Navy allowing retiring officers to stay on active duty through end of the year
REBECCA SIDERS/Navy Cyber Defense Operations Co
200313-N-LT925-041 (NORFOLK, VA) - Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command operations officer, Cmdr. Timothy "Ed" Lowery, walks ashore for the last time after serving 27 years in the U.S. Navy during a retirement ceremony at the SEAL Heritage Center, March 13. Photo by Cryptologic Technician (Networks), First Class Petty Officer, Bryson Wolfe (U.S. Navy Photo/Released).
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.