Navy Announces FY20 Senior Enlisted Advancement-to-Position Selection Board

Active duty senior enlisted Sailors looking for their next billet in a higher paygrade will soon have the opportunity to get a jump on the process thanks to the Advancement-to-Position (A2P) selection board, the Navy announced July 17.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 20 Senior Enlisted A2P selection board, announced in NAVADMIN 162/19, is a pilot program where active-duty senior enlisted Sailors apply for specific, priority billets listed in the NAVADMIN, and if selected, are temporarily advanced to the billet paygrade. Those Sailors must still be selected for advancement via the annual Senior Chief or Master Chief Petty Officer (SCPO or MCPO) selection boards to be permanently advanced.

The selection board is scheduled to convene Sept. 9 Electronic applications must be submitted no later than Aug. 7. Applications submitted via mail must be postmarked no later than Aug. 7.

To be eligible for the board, Sailors must meet the following

• Must meet all eligibility requirements for the regularly scheduled FY20 Active Duty SCPO or MCPO advancement selection boards.
• Applicants must sign and have their COs witness a NAVPERS 1070/613 with the following statement: “I understand that by submitting an application for consideration by the FY20 Enlisted Advancement-to-Vacancy Pilot Selection Board, I am certifying that I am assignable to any billets for which I applied and will execute orders to those billets if directed.”

Applicants must meet all prerequisite requirements detailed in NAVADMIN 162/19 for the specific billet(s) to which they are applying.
Interested Sailors who have submitted voluntary Fleet Reserve/retirement requests to NPC are not eligible for this board.

For a list of all available billets and prerequisite requirements, read the NAVADMIN at

Welcome Home!

A Sailor assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Santa Fe (SSN 763) greets his family after he arrived at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, after completing his latest deployment.

Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton


Continous Applications for Enlisted Women in Submarines Being Accepted

The Navy is now continuously accepting applications for female enlisted Sailors in pay grades E1-E8 to convert to Submarine Force non-nuclear trained ratings, as announced in NAVADMIN 159/19, July 15.
The Non-Nuclear Submarine Enlisted Community Manager (ECM) will process applications in the order that they are received and there is no specified due date. The Navy previously only accepted applications in windows based on community needs and the initial integration of individual submarine crews.

The Non-Nuclear Submarine ECM will consider applications for conversion to fill open billets on previously integrated submarine crews and for initial enlisted integration of submarine crews as part of the Submarine Force’s integration plan. Integrated submarines include USS Michigan (SSGN 727) and USS Ohio (SSGN 726) in Bangor, Washington and USS Florida (SSGN 728) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729) in Kings Bay, Georgia.

Since available rating quotas will be filled as applications are processed, interested Sailors should submit applications as soon as possible. Applicants can expect to be notified by PERS-403 and BUPERS-32 of results within one or two months after submission.

For E-6 and below Sailors, the following submarine career fields are open for conversion: Yeoman Submarine (YNS), Culinary Specialist Submarine (CSS), Logistics Specialist Submarine (LSS), Sonar Technician Submarine (STS), Fire Control Technician (FT), Electronics Technician Submarine Navigation (ETV), Electronics Technician Submarine Communications (ETR), Information Systems Technician Submarines (ITS), Machinist’s Mate Weapons (MMW) and Machinist’s Mate Auxiliary (MMA).

For E-7 and E-8 Sailors, the following submarine career fields are open for conversion: ITS, LSS, CSS and YNS. Personnel Specialists (PS) and Independent Duty Corpsmen (IDC) will also be considered.

The Non-Nuclear Submarine ECM will best fit Sailors to a rating based on their application package inputs and continued need for each rating.

Professional Apprentice Career Track (PACT) Sailors and junior rated Sailors are encouraged to apply, even with limited time in service, no warfare qualifications, or at-sea experience. PACT Sailors selected for Submarine service will be eligible for advancement to E-4 upon completion of training for the selected rating and attainment of the required obligated service, as outlined in NAVADMIN 118/18.

Sailors can find additional information regarding the selection process and application requirements via MyNavy Portal at Select the Enlisted Community Managers link, and then select the Enlisted Women in Submarines link.

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