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Time in grade

Posted by Marcus on January 06, 2001

In Reply to: Time in grade posted by joel on January 06, 2001

: What is the specific meaning of the phrase "time in grade"? Thanks.

: In the Navy, when a sailor has sufficent time in grade and can pass service wide exams, he/she is then eligible for promotion and more responsibility. Time in grade refers to time spent at a certain pay grade or rank. At least that's how American squids used to refer to it.