EXECUTION OF THE SELECTED RESERVE PORTION OF THE MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION:
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SUBJ/EXECUTION OF THE SELECTED RESERVE PORTION OF THE MILITARY SERVICE
REF/A/DOC/TITLE 10 U.S.C 651//
NARR/REF A IS TITLE 10 U.S.C. SECTION 651, MEMBERS: REQUIRED SERVICE.
REF B IS DOD INSTRUCTION 1304.25, FULFILLING THE MILITARY SERVICE
REF C IS OPNAVINST 1000.26B, FULFILLING THE MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION.
REF D IS MILPERSMAN 1100-011, FIRST ENLISTMENTS AND THE MILITARY SERVICE
REF E IS DCNO SIGNED MEMO SER N1/114087, SELECTED RESERVE MILITARY SERVICE
OBLIGATION ADDITION TO FUTURE NAVY ENLISTMENT CONTRACTS AND OFFICER
RMKS/1. This NAVADMIN discusses the Military Service Obligation (MSO) and
reiterates Selected Reserve (SELRES) requirements for first term officer and
enlisted Sailors transitioning from Active Duty at the completion of their
Active Duty service obligation.
2. Background. As outlined in references (a) through (d), all Sailors incur
an 8 year MSO, and any portion of which that is not completed on Active Duty
or Active Duty for training must be completed in the Reserve Component. As
directed in reference (e), all new enlistment and commissioning contracts
executed on or after 1 October 2020 for Sailors under a 4 year Active Duty
service obligation were written to include a minimum of 4 years Active Duty,
followed by up to 2 years of SELRES service, and 2 years of Individual Ready
Reserve (IRR) service to reach the required 8 years total.
3. Policy. Any Sailor who entered into a Service contract on or after
1 October 2020, who is separating from Active Duty with less than 6 years'
Time in Service (TIS) is subject to required SELRES service as determined by
the needs of the Navy. The amount of time required in the SELRES is equal to
6 years minus the amount of Active Duty service (e.g., Sailors who separate
with 4 years and 6 months of Active Duty service may be required to serve 1
year and 6 months in the SELRES). After completion of 6 years TIS, Sailors
may then be transitioned to the IRR to serve the remainder of their MSO.
Sailors transitioning from Active Duty to the SELRES are granted a 2 year
deferment from involuntary mobilization.
a. For Enlisted Sailors required to transition to SELRES at End of
Active Obligated Service (EAOS) or Soft End of Active Obligated Service
(SEAOS), SELRES quota requests will be automatically generated in the Career
Waypoints (CWAY) System for adjudication by Reserve Community Managers based
upon the needs of the Navy. The quotas will be generated monthly from T-10
months to T-4 months to the Sailor's EAOS/SEAOS to determine if SELRES
service will be required. All members with an approved quota will be
contacted by the PERS-9 Reserve Processing and Affiliation Center (RPAC)
regarding their SELRES affiliation.
(1) Sailors whose rating is not available in the Selected Reserve
are not required to affiliate with the SELRES and may transition directly to
the IRR. If a Sailor in this category desires to affiliate with the SELRES,
they may request a rating conversion to an available rating.
(2) Sailors with more than 6 years TIS are still encouraged to
affiliate with the SELRES via CWAY, but are not required to do so.
(3) Command Career Counselors shall ensure that Sailors influenced
by this policy are counseled at the earliest opportunity or during scheduled
Career Development Boards on their future service options, potential SELRES
obligations, benefits, and entitlements.
b. For officers, the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer shall
counsel the resigning officer on their potential for required SELRES
service. Upon approval of their resignation by PERS-45, all officers will be
contacted by the Navy Recruiting Reserve Command (NRRC) Outreach team
regarding their SELRES affiliation.
4. Additional Information.
a. New MSO construct page: https://www.navy.com/joining/ways-to-
5. Points of Contact.
a. For general career questions, Sailors should contact their Command
Career Counselors or MyNavy Career Center (MNCC) at (833) 330-6622 or email
b. For specific designator/rate/rating questions and concerns regarding
SELRES, Sailors should contact the respective Reserve community manager.
c. For questions related to reserve benefits and affiliation,
Sailors should contact the NRRC Outreach Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
d. For assistance transitioning to SELRES, Sailors should contact RPAC
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled.
7. Released by Vice Admiral Richard J. Cheeseman, Jr., N1.//