The U.S. Navy has released information on the transition to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) and training requirements. The new Blended Retirement System goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. However, Sailors who are currently serving in the Navy will be grandfathered into the current retirement system. Active Component Sailors with less than 12 years of service (as of Dec. 31, 2017) and Reserve Component Sailors with fewer than 4,320 retirement points (as of Dec.31, 2017) will be able to opt-in to the new retirement plan if they choose to do so. All Navy servicemembers will be required to complete either the BRS Leader's Training course available now on Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) and Navy E-learning, or the BRS Opt-in Training course that will go live early in 2017. For more information, visit the Department of Defense BRS webpage.
For more on military retirement pay, visit the Military.com Pay section.