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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 the convening of the Fiscal Year
(FY) 2020 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) on
9 December 2019. 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 3 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 results 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) E-7 through E-9
personnel with at least 19 years of active service computed from their
active-duty service date to 31 August 2019 and
3 years time-in-rate (TIR) as of 31 August 2019 will be considered by the
(2) Selected Reserve (SELRES) and Voluntary Training Unit
(VTU) E-7 through E-9 personnel with at least 20 years of qualifying service
as of 31 August 2019 and 3 years TIR as of 31 August 2019 will be considered
by the SECB.
b. Fleet Reserve/retirement approval
(1) All personnel who, as of 16 November 2019, have either a Navy
Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM) final authorization to transfer to the Fleet
Reserve or an approved request to retire on or before
1 September 2020 will be exempt from the SECB. Approved requests cannot be
rescinded after 16 November 2019.
(2) Personnel meeting all other eligibility requirements who have a
NAVPERSCOM approved transfer to the Fleet Reserve, retirement or Retired
Reserve (with or without pay) after 1 September 2020 will be considered by
c. Sailors selected for chief warrant officer (CWO) by the FY-
20 Limited Duty Officer and Chief Warrant Officer In-Service Procurement
Board held in January 2019 or selected by the FY-20 advancement boards are
not eligible and will not be considered by the SECB. CWO selectees who
decline appointment or are removed from the selection list prior to 15
November 2019 and meet all other SECB eligibility criteria will be
3. Critical Skills Retention Bonus (CSRB)/Selective Retention Bonus
a. AC or FTS Sailors not selected for continuation shall have the
unearned portion of any CSRB recouped based on the date of transfer to the
Fleet Reserve or retirement, whichever occurs first.
For questions regarding recoupment, contact Military Pay and Compensation
Branch (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 questions regarding recoupment, contact LCDR Robert Brown
(CNRFC N11) at (757) 322-2262, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Timeline of Events
a. Immediately following the release of this NAVADMIN, NAVPERSCOM,
Selection Board Eligibility Branch (PERS-802) will forward the SECB
eligibility list to Naval Education and Training Professional Development
Center (NETPDC (N321)). NETPDC (N321) will then publish the names of the
eligible candidates to the Navy Enlisted Advancement System website,
accessible by command designated personnel at
advancement-center/my-eso. Individual candidates may view their SECB
eligibility at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-advancement-
b. 24 October 2019
(1) By this date, if an eligible candidate is not listed, commands
must submit their name to NAVPERSCOM (PERS-802) requesting the member be
added to the SECB eligibility list. Requests for subsequent additions will
not be approved.
(2) Submit eligibility changes via e-mail to NAVPERSCOM
(PERS-802) at email@example.com.
c. No later than 15 November 2019
(1) Members and commands must verify the eligibility list and ensure
any Sailor not eligible is identified and removed from the board by 15
November 2019. 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 2019 as the list will be updated while NAVPERSCOM (PERS-
802) reviews eligibility issues.
(3) Sailors who are on the eligibility list as of
16 November 2019 will be reviewed by the SECB. Requests for subsequent
removal will not be approved.
d. 18 November 2019. Letters to the board (LTB) deadline.
LTBs must be received by NAVPERSCOM, MyNavy Career Center by 2359 Central
Standard Time. Additional guidance on submitting LTBs, waivers, readiness
appeals, counseling and command responsibilities, can be found at
e. 9 December 2019. FY-20 SECB convenes.
f. Once results are released, commanding officers (CO) will be notified
via PERSONAL FOR NAVADMIN that the results have been posted on BOL for
command access only. COs have 7 calendar days to notify and counsel those
members not selected for continuation. 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 in line with the
guidelines in paragraphs g through i.
g. 16 March 2020
(1) Last day for Sailors not selected to continue to submit a Fleet
Reserve, retirement or Retired Reserve (with or without pay) request to
NAVPERSCOM, Enlisted Retirement Branch (PERS-836) for AC and FTS or
NAVPERSCOM, Reserve Separations Branch (PERS-913) for SELRES and VTU.
Sailors who are not selected to continue who had previously requested a Fleet
Reserve date after 31 August 2020 or retirement date after 1 September 2020
must submit a new request to the appropriate office for a Fleet Reserve date
of 31 August 2020 or earlier, or retirement date of 1 September 2020 or
(2) Last day for commands to submit operational waiver requests or
readiness appeal requests for Sailors assigned to their command who were not
selected to continue. Refer to paragraph 5 for guidance on waivers and
h. 1 September 2020. 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 or Retired Reserve (with or
i. 1 December 2020. 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 or Retired Reserve (with or
5. 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 the 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 4
commander and approved by Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command
(4) Operational waiver format is available at
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 the convenience of the Sailor.
An approved readiness appeal will remove the Sailors non-selection for
continuation. A command may submit a readiness appeal with the 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 9 December 2016 and 9 December 2019 are not eligible to be
considered for a readiness appeal.
(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 NAVPERSCOM, Post Selection Board Matters Branch
(PERS-833) for AC and FTS for further routing to CNP for final disposition.
(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 NAVPERSCOM
(PERS-913) at firstname.lastname@example.org for further routing to CNP for final
(5) Route VTU appeal requests via the administrative chain of command
to COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1). If COMNAVRESFORCOM (N1) recommends approval, the
request is forwarded to NAVPERSCOM (PERS-
913) at email@example.com for further routing to CNP for final
(6) If the TYCOM (AC, FTS or 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 NAVPERSCOM
(PERS-833) for record retention.
(7) CNP decision is final and not subject to waiver or appeal to
(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.
6. 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. Point of
contact is NAVPERSCOM, Enlisted Continuation Boards Support Branch (PERS-805)
at (901) 874-3223, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application
can be found at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/career-planning.
7. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or cancelled,
whichever occurs first.
8. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//