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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3.  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
  4. 6 CAP fixes sailors want

    Sailors have a love/hate relationship with spot promotions.

    • Jun. 22, 2014
  5. 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
  6.  Staff

    E-8 selections released

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

    • Jun. 4, 2014
  7. Moving up faster

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

    • May. 26, 2014
  8. Spring 2014 petty officer list released

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

    • May. 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Delta Company soldiers march to the field at Army Officer Candidate School. Army

    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.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  15. The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine West Virginia. It is unclear whether female enlisted sailors might serve on ballistic-missile subs as well as attack boats. MC2 Ashley Hedrick/Navy

    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.

    • Apr. 19, 2014
  16. 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.

    • Apr. 15, 2014
  17. Making master chief gets a little tougher in latest cycle

    An eligible senior chief's shot at making master chief just got a harder for the first time in five years, according to new data released Tuesday.

    • Apr. 1, 2014
  18. 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
  19. Expert offers 7 last-minute tips for your test

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

    • Mar. 8, 2014
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
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