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Performance Boards Readies to Review Senior Enlisted 

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – The fiscal year 2012 performance-based senior enlisted continuation board will convene Dec. 5 and Navy Personnel Command will compile the list of eligible Sailors Aug. 31.

According to NAVADMIN 194/11, active, Full Time Support and Reserve E-7 to E-9 Sailors with 19 years of service and three years time in rate as of Sept. 1 will be considered by the board.

“Performance is the key,” said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port. “The Navy requires our senior enlisted to lead Sailors and enforce our standards. One of the major ways they do this is by living our standards and conducting themselves professionally and ethically.  Those master chiefs, senior chiefs and chiefs out there who achieve great success through team and personal performance set the example for others to follow.”

The board will focus on performance within the last five years or since advancement to current grade, whichever is later. Among the specific performance indicators the board will consider are:

* Documented misconduct involving either UCMJ (non-judicial punishment) or civilian offenses;
* Moral or professional dereliction such as relief for cause or detachment for cause;
* Continuity gaps in evaluation/fitness reports greater than 90 days;
* Evaluation/fitness reports with marks suggesting substandard or marginal performance;
* Any documented circumstance related to performance which results in a Sailor's inability to perform in his or her rating or duties.

“The board will look at these factors and the entire record,” Port said. “They will use their judgment when determining who to select for continuation. Bottom line: we want to keep the Sailors who are best for the Navy.”

Some senior enlisted who otherwise meet the time in service and grade criteria will be exempt from the board. These Sailors include:

* Sailors with an approved transfer to the Fleet or Retired Reserve;
* Selectees for command senior and master chief;
* Personnel enrolled in Safe Harbor;
* Fleet, force and command master chiefs, chiefs of the boat and command senior chiefs if the Sailors possess the Navy Enlisted Classification Code (NEC) 9580, 9579 or 9578;
* Sailors with nuclear NECs;
* Sailors with orders to, or serving in the first two years of an overseas or Department of Defense area tour at the board convening date.

The Naval Education and training Professional Development and Technology Center will publish the names of board-eligible Sailors on Sept. 15. The names will be posted to both the Navy Enlisted Advancement System website at and on Bupers Online (BOL) at for command representatives to view. Individuals can view their board eligibility profile sheet on Navy Knowledge Online Advancement Center Page  at by selecting “Enlisted Retention Board Eligibility Profile.”

Candidates’ correspondence to the board must be received by Nov. 15. Any letters must be originated by the eligible Sailor. This date is also the last day for commands to resolve eligibility issues and problems. Sailors who are on the list on this day will be considered eligible for review and requests for removal after this date will not be approved.

Once the continuation board results have been approved, commanding officers will have seven days to notify and counsel those members who have not been selected for continuation. Sailors who are not selected must submit their Fleet Reserve or retirement paperwork by May 15, 2012, with an effective date no later than Sept. 30, 2012.

For more information, read the message at the NPC website at or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672).


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