Military Separations

Notes

Suspension of Enlistment Waivers: SMOM 17-016
Army Review Board for ARNG: PPOM 16-019
Prior Service with RE-4: AR 601-210 Para 4-24
Bar to Reenlistment: AR 601-210 Para 4-13
TAPAS Requirements: SMOM 17-017
SPD Codes: AR 635-5-1
SPD Codes Fully Eligible: AR 601-210 Para 3-21 / 3-22
Military Punishment: AR 601-210 Para 4-12c



AOC ANNEX A TABLE 2 - MILITARY SEPARATIONS - PS/GNPS
LINE NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION WAIVER AUTHORITY NOTES
1. Alcohol Rehabilitation Failure * Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
2. Alcoholism/Alcohol Abuse * Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
3. Attend School (includes police school and Officer Training Program) -----
AR 601-210 Para. 3-22
1
4. Completion of Required Active Service (includes: Expiration of Active Service, Expiration Term of Service LBK, MBK, KBK, JBK) ----
AR 601-210 Para. 3-23
1
5. Conscientious Objector Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
6. Convenience of the Government ARNG-HRR 3
7. Court Martial * Non-Waivable 6
8. Defective Enlistment Agreement TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
2
9. Dependency TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
7, 8
10. Desertion/Dropped from Roll * Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
11. Disability (Temporary, Permanent, Aggravation, Severance Pay, Not in Line of Duty) ARNG-CSG 9
12. Disability (Existed Prior to Service, Physical Evaluation Board) ARNG-CSG 9
13. Drug abuse (includes RSP Soldiers & applicants who were flagged at the time of discharge and/or barred from reenlistment because of drug abuse) Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
14. Drug Rehabilitation Failure * Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
15. DAT Positive * (Pre-accession from MEPS) from any component (Second DAT positive the applicant is ineligible for enlistment) TAG
SMOM 17-016
16
16. a. Entry Level Separation

b. Entry Level Performance and Conduct

ARNG-HRR a. 3

b. 4, 10, 17, 18

17. Early Release - Discontinuance of Active Duty (includes: Holiday Early Release Program) ---- 1
18. Early Release - Insufficient Retainability, Special Separation Benefit, or Voluntary Separation Incentives ----
AR 601-210 Para. 3-22
1
19. Early Release - Seasonal Employment and Incompatible Occupation TAG 7
20. Erroneous Entry (excludes separation for Drug Abuse, see Line 13) ARNG-HRR 3, 10, 17
21. Failure to Complete IADT within 24 months ARNG-HRR 3, 17
22. Failure to meet medical procurement standards (excludes for Drug Abuse, see Line 13) ARNG-CSG 10
23. Failure to Report to Gaining State upon Interstate Transfer (includes: IRR no-show) TAG 2
24. Failure to Report to IADT * TAG 3, 19
25. Fraudulent Entry * ARNG-HRR 4, 10
26. Hardship (including discharges for unreasonable commuting distance) TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
2, 7, 10
27. Homosexuality (Repealed) See Homosexuality discharge SMOM 16-016 12
28. In Lieu of Trial by Court Martial * (includes: For the Good of the Service) ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
5, 10, 17
29. Marriage TAG 7, 8
30. Medically Unfit for Retention ARNG-CSG 2, 7
31. Misconduct (Any Type) to include Patterns of Misconduct * (excludes separation for Drug Abuse, see Line 13) ARNG-HRR 5, 10, 17
32. Non-Retention on Active Duty (RE-3) ARNG-HRR 4
33. Non-Retention on Active Duty with RE-1 ---- 1
34. Non-Selection, permanent promotion (officer two time non-select) ARNG-HRR 2
35. Parenthood TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
7, 8
36. Physical Condition (includes: "Physical Condition not a Disability") ARNG-CSG 10
37. Physical Standards ARNG-HRR 10, 17
38. Pregnancy (Childbirth) TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
8
39. Personality Disorder (includes: Character or Behavior Disorder) ARNG-CSG 5, 11
40. Reduction in Force (includes Reduction in Authorized Strength) SPD Code JCC only; KCC, LCC and MCC no waiver required (See para 3-23) TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
2
41. Retirement, Active Duty (Voluntary, Sufficient Service) AR 601-210 Para. 4-23 6
42. Retirement, Reserve Component ARNG-HRH 9
43. Secretarial Authority ---- 17
44. Sole Surviving Son or Daughter TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-20
2
45. Unsatisfactory Participation (RC) * ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-16
4, 17, 19
46. Unsatisfactory Performance ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
5, 10, 17
47. Unsuitability * ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
5, 10, 17
48. Weight-Control Failure TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
3
DISQUALIFYING CHARACTERS OF SERVICE
49. General under honorable conditions for reasons not covered above ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
5, 11, 17
50. Other Than Honorable, Bad Conduct, or Dishonorable Character of Service or who were discharged as a result of a Qualitative Management Program (i.e. QRB/SRB) Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
AWOL - Absent without leave or lost time
51. AWOL 5 days or less TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-14
4
52. AWOL 6 - 29 days ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-14
5, 17
53. AWOL 30 or more consecutive days Non-Waivable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-14
6
DISQUALIFYING REENTRY CODES - AR 601-210 Table 3-1 thru 3-4
54. Any RE Codes requiring a waiver not otherwise covered may not process until 90 days have elapsed from separation date. Approval authority is ARNG-HRR (AR 601-210, para 4-13).
NOTES:
1. Eligible for enlistment.
2. No waiting period is required to process a waiver.
3. Six (6) month waiting requirement from date of discharge/separation from military service.
4. Twelve (12) month waiting requirement from date of discharge/separation from military service.
5. Twenty Four (24) month waiting requirement from date of discharge/separation from military service.
6. Ineligible for enlistment - no waiver authorized.
7. Applicant must provide evidence that hardship or conflict was resolved or no longer exists.
8. Applicant may require an approved Family Care Plan (FCP) prior to submission of the waiver if they are a single parent or if their spouse is a member of the Armed Services (active or reserve).
9. Waivers are only considered in cases where the applicant's disability is not more than 30%.
10. Must submit a complete Discharge packet validating Separation Program Designator (SPD), to include all board procedures.
11. See Waiver Suspensions at top of page.
12. The following SPD codes do not require a waiver: BRA/JRA, BRB/JRB, BRC/JRC.
13. All RE Code waivers must be submitted to NGB, ARNG-ASO, suitability review. Note: TAG level waivers DO NOT require a suitability review.
14. All applicants who have EVER received any Misconduct discharge must have a suitability review by NGB, ARNG-ASO.
15. All waiver authorities and waiting periods listed in this table supersede those listed in AR 601-210.
16. Pre accession DAT discharges may be considered 90 days after date of discharge. Positive urinalysis from an RSP/Unit/TPU are not eligible for waiver consideration. Refer to SMOM 17-016.
17. Suitability review required.
18. Note: If APFT is required/authorized by ASO, RRB personnel will not be involved in conducting the APFT.
19. Note: IAW AR 601-210 Para 3-21, personnel who enlisted in the RC who never shipped to IADT that subsequently were discharged for being an Unsatisfactory Participant or Failure to Ship IADT may enlist without a waiver.

" * " = Unfavorable Separation/Discharge
"----" = Enlistment waiver is not required
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