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Dragon Lady
07-09-2003, 02:27 PM
My husband just found out that he made the Chief's board (reserves)! Hurray!
Dilema #1 - I'm not Navy...I'm an Air Force Vet so I'm not too familiar with all of the Navy terms and history.

Dilema #2 - I know that the term SLUG is an acronym pertaining to Chief selectees, but I have no idea what it mean. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

Dilema #3 - What is a charge book and what can I expect in regards to this? I would love to be able to "assist" him with this since I am prior service and I do miss it. I want this to be a fun time for him he really earned this. I've ordered a few "Slug" shirts for him with his name embroidered, bright yellow of course.

Can anyone offer some suggestions or point me in the right direction???

Thanks!!!! :D

USNLSC
07-13-2003, 07:35 AM
Advancement Opportunity To Chief Remains Steady
Story Number: NNS030711-03
Release Date: 7/11/2003 9:43:00 AM
http://www.news.navy.mil/search/display.asp?story_id=8467

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy will soon select as many as 4,323 Sailors to join the chief petty officer (CPO) ranks and assume the responsibilities that come with the wearing of anchors.

The selection board convened July 8 in Millington, Tenn., and will review the records of 17,877 highly-qualified Sailors by the time it concludes Aug. 8. The new chiefs will make up nearly 18 percent of the CPO community.

?We?re thrilled to be able to tell our Sailors their hard work and dedication is going to pay off,? said Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Gerry Hoewing. ?We need senior enlisted leadership - and the opportunity to get there - as we continue shaping the force for sustained combat readiness. The chief quotas we see this year are good news for the Navy and good news for our Sailors.?

Advancement opportunity to chief remains high, with almost one in four eligible 1st class petty officers soon to be selected for CPO for fiscal year 2004. While this is 2.5 percentage points lower than last year?s opportunity, the overall opportunity compares favorably with the levels of the mid-1990s.

Some ratings show increased opportunity for advancement to CPO for this year?s selection board. The boatswain's mate community will make as many as 177 new chiefs, increasing opportunity by more than 14 percentage points. Navy journalists will make up to 21 new JOCs, up by almost 12 percentage points from fiscal year 2003.

While opportunity in some ratings has gone up, some have seen it go down. Promotion to chief aviation ordnanceman decreased by slightly more than nine percentage points for a 21.59 percent chance and 98 quotas. There could be as many as 34 new chief electrician?s mates for a 10.24 percent opportunity, which is slightly lower than last year.

Retention rates have an impact on how many quotas are available each year. Overall retention for Sailors with 10-14 years of service is nearly 90 percent, and for those with 15-20 years, it is nearly 100 percent.

?As we continue to grow the size of our Top Six paygrades, promotion opportunity for the next rank will go to the hard-charging Sailors looking for that next challenge that accompanies those anchors,? added Hoewing.

A complete list of quotas will soon be available online at www.persnet.navy.mil.

For related news, visit the Chief of Naval Personnel Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/cnp.

Keith_Hixson
07-13-2003, 08:14 AM
And I thought a slug was that slimy creature that lived under my evergreens when I lived in Western Washington.

Keith :D