MR for CPO
Chapter 5
-Career Information & Training-

Chapter 5 covers career information and training, roles, and functions of a Chief Petty Officer and retirement programs.

As a CPO one of your responsibilities will be to provide junior personnel with career information, and Navy benefits such as education programs, retirement information, and career development.

The Selective Training and Reenlistment STAR program offers career designation to first term members who reenlist and establish career eligibility for the following incentives:
- Guaranteed A or C School
- Guaranteed advancement to 2nd Class (if eligible) on completion of C school.
- Guaranteed advancement to 3rd Class after completion of Phase I of Advanced Electronics Field A School
- Selective reenlistment bonus (SRB) if eligible.

The Selective Conversion and Reenlistment (SCORE) program offers the following career incentives to members who reenlist for conversion to critically undermanned ratings:
- guaranteed assignment to A School with automatic rating conversion upon graduation.
- Guaranteed assignment to an appropriate C School
- Automatic advancement to 2nd Class upon completion of C School.

SGLI has coverage available while personnel are on active duty and up to 120 days after separation from the Navy.

Each person in the Navy earns 30 Days of paid leave each year.

Navy Mutual Aid Society is the only organization offering supplemental insurance.

Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) is paid to members as an incentive to stay in the Navy. The amount paid depends on how critically manned the rating may be. There are three separate zones:
- Zone A is for people who have completed 21 months of continuous active Naval service, but not more than 6 years of active military service, immediately preceding the date of reenlistment.
- Zone B is for people who have completed 6 but not more than 10 years of active military service immediately preceding the date of reenlistment.
- Zone C is for people who have completed 10 but not more than 14 years of active military service on the date of reenlistment.

Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides in-service financial assistance to personnel wishing to participate in voluntary off-duty education. TA pays 75% of tuition costs for all active duty personnel regardless of rank, pay grade, or length of service. TA will pay 100% of tuition cost for courses leading to a high school diploma.

Program for Afloat College Education (PACE) originally started for the crews of Polaris submarines so they could be provided with productive off-duty, off watch activity. The PACE program was expanded in the 1970s to include surface ships. The PACE programs is designed to provide ship board personnel with education opportunities comparable to those available to personnel stationed ashore.

National Apprentice Program is designed to provide a way for skilled Navy technicians to gain journeyman status with the Dept. of Labor in a recognized civilian trade.

The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) is a DoD agency that supports the voluntary education programs of each military services, including the reserves.

Under the Guaranteed Assignment Retention Detailing (GUARD) III program, you may be able to receive two guaranteed duty assignments. You must use the first Guard III assignment during your first reenlistment. The second Guard III assignment may be used anytime up to your 25th year of service.

The Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program offers a was for young sailors to join the officer ranks.

To be eligible for the Chief Warrant Officer Program (CWO) you must be CPO, SCPO, or MCPO and must have completed at least 12 years but not more than 24 years of active service.

To be eligible for the Limited Duty Officer (LDO) program, you must be serving as a PO1, CPO, or SCPO on 1 October of the years in which the application is made. (Note: if a PO1, the applicant must have served in that capacity for at least 1 year as of 1 October).
Also, you must have completed at least 8 years but not more than 16 years of active naval service.

PO1 applicants must complete all the requirements for advancement to CPO, with the exception of time in pay grade. They must also have successfully competed in the Navy-Wide Advancement exam. The candidate must have a final multiple at least equal to, or greater than, the minimum final multiple for PASS, SELECTION BOARD ELIGIBLE to be designated LDO SELECTION BOARD ELIGIBLE.

A college education is not required for the CWO or LDO program.

Chief petty officers are the technical authorities, experts, and supervisors within a rating.

Senior Chief petty officers are the senior technical supervisors within a rating.

Master Chief petty officers are the senior enlisted petty officers in the United States Navy.

Each selection board consists of a captain who serves as the president.

The Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) establishes a maximum quota for each rating. Keep in mind the selection board is not obligated to fill all quotas. The quotas will only be filled by the best qualified candidates.

The single most important factor influencing selection is sustianed superior performance of duty.

Only E-5 and above evaluations are filmed in your official record.

Fleet reserve consists of enlisted members of the regular Navy and Naval reserve that completed at least 20 years or active service in the armed forces. Members of the Fleet Reserve may be ordered to active duty without your consent. After you have completed 30 years of service (which includes active duty and Fleet reserve time combined) you will be transferred to the retired list.

Regular Navy Retired List includes any enlisted members of the regular Navy who have completed at least 30 years of active duty with federal service that may be retired upon application. As a retired member, you may be ordered to active duty in time of war or national emergency at the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy. You may not be ordered to active duty under any other conditions without your consent.

Naval Reserve Retired List is composed of members of the Naval Reserve who are entitled to receive retired pay (age 60). Naval Reserve members may be ordered to active duty without their consent but only by the Secretary of the Navy with the approval of the Secretary of Defense.

Retired reserve consists of reservists who have been transferred to the Retired Reserve List without pay.

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