It’s time for some members of the Goat Locker to move up!

The Navy on Monday released its quotas for reserve and full time support enlisted leaders looking to make grades E-8 and E-9 in Fiscal Year 2021.

In total, more than 3,124 chiefs and senior chiefs will compete for 331 chances to get ahead, the Navy said.

Among reservists, 2,307 sailors will compete for 255 slots.

Of those, 474 current senior chiefs will vie for 60 master chief spots, a 12.7 percent advancement rate. That’s up from Fiscal Year 2020′s 8 percent rate.

A total of 1,833 chiefs will compete for 195 spots to advance to senior chief. That 10.6 percent advancement rate also is higher than last year’s 8.3 percent chance to move up.


Among full time support sailors, 127 senior chiefs will compete for 29 master chief slots, a 22.8 percent shot at advancement.

That’s up from 21.7 percent last year.

Among current FTS chief petty officers, 690 sailors will vie for 47 senior chief quotas. That 6.8 percent opportunity to move ahead fell from last year’s 7.6 percent advancement rate.

“It’s important to note that the FTS community is relatively small,” Capt. Angela Katson — head of enlisted plans and policies for the Chief of Naval Personnel — said in a statement released by the service Monday.

“As a result, small changes in numbers can result in larger movement in opportunity both up and down from cycle to cycle.”

Courtney Mabeus is a senior writer at Navy Times. Mabeus previously covered the military for The Virginian-Pilot, in Norfolk, Va., where she first set foot on an aircraft carrier.

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