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    Navy records show tens of thousands of sailors still are advancing without proper training, or without the training being documented. Here, sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln take part in a petty officer indoctrination class. MC3 Johndion Magsipoc/Navy

    Sailor training falls short

    It falls to your skipper to make sure your command holds leadership training before frocking or advancing any sailor.

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  1. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens discussed his plans in a March 19 interview. Rob Curtis/Staff

    MCPON's next moves: Uniform fixes, fleetwide tablets and more

    A year ago, a lot of people were mad at Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (AW/NAC) Mike Stevens.

    • Mar. 29, 2014
  2. Damage Controlman 2nd Class Tony Arguello works aboard the cruiser San Jacinto in August. DC2s are among sailors eligible for sea duty incentive pay — a good sign of a billet that could be filled under the Early Return to Sea plan. MC3 Preston Paglinawan/Navy

    New rules allow officials to extend sea, shorten shore tours

    'Sailors belong on ships, and ships belong at sea' — it's an oft-heard adage chiefs use to convince sailors why they should return to the fleet.

    • Mar. 17, 2014
  3. About 100,000 sailors receive sea pay, and all will see a 25 percent boost this summer when the new rates take effect. Here, sailors on the destroyer Stout heave mooring lines prior to a Jan. 19 visit to Haifa, Israel. MC2 (AW) Amanda Gray/Navy

    Sea pay boost: First raise in 13 years to start this summer

    It's official: Fleet sailors are getting a pay raise.

    • Mar. 16, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Army Reserve Capt. Sage Fox poses on Wednesday in El Dorado Hills, Calif. Following a deployment to Kuwait as a man, Fox began taking female hormones and began living as a woman. After notifying her battalion commander, whom she says expressed support, Fox received a set of orders informing her she had been placed on inactive status, a step from discharge. An independent commission has concluded there 'is no compelling medical reason' for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving, according to a report set to be published Thursday. Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Panel urges end to U.S. ban on transgender troops

    The United States should join the dozen other nations that allow transgender people to serve in the armed forces, an independent commission said in a report released Thursday, saying there is no medical reason for the decades-old ban and calling on Presid

    • Mar. 13, 2014
  4. Adm. Jon Greenert, chief of naval operations, answers questions during a Feb. 25 editorial board with Navy Times. Alan Lessig / Staff

    CNO predicts steady manning levels, outlines plans to shelve some ships

    The Air Force is looking to send home more than of 20,000 airmen this year. And the Army likely will be forced to slash four times as many soldiers in coming years.

    • Mar. 9, 2014
  5. Expert offers 7 last-minute tips for your test

    March means spring, college basketball brackets — and advancement tests.

    • Mar. 8, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Thirteen women have been chosen to serve in riverine units, which were only open to men until March 7, when a 30-day window for Congress to object to the integration effort expired. Gerry Broome/The Associated Press

    Riverine jobs open to women as combat exclusion lifts

    Women are officially joining the elite ranks of the brown-water Navy, leaving Navy SEALs as the sole Navy branch to bar females under combat exclusion rules.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  6. Leach

    Germantown CO sacked for 'poor command climate'

    The Navy fired the commanding officer of the Sasebo, Japan-based dock landing ship Germantown on Friday 'due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command,' 7th Fleet said.

    • Mar. 7, 2014
  7. DoD plans no cuts to spouse tuition program, official says

    Many troops and families may be worried about the future of family support and community programs, but one program that isn't suffering from budget woes is the military spouse tuition program — Military Spouse Career Advancement Account, or MyCAA.

    • Mar. 6, 2014
  8. E-6 exam postponed for nearly 70 sailors

    Nearly 70 sailors in the National Capitol Region slated to take Thursday's E-6 exam will get a few extra weeks to study due to a delay, a personnel official told Navy Times Wednesday night.

    • Mar. 5, 2014
  9. Coast Guard vice admiral tapped as next commandant

    President Barack Obama is nominating a Coast Guard vice admiral to be the next Coast Guard commandant.

    • Mar. 4, 2014
  10. No backdoor pay raise for top brass, official says

    The latest Pentagon budget calls for a one-year pay freeze for all general and flag officers.

    • Mar. 3, 2014
  11. A good exam score could be even more important for sailors trying to make E-4. Here, a sailor takes the third class petty officer advancement test aboard the carrier Carl Vinson in September. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    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.

    • Mar. 1, 2014
  12. Coast Guard accused of illegal service discharges

    A veterans group and Yale Law School students are accusing the U.S. Coast Guard of routinely violating its own procedures and regulations intended to protect service members from erroneous discharges for personality and adjustment disorders.

    • Feb. 27, 2014
  13. Cmdr. Dennis Volpe was removed from command of the Mayport, Fla.-based frigate by Capt. Jim Aiken, the head of Task Force 65, 'due to loss of confidence in Volpe's ability to command,' two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics. Navy

    Frigate Taylor CO fired 2 weeks after running aground

    The commanding officer of the frigate Taylor was fired Tuesday two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics.

    • Feb. 25, 2014
  14. Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the chief of Naval Personnel, addressed issues from sea pay to advancements to uniform rules during a Feb. 18 interview with Navy Times staff. Mike Morones/Staff

    CNP's big changes: Higher sea pay, stable advancements and a streamlined uniform board

    Vice Adm. Bill Moran is a man on a mission.

    • Feb. 24, 2014
  15. A row of sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan participate in the E-6 advancement exam. An expert on taking exams says proper study techniques are the best way to attain good scores. MCSA Benjamin C. Jernigan/Navy

    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.

    • Feb. 22, 2014
  16. Leadership program opens for new, recent separating troops

    Troops who plan to leave the military within the next three to six months, or have recently left, may be eligible to apply for a leadership program aimed at helping them make the transition to the corporate world.

    • Feb. 21, 2014
  17. 100326-N-3327M-103 SAN DIEGO (March 26, 2010) Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) as the ship transits into its homeport at Naval Base Coronado. Nimitz and embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 returned to its homeport of San Diego after completing an eight-month deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James Mitchell/Released) MC3 James Mitchell / U.S. Navy

    Shore duty slackers

    Officials are struggling to close thousands of open fleet jobs with the possibility of pulling some sailors off shore duty. That comes, in part, because of those who aren't pulling their weight.

    • Feb. 17, 2014
  18. Senior enlisted academy shakeup

    The Navy's Senior Enlisted Academy will start ramping up this year, with the goal of doubling its output of graduates.

    • Feb. 10, 2014
  19. Scores on exams could be de-emphasized in future advancement calculations for more senior sailors, but would count for more in junior petty officer advancements. Some Navy Times readers said they wanted the tests ditched entirely, while others wanted to modify the focus of the questions. MC3 George M. Bell/Navy

    Weight of tests, evals, more would change under advancement plan

    Sailors have griped forever that the advancement rules reward bookworms and penalize gearheads.

    • Feb. 3, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    Chief petty officers-select wearing 'CPO Pride' T-shirts participate in a 5K run aboard the future aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford in August. The shirts, which were banned during training under last year's CPO 365 guidance, will be allowed this year. MC1 Joshua Wahl/Navy

    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.

    • Jan. 27, 2014
  20. BMCS Don Gore served more than 40 years before retiring at the end of 2013. Courtesy of BMCS Don Gore

    Commentary: Career advice from a 42-year veteran

    I recently retired from the Navy after more than 42 years of service on active duty and in the Reserve.

    • Jan. 25, 2014
    • CAREERS /

    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.

    • Jan. 20, 2014
  1. 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....

      8:36 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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....

      8:36 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

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

      11:21 AM, Oct. 2, 2013
  7. 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....

      8:36 PM, Apr. 23, 2014
  8. Switching services could be your best shot at OCS

    Michael Heller knew that if he was going to move up, he had to get out....

      1:46 PM, Apr. 21, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Navy surveys female sailors for sub duty

    A survey meant to gauge interest among enlisted women for submarine service is going out to the fleet....

      12:30 PM, Apr. 20, 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....

      11:21 AM, Oct. 2, 2013
  12. Reserve, full-time support captain selections announced

    Congratulations to the following Reserve and full-time support officers selected for promotion to captain, announced by the Navy in a fleetwide message, ALNAV 023/14, released Monday:...

      4:21 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
  13. ‘We are hiring': Navy wants you to stay in

    To a fleet wracked with deployment and funding uncertainties, the Navy's top officer has a message: We want to keep you. ...

      8:27 AM, Apr. 1, 2013
  14. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  15. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 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. Frigate Taylor CO fired 2 weeks after running aground

    The commanding officer of the frigate Taylor was fired Tuesday two weeks after his ship ran aground in the Black Sea, where it was standing by in case it was needed to support security at the Winter Olympics....

      3:34 PM, Feb. 26, 2014
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Fiscal 2015 board schedule

    The remaining fiscal 2015 board schedule, which runs throughout fiscal 2014. Click here for the latest updates, and visit navytimes.com/careers for promotion/advancement news and lists of selectees....

      5:52 PM, Mar. 19, 2014
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