YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Chiefs will largely be spared when enlisted retention boards meet this summer to cut about 3,000 sailors from the Navy, according to quotas released Wednesday.

All 15,688 sailors between the ranks of E-4 and E-8 with seven to 14 years of experience, in 31 overmanned ratings, will be reviewed for “adverse performance,” according to a Navy news release.

Chief petty officers and senior chief petty officers who are not separated for adverse performance will not be subjected to further scrutiny because their positions are not overmanned, according to Navy figures.

The remaining sailors in grades E-4 through E-6 face full performance reviews.

Sailors can view figures for how many sailors will be subject to review, and how many will be retained, on the Navy Personnel Command’s website at

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