Figure 6-2.Natural and easy movements by a speaker are valuable in attracting the attention of an audience. Unnatural or
exaggerated platform behavior creates a major distraction.
press releases to ship or station, hometown, and local
Organize a brief social gathering following the
ceremony for the member and guests.
Provide transportation within the naval
installation to and from the ceremony for the members
guests, if appropriate.
Grant special liberty or reenlistment leave as
soon as possible following the reenlistment.
Personalize the occasion with other recognition,
If a reenlistment bonus is due, the check should
be presented at the reenlistment ceremony.
Refer to the MILPERSMAN, Article 1040290, for
more information on reenlistment ceremonies.
PRESEPARATION CEREMONY FOR
TRANSFER TO RETIREMENT OR
If the member so desires, the retirement or transfer
to the Fleet Reserve should be preceded by a ceremony
designed to express the Navys appreciation for the
many years of faithful and honorable service the
member has devoted to the country. The ceremony
should include a suitable group of personnel. At that
time, the CO may cite awards, commendations, and
other career highlights and make remarks in bidding
farewell that are appropriate for the circumstances.
Photographic coverage of the ceremony with copies of
prints presented to the member maybe provided, if the
member so desires. Participation in a formal ceremony
is not a mandatory requirement for the member.
Each members preference must be checked before
the scheduled date of retirement or transfer to the Fleet
Reserve. The ceremony may be waived on request of a