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Here are some facts about the #COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC and FDA.  All hands are encouraged to get the vaccine as so...
01/15/2021

Here are some facts about the #COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC and FDA. All hands are encouraged to get the vaccine as soon as it is made available to the fleet.

This trend must be stopped forthwith!!#COVID19 + cases are rising. Let’s continue to practice the preventative measures ...
01/15/2021

This trend must be stopped forthwith!!

#COVID19 + cases are rising. Let’s continue to practice the preventative measures such as wearing a mask, staying home when you can, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands, so we can stop the spread.

1.7+ million new COVID-19 cases in the United States this week alone.

Do your part to slow the spread:
🏠Stay home if you can.
😷Wear a mask.
↔ Stay 6 feet apart.
🚫Avoid crowds.
🚫Avoid poorly ventilated spaces.
🖐Wash your hands.

Do them all to best protect you, your family, your friends, and those more likely to get very sick from COVID-19.

Learn more: http://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least...
01/14/2021

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often. No one tool alone is going to stop the pandemic.

FRCMA Det Patuxent River's Maintenance Officer LCDR Jeremy Dorschner, presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Me...
01/14/2021

FRCMA Det Patuxent River's Maintenance Officer LCDR Jeremy Dorschner, presented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to MR2 (SW) Darryl McBeain, for his hard work and dedication while serving as Leading Petty Officer in FRCMA Pax River's manufacturing shop. (U.S. Navy Photo by Civilian Vanessa Bennett/Released)

All hands please review the message to the Joint Force that is co-signed by the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Vi...
01/13/2021

All hands please review the message to the Joint Force that is co-signed by the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Vice Chairman, and each of the Service Chiefs.

AM2 (AW) Lam performing periodic maintenance on the Rotex Turret Punch to ensure that it is work ready.  The Rotex Turre...
01/12/2021

AM2 (AW) Lam performing periodic maintenance on the Rotex Turret Punch to ensure that it is work ready. The Rotex Turret Punch is typically used for dimpling and putting holes into metal to create custom fabrications.

01/12/2021
U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Make an informed decision and get your facts from a credible source. Watch the below video from U.S. Fleet Forces Command to get the facts on the COVID-19 vaccine.

You have questions, we've got answers! Before you vax - get the facts at health.mil. #COVID19Vaccine

Fair winds and following seas. Blue Eyes served his nation well. He will be missed.
01/11/2021
Retired Naval Academy goat mascot Bill 33 has died

Fair winds and following seas. Blue Eyes served his nation well. He will be missed.

The fuzzy Angora goat was affectionately known as “Blue Eyes” and would have been 14 years old next week.

PR2(AW) Phillip Hyde from FRCMA Det New Orleans removing a seat seal gasket on a LPU-32/P life preserver assembly as a p...
01/08/2021

PR2(AW) Phillip Hyde from FRCMA Det New Orleans removing a seat seal gasket on a LPU-32/P life preserver assembly as a part of the 365-day inspection after the required functional check was performed. This life preserver assembly is authorized for use by passengers and troops in helicopter or transport type aircraft for sea-survival situations.

FRCMA Oceana Sailor AM3 Cole Brosie is verifying maintainers check out HAZMAT properly and referring them to the Safety ...
01/07/2021

FRCMA Oceana Sailor AM3 Cole Brosie is verifying maintainers check out HAZMAT properly and referring them to the Safety Data Sheet. Sailors use a wide variety of potentially dangerous chemicals through the course of their duties and must take steps to safeguard them from harm.

With the confidence of a Naval Aviator and the compassion of a true leader, CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt has just become the f...
01/07/2021

With the confidence of a Naval Aviator and the compassion of a true leader, CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt has just become the first woman to take command of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in US Navy history, blazing trails for Navy women present and future. Bravo Zulu, Captain! 🎉 #ForgedByTheSea

With the confidence of a Naval Aviator and the compassion of a true leader, CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt has just become the first woman to take command of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier in US Navy history, blazing trails for Navy women present and future. Bravo Zulu, Captain! 🎉 #ForgedByTheSea

MR3 Aaron Slade performing preventive maintenance on a band saw in FRCMA Det Patuxent River's manufacturing shop.  The b...
01/06/2021

MR3 Aaron Slade performing preventive maintenance on a band saw in FRCMA Det Patuxent River's manufacturing shop. The band saw plays a key role in FRCMA Pax River's mission as it is used to make precise cuts to metal during the local manufacture of parts used for many different repair actions. (U.S. Navy Photo by Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer Second Class William C. Rehm/Released)

BEWARE of vaccine scams! Familiarize yourself with how distribution will take place and always refer to official sources...
01/06/2021

BEWARE of vaccine scams! Familiarize yourself with how distribution will take place and always refer to official sources for information or questions. #COVID19 #InThisTogether

BEWARE of vaccine scams! Familiarize yourself with how distribution will take place and always refer to official sources for information or questions. #COVID19 #InThisTogether

You can #BeTheLifeline our military community needs this #NewYear by visiting a Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) dono...
01/06/2021

You can #BeTheLifeline our military community needs this #NewYear by visiting a Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) donor center near you.

You can #BeTheLifeline our military community needs this #NewYear by visiting a Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) donor center near you.

Schedule an appointment today: www.militarydonor.com

#NationalBloodDonorMonth #NBDM #Donate #MakeADifference #donateblood #supportthewarfighter

AS3 Keeler performing periodic maintenance on support equipment to ensure that the equipment, in this case a tire machin...
01/05/2021

AS3 Keeler performing periodic maintenance on support equipment to ensure that the equipment, in this case a tire machine, are mission ready. Ensuring that the work center’s equipment is maintained in accordance to the Navy’s guidelines is vital for timely support of the squadrons.

Make the most of the new year. Sign up for one of these life skills webinars.
01/04/2021

Make the most of the new year. Sign up for one of these life skills webinars.

Make the most of the new year. Sign up for one of these life skills webinars.

Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic's cover photo
01/04/2021

Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic's cover photo

AO2 (AW) Steven Bakalian performing a 364-day inspection on a LAU-7 missile launcher, used in F/A 18 Superhornet operati...
12/30/2020

AO2 (AW) Steven Bakalian performing a 364-day inspection on a LAU-7 missile launcher, used in F/A 18 Superhornet operations, in FRCMA Det Patuxent River's ordnance shop. (U.S. Navy Photo by Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer Second Class William C. Rehm/Released)

CDR Poland presented AS2(AW) Roger Hamed with his end of tour award after a successful tour at FRCMA DET Washington.  Pe...
12/29/2020

CDR Poland presented AS2(AW) Roger Hamed with his end of tour award after a successful tour at FRCMA DET Washington. Petty Officer Hamed was a part of FRCMA DET Washington's Honor Guard/Color Guard for the 3 years he was stationed at FRCMA DET Washington successfully completing numerous events. We wish AS2 continued success in his future endeavors.

AZ2 Bankson, Zachary and AZAA Ezra Loudermilk are filled with holiday spirit, spreading joy and proper documentation acr...
12/28/2020

AZ2 Bankson, Zachary and AZAA Ezra Loudermilk are filled with holiday spirit, spreading joy and proper documentation across the flight line. As the year comes to a close, 400 Division is already preparing for next year’s festivities including MPA and the infamous AMI.. Will they be on the naughty or nice list?? Time will tell!

REMINDER!Starting 1JAN through 30APR, the Government will be recouping the social security taxes that had been deferred ...
12/26/2020
Question of the Day - Tax Deferral

REMINDER!

Starting 1JAN through 30APR, the Government will be recouping the social security taxes that had been deferred from 1SEP through 31DEC.

This means that you will receive a smaller paycheck during this time period.

For more information, watch the video below.

https://youtu.be/onkbU9-CxvI

Question of the Day - Tax Deferral

AT2 (AW/SW) Sarah Kabrich performing an adjustment on a tire inflator gage in FRMCA Det Patuxent River's calibration lab...
12/23/2020

AT2 (AW/SW) Sarah Kabrich performing an adjustment on a tire inflator gage in FRMCA Det Patuxent River's calibration lab. Precise calibration of tire inflator kits is vital to ensuring that aircraft and support equipment tires are inflated to their specified pressure ratings in order to prevent mishaps. (U.S. Navy Photo by Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer Second Class William C. Rehm/Released)

12/23/2020
Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Since 1955, NORAD has been been tracking the travels of Santa Claus across the globe. Visit the link below for updates.

Tomorrow NORAD will track Santa’s yuletide journey around the world! Visit Santa’s North Pole Village at www.noradsanta.org to play games, watch movies, and see where he’s visiting families. There's plenty to do while you wait for Santa to visit your location!

Visit NORAD Tracks Santa for more!

FRCMA Det Washington Sailor LS2 (EXW) Colon creating documents for purchase requests.  Without Supply, we would not have...
12/22/2020

FRCMA Det Washington Sailor LS2 (EXW) Colon creating documents for purchase requests. Without Supply, we would not have the basic essentials needed to complete the mission.

Congratulations!!!
12/21/2020

Congratulations!!!

Initially turned in on discrepancy by MAG-49, the Composite Repair Kit provides finite control of the temperature, vacuu...
12/21/2020

Initially turned in on discrepancy by MAG-49, the Composite Repair Kit provides finite control of the temperature, vacuum, and time necessary to cure critically sensitive composite resins and adhesives. Failing both the vacuum test and thermocouple readings, FRCMA Det Nola Sailor AT2 Ramirez-Acosta expertly troubleshot and repaired the vacuum hosing and thermocouple port saving the Navy over $2,400 in parts and man hours successfully calibrating the system and returning it to a Ready-For-Issue status for use in the shop and on the flight-line.

Fleet and Family Support Program
12/21/2020

Fleet and Family Support Program

HOLIDAY MESSAGE TO THE FLEET: Happy Holidays! Wherever you are supporting the Department of the Navy, our hope is that each of you take time to enjoy this season with family and friends and also reflect, refresh, and prepare for the New Year ahead.

While 2020 has been a difficult year in many respects, the Navy and Marine Corps team has shown strength, grit, and determination. We have operated forward, met our operational commitments, and fostered programs that improve the lives of our Sailors, Marines, families, and international allies and partners. We should all be proud of our accomplishments and our resilience!

As we approach the holiday season, not only is it important to be proud of all of our achievements, but we should also be alert and cognizant of the potential risks and challenges around us. The stress of balancing financial and family commitments without overextending your time and resources is only exacerbated by the impacts of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which unfortunately remains part of our daily lives. Navigating this season safely will require a team effort to comply with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Force Health Protection COVID-19 guidelines, monitor international, federal, and state regulations, and plan ahead to ensure that your and your family's safety is not compromised.

As we ring in a New Year, please consider helping those in need and remember our teammates who are forward deployed and separated from their loved ones at home. Those Sailors and Marines who are in harm's way right now are the reason we are able to gather this holiday season to celebrate responsibly with our family and friends here at home.

Enjoy the holidays, be safe and thank you for your service and commitment to our Navy and Marine Corps team!

- Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the Navy
- Admiral Michael M. Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations
- General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps

Let’s continue to keep safety at the forefront throughout the holiday season. #COVID19
12/18/2020

Let’s continue to keep safety at the forefront throughout the holiday season.
#COVID19

Planning for the holidays? Consider hosting a virtual gift exchange with friends and family who don’t live with you. Have people share what they are grateful for this holiday season: https://bit.ly/3n6X3x4.

Sailors from FRCMA Oceana put their creative minds together to spread holiday cheer throughout the command.  Aircraft En...
12/17/2020

Sailors from FRCMA Oceana put their creative minds together to spread holiday cheer throughout the command. Aircraft Engine department won with the most unique design.

ICYMI:  The Navy issued COVID-19 Vaccine guidance to combat the coronavirus pandemic with NAVADMIN 327/20 Dec. 16.This g...
12/17/2020
U.S. Navy Issues Vaccine Guidance to Combat COVID-19

ICYMI: The Navy issued COVID-19 Vaccine guidance to combat the coronavirus pandemic with NAVADMIN 327/20 Dec. 16.

This guidance amplifies Department of Defense (DOD) guidance for COVID-19 vaccination to service members, civilians and dependents within the Navy.

https://www.navy.mil/Press-Office/News-Stories/Article/2449063/us-navy-issues-vaccine-guidance-to-combat-covid-19/fbclid/IwAR0TRpBifL63lSp_jYkZhsaJVCC3xwns9mxNHyabDlCMdk-ubEjEkv_R1Xw/#.X9tULCVbxjo.facebook

The Navy issued COVID-19 Vaccine guidance to combat the coronavirus pandemic with NAVADMIN 327/20 Dec. 16.This guidance amplifies Department of Defense (DOD) guidance for COVID-19 vaccination to

Senior Chief Jesse Cobb, FRCMA Det Patuxent River’s Senior Enlisted Leader, presented an award to Mr. Thomas Thompson up...
12/17/2020

Senior Chief Jesse Cobb, FRCMA Det Patuxent River’s Senior Enlisted Leader, presented an award to Mr. Thomas Thompson upon his retirement. Tom was a retired Limited Duty Officer Commander with over 30 years of active duty service and continued on as a Federal employee. As Det Pax’s Deputy Director, Mr. Thompson lead 11 civil service technicians whose expertise continue to play a pivotal role in providing mission capability to 12 squadrons and over 54 type aircraft. (U.S. Navy Photo by Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer Second Class William C. Rehm/Released)

Less than 24 hours from now, Sailors across the fleet will be receiving some happy news.
12/16/2020

Less than 24 hours from now, Sailors across the fleet will be receiving some happy news.

🚨Active Duty Results COMING SOON!🚨

This NAVADMIN announces the guidance for the administration of the March 2021 (cycle 251) Navy-Wide Advancement Exam (NW...
12/16/2020

This NAVADMIN announces the guidance for the administration of the March 2021 (cycle 251) Navy-Wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) for advancement-in-
rate of Active Duty (AD) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors to paygrades E-5 and E-6 and the use of an alternative Final Multiple Score (FMS) rank-order
method, without an exam, for E-4 advancement candidates.

FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
TO NAVADMIN
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
BT
UNCLAS
NAVADMIN 326/20
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
SUBJ/MARCH 2021 (CYCLE 251) ACTIVE-DUTY AND FULL-TIME SUPPORT E-4 THROUGH E-6
PETTY OFFICER NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATIONS//
REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/19SEP18//
REF/B/MSG/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/052044ZMAR13//
REF/C/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/201449ZDEC18//
REF/D/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/161157ZJUL20//
REF/E/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/272057ZDEC18//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1430.16G, ADVANCEMENT MANUAL FOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL
OF THE U.S. NAVY AND U.S. NAVY RESERVE.
REF B IS ALNAV 015/13, PERSONNEL SECURITY INVESTIGATION SUBMISSION
REQUIREMENTS.
REF C IS NAVADMIN 312/18, ADVANCEMENT POLICY UPDATE.
REF D IS NAVADMIN 201/20, PROFESSIONAL MILITARY KNOWLEDGE ELIGIBILITY EXAM
REVISED BUSINESS RULES.
REF E IS NAVADMIN 316/18, ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT WORKSHEET.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the guidance for the administration of the March 2021 (cycle 251) Navy-Wide Advancement Exam (NWAE) for advancement-in-
rate of Active Duty (AD) and Full-Time Support (FTS) Sailors to paygrades E-5 and E-6 and the use of an alternative Final Multiple Score (FMS) rank-order
method, without an exam, for E-4 advancement candidates.
a. As a continued safety measure due to the coronavirus 2019
(COVID-19) outbreak, E-4 advancement candidates will not participate in an
exam, but will be given the opportunity for advancement using an alternative
FMS rank-order method, without the inclusion of an exam score from a
proctored exam. E-5 and E-6 advancement candidates will be administered the NWAE utilizing testing windows vice single-day testing. These expanded
testing windows will allow for smaller groups of test takers to ensure
adequate social distancing can be maintained between testers at testing
facilities, while maintaining the high standards and continued culture of
learning that drive our enlisted advancement system. This is identical to
the advancement policy used in the 2020 fall NWAE cycle, and is a change from reference (a).
b. In addition to the requirements in this NAVADMIN and chapter
6 of reference (a), educational services officers (ESO) must follow the pre-
exam preparation requirements in the exam verbatim, which can be found on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website via MyNavy Portal (MNP) at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-
advancement-center/my-eso.
2. Timeline
a. 1 February 2021: Professional Military Knowledge - Eligibility Exam
(PMK-EE) completion prior to this date.
b. 1-15 March 2021: E-6 exam administration. Enlisted Advancement
Worksheets (EAW) will close one week after the exam date on the worksheet.
c. 16-31 March 2021: E-5 exam administration. EAWs will close one week
after the exam date on the worksheet.
d. 31 March 2021: E-4 exams are cancelled, but E-4 EAWs must still be
completed by this date.
3. Eligibility requirements are found in chapter 2 of reference (a). The
following information is specific only to cycle 251:
a. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate
(TIR) is 1 July 2021.
b. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
E-6 - 1 July 2018
E-5 - 1 July 2020
E-4 - 1 January 2021
c. E-6 candidate TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be
waived by one year with the commanding officer (CO)/officer-in- charge (OIC)
approval, in line with paragraph 214.e. of reference (a).
d. High-year tenure (HYT) date must be effective 1 July 2021 or later.
All HYT waivers must be approved prior to 1 March 2021.
e. Candidates in a rating requiring a security clearance must have a
favorable investigation adjudication by the Department of Defense Central
Adjudication Facility reflected properly in the Joint Personnel Adjudication
System (JPAS) prior to 1 March 2021.
If the CO of the candidate grants an interim clearance, it must be entered in
JPAS prior to 1 March 2021. Candidates must maintain security clearance
eligibility throughout the advancement cycle to be eligible for advancement.
If, for any reason, a clearance is denied, revoked, or not reflected in JPAS,
an exam is not authorized and commands will not allow candidates to take the exam until the discrepancy is corrected or a new clearance is granted and is properly reflected in the EAW of the candidate. Ratings requiring a security clearance are AC, AE, AG, AO, ATI, ATO, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, EOD, ET, FC, FCA, GM, HT, IC, IS, IT, LN, MA, MC, MN, ND, OS, QM, SB, SO, STG, YN and all nuclear and submarine ratings. Refer to references (a) and (b) for additional guidance.
f. Candidates for advancement to E-4 and E-5 must compute performance
mark average (PMA) using all applicable evaluations in the current pay grade
of the candidate with an ending date that falls within the following time
periods:
E-4 - 1 June 2020 to 28 February 2021
E-5 - 1 December 2019 to 28 February 2021
g. Candidates for advancement to E-6 must compute the reporting senior
cumulative average (RSCA) PMA, as outlined in reference (c), using all
evaluations in the current pay grade of the candidate with the ending date
that falls within the time period:
E-6 - 1 March 2018 to 28 February 2021
h. Refer to paragraph 308.b. of reference (a) for additional guidance on
PMA, including guidance on establishing PMA for new accessions that have
graduated from *A* school and do not have a current evaluation.
i. PMK-EE is mandatory for participation in the cycle 251 advancement
cycle, even if no exam is being administered, and must be successfully
completed once for the administration paygrade, in accordance with reference
(d). The completion deadline is prior to
1 February 2021 and no Sailor should be permitted to participate in the
advancement cycle without having a completed PMK-EE captured in EAW.
j. For guidance on establishing EAW user roles and completing
worksheets, refer to reference (e). EAW is mandatory for cycle 251 and will
be the authority for PMA, RSCA PMA, and awards.
k. Commands must accurately validate, complete and finalize all
E-4 EAWs in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System in a timely manner.
EAW accuracy is critical since NEAS will be reprogrammed to use finalized
EAWs rather than the candidate exam answer sheets to create E-4 candidate
records. The success of this process will be dependent upon the accurate
completion of E-4 EAWs to establish advancement cycle participation. Cycle
251 E-4 EAWs must be completed by 31 March 2021.
4. Exam Ordering. Order exams in line with chapter 4 of reference (a).
a. Deploying commands and candidates departing to Congressionally-
Designated Combat Zones and Approved Contingency Operations Areas (CDCZ/ACOA)
can order exams up to 6 months prior to the scheduled exam date. For
additional guidance, refer to chapter
4 and paragraph 614 of reference (a).
b. Regular Exams:
(1) Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) Exams.
Cryptologic-Technician Interpretive (CTI)/Cryptologic-Technician Network
(CTN)/Cryptologic Technician-Collection (CTR) SCI exam ordering dates can be
found on the NEAS website via MNP at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-
advancement-center/my-eso. ESOs must verify initial Active TIR eligibility
lists on the NEAS website for exam ordering. Supplemental TIR SCI exams are
ordered via preferred message formatted e-mail to
sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil or naval message following the
guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a). The deadline for ordering
additional TIR SCI exams is 30 December 2020.
(2) Non-SCI Exams. ESOs must verify TIR eligibility lists on the
NEAS website during the following time periods:
(a) Initial TIR lists will be available:
E-6 - 27 November 2020 to 20 December 2020
E-5 - 27 November 2020 to 10 January 2021
(b) Supplemental TIR lists will be available:
E-6 - 21 December 2020 to 25 January 2021
E-5 - 11 January 2021 to 7 February 2021
(3) Exams ordered after the TIR lists have closed shall be ordered
using preferred message formatted e-mail to sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil
or naval message following guidelines in chapter 4 of reference (a). Ensure
a point of contact is included in the submitted e-mail or message. Orders
submitted after supplemental TIR list closure will result in a substitute
exam being sent.
c. Substitute Exams:
(1) The deadline for ordering both SCI and non-SCI substitute exams
is 31 March 2021.
(2) Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center
(NETPDC (N321)) is the approval authority for all substitute exams.
(3) Recent graduates of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program training
pipeline, who are on transfer leave in route to their first at-sea assignment
during the E-5 examination dates, will have substitute examinations ordered
for them by their ultimate duty station, if dates permit exam ordering before
the published deadline.
(4) Substitute examinations may be administered with regular exam
administration or in line with paragraph 606 of reference (a).
d. ESOs must verify examination orders at the *View Previous Exam
Orders* link via the NEAS website within seven to 10 days of placing the
order. If exam order discrepancies are noted, contact the Fleet Services
Branch NETPDC (N321) as listed on the NEAS website on the NETPDC (N321) point
of contact table.
e. Exceptions to policy for exam orders will continue to be submitted in
line with reference (a) and must include endorsement by the immediate
superior in command of the command.
f. Candidates in the following ratings are separated into the following
competitive groups:
(1) CTI
Group 1 Middle East/North Africa
Group 2 East/Far East
Group 3 Latin/South America
Group 4 Eastern Europe
(2) EMN, ETN, and MMN
Group 1 Submarine
Group 2 Surface
Group 3 Training
5. Exam Administration and Answer Sheet Returns
a. Administration windows for AD and FTS E-5 and E-6 exams.
These exams will be administered utilizing testing windows in the month of
March 2021. E-6 exams will take place from 1 through 15 March 2021 and E-5 exams will take place from 16 through 31 March 2021. Every effort should be made to spread the administration of the exams evenly throughout the exam administration period, in order to minimize the number of exam-takers at any
one administration to ensure maximum social distancing. Administration for
all substitute exams will follow guidelines in references (a) and (c).
b. All commands should develop a plan to meet COVID-19 mitigations.
Every effort should be made to ensure appropriate
COVID-19 mitigation measures are in place, to include, but not limited to,
face coverings, adequate social distancing, available hand sanitizer, medical
(questionnaire) screenings and temperature checks.
c. To the maximum extent practicable, exams for the same ratings should
be administered on the same day. Sailors are directed not to discuss exam
content after taking an exam to ensure no advancement candidate is
disadvantaged in the advancement process. Unauthorized disclosure of exam
content may result in administrative and/or disciplinary action.
d. Following the administration of exams, it is critical that ESOs
expeditiously mail in E-5 and E-6 answer sheet packages to NETPDC (N321). Do
not hold exams until the end of the testing window. Prompt return of answer
sheets will help ensure results are released in a timely manner.
e. For exam administration and answer sheet return instructions refer to
chapter 6 of reference (a).
f. ESOs must check the exam tote board on the NEAS website often to
ensure answer sheets have been received and processed. The tote board can be
accessed via MNP at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-
center/my-eso.
Answer sheets that are in error will not be counted until they are processed
successfully.
6. Discrepancy correction
a. A detailed discrepancy list can be found at the NEAS website via MNP.
For guidance on discrepancy correction requirements, refer to chapters 3 and
7 of reference (a).
b. Post-exam administration discrepancy correction correspondence with
NETPDC (N321) is to be submitted using the EAW post-exam administration
comments (PAC) function, refer to reference (e). All corrections must have
CO/OIC letter and supporting documentation included as attachments.
Education point corrections require a submission of the Joint Service
Transcript indicating the degree type and date of completion.
c. For guidance on E-4 through E-6 candidates with missed exams due to
assignment in CDCZ/ACOA, refer to chapter 6 of reference (a).
7. Examination Results. Refer to chapter 7 of reference (a).
8. Any additional information regarding this cycle will be posted on the
NEAS website.
9. Points of Contact.
a. MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) is available 24/7 by phone at 1- 833-330-
MNCC (1-833-330-6622) or via e-mail at askmncc(at)navy.mil.
b. SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850) 473- 5867/DSN
753 or via e-mail at sfly_cryptologic.products(at)navy.mil.
c. Non-SCI exam questions and orders can be reached at (850)473-6148/DSN
753 or via e-mail at sfly_N321_exam_order(at)navy.mil.
d. NWAE records and discrepancies can be reached at (850) 473- 6148/DSN
753 or via the EAW PAC function.
10. For further NEAS information, to include exam verbatim and other related
documents, visit MNP at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-
center/my-eso.
11. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
12. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//
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