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 https://fleetride.sscno.nmci.navy.mil 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.