X-2. MOSs Open to Females
G-1 Policy 20150629 - 12B and 13B are open for enlistment.
X-2. No SRIP for Rear Dets
G-1 Policy 20141022 - Rear Det UIC's are open for enlistment. However, if an incentive is attached to a para/line in a Rear Det UIC that incentive will be DELETED by the MEPS Guidance Counselors when processing the vacancy. There are NO, repeat, NO incentives for Rear Det vacancies even if they appear in AUVS, GIMS, Temp Res, etc.
X-1. SLRP for 09S/OCS
G-1 Policy 20170307 - 09S w/ SLRP is authorized. The following statement is required to be on the DD Form 1966 in the remarks section: "I must upon being commissioned accept a valid vacant position in any Area of Concentration as the primary position holder or my eligibility for the SLRP incentive will be terminated".
The RENO for earlier ship date may be processed after the above requirement has been met and the workflow has been approved. A DA 4187 to NGB ROC will NOT be required. Applicants who take and pass the OPAT prior to accession for their desired MOS are exempt from the 120 day OPAT rule. However, they will not obtain a ship date less than 30 days from the date of enlistment to allow for JPAS submission.
X-6. Permanent Resident Aliens Guidance
NGB Email 20161228 - DCS, Army G-1, confirmed that lawful Permanent Resident Aliens (PRTs) may ship to training when the RRB is in receipt of favorable FBI fingerprint checks (LIVE SCAN) and upon submission of the applicant's Personnel Security Investigation and National Intelligence Agency Check. ARNG must maintain a list of all PRT enlistee's that shipped without NIAC results and be able to provide an update upon request. RRB Operations personnel will communicate this requirement with the ASO, Ft. Knox, KY. Mr. Williamson has sent out sent guidance to the MEPS GCs and will provide any additional information as needed.
X-5. CATIV Guidance
ROC Message 20161216 - PRA applicants no longer need to have their ship dates pushed out 180 days to meet NIAC approval per current NGB ASO guidance. However, they must still meet the 120 day ship policy per OPAT guidance. PRA applicants are now eligible to enlist as CAT IVs pending they meet all CAT IV requirements per the AOC/WASP, but they must still meet OPAT qualifications prior to shipping during the mandated ship window for CAT IVs. No CAT IV control numbers will be issued prior to Tuesday 20 December, but will be given the day of processing when the applicant is fully qualified. All MEPS will have the opportunity to enlist as many as they can floor on that day only.
X-4. Suspension of NIAC for PRA
ASO Email 20161216 - Department of the Army, G-1, has authorized the requirement for Permanent Resident Aliens (PRA) not to ship without required NIAC results has been suspended effective released of this message. Those PRAs CURRENTLY in the RSP/RFP that request to ship early can do so without exception to NIAC policy, must have JPAS submission be in "Case Scheduled" status, favorable fingerprint results and passed OPAT, no exception to this requirement will be granted.
Please keep in mind that training seats may not be available and current renegotiation polices must be followed. ASO will continue to monitor NIAC submissions and results. PRA Soldiers that return with derogatory NIAC results will be cancelled by ASO. Soldiers whose results return as derogatory after shipping will be processed for discharge through the LNOs at the training base.
NOTE: Favorable results are FP results that confirm there are no law violation(s) or that validate the charge(s) that were disclosed prior to enlistment.
X-3. OPAT Ship Window
ROC Message 20161212 - Effective Immediately - The ship window is now set at 120 days out due to OPAT. No special windows will be set to accommodate any state internal policies. ALL Soldiers shipping to training on or after 27 December 2016 must take and pass the OPAT for their MOS. .
X-2. 13D / 13P Conversion to 13J
ROC Message 20160428 - There are no more 13D or 13P IET seats available to pull reservations against. These 2 MOSs are converting to 13J with training available starting in Aug 2016. States MUST update their UMR to reflect the new MOS before sending the applicant to MEPS. REQUEST will not allow a reservation to be made until this change occurs.
X-1. Real ID Guidance
ROC Email 20160121 - Federal agencies, including the Department of Defense, are prohibited from recognizing driver's licenses and identification cards that are deemed non-compliant according to the REAL ID Act. Individuals using a driver's license from the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico or Washington will have to use another approved form of identification at this time to enter U.S. military installations. Additional forms of identification that may be used in conjunction with a state driver's license to request access to the installation are as follows: Real ID Guidance.