FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP)

[Note: This post is regarding a MARADMIN that is outdated. It has been superseded by the FY14 VEERP.]

 

FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP)

Date Signed: 7/12/2012
MARADMIN Active Number: 371/12 2012
R 121555Z JUL 12
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 371/12
MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
SUBJ/FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP)//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/SECNAV/YMD:20120323/NOTAL//
REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC/202138ZMAY11//
REF/C/MSGID:MSG 2006/CMC/-//
REF/D/MSGID:DOC/CMC/YMD:20040824//
REF/E/MSGID:DOC/CMC/YMD:20070606//
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:MSG/CMC/291158Z JUL 11//
REF/K/MSGID:WEB/VA/YMD:20101109//
NARR/REF A IS SECNAV APPROVAL OF VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP) FOR FY12 AND FY13 DATED 23 MAR 2012. REF B IS MARADMIN 303/11, FY12 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 MARADMIN 428/11, CHANGE TO TRANSFER OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS (TEB) ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. REF K IS THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL WEBSITE WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.//
POC/M.D. MCCARROLL/MAJ/UNIT:CMC MMEA-13/-/TEL:DSN 278-9222//
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 FY13 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 SAVINGSFOR 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 FY12 AND FY13.
2. BACKGROUND. REF A PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM FOR FY12 AND FY13. REF B ANNOUNCED THE FY12 VEERP AND IS CANCELED UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN. THE FY13 VEERP WILL COMMENCE UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN AND WILL EXPIRE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2013. MARINES APPROVED FOR THIS PROGRAM MAY SEPARATE NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE SERVICE (EAS). DUE TO OPERATIONAL AND MANNING REQUIREMENTS OF THE MARINE CORPS, MARINES WITH AN EAS ON OR AFTER 01 OCTOBER 2012 WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SEPARATE PRIOR TO 01 OCTOBER 2012. MARINES APPROVED FOR THE FY13 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 FY12 OR FY13 EAS.
3. ELIGIBILITY
A. ANY ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINE WITH AN FY12 OR FY13 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2011 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2013).
B. MARINES MAY REQUEST TO SEPARATE NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EAS. MARINES WITH AN FY13 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2012 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2013) ARE AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST SEPARATION ON OR AFTER 1 OCTOBER 2012. 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:
EXAMPLE 1. A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2013 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 NOVEMBER 2012. AS THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS GREATER THAN 90 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS DATE, THE REQUEST MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR PROCESSING.
EXAMPLE 2. A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2013 REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 JUNE 2013. AS THE REQUESTED EAS DATE IS LESS THAN 90 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS DATE, THE REQUEST CAN BE FORWARDED WITHOUT A GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT.
EXAMPLE 3. A MARINE WITH AN EAS OF 15 DECEMBER 2012 SUBMITS A REQUEST TO HAVE THE EAS ADJUSTED TO 01 AUGUST 2012. THIS REQUEST WILL BE DENIED BECAUSE CROSS FISCAL YEAR SEPARATIONS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THE FY13 VEERP. THE EARLIEST THIS MARINE MAY REQUEST RELEASE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.
C. 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.
D. 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.
E. MARINES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL (UNDER HONORABLE CONDITIONS) DISCHARGE CHARACTERIZATION AT TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
F. INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA ADCON BATTALION/SQUADRON COMMANDING OFFICER WITH ENDORSEMENT TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE.
G. MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING IN ANTICIPATION OF GAINING UNITED STATES CITIZENSHIP MUST HAVE SERVED A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS ACTIVE SERVICE AT THE TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
4. INELIGIBILITY. MARINES MEETING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM:
A. MARINES WHO DO NOT HAVE AN FY12 OR FY13 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.
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. APPLICATION PROCESSING WILL COMMENCE IMMEDIATELY UPON RELEASE OF THIS MARADMIN.
A. A SUBMISSION PERIOD IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE FY13 VEERP TO ASSESS IMPACTS ACROSS THE FISCAL YEAR AS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE-WIDE DRAWDOWN CONCEPT. THIS WILL ALLOW COMMANDERS GREATEST VIEW OF IMPACTS TO THEIR STAFFING OVER THE COURSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR AS THEY CONTINUE TO CONDUCT THEIR MID RANGE TRAINING PLANS. MCS COMMANDERS ARE REQUESTED TO BATCH SUBMIT MARINES DURING THE ESTABLISHED SUBMISSION PERIOD: 1 AUGUST THROUGH 15 SEPTEMBER 2012. REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ADDRESSED VIA SEPCOR AS PART OF A PROGRAM UPDATE.
B. 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.
6. RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITY. COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INFORM THEIR MARINES OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE RESERVE COMPONENT. AFFILIATION WITH A SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) UNIT IS ENCOURAGED. RESERVE AFFILIATION BONUSES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR MARINES WHO COMMIT TO AFFILIATION WITH A SMCR UNIT UPON EARLY RELEASE. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITIES, 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-1′S 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 SUBMIT:
(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 FOR THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE 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 FULL SSN, 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. SEPARATION APPROPRIATION DATA WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH ESTABLISHED PUREX CYCLES.
(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 IN THEIR SERVICE RECORD BOOK 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 FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM. I UNDERSTAND THAT MY NEW EAS IS (YYYY/MM/DD). I HAVE BEEN COUNSELED ON THE CONTENTS OF THE FY13 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 SEPARATION CODE 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 SEPARATION CODE.
(2) THE SPD FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING DISCHARGED FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS KCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE. THIS SEPARATION CODE APPLIES TO MARINES THAT HAVE COMPLETED EIGHT YEARS ACTIVE DUTY OBLIGATED SERVICE AND DO NOT WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES. REF E, PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SEPARATION CODE.
(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 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.
E. 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, I, AND J. MGIB REQUIREMENTS ARE FOUND IN REF K.
F. ENLISTMENT BONUSES (EB) OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES (SRB) WILL NOT BE RECOUPED FROM MARINES SEPARATED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF THIS MARADMIN AS IT IS A FORCE SHAPING MEASURE.
G. POLICY APPLICABLE TO THE FY14 VEERP WILL BE DISSEMINATED WITH SUFFICIENT TIME FOR FY14 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 2013.
11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT E. MILSTEAD, JR. DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//

  • http://www.iHateTheUSMC.com Civilian

    First :D

    Yeah, I just did that

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      You, my good sir, are an ass.

      But in all seriousness, I was so hopeful that it had actually come out so we could add a few more guys to the civilian side.

      • http://www.iHateTheUSMC.com Civilian

        Hopefully we can. Remember that awesome FY13 thread we had going on the forum? I would very much like to get going on here.

  • retlos

    hey i eas in 2014 june so any idea when the FY14 VEERP will come out????

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      Not a clue man, we’re still waiting on FY13. So FY14 will probably be any time next year, if it comes out at all.

  • Ooo not

    Anyone heard anything? Even a solid answer as to October release date.

  • Civwannabe

    I have heard on other forums that the message is coming out today. Has any one heard the same?

  • Civwannabe

    Sorry didnt know how to hide it.

    UNCLASSIFIED//
    MARADMIN 371/12
    MSGID/GENADMIN/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MP//
    SUBJ/FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM (VEERP)//
    REF/A/MSGID:DOC/SECNAV/YMD:20120323/NOTAL//
    REF/B/MSGID: MSG/CMC/202138ZMAY11//
    REF/C/MSGID:MSG 2006/CMC/-//
    REF/D/MSGID:DOC/CMC/YMD:20040824//
    REF/E/MSGID:DOC/CMC/YMD:20070606//
    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:MSG/CMC/291158Z JUL 11//
    REF/K/MSGID:WEB/VA/YMD:20101109//
    NARR/REF A IS SECNAV APPROVAL OF VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE
    PROGRAM (VEERP) FOR FY12 AND FY13 DATED 23 MAR 2012.  REF B IS
    MARADMIN 303/11, FY12 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 MARADMIN 428/11, CHANGE TO TRANSFER OF EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS
    (TEB) ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. REF K IS THE MONTGOMERY GI BILL
    WEBSITE http://WWW.GIBILL.VA.GOV.
    POC/M.D. MCCARROLL/MAJ/UNIT:CMC MMEA-13/-/TEL:DSN 278-9222//
    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 FY13 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
    FY12 AND FY13.
    2. BACKGROUND. REF A PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FROM THE SECRETARY OF
    THE NAVY TO ESTABLISH A VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM FOR
    FY12 AND FY13.  REF B ANNOUNCED THE FY12 VEERP AND IS CANCELED UPON
    THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN.   THE FY13 VEERP WILL COMMENCE
    UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS MARADMIN AND WILL EXPIRE ON
    30 SEPTEMBER 2013.  MARINES APPROVED FOR THIS PROGRAM MAY SEPARATE
    NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR CURRENT EXPIRATION OF ACTIVE
    SERVICE (EAS).  DUE TO OPERATIONAL AND MANNING REQUIREMENTS OF THE
    MARINE CORPS, MARINES WITH AN EAS ON OR AFTER 01 OCTOBER 2012 WILL
    NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SEPARATE PRIOR TO 01 OCTOBER 2012.   MARINES
    APPROVED FOR THE FY13 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 FY12 OR FY13 EAS.
    3. ELIGIBILITY
      A. ANY ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINE WITH AN FY12 OR FY13 EAS
    (1 OCTOBER 2011 TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2013).   
      B. MARINES MAY REQUEST TO SEPARATE NO MORE THAN 365 DAYS PRIOR TO
    THEIR CURRENT EAS.  MARINES WITH AN FY13 EAS (1 OCTOBER 2012 TO 30
    SEPTEMBER 2013) ARE AUTHORIZED TO REQUEST SEPARATION ON OR AFTER
    1 OCTOBER 2012.  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:
        EXAMPLE 1. A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2013
    REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 NOVEMBER 2012.  AS THE
    REQUESTED EAS DATE IS GREATER THAN 90 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS
    DATE, THE REQUEST MUST HAVE AN ENDORSEMENT FROM THE FIRST GENERAL
    OFFICER IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR PROCESSING.
        EXAMPLE 2. A MARINE WITH AN EXISTING EAS OF 01 AUGUST 2013
    REQUESTS TO DEPART THE MARINE CORPS ON 01 JUNE 2013.  AS THE
    REQUESTED EAS DATE IS LESS THAN 90 DAYS FROM THE ORIGINAL EAS DATE,
    THE REQUEST CAN BE FORWARDED WITHOUT A GENERAL OFFICER ENDORSEMENT.
        EXAMPLE 3. A MARINE WITH AN EAS OF 15 DECEMBER 2012 SUBMITS A
    REQUEST TO HAVE THE EAS ADJUSTED TO 01 AUGUST 2012.  THIS REQUEST
    WILL BE DENIED BECAUSE CROSS FISCAL YEAR SEPARATIONS ARE NOT
    AUTHORIZED FOR THE FY13 VEERP.  THE EARLIEST THIS MARINE MAY REQUEST
    RELEASE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.
      C. 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.     
      D. 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.
      E. MARINES MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR AN HONORABLE OR GENERAL (UNDER
    HONORABLE CONDITIONS) DISCHARGE CHARACTERIZATION AT TIME OF EARLY
    RELEASE.
      F. INDIVIDUAL REQUESTS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA ADCON
    BATTALION/SQUADRON COMMANDING OFFICER WITH ENDORSEMENT TO BE
    CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE.
      G. MARINES CURRENTLY SERVING IN ANTICIPATION OF GAINING UNITED
    STATES CITIZENSHIP MUST HAVE SERVED A MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS ACTIVE
    SERVICE AT THE TIME OF EARLY RELEASE.
    4. INELIGIBILITY. MARINES MEETING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
    ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY
    RELEASE PROGRAM:
      A. MARINES WHO DO NOT HAVE AN FY12 OR FY13 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.
      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. APPLICATION PROCESSING WILL COMMENCE
    IMMEDIATELY UPON RELEASE OF THIS MARADMIN.   
      A. A SUBMISSION PERIOD IS ESTABLISHED FOR THE FY13 VEERP TO ASSESS
    IMPACTS ACROSS THE FISCAL YEAR AS PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE
    SERVICE-WIDE DRAWDOWN CONCEPT.  THIS WILL ALLOW COMMANDERS GREATEST
    VIEW OF IMPACTS TO THEIR STAFFING OVER THE COURSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR
    AS THEY CONTINUE TO CONDUCT THEIR MID RANGE TRAINING PLANS. MCS
    COMMANDERS ARE REQUESTED TO BATCH SUBMIT MARINES DURING THE
    ESTABLISHED SUBMISSION PERIOD:  1 AUGUST THROUGH 15 SEPTEMBER 2012.
    REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE ADDRESSED VIA SEPCOR AS
    PART OF A PROGRAM UPDATE.
      B. 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.   
    6. RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITY.  COMMANDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO
    INFORM THEIR MARINES OF OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE RESERVE COMPONENT.
    AFFILIATION WITH A SELECTED MARINE CORPS RESERVE (SMCR) UNIT IS
    ENCOURAGED.  RESERVE AFFILIATION BONUSES MAY BE AVAILABLE FOR
    MARINES WHO COMMIT TO AFFILIATION WITH A SMCR UNIT UPON EARLY
    RELEASE.  FOR INFORMATION REGARDING RESERVE COMPONENT OPPORTUNITIES,
    CONTACT A PRIOR SERVICE RECRUITER AT http://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-1′S
    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 SUBMIT:
        (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 FOR THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER
    IN THE 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 FULL SSN,
    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.  SEPARATION APPROPRIATION DATA
    WILL BE PROCESSED THROUGH ESTABLISHED PUREX CYCLES.
        (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
    IN THEIR SERVICE RECORD BOOK 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 FY13 VOLUNTARY ENLISTED EARLY RELEASE PROGRAM.
    I UNDERSTAND THAT MY NEW EAS IS (YYYY/MM/DD).  I HAVE BEEN COUNSELED
    ON THE CONTENTS OF THE FY13 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 SEPARATION CODE 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 SEPARATION
    CODE.
        (2) THE SPD FOR ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED MARINES BEING DISCHARGED
    FROM ACTIVE DUTY IS KCC1, REDUCTION IN FORCE.  THIS SEPARATION CODE
    APPLIES TO MARINES THAT HAVE COMPLETED EIGHT YEARS ACTIVE DUTY
    OBLIGATED SERVICE AND DO NOT WISH TO TRANSFER TO THE RESERVES.  REF
    E, PARAGRAPH 6404.3 PROVIDES THE AUTHORITY FOR THIS SEPARATION CODE.
        (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 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.
      E. 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, I, AND J.  MGIB
    REQUIREMENTS ARE FOUND IN REF K.
      F. ENLISTMENT BONUSES (EB) OR SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES (SRB)
    WILL NOT BE RECOUPED FROM MARINES SEPARATED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF
    THIS MARADMIN AS IT IS A FORCE SHAPING MEASURE.
      G.  POLICY APPLICABLE TO THE FY14 VEERP WILL BE DISSEMINATED WITH
    SUFFICIENT TIME FOR FY14 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 2013.
    11. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY LIEUTENANT GENERAL ROBERT E. MILSTEAD, JR.
    DEPUTY COMMANDANT FOR MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS.//

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      Where’d you find this? I can’t even find it up on google yet.

      • Civwannabe

        Terminal lance site. FY13 VEERP? Forum.

  • Curious

    Anything about the Voluntary Separation Pay? I know it was in the drawdown brief but don’t see anything about it in that MarAdmin posted

  • Curious
  • okinawa inmate

    ok so when this comes out, can anyone tell me the steps I need to take to use this magnificent document? I read the whole thing and i qualify..i want to be like ninja_punch..you know, free…lol

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      First thing is you need to hunt down your career planner.

      I know my old SSgt used the FY12 one, and he just had to submit a letter to his C.O. that basically said “Per the reference I am requesting to participate in the VEERP program.” He didn’t have to justify it or anything, just say that he was volunteering.

      But yeah contact your career planner, get him working on it for you, and it should be a pretty simple process for you.

      Safety and Peace

      • okinawa inmate

        Ok thanks man. Guess I need to find out who my career planner is. I have no idea who is in my chain of command bc the day I checked in they FAP’d me out. Of course I ain’t complaining hahaha

  • 18In&GoingStrong

    This is not an issue for your career planner to act on. YOU have to set up TAMPS/SEPs thru the career planner, but if you want out, then you have to do the work. You have to go thru your company or S1.

  • Kyle Christian

    My EAS date is literally 29 dates after FY 2013. Can I still submit for early out, and hope for the best. I have heard of those submitting AA Forms and getting out early. who has the best method for getting out.

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      You could always try, I mean it never hurts to try. But since you’re past the cut off date I wouldn’t expect it to get approved. But who knows… your command might throw you a bone, I mean stranger things have happened.

      So talk to your career planner, with some luck maybe he’ll give you the papers and you can slip under the radar.

      Like I said, no promises, but it couldn’t hurt to try.

      Safety and Peace

  • TLCPL32

    I also hear at serving 36 months you could request to go inactive reserve and get early but one more year would be added to your IRR time? is this true or just some lance underground crap!?!?

    • TLCPL

      heard after serving*

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      I haven’t been able to find any paperwork, or military times stories that would confirm this. I think it’s just lance underground rumor.

  • lanceduberman

    hey guys, I have a scholarship to NYU and I’ve only been in the reserves for almost a year, and the reseves are gonna prevent me from getting this scholarship, my end of enlistment date is june 6 2017, is there any way around this? Can I still qualify for early release?

  • Easplz

    My eas date is oct 272013 any word on fy14 veerp? Or any other ways to get out? I’m not attending college when I get out I have a job waiting for me as of the moment.
    Thanks for the help

    • http://www.iHateTheUSMC.com/ S_The_Mod

      If we hear anything about this we will be sure to post it up.

  • andrew petrie

    Has anyone heard of the FY14 VEERP coming out? I know last year it came out in July but with this whole year out thing anything over 90 days has to be approved by the CG and everyone knows that takes forever and FY12 was out in May or March. I just want it ASAP so I can put in for less than 120 days out, someone around here has to know something…

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      Haven’t heard anything yet man. Wish I could say that we had any solid info, but we’re stuck waiting for it too. Keep your head up man, the grass really is greener on this side.

      Safety and Peace

  • need2getoutsoon

    FY14 anyone?

    • NINJA_PUNCH

      I’ve been keeping an eye out for it. Unfortunately there’s no news on it yet. Rest assured as soon as it’s out we’ll have it posted on the site.

      Safety and Peace