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Mobilization FAQs



Reservists must read and fully comply with their orders.  Reservists are required to complete the Expeditionary Screening Checklist (ESC) (NAVPERS 1300/22), the Expeditionary Medical and Dental Screening Checklist (NAVMED 1300/4) and the Medical Suitability Certification (NAVPERS 1300/21) within 30 days of receipt of orders.  The Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator (CIAC) at the reservist’s NOSC is tasked to assist the member with completion of all mandatory administrative and medical requirements.   
Reservists will initially report to their respective NOSC as stated in their orders.  The NOSC ensures the member has completed all mandatory screening requirements and must certify the member is found suitable for deployment prior to detachment of the member.  Upon detachment from the NOSC, the reservist must process through the designated NMPS location as stated in their orders prior to reporting to the next intermediate duty station or ultimate activity.  This will normally occur at ECRC in Norfolk, VA
Failure to complete the screening forms in their entirety may result in the member being returned to the NOSC.  IRR/non-VTU members only process through the NMPS and do not process through a NOSC.      
The mobilization orders will contain instructions on what items the Reservist are required to bring when checking into the NOSC and NMPS.  The ESC also contains a list of items the Reservist is required to bring to the NOSC and NMPS.
Per 10 U.S.C. § 802, reservists ordered to active duty are subject to the jurisdiction of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) effective on the date the member is ordered to report for active duty as specified in their orders.  Reservists who fail to report on the date specified in their orders may be subject to disciplinary action for violation of the UCMJ, Article 86 (Unauthorized Absence).  If a reservist fails to report as ordered, the NOSC shall follow guidance in MILPERSMAN 1610-030.
5.         Where can I find information on pre-deployment requirements, INCONUS training and the post-deployment process?
USFLTFORCOM is the Navy Executive Agent for IA.  Information on the Navy IA pipeline and other useful resources is located on the USFLTFORCOM IA website at  Reservists who are not mobilized as part of an established commissioned unit but instead are mobilized on an individual basis are IAs.  
Reservists deploying OCONUS are not permitted to take their POV to the NMPS or ultimate duty station.  Reservists deploying INCONUS are authorized a POV if driving their POV does not result in a delay in reporting.  If driving a POV will result in a delay in reporting, the reservist must coordinate that issue with the gaining command.  Per JTR, Ch.5, Part A, section 5378(A), a reservist deployed OCONUS for more than 30 days in support of a contingency operation is authorized storage of one POV.
7.         What if an enlisted reservist recalled for active duty is eligible for and requests to participate in an upcoming Advancement-in-Rate Exam?
Exams for mobilized reservists should be ordered by the command holding the members service record.  Coordination between the service record holder and the gaining command is critical in order to ensure all eligible candidates have the opportunity to take the exam.  Eligibility requirements and a validated exam worksheet must be completed by the respective cutoff dates.  Special options are available for reservists deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Horn of Africa.  In-country commanding officers and OICs of commands may authorize exam administration if the area is conducive to exam administration.  Reservists may take early exams within 60 days of deployment or take the exam upon return from deployment.  See BUPERSINST 1430.16F and NAVADMIN 336/07, Administration of the Navy Wide Advancement Exam for Sailors in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa for further guidance.
Reservists ordered to active duty for a period of more than 30 consecutive days are eligible for Tricare benefits for the member and the member’s dependents.  Reservists mobilized in support of a contingency operation may qualify for “early” Tricare coverage that begins 180 days prior to the member reporting for active duty.  If a reservist is mobilized in support of a contingency operation, coverage is available for up to 180 days after deactivation

NOTE:  The NDAA for FY 2010 (Public Law 111-84) authorized reservists who are ordered to active duty for more than 30 days, eligible for Tricare benefits beginning on the later of the date that is (a) the date of the issuance of the orders; or (b) 180 days before the date on which the period of active duty is to commence under such order.  The Office of the Secretary of Defense has implemented this law. 
If a reservist intends to request a delay, deferment or exemption, the reservist must immediately contact their NOSC for guidance on submission of the request. Appendix B of OPNAVINST 3060.7B governs procedures for adjudicating a request for delay, deferment and exemption.
One month advanced pay is authorized and is payable upon reporting to the NMPS.  In extreme hardship cases and with strong justification, advanced pay of up to two months may be authorized.  Repayment must be effected within a three month window.

Yes.  Mobilization orders are orders to active duty only and do not authorize demobilization.  PERS-461 will issue a separate set of demobilization orders.  The reservist is not authorized to detach from their gaining or supported command without demobilization orders in hand.  The gaining command/ultimate duty station is responsible for tracking the boots-on-ground counter and coordinating with PERS-461 for the issuance of demobilization orders.

If the reservist desires to change his or her official address (Home of Record) or Place from Which Called (or Ordered) to Active Duty (PLEAD), the reservist must update his or her address at the NOSC and in accordance with MILPERSMAN 1000-100. Once completed, the member’s NOSC/NRA must submit a PLEAD Change package containing the following documents via email to NESA@NAVY.MIL.  This change MUST occur prior to the member executing their orders (reporting to the NOSC).  If this change is requested after the orders are executed, the member will have to submit a request through the Board of Corrections for Navy Records (BCNR).
-  NAVPERS 1070/74 with NOSC CO's signature.
-  NOSC CO's Endorsement Letter authorizing the change.
-  Copy of the member's lease or mortgage with name and current address.
-  Member's statement as to why the address was not changed prior to receiving orders or any circumstances (if applicable). 
-  Update NSIPS to current address.

14.     Am I authorized HHG transportation associated with this order?
HHG shipments are not authorized for a Mobilization other than what is required for personal comfort and well-being while on TDY.  Reimbursement is as restricted by paygrade in accordance with JTR 020501 (table 2-25). 
Please note:  If the member made an application prior to shipment with a personal property office and personally procures a shipment, the member must complete the DD Form 2278 (application for a personally procured move) and a DD Form 1351-2 (travel voucher).  If the  member did not make arrangements prior to the shipment, then only DD Form 1351-2 is necessary.  (Per Financial Management Regulation (FMR) 080301, a signed DD 1351-2 is required for any payment.)
The claim should be submitted to the NAVSUP office and should include the following:
- A completed DD Form 1351-2 "Travel Voucher" (complete 2-11, 18, 20.a and 20.b)
- Copy of orders (Mobilization/IA orders)
- Completed FMS 2311 "Direct Deposit"
- Paid receipts (indicate paid in full and expenses itemized, i.e. “paid in full” itemized   receipts)
- Weight of the postal shipment provided by the Post Office or actual weight tickets for the shipment.
You may scan and e-mail your claim to
If legible, you may fax your claim to 757-443-5387 or 757-443-1156
          Mail to:  NAVSUP FLC Norfolk
                         Business Support Department
                         HHG Audit Team Division
                         Code 302
                         1968 Gilbert Street Suite 600
                         Norfolk VA 23511-3392
Upon completion of TDY, the member will receive a funded demobilization order.  If member has changed their recall address it will effect where member is authorized to ship their HHG for comfort and well-being. 
Additionally, please note that upon demobilization, a member has 90 days of entitlements from the date of detach for continued NTS.  If circumstances beyond the member's control warrant an additional 90 days extension, address the issue to the personal property office that has the property in storage for their determination.
      15.  Am I authorized to place my HHG/POV in Non-Temporary Storage (NTS)?
Non-Temporary Household Goods (HHG) storage including POV is authorized in connection with mobilization orders.
Please note that there is no Line of Accounting (LOA) associated with Non-Temporary Storage.   This is, perhaps, the biggest confusion for other branches of service (i.e. Air Force/Army).  Please inform the representative that they need to use the “Navy Crosswalk” for NTS LOA.
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