The Navy released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) plan, May 2, in NAVADMIN 109/18, increasing quotas and expanding commanding officers’ ability to recognize and advance top performing Sailors.
The updates to MAP are based on recommendations from senior enlisted leaders throughout the Fleet and include:
- Commands can use MAP E-4 quotas to advance Sailors from E-1 to E-2, E-2 to E-3, and E-3 to E-4.
- E-6 time-in rate requirement (TIR) is now one year. However, nuclear trained Sailors must still complete at least two years as an E-5. Commands can select an E-5 Sailor for advancement with less than one year TIR through their Budget Submitting Office (BSO) / designated echelon II (Ech II) endorsement.
- Commands can submit multiple MAP Certification Letters (MCL) during the MAP season. This ensures no command is holding up a MAP advancement in order to finalize all MAP command selects.
This year, MAP will account for approximately 15 percent of all E-4 through E-6 advancements, with 7,012 MAP quotas, an increase of 2,795 quotas from 2017.
Units will have 6,809 quotas with 203 quotas designated for the BSO. Advancement quotas by paygrade (Unit Identifier Code (UIC) and BSO) are:
- E-4 — 2,977
- E-5 — 2,512
- E-6 — 1,523
MAP open season will last from July 1 — Aug. 31, but commands are encouraged to begin the MAP selection process and submit their MAP Certification Letter (MCL) as early as possible.
The redistribution of unused MAP quotas will take place during the month of September.
For more information on MAP, including quotas by UIC, controlled rates information, forms, points of contact, and answers to frequently asked questions go to http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/career/enlistedcareeradmin/Advancement/Pages/MAP.aspx
MAP is one of Navy’s continuing efforts to modernize personnel systems and processes under Sailor 2025.
Sailor 2025 is the Navy’s program to improve and modernize personnel management and training systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. It is focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet.
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