Glossary of DEP PQS 5 - Navy Advancement System
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- What rate will a Sailor usually leave boot camp as?
- Seaman Recruit (E-1); Seaman Apprentice (E-2); or Seaman (E-3).
- What will typically be the first assignment after boot camp for a designated Sailor?
- Technical school, known as “A” school; sometimes there is a prep/intro school before A School.
- What will typically be the first assignment after boot camp for a non-designated “striker” Sailor?
- Apprenticeship, or on-the-job, training either in a shore or ship duty assignment.
- What is a Rating?
- A Navy specialty or job category.
- When is a Sailor considered to be “rated”?
- When they reach the paygrade of E-4 or Third Class Petty Officer (PO3).
- How far can an enlisted Sailor advance in individual ratings?
- Master Chief Petty Officer (E-9).
- What 2 things are advancement to Seaman Apprentice and Seaman based on?
- Time-in-Rate (TIR) and Commanding Officer's (CO's) recommendation.
- What exam is required to advance to Seaman Apprentice or Seaman?
- None, no test is required.
- What training manual for specific ratings are required to advance to Seaman Apprentice or Seaman?
- None, no manual completion is required.
- What is required of all advancement candidates, regardless rate advancing to?
- Commanding Officer's (CO's) recommendation.
- What are the basic requirements to advance to Petty Officer (E-4 to E-6)?
- CO recommendation; Complete advancement requirements (training & tests); required schools; Time-in-Service & Time-in-Rate; meet security requirements; be on proper advancement path.
- Is advancement to rates above Seaman automatic or competitive?
- Competitive, (Except for E-4 if in a program with accelerated advancement guarantee).
- How do manning levels in particular ratings affect advancements?
- Advancement may be slower in over-manned ratings, and faster in under-manned ratings.
- In addition to the basic requirement for Petty Officer advancement, what is required for advancement to Chief Petty Officer (E-7 to E-9)?
- Be “selection board eligible” (SBE), and complete selection board process.
- What does TRAMAN stand for?
- Training Manual
- What does NRTC stand for?
- Non-Resident Training Course
- What are mandatory TRAMAN/NRTC eligibility requirements?
- Mandatory training and school requirements as part of meeting the qualifications for advancement.
- What are Personnel Advancement Requirements (PAR's)?
- The process that verifies your ability to meet minimum prerequisite skill qualifications required for advancement; part of the qualifications for advancement.
- What are Advancement-in-Rate examinations?
- Exams that objectively test general knowledge of job skills in ratings; used to rank-order those eligible for advancement.
- What are the 3 basic requirements that encompass “qualifications for advancement”?
- Meet mandatory TRAMAN/NRTC (training) requirements, Personnel Advancement Requirements (PAR's), and Advancement-in-Rate exams.
- Explain what “requirements for advancement” are?
- The required elements that must be met before a advancement is possible; generally fall into categories such as time, tests, schools, evaluations, and recommendations.
- What is FMS?
- Final Multiple Score
- Explain FMS (Final Multiple Score)?
- An overall score intended to evaluate the “whole person” by calculating performance, experience, & knowledge
- Explain the “selection process for advancement”?
- The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) determines vacancies available; qualified candidates are put in rank-order using FMS (Final Multiple Score); highest FMS get selected for advancement given available slots
- What are PNA (Passed But Not Advanced) Points?
- If a candidate has a high FMS but is not selected, then they can get points added to their FMS for the next advancement cycle.
- Explain how to prepare for advancement?
- An on-going process where one maintains 3 elements: Sustained superior performance; Learn from rating experiences; Study for advancement
- Explain the enlisted performance evaluation system?
- The system for comparing an individual's performance against a set criteria; used for selection of jobs, promotions, & commendations as well as feedback on performance.
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-2?
- 9 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-3?
- 9 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-4?
- 6 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-5?
- 12 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-6?
- 36 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-7?
- 36 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-8?
- 36 months
- What is the minimum Time-in-Rate (TIR) for advancement to E-9?
- 36 months
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