There isn't a way unless you are a federal employee and not military.
Answered - Human Resources Specialist Supervisor (Former Employee) - Odenton, MD
Ask all NSA employees that Question often and adjust to NSA goals.
Instead of promoting mediocre performers to managers, dismiss mediocre performers and refill with personnel who wish to work. Advance those who want to be advanced only. Just because you are an excellent performer does not mean you will be even a satisfactory manager.
Answered - Project Manager/Team Lead (Former Employee) - Fort Meade, MD
Answered - Computer Science Co-op (Former Employee) - Fort Meade, MD