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Officer Resignations



PERS-451O processes all unqualified (favorable) resignation requests, Inter-Service Transfer (IST) requests, contingent resignations, and Release from Active Duty (RAD) requests. 
MILPERSMAN 1920-190 Types of Resignations by Officers
MILPERSMAN 1920-200 Officer Resignation Procedures (Currently under review to reflect NSIPS process)
**All requests must be received at NPC ATLEAST 9 months prior to the desired separation date. Resignation requests that do not meet the timelines will be returned without action.**
If you are not an NSIPS Afloat user: In accordance with NAVADMIN 273/17, resignation requests must be submitted using NSIPS.  Commands shall ensure NSIPS accounts are established and fully functional.  Commands without fully functional NSIPS accounts should expect a delay in processing time.
NSIPS Afloat users:  Resignation requests can be mailed to PERS-451O at the address listed below, by fax, or sent in PDF format by email to  Email submissions are highly recommended and preferred.   

Letters of Intent (LOI)

Officers may notify their respective Detailer, NAVPERSCOM (PERS-4XX) of their intention to resign at the end of their current obligation, by submitting an LOI to PERS-45.  LOIs must be submitted greater than 9 months prior to the member's PRD to align with resignation timelines.  Members who submit an LOI and do not submit a resignation request within the prescribed submission window (9-12 months from requested resignation date) may be placed under orders and will be required to serve the incurred obligation. 
The Argus Survey is no longer required.  Officers will be given specific milestone surveys as required.
Address/Fax (Please adhere to PII requirements when sending documentation):
PERS-451O mailing address: (For all correspondence including FEDEX)
MILLINGTON TN 38055-8340
PERS-451O fax number:                  (901) 874-2621
Requests take an average 12-16 weeks for processing. If your request requires any type of waiver (advanced education obligated service, bonuses, special pay,  Minimum Tour for Separation (MTS), Minimum Service Requirement (MSR), etc) you may incur an additional 8 weeks of processing time. In accordance with NAVADMIN 288/17, all waivers are under increased scrutiny and members should be prepared to complete all service obligations.
If you are unsure of which month/year you should request in regards to time owed for advanced education obligated service, bonuses, special pay,  Minimum Tour for Separation (MTS), Minimum Service Requirement (MSR), etc. or what best aligns your desired resignation month/year with Prescribed Rotation Date (PRD), or Time On Station (TOS), please contact your detailer for clarification.  In accordance with the Officer Transfer Manual, your detailer has the ultimate responsibility for determining obligated service and dates concerning resignation. 
If you have less than 8 years active service, you will be required to accept a reserve appointment in the Individual Ready Reserve for the time remaining or if you have greater than 8 years active service and you wish to affiliate with the reserves, contact PERS-9 Career Transition Office (CTO) for questions.
If you choose to actively drill, you will need to contact a Reserve Center and make your arrangements. PERS-451O cannot do this for you.
Job hunting/House-hunting (permissive TDY) is not authorized for resignation/RADs.
All separation orders are written to complete separation processing no later than the last day of the month. You may separate on the day of your choice providing you have command approval and have completed all separation processing. You do not need to contact PERS-451O or your Detailer regarding actual date of separation. Normally, separation orders are issued approximately 6 months prior to month of separation (CONUS) and 9 months prior to month of separation (OCONUS) in order to allow sufficient time for household goods shipment. You do not need to contact PERS-451O if you are granted separation leave.

We can be reached by email at or by phone:
Lead Action Officer                                                 COMM:  (901) 874-2095 
Action Officer                                                        COMM:  (901) 874-2084
Please email to send us your feedback.  We are always looking to improve and we need your suggestions.  We are very interested to know how your customer service experience has been, and what we can do to make the process easier for our Sailors.


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