Welcome to the Board Preparation Home Page. Our mission is to provide a single point source for all information you need to know to ensure your record is current and up to date prior to the convening date of any board you are eligible for.
Preparing for a statutory promotion board is different than most of the other boards conducted at NPC. An officer is eligible based on the annual "Zone Message" released by the Secretary of the Navy sometime in the December time frame. You do NOT have to submit an application or package. The law, (Title 10, US Code) mandates that officers will be considered at a prescribed time for promotion.
Review your record about 3 to 4 months before the board to ensure it is complete. For a POC and general information about checking on your record go to the Records Management website.
Preparation for an administrative board or a screening board is different than a promotion board.
For most, but not necessarily all, administrative boards you are eligible if you submitted an application or package to go before that board. The LDO/CWO Inservice Procurement is an example. Typically application packages must be prepared and submitted by a certain deadline in order to be considered.
Screening boards usually occur at certain points automatically in an officer's career. Therefore an individual may be considered by a screening board without any input by the officer. Some screening boards may require an application in order to be considered. Check with your detailer to see if any information is required from you by that board. It varies from community to community.