Separations and retirements can be either voluntary (SRB, retirement by choice, resignation by choice, non-renewal of current contract, EAS, etc.), or involuntary (administrative separation, twice passed over for promotion, mandatory retirement due to high year tenure, medical retirement, etc.). For many Marines, separation or retirement may be welcome or agreeable to them. However, for others, there may be ambivalence or outright resistance. Most Marines will get through this process without any problems, but some will not. This guide is for those Marines who are not adapting well to the separation process.
Don't treat retirement and retirement planning as a common occurrence. As we know, Marines only get one shot to make the transition a smooth process, so both Marines and their commands need to start early and massage everything along the way.
See: HQMC Separation and Retirement Branch (MMSR)
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