NORFOLK, Va. - The Navy is allowing officers set to retire this year the opportunity to stay on active duty through the end of December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The offer applies to active-duty and full-time support officers slated to retired on or before December 1, 2020. It will allow them to remain on active duty but in a retired status until the end of the year.
Under the program, the officer would still retire on their scheduled date but then would continue to serve with active-duty pay and entitlements through December 31. The officer would remain in his or her current rank and stay at his or her current command.
The Navy says there are no limits on how many retiring officers will be allowed to stay on through the end of the year.