tenant commands and/or departments should review
the list, annotate who is recommended and which test
they will be taking, and return a completed list to the
ESO. The departments recommending the candidates
should verify their eligibility.
The command should set a deadline for the
completion of all requirements before the examination
date. The deadline is usually 4 weeks before the first day
of the month in which the examination will be
administered. This allows prospective candidates time to
plan for completion of requirements such as training
courses and performance tests. Though candidates must
meet eligibility requirements by the deadline,
examinations may be ordered for prospective candidates
who have not completed all eligibility requirements.
The recommendation lists should be filed for
future reference and for verification purposes.
Departments should then be notified of ineligible
personnel and reason the members are ineligible.
Although candidates for senior and master chief
petty officer are no longer required to take the
advancement examination, they must meet all
eligibility requirements. These eligibility require-
ments include the recommendation of the CO.
Q3. When should commands set deadlines for the
completion of all requirements before the
PREPARATION OF NAVYWIDE
NETPDTC, Pensacola, Florida, prepares all
Navywide advancement examinations. Subject matter
experts (SMEs) in the top three enlisted paygrades
(E-7/8/9) develop advancement-in-rate examinations
for E-4 through E-7. Rating questions are supported by
occupational standards (OCCSTDs) and military
requirement questions are supported by naval
standards (NAVSTDs). Both types of questions are
also supported by references listed in a ratings
Bibliography for Advancement-in-Rate Study (BIB).
Q4. What command prepares all Navywide
NETPDTC ships examinations only to those
activities listed with unit identification codes (UICs) in
the Comptroller Manual, Volume 2, and with mailing
addresses listed in the Standard Navy Distribution List,
Parts 1 and 2. For proper and timely distribution of
examinations, NETPDTC maintains both the UIC and
the address of the activity in an automated address file.
Commands such as PSDs that maintain service records
for other activities normally order examinations for
those activities. Parent activities (PSDs and major
commands) should verify all of the information listed
on the verification sheet, distributed annually to all
commands. Activities should then submit the
NETPDTC Automated Mailing Address Input,
NETPDTC Form 1400/1, shown in figure 6-1.
Although the verification sheet may correctly list all
UICs, commands should submit a report to NETPDTC
to verify that the listing is correct. This report allows
NETPDTC to account for all activities.
NETPDTC (N321) forwards the initial results
from the previous examination cycle along with an
ordering letter for the next examination cycle. The
letter provides ordering information and includes an
enclosure needed to order examinations for the next
examination cycle. The enclosure lists examinations
available for the next examination cycle. Commands
not in receipt of examination results should request
ordering instructions from NETPDTC (N321) at least
3 months before the scheduled examination date of the
next examination cycle.
The Advancement Manual contains detailed
i n s t r u c t i o n s
f o r
o r d e r i n g
a d va n c e m e n t
examinations. The preferred method for ordering
http://neasos.cnet.navy.mil/cgi-bin/. (Only Internet
Explorer 4.0 or higher may be used. Additionally, do
not use www in front of the web address.) A password
must be obtained before accessing the exam order web
page. To obtain a password, e-mail the request to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. If your
command does not have Internet capability, the
second method to order exams is via naval message.
Procedures and format for ordering examinations by
message are available in the Advancement Manual.
Always enter ratings in alphabetical order.
The ESO may be required to determine the number
of examinations to order for the command. To
determine the number, the ESO should review the
recommendation lists and determine the number of
eligible candidates, including those E-7 candidates
taking the test for Limited Duty Officer (LDO)
application only. Verify the prospective gains list of
the commands Enlisted Distribution Verification
Report (EDVR), identifying new future gain
personnel. DO NOT ORDER EXAMINATIONS IN
EXCESS OF EXPECTED REQUIREMENTS.