By Navy Personnel Public Affairs Office
MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Representatives from Navy Personnel Command will conduct a Post Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) fleet engagement April 2, for Sailors, families and leadership in Gulfport, Miss., to discuss ERB processes and transition assistance, officials said March 27.
“I would encourage any Sailor, spouse and command leader affected by the ERB to attend,” said Capt. Steven Holmes, director, community management branch, Bureau of Naval Personnel. “We’ll provide the latest information on programs and policies impacting Sailors separating as a result of ERB.”
New topics the team will address include recently approved Post 9/11 GI Bill transferability for eligible ERB affected Sailors, Temporary Early Retirement Authority and authorization of short-term extensions for Sailors whose end of active obligated service date is prior Sept. 1.
The fleet engagement team is composed of representatives from the enlisted distribution division, enlisted community management division, career development program and the Navy’s transition assistance coordinator. A representative from employment outplacement firm Challenger Gray and Christmas will also be on hand to meet with Sailors and enroll eligible Sailors not yet signed up for the Navy funded service.
To date only 1,682 of 2,941 Sailors separating from ERB have signed up for services provided by CGC which offers job search assistance, personal interview coaching and custom resumes. Those who have not yet enrolled may contact CGC at 1-800-971-4288 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fleet engagement team will also conduct a leadership roundtable for commanding officers and their command teams.
“It is imperative that every leader in the chain of command take an active role in the transition process to ensure each Sailor is optimally prepared whether they leave the Navy after four years of service or 30,” said Holmes.
Sailors should contact their command career counselor for local briefing times and locations.
For more information about transition benefits visit the Transition Assistance Web Page available under the Hot Links section of the Navy Personnel Command at www.npc.navy.mil.