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SUBJ/NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-25 NAVY RESERVE TRAINING AND ADMINISTRATION OF
THE RESERVE LIEUTENANT COMMANDER RETENTION AND CONTINUATION SELECTION
AMPN/REF A IS SECNAVINST 1920.6D, ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION OF OFFICERS.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Navy Reserve
Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) officer lieutenant commander
(LCDR) Retention and Continuation Selection Boards. The TAR LCDR retention
and continuation selection boards will convene, when required, immediately
following the corresponding FY-25 Navy Reserve TAR commander (CDR) promotion
Eligible TAR LCDRs on the Reserve Active Status List (RASL) who are fully
qualified to remain on active duty and meet the requirements in paragraph 3
will be considered for retention on active duty, and if required,
continuation on the RASL.
2. Effect of Failure of Selection for Promotion. A Navy TAR LCDR who twice
failed of selection (2XFOS) for promotion to CDR and whose name is not on a
promotion list is subject to involuntary release from active duty, and if
required, removed from the RASL in line with reference (a) enclosure (5)
paragraph 4b and 4c, unless the officer is retained on active duty and, if
required, continued on the RASL (1) under section 12686 of Title 10, U.S.
Code (18-year sanctuary for a regular retirement) or (2) by a TAR LCDR
Retention and Continuation Selection Board.
3. LCDR unrestricted line, restricted line, and staff corps:
a. 2XFOS LCDRs with less than 14 years of active service (YOAS) on the
date of mandatory release from active duty under paragraph 2.
Officers selected for retention and continuation will be retained on active
duty, and if required, continued on the RASL for a period of
3 years, subject to the limits of paragraph 3.e. Officers released from
active duty with less than 20 years of commissioned service
(YCS) may request affiliation as a drilling reservist in the Selected Reserve
(SELRES). To affiliate as a drilling reservist, contact
NRRC_RPAC_OFFICER@us.navy.mil. Officers released from active duty with 20 or
more YCS may request continuation on the RASL and may request consideration
for affiliation as a drilling reservist. To affiliate as a drilling
reservist, contact NRRC_RPAC_OFFICER@us.navy.mil.
b. 2XFOS LCDRs with 14-18 YOAS on the date of mandatory release from
active duty under paragraph 2. Officers selected for retention and
continuation will be retained on active duty, and if required, continued on
the RASL until eligible for a regular retirement under section 8323 of title
10, U.S. Code, subject to the limits of paragraph 3.e. Officers released
from active duty with less than 20 YCS may request affiliation in the SELRES
as a drilling reservist.
To affiliate as a drilling reservist, contact NRRC_RPAC_OFFICER@us.navy.mil.
Officers released from active duty with 20 or more YCS may request
continuation on the RASL and may request consideration for affiliation as a
drilling reservist. To affiliate as a drilling reservist, contact
c. 2XFOS LCDRs with 18-20 YOAS on the date of mandatory release from
Active Duty under paragraph 2. Retention Selection board action is not
required. Officers will be retained on active duty, and if required,
continued on the RASL, until eligible for a regular retirement under section
8323 of title 10, U.S. Code, subject to the limits of paragraph 3.e.
d. 2XFOS LCDRs with 20 or more YOAS on the date of mandatory release
from active duty under paragraph 2. Officers with 20 or more YOAS, who are
eligible for a regular retirement under section 8323 of title 10, U.S. Code,
will be retired.
e. In no case will any LCDR be retained on active duty or continued on
the RASL beyond the last day of the month in which the officer completes 24
YCS under section 14701 of title 10, U.S. Code or the last day of the month
in which the officer becomes 62 years of age, whichever is earlier.
4. Reserve TAR Officers on the RASL who meet any of the criteria in
paragraph 3 shall check BUPERS Online, via MyNavy Portal at
https://my.navy.mil/quick-links.html, after release of the respective
selection ALNAV message, to determine if they were selected for retention and
continuation. Once logged into BUPERS Online, click on
Advancements/Selection Boards and then on the appropriate officer
(Promotion/Continuation) board to determine the results.
5. Promotion selection board convening dates are as follows:
a. Reserve TAR O-5 Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board convenes 27
b. Reserve TAR O-5 Line Promotion Selection Board convenes 5 March 2024.
6. Correspondence addressed to the promotion selection board will not be
forwarded to a subsequent retention and continuation board for consideration.
Officers must communicate with each board separately.
7. Only eligible officers may communicate with a retention and continuation
selection board via the Letter to the Board (LTB) process. NAVADMIN 220/19
announced the introduction of a new application known as Electronic
Submission of Selection Board Documents (ESSBD), accessible through BOL.
ESSBD improves the speed, transparency, and confidence of receipt over other
LTB submission methods, such as hard copy and e-mail submitted letters and
a. ESSBD provides board candidates with the capability to electronically
submit LTBs in a standard, consistent format, with or without attachments,
and will allow the candidate to see (for content and clarity) exactly what
will be delivered and presented to the board.
b. To utilize ESSBD, candidates must access document services through
BOL at https://www.bol.navy.mil/. On-screen instructions will direct the
c. Submission and subsequent receipt acknowledgement for LTBs submitted
via ESSBD or other means does not constitute confirmation of eligibility for
the boards to which LTBs are submitted.
d. LTBs must be received by Navy Personnel Command not later than 2359
(central time zone) 10 days prior to the convening date of the respective
board, as noted below. Submitters are cautioned not to wait until the
deadline date to submit LTBs via ESSBD or other available avenues.
Selection Board Convening Date Due Date / Time
TAR Staff Ret/Cont Board 27 FEB 24 16 FEB 24 / 2359 CST
TAR URL/RL Ret/Cont Board 05 MAR 24 23 FEB 24 / 2359 CST
e. If sending a board package from a non-NMCI network (bumed.mil,
eu.navy.mil, etc.), please review procedures listed in NAVADMIN 220/19.
f. The written communication may call attention to the board, any matter
concerning the record of the officer that the officer considers important.
Written communication may include, as enclosures, correspondence from any
individual concerning the eligible officer. Correspondence not originated by
the eligible officer, including endorsement to the letter of the eligible
officer and letters written on behalf of that officer, must contain a written
acknowledgement by the eligible officer that he or she desires such
correspondence be presented to the board.
Correspondence without such an acknowledgement is considered third party
correspondence and will be returned without being presented to the board.
Classified correspondence will not be accepted.
8. Questions regarding LTB submission should be directed to MyNavy Career
Center by calling 1-833-330-MNCC (1-833-330-6622/DSN:
9. Questions regarding retention and continuation should be directed to Navy
Personnel Command PERS-801 at (901) 874-4533/DSN 882. Additional information
is also available at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
10. This NAVADMIN will be canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2024.
11. Released by Rear Admiral James P. Waters, N13.//