Welcome to the GI Bill Programs Branch Web Site.
This office is located at the Navy Personnel Command, Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee. PERS-311 centrally manages all of GI Bill Programs for the Navy. We maintain liaison with the Department of Veterans Affairs in regard to any policy or legislative action affecting educational benefits. We also are responsible for policy on GI Bill Programs and providing information to Navy active duty and veteran personnel in regard to their educational entitlements.
***NEW*** UPDATED 6/21/19***
Effective immediately and until 2400 Eastern Time on 11 July 2019, an additional temporary exception to Navy policy has been granted for members requesting Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB). This exception will allow enlisted members with fifteen or more years of service, who require an additional four-year commitment, and/or members who are subject to the exception to policy outlined in NAVADMIN 020/19, the ability to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits WITHOUT the additional service obligation reflecting in the Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS). Eligible members are still required to complete the mandatory Statement of Understanding (SOU) IAW NAVADMIN 236/18, and their TEB requests will be approved with an Obligation End Date (OED) assigned in milConnect in accordance with Department of Defense policy. Members will be responsible for understanding their OED and must incur sufficient obligated service (OBLISERV) to ensure they remain on active duty or in the Selected Reserve to meet or exceed their (OED). The process for officers will remain the same.
***Important changes IRT Transfer of Education Benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill below:
***Any policy changes to the TEB process do not effect members who already have an approved TEB request***
The Office of the Undersecretary of Defense has authorized an Exception to Policy (ETP) for members who have served 10 years and are no longer retainable for four additional years due to statute or policy, i.e. HYT, statutory limit, or medical separations. These members MUST be willing and able to serve the maximum amount of time allowed by such statute or policy. NAVADMIN 020/19 explains the guidelines.
Effective 1 October 2018, ALL members (officers AND enlisted) requesting Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) are required to complete a statement of understanding (SOU) in the My Education website BEFORE submitting a TEB request. To date, the number one reason for TEB rejections is due to failure to complete the SOU. Please read and follow the guidance in the milConnect “Message from Your Service Component” (the large paragraph to the right of your name and rank once logged into the TEB portal) in order to secure a TEB approval. If your request was previously rejected due to a missing SOU, you MUST resubmit your TEB request after completing the SOU.
**The SOU IS NOT REQUIRED FOR MEMBERS WHO ALREADY HAVE AN APPROVED TEB REQUEST**
Click here to access My Education Website to complete an SOU.
Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to complete the SOU.
Updated DoDI 1341.13, Change 1: click here
DoD Q&A: click here
NAVADMIN 170/18: click here
Transfer of Education of Post-9/11 GI Bill Briefing Card and Q&A: click here
For information about the Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), click here:
GI Bill Education Benefits Programs Instruction