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Retirement & Separation Medical Examination

A pre-retirement/separation medical examination is not required for NOAA Corps officers. However, it is strongly recommended. The retirement/separation medical examination is performed solely for your benefit to assist with future claims you may make with the Department of Veterans Affairs. A complete medical examination is recommended within 12 months preceding retirement. A minimum of 60 days and a maximum of six months is recommended preceding separation date. It is also recommended that you schedule your medical examination immediately in order to meet the deadlines.

The medical examination shall follow the same requirements of an annual or 5 year periodic examination. The following forms must be completed and submitted to the Commissioned Personnel Center's Medical Administration Branch along with the results of the following studies:

Laboratory Studies

Diagnostic Studies