Today I e-mailed a letter for my upcoming O6 promotion board. To find the instructions on how to e-mail the board, I went to this page, which happens to be the PERS page on officer promotion boards. I noted the following:
To ensure more efficient processing and for internal tracking purposes, a recommended subject line of your email is “FOUO-Privacy Sensitive Board Package: Active-Duty [Rank][Line/Staff] Board, FY-YYXXX” (where YY represents the last two digits of the fiscal year of the selection board and the XXX represents the actual 3-digit board number and you insert the appropriate parenthetical information).
I added the bold over “Privacy Sensitive” above.
Like a good Sailor, I followed instructions…only to receive an e-mail reply (as confirmation that they received my letter) that said this:
*****PLEASE READ IMPORTANT BOARD INFO BELOW***** *****SENSITIVITY OF YOUR EMAIL MUST BE NORMAL DO NOT MARK PRIVATE*******
1. DO NOT send any email marked as PRIVATE. We are UNABLE to view those emails you will need to RESEND your email submission…
Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out. I guess I’ll be resending that e-mail tomorrow.