By Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Maria Yager
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – A Navy message released July 21, provides further details on the upcoming Senior Enlisted Continuation Board.
While not all inclusive, NAVADMIN 211/09 lists some factors that indicate to those Sailors before the continuation board what the board is using as a measurement standard for continuation.
Those factors include documented misconduct and substandard performance including "significant problems" or "progressing" promotion recommendations, declining performance from the same reporting senior, failure to maintain physical fitness assessment standards, military or civilian convictions and non-judicial punishment, and documented administrative or personnel action for misconduct, such as DUI/DWI, spouse or child abuse.
Additionally the message directs commands to continue to verify the status of their eligible Sailors until the Sept. 1 cut off date. Changes in the eligibility pool will continue to occur as a result of selection boards, execution of overseas permanent change of stations orders, and other factors.
Announced in January by NAVADMIN 030/009, the fiscal year (FY) 2010 E7-E9 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board convenes Sept. 21 at Navy Personnel Command. Members not selected for continuation will transfer to the fleet reserve or retire no later than June 30, 2010.
This year’s continuation board will review the records of approximately 5,500 active-duty and full time support E7 through E9 personnel.
The performance-driven review of master chiefs, senior chiefs and chiefs with more than 20 years of service and three years time in grade will be similar to the continuation boards already in place for officers.
Exemptions to the FY-10 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board include Sailors with approved fleet reserve/retirement dates effective on or before June 30, 2010, those selected for advancement by the FY-10 senior and master chief boards, personnel selected for command senior chief/master chief by the FY-10 board, Safe Harbor participants and personnel with orders to or serving in the first two years of an overseas DoD area tour at the time of the board convening date. DoD area tours in the United States and District of Columbia are not exempt.
Additionally, personnel holding a nuclear, SEAL (special warfare boat operator, special warfare operator), explosive ordnance disposal technician or diver enlisted classification code, plus fleet, force and command master chiefs are exempt from the board.
Each eligible member is responsible for ensuring their record is correct and up-to-date with evaluations, awards and other appropriate information. Candidates may communicate with the continuation board by submitting a board package. Selection board packages provide candidates the opportunity to submit missing documents from the sections of their records that are viewed by the continuation board. Packages must be post marked not later than Aug. 17, 2009. Packages submitted to the E8 and E9 advancement selection boards will not be presented to the continuation board. Further guidance on submitting a board package can be found in NAVADMIN 096/09.
A list of personnel selected for continuation will be released in November. Commanding officers with personnel not selected for continuation will be notified so they may personally and confidentially notify the members.
More information is available in NAVADMIN 211/09, which should be read in conjunction with NAVADMIN 030/09 and 096/09 on the force stabilization page at www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/ForceStabilization/.