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Career Planning

CAC and CAC-enabled computer is required for access to many career tools.
Managing Your Record.
 Use these tools to verify the information in your record, ensure awards andqualifications are up to date. Be proactive and take all necessary actions to verify your personnel records are current, accurate and complete. Doing so will ensure your career achievements are available when reviewed for advancement, selection for retention or special programs, and/or assignment to desired jobs.
Most commonly used Career Management Sites are:  
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO)
Navy Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS)
U.S. Navy Awards (NDAWS)
Accessing and Verifying your Records
Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Record
- access via BUPERS Online
Electronic Service Record (ESR) 
- access via NSIPS 
The Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) is the Navy’s single, field-entry, electronic pay and personnel system for all USN/USNR Sailors. It offers Sailors 24-hour access to their Electronic Service Record (ESR), training data, and career counseling records. NSIPS is available world-wide, both ashore and afloat. NSIPS is currently deployed on 150 ships and is available via the ship’s network using a disconnected operations infrastructure, synchronizing data with the ashore network when connectivity permits.
NSIPS Access:  
To gain access to NSIPS or the Electronic Service Record, a hard-copy SAAR-N request is required in addition to an NSIPS specific online request available on the NSIPS web site.  With the exception of CO/XO/OIC/CMC requests, email the hard copy SAAR-N to in a PDF format. For CO/XO/OIC/CMC requests, command NAM retains locally. All commands are encouraged to designate an NSIPS NAM.
NSIPS Contacts: 
Toll Free: 877-589-5991, Comm: 504-697-5442, DSN: 647-5442, Fax: Comm: 504-697-3007/0342, DSN: 647-3007/0342, e-mail:
U.S. Navy Awards 
(also known as NDAWS)
Performance Summary Record (PSR)
- access via BUPERS Online
Physical Readiness Information Management System (PRIMS)
- access via BUPERS Online
Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ) 
- access via Navy Knowledge Online
Sailor/Marine American Council on Education Registry Transcript (SMART) 
Entering Off-Duty Education into your Service Record 
Navy College 
To get transcripts entered into your service record go to 
Degree and Certification Completion Responsibilities
Explore Career Opportunities - 
Use these systems to explore career options and submit job applications.

Navy Reserve Information from Navy Personnel Command 

Promotion/Advancement Information 
Personnel Policy 
ADSW & Recall Opportunities 


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