Figure 6-9.Officer Appointment Acceptance and Oath of Office, NAVCRUIT 1000/20.
the old documents such as temporary additional duty
orders, previous PCS orders, and so on, are not lost or
destroyed, and to provide the officer with a means to
obtain historical information, an unofficial file record
commonly referred to as the officers junk jacket should
be initiated and maintained along with the officers
service record. Although many commands prefer that
officers maintain their own junk jackets, the junk jacket
should actually be maintained by the personnel office
and/or administrative office that maintains the officers
service record and not by the individual officer
To distinguish the officers service record from the
officers junk jacket, you should use a different color of
labeling tape on both records. On the junk jacket, you
should record the officers full name and SSN along
with the words junk jacket across the top. This will
reduce confusion between the officers service record
and the junk jacket.
The junk jacket should be delivered to the officer
when the officer either transfers to a new duty station
or leaves the Navy.