Navy Personnel Command is accepting senior enlisted leadership’s applications to serve on Fiscal Year 2014 active-duty and Reserve E-9, E-8 and E-7 selection boards, officials said Aug 31.
Master chiefs should not consider their career complete until they have participated as a member of an enlisted selection board, according Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port. “Participation by senior leaders in selection boards is paramount to the Navy’s future. It is our responsibility to sit a selection board to choose those most qualified to relieve us.”
According to the message, active and Reserve component master chiefs are encouraged to apply to serve on a board. Frocked master chiefs may also participate in the selection board process. There are no restrictions on active-duty serving on Reserve boards or Reserve/full-time support serving on active boards.
Senior chief petty officers may also serve on the active or Reserve E-7 boards as either members or recorders. They may only serve as recorders on the E-9 or E-8 boards. Chief petty officers may serve as recorders on E-9, E-8 and E-7 selection boards. Applicants should not discuss their application with any members from their command, other than those required to review their application.
Board dates, application procedures and guidance are available in NAVADMIN 264/12. Application deadlines vary based on the different board convening dates, see message for further guidance.
Preserving the integrity of the selection board process before, during and after a board is vital to the reliability of the board, according to Port. It is important that prospective candidates submit their application on their own behalf. Forwarding via administrative personnel will compromise board membership and could invalidate their application. Applications should be submitted only by the member applying, their command, Fleet or Force master chief. Participation on a future board should not be discussed with fellow members while serving on an earlier board.
Potential board members are charged with preserving board information the moment they are officially notified by NPC that they have been chosen to sit on a promotion selection board.
Press Release, Septembar 3, 2012