The U.S. Navy has made some significant changes pertaining to the retention of Sailors. In the past, Sailors with projected rotation dates (PRD) after their end of active obligated service (EAOS) were able to push their EAOS to match their PRD only if they were a first term Sailor on sea duty. Now the U.S. Navy has mandated that all Sailors' EAOS and PRD match. This does not affect those Sailors who have already been given their orders to their next command. Sailors should make their intentions known on whether they plan on staying in the Navy or getting out to their chain of command. Their chain of command should then be able to provide them with the information they need to help determine what is best for their specific circumstance.
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