means of measuring each candidates relative
strengths and weaknesses in an advancement cycle.
Some persons participating in the E-4 through E-6
advancement examinations may have received a
relatively high test score or an exemplary performance
mark average on past examinations. The FMS factor
for those people includes the PNA points. The
maximum number of PNA points a person can attain
for one exam cycle is 3.0, awarded in increments of
one-half point. NETPDTC automatically credits the
PNA points earned for the most recent five of the last
six exams. The maximum PNA point credit an E-6
candidate may earn is 12 points. An E-4 or E-5
candidate may earn a maximum of 10 points. PNA
points earned for one paygrade do not continue to
accumulate for the next higher paygrade.
NOTE: PNA point credit is now attained from the
social security number only. It is no longer necessary
to notify NETPDTC to credit PNA points for
candidates who have had name changes.
Action for Personnel Transferred
Examination results of personnel who are no
longer attached to your command may be found when
the RCA or ESVR is verified. These personnel have
been transferred to a new duty station, separated from
active duty, or discharged. Service record entries for
these people should be made after the Navywide
examinations have been administered and before the
exam results are received.
The ESO must ensure that the following service
record entry is made for personnel who are
permanently transferred from the command:
The ESO may sometimes receive a Rating Change
Authorization for a candidate who will be transferred
before the effective date of advancement. In this case
the following service record page 13 entry is placed in
the candidates service record:
Some candidates who are transferred may be in a
selectee (no RCA received) status on the ESVR. The
following service record page 13 entry should be
recorded in their service records:
NOTE: NETPDTC should be notified at this time to
forward results to the members new command.
Some advancement selectees may be scheduled
for discharge or release to inactive duty. Commanding
officers will inform those selectees that they might
receive advancement on their return to active duty or
on affiliation with a USNR unit. Commands should
ensure these advancements are not invalidated.
By letter, forward the advancement authorization
or change in rating to the recruiting district in which
the members home address is located and to
Commander, Naval Reserve Force (Code 215), 440
Dauphine Ave., New Orleans, LA 70146-5000.
Include in the letter, the members name, rate, SSN,
examination results, complete home address, date of
separation, and the activity at which the member
participated in the examination. Ensure the document
is marked For Official Use Only.
Frocking of Enlisted Personnel
Frocking is an administrative authorization to
assume the title and wear the uniform of a higher
paygrade without entitlement to the pay and allowances
of that grade. Frocking provides early recognition for
members selected for petty officer third class through
master chief petty officer. After verifying individual
eligibility data, members may be frocked as follows:
Qualified E-8/9 selectees may be frocked upon
receipt of selection notification by the CNO
Qualified E-7 selectees may be frocked no
earlier than the first advancement increment
(normally 16 September). Before they may be
frocked, selectees must complete the Chief Petty
Officer Indoctrination Course. If the course is
not available at a training command, the
commanding officer may authorize frocking for
selectees before they complete the indoctrina-
[ NAME] participated in the [EXAM
C Y C L E ]
N a v y w i d e
A d v a n c e m e nt
Examination, but results have not been
received by this command. Upon receipt, the
results will be forwarded to [ACTIVITY TO
WHICH MEMBER IS TRANSFERRED].
Provided eligibility is maintained, [NAME]
may be changed in rate to [RATE] effective
[DATE]. The data listed on the verification
section of the Rate Change Authorization has
been verified per BUPERSINST 1430.16.
[NAME] participated in the [EXAM CYCLE]
Navywide Advancement Examination and
w a s d e s i g n a t e d a s a SELECTEE.
Advancement date has not been determined.
Upon receipt, the advancement authorization
will be forwarded to[ACTIVITY TO WHICH
SELECTEE IS TRANSFERRED].