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SELRES Fall 2022 E-4 through E-6 Advancement Exams Announced – What You Need to Know

21 June 2022

From MC1 Mark D. Faram, Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

The Navy announced the Fall 2022 Cycle 111 Selected Reserve (SELRES) E-4 to E-6 exams along with key dates and milestones in NAVADMIN 136/22 on June 17.

The exam window for SELRES E-5 and E-6, as well as E-4 Prior Service Reenlistment Eligibility Reserve (PRISE-R) Sailors is Aug. 1 through 31.  This includes testing for those on voluntary recall, mobilization, and those serving as a Canvasser Recruiter.

Those in a drilling status should check with their Navy Operational Support Center for exact testing dates. Those on orders should check with their current command.

Selection of E-4 candidates for advancement, except for PRISE-R, will be done using the alternate rank order final multiple process to determine who advances without the exam score.

Leading up to the exams, reserve Sailors must complete their Professional Military Knowledge Eligibility Exams (PMK-EE) by June 30.

The PMK-EE deadline applies to all Sailors regardless of whether they are sitting for an exam or not. Sailors who have already met this military knowledge testing requirement on previous cycles do not have to retake this exam as it is only required once at each paygrade level.

Because the Naval Education Training and Professional Development Center (NETPDC) will not receive E-4 exam answer sheets, commands must scrub the records of their advancement eligible E-3 Sailors to ensure all E-4 Enlisted Advancement Worksheets (EAWs) in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) are accurate and up to date. The deadline for this requirement is Aug. 31.

Terminal eligibility for computing time-in-rate (TIR) is Jan. 1, 2023.

TIR date for E-6's must be on or before Jan. 1, 2020; Jan. 1, 2022 for E-5; and July 1, 2022 for E-4.

CO's and OIC's can waive one year of time-in-rate for E6 candidates with Early Promote on their latest evaluation. However, EAW's for those Sailors must be manually created and submitted.

High-year tenure dates for all candidates must be Jan. 1, 2023, or later. Those requiring waivers must have approval on or before Aug. 1 to participate in the exam cycle.

Once exams are given, ESO’s are encouraged to expeditiously mail in answer sheet packages to NETPDC and not hold any taken exams until the end of the testing window, ensuring prompt processing of exams.

No dates have yet been set for the release of either active or reserve advancement results. That release will depend heavily on accurate worksheets being submitted upfront and the prompt return of answer sheets once exams are taken.

Additional eligibility details and deadlines for each cycle are available in NAVADMIN 136/22 for the drilling reserve. Key points of contact are also published in each message.

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