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SECNAV Retiree Council

Welcome to the Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Council Website  


SECNAVINST 5420.169K is the most current version of the instruction
Per SECNAVINST 5420.169K the Secretary of the Navy Retiree Council (SECNAV's RC) is one of the four elements of the Department of the Navy Retired Activities Program.  It was established to consider issues of significant importance to retired military personnel and their family members, to facilitate interaction between Department of Navy leadership and the Navy and Marine Corps retired community, and to facilitate participation in other aspects of the Retired Activities Program.   The SECNAV’s RC has the authority to review the effectiveness of current programs and policies affecting retirees.  The SECNAV’s RC is also authorized to make recommendations concerning improvements to privileges, benefits, assistance to retirees, quality of life, and any other matters relating to retired personnel to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Military Personnel Policy (DASN/MPP).

All SECNAV’s RC members are issued Active Duty for Operational Support (ADOS) and DTS travel orders to attend annual meetings in Washington, DC.  Council members are assigned to committees (compensation, medical, and outreach/resources) and are required to participate in quarterly teleconferences prior to each annual meeting.  At the conclusion of the annual meeting a SECNAV's RC Report is submitted to the DASN with recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy.  To be considered for the FY 2025 Council membership (Navy) contact the Navy Retired Activities Program Manager at (901) 874-6969 or send applications to:, deadline is 8 Aug 24.
Submissions must include the following information and submitted on a 1 to 2 page MS Office Word document:
1)  Full Name/City and State Information/Email/Phone Number and address;
2)    Retired Rank, Rate, Designator and date of retirement;
3)    Active Duty Summary (especially duties involving the retired community);
4)    Current work responsibilities;
5)    Active involvement in voluntary services in the community/retired community;
6)    Subject matter expertise (compensation, medical, outreach/resources);
7)    I understand assignment to the Council is a four year commitment.  A statement about willingness to travel to Wash DC for annual SNRC, attend all quarterly conference calls and dedicated time that will be required to be an active member of SNRC for four years; and 
8)   Statement that you are willing to support local Retired Activities Office (RAO) and Retirement Appreciation Days.

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For questions or additional information on the SECNAV Council contact:

Retirement Services 
Retiree Newsletters
Available Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Council Reports and Responses
2022 SECNAV's RC Findings
2021 No SECNAV RC held
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