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Z-Gram #108; dated 19 April 1972

Continuation Beyond 30 Years Active Service

R 191310Z APR 72
FM CNO (Z-108)

TO NAVOP

UNCLAS//N01133//
CONTINUATION BEYOND 30 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE

1. FIELD TRIPS AND PERSONAL CONTACTS WITH NAVYMEN HAVE REVEALED THE NEED FOR AMPLIFICATION OF CURRENT POLICY REGARDING VOLUNTARY CONTINUATION BEYOND 30 YEARS SERVICE.

2. THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A NEED FOR WELL QUALIFIED SENIOR PETTY OFFICERS IN THE NAVY. IN RECOGNITION OF THE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS MADE BY MEMBERS OF THIS COMMUNITY, CHNAVPERS WILL SELECTIVELY AUTHORIZE CONTINUATION WHEN MEMBERS REQUESTING CONSIDERATION IAW BUPERSMAN 1040300.20 CAN BE EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED.

3. DESPITE RECENT ELIMINATION OF MANY BILLETS, MANNING DEFICIENCIES CONTINUE TO EXIST AND, THEREFORE, PERSONNEL WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE RECORDS IN THE GRADES E-7, E-8, AND E-9 IN UNDERMANNED RATINGS OR WHO POSSESS NEEDED SPECIAL SKILLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST CONTINUATION. REQUESTS FROM OUTSTANDING PERSONNEL IN OTHER RATINGS WILL ALSO BE CONSIDERED. REQUEST SHOULD BE SUBMITTED WHEN DESIRED ENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION WILL TAKE THE APPLICANT BEYOND 30 YEARS DAY-FOR-DAY SERVICE. REQUESTS WILL BE INDIVIDUALLY CONSIDERED BY A CONTINUATION BOARD AND APPROVAL WILL BE BASED ON PERFORMANCE, MANNING REQUIREMENTS, AND COMMAND RECOMMENDATIONS. WHEN RETENTION IS AUTHORIZED, PERSONNEL CAN EXPECT TO BE ORDERED IAW NORMAL SEA/SHORE ROTATION AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS FOR THEIR PARTICULAR RATE/RATING, WITH DUE CONSIDERATION BEING GIVEN TO PERSONNEL IN SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS OUTSIDE RATINGS. PERSONNEL WHO COMPLETE A “TWILIGHT TOUR” AND ARE AUTHORIZED CONTINUATION ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ANOTHER “TWILIGHT TOUR.”

4. REQUESTS FOR SHORT-TERM CONTINUATIONS AT CURRENT DUTY STATIONS MAY BE APPROVED ON A SELECTIVE BASIS IF APPLICANT IS SERVING IN AUTHORIZED BILLET, AND CONTACT RELIEF IS REQUIRED BUT CANNOT BE PROVIDED IN TIME.

5. “TWILIGHT TOURS” BASED ON CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE WILL NOT NORMALLY BE EXTENDED. EXTENSIONS WILL BE AUTHORIZED ONLY TO PREVENT A GAP IN AN ESSENTIAL BILLET. E. R. ZUMWALT, ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY.

BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
BUPERSMAN: Bureau of Naval Personnel Manual
CHNAVPERS: Chief of Naval Personnel
IAW: in accordance with

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Published: Wed Oct 26 06:56:04 EDT 2016