OPNAV N14 Quick Reference: Officer Manpower and Personnel Governance in the U.S. Navy — Law, Policy, Practice
The Navy manages its officer corps to meet national security and military strategies. It also provides officers with opportunities and quality of life in the most cost-effective way within a framework of law, policy, and practice. The Navy has personnel management tools for shaping the officer corps to meet its goals. This report describes the laws and policies that affect active component officer personnel management. It distinguishes between DoD and Navy policies. It focuses on the Navy, but could apply to other services.