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!



R 301900Z APR 19





ALNAV 034/19





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.//


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) or mailed

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

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?

How to Get the FY20 Medical Corps Promotion Lineal List

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The spreadsheet with the FY20 promotion board zones has too much PII to post publicly, but you can find it here (make sure you pick your e-mail certificate):

It is halfway down on the right side under “Career Management.”