Frocked members are entitled to military
identification cards and certain privileges of the
higher paygrade, that is, clubs, messing,
berthing, housing, and parking privileges except
as restricted by law.
The weight limit of household goods on permanent
change of station (PCS) orders is the weight limit
authorized for the permanent paygrade.
Any administrative or punitive action is based on
the members permanent paygrade.
Frocked members shall purchase additional
uniforms and insignia at their own expense.
Payment of any uniform allowance is authorized
only on permanent advancement.
If a frocked members recommendation for
advancement is withdrawn, the frocked rate shall
Members must meet the physical fitness
weight/body fat requirements of OPNAVINST
6110.1 to be frocked.
All diary entries and pay action documents will
reflect the permanent paygrade.
Performance evaluations shall be prepared in the
members frocked paygrade per BUPERSINST
To effect frocking, commands must make the
following service record entries:
Advancements to all petty officer grades are
effected on the 16th of the month. The members
relative FMS among contemporaries who took the
same Navywide competitive examination for
advancement determines the effective date of
advancement to paygrades E-4 through E-6.
members selected for advancement to paygrades E-7
through E-9, their seniority among contemporaries in
the same rate determines their effective advancement
date. The effective date of advancement authorized in
the advancement notification is the earliest date on
which the member may be advanced.
commanding officer may effect advancement on a later
date for a specific cause. However, the commanding
officer may not delay a members authorized
advancement for the express purpose of according the
member future monetary gain or other personal
That could include delaying advancement
until the members expiration of enlistment so that the
member could receive the full reenlistment bonus. If a
members advancement is withheld beyond the
authorized effective date, the procedures in the
Advancement Manual should be followed.
Q16. A person can attain a maximum of how many
PNA points for one Navywide examination
Q17. Before an E-7 selectee can be frocked, he or she
must complete what course?
Substitute examinations are administered to
individual candidates who, through no fault of their
own, were unable to take the examination at the
regularly scheduled time.
Justification of Requests for Substitute
Requests for substitute examinations must justify
the circumstances preventing the candidate from
taking the regular examination. They must also justify
the reasons for noncompliance with the regular exam
schedule. Requests are considered on individual merit.
Administrative delays in submitting requests to
COMNAVPERSCOM for waiver of eligibility
requirements for advancement, change in rate, or
request for service record information sometimes
occur. However, such delays are not justification for a
substitute examination. Each request for substitute
Selectee for advancement to [RATE] from
participation in Cycle__ Navywide examination
held on [DATE] and frocked to that rate per
[Signature of official with by direction authority]
I understand frocking is an administrative
authorization to wear the uniform and insignia of
a higher rate without entitlements or allowances
of the frocked paygrade. I further understand
that the frocked paygrade is effected at my option
and that no increased pay and allowance accrue
to me and that any cost for additional uniforms or
insignia incident to my being frocked will be
defrayed by me, and that no retroactive pay,
allowances, or reimbursements are authorized. I
understand that my frocked rate may be vacated
by my commanding officer. I volunteer to be
frocked to the rate of [RATE].