Nearly 19,000 active-duty captains and majors in the Army Competitive Category will go before either an Officer Separation Board or Enhanced Selective Early Retirement Board early this year. The OSB and eSERB will evaluate the eligible captain and major populations by year group and will select from as little as 5 percent to as much as 18 percent of specific considered year groups originally overassessed to support a much larger force. The Army will select the minimum number for separation that will allow the force to meet congressionally mandated end strength, officials said, with this year's board directing separation for up to 2,000 officers. Beginning in March 2014, about 9,735 captains will go before an OSB. About 699 captains will face an eSERB. Captains going before these boards come from year groups 2006, 2007 and 2008. Beginning in April, about 6,943 majors will be decided by an OSB, and 1,504 by an eSERB. Majors going before these boards come from year groups 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003. Dave Martino, director of Officer Personnel Management Directorate at Human Resources Command, said the Army's drawdown plan is a "balanced approach that maintains readiness while trying to minimize turbulence to the officer corps." The reductions in the officer force are meant to coincide with the reduction in Army force structure, he said. "As the structure reduces in size, the Army officer corps will make a requisite reduction relative to that structure." He also said the OSB and eSERB will separate "fully qualified and officers who have rendered quality service to the nation. Therefore, we will execute the OSB and eSERB with precision, care and compassion." Click here to read more.
Active-competitive category captains from year groups 2006 to 2008 meeting the following criteria will be in this board:
Active-competitive category majors from year groups 1999-2003 meeting the following criteria will be in this board:
ACC captains from year groups 2006 to 2008 meeting the following criteria will be in this board:
ACC majors from year groups 1999-2003 meeting the following criteria will be in this board:
Eligible officers should:
Battalion and brigade commanders should:
How to conduct the file assessment:
Examples of derogatory information include (not all-inclusive):
Officers need to understand that a trend of below-average performance may risk their promotion or retention potential.Generally, the strength of an officer’s record and risk for selection by the OSB or eSERB can be made by answering the following questions. The questions are not all-inclusive. Other elements of the officer’s record (DA photo, ORB and other documents in the record) will influence the level of risk and shape a holistic assessment of the officer. 1. Does your record contain a Below Center of Mass, or BCOM, OER, a non-left justified OER, referred OER or derogatory information (Article 15, GOMOR, etc.)? - If so, the risk for selection by the OSB or eSERB is HIGH - Note: non-left justified OERs are those with a box checked in Part V (a) as something other than “Outstanding, Must Promote” or in Part V-II (a) as something other than “Best Qualified.” Referred OERs are those marked as such in Part II (d). 2. Are all of the OERs box-checked Center of Mass (COM) by the Senior Rater? – If so, the risk for selection by the OSB or eSERB is MEDIUM 3. Is there a mix of Above Center of Mass (ACOM) and COM reports in your record? – If so, the risk for selection by the OSB or eSERB is LOW – COM reports must possess strong enumeration and recommendation for future promotion and attendance to higher level schooling potential. 4. Are all the OERs from Key Developmental, or KD, assignments COM reports? – If so, the risk for selection by the OSB or eSERB is MEDIUM – Performance in KD assignments weigh heavily in the assessment of performance and potential. COM reports in KD must reflect strong enumeration and recommendation for future promotion and attendance to higher level schooling potental.
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