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Have you downloaded the Final Multiple Score (FMS) Application to your phone? If so, be sure you capture the new update that is now available. The update gives users an opportunity to compare their…Continue
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By U.S. Navy – May 28, 2015Posted in: Career, Navy LifeFrom Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsA major rollout of new personnel initiatives that provide greater choice, flexibility and…Continue
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Story Number: NNS140330-01Release Date: 3/30/2014 8:49:00 AMBy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christian Senyk, Commander Amphibious Squadron 11 Public AffairsUSS BONHOMME RICHARD, At Sea…Continue
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E5 NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAM ON MARCH 10
This Thursday, more than 37,000 Active Duty, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter E4s will take the Petty Officer Second Class advancement exam. The exam has 175 questions and is administered in a three-hour peirod. Answer sheets will be returned to the Navy Advancement Center for processing, and from that process each candidate will get an exam standard score (SS) which is a numerical representation of rating knowledge compared to peers taking the same exam. The SS is one element of the Final Multiple Score (FMS). The FMS is used to rank order candidates in each rating. Advancement opportunity is based on vacancies in each rating. Results will be released around Memorial Day. Good luck to all candidates!
Legend for FMS Chart:
PMA = Performance Mark Average
SS = Standard Score
ED = Education
SIPG = Service in Paygrade
PNA = Pass Not Advance
AWD = Awards
IA = Individual Augmentee
E6 EXAM ADMINISTRATION SET FOR MARCH 3
This Thursday, approximately 26,000 Active Duty, Full Time Support and Cavasser Recruiter E5s will take the Petty Officer First Class Navy-wide advancement exam. The 175-question rating-specific exams will be administered ashore and at sea, giving advancement candidates three hours to complete the exam. Exam scores are based on how many questions are answered correctly compared to peers taking the same exam. Good luck to all candidates!
RESERVE EXAM CYCLE 098 SET FOR FEBRUARY
Guidance for administration of the Cycle 098 Navy-Wide Advancement Examinations (NWAE) for advancement in rate of selected reserve (SELRES) personnel is available in NAVADMIN 228/15. The terminal eligibility date used to compute time-in-rate (TIR) for E4-E6 is 1 July 2016 and for E7 is 1 January 2017. The minimum TIR date must be on or before:
E7 - 1 January 2014
E6 - 1 July 2013
E5 - 1 July 2015
E4 - 1 January 2016
E6 and E7 candidate TIR requirements for early promote Sailors can be waived for one year with commanding officer/officer in charge approval.
Information pertaining to selection board criteria will be promulgated via a future NAVADMIN.
E4-E6 ADVANCEMENT QUOTAS
The Chief of Naval Personnel released the quotas for Active Duty, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter (Cycle 228) advancement candidates, as well as the quotas for the Reserve component (Cycle 097). Quotas are based on vacancies in each rating. Advancement results will be released to command Triads on Tuesday and general release listing all advanced Sailors will be on Wednesday, November 25. Good luck to all candidates!
OFFICIAL NAVY FMS APP is here!
Be sure you download the Navy sponsored application. To find the free Navy FMS app, search "Final Multiple Score Calculator" or "FMS" in app stores or in your Web browser...
Two points are awarded to advancement candidates (E4/5/6 only) who serve for greater than 90 consecutive days in Congressionally Designated Combat Zones that include Iraq, Afghanistan or the Horn of Africa, (Kuwait, Guantanamo (GTMO), Joint Task Force, 515 (USPACOM) or the Joint Force Special Task Force-Philippines (USPACOM) (for service after 24 October 2001)). Individual Augmentee (IA) points can only be earned once, even though may have deployed more than once to a Congressional Designated Combat Zone.
IA points are part of the Final Multiple Score formula. Contact your command Educational Services Officer if your IA points were not captured on the recent advancement cycle worksheet.
MARCH E4-E6 ADVANCEMENT EXAMS ANNOUNCED
The Chief of Naval Personnel released guidance for Active Duty, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter E4 through E6 advancement Cycle 231. The Navy-wide advancement exams for this cycle will be administered in March 2016. For cycle eligibility, minimum time-in-rate (TIR) dates must be on or before:
E6 - 1 July 2013
E5 - 1 July 2015
E4 - 1 January 2016
Candidates must also meet other advancement eligibility requirements that include fitness, warfare program and leadership training requirements, as well as rating security clearances and citizenship. Contact your command Educational Services Officer if you have any advancement questions
CYCLE 230 PERFORMANCE MARK AVERAGE
E6s eligible to advance to Chief Petty Officer should review NAVADMIN 190/15, which outlines all the requirements for the upcoming E7 advancement Cycle 230. Candidates will be ranked ordered by their Final Multiple Score (FMS) in each rating, with only those who have an FMS that falls in the top 60% moving on to be selection board eligible. The exam is a prerequisite for the board process, where rating knowledge and performance are the only factors considered. To calculate your Performance Mark Average (PMA), use all evaluations that fall within the dates January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015. CPO candidates must have an Early Promote advancement recommendation on their most-recent observed periodic E6 evaluation to garner an early promote 1-year time-in-rate waiver.
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