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7 Things to Know About Fall Active Duty and FTS Advancement Quotas

More than 23,000 Sailors to advance

E-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas for active duty and full time support (FTS) Sailors were released Nov. 19, and more than 23,000 Sailors are scheduled to advance when their results are released next week.

Reserve Forces released the Selected Reserve (SELRES) petty officer quotas Nov. 19 and they can be found here.

Here are seven things Sailors need to know about advancement this cycle.

1. Advancement for enlisted Sailors is based on current and planned job openings in the fleet and work hand-in-hand with the Navy's efforts to balance the force.

2. We are continuing to make progress on balancing rates. While some rates are over-manned and some rates are still undermanned, we are moving towards a more balanced and stabilized Navy.

3. This is the first cycle using the updated Final Multiple Score (FMS) formula that rebalanced the weighted percentages of Standard Score (SS) and Performance Mark Average (PMA) to emphasize technical skills for E-4 and E-5 with increased emphasis on leadership for E-5 and E-6.

4. Advancement opportunity for active duty Sailors remains close to the 10-year average with a slight increase in all pay grades.

5. With the decrease in Reserve requirements, FTS saw a decline in advancement quotas across the board. The increase of test passers for E-4 and E-6 also factored in the decrease of opportunity (30 more E-4 test passers and 35 E-6 from last cycle).

6. Overall active duty advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity increased from 35.55 percent to 37.92 percent (+2.37 percentage points).
E-5 advancement opportunity increased from 19.89 percent to 25.30 percent (+5.41 percentage points).
E-6 advancement opportunity increased from 15.83 percent to 19.26 percent (+3.43 percentage points).

7. Overall Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors advancement opportunity by pay grade.
E-4 advancement opportunity decreased from 50.28 percent to 39.27 percent (-11.01 percentage points).
E-5 advancement opportunity decreased from 26.42 percent to 21.99 percent (-4.43 percentage points).
E-6 advancement opportunity decreased from 12.49 percent to 9.08 percent (-3.41 percentage points).

Monday morning EST, Nov. 24, command triads will be notified via BUPERS Online (BOL) of their Sailors advancement results. Individual Sailor advancement notification on BOL, Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) and Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) will post Tuesday morning EST, Nov. 25 on All Hands Magazine.

To see quota list by rating click the links below.

Click here for Active Duty Petty Officer Advancement Opportunities


Click here for Full Time Support Petty Officer Advancement Opportunities


Click here for Selected Reserve Petty Officer Advancement Opportunities