FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM

Date Signed: 7/01/2013
MARADMINS Active Number: 325/13

R 011839Z JUL 13
UNCLASSIFIED/
MARADMIN 325/13
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/SECNAV/YMD:20120323/NOTAL//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC/121555ZJUL12//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG 2006/CMC/-//
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REF/F/MSGID:DOC/N-13/YMD:20051220//
REF/G/MSGID:DOC/DFAS-KC-FSP/YMD:19950824//
REF/H/MSGID:MSG/CMC/292102ZJUN2009//
REF/I/MSGID:MSG/CMC/152049ZJUL2009//
REF/J/MSGID:WEB/VA/YMD:20101109//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV APPROVAL OF VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP) DATED 23 MAR 2012.  REF B IS MARADMIN 371/12, FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP).  REF C IS PERSONNEL ADMIN ADVISORY (PAA) 06-06.  REF D IS ONLINE MCTFSPRIUM. REF E IS MCO P1900.16F, MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL WITH CHANGE TWO. REF F IS OPNAVINST 1900.4, SEPARATION PAY FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION FROM ACTIVE DUTY WITH CHANGE ONE.  REF G IS DFAS 7220.31R, MCTFS APSM. REF H IS MARADMIN 0389/09,  POST 9-11 GI BILL ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS.  REF I IS MARADMIN 0421/09, POST 9-11 GI BILL TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. REF J IS THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL WEBSITE WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.//
POC/C.M. BLAIS/SSGT/UNIT:CMC MMEA-5/-/TEL:DSN 278-9971//
POC/R.H. EZELL/MAJ/UNIT:CMC MPP-20/-/TEL:DSN 278-9361//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1. PURPOSE.  THE FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP) IS A COST SAVINGS INITIATIVE THAT WILL PERMIT SHAPING AND SUSTAINING THE FORCE WITHIN THE CONSTRAINTS OF THE APPROVED BUDGET.   THE PROGRAM REMAINS FOCUSED ON COST SAVINGS FOR THE MARINE CORPS AND IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM.  THIS MESSAGE SERVES TO ESTABLISH THE AUTHORITY, ELIGIBILITY, AND PROCEDURES FOR THE VOLUNTARY EARLY RELEASE OF ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES WHOSE TERM OF SERVICE WILL EXPIRE DURING THE REMAINDER OF FY13 AND FY14.
2. BACKGROUND. REF A PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM.  REF B ANNOUNCED THE FY13 VEERP AND IS CANCELED UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN.   THE FY14 VEERP WILL COMMENCE UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN AND WILL EXPIRE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2014.  MARINES APPROVED FOR THIS PROGRAM MAY SEPARATE NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE SERVICE (EAS).  MARINES APPROVED FOR THE FY14 VEERP WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR FULL ACTIVE SERVICE.  THIS MARADMIN DOES NOT EXEMPT MARINES FROM COMPLETING RESERVE OR READY RESERVE OBLIGATIONS PER THEIR INDIVIDUAL SERVICE ENLISTMENT CONTRACTS.  THIS PROGRAM IS ONLY BEING OFFERED TO MARINES WITH AN FY13 OR FY14 EAS.
3. ELIGIBILITY
A. ANY ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINE WITH AN FY13 OR FY14 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2012 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2014).
B. MARINES MAY REQUEST TO SEPARATE NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EAS.  A MARINE WITH AN FY14 EAS ON OR PRIOR TO 01 FEBRUARY 2014 IS AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST A SEPARATION WITHIN FY13 (I.E. TO EXECUTE A CROSS YEAR SEPARATION).  A MARINE WITH AN EAS OF 02 FEBRUARY 2014 OR LATER MAY REQUEST SEPARATION ON OR AFTER 01 OCTOBER 2013.  THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATE DIFFERENT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS:
- A MARINE WITH AN EAS OF 15 DECEMBER 2013 SUBMITS A REQUEST TO HAVE HIS EAS ADJUSTED TO 01 AUG 2013.  THIS IS A CROSS FY VEERP REQUEST BECAUSE THE ORIGINIAL EAS IS WITHIN FY14 AND THE REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE IS WITHIN FY13.  THIS REQUEST WILL RECEIVE CONSIDERATION BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL EAS IS PRIOR TO 01 FEBRUARY 2013.
- A MARINE WITH AN EAS OF 14 JUNE 2014 SUBMITS A REQUEST TO HAVE HER EAS ADJUSTED TO 01 AUG 2013.  THIS IS A CROSS FY VEERP REQUEST BECAUSE THE ORIGINIAL EAS IS WITHIN FY14 AND THE REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE IS WITHIN FY13.  THIS REQUEST WILL NOT RECEIVE CONSIDERATION BECAUSE THE ORIGINAL EAS IS NOT PRIOR TO 01 FEBRUARY 2013.
C. MARINES REQUESTING TO SEPARATE GREATER THAN 90 DAYS EARLY MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMAND VISIBILITY OF STAFFING IMPACTS.  THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES ILLUSTRATE DIFFERENT HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS:
- A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2014 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 JANUARY 2014.  AS THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS GREATER THAN 90 DAYS FROM HIS ORIGINAL EAS DATE, HIS REQUEST MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN HIS CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR PROCESSING.
- A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2014 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 JUNE 2014.  AS THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS LESS THAN 90 DAYS FROM HER ORIGINAL EAS DATE, HER REQUEST CAN BE FORWARDED WITHOUT A GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT.
D. MARINES MUST NOT BE STABILIZED FOR DEPLOYMENT AT THE TIME OF REQUESTED EARLY RELEASE (NEW EAS).  ADDITIONALLY, MARINES NOT STABILIZED BUT POSSESSING OBLIGATED SERVICE TO MEET FUTURE DEPLOYMENT DEMAND WILL BE CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
E. MARINES ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND MANDATED PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING PER TITLE 10 USC 1142.  MARINES MUST BE TAP/TAMP COMPLETE AND MEDICALLY QUALIFIED PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE.
F. MARINES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL (UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS) DISCHARGE CHARACTERIZATION AT TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
G. INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA ADCON BATTALION/SQUADRON COMMANDING OFFICER WITH ENDORSEMENT TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE.
H. MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING AS PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIENS, IN ANTICIPATION OF GAINING UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP, MUST HAVE SERVED A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE AT THE TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
I.  MARINES THAT HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY MOS'S ARE INELIGIBLE FOR AN EARLY RELEASE GREATER THAN 90 DAYS FROM THEIR ORIGINAL EAS: 0211, 0321, 0372, 2336, OR 7257.
4. INELIGIBILITY. MARINES MEETING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM:
A. MARINES WHO DO NOT HAVE AN FY13 OR FY14 EAS DATE.
B. MARINES SCHEDULED FOR TRANSFER TO THE FMCR OR RETIRED LIST.
C. MARINES WHO ARE INDEBTED TO THE GOVERNMENT (TO INCLUDE ADVANCE AND EXCESS LEAVE). INDEBTED MARINES DESIRING EARLY SEPARATION CAN MAKE ACCELERATED REPAYMENT OF THEIR DEBTS BY INCREASING SCHEDULED INSTALLMENT AMOUNTS AND BY MAKING CASH COLLECTIONS TO REPAY THEIR INDEBTEDNESS. INDEBTEDNESS MUST BE ENTIRELY RESOLVED PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE.
D. MARINES BEING RELEASED UNDER OTHER HQMC DIRECTED EARLY OUT PROGRAMS, E.G., EARLY RELEASE FOR EDUCATION, TEMPORARY EARLY RETIREMENT AUTHORITY, VOLUNTARY SEPARATION PAY PROGRAM.
E. MARINES PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL CALL TO SERVICE PROGRAM.
F. MARINES THAT ARE CURRENTLY ON TERMINAL LEAVE AWAY FROM THE PERMANENT DUTY STATION (PDS) PENDING SEPARATION.
G. MARINES WHO MANIFEST SYMPTOMS OF POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER/TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND ARE UNDERGOING POST DEPLOYMENT HEALTH EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT CARE WILL NOT BE SEPARATED UNDER THIS AUTHORITY UNTIL THAT PROCESS IS COMPLETE OR A WAIVER OF TREATMENT EVALUATION HAS BEEN EXECUTED.
5. PROGRAM TIMELINE
A.  APPLICATION PROCESSING WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY UPON RELEASE OF THIS MARADMIN.  THE 365 DAY EARLY RELEASE WINDOW IS DETERMINED BASED ON THE MARINE'S ORIGINAL EAS.   ADDITIONALLY, THE MARINE MUST MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 3 OF THIS MARADMIN PRIOR TO EARLY RELEASE. UPON EARLY RELEASE, THE MARINE WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED HIS/HER FULL ACTIVE SERVICE.  TO ALLOW FOR PROCESSING TIME, IT IS REQUESTED THAT VEERP PACKAGES BE SUBMITTED AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT AT LEAST 45 DAYS PRIOR TO REQUESTED EARLY RELEASE DATE.  COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO EXPEDITE REQUESTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE BUDGETARY SAVINGS.
B. WHEN SUBMITTING VEERP REQUESTS, MARINES MUST ENSURE THEY ALLOW ENOUGH TIME FOR PROCESSING AND GENERATION OF APPROPRIATIONS DATA. VEERP REQUESTS MUST ARRIVE AT HQMC MMEA NO LATER THAN THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO ANTICIPATED DEPARTURE DATE FROM PDS TO INCLUDE TERMINAL LEAVE. THIS WILL ALLOW ADEQUATE TIME FOR PUREX CYCLES TO UPDATE MARINES' LINES OF ACCOUNTING PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FROM PDS.
6. RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITY.  THE SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE IS ACTIVELY SEEKING THE SERVICE OF SEPARATING MARINES WHO WANT TO REMAIN AFFILIATED WITH THE MARINE CORPS UPON TRANSITION FROM THE ACTIVE COMPONENT. OPPORTUNITIES EXIST FOR ADVANCED OR ADDITIONAL MOS TRAINING. DEPENDING ON MOS AND BILLET AVAILABILITY, AFFILIATION BONUSES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR TRANSITIONING MARINES. INTERESTED MARINES MAY JOIN A UNIT BY APPLYING FOR THE DIRECT AFFILIATION PROGRAM (MARADMIN 462/12) OR REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY CONTACTING A RESERVE TRANSITION COORDINATOR (RTC). TO CONTACT AN RTC, SELECT THE NEAREST POC FROM THE LIST BELOW:
A. MCAS CHERRY POINT, MCB CAMP LEJUENE, MCAS BEAUFORT, AND MCRD PARRIS ISLAND:  SSGT CECILIA GONZALEZ AT COM: (910) 450-6291.
B. MCB CAMP PENDLETON, MCAS MIRAMAR, AND MCRD SAN DIEGO: GYSGT ROBERT MARCHAND AT COM: (760) 763-3426.
C. OKINAWA AND MCAS IWAKUNI: SSGT BRIAN JOSEPH AT (011) 81-611-722-6004.
D. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION, MCB QUANTICO, AND ALL OTHER LOCATIONS:  GYSGT JEFFREY COCHRAN AT COM: (703) 432-9048.  AFTER REACHING THE EAS DATE, MARINES SEEKING ASSISTANCE WITH RESERVE AFFILIATION SHOULD CONTACT A PRIOR SERVICE RECRUITER AT WWW.MARINES.COM OR COMMERCIAL PHONE NUMBER 1-800-627-4637.
7. COORDINATING INSTRUCTIONS
A. HQMC (MP) MAINTAINS ALL POLICY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PROGRAM.
B. HQMC (MM) MAINTAINS FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR ALL REQUESTS.
C.  INDIVIDUAL MARINES MUST SUBMIT REQUESTS TO PARTICIPATE IN VEERP VIA THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND.
D.  WHILE THE INTENT OF THIS PROGRAM IS COST SAVINGS, MSC G-1S ARE RESPONSIBLE AND SHOULD BE COGNIZANT OF UNITS REACHING CRITICAL STAFFING LEVELS TO RESPOND TO SHORT-TERM FORCE DEMANDS AS WELL AS ACCOMPLISH DAY-TO-DAY MISSION REQUIREMENTS.  MSC G-1S WILL ENSURE THAT VEERP APPROVAL RECOMMENDATIONS DO NOT REDUCE ON BOARD STAFFING BELOW 80 PERCENT OF TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND NO LESS THAN 70 PERCENT OF EACH PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY.
E. ADCON BATTALION/SQUADRON COMMANDERS WILL SUMBIT:
(1) ALL REQUESTS UNDER 90 DAYS FOR EARLY RELEASE VIA THEIR MSC G-1 TO HQMC (MMEA) VIA NAVAL MESSAGE WITH THE REQUIRED VEERP SPREADSHEET ATTACHMENT.
(2) ALL REQUESTS OVER 90 DAYS FOR EARLY RELEASE WILL BE SUBMITTED TO MSC G-1S FOR ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND.  MSC G-1S WILL SUBMIT TO HQMC (MMEA) VIA NAVAL MESSAGE WITH THE REQUIRED VEERP SPREADSHEET ATTACHMENT.
(3) WITHOUT THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENT AND ACCURATE AND ELECTRONIC DATA INTERCHANGE PERSONAL IDENTIFIER (EDIPI), REQUESTS WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.  USE PROCEDURES FROM REF C TO TRANSMIT MARINE'S PERSONAL DATA.  THE REQUIRED SPREADSHEET ATTACHMENT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MMEA WEBSITE IN THE DISTRIBUTION AND POLICY REFERENCE AREA AFTER YOU LOG-IN TO THE PORTAL.  CONTACT HQMC (MM) POC WITH SUBMISSIONS QUESTIONS TO ENSURE ACCURACY IN SUBMISSION PROCEDURES.
(4) COMMANDERS WILL RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE SPECIFIC DATE FOR SEPARATION ON THE SPREADSHEET WHEN ENDORSING A MARINE'S REQUEST FOR EARLY RELEASE. COMMANDERS ARE ADVISED THAT VACANCIES OCCURING FROM MARINES APPROVED FOR VEERP WILL BE FILLED AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE BASED UPON PRIORITIZED REQUIREMENTS.  COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT MMEA FOR REPLACEMENT COORDINATION.  TERMINAL LEAVE IS AUTHORIZED AT COMMANDERS' DISCRETION.
(5) COMMANDERS WILL PROVIDE SPECIFIC JUSTIFICATION FOR INDIVIDUAL MARINES NOT RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM.
(6) COMMANDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; THEY WILL ENSURE THAT APPROVAL DOES NOT REDUCE ON BOARD STAFFING BELOW 80 PERCENT OF TABLE OF ORGANIZATION AND NO LESS THAN 70 PERCENT OF EACH PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY.
F. HQMC (MM) RESERVES THE AUTHORITY TO APPROVE/DISAPPROVE/RESTRICT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF EARLY RELEASE DAYS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MARINE CORPS.  MARINES OVERSEAS AND IN SOME PRIMARY MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES MAY BE RELEASED AT LESS THAN REQUESTED RELEASE AND/OR COMMANDER RECOMMENDED DATES.  UPON HQMC (MM) FINAL APPROVAL, MMEA WILL REPORT THE NEW EAS/ECC VIA MCTFS UNIT DIARY ENTRY PER REF D.  COMMANDERS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF VEERP APPROVAL VIA DIARY FEEDBACK REPORT WITH HISTORY STATEMENT INDICATING APPROVAL FOR VEERP.  NAVAL MESSAGE CORRESPONDENCE FROM HQMC (MM) WILL BE ISSUED AS REQUIRED TO ASSIST IN PROCESSING OR TO ALERT COMMANDERS OF APPROVAL DETERMINATION CONTRARY TO RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ADCON COMMANDER.
G. MARINES BEING SEPARATED UNDER VEERP WILL SIGN A PAGE 11 ENTRY FOR INCLUSION IN THEIR OFFICIAL MILITARY PERSONNEL FILE ACKNOWLEDGING THEY ARE A VOLUNTEER FOR THE PROGRAM AND THAT SEPARATION REQUIREMENTS WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO EAS.  EXAMPLE PAGE 11 ENTRY: I HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM.  I UNDERSTAND THAT MY NEW EAS IS (YYYY/MM/DD).  I HAVE BEEN COUNSELED ON THE CONTENTS OF THE FY14 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM MARADMIN AND UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL BE CONSIDERED TO HAVE COMPLETED MY FULL ACTIVE SERVICE.  I UNDERSTAND THAT I AM REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ANY REMAINING RESERVE OR READY RESERVE OBLIGATIONS PER MY INDIVIDUAL SERVICE ENLISTMENT CONTRACT.  ADDITIONALLY, I UNDERSTAND THAT PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING, TAP/TAMP AND MEDICAL SCREENING FOR SEPARATION MUST BE COMPLETE PRIOR TO MY NEW EAS.
H. UNIT DIARY ENTRIES REPORTING RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY OR DISCHARGE WILL BE SUBMITTED PER REF D.
(1) THE SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR CODE (SPD) FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS MCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE. THIS SPD APPLIES TO MARINES THAT HAVE REMAINING OBLIGATED SERVICE OR WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES.  REF E, PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SPD.
(2) THE SPD FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS KCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE.  THIS SPD APPLIES TO MARINES THAT HAVE COMPLETED EIGHT YEARS ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATED SERVICE AND DO NOT WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES.  REF D, PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SPD.
(3) MARINES ALREADY DENIED FURTHER SERVICE WILL RETAIN THE APPROPRIATE SPD CODE AND MUST SUBMIT FOR SEPARATIONS PAY DETERMINATION PER REFS E AND F.
I. RELEASE OF REGULAR ACTIVE ENLISTED MARINES WITH MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATIONS FROM ACTIVE DUTY WILL BE EFFECTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF E.
J. IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT COMMANDS NOTIFY THEIR DISBURSING OFFICERS/FINANCE OFFICERS (DO/FO) REGARDING EACH MARINE'S EARLY SEPARATION PER REF G. THOSE ORGANIZATIONS RESPONSIBLE FOR SEPARATING MARINES ARE REQUIRED TO IMMEDIATELY NOTIFY THE DO/FO VIA A NAVMC 11116 OF THE PENDING SEPARATION. A NAVMC 11060 MUST THEN BE SUBMITTED TO THE DO/FO WITHIN 5 WORKING DAYS PRIOR TO THE MARINE'S SEPARATION DATE.
8. GENERAL INFORMATION
A. IN THE EVENT OF FUTURE RECALL, MARINES RELEASED UNDER THIS MARADMIN WILL BE CONSIDERED AS BEING IN THE SAME STATUS AS THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR OBLIGATED PERIOD OF ACTIVE DUTY.
B. ENLISTED MARINES SEPARATED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THIS MARADMIN MAY BE AWARDED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL IF THEIR ADJUSTED EAS FALLS WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THEIR 3 YEAR GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL ANNIVERSARY DATE.
C. MARINES WHO ARE ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY UPON NORMAL EAS, WHO ELECT, AND ARE APPROVED FOR EARLY RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNDER THIS MARADMIN, WILL RETAIN THEIR ENTITLEMENT TO SEPARATION PAY PROVIDED THEY HAVE COMPLETED 6 YEARS OF ACTIVE SERVICE PRIOR TO THE DAY OF EARLY RELEASE (NEW EAS) FROM ACTIVE DUTY. MARINES ARE REMINDED THAT EARLY RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNDER THIS MARADMIN COULD AFFECT THE AMOUNT OF THEIR SEPARATION PAY. REFS E AND F PRESCRIBE THE METHOD OF COMPUTING SEPARATION PAY.  FURTHERMORE, IF EARLY RELEASE WOULD DISQUALIFY MARINES FOR SEPARATION PAY DUE TO LENGTH OF SERVICE CRITERIA UNDER THE LAW, MARINES WILL NOT BE RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY UNTIL THEIR SERVICE LENGTH CRITERIA HAS BEEN MET.
D. MARINES WHO ARE ENTITLED TO SEPARATION PAY UPON NORMAL EAS MUST SUBMIT FOR EARLY RELEASE VIA A SEPARATIONS PAY DETERMINATION REQUEST IN THE TOTAL FORCE RETENTION SYSTEM (TFRS).  ALL REQUESTS OVER 90 DAYS FOR EARLY RELEASE WILL BE SUBMITTED WITH AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN CHAIN OF COMMAND.
E. MARINES ENTITLED TO SEPARATION BENEFITS ARE AUTHORIZED THOSE BENEFITS IF RELEASED UNDER THIS MARADMIN. AS A REMINDER, ELIGIBLE MARINES AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS DESIRING TO RETAIN TRICARE PRIME UPON SEPARATION ARE REQUIRED TO REENROLL IN TRICARE.
F. MARINES ARE REMINDED TO REVIEW EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN VEERP.  A LIST OF ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE POST 9-11 GI BILL CAN BE FOUND IN REFS H AND I.  MGIB REQUIREMENTS ARE FOUND IN REF J.
G. ENLISTMENT BONUSES OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES WILL NOT BE RECOUPED FROM MARINES SEPARATED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THIS MARADMIN AS IT IS A FORCE SHAPING MEASURE.
H.  POLICY APPLICABLE TO THE FY15 VEERP WILL BE DISSEMINATED WITH SUFFICIENT TIME FOR FY15 EAS MARINES TO MAKE CAREER AND RETENTION DECISIONS.
9. RESERVE APPLICABILITY. THIS MARADMIN IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE MARINE CORPS RESERVE.
10. THIS MARADMIN CANCELS ON 30 SEP 2014.
11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT E. MILSTEAD, JR. DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//