Phase I Enlisted Retention Board Results Available to Sailors

Story Number: NNS111121-13Release Date: 11/21/2011 1:09:00 PM
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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Sailors considered by Phase I of the Enlisted Retention Board may now view their retention status on BUPERS Online, according to NAVADMIN 354/11.

The Phase I ERB reviewed the records of ERB-eligible E-4 and E-5 Sailors from 31 overmanned ratings. The board was charged with reviewing each candidate's official military personnel file and any correspondence submitted by the member to identify the best qualified Sailors to receive the finite number of retention quotas available in a fair and transparent manner.

Sailors considered by the board are classified in one of three categories in BOL.

S- Selected for retention
N- Not selected for retention
C- Selected for rating conversion.

ERB Phase II, for E6-E8 Sailors, adjourned Oct 27. Phase II results will be reviewed by BUPERS for conversion opportunities prior to release. Commanders will notify ERB Phase II Sailors in the same manner as Phase I.

Sailors not selected for retention will have access to the Navy's transition assistance management program and other benefits for members who are involuntary separated. This assistance will be proactive, comprehensive, tailored and supported by every level of the chain of command.

"If you've served in the Navy, you've been a good military team member, and we want to give you and your families the best possible transition benefits," said Rear Adm. Martha Herb, director of Personal Readiness and Community Support.

"If you are not selected to stay in the Navy, you can succeed on the outside with your proven military values, education, training, and experience. The transition tools we're providing for separating Sailors will help you hit the ground running and get off to a good start."

As outlined in NAVADMIN 332/11, Sailors separating due to the ERB will be eligible for the following enhanced transition benefits:

-Targeted outreach assistance from various transition service providers.

- Navy COOL will approve waivers for Sailors with less than one year remaining on active duty to allow Sailors time to obtain civilian licenses and certifications aligned with their job or rating prior to their transition;

- Sailors assigned overseas will be afforded a minimum of 60 days in the continental United States prior to separation to ease their transition into the civilian sector;

- A contract for civilian hiring assistance beginning in January of 2012 will provide outplacement services, including pre-separation transition coaching, resume writing, job interview preparation and job search assistance for ERB separating Sailors.

Sailors and their family members are also encouraged to access the full range of stress management resources available to them during this transition, including their command leadership, ombudsmen, medical and mental health specialists, and counselors at Fleet and Family Support Centers. Information about Navy chaplain support is available at

Education, relocation, counseling and stress control resources are also available through Military One Source at

Sailors are also encouraged to visit Navy Personnel Command (NPC)'s transition assistance information page at, which features links to several programs for separating Sailors, including Shipmates to Workmates, Credentialing Opportunities On-Line, TurboTAP and Selected Reserve opportunities. Sailors and commands can also find a link to The Transition Assistance Handbook which explains key transition benefits for all transitioning Sailors.

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Sailors and Marines man-the-rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while entering Pearl Harbor for a port visit.
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