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1. THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE NLT 01 JANUARY 2016 MILPER PROVIDES EXECUTION GUIDANCE FOR THE
INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION OF REGULAR ARMY SOLDIERS ELECTING NOT TO REENLIST OR EXTEND
TO DEPLOY WITH THEIR UNIT OR ARE ASSIGNED TO INACTIVATING UNITS THAT DO NOT REENLIST OR
EXTEND TO BECOME PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ELIGIBLE.

A. SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO DEPLOYING UNITS: IAW PARAGRAPH 3A, AND 3A(1) THRU 3A(4) OF REFERENCE
D ABOVE, SOLDIERS WHO WILL HAVE LESS THAN SIX MONTHS REMAINING IN SERVICE ON THEIR UNIT’S
LATEST ARRIVAL DATE (LAD) WILL NOT DEPLOY WITH THE UNIT (ETS<LAD+6 MONTHS). THESE SOLDIERS
WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED FROM THE ARMY UP TO 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THEIR CONTRACTUAL
ETS DATE.

B. SOLDIERS ASSIGNED TO INACTIVATING UNITS: SOLDIERS WITH AN ETS DATE BETWEEN INACTIVATION
AND INACTIVATION+365, WILL BE INVOLUNTARILY SEPARATED FROM THE ARMY UP TO 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO
THEIR CONTRACTUAL ETS DATE IAW PARAGRAPH 3B, AND 3B(1) THRU 3B(3) OF REFERNCE D ABOVE.

2. HRC IMPLEMENTATION POLICY AND PROCEDURES.
A. UNITS DEPLOYING IN SUPPORT OF A NAMED CONTINGENCY OPERATION:

(1) HRC WILL IDENTIFY APPLICABLE SOLDIERS IN DEPLOYING UNITS WHEN THE UIC’S ARE SUBMITTED THE
HRC G-3 AND CHANGE THEIR IMREPR CODE TO “11”. THIS CODE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROHIBIT
REENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION, RATHER IDENTIFY THOSE SOLDIERS WHO HAVE AN IMPOSED SERVICE
REMAINING REQUIREMENT (SRR) AS STATED BELOW.

(2) SOLDIERS WITH IMREPR 11 WHO ELECT NOT TO REENLIST/EXTEND TO MEET THE SRR FOR DEPLOYMENT
WILL BE SUBJECT TO INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION. HRC WILL ADJUST ETS DATE AND CHANGE
IMREPR CODE TO 9T WHEN SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED WITH IMREPR 11 FOR 45 DAYS OR
MORE.

B. UNITS SCHEDULED FOR INACTIVATION:
(1) HRC WILL IDENTIFY APPLICABLE SOLDIERS AT INACTIVATION -180 AND CHANGE THEIR IMREPR CODE TO
“11”. THIS CODE IS NOT INTENDED TO PROHIBIT REENLISTMENT OR EXTENSION, RATHER IDENTIFY THOSE
SOLDIERS WHO HAVE AN IMPOSED SRR AS STATED BELOW.
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Army MILPER Messages
MILPER MESSAGE 13-375, ENLISTED INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION PROGRAM
...Issued: [24 DEC 13]...
Military PCS Moves
(2) SOLDIERS WITH IMREPR 11 WHO ELECT NOT TO REENLIST/EXTEND TO MEET THE SRR FOR
REASSIGNMENT, AND CANNOT BE EFFECTIVELY UTILIZED WITHIN OTHER UNITS AT THE SAME
INSTALLATION, WILL BE SUBJECT TO INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION. HRC WILL ADJUST ETS DATE AND
CHANGE IMREPR CODE TO 9T WHEN SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN DESIGNATED WITH IMREPR 11 FOR 45
DAYS OR MORE. THE ADJUSTED ETS DATE WILL BE NO EARLIER THAN THE DAY FOLLOWING THE UNITS
INACTIVATION DATE AND NO LATER THAN THE UNIT’S INACTIVATION DATE + 90 DAYS.

C. SOLDIERS AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY WILL BE NOTIFIED OF EARLY SEPARATION THROUGH
APPROPRIATE CHANNELS BY COMMANDERS WITH SPECIAL COURT-MARTIAL CONVENING AUTHORITY
(SPCMCA). THE COMMANDER’S CAREER COUNSELOR IS RESPONSIBLE TO FURNISH A REPORT VIA THE
RETAIN SYSTEM IDENTIFYING SOLDIERS FOR EARLY SEPARATION. ADDITIONAL, GUIDANCE OUTLINING
CAREER COUNSELOR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL BE PUBLISHED VIA RETAIN MESSAGES.

3. SEPARATION GUIDANCE.
A. SEPARATIONS UNDER THIS POLICY WILL BE ADMINISTERED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF AR 635-200,
CHAPTER 16-7. FOR PURPOSES OF POST-SERVICE BENEFITS, INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION
PRESCRIBED BY THIS POLICY IS CONSIDERED TO BE FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GOVERNMENT. IT
THEREFORE DOES NOT AFFECT ANY RIGHT, PRIVILEGE, OR BENEFIT THAT A SOLDIER IS OTHERWISE
ENTITLED HAD THEY COMPLETED THEIR ENLISTMENT OR EXTENDED ENLISTMENT, EXCEPT THAT THE
SOLDIER IS NOT ENTITLED TO PAY AND ALLOWANCES FOR THE PERIOD NOT SERVED.

B. REASON FOR SEPARATION TO BE ENTERED ON THE DD FORM 214 IS “INSUFFICIENT RETAINABILITY”, AND
THE SEPARATION PROGRAM DESIGNATOR CODES ARE LBM FOR SERVICE-INITIATED RELEASE OR JBM FOR
TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COMPONENT. (AR 635-5-1). REENTRY ELIGIBILITY CODE IS RE-1 (AR 601-210).

C. SOLDIERS WITH AN ADJUSTED ETS DATE CANNOT BE FORCED TO SELL BACK UNUSED LEAVE.
DEPENDING ON LEAVE ACCRUED AND A SOLDIER’S ELECTION TO TAKE TRANSITION LEAVE, COMMANDERS
HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO ADJUST THE SOLDIER’S ETS DATE BY ONE TO THREE MONTHS, BUT NEVER
BEYOND THE SOLDIER’S CONTRACTUAL ETS DATE.

D. UNEARNED PORTIONS OF ENLISTMENT AND REENLISTMENT BONUSES WILL NOT BE RECOUPED.

E. SEPARATION PAY IS NOT AUTHORIZED FOR THOSE SEPARATED UNDER 3A ABOVE, BUT IS AUTHORIZED
FOR THOSE SEPARATED UNDER 3B ABOVE WHO MEET SEPARATION PAY ELIGIBILITY.

4. EXCEPTIONS.
A. SOLDIERS WHO NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PROGRAM FOR COMPASSIONATE OR
ORGANIZATIONAL REASONS AS OUTLINED BELOW WILL BE SEPARATED ON HIS OR HER CONTRACTUAL ETS
DATE. THIS AUTHORITY CANNOT BE FURTHER DELEGATED.

(1) FOR DEPLOYING UNITS, COMMANDERS WITH SPCMCA MAY DISAPPROVE SEPARATIONS UNDER THIS
PROGRAM FOR COMPASSIONATE REASONS OR OPERATIONAL NECESSITY.

(2) FOR INACTIVATING UNITS, INSTALLATION SENIOR MISSION COMMANDERS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO
ADJUST AFFECTED SOLDIERS BACK TO THEIR CONTRACTUAL ETS FOR COMPASSIONATE REASONS OR
UNFORESEEN PERSONNEL VACANCIES/REQUIREMENTS ON THE INSTALLATION OF THE INACTIVATING UNIT.

B. IN THE EVENT THAT A UNIT SCHEDULED FOR DEACTIVATION OR TO DEPLOY IN SUPPORT OF A DECLARED
CONTINGENCY OPERATION RECEIVES A CHANGE THAT DELETES THE DEPLOYMENT ORDER OR ALTERS THE
DATE OF DEACTIVATION/LAD, FOLLOW GUIDANCE OUTLINED IN PARAGRAPH 5A(2) OF REFERENCE D ABOVE.

5. REENLISTMENTS OR VOLUNTARY EXTENSIONS. SOLDIERS WITH AN ADJUSTED ETS DATE AND IMREPR
CODE CHANGED TO 9T WHO WISH TO REENLIST OR EXTEND MUST REQUEST AN EXCEPTION TO POLICY
THROUGH THE COMMANDER EXERCISING SPCMCA TO HRC. A SEPARATE RETAIN MESSAGE WILL BE
RELEASED TO CAREER COUNSELORS OUTLINING THE SPECIFIC PROCEDURES.

6. FOR QUESTIONS CONCERNING SEPARATIONS UNDER THIS PROGRAM, CONTACT THE UNIT OR
INSTALLATION CAREER COUNSELOR. CAREER COUNSELORS WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONTACT THE
RETENTION AND RECLASSIFICATION BRANCH, HRC USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.EPMD-AIT@MAIL.MIL.