POLICY UPDATE AND EXPANSION OF ENLISTED EARLY TRANSITION PROGRAM

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SUBJ/POLICY UPDATE AND EXPANSION OF ENLISTED EARLY TRANSITION PROGRAM // 
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RMKS/1.  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, REF A IS CANCELLED.  THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES A 
FURTHER EXTENSION OF THE ENLISTED EARLY TRANSITION PROGRAM TO 30 SEPTEMBER 
2013 AND PROVIDES UPDATED POLICY FOR THE PROGRAM.  SEPARATION UNDER THIS 
PROGRAM MAY BE NO GREATER THAN 24 MONTHS PRIOR TO END OF ACTIVE OBLIGATED 
SERVICE
(EAOS) AS EXTENDED, AND ALL
SEPARATIONS MUST BE EFFECTED NO LATER THAN 15 SEPTEMBER 2013.

2.  NAVY CONTINUES TO EXPERIENCE UNPRECEDENTED RETENTION AND OUTSTANDING 
RECRUITING SUCCESS.  EXPANDED OPPORTUNITY FOR VOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION OF 
SELECTED SAILORS ALLOWS FURTHER STABILIZATION AND ALIGNMENT OF THE FORCE.

3.  QUALIFIED ENLISTED SAILORS MAY SUBMIT REQUESTS FOR EARLY SEPARATION TO 
COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-832) VIA THEIR COMMANDING OFFICER (CO) FOR UP TO 24 MONTHS 
PRIOR TO THEIR EAOS OR EXTENDED EAOS.  FOR EXAMPLE, A QUALIFIED SERVICEMEMBER 
WITH AN EAOS OF 12 AUGUST 2013 MAY REQUEST SEPARATION WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE 
AS EARLY AS 12 AUGUST 2011.

4.  COMMANDING OFFICERS STILL MAINTAIN FINAL DISAPPROVAL AUTHORITY UNDER THIS 
PROGRAM AND NEED NOT FORWARD ANY REQUESTS TO COMNAVPERSCOM THAT THEY CANNOT 
SUPPORT.  COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-832) HAS FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR REQUESTS 
WITH POSITIVE CO ENDORSEMENT.
APPROVAL RECOMMENDATIONS, ESPECIALLY FOR SAILORS WHO POSSESS A CRITICAL NAVY 
ENLISTED CLASSIFICATION (NEC) CODE AS LISTED IN FLEET RIDE, WILL BE BASED ON 
INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS.  REASONS FOR REQUESTING EARLY SEPARATION 
UNDER THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MEET REASONS LISTED IN MILPERSMAN 1910 
-102.
COMMANDING OFFICERS MAY GRANT SEPARATION LEAVE SINCE THIS IS AN EARLY RELEASE 
POLICY.  HOWEVER, PERMISSIVE TEMPORARY DUTY IS NOT AUTHORIZED AS THIS IS A 
VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PROGRAM.  COMMANDING OFFICERS WITH SPECIAL COURTS MARTIAL 
CONVENING AUTHORITY (SPCMCA) MAY SEPARATE SAILORS UP TO 90 DAYS WITHOUT PERS-
832 APPROVAL.

5.  EARLY SEPARATION REQUESTS WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR SAILORS:
    A.  IN NUCLEAR RATINGS;
    B.  IN RECEIPT OF PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS;
    C.  IDENTIFIED TO FILL OR CURRENTLY SERVING ON A GWOT/OCO
    SUPPORT, OR   INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE
(IA) ASSIGNMENT WHOSE ROTATION DATE WOULD BE AFFECTED;
    D.  IN THE NATIONAL CALL TO SERVICE PROGRAM;
    E.  IN THE SEAL/SWCC/EOD/DIVER PROGRAMS;
    F.  SERVING IN A RATING AND/OR HOLDING AN NEC LISTED IN ANY
    EB, SRB,
OR SIMILAR SPECIAL AND INCENTIVE PAY PROGRAM IN EFFECT AT ANY TIME WITHIN THE 
FISCAL YEAR OF THE REQUEST OR SEPARATION;
    G.  ASSIGNED TO A DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AREA TOUR AND HAVE
    NOT
COMPLETED THE DOD TOUR REQUIREMENT, INCLUDING OVERSEAS TOUR EXTENSION 
INCENTIVE PROGRAM EXTENSIONS FOR WHICH A BENEFIT HAS BEEN RECEIVED; OR
    H.  WHO ARE RETIREMENT ELIGIBLE (TRANSFER TO THE FLEET
    RESERVE).

6.  SAILORS NOT RESTRICTED BY PARA 5. ABOVE, BUT CURRENTLY IN RECEIPT OF A 
BONUS OR SPECIAL AND INCENTIVE PAY (E.G., SRB, EB, SDIP), ARE AUTHORIZED TO 
REQUEST AN EARLY SEPARATION IF THEY:
    A.  MEET ALL OTHER ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA UNDER THIS NAVADMIN;
    B.  WILL HAVE LESS THAN 24 MONTHS OF THEIR OBLIGATED SERVICE REMAINING, 
INCLUDING ANY EXTENSION TIME AS OF THE DATE OF SEPARATION; AND
    C.  ARE NOT CURRENTLY SERVING IN A BILLET REQUIRING THE NEC
    FOR
WHICH THEY ARE RECEIVING SRB.  (SEE PARA 10 FOR INFORMATION ON RECOUPMENT OF 
SRB).

7.  SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
    A.  REQUESTS FOR EARLY SEPARATION FROM QUALIFIED
    SERVICEMEMBERS OF
91 DAYS TO 24 MONTHS FOR ANY REASON SHALL BE SUBMITTED VIA NAVPERS
1306/7 TO COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-832) VIA THE SERVICEMEMBER'S CO AND REFERENCE 
THIS NAVADMIN.
REQUEST MUST INDICATE DESIRED SEPARATION DATE.  DISAPPROVED REQUESTS NEED NOT 
TO BE SENT TO PERS-832.  PERS-832 WILL NOT SUPPORT ANY REQUESTS WITHOUT THE 
COMMANDING OFFICER'S APPROVAL RECOMMENDATION.
    B.  COMMANDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE BUPERS ACCESS FOR 1306/7 SUBMISSION.
    C.  COMMANDS SHOULD ENSURE ANY SAILOR SUBMITTING A REQUEST
    FOR EARLY SEPARATION IS PROPERLY
COUNSELED. IF A SAILOR WISHES TO WITHDRAW AN ALREADY APPROVED EARLY SEPARATION 
REQUEST, A NEW NAVPERS 1306/7 REQUESTING CANCELLATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO 
COMNAVPERSCOM (PERS-832) VIA THE SERVICEMEMBER'S CO, AND ARE SUBJECT TO 
DISAPPROVAL.

8.  EXTENSIONS.  SERVICEMEMBERS WITH EXTENSION AGREEMENTS THAT WILL BECOME 
OPERATIVE BETWEEN THE DTG OF THIS MESSAGE AND 30 SEPTEMBER 2013 (INCLUSIVE), 
MAY REQUEST EARLY SEPARATION UNDER THIS PROGRAM IN CONJUNCTION WITH A REQUEST 
TO CANCEL THE INOPERATIVE EXTENSION PROVIDED THE REMAINING TIME, INCLUDING 
INOPERATIVE EXTENSION, IS WITHIN 24 MONTHS OF REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE.  
COMMANDS RECOMMENDING CANCELLATION OF AN EXTENSION MUST INCLUDE JUSTIFICATION 
ON THE SERVICEMEMBERS 1306/7.

9.  BENEFITS.
    A.  MONTGOMERY GI BILL (MGIB) (CHAPTER 30).  SERVICEMEMBERS ENROLLED IN 
THE MGIB PROGRAM, WHO ARE HONORABLY DISCHARGED AND RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY 
UNDER THIS PROGRAM, MAY BE ENTITLED TO 1 MONTH OF MGIB BENEFITS FOR EACH FULL 
MONTH SERVED ON ACTIVE DUTY, UP TO A MAXIMUM OF
36 MONTHS.  THOSE DISCHARGED UNDER THIS PROGRAM WHO HAVE SERVED 20 MONTHS OF A 
2-YEAR TERM OF SERVICE, OR 30 MONTHS OF A 3-YEAR OR GREATER TERM OF SERVICE, 
MAY RECEIVE A FULL 36 MONTHS OF MGIB BENEFITS.  THIS PROGRAM DOES NOT 
AUTHORIZE SERVICEMEMBERS TO ENROLL IN MGIB IF THEY PREVIOUSLY DECLINED MGIB OR 
WERE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR ENROLLMENT.
    B.  POST-9/11 VETERANS EDUCATION ASSISTANCE ACT OF 2008
    (CHAPTER
33).  SERVICEMEMBERS WITH A MINIMUM OF 90 AGGREGATE DAYS OR MORE ACTIVE DUTY, 
BEGINNING ON OR AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER 2001, MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE BENEFITS 
FOR APPROVED EDUCATION PURSUED ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2009.  FULL BENEFITS MAY 
BE AVAILABLE AFTER 36 AGGREGATE MONTHS OF QUALIFYING ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE AND 
ARE PRO-RATED FOR THOSE HONORABLY DISCHARGED PRIOR TO COMPLETING 36 MONTHS OF 
AGGREGATE ACTIVE DUTY.
ADDITIONALLY, MEMBERS WHO HAVE AN OBLIGATION AS A RESULT OF TRANSFERRING THEIR 
POST 9/11 GI BILL ENTITLEMENT TO A FAMILY MEMBER MUST FULFILL THAT OBLIGATION.  
IF THEY CHOOSE TO SEPARATE EARLY UNDER THIS PROGRAM AND HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE 
REQUIRED OBLIGATION, VA WILL NOT PAY BENEFITS TO THE TRANSFEREE AND WILL 
RECOUP ANY BENEFITS PAID TO THE TRANSFEREE.  VISIT WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV FOR MORE 
INFORMATION.
    C.  VETERANS BENEFITS.  THOSE SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR MORE
    THAN
180 DAYS AND SEPARATED UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS ARE NORMALLY ELIGIBLE FOR 
ALL VETERANS AFFAIRS (VA) BENEFITS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF VA HOME LOAN PROGRAM 
BENEFITS IN WHICH TWO YEARS OF ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE IS REQUIRED FOR 
ELIGIBILITY.  VOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION FOR SERVICEMEMBERS WITH LESS THAN TWO 
YEARS ACTIVE DUTY IS A DISQUALIFYING FACTOR FOR THIS BENEFIT.  CONTACT THE 
LOCAL VA REGIONAL OFFICE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON BENEFITS.  COMMANDS SHALL 
ENSURE A NAVPERS 1070/613 (ADMIN REMARKS) IS SIGNED STATING THE SERVICEMEMBER 
WAS BRIEFED ON THE POTENTIAL LOSS OF VA BENEFITS.

1O.  RECOUPMENT OF BONUSES AND SPECIAL PAYS.  SAILORS WHO VOLUNTARILY SEPARATE 
UNDER THE ENLISTED EARLY TRANSITION PROGRAM WHO, AT THE TIME OF SEPARATION, 
HAVE NOT FULFILLED THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR WHICH THEY WERE PAID A BONUS OR 
SPECIAL PAY WILL BE SUBJECT TO RECOUPMENT OF THE UNEARNED PORTION OF THE BONUS 
OR SPECIAL PAY IN ACCORDANCE WITH DODFMR VOLUME 7A, CHAPTER 2, AS APPROPRIATE.

11.  PREPARATION OF DD 214
    A.  BLK 23 (TYPE OF SEPARATION):  RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, TRANSFERRED TO 
THE NAVY RESERVE, OR DISCHARGED, AS APPLICABLE.
    B.  BLK 24 (CHARACTER OF SERVICE):  HONORABLE OR GENERAL
    (UNDER
HONORABLE CONDITIONS), AS APPLICABLE.
    C.  BLK 25 (SEPARATION AUTHORITY):  MILPERSMAN 1910-102.
    D.  BLK 26 (SEPARATION CODE):  USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
    SEPARATION
CODES:
        (1) MCC - FOR SERVICEMEMBERS WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED
        THEIR
INITIAL 8-YEAR MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION (MSO) AND ARE BEING RELEASED FROM 
ACTIVE DUTY INTO THE INACTIVE READY RESERVE.
        (2) KCC - FOR SERVICEMEMBERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR
        8- YEAR
MSO AND WILL BE DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY.
    E.  BLK 27 (REENTRY CODE):  AS WARRANTED BY SERVICE RECORD.
    F.  BLK 28 (NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION):  REDUCTION IN
    FORCE.

12.  NSIPS.  THE FOLLOWING NAVY LOSS CODES SHALL BE USED:
    A.  RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY WITH SEPARATION CODE MCC;
        (1) 942 FOR USN PERSONNEL WITH HONORABLE DISCHARGE;
        OR
        (2) 943 FOR USNR PERSONNEL WITH HONORABLE DISCHARGE.
    B.  DISCHARGED WITH SEPARATION CODE KCC:
        (1) 803 FOR USN PERSONNEL WITH HONORABLE DISCHARGE;
        (2) 813 FOR USNR PERSONNEL WITH HONORABLE DISCHARGE;
        (3) 842 FOR USN PERSONNEL WITH GENERAL (UNDER
        HONORABLE
CONDITIONS) DISCHARGE; OR
        (4) 853 FOR USNR PERSONNEL WITH GENERAL (UNDER
        HONORABLE
CONDITIONS) DISCHARGE.

13.  WHILE TRANSITION SERVICES APPLY TO ALL SEPARATING PERSONNEL, THERE IS NO 
SEPARATION INCENTIVE OFFERED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS EARLY RELEASE, SUCH AS 
SEPARATION PAY (VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY).
MONETARY TRANSITION BENEFITS ALSO ARE NOT PAID TO THOSE SEPARATING UNDER THIS 
PROGRAM.

14.  THIS PROGRAM EXPIRES FOR RECORD PURPOSES 30 SEPTEMBER 2013.
ALL SEPARATIONS UNDER THIS PROGRAM MUST BE EFFECTED ON OR PRIOR TO
15 SEPTEMBER 2013.

15.  POINTS OF CONTACT:
- G.I. BILL BENEFITS AND QUESTIONS ON TRANSFER OF POST 9/11 GI BILL
ENTITLEMENT:   MR. CHUCK SINGLETARY, PERS-314, AT (901) 874-4246/DSN
882
OR EMAIL CHUCK.SINGLETARY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- BONUS AND RECOUPMENT QUESTIONS:  MS. BRENDA BILLINGSLEY, OPNAV N130D2, AT 
(703) 695-3130/DSN 225 OR EMAIL AT BRENDA.BILLINGSLEY(AT)NAVY.MIL.
- PROCESS OR SUBMISSION QUESTIONS:  MS. MARTHA FRY, PERS 832, AT (901
)
874-4431/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT MARTHA.FRY(AT)NAVY.MIL OR YNC(SW/AW) JOHN GRANT, 
PERS-832, AT (901) 874-3190/DSN 882 OR EMAIL AT JOHN.W.GRANT(AT)NAVY .MIL.
- POLICY QUESTIONS:  PSCS JOHN GIGLIOTTI, OPNAV N132, AT (703) 693 -2320/DSN 
224 OR EMAIL AT JOHN.GIGLIOTTI(AT)NAVY.MIL.

19.  RELEASED BY VADM MARK FERGUSON, N1.// BT
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