Navy launches Advancement-to-Position program

A recruit division commander at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes oversees recruits performing physical exercises during an intensive exercise in a berthing compartment at the Navy’s only boot camp.

The Navy announced the creation of a program with an advancement incentive to fill priority recruiter and recruit division commander (RDC) billets June 3, in NAVADMIN 122/19.

The Advancement-to-Position program will advance select Sailors to the paygrade of E-6 and provide them with pay commensurate with that paygrade upon reporting to their ultimate duty station, after completion of their required “C” school.

Sailors selected for advancement-to-position billets will receive permanent change of station (PCS) orders corresponding to the billet for which they are selected.

In order to be eligible for the program, all applicants must:

  • Be a second class petty officer (E-5) in the detailing window for rotation to shore duty
  • Have completed a minimum of six years of active service by their projected rotation date
  • Have achieved a standard score of 50 or higher on the March 2019 E-6 Navy-wide advancement examination (NWAE)
  • Be an Active Component Sailor

Sailors who apply for any RDC billet in the Career Management System – Interactive Detailing (CMS-ID) will be considered for all RDC billets, since all RDC billets offered under the program are located at Recruit Training Command (RTC) Great Lakes. Recruiting billets will be advertised for specific priority Navy Recruiting Districts (NRD) or Navy Talent Acquisition Groups (NTAG) and applicants will only be considered for billets at the specific NRD or NTAG to which they have applied.

All RDC and recruiter billets will require 36 months of obligated service from the completion of the applicable “C” school. E-5s selected for advancement to E-6 during the March 2019 NWAE cycle will not be considered for this program, however, applicants who have already been selected for E-6 may be contacted by their detailer to potentially fill other open billets as recruiters or RDCs.

Recruiter and RDC billets identified for the advancement-to-position program will be advertised via CMS-ID during the June/July 2019 application cycle.

In order to view all billets available for this program, Sailors must enter the correct Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) code for the desired position and select the “Advance-to-Position” category in the Optional Input portion of the CMS-ID Job Search page. Sailors interested in RDC positions must enter the “8RDC” NEC as an optional search input on the CMS-ID Job Search page and Sailors interested in recruiter positions must enter the “803R” NEC.

Advancement-to-Position candidates will be selected using a modified final multiple score (FMS). The applicant for each billet who has the highest FMS from the March 2019 advancement cycle will be selected for the program as long as they pass all special programs screening requirements.

Applicants are encouraged to begin the special programs screening process as soon as possible after submitting an application for the program in order to preserve alternate detailing opportunities, in the event they fail the screening process.

The initial program will advertise 20 RDC billets and 10 recruiter billets. However, Sailors can expect an expansion of job types and the number of billets available in the Advancement-to-Position program in the coming months.

For questions about program eligibility or specifics, contact MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at 833-830-MNCC/833-830-6622 or via e-mail at askmncc@navy.mil.

For complete information on the Advancement-to-Position program, read NAVADMIN 122/19.