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SUBJ/TIME-IN-GRADE AND NEXT-LOWER-GRADE WAIVERS//
REF/A/MSG/CNO WASHINGTON DC/240003ZDEC08//
NARR/REF A IS NAVADMIN 371/08, OFFICER O-5 AND O-6 TIME-IN-GRADE (TIG)
WAIVERS. REF B IS OPNAVINST 1811.3A, VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT AND TRANSFER TO
THE FLEET RESERVE OF MEMBERS OF THE NAVY SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY.//
RMKS/1. Effective immediately, reference (a) is cancelled. Reference (a)
previously authorized all officers in the grades of O-5 and O-6 to request a
waiver to reduce their time-in-grade (TIG) requirement, as reference (b)
requires officers to satisfy the minimum active duty TIG requirement to
retire in the highest grade satisfactorily served. This NAVADMIN announces
an update to the blanket TIG waiver authorizations by providing community-
specific direction via the website listed below for those communities
supporting TIG and next-lower-grade (NLG) waivers. This NAVADMIN also
provides guidance for when an officer should include a NLG waiver request in
his or her initial application.
2. A consolidated listing of officer communities accepting TIG and NLG
waivers can be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-
hardship or special circumstance cases may be considered for all communities
on a case-by-case basis.
3. For applicants who do not meet the applicable TIG requirement, Commander,
Navy Personnel Command may authorize a member to be retired in the NLG for
which the member served on active duty satisfactorily in accordance with
reference (b). Officers desiring to retire with an NLG waiver if their TIG
waiver request is denied should include a contingent NLG waiver request in
their original TIG application. In any case, officers should expect to meet
service obligations until a TIG or NLG waiver is approved.
4. Active component (AC) O-5s and O-6s will continue to request retirement
and TIG/NLG waivers through Officer Retirements (PERS-835). Reserve
component (RC) O-5s and O-6s will continue to request retirement and TIG/NLG
waivers through Reserve Personnel Administration (PERS-91B). Approval
recommendations shall be based on individual community requirements; final
approval authority rests with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower
and Reserve Affairs.
5. Points of contact (for procedural and policy questions):
a. AC commander and captain retirement procedures, Branch Head Officer
Retirements, PERS-835, at (901) 874-3180/3183/DSN 882, or email to
b. RC commander and captain retirement procedures and TIG policy
questions, PERS-91B, at (901) 874-4371/4713/DSN 882.
6. This NAVADMIN will remain in effect until superseded or canceled,
whichever occurs first.
7. Released by VADM R. P. Burke, N1.//