Navy suspends promotion boards due to risk of coronavirus to sailors

Chief petty officer combination covers lay on a table during a chief's pinning ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, Sept. 15, 2019. (DAMON GROSVENOR/U.S. NAVY)
Chief petty officer combination covers lay on a table during a chief's pinning ceremony aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, Sept. 15, 2019. (DAMON GROSVENOR/U.S. NAVY)

Navy suspends promotion boards due to risk of coronavirus to sailors

by Caitlin M. Kenney
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The Navy is suspending its selection and promotion boards to limit travel to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, according the service.

The boards that decide promotions for thousands of officers and enlisted sailors scheduled to convene Tuesday and after are being postponed until further notice, according to a Navy announcement by Vice Adm. John Nowell, chief of naval personnel.

Other panels impacted include advancement for enlisted sailors and milestone boards, according to the Navy.

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