Figure 9-5.Rating change authorization (RCA).
information is correct, the CO is vested with
independent authority to advance members to paygrades
E-4 through E-6.
CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, SENIOR CHIEF
PETTY OFFICER, AND MASTER CHIEF
For E-7 candidates, NETPMSA provides
examination results announcing Selection Board
Eligible, Selection Board Ineligible, Fail or Discrepancy
Status as soon as practical after processing returns. For
E-8 and E-9 candidates, NETPMSA provides ESVRs
listing candidates as Selection Board Eligible or
Discrepancy as soon as possible after receipt of
validation answer sheets.
After the E-7 and E-8/9 selection boards adjourn, a
naval administrative (NAVADMIN) messages
announces the names of selectees. The NETPMSA
advancement letter forwarded with the initial RCA
listing first segment advancers and the ESVR listing
second segment selectees and nonselectees contains
If the member is otherwise
qualified, COs may effect an advancement to paygrades
E-7 through E-9 only after receipt of promotion
authorization form NETPMSA.
The following section further discusses RCA and
also the appointment certificates.
RATING CHANGE AUTHORIZATION AND
NETPMSA mails to all appropriate commands the
RCA. The RCA reflects the advancement dates of
individuals. It is issued for each advancement cycle and
covers the full incrementation period over which
advancements and changes of rating are authorized. A
sample RCA was shown in figure 9-5. When your
command receives the RCA, you must review it and
determine the effective date of advancement. Make
page 4 and page 9 service record entries to record the
advancement on the date authorized by the RCA
provided member maintains eligibility.
Follow the instructions in the Advancement
Manual regarding personnel who will not be attached
to your command before their advancement dates.
You will be required to make a page 13 entry or
In addition to making service record entries for
individuals being advanced to paygrades E-4 through
E-9, your CO should also present certificates of
appointment. Figures 9-6 through 9-10 showyou blank
samples of appointment certificates that your command
should acquire through the naval supply system and
present to individuals as appropriate.
Additional information is contained in the
Advancement Manual, BUPERSINST 1430.16,
concerning the Navys advancement system. Always
refer to the Advancement Manual whenever you have