New Lateral Transfer and Redesignation Board Schedule Announced

Story Number: NNS181002-13Release Date: 10/2/2018 4:34:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Navy announced a new schedule and board sponsor for the biannual Lateral Transfer and Redesignation Board, Oct. 2, in NAVADMIN 246/18.

Effective immediately, the board will be conducted in February and August, with Bureau of Naval Personnel, Officer Community Management Branch (BUPERS-3) as the board sponsor.

Historically, the board has been held in June and November, with Navy Personnel Command, Officer Career Progression Department (PERS-8) serving as the board sponsor. 

Navy shifted the lateral transfer and redesignation board to August in order to increase the likelihood that officers receive promotion results prior to the August board results.

The process change, part of Navy’s Sailor 2025 personnel system modernization efforts, will better match officer skill sets with individual community needs.

A NAVADMIN announcing the convening and application deadline for the February 2019 Board will be released in the coming months.  Additional information will be made available on the NPC Lateral Transfer/Redesignation website at   

The lateral transfer and redesignation process is a key tool, by which the Navy manages the talents of its officers.  It provides flexibility in officer community manning and maximizes the Navy’s return on investment in officer training and education, by leveraging the specialized skillsets of officers throughout their careers. 

For more information on the board read NAVADMIN 246/18 at

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