The mission of Retired Activities Branch under as directed by OPNAV Instruction 1720.3G is to ensure the retired community is kept apprised of their benefits, entitlements, rights, privileges, changes in retirement law, and provide customer services to our retirees, families, annuitants and survivors. The Retired Activities Branch is dedicated to supporting more than 650,000 Navy retirees (active component and reserve component), families, annuitants, and survivors worldwide. The Branch hours of operation are 0800-1600 (Central Time) Monday through Friday. In addition to the Navy, our office provides service to all branches of military. We are here to help. In Shift Colors, we list all Navy Retired Appreciation Days (RADs). We encourage you to read other Services' publications for more information.
Death of a Retiree: To report the a passing of Navy retiree member, please contact Defense Finance Accounting Service 1-800-321-1080.
ID Cards: Did you know you can save time getting a new Retiree Identification Card by scheduling an appointment on line? You must bring two forms of government issued Identification.
Volunteer: Contact the Navy Retired Activities Program Office or local Retired Activities Office Director to volunteer in a Retired Activities Office. Volunteers are needed immediately in: Lemoore, CA; Millington, TN; Naval Base Kitsap, WA; Everett, WA; Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, NH; and San Diego, CA.
Contact Information for the Navy's Navy Retired Activities Program:
Retired Activities Program Office, OPNAV N170C, 5720 Integrity Drive, Millington, TN 38055-6220 or email: MILL_RetiredActivities@navy.mil or call 901-874-6969.
The Emoluments Clause & Foreign Government Employment
The Emoluments Clause to the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 8, as interpreted in Comptroller General opinions and by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel, prohibits receipt of consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria, or salary by all retired military personnel, officer and enlisted, Regular and Reserve, from a foreign government unless Congressional consent is first obtained. The Emolument Clause also applies to Reservists serving in a Selected Reserve (SELRES) status.
Consent is provided by Congress in 37 U.S.C. § 908, which requires advance approval from the Secretary of the Navy and the Secretary of State before a SELRES or retired Sailor accepts employment, consulting fees, gifts, travel expenses, honoraria or salary from a foreign government. The Secretary of the Navy has delegated the authority to provide approval on his behalf to the Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP). Once CNP approves a request for a SELRES or retired Sailor to receive an emolument, CNP forwards the request to the Secretary of State for final approval.
To initiate a request for receipt of an emolument (including foreign government employment), please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Retiree and Annuitant Assistance Links
My Navy Career Center: e-mail email@example.com or call 1-833-330-6622