FY12 ACTIVE COMPONENT UNRESTRICTED LINE CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARD

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R 122143Z JAN 11

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SUBJ/FY12 ACTIVE COMPONENT UNRESTRICTED LINE CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER SELECTIVE 
EARLY RETIREMENT BOARD//



RMKS/1.  THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY HAS APPROVED THE CONVENING OF AN
FY12 ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) UNRESTRICTED LINE (URL) CAPTAIN AND COMMANDER 
SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT (SER) BOARD IN JULY 2011.  ALL OFFICERS MEETING 
STATUTORY ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN PARA 5 IN THE GENERAL UNRESTRICTED 
LINE, SURFACE WARFARE, SUBMARINE WARFARE, SPECIAL WARFARE, SPECIAL OPERATIONS, 
GENERAL AVIATION, AND AVIATION WARFARE COMMUNITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED BY THE 
SER BOARD.

2.  HIGH RETENTION, REDUCTION IN OFFICER BILLETS AND LOW ATTRITION AMONG AC 
URL SENIOR OFFICERS HAS RESULTED IN AN EXCESS OF THESE OFFICERS.  A SER BOARD 
WILL BE CONDUCTED TO BALANCE THE FORCE, REDUCE SENIOR OFFICER EXCESS, AND 
ENSURE SUFFICIENT SENIOR OFFICERS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE RIGHT TIME IN THEIR 
CAREERS TO SERVE IN CRITICAL FLEET BILLETS.  THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE 
RECORD OF EVERY ELIGIBLE OFFICER; CONSIDERATIONS IN DETERMINING WHERE 
RETIREMENT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE NAVY WILL INCLUDE LEADERSHIP, 
INTEGRITY AND PROVEN AND SUSTAINED SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE.

3.  THE SER BOARD COMPLIES WITH STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS OF TITLE 10, UNITED 
STATES CODE, SECTION 638 AND CONFORMS TO DODI 1332.32 AND SECNAVINST 1920.60 
AS A MEANS TO MANAGE OFFICER STRENGTH EXCESS.

4. CURRENT PROJECTIONS INDICATE THE SER BOARD WILL SELECT APPROXIMATELY 100 
CAPTAINS AND 100 COMMANDERS FOR EARLY RETIREMENT.
THESE NUMBERS MAY BE ADJUSTED BASED ON THE VOLUME OF VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT 
REQUESTS RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE BOARD. THE SER BOARD WILL CONSIDER THE RECORDS 
OF THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS:
    A.  ALL AC URL CAPTAINS WITH AT LEAST FOUR YEARS TIME IN
    GRADE
AS OF 1 JULY 2011 AND WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON A LIST OF OFFICERS RECOMMENDED FOR 
PROMOTION.
    B.  ALL AC URL COMMANDERS WHO HAVE TWICE FAILED FOR PROMOTION
    TO
O-6 AND WHOSE NAME IS NOT ON A LIST OF OFFICERS RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION.

5.  BY LAW, THE SER BOARD CANNOT CONSIDER THE RECORDS OF OFFICERS WITH 
STATUTORY RETIREMENTS IN FY11 OR FY12, WHO ARE ON A RECOMMENDED PROMOTION 
LIST, OR HAVE AN APPROVED FY11 OR FY12 VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT.  FURTHER, 
OFFICERS CONSIDERED BY THE FY12 SER BOARD MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED AGAIN FOR A 
PERIOD OF FIVE YEARS.

6.  A SEPARATE NAVADMIN IDENTIFYING THE SENIOR AND JUNIOR IN ZONE OFFICERS 
ELIGIBLE WILL BE RELEASED 30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENING OF THE JULY 2011 SER 
BOARD.  THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS RECOMMENDED TO GO BEFORE THE BOARD AND SELECTED 
FOR EARLY RETIREMENT WILL BE BASED ON ACTUAL FY11 END STRENGTH, FY12 STRENGTH 
AUTHORIZATIONS AND APPROVED FY12 VOLUNTARY RETIREMENTS.

7.  STAFF AND RESTRICTED LINE OFFICERS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THIS BOARD. 
FUTURE USE OF SER BOARDS WILL BE EVALUATED ANNUALLY, BY GRADE AND COMMUNITY.

8.  OFFICERS WHO WISH TO BE EXEMPTED FROM CONSIDERATION BY THE FY12 SER BOARD 
MAY SUBMIT A VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REQUEST NLT 1 APRIL 2011 WITH A REQUESTED 
RETIREMENT DATE OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 OR EARLIER.
ONCE THE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REQUEST IS APPROVED, THE OFFICER WILL BE REMOVED 
FROM CONSIDERATION BY THE BOARD.  THESE REQUESTS MUST CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING 
SUBJECT LINE:  "VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT REQUEST PER NAVADMIN 006/11."  RETIREMENT 
SUBMISSION TIMELINES OUTLINED IN MILPERSMAN ARTICLES 1800-020 AND 1810-020 ARE 
HEREBY WAIVED FOR REQUESTS TO BE EXEMPTED FROM BOARD.  ALL OTHER RETIREMENT 
REQUESTS OUTSIDE OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS NAVADMIN WILL ADHERE TO THE 
MILPERSMAN RETIREMENT SUBMISSION TIMELINE REQUIREMENTS.  ONCE A RETIREMENT 
REQUEST IS APPROVED, IT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE 
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY.

9.  OFFICERS SELECTED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY NOTIFIED AFTER 
SECNAV APPROVES THE BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS. THE TARGET DATE FOR COMPLETION OF 
REVIEW AND NOTIFICATIONS OF SELECTED OFFICERS IS 1 SEPTEMBER 2011.

10.  OFFICERS SELECTED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT MUST, BY LAW, RETIRE NO LATER THAN 
THE FIRST DAY OF THE SEVENTH MONTH FOLLOWING SECNAV APPROVAL OF THE BOARD 
RECOMMENDATIONS.

11.  PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) POLICY.
    A.  OFFICERS UNDER ORDERS TO ROTATE PRIOR TO THE SER BOARD
    WILL
EXECUTE THEIR ORDERS, REGARDLESS OF LOCATION OR DESTINATION.
     B.  THE MAJORITY OF ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WITH CURRENT PRDS
     BETWEEN
1 JULY AND 30 DECEMBER 2011 WILL NOT BE PLACED UNDER NEW PCS ORDERS UNTIL THE 
RESULTS OF THE SER BOARD ARE RELEASED.  DUE TO OVERSEAS TOUR LENGTH 
RESTRICTIONS, OFFICERS CURRENTLY SERVING OCONUS WILL BE HANDLED ON A CASE-BY-
CASE BASIS AND SHOULD WORK CLOSELY WITH THEIR DETAILERS REGARDING THEIR PCS 
OPTIONS WHILE AWAITING THE RESULTS OF THE BOARD.
     C.  OFFICERS SELECTED FOR EARLY RETIREMENT WILL CONTINUE
     PRESENT
DUTY UNTIL THEIR MANDATORY RETIREMENT DATE, UNLESS EARLIER RETIREMENT IS 
REQUESTED AND APPROVED.  NPC AND PARENT COMMANDS WILL WORK TO ACCOMMODATE 
INDIVIDUAL DESIRES OF RETIRING OFFICERS.
     D.  ELIGIBLE OFFICERS WHO ARE OCONUS AND AWAITING ARRIVAL
     OF
FAMILY MEMBERS SHOULD CONSIDER DEFERRING FAMILY MEMBER MOVES UNTIL SER RESULTS 
ARE RELEASED.
     E.  THESE GUIDELINES ARE IN EFFECT UNTIL BOARD RESULTS ARE APPROVED.  
ONCE SER RESULTS ARE APPROVED, INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS CAN BE MADE REGARDING 
TRANSFER DATES, PERMISSIVE TEMPORARY DUTY (TDY) AND LEAVE.  DUE TO THE SHORT 
TIME AVAILABLE FOR OFFICERS TO PLAN FOR TRANSITION, COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED, 
WITHIN OPERATIONAL CONSTRAINTS, TO BE AS FLEXIBLE AS POSSIBLE AUTHORIZING 
PERMISSIVE TEMPORARY DUTY AND TERMINAL LEAVE TO ASSIST OFFICERS MAKING THEIR 
TRANSITION.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO OFFICERS WHO ARE NOTIFIED OF EARLY 
RETIREMENT WHILE IN OVERSEAS ASSIGNMENTS OR DEPLOYED.

12.  BY LAW, SECNAV MAY NOT DEFER THE EARLY RETIREMENT OF OFFICERS FOR MORE 
THAN 90 DAYS FOR HUMANITARIAN REASONS OR PERSONAL HARDSHIP TO THE OFFICER.  
ANY REQUEST FOR DEFERRAL IS MADE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS AND MUST BE GRANTED 
BY THE SECRETARY.

13.  OFFICER RETIREMENTS BRANCH (PERS-83) IS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER GENERAL 
RETIREMENT QUESTIONS.  THEY MAY BE REACHED AT (901)874-3183/DSN 882.  FOR 
QUESTIONS ABOUT PCS ORDERS, CONTACT YOUR DETAILER.

14.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.//

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