Promotion Boards

My Service School OSR Update

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I’m in zone for O6 in February, and I’ve attended a number of service schools recently, necessitating an update to my Officer Service Record (OSR). It took months and as the guy who wrote the Promo Prep, it was interesting to actually experience. Here’s how it went down…

This is what the service schools section of my OSR looked like at the start:

“NWC OFFCAMP SE” was added automatically (how nice is that!) in June when I completed JPME I via the Fleet Seminar Program, but the rest are quite old from 2011, 2002, and 2001.

This year I attended the MHS Capstone, Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives, and Navy Senior Legal Course, all of which are service schools but were not automatically added to my OSR.

How does the guy who wrote the Promo Prep update his service schools? Realizing that nothing is perfect, it might not work the first time, it’ll probably take quite a while, and wanting to get it over with, I used the e-mail, fax, and mailing option discussed in the Promo Prep all at the same time. Once and done! If it didn’t work, I was just going to send a letter to the board.

So, on one day after completing the courses I e-mailed, faxed, and snail mailed the required information.

First I got this:

I’m not sure if the address I have is wrong or the USPS just didn’t like my abbreviations, but the snail mail attempt clearly didn’t work.

Next, I started getting strange e-mails reminiscent of the ones you get when you put in a trouble ticket on your computer. I’m not sure if this was from the e-mail submission, the fax submission, or both. Here’s what one of them looked like:

From: ITSM ­ Do Not Reply [mailto:DoNotReply@navy.mil]

To: Schofer, Joel M CDR USN NAVHOSP PORS VA (US)

Subject: Incident INC000002230401 with a Priority of Low has been logged for your issue

Importance: High

Incident INC000002230401 with a Priority of Low has been logged for your issue. This number should be retained for reference purposes.

Customer Site:

Product Type: Software

Nomenclature:

Common Name: CDM

Product Categorization Tier 2: ODC

Product Categorization Tier 3: SERVICE SCHOOL

Product Name:

Model/Version:

System Model Number:

Urgency: 4­-Low

Status: Assigned

Summary: SERVICE SCHOOL (ODC BLK 52)

Notes: Request to add service school to Officer Data Card (ODC) to reflect course number 595, SEP 2017, 1 WK

We look forward to providing you continued support.

I particularly like the part where they say my request is low priority.

They then told me I already had too many service schools and needed to pick which ones I wanted:

From: ITSM ­ Do Not Reply [mailto:DoNotReply@navy.mil]

To: Schofer, Joel M CDR USN NAVHOSP PORS VA (US)

Subject: INC000002211696

CDR Schofer,

A maximum of seven service schools can be assigned and you currently have seven. Please indicate which service schools 04D and 059 will replace on your ODC.

Send information to Xxxx.Xxxx.ctr@navy.mil. Reference incident number 2211696 in the subject line.

Wow! A person who is going to help me resolve this problem. My faith in the system has been restored.

I told them to just remove the oldest service schools and replace them with the new ones. I then got this message:

From: ITSM ­ Do Not Reply <DoNotReply@navy.mil>
To: CDR Joel Schofer
Subject: Incident INC000002230401 reported by you has been resolved. SERVICE SCHOOL (ODC BLK 52)

Reply­To: ITSM ­ Do Not Reply <DoNotReply@navy.mil>

Dear JOEL SCHOFER,
We are pleased to inform you that your reported Incident has been resolved.

Reference No.: INC000002230401
Summary: SERVICE SCHOOL (ODC BLK 52)

Your reported Incident has been resolved with the following resolution: CDR Schofer,

Your online record has been updated to include service school code 595. Allow at least two weeks for changes to reflect on your ODC after online systems update.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Service Desk should there be any further questions or inquiries regarding your Incident. Please quote your assigned Reference Number.

Yours sincerely, Service Desk

This is what the final product looked like:

As you can see, my three new service schools are all there, and my record is ready for my O6 board. It took about 3 months in total, and involved a returned envelope and some strange e-mails, but thanks to whoever at NSIPS addressed this issue for me.

Quick Review of How to Update Your Record

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While you need to go to the promo prep for a full record review, here is a video podcast that should give you an idea of how much work you need to do. Download your OSR, PSR, and ODC from BOL. Then watch this video:

FY19 Promo Board Schedule

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You can find the FY19 promotion board schedule here.  Of note for Medical Corps officers:

Board #170 – Active O­6 Staff – 6­ Feb­ 2018

Board #265 – Active O­5 Staff – 27 ­Mar 20­18

Board #300 – Active O­4 Staff – 15­ May 20­18

Board #404 – Medical Dept Career Milestone Screen – 25 ­Jul 20­18

Board #405 – Medical Dept Command Screen – 25 ­Jul 20­18

How to Get Considered for Promotion to LCDR Right Away if You are a LT/Intern With Prior Service

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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.

FY18 O5 Medical Corps Promotion Stats by Specialty

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FY18 MEDICAL CORPS COMMANDER SELECTION BY SUBSPECIALTY
SELECTION OPPORTUNITY 75 %
# IZ #SEL IZ % SELECT IZ # AZ #SEL AZ % SELECT AZ # BZ #SEL BZ % SEL BZ
FLT SRG 1 0 0.00% 8 1 12.50% 12 0 0.00%
RAM 4 0 0.00% 8 3 37.50% 6 0 0.00%
ANESTH 11 3 27.27% 5 2 40.00% 28 0 0.00%
SURG 14 2 14.29% 12 6 50.00% 40 0 0.00%
NEURO SURG 1 0 0.00% 1 1 100.00% 10 0 0.00%
OB GYN 5 1 20.00% 8 1 12.50% 21 0 0.00%
GMO 0 0 N/A 2 0 0.00% 6 0 0.00%
OPHTH 2 2 100.00% 3 2 66.67% 5 0 0.00%
ORTHO 7 2 28.57% 7 2 28.57% 28 0 0.00%
OTO 4 2 50.00% 4 1 25.00% 11 1 9.09%
URO 2 2 100.00% 3 1 33.33% 6 0 0.00%
PREV MED 5 3 60.00% 7 1 14.29% 4 0 0.00%
OCC MED 3 1 33.33% 3 0 0.00% 8 1 12.50%
PHYS MED 1 1 100.00% 1 0 0.00% 3 0 0.00%
PATH 7 3 42.86% 4 1 25.00% 6 0 0.00%
DERM 5 4 80.00% 2 1 50.00% 11 0 0.00%
EMERG 10 4 40.00% 14 4 28.57% 29 0 0.00%
FAM PRAC 15 5 33.33% 20 9 45.00% 40 1 2.50%
INT MED 21 10 47.62% 15 3 20.00% 41 0 0.00%
NEURO 1 1 100.00% 1 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
UMO 2 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00% 2 0 0.00%
PEDS 4 3 75.00% 7 1 14.29% 22 0 0.00%
NUC MED 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A 0 0 N/A
PSYCH 4 2 50.00% 3 0 0.00% 24 0 0.00%
DIAG RAD 13 6 46.15% 13 6 46.15% 30 0 0.00%
RAD ONC 1 0 0.00% 2 1 50.00% 4 0 0.00%
TOTAL 143 57 39.86% 155 47 30.32% 399 3 0.75%

 

FY18 MC CDR SELECTIONS BY ZONE
# OF PEOPLE # SELECTED % SELECTED
ABOVE ZONE 155 47 30.32%
IN ZONE 143 57 39.86%
BELOW ZONE 399 3 0.75%

FY18 Medical Corps O5 Promotion Board Stats and Math Explained

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Overall stats are here (and in PDF form – FY18 AO5S STATS):

The promotion opportunity was 75%. The number of people in zone was 143. In order to find the total number of officers they could select for promotion, you take the promotion opportunity x the size of the zone:

(75% promotion opportunity) x (143 officer zone size) = 107 officers could be selected for promotion, which is how many they selected…

Above zone – 47 of 155 selected – 30.32%
In zone – 57 of 143 selected – 39.86%
Below zone – 3 of 398 selected – 0.75%

 

FY18 Medical Corps O5 Promotion List

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Here’s the list (link to the ALNAV is here):

Ableman Thomas B 0031 Agraz Javier Jr 0021
Atienza Arriel Elarmo 0105 Auten Jonathan David 0013
Ballard Sarah B 0074 Barker Patrick Dean 0079
Barlow Thomas K 0098 Bernhard Jason Robert 0081
Boller William A 0017 Burke Kim Elizabeth 0038
Canuso Amy Arnold 0070 Capra Gregory Gerard 0083
Carbone Peter Neff 0088 Childs John Michael 0025
Choe Anna Y 0068 Chung James 0039
Clark Delbert David 0008 Clark James K 0069
Coffey Debra D 0072 Connolly Randy Wain 0041
Cook Jerald L 0106 Cronyn Patrick Dager 0052
Cross Garfield 0029 Crossman Emily L 0048
Decker Lawrence C 0067 Degrado Justin James 0024
Dierksheide Julie E 0014 Dimmer Brian Matthew 0086
Douglas Mark S 0075 Elliott Adrian 0026
Fechner Kenneth M 0020 Fick Daryl Burton Jr 0087
Fowler Elizabeth Mae 0085 Gentry Shari Lynn 0012
Germana Antonino 0101 Gibson Lisa Kay 0104
Gomezleonardelli Domin 0047 Greene David Erik 0009
Grijalva Steven D 0033 Grossart Richard T 0005
Gudeman Suzanne Rae 0089 Heltzel David Andrew 0010
Hoover Khristina J 0030 Kazlauskas Kristofer A 0003
Kilfoil Terrence M 0043 Ko Charles C 0036
Koren Kelly Gray 0080 Krzyzaniak Michael J 0023
Lamme Jacqueline S 0034 Leibig Jonathan Scott 0046
Lodico Derek N 0061 Love Kathleen M 0076
Lunceford Martin W 0065 Mcadams Douglas C 0056
Mcdivitt Jonathan D 0078 Mcdonald Lucas S 0032
Mcgrath Sean F 0001 Mei Jian Ming 0007
Mentler Ellie Chiwon K 0084 Miletich Derek Matthew 0082
Miller Kyle Eric 0077 Mullins Lynita H 0095
Murphy Thomas J II 0019 Murphy Wayne Thomas 0006
Nassiri Joshua Darius 0064 Nelles Meghann E 0015
Nelson Benjamin E 0055 Nicholas Luke C 0092
Nork Justin J 0100 Owings Alfred John II 0050
Paz David Alexander 0018 Perez Angel J 0107
Peterson Jami Jo 0058 Phillips Christopher R 0071
Phun Huy Q 0060 Potochny Evelyn M 0049
Pryor Howard Irwin II 0004 Quartey Benjamin N 0028
Rappe Jodie Danielle 0090 Reynolds William W Jr 0002
Rice Nelly Kim 0022 Ripple James Randall 0066
Robinson Christa M 0045 Rose Matthew W 0011
Rupp Brianna L 0042 Sangiorgi Michelle J 0073
Schmitz Joseph William 0035 Schuette Albert J Jr 0016
Shah Anil N 0027 Singla Manish 0091
Smith Jason E 0040 Smith Monique E 0096
Spring Leah Kristina 0063 Stclair Kristina J 0093
Steelman Theodore J 0053 Stickle Edward T Jr 0059
Sweet Nicholas N 0062 Teti Virginia Plitt 0054
Uniszkiewicz Robert N 0103 Valentine Johannah K 0037
Vargas Marcel Moses 0044 Viola Shelton A 0094
Ward William Harrell 0102 Whaley John Gregory 0051
Wood Kristi M 0097 Worthley Jeffrey C 0057
Yee Bruce Arnold 0099