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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. 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. 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
  3. 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
  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. Air Wing captain fired over alleged relationship with female junior officer

    The commander of Carrier Air Wing 17 has been fired in light of accusations he was having an 'inappropriate relationship' with a junior female officer within his chain of command, the Navy reported Saturday....

      1:43 PM, Sep. 23, 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. Former Gunston Hall CMC retires in wake of harassment report

    The former top enlisted sailor aboard the amphibious dock landing ship Gunston Hall is retiring after a Navy investigation revealed a pattern of sexual harassment....

      10:15 AM, Sep. 1, 2013
  8. Expert offers 7 last-minute tips for your test

    March means spring, college basketball brackets and advancement tests....

      10:10 AM, Mar. 9, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Corps outlines automatic-promotion incentive for first-term Marines

    For frustrated lance corporals and corporals in slow-to-promote or closed military occupational specialties, there is a means to pick up rank and potentially save your career make a lateral move into one of nine in-demand fields and receive an automatic...

      10:21 AM, Sep. 8, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Frigate XO sacked under new screening policy

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      5:56 PM, Apr. 5, 2013
  14. 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
  15. Joint Base Charleston getting new commander

    The military community at Joint Base Charleston is bidding farewell to commander Col. Richard McComb and welcoming a C-130 combat veteran in his place....

      8:45 AM, Aug. 29, 2013
  16. 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
  17. Navy overhauls spot promotions

    Thousands more sailors will soon be eligible to advance without the hassle of an advancement exam, and make the move up to 12 months early....

      4:18 PM, Sep. 15, 2014
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 599 officers selected for promotion

    The Air Force has selected 599 officers for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel....

      1:21 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
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