Petty Officers See Advancement Improvement - Results Here

Story Number: NNS120525-08Release Date: 5/25/2012 8:13:00 AM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- More than 29,000 Sailors are on their way to advancement to E4, E5 and E6 with the release of the Petty Officer list May 25.

Navy leaders opened advancement opportunity to higher levels this cycle to fill Fleet vacancies with Sailors possessing the skills and experience required.

"As part of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative focus on readiness, our goal is to provide the Fleet with the right Sailor with the right skills and the right experience level to maximize Navy's readiness," said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director of Military Personnel Plans and Policy.

Sailors taking the E4 test saw their advancement opportunity increase from 30.97 percent to 45.83 percent while E5 advancement opportunity increased from 20.68 percent to 30.94 percent. Those taking the E6 test saw opportunity increase from 10.75 percent to 16.18 percent.

Links to the full advancement list are here:

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Navy Full Time Support Sailors -

Canvaser Recruiters -

No ratings had zero back to back opportunity and only one rating (at only the E6 level) saw zero opportunity this cycle. However, officials point out, future advancement opportunity may not be as high as this cycle; but will move closer to historic advancement levels.

Navy's continued efforts to provide a balanced force are proving successful, officials said. As the force becomes more balanced, future advancement opportunity will become more stable offering more consistent promotion opportunity to Sailors over the long term.

Advancement results are posted on the Navy Personnel Command's Bupers On-Line Web page at

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Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns to homeport.
120523-N-GZ832-212 NAVAL BASE CORONADO, Calif. (May 23, 2012) Sailors man the rails as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) returns to homeport. Carl Vinson and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 recently completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class Benjamin Stevens)
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