R 101501Z JUL 17
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/JUL//
SUBJ/FY-18 SENIOR ENLISTED CONTINUATION BOARD//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1610.1D, NAVY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM. REF B
IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1160-120, HIGH YEAR TENURE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the FY-18 Senior Enlisted
Continuation Board (SECB) on 4 December 2017. The SECB will carefully
consider, without prejudice or partiality, the record of every eligible
candidate and not select for continuation those Sailors whose service is no
longer in the best interest of the Navy. Among many factors reviewed,
documented misconduct and/or substandard performance within the past three
years will be a consideration in determining whether to continue a board-
eligible Sailor. Examples include, but are not limited to, receipt of an
evaluation with an individual trait grade of 2.0 or below or any documented
circumstance related to performance that resulted in a Sailors inability to
perform in the rating or required duties (e.g., loss of a security clearance
in a rating that requires a member to maintain continuous eligibility).
2. Eligibility. Active Component (AC) and Full-Time Support (FTS) E7-E9
personnel with at least 19 years of active service computed from their active
duty service date to 31 August 2017 and three years time-in-rate (TIR) as of
31 August 2017, and E7-E9 Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Voluntary Training
Unit (VTU) personnel with at least 20 years of qualifying service as of 31
August 2017 and three years TIR as of 31 August 2017 will be considered by
a. All personnel who, as of 17 November 2017, have either a Navy
Personnel Command (NPC) approved request to transfer to the Fleet Reserve or
an approved request to retire on or before 1 September 2018 will be exempt
from the SECB. All requests must have final authorization, not a message of
intent. Approved requests will not be modified subsequent to 17 November
2017. Personnel meeting all other eligibility requirements who have an NPC
approved transfer to the Fleet Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or
without pay) after 1 September 2018 will be considered by the SECB.
b. Personnel selected for chief warrant officer (CWO) by the Limited
Duty Officer/CWO In-service Procurement Board held in January 2017 or
selected by the FY-18 advancement boards are not eligible and shall not be
considered by the SECB. CWO selectees who decline appointment or are removed
from the selection list prior to 13 October 2017 and meet all other SECB
eligibility criteria will be considered.
3. Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB)/Selective Retention Bonus (SRB).
a. AC/FTS Sailors not selected for continuation shall have the unearned
portion of any CSRB recouped based on date of transfer to the Fleet Reserve
or retirement, whichever occurs first. For questions regarding recoupment,
contact OPNAV N130D at email@example.com.
b. SELRES Sailors not selected for continuation shall have the unearned
portion of any SRB recouped based on the date of transfer to the Retired
Reserve. For question regarding recoupment, contact Mr. Rob ONeil (CNRFC
N1C2) at (757) 322-2490, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Timeline of events.
a. 2 October 2017. PERS-802 will forward the SECB eligibility list to
Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC (N321))
for publishing to the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website.
b. 9 October 2017. NETPDC (N321) shall publish the names of the
eligible candidates to NEAS website, accessible by command designated
personnel at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. Individual candidates may view
their SECB eligibility letter at
c. 9 October 17 November 2017. It is the member's and command's
responsibility to verify the eligibility list and ensure any Sailor not
eligible is identified and removed from the board by 17 November 2017.
Absent action, these Sailors will remain eligible for the board and will
forfeit any waiver or appeal process. Commands shall verify the eligibility
list weekly until 17 November 2017 as the list will be updated while NPC
reviews eligibility issues. Sailors who are on the eligibility list as of 17
November 2017 will be reviewed by the SECB. Requests for subsequent removal
will not be approved.
d. 13 October 2017. If an eligible candidate is not listed, commands
must submit their name to PERS-802 requesting the member be added to the SECB
eligibility list. Requests for subsequent additions will not be approved.
Submit eligibility changes via e-mail to the Selection Board Eligibility
Branch (PERS-802) to:
Ms. Elizabeth Vaughn (AC) at email@example.com
Ms. Dorothy Harris (FTS/SELRES) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
e. 17 November 2017. If a candidate chooses to submit a letter to the
board (LTB), the letter must be received by NPC Customer Service Center (CSC)
by 17 November 2017. A candidates entire record is available for review in
determining the candidates continuation status. Incomplete or incorrect
records may have an impact on the candidates continuation status. Commands
should take proactive steps to ensure candidates records are properly updated
and that candidates review their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) and
Performance Summary Record (PSR) and submit a LTB as appropriate. Each
candidate should review his or her OMPF and PSR and then exercise reasonable
diligence to ensure his or her record is complete and accurate. If the OMPF
or PSR does not get updated, candidates should provide the missing or
corrective documentation via his or her LTB. Candidates are not required to
submit a LTB to notify the board that everything is complete and accurate in
(1) Candidates should check their OMPF and PSR for evaluation
continuity. Any evaluation gaps should be resolved by either submitting the
missing evaluations in the candidates LTB or a statement in lieu of missing
report per chapter 17 of reference (a).
(2) Communication to the board must originate from the individual
candidate and must be accompanied under the candidates signed LTB.
(a) The LTB may address any information that the candidate
considers important. Candidates should not include items in their LTB that
are already included in their OMPF or PSR unless the OMPF version is
unreadable or the PSR is incorrect. Submitting a LTB to only state that the
candidates OMPF and PSR have been verified and are correct is not desired.
(b) The LTB must be either digitally signed using the candidates
military identity certificate or a hand-written signature. Unsigned LTBs
will not be presented to the board.
(c) Third party correspondence will not be permitted. Third party
correspondence is any communication to the board which is not accompanied by
the candidates signed LTB. Commands are not authorized to submit a message
to NPC requesting information be presented to the board.
(d) Information received that is not under a signed LTB or not
received by NPC CSC by the established deadline will not be presented to the
board. The time and date LTBs are received in the NPC CSC inbox (central
time zone) is the time and date used for deadline verification. To verify
receipt of an LTB, go to
https://npccontactcenter.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/OA_HTML/npc.html or call the NPC
CSC. Although late or unsigned LTBs may be accepted by NPC Selection Board
Support Division, they will not be presented to the board and no feedback
will be provided to the candidate.
(3) All LTBs and each enclosure must contain the candidates full name
and full social security number. Candidates must verify that the correct
board number is on their signed cover letter. The board number is 18478.
(4) The preferred method to submit an LTB is by encrypted e-mail to
email@example.com. E-mailed LTBs must be encrypted to protect
personally identifiable information. Trouble with file encryption or
certificate issues does not justify a late LTB.
(5) If unable to e-mail, candidates may use regular mail to the
addresses below. Mailed LTBs shall be on plain white paper and paper clipped
(no staples, binders, folders or tabs).
Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center
FY-18 SECB 18478
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055
(6) Certified or registered mail is not advised due to delays in
(7) Candidates are authorized to submit more than one LTB, vice
waiting until the deadline to submit one all-inclusive LTB. Although multiple
LTBs are authorized, candidates should not duplicate previously sent
f. 4 December 2017. The FY-18 SECB convenes.
g. TBD Once results are released. Once SECB results are approved,
commanding officers (COs) will be notified via PERSONAL FOR NAVADMIN that the
results have been posted on BOL for command access only. COs have seven
calendar days to notify and counsel those members not selected for
(1) Counseling shall be documented on NAVPERS 1070/613 Administrative
Remarks (Page 13) created through Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System
(NSIPS), Electronic Service Record (ESR) and witnessed by the CO (by
direction is not authorized). After counseling and signatures are obtained,
using the NAVADMIN for this continuation board as authority, forward the
counseling Page 13 to PERS-313 to be included in the member's OMPF. Page 13
format is available at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
(2) Commands shall immediately contact PERS-833 at ENLISTED
firstname.lastname@example.org if a Sailor not selected to continue has transferred or
is serving on an Individual Augmentation Manpower Management (IAMM), Global
Support Assignment (GSA), Overseas Contingency Operations Support Assignment
(OSA), or mobilization.
(3) After seven calendar days of the release to command triad, a
complete list of those selected to continue and those not selected to
continue will be available on BOL for individual access.
(4) Sailors with orders to or currently on an
IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization who are not selected to continue will be allowed to
complete their IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization tour and transfer to the Fleet
Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or without pay) following a maximum
period of six months after return from IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization tour to
complete the mandatory post- deployment health reassessment (PDHRA). Sailors
not selected to continue who desire to transfer to the Fleet
Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or without pay) less than six months
after return from IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization are encouraged to submit the date
of their choice.
(a) All Sailors with orders to or currently on an IAMM/GSA/OSA/
mobilization who are not selected to continue must complete a statement of
understanding and forward to PERS-833 at email@example.com.
IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization statement of understanding format is available at
(b) SELRES/VTU Sailors shall be assigned a Manpower Availability
Status code of "ACB" by the Naval Reserve Activity and are ineligible to be
identified for new mobilization orders.
(c) Per reference (b), SELRES Sailors who reach their high year
tenure (HYT) date while mobilized will be transferred to the VTU by the end
of the month in which the HYT date occurs and may continue on mobilization
orders. SELRES Sailors who are not selected to continue will be authorized
to remain in the VTU for a maximum period of six months beyond their
demobilization date to complete the mandatory PDHRA.
(d) SELRES Sailors not reaching HYT and VTU Sailors shall remain
in the status held prior to mobilization tour.
(5) Sailors awaiting final medical board or physical evaluation
proceedings not selected to continue shall be held in their current status
until disposition of their case. Within 30 days of disposition, Sailors
shall request to transfer to the Fleet Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve
(with or without pay). The effective date of retirement shall be within
three months of return to full duty status.
h. 16 March 2018. Last day for Sailors not selected to continue to
submit a Fleet Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or without pay)
request to PERS-836 for AC and FTS, or PERS-912 for SELRES and VTU. Sailors
who are not selected to continue who have requested a Fleet Reserve date
after 31 August 2018 or retirement date after 1 September 2018 must submit a
new request to PERS-836 or PERS-912 for a Fleet Reserve date of 31 August
2018 or earlier, or retirement date of 1 September 2018 or earlier.
i. 16 March 2018.
(1) Last day for commands to submit operational waiver requests for
Sailors assigned to their command who were not selected to continue. Waivers
shall be requested only to mitigate a severe operational impact that could
result in potential mission failure, not for convenience of the service
member or to allow for transition leave/temporary duty period. Operational
waivers will be limited to a maximum of three months. For AC and FTS
personnel, operational waivers are routed via the first flag officer in the
chain of command and approved by the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel (DCNP).
For SELRES and VTU personnel, operational waivers are routed via the echelon
IV commander and approved by COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1). Operational waiver format
is available at
(2) Last day for commands to submit a readiness appeal. All
readiness appeals are approved by the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP).
Readiness appeals shall be requested only to mitigate a severe readiness
impact that cannot be resolved via an operational waiver, not for convenience
of the service member. An approved readiness appeal will remove the members
non-selection for continuation. A command may submit a readiness appeal with
concurrence of the member via their respective chain of command as stipulated
below. Readiness appeal format is available at
(a) Eligibility. Readiness appeals may only be initiated by the
CO of a Sailor not selected for continuation. Members who have been detached
for cause or awarded non-judicial punishment/courts-martial or have other
adjudicated misconduct between 3 December 2014 and 4 December 2017 are not
eligible to be considered for the readiness appeal process.
(b) A readiness appeal shall focus on the negative impact to unit
or force readiness if the Sailor is separated, not for the convenience of the
(c) AC and FTS appeal requests will be routed via the
administrative chain of command to the type commander (TYCOM). If the TYCOM
recommends approval, the request is forwarded to PERS-833 for further routing
to CNP for final disposition.
(d) SELRES appeal requests will be routed through the
administrative chain of command via COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1) to the TYCOM. If
the TYCOM recommends approval, the request will be forwarded to PERS-833 for
further routing to CNP for final disposition.
(e) VTU appeal requests will be routed via the administrative
chain of command to COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1). If COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1) recommends
approval, the request is forwarded to PERS-833 for further routing to CNP for
(f) If the TYCOM (AC/FTS/SELRES) or COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1)(VTU)
does not recommend approval, the request is disapproved and is returned to
the requesting command. An electronic copy of disapprovals will be forwarded
to PERS-833 for record retention.
(g) CNP's decision is final and not subject to waiver/appeal to
(h) All Sailors who have successfully appealed the non-selection
for continuation remain eligible for a later SECB as well as standard Navy
administrative separation processes.
j. 1 September 2018. If not approved for an operational waiver, this is
the last authorized effective date for Sailors not selected to continue to
transition to the Fleet Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or without
k. 1 December 2018. If approved for an operational waiver, this is the
last authorized effective date for Sailors not selected to continue to
transition to the Fleet Reserve/retirement/Retired Reserve (with or without
5. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty (DD 214). For AC/FTS
Sailors, prepare the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active-Duty (DD
214) using the following entries:
Blk 23: Transfer to the Fleet Reserve or Retired (as applicable)
Blk 24: Characterization of service as warranted by service record
Blk 25: MILPERSMAN 1810-010 and current NAVADMIN directing
Blk 26: NBD
Blk 27: RE-2
Blk 28: Sufficient Service for Retirement
6. Advancement and Future Continuation Board consideration. Personnel not
selected to continue are ineligible for further advancement consideration by
enlisted selection or in-service procurement boards. Unless approved for a
readiness appeal, personnel not selected for continuation by this board are
ineligible for consideration by a future continuation board and shall be
separated per the guidelines in this NAVADMIN.
7. Board Membership. Command master chiefs are encouraged to apply to
become SECB members and non-eligible senior chief petty officers and chief
petty officers are encouraged to apply to become SECB recorders.
Applications must be received not later than 25 September 2017. Point of
contact is Mr. Patrick Marshall at (901) 874-3223, or e-mail at
firstname.lastname@example.org. The application can be found at
8. Point of contact for SECB execution is PERS-803 at (901) 874-2245/4540.
General information regarding this board can be found at
9. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever occurs first.
10. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//