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Navy and Coast Guard Promotions.

Promotion Points for Degrees
The Navy has announced that beginning with advancement cycles in August 2008, E3-E5 Sailors will be awarded two points for an accredited associate degree, and four points for an accredited baccalaureate degree.

Navy Enlisted Promotion System Point Calculation
Navy E-4 to E-9 Promotion Point Computation Chart

Promotion Opportunities
The Navy publishes the Career Reenlistment Objectives (CREO) listing twice per year for sailors in the paygrades of E-1 through E-6. While the listing is intended to provide information about retraining possibilities, it also serves as a handy reference for promotion opportunities and for new applicants to determine whether or not the rating of their choice is likely to be available.

Degree Requirement for Senior Enlisted Promotions
Beginning in fiscal year 2011, an associate's degree or equivalent that is rating-relevant will be a prerequisite for advancement to senior chief petty officer (E-8) for active and reserve personnel.

Combat Promotions
The Navy has created a new promotion program which allows commanders to nominate enlisted sailors for immediate promotion in recognition of meritorious performance in combat situations.

High Year of Tenure
An enlisted person cannot stay in the military forever. An enlisted person must be promoted by certain time-frames during their career, or they must separate from the service. This is known as the "High Year of Tenure" (HYT).

Limited Duty Officer Selection Program
The Limited Duty Officer Program provides commissioning opportunities to qualified senior enlisted personnel and Chief Warrant Officers (CWOs). Chief Petty Officers (E-7 through E-9), and E-6 personnel who are selection board eligible for E-7, and all CWOs may qualify for this program.

Warrant Officer Selection Program
The Chief Warrant Officer Program provides commissioning opportunities to qualified senior enlisted personnel. Chief Petty Officers (E-7 through E-9), and E-6 personnel who are selection board eligible for E-7 may qualify for this program.

Navy Enlisted Promotion System, Simplified
Ever wanted to know what it takes to get promoted in the United States Navy? We've taken the "gobbly-gook" out of the Navy Enlisted Promotion Manual and present the process "in the clear."

Enlisted Promotion Chart
Minimum requirements which must be met for Navy enlisted promotions for the paygrades of E-2 through E-9.

Officer Promotion System
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Navy Officer Promotion System.

Chief Promotion System
Information about the Navy Chief Selection System.

Navy Advancement Exam
Outstanding site with information, resources, and tips for getting promoted (enlisted) in the United States Navy. Detailed information about the Navy's Service-Wide Advancement Exam, well worth a visit if you want to get promoted.

Coast Guard Warrant Officer Selection Procedures
If you and your command feel you have the maturity, leadership, and technical expertise required to become part of this elite group (Warrant Officers), then go for it! Here are some highlights from the Personnel Manual to help you with the process.

Eligibility Chart
Chart which shows the basic eligibility criteria for enlisted promotions.

In the Navy, both enlisted and officers can be "frocked." Basically, when selected for promotion, but waiting for their promotion "line number" to be released (which can take up to a year), a commander can allow the officer or sailor to assume the new rank. They don't get paid until their promotion line number is actually released, but they can at least wear the rank.

Promotion Handbooks
View and Print Navy Promotion Handbooks for all Enlisted Ratings. Requires use of Acrobat Reader Program.

Enlisted Promotion Points
In the Navy, promotions to the paygrades of E-4 through E-7 are competitive. That means sailors compete against other sailors, within their same rating (job) for available promotion slots. In order to determine who gets promoted, the Navy, like the other services, use promotion points.

Selection Boards
Fiscal Year 2000 Navy Selection Board Schedule.

Promotion Hints & Tips
Unnoficial Web Site with information and tips about getting promoted in the United States Navy.

Promotion Points for Navy Awards
One of the factors used in promotion point computation for promotions to the ranks of E-4 through E-6 are promotion points for awards, medals and decorations.

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