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FY23 O4 and O5 Medical Corps Detailed Promotion Board Stats

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The stats are below. Also note that the Corps Chief’s office submitted legislative language for NDAA 2024 to allow SECNAV to increase the promotion opportunity for LCDR back to a 100% promotion opportunity for MC and DC officers.

FY23 O4 MC Stats

FY23 O5 MC Stats

2022 Update – What Should You Do If You Didn’t Promote?

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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.

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.
  • 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 unless you are in a senior operational position that carries a lot of weight.
  • 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 or headquarters 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, or other trusted senior advisor. 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
  • OIC
  • 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!

FY23 Active Duty Navy LCDR Staff Corps Selections

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MSGIG/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/AUG // 
 
SUBJ/FY-23 ACTIVE DUTY NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STAFF CORPS SELECTIONS// 
 
REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/02MAY22// 
AMPN/REF A IS THE FY-23 ACTIVE DUTY NAVY LIEUTENANT COMMANDER STAFF CORPS 
OFFICERS 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 Lieutenant 
Commander. 
 
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 1420.2B. 
 
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 
Ajuzie Stephanie O           0171  Amos Jeffrey Simeon          0163 
Andersen Christopher C       0055  Anderson Erik Lawrence       0192 
Axel Abigail Lea             0134  Bagley Patrick H             0144 
Bajkowski Rebecca A          0210  Baker Benjamin H             0099 
Barbaruiz Laura C            0154  Barrett Brendan M            0198 
Bauer Matthew John *         0018  Baxter Ryan Patrick          0158 
Becker Elise Sienicki        0116  Becker Yusof Ahmed J         0132 
Bell Katherine Jane          0117  Bergmann Jordan M            0112 
Berman Daniel Jacob          0160  Beville Eugene John          0100 
Bigliano Matthew R           0183  Bjork Lori Beth              0159 
Bobeck Kevin Andrew *        0003  Bohlen Andrew Mark           0168 
Bowman Christopher E         0027  Bowman Jennifer Nicole       0067 
Bradley Alexandra F          0070  Brown Austin Michele         0080 
Buccine Danielle Etta        0124  Busclas John Martin *        0024 
Campbell Kelsey C            0096  Campbell Leonie T            0030 
Carlton Duncan Mark          0052  Castrovinci Philip A         0059 
Chen Matthew Juing Hwa       0063  Chou Vincent                 0203 
Chow Stacy Grace             0119  Christen Kurt Russell        0054 
Christian Matthew Paul *     0010  Conklin Kasey James *        0004 
Cook Colleen Marie           0148  Corcoran Julianne N          0185 
Criscione Lily Theresa       0079  Crocetti Emily Ellen         0093 
Crosby Joshua Holt           0053  Crutcher Robert Martin       0176 
Curnes John Michael          0123  Cushing Elizabeth Ann        0204 
Dare Reese Matthew           0083  Day James Mitchell           0101 
Dentinger Michelle T *       0011  Desouza Nelson De Q E        0193 
Dhaliwal Sukhmani            0199  Early Matthew Wade           0113 
Eisenhauer Ian Francis       0179  Ellis Graham Christian *     0005 
Emerling Alec David *        0017  Emerling Eric William        0111 
Ferris William John          0026  Garren Brandon Ross          0047 
Gastelwardell Edward K       0140  Geibel Elyse Marie *         0002 
Geis Robert Neil II *        0013  Gessling Cassandra S         0114 
Geverd Hannah E *            0020  Gies Keegan John             0087 
Gillis Adrienne S            0133  Gillis Ryan P                0138 
Goodfellowhyder A M          0214  Gourdet Diana Maria          0049 
Gricepatil Zachary J         0066  Griffioen Anne Marie         0064 
Guarini Carla Breccia        0092  Gwidt Kristi Lee *           0008 
Ha Chrysanthy                0045  Hall Mark James              0174 
Halliday Megan Hope *        0007  Hambsch Zakary Jordan        0057 
Hamilton Guy P               0215  Hardisty Huntington *        0006 
Harp Garrett Mikal           0025  Herring Kelsie Leigh         0165 
Herring Kyle Bowman          0196  Hirt Spencer Lee             0072 
Hughes Michael Vincent       0041  Hunt Guenola Marie D *       0022 
Hunt Ondreia Janelle         0141  Hussain Syed Ali             0109 
Hussey Shaunn Patrick        0061  Huynh Viet Hoai              0074 
Iteen Alexander Joseph       0125  Ivanov Sergey V              0208 
Jacobs Julia Freda *         0016  Jamplis Robert Prior         0028 
Jepsen Amanda Leigh          0029  Johnson Kristopher P         0090 
Joyce Kelly Thomas           0186  Kalkhoff Stephen Mark        0084 
Kamat Amol Deepak            0209  Kang Feel Gu                 0126 
Karr Derek Scott             0142  Katsma Mark Samuel           0191 
Kelly Colin Kenneth          0046  Kelsey Thomas James          0094 
Kim Tracey                   0098  King Landon Joseph           0082 
Kirk Kayleigh Joyce          0182  Kotler Joshua August         0162 
Krause Philip Paul           0056  Labanc Austin John           0188 
Lange Kristopher R           0103  Langford Phillip N           0097 
Laroy Michael Travis         0108  Laski Mitchell A             0075 
Latham Stephanie E           0031  Le Tony Duy                  0177 
Lee Maunoo                   0120  Lefebvre Thomas Andrew *     0001 
Liggett Evan Andrew          0048  Little Benjamin W            0040 
Livesey Marie Nichole        0106  Lundy Alexander Edward       0175 
Maldonado Elizabeth A        0128  Marquez Joseph Gonzalo       0102 
Marshall Jacob Morel         0153  Marten Abel Mccarthy         0035 
Martin Amanda Nicole         0081  Martin Clyde D III           0157 
Martinez Marco Antonio       0037  Mauro Alexandra Paul B       0137 
May Austin Blenner           0105  May James Douglas J          0211 
Mccoy Kelli Anne             0085  Mcdonald Michael James       0036 
Mcdowell Benjamin J          0195  Mcwhirter Rachel A           0150 
Mercer Anastasia A           0194  Mikros Athena Areti          0078 
Mitschow Charles Elie        0169  Moore Caroline E *           0023 
Mourafetis Laura May         0213  Moy Jeffrey Mathew           0155 
Mramor Elizabeth Juel        0071  Murphy Kelly Anne            0170 
Nelson  Sarah Yanting        0173  Nelson Matthew Thomas        0131 
Norvell Justin D             0042  Ockenfels Brittany Ann       0110 
Park Austin Michael          0178  Park Brian                   0033 
Parra Kristine T             0130  Pastula Robert Micah         0118 
Patwardhan Utsav M *         0012  Pearce Mikell R Jr           0205 
Perkins Holly Bacon          0089  Perles Sidney Elise          0136 
Pistell Kimberly             0156  Pronger Angela Marie         0145 
Quigley Dawn Lynne           0146  Rallya William Edward        0060 
Renfro Samuel Hunter *       0015  Rettie Elizabeth A S *       0009 
Riccio Cory Anthony          0147  Riley Bradford Thomas        0189 
Rios Fernando Daniel         0212  Roberts Nicholas A           0166 
Robinson Jordan N            0172  Rogers Greg Almon            0121 
Rohlfing Frederick W         0164  Roth Michael John            0065 
Ruffo Joseph Andrew          0184  Ryan Keith Edward            0127 
Schemel Ashley F             0206  Schmidt Gregory S            0032 
Shannon William R            0216  Sheldon Yarrow               0122 
Sisson William Brandt        0181  Slabaugh Ryan Dean           0091 
Smith Alicia Coker           0143  Sohn Joshua Dae Hyun         0161 
Spies Allison Anne           0129  Stambaugh Jessica R          0207 
Steele Marshall Ligon *      0021  Storar Mitchell Thomas       0058 
Stull Jaime Kyung *          0019  Sublett Thomas Michael       0077 
Sullivan Christopher K       0190  Sullivan Graham Edward       0104 
Sullivan Kevin Brian         0200  Sumner Michael A             0107 
Thai Kevin Thinh Ho H        0201  Thompson Robert G            0044 
Thorner Lindsey Ann          0062  Tilbury William George       0187 
Tomasello Giacomo A          0152  Trager Anne Marie            0088 
Tran Lananh Thi              0076  Tran Thong Xuan              0202 
Ulery David J                0038  Ullman Bradley Allen         0139 
Vanbokkem Kelsey C           0197  Walsh Jonathan Robert        0095 
Ward Samantha Marie          0069  Ward Samuel Dennis           0073 
Wheeler Keenan Henry         0050  Wickman Danielle A           0051 
Widder Jared Robert          0180  Wido Daniel Mark             0151 
Will Adam Jeffrey *          0014  Wilsnack Andrew R            0034 
Wojahn Amanda Lynne          0167  Woodward Savannah Lee        0135 
Zamora Edgar Fabian          0068  Zeigler Katherine H          0043 
Zhang Serena Xuemeng         0149  Zimmer Zoe Clark             0086 
Zink Daniel Mitsuhiro        0115 
                             Dental Corps 
Ancheta Christine A          0011  Atlas Benjamin Evan          0053 
Bennitt George S IV          0031  Buono Daniel Kim             0034 
Buxton Audrey Margaret *     0001  Byun Shane Sangjun           0041 
Chang Dennis William         0024  Choi Kyu Jin                 0038 
Cowhey Jessica Anne          0047  Downey Alexandra Marie       0015 
Duong Diewitt                0042  Dyreng Sean Robert           0018 
Egan Colin Patrick           0036  Fadoju Opeyemi E             0029 
Fioretti Anthony G           0010  Garcia Hugo Cesar            0007 
Grater Paige Roland          0021  Grinsell Andrew Jon          0037 
Harrington Kathryn B         0013  Ho Agnes Tin Shen            0019 
Hopkins Scott Dalton         0032  Horn Benjamin Jack           0004 
Jayne Lindsay Jane           0039  Johnson Joshua West          0045 
Kellogg James Michael        0052  Kibler Gregory Leon          0012 
Kim Alexander Hochul         0014  Kim Tae Yung                 0023 
Kolin Jennifer Ann           0051  Koren Taylor Michael         0006 
Lee Kuang Hui                0026  Li Ya Nmn                    0040 
Livengood Kyle Arthur        0009  Long Alex Preston            0020 
Milder Melissa Jentze        0049  Morrill Trenton John         0017 
Nair Solomon Spears          0046  Odette Justin Richard        0030 
Rapadas Danielle M P         0048  Revenis Bradley David        0033 
Schnur Nicholas A            0044  Seely Erin Marie             0022 
Shaw Beau Joseph *           0002  Siy Michael Anthony *        0003 
Syamken Amanda Gene          0005  Thompson Sterling Chon       0008 
Vaughn Vincent Antonio       0025  Votto Samuel Stewart         0027 
Vu Thanh Nhan Thomas         0035  Wassmer Ricardo Jose M       0050 
Weatherington Brett E        0028  Wehrman James Forest         0043 
Zhang Minghe                 0016 
                             Medical Service Corps 
Adcox Ollie C                0130  Afuape Oluwole M             0138 
Aguero Aubrey Denise         0060  Alderson Prender A           0095 
Alston Tristan M             0172  Alvarez Carlos Andres        0051 
Ananou Akakpossa B           0149  Anderson Ato Kwamena A       0151 
Anderson Lyndse Scott        0087  Auckland Elizabeth Ann       0111 
Augustin Raynold G Jr        0169  Bauernfeind Ryan W           0074 
Belavadi Tejaswi S           0147  Belekanich Anthony M         0063 
Bland Jessica Rae            0035  Blasi Raymond John           0076 
Bluitt Learlino D            0040  Bond Jason Louis J           0099 
Bossier Ashley L             0148  Brown Lorna Helen            0081 
Burgerhoff Geoffrey C        0032  Burnett Cameron M            0038 
Button Alexander M           0129  Cabezas Michelle R           0118 
Cavin Benjamin Lee           0082  Christensen Matthew J        0046 
Ciarlone Geoffrey E          0144  Conforte Allison Marie       0112 
Conley Daniel Sanborn        0027  Cowgar John Eric II          0159 
Darrah Andrew Todd *         0005  Dawkins Milton Ray           0088 
Decker Matthew L             0114  Dickamore Dustin             0170 
Dill Daniel Duane            0053  Dimarzio Maureena B          0105 
Doggett Travis M             0073  Duffin Andrew C              0163 
Duhaney Taneika Nicole       0104  Dunham Trinity Rose          0039 
Edwards Ayesha J *           0013  Elms Brandon H               0042 
Finton Brendan James         0036  Fiorenzano Jodi M            0110 
Francis Kamisha L            0026  Francisco Pia                0086 
Fugate Corey J               0154  Galo Alvaro                  0146 
Ganther John David           0122  Gibson Rannie A *            0016 
Gilley Jesse Denton *        0018  Gomez Juan Carlos            0165 
Gomezrivera Jonathan O *     0004  Gonzales Richard S           0161 
Gonzalez Yomaira M           0092  Gordon William Lloyd         0178 
Graham William Darnell       0145  Gray Michael James           0057 
Greenberg Grant David        0167  Gripe Ashley Nicole          0033 
Haney Jessica Lynn           0137  Herren Rayna Kaye            0113 
Hess Megan Claudia           0156  Hesse Jacob Juel *           0022 
Hoff Andrew Gerald           0077  Hopkins Timothy P            0070 
Howerin David Hopkins        0153  Hughes Jerry Joan            0050 
Hume Brent Michael           0175  Hutsen Shaun Michael *       0009 
Isagba Afam Nnamdi           0096  Jackson Jeremy Scott         0166 
Jaggi Stephen Mark *         0011  Jewell Jennifer Amy          0128 
Jiang Andrew Huang           0085  Johnroe Christian R          0126 
Johnson Roslyn R A *         0021  Johnson Alicia C             0162 
Jones  Megan Chattam         0177  Kantar Michael               0049 
Kelly Megan Elizabeth        0066  Kemp Daniel Allen *          0023 
Koyle Jordan Cook            0152  Krupp Natalie Michele        0139 
Kuhr Samuel Houston          0131  Langrehr Lance Aaron         0117 
Larro Chelsea Ruth           0078  Le Donny                     0028 
Linares Eduardo              0097  Lopez Eric Nelson Jr         0157 
Loureiro Nikima T            0174  Love Amber Lynn              0158 
Lovett Brittany Alisha       0062  Lucas Harun Combis           0044 
Luna Nancy Jovita            0142  Madden Dennis James          0179 
Manso Iris D *               0025  Mcfadden Odelia Nicole       0090 
Mcmanus Kevin J              0143  Mcneal Neal D                0116 
Mcneil Brian David A         0135  Mercado Daryl Acosta         0164 
Meyer Kurt William           0080  Miles Matthew James *        0015 
Miller Kerry Neill *         0002  Modica Claire M              0136 
Mollema Kevin Griffin *      0014  Moon Nathan Robert           0037 
Moore Jarrett Grady          0133  Morelen Jeff Alan Jr         0094 
Morgan Richard Garrett       0052  Mullahey Christopher M       0155 
Murray Alicia N              0068  Nti Fred Darko               0107 
Ochiltree Anthony Paul       0150  Osborn Jeffrey Edwin         0059 
Pak Kyna                     0173  Palcan Mark Alexander *      0006 
Patel Chirag H               0115  Pearson Jeffrey Aron         0100 
Piamonte Victoria F G        0045  Ponce Samantha Jane *        0010 
Rafferty Courtney C          0176  Rampy Neil Joseph            0103 
Restrepomolina V L           0079  Rigby Ryan Calvin            0061 
Roach Michael Stephen        0098  Roberts Leah Beth            0093 
Rodriguez  Barbara K         0160  Rutherford Timothy S         0055 
Sahm Denise Marie B          0048  Salassi James W III          0132 
Schaefer Asa Naaman          0072  Schaffer Michael Scott       0106 
Schneider Lincoln J          0123  Schofield Mary Claire *      0019 
Scripture Benjamin L         0168  Selkirk Victoria Lynn        0031 
Sharma Sakshi                0047  Smith Kobie Russell          0054 
Smith Rachel Ann             0058  Sokolowski Michael A *       0008 
Soland Jennifer Marie        0134  Spain Silas Everett          0127 
Squires Michael Thomas       0101  Stjohn Matthew Michael       0071 
Stokes Arron Michael         0141  Stulo Alex Robert            0108 
Sultani Kaiser               0084  Szad Sean Raymond            0064 
Tahan Nabil Hossain          0120  Thatcher Richard E *         0001 
Trac Phong Thieu             0067  Trainor Gill Stephen         0102 
Tysinger Millicent P         0075  Valdez Alicia Dawn           0083 
Velazquezdelgado E M         0034  Vingoe John Allen            0030 
Vorm Eric Stephen            0041  Walker Jessica Annette       0029 
Washington Shanece L *       0020  Watts Tanniesha L            0171 
Welkie Amy Susanne           0065  Whipple Elizabeth K          0091 
White Dara Heffler           0109  White Jarrett Daniel         0125 
Whittaker Janice P           0043  Widroff Michael A H          0089 
Wilcox Craig Irwin           0069  Williams Ebonee Ivy *        0012 
Willoughby Neville Sea *     0017  Woolery Jason Kent           0124 
Wright Telia Renee           0140  Xiong Jimmy Chue Neng        0119 
Xu Dan                       0056  Yans Matthew Warren *        0003 
Zhunepluas Jaime C *         0024 
                             Judge Advocate General's Corps 
Ainsworth Lindsay S          0018  Alexander Sean M0013 
Altes Margaret Grace         0024  Bass Justin E                0048 
Bennett Saraann C            0010  Branstetter Matthew P        0022 
Capps Kristen Jane E         0036  Chi Sarah                    0047 
Corrigan John V III          0023  Crochetiere C M              0044 
Danehey Sean P               0032  Degnerlopez Alyssa Dee       0029 
Flynn John Laurence *        0002  Fulbright Andrew J           0039 
Haggerty Tayler Lanise       0051  Hillard Gavin Rains          0025 
Houck Josiah Nathan          0008  Jessup Mark Alan             0045 
Kaatz Kaylan Ellen           0046  Kelley John Daniel           0041 
King Chelsea Victoria        0026  Kraemer James L Jr           0028 
Larson Jeffrey Matthew       0019  Leatham  Diana Roya Z        0017 
Leatham Benjamin G           0009  Leikem Tristany A            0011 
Lombardi Rosemarie A         0027  London Courtney J            0012 
Lopopolo Nora Theresa *      0005  Mcbride Michael P            0031 
Mcdonald Scott Ian           0038  Mcglaughlin John A           0037 
Morgan Clifton E III         0034  Morris Shauna K              0050 
Niemier Susan Lee            0020  Pacheco Sebastian Jose       0016 
Padway Sarah Danielle *      0003  Parker Casey Jo              0014 
Phipps Daniel John           0007  Redding Landry Miles         0040 
Rigney Patrick Ryan          0035  Saxon Stacy E *              0004 
Scharfen Andrea Misa         0042  Schwietz John Matthew        0015 
Sorgi Christina *            0001  Spencer Sterling S           0049 
Wailes Meridith Anne         0033  Walsh Robert Angelo          0030 
Wraymiller James L           0021  Wuzhu James Philip Z         0043 
Yagel Peter Wayne            0006 
                             Nurse Corps 
Abdullah Yusuf               0058  Adebayo Maryam A *           0008 
Alexander Sarah Wilkey       0051  Amezaga Jorge Issac          0072 
Anderson Lexus R             0037  Arnaez Valerie May G *       0004 
Arrington Youela             0076  Ayers  Natalie Robyn         0015 
Baird John David             0055  Bane  Lindsey Marie          0045 
Barbaro Heather E            0053  Biddix Joseph Michael        0080 
Bolton Elisha Dianne         0042  Bond Lauren E                0013 
Bourdeau Stephanie J         0090  Brocuglio Taylor Lee         0023 
Brown Lakeisha A             0073  Burchette Liane Marie *      0007 
Carinio Trishia P            0077  Carter Beth A                0039 
Caster Jacqueline A          0082  Cherry Jason Andrew          0029 
Chun Caitlin Nguyen T H      0026  Clark Molly Ellen            0050 
Comer Leland Brian           0022  Cozzens Diana K              0010 
Davis Akeeka Sharon *        0005  Dean Savannah Lee *          0003 
Diaz Nestorvicente R         0031  Dillard Shamekia Najha       0060 
Drummer Lynnetria D          0027  Edmond Estrellita D *        0006 
Fabrizio Rochelle Thea       0041  Ferchland Kristi D           0034 
Garcia Raephael L            0078  Georgas Aaron Matthew        0054 
Gerfy Serena Irene           0088  Girolamo Robert G            0011 
Godwin Tiara Kantrel         0018  Hahn Joshua Peter            0047 
Hann Jessica Marie           0067  Hart Sarah Elizabeth         0025 
Hernandez Heather A          0062  Hill Carolyn Jane            0063 
Hoban Christie Marie         0059  Indiano Michelle K           0036 
Knight Samantha Mae          0035  Knight Ingrid Deloris        0019 
Knutson Mark Andrew          0069  Lancaster Stephen C *        0002 
Lindner Megan Elise          0066  Macancela Nube G0046 
Mar Liza Marie Reyes         0020  Masiello Andrew E            0040 
Mckim Megan Rachelle         0075  Mcmiller Shannon D           0064 
Meier Anthony Thomas         0083  Misturado Mary E             0070 
Monsees Erica Dorothy        0032  Muna Melissa Sue Paul        0033 
Nuredini Eltjon              0052  Oconnor Sheila Ann           0068 
Owens Paul Daniel            0086  Papadakos Suzanne H          0038 
Pavell Brent David           0061  Portmann Tonya R             0071 
Rohner Edward A II           0024  Ruedi Esther Kim             0065 
Sacks Alicia Marie           0021  Sanchez Ivette               0016 
Schilling Melissa Ann        0079  Schmidt Jessica L            0030 
Schmidt Mark Joseph          0049  Scoggins William Brad        0056 
Spears Tammy Lynn            0048  Steele Kenneth Robert        0081 
Sternbaum David Aaron        0087  Strahan Joseph Ruben *       0001 
Thomas Jamie Ryan            0043  Veilleux Andrew J            0044 
Vick Valerie Patrice         0057  Vingerhoets B J              0014 
Wadsworth Ryan Douglas       0012  Wartak Maciej A              0089 
Womack Joshua Steven         0028  Woods Tineasha Yvette *      0009 
Wooley Justin Kyle           0017  Young Demerce Andrew         0085 
Zumwalt Erin Marie           0074 
                             Supply Corps 
Adams Ann Kelly              0064  Allen Kelly Lynn *           0003 
Araujo Victoriano I          0010  Bailey Lauren A              0025 
Barnes Kevin Andrew          0079  Birkoski John Brandon *      0001 
Black Katherine M            0083  Bolton David Joe             0081 
Bonsu Nana Osei              0033  Carter Gabrielle C           0041 
Chaires Harrison Dean        0074  Chhikara Sumit               0040 
Chirinos Jose Gabriel        0046  Choi Jae Yoon                0053 
Cipollone Vincent A          0089  Clarke Laura Amanda *        0006 
Collins Daniel Harlan        0049  Conenna Stephanie M          0062 
Conley Barbara C             0052  Copiaco Adrian Ibanez        0061 
Croft Joshua Jeffrey         0080  Cull Daniel C                0088 
Cusimano John Michael        0015  Davidson Adam Paul           0018 
Decoteau Candi Ria           0057  Deitenbeck Darrell B         0030 
Dickens Steven M             0037  Doerr Holly Ann              0051 
Dominguez Orlando            0032  Drayton Amber Nicole         0031 
Esposito Thomas M            0021  Faraday Dara Nyika           0036 
Feyen Christopher J          0091  Finley Benjamin F II         0014 
Frese Kathryn E              0017  Giannone Matthew J           0048 
Gonzales Marlowe R           0066  Graybill Donald H *          0002 
Ha Andrew Bradley            0024  Hayden Dylan Gordon          0087 
Hennessy Mitchell T          0044  Herrera Jason Luis           0094 
Hovey Lauren Erica           0029  Jones Bryan Stephen          0045 
Kaiser Charles E III         0020  Keith Brittany E             0019 
Kwon Soon Bum                0070  Lawson Jamie Ann             0063 
Le Julian                    0056  Lemou Bezeyem                0077 
Lewis Shakeitha L            0095  Luber Clifton E III          0068 
Maeng Diana Joo Hyun         0042  Magilke Brandon M            0082 
Martir Stephen J Q *         0007  Martz Blayne Michael         0065 
Mayounga Andre Therese       0039  Mays Nicholas Cody           0078 
Mcquillin Mathew G           0016  Miner Dennen Michael         0093 
Onyango Anne Namangare       0011  Owuama Stanley C             0092 
Perez Alfredo Jose II        0085  Peters Andrew Carl           0043 
Rentz Conor Reid             0071  Rodriguez Angeli D           0058 
Romero Adam David            0084  Rucker Sheridan Tyrice       0090 
Russell James Richard        0026  Sanders Brittney Monet       0034 
Santiago Cherry Lynn D       0060  Santosalborna Adrian R       0069 
Silva Frank George Jr *      0005  Sioson Jonizel B             0038 
Skinner Tristan James        0023  Smith Tyler James            0047 
Sochanchak Jeffrey M         0012  Solarte Andres Felipe        0059 
Staten Darius                0075  Stone Thomas Aurelius        0073 
Storrusten Ryan John *       0009  Strickland Brandon L         0028 
Tan Timothy Ryan G *         0008  Theodoris Samuel             0076 
Travis Alexis G              0055  Tucker William T             0067 
Ulichney 
Alan Taylor                  0054  Vaeth Jessica Rene *         0004 
Vargas Cesar Andres          0050  Veerasamy Prenolin           0013 
Wogu Michelle N              0035  Xia Xin                      0027 
Zheng Daiqu                  0086  Zhong Elaine                 0072 
                             Chaplain Corps 
Bell Aaron Michael           0029  Brown Brandy Cheri           0020 
Butler Calel James           0008  Chester Daniel Arthur        0013 
Curtis Milo Collins          0017  Dicenso Stephen              0007 
Grooms Nathan P              0036  Haan Chad Allen              0010 
Hammond David John           0015  Han Solomon                  0037 
Handley Edwin Yasha *        0004  Hansen Christopher M         0021 
Henson Derek Michael         0033  Hicks James Stephen          0023 
Hoeppel Chad Edward          0009  Jackson Kevin Michael        0028 
Jimenez Jose F               0032  Jiregna Abraham Befeka       0038 
Jones Jonathan Andrew        0025  Jones Marquis Rashawn        0022 
Keim Donald Edward III *     0002  Lloyd Solomon Octavius       0014 
Luckesen John David JD       0011  Maginn Susan Mcdonald *      0003 
Maka Tomek                   0024  Mayfield Grant T             0031 
Mayhugh Benjamin T           0012  Mccraney Mark Calvin         0027 
Pelc Anthony M               0035  Posey Youree Henry III       0034 
Rentz Brady Adam             0016  Scarlett Jamal               0030 
Spear Bradley Jason *        0005  Stubbs Monya Aletha          0019 
Sutphin John Grantham        0018  Wade Ronald Spencer Jr       0039 
Walling Aaron Wayne *        0001  Wilson Luke Elias            0006 
                             Civil Engineer Corps 
Aller Christopher M    *     0009  Anderson Stephanie Lee       0053 
Anderson Tyler Patrick       0039  Anstett Bret Macarthur       0026 
Arellano Hector Eduard       0051  Bedley Alexander James       0049 
Beltre Maria Lisabel         0014  Berns Dylan Jeffrey          0020 
Burkart Lawrence E           0057  Cattano Corey Anthony *      0008 
Chambers Justin Lee *        0007  Cruz Nicholas David          0037 
Delgreco Vincent Paul        0044  Dunton Megan Elizabeth       0033 
Edmonds Kelvin Neal          0061  Elkins Lauren Frances        0048 
Guaigua Mike Vicente *       0005  Hagemeier Christine D        0015 
Harley Matthew W             0016  Hazelwood Chaka Attiba       0035 
Hennings William Charl       0018  Horton Timothy Carlos        0054 
Hunter Frances Rose          0032  Karny Matthew Bredin         0055 
King Amber Renee             0047  Kingery Kyle Aaron           0058 
Lachat Kevin Charles         0040  Liu Alex Sean                0059 
Male Benjamin Richard        0036  Mauss Craig Gethmann         0030 
Mccarthy Daniel P            0056  Mccary John Swindell *       0003 
Mcgee Jason Timothy          0046  Miller Martin Fletcher       0017 
Nikolayev Yevgeniy           0021  Nurthen John Michae II       0025 
Olaes Randy Moratin          0043  Olokode Elizabeth Oluf       0034 
Ourobagna Tcha Bebou         0050  Parada John Joseph           0045 
Perezravelo Saul Rafae       0013  Pollard Michael Joseph       0023 
Rivera Brandon Alfredo       0041  Robb Michael John            0028 
Rodriguez Jose Renel M       0012  Roster Michael Andrew        0019 
Rovinsky Michael E     *     0004  Rowe Benjamin Phillip        0011 
Scaplehorn Michael K         0024  Seagraves Zachary L *        0001 
Smith Andrew Thomas          0038  Smith Dallas Tye             0027 
Syzdek Daniel William        0010  Tang Jason Ming Young        0029 
Thompson Aaron James         0042  Ume Ikechukwu Chima *        0006 
Vanwyngaardt Nicolaas        0031  Vetter Richard S             0022 
Vicchio Nicolas              0060  Watkins Andrew G             0052 
Williams Tyler Loren J *     0002 
                             Limited Duty Officer (Staff) 
Hagan Jacob Michael *        0001  Salazar Louis Franc Jr       0002 
 
5.  Released by the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy.// 
 
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2023 Promo Prep Update

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For those of you looking for the updated Promo Prep for next year’s promotion boards, you can find it here. As changes occur, I’ll update it (as usual), but this one should be ready for those looking to start early on their records:

FY23 Reserve O5 Staff Corps Selections

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ROUTINE 
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ALNAV 047/22 
 
MSGIG/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/JUL // 
 
SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2023 NAVY RESERVE COMMANDER STAFF CORPS SELECTIONS// 
 
REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/28FEB22// 
AMPN/REF A IS THE FY-23 NAVY RESERVE COMMANDER STAFF CORPS SELECTION BOARD 
CONVENING ORDER.// 
 
RMKS/1.  I am pleased to announce the following Staff Corps Officers on the 
Reserve Active-Status list for promotion to the permanent grade of Commander. 
 
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 1420.2B. 
 
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 
Austad Stephen Spencer       0032  Beers Robert Jay             0024 
Berrycandelario J E Jr       0023  Bridgforth Andrew B          0028 
Clarke Bradley Joseph *      0001  Coats Richard Dean           0009 
Corvari Steven Joseph        0014  Currier Glenn William        0018 
Diez Alejandro               0026  Fennelly Jeffrey Paul        0030 
Gonzalez Joan Marie          0035  Grossgold Andreas M          0019 
Ha Lawrence Gee Yuan         0041  Hall Michael Joel            0027 
Hamman Baron Llyod           0010  Ide William Warren           0017 
Igwilo Obinna Chukwudi       0015  Johnson Rebecca L            0025 
Johnson Scott Mark           0042  Junius Josephine M D *       0007 
Ku Julian Siddens            0031  Lentz Nancy Ann              0033 
Liles Jeffery Lewis *        0003  Navarro Carlos Alberto *     0002 
Nguyen Phuong Tuy            0039  Okamoto James Ken            0011 
Parrington Ingrid Anna       0037  Pavlovic Predrag             0040 
Peschman Jacob Robert *      0004  Popadiuk Catherine Ann       0034 
Santiago Michael J *         0006  Sherman Bradley Neil         0021 
Smitherman Ryan Parks        0038  Spandl Shelby Rae            0036 
Tran Huy Tan                 0008  Tung Chiu H                  0016 
Volokh Vladimir *            0005  Winfree Benjamin M           0020 
Wu Daren                     0022  Yacoubian Stephan            0013 
Yarid Fredrick R             0029  Zangrando David D            0012 
                             Dental Corps 
Bedrock Roy                  0002  Frere Andrea                 0006 
Holliday Cynthia Renee       0009  Johnson Linda K J            0011 
Martze Nathan Richard        0010  Muckenthaler Danielle T      0003 
Park Philip Eunpil           0004  Peavler Walter Norrell       0005 
Smith Richard Parker         0008  Thompson Maria C             0007 
Walcott Brett Justin         0001 
                             Medical Service Corps 
Larson Benjamin Carl *       0001  Lavinghousez William E       0006 
Roberts Lauchland A          0005  Salazar Patricia Ann         0004 
Tayloradams Tonya R          0003  Wilson Brian Eugene          0002 
                             Judge Advocate General's Corps 
Bartholomaus Matthew S       0005  Belforti James Michael       0016 
Bernalleclaire Kai V         0009  Dixon Gregory Eldon          0015 
Donart Alexander C           0001  Dursa Matthew Ryan           0006 
English Andrew Gregory       0014  Gordontennant C J            0004 
Miller Robert James          0013  Murray Jeanne Warren         0011 
Pepi Lindsay W               0003  Pierce Michael T Jr          0008 
Robertson Emma E             0012  Schmitt Erin Haefner         0010 
Smith Nicholas F             0007 
                             Nurse Corps 
Ahern Leslie Rae             0012  Bates Ghijuanna Katia *      0001 
Bolton Vicki                 0013  Bosley Cyrus Denman          0023 
Clapp Richard Maurice        0021  Collins Caroline S           0019 
Culbertson Colleen L         0004  Gangler Shannon Ann          0026 
House Sherita Lonelle        0018  Jones Anna Malia             0008 
Jones Judith Womack          0003  Loustau Laurel K             0024 
Mitchell Ian Davidson *      0002  Pierce Howard Shane          0014 
Pisowicz John Michael        0022  Plenert Katherine Anne       0006 
Powers Kandy Rose            0016  Primus Ruth                  0017 
Purvis Kathleen Kostka       0007  Sanders Richard Allen        0025 
Shumaker William J           0011  Sticht Luke Allen            0027 
Stowell Katherine E          0005  Stray Suleika Raphaela       0015 
Tateoka Elizabeth Ann        0010  Thompsonmike Sharon J        0020 
Warth Megan Joy              0009 
                             Supply Corps 
Anthony Johnathan D          0007  Baker Janet Marie            0009 
Cerere Ephantus K *          0004  Chavira Ruben Ramon          0012 
Creegan Craig Chastine       0027  Gonzalesparkes Maria A       0023 
Guthrie Zachariah Adam       0025  Harrell Steven Wayne         0008 
Heppner Michelle             0005  Herrera Christopher L        0016 
Hoskins Mitchell Bryan       0015  Howes Cara Lynn              0019 
Johnston Timothy Brian       0013  Lipsky Matthew Evan          0011 
Mccormick Robert H III       0010  Mercedvazquez Carlos E       0021 
Neuhaus Stefan Michael *     0003  Patterson Nathan D           0026 
Pietrandrea Brian P          0006  Powers Kevin Michael         0024 
Quinto Michael Venzon *      0001  Ray Eric Shane               0017 
Reese Richard A              0022  Rupp Erik Paul               0014 
Sanangelo John Francis       0018  Vargas Salvador R            0020 
Wood William Stuart *        0002 
                             Supply Corps (FTS) 
Diaz Carlos Manuel           0005  Lopez Jose Antonio II        0006 
Orellana Lisvette *          0001  White Calvin Eugene          0004 
Wilhelm Adrienne             0002  Wilson Marc David            0003 
                             Chaplain Corps 
Anderson Michael W           0009  Broderick William D          0003 
Dolder Jennifer Ann          0006  Grove Justin Alexander       0008 
Horne Derrick Evan           0004  Iverson Todd Jeffrey         0002 
Lee Davy Andrew              0001  Moore Jeffrey Patrick        0007 
Orr Douglas Martin           0005 
                             Civil Engineer Corps 
Barretomaldonado F           0007  Chen Zhi Wei                 0009 
Gerrard Jeremy Ian           0010  Kerr Mark Edward             0001 
May Kuo Jung                 0005  Mcdonald Robert              0004 
Neilitz Nathan John          0008  Park Pil Woo                 0003 
Ramos Saul Oscar             0011  Seavey Jonathan C II         0002 
 
5.  Released by the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy.// 
 
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2022 Update – What Should You Do If You Didn’t Promote?

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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.
  • 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 unless you are in a senior operational position that carries a lot of weight.
  • 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 or headquarters 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
  • OIC
  • 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!

FY23 O6 Promotion Board Stats

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I don’t have the detailed stats for all the Corps, so here is the PERS file with the basic and diversity stats for MC, NC, MSC, and DC:

Here are the detailed stats for the MC:

FY23 O6 Staff Corps Selections

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ALNAV 039/22

MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/JUN//

SUBJ/FISCAL YEAR 2023 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN STAFF CORPS SELECTIONS//

REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/4FEB22//
AMPN/REF A IS THE FY-23 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN STAFF CORPS 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 1420.2B.

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
Arnold Wendy Anne            0025  Belverud Shawn A          0061
Blackmer Shannon Renee       0043  Bomia Mark E              0063
Bradley Matthew J            0069  Burkhart Timothy M        0033
Buryk Melissa Anne           0074  Cardoso Mario Jorge       0023
Carmichael Jacob Jonas       0039  Chao Jeffrey C            0016
Chiu Alden V                 0064  Cimino Francesca M        0051
Clausen Shawn Susan          0013  Cole Peter Matthew *      0005
Colmenar Derrick H           0049  Conley Sean P *           0007
Deafenbaugh Bradley K        0054  Debuse Mark Raymond       0027
Doss Roderick Hugh           0024  Douglas Thomas J III      0056
Erpenbach Jonathan D         0060  Fellars Todd Allen        0057
Fitzpatrick Joseph D         0030  Foster David T *          0002
Gallagher Robert M           0053  Garland Joshua Paul       0055
Gentry Shari Lynn *          0008  Gille Theresa M           0018
Gomezsanchez Carlos E        0014  Gonzalez Sara C           0047
Gould Charles Frank Jr       0021  Gustafson Corey Gerald *  0001
Hammond James E              0071  Henry Jason Lemarr        0029
Hessert Mary J *             0006  Hurt Craig Jordan         0020
Kaselis Michael              0010  Kim Michael B             0044
Klimpel Jennifer F M         0026  Kozen Buddy G             0015
Kuettel Matthew A            0062  Lafreniere Justin Paul    0073
Laird John E                 0072  Landaker Edwin John       0022
Langton Richard Samuel *     0003  Lefringhouse Jason R      0058
Letizia Andrew Gordon        0031  Lewis Stephen Lloyd       0041
Lin Victor Shih              0012  Lobraico Dayna T          0068
Lovern Robert E              0059  Mack Takman Eric          0050
Mondzelewski Lisa M          0032  Oliver Kate Eleanor       0028
Palmer Jason Patrick         0035  Park Sanghee D *          0004
Paz David Alexander *        0009  Podraza Caleb John        0038
Prudhomme Michael            0034  Ramey Erik L              0037
Rice Jason Patrick           0075  Ricks Jeffrey C           0017
Schultheiss C C              0067  Self Amanda R             0045
Sklar Marvin J               0066  Stevens Kristin Adria     0040
Tarant Nicki S               0011  Tintle Scott Matthew      0070
Tracey Robert W              0048  Tschanz Mark P            0065
Virgilio Gina R              0019  Waltz Robert Anthony      0052
Warkentien Tyler E           0046  Welch Scott Allen         0036
West Janet M                 0042
                             Dental Corps
Alston Teresita              0006  Bennett Robin C           0015
Cohen Joshua E               0012  Fagen Derek Timothy       0008
Flannery Michael B           0005  Gray Benjamin Michael     0009
Huber Jayson Hamblin *       0002  Jones Brook Woolsey       0004
Lisell Andrea Decerce        0024  Mathys Jason William      0018
Mcguirehaveman J             0019  Morton Kittima B          0016
Peterson Barry Eugene        0013  Ringler Gregory Ernest    0021
Roldanwhitaker Angela        0007  Silvestri Andrew D        0020
Soden Derek Donald           0023  Stires Sara Ann *         0003
Teutsch Shawn Douglas        0014  Timmons Phillip Slone *   0001
Treesh Joshua Caleb          0010  Volinski Walter B Jr      0017
Whitbeck Evan Robert         0011  Yapshing Donavon A        0022
                             Medical Service Corps
Anderson Clemia Nmn          0032  Bailey Kevin Scott        0009
Barefield Maria Luz          0008  Barnes Kathryn Ann *      0002
Campbell Justin Seawyn       0016  Cleckley Janiese A *      0003
Coan George P III            0010  Comeau Robert Eugene      0011
Coon Maria Crisologo         0013  Corson Karen Suzanne      0005
Councilor Leslie Rene        0025  Dietrich Darla Marie      0020
Dunn Scott Eugene            0023  Espinal Janine Estela     0026
Evans John Porter            0014  Foster Thomas C           0015
Frank Aaron Jack             0018  Garcia Diana M            0012
Lallatin Cody Lynn           0029  Lippy Robert Dean *       0001
Littel Corey John            0006  Long Carl E Jr            0033
Lyle Kevin James             0031  Marcinkiewicz Matthew     0022
Miller Joshua Aaron          0035  Nairn Raymond Charles     0007
Olson Tatana Michelle        0019  Piansay Joseph Edward     0004
Quach Linh Hoai              0017  Rees Chad Jonah           0024
Rosario Juan Nicanor         0028  Skorey Elizabeth G        0027
Wagner Dean John Jr          0034  Wakefield Mark David      0030
Wilhite Charles Robert       0021
                             Judge Advocate General's Corps
Flintoft Timothy M           0004  Kirby James H             0002
Pierce Edward Michael        0003  Pilling Justin            0001
Quay Erin Cathleen           0005  Rosen Michele Valerie     0007
Stampfli Maryann M           0006  Temple Chad C             0008
                             Nurse Corps
Bauman Krystal Marie         0008  Damin Virginia H          0018
Driscoll James J             0021  Fickens Jervia I          0007
Hoffman Beth Anne *          0001  Kilday Jeremy M           0004
Lawrence Sophia Maria        0006  Lawson Shane E            0019
Mcclure Daniel Scott         0016  Mccullough Tracy M        0013
Mcginnis Tara Norean         0011  Miller Merideth Lynne     0014
Mortimer Mary R              0009  Noel Katherine E          0005
Oliver Kristina Rene         0017  Radford Kennett D         0012
Sanjuan Rodolfo G *          0002  Sanluis Edgar Oliver      0010
Scheel Misty Dawn            0015  Shattuck Heather Ann *    0003
Williams Brookes Anne        0020
                             Supply Corps
Arnold Thomas Eugene         0011  Brown Sylvester Jr        0001
Carroll David Michael        0007  Ceville Abdul Rolando     0018
Cormier Tanya Kathleen       0020  Dicola Anthony Robert     0023
Frey Monica Madeline         0025  Fuchs David Steven Jr     0013
Jakubowicz William M         0021  Joloya Edelio P           0003
Jones Marcus Lopez           0006  Lounsberry Christopher    0012
Luster Taquina Tonelle       0022  Mcivy  Deborah Kay        0004
Metz Daniel Wallace          0017  Morrissey Owen Burke      0016
Neer Sean Anthony            0024  Newell Christopher A      0002
Nuila Sean James             0015  Oswald Andrew James       0005
Phillips Andrew M            0008  Ramsey Jecisken           0014
Richardson Kevin C           0010  Risley Dena Berry         0009
Spede Joseph Kent            0019
                             Chaplain Corps
Cameron Alan                 0003  Cauble Christopher S      0007
Gault Timothy David          0002  Greer Paul Brian          0013
Hester Chris Elmer           0004  Jacobson Brian L          0008
Long Tavis John *            0001  Obannon Michael Quinn     0011
Roberts Steven Leonard       0005  Siemer Margaret E         0010
Weems Matthew Steven         0009  Wiggins Arthur Lee Jr     0006
Young Leroy Carldell         0012
                             Civil Engineer Corps
Beattie John Herbert         0004  Burket Blake Earl         0016
Chapman Kendall C            0008  Gunderson Lakeeva B *     0001
Hofman Benjamin P            0015  Honek Kenneth Frank       0009
Johnson Weurielus D          0011  Kleinman Robert Daniel    0014
Mcbee Angelique Nicole       0013  Nieman Jonathan David     0006
Olsen Andrew William *       0002  Simodynes Kent Ryan       0010
Stringham Cortney Burk       0012  Sullivan James Rueben     0003
Tolhurst Matthew Clee        0005  Wainwright Benjamin V     0007
                             Limited Duty Officer (Staff)
Lopezmartinez Javier *       0001

5.  Released by the Honorable Carlos Del Toro, Secretary of the Navy.//

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FY24 Promotion Selection Board Deferment

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SUBJ/FY-24 PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD DEFERMENT//

REF/A/DOC/USC//27DEC21//
REF/B/DOC/USC//13AUG18//
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REF/D/LTR/SECNAV//5JAN22//
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NARR/REF A IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 619, ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION 
FOR PROMOTION: TIME-IN-GRADE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS.
REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 14301, ELIGIBILITY FOR CONSIDERATION FOR 
PROMOTION: GENERAL RULES.  
REF C IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1320.14, COMMISSIONED OFFICER PROMOTION PROGRAM 
PROCEDURES.  
REF D IS LETTER DELEGATING OPT OUT CONSIDERATION FOR PROMOTION TO CNP FROM 
SECNAV.  
REF E IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 611, CONVENING OF SELECTION BOARDS.  
REF F IS TITLE 10 U.S. CODE SECTION 14101, CONVENING OF SELECTION BOARDS.//

RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN provides guidance for Active Component (AC) and 
Training and Administration of the Reserve (TAR) unrestricted line (URL) 
officers to request to defer consideration for a fiscal year (FY) 2024 
promotion selection board (PSB).

2.  References (a) through (c) authorize the Secretary of the Navy
(SECNAV) to approve the request of an officer to defer promotion 
consideration by a PSB convened under references (e) and (f).
Reference (d) delegates approval authority to the Chief of Naval Personnel 
(CNP).  Requests may be approved if all of the following conditions are met:
    a.  The basis for the request is to allow an officer to complete a 
broadening assignment, advanced education, or another assignment of 
significant value to the Department of the Navy and a career progression 
requirement is delayed by the assignment or education.
    b. The exclusion from consideration is in the best interest of the 
Department of the Navy.
    c.  The officer has not previously failed of selection for promotion to 
the grade for which the officer requests the deferral.

3.  Eligible Officers.  All AC and TAR URL officers who are in-zone or above-
zone not previously considered for promotion to Lieutenant Commander, 
Commander, or Captain in FY-24 and meet the requirements in paragraph 2 above 
may submit a request.
    a.  Examples of broadening assignments include, but are not limited to:
        (1) White House Fellowship.
        (2) Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellowship.
        (3) Federal Executive Fellowships (e.g., politico-military and 
cyber).
        (4) SECNAV tours with industry.
    b.  Examples of advanced education include, but are not limited
to:
        (1) Competitive education programs (e.g., Olmsted, Marshall, Rhodes, 
Fleet Scholar).
        (2) In-residence Naval Postgraduate School or Naval War College.
        (3) Equivalent service institutions or in-residence civilian 
education programs.
    c.  Examples of another assignment of significant value include, but are 
not limited to:
        (1) Defense or naval attache.
        (2) The personnel exchange program.

4.  Requests
    a.  Requests shall include:
        (1) A description of the broadening assignment, advanced education, 
assignment of significant value, and career progression requirement delayed 
by the assignment or education.
        (2) Justification for requesting PSB consideration opt-out.
        (3) A recommendation from the commanding officer or equivalent.
    b.  E-mail requests to Bureau of Naval Personnel, Active Community 
Managers (BUPERS-31) (bupers3_optout.fct(at)navy.mil).
    c.  All requests must be received via e-mail no later than 29 July 2022.
    d.  Officers that require deferral for more than one FY must annually 
submit a new request to defer consideration.

5.  Staffing and review.  Officer requests shall be reviewed by a panel of, 
at a minimum, an Officer Community Management Branch
(BUPERS-3) URL community manager (for nuclear trained officers the Officer 
and Enlisted Nuclear Programs Policy Branch (OPNAV N133), shall be included 
on the panel), a Navy Personnel Command Career Management Branch (PERS-4) 
officer detailer and one additional officer, all senior to the officer 
requesting to defer PSB consideration.  The panel will forward its 
recommendation to CNP via the community sponsor of the officer.

6.  URL community sponsor review.  The URL community flag officer sponsor for 
requesting officers shall provide a recommendation concerning all PSB 
deferral requests.  The community sponsor should consider the documented 
performance history of the officer and ability to provide future benefit to 
the Navy.  For disapproval recommendations, the community sponsor shall state 
the reasons for the disapproval recommendation.

7.  Officers will be notified in writing via e-mail of approval or 
disapproval of their request no later than 45 calendar days before the 
proposed convening date of the first FY-24 PSB.

8.  Officers that are approved for PSB deferment, but are subsequently 
determined to be below-zone, will be considered below- zone by the FY-24 PSB.  
Officers selected for promotion in subsequent years after deferring FY-24 PSB 
consideration will be placed into a new promotion year group based on their 
resulting date of rank.  Those officers will be considered by future 
administrative and statutory PSBs with the new promotion year group.  The 
records of officers with approved deferrals of promotion consideration will 
not be identified or made known to any PSB.

9.  For additional details and application procedures and templates, visit 
the MyNavy HR website at:
https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-Management/Boards/Active-Duty-
Officer/ and then select Promotion Selection Board Deferment (Opt-
Out) Guidance.  The point of contact for this matter is Mrs.
Kimberly Riddle who can be reached at (901) 874-2369/DSN 882 or via e-mail at 
kimberly.s.riddle.civ(at)us.navy.mil.

10.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or until
1 January 2023, whichever occurs first.

11.  Released by Rear Admiral J. P. Waters, Acting N1B.//

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