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SUBJ/FY-19 SENIOR ENLISTED CONTINUATION BOARD//
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1610.10D, NAVY PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM.
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1160-120, HIGH YEAR TENURE.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces convening of the FY-19 Senior Enlisted
Continuation Board (SECB) on 3 December 2018. The SECB will carefully
consider, without prejudice or partiality, the record of every eligible
candidate and identify 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 considered
to determine 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).
a. Time in service
(1) Active Component (AC) and Full-Time Support (FTS) E7-E9 Sailors
with at least 19 years of active service computed from their active duty
service date to 31 August 2018 and 3 years time-in-rate
(TIR) as of 31 August 2018 will be considered by the SECB.
(2) Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Voluntary Training Unit
(VTU) E7-E9 Sailors with at least 20 years of qualifying service as of 31
August 2018 and three years TIR as of 31 August 2018 will be considered by
b. Fleet Reserve retirement approval
(1) All Sailors who, as of 16 November 2018, have either a Navy
Personnel Command (NPC) final authorization to transfer to the Fleet Reserve
or an approved request to retire on or before 1 September 2019 will be exempt
from the SECB. Approved requests will not be modified after 16 November
(2) Sailors 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 2019 will be considered by the SECB.
c. Sailors selected for Chief Warrant Officer (CWO) by the Limited Duty
Officer/CWO In-service Procurement Board held in January 2018 or selected by
the FY-19 advancement boards will be exempt from the SECB. CWO selectees who
decline appointment or are removed from the selection list prior to 15
November 2018 and meet all other SECB eligibility criteria will be considered
by the SECB.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 questions regarding recoupment, contact LCDR Robert Brown
(CNRFC N11) at (757) 322-2262, or e-mail at email@example.com.
4. Timeline of events and deadlines.
a. 1 October 2018. The Selection Board Eligibility Branch
(PERS-802) will forward the SECB eligibility list to Naval Education and
Training Professional Development Center (NETPDC (N321)).
b. 8 October 2018. NETPDC (N321) will publish the names of the eligible
Sailors to the Navy Enlisted Advancement System website, accessible by
command designated personnel at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil. Individual
Sailors may view their SECB eligibility at https://prod.neas.netc.navy.mil/
c. 8 October - 15 November 2018
(1) Sailors and commands must verify the eligibility list and ensure
any Sailor not eligible is identified and removed from the list by 15
November 2018. Absent action, these Sailors will remain eligible for the
board and will forfeit any waiver or appeal process.
(2) Commands shall verify the eligibility list weekly until
15 November 2018 as the list will be updated while NPC reviews eligibility
(3) Sailors who are on the eligibility list as of 16 November 2018
will be considered by the SECB. Requests for subsequent removal from the
list will not be approved.
d. 24 October 2018
(1) By this date, if an eligible Sailor is not listed, commands must
submit the Sailors name to PERS-802 requesting the member be added to the
SECB eligibility list. Requests for subsequent additions to the list of
eligible will not be approved.
(2) Submit eligibility changes via e-mail to PERS-802 to
e. 16 November 2018. Letters to the board (LTB) deadline.
LTBs must be received by the NPC Customer Service Center (CSC) by
2359 Central Standard Time (CST), 16 November 2018. See paragraph 5 for LTB
f. 3 December 2018. FY-19 SECB convenes.
g. TBD (Once results are released). Commanding officers (COs) will be
notified via PERSONAL FOR NAVADMIN that the results have been posted on
BUPERS Online (BOL) for command access only. COs have 7 calendar days to
notify and counsel those members not selected for continuation. See
paragraph 6 for counseling and other command responsibility guidance.
h. 16 March 2019
(1) 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 2019 or retirement date after 1 September 2019 must
submit a new request to PERS-836 or PERS-912 for a Fleet Reserve transfer
date of 31 August 2019 or earlier, or retirement date of 1 September 2019 or
(2) Last day for commands to submit operational waiver or readiness
appeal requests for their Sailors who were not selected to continue. See
paragraph 7 for guidance on waivers and readiness appeals.
i. 1 September 2019. 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
j. 1 December 2019. 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. LTB Guidance. A Sailors entire record is available for review in
determining whether a Sailor should be continued. Incomplete or incorrect
records may have an impact on a Sailors selection for continuation. Commands
should take proactive steps to ensure eligible Sailors records are properly
updated and that Sailors review their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF)
and Performance Summary Record (PSR) and submit a LTB as appropriate. Each
Sailor should review his or her OMPF and PSR and then exercise reasonable
diligence to ensure his or her record is complete and accurate prior to
convening of SECB in time. If the OMPF or PSR does not get updated in time,
Sailors should provide the missing or corrective documentation via his or her
LTB. Sailors should not submit a LTB to notify the board that everything is
complete and accurate in their record.
a. Sailors should check their OMPF and PSR for evaluation continuity.
Any evaluation gaps should be resolved by either submitting the missing
evaluations in an LTB or a statement in lieu of missing report per chapter 17
of reference (a).
b. Communication to the board must originate from the individual Sailor.
(1) The LTB may address any information that the Sailor considers
important. Sailors 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.
(2) The LTB must be either digitally signed using the Sailors
military identity certificate or signed with a hand-written signature.
Unsigned LTBs will not be presented to the board.
(3) Third party correspondence is any communication to the board
which is not accompanied by the Sailors signed LTB as a cover letter. Third
party correspondence will not be presented to the board. Commands are not
authorized to submit a message to NPC requesting information be presented to
(4) 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. To verify receipt of an LTB, go to
https://npccontactcenter.ahf.nmci.navy.mil/oa_html/npc.html or call the NPC
CSC. Late or unsigned LTBs may be accepted by NPC Selection Board Support
Division, but will not be presented to the board and no feedback will be
provided to the submitter.
(5) All LTBs and each enclosure must contain the Sailors full name
and full social security number. Sailors must verify that the correct board
number is on their signed cover letter. The board number is 19478.
c. The preferred method to submit a LTB is by encrypted e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed LTBs must be encrypted to protect
personally identifiable information. Trouble with file encryption does not
justify a late LTB.
(1) If unable to e-mail, Sailors 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-19 SECB 19478
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055
(2) Certified or registered mail is not advised due to delays in
(3) Sailors are authorized to submit more than one LTB vice waiting
until the deadline to submit one all-inclusive LTB.
Although multiple LTBs are authorized, Sailors should not duplicate
previously sent information.
6. Counseling and command responsibility
a. 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 this
NAVADMIN as authority, forward the counseling Page 13 to PERS-313 to be
included in the members OMPF. Page 13 format is available at
b. Commands shall immediately contact PERS-833 at
email@example.com 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.
c. 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 6 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 6 months
after return from IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization are encouraged to submit the date
of their choice. Seven days after 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.
(1) 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 ENLISTED-
firstname.lastname@example.org. IAMM/GSA/OSA/mobilization statement of understanding
format is available at http://www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-
(2) 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.
(3) In line with 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 6 months beyond their
demobilization date to complete the mandatory PDHRA.
(4) SELRES Sailors not reaching HYT and VTU Sailors shall remain in
the status held prior to mobilization tour.
d. Sailors awaiting final medical board or physical evaluation
proceedings who are 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 3 months of return to full duty status.
7. Waivers and readiness appeals. Waivers or readiness appeals shall be
requested only to mitigate a severe operational impact that could result in
potential mission failure, not for convenience of the Sailor or to allow for
transition leave/temporary duty period.
a. Operational waivers
(1) Operational waivers are limited to a maximum of 3 months.
(2) AC and FTS operational waivers are routed via the first flag
officer in the chain of command and approved by the Deputy Chief of Naval
(3) SELRES and VTU operational waivers are routed via the Echelon IV
Commander and approved by Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command
(4) Operational waiver format is available at http://
b. Readiness appeals. 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 Sailor. An approved readiness appeal will
remove the Sailors non-selection for continuation. A command may submit a
readiness appeal with concurrence of the Sailor via their respective chain of
command as stipulated below. Readiness appeals are approved by the Chief of
Naval Personnel (CNP). Readiness appeal format is available at
(1) Readiness appeals may only be initiated by the CO of a Sailor not
selected for continuation. Sailors who have been detached for cause, were
awarded non-judicial punishment/courts- martial, or have other adjudicated
misconduct between 2 December
2015 and 3 December 2018 are not eligible to be considered for a readiness
(2) 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
(3) Route AC and FTS appeal requests 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
(4) Route SELRES appeal requests through the administrative chain of
command via COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1) to the TYCOM. If the TYCOM recommends
approval, the request is forwarded to PERS-833 for further routing to CNP for
(5) Route VTU appeal requests 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 final
(6) 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. The TYCOM or COMNAVRESFORCOM
(N1) will forward an electronic copy of disapprovals to PERS-833 for record
(7) CNP decision is final and not subject to waiver/appeal to higher
(8) All Sailors who successfully appeal the non-selection for
continuation remain eligible for a later SECB as well as standard Navy
administrative separation processes.
8. Release of SECB results. Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active
Duty (DD 214). For AC/FTS Sailors, prepare DD 214 using the following
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.
9. Advancement and future continuation board consideration.
Sailors not selected to continue are ineligible for further advancement
consideration by enlisted selection or in-service procurement boards. Unless
approved for a readiness appeal, Sailors 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.
10. 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 21 September 2018. Point of
contact is PERS-805 at (901) 874-3223, or e-mail at
email@example.com. The application can be found at
11. General information regarding this board can be found at
12. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever occurs first.
13. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//