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a. Physical or behavioral conditions which impair a member's performance, but do not amount to a physical disability, are covered under this article. They do not amount to a disability, but can affect potential for continued naval service (see above references). Conditions included, but not limited to the list of conditions as outlined in references (a) through (c), which covers:
(1) Enuresis (bedwetting).
(2) Sleepwalking and/or Somnambulism.
(3) Dyslexia and other learning disorders.
(4) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
(5) Stammering or Stuttering.
(6) Incapacitating fear of flying confirmed by psychiatric evaluation.
(7) Airsickness, Motion Sickness, and/or Travel Sickness.
(8) Phobic fear of Air, Sea, and Submarine Modes of Transportation.
(9) Uncomplicated Alcoholism or Other Substance Use Disorder.
(10) Mental retardation.
(11) Adjustment Disorders.
(12) Impulse Control Disorders.
(13) Sexual Gender and Identity Disorders paraphilias.
(14) Factitious Disorder.
(16) Over height.
(17) Psuedofolliculitis barbae of the face and/or neck.
(18) Medical Contraindication to the Administration of Required Immunizations.
(19) Significant allergic reaction to stinging insect venom.
(20) Unsanitary habits.
(21) Certain anemias - in the absence of unfitting sequelae - including G6PD deficiency, other inherited Anemia Trait, and Von Willebrands Disease.
(22) Allergy to Uniform Clothing or Wool.
(23) Long Sleeper Syndrome.
b. The government or the member can initiate separation request per this article.
(1) Command-initiated request: Per reference (d), involuntary separation processing may not be initiated until the servicemember has been notified formally with NAVPERS 1070/613 (Rev. 7-06), Administrative Remarks concerning performance deficiencies related to the physical/behavioral condition and advised of medical resources (if applicable) that may assist in the member's retention. The CO must provide the member reasonable time to overcome deficiencies (if possible) as reflected in appropriate counseling or personnel records.
(2) Servicemember-initiated request: May request separation based on a medical condition not amounting to disability which member's attending military physician believes exists and obviates the member's potential for continued Naval Service. Member may request separation only after all medical avenues of relief have been exhausted. The medical officer must document why member's condition renders member incapable of completing obligated service (OBLISERV) in an operational capacity. This request is considered a voluntary separation; therefore, there are no separation pay entitlements and Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB)/Enlistment Bonus (EB), if applicable, will be recouped.
Comments: Members can request a discharge for ODPMC.
c. Whether command- or servicemember-initiated, specific documentation is required from the medical officer that condition renders member incapable of completing member's OBLISERV, e.g., forced conversion, reassignment, etc. If the request is forwarded to Navy Personnel Command (NAVPERSCOM) for disposition without the specific documentation mentioned above, the request will be disapproved.
3. Procedures. Administrative separation (ADSEP) packages must include the following:
a. NAVPERS 1070/613 which specifically addresses performance deficiencies related to physical or behavioral condition and resources available, unless servicemember has requested the separation.
b. Request for separation from servicemember, if initiated by servicemember.
c. Administrative notification per MILPERSMAN 1910-402, if initiated by command.
e. Medical documentation from a medical officer supporting separation due to the condition, or suitability screening form for operational or overseas assignment, signed by a medical officer.
4. Characterization of Service. Honorable (HON), unless an Entry Level Separation (ELS) (MILPERSMAN 1910-308) or General (Under Honorable Conditions) (GEN) (MILPERSMAN 1910-304), is warranted. Selected Reserve (SELRES) personnel are not eligible for ELS.
ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION PER MEMBER'S REQUEST
(Use proper letter format containing the following.)
(date) From: (Rate/Full Name/Branch/SSN (XXX-XX-1234, last four digits)) To: Separation Authority (Special Courts-Martial Convening Authority (SPCMA) or higher) Subj: REQUEST FOR SEPARATION BASED ON PHYSICAL OR BEHAVIORAL CONDITION(S) NOT AMOUNTING TO A DISABILITY Ref: (a) MILPERSMAN 1910-120 Encl: (1) Copy of medical documentation describing condition (2) Copy of mishap/safety investigation (where applicable) 1. Per reference (a), I request separation based on the medical condition which I and/or my attending physician believe exists, but does not amount to a disability per current Navy guidance. The medical condition is (briefly describe/explain medical condition) and is supported by enclosure (1). 2. The following information is provided: a. Active Duty Start Date: b. Expiration of Service: c. Date Reported Current Command: d. Projected Rotation Date (PRD): e. This medical condition (existed/did not exist) upon my entry into Navy. f. This medical condition (was/was not) the result of, or contributed to, my own misconduct. g. A mishap/safety investigation (was/was not) conducted regarding this medical injury/problem. If conducted, attach as enclosure (2). 3. Remarks: Explain the history of your medical condition and why it prevents you from completing your obligated service in any capacity. _____________________________ (Member's Signature)