).
5. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the
NEASOS website or the NPC enlisted career admin webpage.
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. SCI Exam Questions at 850-473-5874/5867, DSN 753
c. SCI Exam Orders via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil.
d. Exam Orders, Records, and Discrepancies at 850-473-6148,
DSN 753 or via e-mail at sfly_n321_discrepanc(at)navy.mil.
e. Exam Orders via e-mail at sfly_n321_exam_order(at)navy.mil.
7. For further questions refer to the following links:
a. NPC: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
b. NEAS: https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil
c. NEAS Tote Board:
d. NKO (Exam Verbatim, ADVMAN, and other related documents):
8. This message will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//