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News - 2011
New Guidance to Non-Designated Sailors Preparing for Rating Exam 

By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs


MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The Navy issued new guidance Jan. 14 for non-designated Sailors seeking to participate in the March Navy-Wide Advancement examination.


NAVADMIN 014/09 Rating Entry for General Apprentices (REGA) updates existing guidance and provides an overview of forthcoming changes to the rating entry process for non-designated Sailors.


According to the message, rating entry procedures, rating eligibility requirements and rating entry specific notes contained in last year’s NAVADMIN 197/08 remains in effect with the following modifications:


- Applications for approval-required ratings must be submitted by Feb. 15.

- Sailors requesting entry into the Mass Communication Specialist (MC) rating must have a command endorsed NAVPERS 1306/7, submit published articles and photos, and have an MC E-7 or above endorsement.

- Entry into USN aviation ratings is restricted to GENDET (General Detail) airmen and A-Pact (Professional Apprentice Career Tracks) Sailors only.  ASVAB waivers for rating eligibility will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
Commands are required to use the Fleet Rating Identification Engine (Fleet Ride) at to validate qualifications for the desired rating. Point of contact for access to Fleet Ride is Mr. Paul Martin at (901) 874-2970/dsn 882 or email at .


Commands shall use ASVAB criteria contained in NAVADMIN 344/06 and the eligibility criteria in MILPERSMAN 1306-618 for rating entry.  Waivers beyond these limits will be submitted to the cognizant enlisted community manager.


NAVY PERSONNEL COMMAND: 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington TN 38055-0000 
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