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News - 2011
Senior Enlisted Continuation Board Results Released 

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- More than 96 percent of candidates reviewed by the Navy's Senior Enlisted Continuation Board were selected to continue service, according to Navy officials Dec. 1.

"Performance is the priority," said Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval personnel. "Based on the selection criteria, the board recommended for selection those candidates considered fully qualified to serve in their current pay grade and rating."

Of the 9,096 eligible active duty, full-time support and Reserve candidates reviewed, 8,760 members were approved for continuation.

According to the precept, which outlined what information board members may or may not consider from a record, "documented misconduct" and "substandard performance" were the primary reasons a Sailor should not be selected for continued service.

Some examples of substandard performance or misconduct include "significant problems" or "progressing" promotion recommendations, declining performance from the same reporting senior, military or civilian convictions and non-judicial punishment.

After the board concluded, Sailors not selected for continuation were personally notified by their commands prior to the results posting on BUPERS Online. Members not selected for continuation will retire no later than June 30, 2011.

The Senior Enlisted Continuation Board is a performance-driven review of master chiefs, senior chiefs and chiefs with more than 19 years of service and three years time-in-grade.

Candidates can now check their status at

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