MODIFICATIONS TO ENLISTED HIGH YEAR TENURE FOR ACTIVE, FULL TIME SUPPORT, AND SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL

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SUBJ/MODIFICATIONS TO ENLISTED HIGH YEAR TENURE FOR ACTIVE, FULL 
TIME SUPPORT, AND SELECTED RESERVE PERSONNEL//



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NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1160-120 - HIGH YEAR TENURE.  REF B IS 
MILPERSMAN 1160-130 - RESERVE HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT).  REF C IS 
MILPERSMAN 1920-040 - INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY (NON-DISABILITY) - 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND RESTRICTIONS.  REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1910-050 
- ENLISTED INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY (NON-DISABILITY) - RESERVE 
REQUIREMENTS AND OBLIGATIONS.

RMKS/1.  THE HIGH YEAR TENURE (HYT) PROGRAM IS AN IMPORTANT 
COMPONENT OF THE NAVY STRATEGY TO RETAIN TOP PERFORMERS IN THE 
ACTIVE AND RESERVE FORCE.  AS PART OF A COLLABORATIVE EFFORT WITH 
THE FLEET, REVISIONS TO REF A PROVED NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THIS 
STRATEGY BY RELIEVING PRESSURE ON OTHER FORCE SHAPING PROGRAMS AND 
INCENTIVIZING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND RETENTION OPPORTUNITIES FOR 
NAVY'S TOP PERFORMERS.  REVISIONS TO REF (A) WILL INCORPORATE ACTIVE 
AND RESERVE POLICY, AND WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012.  REF B 
WILL BE CANCELLED EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012.  

2.  THE REVISED HYT ARTICLE REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE FROM THE 
PREVIOUS POLICY AND SHOULD BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.  SIGNIFICANT 
CHANGES TO REF A, AS DETAILED IN PARAGRAPHS 3 AND 4, INCLUDE 
REDUCTION IN HYT LENGTH OF SERVICE (LOS) GATES FOR ACTIVE AND FULL 
TIME SUPPORT (FTS) E2 AND E3 PERSONNEL, ELIMINATION OF PASS NOT 
ADVANCED (PNA) EXCEPTION FOR E3 PERSONNEL TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY 
FOR EIGHT YEARS, ESTABLISHMENT OF POLICY FOR CANCELLATION OF HYT 
WAIVERS WHEN APPROVAL BASIS IS NOT MET, AND GUIDANCE ON HYT IMPACT 
FOR SAILORS REDUCED IN RATE (RIR).  COMMANDS SHALL ENSURE PERSONNEL 
AFFECTED BY REVISED HYT LIMITS AND SEPARATION TIMELINES RECEIVE 
COUNSELING ON THE PROVISIONS THAT WILL TAKE EFFECT 1 JULY 2012.

3.  REVISED HYT LIMITS.  EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012, THE REVISED HYT LOS 
GATES FOR E2 AND E3 WILL BE:
E3 (ACTIVE AND FTS)                  5 YEARS 
E2 (ACTIVE AND FTS)                  4 YEARS 
PASSING A NAVY-WIDE ADVANCEMENT EXAMINATION WILL NO LONGER EXTEND AN 
E3 SAILOR BEYOND THE STANDARD E3 LOS GATE.  E4 THROUGH E9 HYT LOS 
GATES REMAIN UNCHANGED, ALONG WITH THE PROVISION THAT ACTIVE DUTY 
AND FTS REENLISTMENTS AND/OR EXTENSIONS MAY NOT BE EXECUTED THAT 
EXCEED PAYGRADE HYT LIMITS.  

4.  SEPARATION TIMELINE.  THERE WILL NOT BE A GRANDFATHER CLAUSE FOR 
THE REVISED HYT LOS GATES, OR FOR SAILORS PREVIOUSLY REDUCED IN 
RATE.
    A.  EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012, ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS E2 AND E3 WITH 
ACTIVE SERVICE IN EXCESS OF REVISED LOS GATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO 
SEPARATE BY 31 MARCH 2013 UNLESS ADVANCED OR WAIVED.  SAILORS 
SEPARATED UNDER HYT MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY 
(ISP).  SEE REF C FOR ISP ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND REF D FOR 
SPECIFIC RESERVE REQUIREMENTS AND OBLIGATIONS. 
    B.  REDUCTION IN RATE.  EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012, ACTIVE DUTY AND 
FTS PERSONNEL PREVIOUSLY REDUCED IN RATE WHO EXCEED THE HYT GATE FOR 
THE LOWER PAYGRADE MUST BE SEPARATED AT SOFT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE 
OBLIGATED SERVICE (SEAOS) OR 31 DECEMBER 2012, WHICHEVER IS SOONER, 
UNLESS THEY ARE GRANTED A HYT WAIVER, REINSTATED, OR ARE 
SUBSEQUENTLY ADVANCED.  
        (1) SAILORS REDUCED IN RATE ON OR AFTER 1 JULY 2012 WITH A 
SEAOS EXCEEDING THE HYT LOS GATE OF THE REDUCED PAYGRADE, MUST 
SEPARATE AT SEAOS, OR WITHIN 180 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF THE REDUCTION 
IN RATE, WHICHEVER IS SOONER UNLESS THEY ARE GRANTED A HYT WAIVER, 
REINSTATED, OR ARE SUBSEQUENTLY ADVANCED.  
        (2) OPNAV N133 WILL MANAGE NUCLEAR-TRAINED SAILORS WHO ARE 
REDUCED IN RATE AND WILL BE THE FINAL DISPOSITION AUTHORITY FOR ALL 
NUCLEAR-TRAINED SAILOR SEPARATIONS UNDER HYT POLICY.
        (3) MEMBERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED 18 BUT LESS THAN 20 YEARS OF
SERVICE AND ARE SUBSEQUENTLY REDUCED IN RATE, SHALL BE RETAINED ON
ACTIVE DUTY UNTIL THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE 
OR ARE DISCHARGED UNDER OTHER PROVISIONS OF LAW.
    C.  HYT WAIVER CANCELLATION.  EFFECTIVE 1 JULY 2012, ACTIVE 
DUTY, FTS AND SELRES PERSONNEL SERVING ON AN APPROVED HYT WAIVER FOR 
A SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT, WHO ARE NO LONGER ABLE OR BECOME UNABLE TO 
FULFILL THE TERMS OF THE WAIVER AGREEMENT MAY BE SUBJECT TO WAIVER 
CANCELLATION.  COMMANDS MUST LIAISON WITH NAVPERSCOM (PERS-8354) FOR 
ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS SAILORS, OPNAV N133 FOR NUCLEAR-TRAINED SAILORS, 
OR NAVPERSCOM (PERS-913) FOR SELRES SAILORS REGARDING FINAL 
DISPOSITION OF WAIVER CANCELLATIONS.  IF AN APPROVED HYT WAIVER IS 
CANCELLED, ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS SAILORS WILL BE SEPARATED WITHIN 120 
DAYS FROM THE DATE OF CANCELLATION UNLESS THEY HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME 
TO TRANSFER TO THE FLEET RESERVE OR RETIRE.  SELRES PERSONNEL WILL 
TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE (WITH OR WITHOUT PAY) IF RETIREMENT 
ELIGIBLE, OR TO THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR) WITHIN 120 DAYS 
FROM THE DATE OF CANCELLATION.

5.  POINTS OF CONTACT ARE:  
    A.  HYT POLICY QUESTIONS, PSCS JOHN GIGLIOTTI, OPNAV N132 AT 
(703) 604-4715/DSN 664 OR VIA E-MAIL AT JOHN.GIGLIOTTI(AT)NAVY.MIL. 
    B.  HYT PROCEDURAL QUESTIONS, MS. DARLENE MCIVER, PERS-8354 AT 
(901) 874-3234/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT DARLENE.MCIVER(AT)NAVY.MIL 
    C.  FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND FTS, PSC ANTON FITZ, PERS-913 AT (901) 
874-4510/DSN 882 OR VIA E-MAIL AT ANTON.FITZ(AT)NAVY.MIL FOR RESERVE 
PERSONNEL.

6.  RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. R. VAN BUSKIRK, N1.//
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