Board and panels demystified: A peek behind the curtain

Getting selected by a board to the next higher pay grade or selected for assignment, advanced education or other programs by a panel can seem like a perplexing endeavor. Often times the board and panel process is perceived as secretive and mysterious. Therefore the following questions and answers are intended to help demystify the board process and give you a greater understanding of how to ensure that you and your record are properly prepared for the upcoming promotion year.


The guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). Official Department of Defense photo.

Strength in training: Counter-piracy

The threat of pirates on the high seas continues to bring unique challenges to the international maritime community. ¬†With ships reporting 445 attacks and pirates hijacking 53 ships, capturing 1,181 seafarers and killing eight in 2010, international cooperation is essential […]