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Navy Career Progression Chart
Rating: BM

Commissioning Programs
Average Time to Promotion
Years of Service
Typical Career Path Development
Fourth Sea Tour (42 months) and follow on Shore Tours
      24 3M Coordinator, CMC 
      23 ADMIN/Operational Staff, Instructor, Recruiting, IMA, Overseas 
Third Shore Tour (36 Months)
      21 ADMIN/Operational Staff, Instructor, Recruiting, IMA, OverseasPort Operations/First Lieutenant  
    BMCM   19
Third Sea Tour (48 months)
      18 LCPO/Ship’s Bos’nStudent LCPO NAVLEAD (1 Week) 
    BMCS   17  
Second Shore Tour (36 Months)
  Chief Warrant Officer (E7 over 12)   BMC   14 ADMIN/Operational Staff, Instructor, Recruiting, IMA, OverseasPort Operations/Tugmaster  
Second Sea Tour (48 months)
      12 Maintenance Technician, Leading First, LPOStudent LPO NAVLEAD (1 Week) 
      11 Requalify ESWS 
  Limited Duty Officer (E6 over 8)   BM1   9  
First Shore Tour (36 months)
      6 Operational Staff, Instructor, Recruiting, Recruit Company Commander, Physical Security  
  ECP (over 4)   BM2   5
First Sea Tour (60 Months)
  Seaman to Admiral (E4 over 4)   BM3   4 BMOW, Cargo Handler, Deck Seaman, Small Boat Coxswain 
      3 Goal: Complete DCPO, POOW, 3-M SUP, ESWS Qualification  
  Naval Academy, OCS, NROTC, BOOST   BMSN   2  
  See MILPERSMAN for requirements   SR/SA   1
Recruit Training/SN Apprenticeship Training

Information Courtesy of United States Navy


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