CCDA GUIDANCE UPDATE:
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NARR/REF A IS U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS ORDER ON
MOTIONS FOR CLASS CERTIFICATION AND CLASS-WIDE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION.
REF B IS NAVADMIN 102/22, CCDA ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE REGARDING MEMBERS
REQUESTING RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.
REF C IS U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS ORDER ON
MOTIONS FOR RELEASE FROM CLASS.
REF D IS BUPERSINST 1730.11A CH-1, STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES GOVERNING THE
ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES.
REF E IS MILPERSMAN 1730-020, IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS FOR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS.
REF F IS NAVADMIN 190/21, 2021-2022 NAVY MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATION AND
REF G IS NAVADMIN 225/21, COVID-19 CONSOLIDATED DISPOSITION AUTHORITY
REF H IS NAVADMIN 256/21, CCDA GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS.
REF I IS NAVADMIN 283/21, CCDA EXECUTION GUIDANCE TO COMMANDERS.
REF J IS THE SECRETARY OF THE DEFENSE MEMO MANDATING CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019
VACCINATION FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE SERVICE MEMBERS.
REF K IS ALNAV 062/21, 2021-2022 DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY MANDATORY COVID-19
REF L IS MANUAL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT, NAVMED P-117, ARTICLE 15-
REF M IS TRIDENT ORDER NUMBER 12, MANDATORY VACCINATION FOR COVID-19.
REF N IS NAVADMIN 083/22, CCDA INTERIM GUIDANCE REGARDING MEMBERS REQUESTING
RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION FROM COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS.
REF O IS MILPERSMAN 1910-704, DETERMINING SEPARATION AUTHORITY.
REF P IS NAVADMIN 042/22, UPDATED COVID CONSOLIDATED DISPOSITION AUTHORITY
DATA REPORTING REQUIREMENTS AND LESSONS LEARNED.
RMKS/1. Purpose. To provide additional guidance regarding Navy service
members who wish to withdraw a religious accommodation request in order to
separate from naval service. Also, to modify CCDA data reporting
2. Policy. Navy service members who submitted a religious accommodation
request regarding the requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 were
certified by the U.S. District Court order in reference (a) as members of a
class action in the case of U.S. Navy SEALS 1-26, et al., versus Secretary of
Defense Lloyd J. Austin, III, et al. This message supplements guidance
previously provided in reference (b). To ensure compliance with the court
order in reference (a), this NAVADMIN continues to suspend separation
processing and certain adverse administrative consequences of COVID-19
vaccine refusal for Navy service members who submitted requests for religious
accommodation from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement. However, in accordance
with the court order in reference (c), service members who wish to withdraw
their religious accommodation requests may do so, understanding that unless
they become vaccinated, they will be processed for involuntary administrative
separation and all associated adverse administrative consequences will apply.
3. Applicability. Policies in paragraph 4 of this NAVADMIN apply only to
Navy service members who have submitted requests for religious accommodation
from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement in line with references (d) and
(e). Adverse administrative consequences and separation processing described
in references (f) through (o) continue to apply for Navy personnel refusing
the COVID-19 vaccine who have not submitted a request for religious
accommodation. Navy service members who do not wish to withdraw a
previously submitted religious accommodation request are not subject to
adverse consequences as described in reference (b). Policies in paragraph 5
of this NAVADMIN apply to all Navy commands.
4.a. Effective immediately, service members who wish to withdraw their
previous religious accommodation requests seeking exemption from the COVID-19
vaccine requirement may do so by executing the NAVPERS 1070/13 (Page 13)
located at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-covid-19-reporting. After
executing this document reflecting understanding of the consequences of such
a withdrawal, such service members will be considered I violation of
reference (f) and may be subject to all adverse administrative measures
associated with vaccine refusal described in references (g), (h), and (i),
including processing for involuntary separation. Religious accommodation
requests or appeals may be withdrawn at any stage in the process, regardless
of whether it is resolved or pending.
4.b. In cases where service members desire to withdraw their religious
accommodation request, it is the responsibility of the service members
command to execute the required Page 13 with the service member. Once
received, to continue processing for separation, commands must take two
4.b.(1) In order to track religious accommodation withdrawals, commands must
forward copies of signed Page 13s via email to
4.b.(2) In order to effectuate separation, commands must:
4.b.(2)(a) Include copies of the signed Page 13 in separation packages not
yet routed to Navy Personnel Command in accordance with processes outlined
for vaccine refusal described in reference (i).
4.b.(2)(b) In the case of separation packages already routed to Navy
Personnel Command IAW reference (i), but on hold due to the injunction,
forward copies of the signed Page 13 to the relevant active/reserve
officer/enlisted email address at PERS-8 below, who will resume involuntary
separation processing based on vaccine refusal.
4.b.(2)(c) In the case of separations previously approved by Navy Personnel
Command, but on hold after release of earlier *10-day* letters, provide a
copy of the relevant Page 13 to the servicing Personnel Support Detachment to
effectuate local separation, copying the relevant PERS-8 office at the
correct address below.
4.c. Substantive modifications or deletions to the Page 13 located
at https://www.mnp.navy.mil/group/navy-covid-19-reporting are not authorized.
5. Reporting. Database reporting to the Department of the Navy (DON) COVID
Tracking Site listed in reference (p) is no longer required. Commanders are
directed to provide updates based on categories listed in reference (p) to
5.a. For service members who have submitted a religious
accommodation request, provide updates to the
firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Commanders shall include the service members DoD ID number in the email.
5.b. For service members who have not submitted a religious accommodation
request but have elected to become vaccinated, or now have access to the
COVID-19 vaccine, provide updates to the email@example.com
email address. Commanders shall include the service members DoD ID number in
5.c. Commands will also ensure that the Medical Readiness Reporting System
(MRRS) is updated to be consistent with information submitted to the DON
COVID Tracking Site.
6. If in doubt as to how to adjudicate issues related to this guidance,
commanders should seek guidance from their chain of command, their staff
judge advocate, and/or the CCDA before acting. Commands without an assigned
legal advisor may seek legal advice from a Region Legal Service Office. In
all cases, commanders are accountable to ensure the health and safety of
their command while treating every Navy service member with dignity and
7. Points of contact
PERS-8 Active/FTS enlisted separations:
PERS-8 officer separations: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERS-8 Active/FTS/TAR enlisted retirements:
PERS-8 Active/FTS/TAR officer retirements:
PERS-8 officer and enlisted promotion delays:
PERS-92 officer and enlisted definite recalls: email@example.com
PERS-9 Reserve enlisted separations:
PERS-97 officer transitions: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERS-97 enlisted transitions: email@example.com
BUPERS-32 selective reenlistment bonuses:
OPNAV POC: CAPT Jason Grizzle, firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Released by VADM Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., COVID Consolidated