10 Aug '18, 8am

[email protected] to force some underperforming officers to retire early (by @CaitlinDoornbos).

.@USNavy to force some underperforming officers to retire early (by @CaitlinDoornbos).

YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — The Navy will consider some underperforming officers for early retirement during boards convening on Sept. 13, according to an administrative message issued Thursday. The purpose is to cut the weakest links — not to slim down officer numbers to meet a quota like previous selective early retirement boards, the message said. “Each board will select only those officers whose early retirement ... is in the best interest of the Navy,” Vice Adm. Robert Burke said in the message. “Selecting zero officers in a competitive category is an acceptable outcome for these boards because no mandatory quotas have been established.” The boards will consider captains who have spent three or more years in their grade and commanders who have been denied selection for promotion two or more times, the message said. Those with approved voluntary retirement requests, w...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/navy-to-force-some-underperf...

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