function in conjunction with, but not to replace, the
Navys established advancement system.
To qualify for the Command Advancement
Program, a Navy member must meet the following
Must be permanently or temporarily assigned
(minimum of 30 consecutive days) to a
command designated as sea duty type 2, 4, or 8.
Chapter 3 of the Enlisted Transfer Manual
(TRANSMAN), NAVPERS 15909, explains duty
Meet the following TIR requirements on or
before the effective date of advancement:
Meet all school, course-completion, citizenship,
and security requirements.
Complete PARs and all other requirements
required for normal advancement, with the
exception of advancement examination
Meet health and physical readiness requirements
To be considered for advancement under the
Command Advancement Program, personnel
must be serving in which of the following
The Accelerated Advancement Program provides
an opportunity for graduates of certain class A
schools (other than the Advanced Electronics Field
[AEF], Advanced Technical Field [ATF], or Nuclear
F i e l d [ N F ] p r o g r a m s ) t o e l e c t a c c e l e r a t e d
advancement to petty officer third class without
competing in Navywide advancement examinations.
Training school COs are authorized to advance the
number one A school graduate to the next higher
paygrade not to exceed E-3. Time-in-rate (TIR)
requirements for the purpose of this advancement are
waived. Effective date of advancement will be the date
of graduation. Furthermore, the number one student
may also be included as a candidate for accelerated
advancement to E-4.
Training school COs may recommend the upper 10
percent of the qualified candidates in each A school
graduating class for the Accelerated Advancement
Program. Members recommended must elect to
participate in the program before or upon graduation
from an A school.
Advancements for personnel may be effected at
their first duty station after a 4- to 10-month
observation period. Candidates must have graduated
in the top percentile as established by the specific
school as outlined in Navy Military Personnel Manual
(MILPERSMAN), NAVPERS 15560, article 1430-010.
They must be recommended by the training school
commanding officer and meet body fat and physical
readiness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1. They also
must complete the military requirements for PO3 as
well as all required PARs. Before advancement to E-4,
candidates must complete the POIC. TIR is waived for
members being advanced under the provisions of
accelerated advancement. In other words, accelerated
advancement to E-4 may be effected for qualified
candidates whether or not they are serving in paygrade
The Accelerated Advancement Program
provides an opportunity for certain members to
elect accelerated advancement to what
ADVANCED ELECTRONICS FIELD,
ADVANCED TECHNICAL FIELD, AND
NUCLEAR FIELD PROGRAMS
The Advanced Electronics Field (AEF), Advanced
Technical Field (ATF), and Nuclear Field (NF)
programs are incentives for the enlistment or
reenlistment of enlisted men and women in the Navy.
These programs are designed to provide technical or
nuclear-trained personnel for the naval service.
Personnel may only request enrollment into AEF
or ATF as an enlistment program or while at recruit
training commands or naval training activities.
Training is categorized in two phases: A school
initial training and C school advanced training.
Personnel are authorized guaranteed advancement
to E-4 upon successful completion of Phase I training
for AEF or ATF programs and NF A school training
for NF programs. They must have the commanding
6 months as E-3
1 year as E-4
3 years as E-5