By Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Commands of the first group of Zone B Sailors selected for retention through Perform-to-Serve (PTS) will receive results by Aug. 28.
Based on the PTS results, 11,154 Sailors will be retained in their current ratings and 377 will be converted to other more critical ratings.
"The PTS results show that we are on the right track in sustaining a performance-based force," said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval personnel. "Less than one percent of those evaluated were separated as a result of PTS — an indicator that we largely have the right force with the right skills to accomplish our mission today and in the future."
Of the 489 Sailors being separated, 192 Sailors indicated they did not want to reenlist, 213 are E-3s and E-4s facing their high-year tenure gate and 84 are E-5s serving in overmanned ratings, who were not rated as top performers in recent performance evaluations.
"We value the service of our Sailors," said Ferguson. "Those with over six years of service who requested to reenlist, but are denied reenlistment, may be eligible for separation pay."
In addition, Sailors who were separated because they are in an overmanned rating or applied to a closed field are encouraged to continue naval service through the Navy Reserve.
PTS is a centralized reservation system that helps the Navy manage reenlistments of Sailors. The program was expanded in NAVADMIN 017/09, from first-term Sailors to all E-6 and below with 10 years of service or less.
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