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A record 27,967 petty officers move up

Jun. 1, 2007 - 06:05PM   |   Last Updated: Jun. 1, 2007 - 06:05PM  |  
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Some 23,499 active-duty sailors will advance in the spring 2007 petty officer advancement cycle the biggest active-duty numbers since the spring cycle of 2003. Add that to the 3,528 new Selected Reserve petty officers, 920 new full-time support sailors and 20 reserve canvasser-recruiters, and some 27,967 sailors are adding a chevron.

In all, quotas increased by 2,369, up from 21,144 who moved up on last fall's cycle.

In addition, 920 full-time support reserve sailors will get a boost, along with 20 Navy Reserve canvasser recruiters.

This year's active list includes 23,499 new third, second and first classes; some quotas are left unfilled in anticipation of late exams.

"We are coming out of our glide slope now and are looking into the sustaining the force we'll need into the future," said Rear Adm. Mike LeFever, who directs the Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Policy Division on the staff of the Navy's chief of personnel in Arlington, Va.

Helping this advancement, LeFever said, is that planners took a look at projected future manpower requirements rating by rating and are phasing in and out any projected increases and decreases over the next few exam cycles.

"It helps smooth out the peaks and valleys and gives sailors more of a normal advancement rate they can count on," he said.

He also added that the overall numbers could increase over the next few cycles before leveling off at a "steady state."

The climb in quotas was also helped by a decrease in test takers from 102,679 to 97,012, as well as a corresponding drop in test passers, which fell from 100,403 last cycle to 94,309 this spring, meaning that 6,094 failed their tests.

"Yes, we did have a drop in test passers," Lefever said. "But what we look at here is that the overall pass rate remained very steady," dropping 0.57 of a percentage point to 97.21 percent, down from 97.78 percent last cycle.

Related advancement lists:

*">FTS petty officer quotas

*">Reserve Petty officer quotas

* 1,462 tapped for E-8

Petty officer advancements

Click on the rate and rating for the list of names.

E-4 advancement lists">ABE3 through AD3">AE3 through AO3">AS3 through AWS3">AZ3 through BU3">CE3 through CTT3">DC3 through GSE3">GSM3 through HM3">HT3 through MA3">MC3 through PR3">PS3 through YN3

E-5 advancement lists">ABE2 through AME2">AO2 through AWS2">AZ2 through CTT2">DC2 through ETV2">FC2 through IS2">IT2 through MU2">ND2 through SH2">SK2 through YN2

E-6 advancement lists">ABE1 through CS1">CTA1 through ETV1">FC1 through MC1">MM1 through YN1

Full-time support sailors">E-4">E-5">E-6

Reserve advancements




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