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Navy Approves Revised Officer Promotion Phasing Plan

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September 18, 2010
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Secretary of the Navy has approved a revised phasing plan for active duty officer promotions beginning in fiscal year 2011, as part of the Navy's multiple efforts to achieve fiscal balance.

Effective Oct. 1, active duty officers selected for promotion to the grades of captain, commander and lieutenant commander will be promoted at a three percent per month rate for 11 months, with the remaining officers to be promoted in September 2011.

All officers selected for promotion during fiscal year 2011 will be promoted in that fiscal year. This phasing plan does not affect future selection board promotion rates.

Unrestricted line and human resources officers of the full-time support community will continue to promote at the same rate as their active duty counterparts.

Under previous plans, five percent of officers selected for captain, commander and lieutenant commander were promoted in each of the first eight months of the year, with 15 percent per month during the remaining four months.

Vice Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval personnel, said the plan contributes to keeping the Navy's manpower account in fiscal balance.

"We will continue to fulfill mission requirements for 2011 while controlling growth in manpower costs," Ferguson said. "We will revisit this plan each fiscal year."

For more information on line and staff officer promotion phasing plans, visit

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