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EXPAND COVERAGE OF THE CURRENT ACTIVE ARMY (AA) STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT PROGRAM

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 04-053 AHRC-PL-CO EXPAND COVERAGE OF THE CURRENT ACTIVE ARMY (AA) STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT PROGRAM

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 04-053 AHRC-PL-CO EXPAND COVERAGE OF THE CURRENT ACTIVE ARMY (AA) STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT PROGRAM

REFERENCE: HQDA MESSAGE, DTG: 062051Z JAN 04 FROM DAPE-MPE, SUBJ: EXPAND COVERAGE OF THE CURRENT (NOVEMBER 2003) ACTIVE ARMY (AA) STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT PROGRAM

1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO PROVIDE THE PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EXPANSION OF THE CURRENT (NOV 03) AA UNIT SL/SM PROGRAM WHICH WAS APPROVED BY THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE ARMY ON 2 JANUARY 2004. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS MESSAGE, THE TERM "ACTIVE ARMY" MEANS THOSE UNITS OF THE ARMY NOT PART OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTS. THE TERM "SOLDIER" IS APPLICABLE TO BOTH ENLISTED AND OFFICER PERSONNEL UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.

A. THIS EXPANDED SL/SM PROGRAM WILL COVER ALL SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO OIF1 AND OEF4 UNITS ALREADY DEPLOYED.

B. TO ENSURE PERSONNEL LOSSES FROM THE DEPLOYED OIF1 AND OEF4 UNITS CAUSED BY SEPARATIONS AND PCS DO NOT ADVERSELY AFFECT FORCE READINESS AND COMBAT CAPABILITY, IT IS NECESSARY TO EXPAND THE AA UNIT SL/SM COVERAGE TO ALL DEPLOYED OIF1 AND OEF4 UNITS. ADDITIONALLY, THIS EXPANDED COVERAGE WILL FACILITATE RESETTING THE FORCE, COMPLEMENT THE FORCE STABILIZATION INITIATIVE IN FY04, AND PROVIDE EQUITY BETWEEN COMPONENTS WITH RESPECT TO STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT.

C. THIS EXPANDED PROGRAM IS EFFECTIVE THE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE AND CONTINUES THROUGH THE REDEPLOYMENT OF THE OIF1 AND OEF4 UNITS TO THEIR PERMANENT DUTY STATIONS, PLUS A MAXIMUM OF 90 DAYS. THE 90-DAY MAXIMUM PERIOD FOLLOWING REDEPLOYMENT PERMITS SOLDIERS TO PROCESS FOR SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT FROM THE ARMY AND/OR A PERIOD OF STABILIZATION FOR THOSE SOLDIERS BEING ORDERED ON A PCS TO THEIR NEXT ASSIGNMENT. COMMANDERS MUST BE PRO-ACTIVE TO ENSURE THAT SOLDIERS COMPLETE REQUIRED SEPARATION ACTIONS AND/OR PCS REQUIREMENTS AND ALLOW THEM TO DEPART THE ORGANIZATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE UPON REDEPLOYMENT WITHIN THE 90 DAYS. WHERE APPLICABLE, OCONUS ASSIGNED SOLDIERS WILL HAVE THEIR DEROS ADJUSTED TO THEIR UNIT'S REDEPLOYMENT DATE PLUS 90 DAYS, TO INCLUDE THOSE SOLDIERS SERVING UNDER A PREVIOUS INVOLUNTARY FOREIGN SERVICE TOUR EXTENSION (IFSTE).

D. IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS EXPANDED POLICY WILL NOT ALTER THE ROTATION SCHEDULE APPLICABLE TO THE OIF1 AND OEF4 UNITS. THERE IS NO INTENT TO RETAIN THE UNITS IN THE THEATER BEYOND THEIR SCHEDULED REDEPLOYMENT TO THEIR PERMANENT DUTY LOCATIONS.

E. AA SOLDIERS WHO WERE PREVIOUSLY AFFECTED BY THE ALL COMPONENT, 12-MONTH SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS PROGRAM AND THE AA UNIT STOP LOSS PROGRAM (IMPLEMENTED FEB 03 AND LIFTED MAY 03) ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS EXPANDED PROGRAM.

2. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

A. IN ORDER TO FACILITATE IMPLEMENTATION OF OIF1/OEF4 STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE, MACOMS MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: MACOM, MAJOR SUBORDINATE COMMAND (MSC), COMPANY LEVEL UIC, COMPONENT, OPERATION NAME, AND DATE OF PROJECTED REDEPLOYMENT. UIC'S MUST BE LISTED BY BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM TASK ORGANIZATION OR BY DIVISION FOR DIVISIONAL ASSETS. HRC WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT THESE REPORTS FROM OTHER THAN MACOM POC'S WHO HAVE VALIDATED THE INFORMATION. MACOMS WILL PROVIDE POCS TO HRC-ALEXANDRIA DCSOPS (MAJ JOHN BRUNDIGE, (703) 325-4082 DSN 221, CPT STEVE BARKER (703) 325-1926 DSN 221, OR MR. ROBERT WISETH (703) 325-3483 DSN 221 EMAIL: MOB@HOFFMAN.ARMY.SMIL.MIL) VIA SIPRNET WITHIN 48 HOURS OF RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE.

B. IN ORDER TO IMPROVE IMPLEMENTATION OF OIF2/OEF5/TRANSITION UNIT STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE, MACOMS MUST PROVIDE THE SAME INFORMATION AS STATED IN PARA 2.A FOR THESE UNITS.

C. MACOMS WILL PROVIDE COMMANDER, HRC (AHRC-OPD-M) WITH A BY-NAME LIST OF OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO DEPLOYED UNITS BY UIC TO ENSURE THE CORRECT INDIVIDUALS ARE DELETED, DEFERRED, STABILIZED AND/OR HAVE THEIR DEROS ADJUSTED. HRC OPMD POC FOR OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS IS LTC REBECCA MENCHI, COMMERCIAL, 703-325-3527.

3. MANNING GUIDANCE. STOP MOVE/STOP LOSS WILL MINIMIZE INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENTS. HRC WILL PROGRAM INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENTS AS REQUIRED BY ASSIGNMENT TO HOME STATION. MACOMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COORDINATE MOVEMENT OF REPLACEMENTS FORWARD FROM HOME STATION TO THEATER. LOSSES OF KEY SKILL/CRITICAL LEADERS, WHICH CANNOT BE FILLED BY THE DEPLOYING UNIT, WILL BE REPLACED INDIVIDUALLY, BY EXCEPTION. A KEY/CRITICAL POSITION IS DEFINED AS A UNIQUE POSITION IN A UNIT WHERE ELEVATING A SUBORDINATE TO THE VACATED POSITION IS NOT POSSIBLE OR IS INAPPROPRIATE.

4. PART I FOR ENLISTED SOLDIERS.

A. SOLDIERS IN UNITS AFFECTED BY THIS STOP LOSS ACTION WITH AN ETS EARLIER THAN 90 DAYS AFTER UNIT REDEPLOYMENT WILL HAVE ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS BY HRC. HOWEVER, LOCAL COMMANDERS (LTC OR ABOVE) MAY AUTHORIZE EARLY RELEASE OF SOLDIERS AFTER REDEPLOYMENT PROVIDED THE SOLDIER REQUESTS EARLY RELEASE AND HAS COMPLETED ALL TRANSITION PROCESSING, TO INCLUDE COUNSELING BY THE RESERVE COMPONENT CAREER COUNSELOR. UPON APPROVAL, ADJUSTMENTS TO ETS DATES MUST BE COORDINATED WITH THE INSTALLATION RETENTION OFFICE, WHICH HAS THE CAPABILITY VIA THE RETAIN SYSTEM TO ADJUST ETS DATES. EARLY RELEASE WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED EARLIER THAN THE SOLDIER'S CONTRACTUAL ETS DATE.

B. SOLDIERS IN AFFECTED UNITS WITH NON-REENLISTMENT ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTION (AI) REPORTING DATES PRIOR TO REDEPLOYMENT DATE PLUS 90 DAYS WHO DO NOT MEET EXCEPTION CRITERIA IN PARA 6 WILL HAVE AI DELETED. ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, HRC MAY DEFER NON-REENLISTMENT AI TO REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS.

C. SOLDIERS CURRENTLY ON REENLISTMENT ASSIGNMENT WILL BE STABILIZED IN CURRENT UNIT AND WILL PCS UPON RETURN FROM REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS.

D. SOLDIERS' ETS DATES AND DELAY IN SEPARATION REASON CODE (DLSEPR) "S" (STOP LOSS) WILL BE CHANGED IN THE TAPDB BY HRC. THESE CHANGES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY POSTED TO THE DEFENSE JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEMS (DJMS), THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS), AND EMILPO. INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE ETS DATES CHANGE IN EMILPO NOT LATER THAN 10 DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF STOP LOSS OR WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER HRC HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE UNIT'S REDEPLOYMENT DATE. COMMANDERS AND INSTALLATIONS WILL NEED TO SPECIALLY MANAGE THESE SOLDIERS TO ENSURE THEY DO NOT SEPARATE PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF STOP LOSS WITHOUT COMMAND APPROVAL.

E. SOLDIERS WITH APPROVED RETIREMENT/SEPARATION DATES WILL HAVE THEIR SEPARATION ORDERS AMENDED BY THEIR INSTALLATION AND A NEW SEPARATION DATE OF REDEPLOYMENT DATE PLUS 90 DAYS UNLESS THE RETIREMENT/SEPARATION IS MANDATED BY STATUTE. INSTALLATIONS WILL ENSURE ASSIGNMENT ELIGIBILITY AND AVAILABILITY (AEA) TERMINATION DATES ARE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS. SEE PARA 6 FOR EXCEPTIONS AND PARA 8 FOR COMMAND EXCEPTION REQUEST PROCEDURES.

F. SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO THE UNIT AS INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENTS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE AA UNIT STOP LOSS/STOP MOVEMENT PROVISIONS AND WILL HAVE THEIR ETS ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY.

G. SOLDIERS WITH ETS DATE ADJUSTMENT CONCERNS SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THEIR SERVICING CAREER COUNSELOR FOR ASSISTANCE. CAREER COUNSELORS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED GUIDANCE ON UPDATING ETS/RETIREMENT DATES FOR ENLISTED SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS.

H. SOLDIERS SCHEDULED FOR NCOES TRAINING WILL ATTEND POST DEPLOYMENT.

I. SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO UNIT STOP LOSS WILL REMAIN COMPETITIVE FOR PROMOTION AND SCHOOL SELECTION BY A HQDA CENTRALIZED SELECTION BOARD IAW AR 600-8-19 AND ELIGIBILITY GUIDANCE.

J. ENLISTED ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAINING INFORMATION:

(1) NON-REENLISTMENT OR RECLASSIFICATION. UPON ESTABLISHMENT OF A REDEPLOYMENT DATE, HRC-EPMD WILL BEGIN SELECTING SOLDIERS FOR ASSIGNMENT AT 4 MONTHS PRIOR TO REDEPLOYMENT DATE. ASSIGNMENT REPORTING DATES WILL BE ESTABLISHED NET 90 DAYS BEYOND THE REDEPLOYMENT DATE.

(2) REENLISTMENT OR RECLASSIFICATION. CAREER COUNSELORS WILL IDENTIFY SOLDIERS WHO REQUIRE RESCHEDULING OF TRAINING 90 DAYS PRIOR TO REDEPLOYMENT AND PROVIDE INFORMATION TO HRC (AHRC-EPR).

(3) SOLDIERS MAY WAIVE PCS STABILIZATION IN ORDER TO ACCEPT ASSIGNMENT, SCHOOLING, OR REENLISTMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

5. PART II FOR OFFICERS (COMMISSIONED AND WARRANT)

A. OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICERS WHO ARE CURRENTLY ON ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE DELETED, DEFERRED, STABILIZED, OR HAVE THEIR DEROS ADJUSTED BY HRC OPMD AS COORDINATED WITH LOCAL COMMANDERS. DEFERRED ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS WILL HAVE A REPORT DATE NET THE UNIT REDEPLOYMENT DATE PLUS 90 DAYS. OFFICERS WHO WANT TO WAIVE THEIR POST DEPLOYMENT 90 DAY STABILIZATION PERIOD AND PCS ON AI MAY REQUEST A WAIVER THROUGH THE FIRST COL (O6) IN THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND. COMMANDERS WILL PROVIDE OPMD, HRC (AHRC-OPD-M) A CONSOLIDATED LIST OF OFFICERS REQUESTING 90 DAY PCS STABILIZATION WAIVERS TO ENSURE AI FOR THESE OFFICERS ARE NOT DELETED/DEFERRED. OFFICERS NOT ON ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS (AI) BUT ASSIGNED TO AN AFFECTED UNIT WILL BE STABILIZED WITH THE UNIT THROUGH REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS. ANY NEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS WILL HAVE A REPORT DATE NOT EARLIER THAN (NET) THE UNIT REDEPLOYMENT DATE PLUS 90 DAYS.

B. THE RETIREMENT, REFRAD, RESIGNATION OR DISCHARGE OF AN OFFICER WHO HAS TWICE FAILED SELECTION FOR PROMOTION AND WHO HAS DECLINED SELECTIVE CONTINUATION AFTER BEING OFFERED SUCH CONTINUATION WILL BE TREATED AS A VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT, REFRAD, RESIGNATION OR DISCHARGE FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF THIS MESSAGE, THUS, STOP LOSS WILL APPLY. UNIT STOP LOSS DOES NOT APPLY TO OFFICERS TWICE NON-SELECTED FOR PROMOTION WHO ARE NOT SUBSEQUENTLY SELECTIVELY CONTINUED FOR FURTHER SERVICE ON ACTIVE DUTY. STOP LOSS WILL ALSO NOT APPLY TO OFFICERS WHO ARE TWICE NONSELECTED FOR PROMOTION AND ARE SELECTED FOR SELCON BUT HAVE ALREADY CONDUCTED FINAL OUTPROCESSING ON OR BEFORE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS ITERATION OF AA UNIT STOP LOSS.

C. FOR OFFICERS WITHOUT AN EXPIRATION OF CURRENT SERVICE DATE (ECUR), NO ACTION IS NECESSARY TO RETAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY (EXCEPT AS NOTED IN PARA 8). THOSE OFFICERS WITH APPROVED RETIREMENT/REFRAD/RESIGNATION/ DISCHARGE DATES WILL HAVE THEIR ORDERS AMENDED BY THEIR INSTALLATION TO A DATE 90 DAYS AFTER REDEPLOYMENT UNLESS THE RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION IS MANDATED BY STATUTE. HOWEVER, LOCAL COMMANDERS (COL OR ABOVE) MAY REQUEST EARLY RELEASE OF OFFICERS AFTER REDEPLOYMENT PROVIDED THE OFFICER REQUESTS EARLY RELEASE AND HAS COMPLETED ALL TRANSITION PROCESSING. SUBMIT REQUESTS TO COMMANDER HRC, ATTN: (AHRC-PDT-PM), 200 STOVALL STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22332. SEE PARA 6 FOR EXCEPTIONS AND PARA 8 FOR COMMAND EXCEPTION REQUEST PROCEDURES.

D. FOR OFFICERS WITH AN ECUR DATE, THE ECUR DATE WILL BE CHANGED TO REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS IN THE TAPDB BY HRC. OFFICERS' ECUR DATES AND DELAY IN SEPARATION REASON CODE (DLSEPR) "S" (STOP LOSS) WILL BE CHANGED IN THE TAPDB BY HRC. THESE CHANGES WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY POSTED TO THE DJMS, DEERS, AND EMILPO. INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE ECUR DATES CHANGE IN EMILPO BY NOT LATER THAN 10 DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF STOP LOSS OR WITHIN 10 DAYS AFTER HRC HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE UNIT'S REDEPLOYMENT DATE. COMMANDERS AND INSTALLATIONS WILL NEED TO SPECIALLY MANAGE THEIR OFFICERS AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS TO ENSURE THEY DO NOT SEPARATE PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF STOP LOSS WITHOUT COMMAND APPROVAL.

E. OFFICERS SUBJECT TO THIS STOP LOSS / STOP MOVE PROGRAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE FY04 ARMY NATIONAL GUARD COMBAT REFORM INITIATIVE PROGRAM (ANGCRI).
6. EXCEPTIONS TO STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE:

A. THOSE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE ALREADY DEPARTED THEATER TO RETIRE, ETS OR PCS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THIS EXPANDED AA UNIT STOP LOSS PROGRAM.

B. SOLDIERS ELIGIBLE FOR MANDATORY RETIREMENT. SOLDIERS WITH A MANDATORY RETIREMENT DATE WILL BE RETURNED TO HOME STATION 90 DAYS PRIOR TO SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT TRANSITION PROCESSING. (NOTE: ENLISTED RETENTION CONTROL POINTS (RCP) ARE NOT MANDATORY RETIREMENTS, EXCEPT SOLDIERS WITH 30 YEARS AFS OR AGE 55).

C. SOLDIERS ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT, SEPARATION
FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY, OR OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS. THIS INCLUDES SOLDIERS WHO HAVE A PERMANENT 3 OR 4 PROFILE WHO ARE PENDING FINAL DECISION UNDER THE PDES (PHYSICAL DISABILITY EVALUATION SYSTEM) AND INCLUDES A PENDING MMRB OR MEB/PEB ACTION.

D. SOLDIERS ON ASSIGNMENT FOR STRYKER BRIGADE COMBAT TEAMS (SBCT).

E. SOLDIERS IDENTIFIED FOR ARSOF ACCESSION COURSES. THE ARSOF SELECTION AND ASSESSMENT COURSES INCLUDE SPECIAL FORCES ASSESSMENT AND SELECTION, SPECIAL FORCES QUALIFICATION COURSE, SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS, SPECIAL MISSION UNIT ASSESSMENT PROGRAMS, THE RANGER INDOCTRINATION PROGRAM AND/OR THE RANGER ORIENTATION PROGRAM. SOLDIERS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE ARSOF ACCESSION COURSES WILL PCS AS SCHEDULED.

F. THOSE SOLDIERS SCHEDULED FOR OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER
CANDIDATE SCHOOL (OCS/WOCS).

G. THOSE SOLDIERS SCHEDULED FOR ARMY MEDICAL DEPARTMENT (AMEDD) RELATED SCHOOLING INCLUDING FLIGHT, NURSING, PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT, AND LONG TERM HEALTH EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

H. THOSE SOLDIERS PENDING SEPARATION FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT (E.G., SURVIVING SONS OR DAUGHTERS, PARENTHOOD, PREGNANCY, OR FAILURE TO MEET PROCUREMENT MEDICAL FITNESS STANDARDS).

I. THOSE SOLDIERS PENDING SEPARATION BECAUSE OF DEPENDENCY OR HARDSHIP.

J. THOSE SOLDIERS WHOSE QUALITY OF SERVICE WARRANTS SEPARATION. THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, SOLDIERS PENDING ADVERSE PERSONNEL ACTIONS TO INCLUDE INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION OR VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION IN LIEU OF ELIMINATION OR FOR THE GOOD OF THE SERVICE. (E.G., MISCONDUCT, POOR DUTY PERFORMANCE, QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, ALCOHOL OR DRUG REHABILITATION FAILURE, OR PUNITIVE DISCHARGES UNDER PROVISIONS OF THE UCMJ).

K. THOSE SOLDIERS IN VIOLATION OF THE ARMY'S HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT POLICY.

L. THOSE SOLDIERS PENDING SEPARATION WHO ARE CONSCIENTIOUS
OBJECTORS.

M. THOSE SOLDIERS WHO DO NOT MEET MILITARY PERSONNEL SECURITY
PROGRAM STANDARDS.

N. THOSE SOLDIERS WHO ARE ON DUTY WITH THE OIF1 OR OEF4
UNITS IN A TCS, TDY, OR ATTACHED STATUS.

O. OFFICERS APPROVED FOR SEPARATION UNDER THE FY04 ARMY NATIONAL GUARD COMBAT REFORM INITIATIVE PROGRAM (ANGCRI). SOLDIERS IN OIF1/OEF4 UNITS WITHOUT AN APPROVED SEPARATION UNDER THIS PROGRAM ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO APPLY UNLESS REQUESTED SEPARATION DATE IS LATER THAN REDEPLOYMENT PLUS 90 DAYS.

P. CENTRAL SELECTION LIST (CSL) COMMANDS:

(1) COMMANDERS AT BATTALION AND BRIGADE LEVEL WILL NOT CHANGE COMMAND WHILE DEPLOYED. THE INTENT IS TO ALLOW COMMANDERS AND SOLDIERS TO COMPLETE THE DEPLOYMENT TOGETHER AS A TEAM. GENERAL OFFICER (GO) COMMANDERS OF CSL UNITS WILL DETERMINE WHETHER TO CHANGE COMMANDERS BEFORE OR AFTER DEPLOYMENT. COMMANDERS WILL SUBMIT AN OFFICIAL REQUEST AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE UNIT RECEIVES THE ALERT FOR DEPLOYMENT. SUBMIT THE REQUEST THROUGH THE MACOM COMMANDER AND CG, HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC), FOR CSA'S APPROVAL. GO COMMANDERS SHOULD SUBMIT REQUESTS AS PACKAGED PLANS RATHER THAN INDIVIDUAL UNIT ACTIONS. SEE MILPER MESSAGE 04-018 FOR FURTHER GUIDANCE.

(2) OFFICERS SLATED TO ASSUME CSL COMMAND IN FY04 IN NON-OIF 1 AND OEF 4 UNITS WILL PCS AS SCHEDULED.

Q. CSM/SGM WILL BE HANDLED ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS BETWEEN THE MACOM CSM/G-1 AND CSM/SGM BRANCH, AHRC.

R. ENLISTED SOLDIERS ON ASSIGNMENT TO DML "SMD".

S. MOS 15U SOLDIERS IDENTIFIED FOR INSTRUCTOR POSITIONS AND PLACED ON AI PREVIOUS TO SL/SM EFFECTIVE DATE.

7. SOLDIERS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE PAY AND ALLOWANCES WITHOUT INTERRUPTION UNTIL RETIRED/REFRAD/DISCHARGED. COMMAND INVOLVEMENT IS DIRECTED TO ENSURE INSTALLATIONS COORDINATE ALL OTHER PAY-RELATED ACTIONS WITH THEIR LOCAL FINANCE OFFICE; AND ENSURE FURTHER COORDINATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSITION PROCESSING, PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING AND ACAP SERVICES, ID CARDS, AND FAMILY SUPPORT ISSUES. SOLDIERS (AND FAMILY MEMBERS) WHO WERE PENDING VOLUNTARY SEPARATION AND NOW ARE AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS WILL HAVE NEW ID CARDS ISSUED. SOLDIERS WHO ARE AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS MUST INITIATE ARMY CAREER AND ALUMNI PROGRAM (ACAP) SERVICES UPON RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT AND RECEIVE THE REQUIRED PRESEPARATION COUNSELING (DD FORM 2648) AS MANDATED BY TITLE 10 U.S.C. FOLLOW-ON ACAP EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE FOR THESE SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ONCE THE MANDATED PRESEPARATION COUNSELING HAS BEEN COMPLETED. IN ADDITION, ACAP SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE TO SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT DATE. COMMANDS MAY REQUEST EARLY RELEASE FOR SOLDIERS PRIOR TO 90 DAYS AFTER REDEPLOYMENT IF ALL SEPARATION ACTIONS ARE COMPLETE.

8. EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY: REQUESTS FOR EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY FOR SOLDIERS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE MACOM TO CDR, HRC. COMMANDER, HRC, (TJAG OR CHAPLAIN FOR SPECIAL BRANCH OFFICERS) REMAINS THE APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY AND THIS AUTHORITY MAY NOT BE FURTHER DELEGATED. SOLDIERS WHO HAVE COMPELLING AND/OR COMPASSIONATE REASONS OR WHOSE RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SERVICE MAY SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR EARLIER RELEASE WITH COMPLETE JUSTIFICATION TO COMMANDER HRC, ATTN: (AHRC-PDT-PM), 200 STOVALL STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22332. EXCEPTION REQUESTS FOR SOLDIERS STILL DEPLOYED WILL BE FORWARDED THROUGH COMMAND CHANNELS, TO INCLUDE THE COMMANDER, COALITION FORCES LAND COMPONENT COMMAND, US ARMY FORCES CENTRAL COMMAND, OR COALITION JOINT TASK FORCE-7 (CJTF-7) AS APPROPRIATE WITH A RECOMMENDATION.

9. TRANSITION CENTER/RETIREMENT SERVICE OFFICES WHO ISSUE ORDERS ON SOLDIERS AFFECTED BY THIS MESSAGE MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE AMENDMENT ORDER TO DFAS (U.S. MILITARY RETIREMENT PAY, P. O. BOX 7130, LONDON, KY 40742-7130 FAX: 1 800-469-6559) TO ENSURE ACTIVE DUTY PAY CONTINUES.

10. EMILPO ACTIONS - PERSONNEL ACCOUNTING:

A. TEMPORARY CHANGES OF STATION (TCS). INDIVIDUAL REPLACEMENTS REASSIGNED IN TEMPORARY CHANGE OF STATION (TCS) STATUS WILL BE ASSIGNED USING ORDERS FORMAT 401. DO NOT SUBMIT DEPARTURE OR ARRIVAL ACTIONS IN EMILPO FOR TCS SOLDIERS. TCS SOLDIERS REMAIN ASSIGNED TO THEIR HOME STATION UNITS AND GAINING TCS COMMANDERS WILL ATTACH TCS SOLDIERS IN EMILPO. THE GAINING UNIT WILL ENSURE THE TCS ATTACHMENT REASON CODE 'D' IS REPORTED IN THE ATTACHMENT ACTION. EMILPO RELEASE FROM ATTACHMENT ACTIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED WHEN SOLDIERS DEPART THE TCS UNIT. HOME STATION UNITS MUST SUBMIT EMILPO DUTY STATUS 'TDY' ACTIONS FOR TCS SOLDIERS.

B. UNIT DEPLOYMENT. DEPLOYED UNITS REMAIN ASSIGNED TO HOME OR MOBILIZATION STATION. NO EMILPO PERSONNEL ACCOUNTING ACTIONS ARE AUTHORIZED TO RECORD UNIT DEPLOYMENTS AND REDEPLOYMENTS.

11. ASSIGNMENT/STABILIZATION POLICY: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY GOAL FOR BOTH PCS STABILIZATION AND STABILIZATION ON RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT IS A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS.

12. SOLDIERS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED MAY REENLIST FOR ANY OPTION OTHERWISE QUALIFIED FOR. IF THE OPTION INVOLVES MOVEMENT OUT OF A UNIT, MOVEMENT DATE MUST BE 90 DAYS AFTER REDEPLOYMENT.

13. PERSTEMPO: THE ARMY'S PERSTEMPO DATABASE IS THE OFFICIAL DATABASE OF RECORD FOR ALL DEPLOYMENTS. THE ACCURACY OF PERSTEMPO DATA IMPACTS DECISIONS AND PROCESSES THAT AFFECT INDIVIDUAL SOLDIERS AND THE ARMY AS A FIGHTING FORCE. AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE DATA WILL BE USED FOR ANALYSIS OF PERSONNEL ASSIGNMENTS, DEPLOYMENTS, AND FORCE STRUCTURE IMPACTS. THE PERSTEMPO APPLICATION IS THE OFFICIAL SYSTEM OF RECORD FOR INDIVIDUAL SOLDIER DEPLOYMENTS. WHEN THE DATA IS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH OTHER ARMY SYSTEMS, IT ENABLES SOUND MANAGEMENT DECISIONS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF SOLDIERS AND THE ARMY.

A. HIGH DEPLOYMENT PER DIEM (HDPD) WAIVER SUSPENSION REMAINS IN EFFECT. THE ACCUMULATION OF DEPLOYMENT DAYS FOR THE PURPOSES OF DETERMINING ELIGIBILITY FOR HDPD AND REQUIREMENTS FOR GENERAL OFFICER MANAGEMENT ARE SUSPENDED, HOWEVER, REQUIREMENTS TO TRACK AND REPORT PERSTEMPO REMAIN IN EFFECT.

B. COMMANDERS WILL ENSURE THAT PERSTEMPO TRANSACTIONS ARE SUBMITTED IN PERSTEMPO. PERSTEMPO FORWARDS A DEPLOYMENT TRANSACTION TO THE AHRC TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL DATABASE (TAPDB) WHICH RECORDS DEPLOYMENT INFORMATION TO SOLDIERS' TAPDB RECORD. FOR AA SOLDIERS, SUBMIT PERSTEMPO ACTIONS IN THE PERSTEMPO WEB APPLICATION. FOR AA SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO CONUS AND DEPLOYED OVERSEAS, THE DEPLOYMENT TRANSACTION (WHEN PROCESSED) WILL AUTOMATICALLY ADJUST THE SOLDIERS' AEA TO CODE "N" (DEPLOYED SOLDIER).

C. REDEPLOYMENT - ALL COMPONENTS, COMMANDERS MUST ENSURE THAT REDEPLOYMENTS AND SUBSEQUENT ADJUSTMENTS TO DEPLOYMENT PERIOD ARE PROPERLY REPORTED IN PERSTEMPO.

14. THE FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY TO LIFT THE UNIT STOP LOSS IN PART OR IN TOTAL IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) (ASA-M&RA). APPROVAL TO LIFT STOP MOVEMENT RESTS WITH HQDA (DCS, G-1). AFTER UNIT MAIN BODY ONE REDEPLOYMENT, HQDA ASSIGNMENT AUTHORITIES (CDR, AHRC, TJAG, CHAPLAIN) WILL ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE AT LEAST A 90 DAY PERIOD OF STABILIZATION BEFORE THE SOLDIER IS REQUIRED TO EXECUTE A PCS. EXPIRATION DATE FOR THE ARMY'S STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE PROGRAM CANNOT BE DETERMINED AT THIS TIME.

15. HQDA STOP LOSS/STOP MOVE POLICY POC IS LTC KEEFER, DSN 225-7991, COMMERCIAL (703) 695-7991, E-MAIL SANDRA.KEEFER@HQDA.ARMY.MIL.

16. HRC POC FOR ENLISTED RETIREMENT/SEPARATION IS SGM ALLEYNE, DSN 221-5519, COMMERCIAL 703-325-5519. HRC POC FOR OFFICERS IS OFFICER RETIREMENT/SEPARATIONS, LTC ELAINE FOSTER DSN 221-8482, COMMERCIAL, 703-325-8482, FOSTERB1@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL. HRC POC FOR EMILPO PROBLEMS IS THE EMILPO HELP DESK, COMMERCIAL 1-866-433-9196. HRC EPMD POC FOR ENLISTED ASSIGNMENTS IS LTC PATRICK SEDLAK, COMMERCIAL,703-325-6099. HRC OPMD POC FOR OFFICER ASSIGNMENTS IS LTC REBECCA MENCHI, COMMERCIAL, 703-325-3527. HRC ACAP POC IS MR. HERB SCHWAB, DSN 221-2574 OR 703-325-2574. POC FOR USAR SOLDIERS IS MSG WILLIAM WRIGHT, DSN 225-7971 OR 703-695-7971. POC FOR USARNG IS LTC MALCOLM KIRSOP, DSN 327-3403 OR 703-607-3403. AHRC PERSTEMPO POC IS LTC CHRIS ZIEBARTH, CHRISTOPHER.ZIEBARTH@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL, DSN 221-3777, COM (703) 325-3777. AHRC REPLACEMENT OPERATIONS/ROAMS/MACOM ANALYSIS, MS. JAN SPEARS, JANICE.SPEARS@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL, DSN 221-7501.

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