Policy Guidance: MILPERSMAN 1300-500
Detailing authorities are aware of the hardships that confront Navy families and the additional aggravation
imposed by long absences of Service members from their families. Emergency leave frequently provides
sufficient time to alleviate such hardships; however, when Service members require more time than leave
can provide and have a chance of resolving the hardship within a reasonable period, reassignment for
humanitarian reasons (HUMS) may be requested.
A request for reassignment will not be disapproved because a Service member is needed in duties assigned.
This article contains the general guidelines concerning application and assignment options available.
Screening by Service Member's Command
Prior to considering HUMS reassignment for Service members assigned overseas, review MILPERSMAN 1300-306
to see if early return might be a more appropriate course of action.
Request for HUMS reassignment will be sent to the following:
(1) Officer - Cognizant assignment division within PERS-4.
(2) Enlisted - PERS-40HH or scan to e-mail: email@example.com.
(3) Enlisted Full Time Support (FTS) - NAVPERSCOM
(PERS-40HH) or scan to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
(4) Mobilized Reservists - NAVPERSCOM,
Full-Time Support Distribution and Augmentation Division (PERS-46).
Contact Information: PERS-40HH
Humanitarian Reassignments/Early Return Reassignments
MyNavy Career Center: 1-833-330-6622
DO NOT SUBMIT WAIVERS FOR EXCEPTIONS LISTED IN CURRENT NAVADMINS. WAIVER REQUESTS
WILL BE SUBMITTED FROM THE COMMAND AND ENDORSED BY THE FIRST FLAG OFFICER IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE CURRENT NAVADMINS. ALL WAIVER REQUESTS AND ENDORSEMENTS WILL
BE SUBMITTED TO PERS-451 VIA EMAIL (PERS451@NAVY.MIL) FOR FINAL ADJUDICATION BY PERS-4.