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Resignation requests are now completed via NSIPS (training found here).  The separating officer should forward their request to Officer Personnel via NSIPS, with appropriate documentation attached to the request, and via hard copy through their chain of command using a blue chop sheet and following the format guidelines in MILPERSMAN 1920-190 and 1920-200.  After the request is approved by BUPERS and separation orders are received, the resigning member should:

  1. Contact Officer Personnel upon receipt of your orders to arrange an appointment to review the Pre-separation Counseling Checklist (DD Form 2648).  This counseling is most effective if it is scheduled before the member has attended the TAP GPS at the Family Service Center.
  2. Schedule a separation physical through the Naval Medical Clinic 6-12 months before the detachment date.
  3. IMPORTANT:  Your DD-214 will not become available for review and signature until after your entire separation package has been submitted to PSD Norfolk.  The new process includes a reviewing of your DD-214 on NSIPS, and after the review process is complete, you will finalize and sign your DD-214 in Bupers Online - Navy Personnel Command Document Services.
  4. Your last FITREP in the Navy will be marked "APPROVED" in Block 21.  If you are separating outside of the standard reporting period and did not receive an "APPROVED" FITREP, you will receive a "Detachment of Individual" report with "APPROVED" annotated in Block 21.  For any questions, contact x3-1552.

Note:  Voluntarily separating personnel are NOT eligible for Permissive Temporary Duty for job/house hunting.

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