for each rate and rating. For your information,
the OCCSTDs express the Navys minimum
requirement for enlisted occupational skills
managers. They form the basis for implementing
and supporting actions for personnel training,
advancement, and distribution. The exam writers
use the OCCSTDs to support advancement
exams. The TRAMAN writers also base their
training manuals on OCCSTDs.
NETPMSA scores and processes examination
sheets using a high-speed electronic scanner and
other related equipment as shown in figure 9-3.
Examination grades are then combined with
other factors to determine the advancement
status of qualified personnel. Eligible personnel
are advanced to P03 through PO1 to fill
Navywide vacancies on the basis of their final
multiple score (FMS) (examination score plus
performance and service factors).
advancement to E-8 or E-9. Advancement to chief
petty officer (CPO), senior chief petty officer
(SCPO), and master chief petty officer (MCPO)
requires selection board action. Boards are
convened annually by the Chief of Naval
Personnel (CHNAVPERS). CPO, SCPO, and
MCPO candidates who qualify for selection board
consideration are designated selection board
eligible (SBE) by NETPMSA. The total number of
individuals selected is based on Navywide
vacancies. CPO candidates are designated SBE on
the basis of their FMS (standard score plus
candidates are designated SBE based on the
recommendation of their CO.
In the following paragraphs we discuss the
term total active federal military service
(TAFMS), explain the difference between regular
and early advancement candidates, and discuss
high-year tenure (HYT).
TOTAL ACTIVE FEDERAL MILITARY
TAFMS is the sum of total active naval
service and other active service. The Department
of Defense (DOD) prescribes the minimum
TAFMS an advancement candidate must accrue
to compete as a regular candidate for
The TAFMS requirements for advancement to
paygrades E-4 through E-9 are as follows:
Figure 9-3.High-speed electronic scanner for processing examination sheets plus other related equipment.