Navy will automate enlisted advancement worksheets for promotion-eligible sailors

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In a September 6, 2018 file photo, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Darien Whitfield takes the Navy-wide 1st Class advancement exam on the mess decks of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham. The lead-up to the exam is going to get easier, thanks to the automation of the enlisted advancement worksheet. (JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY)
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In a September 6, 2018 file photo, Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Darien Whitfield takes the Navy-wide 1st Class advancement exam on the mess decks of the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham. The lead-up to the exam is going to get easier, thanks to the automation of the enlisted advancement worksheet. (JONATHAN CLAY/U.S. NAVY)

Navy will automate enlisted advancement worksheets for promotion-eligible sailors

by: Joshua Karsten | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 29, 2018

The Navy has announced the automation of enlisted advancement worksheets, the first step for promotion-eligible sailors before an exam.

The automation, according to an administrative message signed Thursday by the Navy’s personnel boss, Vice Adm. Robert Burke, scraps the paper signature on the worksheet that confirmed a sailor’s time in rate, awards, education and performance mark averages from previous exams — all of which factored into a sailor’s final multiple score after completing the rating test.

The elimination of the paper forms is "designed to streamline our advancement worksheet processes, and enable sailors to focus on studying their advancement exam reference material," Chief of Naval Personnel spokesman Lt. Rick Moore said in an email on Friday. "We constantly review our advancement exam processes to determine ways to increase efficiencies and reduce administrative burden for our sailors, Educational Services Officers and command leadership."

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