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  1. CWO2 Bonnie Turner handles electrical cables in preparation for a magnetic treatment aboard amphibious transport dock Green Bay in August. Chief warrants are technical experts and hands-on problem solvers.

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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
    • CAREERS /

    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
    • CAREERS /
    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
  7. Vice Adm. Phil Davidson addresses the crew of the destroyer Ramage in April. Davidson has been nominated as the next head of Fleet Forces Command. Navy

    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.

    • Aug. 4, 2014
    • CAREERS /
    My Navy Portal is intended to be a 'one-stop shop for sailors,' officials say, allowing sailors to access personnel and training records on a single website. Navy

    One-stop career portal to launch in late 2015

    The Navy leaves service record management up to sailors, but sailors must now log into a slew of websites to do that effectively and they're demanding Navy leadership fix the problem.

    • Aug. 3, 2014
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

    A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks....

      8:22 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
  4. New rules for early exits

    Early outs are back. But before you pack your sea bag and head down the brow listen up: This isn't like any other early-out program. Officials aren't opening the doors to everybody....

      1:49 PM, May 19, 2014
  5. New rules issued for sailor evals and fitreps

    Sailors just got another reason to take care of their shipmates: If you don't, it'll be marked against you on your evaluation....

      2:01 PM, Aug. 29, 2013
  6. 7 tips for acing promotion exams

    The clock is ticking. The spring 2014 advancement exams start in less than a month and for those hoping to earn a crow or put on your next petty officer chevron, it's time to hit the books....

      3:48 PM, Feb. 23, 2014
  7. New rules for early exits

    Early outs are back. But before you pack your sea bag and head down the brow listen up: This isn't like any other early-out program. Officials aren't opening the doors to everybody....

      1:49 PM, May 19, 2014
  8. 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
  9. MCPON orders end to chief ‘induction'

    When it comes to the age-old tradition of putting on chief's anchors, your top enlisted leader has a tough new message: Cut out all the shenanigans for real this time....

      9:31 AM, Mar. 15, 2013
  10. Fiscal 2015 and 2016 board schedules

    The remaining fiscal 2015 and complete fiscal 2016 board schedule, which runs throughout fiscal 2015. Click here for the latest updates, and visit navytimes.com/careers for promotion/advancement news and lists of selectees....

      5:08 PM, Jul. 16, 2014
  11. 7 tips for acing promotion exams

    The clock is ticking. The spring 2014 advancement exams start in less than a month and for those hoping to earn a crow or put on your next petty officer chevron, it's time to hit the books....

      3:48 PM, Feb. 23, 2014
  12. Officers much happier than enlisted members

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      5:52 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  13. Riverine jobs open to women as combat exclusion lifts

    Women are officially joining the elite ranks of the brown-water Navy, leaving Navy SEALs as the sole Navy branch to bar females under combat exclusion rules....

      11:10 AM, Mar. 9, 2014
  14. Want a fast promotion? Go intel or medical

    Hoping to speed up your chances for promotion in an age of staff drawdowns and plummeting selection rates? Bone up on your intelligence skills or anatomy books....

      7:44 AM, Aug. 20, 2013
  15. Flying warrant officer program gets the ax

    The Navy has permanently grounded its 6-year-old Flying Warrant Officer Program, saying that though successful at turning enlisted sailors into aviators, the needs of the service have changed....

      7:07 AM, Aug. 26, 2013
  16. Boosted bonuses: New rules raise payout ceiling to $100K

    A new war is on the Navy's horizon, one for keeping the best people with the hottest skills in the ranks....

      8:22 AM, Apr. 21, 2014
  17. Congrats, commander! Active-duty O-5 line selections announced

    The following active duty line officers have been selected for promotion to commander, according to a fleetwide message, ALNAV 041/14, released Thursday:...

      4:13 PM, May 23, 2014
  18. 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....

      12:27 PM, Aug. 7, 2014
  19. 6 CAP fixes sailors want

    Sailors have a love/hate relationship with spot promotions....

      3:12 PM, Jun. 22, 2014
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