Promotion Boards

FY20 Medical Corps O6 Statistics

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Below are the statistics for the recently released Medical Corps O6 board. Remember that despite what you may think when you look at the stats, promotion boards do not favor one specialty over another:

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FY20 Staff Corps O6 List is Out

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Here it is. Congrats to all!

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AMPN/REF A IS THE FY-20 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN STAFF PROMOTION SELECTION 
BOARD CONVENING ORDER.//

RMKS/1.  I am pleased to announce the following Staff Corps Officers on the 
Active-Duty list for promotion to the permanent grade of Captain.

2.  This message is not authority to deliver appointments.
Authority to effect promotion will normally be issued by future NAVADMINs 
requiring NAVPERS 1421/7 preparation and forwarding of document to PERS-806.

3.  Frocking is not authorized for any Officer listed below until specific 
authorization is received per SECNAVINST 1420.2A.

4.  For proper alphabetical order read from left to right on each line.  The 
numbers following each name to the right indicate the relative seniority 
among selectees within each competitive category.
Note:  An (*) by the name indicates the selectee was merit reordered to the 
top of the promotion list in accordance with reference (a).
Members are directed to verify their select status via BUPERS Online.
                            Medical Corps
Acosta Ruben D            0075  Adriano Phillip M            0014
Afarin Afshin Khodaram    0046  Ahlgrim Joel Alan            0022
Arnold Michelle Gloria    0016  Austin Melissa C             0078
Bachmann Angela M         0047  Barrett Rhett A *            0010
Bayard Margaret Ann       0044  Becker Brent R               0059
Bennett William Ernest    0065  Borja Catherine A            0060
Broom Kimberly L          0062  Bryan Coleman J Jr           0042
Bryant Cynthia Maria      0033  Burman Natalie J             0030
Cazares Paulette R *      0011  Choe Chong H                 0041
Christman Matthew S       0074  Chung Thomas L *             0003
Curry Jennifer A          0055  Dabelic Anja                 0064
Dapena Juan Carlos        0017  Deussing Eric C              0051
Devan Michael L           0020  Duffy Erin Elizabeth         0036
Elmore Kelly Oberia *     0007  Elrod Marilisa G             0023
Foster Christin Michel    0021  Gauerke Steven J             0018
Gelfand Harold J          0038  Green Justin S               0034
Gutierrez Miguel A        0035  Hessert David D              0056
Hobbs Hasan A *           0004  Hodgson John Anthony         0054
Hogan Christopher J       0012  Jessie Elliot M              0050
Johnston Michael Gwynn    0070  Kaplan Michael Richard       0076
Keenan Bryan James        0077  Kyser Kathy Lynn *           0001
Lawrence Matthew W        0052  Linz Nelle A                 0061
Martens Jeffrey S         0027  Mcdowell Michael P *         0002
Millegan Jeffrey H        0053  Montgomery Richard S         0032
Moree John                0015  Nederostek James C           0067
Needleman Matthew         0071  Norwood Brian Gilbert        0024
Oconnor Cormac J          0048  Palma James K                0019
Pluim Thomas A *          0009  Powell Obie M                0031
Propes Bryan D            0025  Rudinsky Sherri Lynn         0037
Smullen Rebecca M         0043  Sparks Scott A               0028
Staten Robert Allen       0040  Stoker Georgia A Gray        0039
Stokes Theophil A         0057  Tadlock Matthew D            0066
Tatro Christopher R       0029  Termini Michael S *          0005
Tripp Michael S           0063  Trueba Daniel J Jr           0045
Wallace Scott C           0072  Wallace William C            0002
Walrath Benjamin D *      0008  Warren Dirk A                0026
Waterman Bruce Allan      0073  Wessman Dylan E              0068
Zabrocki Luke A *         0006
                            Dental Corps
Bell David Lynn Jr        0011  Burke William J Jr           0018
Carroll Thomas Patrick    0002  Corbett James Thomas         0019
Ferreira Michael David    0005  Gillen Brian Michael         0004
Hanhila Christopher N     0013  Hinman Susan Elizabeth       0017
Kaplafka Christopher S    0006  Lien Khon Han                0015
Neal Jeffrey David        0007  Ragadio Jerome Nerez         0012
Smiley Cheri Renee        0014  Suffridge Calvin B           0008
Suris Jose Antonio        0009  Thompson Roger Scott         0001
Wonder Nathan John        0016  Zald Harold S                0003
                            Medical Service Corps
Aboona Ziad Tariq         0013  Barnes Eric Harold           0004
Bonvie Joseph Leonard     0017  Bristol Raymond M            0020
Burke David Michael       0009  Burke Gerald Francis         0008
Callahan John Horace      0011  Faber Bridgette M            0003
Fairchild Gregory Ross    0019  Freeman Dawn Marie           0026
Geislinger Leah Yoo       0027  Griesenbeck John *           0002
Hair Leslie Chris         0029  Hicks Danielle V             0016
Jenkins Joseph Sheldon    0030  Klinski Angelica A           0010
Logan Justin C            0023  Mcmullen Kellie L            0018
Melton John Lee           0014  Morrison Robert C            0024
Ojo Olaitan Fadeke        0015  Owens Edward Hollis          0022
Panke Randy Lee           0031  Riggs Leslie Edward Jr       0012
Rochino Duneley A         0006  Schwartz Benjamin J          0005
Teamer Hazelann K         0028  Tolentino Dennis C *         0001
Weiner Matthew Andrew     0021  White Lisa Allison           0025
                     Judge Advocate General's Corps
Ellis Brian John Jr       0009  Hutchinson Clifton II        0011
Jones Jason Lee           0003  Kline Robert Todd            0004
Montgomery John M         0007  Saybolt Gregory W            0006
Simodynes Hollis N        0005  Sklerov Matthew Jared        0010
Stancati Sarah A          0002  Transtrom Jeffrey G          0001
Wong Sylvaine W           0008
                           Nurse Corps
Blackman Virginia S       0003  Broom John Glen              0017
Buechel Jennifer J        0008  Burns Kevin James            0007
Daurora Daniel Andrew     0006  Flores Jose D                0010
Goforth Carl W            0009  Goggins Jamesetta W          0014
Higgins Stephanie M       0002  Jack Christopher M           0001
Ohliger Charlene R        0016  Phillips Mary E              0011
Ray Heather B             0015  Thomas Mark A                0012
Vega Kelly Elizabeth K    0013  Yablonsky Abigail M          0005
                           Supply Corps
Abuan Lillian Arrubio     0011  Almanza Cielo Isaac          0014
Ayers Aaron King          0016  Barich William James         0013
Bellott Timothy G         0004  Bolls Matthew L *            0001
Braendeholm Peter M       0024  Brickhaus Matthew J          0023
Carl Michael Shawn        0010  Clem Doyne D                 0008
Corley Robert Michael     0020  Cramer Jayson Lee            0009
Edmonds Martin Leo        0012  Fahner Matthew Jon           0019
Hodge Tara Leigh          0025  House Kelly Wayne Jr         0022
Jenkins Thomas Richard    0026  Kovack Christopher T *       0002
Montinola John Gerard     0007  Norton Daniel Lee            0003
Pitel Joel Pantig         0006  Rogers Cameron William       0015
Sherman Paige Anne        0005  Tellis Charles Mccain        0021
                            Chaplain Corps
Hall Michael Eugene *     0001  Logan John Robert            0005
Mills Steven Douglas      0003  Sandford Bennett C           0002
Stennett Darren Lee       0004
                            Civil Engineer Corps
Butler William Roberts    0007  Jasinski Jeffrey David       0004
Jayne David Michael       0003  Kranz Jason Gregory          0002
Lebeau Warren Robert      0005  Leppard Benjamin David       0006
Meno Michael W Jr *       0001  Tobias Omarr Edward          0008

5.  Released by the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.//

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FY20 O5 Staff Corps Promotion Opportunities Released

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The FY20 O5 Staff Corps Promotion Board Convening Order was released today. It contains a few interesting things that you should care about

First, it contains language you should use to write your fitreps.

Second, it contains the promotion board opportunities on page 2, but you can see it here:

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Promotion board math is explained in this post.

Third, it contains a discussion about the new merit reorder process, just like the O6 board. Here it is:

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Merit Reorder During FY20 Promotion Boards

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If you read page 16 of the FY20 Staff Corps O6 Promotion Board Convening Order, you’ll notice that there is a new section entitled “Recommendation for Reorder of Active-Duty Officers of Particular Merit.” This allows promotion boards to take up to 15% of the people they select and move them to the top of the promotion order if they feel they are worthy of it.

In other words, no longer will people promote based on seniority, but those who the board feels deserve it will move to the top of the list. It says:

Officers of particular merit are those officers whose records contain documented performance consistently superior to the performance of other officers recommended for promotion by this board.

That said, the promotion board could choose not to do this at all, leaving the people selected to promote based on their lineal number and seniority.

FY20 Staff Corps O6 Convening Order and Promotion Opportunities

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The FY20 Staff Corps O6 Promotion Board Convening Order was released today. On page 2, you can see the following promotion opportunities:

  • Medical Corps – 81%
  • Dental Corps – 89%
  • Medical Service Corps – 60%
  • Nurse Corps – 50%

Promotion board math was reviewed last year and can be confusing, but what it means is this…

Pretend there were 100 physicians in zone for O6. The board could select 81 for O6, but that 81 comes from all of those eligible. In other words, anyone picked from below, in, or above zone counts toward the 81. This means your chances of being selected in zone are much less than the promotion opportunity of 81% because of all the above and below zone eligibles.

Just to give some Medical Corps perspective, here is the historical promotion opportunity as far back as I have it:

  FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
LCDR 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%  
CDR 80% 80% 70% 70% 65% 75% 85%  
CAPT 60% 60% 60% 50% 70% 80% 90% 81%

How to Be Considered for Promotion if You’ve Been on Active Duty for Less Than 1 Year

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The FY20 promotion board NAVADMIN was released in December. If you are in-zone or above-zone for an upcoming promotion board but you’ve been on active duty for less than 1 year, you should read #5 from the NAVADMIN, which says:

5. In-zone and above-zone 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,
emailed to NPC_Officer_SELBD_Elig_Waivers.fct(AT)navy.mil or mailed
to:

Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-802)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-0000

The request must be received by PERS-80 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.

What does this mean and why would it apply to you? Maybe you had prior service, you went to medical school, and now you’re a senior LT who is in-zone for LCDR right away. Maybe you did a civilian NADDS residency and you are in-zone right away for LCDR. There might be other situations that would put you in this position, like getting time-in-grade credit for a PhD.

If you believe you are in this position, here is what I’d do:

  1. Confirm you are in-zone or above-zone. How can you do this? The easiest way is to either read the Promo Prep or get the FY20 lineal list. Or you can use this document from PERS.
  2. If you wish to be considered for promotion to LCDR, CDR, or CAPT, so what it says above. Send the letter simply requesting this. It can probably be a very short letter. There is no need to be verbose.
  3. Finally, contact PERS-802: Selection Board Eligibility Branch because I know people who did only #2 (sent a letter) and were not considered. Here’s what their website says:

If you have questions concerning promotion boards, eligibility for promotion boards, please contact the MyNavy Career Center at (833) 330-MNCC or askmncc@navy.mil.

PERS-802, Branch Head, (901) 874-4537

Officer Active and Reserve Eligibility Section
Section Supervisor (901) 874-3324

Also, here is a great article on this topic from the August 2018 Medical Corps Newsletter:

Do you know about OPT-IN requirements for promotion?

Virtual Promotion Board Pilot Conducted, Results Encouraging

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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) —  As part of Sailor 2025 personnel modernization and transformation efforts, a recent nuclear limited duty officer (LDO) board was conducted virtually, Navy leaders said Jan 31.

“The virtual board is an important improvement in the delivery of a modern, streamlined selection process for current and future naval leaders,” said Rear Adm. Rick Cheeseman, assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management.

Charged by the chief of naval personnel to test the feasibility of conducting a virtual board, the NPC Submarine/Nuclear Officer Career Management Division (PERS-42) decided in July that the Fiscal Year 2020 Nuclear LDO In-Service Procurement Board conducted in November would be its target board for their test. The team spent that time developing solutions and creating procedures for the virtual board. This consisted of creating methods for existing software systems to work together, and creating redundancies and fail safes for each step of the process. Prior to the LDO board, five mock boards were conducted to assess their system.

“We wanted to get our virtual board as close as possible to the real thing,” said Cmdr. Carlos Martinez, head nuclear submarine executive officer detailer. “We provided each board member a redacted copy of the Sailors’ records they would be reviewing as well as a mark-up tool we developed based on (slide presentation) software.”

The team effort required the use of a variety of tools including the Defense Collaborative Services (DCS), secure file sharing services, encrypted email, as well as the software solutions created in-house by the PERS-42 staff.

“Protecting (Personally Identifiable Information) was a major concern in this process,” said Capt. Andrew Miller, deputy director, PERS-42. “In addition to the secure file sharing, we redacted names and other PII from the records and password protected each file. After the board members received their files, they were provided the passwords only for those records they would be reviewing.”

“The process was a little slower,” Miller said. “It was slower than our mock boards – one member had technical issues that slowed things down considerably; however, in the end we proved that the process is achievable.”

Although the PERS-42 team encountered some technical issues – for which they had backup processes in place – the entire board was conducted in a combined time of about 18 hours. In comparison, a conventional board entails a day of travel on the front and back end as well as the time it takes for the board itself.  By conducting the board virtually, they also saved travel expenses for the nine board members.

“The financial savings is a good selling point,” Miller said, “but by conducting a board virtually, that’s one less board competing for physical space in the board spaces.”

Lessons learned from the pilot board reinforced many of the notions the team had going into the planning process. Currently, there are many challenges with using disparate systems, Miller said.

“We have a civilian information technology professional in our office – Walter Mathis – without whom none of this would have been possible,” Martinez said. “He’s the one who developed the software solutions, he wrote the code, created the markup tool, integrated the voting tool within DCS with other software systems, and more.”

A major takeaway, Miller said, is that to make virtual boards a permanent reality, a dedicated software suite would need to be created and operators trained.

“If we’re going to be serious about making this process a reality, we’re going to have to provide some resources to do it right,” Miller said. “We had full autonomy to make this happen. We would not have been able to get this done without it. Especially not in the timeframe within which we had to work.”

The PERS-42 team has debriefed the pilot board results and recommendations and has begun preparing for their next board.

“Every time you do this you learn something new,” Miller said. “We are looking at what can be done better. This time we tried to make the board as close to as possible to the ones conducted here physically, but with the virtual boards there may be better ways to conduct it. We’re looking for opportunities in the processes.”

Another virtual board is planned in the spring by PERS-42.

“Conducting boards virtually is just one of the many things we’re working on in this transformation effort, but it’s something that makes a lot of sense and will, in the long term, save everyone time and money. Our PERS-42 team has made great strides in making this a reality, and we’re looking forward to future virtual board pilots,” Cheeseman added.