SAILOR OF THE YEAR PROGRAM CHANGE

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SUBJ/SAILOR OF THE YEAR PROGRAM CHANGE//

REF/A/DOC/OPNAV/16OCT20//
AMPN/Reference (a) is OPNAVINST 1700.10P, Sailor of the Year Program.//

RMKS/1.  Reference (a) is a complete revision of the Sailor of the Year (SOY)
Program.  Significant updates include:

     a.  Number of SOYs advanced to Chief Petty Officer (CPO) increases from 
4 to 18.

     b.  Requirement for all candidates to meet all of the prerequisites for
advancement to CPO, including being CPO selection board eligible, prior to 
selection as final SOY.

     c.  Updated nomination package and grading sheet that aligns with the 
CPO selection board precept and convening order.

2.  The update to reference (a) can be found at 
https://www.secnav.navy.mil/doni/default.aspx.

3.  Released by Mr. Andrew S. Haeuptle, Director, Navy Staff.//
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