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    Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  1. Vice Adm. William Moran, chief of naval personnel, has lunch with sailors Aug. 9 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). MC3 Margaret Keith / Navy

    Navy personnel chief: No more enlisted retention boards during his tenure

    The Navy's top personnel officer said the two enlisted retention boards, which booted 2,946 sailors, fixed overmanning problems, but he also admitted it sowed mistrust in the ranks that persists.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
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    The 2011 enlisted retention boards separated 2,946 sailors, many of whom were mid-career sailors looking forward to retirement. The attorney for 300 of those sailors wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether their rights were violated. Lance Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/Marine Corps

    Booted sailors set sights on Supreme Court

    A group of 300 sailors separated by the 2011 enlisted retention boards is taking its case to the nation's highest court.

    • Aug. 9, 2014
  2. Congratulations, chief! The 2015 selection board results

    The career aspirations of 3,794 first class petty officers were given a huge shot in the arm today as the Navy released the names of the sailors chosen to become chiefs by the 2015 selection board.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  3. Vice Adm. Phil Davidson addresses the crew of the destroyer Ramage in April. Davidson has been nominated as the next head of Fleet Forces Command. Navy

    3-star nominated to head Fleet Forces Command

    The 6th Fleet boss has been tapped to return to the states to helm the Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Department announced Monday.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
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    My Navy Portal is intended to be a 'one-stop shop for sailors,' officials say, allowing sailors to access personnel and training records on a single website. Navy

    One-stop career portal to launch in late 2015

    The Navy leaves service record management up to sailors, but sailors must now log into a slew of websites to do that effectively — and they're demanding Navy leadership fix the problem.

    • Aug. 3, 2014
  4. Submarine Squadron 6 to get new commander

    A Norfolk-based submarine squadron is getting a new commanding officer.

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  5. Chiefs list coming next week

    The wait is nearly over for more than 16,000 first class petty officers eager to see if they made chief.

    • Jul. 31, 2014
  6.  Staff

    Congrats, O-4! Active-duty staff corps selections announced

    The following active-duty staff corps officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 057/14, released Monday:

    • Jul. 29, 2014
  7. A panel of three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the Federal Claims Court's decision to dismiss the legal challenge to the 2011 ERB by 300 former sailors. Navy

    Judges dismiss booted sailors' appeal

    Three hundred former sailors suing forcompensation from or reinstatement in the Navy after being booted by the deeply unpopular 2011 enlisted retention boards lost their appeal, likely closing the book on their challenge.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
  8. 'Broadside' cartoonist Jeff Bacon, a retired Navy oceanographer, often makes light of how the brass respond to their forecasters.

    Navy's weathermen celebrate 90 years

    They have been knocked down from ship's company to ship riders.

    • Jul. 27, 2014
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    Naval aircrewmen (mechanical) up for E-6 last cycle had an advancement chance of less than 4 percent. Here, AWF2 Fred Johnson inspects cargo pallets at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, Texas. MC2 Daniel Young/Navy

    As billets drop, board convenes to set future of troubled ratings

    Between 2005 and 2009, Navy officials converted all naval aircrewmen into five service ratings, but manning and advancement challenges have officials rethinking part of that move and have led them to set up an advisory board to consider their options.

    • Jul. 26, 2014
  9. Lt. Gen. John F. Campbell Staff

    Nominee praises progress of Afghan security forces

    Senators stuck mostly to basic questions for Army Gen. John Campbell at his confirmation hearing Thursday to become the next commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

    • Jul. 10, 2014
  10.  Staff

    Active-duty O-4 promotions released

    The following active-duty line officers have been selected for promotion to lieutenant commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 055/14, released Tuesday:

    • Jul. 9, 2014
  11. ADM Michelle Howard smiles following her promotion to the rank of admiral at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Howard is the first woman to be promoted to the rank of admiral in the history of the Navy and will serve as the 38th Vice Chief of Naval Operations from ADM Mark Ferguson. MCC Peter D. Lawlor/Navy

    Howard receives fourth star, makes history

    When Adm. Michelle Howard thought about who to thank first during her speech at a Tuesday ceremony marking her promotion to four-star and her assuming duties as the Navy's number two officer, the list was long.

    • Jul. 1, 2014
  12. Reserve, FTS chief petty officer list released

    Active-duty sailors weren't the only ones facing a more difficult path to make chief this year.

    • Jun. 27, 2014
  13. Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Roy Carter was fired Tuesday from his post as enlisted leader of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 70. Navy

    Deployed squadron CMC sacked for poor performance

    The command master chief of a helicopter squadron has been fired for poor performance while the unit was in the Persian Gulf, Naval Air Force Atlantic said Tuesday.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  14.  Staff

    Chance to make chief dips; 3,923 spots up for grabs

    The latest chief petty officer selection board began its work Monday picking who will be next to move into the chief’s mess in the coming year.

    • Jun. 24, 2014
  15. 6 CAP fixes sailors want

    Sailors have a love/hate relationship with spot promotions.

    • Jun. 22, 2014
  16. Cmdr. Bryan Carmichael, right, meets with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on May 22 during New York's Fleet Week. MC2 Scott Bourque/Navy

    Career tips from chief-turned-CO

    When seeking career advice, there are worse places to go than a prior-enlisted commanding officer who's served with Navy SEALs, earned a Combat Action Ribbon in Afghanistan and led his vessel through a 16-month midlife upgrade and into a spot as flagship

    • Jun. 21, 2014
  17. Va.-based Coast Guard cutter getting new command

    A change of command is scheduled for the Portsmouth-based Coast Guard cutter Legare.

    • Jun. 19, 2014
  18. Command of U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska changing

    A new leader is taking over command of the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska.

    • Jun. 12, 2014
  19. About 2,000 sailors a year move up via the Command Advancement Program. Here, Information Systems Technician 1st Class Yesenia Yasay gets pinned after her 2009 CAP advancement while serving on the aircraft carrier Nimitz. MC3 Patrick Heil/Navy

    Pushing for more spot promotions

    If you're afleet sailor, your skipper can show up unexpectedly at morning quarters and spot advance you to the next petty officer rank — a surprise that brings many shouts and tears.

    • Jun. 9, 2014
  20. Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Shanon Best was removed Monday from his post as top enlisted sailor at Navy Medicine Training Support Center, Texas. Navy

    CMC fired for drunk driving arrest

    The command master chief at the San Antonio-based Navy Medicine Training Support Center was fired Monday after his bosses learned he failed to report a Feb. 16 arrest for driving while intoxicated.

    • Jun. 6, 2014
  21.  Staff

    E-8 selections released

    Here is a list of the sailors selected for promotion to senior chief:

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  1. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  2. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  3. Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them

    On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer — a lifetime goal for many....

      8:14 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  4. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
  5. Congratulations, chief! The 2015 selection board results

    The career aspirations of 3,794 first class petty officers were given a huge shot in the arm today as the Navy released the names of the sailors chosen to become chiefs by the 2015 selection board....

      12:27 PM, Aug. 7, 2014
  6. Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them

    On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer — a lifetime goal for many....

      8:14 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  7. Navy overhauls spot promotions

    Thousands more sailors will soon be eligible to advance without the hassle of an advancement exam, and make the move up to 12 months early....

      4:18 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
  8. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  9. 19-year sailor makes chief on final try

    For Nikita Bibbs, Tuesday offered a new beginning after thinking his career was over....

      3:36 PM, Sep. 17, 2014
  10. Post-board scrubs ensure eligibility for advancement

    If you're picked for advancement or promotion by one of the Navy's many annual selection boards, big Navy will no longer look at your physical fitness record before giving you its stamp of approval — that will now be up to your command....

      11:48 AM, Aug. 17, 2014
  11. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
  12. Experts bust 5 advancement exam myths

    Sailors love scuttlebutt, and at just about every command, ashore and at sea, it ferries myths around the passageways about everything from Navy regs to the ship's schedule. Advancement exams are no different....

      10:19 AM, Mar. 2, 2014
  13. New assignments announced for five generals

    Five generals are going to new assignments, four of them with medical commands, the Army chief of staff, Gen. Ray Odierno, announced Wednesday. They are:...

      10:42 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  14. Navy leaders recall the chiefs who shaped them

    On Sept. 16th, 3,794 sailors will don the coveted rank and anchors of a Navy chief petty officer — a lifetime goal for many....

      8:14 AM, Sep. 17, 2014
  15. Tough chief induction rules

    The end of chief induction, at least as many sailors have come to know it, was previewed in a stern message early this year from Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens....

      8:09 AM, Jul. 15, 2013
  16. Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

    A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks....

      8:22 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
  17. 7 tips for acing promotion exams

    The clock is ticking. The spring 2014 advancement exams start in less than a month and for those hoping to earn a crow or put on your next petty officer chevron, it's time to hit the books....

      3:48 PM, Feb. 23, 2014
  18. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
  19. Congrats, chief! Selection board results announced

    The Navy today released the names of sailors selected to advance to chief petty officer by the fiscal 2014 selection board....

      4:29 PM, Aug. 2, 2013
  20. Congrats, chief! Selection board results announced

    The Navy today released the names of sailors selected to advance to chief petty officer by the fiscal 2014 selection board....

      4:29 PM, Aug. 2, 2013
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