Navy Announces FY-19 Senior Enlisted Continuation Board

Story Number: NNS180706-08Release Date: 7/6/2018 8:52:00 AM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The fiscal year 2019 (FY-19) Senior Enlisted Continuation Board (SECB) will convene Dec. 3, according to NAVADMIN 159/18 released July 5.

The board has no quotas and is a performance-driven review of senior enlisted personnel conducted primarily by senior enlisted personnel to identify Sailors whose continued service is no longer in the best interest of the Navy. Among the many factors reviewed, documented misconduct and/or substandard performance within the past three years will be a consideration in determining whether to continue a board-eligible Sailor.

As outlined in the NAVADMIN, the board will review records of active component (AC) and full time support (FTS) E-7 to E-9 Sailors with at least 19 years of active service computed from their active duty service date as of Aug. 31, 2018 and three-years' time-in-rate (TIR) as of Aug. 31, 2018; and selected Reserve (SELRES) and voluntary training unit (VTU) E-7 to E-9 Sailors with at least 20 years qualifying service and three-years TIR as of Aug. 31, 2018.

Sailors who have a final authorization to transfer to the Fleet Reserve or an approved retirement request for Sept. 1, 2019 or earlier will be exempt from the SECB. Those Sailors selected for chief warrant officer (CWO) by the procurement board held in January 2018 or selected by the FY-19 advancement boards will not be considered by the SECB, however, CWO selectees who meet eligibility criteria and decline appointment or are removed from selection prior to Nov. 15, 2018, will be considered.

Naval Education and Training Professional Development Center will publish the names of board-eligible Sailors on Oct. 8, 2018. Command-designated personnel will be able to view their impacted Sailors on the Navy Enlisted Advancement System website at Individual candidates will be able to view their SECB eligibility at

Commands must review their FY-19 SECB listing for accuracy every week from Oct. 8 to Nov. 15, 2018. If an eligible candidate is not listed, or to remove someone from the list, commands must contact Navy Personnel Command (NPC) to make the required adjustment. Nov. 16, 2018, is the last day for commands to add or delete a candidate from the eligibility list. Any Sailor on the eligibility list after Nov. 16, 2018 will be reviewed by the SECB.

Board results will be posted on BUPERS On-Line for command access only, and commanding officers will be notified via a Personal For NAVADMIN when this occurs.

Sailors who are not selected for continuation must transfer to the Fleet Reserve or retire by Sept. 1, 2019, unless operationally waived by the deputy chief of naval personnel (for AC and FTS) or Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command, for SELRES and VTU. Sailors with an approved operational waiver must transfer by Dec. 1, 2019.

For more information, read the message at the NPC website at, visit the NPC enlisted continuation page at or call the NPC Customer Service Center at 1-866-U-ASK-NPC (1-866-827-5672).

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