Team PA: MC Advancement Quotas
The Navy Personnel Command is revising the advancement quotas for MC3 from eight (9.09%) to 45
(51%). An error was made while calculating the number of quotas and was caught after the initial
The additional advancement quotas for MC3s is good news for the community, however, our
advancement numbers noticeably declined from the last cycle.
This cycle sees a 9.43% drop in MC1 quotas, a 25.87% drop in MC2 quotas, and a 39.43% drop in MC3
These drops are a result of less vacancies at the E4, E5 and E6 level.
As of April 18, the MC community was manned at 100%. But if you look at the different paygrades, it
shows some are over-manned.
- MC3: 97%
- MC2: 101%
- MC1: 105%
- MCC: 108%
- MCCS: 74%
- MCCM: 100%
The E5 and E6 over-manning affected the quotas from this cycle.
Looking into the near future, you can see that we are currently undermanned at MCCS and there were
eight quotas for MCCS this year. Good advancement numbers for MC Khaki's open up vacancies down
the paygrade scale.
We expect November 2014 quotas to be a little better than the March 2014 quotas but I don't expect
we'll see advancement rates as high as we did in 2013 for some time, especially if we continue to see
excellent reenlistment rates and our rating manning stabilize around 100%.
Even though the quotas have gone down, there is still opportunity. Exceptional performance, strong
study habits and a desire to work hard in our community will always be rewarded.
If anyone has any questions, comments or concerns, please send me an email.
Keep up the great work and I look forward to the advancement results being releasing soon.
MCCM(SW/AW/EXW) Jon McMillan
Senior Enlisted Leader, Navy Chief of Information MC Community Master Chief