TRANSITION OF ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS FROM ACTIVE COMPONENT TO THE SELECTED RESERVE:
R 311911Z MAR 22 MID200001624499U
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/MAR//
SUBJ/TRANSITION OF ENLISTED SERVICE MEMBERS FROM ACTIVE COMPONENT TO
THE SELECTED RESERVE//
NARR/REF A IS MILPERSMAN 1306-1501, ENLISTED ACTIVE COMPONENT TO RESERVE
COMPONENT (AC2SELRES/AC2FTS) TRANSITION PROCEDURES.
REF B IS MILPERSMAN 1160-140, CAREER WAYPOINTS-REENLISTMENT.
RMKS/1. The purpose of this NAVADMIN is to ensure that Navy
leaders, Active Component (AC) command career counselors (CCC) and
Sailors are aware of the exciting opportunities for enlisted
personnel who are approaching the expiration of their AC service
obligation and who wish to take advantage of the continued benefits
of naval service in the Reserve Component (RC) Selected Reserve
(SELRES). Additional guidance on the Active Component to Selected
Reserve (AC2SELRES) transition procedures can be found in reference
(a). The SELRES provides Sailors an opportunity to continue naval
service in a part-time status, while maintaining access to service
benefits, including Tricare Reserve Select Medical and Tricare
Dental Programs available for qualified SELRES and their eligible
family members. Current policy also allows up to 2 years of
deferment from mobilization and up to 180 days of premium-free
Tricare Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) medical
coverage, from the date of separation from Active Duty. To qualify
for TAMP, Sailors must become a SELRES the day immediately following
release from Active Duty service. Additionally, AC2SELRES Sailors
may qualify for an affiliation bonus, Post-9/11 GI Bill
transferability opportunities and/or the Montgomery GI Bill -
Selected Reserve. Navy CCCs are essential members of the command
retention team and are tasked with counseling Sailors about
opportunities and benefits of joining the SELRES, and helping to
facilitate the AC2SELRES application process. Counseling can occur
at the individual level, during retention team training or while
conducting a career development board.
2. Eligibility. Sailors and CCCs should review eligibility
criteria outlined in reference (a). In fiscal year (FY) 2022 and
FY-23, the Navy Reserve has ample AC2SELRES affiliation
opportunities for all eligible Sailors.
3. AC2SELRES Quota Request Procedures and Best Practices. Sailors
who wish to affiliate in the SELRES may submit an application
through career waypoints-reenlistment (C-WAY-REEN) module prior to
their end of active obligated service (EAOS) or soft end of active
obligated service (SEAOS) expiration, if applicable and no later
than 90 days from EAOS or SEAOS expiration. Reference (b) provides
additional information and guidance regarding C-WAY.
a. Sailors are encouraged to submit their C-WAY-REEN
applications 3-10 months prior to their EOAS or SEAOS. Sailors with
less than 90 days prior to their EAOS or SEAOS who desire direct
transition to the RC as a SELRES are required to have their CCC
contact the MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) to request a SELRES quota
via electronic personnel action request (NAVPERS 1306/7).
b. Sailors with more than 14 years of service and E-7 or above
requesting AC2SELRES transition should route a command-endorsed
NAVPERS 1306/7 to the Reserve Enlisted Community Managers (BUPERS-
352) for consideration via MNCC. CCCs should note the Sailors
desired drilling location. Sailors who do not receive a RC quota
prior to separating from AC must contact a Navy Reserve prior
service recruiter, if they desire to affiliate with the RC as a
SELRES Sailor and will not be eligible for TAMP.
c. Sailors should complete their application for AC2SELRES
affiliation prior to commencing terminal leave, particularly for
ease of access to their CCC and medical and dental as required to
complete the SELRES affiliation check list (NAVPERS 1306/97). Prior
to commencing terminal leave, Sailors must ensure that their contact
information is correct in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel
d. Sailors are encouraged to apply for in-rate opportunities
first, with indication of a willingness to convert to a new rate.
Qualified Sailors willing to convert to a new rate are encouraged to
review community health considerations with their CCC at
Management/Enlisted/Selected-Reserves/SELRES-Overviews/. If Sailors
are willing to convert to a new rate, their preferred rate (with
specificity of no more than three rating conversion choices) should
be included in their application. Sailors may be selected for rate
conversion, but must be properly counseled for conversion program
requirements - to include required block learning, school completion
deadlines, Navy wide advancement exam requirements, drilling
obligations and/or eligibility/obligations for financial incentives.
e. Once approved for SELRES affiliation, the Career Transition
Office (CTO) (PERS-97) will contact transitioning Sailors directly
to facilitate seamless AC2SELRES transition. CTO is responsible for
preparing and providing all affiliation documents for Sailors, via
their CCC, to review, sign and return to their CTO transition
assistant prior to the Sailors EAOS or terminal leave start date.
CTO will counsel Sailors on transition benefits, service obligations
and eligibility for incentives. Once processed for affiliation, CTO
will facilitate the introduction of transitioning Sailors to their
assigned Navy Reserve Center (NRC). Sailors will coordinate with
their assigned NRC for scheduling their first drill weekend,
completion of onboarding requirements and attending command
indoctrination once orders are received. Additional information can
be found at the CTO website at https://www.mynavyhr.navy.mil/Career-
4. Request Screening and Approval Process. BUPERS-352 screens and
adjudicates all C-WAY-REEN applications for eligibility to serve in
a. Sailors transitioning from AC2SELRES will generally not be
approved in C-WAY-REEN or processed for affiliation if they are not
qualified. Sailors who fall into this category are those who:
(1) Do not meet eligibility requirements for reenlistment.
(2) Do not meet minimum armed services vocational aptitude
battery requirements (may be waived on a case-by-case basis for rate
(3) Are not medically cleared for separation from AC.
(4) Do not meet additional screening requirements for
rating-specific applications. For example, engineering aides must
possess transcripts documenting trigonometry completion. Also,
Sailors who are trying to convert to Information Warfare Command
ratings and do not hold top secret or sensitive compartmentalized
information security clearances, must complete the special security
officer Navy personnel screening interview with their security
b. In the event of quota request disapproval, CCCs should read
the C-WAY notes section for their applicants. A denial does not
necessarily mean a Sailor will not have the opportunity to
affiliate. It simply means there may be additional actions required
for more detailed screening requirements.
c. If a Sailor subsequently becomes ineligible to affiliate in
the Navy Reserve in line with references (a) and (b) after an
approved NAVPERS 1306/97 has been sent to the CTO, the CCC must
rescind the Sailors approved SELRES quota via the C-WAY-REEN module
and contact the CTO accordingly.
5. Navy leaders and CCCs should encourage all eligible Sailors to
stay Navy. For those Sailors who choose to leave Active Duty at
EAOS, please ensure they have the necessary information about the
AC2SELRES Program in order to make an informed decision about
continuing their naval career in the SELRES. The SELRES offers
exciting opportunities and exceptional benefits that will ease their
transition from Active Duty and can supplement civilian employment
benefits for them and their family.
6. Points of contact
a. MyNavy Career Center at 1-833-330-MNCC or via e-mail
b. BUPERS-352 SELRES Enlisted Community Management at
901-874-4508/DSN 882-4508 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
c. PERS-97 Career Transition Office via e-mail at
7. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//