You can read the NAVADMIN here, but the BLUF is:
- They will no longer display photos in any promotion boards or boards that have to do with “assignment, training, education and command.” In other words, not at the command/milestone screening board.
- You still have to have a photograph in your officer record. It just won’t be displayed.
This is exactly the same as when they took them away in 2016, although in this case it was done as part of a SECDEF initiative to remove bias in promotion boards.