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FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/FY-17 NAVY ACTIVE-DUTY AND RESERVE E9, E8, AND E7 SELECTION BOARD
AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1401.5B, SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR U.S. NAVY
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of enlisted selection board
participants for the FY-17 Navy Active-Duty and Reserve master chief, senior
chief, and chief petty officer selection boards. The experience gained from
exposure to the selection board process is critical to a master chiefs
success as a leader. Every master chief petty officer, not otherwise
restricted from participating in an enlisted selection board is strongly
encouraged to volunteer to serve as a member on a FY-17 enlisted selection
2. FY-17 enlisted board schedule:
Reserve E9/E8 (combined) 29 February through 11 March 2016
Active-Duty E9 28 March through 8 April 2016
Active-Duty E8 18 April through 6 May 2016
Reserve E7 16 May through 3 June 2016
Active-Duty E7 20 June through 15 July 2016
3. Due dates for member and recorder applications to be received by
Reserve E9/E8 (combined) - 4 December 2015
Active-Duty E9 - 18 December 2015
Active-Duty E8 - 28 January 2016
Reserve E7 - 25 February 2016
Active-Duty E7 - 25 March 2016
4. Prior to submitting an application, review reference (a) found at the
following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
In addition to membership criteria contained in reference (a) and on the
application form (NAVPERS 1400/2), the following also applies to selection
a. Shall not have a relative (defined in reference (a)) serving on the
same board in any capacity.
b. All Navy relatives (active or reserve) must be listed on the
application form along with their rank/rate even if not board eligible.
c. Shall not have been a member of the same board in the previous year.
5. Additional information pertaining to selection board membership:
a. Frocked master chiefs may participate as selection board members and
are strongly encouraged to do so.
b. In select circumstances, Navy Personnel Command (NPC) may provide
permanent change of station (PCS) order modifications if an applicant with
PCS orders is selected to serve on an enlisted selection board. Selected
board members should contact LCDR Matthew Langreck at (901) 874-4162 or via
e-mail at matthew.langreck(at)navy.mil if this applies. Do not contact your
detailer directly as they may be eligible before the board.
c. Active-Duty and Reserve component master chiefs are encouraged to
apply for any of the above boards. There are no restrictions preventing one
component from serving on a board of the other.
d. Senior chief petty officers and chief petty officers (to include
frocked) may serve as recorders on any of the above boards that they or a
close relative are not eligible. In addition, senior chief petty officers
may apply to be a member on either the Reserve or Active-Duty E7 boards.
Petty officers (E6 and below) may not serve on the boards in any capacity, no
6. The application form (NAVPERS 1400/2) can be downloaded from the NPC web
site at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
7. The signed application must be endorsed by the members commanding officer
(CO) and forwarded directly to their cognizant force/fleet master chief
(FORCM/FLTCM). The FORCM/FLTCM will forward endorsed applications to Mr.
Donald Marshall via e-mail at donald.p.marshall(at)navy.mil or will return
the endorsed applications to the member so they send it personally. In rare
circumstances where the applicant does not have or is assigned to a joint
command without a FORCM/FLTCM, the application should be sent to Mr. Marshall
by the commands senior enlisted leader (SEL), provided the SEL is not
eligible for advancement on the board the applicant is submitting for. If
you are unsure of your circumstance please contact Mr. Marshall.
8. Do not use request chits and do not forward applications through your
commands administrative support personnel, including those of your command
master chief (CMC), CO or those of your FORCM/FLTCM. This will compromise
board membership and invalidate your application. Your application needs to
go directly to your CMC. Forms received from or routed through individuals
other than the applicant or their FORCM/FLTCM, except as specified in
paragraph 7 above, will not be considered.
9. Board membership must be held in the strictest of confidence. Once you
submit an application, Commander, Navy Personnel Command (CNPC) has ordered a
policy of non-disclosure. Do not discuss your application or your selection,
if chosen, to serve on a board with anyone other than your CO, reporting
senior, CMC, chief of the boat if applicable, cognizant FORCM/FLTCM, or board
support personnel at NPC. It is appropriate for a CMC to be told by a
member in their command of that members board service. However, the CMC may
not disclose their own service on a board to anyone other than the CO.
Failure to adhere to this policy is a direct violation of the Uniform Code of
Military Justice. It will result in removal from the board and possible
administrative or disciplinary action by CNPC.
10. Careful consideration should be given to a nominees availability to
serve as a selection board member. CO concurrence for the nominee to
participate on a board is required. COs, CMCs, and the applicant should
understand that once selected, the member is under official orders to the
board and requests for removal from board duties will not be granted except
in extreme cases as specified in reference (a).
11. Point of contact is Mr. Donald Marshall at (901) 874-3223/DSN 882 or via
e-mail at donald.p.marshall(at)navy.mil
12. This NAVADMIN is canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2016.
13. Released by Vice Admiral W. F. Moran, N1.//