SOYs Advanced To Chief
Congratulations to the Navy's newest Chief Petty Officers -- the Sailors of the Year who were automatically advanced to E-7 on Thursday. Here's the story.
I'm thinking there are three other ways to get advanced through the Petty Officer ranks without getting selected through the competitive exam process: automatic advancement to E-4 for people in certain 6-year enlistment technical fields, STAR re-enlistment that advances a PO3 to PO2, and the Command Advancement Program. I'm wondering if anyone has ever heard of anyone getting the "quadfecta": push-buttoned to E-4, STAR'd to E-5, CAP'd to E-6, and SOY'd to E-7. I'm guessing not, but I bet people have gotten 3 of the 4 fairly frequently.