Military Separations

Notes

Suspension of Enlistment Waivers
Army Review Board for ARNG
Enlisted Administrative Separations
Prior Service with RE-4
Bar to Reenlistment
TAPAS Requirements
SPD Codes
SPD Codes Fully Eligible
Military Punishment
Multiple Waivers
SMOM 17-016
PPOM 16-019
AR 135-178
AR 601-210 Para 4-24
AR 601-210 Para 4-13
SMOM 17-017
AR 635-5-1
AR 601-210 Para 3-21 / 3-22
AR 601-210 Para 4-12c
AOC Annex A Para 2-7



AOC ANNEX A TABLE 2 - MILITARY SEPARATIONS - PS/GNPS
LINE NARRATIVE REASON FOR SEPARATION WAIVER AUTHORITY NOTES
1. Alcohol Rehabilitation Failure * Non-Waiverable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
2. Alcoholism/Alcohol Abuse * Non-Waiverable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
3. Attend School (includes police school and Officer Training Program) -----
AR 601-210 Para. 3-21
1
4. Completion of Required Active Service (includes: Expiration of Active Service, Expiration Term of Service LBK, MBK, KBK, JBK) See Note for RE-3 ----
AR 601-210 Para. 3-22
1, 18
5. Conscientious Objector Non-Waiverable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
6. Convenience of the Government ARNG-HRR 3
7. Court Martial * Non-Waiverable 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-Waiverable
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 (Soldiers who were flagged at the time of discharge and/or barred from reenlistment because of drug abuse) Non-Waiverable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
14. Drug Rehabilitation Failure * Non-Waiverable
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
13, 16
16. a. Entry Level Separation

b. Entry Level Performance and Conduct

ARNG-HRR a. 3

b. 3, 10, 11, 13, 19

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. 3-21
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, 13
21. Failure to Complete IADT within 24 months ARNG-HRR 3, 13, 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 * ---- 1
25. Fraudulent Entry * ARNG-HRR 3, 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, 11, 13
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, 11, 13
32. Non-Retention on Active Duty (RE-3) ARNG-HRR 13
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, 13
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 ---- 13
44. Sole Surviving Son or Daughter TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-20
2
45. Unsatisfactory Participation (RC) * ARNG-HRR 3, 13, 17
46. Unsatisfactory Performance ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
5, 10, 11, 13
47. Unsuitability * ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-13
5, 10, 11, 13
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, 13
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-Waiverable
AR 601-210 Para. 4-23
6
AWOL - Absent without leave or lost time
51. 5 days or less TAG
AR 601-210 Para. 4-14
4
52. 6 - 29 days ARNG-HRR
AR 601-210 Para. 4-14
5, 13
53. 30 or more consecutive days Non-Waiverable
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. Suitability Review required.
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. Waiver not required if applicant was enlisted into the reserve component and never shipped to IADT.
18. Completion of required active service with RE-3 is fully eligible to enlist. NGB 22s that annotate Soldier was flagged for APFT failure can be waived by the TAG.
19. Note: If APFT is required/authorized by ASO, RRB personnel will not be involved in conducting the APFT.

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