The Navy on Wednesday released its petty officer advancement list for those sailors bumping up a rank in cycle 256.

Go here to see who made the cut.

The percentage of slots for advancement opportunities for E-4 increased this cycle, from about 23.5% to 26%.

Meanwhile, the percentage of E-5 advancement opportunities decreased this cycle to about 17.4%, down from about 18.3% last cycle.

On the E-6 front, advancement opportunities also decreased, from 8.3% in the previous cycle to about 7.5% this cycle.

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