ELIMINATION OF THE DISPLAY OF THE OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH DURING SELECTION BOARDS​

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SUBJ/ELIMINATION OF THE DISPLAY OF THE OFFICER PHOTOGRAPH DURING SELECTION 
BOARDS// 
 
REF/A/DOC/DOD/14JUL20// 
REF/B/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/291453ZOCT18// 
REF/C/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/01JUN19// 
REF/D/DOC/COMNAVPERSCOM/23JUL07// 
 
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 
FILE.   
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  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 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.// 
 
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