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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 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 paul.d.martin@navy.mil .

 

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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