NAVPERS 15560D MILPERSMAN Section 1910-120 (28 Jul 2008)
SEPARATION BY REASON OF CONVENIENCE OF THE
GOVERNMENT - PHYSICAL OR MENTAL CONDITIONS
a. Physical or behavioral conditions which impair a
member's performance, but do not amount to a physical
disability, are covered under this article. They do not amount
to a disability, but can affect potential for continued naval
service (see above references). Conditions included, but not
limited to the list of conditions as outlined in references (a)
through (c), which covers:
(1) Enuresis (bedwetting).
(2) Sleepwalking and/or Somnambulism.
(3) Dyslexia and other learning disorders.
(4) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
(5) Stammering or Stuttering.
(6) Incapacitating fear of flying confirmed by psychiatric evaluation.
(7) Airsickness, Motion Sickness, and/or Travel Sickness.
(8) Phobic fear of Air, Sea, and Submarine Modes of Transportation.
(9) Uncomplicated Alcoholism or Other Substance Use Disorder.
(10) Mental retardation.
(11) Adjustment Disorders.
(12) Impulse Control Disorders.
(13) Sexual Gender and Identity Disorders paraphilias.
(14) Factitious Disorder.
(16) Over height.
(17) Psuedofolliculitis barbae of the face and/or neck.
(18) Medical Contraindication to the Administration of Required Immunizations.
(19) Significant allergic reaction to stinging insect venom.
(20) Unsanitary habits.
(21) Certain anemias - in the absence of unfitting
sequelae - including G6PD deficiency, other
inherited Anemia Trait, and Von Willebrands
(22) Allergy to Uniform Clothing or Wool.
(23) Long Sleeper Syndrome.
b. The government or the member can initiate separation
request per this article.
(1) Command-initiated request: Per reference (d),
involuntary separation processing may not be initiated until the
servicemember has been notified formally with NAVPERS 1070/613
(Rev. 7-06), Administrative Remarks concerning performance
deficiencies related to the physical/behavioral condition and
advised of medical resources (if applicable) that may assist in
the member's retention. The CO must provide the member
reasonable time to overcome deficiencies (if possible) as
reflected in appropriate counseling or personnel records.
(2) Servicemember-initiated request: May request
separation based on a medical condition not amounting to
disability which member's attending military physician believes
exists and obviates the member's potential for continued Naval
Service. Member may request separation only after all medical
avenues of relief have been exhausted. The medical officer must
document why member's condition renders member incapable of
completing obligated service (OBLISERV) in an operational
capacity. This request is considered a voluntary separation;
therefore, there are no separation pay entitlements and
Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB)/Enlistment Bonus (EB), if
applicable, will be recouped.
c. Whether command- or servicemember-initiated, specific
documentation is required from the medical officer that
condition renders member incapable of completing member's
OBLISERV, e.g., forced conversion, reassignment, etc. If the
request is forwarded to Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM) for
disposition without the specific documentation mentioned above,
the request will be disapproved.
3. Procedures. Administrative separation (ADSEP) packages must include
a. NAVPERS 1070/613 which specifically addresses
performance deficiencies related to physical or behavioral
condition and resources available, unless servicemember has
requested the separation.
b. Request for separation from servicemember, if initiated
c. Administrative notification per MILPERSMAN 1910-402, if
initiated by command.
e. Medical documentation from a medical officer supporting
separation due to the condition, or suitability screening form
for operational or overseas assignment, signed by a medical
4. Characterization of Service. Honorable (HON), unless an
Entry Level Separation (ELS) (MILPERSMAN 1910-308) or General
(Under Honorable Conditions) (GEN) (MILPERSMAN 1910-304), is
warranted. Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel are not eligible
ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION PER MEMBER'S REQUEST
(Use proper letter format containing the following.)
|From:||(Rate/Full Name/Branch/SSN (XXX-XX-1234, last four digits))
|To:||Separation Authority (Special Courts-Martial Convening
Authority (SPCMA) or higher)
|Subj:||REQUEST FOR SEPARATION BASED ON PHYSICAL OR BEHAVIORAL
CONDITION(S) NOT AMOUNTING TO A DISABILITY
|Ref:||(a) MILPERSMAN 1910-120
|Encl:||(1) Copy of medical documentation describing condition
| ||(2) Copy of mishap/safety investigation (where
|1.||Per reference (a), I request separation based on the medical condition
which I and/or my attending physician believe exists, but does not amount to
a disability per current Navy guidance. The medical condition is (briefly
describe/explain medical condition) and is supported by enclosure (1).
|2.||The following information is provided:
| ||a. Active Duty Start Date:
| ||b. Expiration of Service:
| ||c. Date Reported Current Command:
| ||d. Projected Rotation Date (PRD):
| ||e. This medical condition (existed/did not exist) upon my entry into
| ||f. This medical condition (was/was not) the result of, or contributed
to, my own misconduct.
| ||g. A mishap/safety investigation (was/was not) conducted regarding this
medical injury/problem. If conducted, attach as enclosure (2).
|3.||Remarks: Explain the history of your medical condition and why it
prevents you from completing your obligated service in any capacity.