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**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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Can anybody describe to me the process you go through to strike a rate?

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Here is the offical Navy rules for striking for a rating....

http://www.persnet.navy.mil/ReferenceLibrary/MILPERSMAN/1000Militar...

A little up date on that, is that they don't look at the CREO anymore they go though a program called FLTRIDE to see what is open for them to try to strick into. 
Thanks Angie....  That's good info to know....
Hit me up if you want details on the program. 

Shipmate:

 

I am guessing you are in UNDES school or on leave. 

Once you get you to your first command, you will meet with your CCC and COC, they will show you what you are qualified for.  While you are on board you will be assigned one division to work in, but if you want to go see what the other division do you do that on your off time. 

After you have been on board 12 months you can request to go to an "A" School.  IF there is an opening. than you request an "A" School, BUT that doesn't mean you will get it as there are limited openings. 

If you get to E3 and you are eligable to take the exam, you can reqest to take an exam in some rates.  Not all rates allow you to just take an exam.  BUT again, that doesn't mean you will get approved to take the exam, there are only so many openings for people to take the exam.

 

Al the information to see what is open for either getting to school or taking the exam is in a program called FLTRIDE which the CCC has access to.

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