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    My skipper just called, I MADE IT!
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    Haven't had a chance to check in... THE STREAK IS OVER!! I got the S!!!!
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    That was weird. It was saying I was suspended for awhile so I couldn't log on. I figured it was because I kept pressing F5 and @Tony got mad haha. Anyway...I GOT THE "S"!!!!!!!!
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    Everyone can now resume hitting refresh on your browsers all day. Good luck!
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    Looks like I made it...I got the "S"...AOC(SEL)!!!!!!! I owe a lot to this forum...thank you for all of the help!!!! Congrats to the others that were selected!!!!
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    Ok, so I would like to share some gouge I got last year. Let me give you a brief background on me so that this makes sense. Two commands ago I left as the #2 EP (periodic) in my command. I had been an extremely successful LPO in three different positions during my time there. My duty was shore based, but I was deployable. I was very successful on my deployments and was a division chief at a MALS unit overseas in Japan. I had been attending college for 5 years and at the time was 6 or so classes away from my bachelors. Career counselor, lots of volunteerism, Joint service, 7 NAMs, well above CO's average with normal upward progression with sustained superior performance. I then transferred to Recruiting Duty where I flew out the gate as the Rookie Recruiter of the year, then LPO of a recruiting station the following year. I had all the blocks I had the opportunity to check filled with a few that I still had plans to pursue when offered the opportunity. My evals were solid. About 50 chiefs looked at my evals and had little to no critiques. I got the "N" last year and about went through the roof. I ended up contacting a Master Chief who had sat the board and sent in my package to him to review and tell me where I went wrong. He said, number one, that he wished there were more quotas and that it was extremely difficult to rack and stack. He said that having to move a person worthy of Chief to the no select pile was one of the hardest things he had ever had to do, but that it was a necessity. He began to tear my package apart, which really pissed me off, by asking a thousand questions about it. He asked... Why don't you have your MOVSM when you have all this volunteerism? It was all documented, I didn't know I needed it if it was already there. Why don't you have a degree with all of this college in your record? I had to switch to a BS due to degree completion timeline requirements at my school. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? Why didn't you have this qual at this command? I was deployable and my command wouldn't support it because I could leave at any time. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? I didn't see PPME in your record. Why? I haven't got to that yet, it is on my list of things to do. Why weren't you the division LPO? Again, I was deployable, so I was unable to hold that position. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? Why weren't you in QA? Deployable. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? These were just a few of the questions that were asked, but they went on and on... This is what I lost... I missed out on 10 or so points for a MOVSM that would have taken me a whole hour to write and route. I missed out on 10 or so points for an associates degree by skipping it and going for my BS. I missed out on points for quals I was ineligible to get. I missed out on 10 or so points for PPME because PPME is worth the same as an Associates Degree!!! This is what I learned... If I had written in my LTB the reasons for all of this I would have received points and then some. Let me splain... If I would have explained the issue with the college, I may have received points and possibly more because I was so close to my BS. I should have sent in my transcripts with an explanation. If I would have explained the qual issue, I would have probably received more points for my other accomplishments that I did do because I was unable to do the things they were looking for. Finally, it's all about the points. Sadly, they "grade" your package. This means that they assign a point value for everything that they find and deduct points for negative things they find. Unfortunately, they are bound by these rules. Even though I was super successful leading, mentoring and guiding Sailors; I had an impact everywhere I went; I worked on personal and professional development, the points got me in the end. So I saw people on the list that I knew, that did not work as hard for their Sailors and their Command as I did, get picked up for Chief. Even though I slaved countless nights working on my degree, it was for not in the end. Let me be clear. I am not crying. I picked myself up, dusted off and began to address the issues he brought up. I always told myself that I wouldn't be that guy who had 100 quals and did nothing with them, well I threw that theory out the window. I got my MOVSM, PPME, Addressed the issues in the LTB, accomplished other things and left my recruiting command as the #3 (periodic). I hope I make it this year, but if I do not, I know that it isn't because I am not deserving of Chief, it is because I didn't attain enough points to be competitive enough. It's about points points points. Get everything you can. Explain things in your record. Don't worry about sending in too many enclosures or that your LTB explains too much. In a nutshell, anything you think would count as points, or if you want them to see it, or know why about something, include it in your LTB. This may be redundant for most of you, but it was an eye opener for me. I hope this helps someone...
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    I got that "S".. ITC(SEL)!!!!
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    the board doesn't just look at all the PPMEs and so on that you have done. They also look at how many sailors you have lead and taken care of and all the numbers that come with that. Just remember you can have all the collaterals in the world but if you don't do anything with them then it doesn't mean anything. You can be an LPO or shift supervisor but how did you get to that point. Did you help your junior sailors or did you walk over people to get there. We have to look past what we have done and look at who helped us get to where we are. Off of soap box now.
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    Wanted to share something @Ordy posted: Ok, so I would like to share some gouge I got last year. Let me give you a brief background on me so that this makes sense. Two commands ago I left as the #2 EP (periodic) in my command. I had been an extremely successful LPO in three different positions during my time there. My duty was shore based, but I was deployable. I was very successful on my deployments and was a division chief at a MALS unit overseas in Japan. I had been attending college for 5 years and at the time was 6 or so classes away from my bachelors. Career counselor, lots of volunteerism, Joint service, 7 NAMs, well above CO's average with normal upward progression with sustained superior performance. I then transferred to Recruiting Duty where I flew out the gate as the Rookie Recruiter of the year, then LPO of a recruiting station the following year. I had all the blocks I had the opportunity to check filled with a few that I still had plans to pursue when offered the opportunity. My evals were solid. About 50 chiefs looked at my evals and had little to no critiques. I got the "N" last year and about went through the roof. I ended up contacting a Master Chief who had sat the board and sent in my package to him to review and tell me where I went wrong. He said, number one, that he wished there were more quotas and that it was extremely difficult to rack and stack. He said that having to move a person worthy of Chief to the no select pile was one of the hardest things he had ever had to do, but that it was a necessity. He began to tear my package apart, which really pissed me off, by asking a thousand questions about it. He asked... Why don't you have your MOVSM when you have all this volunteerism? It was all documented, I didn't know I needed it if it was already there. Why don't you have a degree with all of this college in your record? I had to switch to a BS due to degree completion timeline requirements at my school. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? Why didn't you have this qual at this command? I was deployable and my command wouldn't support it because I could leave at any time. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? I didn't see PPME in your record. Why? I haven't got to that yet, it is on my list of things to do. Why weren't you the division LPO? Again, I was deployable, so I was unable to hold that position. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? Why weren't you in QA? Deployable. Why didn't you write that in your LTB? These were just a few of the questions that were asked, but they went on and on... This is what I lost... I missed out on 10 or so points for a MOVSM that would have taken me a whole hour to write and route. I missed out on 10 or so points for an associates degree by skipping it and going for my BS. I missed out on points for quals I was ineligible to get. I missed out on 10 or so points for PPME because PPME is worth the same as an Associates Degree!!! This is what I learned... If I had written in my LTB the reasons for all of this I would have received points and then some. Let me splain... If I would have explained the issue with the college, I may have received points and possibly more because I was so close to my BS. I should have sent in my transcripts with an explanation. If I would have explained the qual issue, I would have probably received more points for my other accomplishments that I did do because I was unable to do the things they were looking for. Finally, it's all about the points. Sadly, they "grade" your package. This means that they assign a point value for everything that they find and deduct points for negative things they find. Unfortunately, they are bound by these rules. Even though I was super successful leading, mentoring and guiding Sailors; I had an impact everywhere I went; I worked on personal and professional development, the points got me in the end. So I saw people on the list that I knew, that did not work as hard for their Sailors and their Command as I did, get picked up for Chief. Even though I slaved countless nights working on my degree, it was for not in the end. Let me be clear. I am not crying. I picked myself up, dusted off and began to address the issues he brought up. I always told myself that I wouldn't be that guy who had 100 quals and did nothing with them, well I threw that theory out the window. I got my MOVSM, PPME, Addressed the issues in the LTB, accomplished other things and left my recruiting command as the #3 (periodic). I hope I make it this year, but if I do not, I know that it isn't because I am not deserving of Chief, it is because I didn't attain enough points to be competitive enough. It's about points points points. Get everything you can. Explain things in your record. Don't worry about sending in too many enclosures or that your LTB explains too much. In a nutshell, anything you think would count as points, or if you want them to see it, or know why about something, include it in your LTB. This may be redundant for most of you, but it was an eye opener for me. I hope this helps someone...
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    He made it! He had me going too, came home and told me all about his friends who picked up and how many were made on the ship and how pissed he was he had to stay late to do a PA setup. FIVE MINUTES of me feeling terrible for him. Then he tells me he's messed with me long enough. So excited and proud of him!!
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    Had a great mentor, in fact almost all of us that could make it made it to his retirement. Can't wait to pickup Chief and have the same photo one day myself.
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    Ok so during awards quarters today, CO put out that Chiefs results would be out next week and that we would be receiving phone calls even if we made it or not. Going with the 3rd!!
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    Something to lighten the mood, saw this on FB today.
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    East Coast NSW - I made it!!! After the skipper notified me, he informed me my brother was on the phone call too. He is an Active Duty Chief/LDO selectee. I was shocked! My brother said congrats, and I asked how he pulled that off. The skipper said, "You will soon learn the power of the Chief Mess." Then they hung up. Couldn't have been a better notification.
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    I've come to the conclusion that April the giraffe will give birth before this list comes out!
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    Please remember; the first aid station is still over by vulture's row in case anyone passes out.
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    Looks like it's typically the next day based off of last years... remember though CMC results were 10 days early this year... good luck everyone.
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    Just as a reminder. Now is a great time to work on stuff to put on your eval. and think about what to include in your letter to the board. However, don't let studying slip into the background. You can be the greatest sailor in the world. But, it does nothing to help you if you don't make board to begin with. Studying benefits you not only with the exam, but day to day operations now and after you make it.
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    NCC(SEL)!!! 4th time was the charm!
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    One quick thought on the day before selection results... the rhetoric in here is beginning to amp up. A lot of people are talking about how they will react if they don't get selected. To me this throws a caution flag in the air. I used to joke that it was a hat trick, but I know the truth. The system is fair. Very fair. We are graded on our merits, our contributions to our commands, Sailors and missions. If we are already preparing ourselves for the "N," then there is something that we are hiding. Some sort of short fall, neglect or missed opportunity in our career is probably the culprit. I will have been through this cycle 6 times come 1100 tomorrow. I used to throw hissy fits over not being selected and became cynical at times. What I can tell you helped me the most, was something my Chief told me... She said, "AO1, I know you didn't make it this year. That sucks. But you need to look at the big picture. You are almost finished with your Bachelors degree. If you serve to 20 and never make Chief, no one will know or care the rest of your life. When your shipmate says, "I have the watch," and you go and put in your job application, are you going to put down that you were a Chief? No! You are going to put down your qualifications, your bachelors degree, your management experience or whatever you have gleaned from the Navy with 20 years of honorable service to your country as icing on the cake. You need to take care of you shipmate!" I no longer look at rejection as a failure, but an accomplishment. I know it sounds silly, but I now look back at all I accomplished the year prior and look forward to what I will accomplish in the future. The Navy is great! I love it, I wish I could stay forever, but ... my shipmate will take my watch someday and all the little customs and courtesies will be a memory. I would love to make Chief. But I would also love to start another semester in College this September. Spend time with my wife and kids this summer. Get this ship ready for MPA/AMI etc... Start looking at what life is going to be like out there in the hippie civy world. I still have a lot I need to accomplish before I leave in four years and I am not going to spend a moment of it crying about something that is not a failure. Failure is quitting and I have NEVER done that. Falling short is a learning experience, not a failure and I will fall short many times in my future. Good luck to all! Especially my Ordies!!! IYAOYAS!
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    I don't think anyone is going to get much sleep tonight, the good thing about being west coast is that I don't have to wait til 11 to find out my fate.
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    The Triad method has changed things quite a bit. There is now a longer holding pattern. Before, it was like this: People would see errors I'd ask beg for more input. More people would get errors People would say that the errors had nothing to do with the price of tea in China. Results would come out, my server would crash then ,and only then, there would be peace on earth.
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    Got tired of lurking....onboard now! Hopefully good new comes to a lot of us eagerly awaiting the results.
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    ****************WARNO******************* My command said they have Intel suggesting a release tomorrow. I questioned them as to no warning msg from all hands. But they seemed to believe it. They are a small mess and not prone to mess with me. However, I'm taking it with a grain of salt. Any others hearing this?
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    I honestly believe that is one of the great things about this forum. Not only can you come here for great advice from the most diverse group of individuals in the Navy, but it is also a release from letting thoughts build up. I can spend 10 min on here reading what everyone says and have some questions answered, then head out and run a dive side without thinking about the results for awhile. Cheers to @Tony!!
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    I made it! LSC select here.... FTS type....
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    8pm EST, I finally got that call....the call I've been waiting 14 years for:)
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    Well.... good morning and good afternoon to others.... just got the word, I did not get the coveted "S", this was my last shot and of course it's disappointing it would have been nice to finish my career with anchors but I refuse to discount the fact that I am finishing the race strong with my head held high as a SOLID FCPO. I'll be retiring next April and I just want to congratulate all that did get selected this year, continue to shine and bring up the junior troops to take your job, to make our Navy even stronger then it is now! For those that didn't make it this time around and have more time to get advanced in the future, work hard, seek out those khaki's that are dying to help you succeed and then..... you'll be there! Good luck all and God Speed!
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    I'd like to introduce....Chief Select Henry, I made it gents.
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    So how it usually works... At the better commands Triad will contact the First Classes who made it. At the even better commands they contact those who did and did not make it. At the less stellar commands you will hear gripes that Sailors waiting for the results had to wait 24 hours later for the public release.
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    wait for it.... Good luck to the FTS and SELRES brothers and sisters who are anxiously awaiting the results on Wednesday. May the board be filled with S's!
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    Well the quotas are out, the board has convened... Prayers are in... Now we just sit back and wait for the next few weeks to see what God has in store for us all.
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    Didn't feel like making a new thread for this, but I just got resolution on my Hold status today and I made it. Thank you to the people who reached out with advice on this. Much thanks.
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    I got the "S" congrats today to everyone!
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    God is good... I finally joined this about a week ago after lurking around for about the last 2 cycles. I got the coveted "S" today. I'm so grateful as this was my second time up. First let me start by saying this....for those that weren't selected this is NOT the time to give up or throw in the towel. I've been there and I know how it feels... Not too good...but you can either let life happen to you....or you can get up and make life happen for you!! This is the time to GRIND!! Starting with preparation for the exam in January. Don't let your Sailors see you down. They feed off your energy and if they see you get back up after you fall, chances are they will do the same. Utilize the resources available. Big navy makes this easy, you have free access to all members who sat your rating panel. CONTACT them! No they can't tell you why you weren't selected but you can certainly ask for guidance and advice to help you remain competitive in your perspective rating. They truly want to help and are standing by to assist. I did it and trust me it works. They are just as eager to see you succeed as much as you want to succeed for yourself! Congrats to all those who were selected!!! God bless and let's push through the next SIX weeks
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    That's exactly what I keep bringing up, not good leadership too.
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    I finally got the S today. We are excited for our next adventure. Thanks to all those who have helped me along the way. Dennis and Maridely
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    Are you Jake...from state farm?
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    We need to muster everyone back on the forum for a "page 100" party. Beers on.... @Vape83!
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    I went to a CPO package training event held by a CMC that has stood multiple boards and he brought up the "Member Data Summary" and "Enlisted Qual History" needing to be updated in our OMPF. At that time, I checked mine and saw that there was page 1 of 4 only out of the 4 pages that were supposed to be there for both of them. I had admin print out an updated copy for each of them and had it sent in around February this year. I know they say that they only update it every reenlistment, but it does me no good if it was done incorrectly. It posted the first week of June in my OMPF with all pages accounted for, updated, and good to go, just in time for the board to convene. There is a lot of important information listed in those to two items to include warfare, schools, NEC's etc.... I highly recommend everyone verifying theirs.
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    Hello everyone! I have been lurking here for about a week and finally decided to join. The feedback being provided is very helpful in calming me down. I'm very anxious about these results because both my husband and I are SBE. It's also nerve wracking if we both are selected because we have a daughter. Have most of the time lined up with people who can help but still have some loose ends. I'm just trying to be as prepared as possible and very "cautiously hopeful" that we both get picked up. Good luck everyone, it's really nice to see so many encouraging and motivated First Classes and excellent advice from the Chiefs Mess.
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    There has been a lot of craziness on here today and the past couple days with all the rumors about the results coming out this week and we have made a lot of jokes and had some fun times along with a lot of great discussions and learning points for which I am very greatful. I'm gonna take it to a serious note for a minute. This time of year is so busy for us board eligibles and Chiefs cause we are getting ready for what could be the biggest point of our careers, and the Chiefs cause they get to mold us into the Chief. A time of reflection of how we got here and what helped us get to this point of our careers. I think of the people that taught me the right way to do things and how they watched over me when I was being stupid and lead me down the right path and then the people who weren't a great influence on me but taught me to not be like them. I learned to model my leadership style from both good and bad to make it all my own. Of course, the bad I just learned not to do it like them. And then I think about how I have touched and formed junior sailors that have worked for me and how they helped me be the leader and sailor that I am today. Without any of these people in my professional life I wouldn't be where I am today. I think about my family and how driven I am to do the best for them and how without them I would not be where I am today. Thank you to everyone that have helped me throughout my career and thank you to my family. To everyone on here thank you for the vast and wealthy knowledge that we have passed through these few months together. I look forward to seeing the people celebrate that they were selected and to those that don't, just remember that we have sailors to watch over and guide down the right path, and also that we have people that are proud of us no matter what. Good luck to all my SBE brothers and sisters!!! Can't wait for the news of the results!!
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    First time poster, long-time lurker here. I was in your situation when I got selected (4 months onboard). I requested a sponsor from inside my department, but was assigned a sponsor from a different department. In the end, it was a good call on the part of the Mess because I got exposure to another CPO's world and branched out.
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    I went ahead and figured out some statistics for you folks. Enjoy! Previous active duty Chief Petty Officer result release dates: FY-2001, NAVADMIN 198/00 — 08/04/00 — Tuesday FY-2002, NAVADMIN 197/01 — 08/03/01 — Friday FY-2003, NAVADMIN 238/02 — 08/02/02 — Friday FY-2004, NAVADMIN 218/03 — 08/06/03 — Wednesday FY-2005, NAVADMIN 173/04 — 07/28/04 — Wednesday FY-2006, NAVADMIN 183/05 — 07/28/05 — Thursday FY-2007, NAVADMIN 221/06 — 08/04/06 — Friday FY-2008, NAVADMIN 196/07 — 08/08/07 — Wednesday FY-2009, NAVADMIN 213/08 — 08/01/08 — Friday FY-2010, NAVADMIN 230/09 — 07/31/09 — Friday FY-2011, NAVADMIN 269/10 — 08/11/10 — Wednesday FY-2012, NAVADMIN 233/11 — 08/01/11 — Monday FY-2013, NAVADMIN 232/12 — 07/31/12 — Tuesday FY-2014, NAVADMIN 193/13 — 08/01/13 — Thursday FY-2015, NAVADMIN 178/14 — 08/05/14 — Tuesday** FY-2016, NAVADMIN 184/15 — 08/06/15 — Wednesday** Release within the last 4 days of Jul: 25% Release within the first 6 days of Aug: 62.5% Release after the 7 days of Aug: 12.5% Release on a Monday: 0.06% Release on a Tuesday: 18% Release on a Wednesday: 31% Release on a Thursday: 12% Release on a Friday: 31%
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