12 August 2009

U.S. Navy looking to boot 6,000 chiefs through a retirement board

Yesterday the Navy Times reports here that approximately 6,000 chief petty officers will face a new retirement board. All enlisted sailors who have been in the U.S. Navy for more than 20 years and have spent three years in his or her current paygrade are eligible for the first board unless exempt. Originally the Navy had its eyes on 11,000 chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs for forced retirement but about 5,000 were later set aside due to an exemption.

The board will meet for three weeks starting 21 September. Afterward the names of those selected will be released to commanding officers. Then commanders will have one week to notify those who are on the list that they must leave the Navy by 30 June 2010.

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