Navy Announces Results of FY13 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board

Story Number: NNS130517-03Release Date: 5/17/2013 10:39:00 AM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Results from the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) performance-based board for continuation of senior enlisted (SECB) were posted in Bupers Online (BOL) for individual Sailor access, according to NAVADMIN 129/13, released May 16.

More than 8,000 active and Reserve senior enlisted Sailors reviewed by the FY13 SECB were selected for continuation.

The FY13 board convened Feb. 25 and considered 8,384 active duty, full-time support and Reserve candidates with more than 19 years of service and three years' time-in-grade for continuation who met eligibility guidance outlined in NAVADMIN 375/12. Of these eligible senior enlisted, 3,093 candidates were selected for continuation; 291 candidates were not selected for continuation or are in a hold status.

Senior enlisted considered by the FY13 board are classified in one of three categories in BOL:
S - Selected for continuation.
N- Not selected for continuation.
H- Not selected for continuation - In a hold status.

Sailors not selected for continuation must transfer to the fleet reserve or retire by Nov. 30 and will have access to the Navy's Transition GPS Program.

Like Perform to Serve for junior enlisted, and the Selected Early Retirement Board for officers, the senior enlisted continuation board is a force management measure, allowing Navy to retain the best Sailors while meeting current and future planned end-strength controls.

The senior enlisted continuation board is a performance-based board, meaning there are no quotas. The board is directed to select or not select as many senior enlisted for continuation as they deem appropriate within the guidance provided in the precept. Continuation of candidates with no documented substandard or marginal performance indicators in their record is presumed.

The precept can be found on the "Enlisted Continuation" page under the "Boards" section of the NPC website.
Commands may request operational waivers to mitigate severe operational impact resulting in potential mission failure, according to the message. Operational waivers are limited to a maximum of three months and must be submitted by June 30 is outlined in the NAVADMIN.

The message also outlines procedures for commanding officers to request a readiness appeal that will vacate the member's selection for non-continuation. The readiness appeal must focus on the negative impact to the unit or Force readiness if the Sailor is separated, not for the convenience of the Sailor. These appeals must be routed through the administrative chain of command to the TYCOM. If the TYCOM does not recommend approval the request is disapproved. If the TYCOM recommends approval the request must be submitted to Navy Personnel Command PERS 833 by June 30 for routing to the Chief of Naval Personnel for final disposition.

Formats for operational waivers and readiness appeals can be found at

For more information about the SECB, read NAVADMIN 375/12 and visit or contact NPC customer service center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC or

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Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens speaks to the Navy's 171st Senior Enlisted Academy during a visit to Naval Station Newport.
130128-N-IV546-004 NEWPORT, R.I. (Jan. 29, 2013) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens speaks to the Navy's 171st Senior Enlisted Academy during a visit to Naval Station Newport. MCPON met with the class to follow up on a task he challenged them with on a previous visit and further discuss the concept of developing leaders from his 'Zeroing in on Excellence' initiative. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Thomas L. Rosprim/Released)
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