BCNR Board for Correction of Naval Records.
The BCNR was established to relieve the
Congress of the burden of considering private
bills for the correction of naval records.
BENEFICIARY The recipient of certain benefits
due as a result of relationship to or designation
by a member, such as the beneficiary you
designate on the Servicemens Group Life
Insurance (SGLI) election and certificate.
BI Background investigation.
BLANKET TRAVEL ORDER An order issued to
a member who regularly and frequently makes
trips away from his or her permanent duty
station within certain geographical limits in
performance of regularly assigned duties.
BMR Basic military requirements.
BOOST Broadened opportunity for Officer
Selection and Training. The BOOST Program
supports the Navy Affirmative Action Plan by
w o m e n a
comprehensive program of academic preparation
that prepares them for successful pursuit of a
Navy or Marine Corps commission through the
Officer Training Corps
(NROTC) Program or the United States Naval
BUMED Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
BUPERS Bureau of Naval Personnel, which is
located in Washington, DC, and is used
synonymously with Chief of Naval Personnel
(CNP and CHNAVPERS).
BY DIRECTION The term used to denote the
signature authority given by commanding
officers or officers in charge to designated
CACO Casualty assistance calls officer. This is a
designated to assist the primary and secondary
next of kin (NOK) of members who die, are
reported as duty status whereabouts unknown
(DUSTWUN), become missing while on active
duty, annual training, or inactive duty training.
The representative assists primary or secondary
next of kin in respect to rights, benefits, and
privileges to which they may have entitlement.
The representative must be an officer with a
minimum of 2 years active duty or a senior
enlisted member, E-7 through E-9.
CANREC Canvasser recruiter.
CANTRAC Catalog of Navy Training Courses.
CAP Command Advancement Program.
CARIT Career information team.
responsible for coordinating and presenting
Naval Reserve information through formal
presentations throughout the east and west
CBR Chemical, biological, and radiological warfare
CCC Command career counselor.
CD-ROM Compact-diskread only memory.
CEC Civil Engineer Corps.
CENTRAL PROCESSING UNIT (CPU) The part
of a computer that controls its overall activity by
executing instructions and performing logical
CHAMPUS- Civilian Health and Medical Program
of the Uniformed Services.
CHANGE IN RATE Change in rate is applicable to
a lateral change
in the apprenticeships
(paygrade E-1, E-2, E-3) in the same paygrade.
CHANGE IN RATING Change in rating is a lateral
change in occupational skill without change in
paygrade; for example, YN2 to LN2.
CHCBP Continued Health Care Benefit Program.
Implementation of the CHCBP was directed by
Congress in Section 4408 of the National
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993.
This law directed the implementation of a
program of temporary, continued health benefits
coverage comparable to the benefits provided
for former civilian employees of the Federal
Government. The CHCBP is a premium-based,
temporary health care coverage program that is
available to qualified beneficiaries. Under this