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March 14, 2013 / iDriveWarships

Sharpen Your Pencils… Advancement Exams are Underway

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A Navy career is built on knowledge, skills and opportunity. Enlisted Sailors have the opportunity every March and September to advance in rank and increase their paychecks by taking advancement exams.

The Navy-wide exams are for Sailors hoping to promote to the ranks of petty officer 3rd class through petty officer 1st class. Chief petty officer exams are held separately every January. The number of Sailors who advance to a higher rank varies every cycle and within each rating.

While preparing for the exam, the Navy Advancement Center has several study resources available online. But before taking exams, Sailors must make sure all their eligibility requirements have been met.

Achieving a high score on the exam can greatly increase Sailors’ chances of advancing in rank and continuing to succeed in their career. Exam results and advancement selections are typically announced in late May.

Best of luck to all Sailors who are taking exams this month!

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