The COs recommendation is the most important
requirement in the Navys enlisted advancement
The advancement recommendation of an
individual must be well considered by all personnel in
the chain of command and never become perfunctory.
The individual must show the ability for advancement
and/or change in rate or rating to earn the final
recommendation of the CO. The members ability to
perform the work and assume the responsibilities of the
higher rate or new rating are significant considerations
in recommending a member for advancement.
In case of candidates for petty officer grades,
particular consideration by the CO should be given to
qualities of leadership and personal integrity. Any
departure from those criteria reduces the prestige and
effectiveness of the petty officer and the command.
The decision of the CO to recommend an individual
for advancement remains valid unless withdrawn. The
enlisted evaluation is the sole source of
recommendationn for advancement. A CO may withhold
or withdraw a recommendation for advancement.
SERVICE RECORD ENTRIES
As a service records maintenance PN, or one who
is involved in advancements, you will record the COs
recommendation for advancement and/or change in rate
or rating on the page 9 of the service record as indicated
by one of the following examples:
(Date): PNSN Recommended for PN3.
(Date): ADAN Recommended for AD3.
Recommended for SKC.
While reviewing service records, if you notice that
a members recommendation for advancement is
incorrectly recorded on the page 9, take the initiative to
Make sure your supervisor is aware and
initials the change.
RECOMMENDATION FOR NEWLY
Personnel received on board a new command who
have been recommended for advancement by their
previous CO and are in all other respects eligible should
be allowed to participate in the regularly scheduled
advancement examination. Withholding or removing a
recommendation for advancement merely because the
new CO has not had sufficient time to evaluate the new
member is not fair to the individual transferred before
an examination. Advancement maybe withheld by the
CO for cause, but not for lack of observation. If, after
participation, the new CO determines that the
is lacking, the
recommendation may be withdrawn.
In the following paragraphs, we discuss the
worksheet and Navywide advancement examination
that are part of the advancement system as are the areas
ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OR
CHANGE OF RATING
A Recommendation for Advancement in Rate or
Change of Rating (Worksheet), NAVEDTRA 1430/2, is
prepared for each candidate participating in a Navywide
This includes members in
paygrade E-6 who are participating for the LDO
program and E-8/9 candidates. Examining boards and
candidates use the form as a checkoff sheet and for
transferring information to the answer sheet. Figure 9-1
shows you a blank sample of a worksheet. Be aware,
however, that PERSUPPDETs have the capability of
preparing the worksheets using the Source Data System
(SDS). Deployable commands may also have a similar
computerized system such as that of a PERSUPPDETs
used to prepare the worksheets.
The worksheet contains data and factors relating to
the candidates eligibility for advancement or change of
The ESO is responsible for reviewing all
worksheets for accuracy and completeness before
delivering them to the examining board. All entries are
checked thoroughly to avoid errors because inaccurate
information creates inequities to the candidates and
could prevent a fully qualified candidate from being
ESOs and personnel office supervisors must make
sure worksheets are prepared at least 1 month before the
scheduled examination date to decrease the chance for
errors. Each candidate must review, verify, and sign the
worksheet before the examination date.