MILLINGTON, Tenn. -- The Navy announced the cancellation of the full-time support (FTS) commander selective early release from active duty (SERAD) board for fiscal year 2013 (FY-13) and the convening of the FY-13 FTS captain selective retention (SELRET) board via NAVADMIN 191/12 June 25.
FTS commander inventory projections eliminated the need for an O-5 SERAD board, according to Lt. Cmdr. Kanan Ott, FTS officer community manager, Bureau of Naval Personnel.
The annual FTS captain SELRET board, scheduled to convene September 11, 2012, complies with the Navy policy requiring all FTS captains be continued by a board for service beyond three years time-in-grade.
The board is a force management measure designed to align FTS O-6 inventory with Navy end strength requirements, allow for reasonable promotion opportunities, and allow for the junior officer accessions needed to meet operational requirements.
FTS captains who were promoted during FY-11 will be considered for continuation beyond three years time-in-grade (first-gate). Also considered for continuation are captains who were promoted in FY-08 (second-gate).
First-gate captains not continued must retire at three years time-in-grade while those not continued at the second gate must retire not later than the Sept. 1, 2013.
Captains selected for continuation beyond their second-gate can continue to serve until they reach 30 years of commissioned service or the statutory age limit, whichever is earlier.
Communication or correspondence with the captain SELRET board shall follow the same guidelines as with a standard promotion board. Captains needing additional reference information can visit the general information page on the Navy Personnel Command website at http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/boards/generalboardinfo/.
The Navy will formally notify captains not selected for retention once board proceedings are approved.