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Transition Assistance 
(901) 874-4192 or
Transition assistance services provide separating/retiring service members and their families with the skills, tools and self-confidence necessary to successfully re-enter into the civilian work force and/or seamless transition from the Active Component (AC/RC) that encourages a lifetime of Navy service.  

The Career Transition Office (CTO) supports the rapid and seamless transition from the Active Component (AC/RC) that encourages a lifetime of Navy service. The CTO is the central access point for PTS/ECTP approved sailors for transitioning to the Navy Reserves. 

In the past, an officer who desired to join the Navy Reserve affiliated through a Navy recruiter and was required to follow the same procedure as a non-prior service applicant.

Now, officers leaving Active Duty who have been approved for resignation and have indicated an interest in the Navy Reserve will be contacted by a Transition Assistant (TA) from the Career Transition Office (CTO) prior to separation.  The TA will help facilitate an officer's affiliation with a Reserve Unit at a local Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC).  In addition, the TA will prepare and coordinate all affiliation paperwork including billet assignment, Reserve officer appointment/oath, sponsors, bonus payments, and answer all questions concerning the Reserves.  The CTO will make your "transition" as smooth as possible by eliminating unnecessary paperwork and streamling the affiliation process.  

Officers currently serving on Active Duty who desire to affiliate with the Navy Reserve, or need more information about Navy Reserve programs and opportunities, should contact the CTO at  (901) 874-4192 or cto.officer@navy.milYou can also check us out on:
  1. Contact your Command Career Counselor to submit a  SELRES PTS/ECTP application.
  2. Once approved submit your Reserve affiliation screening checklist to
  3. Complete any other required affiliation paperwork (Bonus PG 13, Reserve Reenlistment contract) and return to the CTO.
  4. 7 to 10 days after your EAOS you will receive your orders and transition package. 
  5. Once you receive your orders, (via E-mail) contact your NOSC and confirm your 1st drill date. (DO NOT REPORT UNTIL YOUR DRILL WEEKEND).    
Update regarding ERB affected E6 Sailors with over 14 years.  FleetRIDE-PTS will allow these Sailors to apply for SELRES quotas, so please utilize PTS. 
CPOS: ERB Effected CPOs and above must contact Jaime Coronado @ 901-874-4508 or email to request affiliation.
Enlisted Sailors desiring to transition into the Navy Reserve should contact their Command Career Counselor to submit a SELRES PTS application via Fleet RIDE or submit a ECTP request.
If you are denied a SELRES PTS quota, or SELRES PTS quota has expired (60 days after your EAOS), contact your local Navy Reserve recruiter to affiliate with the Navy Reserve.

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