Category: advancement

CNO, MCPON Answer Sailors’ Questions During Facebook Live

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith answered Sailors’ questions during a Facebook Live all-hands call on the Navy’s Facebook page Dec. 14 at the Pentagon. You can watch the full event above and highlights below.

 

WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2018) Public affairs personnel from the staffs of Adm. Richardson and MCPON Smith as well as the Navy’s digital media engagement team monitor questions during a Facebook Live all-hands call in the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)
WASHINGTON (Dec. 14, 2018) Public affairs personnel from the staffs of Adm. Richardson and MCPON Smith as well as the Navy’s digital media engagement team monitor questions during a Facebook Live all-hands call in the Pentagon. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Elliott Fabrizio/Released)

 

Perhaps one of the most important things discussed was not being afraid to seek help with mental health. If you watch one thing online today, please make it MCPON’s Smith message in this video.

All Hands Call: Mental health

Perhaps one of the most important things that was discussed during Friday's all hands call was not being afraid to seek help with mental health. If you watch one thing online today, please make it MCPON's Smith message in this video.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

Sometimes, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
Thanks to a question, Adm. Richardson authorized on Friday gloves for wear with the fleece as an outer garment effectively immediately.

All Hands Call: Gloves with fleece

Sometimes, it doesn't hurt to ask during an all hands call.Thanks to a question, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson authorized on Friday gloves for wear with the fleece as an outer garment effectively immediately.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, December 15, 2018

 

During the all hands call, MCPON Smith was asked about advancement opportunities and shared insight into the Detailing Marketplace as part of Sailor 2025 Rating Modernization.

All Hands Call: Advancement opportunities

During Friday's all hands call, MCPON Smith was asked about advancement opportunities and shared insight into the Detailing Marketplace as part of Sailor 2025 Rating Modernization.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

Smith also discussed how tailored compensation will allow for the opportunity for bundled orders, geographic stability and other compensation.

All Hands Call: Tailored compensation

During Friday's all hands call, MCPON Smith explained how tailored compensation will allow for the opportunity for bundled orders, geographic stability and other compensation.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Sunday, December 16, 2018

Below is the link that Smith referenced in his above video response.

 

We’ve made changes to boot camp to better prepare recruits for the fleet. MCPON Smith explained those more stressful and less predictable changes.

All Hands Call: Boot camp changes

We've made changes to #USNavy boot camp to better prepare recruits for the fleet. During Friday's all hands call, Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith explained those more stressful and less predictable changes.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

The clock is ticking for eligible Sailors to decide whether to opt in to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s new Blended Retirement System. MCPON Smith offered some advice.

All Hands Call: Blended Retirement System

The clock is ticking for eligible Sailors to decide whether to opt in to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)'s new Blended Retirement System. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Russell Smith offered some advice during Friday’s all hands call.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Sunday, December 16, 2018

 

During the all hands call, Adm. Richardson addressed the possibility of a government shutdown.

All Hands Call: Possibility of government shutdown

During Friday’s all hands call, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson addressed the possibility of a government shutdown.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, December 15, 2018

 

Richardson also answered a question about whether future deployments could be similar to USS Harry S. Truman’s highly unpredictable deployment, which reflected Dynamic Force Employment.

All Hands Call: Dynamic Force Employment

In case you missed Friday's all hands call, we've got you covered.Listen as Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson answered a question about whether future deployments could be similar to USS Harry S. Truman's highly unpredictable deployment, which reflected Dynamic Force Employment.

Posted by U.S. Navy on Saturday, December 15, 2018

 

Thanks to everyone who participated! There were a lot of good questions – too many to answer! Be sure to follow Adm. Richardson and MCPON Smith on Facebook.

Talking Advancement with the Deputy of Enlisted Plans and Policy

By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

This week, we talked with Cmdr. Darrick Poe, deputy of the Navy’s Enlisted Plans and Policy Office, about advancement. He talked about this cycle, why quotas rise and fall, and ways Sailors can improve their chances to advance.

 “We have the spring navy wide advancement exam cycle, we have MAP, then we have the fall cycles, so those three opportunities are balanced in order to create opportunity for all rates in the Navy.”

“The best thing that a Sailor can do to improve their chance to advance is work hard, study hard, and be that technical SME down on the deck plates…”

Cmdr. Darrick Poe
Deputy of the Navy’s Enlisted Plans and Policy Office

MC2 Burleson: Welcome. I’m here today with Cmdr. Darrick Poe. He is the deputy of the Navy’s Enlisted Plans and Policy Office. We are here today to talk about advancements. Sir, thank you for being here today.

Cmdr. Poe: Thanks for having me.

MC2 Burleson: The E-4 through E-6 quotas are currently out. What do the numbers show for this cycle?

Cmdr. Poe: The numbers this cycle shows that we created opportunity for all rates in the Navy. Retention is higher this year then it’s normally been. So with higher retention, we’ve seen lower opportunity across the rates.

MC2 Burleson: Sir, what determines the rise and fall of advancement quotas?

Cmdr. Poe: Well, the rise and fall of advancement quotas is all determined by vacancies in the fleet, current and planned vacancies. So, we work closely with community managers down in Millington to identify what those vacancies are and set our quotas to make sure we meet the vacancies in the fleet to keep community health good.

MC2 Burleson: The meritorious advancement program is in its second cycle. How does that affect the quotas for those who take the test?

Cmdr. Poe: Well now with the meritorious advancement program, or MAP, we now have three opportunities in a given fiscal year for Sailors to advance. We have the spring Navy wide advancement exam cycle, we have MAP, then we have the fall cycles; so those three opportunities are balanced in order to create opportunity for all rates in the Navy. We work very close with the community managers to make sure that this takes place.

MC2 Burleson: Looking forward, what can Sailors do to improve their chances to advance?

Cmdr. Poe: The best thing that a Sailor can do to improve their chances to advance is work hard, study hard, be that technical SME down on the deck plates within their division and their work center. They can study, study, get in the book and be prepared for when the Navy wide advancement exam cycle comes around. And the third thing they can do, is seek out those mentors, that LPO, that chief that can help them and guide their career.

MC2 Burleson: Sir, that’s all I have for you today. Thank you for being here and answering the questions.

Cmdr. Poe: Thank you very much for having me.

MC2 Burleson: And thank you all for watching. Be sure to read our story on Navy.mil to get the full number of quotas for the E-4 through E-6 advancement exam.