I'd like to ask some of the Navy guys on here about this. How common is it to take 6 years to go from E-2 to E-3 and 6 years to go from E-3 to E-4? And did you have E-3's with eight years of service?
This is amazing to me. In the Army going from E-1 to E4 in two years is pretty much automatic and most make it quicker then that.
I'm not trying to bash anyone or turn this into a one service is better then the other thread. I just don't know much about the Navy or Coast Guard and was curious
January 27, 2012
Stars and Stripes|by Geoff Ziezulewicz
NAPLES, Italy -- Some junior enlisted sailors will have to make their next rank sooner than they do now, according to a new Navy policy announced this week.
As of July 1, changes to High Year Tenure will mean sailors at E-2 rank will have four years to make their next rank, down from six years, according to the Navy. E-3 sailors will now have five years instead of six to make E-4.
Also, for an E-3, passing the Navy-Wide Advancement Exam will no longer be enough to keep his rank for eight years, according to the Jan. 25 announcement.
As of July 1, active and full-time support E-2 and E-3 sailors with active service beyond the High Year Tenure mark will have to separate by March 31, 2013, unless advanced or waived, according to the Navy.