USS ENTERPRISE, At sea (NNS) -- As the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) conducts work-ups Aug. 31, the majority of senior enlisted Sailors aboard are facing the chief petty officer (CPO) continuation board which will determine whether or not they can continue their service.
CPOs with more than 19 years of service and three years time in rate await the results of the board convening Sept. 20 that will determine whether they meet the requirements for retention or separation.
The board reviews E-7 through E-9 performance over the past five years to indentify patterns of misconduct and marks of substandard or marginal performance.
"I think the performance-based continuation board is an excellent way to retain quality chiefs and provide opportunities for junior enlisted Sailors with sustained superior performance to advance," said Chief Navy Counselor (SW/AW) Ramous K. Fleming.
Among specific performance indicators the board will consider are:
Documented misconduct involving either the Uniform Code of Military Justice (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 of greater than 90 days.
Whether the Sailor's evaluation/fitness report during the period reviewed includes marks showing substandard or marginal performance.
The board considers these factors as well as others within each candidate's record and chooses to retain Sailors whose service is in the best interest of the Navy. NAVADMIN 276/10 contains the complete list of board consideration factors.
"Having the annual continuation board sends the message that you have to truly perform in order to continue your service to our great nation," said Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Dominic A. Musso. "You need to consistently strive to do more than what is expected and not settle for mediocrity."
Commands may re-verify their FY-11 enlisted continuation board eligibility listings until Sept. 1. Board-eligible Sailors must have submitted any correspondence to the board with a postmark by this date.
According to Musso, the purpose of the continuation board is to ensure the chiefs who are allowed to continue service are developing Sailors, enforcing standards and conducting themselves in a consistently professional and ethical manner.
Enterprise is conducting work-ups and flight deck operations in preparation for its upcoming deployment.
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