posted on April 16, 2012 11:33
By limiting how long Sailors can remain in the Navy, the HYT program increases advancement opportunity for high-performing Sailors across paygrades and Length of Service (LOS). The following HYT LOS gates have been established based on pay grade:
- E1/E2 - Active-duty/Full-Time Support (FTS), 4 years; Reserve, 6 years;
- E3 - Active-duty/FTS, 5 years; Reserve, 10 years;
- E4 - Active-duty/FTS, 8 years; Reserve, 12 years;
- E5 - Active-duty/FTS, 14 years; Reserve, 20 years;
- E6 - Active-duty/FTS, 20 years; Reserve, 22 years;
- E7 - Active-duty/FTS/Reserve, 24 years;
- E8 - Active-duty/FTS/Reserve, 26 years;
- E9 - Active-duty/FTS/Reserve, 30 years.
Command master chiefs may exceed 30 years of service with certain provisions. HYT waiver requests are considered on a case-by-case basis for approval. Requests to continue beyond a Sailor's current HYT date in support of an urgent and immediate operational requirement, in a deployed or soon to be deployed unit, or in an undermanned rating have the best chance of being approved. All waiver requests for active-duty and Reserve Sailors must arrive at Navy Personnel Command (NPC) ten months prior to the service member's HYT date. MILPERSMAN 1160-120 is a revision of the HYT policy that will incorporate both active-duty and Reserve policy, and will be effective 1 July 2012. For more information, visit the HYT Web Page on the NPC website at www.npc.navy.mil/CAREER/RESERVEPERSONNELMGMT/ENLISTED/Pages/HYT.aspx or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or 1-866-827-5672.