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SUBJ/FY-18 NAVY ACTIVE-DUTY AND RESERVE E9, E8, AND E7 SELECTION BOARD
AMPN/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1401.5B, SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR U.S.
NAVY SELECTION BOARDS.//
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the solicitation of enlisted selection board
participants for the FY-18 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-18 enlisted selection
2. FY-18 enlisted board schedule:
Reserve E9/E8 (combined) - 6 through 17 March 2017
Active-Duty E9 - 3 through 14 April 2017
Active-Duty E8 - 24 April through 12 May 2017
Reserve E7 - 22 May through 9 June 2017
Active-Duty E7 - 26 June through 21 July 2017
3. Due dates for member and recorder applications to be received by
Selection Board Membership Division, PERS-805:
Reserve E9/E8 (combined) - 9 December 2016
Active-Duty E9 - 16 December 2016
Active-Duty E8 - 20 January 2017
Reserve E7 - 17 February 2017
Active-Duty E7 - 17 March 2017
4. Prior to submitting an application, review reference (a) found on the
following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
In addition to membership criteria contained in reference (a) and on the
Enlisted Selection Board Member/Recorder Application (NAVPERS 1400/2), the
following also applies to selection board nominees:
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 Michael Newman at (901) 874-4162/DSN 882 or
via e-mail at michael.s.newman(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 for which they are
ineligible. 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 exceptions.
6. NAVPERS 1400/2 can be downloaded from the NPC web site at
7. The signed application must be endorsed by the members commanding officer
(CO) and forwarded directly to their cognizant immediate superior in
charge/type command (ISIC/TYCOM) command master chief (CMC). The ISIC/TYCOM
CMC 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 ISIC/TYCOM CMC, 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
for which the applicant is submitting. 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 CMC, CO,
or those of your ISIC/TYCOM CMC. 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 ISIC/TYCOM CMC, 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 ISIC/TYCOM CMC, 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
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. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//