WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Fall Reserve Petty Officer Advancement quotas were released today and 1,881 Reserve Sailors will be promoted to E4, E5 and E6, representing an overall 2.2 percentage point increase from the last promotion cycle.
"These improvements reflect that our Force management efforts are working," said Vice Adm. Robin R. Braun, chief of Navy Reserve. "These quotas meet our Force manning requirements and are an important step toward stabilizing advancement opportunities from cycle to cycle."
The advancement opportunity for Reserve E6 Sailors this cycle has increased to 8.7 from 6.5 percent while E5 Sailors opportunities rose to 15.1 percent from 11.5 percent. Sailor advancement rate to E4 slightly decreased to 32.5 percent from 35.4 percent due mainly to an increase in the number of eligible Sailors.
In addition, rating demand increased across the board. For E6 the number of ratings with no demand signal is 21, down from 26, E5 decreased to 18 from 23, and E4 dropped slightly to 6 from 7.
"This is good news for our Sailors," said Navy Reserve Force Master Chief CJ Mitchell. "By effectively managing accessions and accurately forecasting attrition rates, the Navy Reserve is stabilizing and gradually improving Sailors' advancement opportunities."
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