The Department of Defense (DoD) has released the first of four online training courses that provide education about the military's new blended retirement system, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. The first training course is specially designed for leaders, so they can understand the new blended retirement system before service members are introduced to it. The Leader Course (J3OP-US1330) is posted to Joint Knowledge Online (common access card required) and will be posted to Navy e-Learning soon. Three other web-based training courses for financial specialists, new accessions and those who are eligible to opt-into the new system will be released in the coming months. To learn more about the new retirement system, visit the Military Compensation website or view the DoD's information graphic on the blended retirement system.
For more on military retirement, see this Military.com Military Retirement System Overview.