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  1. Capt. Burt Espe resigned as head of the Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme on Aug. 14. Navy

    Hueneme CO quits halfway through tour

    Capt. Burt Espe felt he wasn't cutting it as commanding officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center Port Hueneme, California. So in August, he did something no enlisted or officer could typically do with impunity: He quit.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  2. Boxall Navy

    Four flag officers assigned

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jon Greenert announced four new flag officer assignments Tuesday.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  3. Chief petty officer selectees meet with the retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Jim Herdt at the Senior Enlisted Academy in Newport, R.I., on Aug. 8. Sailors who want to advance to chief should take steps now to improve their chances. Lindsay Church/Navy

    Tips from the insiders on advancing to chief

    It's one of the hardest jobs that chief petty officers have counseling their E-6s who didn't select for chief petty officer.

    • Aug. 23, 2014
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    Sailors with higher education degrees advance faster, data show

    Get a degree or risk falling behind those who do.

    • Aug. 19, 2014
  4. Almost 8,000 chiefs face the ax

    Almost 8,000 senior enlisted must go before a continuation board later this year, which will determine whether they can continue to serve or must retire.

    • Aug. 17, 2014
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    Chief-selects head to their pinning ceremony aboard the flight deck of the dock landing ship Pearl Harbor in 2013. Before prospective E-7s can advance, they must go through a 'post-board scrub.' MC3 Samantha J. Webb/Navy

    Post-board scrubs ensure eligibility for advancement

    If you're picked for advancement or promotion by one of the Navy's many annual selection boards, big Navy will no longer look at your physical fitness record before giving you its stamp of approval that will now be up to your command.

    • Aug. 16, 2014
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    Army gets the most service switchers

    Switching services has slowed to a trickle since the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when hundreds of sailors and airmen were jumping the Navy and Air Force.

    • Aug. 15, 2014
  5. Vice Adm. William Moran, chief of naval personnel, has lunch with sailors Aug. 9 aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). MC3 Margaret Keith / Navy

    Navy personnel chief: No more enlisted retention boards during his tenure

    The Navy's top personnel officer said the two enlisted retention boards, which booted 2,946 sailors, fixed overmanning problems, but he also admitted it sowed mistrust in the ranks that persists.

    • Aug. 10, 2014
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    The 2011 enlisted retention boards separated 2,946 sailors, many of whom were mid-career sailors looking forward to retirement. The attorney for 300 of those sailors wants the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether their rights were violated. Lance Cpl. Laura Y. Raga/Marine Corps

    Booted sailors set sights on Supreme Court

    A group of 300 sailors separated by the 2011 enlisted retention boards is taking its case to the nation's highest court.

    • Aug. 9, 2014
  6. Congratulations, chief! The 2015 selection board results

    The career aspirations of 3,794 first class petty officers were given a huge shot in the arm today as the Navy released the names of the sailors chosen to become chiefs by the 2015 selection board.

    • Aug. 6, 2014
  1. Experts bust 5 advancement exam myths

    Sailors love scuttlebutt, and at just about every command, ashore and at sea, it ferries myths around the passageways about everything from Navy regs to the ship's schedule. Advancement exams are no different....

      10:19 AM, Mar. 2, 2014
  2. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  3. Re-up, now: More jobs eligible for bonuses in '14, faster approval available for some

    Lance corporals, corporals and sergeants who re-enlist in high-demand jobs could take home thousands in bonus cash up to $60,750, for some in fiscal 2014....

      1:37 PM, Jul. 2, 2013
  4. 11 flag officer moves announced

    The head of 5th Fleet has been nominated by President Obama for reappointment to vice admiral and to a new post as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans and strategy, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday....

      5:44 PM, Mar. 12, 2014
  5. Navy to realign some engineman ratings

    Nearly 2,000 sailors in the engineman rating will become machinist's mates by the end of fiscal 2013 and the days of the full-time support EN community are numbered. ...

      9:31 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
  6. 3-star nominated to head Fleet Forces Command

    The 6th Fleet boss has been tapped to return to the states to helm the Norfolk-based Fleet Forces Command, the Defense Department announced Monday....

      8:35 AM, Aug. 6, 2014
  7. 15-year retirement option opens again

    The 15-year early retirement option again will be offered to certain categories of active and reserve soldiers who are selected for involuntary separation in fiscal 2014 because of promotion passovers or drawdown-related force management programs....

      5:35 PM, Sep. 3, 2013
  8. Petty officer advancement winners, losers

    The petty officer advancement lists will hit the fleet later this week, but fewer sailors will be moving up as the advancement rates drop from record highs....

      7:50 PM, May 19, 2014
  9. Re-enlistment resurgence: Encouraging news on available boat spaces

    Following a chill in re-enlistment opportunities this year, those vying to remain in uniform can expect a resurgence for fiscal 2015, with significantly more boat spaces on the horizon for first- and subsequent-term Marines....

      2:06 PM, Mar. 18, 2014
  10. Go Navy Reserve, get cash: Officer and enlisted bonuses

    Active-duty officers who go Reserve are eligible for a $10,000 lump-sum bonus if they take jobs in the following paygrade/designator combinations....

      9:58 AM, Jul. 3, 2013
  11. Report: Fling in Italy sank flagship CO's career

    The 6th Fleet commander fired the skipper of his flagship in late 2012 for carrying on a monthlong extramarital affair in Gaeta, Italy, that was an open secret among his crew, according to details in a newly released Navy investigation....

      3:13 PM, Jan. 14, 2014
  12. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
  13. Air Force eases officer education requirements

    The Air Force will no longer consider advanced academic degrees when Line of the Air Force officers are up for promotion to lieutenant colonel and below....

      4:58 PM, Aug. 26, 2014
  14. Upcoming budget crunch could unravel new deployment plan

    Many ships are sailing on cruises far beyond the once-standard six or seven months, and Navy leaders are eager to make these long and often unpredictable deployments the exception....

      10:30 AM, Apr. 29, 2014
  15. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  16. Commanding officer, XO and senior enlisted firings

    A list of commanding officers, XOs and senior enlisted leaders who have been fired, sorted by year....

      10:22 AM, Jul. 3, 2014
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