Armed Forces News

The Navy has released the January 2018 service-wide testing schedule for sailors eligible to advance to chief petty officer (E-7). The top 60 percent of sailors who take the January examination will be able to move forward to the next stage in the E-7 advancement process. First class petty officers who take the test, scheduled for Jan. 18, would learn in March if they can move forward. Sailors should prepare for the test by making sure their bibliographies are up to date. See Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 175/17 for more information, or visit these web portals:

•      Navy Advancement Center at
•      Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) website at under the credentials tab
•      My Navy Portal at