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Information for Selection Board Members and Recorders

Congratulations on your assignment.  

Board membership is a privilege, but carries with it great responsibility and legal obligations.  As a board member or recorder, you have a duty to maintain the independence and integrity of the selection board process, including the secrecy of the board membership that is not announced until the board convenes. You will receive additional written guidance separately. Failure to comply with that guidance is a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and will result in administrative or disciplinary action. 


Compulsory Pre-Training Requirement

A training module, compulsory for O-6 and below per CNPC direction, has been designed to familiarize you with the selection board process, tools, and regulations. Please indicate the date that you completed this training on your travel itinerary form.  More detailed training will be provided on the first day of the board.  

The training can be accomplished via TWMS.  COPY and PASTE the following links into your WEB Browser to complete each of the respective modules:

Alternatively, the training can be accomplished via SharePoint.  Access to SharePoint requires an iNavy account.   (Note: Non iNavy Account holders using the DOD.USER account to access this site are required to obtain an iNavy account effective 30 April 2016.)

1.  Prior to taking selection board training, if you do not already have a SharePoint account, you must apply for one.
2.  go to  (CAC required)
3.  Use UIC 00022
4.  In comments block, enter "account required in order to complete mandatory SharePoint training"
5.  If you do not have a email, then the process will provide guidance for submitting a SAAR-N.  Follow the SAAR-N guidance as instructed.  Ensure SAAR-N is signed by your supervisor.


To access the training,  Log on to:


You must notify the Special Assistant for Board Matters, LCDR Gueary, USN, as soon as possible if you have a spouse or direct relative that is eligible for the board to which you have been assigned or if you are unable to comply with your orders, for any reason.  LCDR Gueary may be reached at  You may not be relieved of this duty except as specified in BUPERSINST 1401.5A.  If you (or your current command) requests your removal from the board for any reason not directly specified in BUPERSINST 1401.5B, an email from the first Flag Officer in your chain of command, to the Special Assistant for Board Matters is required for submission to the convening authority for consideration


NSA Mid-South Information

An excellent source for additional information about NSA Mid-South can be found at:



Internet service is not available in the board spaces.  Complimentary WiFi service is available at Gateway Inn & Suites. 

Installing any Internet or networking software will disable EMPRS software and require a complete reinstallation of the workstation.

Four phone booths are located in the selection board spaces (room 129). 

Cell phones, Blackberries, personal laptops, cameras, etc., are prohibited in the board spaces.



Selection Board members and recorders make their own flight arrangements and lodging reservations at Gateway Inn & Suites.

A dedicated number (COM 1-901-233-5652) has been established exclusively for selection board members to make reservations (please indicate which board you are serving on when calling). All members are REQUIRED to stay in government quarters at NSA Mid-South, if available.

Check-in after 1500 and check out at 12 Noon.

Building 452 is the check-in point for all guests.  Rooms are pre-assigned prior to the day of arrival for O-7 and above only. Gateway Inn & Suites will provide a Certificate of Non-Availability (CNA) if government facilities are full and will coordinate commercial billeting arrangements for you. Gateway Inn & Suites understands that board schedules are approximate and that boards may be shorter or longer in duration. Scheduling of room assignments and accommodation of extended board schedules must be worked out with the Navy Inns. Recommend contact be made immediately upon receipt of orders.



There are gates on the north side (Navy Road) and the south side (Paul Barrett/385/Singleton Parkway) that provide access to NSA Mid-South:

North (Navy Road) Side

  - Willis Gate (Navy Rd) (Post 1) **ONLY 24/7**.  This gate is immediately across from the Navy Federal Credit Union on Navy Road.

  -South Side (Paul Barrett/385/Singleton PKWY)


Upon accessing the base in a rental car, the gate guard will either issue you a temporary pass or direct you accordingly.   You must have a valid ID card, copy of travel orders and rental car agreement.  All vehicles are subject to military police search.

Additional access/inspection measures are in effect randomly and are unannounced beforehand.

Flag Officers will be authorized commercial rental cars on their TAD orders. Rental car reservations should be made in conjunction with travel arrangements.

Board members, O-6 and below, will share a fleet of GSA sedans and vans which will be distributed equally between boards in session. A board recorder for each board will coordinate transportation assignment. No contract or Navy drivers will be provided. Individuals desiring their own transportation may request rental car authorization, paid for by their parent command.

Airport shuttle service to NSA  

The Shuttle pick-up/drop-off location is located on the Baggage Claim Level , 2nd island and third lane across from Terminal B. Look for a white, 24-passenger shuttle van located adjacent to BROWN sign WITH WHITE LETTERS marked "NSA Mid-South Shuttles".  Shuttles operate 8 times daily with an approximate 2.5 hour wait time between runs.

Refer to the shuttle schedule and maps provided to you SEPCOR. 

One-way service between bldg. #452 and #769 is provided.

Please utilize the shuttle service provided. Taxi fare between the airport and NSA typically runs $50.00 and will generally not be reimbursed.


Food Service

Complimentary "Continental" breakfast is available at the Gateway Inn & Suites.

Lunch and afternoon snack/refreshments are provided on all board work/duty days (typically mon-sat). 

Naval Support Activity Memphis Morale, Welfare & Recreation Department's "Helmsman Club" is a designated government meal provider, serving a  “buffet style” lunch from 1100-1300 in the board dining room on all board duty/working days.

Note: Personnel in a TAD/ADT status in support of boards receive Per Diem at the reduced rate (Proportional Meal Rate). Please carefully follow instructions relating to Lodging and Per Diem entitlements when preparing NROWS or DTS orders to avoid rework/delays/overpayments when processing your voucher.

Coffee Mess – Coffee and hot tea are available in the board wing. The cost is $5.00 per day.  You may purchase a "Navy Selection Boards" mug for an additional $5.00. 

No food is allowed in the board wing, however, beverages are allowed in a covered container.

If you are arriving late in the evening dining option are severely limited to non-existent.  Plan accordingly.


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