Navy offers sailors limited opportunity to volunteer for early separation

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Navy offers sailors limited opportunity to volunteer for early separation

by: Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs | .
U.S. Navy | .
published: May 12, 2014

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- Due to the excellent retention and outstanding recruiting success, the Navy is reinstating the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP), according to a message released May 8.

According to NAVADMIN 103/14, EETP allows eligible Sailors in targeted ratings to apply for a voluntary early separation up to 24 months prior to their End of Obligated Service as Extended (EAOS). The new version of the program is ongoing, quota-controlled, and will help reduce the need for involuntary force management. Early separation will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Available quotas are identified by rating, paygrade, year group and Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC). A list is available at Quotas will be reviewed periodically and updated as required.

Early Separation requests will not be approved for the following Sailors:

  • With existing Permanent Change of Station orders,
  • Identified to fill an Individual Augmentee assignment,
  • In nuclear ratings,
  • Assigned to a DoD area tour and have not completed the tour requirement, including overseas tour extension incentive programs for which a benefit has been received.

Commanding officers will maintain final disapproval authority and do not need to forward requests they cannot support. Final approval authority rests with Navy Personnel Command, Performance Evaluation Division, with positive commanding officer endorsement.

For more information, read the message at or contact the Navy Personnel Command Customer Service Center at 1-800-U-ASK-NPC (827-5672) or at

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