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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
PASS TO OFFICE CODES:
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INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N1//
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SUBJ/ELIMINATION OF THE DISPLAY OF THE OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH DURING SELECTION
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/291453ZOCT18//
NARR/REF A IS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MEMORANDUM, IMMEDIATE ACTIONS TO ADDRESS
DIVERSITY, INCLUSION, AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN THE MILITARY SERVICES.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 265/18, REINSTATEMENT OF THE REQUIREMENT TO DISPLAY THE
OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH DURING SELECTION BOARDS.
REF C IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1070-20, OFFICER OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL
REF D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1070-180, OFFICER PHOTOGRAPHS.//
RMKS/1. In line with reference (a), this NAVADMIN cancels reference (b). As
part of reference (a), the Secretary of Defense has prohibited the use of
official photographs for all officer promotion selection boards and selection
board processes pertaining to assignment, training, education and command.
2. The Officer Career Progression Branch (PERS-8) has complied with
reference (a) beginning on 31 August 2020. A future change to reference (c),
will reflect the elimination of the display of the officer photograph (Field
Code 2) as outlined above.
3. The requirement to maintain an officer photograph in the official service
record will continue to exist in line with reference (d). The point of
contact for photo submission to Official Military Personnel File is Records
Management and Policy (PERS-313) at (901) 874-3407/DSN 882.
4. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
5. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//