the Advanced Electronics Field, Advanced Technical
Field, and Nuclear Field Programs.
Q13. 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.
Always refer to MILPERSMAN, Article 1510-020, for
the current listing of available class C school
Q14. 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. It also guarantees advancement to PO3 upon
completion of Phase I of an AEF class A school
based on automatic advancement procedures for the
The Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS)
provides credit for performance, knowledge, and experience.
The system guarantees that all candidates competing for a
specific rate have equal advancement opportunity.
Who, then, are the people being advanced?
Basically, they are the people who are self-motivated and
have prepared themselves for advancement. They were
not content just to qualify; they went the extra mile in
their training. Through their extra effort in training and
work experience, they developed greater skills, learned
more, and accepted more responsibility. The secret to
their success is sustained superior performance.
ESOs should be a guiding influence for personnel
striving for advancement. Since personnel will ask
them many questions about the various advancement
programs, ESOs should be prepared with up-to-date
REFERENCES USED TO DEVELOP
Advancement Manual, BUPERSINST 1430.16,
Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C.,
Command Advancement Program (CAP), BUPERS-
INST 1430.17E, Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Washington, D.C., 1994.
Enlisted Transfer Manual (TRANSMAN), NAVPERS
15909G, Naval Military Personnel Command,
Washington, D.C., 2001.
Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel
Classifications and Occupational Standards,
NAVPERS 18068F, Vol. 1, Bureau of Naval
Personnel, Washington, D.C., 1997.
Naval Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN),
NAVPERS 15560C, Bureau of Naval Personnel,
Washington, D.C., 1997.
Navy Performance Evaluation and Counseling (EVAL
Manual), BUPERSINST 1610.10, Bureau of
Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C., 1995.
Rating Entry for General Apprentices (REGA) and
Career Reenlistment Objectives (CREO),
NAVADMIN message (published annually),
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations,
Washington, D.C., 2000.
ANSWERS TO EMBEDDED
A1. To advance the best qualified petty officers to
operate the Navys ships, planes, and shore
A2. Advancement Manual.
A3. 50 percent.
A4. Performance, experience, and knowledge.
A5. E-5 through E-9.
A6. E-1, E-2, and E-3