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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, 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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MILPER MESSAGE 13-375, ENLISTED INVOLUNTARY EARLY SEPARATION PROGRAM
...Issued: [24 DEC 13]...
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(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
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