I am an OSVET. Came to navy a few months ago, knocked down to E3 due to a six year and one month separation. Had several years of E4 time in rate. Came in the PriseR program, so this past cycle I sat for the E4 exam. I was fortunate to pass and advance. At the moment command is telling me, and the advancement manual seems to confirm it, that my E4 clock restarts now. Obviously not the end of the world as a reserve, however I am in my late thirties, hold a masters, starting a doctorate, have a management position in civilian job. Passed PRT and am on track for a very strong eval.
My question is assuming my commands interpretation of the situation and my reading of the manual is correct are there any CO level maneuvers that could waive six months of time in rate so I could sit for, hopefully pass the e5 exam, and be frocked/advanced in this upcoming March cycle. Particularly given the fact I was an E4 for many years and had I reenlisted just one month earlier we wouldn’t be having this conversation.
My rates quota is around 50 percent and I feel very confident I will make the cut, and it would open up some better mobilization and collateral duties that I am anxious to take advantage of. Not really worried about the monthly difference in pay.
Is this kind of aggressive, and would it be viewed as negative by command staff, since we are really talking about six months difference ?
My CO gets really amped about promotions and awards so I feel like if there is a route to go, he would be all for it.
Where are the PSC’s ?
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