POST-9/11 GI BILL UPDATES PART 2:
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NARR/REF A IS OPNAVINST 1780.4, POST-9/11 GI BILL. REF B IS BUPERSNOTE 1780,
POST-9/11 GI BILL. REF C IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1341.13, POST-9/11 GI BILL. REF
D IS MILPERSMAN ARTICLE 1160-030, ENLISTMENTS AND RE-ENLISTMENTS UNDER
CONTINUOUS SERVICE CONDITIONS.
REF E IS SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DIRECTIVE-TYPE MEMORANDUM 18-006, DIRECTIVE-
TYPE MEMORANDUM (DTM)-18-006, TRANSFERABILITY OF UNUSED
POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS BY RECIPIENTS OF THE PURPLE HEART.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN announces changes to the processes in references (a)
and (b) for submitting a Post-9/11 GI Bill Transfer of Education Benefits
2. This new policy does not apply to:
a. Sailors who already have an approved TEB request in Defense Manpower
Data Center (DMDC) milConnect.
b. Sailors who wish to add a dependent to an already approved TEB
request or modify the months of benefits allocated to dependents.
3. Updated TEB process effective 1 October 2018:
a. An online, self-service Statement of Understanding (SOU) replaces the
Administrative Remarks (NAVPERS 1070-613) (i.e., Page 13) pre-requisite for
all Selected Reserve (SELRES) Sailors and all officers in references (a) and
b. This SOU must be completed by all Sailors prior to submitting a TEB
c. Sailors may access SOU via MyNavyPortal or by using a Common Access
Card via the My Education web site at
d. Upon completion of the SOU, Sailors will receive a link to DMDC
milConnect portal to submit their TEB application.
e. To ensure prompt feedback on TEB applications, Sailors should verify
email information when completing the SOU.
4. Enlisted Sailors must:
a. Ensure at least four years remaining on current enlistment contract,
including authorized extensions. Sailors with less than four years remaining
to their End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS) or soft EAOS must take action
to incur required obligated service.
See guidance in paragraph 7.
b. Check their Electronic Service Record (ESR) to ensure EAOS correctly
reflects eligible re-enlistment and/or extension dates.
c. Complete the new SOU.
d. Follow the link provided to DMDC milConnect to submit TEB
e. Submit their TEB application no more than 30 calendar days following
a 4-year re-enlistment or extending to incur 48 months of total obligated
f. If re-enlistment or extension does not reflect in the ESR within 25
days, complete the SOU and submit the TEB application in DMDC milConnect. If
rejected, e-mail the appropriate point of contact in paragraph 9 when the ESR
reflects the correct EAOS.
g. Pursuant to reference (a), in situations where communications may
hinder a successful TEB submission (e.g.,
deployment) and to avoid surpassing the 30-day grace period, Sailors should
e-mail the appropriate point of contact in paragraph 9 in advance and request
their TEB request be held in a pending status until the ESR reflects the
5. Officers must:
a. Complete the new SOU.
b. Follow the link provided to DMDC milConnect to submit TEB
6. As directed in reference (c), as of 12 July 2019, any member who has
greater than 16 years of service will no longer be eligible to transfer
education benefits to their dependents, unless they are recipients of the
Purple Heart pursuant to reference (e). Take action now to avoid losing this
7. Pursuant to reference (d), enlisted Sailors no longer require permission
from Navy Personnel Command (PERS 811) to re-enlist more than 12 months prior
to their EAOS.
8. Effectively immediately, pursuant to reference (e), recipients of the
Purple Heart are eligible to transfer unused Post-9/11 GI Bill education
benefits to one or more qualifying family members, regardless of whether the
service member has:
a. Already served six years of service in the armed forces and entered
into an agreement to serve at least four more years as a uniformed service
b. Already served more than 16 years of total creditable service in the
c. All other TEB requirements in law, Department of Defense, and Navy
policy remain in effect.
9. Points of contact:
a. OPNAV N127 Policy: Mr. Jim Johnson, (703)604-5256/DSN 664 or
b. Active Duty and FTS Sailors may submit inquiries to My Navy Career
Center at 1-833-330-6622 or email@example.com.
c. SELRES Sailors may submit inquiries to Commander, Navy Reserve Forces
Command (N1C2) at 1-800-621-8853 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
11. Released by Vice Admiral R. P. Burke, N1.//