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Retiree General Information: Retirement Recognition

Navy Retirement Letter/Certificate Requests

You can receive a retirement letter from U.S. President, the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON), and governors.

Send your request to your Governor. Include your name and a complete mailing address on all written correspondence so the Governor can respond.

To request a retirement letter from the Master Chief Petty Officer of the NAVY, complete this online form.

Additional Contacts

To contact the Mayor of Washington, DC, send correspondence to:
The Honorable Anthony A. Williams
Mayor of the District of Columbia
1350 John A. Wilson Building
Washington, DC 20004

To contact the Delegate of Washington, DC, send correspondence to:
The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20510

Presidential Retirement Certificates
A Retirement Certificate is available for personnel retiring with 20 or more years of military service and can be ordered through their Command Career Counselor. Presidential Certificates are no longer mailed from NPC with Fleet Reserve/Retirement Packages. The DD 2542 is now available for order through:

Presidential Retirement Letters
A personal Retirement Letter is available to personnel retiring with 30 or more years of military service. Send a fax request on Command letterhead with the following information: retiree's rate, full name, social security number, service dates, retirement date, ceremony date, retiree's home address, point of contact, point of contact's phone number, and disposition (where the letter is to be mailed).

Navy White House Liaison Office
DSN 225-0154/Comm 703-695-0154
Fax: 703-695-0699

Presidential Certificate of Appreciation
To receive a certificate of appreciation from a former U.S. President, use the contact information below. Requests should include, at a minimum, full name and rank of retiree, date of retirement, address, name and phone number of contact person. Other information may be required.

William Clinton:
Office of the Honorable William Jefferson Clinton
55 W 125th Street
New York, New York 10027
Ph: 212-348-8882
Fax: 212-348-9245

George Bush:
Office of the Honorable George Bush
10000 Memorial Drive Suite 900
Houston, TX 77024
Ph: 1-713-686-1188
Fax: 1-713-683-0801

Ronald Reagan:
Office of the Honorable Ronald Reagan
11000 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Ph: 310-552-1980
Fax: 310-552-2514

Jimmy Carter:
The Honorable Jimmy Carter
The Carter Center
Attn: Executive Office
Atlanta, GA 30307
Fax: 1-404-331-0283

Gerald Ford:
Office of the Honorable Gerald R. Ford
P.O. Box 927
Rancho Mirage, CA 92770
Ph: 1-760-324-1763
Fax: 1-760-324-7289

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