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Coronavirus Disease 2019

Combat and Defend Against COVID-19 Virus

Navy Wide Advancement Exams Update

As a continued safety measure due to the coronavirus 2019
(COVID-19) outbreak, E-4 advancement candidates will not participate in an exam, but will be given the opportunity for advancement using an alternative FMS rank-order method, without the inclusion of an exam score from a proctored exam.

E-5 and E-6 advancement candidates will be administered the
NWAE utilizing testing windows vice single-day testing. These expanded testing windows will allow for smaller groups of test takers to ensure adequate social distancing can be maintained between testers at testing facilities, while maintaining the high standards and continued culture of learning that drive our enlisted advancement system.

For more details, see NAVADMIN ​326/20.


Relaxation of Grooming Standards

In order to minimize Sailors exposure to COVID-19 and adhere to social distancing, we have relaxed hair grooming standards (NAVADMIN 73-20).  This will ensure our Sailors do not have to go to a hair salon or barber shop and potentially be exposed.  All normal grooming standards for sideburns, hairstyles and shaving are still in effect.  

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