NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-18 OFFICER CONTINUATION SELECTION BOARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUATION POLICY

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SUBJ/NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-18 OFFICER CONTINUATION SELECTION BOARDS AND 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUATION POLICY//



RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces the Active-Duty Officer Continuation Selection Boards.  The active-
duty officer continuation selection boards will convene, when required, immediately following the 
corresponding FY-18 promotion selection boards.  Eligible officers on the Active-Duty List who are fully 
qualified to remain on active duty and meet the requirements in paragraphs 2 through 4 will be 
considered for continuation.

2.  Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Unrestricted Line, Restricted Line, and Staff Corps (Limited Duty 
Officers are discussed in Paragraph
4):
    a.  Twice failure of selection (2XFOS) LCDRs with 14-18 Years of Active Service (YOAS).  Officers 
selected for continuation will be continued until eligible for retirement at the completion of 20 YOAS.
    b.  2XFOS LCDRs with less than 14 YOAS.  Officers selected for continuation will be continued for a 
period of three years.
    c.  2XFOS LCDRs with 18 or more YOAS, as provided by law, will not be considered for continuation, 
but will be retained on active duty until retirement eligible at 20 YOAS.

3.  Lieutenant (LT) Chaplain Corps (CHC):
    a.  2XFOS CHC LTs with less than 18 YOAS.  Officers selected for continuation will be continued for a 
period of three years, but not beyond retirement eligibility at 20 YOAS.
    b.  2XFOS CHC LTs with 18 or more YOAS, as provided by law, will not be considered for continuation, 
but will be retained on active duty until retirement eligible at 20 YOAS.

4.  Commander, lieutenant commander, and lieutenant Limited Duty Officers (LDO):
    a.  All permanent LDOs selected for promotion in FY-18 who are subject to mandatory retirement for 
YOAS prior to their scheduled promotion dates and/or prior to completing the time-in-grade necessary 
to retire in the next higher grade after promotion will be considered for continuation.  If selected, these 
officers will be continued for a period sufficient to allow them to accept promotion and, as required, 
attain sufficient time-in-grade to retire at the higher grade.
    b.  All permanent LDOs who are on active duty at the time when the promotion board meets and are 
considered in zone for promotion and who are subject to mandatory retirement for YOAS prior to the 
end of FY-17 will be considered for continuation.  If selected, these officers will be continued for a 
period sufficient to allow them to accept promotion and, as required, attain sufficient time- in-grade to 
retire at the higher grade or, if not selected for promotion, until 30 September 2017.
    c.  2XFOS LDO LCDRs selected for continuation will be continued to retirement eligibility at the 
completion of 20 YOAS.

5.  Chief Warrant Officers (CWO):
    a.  All CWOs selected for promotion in FY-18 who are subject to mandatory retirement for YOAS prior 
to their scheduled promotion dates and/or prior to completing the time-in-grade necessary to retire in 
the next higher grade after promotion will be considered for continuation.  If selected, these officers will 
be continued for a period sufficient to allow them to accept promotion and, as required, attain sufficient 
time-in-grade to retire at the higher grade.
    b.  All CWOs who are on active duty at the time the promotion board meets and are considered in 
zone for promotion and who are subject to mandatory retirement for YOAS prior to the end of FY-17 will 
be considered for continuation.  If selected, these officers will be continued for a period sufficient to 
allow them to accept promotion and attain sufficient time-in-grade to retire at the higher grade or, if 
not selected for promotion, until 30 September 2017.

6.  Officers on the Active-Duty List who meet any of the criteria in paragraphs 2 through 4 shall check 
BUPERS Online, https://www.bol.navy.mil/, after release of the respective selection ALNAV message, to 
determine if they were selected for continuation.
Once logged into BUPERS Online, click on Advancements/Selection Boards, and then on the appropriate 
officer (Promotion/Continuation) board to determine the results.

7.  Promotion selection board convening dates are as follows:
    a.  Active O6 Line Promotion Selection Board convenes 18 January 2017. The Active O5 LDO Line 
Continuation Selection board will follow this board.
    b.  Active O6 Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board convenes 7 February 2017.  The Active O5 LDO 
Staff Corps Continuation Selection Board will follow this board.
    c.  Active O5 Line Promotion Selection Board convenes 14 February 2017.  The Active O4 Line 
Continuation Selection Board will follow this board.
    d.  Active O5 Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board convenes 28 March 2017.  The Active O4 Staff 
Corps Continuation Selection Board will follow this board.
    e.  Active O4 Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board convenes 16 May 2017.  The Active O3 CHC and 
LDO Staff Continuation Selection boards will follow this board.
    f.  Active O4 Line Promotion Selection Board convenes 22 May 2017.  The Active O3 LDO Line 
continuation selection board will follow this board.
    g.  Active CWO3/4/5 Promotion Selection Boards convene 19 June 2017.  The Active CWO2/3/4 
Continuation Selection Boards will follow these boards.

8.  Correspondence addressed to the promotion selection board will not be forwarded to a subsequent 
continuation selection board for consideration.  Officers must communicate with each board separately.

9.  Only eligible officers may communicate with a continuation selection board.  Correspondence must 
arrive no later than the day before the convening date of the board and shall be addressed to:
    Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center
    President, Active FY-18 (Grade) (Line or Staff Corps, as
applicable)
    Continuation Selection Board, Board #XXX,
    5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-6300
Note: Board number is a required field and may be found on the FY-18 selection board schedule located 
at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/selectionboardsupport/
Pages/FY18%20Board%20Schedule.aspx.  To check on receipt of your package, go to 
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/activedutyofficer/pages/default.aspx and enter the customer service center link (check on 
your letter to the board) or contact the customer service center at (866) 827-5672.  The written 
communication may call attention to the board, any matter concerning the officers record that the 
officer considers important.  Written communication may include, as enclosures, correspondence from 
any individual concerning the eligible officer.  Correspondence not originated by the eligible officer, 
including endorsement to the eligible officers letter and letters written on behalf of that officer, must 
contain a written acknowledgement by the eligible officer that he or she desires such correspondence 
be presented to the board. Correspondence without such an acknowledgement is considered third party 
correspondence and will be returned without being presented to the board.  Classified correspondence 
will not be accepted.

10.  Questions regarding continuation should be directed to Navy Personnel Command PERS-801 at 
(901) 874-4533/DSN 882.  Additional information is also available at 
http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
npc/boards/officercontinuation/Pages/default.aspx.

11.  The CSCSELBOARD@NAVY.MIL mailbox account is capable of receiving encrypted correspondence 
IAW DoD policy.  If you are sending your board package from a non-NMCI network (BUMED.mil, 
USMC.mil, etc), please visit https://dod411.gds.disa.mil to download the required mailbox certificate.  
To download the "Cert" (Please note, you MUST be using MS Outlook with a CAC reader, including 
"ActivClient" software and have Internet Explorer or Netscape 7), go to https://dod411.gds.disa.mil, 
type CSCSELBOARD@NAVY.MIL in the "E- Mail address field, then click "Search."  Click the "CSC" link 
under "Last Name."  Click on the link "Download Certificate(s) as vCard.  Click "Software Certificate for 
CSCSELBOARD@NAVY.MIL."
Click the "Open" button for the File Download popup.  The certificate will then open.  Click "Save and 
Close".  The certificate is then saved to the profile and can be used to send your encrypted e-mail.

12.  This NAVADMIN will be canceled for record purposes on 30 September 2017.

13.  Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//

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