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UNIT STOP LOSS PROCEDURES FOR THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 03-040 TAPC-PDT-PM RC UNIT STOP LOSS PROCEDURES FOR THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 03-040 TAPC-PDT-PM RC UNIT STOP LOSS PROCEDURES FOR THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

A. AR 135-18 (THE ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) PROGRAM).

B. AR 135-91 (SERVICE OBLIGATIONS, METHODS OF FULFILLMENT, PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS, AND ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES).

C. AR 135-155 (PROMOTION OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS OTHER THAN GENERAL OFFICERS).

D. AR 135-175 (SEPARATION OF OFFICERS).

E. AR 135-178 (SEPARATION OF ENLISTED PERSONNEL).

F. AR 135-215 (OFFICER PERIODS OF SERVICE ON ACTIVE DUTY).

G. AR 600-8-24 (OFFICER TRANSFERS AND DISCHARGES).

H. AR 601-210 (REGULAR ARMY AND ARMY RESERVE ENLISTMENT PROGRAM).

I. AR 601-280 (ARMY RETENTION PROGRAM).

J. AR 635-200 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL).

K. NGR 600-100 (COMMISSIONED OFFICERS - FEDERAL RECOGNITION AND RELATED PERSONNEL ACTIONS).

L. NGR 600-101 (WARRANT OFFICERS - FEDERAL RECOGNITION AND RELATED PERSONNEL ACTIONS).

M. NGR 600-200 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT).

N. NGR 635-100 (TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT AND WITHDRAWAL OF FEDERAL RECOGNITION).

O. MILPER MESSAGE #02-179, TAPC-PDT-RM, 13 JUN 02, SUBJECT: SUSPENSION OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS FROM THE ARMY - ACTIVE ARMY AND READY RESERVE (STOP LOSS 4) IN SELECTED SPECIALTIES.

P. MILPER MESSAGE #02-242, TAPC-PDT-RM, 09 SEP 02, SUBJECT: STOP LOSS - NEW 12-MONTH SOLDIER STOP LOSS POLICY

Q. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 210002ZNOV02, SUBJECT: STOP LOSS - NEW RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) UNIT STOP LOSS POLICY

1. THIS MESSAGE PROVIDES PROCEDURAL GUIDANCE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) UNIT STOP LOSS POLICY IN ACCORDANCE WITH REFERENCE Q ABOVE AS IT PERTAINS TO THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD. A UNIT IS DEFINED, FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS POLICY, AS ANY ORGANIZATION/INDIVIDUAL ALERTED FOR OR ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY UP 10 USC 12302 (PARTIAL MOBILIZATION) AND 10 USC 12304 (PRESIDENTIAL SELECTED RESERVE CALL UP), AS A UNIT IDENTIFIED ON ORDERS BY A UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE (UIC), OR A DERIVATIVE UNIT IDENTIFICATION CODE (DUIC). FOR PURPOSES OF THIS MESSAGE, THE "ACTIVE ARMY" EXCLUDES SOLDIERS MOBILIZED UP 10 USC 12302 AND 12304.

2. THE RULES DETERMINING THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH A SOLDIER SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS MAY BE RETIRED, SEPARATED, OR RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY (REFRAD) ARE NOT ALTERED UNDER RC UNIT STOP LOSS. RC UNIT STOP LOSS IS SIMPLY AN ADDITIONAL TRIGGERING MECHANISM TO DETERMINE WHETHER A SOLDIER IS SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS. THIS POLICY COMPLEMENTS AND, IN SOME CASES OVERLAPS WITH, STOP LOSS 4, WHICH IS SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS POLICY. AN ARNG SOLDIER MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS BASED ON HIS MOS OR SPECIALTY, IN ADDITION TO THE RULES FOR RC UNIT STOP LOSS. THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE OVERLAP WILL BE SET OUT LATER IN THIS MESSAGE.

3. THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING VOLUNTARY RETIREMENTS, SEPARATIONS, AND REFRADS OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ARMY NATIONAL GUARD/ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES (ARNG/ARNGUS - READY RESERVE) UNITS THAT HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY UP 10 USC 12302 AND 10 USC 12304 ARE SUSPENDED, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 7. THE READY RESERVE INCLUDES THE INACTIVE NATIONAL GUARD (ING); THEREFORE, RC UNIT STOP LOSS IS APPLICABLE TO ING SOLDIERS WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO ALERTED/MOBILIZED UNITS.

4. THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT PREVENT OR DELAY THE ROUTINE SCHEDULED REFRAD OF ARNG/ARNGUS SOLDIERS SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (ADT), ANNUAL TRAINING (AT), ACTIVE DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK (ADSW), ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) DUTY UP TITLE 10/32 (ASSIGNED TO NON-ALERTED/MOBILIZED UNITS), TEMPORARY TOURS OF ACTIVE DUTY (TTAD), OR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY (EAD) (10 USC 12301(D)). FURTHERMORE, THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT PREVENT OR DELAY THE ROUTINE, SCHEDULED REFRAD OF SOLDIERS MOBILIZED UP 10 USC 12302 OR 12304 CONSISTENT WITH POLICY AND STATUTORY TIME LIMITS FOR SUCH MOBILIZATIONS.

5. GENERALLY, ALL ENLISTMENTS, REENLISTMENTS, EXTENSIONS, AND PERIODS OF SERVICE FOR ARNG/ARNGUS SOLDIERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF UNITS ALERTED OR ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY UP 10 USC 12302 OR 10 USC 12304 ARE EXTENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, SUBJECT TO THE EXCEPTIONS NOTED IN PARAGRAPH 7. THIS APPLIES TO RC UNITS THAT ARE MOBILIZED OR HAVE BEEN ALERTED, BUT NOT YET MOBILIZED, AT THE TIME THIS MESSAGE IS PUBLISHED, AND TO RC UNITS THAT ARE ALERTED OR MOBILZIED AFTER THIS MESSAGE IS PUBLISHED.
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A. SOLDIERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF ALERTED OR MOBILIZED UNITS AND WHO ARE CURRENTLY RETAINED AS A RESULT OF SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS ARE NOW RETAINED FOR THE PERIOD OF THE UNIT'S MOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS, NOTWITHSTANDING THE 12-MONTH SOLDIER STOP LOSS POLICY (REFERENCE P).

B. SOLDIERS WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO ALERTED UNITS THAT ARE SUBSEQUENTLY RELEASED FROM THE ALERT WILL BE RELEASED FROM UNIT STOP LOSS EFFECTIVE WITH THE UNIT'S RELEASE FROM ALERT STATUS.

C. ACTIVE ARMY SOLDIERS PRESENTLY ASSIGNED TO OR WHO MAY BE ASSIGNED TO RC UNITS WILL REMAIN UNDER THE ACTIVE ARMY'S SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS POLICY AND ARE NOT AFFECTED BY RC UNIT STOP LOSS.

D. SOLDIERS MOBILIZED UP 10 USC 12302 FOR OPERATION NOBLE EAGLE (ONE) OR OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OEF) WILL GENERALLY BE MOBILIZED FOR AN INITIAL PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS, BUT MAY BE EXTENDED FOR A CUMULATIVE PERIOD UP TO, BUT NOT TO EXCEED, 24 MONTHS.

E. READY RESERVE SOLDIERS UNDER SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS PRIOR TO THE UNIT'S ALERT WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY RETAINED TO COMPLETE THE LATER OF THE UNIT'S PERIOD OF MOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS OR THEIR SKILL-BASED, 12-MONTH PERIOD OF STOP LOSS (WHICH BEGINS RUNNING AT THE POINT THAT THE READY RESERVE SOLDIER FIRST BECOMES SUBJECT TO THE SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS POLICY). FOR THOSE READY RESERVE SOLDIERS AFFECTED, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS RUNS CONCURRENTLY WITH THE RC UNIT STOP LOSS PERIOD.

F. RETIRING AGR SOLDIERS WHO BEGAN TRANSITION LEAVE PRIOR TO PUBLICATION OF THE UNIT ALERT ORDER BY HQDA WILL CONTINUE TO PROCESS FOR SEPARATION. ALL OTHER SOLDIERS WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY RETAINED, SUBJECT TO PARAGRAPH 6.

6. IMPLEMENTATION:

A. THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) (ASA (M&RA)) IS THE FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR ALL MATTERS PERTAINING TO STOP LOSS (EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE DIRECTED BY THIS MESSAGE). REQUESTS FOR WAIVERS/EXCEPTIONS TO RC UNIT STOP LOSS CONTAINED IN THIS MEMORANDUM MUST BE FORWARDED THROUGH THE CHAIN OF COMMAND, THE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL, DIRECTOR ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, ATTN: NGB-ARH, 1411 JEFFERSON DAVIS HIGHWAY, ARLINGTON VA 22202, AND DCS, G-1 (DAPE-MPE), 300 ARMY PENTAGON, WASHINGTON DC 20310-0300, TO THE ASA (M&RA), 111 ARMY PENTAGON, WASHINGTON DC 20310-0111. RC UNIT STOP LOSS BEGINS WITH OFFICIAL ALERT NOTIFICATION AND CONTINUES THROUGH MOBILIZATION, DEMOBILIZATION, AND A PERIOD OF DEMOBILIZATION, FOR A PERIOD OF 90 DAYS FOLLOWING THE UNIT'S DEMOBILIZATION.

B. ALERT NOTIFICATION. IN ACCORDANCE WITH DCS, G-3 POLICY, UNITS TO BE MOBILIZED FOR OPERATIONS UP 10 USC 12302 AND/OR 10 USC 12304 WILL GENERALLY BE ALERTED NOT EARLIER THAN 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THEIR PLANNED MOBILIZATION DATE.

(1) IN ESTABLISHING THE ALERT DATE FOR A UNIT, PLANNERS WILL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THE UNIT'S READINESS, TIME NECESSARY FOR UNIT MEMBERS TO COMPLETE PRE-MOBILIZATION FAMILY AND HOUSEHOLD PLANNING, EMPLOYER NOTIFICATION, AND ANY OTHER FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT THE TIME NECESSARY FOR A UNIT OR ITS MEMBERS TO PREPARE FOR MOBILIZATION.

(2) THE ALERT STATUS OF A UNIT WILL EXPIRE IF THE UNIT IS NOT MOBILIZED WITHIN 90 DAYS OF ORIGINAL ALERT NOTIFICATION, UNLESS THE ASA (M&RA) EXTENDS THE PERIOD OF ALERT. REQUESTS TO EXTEND A UNIT IN AN ALERT STATUS FOR MORE THAN 90 DAYS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED FAR ENOUGH IN ADVANCE TO PERMIT CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE 90-DAY ALERT WINDOW.

(3) THE ALERT PERIOD WILL BE USED TO IDENTIFY SOLDIERS WHO SHOULD NOT BE MOBILIZED BECAUSE THEY ARE PENDING STATUTORY OR REGULATORY REMOVAL (SEE PARAGRAPH 6B(5) BELOW), WHO CANNOT BE BROUGHT TO MOBILIZATION STANDARDS PRIOR TO THE MOBILIZATION DATE, WHO ARE PENDING SEPARATION FOR THE GOOD OF THE SERVICE, AND WHO SHOULD BE TRANSFERRED OR SEPARATED FOR VALID COMPELLING, COMPASSIONATE REASONS. SOLDIERS SO IDENTIFIED WILL BE REASSIGNED OR SEPARATED FROM THE SELECTED RESERVE PRIOR TO THE UNIT'S MOBILIZATION DATE. THE DIRECTOR, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, IS THE APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR EXCEPTIONS TO STOP LOSS DURING THE ALERT PERIOD AND DEMOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS. THIS AUTHORITY MAY BE FURTHER DELEGATED TO THE FIRST GENERAL OFFICER IN THE ALERTED UNIT'S CHAIN OF COMMAND.

(4) THOSE SOLDIERS WHO REQUEST NOT TO MOBILIZE BASED ON FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT MUST SEEK AN EXCEPTION TO POLICY FROM THE UNDER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE (PERSONNEL AND READINESS). THIS AUTHORITY WILL NOT BE FURTHER DELEGATED. THIS EXCEPTION MUST BE BASED UPON DOCUMENTATION PROVIDED BY THE SOLDIER'S EMPLOYER (I.E., FEDERAL AGENCY) SHOWING A NEGATIVE NATIONAL SECURITY IMPACT THAT WOULD BE CAUSED BY THE SOLDIER'S MOBILIZATION OR RETENTION ON ACTIVE DUTY. ALL EXCEPTION TO POLICY REQUESTS FOR FEDERAL CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT MUST HAVE CHAIN OF COMMAND RECOMMENDATIONS.

(5) FOR ALL OTHER CIVILIAN EMPLOYMENT EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY REQUESTS PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION, SEE PARAGRAPH 6B(3) ABOVE.

(6) ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) OFFICERS ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED ARNG UNIT, WHO ARE OR WHO BECOME ELIGIBLE TO RETIRE/REFRAD BASED ON 20 OR MORE YEARS ACTIVE FEDERAL SERVICE, WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE EXTENDED THROUGH THE PERIOD OF HIS/HER UNIT'S MOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS, UNLESS REMOVAL IS REQUIRED OR PERMITTED UNDER ANOTHER PROVISION OF THIS MESSAGE.

(7) ARNG/ARNGUS OFFICERS WHO MUST BE REFRAD, RETIRED, OR SEPARATED BECAUSE THEY HAVE REACHED, OR WILL REACH, THEIR MANDATORY REMOVAL DATE FOR YEARS OF SERVICE OR AGE WHILE MOBILIZED, AND OFFICERS BELOW THE GRADE OF LTC TWICE NON-SELECTED FOR PROMOTION AND SCHEDULED TO SEPARATE DURING THE PERIOD OF ALERT/MOBILIZATION WILL BE TRANSFERRED/SEPARATED FROM THE UNIT PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION. OFFICERS BELOW THE GRADE OF LTC, WHO MOBILIZE WITH THE UNIT AND WHO ARE LATER NON-SELECTED FOR THE SECOND TIME WILL BE RETAINED ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR THE PERIOD OF THE UNIT'S MOBILIZATION AND THEN SEPARATED AS REQUIRED BY LAW, UNLESS EXTENDED BY AN ARMY SELECTIVE CONTINUATION (SELCON) BOARD.

C. MOBILIZATION. UNITS MOBILIZED UP 10 USC 12304 (PSRC) WILL BE MOBILIZED FOR A PERIOD OF 270 DAYS OR LESS, WHILE THOSE MOBILIZED UP 10 USC 12302 WILL BE MOBILIZED FOR AN INITIAL PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS. THE GENERATING MACOM COMMANDER, (I.E., FORSCOM) ICW DCS, G-3, MAY ROTATE MOBILIZED UNITS FOR SUPPORT OF OTHER MISSIONS CONSISTENT WITH 10 USC 12302/12304, TO COMPLETE THE INITIAL PERIOD OF MOBILIZATION.

(1) UNIT MOBILIZATION ORDERS WILL BE PUBLISHED AT LEAST 30 DAYS PRIOR TO MOBILIZATION (M-30). UPON MOBILIZATION, THE EXCEPTION AUTHORITY REVERTS TO THE COMMANDER, TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND, IN COORDINATION WITH THE DIRECTOR, ARMY NATIONAL GUARD.

(2) ENLISTED SOLDIERS PROJECTED TO SEPARATE DUE TO ETS, BUT WHO ARE BEING INVOLUNTARILY RETAINED UNDER STOP LOSS BECAUSE THEIR UNIT HAS RECEIVED ALERT ORDERS, WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATE CHANGED TO 24 DECEMBER 2031. UNITS WILL NOTIFY THEIR STARC SO THAT THE SIDPERS-NG DATABASE CAN BE UPDATED TO REFLECT THE REVISED ETS DATE OF AFFECTED SOLDIERS. ALL UPDATES WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE UNIT'S MOBILIZATION. OFFICERS WHO REQUEST RESIGNATION OR RETIREMENT WILL ALSO BE RETAINED BY STOP LOSS. REQUESTS FOR SEPARATION WILL NOT BE ACTED UPON.

(3) COMMANDERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE SOLDIERS TO REENLIST OR EXTEND. SOLDIERS WHO REENLIST/EXTEND AT ANY TIME DURING THEIR MOBILIZATION WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES CHANGED TO THEIR ACTUAL CONTRACTED ETS DATE INSTEAD OF THE DATE ESTABLISHED BY PARAGRAPH 6C(2) ABOVE, PROVIDED THE NEW ETS DATE IS BEYOND THE PERIOD OF MOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS.

(4) AFTER A UNIT IS MOBILIZED, REPLACEMENT SOLDIERS WILL BE DRAWN FROM SOURCES TO BE ESTABLISHED BY THE DCS, G-1, ICW THE DCS, G-3. TO ENSURE UNIT INTEGRITY, ALL REPLACEMENT SOLDIERS WILL BE SUBJECT TO RC UNIT STOP LOSS WHILE ASSIGNED TO THE UNIT DURING THE PERIOD OF ALERT OR MOBILIZATION, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ACTIVE ARMY SOLDIERS WHO ARE NOT SUBJECT TO RC UNIT STOP LOSS. REPLACEMENTS WILL BE SCREENED PRIOR TO THEIR ASSIGNMENT TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED UNIT TO ENSURE THEY HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME IN SERVICE REMAINING TO COMPLETE MOBILIZATION WITH THE UNIT TO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED.

D. DEMOBILIZATION (REFRAD). SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY RETAINED IN THE UNIT UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF RC UNIT STOP LOSS FOR AN ADDITIONAL 90 DAYS AFTER THE UNIT'S DEMOBILIZATION AND SOLDIERS' REFRAD. DURING THIS TIME, STARC AND UNIT LEADERS/STAFF WILL ACTIVELY WORK TO RETAIN EVERY QUALIFIED SOLDIER. THIS ADDITIONAL TIME WILL ALSO PROVIDE SOLDIERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE, AND WHO DESIRE TO VOLUNTARILY LEAVE THE SERVICE, SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROPERLY SEPARATE. UPON THE RC UNIT'S DEMOBILIZATION, ACTIVE ARMY SOLDIERS WILL BE REASSIGNED ACCORDING TO THE NEEDS OF THE ARMY.

7. APPLIES TO ALL:

A. SOLDIERS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES WILL CONTINUE TO RETIRE, SEPARATE, OR REFRAD IAW GOVERNING REGULATIONS:

(1) SOLDIERS ELIGIBLE FOR MANDATORY RETIREMENT.

(2) SOLDIERS ELIGIBLE FOR DISABILITY RETIREMENT, SEPARATION FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY, OR OTHER PHYSICAL CONDITIONS.

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

(4) SOLDIERS ELIGIBLE FOR SEPARATION BECAUSE OF DEPENDENCY OR HARDSHIP.

(5) SOLDIERS WHOSE QUALITY OF SERVICE WARRANTS SEPARATION (E.G.,
MISCONDUCT, POOR DUTY PERFORMANCE, QUALITATIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (QMP), ALCOHOL OR DRUG REHABILITATION FAILURE, AND PUNITIVE DISCHARGES UNDER THE UCMJ). COMMANDERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEPARATE SOLDIERS FAILING THE APFT WHEN THEY DETERMINE, AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION, SUCH SEPARATION IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ARMY.

(6) SOLDIERS IN VIOLATION OF THE ARMY'S HOMOSEXUAL CONDUCT POLICY.

(7) SOLDIERS WHO DO NOT MEET BODY FAT STANDARDS. COMMANDERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO SEPARATE SOLDIERS WHO FAIL TO MEET BODY FAT STANDARDS WHEN THEY DETERMINE, AS A RESULT OF THE CURRENT SITUATION, SUCH SEPARATION IS NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ARMY.

(8) SOLDIERS WHO ARE CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS.

(9) SOLDIERS WHO DO NOT MEET MILITARY PERSONNEL SECURITY PROGRAM STANDARDS.

(10) SOLDIERS WHOM EITHER THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY OR ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS) (ASA (M&RA)) HEREAFTER DETERMINES ARE NOT ESSENTIAL TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES.

B. THE FOLLOWING SOLDIERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE SEPARATED AND/OR REFRAD, IAW GOVERNING REGULATIONS:

(1) SOLDIERS WHO ATTAIN THEIR MANDATORY REMOVAL DATE (MRD) FOR YEARS OF SERVICE OR AGE. THESE SOLDIERS WILL CONTINUE TO SEPARATE AS OTHERWISE REQUIRED.

(2) THOSE WHO CANNOT BE BROUGHT TO MOBILIZATION STANDARDS PRIOR TO THE UNIT'S MOBILIZATION DATE.

(3) SOLDIERS ON ADT, AT, ADSW, AGR DUTY UP TITLE 10 AND TITLE 32, OR TTAD. THESE INDIVIDUALS WILL NORMALLY BE RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY OR FULL TIME NATIONAL GUARD DUTY STATUS ON OR SOON AFTER THE UNIT'S M-DAY AND WILL BE ACTIVATED WITH THE UNIT AND SUBJECT TO THE STOP LOSS PROVISIONS APPROVED BY THE ASA (M&RA).

(A) EFFECTIVE WITH THE PUBLICATION DATE OF OFFICIAL HQDA UNIT ALERT ORDERS, NO NEW TRANSITION LEAVES WILL BE APPROVED FOR AGR SOLDIERS WHO ARE ASSIGNED TO THE UNIT. SOLDIERS WHO BEGAN TRANSITION LEAVE PRIOR TO THE ALERT DATE WILL CONTINUE TO RETIRE/SEPARATE/REFRAD. ONLY SOLDIERS WHO HAVE CONDUCTED FINAL OUTPROCESSING AND HAVE CLEARED THEIR INSTALLATION/STARC TRANSITION CENTER ARE CONSIDERED TO HAVE OFFICIALLY BEGUN TRANSITION LEAVE. ALL OTHER SOLDIERS, AS OUTLINED IN THIS MESSAGE, WILL BE RETAINED.

(B) AGR SOLDIERS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF AN RC UNIT AND SCHEDULED FOR RETIREMENT, SEPARATION, OR REFRAD WHO AS OF THE UNIT ALERT DATE HAVE SHIPPED HOUSEHOLD GOODS, OR HAVE RETURNED THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS FROM AN OCONUS ASSIGNMENT, OR HAVE SHIPPED THEIR PRIVATELY OWNED VEHICLE FROM AN OCONUS ASSIGNMENT, WILL RETIRE/ SEPARATE/REFRAD ON THEIR APPROVED DATE.

(C) SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WHOSE SEPARATION DATES ARE ADJUSTED WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE PAY AND ALLOWANCES WITHOUT INTERRUPTION. STATES/INSTALLATIONS WILL COORDINATE ALL OTHER PAY-RELATED ACTIONS WITH THEIR LOCAL FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING OFFICE. STATES/INSTALLATIONS WILL COORDINATE WITH APPROPRIATE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR ID CARDS AND FAMILY SUPPORT ISSUES.

(D) ALL PERSONNEL WHO WERE PROJECTED TO SEPARATE DUE TO REACHING ETS, WHO HAVE AN EXPIRED ID CARD AS A RESULT OF BEING EXTENDED DUE TO STOP LOSS MUST REPORT TO THE CLOSEST ID CARD ISSUING FACILITY TO BE ISSUED A NEW ID CARD.

(E) EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY AFTER THE UNIT'S M-DAY WILL BE PROCESSED AS FOLLOWS:

SOLDIERS WHO HAVE COMPELLING, COMPASSIONATE REASONS OR WHOSE RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION WOULD BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE SERVICE CAN SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EXCEPTION TO POLICY WITH COMPLETE JUSTIFICATION THROUGH COMMAND CHANNELS TO CHIEF, NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU, ATTN: NGB-ARH, 1411 JEFFERSON DAVIS HWY, ARLINGTON, VA 22202 FOR ARNG; WHO WILL COORDINATE THE REQUEST WITH CDR, PERSCOM. FINAL APPROVAL AUTHORITY IS THE COMMANDER, PERSCOM. THIS AUTHORITY MAY NOT BE FURTHER DELEGATED.

(F) SEE PARAGRAPH 6B(3) FOR EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY DURING THE ALERT PHASE AND DEMOBILIZATION PLUS 90 DAYS.

8. PROCEDURES FOR SIDPERS-ARNG.

A. AN EXTENSION (EXT) TRANSACTION WILL BE SUBMITTED IN SIDPERS-ARNG FOR EACH ENLISTED SOLDIER EXTENDED INVOLUNTARILY UNDER PROVISIONS OF THIS MESSAGE (IAW 10 USC 12305). THE DATE IN THE CONTROL DATE AREA WILL BE 25 DECEMBER 2031. THE "ETS DATE" FIELD WILL BE 24 DECEMBER 2031, AND THE "MONTHS OF CURRENT EXTENSION" FIELD WILL BE EQUAL TO THE NUMBER OF MONTHS FROM THE CONTRACTED ETS/SEPARATION DATE UNTIL DECEMBER 2031. THESE ARE ARBITRARY DATES THAT ENSURE THESE SOLDIERS CAN BE READILY IDENTIFIED IN THE DATA BASE.

B. A LOCAL DATA - PERSONNEL (LDPA) TRANSACTION WILL BE SUBMITTED FOR EACH SOLDIER (OFFICER AND ENLISTED) WHOSE VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT, SEPARATION, OR REFRAD IS AFFECTED BY THIS AUTHORITY. ENTER A STOP LOSS IDENTIFIER "V" IN THE FIRST POSITION OF THE "LOCAL DATA PERSONNEL" FIELD ON THE LDPA TRANSACTION SCREEN. THESE TRANSACTIONS SHOULD NOT OCCUR UNTIL AFTER EACH SOLDIER AFFECTED HAS BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTARILY EXTEND. SOLDIERS WHO VOLUNTARILY EXTEND MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REENLISTMENT BONUS(ES).

9. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POC LIST FOR EXCEPTIONS TO POLICY.

A. ENLISTED RETIREMENT/ SEPARATION ACTIONS IS MAJ ROSE DECK, NGB-ARH-S AT DSN 327-3302 OR COM (703) 607-3302.

B. OFFICER AND WARRANT OFFICER RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ACTIONS IS MAJ LEM CLEMENT, NGB-ARH-S AT DSN 327-3400 OR COM (703) 607-3400.

C. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POC FOR AGR SPECIFIC POLICY ISSUES IS MAJ SUSAN TEMMER, NGB-ARH-S, AT DSN 327-3295 OR COM (703) 607-3295.

D. PERSONNEL INFORMATION SYSTEMS IS CPT TAMERA BEVINGTON, NGB-ARP-S AT DSN 327-9171, COM (703) 607-9171.

E. OVERALL "STOP LOSS" POLICY ISSUES IS MAJ GARY KIDD, NGB-ARH-S, AT DSN 327-3403 OR COM (703) 607-3403.

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