Candidates who meet the TIR and other
advancement requirements may compete for
advancement whether or not they have accrued the DOD
The number of advancement
quotas that may be filled by early candidates is
determined by DOD manning restrictions to a maximum
of 10 percent of the total enlisted forces in each paygrade
E-5 through E-9 and 20 percent for E-4. Advancement
of early candidates may require a higher FMS than the
regular candidate competing for the same rating.
REGULAR AND EARLY ADVANCEMENT
Regular advancement candidates are members
whose TAFMS equals or exceeds the DOD TAFMS by
the end of the fiscal year in which the terminal eligibility
date (TED) is computed. Early advancement candidates
are members whose TAFMS falls short of the DOD
TAFMS by the end of the fiscal year in which the TED
At the other end of the early advancement spectrum
is a system used to provide fair promotion opportunities.
This system is known as HYT that prescribes the
maximum years of active service allowed between
paygrades for professional growth (advancement in
rate) to occur.
The HYT limit is 10 years active service for E4,
20 years for E-5 and E-6,24 years for E-7, 26 years for
E-8, and 30 years for E-9.
With the ongoing reduction in personnel as a result
of the drawdown, it is possible that the maximum years
of active service a Navy member maybe authorized to
serve on active duty will change. If you want to verify
the number of years a person is allowed to remain on
active duty, you must refer to Reenlistment Quality
Control Program, OPNAVINST 1160.5, and/or other
current directives indicating HYT restrictions.
RESULTS OF NAVYWIDE
The following paragraphs briefly discuss the results
of the Navywide advancement examinations for petty
officer third class through petty officer first class, chief
petty officer through master chief, rating change
authorization, and appointment certificates.
PETTY OFFICER THIRD CLASS
THROUGH PETTY OFFICER FIRST CLASS
NETPMSA issues examination results and
advancement authority to individual commands by
Examination Status Verification Report (ESVR), Rating
Change Authorization (RCA), data mailer, message, or
letter. Figures 9-4 and 9-5 show you samples of an
ESVR and an RCA.
After receipt of the examination results and final
check to confirm all requirements have been met and all
Figure 9-4.Examination status verification report (ESVR).