COMDTINST 5400.1A outlines SSB authority to affect TDY assignments and re-level
personnel readiness across all mission areas.
A unit Commanding Officer or Officer in Charge should use the decision making table provided to determine if a request should be volunteer only or mission-critical. Once the mission-critical determination is made, submit a request via record message traffic to the cognizant authority listed in the paragraphs below using the sample message provided.
Area units (i.e. WMEC, WHEC, WAGB, WMSL, etc.) shall forward requests to their cognizant Area Program Manager (LANT-1 or PAC-3), which will validate mission-criticality and forward this determination to PSC-PSD-SSB.
District units, Logistics Centers, Service Centers (LC/SC) and HQ Directorates must first conduct an initial query via their Chain of Command in order to seek an internal competency fill. If the Chain of Command (e.g., WPB/Sector, Sector/District, ESU/C4ITSC, etc.) cannot fill using internal resources, then the request shall be forwarded from the District, LC/SC, or HQ Directorate to PSC-PSD-SSB via record message traffic
Requests for five or more personnel originating from District units must be forwarded through LANT-30//CDO// or PAC-33 as applicable.