NAVY - SECNAV 5215.1E CH-01
(DUSN (M)) SECRETARY OF THE NAVY DIRECTIVES POLICY
|Publication Date:||15 September 2017|
Purpose. This change is issued to clarify language in paragraphs 4(b) through 4(e) on pages 2 and 3 of the basic instruction. The updated language clarifies the types of covered directives and removes the self-canceling provision for a directive beyond its 7-year anniversary. The self-canceling provision in paragraph 4(e) was an administrative mechanism to maintain the currency of written directives, but did not affect established Department of the Navy policy, practices and procedures. Minor formatting changes were made throughout the basic instruction.