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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
  1. Submarine Squadron 6 to get new commander

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

    • Aug. 1, 2014
  2. 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
  3.  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
  4. 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
  5. '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
    • CAREERS /
    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
  6. 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
  7.  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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11.  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
  12. 6 CAP fixes sailors want

    Sailors have a love/hate relationship with spot promotions.

    • Jun. 22, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18.  Staff

    E-8 selections released

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

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  19.  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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Moving up faster

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

    • May. 26, 2014
  23. 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
  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. Almost 8,000 chiefs face the ax

    Almost 8,000 senior enlisted must go before a continuation board later this year, which will determine whether they can continue to serve or must retire....

      4:48 PM, Aug. 18, 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. Tips from the insiders on advancing to chief

    It's one of the hardest jobs that chief petty officers have — counseling their E-6s who didn't select for chief petty officer....

      10:43 AM, Aug. 24, 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. 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
  7. 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
  8. Exclusive details on new pay plans

    With thousands of fleet jobs still open, Navy officials are moving to sweeten the deal to induce more sailors back to sea this year....

      5:48 PM, Jan. 21, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. MCPON orders end to chief ‘induction'

    When it comes to the age-old tradition of putting on chief's anchors, your top enlisted leader has a tough new message: Cut out all the shenanigans — for real this time....

      9:31 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
  12. 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....

      10:30 AM, Apr. 29, 2014
  13. MCPON's new rules for CPO 365

    The Navy's top sailor revamped the chief-season rites last year, a controversial move that shook up many chiefs, old and new....

      2:21 PM, Jan. 28, 2014
  14. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  15. Army pulls list of names for CSM, SGM key billets

    The nominative command sergeant major and sergeant major key billet selection list that was released Aug....

      2:42 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
  16. 5 more hot jobs: All enhance your career; some net extra cash

    Looking to take a break from your rating, enhance your career and fill a special billet? We've got five options that will look impressive in your service jacket and potentially boost your chances for advancement....

      7:29 AM, Aug. 1, 2013
  17. Navy relieves O-6 in charge of major IT network program

    The head of the Navy program that manages the fleet's IT networks was fired Monday after a 'substantiated investigation ... into an improper relationship and unprofessional behavior,' according to a Navy news release....

      2:36 PM, Jun. 25, 2013
  18. Command master chief selections announced

    Congratulations to the following active-duty, Reserve and full-time support sailors selected for assignment as command master chiefs. The Navy announced the results of the CMC selection board in a fleetwide message, NAVADMIN 041/14, released Thursday....

      2:38 PM, Mar. 3, 2014
  19. Reserve and FTS master chief, senior chief selectees announced

    Personnel officials released the names of Navy Reserve and full-time support sailors chosen for senior chief and master chief as part of the latest board on Monday....

      11:22 AM, Apr. 16, 2014
  20. New CAP rules: More advancements, smaller time window

    The Navy is moving forward with an overhaul of the Command Advancement Program that would require commanding officers to advance their top sailors during a three-month season....

      4:41 PM, May 25, 2014
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