PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- The updated enlisted examination answer sheet announced Aug. 5 in naval administrative message (NAVADMIN) 195-13 will be implemented for the E4-E6 Navy-wide advancement exams, administered starting in Aug. 2013 for Reserve and Active Duty personnel.
The new form, NETPDTC 1430/2 (REV 3-2013), is green in color and replaces the red answer sheet which has been in use for more than 10 years. A key change to the new form is the use of the Department of Defense Identification Number (DOD ID). The DOD ID is a unique 10-digit number that is associated with personnel and their common access card (CAC). A DOD ID is assigned to each person registered in the Defense Enrollment and Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
"The new green exam answer sheet is part of a larger effort within NEAS (Navy Enlisted Advancement System) to support the Department of Defense's social security number reduction plan," said Cdr. Scott Briquelet, Navy Advancement Center (NAC) director. "We are taking steps to inform all command ESOs (Educational Services Officers) of the answer sheet change in advance of the upcoming exam cycles."
The NAC ships and processes more than 300,000 examination answer sheets each year. The use of the DOD ID rather than an individual Sailor's social security number (SSN) mitigates exposure of advancement candidates' personally identifiable information (PII).
CACs issued after June 2011 will have the DOD ID number displayed on the back of the card. Sailors with access to an NMCI computer can also get their DOD ID number by looking for the window containing the 10-digit DOD ID number during log in or upon removal of the CAC.
The new green answer sheet must be used for all future examination cycles. Command ESOs should destroy any outdated red answer sheets held. Use of a red answer sheet will result in scanning errors and exam discrepancies.
NAC also updated the Advancement in Rate or Change of Rating Worksheet (NETPDTC 1430/3 REV 06-13) which is used locally by commands to perform calculations and establish eligibility for enlisted advancement cycles. Advancement information on the form, such as a Sailor's performance mark average (PMA) and individual award points is copied from the cycle worksheet to the examination answer sheet on the day of the exam. The new worksheet also requires the use of the DOD ID. The form can be downloaded on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) Web at https://neasos.cnet.navy.mil/.
"We are also using NEAS Web to help ESOs look up individual advancement candidate DOD IDs to support exam ordering and processing," added Briquelet.
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