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Navy Exceeding FY 2023 Sailor Retention Goals, Says Q1 Data

Navy Exceeding FY 2023 Sailor Retention Goals, Says Q1 Data

Lt. Razvan Melen reenlists Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Braden Richardson in front of an MH-60S Knight Hawk attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 3 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., on May 12, 2022. US Navy Photo

The Navy exceeded retention goals for Fiscal Year 2022 and is on track to beat them in Fiscal Year 2023, according to data from the Office of the Chief of Naval Personnel obtained by USNI News. Read More

Top Stories 2022: Navy, Marine Corps Faced Tough Recruiting Environment

Top Stories 2022: Navy, Marine Corps Faced Tough Recruiting Environment

A recruit division marches in formation at Recruit Training Command on Dec. 29, 2022. US Navy Photo

This post is part of a series looking back at the top naval stories from 2022.

The Navy, like the other military branches, spent 2022 facing a bleak recruiting environment, one that is expected to be harder in 2023. Over the past year, the sea service introduced several new policies, from increasing age limits to new billet programs, aimed at getting new sailors and keeping the ones already in the Navy. Read More

Navy Pilot Program Temporarily Suspends High-Year Tenure for Enlisted Sailors

Navy Pilot Program Temporarily Suspends High-Year Tenure for Enlisted Sailors

Newly-pinned chief petty officers stand at attention while in formation during a chief petty officers pinning ceremony in the hangar bay of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76), in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 22, 2022. US Navy Photo

A Navy pilot program announced Thursday will temporarily suspend enlisted high-year tenure for two years, allowing more people to stay in the sea service. Read More

New Navy Senior Enlisted Marketplace Seeks to Realign Promotion System

New Navy Senior Enlisted Marketplace Seeks to Realign Promotion System

Nine newly Chief Petty Officers sing anchors away during a chief petty officer pinning ceremony aboard Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 21, 2022. US Navy Photo

This story has been updated to correct that the screening board creates the list of eligible E-8 sailors.

Senior enlisted sailors will now advance to new positions through a billet-based promotion system, the Navy announced Tuesday. Read More

New Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Honea Assumes Office

New Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Honea Assumes Office

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) James Honea delivers remarks during the MCPON Change of Office ceremony held at Mahan Hall, United States Naval Academy, on Sept. 8, 2022. US Navy Photo

James Honea became the latest master chief petty officer of the Navy during a change of office ceremony held at the Naval Academy last week.

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