SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy is looking for chiefs to help craft the next generation of advancement exams.

This week’s announcement comes on the heels of last month’s plans to revamp advancement exams for 2012 fall cycle for active and reserve sailors, according to a Navy release.

The reworked exams will limit general military knowledge to 25 questions and have 150 rate-specific questions, the release said. The new exams have to be crafted by March so study materials can be disseminated.

Navy officials are looking for well-rounded chiefs in one of the 43 ratings outlined in NAVADMIN 217/11, the release stated. Each rating’s test writer will visit Pensacola, Fla., on the Navy's dime for weeklong advancement exam development conferences, which will be held Oct. 1 through March 25.

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