US Navy Announces Master Chief, Senior Chief Boards

US Navy Announces Master Chief, Senior Chief Boards

The fiscal year 2014 (FY14) enlisted selection boards for active duty and Reserve master chief and senior chief petty officers were announced in a Navy message Oct. 22.

According to NAVADMIN 313/12, the Reserve board will convene March 25, 2013 and will consider eligible Reserve chiefs and senior chiefs serving on active duty as full-time support (FTS) in the active/guard reserve and selected Reserve (SELRES) to include those serving on voluntary and involuntary recall and mobilization orders.

Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) personnel who are mobilized are considered under the SELRES requirements for advancement.

The active duty master chief board will convene April 15, 2013 and the active duty senior chief board will convene May 13, 2013. Eligibility criteria and special rating/NEC specific requirements are listed in the NAVADMIN.

Eligibility maybe verified in November 2012 by education service officers and command designated personnel via the Navy Enlisted Advancement System (NEAS) website at

Candidates should review their official military personnel file (OMPF) via BUPERS Online at to verify completeness. Documents not viewable through OMPF that candidates would like the board to consider should be submitted with a letter to the selection board president.

Candidates’ letters to the board must be received at Navy Personnel Command not later than March 4, 2013 for the Reserve board, March 25, 2013 for the active duty master chief board and April 22, 2013 for the active duty senior chief board.

All correspondence should be on plain white paper, paper clipped and submitted under cover letter to the president of the board including board number. The candidate’s full name and social security number must be included on all documents submitted. Do not use staples, binders, folders or tabs when submitting correspondence.

Additional guidance and mailing addresses are listed in the NAVADMIN.

Naval Today Staff, October 24, 2012; Image: US Navy