Forget 'up or out': New 'up and stay' program allows chief petty officers to extend careers

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Senior chief petty officers receive their new rank insignia during a frocking ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 15, 2018.  JOE BOGGIO/U.S. NAVY
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Senior chief petty officers receive their new rank insignia during a frocking ceremony aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush on June 15, 2018. JOE BOGGIO/U.S. NAVY

Forget 'up or out': New 'up and stay' program allows chief petty officers to extend careers

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published: August 10, 2018

Chief petty officers willing to serve additional sea duty, to take on tougher jobs and to pursue promotions can apply for waivers that extend their Navy careers beyond the time when they would be involuntarily discharged, the Navy said Thursday.

Under the Navy’s “up or out” policy, E-7s normally must retire after 24 years, E-8s after 26 years and E-9s after 30 years.

The new “up and stay” program aims to retain higher-ranking enlisted personnel who show ambition and are “willing to do the hard jobs with a sustained superior performance,” the Navy said in a statement.

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