"Effective 1 August 2020, the requirement for officer, warrant officer and enlisted selection boards to include the DA Photo as part of the board file is suspended. Data that identifies a Soldier’s race, ethnicity, and gender on the Officer Record Brief and the Enlisted Record Brief will be redacted as a part of the board file. These changes will help ensure that selection boards are as fair and impartial as possible." - Secretary of the U.S. Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff, Army, Gen. James McConville.Elimination of DA Photo and Race, Ethinicity, Gender Data From Selection Board 20200626.pdf [PDF - 130.2 KB]