A probationary officer is an officer with less than six years of active commissioned service. Probationary officers may be referred to a Probationary Officer Continuation and Redesignation (POCR) Board if initial training is not completed, required qualifications are not obtained or are unable to complete initial operational assignments.
If your command has informed you that you will be referred to a POCR Board, it is recommended that you read the 'POCR Business Rules' located on the right side of this web page in order to understand your rights and responsibilities as you navigate the POCR process. Additionally, you should view the 'Officer Community Requirements and Contact Information' document to learn about other designators which you may be eligible via POCR. Finally, the 'Officer Year Group Eligibility' matrix indicates which communities are likely to have openings for you depending on your year group. Please contact your student control, command Admin POC or Detailer if you have any questions. You can also contact the POCR Admin Team at BUPERS-3_POCR.FCT@NAVY.MIL.
Probationary officers who voluntarily attrite from an initial course of instruction or duty and indicate a desire for separation from service should not be referred to the POCR board.
POCR Boards are not bound to honor an officer's preference and may choose to recommend that the Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel approve redesignation into a community not selected by the officer if the needs of the Navy dictate such action.