Navy Increases High Year Tenure Waivers for Senior Enlisted Sea Duty Sailors

Story Number: NNS180808-18Release Date: 8/8/2018 4:40:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced increased High Year Tenure (HYT) waiver authority for Active Component Sailors E7-E9 desiring to continue sea duty in NAVADMIN 192/18, released Aug. 8.

Chief, senior chief, and master chief petty officers willing to continue serving as deckplate leaders at sea are a key element in meeting the Navy’s aggressive force-growth trajectory. 

Community managers routinely grant HYT waivers to minimize gaps in deployable sea duty billets.  Navy leadership encourages HYT waiver requests from senior enlisted leaders willing to fill sea duty deployable and equivalent (Type 2-4) billets that would otherwise be gapped.  Implementing this initiative will help maintain the vital leadership and technical experience necessary in manning the Navy the Nation Needs. 

Sailors can expect improved retention incentives and leadership opportunities as the Navy continues to grow.

For more information read NAVADMIN 192/18 at:

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