Final Multiple Score
Final Multiple Score, or FMS, is a calculation used by the United States Navy to determine whether or not enlisted sailors of the paygrades E-3, E-4, E-5, or E-6 are eligible to advance to the next paygrade. It involves six different categories that are each weighted by percentage, producing a total sum that is used to compare other sailors during a biannual advancement cycle.
In 2007, the Navy changed the computation of the FMS by adding points for the awarding of an associate degree or a bachelor's degree, and making periodic evaluations factor more heavily in the score. The following chart is used to produce the final multiple:
|Performance||E-4/E-5||(PMA x 80)-230||90 (42%)||116 (47.5%)||80 (50%)|
|E-6||(PMA x 80)-206||90 (42%)||116 (47.5%)||80 (50%)|
|E-7||(PMA x 50)-120||90 (42%)||116 (47.5%)||80 (50%)|
|Standard Score||All||Exam Score on profile sheet||80 (37%)||80 (33%)||80 (50%)|
|Service in Paygrade||E-4/E-5||SIPG+7.5||15 (7%)||17 (7%)|
|Service in Paygrade||E-6||SIPG+9.5||15 (7%)||17 (7%)|
|PNA Points||E-4 to E-6||PNA points from last 5 cycles||15 (7%)||15 (6%)|
|Education||E-4 to E-6||2 AA or 4 BA/BS||4 (2%)||4 (1.5%)|
|Awards||E-4 to E-6||Values in Navy Advancement Manual||10 (5%)||12 (5%)|
|Maximum Points Possible||214||244||160|
PMA is Performance Mark Average
PNA is Passed Not Advanced points
SIPG is Service in Paygrade
AA is Associate degree
BA/BS is Bachelor's degree
- Department of the Navy (2001). BUPERSINST 1430.13E. Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel.
- Department of the Navy (2007). "NAVADMIN 304/07". Department of the Navy, Bureau of Naval Personnel.