POLICY FOR ACTIVATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF RESERVE COMPONENT FORCES IN FY24 AND BEYOND:
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INFO SECNAV WASHINGTON DC
CNO WASHINGTON DC
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SUBJ/POLICY FOR ACTIVATION AND EMPLOYMENT OF RESERVE COMPONENT FORCES IN FY24
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NARR/Reference (a) is SECNAV Memo of 30JAN2023, which expands the ability to
access Reserve Component (RC) Sailors for involuntary activation.
Reference (b) is NAVADMIN defining employment policy for Reserve Component
forces in FY23.
Reference (c) is Title 10 U.S.C.
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN defines policy for the activation and employment of
Reserve Component (RC) forces, IAW reference (a).
This updated policy replaces reference (b) and provides guidance to the Force
for utilization and fulfillment of Individual Augmentation (IA) requirements.
This guidance will remain in effect indefinitely, or until canceled or
2. Policy. A Total Force sourcing policy enables the Navy's flexible response
to global crisis, while supporting the RC focus on growing capacity and
capability to compete in a high-end conflict. RC sourcing for Total Force
requirements will continue primarily via volunteer IAs, while a small percent
of non-volunteer activations may be required. When necessary, involuntary
activation of SELRES members will be accomplished through billet-based
activation (BBA) in accordance with the guidance contained in reference (a).
BBA requires Sailors' IA mobilization billets to be an exact or substantial
match for the duties and responsibilities for which SELRES are assigned or
trained. Selection workflow as described ensures RC Sailors maintain currency
for strategic competition either by fulfilling IA requirements that
contribute substantially to maintaining their specific billet or core
capability skills, thereby providing training and experience for RC Sailors,
and ultimately enhancing warfighting readiness. The Navy's policy for Total
Force sourcing ensures non-volunteer activations are both limited, and
contribute to Sailors' warfighting readiness within the context of Strategic
Competition if enacted.
3. RC personnel are authorized and highly encouraged to volunteer for
mobilization opportunities. Volunteer activations will continue to be viewed
favorably for promotion and advancement, as directed in selection board
convening orders and precepts.
4. In addition to mobilizations, the RC provides support to Total Force
missions via voluntary Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS), Active
Duty for Training (ADT), and Definite Recalls. AC commands may plan and
budget for continued and expanded application of these order types to access
additional RC support.
5. POC, E-MAIL, COM: CDR Ernest Jessop (OPNAV N0955),
email@example.com, (703) 695-9339.
6. Released by Vice Admiral John Mustin, OPNAV N095, Chief of Navy Reserve.//