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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3.  Staff

    E-8 selections released

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

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  4.  Staff

    Congrats, commander! Reserve O-5 promotions announced

    The following Reserve line officers have been selected for promotion to commander, the Navy announced Wednesday in a fleetwide message, ALNAV 043/14:

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  5. While hospital corpsmen had below-average advancement opportunity this cycle, some — like HM3 Marq Ignacio, here in the pharmacy on the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in February — bucked the trend and moved up. MC3 Jacob Estes/Navy

    Moving up gets tougher

    Sailors came off of cloud nine this spring, with hundreds fewer moving up the ranks as advancements backed off record levels.

    • May. 31, 2014
  6. Pentagon officials included a pay freeze for all high-ranking military personnel in paygrades O-7 and above in its budget plan. Getty Images

    Budget proposes pay freeze for higher-ranking officers

    The Pentagon brass has spent months urging lawmakers to support pay and benefits changes that could hurt troops' wallets. But those same top brass are also in line to take a hit to the wallet.

    • May. 28, 2014
  7. Moving up faster

    Seniority no longer gives sailors much of anedge when it comes to making rate.

    • May. 26, 2014
  8. Commander: Navy must improve female retention rate

    The Navy retains female sailors at half the rate it holds on to men. One result is that it doesn't have enough senior enlisted women on some ships stationed overseas, leaders of the Navy say.

    • May. 24, 2014
  9. Midshipmen celebrate following the commencement and commissioning of the Class of 2014 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.. Mike Morones/Staff

    SECDEF charges academy grads with stamping out sex assault

    More than a thousand new officers entered the fleet Friday as the Naval Academy's graduating class hurled their midshipman covers into the air while a packed stadium roared with cheers and applause.

    • May. 23, 2014
  10. Spring 2014 petty officer list released

    Over 19,000 sailors will advance this cycle as opportunities drop from historic highs.

    • May. 23, 2014
  11.  Staff

    Congrats, commander! Active-duty O-5 line selections announced

    The following active duty line officers have been selected for promotion to commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 041/14, released Thursday:

    • May. 23, 2014
  12. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier George Washington stand at attention during a frocking ceremony in the ship's hangar bay in December. Overall advancement took a 4.3 percent dip this cycle. MC3 Paolo Bayas/Navy

    Petty officer advancement winners, losers

    The petty officer advancement lists will hit the fleet later this week, but fewer sailors will be moving up as the advancement rates drop from record highs.

    • May. 19, 2014
  13. Advancement chances tick lower for E-4, E-5, and E-6

    The wait is on for the 78,961 sailors who will find out Friday if they got one of the 18,482 quotas to move into or up the petty officer ranks, according to quotas approved by the chief of naval personnel Monday.

    • May. 19, 2014
  14. This cycle's petty officer advancement list will be released late next week, the Navy announced. Staff illustration

    Navy: Petty officer lists coming May 23

    The petty officer lists are coming soon.

    • May. 14, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    More than 75 ship's servicemen can leave service early under a new Navy policy designed to free up the overmanned skill set. Here, SH2 Lakena Lane serves aboard the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn. MC3 James Turner/Navy

    New rules for early exits

    Early outs are back. But before you pack your sea bag and head down the brow — listen up: This isn't like any other early-out program. Officials aren't opening the doors to everybody.

    • May. 12, 2014
  15. The coastal patrol ship Hurricane makes a high-speed run in the Atlantic Ocean during April 28 crew proficiency operations off Norfolk, Va. The Hurricane and another PC will begin patrolling the Persian Gulf this summer, joining the eight PCs already in the region. Mark Faram / Staff

    Small crews mean big jobs — and career benefits — for junior sailors

    Stealthy and small, they can slip in close to take the fight to the enemy's shores just as readily as the newer littoral combat ships.

    • May. 11, 2014
  16. O-6 chaplain results tossed — board to reconvene

    Promotion-eligible chaplain corps commanders will have to wait a bit longer to find out who will make captain in fiscal 2015, as the Navy secretary has tossed out the board results, requiring the panel to reconvene.

    • May. 7, 2014
  17. Congrats, master chief! E-9 list released

    The wait is over for the 3,004 senior chiefs up for master chief this year, as the Navy announced Wednesday the results of the fiscal 2015 active-duty selection board.

    • May. 1, 2014
  18. Coast Guard district in Va. getting new commander

    The Coast Guard's 5th District based in Portsmouth is getting a new leader.

    • Apr. 30, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Sailors man the rails on the aircraft carrier George Washington in Yokosuka, Japan, after a 2013 patrol. Budget cuts have put GW's scheduled midlife refueling in doubt, meaning the ship could be decommissioned with more than half its service life remaining — and other carrier crews could face even longer deployments. MC3 Paolo Bayas/Navy

    Upcoming budget crunch could unravel new deployment plan

    Many ships are sailing on cruises far beyond the once-standard six or seven months, and Navy leaders are eager to make these long and often unpredictable deployments the exception.

    • Apr. 28, 2014
  19. Morris

    Range XO fired for failed performance

    The Navy removed the second-in-command of a missile testing range April 25 because of 'unsatisfactory performance,' the service said in an April 26 news release.

    • Apr. 25, 2014
  20. Making E-8 gets slightly tougher

    The latest E-8 selection board convened Monday with a mandate to select 1,445 of 12,010 eligible chief petty officers to pin a senior chief's star over their anchors.

    • Apr. 23, 2014
  21. Active-duty captain selectees announced

    Congratulations to the following line officers selected for promotion to captain — names announced in a fleet-wide message, ALNAV 028/14, released Monday:

    • Apr. 22, 2014
  1. 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
  2. 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....

      3:13 PM, Jun. 24, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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....

      9:38 AM, Jun. 29, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Naval Academy Class of 2013: A-K

    Name -- Service Assignment...

      4:13 PM, May 24, 2013
  7. First full-time enlisted students set to graduate Naval Postgraduate School

    The first class of full-time enlisted students is set to graduate from the prestigious Naval Postgraduate School in late September with master's degrees. The group of four cyberwarriors signals a shift for what was created as an officers-only institution....

      8:31 PM, Aug. 6, 2013
  8. Petty officer advancement winners, losers

    The petty officer advancement lists will hit the fleet later this week, but fewer sailors will be moving up as the advancement rates drop from record highs....

      7:50 PM, May 19, 2014
  9. 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
  10. E-8 selections released

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

      7:39 PM, Jun. 5, 2014
  11. Active-duty captain selectees announced

    Congratulations to the following line officers selected for promotion to captain — names announced in a fleet-wide message, ALNAV 028/14, released Monday:...

      12:57 PM, Apr. 22, 2014
  12. Spring 2014 petty officer list released

    Over 19,000 sailors will advance this cycle as opportunities drop from historic highs....

      9:19 AM, May 25, 2014
  13. Congrats, master chief! E-9 list released

    The wait is over for the 3,004 senior chiefs up for master chief this year, as the Navy announced Wednesday the results of the fiscal 2015 active-duty selection board....

      8:19 AM, May 2, 2014
  14. Japan-based amphib CMC relieved amid sex-assault investigation

    The top enlisted man aboard a Japan-based amphibious ship was removed from his position Tuesday as the Navy investigates allegations of sexual assault made by a female enlisted member of the ship's crew, the service announced....

      8:42 AM, Jan. 8, 2014
  15. MCPON talks new command senior chief rating

    The Navy announced its newest crop of senior enlisted leaders Feb. 15 with the results of the command master and senior chief boards....

      9:31 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
  16. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  17. Petty officer advancements

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      3:15 PM, Jan. 10, 2013
  18. New rules for early exits

    Early outs are back. But before you pack your sea bag and head down the brow — listen up: This isn't like any other early-out program. Officials aren't opening the doors to everybody....

      1:49 PM, May 19, 2014
  19. 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....

      8:06 AM, Jun. 23, 2014
  20. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
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