Continuation Boards
Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB)


 

Officer Continuation
Continuation is the selective process of retaining commissioned officers, serving in permanent grades above lieutenant junior grade (O-2), serving as permanent limited duty officers (LDOs), or serving as chief warrant officers (CWOs), who are subject to involuntary discharge or retirement for years of service or failures of selection (FOS) for promotion.  The Secretary of the Navy approves an annual Officer Continuation Plan to establish fiscal year (FY) continuation policy by grade, competitive category, and/or military specialties to meet service requirements.  A NAVADMIN message communicating the continuation policy for the next FY is released annually, normally in December, and can be amended by subsequent NAVADMIN messages.
 
U.S. Code, Title 10, Sections 580, 637, 637a, 1305, and 8372 and Secretary of the Navy Instructions. SECNAVINST 1920.7C and SECNAVINST 1412.8C are the governing directives for officer continuations. 

Active Duty Officer Continuation Policy and Selection Boards Announcement

Full-time Support (FTS) Officer Retention and Continuation Policy and Selection Boards Announcement

  • FY-20: N/A
  • FY-21: NAVADMIN 018/20
  • FY-22: NAVDMIN 034/21 

For information on Navy Reserve Officer continuation not included in the policies above, please refer to the Reserve Officer Continuation and Retention webpage or contact the Reserve Officer Status Branch (PERS-911) via the MyNavy Career Center.
    
Continuation Selection Board results will be available to officers individually via their own BUPERS Online (BOL) account access. If there is an associated promotion selection board, continuation results will post to BOL shortly after promotion selections are released by ALNAV message. 
 
BOL Continuation Codes and Terms:  Codes and Terms
 
NOTE: 1) Except for CAPTs selected for continuation beyond 30 YCS, officers selected for continuation are assumed to accept it unless they decline.  To decline continuation, an officer must do so in writing to Commander, Navy Personnel Command.
2) CAPTs selected for continuation beyond 30 YCS should contact their detailer regarding acceptance or declination of continuation.
 
Many common questions about continuation and 2XFOS are answered in:
Frequently Asked Questions About Continuation and 2XFOS
 
To decline continuation, the officer must do so in writing with either a hand-written or CAC digital signature.  Letters declining continuation may be e-mailed to the MyNavy Career Center at askmncc@navy.mil with request for delivery to PERS-801.  The following sample letter declining continuation is provided:  Sample Letter Declining Continuation 

                             

Officer Selective Early Retirement
U.S. Code, Title 10, Section 638 and SECNAVINST 1920.8 are the governing directives for officer Selective Early Retirement. 

FY-20 SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARD

  • NAVADMIN 189/19 (Notice of Convening) 
  • Precept
  • Convening Order: Active O5S and O5L, O6S, O6L
  • Membership: O5S and O5L, O6S, O6L - Board membership will be released after the results are released.
  • Release Process for Board Results - Tracker that follows the results as they go through the approval process.
  • O5S, and O5L, O6S, O6L
  • ALNAV 078/19 AO5S (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 082/19 AO6S (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 087/19 AO6L (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 002/20 AO5L (Board Approval)


FY-19 SELECTIVE EARLY RETIREMENT BOARD  

  • NAVADMIN   193/18   (Notice of Convening) 
  • Precept
  • Convening Order:   Active O6L, O6S, O5L and O5S
  • Membership: O6L, O6S, O5L and O5S
  • Release Process for Board Results - Tracker that follows the results as they go through the approval process.
  • O6L, O6S, O5L, and O5S  
  • ALNAV 015/19 O5L (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 016/19 O5S (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 017/19 O6S (Board Approval)
  • ALNAV 018/19 O6L (Board Approval)


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