• Make sure you are attending TRS in the timeframe that is required by MCO 1700.31. Having a reenlistment package routing or pending isn’t justification to not attend.
Title 10, USC, 1142 states the following:
• (A) In the case of an anticipated retirement, pre-separation counseling shall commence as soon as possible during the 24-month period preceding the anticipated retirement date. In the case of a separation other than a retirement, pre-separation counseling shall commence as soon as possible during the 14-month period preceding the anticipated date. Except as provided in subparagraph (B), in no event shall pre-separation counseling commence later than 90 days before the date of discharge or release.
• (B) In the event that a retirement or other separation is unanticipated until there are 90 or fewer days before the anticipated retirement or separation date, or in the event a member of a reserve component is being demobilized under circumstances in which (as determined by the Secretary concerned) operational requirements make the 90-day requirement under subparagraph (A) unfeasible, pre-separation counseling shall begin as soon as possible within the remaining period of service.
• In other words, it is the law to send Marines to TRS at least 90 days before their EAS. If you have any questions, please contact your respected Company Office to schedule you for a class.