PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD DEFERMENT OF CONSIDERATION FOR THE FY-23 PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS FOR UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS:
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SUBJ/PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD DEFERMENT OF CONSIDERATION FOR THE FY-23
PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS FOR UNRESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS//
NARR/REF A IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 619, ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION
FOR PROMOTION: TIME-IN-GRADE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.
REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 14301, ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION FOR
PROMOTION: GENERAL RULES.
REF C IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1320.14, COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROMOTION PROGRAM
REF D IS SECNAVINST 1420.3, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY COMMISSIONED OFFICERS
REF E IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 611, CONVENING OF SELECTION BOARDS.
REF F IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 14101, CONVENING OF SELECTION BOARDS.//
RMKS/1. In line with recent reforms of the Defense Officer Personnel
Management Act (DOPMA), this NAVADMIN announces the opportunity for Active
Component (AC) and Full-Time Support (FTS) unrestricted line (URL) officers
to request to defer promotion selection board (PSB) consideration for the
fiscal year (FY) 2023 PSB and restates the policy and procedural guidance for
submitting a request.
2. References (a) through (c) authorize the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)
to approve the request of an officer to defer promotion consideration by a
PSB convened under references (e) and (f). Reference (d) delegates approval
authority to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve
ASN(MRA) may only approve a request if:
a. The basis for the request is to allow an officer to complete a
broadening assignment, advanced education, or another assignment of
significant value to the Department of the Navy or a career progression
requirement delayed by the assignment or education.
b. ASN(MRA) determines the exclusion from consideration is in the best
interest of the Department of the Navy.
c. The officer has not previously failed of selection for promotion to
the grade for which the officer requests the exclusion from consideration.
3. Eligible Officers. All AC and FTS URL officers who are eligible to be
considered as an in-zone or above-zone not previously considered, eligible
for promotion to lieutenant commander, commander, or captain in FY-23, who
meet one or more of the base requirements in paragraph 2.a and the
requirements of paragraph 2.c, may submit a request to defer PSB
a. Examples of broadening assignments include, but are not limited to:
(1) White House Fellowship.
(2) Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship.
(3) Federal Executive Fellowships (e.g., politico-military and
(4) SECNAV tours with industry.
b. Examples of advanced education include, but are not limited to:
(1) Competitive education programs (e.g., Olmsted, Marshall, Rhodes,
(2) In-residence Naval Postgraduate School or Naval War College.
(3) Equivalent service institutions or in-residence civilian
c. Examples of another assignment of significant value include, but are
not limited to:
(1) Defense or naval attach.
(2) The personnel exchange program.
a. Requests shall include:
(1) A description of the broadening assignment, advanced education,
assignment of significant value, or career progression requirement delayed by
the assignment or education.
(2) Justification for requesting PSB consideration opt-out.
(3) An endorsement recommendation from his or her commanding officer
b. E-mail requests to Bureau of Naval Personnel, Active Community
Managers (BUPERS-31) (email@example.com).
c. All requests must be received via e-mail no later than 24 August
d. Officers with assignments in excess of 12 months must annually
request to defer consideration for PSBs.
5. Staffing and review. Officer requests shall be reviewed by a panel of,
at a minimum, an Officer Community Management Branch (BUPERS-3) URL community
manager (for nuclear trained officers the Officer and Enlisted Nuclear
Programs Policy Branch (OPNAV N133), shall be included on the panel), a Navy
Personnel Command Career Management Branch (PERS-4) officer detailer, and one
additional officer, all senior to the officer requesting to defer PSB
consideration. The panel will forward its recommendation to ASN(MRA) via the
community sponsor of the officer and the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP).
6. Recommendations of PSB consideration deferment requests will be based on
the service of an officer in a broadening assignment, advanced education, or
assignment of significant value, overall performance history, and ability to
complete career progression requirements. In-residence graduate education
has been established as a career path requirement for the most fully
qualified, due course officers in year group 2015 and beyond, which in the
future is expected to address most cases that the deferral policy is intended
for. Therefore, this policy is not intended to mitigate non-traditional
detailing but rather is intended for the rare exceptions to normal career
7. URL community sponsor review. The URL community flag officer sponsor for
requesting officers shall provide a recommendation concerning all PSB
consideration deferral requests to ASN(MRA) via CNP. The community sponsor
should consider the documented performance history of the officer and ability
to provide future benefit to the Navy. For disapproval recommendations, the
community sponsor shall state the reasons for the disapproval recommendation,
which may include but are not limited to, too many *off-track* assignments,
performance issues, or failure to already screen for milestone prior to
8. CNP review. All recommendations to CNP shall include community flag
officer sponsor endorsements. CNP will review all relevant information and
recommendations and recommend approval or disapproval to the ASN(MRA) for
9. Officers will be notified via letter of approval or disapproval of their
request no later than 45 calendar days before the proposed convening date of
the first PSB of the FY promotion cycle.
10. Officers that are approved for PSB deferment, but are subsequently
determined to be below-zone, will be considered below-zone by the
PSB. Officers selected for promotion after deferring PSB consideration will
establish a new promotion year group based on their resulting date of
rank. Those officers will be considered by future administrative and
statutory PSBs with the new promotion year group. The records of officers
with approved deferrals of promotion consideration will not be identified or
made known to any administrative or statutory PSB.
11. For additional details and application procedures and templates, visit
the MyNavy HR website at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
Management/Boards/Active-Duty-Officer/ and then select Promotion Selection
Board Deferment (Opt-Out) Guidance. The point of contact for this matter is
Mrs. Kimberly Riddle who can be reached at (901) 874-2369/DSN 882 or via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
12. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or until
1 January 2022, whichever occurs first.
13. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//