The U.S. Navy has announced increased High Year Tenure (HYT) length of service (LOS) gates for command master chiefs. Effective 1 Jan. 2019, HYT policy is amended to reflect new LOS gates for rated Active Duty fleet (FLTCM), force (FORCM) and command (CMDCM) master chiefs and NEC qualified Full-Time Support (FTS) and Selected Reserve (SELRES) master chiefs: (1) all MCPO ratings except for CMDCM/FORCM/FLTCM will maintain the same HYT of 30 years; (2) the HYT for CMDCM has changed from 30 years to 32 years. HYT for the CMDCM of a 1/2-star flag/general officer has changed from 32 years to 34 years. The HYT for a CMDCM/FORCM/FLTCM (3/4-star flag/general officer) has changed from 35 to 36 years. MCPON HYT is unchanged at 38 years.
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