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Senior Enlisted Marketplace (SEM)


The Navy announced changes to the enlisted advancement system in NAVADMIN 261/22. The message announced a fundamental shift in how enlisted sailors will be advanced, using a billet-based advancement system, beginning with Active Duty Senior Chief Petty Officers who are eligible to participate in the Active Duty Master Chief Petty Officer selection board process Spring 2023. 
•    This process better aligns Sailor talent with unit job requirements and seeks to advance Sailors who are committed to staying Navy. The change also aims to reduce disruption to Sailors, families, and commands when Sailors are realigned to positions that match their paygrade outside of their normal permanent change of station timelines.
•    During the transition period, as we stand up billet based advancement and operationalize the Senior Enlisted Marketplace, the Navy will continue efforts to correct paygrade misalignments in Senior Enlisted paygrades through the Senior Enlisted Assignment Optimization process.
•    Command Senior Enlisted Program, Nuclear, Musicians and Navy Special Warfare (Special Warfare Operators (SOs) and Special Warfare Boat Operators (SBs)) Sailors are not affected by this change and will remain under their respective legacy board and distribution processes.
•    The next several years will see incremental changes in policy and information technology systems to support the Navy’s eventual transition to a fully billet-based advancement system.

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