More than 23,000 Sailors will be advanced to E-4, E-5 and E-6 during the Navy's 2015 fall advancement cycle.
Quotas were released Nov. 19, for E-4, E-5 and E-6 active duty, Full Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) for those advancing by the Navy-wide advancement test.
Total advancement opportunity also includes 2,282 petty officers advanced earlier this year by their commands through the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP). Response to MAP from command triads and Sailors has been very positive. Based on the desire from the Fleet, MAP will slowly be expanded to shore commands next year, and will provide greater opportunity to identify and promote the Navy's most talented Sailors. A NAVADMIN will be released in 2016 outlining program changes.
For FTS Sailors there were drops in opportunity to E-5 and E-6, but an increase chance of advancement to E-4. FTS advancement opportunity is in response to the Navy's needs in support of active duty requirements.
While advancement opportunity for Reserve Sailors is up slightly overall for the fourth straight cycle, there are still many Sailors in ratings whose advancement opportunity remains stagnant, Reserve Forces personnel officials said. Force structure changes and historically low attrition (sailors leaving) are factors determining increasing or decreasing opportunity.
There is opportunity for SELRES Sailors to convert from over manned to undermanned ratings and Sailors should coordinate with their unit and Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) career counselor.
Advancement results will be released to command triads through BUPERS Online (BOL), Nov. 24 at 11 a.m. EST, and Sailors' individual results are expected to be released via BOL and to Navy.mil, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. EST.
Active duty advancement opportunity and quotas by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity decreased from 33.30 percent 32.94 percent (-.36 percentage points). Total of 9,106 quotas which includes 553 advanced via MAP.
E-5 advancement opportunity decreased from 23.87 percent to 21.34 percent (-2.53 percentage points). 7,569 of quotas with 755 already advanced via MAP.
E-6 advancement opportunity decreased from 17.69 percent to 15.17 percent (-2.52 percentage points). There are 3,818 E-6 quotas which includes 907 advanced via MAP.
Full-Time Support (FTS) advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity increased from 46.92 percent to 54.67 percent (7.75 percentage points). Total of 199 E-3 Sailors advanced; includes 3 advancing via MAP.
E-5 advancement opportunity increased from 32.87 percent to 33.43 percent (.56 percentage points). Total 238 quotas; includes 25 already advanced via MAP
E-6 advancement opportunity decreased from 18.93 percent to 14.86 percent (-4.07 percentage points). Total 166; includes 39 already advanced via MAP
Selected Reserve (SELRES) advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity increased from 44.80 percent to 56.26 percent (11.46 percentage points), total of 1065 quotas
E-5 advancement opportunity increased from 23.10 percent to 26.40 percent (3.30 percentage points), total of 904 quotas
E-6 advancement opportunity increased from 10.30 percent to 13 percent (2.7 percentage points), total of 510 quotas.
Overall active duty advancement opportunity by pay grade
Overall Full Time Support (FTS) advancement opportunity by pay grade
Overall Selected Reserve (SELRES) advancement opportunity by pay grade