09 Feb 2024
The Navy has modified the way enlisted Sailors advance in rate. Part of the goal is to replenish hard to fill billets, especially at-sea billets. The other goal is to advance Sailors who are committed to the Navy.
Billet based advancements will place the qualified Sailors in billets that have critical gaps at sea. This is a competition based selection whereas the Sailor is competing for a particular job that allows for advancement once the requirements have been met and the Sailor has reached his new destination.
Meritorious Type advancements allow the commanding officer to advance the most talented Sailors in pay-grades E5 and below to the next higher pay-grade. Quotas are allocated to commands based on authorized billets E3 through E5.
Incentive programs inlude priority shore duty placement and monetary compensation while still being eligible for career sea pay (CSP) and sea pay premium (SPP) if eligible.
The purpose of MAP is to advance the most qualified Sailors to the next pay-grade outside of the advancement cycle. Through MAP, deckplate leaders have a voice in helping select the most qualified Sailors in their command. MAP currently comprises of 20% of total advancements.
Paygrades: E5 and below
SEM is a program that will ultimately include all Chief Petty Officers. Currently only E-8 are being screen in this phase. To advance to the next higher pay-grade, successfully screened Chiefs must be matched to a position via MyNavy Assignment (MNA). The goal is to better align qualified Chiefs with command requirements and to advance those Sailors committed to staying in the Navy.
DMAP is a set of personnel policies designed to improve fleet manning in sea-intensive ratings. Its goal, through various programs, is to reward Sailors in sea-intensive ratings to stay in the Navy and stay on sea duty.
DMAP 4+3 benefits apply to Sailors who complete a 4-year Apprentice (E4 and below) Sea Tour followed immediately by a 3-year Journeyman (E5) Sea Tour.
Paid monthly throughout entire 3 year Journeyman tour. $200 to $800 per month depending on location and sea duty type.
A2P: E4 eligible (PNAed on E5 exam) applies for 3 year Journeyman assignment and advances upon arrival.
CA2P: An E4 eligible (PNAed on E5 exam) Sailor is nominated by their CO to fill a vacant or soon to be vacant PO2 billet onboard the current sea duty activity. All CA2P requests will be submitted in MNA via a Member Realignment Request (MRR).
CSDC: Adds 1 credit per month of sea duty. Resets to 0 upon transfer to shore duty. Provides priority in the detailing marketplace.
All incentives can be combined with Career Sea Pay, Sea Pay Premium and SRB.
DMIP is a monetary incentive payable to Sailors that execute the DMAP 4+3 sea duty option. Sailors eligible for DMIP will earn additional monthly pay for the entire 3-year Journeyman (E5) Sea Tour. DMIP payments will begin on the 49th month of sea duty and continue each month through the 84th month. Initial DMIP rates will range between 200 dollars and 800 dollars per month. A Sailor who is earning the average DMIP rate of 500 dollars per month would receive $18,000 in additional incentive pay over the 3-year journeyman (E-5) sea tour.
That is on top of the $21,300 in career sea pay (CSP) and sea pay premium (SPP) for Sailors assigned to ships company for their 3-year journeyman (E-5) sea tour. In total, a Sailor who executes the DMAP 4+3 sea tour option could earn an extra $39,300 or more in DMIP, career sea pay (CSP) and sea pay premium (SPP).
A2P Program allows for Active Component E-4 and E-5 Sailors to apply for select E-5 and E-6 jobs when in their detailing window. This program does not allow for rates listed in DMAP. Sailors selected for A2P will be permanently advanced and paid upon reporting to an A2P job at their ultimate duty station, following successful completion of any required en-route training.
Sailors selected for A2P also maintain eligibility for all other advancement programs that they would be eligible for even after selection for A2P, and may advance sooner via any other advancement program for which they are selected. Sailors selected for an A2P assignment will receive permanent change of station (PCS) orders, if required, in line with current detailing business rules.
CA2P allows commanding officers to retain their top performing E-4 Sailors who are eligible for advancement to E-5 PNAed by permanently advancing them to E-5 to fill a vacant, or projected to become vacant, E-5 position within their command before entering MNA. Sailors must obligate to sufficient service, through extension or reenlistment, to complete a minimum of seven years at the command.
This consist of a 4-year apprentice (E-4 and below) sea tour plus a 3-year journeyman (E-5) sea tour (DMAP 4+3 sea duty option.) This is in addition to any associated training required to transition from apprentice to journeyman. CA2P replaces the Meritorious Advancement Program (MAP) for E-4 advancement to E-5 in the four DMAP Phase I ratings and will only be available to afloat commands. CA2P provides Sailors additional opportunity to remain in the same geographic location.
CSDC is a non-monetary incentive that will accrue as a Sailor remains on sea duty. All sailors on sea duty now earn CSDC and start accruing credits when reporting to sea duty. Initially, one (1) month on sea duty equates to one (1) CSDC. Sailors with the most CSDC will have priority over Sailors with less CSDC when applying for a shore duty assignment giving them an edge in shore duty assignment. CSDC is reset to zero once they have reported to their shore duty command. CSDC pauses if a Sailor goes on Limited Duty (LIMDU) or due to pregnancy.
SEA2P offers advancement incentive to active component E-7 and E-8 willing to take critical at-sea billets. The goal is to keep deploying units mission-ready by filling billets in Naval Air Forces and Surface Forces. Senior Fleet and type commander staff will convene a selection board to select those who are best and fully qualified Chiefs and Senior Chiefs for priority sea billets primarily within the Nimitz Strike Group, the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, and USS George Washington.