Full Time Support CAPT Selective Retention and CDR Selective Early Release from Active Duty Boards.
Full Time Support CAPT Selective Retention Board:
The FY-21 Selective Retention Board (#416) will convene 30 September 2020 and will consider for Gate 1 those captains promoted in FY-19 and for Gate 2 those captains promoted in FY16. NAVADMIN 124/19 announced the FY-21 board and is available to the right. Anyone desiring to submit additional information may use the generic template posted to the right. This includes “don’t pick me” letters if planning to retire. All correspondence needs to be received NLT than 10 calendar days before the board convenes (2359 on 20 September 2020).
Anyone not selected for retention at Gate 1 will be required to be released from active duty no later than 1 September 2022. Anyone not selected for retention at Gate 2 will be required to be released from active duty no later than 1 September 2021.
SECNAVINST 1920.6D requires Full Time Support (FTS) captains to be involuntarily released from active duty at the end of three years time-in-grade unless they are retained by a Selective Retention (SELRET) board. The board is held annually and is conducted using two “gates” grouping those eligible by their competitive category (Unrestricted Line, Human Resources, Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer, and Supply Corps). Gate 1 considers captains who are in their first full year time-in-grade and Gate 2 considers captains in their fourth year time-in-grade. Gate 1 retention allows a captain to remain on active duty through at least 1 September of the fifth FY following the FY of promotion. Gate 2 retention allows a captain to remain on active duty through 30 years of commissioned service or age 62, whichever comes first.
Full Time Support CDR Selective Early Release from Active Duty:
An FTS Commander SERAD Board is not expected to be held during FY21. The last SERAD board was held in FY-11.
When required, SECNAVINST 1920.6D allows the convening of an FTS Commander Selective Early Release from Active Duty (SERAD) board. The board is held by grouping FTS commanders by their competitive category and FY of promotion. Normally, FTS commanders become SERAD eligible during the fourth fiscal year after their date of rank. Those selected by a SERAD board will be involuntarily released from active duty by 1 September of the FY in which the board was convened, or by the 1st day of the 7th month following the month in which the board’s report was approved, whichever is later.
Recent Board Results:
FTS CAPT SELRET (total numbers including all competitive categories):
FY-20 Gate 1 – Eligible: 20 / Retained: 19 (95% opportunity)
FY-20 Gate 2 – Eligible: 11 / Retained: 7 (64% opportunity)
FY-19 Gate 1 – Eligible: 20 / Retained: 17 (85% opportunity)
FY-19 Gate 2 – Eligible: 13 / Retained: 8 (62% opportunity)
FY-18 Gate 1 – Eligible: 20 / Retained: 15 (75% opportunity)
FY-18 Gate 2 – Eligible: 12 / Retained: 8 (67% opportunity)