are the applicable instructions?
Board for Correction of Naval Records
What are Reenlistment Codes?
These codes are entered on military
discharge documents and characterize a Navy/Marine Corps member's
future eligibility to enlist or reenlist after discharge or separation
from the military service.
RE-1- Eligible for reenlistment.
RE-1A- Eligible for reenlistment.
RE-2- Ineligible for reenlistment.
Recommended for reenlistment but ineligible because of status: Fleet
Reservist Retired (except for transfer to Temporary Disability
Retired List (TDRL), Commissioned Officer. Warrant 0fficer,
RE-3A- Failure to meet area aptitude
prerequisites. Fully qualified for enlistment, provided mental
criteria of table 2-1 are met. Alien.
RE-3B- Restricted assignment.
RE-3C- Reenlistment authorized by CMC
only. Ineligible for enlistment, unless waiver is granted.
RE-3D- Failure to meet disciplinary
standards. Ineligible for enlistment, unless waiver is granted.
Demonstrated dependency or hardship not meeting criteria specified
in Bupersman article C-10308.
RE-3E- Failure to meet education
prerequisites. Fully qualified for enlistment provided education
criteria is met. Erroneous induction.
RE-3F- Erroneous enlistment.
RE-3G- Condition (not physical
disability) interfering with performance of duty.
RE-3K- Disenrolled from Naval
Academy, not considered qualified for enlisted status.
RE-3N- Importance to national health,
safety or interest.
RE-3P- Physical disability (includes
discharge and transfer to TDRL). Obesity. Motion sickness.
Disqualified for officer candidate training.
RE-3R- Rank reappointment
restriction. Ineligible for reenlist unless waivered
RE-3R- Professional growth criteria.
Ineligible for reenlist unless waivered
RE-3S- Sole surviving son.
RE-4- Not recommended for
RE-5 USNR-R released after serving 90
or more days of Active Duty for training (ADT). Returned to Reserve
unit/activity without reenlistment eligibility being determined.
RE-6 Ineligible or denied
reenlistment due to High Year Tenure
RE-7 Completing the initial 2-year
active duty obligation under the 2x8 Navy Reserve Program.
RE-8 Temporary medical conditions or
unsatisfactory initial performance and conduct (available to
recruits assigned to Recruit Training command for initial training
Administrative Separation Codes and Reenlistment Codes the same?
No. Administrative Separation Codes
are used to represent the reason the service member is leaving the
military service, i.e., 213, Discharge for retirement as an officer.
For more information about discharge or separation from Naval service,
Administrative Separations, on this website.
The reenlistment codes represent an enlisted member's ability to
return to military service, i.e., RE-1, fully qualified for
reenlistment versus RE-4, ineligible for reenlistment.
do I change a reenlistment code?
You must first submit your request to change a
reenlistment code to BUPERS (PERS-254).
Following a response from BUPERS and depending on how long you have been discharged from the Naval
service, submit a request to change the RE code by writing
Board for Correction of Naval Records.
More about BCNR on this website.