security requirements, personnel advancement
requirements (PARs), military/leadership tests, and all
other advancement requirements of their rate.
E-5/E-6 CANDIDATES. E-5/E-6 candidates
who are eligible based on time in rate (TIR) to take an
advancement examination must have participated in
and passed the March advancement examination. For
those not eligible to participate in the advancement
exam, up to one-half of required TIR may be waived.
Individuals nominated for advancement under REIP
and who subsequently are selected for advancement
via the September advancement exam will be
advanced under the advancement cycle, not under
E-7 CANDIDATES. E-7 candidates must have
taken the advancement examination and be selection
board eligible in the year in which they are
recommended for advancement.
PRT REQUIREMENTS. All candidates must
meet the health and physical readiness requirements.
TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL MILITARY
SERVICE. Total active federal military service
(TAFMS) may be waived. COMNAVCRUITCOM
will request waivers from the Chief of Naval
Personnel (CHNAVPERS) to ensure the Navy remains
within the Department of Defense limits.
MERITORIOUSLY ADVANCED TO PRE-
SENT PAYGRADE. Personnel who have been
meritoriously advanced to their present paygrade are
ineligible for advancement under REIP, with the
exception of those advanced under the Command
Advancement Program (CAP) who will be eligible for
TIME ON BOARD. A candidate must have
served in the District concerned for a minimum of 15
months (day for day) to be considered for REIP. All
nominations for meritorious and production
advancements must occur at the conclusion of the
Personnel who have been transferred
during the fiscal year are eligible for consideration.
COMMANDING OFFICER RESPONSI-
BILITY. The CO is directly responsible for
advancement based on merit, demonstrated leadership,
and contribution to command mission objectives.
Emphasis should be placed on sustained superior
The sum of meritorious and production
advancements cannot exceed 7 percent of the average
enlisted fiscal year manning. The CO will locally
effect E-5 and E-6 advancements after the authorized
number of advancements are validated by
COMNAVCRUITCOM (Code 10). Personnel recom-
mended for advancement to E-7 will be nominated by
the CO and referred to a special selection board
convened by COMNAVCRUITCOM.
The special selection board will consist of five
members including the CNRC, or a designated Navy
Recruiting Area commander, who will function as the
senior member; COMNAVCRUITCOM Command
Master Chief (CMC), or designated Navy Recruiting
Area CMC; and three additional Fleet/Force Master
Chief Petty Officers who will be selected by the
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON).
Those nominated, but not selected, will receive a
Letter of Commendation from the CNRC to enhance
their chances for selection before a regular board.
GOLD WREATH AWARD
FOR EXCELLENCE IN
Gold Wreath Award for Excellence in Recruiting
and Recruiting Support, COMNAVCRUITCOMINST
1650.4, provides guidance for Gold Wreath Awards
for excellence in recruiting and recruiting support.
The award is a metal device that encircles the
recruiting badge by NRC personnel.
awards are denoted by silver or gold stars and an
excellence scroll. The sequence of awards is listed in