The U.S. Navy is increasing its High Year Tenure policy for active component and Full Time Support E-4 through E-6 Sailors by two years. The updated policy, which sets the maximum number of years a Sailor may serve based on rank, will go into effect Aug. 1, 2017. The updated HYT changes for active and FTS Sailors are: (1) E-4: increases from 8 years to 10 years; (2) E-5: increases from 14 years to 16 years; and (3) E-6: increases from 20 years to 22 years. Sailors affected by this change to HYT who decide to continue their service in the Navy can take the September, cycle 236, Navy wide petty officer advancement exam or the January 2018 cycle 238 E-7 exam if they maintain advancement eligibility. Click here for complete information on HYT policy.
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