May 21, 2012
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrea Perez
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — Navy implementation of DoD policy allowing Reservists to carry over leave earned during an active duty period to a later active duty period was announced in NAVADMIN 163/12, May 18.
Reserve Sailors may now earn and carry over up to 60 days of accrued leave. Additionally, as part of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, all service members may carry over up to 75 days if the leave was accrued between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2013.
If serving in a combat tax exclusion zone, active duty and Reserve Sailors may be eligible to carry over up to 120 days of accrued leave.
Reservists desiring leave carry-over must sign a Page 13 documenting the leave carried over at their Personnel Support Detachment (PSD) at the time of separation from an active duty period.
Service members who choose to sell back carried over leave may do so at separation from their next active duty period, separation from the service (unless discharged under other than honorable conditions) or upon retirement.
The new leave carry-over changes are being updated to reflect the current MILPERSMAN articles that apply (1050-060, 1050-070 and 7220-340). For more information, read NAVADMIN 163/12 or contact your servicing PSD.
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