Normally you are not looked at for promotion until you’ve been on active duty for 1 year, but you can ask for this deferment to be waived. This would be most applicable to any new interns who have prior service and would like to be looked at for promotion to LCDR in the FY19 promotion board that meets in May 2018.
If this is of interest to you, here is how you request a waiver:
- Submit a waiver of deferment to have your record reviewed by the FY19 O4 Staff selection board that is scheduled to convene 15 May 2018.
- In December 2017, there will be a NAVADMIN published (NOTICE OF CONVENING FY19 NAVY ACTIVEDUTY PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS). This message will provide the eligible zones for paygrades O3 through O6 by competitive category. Within the message, normally paragraph 5, states, “In-zone and abovezone eligible officers in the grades of lieutenant, lieutenant commander, and commander, whose placement on the Active Duty List is within one year of the convening dates of these boards, are automatically deferred unless they specifically request to be considered. The officer may waive this deferment and request consideration for promotion, in writing, to: Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-802), 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 380550000. The request must be received by PERS-802 not later than 30 days prior to the convening date of the board. All officers are reminded it is their responsibility to ensure their personnel records are substantially accurate and complete.”
- There is no standard format for the letter. You just need to ensure you clearly identify yourself, state that you wish to waive your deferment for the specific board, and sign the request.
- PERS would prefer not to receive the letter requesting deferment until after the Notice of Convening message is released.