Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Timeline


 

Active Duty Enlisted Retirement Timeline
 
At least two years prior to approved retirement date
  • Attend Individualized Initial Counseling session with TAP Counselor
  • Complete personal self-assessment
  • Begin the development of your Individual Transition Plan
 
24 months prior to requested retirement date
  • Submit retirement request via NSIPS RnS***
 
Not less than 365 days prior to approved retirement date
  • Attend Pre-Separation Counseling
  • Attend TAP Curriculum
 
5-9 months prior to approved fleet retirement date to support release of orders
  • Provide PDRL/TDRL Message to PSD/TSC
  • Provide NPPSC 1900/1 NPPSC Separations Questionnaire (Blocks 1-17) & Official Awards to PSD/TSC
 
5-9 months prior to approved retirement date to support release of draft DD-214
  • Provide DD-2586 Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET)/Joint Service Transcript (JST) to PSD/TSC
  • Provide PTDY Orders/Approved Request (Job and House Hunting) to PSD/TSC
  • Provide Separation Leave Paper to PSD/TSC
 
Not less than 90 days prior to approved fleet reserve/retirement date.
  • Complete Capstone event
 
Anytime prior to the approved retirement date
  • Provide DD-2656 Data for Payment of Retired Personnel to PSD/TSC**
  • Provide Final Approval Message to PSD/TSC
  • Provide DD-2648 Pre-Separation Counseling Checklist to PSD/TSC
  • Provide Command Check-Out Sheet to PSD/TSC
  • Provide NAVPERS 7041/1 PCS Travel via NSIPS ESR PCS Travel
  • Provide Bachelors Enlisted Quarter (BEQ) Check-Out to PSD/TSC
  • Provide NPPSC 1900/1 NPPSC Separations Questionnaire (Medical and Dental Endorsements) to PSD/TSC
  • Provide NPPSC 1800/1 NPPSC Fleet Reserve/Retirement Checklist to PSD/TSC
 
**DD-2656 must be received by DFAS 45-60 days prior to the approved retirement date or full deductions will automatically start, no exceptions.
***Afloat commands without access are permitted to submit requests via the Officer Personnel Information System (OPINS) or the NSIPS Career Information Management System (CIMS) until upgraded to NSIPS Web-Afloat capability.
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