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U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve

Augment. Support. Reinforce.

2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA. 70114
Reservists Collecting Retirement before 60

REDUCED RETIREMENT AGE FOR RESERVISTS

The change in retirement age came as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY-08. It is reflected in DoDInst 1215.07. Specifically found in para 6.5.1.

The broken down eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • The NDAA FY-08 authorizes the reduction of eligibility age for retired pay to be reduced below 60 years of age by three months for each aggregate of 90 days the member serves on active duty in any fiscal year after 28 January 2008.
  • Service on active duty must be performed pursuant to a call or order to active duty under a provision of law referred to in section 101(a)(13)(B) or under section 12301(d) of 10 U.S. Code.
  • For every 90 days on active duty (ANY type of active duty OTHER than active duty for training), take 3 months off your 60th birthday.
  • Days need not be consecutive, but must be in the same FY
  • Only for active duty served after 28 Jan 2008
  • Time spent on the Active Reserve (AR) Program does not count
  • Annual Training (AT) does not count
  • Cannot be paid before age 50
  • Eligible for Retirement Pay prior to age 60, but will not receive TRICARE benefits until age 60

As administrators, we use what's known as the D600 screen in MCTFS to determine all periods of active duty (in excess of 30 consecutive days). For periods of ADOS that are for less than 30 consecutive days, a copy of the MROWS Orders would be required IOT substantiate the period of duty served.

If there are specific questions surrounding a Marine's particular service and how it may affect their retirement age, the POC for re-computing the retirement age for reserve retirees is CMC (MMSR-5) at (703) 784-9306.

SBP Counseling

DD Form 2656 (Retired Pay Data Form) Instructions for Mairines soon to be retired

Currently, the Marine Corps has the highest rate of retirees who does not have a DD Form 2656, Retired Pay Data Form on record.  Please pass to your responsible Separation's office or personnel responsible for conducting the SBP counseling to retired Marines, to ensure this is completed and the DD Form is forwarded to DFAS no later than 30 days prior to the Marine's retirement date.  The counseling should be conducted on all retirees, to include those Marines being transferred to the Temporary Disability Retired List or the Permanent Disability Retired List.

We are now including a comment in the unit diary history statement for medically retired Marines.  Also ensure that this is completed prior to sending a Marine home awaiting orders, if they are medically retiring.

Please pass the word to other fellow Personnel Officers responsible for SBP counseling.

Seps Pay Process

Latest Admin Updates

Update to the Separations Payment Process

ALCON, it is requested that this email be passed down to the lowest ranking members within your administrative commands.  The Marine Corps is implementing a change in payroll procedures by eliminating the daily payrolls that the Finance and Disbursing Offices conduct and replacing them with unit diary transaction.  The previous payroll processing had a price tag attached to it whereas the new process of a unit diary entry is cost free.  This process is being mandated by HQMC RFF (Finance) and is also being implemented within MCTFS.  As such, this email is for informational purposes only.

IMPACT ON COMMANDS

The only impact this will have on commands is the receipt of a separating active duty member's final pay and allowances.  An active duty member is defined as any Marine, active or reserve, who is being separated after serving on active duty for more than 30 days. 

OLD PROCESS

When the Finance Office receives all appropriate documents in a timely manner, members being separated under the payroll process had their payments processed two days prior to their effective date of separation.  This resulted in member's receiving their final pay and allowances on their date of separation.

NEW PROCESS

When the Finance Office receives all appropriate documents in a timely manner, members being separated under the new unit diary process will have their payments processed on their effective date of separation.  This will result in member's receiving their final pay and allowances 1-2 days after their date of separation.

IMPLEMENTATION DATE:  The MarForRes Finance Office will begin processing separation payments under the unit diary method on 15 Jan 2011.

Should there be any questions regarding this matter please feel free to contact me via email or phone. Thank you.

 

R/S

CWO4 Doug Hoelscher

Finance Officer

Marine Forces Reserve

4400 Dauphine St

New Orleans, LA 70146

504-678-6541

DSN 678

DD214-15 Change

Latest Admin Updates

Changes to the DD214/15

R 080930Z OCT 09
UNCLASSIFIED//
MARADMIN 0606/09
MSGID/GENADMIN,USMTF,2007/CMC WASHINGTON DC MRA MM//
SUBJ/CHANGES TO DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FORM 214-5 SERIES//
REF/A/MSGID:DOC/DOD/YMD:20090820//
REF/B/MSGID:DOC/MMSR/YMD:20070606//
NARR/REF A IS DODI 1336.01, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY (DD FORM 214/5 SERIES). REF B, MCO 1900.16F, IS THE
MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL.//
POC/L. A. BENNETT/CIV/UNIT:MMSR/-/TEL:DSN 278-9322 /TEL:COMM (703) 784-9322/EMAIL:LAURIE.BENNETT@USMC.MIL//
POC/L. HEEREN/CIV/UNIT:MMSR/-/TEL:DSN 278-9322 /TEL:COMM (703) 784-9322/EMAIL:LINDA.HEEREN@USMC.MIL//

GENTEXT/REMARKS/

1. THE CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY, DD FORM 214/5, HAS BEEN REVISED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

2. GENERAL. RECENT RELEASE OF REF A HAS DIRECTED CHANGES TO COMPLETION OF DD FORM 214/5. REF A SHOULD BE READ IN ITS ENTIRETY.
THE CHANGES TAKE EFFECT IMMEDIATELY.

3. BACKGROUND. THIS MARADMIN ADDRESSES SPECIFIC CHANGES TO THE DD FORM 214/5 OUTLINED IN REFERENCES A AND B.

4. DD FORM 214/5 CHANGES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A. ADDED BLOCK 12H "INITIAL ENTRY TRAINING" AS DEFINED IN REF A.
B. BLOCK 15A CHANGED TO READ: "COMMISSIONED THROUGH SERVICE ACADEMY" VICE "MEMBER CONTRIBUTED TO POST VIETNAM ERA VETERANS'
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE".
C. BLOCK 15B CHANGED TO READ: "COMMISSIONED THROUGH ROTC SCHOLARSHIP (10 USC SEC. 2107B)" VICE "HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR
EQUIVALENT".
D. ADDED BLOCK 15C "ENLISTED UNDER LOAN REPAYMENT PROGRAM (10 USC CHAP. 109) (IF YES, YEARS COMMITMENT )".
E. ADDED BLOCK 20A "MEMBER REQUESTS COPY 3 BE SENT TO THE CENTRAL OFFICE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS (WASHINGTON, DC)".
F. ADDED BLOCK 21B "DATE (YYYYMMDD)".
G. ADDED BLOCK 22B "DATE (YYYYMMDD)".

5. THE NEW PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) VERSION OF DD FORM 214/5 WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL FORMS MANAGEMENT OFFICERS MARINE
CORPS WIDE VIA THE HEADQUARTERS MARINE CORPS FORMS MANAGER, MS. L. A. SOMERS AT COMM:(703) 614-2951 OR DSN 224-2951 OR
EMAIL:LAURIE.SOMERS@USMC.MIL OR SMB.HQMC.ARDE@USMC.MIL.

6. ELECTRONIC PROCESSING AND TRANSMISSION OF THE DD FORM 214/5 IS THE GOAL OF MANPOWER INFORMATION DIVISION, MI. COORDINATION BETWEEN
MI AND MANPOWER MANAGEMENT SUPPORT BRANCH, MMSB, IS UNDERWAY TO ALLOW ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION TO THE MARINE'S OFFICIAL MILITARY
PERSONNEL FILE. FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING THE NEW ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE DD FOR 214/5, CONTACT MR. DONALD PAGE, HQMC, MIO, AT
COMM: (703) 784-9765 OR DSN 278-9765/EMAIL: DONALD.F.PAGE@USMC.MIL.

7. THE NEXT CHANGE TO REF B WILL ADDRESS THE NEW REQUIREMENTS IN REF A.

8. RELEASE AUTHORIZED BY BGEN A. SALINAS, DIRECTOR, MANPOWER MANAGEMENT DIVISION.//

Retirement Flag

ISSUANCE OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG UPON RETIREMENT

DTG: 051045Z Dec 08

UNCLASSIFIED//

SUBJ:ISSUANCE OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG UPON RETIREMENT
MSGID/GENADMIN/COMMARFORRES G-1// REF/A/MSGID:DOC/MCO P1900.16F/-// NARR/REF
A IS THE MARINE CORPS SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT MANUAL// POC/PORCHE,
R.C./YC02/MARFORRES G-1 OPS/TEL:DSN 678-1769, (504) 678-
1769/EMAIL:ROBIN.PORCHE@USMC.MIL/-//
RMKS/1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MSG IS TO REITERATE THE PROVISIONS OF PAR
1012.7 OF THE REF.
2. THE NDAA OF 1999 DIR CDRS PRESENT A US FLAG TO ACDU MBRS RETIRING OR
TRANS TO THE FMCR AFTER 1OCT98. THE NDAA OF 2000 DIR CDRS PRESENT A US FLAG
TO RES MBRS BEING TRANS TO THE RETIRED LIST AWAITING PAY AT AGE 60 ON OR
AFTER 1OCT99.
3. UNIT COMMANDERS AND INSP-INSTRS ARE DIR TO ENSURE THAT THEIR S-4 HAS A
SUFFICIENT SUPPLY OF US FLAGS ON HAND ALL AT ALL TIMES TO ENSURE THAT EACH
MARINE WITH AN APPROVED RETIREMENT IS PRESENTED WITH SUCH FLAG. LOCAL
OPERATING FUNDS WILL BE USED TO PROCURE US FLAGS (NSN 8345-00-656-1435).
4. IN THE ABSENCE OF FURTHER GUIDANCE FROM HQMC, REQUESTS FROM ACDU
RETIREES HAVING RETIRED OR TRANS TO THE FMCR ON OR AFTER 1OCT99 HAVING NOT
PREVIOUSLY BEEN GIVEN A US FLAG WILL BE HONORED AND A FLAG WILL BE GIVEN.
RES RETIREES HAVING BEING TRANS TO THE RETIRED LIST AWAITING PAY AGE 60 ON
OR AFTER 1OCT99 HAVING NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN GIVEN A US FLAG WILL BE HONORED
AND A FLAG WILL BE GIVEN. RETIREES OF THIS CATEGORY REQUESTING A US FLAG
MUST SHOW PROOF OF RETIREMENT PRIOR TO THE AWARDING OF THE US FLAG.
5. MSC G1 ARE DIR TO ENSURE WIDEST DISSEMINATION OF THIS MSG TO ALL
SUBORDINATE UNITS.//



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