Navy announces new way for enlisted sailors to become petty officers first class
The Navy made permanent this month a pilot program that allows petty officers second class in certain high-demand career fields to advance to petty officer first class.
To qualify under the Advance-to-Position, or A2P, program, petty officers second class must complete necessary training and be within 12 months of transferring to a new command, according to an announcement Monday from the Chief of Naval Personnel.
“The program is intended to improve Fleet readiness and manning through better distribution of our talent,” according to a statement from the naval personnel office in Millington, Tenn.
A limited number of billets are available for each promotion cycle and not all career fields will have available slots in the program, according to the Navy.
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