MOBILIZATION PROCESSING OF NAVY RESERVE PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF COVID-19 RESPONSE OPERATIONS:
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SUBJ/MOBILIZATION PROCESSING OF NAVY RESERVE PERSONNEL IN SUPPORT OF
COVID-19 RESPONSE OPERATIONS//
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NARR/REF A IS TITLE 10 U.S.C. 12304, SELECTED RESERVE AND CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL
READY RESERVE MEMBERS; ORDER TO ACTIVE DUTY OTHER THAN DURING WAR OR NATIONAL
EMERGENCY. REF B IS TITLE 10 U.S.C. 12302, READY RESERVE. REF C IS TITLE 10
U.S.C. 12301, RESERVE COMPONENTS GENERALLY. REF D IS OPNAVINST 3060.7C, NAVY
REF E IS NAVADMIN 080/20, NAVY MITIGATION MEASURES IN RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS
OUTBREAK UPDATE-3. REF F IS DODI 1235.12, ACCESSING THE RESERVE
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN directs alternate mobilization processing for Sailors
of the Ready Reserve ordered to Active-Duty pursuant to references (a) or (b)
in support of Navy Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response.
2. The Navy Reserve is supporting response to the COVID-19 pandemic by
activating Ready Reserve Sailors in support of assigned missions.
Due to the dynamic, urgent and widespread nature of this crisis, some initial
Selected Reserve (SELRES) activations were voluntary, pursuant to reference
(c). To facilitate additional Combatant Commander (CCDR) and/or Service
demand on the Reserve Components (RC) of the armed forces, the Department of
Defense anticipates involuntary mobilization of RC forces for COVID-19
response. These mobilizations will be in addition to ongoing mobilizations
in support of CCDRs globally.
3. In line with reference (d), mobilizing Sailors are required to process
through a Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS) overseen by the
Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command (ECRC). This NAVADMIN provides an
exception to policy to this processing requirement for mobilizing Sailors
providing Navy COVID-19 response. This will reduce risk to force health by
reducing travel in line with reference (e). It will also reduce risk to
mission since many SELRES Sailors mobilizing for COVID-19 will already be
serving at their supported commands on voluntary orders. Conversion to
involuntary mobilization orders will be necessary to ensure Sailors receive
appropriate benefits, to align emergency appropriations to
COVID-19 missions and to ensure sufficient duration of orders to complete the
mission. Significant risk to mission would occur if these Sailors were
forced to travel to an NMPS simply to convert to mobilization orders.
4. To mitigate risk, SELRES mobilizing in support of CONUS based
COVID-19 response missions should be pre-screened, activated and processed by
their Navy Reserve Activity (NRA) or Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC)
and then proceed directly to their supported command with minimal
intermediate stops. Navy Region Reserve Component Commanders and Naval Air
Force Reserve (CNAFR) Wings, with oversight and coordination provided by
Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF), will certify, manage and approve the
NRAs/NOSCs within their regions/wings to conduct COVID-19 mobilization
Mobilization processing risks will be specifically controlled by:
a. Adhering to existing mobilization readiness and active-duty
screening requirements. Screening shall include, but not be limited to,
verifying total active service time, medical requirement completion and
certification of required training. Additionally, medical personnel will be
screened for any potential adverse impact to the nation's civilian pandemic
response because of their civilian occupations.
b. In line with references (d) and (f), all Ready Reserve Sailors
nominated for mobilization pursuant to reference (b) will be screened for
dwell and notification timeline constraints. Any required waivers will be
c. The NRA or NOSC performing COVID-19 mobilization processing will
maintain responsibility for the Sailors it processes throughout the full
mobilization cycle, to include demobilization.
d. Valid Navy mobilization mission requirements are approved by Deputy
Chief of Navy Operations, Plans and Strategy (OPNAV N3/N5) via Commander,
U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF), in line with reference (d). Accordingly,
mobilizations supporting OCONUS requirements will be processed in line with
reference (d) unless otherwise approved by USFF.
5. Service Members of the Individual Ready Reserve activating in support of
COVID-19 response missions will process in line with the procedures
prescribed above with concurrence and coordination between CNRF and
Commander, Navy Personnel Command (PERS-9).
6. All other aspects regarding Navy mobilizations, to include tracking,
reporting, and policy compliance, will be in line with reference (d).
7. USFF, CNPC and CNRF will collect lessons learned to inform ongoing
Distributed Mobilization working groups of ways to improve Navy's
mobilization processes in the future.
8. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
9. Released by Vice Admiral John B. Nowell, Jr, N1.//