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Volunteering for a Mobilization
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Volunteering for a Mobilization

There are three primary ways to volunteer for mobilization as an RC Sailor.

Respond to a specific mobilization announcement.

  • Ensure you have approval from your unit commander to mobilize (e.g., route a special request chit through your chain of command).

  • Subscribe with the U.S. Navy Reserve to receive automated emails for mobilization opportunities and follow the directions in the announcement you are interested in.

Change your Mobilization Assignment Status (MAS) to indicate that you are volunteering for any available mobilization for which you are suited

  • You must route a special request chit through your chain of command.

  • Once approved, take your approved chit to your administration department at your NOSC and ask them to change your MAS code to VOL (volunteer) in NSIPS.

  • Once you change your MAS code, you are indicating you are ready to deploy immediately for any job in the system that you are qualified for worldwide assignment.

  • You will remain in a volunteer status until you change the code. Since current VOL MAS codes are given more consideration for recall, it is advisable to periodically update your status.

You can also volunteer for assignments via the CNRFC portal.


Below are a list of forms that are commonly needed to initiate the mobilization process. Depending on your individual circumstances, they may or may not apply:

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  • Voluntary Waiver Acknowledgement (NAVPERS_1300-25_Rev06-19.pdf (

  • Voluntary Service Agreement (VSA) (NAVPERS 1300/24)

  • Voluntary Service Agreement (VSA) for Continuing on Mobilization or IA Orders in CENTCOM AOR

  • Administrative Remarks Page 13 (NAVPERS 1070/613)

  • PRS Questionnaire

For any questions or concerns, please contact CNRFC N35.

CNRFC N35 SOP Courtesy Activation and Deactivation NRA Shift. 

A Courtesy Activation or Deactivation is an approved exception for an RC SVM to report to a Navy Reserve Activity (NRA) other than the SVM’s owning NRA or the SVM’s activation ready load date (RLD) or NRA deactivation check-in date.

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