Secretary of the Navy's
Navy & Marine Corps
Welcome to the Secretary of the Navy's Retiree Council Website
Per SECNAV Instruction 5420.169K the Secretary of the Navy Retiree Council (SECNAV's RC) is one of the four elements of the Department of the Navy Retired Activities Program. It was established to consider issues of significant importance to retired military personnel and their family members, to facilitate interaction between Department of Navy leadership and the Navy and Marine Corps retired community, and to facilitate participation in other aspects of the Retired Activities Program.
The SECNAV’s RC has the authority to review the effectiveness of current programs and policies affecting retirees. The SECNAV’s RC is also authorized to make recommendations concerning improvements to privileges, benefits, assistance to retirees, quality of life, and any other matters relating to retired personnel to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Military Personnel Policy (DASN/MPP).
All SECNAV’s RC members are issued Active Duty for Special Work Orders (ADSW) and DTS travel orders to attend annual meetings in Washington, DC. Council members are assigned to committees (compensation, medical, and outreach/resources) and are required to participate in quarterly teleconferences prior to each annual meeting. At the conclusion of the annual meeting a SECNAV's RC Report is submitted to the DASN with recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy.
For current FY 2022 Council membership consideration for the Navy contact the Navy Retired Activities Program Manager at (901) 874-6969 or send applications to: MILL_RetiredActivities@navy.mil, deadline is 8 Jul 21.
The following information should be included in a 1 to 2 page Word document:
1) Full Name/City and State Information/Email/Phone Number
2) Retired Rank, Rate and date of retirement
3) Active Duty Summary (especially duties involving the retired community)
4) Current work responsibilities
5) Active involvement in voluntary services in the community/retired community
6) Subject matter expertise (compensation, medical, outreach/resources)
7) Statement about willingness to travel to Wash DC for annual SNRC, attend all quarterly conference calls and dedicated time that will be required to be an active member of SNRC
8) Willingness to support local Retired Activities Office (RAO) and Retirement Appreciation Days