Below are the statistics for the recently released Medical Corps O6 board. Remember that despite what you may think when you look at the stats, promotion boards do not favor one specialty over another:
Here it is. Congrats to all!
UNCLASSIFIED// ROUTINE R 301900Z APR 19 FM SECNAV WASHINGTON DC TO ALNAV INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC CNO WASHINGTON DC CMC WASHINGTON DC BT UNCLAS ALNAV 034/19 MSGID/GENADMIN/SECNAV WASHINGTON DC/-/APR// SUBJ/FY-20 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN STAFF CORPS SELECTIONS// REF/A/DOC/SECNAV/11JAN19// AMPN/REF A IS THE FY-20 ACTIVE-DUTY NAVY CAPTAIN STAFF PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD CONVENING ORDER.// RMKS/1. I am pleased to announce the following Staff Corps Officers on the Active-Duty list for promotion to the permanent grade of Captain. 2. This message is not authority to deliver appointments. Authority to effect promotion will normally be issued by future NAVADMINs requiring NAVPERS 1421/7 preparation and forwarding of document to PERS-806. 3. Frocking is not authorized for any Officer listed below until specific authorization is received per SECNAVINST 1420.2A. 4. For proper alphabetical order read from left to right on each line. The numbers following each name to the right indicate the relative seniority among selectees within each competitive category. Note: An (*) by the name indicates the selectee was merit reordered to the top of the promotion list in accordance with reference (a). Members are directed to verify their select status via BUPERS Online. Medical Corps Acosta Ruben D 0075 Adriano Phillip M 0014 Afarin Afshin Khodaram 0046 Ahlgrim Joel Alan 0022 Arnold Michelle Gloria 0016 Austin Melissa C 0078 Bachmann Angela M 0047 Barrett Rhett A * 0010 Bayard Margaret Ann 0044 Becker Brent R 0059 Bennett William Ernest 0065 Borja Catherine A 0060 Broom Kimberly L 0062 Bryan Coleman J Jr 0042 Bryant Cynthia Maria 0033 Burman Natalie J 0030 Cazares Paulette R * 0011 Choe Chong H 0041 Christman Matthew S 0074 Chung Thomas L * 0003 Curry Jennifer A 0055 Dabelic Anja 0064 Dapena Juan Carlos 0017 Deussing Eric C 0051 Devan Michael L 0020 Duffy Erin Elizabeth 0036 Elmore Kelly Oberia * 0007 Elrod Marilisa G 0023 Foster Christin Michel 0021 Gauerke Steven J 0018 Gelfand Harold J 0038 Green Justin S 0034 Gutierrez Miguel A 0035 Hessert David D 0056 Hobbs Hasan A * 0004 Hodgson John Anthony 0054 Hogan Christopher J 0012 Jessie Elliot M 0050 Johnston Michael Gwynn 0070 Kaplan Michael Richard 0076 Keenan Bryan James 0077 Kyser Kathy Lynn * 0001 Lawrence Matthew W 0052 Linz Nelle A 0061 Martens Jeffrey S 0027 Mcdowell Michael P * 0002 Millegan Jeffrey H 0053 Montgomery Richard S 0032 Moree John 0015 Nederostek James C 0067 Needleman Matthew 0071 Norwood Brian Gilbert 0024 Oconnor Cormac J 0048 Palma James K 0019 Pluim Thomas A * 0009 Powell Obie M 0031 Propes Bryan D 0025 Rudinsky Sherri Lynn 0037 Smullen Rebecca M 0043 Sparks Scott A 0028 Staten Robert Allen 0040 Stoker Georgia A Gray 0039 Stokes Theophil A 0057 Tadlock Matthew D 0066 Tatro Christopher R 0029 Termini Michael S * 0005 Tripp Michael S 0063 Trueba Daniel J Jr 0045 Wallace Scott C 0072 Wallace William C 0002 Walrath Benjamin D * 0008 Warren Dirk A 0026 Waterman Bruce Allan 0073 Wessman Dylan E 0068 Zabrocki Luke A * 0006 Dental Corps Bell David Lynn Jr 0011 Burke William J Jr 0018 Carroll Thomas Patrick 0002 Corbett James Thomas 0019 Ferreira Michael David 0005 Gillen Brian Michael 0004 Hanhila Christopher N 0013 Hinman Susan Elizabeth 0017 Kaplafka Christopher S 0006 Lien Khon Han 0015 Neal Jeffrey David 0007 Ragadio Jerome Nerez 0012 Smiley Cheri Renee 0014 Suffridge Calvin B 0008 Suris Jose Antonio 0009 Thompson Roger Scott 0001 Wonder Nathan John 0016 Zald Harold S 0003 Medical Service Corps Aboona Ziad Tariq 0013 Barnes Eric Harold 0004 Bonvie Joseph Leonard 0017 Bristol Raymond M 0020 Burke David Michael 0009 Burke Gerald Francis 0008 Callahan John Horace 0011 Faber Bridgette M 0003 Fairchild Gregory Ross 0019 Freeman Dawn Marie 0026 Geislinger Leah Yoo 0027 Griesenbeck John * 0002 Hair Leslie Chris 0029 Hicks Danielle V 0016 Jenkins Joseph Sheldon 0030 Klinski Angelica A 0010 Logan Justin C 0023 Mcmullen Kellie L 0018 Melton John Lee 0014 Morrison Robert C 0024 Ojo Olaitan Fadeke 0015 Owens Edward Hollis 0022 Panke Randy Lee 0031 Riggs Leslie Edward Jr 0012 Rochino Duneley A 0006 Schwartz Benjamin J 0005 Teamer Hazelann K 0028 Tolentino Dennis C * 0001 Weiner Matthew Andrew 0021 White Lisa Allison 0025 Judge Advocate General's Corps Ellis Brian John Jr 0009 Hutchinson Clifton II 0011 Jones Jason Lee 0003 Kline Robert Todd 0004 Montgomery John M 0007 Saybolt Gregory W 0006 Simodynes Hollis N 0005 Sklerov Matthew Jared 0010 Stancati Sarah A 0002 Transtrom Jeffrey G 0001 Wong Sylvaine W 0008 Nurse Corps Blackman Virginia S 0003 Broom John Glen 0017 Buechel Jennifer J 0008 Burns Kevin James 0007 Daurora Daniel Andrew 0006 Flores Jose D 0010 Goforth Carl W 0009 Goggins Jamesetta W 0014 Higgins Stephanie M 0002 Jack Christopher M 0001 Ohliger Charlene R 0016 Phillips Mary E 0011 Ray Heather B 0015 Thomas Mark A 0012 Vega Kelly Elizabeth K 0013 Yablonsky Abigail M 0005 Supply Corps Abuan Lillian Arrubio 0011 Almanza Cielo Isaac 0014 Ayers Aaron King 0016 Barich William James 0013 Bellott Timothy G 0004 Bolls Matthew L * 0001 Braendeholm Peter M 0024 Brickhaus Matthew J 0023 Carl Michael Shawn 0010 Clem Doyne D 0008 Corley Robert Michael 0020 Cramer Jayson Lee 0009 Edmonds Martin Leo 0012 Fahner Matthew Jon 0019 Hodge Tara Leigh 0025 House Kelly Wayne Jr 0022 Jenkins Thomas Richard 0026 Kovack Christopher T * 0002 Montinola John Gerard 0007 Norton Daniel Lee 0003 Pitel Joel Pantig 0006 Rogers Cameron William 0015 Sherman Paige Anne 0005 Tellis Charles Mccain 0021 Chaplain Corps Hall Michael Eugene * 0001 Logan John Robert 0005 Mills Steven Douglas 0003 Sandford Bennett C 0002 Stennett Darren Lee 0004 Civil Engineer Corps Butler William Roberts 0007 Jasinski Jeffrey David 0004 Jayne David Michael 0003 Kranz Jason Gregory 0002 Lebeau Warren Robert 0005 Leppard Benjamin David 0006 Meno Michael W Jr * 0001 Tobias Omarr Edward 0008 5. Released by the Honorable Richard V. Spencer, Secretary of the Navy.// BT #0001 NNNN UNCLASSIFIED//
The FY20 O5 Staff Corps Promotion Board Convening Order was released today. It contains a few interesting things that you should care about…
First, it contains language you should use to write your fitreps.
Second, it contains the promotion board opportunities on page 2, but you can see it here:
Promotion board math is explained in this post.
Third, it contains a discussion about the new merit reorder process, just like the O6 board. Here it is:
If you read page 16 of the FY20 Staff Corps O6 Promotion Board Convening Order, you’ll notice that there is a new section entitled “Recommendation for Reorder of Active-Duty Officers of Particular Merit.” This allows promotion boards to take up to 15% of the people they select and move them to the top of the promotion order if they feel they are worthy of it.
In other words, no longer will people promote based on seniority, but those who the board feels deserve it will move to the top of the list. It says:
Officers of particular merit are those officers whose records contain documented performance consistently superior to the performance of other officers recommended for promotion by this board.
That said, the promotion board could choose not to do this at all, leaving the people selected to promote based on their lineal number and seniority.
The FY20 Staff Corps O6 Promotion Board Convening Order was released today. On page 2, you can see the following promotion opportunities:
- Medical Corps – 81%
- Dental Corps – 89%
- Medical Service Corps – 60%
- Nurse Corps – 50%
Promotion board math was reviewed last year and can be confusing, but what it means is this…
Pretend there were 100 physicians in zone for O6. The board could select 81 for O6, but that 81 comes from all of those eligible. In other words, anyone picked from below, in, or above zone counts toward the 81. This means your chances of being selected in zone are much less than the promotion opportunity of 81% because of all the above and below zone eligibles.
Just to give some Medical Corps perspective, here is the historical promotion opportunity as far back as I have it:
The FY20 promotion board NAVADMIN was released in December. If you are in-zone or above-zone for an upcoming promotion board but you’ve been on active duty for less than 1 year, you should read #5 from the NAVADMIN, which says:
5. In-zone and above-zone eligible officers in the grades of lieutenant,
lieutenant commander and commander, whose placement on the Active -Duty List
is within one year of the convening dates of these boards, are automatically
deferred unless they specifically request to be considered. The officer may
waive this deferment and request consideration for promotion, in writing,
emailed to NPC_Officer_SELBD_Elig_Waivers.fct(AT)navy.mil or mailed
Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-802)
5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-0000
The request must be received by PERS-80 not later than 30 days prior to the
convening date of the board. All officers are reminded it is their
responsibility to ensure their personnel records are substantially accurate
What does this mean and why would it apply to you? Maybe you had prior service, you went to medical school, and now you’re a senior LT who is in-zone for LCDR right away. Maybe you did a civilian NADDS residency and you are in-zone right away for LCDR. There might be other situations that would put you in this position, like getting time-in-grade credit for a PhD.
If you believe you are in this position, here is what I’d do:
- Confirm you are in-zone or above-zone. How can you do this? The easiest way is to either read the Promo Prep or get the FY20 lineal list. Or you can use this document from PERS.
- If you wish to be considered for promotion to LCDR, CDR, or CAPT, so what it says above. Send the letter simply requesting this. It can probably be a very short letter. There is no need to be verbose.
- Finally, contact PERS-802: Selection Board Eligibility Branch because I know people who did only #2 (sent a letter) and were not considered. Here’s what their website says:
If you have questions concerning promotion boards, eligibility for promotion boards, please contact the MyNavy Career Center at (833) 330-MNCC or email@example.com.
PERS-802, Branch Head, (901) 874-4537
Officer Active and Reserve Eligibility Section
Section Supervisor (901) 874-3324
Also, here is a great article on this topic from the August 2018 Medical Corps Newsletter:
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — As part of Sailor 2025 personnel modernization and transformation efforts, a recent nuclear limited duty officer (LDO) board was conducted virtually, Navy leaders said Jan 31.
“The virtual board is an important improvement in the delivery of a modern, streamlined selection process for current and future naval leaders,” said Rear Adm. Rick Cheeseman, assistant commander, Navy Personnel Command for Career Management.
Charged by the chief of naval personnel to test the feasibility of conducting a virtual board, the NPC Submarine/Nuclear Officer Career Management Division (PERS-42) decided in July that the Fiscal Year 2020 Nuclear LDO In-Service Procurement Board conducted in November would be its target board for their test. The team spent that time developing solutions and creating procedures for the virtual board. This consisted of creating methods for existing software systems to work together, and creating redundancies and fail safes for each step of the process. Prior to the LDO board, five mock boards were conducted to assess their system.
“We wanted to get our virtual board as close as possible to the real thing,” said Cmdr. Carlos Martinez, head nuclear submarine executive officer detailer. “We provided each board member a redacted copy of the Sailors’ records they would be reviewing as well as a mark-up tool we developed based on (slide presentation) software.”
The team effort required the use of a variety of tools including the Defense Collaborative Services (DCS), secure file sharing services, encrypted email, as well as the software solutions created in-house by the PERS-42 staff.
“Protecting (Personally Identifiable Information) was a major concern in this process,” said Capt. Andrew Miller, deputy director, PERS-42. “In addition to the secure file sharing, we redacted names and other PII from the records and password protected each file. After the board members received their files, they were provided the passwords only for those records they would be reviewing.”
“The process was a little slower,” Miller said. “It was slower than our mock boards – one member had technical issues that slowed things down considerably; however, in the end we proved that the process is achievable.”
Although the PERS-42 team encountered some technical issues – for which they had backup processes in place – the entire board was conducted in a combined time of about 18 hours. In comparison, a conventional board entails a day of travel on the front and back end as well as the time it takes for the board itself. By conducting the board virtually, they also saved travel expenses for the nine board members.
“The financial savings is a good selling point,” Miller said, “but by conducting a board virtually, that’s one less board competing for physical space in the board spaces.”
Lessons learned from the pilot board reinforced many of the notions the team had going into the planning process. Currently, there are many challenges with using disparate systems, Miller said.
“We have a civilian information technology professional in our office – Walter Mathis – without whom none of this would have been possible,” Martinez said. “He’s the one who developed the software solutions, he wrote the code, created the markup tool, integrated the voting tool within DCS with other software systems, and more.”
A major takeaway, Miller said, is that to make virtual boards a permanent reality, a dedicated software suite would need to be created and operators trained.
“If we’re going to be serious about making this process a reality, we’re going to have to provide some resources to do it right,” Miller said. “We had full autonomy to make this happen. We would not have been able to get this done without it. Especially not in the timeframe within which we had to work.”
The PERS-42 team has debriefed the pilot board results and recommendations and has begun preparing for their next board.
“Every time you do this you learn something new,” Miller said. “We are looking at what can be done better. This time we tried to make the board as close to as possible to the ones conducted here physically, but with the virtual boards there may be better ways to conduct it. We’re looking for opportunities in the processes.”
Another virtual board is planned in the spring by PERS-42.
“Conducting boards virtually is just one of the many things we’re working on in this transformation effort, but it’s something that makes a lot of sense and will, in the long term, save everyone time and money. Our PERS-42 team has made great strides in making this a reality, and we’re looking forward to future virtual board pilots,” Cheeseman added.