New Navy High Year Tenure Policy

The new changes to the Navy's High Year Tenure (HYT) program took effect July 1, 2012. The changes apply to all active-duty, Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors. HYT sets the maximum number of years an enlisted Sailor may serve based on rank before he or she must advance, separate or if eligible, retire. The new HYT limit for E-1 and E-2 active-duty and FTS Sailors is four years, and the new HYT limit for E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors is five years. E-1, E-2 and E-3 active-duty and FTS Sailors who are already past the modified HYT limit as of July 1 will be separated by March 31, 2013 unless they receive a HYT waiver or are advanced to a paygrade with a higher HYT limit. For more information, visit the HYT Web Page on the NPC website or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or 1-866-827-5672.

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