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STOP LOSS - TOTAL LIFT OF ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) UNIT STOP LOSS FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) UNITS, AND PARTIAL LIFT #3 OF ALL COMPONENT 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS

MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 03-184 TAPC-PDT-PM STOP LOSS - TOTAL LIFT OF ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) UNIT STOP LOSS FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF) UNITS, AND PARTIAL LIFT #3 OF ALL COMPONENT 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS

A. DODI 1332.36 PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL

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

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 (ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS)

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

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

H. AR 140-10 (ASSIGNMENTS, ATTACHMENTS, DETAILS, AND TRANSFERS)

I. AR 140-30 (ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) AND ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE (AGR) MANAGEMENT PROGRAM)

J. AR 140-111 (U.S. ARMY RESERVE REENLISTMENT PROGRAM)

K. AR 600-8-14 (IDENTIFICATION CARDS FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES, THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, AND OTHER ELIGIBLE PERSONNEL)

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

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

N. AR 601-280 (ARMY RETENTION PROGRAM)

O. AR 635-5 (SEPARATION DOCUMENTS)

P. AR 635-10 (PROCESSING PERSONNEL FOR SEPARATION)

Q. AR 635-200 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL)

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

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

T. NGR 600-200 (ENLISTED PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT)

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

V. DA PAM 635-4 SEPARATION GUIDE

W. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 021635ZDEC01, SUBJECT: SUSPENSION OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS FROM THE ACTIVE ARMY (STOP LOSS) IN SELECTED SPECIALTIES

X. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 281338ZDEC01, SUBJECT: SUSPENSION OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS FROM THE ARMY - EXPANSION TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND SPECIALTIES AND TO INCLUDE THE READY RESERVE (STOP LOSS 2)

Y. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 081630ZJAN02, SUBJECT: SUSPENSION OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS FROM THE ARMY - ACTIVE ARMY AND READY RESERVE (STOP LOSS 3)

Z. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 051112ZJUN02, SUBJECT: PARTIAL LIFT OF STOP LOSS 1-3 AND EXECUTE STOP LOSS 4

AA. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 051336ZSEP02, SUBJECT: STOP LOSS - NEW 12-MONTH SOLDIER STOP LOSS POLICY

BB. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, ��251838ZNOV02, SUBJECT: STOP LOSS - PARTIAL LIFT #2

CC. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 142329ZFEB03, SUBJECT: ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) UNIT STOP LOSS FOR OPERATIONAL PLAN (OPLAN) UNITS

DD. MSG HQDA, DAPE-MPE, 291645ZMAY 03, SUBJECT: AC UNIT AND ALL COMPONENT SKILL BASED LIFT OF STOP LOSS

EE. MILPER MESSAGE, #02-176, TAPC-PDT-PM, 10 JUN 02, SUBJECT: PARTIAL LIFT OF SUSPENSION OF VOLUNTARY SEPARATION OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED SOLDIERS FROM THE ARMY-ACTIVE ARMY AND READY RESERVE (STOP LOSS) IN SELECTED SPECIALTIES

FF. MILPER MESSAGE, #02-179, TAPC-PDT-PM, 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

GG. MILPER MESSAGE, #02-242, TAPC-PDT-PM, 9 SEP 02, SUBJECT: STOP LOSS - NEW 12-MONTH SOLDIER STOP LOSS POLICY

HH. MILPER MESSAGE, #03-041, TAPC-PDT-PM, 21 NOV 02, SUBJECT: RC UNIT STOP LOSS PROCEDURES FOR THE ARMY RESERVE

II. MILPER MESSAGE, #03-040, TAPC-PDT-PM, 21 NOV 02, SUBJECT: RC UNIT STOP LOSS PROCEDURES FOR THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD

JJ. MILPER MESSAGE, #03-101, TAPC-PDT-PM, 24 FEB 03, SUBJECT: ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) UNIT STOP LOSS FOR OPERATIONAL PLAN (OPLAN) UNITS

KK. MILPER MESSAGE, #03-174, TAPC-EPC-O, 15 MAY 03, SUBJECT: ACTIVE COMPONENT ENLISTED STOP LOSS ETS DATE ADJUSTMENTS

1. THIS MESSAGE LIFTS AC UNIT STOP LOSS AND LIFTS 26 OF 50 SKILLS UNDER ALL COMPONENT 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS FOR CERTAIN MOS'S, SPECIALTIES, AND SKILLS AS OUTLINED BELOW. THIS MESSAGE DOES NOT LIFT OR APPLY TO SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO RC UNIT STOP LOSS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS MESSAGE, THE TERM "ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC)" MEANS THOSE UNITS OF THE ARMY NOT PART OF THE RESERVE COMPONENTS.

2. COMMANDERS MUST MANAGE THIS PROCESS TO MAINTAIN READINESS WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY CARING FOR SOLDIERS AND ENSURING THEIR SMOOTH AND TIMELY TRANSITION FROM THEIR PRESENT MILITARY STATUS.

PART I FOR ACTIVE COMPONENT (AC) ENLISTED SOLDIERS, OFFICERS, AND WARRANT OFFICERS

SECTION 1

3. AC ENLISTED.

A. APPLICABILITY:

(1) SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS (IAW REF JJ) ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE. AC SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED SOLDIER STOP LOSS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS.

(2) AC SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS (IAW REF GG) HOLDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PRIMARY MOS'S (PMOS) ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE.

MOS'S RELEASED:
00Z, COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR WITH SPECIAL FORCES (SF) BACKGROUND
18B, SF WEAPONS SERGEANT
18C, SF ENGINEER SERGEANT
18D, SF MEDICAL SERGEANT
18E, SF COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT
18F, SF OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT
18Z, SF SENIOR SERGEANT
37F, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
38A, CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
67U, CH-47 HELICOPTER REPAIRER
92M, MORTUARY AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
96U, UAV OPERATOR
98C, SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST.

B. PROCEDURES:

(1) AC SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WILL HAVE THEIR ETS/RCP DATES AND DELAY IN SEPARATION REASON (DLSEPR) CODES ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) AC SOLDIERS WILL NOT BE RETAINED BEYOND THE 12-MONTH EXTENSION OF THEIR ORIGINAL ETS.

(B) AC SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS/RCP DATES OF 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ETS/RCP DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) AC SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS/RCP DATES OF 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS/RCP DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(D) AC SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS/RCP DATES OF 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS/RCP DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(2) HQDA WILL TOPLOAD THE ETS/RCP DATE AND DLSEPR CHANGES IN THE TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL DATABASE (TAPDB). THESE CHANGES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE POSTED TO THE DEFENSE JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEMS (DJMS), THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS), AND THE STANDARD INSTALLATION/DIVISION PERSONNEL SYSTEM (SIDPERS). INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE THESE ETS/RCP DATES AND DLSEPR CODE CHANGES REFLECTED IN SIDPERS NOT LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE.

(3) EARLY SEPARATION: INSTALLATION COMMANDERS MAY APPROVE AN EARLIER SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD DATE, PROVIDED THAT DATE IS NOT EARLIER THAN THE SOLDIER'S ORIGINAL ETS DATE. BEFORE APPROVING AN EARLIER SEPARATION/ RETIREMENT/REFRAD DATE, INSTALLATION COMMANDERS MUST CERTIFY THE SOLDIER HAS COMPLETED ALL OUT-PROCESSING AND ACAP REQUIREMENTS. EARLY SEPARATION SHOULD BE APPROVED ONLY IF RELEASING SOLDIERS DOES NOT REDUCE THE INSTALLATION STRENGTH OF THE AFFECTED MOS BELOW 100% OF ENLISTED DISTRIBUTION TARGETS WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE REQUESTED EARLY RELEASE. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS PROVISION, SOLDIERS WILL NOT BE HELD BEYOND 20 DEC 03. ADJUSTMENTS TO ETS DATES MUST BE COORDINATED WITH THE INSTALLATION RETENTION OFFICE, WHICH HAS THE CAPABILITY VIA THE RETAIN SYSTEM TO ADJUST ETS DATES, BUT WILL NOT ADJUST THEM TO A DATE THAT IS EARLIER THAN THE SOLDIER'S ORIGINAL ETS DATE.

C. COMMANDERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE QUALIFIED ENLISTED SOLDIERS TO REENLIST OR EXTEND. SOLDIERS WHO ARE NOT REENLISTING MUST BE COUNSELED ON THEIR OBLIGATIONS, BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE IN THE RESERVE COMPONENTS.

D. CONDITIONALLY PROMOTED AC SOLDIERS WHO ARE AUTHORIZED TO SEPARATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS MESSAGE MAY BE REDUCED IN GRADE IF THEY HAVE NOT COMPLETED THEIR NCOES REQUIREMENT. SERGEANTS WHO ARE SEPARATING TO JOIN RESERVE TPU UNITS MAY RETAIN THEIR CONDITIONAL PROMOTION BUT WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE PLDC WHILE IN THEIR RESERVE UNIT.

E. SOLDIERS WHOSE PREVIOUS RETIREMENT APPROVAL WAS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS MUST RESUBMIT THEIR REQUEST FOR RETIREMENT IF THEY STILL DESIRE TO RETIRE.

F. POC: AC SOLDIERS WITH QUESTIONS PERAINING TO RETENTION ISSUES SHOULD BE REFERRED TO THEIR LOCAL CAREER COUNSELOR FOR ASSISTANCE. MACOM CAREER COUNSELORS MAY CONTACT SGM DENNING, DSN 221-6947, WHEN NECESSARY. HQDA POINT OF CONTACT FOR SIDPERS PROBLEMS IS THE SUPER SERVER HELP DESK, COMMERICAL 1-866-433-9196.

SECTION 2

4. AC OFFICERS.

A. APPLICABILITY.

(1) AC OFFICERS SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS (IAW REF JJ) ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE. AC OFFICERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS.

(2) AC OFFICERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS (IAW REF GG) HOLDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE:

OFFICER:
15C35, AVIATION INTELLIGENCE
18, SPECIAL FORCES
31, MILITARY POLICE
38, CIVIL AFFAIRS
39, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

OFFICER PILOTS ADDITIONAL SKILL IDENTIFIER (ASI):
K4, SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5, MH-60K PILOT
K6, H-47E PILOT

B. PROCEDURES:

(1) AC OFFICERS AFFECTED BY THIS MESSAGE WILL HAVE THEIR EXPIRATION CURRENT (ECUR) TERM OF SERVICE DATES AND MANDATORY RETIRMENT DATES (MRD) ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) AC OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES OF 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(B) AC OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) AC OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(2) HQDA WILL TOPLOAD THE ECUR/MRD DATE CHANGE IN TAPDB. THIS ECUR/MRD CHANGE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE POSTED TO DJMS, DEERS, AND SIDPERS. INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE THESE DATE CHANGES REFLECTED IN SIDPERS NOT LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE. INSTALLATIONS WILL THEN BE ABLE TO QUERY THE SIDPERS DATABASE USING ADHOC QUERY TO IDENTIFY AND MANAGE THE ORDERLY TRANSITION OF OFFICERS NO LONGER AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS.

(3) AC OFFICERS SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH AN EXPIRED ECUR DATE WHO ARE NOT ALREADY SERVING IN A VOLUNTARY INDEFINITE (VI) STATUS MUST SUBMIT ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINATION OF VI STATUS TO HQ PERSCOM IAW AR 135-215 NLT 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ADJUSTED ECUR, IF THE OFFICER DESIRES TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY.

(4) AC OFFICERS WHOSE PREVIOUS RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION APPROVAL WAS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS MUST RESUBMIT THEIR REQUEST FOR RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION IF THEY STILL DESIRE TO RETIRE OR SEPARATE.

C. POC FOR ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS IS LTC DEBRULER DSN 221-4735 OR LTC FOSTER 221-8482, COMMERCIAL, (703) 325-4735 OR (703) 325-8482. HQDA POC FOR SIDPERS PROBLEMS IS THE SUPER SERVER HELP DESK, COMMERCIAL 1-866-433-9196.

SECTION 3

5. AC WARRANT OFFICERS.

A. APPLICABILITY.

(1) AC WARRANT OFFICERS SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS (IAW REF JJ) ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE. AC WARRANT OFFICERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS ARE NOT SUBJECT TO AC UNIT STOP LOSS.

(2) AC WARRANT OFFICERS SUBJECT TO 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS (IAW REF GG) HOLDING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIALTIES ARE RELEASED FROM STOP LOSS AND MAY BE APPROVED FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE:

153E, MH-60 PILOT
154E, MH-47 PILOT
155E, C-12 PILOT
155G, O-5A/EO-5B/RC-7 PILOT
180A, SPECIAL FORCES
350B, INTELLIGENCE TECHNICIAN
351C, AREA INTELLIGENCE TECHNICIAN
352G, VOICE INTERCEPT TECHNICIAN

WARRANT PILOTS ADDITIONAL SKILL IDENTIFIER (ASI):
K4, SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5, MH-60K PILOT
K6, H-47E PILOT

B. PROCEDURES:

(1) AC WARRANT OFFICERS AFFECTED BY THIS MESSAGE WILL HAVE THEIR EXPIRATION CURRENT (ECUR) TERM OF SERVICE DATES AND MANDATORY RETIRMENT DATES (MRD) ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) AC WARRANT OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(B) AC WARRANT OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) AC WARRANT OFFICERS WITH ECUR/MRD DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR/MRD DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(2) HQDA WILL TOPLOAD ECUR/MRD DATE CHANGES IN TAPDB. THIS ECUR/MRD CHANGE WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE POSTED TO DJMS, DEERS, AND SIDPERS. INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE THESE DATE CHANGES REFLECTED IN SIDPERS NOT LATER THAN TEN (10) DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS MESSAGE. INSTALLATIONS WILL THEN BE ABLE TO QUERY THE SIDPERS DATABASE USING ADHOC QUERY TO IDENTIFY AND MANAGE THE ORDERLY TRANSITION OF OFFICERS NO LONGER AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS.

(3) AC WARRANT OFFICERS SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH AN EXPIRED ECUR DATE WHO ARE NOT ALREADY SERVING IN A VOLUNTARY INDEFINITE (VI) STATUS MUST SUBMIT ACCEPTANCE OR DECLINATION OF VI STATUS TO HQ PERSCOM IAW AR 135-215 NLT 90 DAYS PRIOR TO ADJUSTED ECUR DATE, IF THE WARRANT OFFICER DESIRES TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY.

(4) AC WARRANT OFFICERS WHOSE PREVIOUS RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION APPROVAL WAS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS MUST RESUBMIT THEIR REQUEST FOR RETIREMENT OR SEPARATION IF THEY STILL DESIRE TO RETIRE OR SEPARATE.

C. POC FOR ACTIVE DUTY OFFICERS IS LTC DEBRULER DSN 221-4735 OR LTC FOSTER 221-8482, COMMERCIAL, (703) 325-4735 OR (703) 325-8482. HQDA POC FOR SIDPERS PROBLEMS IS THE SUPER SERVER HELP DESK, COMMERCIAL 1-866-433-9196.

PART II FOR ALL RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) SOLDIERS, OFFICERS, AND WARRANT OFFICERS

SECTION 1

6. UNITED STATES ARMY RESERVE (USAR) AND ARMY NATIONAL GUARD OF THE UNITED STATES (ARNGUS).

A. APPLICABILITY:

(1) RC SOLDIERS (USAR AND ARNGUS) (ENLISTED, OFFICERS, AND WARRANT OFFICERS) SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS BY REF GG (ALL COMPONENT 12-MONTH, SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS) ARE RELEASED UNLESS SUBJECT TO RC UNIT STOP LOSS REF HH OR II. THE MOS AND SPECIALTIES AFFECTED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

ENLISTED:
00Z, COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR WITH SPECIAL FORCES (SF) BACKGROUND
18B, SF WEAPONS SERGEANT
18C, SF ENGINEER SERGEANT
18D, SF MEDICAL SERGEANT
18E, SF COMMUNICATIONS SERGEANT
18F, SF OPERATIONS AND INTELLIGENCE SERGEANT
18Z, SF SENIOR SERGEANT
37F, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
38A, CIVIL AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
67U, CH-47 HELICOPTER REPAIRER
92M, MORTUARY AFFAIRS SPECIALIST
96U, UAV OPERATOR
98C, SIGNALS INTELLIGENCE ANALYST.

OFFICER:
15C35, AVIATION INTELLIGENCE
18, SPECIAL FORCES
31, MILITARY POLICE
38, CIVIL AFFAIRS
39, PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS

OFFICER PILOTS ADDITIONAL SKILL IDENTIFIER (ASI):
K4, SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5, MH-60K PILOT
K6, H-47E PILOT

WARRANT OFFICERS:
153E, MH-60 PILOT
154E, MH-47 PILOT
155E, C-12 PILOT
155G, O-5A/EO-5B/RC-7 PILOT
180A, SPECIAL FORCES
350B, INTELLIGENCE TECHNICIAN
351C, AREA INTELLIGENCE TECHNICIAN
352G, VOICE INTERCEPT TECHNICIAN

WARRANT PILOTS ADDITIONAL SKILL IDENTIFIER (ASI):
K4, SPECIAL OPERATIONS AVIATION
K5, MH-60K PILOT
K6, H-47E PILOT

(2) USAR AND ARNGUS SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED RESERVE COMPONENT UNIT WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS UP HH AND II, RC UNIT STOP LOSS POLICY.

B. LIFTING THE REMAINDER OF SKILL-BASED STOP LOSS SPECIALTIES FOR RC SOLDIERS AND LIFTING OF RC UNIT STOP LOSS WILL BE ADDRESSED SEPARATELY.

SECTION 2

7. USAR ENLISTED SOLDIERS.

A. PROCEDURES:

(1) USAR SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE PER PARAGRAPH 6A(1), AND NOT ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED RC UNIT, WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES AND DELAY IN SEPARATION REASON (DLSEPR) CODES ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) USAR SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(B) USAR SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) USAR SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(D) CDR, AR-PERSCOM (ARPC-CII-S; ARPC-PS), WILL NOTIFY THE DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER (DMDC) OF REQUIRED CHANGES FOR AFFECTED SOLDIERS. ONCE RECEIVED BY THE DMDC THESE CHANGES WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY TO DJMS AND DEERS.

(2) SOLDIERS WHO REENLISTED AT ANY TIME DURING THE PERIOD OF INVOLUNTARY EXTENSION SHOULD HAVE HAD THEIR ETS DATE CHANGED TO THEIR ACTUAL ETS DATE AS A RESULT OF THE REENLISTMENT.

(3) SOLDIERS WHO DESIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO ARRANGE THEIR PERSONAL AFFAIRS AND PREPARE FOR SEPARATION MAY REQUEST VOLUNTARY EXTENTION FOR UP TO 90 DAYS BEYOND THEIR ADJUSTED ETS DATE. SOLDIERS REQUESTING SUCH AN EXTENSION OF ETS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MEET RETENTION CRITERIA OF AR 140-111. HOWEVER, QUALIFIED SOLDIERS DESIRING TO REMAIN ON ACTIVE DUTY/ACTIVE STATUS BEYOND 20 DEC 03 MUST REENLIST. SOLDIERS WHO WERE NOT DISCHARGED AT ETS DUE TO STOP LOSS, AND WHO NOW WISH TO REENLIST MUST MEET THE REENLISTMENT ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA OF AR 140-111. THESE SOLDIERS WILL NOT EXECUTE ANTEDATED REENLISTMENT CONTRACTS, BUT WILL HAVE THEIR DD FORM 4 REFLECT THE ACTUAL REENLISTMENT DATE. THE FOLLOWING COMMENT WILL BE TYPED ON THE SOLDIER'S DD FORM 4, BLOCK 8B (REMARKS): "SOLDIER WAS INVOLUNTARILY RETAINED BEYOND HIS/HER ORIGINAL ETS BY HQDA STOP LOSS POLICY AND IS REENLISTING WITHOUT A BREAK IN SERVICE."

B. SOLDIERS WHOSE PREVIOUS SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD APPROVAL WAS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS MUST RESUBMIT THEIR REQUEST FOR RETIREMENT IF THEY STILL DESIRE TO RETIRE.

C. ARMY RESERVE POC FOR ENLISTED STOP LOSS POLICY IS LTC SLIFER, DSN 224-7903 OR COMM (703) 614-7903.

SECTION 3

8. ARNGUS ENLISTED SOLDIERS.

A. PROCEDURES:

(1) ARNGUS SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE PER PARAGRAPH 6A(1), AND NOT ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED RC UNIT, WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES AND DELAY IN SEPARATION REASON (DLSEPR) CODES ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) ARNGUS SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(B) ARNGUS SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) USAR SOLDIERS WITH CONTRACTUAL ETS DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(D) DETAILED GUIDANCE TO CHANGING ETS DATES IN AUTOMATED PERSONNEL SYSTEMS WILL BE PROVIDED UNDER SEPARATE ARNGUS MESSAGE.

(2) ARNGUS SOLDIERS WHO DESIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO ARRANGE THEIR PERSONAL
AFFAIRS AND PREPARE FOR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MAY
REQUEST VOLUNTARY EXTENSION FOR A PERIOD UP TO 90 DAYS FROM THEIR ADJUSTED ETS DATE. SOLDIERS REQUESTING A 90-DAY EXTENSION ARE NOT REQUIRED TO
MEET RETENTION CRITERIA OF NGR 600-200. QUALIFIED SOLDIERS DESIRING
TO REMAIN IN AN ACTIVE STATUS BEYOND 20 DEC 03 MUST REENLIST.

(3) FOR SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WHOSE VOLUNTARY SEPARATIONS/RETIREMENTS/REFRADS WERE REVOKED OR SUSPENDED BECAUSE OF STOP LOSS, THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES WILL RESCIND THEIR ORDERS AND PROCEED WITH SEPARATIONS/RETIREMENTS/REFRADS CONSISTENT WITH THE LIMITATIONS NOTED ABOVE.

(4) ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 10 AGR TOUR PROGRAM PERSONNEL ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE MANAGED FOR "RELEASE FROM STOP LOSS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH ABOVE GUIDANCE BY THE ARNG STAFF MANAGEMENT OFFICE (NGB-ARZ-T). FOR REFRAD/MRD PURPOSES SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION WILL BE OUTPROCESSED AT TRANSITION CENTERS. TRANSITION CENTERS WILL REQUEST DISPOSITION BY TELEPHONE FROM NGB-ARZ-T. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF THESE SOLDIERS WILL BE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT: NAME, GRADE, SSN, AND BRANCH/MOS/FUNCTIONAL AREA.

(5) ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 AGR FULL TIME MANNING PERSONNEL ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE MANAGED FOR "RELEASE FROM STOP LOSS" BY THE RESPECTIVE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL. SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION WILL BE OUTPROCESSED IAW STANDING OPERATING PROCEDURES.

(6) SOLDIERS WHO POSSESS AN MOS IDENTIFIED UNDER PREVIOUS STOP LOSS MESSAGES BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ASSIGNED TO A DUTY POSITION WITHIN THAT SPECIALTY IN THE THREE YEARS PRIOR TO REACHING THEIR VOLUNTARY/INVOLUNTARY RELEASE DATE WILL NOT BE RETAINED BY STOP LOSS.

(7) AGR SOLDIERS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO REFRAD FROM THE AGR PROGRAM WITH AN IMMEDIATE REGULAR RETIREMENT BUT, DUE TO STOP LOSS, ARE PROHIBITED FROM SEPARATING FROM THE MILITARY, CANNOT BE INVOLUNTARILY RELEASED FROM THE AGR PROGRAM. TO RELEASE THESE SOLDIERS FROM THE AGR PROGRAM AT A TIME WHEN THEY CANNOT APPLY FOR IMMEDIATE RETIREMENT (THEY MUST MAINTAIN AN ACTIVE STATUS WHILE STOP LOSSED) SUBJECTS THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP.

B. ARMY NATIONAL GUARD POC FOR ENLISTED RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ACTIONS IS MAJ
ROSE DECK, ATTN: NGB-ARH-S, AT DSN 327-3302 OR COMM (703) 607-3302. ARMY
NATIONAL GUARD POC FOR PERSONNEL INFORMATION SYSTEMS IS CPT TAMERA
BEVINGTON, ATTN: NGB-ARP-S, AT DSN 327-9171 OR COMM (703) 607-9171. ARMY
NATIONAL GUARD POC FOR AGR SPECIFIC POLICY ISSUES IS MAJ SUSAN TEMMER, ATTN:
NGB-ARH-S, AT DSN 327-3295 OR COMM (703) 607-3295. FOR OVERALL NATIONAL
GUARD "STOP LOSS" POLICY ISSUES THE POC IS LTC MALCOLM KIRSOP, ATTN:
NGB-ARH-S, AT DSN 327-3403 OR COMM (703) 607-3403.

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9. USAR OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS.

A. PROCEDURES:

(1) USAR OFFICERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE PER PARAGRAPH 6A(1), AND NOT ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED RC UNIT, WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR DATES ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) USAR OFFICERS WITH ECUR DATES 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(B) USAR OFFICERS WITH ECUR DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(C) USAR OFFICERS WITH ECUR DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR ECUR DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03. THE DLSEPR CODE "S" IS RETAINED FOR STOP LOSS TRACKING PURPOSES.

(D) CDR, AR-PERSCOM (ARPC-CII-S; ARPC-PS) WILL NOTIFY DMDC OF REQUIRED CHANGES FOR AFFECTED OFFICERS. ONCE RECEIVED BY DMDC, THESE CHANGES WILL BE POSTED WEEKLY TO DJMS AND DEERS.

(2) ARMY RESERVE AGR OFFICERS WILL BE MANAGED FOR RELEASE FROM STOP LOSS FOR REFRAD/MRD PURPOSES BY FTSMD, AR-PERSCOM, ARPC-AR, 1 RESERVE WAY, ST. LOUIS MO 63132-5200.

(3) AGR OFFICERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WILL BE OUTPROCESSED AT TRANSITION CENTERS. TRANSITION CENTERS WILL REQUEST, BY TELEPHONE, DISPOSITION OF AGR SOLDIERS FROM COMMANDER, AR-PERSCOM, ARPC-AR, 1-800-325-4118 EXT 5172. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF AGR OFFICERS WILL BE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT: NAME, GRADE, SSN, AND BRANCH/MOS/FUNCTIONAL AREA.

(4) OFFICERS WHOSE PREVIOUS SEPARATIONS/RETIREMENTS/REFRADS APPROVAL WAS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED AS A RESULT OF THEIR STOP LOSS STATUS, MUST RESUBMIT A REQUEST FOR SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD IF THEY STILL DESIRE TO RETIRE OR SEPARATE.

(5) COMMANDER, AR-PERSCOM MAY APPROVE AN EARLIER SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD DATE THAN 20 DECEMBER 2003, PROVIDED THAT DATE IS NOT EARLIER THAN THE OFFICER'S ORIGINAL ECUR DATE PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF STOP LOSS. BEFORE RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF AN EARLIER SEPARATION/RETIREMENT/REFRAD, MACOM (USAR) COMMANDERS (USARC, USACAPOC, 7TH ARCOM AND 9TH RSC) MUST ENSURE THE OFFICER HAS COMPLETED ALL OUT-PROCESSING AND ACAP REQUIREMENTS.

(6) OFFICERS WHO ARE SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE AND WHO DESIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO ARRANGE THEIR PERSONAL AFFAIRS AND PREPARE FOR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMY MAY REQUEST VOLUNTARY EXTENTION FOR A PERIOD UP TO 90 DAYS FROM THEIR ADJUSTED ECUR DATE. SUCH REQUESTS WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE OFFICER'S CHAIN OF COMMAND TO AR-PERSCOM FOR APPROVAL.

B. ARMY RESERVE POC FOR OFFICER STOP LOSS ACTIONS IS LTC JANICE JOHNSON,
DSN 224-7277 OR COMM (703) 695-7277.

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10. ARNGUS OFFICERS AND WARRANT OFFICERS.

A. PROCEDURES:

(1) ARNGUS OFFICERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE PER PARAGRAPH 6A(1), AND NOT ASSIGNED TO AN ALERTED OR MOBILIZED RC UNIT, WILL HAVE THEIR SEPARATION
DATES ADJUSTED AS FOLLOWS:

(A) ARNGUS OFFICERS WITH SEPARATION DATES 30 APR 03 OR EARLIER WILL HAVE THEIR SEPARATION DATES ADJUSTED TO 31 OCT 03. THIS IS TO ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR ACAP AND PROPER OUTPROCESSING.

(B) ARNGUS OFFICERS WITH SEPARATION DATES 1 MAY - 31 JUL 03 WILL HAVE THEIR SEPARATION DATES ADJUSTED TO 30 NOV 03.

(C) ARNGUS OFFICERS WITH SEPARATION DATES 1 AUG - 30 NOV 03 WILL HAVE THEIR SEPARATION DATES ADJUSTED TO 20 DEC 03.

(D) DETAILED GUIDANCE TO CHANGING SEPARATION DATES IN AUTOMATED PERSONNEL SYSTEMS WILL BE PROVIDED UNDER SEPARATE ARNGUS MESSAGE.

(2) ARNGUS OFFICERS WHO DESIRE ADDITIONAL TIME TO ARRANGE THEIR PERSONAL AFFAIRS AND PREPARE FOR SEPARATION FROM THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MAY REQUEST VOLUNTARY EXTENTION FOR A PERIOD UP TO 90 DAYS FROM THEIR ADJUSTED SEPARATION DATE. SOLDIERS REQUESTING A 90-DAY EXTENSION DATE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO MEET RETENTION CRITERIA OF NGR 600-101.

(3) FOR ARNGUS OFFICERS SUBJECT TO THIS MESSAGE WHOSE VOLUNTARY SEPARATIONS/RETIREMENTS/REFRADS WERE SUSPENDED, THEIR RESPECTIVE STATES WILL RESCIND THEIR ORDERS AND PROCEED WITH SEPARATIONS/RETIREMENTS/REFRADS CONSISTENT WITH THE LIMITATIONS NOTED ABOVE.

(4) ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 10 AGR TOUR PROGRAM PERSONNEL ARE SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE MANAGED FOR "RELEASE FROM STOP LOSS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH ABOVE GUIDANCE BY THE ARNG STAFF MANAGEMENT OFFICE (NGB-ARZ-T). FOR REFRAD/MRD PURPOSES SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION WILL BE OUTPROCESSED AT TRANSITION CENTERS. TRANSITION CENTERS WILL REQUEST DISPOSITION BY TELEPHONE FROM NGB-ARZ-T. REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE DISPOSITION OF THESE SOLDIERS WILL BE IN THE FOLLOWING FORMAT: NAME, GRADE, SSN, AND BRANCH/MOS/FUNCTIONAL AREA.

(5) ARMY NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 AGR FULL TIME MANNING PERSONNEL ARE
SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE MANAGED FOR
"RELEASE FROM STOP LOSS" BY THE RESPECTIVE STATE ADJUTANT GENERAL.
SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO THIS PROVISION WILL BE OUTPROCESSED IAW STANDING
OPERATING PROCEDURES.

PART III FOR ALL:

11. SOLDIERS SUBJECT TO STOP LOSS WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE PAY AND ALLOWANCES WITHOUT INTERRUPTION UNTIL TRANSITIONED. COMMAND INVOLVEMENT IS DIRECTED TO ENSURE INSTALLATIONS COORDINATE ALL OTHER PAY-RELATED ACTIONS WITH THEIR LOCAL FINANCE OFFICE AND TO ENSURE FURTHER COORDINATION WITH THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSITION PROCESSING, PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING, ACAP SERVICES, ID CARDS, AND FAMILY SUPPORT ISSUES.

12. ALL SOLDIERS MUST BE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE ACAP SERVICES PRIOR TO THEIR NEW ADJUSTED SEPARATION DATE. PUBLIC LAW MANDATES THAT ALL SEPARATING AND RETIRING SERVICE MEMBERS RECEIVE PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING A MINIMUM OF 90 DAYS PRIOR TO SEPARATION. DD FORM 2648 (PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST) WILL BE USED TO RECORD THE COUNSELING. IN ADDITION, SOLDIERS MUST BE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND ACAP-SPONSORED EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS AND USE THE AUTOMATED EMPLOYMENT TOOLS AVAILABLE AT THEIR SUPPORTING ACAP CENTER. QUESTIONS CONCERNING PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING AND ACAP SERVICES SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MR. HERB SCHWAB AT DSN 221-2574, COMM 703-325-2574, E-MAIL: HERB.SCHWAB@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL.

13. TRANSITION CENTERS WILL ENSURE:

A. NEW RETIREMENT/SEPARATION ORDERS ARE ISSUED OR AMENDED AS APPROPRIATE.

B. THE SOLDIER'S RECORD HAS A SIGNED COPY OF THE DD FORM 2648 (PRE-SEPARATION COUNSELING CHECKLIST) VERIFYING THAT THE SOLDIER HAS COMPLETED ACAP REQUIREMENTS.

C. THE SOLDIER'S REFRAD/DISCHARGE ORDER CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT, "SOLDIER IS ELIGIBLE FOR TRANSITIONAL HEALTH CARE UNDER 10 USC, SECTION 1145 UNTIL 60 DAYS AFTER REFRAD/DISCHARGE IF THE SOLDIER HAS LESS THAN SIX (6) YEARS ACTIVE DUTY; 120 DAYS IF SOLDIER HAS MORE THAN SIX (6) YEARS ACTIVE DUTY."

D. THE SOLDIER'S DD FORM 214 (CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE OR DISCHARGE FROM ACTIVE DUTY) IS PREPARED AND ISSUED ACCORDING TO GUIDANCE IN AR 635-5 (WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE REQUIRED ENTRIES IN THE "REMARKS" SECTION [BLOCK 18] OF THE FORM) AND THE APPROPRIATE SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR (SPD) CODE IS ASSIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH AR 635-5. OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE, THE "REMARKS" SECTION (BLOCK 18) MUST CONTAIN THE STATEMENT "RETAINED IN SERVICE ____ (SPECIFY NUMBER OF DAYS) DAYS FOR CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT UP 10 USC 12305."

E. SOLDIERS ARE ISSUED ALL APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATES AND AWARDS.

F. SOLDIER'S ID CARD EXPIRATION DATE COINCIDES WITH HIS OR HER SEPARATION DATE (INCLUDES ID CARDS ISSUED TO DEPENDENTS).

G. SOLDIERS RECEIVE PERSONAL BRIEFING FROM RETENTION MANAGEMENT COUNSELOR.

H. THE TRANSITION TRANSACTION (5010) IS INPUT THE DAY AFTER THE SOLDIER'S SEPARATION DATE.

14. IDENTIFICATION CARDS. ALL INSTALLATION ID CARD ISSUING FACILITIES WILL ENSURE THAT:

A. SOLDIERS WHO ARE RETIRING MUST PROVIDE NEW OR AMENDED RETIREMENT ORDERS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THEIR RETIREMENT ID CARDS.

B. SOLDIERS WHO ARE SEPARATING FROM MILITARY SERVICE MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR DD FORM 214 AND RELINQUISH THEIR ID CARDS AND THE ID CARDS OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

C. IDENTIFICATION CARDS REISSUED TO SOLDIERS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS DUE TO STOP LOSS ARE COLLECTED PRIOR TO RETIREMENT OR VOLUNTARY/INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION FROM SERVICE. COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC) ID CARDS ARE TO BE HANDLED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RAPIDS TRAINING GUIDE VERSION 6.0. TESLIN TYPE ID CARDS MUST BE DESTROYED.

D. IN CASES WHERE SOLDIER'S SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT DATES IN DEERS DOES NOT MATCH SOURCE DOCUMENTS PROVIDED, DIRECT THE SOLDIER TO HIS OR HER PERSONNEL SERVICE CENTER TO UPDATE THE PERSONNEL DATABASE WITH THE CORRECT DATES.

E. QUESTIONS CONCERNING ID CARD ISSUANCE/REISSUANCE AS A RESULT OF STOP LOSS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO MR. E.S. JACKSON AT DSN: 221-9590, COMM: 703-325-9590, EMAIL: JACKSOE0@HOFFMAN.ARMY.MIL

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