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Meritorious Advancement Program

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Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP)

MAP authorizes Commanding Officers (COs) to advance eligible personnel in paygrades E3, E4, and E5 to the next higher paygrade.  The program is intended to give COs and the command triad the opportunity to recognize their best Sailors by advancing them when they are ready for the next level of responsibility. The program gives greater authority to commands to better shape their workforce and the Navy by developing and rewarding our most talented Sailors. 
MAP eligibility has fully expanded to include sea and shore commands.  Additionally the MAP eligibility requirements for advancement increase the number of Sailors eligible for MAP.  Quotas are allocated to commands based on billets authorized in paygrades E3 through E5.  Quotas are assigned to some commands as well as to the Designated Echelon II/Budget Submitting Office commands for distribution to any eligible sailor within their domain.  
Based on feedback and collaboration with Fleet representatives, the number of quotas is expected to increase which will continue to provide greater flexibility for COs to select their best Sailors for MAP and further empower COs to recognize sustained superior performance through immediate advancement. 
Your feedback is important as we continue to adjust this program to meet the needs of the Fleet.  Please note users must submit for an iNavy Account in order to access the MAP Library Documents.  Email your comments, questions or concerns to


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