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Officer Retirement Board Zones Defined

Navy News Service

Story Number: NNS110624-12

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Secretary of the Navy approved the convening of the fiscal year 2012 selective early retirement board for captains and commanders in the unrestricted line, July 25.

NAVADMIN 187/11 provides the names, ranks and lineal numbers of the senior and junior officers whose records will be reviewed as part of this process.

The Selective Early Retirement board (SER) was originally announced in NAVADMIN 006/11 and provided eligible captains and commanders time to submit retirement requests to avoid consideration. Those who voluntarily retired could choose to leave active service anytime before September 1, 2012, while those selected by the SER would be retired within seven months of the board results being approved by the secretary of the Navy, which is expected to be April 1, 2012.

Original projections for the board were for 120 captains and 120 commanders to be selected for early retirement. By extending the deadline for submitting voluntary retirement requests, the SER board was able to reduce the final quotas to 63 captains and 63 commanders.

The SER board was required due to high retention, reduction in officer billets and low attrition among active component senior officers in the unrestricted line. The board will be conducted to balance the force, reduce senior officer excess, and ensure sufficient senior officers are available at the right time in their careers to serve in critical fleet billets.

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