Qualified E-5/6 selectees may be frocked after
the command receives the RCA/ESVR/Data
Mailer and all advancement data has been
verified as correct.
Qualified E-4 selectees, including those in a
training status, may be frocked after the
command receives the RCA/ESVR/Data Mailer
and all advancement data has been verified as
correct provided selectees complete the Petty
Officer Indoctrination Course.
Frocking does not change the permanent status of a
member nor authorize payment of entitlements
governed by statute or regulation and is subject to
restriction as follows:
E n l i s t e d m e m b e r s s e l e c t e d f o r o f f i c er
appointments may not be frocked.
Navy members serving in joint commands may be
frocked with the concurrence of the joint command.
Members may elect not to accept frocking.
Frocked members are entitled to military
identification cards and certain privileges of the
higher paygrade, that is, clubs, messing,
berthing, housing, and parking privileges except
as restricted by law.
The weight limit of household goods on permanent
change of station (PCS) orders is the weight limit
authorized for the permanent paygrade.
Any administrative or punitive action is based on
the members permanent paygrade.
Frocked members shall purchase additional
uniforms and insignia at their own expense.
Payment of any uniform allowance is authorized
only on permanent advancement.
I f a m e m b e rs r e c o m m e n d a t i o n f or
advancement is withdrawn after the member is
frocked, the frocked rate shall be vacated.
Commanding officers may not frock members
who do not meet the physical fitness weight/body
fat requirements of OPNAVINST 6110.1.
All diary entries and pay action documents will
reflect the permanent paygrade. Performance
evaluations shall be prepared in the members
frocked paygrade per BUPERSINST 1610.10.
To effect frocking, commands must make the
following service record entries:
Advancements to all petty officer grades are
effected on the 16th of the month. The members
relative FMS among contemporaries who took the
same Navywide competitive examination for
advancement determines the effective date of
advancement to paygrades E-4 through E-6. For
members selected for advancement to paygrades E-7
through E-9, their seniority among contemporaries in
the same rate determines their effective advancement
date. The effective date of advancement authorized in
the advancement notification is the earliest date on
w h i c h t h e m e m b e r m a y b e a d v a n c e d . T he
commanding officer may effect advancement on a later
date for a specific cause. However, the commanding
officer may not delay a members authorized
advancement for the express purpose of according the
member future monetary gain or other personal
benefit. That could include delaying advancement
until the members expiration of enlistment so that the
member could receive the full reenlistment bonus. If a
members advancement is withheld beyond the
authorized effective date, the procedures in the
Advancement Manual should be followed.
The Examination Profile Information Form
contains what information?
A person can attain a maximum of how many
PNA points for one Navywide examination
Selectee for advancement[RATE] from
participation in Cycle Navywide
examination held on [DATE] and frocked to
that rate per BUPERSINST 1430.16.
[Signature of official with by direction
[DATE]:I understand frocking is an
administrative authorization to wear the
uniform and insignia of a higher rate without
entitlements or allowances of the frocked pay
grade. I further understand that the frocked
paygrade is effected at my option and that no
increased pay and allowance accrue to me and
that any cost for additional uniforms or
insignia incident to my being frocked will be
defrayed by me, and that no retroactive pay,
allowances, or reimbursements are authorized.
I understand that my frocked rate may be
vacated by my commanding officer. I
volunteer to be frocked to the rate of [RATE].