WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy Reserve Force Selected Reserve (SELRES) E-4 to E-6 Cycle 90 advancement results were released July 2.
Personnel can find their profile sheets at BUPERS online or find a list of complete results at the Navy Advancement Center Facebook page.
For Reserve Sailors, a combination of high retention rates and a reduction in authorized SELRES end strength resulted in a decline in advancement opportunities, in the most recent advancement cycle for E-4 to E-6 Sailors.
The reductions are due to two main factors: loss of approximately 20 percent of billets between FY12-FY15 and the extraordinarily low attrition rate of approximately 18.5 percent as compared to an average of 25 percent in previous years.
"We understand that this is disappointing news to some of our Reserve Sailors and their families," said Chief of Navy Reserve, Vice Adm. Dirk Debbink. "But rather than make assumptions about what might happen later and possibly make the situation worse, we decided to address this challenge now."
The delay in announcing the advancement results until July 2 ensured that all relevant information could be considered in order to make an accurate determination of the advancement quotas.
Over the last several cycles, as Enlisted Program Authorizations slowly declined, advancement opportunities have also steadily declined. For the Fiscal Year 2013 cycle the overall advancement opportunities dropped because of the reduction in SELRES end strength beginning in FY14. Because E-5 is the most common rank for prior service entry into the Reserve a majority of planned force shaping reductions are concentrated in the E-5 rank.
"Our goal throughout this process has been to maximize and balance advancement opportunities within the Force to meet the Navy Reserve's mission to provide both operational support and strategic depth to our Navy and nation," said Debbink.
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