Navy Selection Board Tip - Review Your Record

Story Number: NNS110113-10Release Date: 1/13/2011 1:52:00 PM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Board season is underway and Sailors are reminded to check their records frequently to ensure all of their information is present and correct.

"Sailors can log on to BUPERS Online (BOL) any time to check their Official Military Personnel Record," said Kathy Wardlaw, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Records Management and Benefits Division director. "It's a secure and efficient way for Sailors to access the records information."

To check records, Sailors need only to go to and click on the "Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) - My Record" link. Navy performance evaluation continuity, awards, training and qualifications are the significant areas for Sailors to focus on when checking their OMPF for accuracy. BUPERSINST 1070.27B outlines all items that should be submitted to the OMPF on officer and enlisted personnel.

"The OMPF is used in selection board deliberations and as a historical, legal record of a Sailor's time in the Navy," Wardlaw said.

Recently submitted documents may not yet appear in a record. If a document was sent to NPC within the past 60 days, they may still be in processing, so do not resend. After 60 days, if the document still has not appeared in the OMPF, contact NPC (PERS-313) by e-mail to the organizational mail box at prior to resubmitting the documents.

A document will not be placed into the OMPF that was submitted directly by the Sailor. The servicing PSD or personnel office is the primary source for submitting documents (officer and enlisted) to the Navy Personnel Command for updating the OMPF.

"Board eligible personnel are encouraged to review their records six months prior to the date of any board they may be considered by," said Chris Zaller, Selection Board Support Division director. "This provides ample time to make permanent record corrections. If corresponding to a board, please ensure that you review and comply with the deadlines for submission listed in associated NAVADMINS, Instructions, etc., or ensure the correspondence is delivered to NPC prior to the convening of the board, as applicable. Documents submitted in this manner are not added to the OMPF."

According to Wardlaw, boards only view a member's OMPF, not the Electronic Service Record (ESR). The ESR is only a record of Sailors' data. The OMPF contains the permanent documents, or images, such as fitness reports with remarks. The ESR contains the FITREP marks, but not the FITREP form itself.

Wardlaw encourages Sailors to become familiar with both their OMPF and ESR by reviewing the information on CNPs records management website at

"Our goal has been to empower Sailors by providing almost instantaneous viewing of their records and providing the opportunity to notify NPC of official corrections online," Wardlaw said. "This improves records management for the entire Navy and ensures records are selection-board ready."

For corrections to any documents in the OMPF, review the Military Personnel Records frequently asked questions at
For additional assistance, contact NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC.

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