Oct. 29 (NNS) — Official photographs will once again be displayed for all officer promotion selection boards, according to a Navy message, released Oct. 29.
This policy change came about due to board feedback. Boards overwhelmingly found the photo to be useful in evaluating officers’ ability to fulfill the Title 10 requirements for promotion to the next grade.
Effective with the release of NAVADMIN 265/18, the requirement to maintain an official full-length officer photograph remains in accordance with Military Personnel Manual (MILPERSMAN) 1070-180 – Officer Photographs. A change to MILPERSMAN Article 1070-020 – Officer Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) – will reflect the reinstatement of the requirement to display the photo during officer selection boards.
The Navy had eliminated the requirement to display photos for officer selections in 2016, but the requirement for officers to maintain an official photo in their records remained unchanged. The point of contact for photo submissions to the OMPF is Navy Personnel Command’s Records Management and Policy Division. Sailors can contact them through the MyNavy Career Center Contact Center by calling 1-833-330-MNCC (6622) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, read NAVADMIN 265/18 at www.npc.navy.mil.
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