February 2013 SELRES Advancement Exams Announced
By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
PENSACOLA, Fla. - February 2013 Navywide examinations for advancement in rate of E4-E7 Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel and FY-14 SELRES Chief Petty Officer Selection Boards were announced Oct. 11 in Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 308-12.

The Cycle 092 exams apply to Sailors serving on voluntary recall, active duty training, or active duty under any Presidential Recall Authority including mobilization. These Sailors will compete as SELRES Inactive (USNR-Inactive).

Individual Ready Reserve personnel who are mobilized are considered under the SELRES requirements for advancement.

"There are several exam eligibility requirements specified in this NAVADMIN," said Cmdr. Scott Briquelet, Navy Advancement Center director. "Command career counselors and educational services officers need to pay close attention to the details in the NAVADMIN and its listed references to make sure their Sailors are qualified to take the upcoming exam."

The February SELRES examinations will be the first administered with greater focus on technical rating knowledge, as announced in NAVADMIN 197/11. The restructured E4-E6 exams will consist of 25 Professional Military Knowledge (PMK) and 150 job-specific technical questions for each paygrade. The most significant change is for E6 advancement candidates taking the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) exam, as the last SELRES CPO exam was comprised of 200-questions, 100 job-specific and 100 PMK. The current restructured CPO exams will also consist of 25 PMK and 150 job-specific questions.

"The primary reason for the exam structure change is to improve exam validity," added Briquelet. "We define validity as the adequacy with which the test questions successfully represent the content to be measured."

Advancement candidates who wish to include education points toward their Final Multiple Score are reminded that in order to allow sufficient time to process for Cycle 092, transcripts must be received by the Virtual Education Center no later than Jan. 15, 2013. Official transcripts must be sent by the learning institution to: Center for Personal and Professional Development Attn: Virtual Education Center, 1905 Regulus Ave., Ste 234 Virginia Beach, VA 23461-2009.

For E6s who are eligible, the FY-14 SELRES E7 selection board will convene May 13, 2013; all correspondence for the board must be postmarked no later than April 22.

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