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7 Things to Know About Spring Petty Officer Advancement Quotas

E-4, E-5, and E-6 advancement quotas for active duty, Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors were released May 18. About 21,000 active duty, and 2,900 SELRES and FTS Sailors are scheduled to advance when the selection results are released this week.

Here are seven things Sailors need to know about advancements this cycle.

1. Command triads will be notified Wednesday morning EST, May 20, via BUPERS Online (BOL) of their Sailors' advancement results. Individual Sailor advancement results will post on Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) and BOL, Thursday morning EST, May 21 as well as on All Hands Magazine.

2. Active duty advancement opportunity across the Navy remains near our 10-year average, but due to high retention will drop slightly from last cycle in all pay grades.

3. Individual active duty ratings continue to stabilize and get "healthier" - there are no ratings with "zero" advancement and the number of ratings with "100 percent" advancement has dropped this cycle.

4. Reserve advancement opportunity for E-4, E-5 and E-6 Sailors, both SELRES and FTS, saw an increase in all pay grades. Advancement for enlisted Reserve Sailors is based on current and planned billet openings in the fleet and work hand-in-hand with the Navy's efforts to balance the force.

5. Overall active duty advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity decreased from 37.9 percent to 33.30 percent (-4.6 percentage points).
E-5 advancement opportunity decreased from 25.1 percent to 23.87 percent (-1.43 percentage points).
E-6 advancement opportunity decreased from 19.3 percent to 17.69 percent (-1.61 percentage points).

6. Overall Selected Reserve (SELRES) advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity increased from 33.45 percent to 42.3 percent (8.85 percentage points).
E-5 advancement opportunity increased from 14.44 percent to 21.59 percent (7.15 percentage points).
E-6 advancement opportunity increased from 6.2 percent to 9.74 percent (3.54 percentage points).

7. Overall Full-Time Support (FTS) advancement opportunity by pay grade:
E-4 advancement opportunity increased from 39.27 percent to 46.92 percent (7.65 percentage points).
E-5 advancement opportunity increased from 26 percent to 32.87 percent (6.87 percentage points).
E-6 advancement opportunity increased from 12 percent to 18.93 percent (6.93 percentage points).