| Navy Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Promotions
The Navy Lt. (jg) Promotions Overview
If you are a Navy officer in the grade of ensign serving on active
duty in the Navy, you will be automatically promoted to the grade
of lieutenant(jg) as soon as you are qualified, but not earlier than
the date of completion of 24 months service in grade. Your time in
grade is computed from your date of rank as ensign.
The Selection Board
A fully-qualified board recommends officers whose records indicate
that they are qualified to perform all duties to which they reasonably
might be assigned in the grade for which they are being considered.
The Qualification Requirements for Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
Your Commanding officer is authorized to make an initial determination
as to your basic qualifications and ability to serve in the grade
Your CO must consider your physical, professional, and character qualities
as a basis for determining your qualifications for promotion.
Physical qualifications for promotion are established by the Chief
of Naval Operations in consultation with the Surgeon General of the
Navy. Governing regulations are contained in MILPERSMAN 2220150.
Mental, Moral, and Professional Qualifications
Your CO will determine if you are mentally, morally, and professionally
qualified for permanent or temporary promotion, as applicable. Your
CO must consider your overall professional performance, skills, abilities,
and personal traits, in making the determination.
Note: Failure to completely qualify in a professional specialty
field or satisfactorily conduct a given task should not alone be considered
grounds for delay of promotion.