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Kate Is Clueless: Navy Promotions & Pay


I've had a letter , and I can't answer the question.  With all you smart and wonderful readers out there, I'm sure someone can help.

Hi Kate, My husband was selected for Master Chief this year and is in the number X spot out of X. That was on May 23, 2013. We have yet to get paid, can you please find some information on this. The last read I could find on this was where it stated 3% per month. We would have gotten paid by now so I am very confused.
Well, I thought I knew the answer, until I started looking for some references.  Then, I realized that I have no idea.  The best stuff I could find is at the Navy Advancement Center Facebook page, in a note:
The CNO provides monthly pay increment quotas. These quotas are uploaded into the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) and spread across all ratings by pay grade. Selectees are advanced by Final Multiple Score, not exam Standard Score (SS) for (E4/5/6). Selection Board advancement is by seniority ranking (E7/8/9) by rating. Once your pay date is determined, your Profile Sheet will be updated with the actual date of advancement. If your profile sheet status says SELECTEE, then you are not getting paid that month. Check it again the first week of the next month.

Starting in October 2010, Sailors selected for advancement to E4, E5 and E6 advance at a rate of 3% per month for the first five months of the six-month pay increment. The remaining 85% advance in the final month of the advancement cycle.

The pay increments for each exam cycle are as follows -

JAN (Active) and FEB (SELRES) E7 has 12 pay increments - Sep (current year) through Aug (following year) FEB (SELRES) and MAR (Active) E4/5/6 has 6 increments - Jul (current year) through Dec (current year) AUG (SELRES) and SEP (Active) E4/5/6 has 6 increments - Jan (following year) through Jun (following year) NOV (Active and SELRES) E8/9 has 12 increments - Jul (current year) through Jun (following year)

This didn't help me much, so I read all 74 comments.  They confused me even more!

So, readers, can you help?  If you could explain this in a clear, easy-to-understand way, I would be very appreciative!  Thanks.


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