A recruit listens as the recruit division commander yells at him at the Navy's Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Qualified E-5 sailors willing to fill recruiting and boot camp billets now have a non-exam route for promotion. (U.S. NAVY)
A recruit listens as the recruit division commander yells at him at the Navy's Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Qualified E-5 sailors willing to fill recruiting and boot camp billets now have a non-exam route for promotion. (U.S. NAVY)

Navy launches a promotion incentive to fill recruiting and other jobs

by Joshua Karsten
Stars and Stripes

MANAMA, Bahrain – Sailors could qualify for alternative petty officer first class promotions if they fill recruiting and recruit training billets, under a new Navy incentive program likely to expand to other jobs.

The new “advancement-to-position” opportunity for qualified petty officers second class was announced in a message signed Monday by the Navy’s incoming personnel chief, Vice Adm. John B. Nowell, Jr.

It allows sailors in their normal window for shore duty to apply to 20 recruiting and 10 boot camp billets for the June/July 2019 application cycle. The program is open to all active duty sailors, except those in nuclear and submarine ratings, with at least six years of service and a score of 50 or higher on the March exam for petty officer first class.

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.584457

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