officers recommendation and all requirements for
advancement in rate, including TIR, course
completion, performance appraisal reviews,
performance tests (if required), and meet body fat and
physical readiness standards of OPNAVINST 6110.1.
Before advancement to E-4, candidates must also
complete the POIC . Participation in the Navywide
examination is not required. Personnel will be
advanced on the 16th of the month, when TIR eligible,
according to BUPERSINST 1430.16. See Navy
Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN),
NAVPERS 15560, article 1510-030, for more details
on the Advanced Electronics Field, Advanced
Technical Field, and Nuclear Field Programs.
Q20. Under the AEF and ATF programs, personnel
are authorized guaranteed advancement to E-4
upon successful completion of what training?
SELECTIVE CONVERSION AND
MILPERSMAN, Article 1160-090, lists the
requirements for advancement under the Selective
Conversion and Reenlistment (SCORE) Program.
This program provides possible advancement to PO3
or PO2 upon a persons satisfactory completion of
either a class C school or a class C school package.
The CSL lists available class C school packages.
Always refer to MILPERSMAN, Article 1510-020, for
the current listing.
Q21. Under the SCORE Program, a person can be
automatically advanced to what paygrade?
SELECTIVE TRAINING AND
MILPERSMAN, Article 1160-100, governs the
advancement authority for the Selective Training and
Reenlistment (STAR) Program. The STAR Program
guarantees a PO3 advancement to PO2 upon
completion of a class C school or C school
package. The CSL lists available class C packages.
It also guarantees advancement to PO3 upon
completion of phase I of an AEF class A school
based on automatic advancement procedures for the
Q22. What MILPERSMAN article governs
advancement authority for the STAR program?
The opportunity to receive a commission as an
officer in the Navy has never been better than it is
today. Two of the most popular programs leading to a
commission are the Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)
Program and the Limited Duty Officer (LDO)
The Navy recognizes a need for CWOs to serve as
officer technical specialists and LDOs to serve as
officer technical managers. The LDO and CWO
Programs are the primary enlisted-to-officer
programs sponsored by the Navy that do not require a
college education. Table 5-4 shows the normal path
of advancement for each enlisted rating to which a
person may be promoted in the commissioning
programs. Competition in both of these programs has
been and will continue to be particularly keen.
Interested persons should begin preparation early in
their careers. Increased knowledge gained through
occupational experience and specialized training
through schools and correspondence courses should
be sought by all potential candidates to better prepare
for officer status.
Chief Warrant Officer Program
The Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) Program
provides a direct path of advancement for outstanding
To be eligible for appointment, an applicant must
meet the following requirements:
Be a U.S. citizen.
Be serving on active duty as a MCPO, SCPO, or
a CPO (includes E-6 personnel selected for
advancement to E-7), in the Regular Navy,
Naval Reserve, or Training and Administration
of Reserves (TAR) Program at the time of
application and, if selected, remain on active
duty until the appointment is tendered.
Fleet Reserve personnel on active duty must
r e q u e s t a u t h o r i t y f r o m P E R S - 8 2 f or
reenlistment in the Regular Navy and be
reenlisted USN to be eligible to apply for the
Active Duty CWO program.
Be physically qualified for appointment as a
CWO per the physical standards outlined in the
Manual of the Medical Department.