Obligated service through the requested date is
mandatory. To increase personnel stability insofar as
enlisted distribution is concerned, commanding officers
should advise members planning to transfer to the Fleet
Reserve that they must submit an application. This
application should be received by CHNAVPERS (PERS
273) not less than 6 months and nor more than 1 year in
advance or the requested date.
NOTE: An exception to these dates is discussed in
the following paragraph.
When a member will meet the initial 20-year
eligibility requirements for transfer to the Fleet Reserve
1 to 6 months beyond the normal PRD and requests a
Fleet Reserve date to coincide with his/her date of
eligibility, a maximum 6-month overtour beyond the
present PRD maybe authorized.
NOTE: Sevicemembers in receipt of orders are not
afforded this option.
The PRD is adjusted to reflect the overtour on
issuance of the Authorization for Transfer to Fleet
Reserve BUPERS letter or message. Members who
want to elect this option should make sure their
application for transfer to the Fleet Reserve is sent
between 6 to 12 months before the expiration of their
current enlistment PRD.
PRE-SEPARATION CEREMONY FOR
TRANSFER TO FLEET RESERVE OR
Transfer of individuals to the Fleet Reserve or to the
Retired List should be preceded by a ceremony
designed to express the Navys appreciation for the
many years of faithful and honorable service. It is
during this ceremony that certificates, such as the
Fleet Reserve Certificate, NAVPERS 1830/3 (fig.
13-8), and the Certificate of Retirement, DD Form
Figure 13-8.Fleet Reserve Certificate, NAVPERS 1830/3.