NEWS | July 21, 2015

Advancement profile notifications made easy

By Katrina Gergely Naval Education Training and Personnel Development Technology Center Public Affairs

The Navy Advancement Center announced a new service July 13, 2015 allowing Sailors to request to receive profile sheet updates via email.

The move by the Naval Education Training and Personnel Development Technology Center's information technology department, is geared toward reaching out to Sailors.

"This is another example of the Navy Advancement Center's mission to make the advancement system more user-friendly," said NETPDTC's Command Master Chief, Master Chief Electronics Technician James Berhalter Jr.

To access this service, Sailors can log onto the Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) home page and select Navy Advancement Center under the Career Management drop-down tab, then click on My Advancement to access the Advancement Profile Sheet link. At the top of the profile sheet, there is a block to enter an email address. Once entered, push the button Register for Email Notification. Users can also easily opt out of the automatic notifications at any time.

Once registered, candidates will receive an email every time an updated advancement sheet profile is generated due to a change in advancement status. The email directs the candidate to access their account. The benefit of signing up for notifications is the time and effort that it saves the Sailor.

"Prior to the email notification service being implemented, Sailors who were frocked had to spend valuable time each month checking NKO to see if their pay status had changed," said Navy Enlisted Advancement Execution Division Head Thomas Updike. "Now an email will be generated for anyone who signs up for the service, doing away with the need to check for that profile sheet notification."

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