I was looking at the July '06 blue book, and noticed that a trend I started watching last year hasn't changed. I realize that lineal standing won't (from what I've been told) make a differance until its time for selection to Captain, but I want to make sure this isn't an issue I need to start working on now. Since I graduated last year, I have been listed seperately (with the same date of rank, though) from the rest of my classmates. They are listed at the top of the list of those commissioned in May 2005, in order of standing at the time of graduation. I, on the other hand, am listed alphabeticaly with a lineal number considerably farther down the list. I didn't think it was an issue, becasue my understanding was that we would have new lineal numbers assigned based on performance at TBS, but six months later, the blue book says the same thing. I'd hate to think that a clerical error could delay advancement, but my instinct is to sit tight and wait a bit longer before poking deeper into this. I was just curious if any of you that have been around longer than me could clarify if/when the lineal numbers will be adjusted for TBS and whether this is something I should attempt to have corrected. edit: Having re-read the cover letter, I'm guessing that although I've passed the time on active service requirement for assignment of a new number, they haven't assigned any new numbers to personnel with commissioning dates of May '05 or later.