I had previously announced this, but here is an article about it as well:
If you are particularly interested in this post, I’m sorry. You or someone you care about probably failed to promote. In reality, nowadays it is normal and expected to fail to promote to O5 and O6, so you have company. Here are my suggestions for those that fail to promote.
Try to Figure Out Why You Didn’t Promote
First, try to figure out why you didn’t promote. Because the promotion board members are not allowed to speak about your board, you’ll never actually find out why you failed to promote, but you can usually take a pretty educated guess if you talk to the right people (like me).
If any of these things happened to you, they are likely a main reason you didn’t promote:
- Any PFA/BCA failures.
- Legal issues, such as a DUI or any other legal trouble.
- Failure to become board certified.
There are other things that could happen to you that make it difficult but not impossible to promote. They include:
- You have not been operational or deployed at all, or you have done so much less than your peers. The FY21 O6 convening order emphasized that everyone needs to be operational.
- Coming into zone while in you were in GME.
- Having non-observed (NOB) fitreps before the board, such as those in full-time outservice training.
- Spending too much time in the fleet as a GMO, Flight Surgeon, or UMO. This is mostly because it causes you to come into zone for O5 while you are still in GME, and is more of a problem if your residency is long.
- Never getting a competitive early promote (EP) fitrep. Many officers who fail to select have never had a competitive EP fitrep in their current rank. This can be because they were stationed places without competitive groups and they get 1/1 fitreps, or it can be because they were in a competitive group and did not break out and get an EP. To me this is the #1 ingredient to promote…competitive EP fitreps. If you don’t have them, you are really up against it.
- Receiving potentially adverse fitreps. This most commonly happens when you are at an operational command and your reporting senior is not someone who is used to ranking Medical Corps officers, although it could happen for other reasons (like your reporting senior felt you deserved this type of fitrep). The most common situation would be if there is a competitive group of 2 officers but both are given must promote (MP) fitreps instead of 1 getting an EP and the other the MP. When both get an MP, it reflects poorly on both officers unless the reason for this is CLEARLY explained in the fitrep narrative, which it often is not. The other thing that happens is that a reporting senior gives you a 1/1 MP instead of a 1/1 EP. If you are ever getting a 1/1 fitrep, make sure you get an EP. You should consider getting a 1/1 MP an adverse fitrep. If there is no way around this, often because the reporting senior has a policy that they don’t give newly promoted officers an EP, make sure that this policy is clear in the fitrep narrative.
- Having a declining fitrep. Mostly this happens when you go from getting an EP to an MP on your fitrep under the same reporting senior. If it is because you changed competitive groups, like you went from being a resident to a staff physician, that is understandable and not a negative. If you didn’t change competitive groups, though, make sure the reason you declined is explained.
- Making it obvious to the promotion board that you didn’t update your record. The most obvious ways a promotion board will know you didn’t update your record is if your Officer Summary Record (OSR) is missing degrees that you obviously have (like your MD or DO) or if many of the sections of your OSR are either completely blank or required updating by the board recorders. Remember that although promotion board recorders will correct your record for you, anything they do and any corrections they make are annotated to the board. While a few corrections are OK, you don’t want a blank record that the recorders had to fill in. It demonstrates that you didn’t update your record.
Who Actually Promotes?
So who actually promotes to O5 and O6? In general, the officer who promotes has:
- Achieved board certification.
- Spent time in both a military treatment facility and in the operational setting.
- A demonstrated history of excellence as an officer. In other words, whenever they are in a competitive group, they successfully break out and get an EP fitrep. Being average is just not good enough anymore.
- No PFA failures, legal problems, declining fitreps, or potentially adverse fitreps.
- Updated their record, and if they previously failed to select they reviewed their record with their Detailer and actively worked to improve it.
What Do You Do If You Failed to Promote?
Realize that it is not the end of the world. Based on the recent promotion board statistics (which you can get in the Promo Prep), most officers were passed over for O5 or O6, but a large number of the officers selected were from the above zone group.
If you do nothing, you will continue to get looked at by promotion boards until you retire, resign, or are forced out of the Navy. There is no limit to the number of chances you get to promote and your record will be evaluated for promotion every year. That said…
You need to try to promote. Consider sending a letter to the promotion board. What do you say in this letter? First, briefly state that you want to be promoted and to continue your career in the Navy. Second, explain what a promotion would allow you to do that you can’t do at your current rank. Answer the question, “Why should they promote you?”
For example, if you want to be a Department Head at a large military treatment facility (MTF), a senior operational leader, or a Residency Director (or whatever you want to do), tell them that you need to be promoted to be competitive for these jobs. The Navy wants to promote leaders. Make it clear to them that you are a motivated future leader.
Try and get letters of support to attach to your letter. These letters should be from the most senior officers who can personally attest to your value to the Navy. In other words, it is probably better to get a letter from an O6 who knows you well than a 3 star who doesn’t. If you are not sure who to ask for letters, ask those more senior to you or your Detailer for advice. Your Specialty Leader is always someone to consider if he/she knows you well and can speak to your contributions to the specialty and Navy.
Have your record reviewed by your Detailer, Specialty Leader, other trusted senior advisor, or by me. Because of promotion board confidentiality, you will never know the reason(s) you did not promote, but most of the time experienced reviewers can come up with an educated guess. They’ll often find things that you were not even aware of, like potentially adverse fitreps, or information missing from your record. My promo prep document will help you as well.
Do everything you can to get “early promote” or “EP” fitreps. This is largely accomplished by continually striving for positions of increased leadership. You need to get a job that has historically led to a promotion while keeping in mind that the new MC career path emphasizes that all need to be operational.
As a LCDR who got passed over for CDR, try to get one of these jobs and excel at it (this list is not exhaustive and these positions are not the only path to CDR, but they are a good start):
- Assistant Program Director
- Division/Department Head
- Fleet Surgical Team (FST) Specialty Staff
- Global Health Engagement (GHE) Staff Officer
- Group/Senior Flight Surgeon (FS)
- Medical Battalion Specialty Staff
- Medical Executive Committee (MEC) Member
- Regimental Surgeon
- Senior Undersea Medical Officer (UMO)
- Ship or Group Senior Medical Officer (SMO)
- SMO/Medical Director
If you are a CDR who got passed over for CAPT, try to get one of these jobs and excel at it:
- Assistant Specialty Leader or Specialty Leader
- Chief Medical Officer (CMO)
- Director/Large Department Head at a NMRTC/MTF
- Division/Group/Wing Surgeon
- FST Officer-in-Charge (OIC) / CATF Surgeon
- GHE, Headquarters, or Navy Personnel Command (PERS) Staff
- Group UMO
- LHA/LHD/CVN SMO
- MEC Chair
- Program Director
- Senior GHE Billet
Meet with your chain-of-command. After you’ve been passed over is not the time to be passive. You need to sit down with your leadership and get an honest assessment from them of how you’re doing and what they would recommend continuing to advance your career. You may not like what you hear, but it is better to find out early if they don’t think you’re doing a good job or that you are unlikely to break out on your fitreps. That way you can try and put yourself in a better situation by changing commands.
Things You Should Not Do
In addition to the above list of things you should do, there are a few things you should not do:
- Do not lie in your letter to the board. In other words, don’t tell them you want to do Executive Medicine if you don’t really want to. Your record reads like a book, and if it tells a story that is contrary to what your letter says, this is unlikely to help you and may hurt you.
- Do not send long correspondence. Promotion boards have to read everything sent to them, and a long letter may not be appreciated. Keep it brief and to the point.
- Do not ask your current CO to write you a letter to the board if they’ve done an observed fitrep on you. His or her opinion about you should be reflected on that fitrep, so they don’t need to write you a letter. If they’ve never given you an observed fitrep or there is some new information not reflected on prior fitreps, they could either write you a letter or give you a special fitrep. Ultimately it is up to them whether they do either of these or none.
- Do not discuss anything adverse unless you want the board to notice and discuss it. This issue comes up frequently and people will ask me for advice, but ultimately it is up to the individual officer. The one thing I can guarantee is that if you send a letter to the board and discuss something adverse, they will notice it because they will read your letter! If you think there is a chance the adverse matter will get overlooked, it is probably better not to mention it and keep your fingers crossed.
Never Stop Trying
Those are my tips for those who find themselves above zone. Most importantly, if you want to promote, NEVER STOP TRYING. You can usually stay in as a LCDR for 20 years, and I personally know of people who got promoted their 9th look!
A combined Staff Corps O4/O5 board will begin 6 JUL 2020. The original deadlines for letters to the board remain the same, so you can’t send updated letters. In addition, the records used at the board will be as of the date the board was originally scheduled.
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REF C IS NAVADMIN 245/19, FY-21 NAVY ACTIVE-DUTY AND RESERVE E9, E8 AND E7 SELECTION BOARD MEMBERSHIP NOMINATIONS (CORRECTED COPY). REF D IS NAVADMIN 271/19, FY-21 ACTIVE DUTY AND RESERVE ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SELECTION BOARDS FOR MASTER CHIEF AND SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. REF E IS NAVADMIN 031/20, FY-21 NAVY ACTIVE-DUTY AND RESERVE ENLISTED ADVANCEMENT SELECTION BOARDS FOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. REF F IS NAVADMIN 286 /19, NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-21 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS (CORRECTED COPY). REF G IS NAVADMIN 287/19, NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-21 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY OFFICER CONTINUATION SELECTION BOARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUATION POLICY. REF H IS NAVADMIN 305/19, NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-21 NAVY RESERVE PROMOTION SELECTION BOARDS. REF I IS NAVADMIN 061/20, MODIFICATION TO NOTICE OF CONVENING FY-21 ACTIVE- DUTY OFFICER CONTINUATION SELECTION BOARDS AND ANNOUNCEMENT OF CONTINUATION POLICY.// RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces the recommencement of promotion, advancement, continuation, milestone and other administrative selection boards that were postponed in line with reference (a) and will be convened at Navy Personnel Command (NPC). After pausing administrative and statutory promotion boards to assess conditions and properly incorporate risk mitigation measures, we plan to recommence convening of selection boards at NPC in Millington, TN on 1 July with out-of-area participants. In the interim, we have completed some smaller administrative boards via virtual means and in some cases using local area membership, and will continue to do so where appropriate. The revised schedule for officer promotion and associated continuation selection boards and enlisted advancement selection boards is provided below. The schedule for community milestone and other administrative selection boards to be convened at NPC is available at https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers- npc/boards/selectionboardsupport/Pages/FY21-Board-Schedule.aspx. Some communities will execute their milestone and other administrative selection boards by virtual means or at locations other than NPC. Refer to community announcements on your applicable community section of the NPC website at https://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/Pages/default.aspx or contact your detailer for specific information concerning these boards. 2. In line with reference (a), eligibility will be as of the original board convening date. Official Military Personnel Files for use during the boards are captured as of the original board convening date. Deadlines for correspondence to a board remain the same as originally set with the exception of the Reserve E-7 Board, which now has a deadline of 18 May 2020 per reference (b). The Reserve E-7 Board correspondence deadline was extended to compensate for delays in the Reserve E-7 eligibility. In order to maintain a fair and impartial balance across the fleet, the remaining correspondence deadlines remain the same. Should Service Member eligibility remain unclear, submit correspondence regardless. 3. The health, safety and well-being of those supporting the selection board mission is paramount in a COVID-19 informed environment and precautions to protect all participants will be taken. While all the planned COVID-19 risk mitigation measures are too numerous to detail in this NAVADMIN, collectively these prudent precautions are critical to the accomplishment of the selection board mission and apply in lieu of restriction of movement (ROM) protocols that would otherwise apply for essential travel prior to and following membership on a selection board. Precautions include, but are not limited to, the following risk mitigation measures: a. Minimizing risk to force by combining boards and recycling board membership across multiple boards to reduce travel requirements. b. Phased convening of our largest boards to minimize number of board members within board spaces at any one time. c. Modifying the boardroom and tank layout to maximize social distancing. d. Self-assessment of individual health prior to travel, precautions during travel such as Service Members sourcing from locations that maximize the use of direct flights or individual ground transportation (POV or rental) where practicable, use of face coverings during travel and additional shuttle service runs with occupancy limits to/from the Memphis International Airport. e. Revised protocols for entrance into board spaces that include COVID- 19 questionnaires, daily touchless body temperature readings and wristbands for rapid identification of cleared membership within board spaces. f. Alternative meal plans, to include furnished breakfast, lunch and dinner to maximize social distancing and eliminate the need to depart Naval Support Activity Millington. g. Additional cleaning services to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness within the dining facility, conference room (additional dining area) and all board spaces. h. Additional personal protective equipment available to board membership as necessary. i. Prominently displayed and adequately supplied hand-sanitizer throughout each board. 4. FY-21 Active-Duty Officer Promotion Selection Boards (PSBs): The postponed FY-21 PSBs to recommend officers in the Line and Staff Corps and chief warrant officers on the Active-Duty List (ADL) for permanent promotion to the grades of commander, lieutenant commander and chief warrant officer will convene as follows: a. 6 July 2020 - Staff Corps Commander and Lieutenant Commander b. 13 July 2020 - Unrestricted/Restricted Line Lieutenant Commander c. 1 September 2020 - Chief Warrant Officer 5/4/3 5. FY-21 Active-Duty Officer Continuation Selection Boards will convene as follows: a. Active-Duty Lieutenant Commander Staff Corps Continuation Selection Board will follow the Active-Duty Commander Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board. b. Active-Duty Lieutenant Staff Corps Continuation Selection Board for eligible competitive categories will follow the Active- Duty Lieutenant Commander Staff Corps Promotion Selection Board. c. Active-Duty Lieutenant Line Continuation Selection Board for eligible competitive categories with applicable additional qualification designators will follow the Active-Duty Lieutenant Commander Promotion Selection Board. d. The Active-Duty CWO4/CWO3/CWO2 Continuation Selection Boards will follow the Active-Duty CWO5/CWO4/CWO3 Promotion Selection Boards. e. Due to the delay in promotion boards, for those officers whose statutory retirement date falls prior to the expected announcement of officer promotion results, guidance will be provided in separate correspondence. 6. FY-21 Reserve/Full Time Support (FTS) PSBs: The postponed FY-21 PSBs to recommend reserve officers in the Line and Staff Corps and chief warrant officers on the Reserve Active-Status List (RASL) for permanent or temporary promotion to the grades of lieutenant commander and chief warrant officer will convene as follows: a. 1 July 2020 - Chief Warrant Officer 5/4/3 b. 20 July 2020 - Unrestricted/Restricted Line Lieutenant Commander c. 31 August 2020 - Staff Corps Lieutenant Commander 7. FY-21 Enlisted Advancement Selection Boards: The postponed FY- 21 advancement selection boards will convene as follows: a. Active-Duty E-9 and E-8 - Conducted in phases as follows: (1) Phase 1: 27 July 4 August 2020 (Members travel on 26 July 2020). Ratings considered: EM, MM, HT, DC, EN, GS, MR, ET, FC, FCA, GM, IC, STG, YN, YNS, MC, LN, CMDCM, PS, NCC, NCR and MU. (2) Phase 2: 4 August 14 August 2020 (Service Members travel on 3 August 2020). Ratings considered: CTI, CTM, CTR, CTT, AG, IS, IT, SO, SB, ND, EOD, MA, CE, CU, CM, EQ, UT, EMN, ETN, MMN, ETR, ETV, FT, MMA, TM, MT, STS and ITS. (3) Phase 3: 14 August 29 August 2020 (Service Members travel on 13 August 2020). Ratings considered: HM, RP, CS, CSS, LS, LSS, RS, ABE, ABF, ABH, AC, AO, AS, AZ, AD, AM, PR, BM, MN, OS, QM, AE, AT, AWR, AWS, AWO, AWV and AWF. b. Reserve and Full-Time Support (FTS) E-7 8 September 2020 (single phase). c. Active-Duty E-7 - Conducted in three phases as follows: (1) Phase 1: 5 October 13 October 2020 (Service Members travel on 4 October 2020). Ratings considered: EM, MM, HT, DC, EN, GSE, GSM, MR, BU, CE, CM, EA, EO, SW, UT, MU, MC, RP, BM, MN, OS, QM, AE, AT, ET, IC and STG. (2) Phase 2: 13 October 24 October 2020 (Service Members travel on 12 October 2020). Ratings considered: ETR, ETV, FT, ITS, MT, MMA, STS, TM, CTI, CTM, CTN, CTR, CTT, NC, PS, YN, YNS, FC, FCA, GM, AC, AS, AWF, AWO, AWR, AWS, AWV, AZ, ABE, ABF, ABH and AO. (3) Phase 3: 24 October 7 November 2020 (Service Members travel on 23 October 2020). Ratings considered: EMN, ETN, MMN, AG, IS, IT, HM, AD, AM, AME, PR, CS, CSS, LS, LSS, RS, EOD, LN, MA, ND, SB and SO. 8. Reference (c) announced the solicitation of enlisted selection board participants (Service Members and recorders) and provided eligibility criteria for serving. The criteria of reference (c) continue to apply, but as the board dates have changed, the previously promulgated due dates for receipt of Service Member and recorder applications are no longer applicable. Sailors meeting the eligibility criteria and availability to serve as members or recorders for a board are strongly encouraged to submit applications as soon as practicable. Board Presidents, Senior Enlisted Advisors, recorders and other specified board members will comprise a core group whose services will span the entire duration of a board. The service of other board members will be required only for particular phase(s) of a board based on rating expertise and availability. Refer to paragraph 7 above for the dates of the phases in which the various ratings will be considered. Applicants must clearly state their availability in the application. Details for application submission are provided in reference (c). 9. Point of contact information for submitting enlisted advancement selection board nominations is as follows: a. Mr. Bryan Gillentine at (901) 874-3223 / DSN 882. b. Dr. Ruby Snowden at (901) 874-2209 / DSN 882. c. Email: PERS-805.fct(at)navy.mil. d. General Board inquiries: MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at (833) 330-6622 / askmncc(at)navy.mil. 10. Navy leadership is committed to ensuring no Sailor is disadvantaged by the delay in any selection board convening or during the consideration of the record of any eligible Sailor by a board. Although review, approval and Senate confirmation (where applicable) of board results cannot occur this year with traditional timing, selectees for promotion or advancement can expect to be assigned the original date of rank and receive any associated back pay and allowances warranted. Enlisted advancement board results are expected to be approved and announced within 30 days after a board adjourns. Due to the additional reviews required following officer promotion boards, results are expected to be approved and announced by ALNAV approximately 100 days after a board adjourns. Efforts will be made to accelerate these processes. Subsequent to officer promotion board approval and ALNAV release, Senate confirmation is required prior to promotion of active-duty commanders and lieutenant commanders. Promotion authorizations and associated dates of rank will be announced via the existing monthly promotion NAVADMIN process. 11. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
If your name was not on the promotion list, you probably weren’t selected for promotion. There is, however, a chance that you actually were selected for promotion but your name was removed after the promotion board. Why would this happen?
After promotion boards there are some systems that are “scrubbed” to ensure that no adverse or reportable information exists for the officers selected by a promotion board or by an administrative board (the CO/XO/CMO/OIC board, for example). Here is a chart that shows you the systems that are checked:
As you can see, if you have problems with your security clearance, the Inspector General, Naval Criminal Investigative Services, or any legal issues, your name could be removed and your promotion put on hold. How do you tell if this happened to you?
First, go to BUPERS On-Line and click on the link for “Advancements/Selection Boards” as pointed out with the large arrow:
Now you should see a screen similar to this one:
As you can see, I was a “SELECT” for O6. If you actually were a non-select for promotion you’d see a “N” where my “S” is. If you were “scrubbed” from the promotion list, you’ll see an “H” for HOLD.
If you don’t see anything, then you didn’t fail to select. You probably weren’t looked at by the board. This most often happens to people who trained in the NADDS program in civilian training programs and weren’t on active duty for a whole year.
If you are on hold, I’d contact your Detailer to try and find out why.
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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. 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Released by the Honorable James E. McPherson, Acting Secretary of the Navy. BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
Arlington, Va. (NNS) — The newest features of MyNavy Portal (MNP) allow officers to better manage their promotion and lets all Sailors better communicate with MyNavy Career Center through a new chat feature, released Apr. 4.
The Officer Promotion Dashboard provides helpful links and checklists to navigate the selection board process for both active and Reserve officers. The dashboard can be found under the Advancement & Promotion Career and Life Events section of MNP and is organized to provide officers support during the pre-and-post promotion process.
“The checklists will walk officers through the process prior to the board meeting and after the results are released,” said Jeff Bowell, principal assistant program manager for the Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) who led the development of this new MyNavy Portal capability. “We have specific checklists for officers who are selected for promotion and for those officers who were not selected.”
Bowell said preparation is key when presenting before a selection board and sometimes critical information may be missing from an officer’s record. By following the checklists, officers can ensure they are presenting an accurate and complete record to board members.
In addition to the checklists, the Officer Dashboard provides a connection to BUPERS Online (BOL) to submit a letter to the board or an official photograph. Officers will also have the ability to view their Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) data and their lineal/precedence number. The selection board results will also be available through the Officer Dashboard.
Sailors will also find two new features to help them better interact with MyNavy Career Center. The first one is an updated chat feature. A green chat icon now appears at the bottom of each page that connects Sailors directly to customer service representatives at MNCC. This chat feature allows Sailors to get help with HR-related questions that don’t require sharing personal information, such as date of birth or Social Security Number. It is available 24/7/365. The second function allows Sailors to track and monitor the trouble tickets they have submitted to MNCC.
“We’re committed to improving the Sailor experience by enhancing and incorporating a more robust interaction on MyNavy Portal so Sailors can efficiently manage their career from this one location,” said Bowell. “These latest updates continue us on the path of making MyNavy Portal the single point of entry for Sailors to manage all their human resource needs.”
The Sea Warrior Program (PMW 240) is the provider of choice for MyNavy HR IT solutions. The program office works directly with MyNavy HR to strengthen our Navy Team through IT and business solutions for Navy human resource management and personnel readiness.