Navy Advancement System Rewards Boots-on-Ground Sailors in Afghanistan, Iraq and HOA – NAVADMIN 336/07

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December 12, 2013 at 7:53 am  •  Posted in Deployment, Messages, NAVADMIN, Navy Advancement by  •  0 Comments

Six Years ago, via NAVADMIN 336/07, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) announced a policy that recognizes Sailors, who are boots-on-ground in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Horn of Africa, with greater benefits and opportunities for advancement.

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

NAVADMIN 336/07 established the following for Sailors deployed/deploying to Afghanistan, Iraq, or JTF-HOA operating areas:

  • Active & Reserve Chief Petty Officer candidates who are eligible to take the E7 advancement exam are waived from the exam and are automatically selection board eligible (SBE).  (See paragraphs 3 & 8 below)
    • Also applies to LDO candidates
    • The SBE waiver is required to be processed during the Advancement cycle by the Sailor’s parent command!
    • Instructions for completing the SBE waiver are found in paragraph 8 below
  • Early Exams may be ordered for E4-E6-eligible Sailors within 60 days of a pending deployment
  • Sailors who miss E4-E6 exams due to in-country assignment will take the next scheduled exam and…
    • After the exam is scored, the Final Multiples will be competed against the previously missed exam cycles
    • If a Sailor’s Final Multiple score exceeds the threshold for advancement during the previously missed cycle, the Sailor will be advanced with an adjusted advancement date for the missed cycle
      • Retroactive advancement = lump sum back pay!
    • If the exam is failed or Passed Not Advanced (PNA), the exam will be competed against the next missed cycle with PNA points accumulating as appropriate.
  • Eligibility Criteria:
    • Sailor must have in-country assignment to Afghanistan, Iraq, or JTF-HOA operating areas.
    • The deployment must be greater than 30 consecutive days in-country.
    • Eligibility dates are from the deployment date (departure from home duty station) until date of return from assignment to homeport / permanent duty station.

Recognizing the challenging nature of performing these non-traditional roles of individual augmentation and boot-on-ground service, the Navy has sought to reward those who answer the call.

NAVADMIN 336-07 follows:

 
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TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
UNCLAS //N01430//
NAVADMIN 336/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
SUBJ/ADMINISTRATION OF THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM FOR SAILORS IN
IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN SUPERSEDES NAVADMIN 139/07 AND IS A CHANGE TO
THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT MANUAL, BUPERSINST 1430.16F. THIS NAVADMIN
UPDATES THE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR ADMINISTERING NAVY-WIDE EXAMS TO
SAILORS WHO ARE DEPLOYING, DEPLOYED TO OR RETURNING FROM OPERATIONS IN
IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA. THESE GUIDELINES WILL APPLY
TO E4 THROUGH E7/LDO EXAMS FOR BOTH ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE PERSONNEL.
THESE CHANGES ARE MADE AS WE LEARN HOW BEST TO SUPPORT OUR SAILORS
FIGHTING THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.
2. EFFECTIVE WITH THE ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS CYCLE 198 (JAN 08) AND THE
INACTIVE DUTY (RESERVE) CYCLE 082 (FEB 08) ADVANCEMENT EXAMS, THE
FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT POLICIES FOR PERSONNEL
WHO ARE DEPLOYING, DEPLOYED TO OR RETURNING FROM OPERATIONS IN IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA APPLY:
A. IN COUNTRY EXAM ADMINISTRATION FOR E4-E6 CANDIDATES:
(1) IN COUNTRY COMMANDING OFFICERS AND OICS OF COMMANDS, NOT
DETACHMENTS, MAY AUTHORIZE EXAM ADMINISTRATION ON AN INDIVIDUAL SAILOR
BASIS WHEN THEY DETERMINE THE AREA IS CONDUCIVE TO EXAM ADMINISTRATION
AND THE SAILORS HAVE THE PROPER TIME AND MATERIALS TO PREPARE.
(2) IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IN COUNTRY COMMANDS ORDER
SUBSTITUTE EXAMS WHICH CAN BE ADMINISTERED BEFORE OR AFTER THE REGULAR
EXAM DATE TO PROVIDE THE MOST FLEXIBILITY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF
EXAMS.
(3) ACTIVE DUTY/FULL-TIME SUPPORT (FTS) EXAMS ARE NOT
INTERCHANGEABLE WITH RESERVE EXAMS.
(4) THE FLEXIBILITY PROVIDED IN THIS NAVADMIN IS IN NO WAY
INTENDED TO DISADVANTAGE ANY SAILOR. EVERY EFFORT SHALL BE MADE TO
PROVIDE SAILORS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY TO PERFORM WELL ON THEIR EXAM.
THIS MAY REQUIRE PRIOR PLANNING TO HAVE THE SAILOR TAKE AN EARLY EXAM
BEFORE GOING IN COUNTRY OR POSTPONING THE EXAM UNTIL THE SAILOR RETURNS.
PARENT COMMANDS AND IN COUNTRY COMMANDS MUST ALSO CONSIDER HIGH YEAR
TENURE LIMITATIONS WHEN DECIDING WHICH EXAM A SAILOR SHOULD TAKE.
(5) PARENT COMMANDS ARE INHERENTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE
ORDERING OF THEIR SAILORS? EXAMS AND THE SUBMISSION OF A CURRENT,
VALIDATED WORKSHEET IF THE IN COUNTRY COMMANDING OFFICER (CO)
AUTHORIZES AN IN COUNTRY EXAM. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PARENT AND IN
COUNTRY COMMANDS IS VITAL. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PARENT COMMANDS
ENSURE THEIR SAILORS ARRIVE IN COUNTRY WITH THE MOST RECENT EVALUATION
AND EXAM WORKSHEET, AND UPDATE AS NECESSARY.
(6) PROCEDURES FOR IN COUNTRY EXAM ADMINISTRATION ARE
DISCUSSED IN PARA 4.
B. ALL E7 AND LDO CANDIDATES WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE E7
ADVANCEMENT EXAM PER BUPERSINST 1430.16F ARE WAIVED FROM THE E7
ADVANCEMENT EXAM IF THEY MEET THE ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS IN PARAS 3
AND 8 OF THIS NAVADMIN.
C. NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND
TECHNOLOGY CENTER (NETPDTC), PERS-4G AND THE EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT
READINESS CENTER (ECRC) WILL WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE PARENT COMMANDS
AND IN COUNTRY COMMANDS A LIST OF INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA)/GLOBAL WAR
ON TERRORISM SUPPORT ASSIGNMENT (GSA) SAILORS FOR WHOM THIS NAVADMIN
APPLIES.
3. ELIGIBILITY
A. ELIGIBLE AREAS. SAILORS MUST BE DEPLOYED OR DEPLOYING TO IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN OR COUNTRIES WITHIN COMBINED JOINT TASK FORCE-HORN OF
AFRICA RESPONSIBILITIES. PERSONNEL DEPLOYED TO IRAQI OIL PLATFORMS ARE
CONSIDERED DEPLOYED TO IRAQ.
(1) IN COUNTRY ASSIGNMENT DOES NOT INCLUDE: ASSIGNMENTS IN
COUNTRIES BORDERING THE ELIGIBLE AREAS (I.E., KUWAIT, BAHRAIN, ETC.),
FLIGHTS OVER THE ELIGIBLE AREAS, OR SHIPS AND SUBMARINES OPERATING
INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE ELIGIBLE AREAS. SAILORS MUST HAVE BOOTS-ON-
GROUND IN THE SPECIFIED AREAS.
B. ELIGIBLE ASSIGNMENTS. AN ELIGIBLE ASSIGNMENT IS ONE IN WHICH
THE SAILOR IS REQUIRED TO SERVE AT LEAST 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS IN ONE OF
THE ELIGIBLE AREAS. SAILORS ARE ELIGIBLE PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE 30
CONSECUTIVE DAYS AS LONG AS THE ASSIGNMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR 30
CONSECUTIVE DAYS OR MORE. STANDBY OR ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENTS ARE NOT
QUALIFYING UNLESS OFFICIAL ORDERS ARE ISSUED CHANGING THE STATUS TO
PRIMARY, OR THE SAILOR IS IN EXTENDED COMBAT SKILLS TRAINING FOR
GREATER THAN 45 DAYS DURING THE TIME OF THE REGULAR EXAM.
C. ELIGIBLE TIMEFRAMES
(1) ELIGIBILITY COMMENCES ON THE DEPLOYMENT DATE, WHICH IS
DEFINED AS THE DATE PERSONNEL DEPART THEIR HOME DUTY STATION ENROUTE TO
AN IN COUNTRY ASSIGNMENT (TO INCLUDE THE INDOCTRINATION AND TRAINING
PIPELINE SPECIFIC TO THE ASSIGNMENT), BUT NOT INCLUDING ANY PERSONAL
LEAVE.
(2) ELIGIBILITY CONTINUES THROUGH THE DATE PERSONNEL RETURN
FROM THEIR ASSIGNMENT TO THEIR HOMEPORT/PERMANENT DUTY STATION.
(3) THE ACTUAL DAYS OF DETACHMENT AND RETURN ARE ELIGIBLE DATES
FOR THIS WAIVER.
D. NOT EVERY CONTINGENCY IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM CAN BE
FORESEEN. IF FURTHER AMPLIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IS
NEEDED, CONTACT THE POINTS OF CONTACT IN PARA 11 OF THIS NAVADMIN.
4. IN COUNTRY EXAM ADMINISTRATION
A. E4-E6 EXAMS MAY NOT BE ADMINISTERED TO PERSONNEL SERVING IN
COUNTRY IN IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA ON AN INDIVIDUAL
BASIS WITHOUT CERTIFICATION THAT THE ENVIRONMENT AND OPERATIONAL TEMPO
ARE CONDUCIVE TO EXAM ADMINISTRATION WITHOUT THE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN
A CONVOY. THE AFFECTED SAILORS SHOULD ALSO HAVE THE PROPER TIME AND
MATERIALS TO PREPARE. REASONS FOR AREAS FOUND NOT CONDUCIVE INCLUDE,
BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, SAFETY, OPERATIONAL, AND LOGISTICAL LIMITATIONS.
B. IN THEATER COMMANDING OFFICERS WILL FORWARD AUTHORIZATION VIA
THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE CHAIN OF COMMAND (SEE EXAMPLES BELOW).
(1) NAVY UNIT CO OR OFFICER IN CHARGE (OIC) OF A COMMAND, NOT A
DETACHMENT, FORWARDS TO FIRST COMMANDER IN ADMIN CHAIN OF COMMAND (COC)
(NMCB CO TO REGIMENTAL COMMODORE).
(2) FLEET MARINE FORCE (FMF) UNIT FORWARD SENDS AUTHORIZATION
TO MARINE EXPEDITIONARY FORCE (MEF), MARINE LOGISTICS GROUP (MLG), AND
MARINE AIRCRAFT WING FORWARD (BATTALION CO TO MEF).
(3) NAVY PROVISIONAL UNIT CO FORWARDS TO EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT
READINESS CENTER (ECRC) NAVY INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE SUPPORT UNIT (NIASU)
COUNTRY TEAM (CO CAMP BUCCA TO ECRC NIASU IRAQ DETACHMENT).
(4) OTHER SERVICE CO FORWARDS TO ECRC NIASU COUNTRY TEAM
(COMMANDER 492 CA CO SUBMITS TO ECRC NIASU AFGHANISTAN DETACHMENT)
C. THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATION PROCEDURES APPLY:
(1) LETTER HEAD SIGNED BY COMMANDER, CO, OIC OF A COMMAND, NOT
A DETACHMENT, OR ACTING.
(2) BY DIRECTION SIGNATURE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.
(3) SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION OF AUTHORIZATION IN ANSWER SHEET
TRANSMITTAL PACKAGE AFTER ADMINISTRATION OF EXAMS WITH NAME, SSN, EXAM
RATE, AND CYCLE OF SAILORS AUTHORIZED TO TAKE THE EXAM.
(4) COPIES OF ALL APPROVALS SHALL BE FORWARDED TO APPROPRIATE
ECRC NIASU IN COUNTRY FOR OVERALL TRACKING/COORDINATION PURPOSES.
D. EXAMS SHALL BE ADMINISTERED FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURES IN CHAPTER
SIX OF THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT MANUAL, BUPERSINST 1430.16F.
E. TO PROVIDE MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT
IN COUNTRY COMMANDS ORDER E4-E6 SUBSTITUTE EXAMS WHICH CAN BE
ADMINISTERED BEFORE OR AFTER THE REGULAR EXAM DATE, AND ARE NOT
REQUIRED TO BE ADMINISTERED ON ONE SPECIFIC DATE OR TO ALL SAILORS ON
THE SAME DATE WITHIN THE SAME COMMAND. REGULAR EXAMS ARE ADMINISTERED
AS FOLLOWS:
(1) ACTIVE DUTY E6: FIRST THURSDAY IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER.
(2) ACTIVE DUTY E5: SECOND THURSDAY IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER.
(3) ACTIVE DUTY E4: THIRD THURSDAY IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER.
(4) RESERVE E4-E6: DURING THE MONTHS OF FEBRUARY AND AUGUST.
AUTHORITY IS GRANTED TO ADMINISTER THE RESERVE EXAMS TO RECALLED SELRES
CANDIDATES WITH THE REGULAR NAVY CANDIDATES IN MARCH AND SEPTEMBER ON
THE DAYS SPECIFIED ABOVE. SELRES CANDIDATES ARE STILL REQUIRED TO TAKE
THE RESERVE (NOT ACTIVE DUTY) EXAM FOR APPROPRIATE FINAL MULTIPLE
CALCULATIONS.
F. ALL E7/LDO CANDIDATES WHO MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS IN
PARAS 3 AND 8 WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN EXAM, EVEN IF A
LOCATION HAS BEEN CERTIFIED AS CONDUCIVE TO EXAM ADMINISTRATION.
SAILORS WAIVED FROM THE EXAM DUE TO THIS NAVADMIN WHO ALREADY
PARTICIPATED IN AN EARLY EXAM WILL HAVE THOSE EXAMS INVALIDATED.
PARENT COMMANDS MUST FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES IN PARA 8.
5. ORDERING EXAMS FOR IN COUNTRY ADMINISTRATION
A. EXAMS MAY BE ORDERED BUT NOT ADMINISTERED WITHOUT THE APPROVAL
REQUIRED IN PARA 4.
B. PARENT COMMANDS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ORDERING EXAMS. IN THE
CASE OF INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA) SAILORS, PARENT COMMANDS WILL LIAISON
WITH ECRC AS NECESSARY TO ENSURE CORRECT EXAMS ARE ORDERED AND
DELIVERED TO THE APPROPRIATE THEATER LOCATION.
C. EXAMS WILL BE ORDERED PER CHAPTER 4 OF BUPERSINST 1430.16F.
6. EARLY EXAMS FOR E4-E6 CANDIDATES
A. SAILORS ELIGIBLE IN ALL OTHER RESPECTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE
E4-E6 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS ARE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE EARLY EXAMS IF THEY ARE
WITHIN 60 DAYS OF A PENDING DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OR THE
HORN OF AFRICA.
B. AN EARLY EXAM MAY BE REQUESTED AND ADMINISTERED FOR ANY E4-
E6 EXAM UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
(1) THE DEPLOYMENT DATE FALLS WITHIN A THREE-CALENDAR MONTH
WINDOW PRIOR TO THE MONTH OF EXAM ADMINISTRATION. DEPLOYMENT DATE IS
DISCUSSED IN PARA 3C(1).
(2) THE EXAM IS ADMINISTERED AND ANSWER SHEETS TRANSMITTED
WITHIN 60 DAYS OF THE DEPLOYMENT DATE. EXAMPLE: SAILOR IS AN E5
DEPLOYING ON 15 DECEMBER. E6 EXAM WILL BE GIVEN IN MARCH. SINCE THE
DEPLOYMENT DATE FALLS WITHIN THE DECEMBER-FEBRUARY THREE-MONTH WINDOW,
AN EARLY EXAM CAN BE ADMINISTERED BETWEEN 16 OCTOBER AND 14 DECEMBER.
C. THE EARLIEST DATES EXAMS CAN BE ORDERED ARE AS FOLLOWS:
(1) ACTIVE DUTY E4-E6: 1 SEPTEMBER FOR THE MARCH EXAM AND 1
MARCH FOR THE SEPTEMBER EXAM.
(2) RESERVE E4-E6: 1 AUGUST FOR THE FEBRUARY EXAM AND 1
FEBRUARY FOR THE AUGUST EXAM.
D. THE FIRST SHIPPING DATES WILL BE:
(1) ACTIVE DUTY: 1 MAY FOR E4-E6 SEPTEMBER EXAM
(2) ACTIVE DUTY: 1 NOVEMBER FOR E4-E6 MARCH EXAM
(3) RESERVE: 1 APRIL FOR E4-E6 AUGUST EXAM
(4) RESERVE: 1 OCTOBER FOR E4-E6 FEBRUARY EXAM
E. THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES WILL BE USED TO ORDER/TRANSMIT EARLY
EXAMS.
(1) NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT DATE (TO INCLUDE
THE INDOCTRINATION AND TRAINING PIPELINE, BUT NOT INCLUDING ANY
PERSONAL LEAVE), COMMANDS WILL SUBMIT EARLY EXAM REQUEST IN THE SAME
FORMAT AS A SUBSTITUTE EXAM REQUEST. PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING A
SUBSTITUTE EXAM ARE CONTAINED IN FIGURE 4-2 OF BUPERSINST 1430.16F.
REASON FOR AN EARLY EXAM WILL BE "CANDIDATE PENDING IN COUNTRY
DEPLOYMENT TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA."
(2) WHEN TRANSMITTING THE ANSWER SHEET AFTER THE EXAM, COMMANDS
WILL INDICATE IN THE SUBJECT LINE THAT THE ANSWER SHEET IS BEING
TRANSMITTED FOR AN EARLY EXAM CANDIDATE. DO NOT COMBINE ACTIVE AND
RESERVE ANSWER SHEETS. USE SEPARATE TRANSMITTAL FOR EACH.
7. EXAMS MISSED DUE TO IN COUNTRY ASSIGNMENTS FOR E4-E6 CANDIDATES.
A. SAILORS WHO ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE IN ALL RESPECTS TO
PARTICIPATE IN AN EXAM CYCLE, ARE CURRENTLY DEPLOYED TO IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN OR THE HORN OF AFRICA, BUT ARE NOT ABLE TO TAKE THE EXAM,
WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT REGULARLY SCHEDULED NAVY-WIDE EXAM UPON
THEIR RETURN. AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR PREPARATION SHOULD BE
GIVEN.
B. PROCESSING WILL OCCUR AS FOLLOWS:
(1) ANSWER SHEETS. WHEN TRANSMITTING ANSWER SHEETS FOR THESE
INDIVIDUALS, COMMANDS WILL IDENTIFY CANDIDATES IN A SEPARATE ENCLOSURE
TO THE LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL. USE THE SAME FORMAT WHICH IS USED FOR
"EARLY PROMOTE" CANDIDATES, BUT REPLACE THE HEADING WITH "IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN, HORN OF AFRICA CANDIDATES." IN A COLUMN BESIDE THE EXAM
SERIAL NUMBER, COMMANDS SHOULD LIST THE MISSED CYCLE(S).
INCLUDE COPIES OF WORKSHEETS OF MISSED EXAMS TO DETERMINE PERFORMANCE
MARK AVERAGE FOR MISSED EXAMS.
(2) EXAM SCORING. AFTER THE EXAM IS SCORED, FINAL MULTIPLE
SCORES WILL BE COMPETED AGAINST THE EXAM CYCLE(S) MISSED, STARTING WITH
THE EARLIEST MISSED CYCLE. NETPDTC (N321) WILL APPLY THE FINAL
MULTIPLE SCORE TO THE PREVIOUS (MISSED) EXAM CYCLE(S). IF THIS SCORE
WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN ADVANCEMENT, NETPDTC (N321) WILL RECORD THE
ADJUSTED ADVANCEMENT DATE TO THE PREVIOUS CYCLE (BASED ON THE FINAL
MULTIPLE INCREMENTS WITHIN THAT CYCLE), ISSUE A RATING CHANGE
AUTHORIZATION, AND NOTIFY NAVPERSCOM (PERS-8/PERS-3) TO MAKE
APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE AFFECTED AREAS OF THE SAILORS?
SERVICE RECORD.
(3) MULTIPLE EXAMS. SAILORS WHO MISS TWO OR MORE EXAM CYCLES
WILL HAVE THEIR FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE COMPARED TO TWO OR MORE MAKE-UP
EXAM CYCLES AS APPROPRIATE. FOR EXAMPLE: A PO2 IS ASSIGNED IA TO IRAQ
FOR THE PERIOD DECEMBER 2007 THROUGH NOVEMBER 2008, THUS MISSING BOTH
THE MARCH 2008 AND SEPTEMBER 2008 EXAMS.
THE SAILOR MAY TAKE THE MARCH 2009 PO1 EXAM AND HAVE IT COMPETED
AGAINST THE MARCH 2008 EXAM (THE FIRST EXAM CYCLE MISSED). IN THE CASE
OF A QUALIFYING FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE, THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ADVANCED AS
DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF FAILED OR PASSED NOT ADVANCED (PNA), THE EXAM WILL
THEN BE COMPETED AGAINST THE SEPTEMBER 2008 EXAM (THE SECOND CYCLE
MISSED) WITH PNA POINTS ACCUMULATING AS APPROPRIATE.
IN THE CASE OF A QUALIFYING FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE, THE CANDIDATE WILL BE
ADVANCED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF THE SECOND EXAM IS SCORED PNA OR FAIL,
THE SAILOR COMPETES NORMALLY IN SUBSEQUENT CYCLES.
8. E7 AND LDO EXAM WAIVER ELIGIBILITY
A. THE ADVANCEMENT EXAM REQUIREMENT TO QUALIFY AS SELECTION BOARD
ELIGIBLE (SBE) FOR E7/LDO IS WAIVED FOR THOSE E6 SAILORS, ACTIVE OR
RESERVE, WHO MEET THE QUALIFYING CRITERIA OF PARA 3 BETWEEN THE
FOLLOWING DATES:
(1) ACTIVE SAILORS (INCLUDING FTS) WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM TAKING
THE JANUARY EXAM MUST HAVE BEEN DEPLOYING, DEPLOYED TO OR RETURNING
FROM THE ELIGIBLE AREAS FROM 1 NOVEMBER THROUGH 28 FEBRUARY.
(2) INACTIVE DUTY (RESERVE) SAILORS WHO ARE EXEMPT FROM TAKING
THE FEBRUARY EXAM MUST HAVE BEEN DEPLOYING, DEPLOYED TO OR RETURNING
FROM THE ELIGIBLE AREAS FROM 1 DECEMBER THROUGH 31 MARCH.
B. SAILORS WHO RETURNED FROM THE ELIGIBLE AREAS BEFORE THE ABOVE
START DATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS SBE WAIVER. SAILORS WHO DEPART
FOR THE ELIGIBLE AREAS AFTER THE END DATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS
WAIVER. PARENT COMMANDS SHOULD ENSURE AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF TIME
FOR PREPARATION IS GIVEN.
C. SAILORS WAIVED FROM THE EXAM BY THIS POLICY WILL NOT AFFECT THE
OVERALL MINIMUM FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE (FMS) REQUIRED FOR ALL OTHER
CANDIDATES WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE NAVY-WIDE EXAM. THE SAILORS WAIVED
FROM THE EXAM WILL BE IN ADDITION TO THOSE CANDIDATES THAT ARE FOUND
SELECTION BOARD ELIGIBLE THROUGH THE E7 FINAL MULTIPLE SCORE CUTOFF.
D. E7 AND LDO EXAM WAIVER VALIDATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE
ELIGIBLE SAILOR?S PARENT COMMAND USING A VALIDATION ANSWER SHEET
TRANSMITTAL LETTER PER FIGURE 6-2 OF BUPERSINST 1430.16F. FIGURE 6-
2 IS A COVER SHEET WITH TWO ENCLOSURES.
(1) ENCLOSURE (1) TO THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER IS/ARE ANSWER
SHEET(S) OR WORKSHEET(S) AND ENCLOSURE (2) IS LISTING OF CANDIDATES.
(2) REPLACE THE SUBJECT LINE OF FIGURE 6-2 WITH THE SUBJECT
LINE OF THIS NAVADMIN.
(3) ANSWER SHEETS OR WORKSHEETS MUST BE FILLED IN (BUBBLED)
WITH NAME, SSN, EXAM RATE, CYCLE, PMA (IF KNOWN) AND UIC (WHERE RESULTS
WILL BE MAILED) AND INCLUDED AS ENCLOSURE (1). IF ANSWER SHEETS ARE
UNAVAILABLE LOCALLY, THEY MAY BE REQUESTED FROM THE LOCAL PSD OR
NETPDTC.
(4) THESE TRANSMITTAL LETTERS SHALL BE MAILED USING FASTEST
MEANS POSSIBLE (FEDEX WHEN AVAILABLE) IN TIME FOR NETPDTC TO RECEIVE
THEM BY 15 APRIL (RESERVE/FTS) AND 1 MAY (ACTIVE), OR AS PROMULGATED BY
EXAM CYCLE NAVADMIN. ELECTRONIC (FAX OR EMAIL) SUBMISSION IS NOT
PERMITTED.
E. FAILURE TO COMPLETE THIS ACTION WILL DENY AN OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE
MEMBER THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SELECTION BOARD CONSIDERATION.
F. IN THE EVENT A SAILOR IS NOT PROPERLY VALIDATED BY THEIR PARENT
COMMAND, THEY MUST FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN PARAGRAPH 102D OF
BUPERSINST 1430.16F TO REQUEST A SPECIAL SELECTION BOARD.
G. AFTER RECEIPT OF THE TRANSMITTAL LETTER, NETPDTC WILL MAIL A
PROFILE SHEET TO THE PARENT COMMAND IDENTIFYING THESE SAILORS AS
SELECTION BOARD ELIGIBLE. SAILORS AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICERS
CAN ALSO VERIFY SELECTION BOARD ELIGIBILITY VIA THE NETPDTC WEBSITE
HTTPS://WWW.ADVANCEMENT.CNET.NAVY.MIL UNDER THE "MY ESO" HEADING.
9. THE PROCEDURES OUTLINED IN THIS NAVADMIN WILL BE REFERENCED IN THE
ROUTINE NAVADMIN WHICH PROMULGATES EACH EXAM CYCLE.
10. THIS NAVADMIN APPLIES ONLY TO THOSE SAILORS SERVING IN IRAQ,
AFGHANISTAN, OR THE HORN OF AFRICA. WHEN FUTURE MISSION REQUIREMENTS
DEMAND OUR SAILORS TO FIGHT THE FRONT LINES OF GLOBAL WAR ON TERROR
(GWOT) IN OTHER GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, IT WILL BE EXPANDED AS APPROPRIATE.
FOR SAILORS WHO ARE NOT DEPLOYING TO, OR WHO ARE NOT ALREADY DEPLOYED
TO IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, AND THE HORN OF AFRICA, SUBSTITUTE EXAM
PROCEDURES CONTAINED IN THE NAVY ADVANCEMENT MANUAL, BUPERSINST 1430.16F,
AND THE NAVADMIN FOR THE APPLICABLE NAVY-WIDE EXAM CYCLE SHALL BE USED.
11. POINTS OF CONTACT:
- LCDR KIM PIZANTI, OPNAV N132C3, (703) 693-2307/DSN 223 OR EMAIL AT
KIMBERLY.PIZANTI(AT)NAVY.MIL; OR
- MR. JIM HAWTHORNE, NETPDTC N32, (850) 452-1001 EXT 1531 OR EMAIL AT
JAMES.A.HAWTHORNE(AT)NAVY.MIL.
12. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1. //
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