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CALL FOR FISCAL YEAR-26 COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND COMMAND SENIOR CHIEF SCREEN BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND APPLICATIONS


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SUBJ/CALL FOR FISCAL YEAR-26 COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND COMMAND SENIOR 
CHIEF SCREEN BOARD MEMBERSHIP AND APPLICATIONS// 
 
REF/A/DOC/BUPERS/29APR2020// 
REF/B/OPNAV/16JUL2021// 
 
NARR/REF A IS BUPERSINST 1401.5C, SUPPLEMENTAL GUIDANCE FOR U.S. NAVY 
SELECTION BOARDS.   
REF B IS OPNAVINST 1306.2K, COMMAND SENIOR ENLISTED LEADER PROGRAM// 
 
RMKS/1.  This NAVADMIN announces guidance for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2026 
Command Master Chief (CMDCM) and Command Senior Chief (CMDCS) screen 
board.  The deadline to apply to the CMDCM/CMDCS program in order to be 
considered by the board is 15 October 2024. 
 
2.  Board Membership.  Members will be selected from within the Master Chief 
Petty Officer of the Navy leadership mess (Fleet Master Chiefs, Force Master 
Chiefs, and CMDCMs assigned to Flag or General Officers) and notified of 
their selection as a board member from Navy Personnel Command (PERS-8).  Any 
board member who believes that he or she cannot, in good conscience, perform 
his or her duties as a member of the board without prejudice or partiality 
must request relief when notified.  Board membership criteria is contained in 
reference (a). 
 
3.  Screen Board Eligibility Criteria.  Candidates must have, at a minimum, 
an adjudicated final secret security clearance.  Frocked or selected E8/E9 
are eligible to submit.  Senior Enlisted Marketplace (SEM) screened E9 
candidates interested in the Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL) program 
will submit a package in their current pay grade (E8) and lose their screen 
eligibility if selected for CMDCS.  SEM screened E8 candidates are not 
eligible for the CSEL program.  There are no Time-In-Service (TIS) waivers or 
Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA) operational waivers for non-completion. 
Reference (b) contains the eligibility requirements to apply for the CMDCM 
and CMDCS screen board with the following updates: 
    a.  Active Component (AC) E9 personnel will not have less than 16 years 
or greater than 28 years TIS total as of 31 December 2024. 
    b.  AC E8 personnel will not have less than 16 years or greater than 24 
years total TIS as of 31 December 2024. 
    c.  Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel drilling with pay and Training 
and Administration of the Reserve (TAR): 
       (1)  TAR E9 personnel will not have less than 16 years or greater than 
28 years total TIS as of 31 December 2024.  Total Active Federal Military 
Service (TAFMS) will be used. 
       (2)  SELRES E9 personnel will not have less than 16 years of total 
qualifying years of service or greater than 28 years Length of Service (LOS) 
as of 31 December 2024 (indicated in Navy Reserve Readiness Module 
(NRRM)).  To maintain distributable inventory and community health controls, 
SELRES who are on definite recall orders are not eligible for conversion 
unless they will complete orders by 31 December 2024.  SELRES who are 
mobilized remain eligible. 
       (3)  TAR E8 personnel will not have less than 16 years or greater than 
24 years total TIS as of 31 December 2024.  TAFMS will be used. 
       (4)  SELRES E8 personnel will not have less than 16 years of total 
qualifying years of service or greater than 24 years LOS as of 31 December 
2024 (indicated in NRRM).  To maintain distributable inventory and community 
health controls, SELRES who are on definite recall orders are not eligible 
for conversion unless they will complete orders by 31 December 2024.  SELRES 
who are mobilized remain eligible. 
    d.  All TAR and SELRES candidates (including closed loop ratings and TAR 
serving at AC commands) must obtain the Navy Reserve FORCM's validation prior 
to submission.  Candidate packages are due to the Office of the Chief of Navy 
Reserve, FORCM no later than 1 October 2024 to ensure total service 
calculations are validated in advance of the 15 October 2024 deadline.  All 
TAR and SELRES candidate packages will be sent from the Navy Reserve FORCM to 
the Director, Command Senior Enlisted Management Office (DCSELMO) via 
encrypted e-mail to cselboard@us.navy.mil. 
 
4.  For record review and communication with the CMDCM and CMDCS Screen 
Board, submit packages via encrypted e-mail to cselboard@us.navy.mil no later 
than 15 October 2024.  Do not use the electronic submission of selection 
board documents via Bupers On Line to submit packages.  Use the subject line, 
annotated in paragraph 8, for the email subject line and the name/title of 
the attached single-pdf package.  Additionally, the full name of the 
candidate and full social security number (SSN) (full SSN marked on top right 
of each page) must be on all pages of the package.  The package requirements 
contained in reference (b), are modified as follows, and will only include: 
    a.  Cover letter.  Submit the cover letter in a signed standard 
memorandum format to include the board number (annotated in paragraph 😎 with 
branch class in parentheses, i.e. AC, SELRES, TAR, or closed loop.  In the 
body of the cover letter, provide Service Member's full name, full SSN, work 
and personal phone numbers, and work and personal email addresses. 
    b.  Conditional release for all nuclear-trained and all non-nuclear 
submarine ratings, as outlined in reference (b). 
    c.  Copy of Command Senior Enlisted Leader Selection Nomination 
(NAVPERS 1306/95), with all signatures completed. 
    d.  Enlisted Personnel Action Request (NAVPERS 1306/7). 
    e.  If the Navy Enlisted Classification code 8SEA is not in the 
candidate's Personnel Data Summary, a copy of the graduation certificate from 
the SEA or other service equivalent is required. 
    f.  Any missing documentation from the candidate's Official Military 
Personnel File (for example, a missing evaluation or award, or documented 
completion of a degree).  Letters of Recommendation, World-wide assignable 
NAVPER 1070/613, Physical Fitness Assessment Summary and career summary 
letters will not be accepted. 
 
5.  Trouble with the file encryption or certificates or any other 
communication errors do not justify a late package.  Verify receipt of your 
package by contacting DCSELMO at (703) 695-5594/DSN 664 or via 
email:  cselboard@us.navy.mil. 
 
6.  Candidates selected under the CMDCM and CMDCS Screen Board can expect to 
execute orders to their first CSEL tour as early as 1 October 
2025.  Candidates will have to negotiate for orders within the first 12 
months following the announcing NAVADMIN.  Screened CSELs outside of the 
normal Projected Rotation Date (PRD) will have their PRDs manually adjusted 
by the Career Management Pillar (PERS-4) to ensure completion of a minimum of 
12 months onboard their current command. 
 
7.  Alternates will be selected by the CMDCM and CMDCS Screen Board, and 
contacted by the CSEL detailer if billets become available and distributable 
inventory has been depleted. 
 
8.  Candidates should submit packages in a single pdf with a subject 
line (cover letter, email and pdf attachment will use the same 
subject line) using the applicable format below: 
    a.  AC CMDCM Screen Board:  FY26 Active CMDCM Screen Board #125 
ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    b.  SELRES CMDCM Screen Board:  FY26 SELRES CMDCM Screen Board 
#125 ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    c.  TAR CMDCM Screen Board:  FY26 TAR CMDCM Screen Board #125 
ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    d.  Closed Loop CMDCM Screen Board (SO, SB, ND, EOD, AC Seabee, 
RC Seabee):  FY26 Closed Loop CMDCM Screen Board #125 ICO RATE LAST 
NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    e.  AC CMDCS Screen Board:  FY26 Active CMDCS Screen Board #126 
ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    f.  SELRES CMDCS Screen Board:  FY26 SELRES CMDCS Screen Board 
#126 ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
    g.  TAR CMDCS Screen Board:  FY26 TAR CMDCS Screen Board #126 
ICO RATE LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MI 
 
9.  Points of contact: 
    a.  AC:  CMDCM Anna Wood, DCSELMO, at (703) 695-5594/DSN 664 or 
via e-mail at cselboard@us.navy.mil. 
    b.  TAR and SELRES:  FORCM Tracy Hunt at (703) 695-3976 or via 
e-mail at tracy.l.hunt.mil@us.navy.mil. 
 
10.  This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled, 
whichever occurs first. 
 
11.  Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman Jr., N1.// 
 
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