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New Tool Puts Rating Converstion Data at Your Finger Tips 

MILLINGTON, Tenn.  –  The Navy released new guidance for the Career Reenlistment Objectives (CREO) program Jan. 22, providing a more timely and reliable method of distributing data to Sailors interested in rating conversion.

According to NAVADMIN 024/10, CREO and Navy enlisted classifications (NEC) data is now available online via a new tool called the Career Opportunity Matrix (CARMAT). CARMAT is a read-only spread sheet updated monthly that provides career counselors a single source for locating advancement and conversion opportunity information for their Sailors.  It is accessible at the Perform to Serve Web page at

"The career reenlistment objectives are important because it identifies advancement and conversion opportunities for active duty, full time support (FTS) and selected reserve (SELRES) Sailors," said Senior Chief Navy Counselor (AW) Jermaine Rawls, Perform To Serve (PTS) Help Desk leading chief petty officer.

CREO reflects the manning levels for all Navy ratings and is a consideration for Sailors requesting PTS approval.  CREO categories are identified in one of three levels.

CREO 1 rates are undermanned
CREO 2 rates are manned at desired levels
CREO 3 rates are overmanned

Changes in rating will be considered for Sailors in CREO 2 or CREO 3 ratings seeking entry into CREO 1 ratings.  Requests for change in rating to CREO 2 or 3 ratings will be on a case-by-case basis only. 

“Sailors who want to advance in rank, take advantage of training, and stay Navy will have more of these opportunities in undermanned ratings,” said Rawls.

Commands may request to be added to the CARMAT distribution list for monthly updates.  Send requests to

For more information read the NAVADMIN available under messages at


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