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News - 2011
Navy Releases FY-12 Continuation Board Results to Sailors 

From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Results from the Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted (SECB) were posted in Bupers Online (BOL) for individual Sailors access, according to NAVADMIN 054/12, released Feb. 14.

More than 7,000 senior enlisted Sailors reviewed by the FY-12 performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted were selected for continuation.

“A performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted Sailors with more than 19 years of active service is part of our continuing strategy to optimize the quality of those serving.  It focuses on retaining our top performers, while managing the force,” said Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk, chief of naval personnel.

The FY-12 board convened Dec. 5, 2011, and considered 7,684 active duty, full-time support and Reserve candidates with more than 19 years of service and three years’ time-in-grade for continuation who met eligibility guidance outlined in NAVADMIN 194/11.  Of these eligible senior enlisted, 7,091 candidates were selected for continuation; 593 candidates were not selected for continuation.

Senior enlisted considered by the FY-12 board are classified in one of three categories in BOL:
S - Selected for continuation.
N- Not selected for continuation.
H- Not selected for continuation – In a hold status.

Sailors not selected for continuation must transfer to the fleet reserve or retire by Sept. 30, 2012 and will have access to the Navy’s Transition Assistance Management Program.

Like Perform to Serve for junior enlisted, and the Selected Early Retirement Board for officers, the senior enlisted continuation board is a force management measure, allowing Navy to retain the best Sailors while meeting current and future planned end-strength controls.

The senior enlisted continuation board is a performance-based board, meaning there are no quotas. The board is directed to select or not select as many senior enlisted for continuation as they deem appropriate within the guidance provided in the precept. Continuation of candidates with no documented substandard or marginal performance indicators in their record is presumed.

The precept can be found on the “Enlisted Continuation” page under the “Boards” section of the NPC web site.

For more information about the SECB, read the NAVADMIN 194/11 and visit or contact NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or   

More information on transition assistance for separating Sailors can be found at


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