Officers, chief petty officers, and senior petty
officers in the chain of command should constantly
show concern in their subordinates professional
This should be accomplished by
periodically counseling subordinates and encouraging
them to complete all their advancement requirements on
time. Supervisors should also encourage their
subordinates to study hard and make them aware of the
importance of enlisted performance evaluations in the
overall Navywide advancement system.
The CO has the ultimate responsibility of making
recommendations or withdrawing recommendations for
advancement. The recommendation or withdrawing of
recommendation for advancement is accomplished by
the preparation of an enlisted performance evaluation
report and making appropriate service record page 9 and
13 entries as shown in chapter 8 of the Advancement
Manual, BUPERSINST 1430.16.
DISTRIBUTION OF ELIGIBILITY
Long before the cyclical Navywide advancement
examination is administered, commands must distribute
an eligibility status listing of personnel recommended
for advancement. This listing must be distributed to all
departments or commands, as appropriate. This listing
should include all personnel from those departments or
commands who are time-in-rate (TIR) eligible and
recommended for advancement.
The listing should also include a section that
contains the advancement requirements that have or
have not been completed by the candidates. The listing
should be prepared long in advance of the Navywide
advancement examination date to notify all concerned
personnel of requirements that need to be turned in to
the personnel office. This way, you the PN, will make
the appropriate service record entries prior to the
established deadline. This deadline for for the completion
of the advancement requirements should be set by the
educational services office (ESO) and/or the personnel
You should remember, however, that there are
occasions when you may have to be considerate to your
shipmates. There may be times when your shipmates
will not be able to turn in their advancement
requirements on time due to unforseen circumstances
beyond their control.
During these occasions, you
should consider each case on its merits.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR
ADVANCEMENT IN RATE OR CHANGE IN
You should become familiar with the elements that
comprise eligibility requirements so you can inform
individuals that may not be aware of these requirements.
Most of the eligibility requirements are as follows:
Complete mandatory personnel advancement
requirements (PARs) including a performance
test, if required, as specified in appendix D of the
Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and
Personnel Classifications and Occupational
Standards, volume 1, NAVPERS 18068.
Successfully complete service school, if
Complete mandatory TRAMAN/nonresident
training course requirements.
Meet citizenship or security clearance
requirements for advancement in certain rates or
ratings as specified in the Advancement Manual,
Meet minimum performance criteria.
Performance Mark average (PMA) 3,0 or above
is required for E-4/5/6/7 candidates.
Be in the proper path of advancement.
Fulfill special requirements for certain ratings.
Not be involved in circumstances that render the
candidate ineligible for advancement.
Not be a selectee for appointment to limited duty
officer (LDO) or warrant officer (WO) status.
Have minimum TIR.
Meet physical readiness/body fat standards.
Be recommended by the CO.
Additional information about eligibility
requirements for advancement are contained in the
Advancement Manual, BUPERSINST 1430.16. More
discussion about a COs recommendation for
advancement responsibility is explained in the