Prior Service

Chapter 3
Enlistment in the Army National Guard for Prior Service Applicants

Section I
Basic Eligibility Criteria


a. PPOM 12-060 MOS Conversion Chart from other Services
b. SMOM 15-004 Field Enlistment Processing Guidelines
c. SMOM 15-006 DD Form 368 for Army IRR
d. SMOM 15-016 Eligibility of Separating Active Component Army Officers and Warrant Officers
e. SMOM 16-008 Use of PHA/SHPE for Enlistment
f. SMOM 16-012 MRIS (Formerly REDD)
g. PPOM 16-019 Army Review Board for ARNG
h. SMOM 17-037 Modified PS BCT / Training Schedule
i. DoD Occupational Database

3-1. General
This chapter prescribes basic eligibility criteria for PS applicants for enlistment in the ARNG. Qualifications apply to ARNG unless otherwise specified, and eligibility requirements are the same as for NPS as prescribed in Chapter 2. Refer to Chapter 2 for name and social security verification procedures.

3-2. Basic eligibility criteria for all Prior Service applicants
a. Persons applying for enlistment in the ARNG must meet eligibility criteria outlined in this chapter. The PS applicants also must meet requirements of options for which they are enlisting.
b. Prior Service definition - Applicants must have served 180 days or more on AD as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces. Applicants who are MOS qualified are considered as PS regardless of time on AD.
c. These definitions do not change the fact that an applicant has served in the military. Any applicant with one or more days in any component of a military Service has had prior military Service. All references to basic pay entry date, BASD, time in grade, and time in Service apply, regardless of the above definitions of “Enlistment.”
d. Applicant is eligible for enlistment if applicant qualifies for exemption from enlistment requirements because of the following:

(1) Applicant has been awarded the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Silver Star Medal.
(2) Applicant is a partially disabled, combat-wounded Army veteran with fewer than 20 years of Service as defined in 10 USC 3925.

3-3. Age
Applicant is eligible for enlistment if any of the following apply:

b. Applicant is eligible for enlistment in the ARNG if he or she is not less than 18 years of age and can qualify for retired pay by age 60. To be eligible for nonregular retired pay, an individual must meet eligibility criteria outlined in AR 135-180.
c. An applicant is exempt from age criteria outlined above if he or she can qualify for retirement by age 62, does not have 20 or more years of active service, and is a former Servicemember who was awarded the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Navy Cross, or Silver Star Medal.
d. IAW AOC. Soldiers receiving a conditional release into the ARNG from other branches of service are not subject to the age requirement.

Note: PS Age ETP requests will only be considered in meritorious cases.

3-4. Citizenship
Citizenship will be verified, per Chapter 2. Under 10 USC 504, an applicant is eligible for enlistment if the applicant is-

a. A citizen of the United States.
b. An alien who has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, including a conditional lawful permanent resident.
c. A national of the United States (see para 2-4 for verification of citizenship).
d. A citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Republic of Marshall Islands, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (see para 2-4 for specific requirements).
e. Any other person if the Secretary of the Army has authorized the enlistment pursuant to the statutory authority under 10 USC 504 (see para 2-4).

2-5. Name
c. PS applicants will enlist using name on DD Form 214 (Certificate Of Release or Discharge From Active Duty) or NGB Form 22 (Report of Separation and Record of Service) unless changed through marriage.

2-6. Social Security Number
a. No person will be tested or processed for enlistment into the ARNG without a social security number (SSN).
b. IAW SMOM 14-041, the following forms are acceptable for verification of SSN to initiate MEPS processing and enlist.

(1) Social Security Card issued by the Social Security Administration (SSA). Card must be original and legible. A laminated card is acceptable.
(2) Completed SS-5 Application for a Social Security Card signed by the applicant and the receipt from SSA indicating the application for a replacement SSN has been received.
(3) DD Form 214
(4) DD Form 215
(5) NGB Form 22
(6) W-2 Tax Statement
(7) SSN Card Stub
(8) Document/letter on SSA letterhead with name and SSN
(9) Social Security Administration SSN Printout (numident)

c. Documents listed above are authorized for enlistment purposes only. Shippers must possess an original social security card prior to their ship date. No exceptions are authorized.

3-5. Education
a. Applicant is eligible for enlistment if he or she is a GED holder or higher level of education credential.
b. If applicant completes college-level courses to justify remaining in or advancing to higher grade, they will be enlisted in accordance with Para 2-18. Foreign credentials must be evaluated in accordance with Para 2-7.
c. Verification for PS may also be accomplished through use of the DD Form 214 or NGB Form 22. For DD Forms 214 dated August 2009 or later, verification must be made utilizing the original education source documents listed in Chapter 2.

3-6. Trainability
a. DA Pam 611-21 Smartbook
b. DA Pam 611-21 Smartbook Table 10-1
c. PPOM 12-060 MOS Conversion Chart from other Services
d. PPOM 13-031 AIT for Prior Service
e. SMOM 17-037 Modified PS BCT
f. Modified PS BCT Training Schedule
g. DoD Occupational Database

a. Applicant is eligible for enlistment if he or she has a qualifying aptitude score for MOS in which enlisting and specific test score requirements of the MOS or option for which enlisting. AFQT is not required for eligibility. Note: PS applicants with AFQT less than 31 are eligible. They are not restricted by CATIV requirements/open windows.
b. All applicants must have ASVAB scores to enlist. ASVAB results (most recent) obtained from Defense Manpower Data Center may be used regardless of test date, provided all line scores are present.
c. The MOS aptitude area test score does not apply if enlisting in former MOS.
d. When using previous test scores, counselors must follow MOS guidance listed in DA Pam 611-21, as the ASVAB test has been revised several times and test score requirements will vary according to test date.

IAW AOC Para 3-6.
a. Standard.

(1) Applicants must have a qualifying aptitude area score for the MOS for which enlisting. No exceptions authorized. PS applicants are eligible to enlist with verifiable test scores or retest scores in an aptitude area for which enlisting. An overall AFQT percentile is not required. If the ASVAB score cannot be verified the individual must be re-tested. PS applicants do not need to meet the aptitude area score for an MOS in which they are already qualified. This includes qualifications from other services that convert to an Army MOS or if the applicant is enlisting under the Civilian Acquired Skills Program (CASP). PS from other components may be considered for a career path based on the guidance in the DODI 1312.01 (Occupational Conversion Index). Under no circumstances will MOS orders be issued for PS applicants from sister services without obtaining the proponent determination. Request for MOS determination will be sent to NGB-ASO who will coordinate with the Army proponent for final determination.

(2) PS applicants must become deployable within 24 months from date of enlistment or be subject to discharge.

b. Documentation to verify ASVAB.

(1) MEPCOM Form PCN 680-3ADP.
(2) Current DMDC (REDD Report) or RDMS printout.
(3) Any verified record of prior service test score or document for retest scores.

c. Submit questionable cases to NGB-ASO.

3-7. Physical
a. Color Vision Exceptions
b. SMOM 15-045 Tattoo ETP
c. Unfavorable Medical Conditions
d. Height Weight Charts
e. UMF 40-1-4 Refractive Eye Surgery Worksheet
f. UMF 40-1-10 Over 40 Applicant Questionnaire
g. AR 40-501 Standards of Medical Fitness
h. USMEPCOM 40-1 Medical Qualification Program
i. SMOM 16-008 Use of PHA/SHPE for Enlistment

a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i. Refer to AR 601-210 Par 3-7.

Note: Refer to SMOM 16-008 Use of PHA/SHPE for Enlistment in conjunction with the paragraphs below.

j. The following categories of PS personnel may be processed as indicated below -

(1) Current drilling members and prior service applicants within 6 months of their separation date (including Individual Ready Reserve).

(a) If MEPS medical examination (DD Form 2808) is 24 months old or less, present copy of this examination and DD Form 2807-1 along with current physical health assessment (PHA).
(b) If MEPS medical examination is older than 24 months, present copy of current PHA or current PHA and Medical Protection System Individual Medical Readiness record (MEDPROS IMR).
(c) Copies of DD Forms 2808 must be scanned into the applicant’s electronic records management by the guidance counselor.

(2) Former drilling members. If these members are processing for enlistment within 6 months after separation, they must provide all documents reflected in paragraph 3-7j(1)(c). If they are processing for enlistment after 6 months from separation, they must meet the standards (less weight) of AR 40-501, chapter 2.

(3) Prior Service Regular Army applicants. Those separated from any Regular Component of the U.S. Armed Forces within 6 months will process using DD Form 2807-1 and DD Form 2808. Those processing after 6 months must meet the standards of AR 40-501 (Chap 2, see physical standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction). All MOS qualified PS and Glossary NPS must meet the requirements of AR 600-9 regardless of medical standard used for qualification.

(4) Required physical. Required physicals must indicate that the applicant has a valid physical profile (physical, upper, lower, hearing, eyes, psychiatric) for retention. Applicants must meet height and weight standards as prescribed in AR 600-9, unless noted otherwise). Height and weight will be validated by the recruiting station commander. If applicant exceeds table weight per AR 600-9, a body fat screening is required. DA Form 5500 (Body Fat Content Worksheet (Male)) or DA Form 5501 (Body Fat Content Worksheet (Female)) will be executed and completed by any commissioned officer, placed into the applicant’s enlistment packet by the recruiter, and scanned into the applicant’s electronic records management by the guidance counselor.

(5) Medical examination. No portion of the medical examination will be completed by the MEPS for applicants scheduled under this process.

k. All PS applicants who are required to attend BCT will take a full physical at MEPS.

3-8. Dependents
a. See paragraph 2-10 for definition of dependents and verification requirements.
b. An applicant meets dependency requirements of this rule if he or she-

(1) Has no spouse and no dependents.
(2) Has no spouse and is required by court order to pay child support for two or fewer dependents, regardless of grade.
(3) Has an entry grade of E-2 or below, is married, and in addition to the spouse has two or fewer additional dependents.
(4) Have an entry grade of E-3, is married, and in addition to the spouse has three or fewer additional dependents.
(5) Has no spouse, and has an entry grade of E-3 or above, and is required by court order to pay child support for three or fewer dependents.
(6) Has an entry grade of E-4 or above and is married.
(7) Is an applicant whose spouse is a member of the Regular Component or RC of any Service (excluding IRR), has one or more dependents under the age of 18.

c. An applicant does not met dependency requirements if-

(1) The applicant has no spouse, but has custody of one or more dependents under the age of 18. TAG may consider waiver.
(2) The applicant is processing as part of a husband and wife team, both are required to attend training at the same time, and combined they have one or more dependents in their household under the age of 18. TAG may consider waiver.

d. Any applicant for ARNG enlistment who previously served in the U.S. Armed Forces on AD and became a single parent while on AD, and was separated due to a hardship IAW AR 635-200, will not be disqualified for enlistment based upon this fact if the person is otherwise qualified for enlistment.

3-13. Eligibility of former officers for enlistment
Reference: SMOM 15-016 Eligibility of Separating RA Officers and WOs

b. For ARNG enlistment the following apply:

(1) Enlistment into the ARNG is authorized for current and former officers.
(2) Officers applying for enlistment must meet eligibility criteria of chapter 3.
(3) All applicants must have ASVAB test results and have a physical examination according to AR 601-210 and AR 40-501.
(4) Current RC officers will resign their commission by submitting a letter of resignation to the Commander, HRC. The letter of resignation should request the effective date to be the day prior to the enlistment date of the officer. A guidance counselor will ensure that the letter of resignation is mailed on the day of enlistment. This will ensure that if the officer declines enlistment or is otherwise not enlisted that their resignation is not unintentionally submitted.
(5) Paragraph 3-18 provides grade determination rules for former or current officers who enlist. An officer will not be awarded an MOS based solely on unit vacancies, but also on the officer’s past military training and experience and his or her ability to meet the prerequisites for the relevant MOS. In most instances, the Soldier will be placed in a “will train” position, regardless of the former branch of the former officer. Recruiting battalion commanders will take care to ensure that grade authorization up to E-5 is based on the whole person concept and does not interfere with or otherwise compromise the integrity of the unit’s promotions of Soldiers with continuous service.

Section II
Enlistment Periods and Pay Grades

3-14. Authorized Enlistment Periods (IAW AOC)
a. PS applicants who do not have a current Selected Reserve obligation (applicants who are not currently a drilling member or a reserve component) and who have -

(1) Remaining MSO must enlist for remainder of MSO with a minimum of one year served in a drilling status. Applicants that require BCT will enlist for a minimum of three years.
(2) No remaining MSO and is DMOSQ must enlist in the ARNG (drilling status) for minimum of one year.
(3) No remaining MSO and requires BCT, or is not DMOSQ, must enlist for a minimum of three years. Note: PS applicants who enlist as 18 series MOS refer to PPOM 16-012.

b. PS applicants who have a current selected reserve obligation (applicants who are a currently a drilling member of a reserve component) (regardless of MSO), and who have -

(1) At least 12 months or more remaining on their current contractual obligation must enlist in the ARNG for the entire balance of their contractual obligation. All time must be served in a drilling status.
(2) Less than 12 months remaining contractual obligation must enlist in the ARNG (drilling status) for a minimum of one year.
(3) No remaining contractual obligation must enlist in the ARNG (drilling status) for minimum of one year.

c. PS applicants discharged prior to completing their original MSO (MSO was terminated) -

(1) Must enlist in a drilling status for a period of years, months and days equal to or greater than the unfulfilled portion of their original MSO, but not less than 1 year.
(2) At a minimum, they must serve the remainder of their MSO in a drilling status, or any period (in whole years) beyond that, up to 6 years.

d. Authorized periods of enlistment in paragraphs above are the minimum requirements. PS applicants may elect to serve longer however at no point may they enlist for a period of more than six years.
e. Applicants who are eligible and who subsequently elect enlistment options, monetary incentives, educational benefits, or any combination of these, must enlist for the periods stipulated by the program from which they desire. Refer to the current FY SRIP policy.
f. GNPS applicants must enlist for a period of whole years equal to or exceed the unfulfilled portion of their original MSO.
g. Waivers or exceptions to policy: None

3-15. Authorized Enlistment Pay Grade Determination
a. For ARNG, the DOR will be determined per AR 600-20.
b. The PS and Glossary NPS may not be enlisted into the ARNG Recruit Force Pool.
c. Applies to TDRL. See AR 601-210.
d. This regulation will not be relied upon to place a PS applicant in a more favorable enlistment grade than he or she otherwise would have been entitled to, if his or her service had been continuous.
e. The following documentation is required to submit a grade determination for ARNG:

(2)(a) DA Form 1696 (Enlistment/Reenlistment Qualifying Application).
(b) DD Form 214 and DD Form 215 (if applicable) from last enlisted and/or officer active service, DD Form 220, or NGB Form 22.
(c) A copy of applicant’s USMEPCOM authorized document that clearly displays applicant’s ASVAB date and results.
(d) Letter from Selected Reserve unit acknowledging break in service over 48 months. Letter must also state accepted grade, MOS, paragraph, line, and position number the applicant is being accepted into. If applicant is enlisting into an MOS that he or she has not previously held, Selected Reserve unit must also acknowledge their agreement that the applicant possesses the technical or administrative skills needed for the enlistment MOS.
(e) Letter from applicant stating why his or her grade should be maintained.
(f) For determinations in the grade of E-6 or higher, request must also include all Noncommissioned Officer Education System completion certificates and any other supporting documentation.

3-17. Enlistment pay grades for Prior Service for Reserve Component Enlistment (IAW AOC)
All areas of this paragraph that state the DARNG as the approval authority is delegated to TAG.
a. PS applicants may enlist up to the previous grade held at the time of last separation/discharge and no higher than the authorized grade of the position (See Note below). In some instances, PS applicants may be required to enlist one or two grades below the grade held at the time of separation/discharge from previous military service due to position availability.

Note: IAW AR 601-210 para 3-17a(1) - Higher grade is authorized using paragraphs 2-18a(5) through (8), if it is more advantageous to the applicant. Similar authority in AR 601-210 para 3-5b.

b. PS applicants may enlist into a valid position vacancy in current grade provided they meet the current NCOES requirements outlined in AR 600-8-19 para 1-28, if there is no projected fill. Exception: Applicants who fail to meet the NCOES requirement of their current grade may enlist provided they complete the required NCOES course within 12 months. Failure to complete the NCOES course will subject the applicant to administrative reduction without board action. The first General officer in the chain of command may extend the time period under personal hardship or course non-availability. If applicant is enlisting into a position projected to be filled from a valid and current EPS list, the State CSM must approve the enlistment. Applicants must meet the requirement to become qualified in the MOS for which enlisting. Refer to NGR 600-200 for other assignment restrictions. All E-9 “Command Sergeants Major” require the approval of the State CSM.. NCOES requirements and courses credible as equivalent Army NCOES are outlined in Chapter 7, AR 600-8-19.
c. Former Officer or Warrant Officer without prior enlisted service may enlist up to grade E-5. MILPO determines authorized grade of enlistment based on previous experience and position vacancy availability.
d. Former Officer or Warrant Officer with prior enlisted service may be enlisted up to the grade E-5 or the grade held prior to commissioning (whichever is higher). Previous enlisted grades held as Warrant Officer/Officer Candidate cannot be considered.

Section III
Verification and Qualification for Prior Service Personnel

3-18. General
a. This section provides guidance to qualify and verify applicants with PS in a U.S. Armed Forces. Application for enlistment from former members of the U.S. Armed Forces will be evaluated thoroughly. Veterans qualified for possible ARNG enlistment will be identified. Greater opportunity will not be provided to PS applicants enlisting from civilian status than given to current ARNG members who are eligible for reenlistment.

3-18. BCT / OSUT (IAW AOC)
a. SMOM 17-037 Modified PS BCT
b. Training Schedule

a. Applicants with PS in the Air Force, Navy, or Coast Guard, including their Reserve Components (RC), who have not completed an Army BCT, or completed training for Air Force or Navy Special Operations Forces, or Air Forces Security Police during previous military service will attend Prior Service Basic Combat Training (PSBCT).
b. All PS applicants who have had a break in service of over 3 years will attend PSBCT. Break in service is defined as no affiliation since last period of service, to include the IRR regardless of component.
c. PS applicants that are scheduled to attend One Station Unit Training (OSUT) are not eligible to attend PSBCT. PS that are enlisting under a new MOS and require AIT are eligible to attend PSBCT.
d. All PS applicants who are required to attend PSBCT or OSUT will take a full physical at MEPS and complete the enlistment process at the MEPS.
e. This PSBCT Course will be 6 weeks in duration and conducted at Fort Leonard Wood, MO. The 6 week course will substitute for cases where the 10-week BCT course was required for prior service personnel.

3-19. Verification of Prior Service
Commanders at all levels in ARNG will emphasize the need for early detection of possible erroneous or fraudulent enlistment of applicants. Applicants who are thought to have had, or who claim to have had, PS in any U.S. Armed Force will not be enlisted in the ARNG until their PS, if any, is verified.

a. Authorized personnel with access to the Defense Manpower Data Center via Recruiter Eligibility Data Display (REDD) may obtain RE code data. If an inquiry is made and RE data is favorable, processing will continue. If the response is unfavorable, processing will be suspended until data can be verified. A DD Form 214 and DD Form 215 with RE code and SPD code can be obtained by writing to Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, USAREC/ARNG Liaison Team (RCRC-PPS-RL), 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5303.

Note: In the event that the REDD Report is the only source document available for the applicant, it may be used with approval from the Accessions Suitability Office (ASO). Reference: SMOM 16-012.

b. Prior military service can be verified as follows:

(1) For applicants who served in RA, the following documents will verify PS:

(a) Original copy or certified copy of latest DD Form 214 (a certified copy from court or Veterans Administration may be used).
(b) A review of Defense Manpower Data Center REDD level 2.
(c) Copy of the original or legible DD Form 214 may be used provided it agrees with USMEPCOM verification procedures or Defense Manpower Data Center REDD check to verify that the RE code and SPD code are the same.

(2) For applicants who served in RC, the following documents will verify PS:

(a) DD Form 214 or DD Form 215 will be used to verify all periods of active and inactive military service of the member before the date of his or her last separation from active military service; however, entries may appear in error to the recruiter, or the applicant may dispute the entries. Only the original form, the actual carbon copy, a certified copy of the original form, a legible copy verified by REDD from Defense Manpower Data Center, or a records depository copy furnished by the recruiting official under paragraph 3-19c is authorized for verification purposes. DD Form 214 or DD Form 215 will not be used to verify RC membership, or the nature of the RC service after the member’s date of last release from active military service, unless recruiting officials obtain an accompanying discharge order.
(b) The recruiting battalion operations NCO or officer is authorized to use the HRC Assignment Orders and Resource Systems to verify RC Service. This verification may be used when all other attempts to obtain documents have been exhausted.

(3) If a DD Form 214 or DD Form 215 is not available, the documents below may be used to verify PS. Copies must be furnished to recruiting officials directly or through military channels by the records custodian for forms cited in paragraphs (a) through (d), below:

(a) Certified, true copy of copy 2 of DD Form 214.
(b) DD Form 220. This form will serve to verify periods of active military service.
(c) NGB Form 22. This form may be used to verify periods of ARNG or Air National Guard service. Entries may appear to be in error or the applicant may dispute the entries. If so, previous ARNG or Air National Guard service may be obtained by writing TAG of the State where the last separation from the ARNG or the inactive Air National Guard was implemented.
(d) Defense Manpower Data Center REDD level 2. Note: In the event that the REDD Report is the only source document available for the applicant, it may be used with approval from the Accessions Suitability Office (ASO) IAW SMOM 16-012.

c. An applicant may not be able to substantiate their PS under paragraph 3-19b. If so, a request for verification of PS will be submitted to the USAREC/ARNG Liaison Team located at HRC. Such requests will contain the following:

(1) The exact name under which the person served.
(2) Social Security Number.
(3) Organization from which last discharged.
(4) Type of discharge claimed.
(5) If exact dates of Service are not known, approximate dates.

d. Request for PS verification or IRR membership of applicants with a Reserve obligation will be made by telephone. Requests for PS verification of applicant without a Reserve obligation from all Services will be sent to: Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, USAREC/ARNG Liaison Team (RCRC-PPS-RL), 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5303, or directed to the proper agency below.

(1) For prior Marine Corps Service-.

(a) If separated for less than 1 year without a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Commandant, Marine Corps (Code MMSB10), HQ, U.S. Marine Corps, 2008 Elliot Road, Quantico, VA 22134-5002.
(b) If separated with a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Commanding General, Marine Corps Reserve Support Command, 10950 El Monte, Overland Park, KS 66211-1408.
Note. If the applicant is the member of an active Marine Corps Reserve unit, the member’s Reserve unit maintains the DD Form 214. A certified, true copy of DD Form 214 may be used to verify prior Marine Corps Service.

(2) For prior Navy Service-.

(a) For applicants separated with a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Department of the Navy, Navy Reserve Personnel Center, New Orleans, LA 70149-7800.
(b) For applicants separated with a Reserve obligation, with less than 6 months since discharge or retirement, request is sent to: Chief of Naval Personnel (PERS-312), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.

(3) For prior Coast Guard Service-.

(a) For applicants with a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard (G-PE), Washington, DC 20593-0001.
(b) For applicants without a Reserve obligation with more than 6 months since separation, request is sent to: Director, National Personnel Records Center (Navy Reference Branch), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.

(4) For prior Regular Army, Army National Guard, or U.S. Army Reserve service-.

(a) For applicants separated from active military service for less than 4 months, with or without a Reserve obligation, request is sent to proper transfer point or separation activity.
(b) For applicants separated from active military Service for more than 4 months and completely discharged from military Service, request is sent to: Director, National Personnel Records Center (6NCPMA), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.
(c) For applicants separated from active military Service for more than 4 months with a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122.
(d) For applicants separated from active military service and currently a member of a TPU of the USAR or ARNG, request is sent to the applicant’s ARNG or TPU commander. DD Form 368 (Request for Conditional Release) may be used to verify periods of service in the RC only.
(e) For applicants discharged from ARNG without previous active military Service, request is sent to the proper State adjutant general.
(f) For applicants discharged from USAR without previous active military service, request is sent to the same address as in paragraph 3-19e(4)(b).

(5) For prior US Air Force Service-

(a) For applicants with a Reserve obligation, regardless of the length of time since separation, request is sent to: Commander (ARPC/DSMR), 18420 E. Silver Creek Avenue, Building 390, MS68, Buckley AFB, CO 80011-9502.
(b) For applicants without a Reserve obligation, request is sent to: Director, National Personnel Records Center, (6NCPMF), 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5100.

3-20. Armed Forces reentry eligibility codes
a. Regardless of reentry eligibility (RE) code, applicant may require a waiver for the reason and authority for separation release, discharge, or transfer (see Chap 4 for waiver criteria and applicability).
b. Verification of PS RE codes will be requested from agencies listed in paragraph 3-19. The RE Codes Tables in AR 601-210 are used for administrative purposes only. Applicants should be advised that these codes are not to be considered derogatory in nature; they simply are codes used for identification of an enlistment processing procedure.
c. Inform applicant that an RE code is not upgraded unless it was administratively incorrect when originally issued.
d. Depending on the disqualification, a waiver may or may not be authorized.
e. Depending on the needs of the ARNG, waivers may not be considered even though the disqualification could be waived. In these cases, applicants should be informed to contact recruiters periodically to see if waiver applications are being considered.

3-21. Reentry codes and separation program designator, any component
The PS personnel who were released early to attend school or received special separation benefits or voluntary separation incentive pay and received an SPD code of KCB, KCF, MCA, MCB, MCF, or KCA, as detailed in AR 635-5-1, may enlist without RE code waiver if separation authority did not preclude RC participation. 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 should have a Suitability Review IAW ASO guidance.

3-22. Determination of enlistment/assignment eligibility (IAW AOC)
a. For the purposes of enlistment eligibility, AOC Annex A Table 2 identifies those narratives that are acceptable for enlistment, and those that are disqualifying. AOC Annex A Table 2 applies to both PS and GNPS applicants.
b. The DD Form 214/215 may be used to verify civilian education for PS applicants. If the education section is not on the DD Form 214/215 then the form cannot be used to determine education.

3-22. Determination of enlistment/assignment eligibility
b. The RC enlistment eligibility of a person who does not meet requirements shown in this paragraph, or whose last period of military service ended with a discharge from an AD status, must be determined before the enlistment agreement is completed. If the person was discharged from AD status, the RE code and SPD code will be obtained. If last period of service was in a RC (excluding IRR) qualification will be based on that separation/discharge. If an individual’s last period of service was in the IRR or he or she was discharged from the IRR, then he or she will require the same processing procedures as a PS who was discharged and requires a waiver. However, if the applicant is currently in a TPU or a member of ARNG for 6 months or more, or served in the Selected Reserve after discharge from a Regular Component of any service, no waiver is required. If an applicant has been in the Selected Reserve less than 6 months, a waiver is required.

Soldiers with the following RE codes are fully eligible for RC enlistment and/or assignment if last discharge was from the RA, or from other Services’ Regular Component under equivalent authority:

(1) RE-1, RE-1A, RE-1B, and RE-1C.
(2) RE-2, RE-2A, RE-2C, 3A, and 3C.
(3) RE-3, or other services equivalent, if DD Form 214 and DD Form 215 (if applicable) is annotated with separation authority, separation code, and narrative reason for separation as follows:

(a) Separation authority: AR 635-200 or equivalent policy from other Service.
(b) Separation code: BRA/JRA, BRB/JRB, BRC/JRC, JBK, JGH, KBK, KCC, KCF, KDM, LBK, LGH, MBK, MCC, MCF, or MDM.

3-23. Correction of Army reentry eligibility codes
Army PS personnel will be advised that RE codes may be changed only if they are determined to be administratively incorrect. Applicants who have corrected RE codes will be processed for a waiver at their request if otherwise qualified and waiver is authorized. No requirement to change RE code exists to qualify for enlistment. Only when there is evidence to support an incorrect RE code or when there is an administrative error will an applicant be advised to request a correction. Do not advise applicants to contact the Discharge Review Board or the Army Board for Correction of Military Records when applicant is eligible to request a waiver.

Section IV
Conditional Release

a. DoDI 1205.05 Conditional Release
b. USAR Conditional Release Policy
c. AR 140-10 USAR Transfers
d. SMOM 16-008 Use of PHA/SHPE for Enlistment

3-19. Conditional Release (IAW AOC)
a. When a participating RC member applies for enlistment in the ARNG, use DD Form 368 to request RC discharge or clearance. The DD Form 368 is not authorized for active duty Soldiers. This form is valid as stipulated by the designated official. The RC must be notified promptly of a member’s intent to enlist in the ARNG (if a member of another RC).

(1) For members of units, send DD Form 368 to the member’s unit Commander. Members of the Retired Reserve must be released per AR 140-10, Chapter 6 prior to enlistment in the ARNG. See AOC Annex Table 2, line 42 for waiver authority.
(2) Former members of DEP program will be treated as Non-Prior Service personnel.
(3) DD Form 368 is valid for a period not to exceed 6 months. Extension of the validity period may be obtained telephonically by a commissioned or warrant officer if delay of enlistment was caused by waiver actions. Attach record of conversation to the DD Form 368.

Note: IAW AR 601-210 Para 5-19, the DD Form 368 is valid for 6 months from date signed by unit commander or designated representative for enlistment in MOS, unless the approval authority designates otherwise on DD Form 368.

(4) Extensions can only be granted by the person who originally signed the DD Form 368 as an authorized official or the individual that currently occupies the position. Submit a new DD Form 368 if the form has expired and a valid extension was not obtained.

b. Army Reserve Soldiers will not be transferred to ARNG units as Reserves of the Army; they must be enlisted. Process them for enlistment as PS applicants under AR 601-210.

(1) Policy in this section implements uniform accession procedures for Soldiers moving from Army Reserve (TPU) status without a break in military service.
(2) Policy in this section does not apply to the IRR. See AR 601-210 for conditional release procedures for members of the IRR.
(3) Policy in this section is applicable to applicants in the Retired Reserve.

c. Soldiers of Army Reserve TPUs who have been granted conditional releases to enlist in the ARNG, must remain members of the Army Reserve until the ARNG enlistment has been accomplished and verified.

d. When an RC member is released on a conditional release, the gaining ARNG MEPS GC or unit handling the enlistment will notify the losing unit by forwarding a copy of enlistment contract DD Form 4 series. This notice permits action needed to separate the Soldier.

e. Administrative processing procedures for applicants enlisted under this part depend on the availability of applicant’s iPERMS record to the RRNCO and the ARNG for accession data. When Army Reserve TPU Soldiers apply for membership in an ARNG unit, the procedures below will apply.

(1) The RRNCO must request a conditional release from the applicant’s Army Reserve TPU. Conditional release is explained as a release from the Army Reserve on condition that a member will enlist in the ARNG. Applicants who fail to accomplish the enlistment remain members of the Army Reserve. Use DD Form 368 to obtain a conditional release and specify that its purpose is to accomplish a complete discharge from the Army Reserve to enlist in the ARNG; identify this is not a transfer action. In addition, the RRNCO must request access to the applicant’s iPERMS record. Applicant’s record will be transferred to the ARNG when they enlist.
(2) Enlistment packets will be assembled and distributed per this chapter.
(3) A new DD Form 1966 series is not required for enlistment processing if the Army Reserve was granted access to the applicant’s Army Military Human Resource Record (AMHRR), or the Army Reserve has provided copies of required documents. The DD Form 1966 series will be updated by completing a new copy of page one.
(4) If the RRNCO has access to the applicant’s iPERMS, reproduce copies of all documents applicable to the enlistment process, then prepare new documents as required by AR 601-210.
(5) After verifying eligibility standards, the RRNCO will prepare the applicant for MEPS/MTF processing or for unit enlistment, if MEPS/MTF processing is not required. However, the conditional release must be obtained prior to enlistment.
(6) When the applicants are enlisted, notify the Army Reserve TPU by forwarding a copy of the completed DD Form 4 series and the DD Form 368. Notification must be made within 10 days after enlistment per DODI 1205.05.

X-1. Conditional Release From IRR
Applicants processing for enlistment into the ARNG and are current members of the IRR must have an approved DD 368 prior to processing for enlistment. This excludes the Army IRR. The information below is subject to change without notice.

US Air Force IRR
Air Reserve Personnel Center

US Marine Corps IRR
Marine Forces Reserve Customer Service

US Coast Guard IRR

Reserve Personnel Management Division

PERS-93 IRR Contact Info
PERS-913 Conditional Release Contact Info
Note: Digitally signed DD368 requests are not accepted.

Section V
Special Processing for Partially Disabled, Combat-Wounded Veterans

5-40. General
Waiver requests to determine if veteran with physical limitations can serve in any available specialty will be approved or disapproved by the DARNG for a combat-wounded veteran who was partially disabled as a result of wounds received in action while a member of the Army.

a. Requests will be submitted only for veterans who-

(1) Meet all other enlistment requirements.
(2) Are physically qualified for general military Service except for their specific combat-incurred disability.

b. Applicants must be capable of caring for their own needs in an unaided manner. They must be physically capable of performing useful service and cannot be expected to require hospitalization or incur lost time due to their disability.
c. Persons permanently medically retired will not be processed for enlistment. Persons permanently medically retired will not be processed for enlistment. Applicants who were separated from AD (not medically retired) without compensation, and were granted veterans disability compensation for their disability, may waive this compensation through VA, if determined medically fit per AR 40-501.

5-41. Requests for waivers
Submit waiver requests on a memorandum prepared in accordance with instructions in Chapter 4. Such requests will be accompanied by-

a. A MEPS physical examination.
b. A report of any subsequent and present treatment.
c. A report of X-ray, orthopedic, surgical, medical, or other consultations.
d. A statement of opinion by a medical officer of the degree of the disability’s incapacitation. The statement will include whether or not a prosthesis being used is satisfactory.

5-42. Processing
On receipt of the decision on the waiver request and instructions from the approving authority, notify applicant to report to the proper MEPS for further processing.

a. For ARNG, send applicant to the unit of assignment if no further school training is required.
b. To give the medical officer enough data to make a judgment, classification officer will analyze each primary or potential MOS proper for the applicant. The classification officer will then send their recommendation and applicant to the medical officer. A medical officer will make the final decision. They then will select an MOS which they consider can capably perform. Special consultation reports directed by the DARNG, will be made at this time.
c. Applicants physically and otherwise qualified for enlistment will be enlisted at the training activity. Applicants found ineligible to perform in an MOS will be rejected and returned at Government expense to the applicant’s home.

(1) After obtaining disability waiver from the approving authority, the applicant will sign a waiver of compensation. The waiver will be endorsed by the enlisting activity and sent to the commander of the Veterans Administration regional office or to Director, Retired Pay Operation, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, 8899 East 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46249-0002.
(2) A notation will be made in the DD Form 1966, remarks section, that such a letter has been sent to the Veterans Administration or Retired Pay Operation, Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
(3) The enlistee will be told that, on separation from military Service, they may submit a claim for such compensation.

5-43. Training and assignments
Persons enlisting as partially disabled veterans will be trained in the MOS for which enlisted. If already trained, veterans will be assigned to duty in that MOS.

5-44. Record entries
a. Enlisted Record Brief. Proper assignment limitations will be recorded on enlisted record brief, as prescribed in AR 600-8-104.
b. DD Form 1966. The DD Form 1966 Remarks section will reflect assignment limitations.

Section VI
Special Processing for Persons Receiving Disability Pensions or Compensation from the VA

a. SMOM 16-008 Use of PHA/SPHE for Enlistment
b. 38 U.S.C. 5304 - Prohibition Against Duplication of Benefits
c. VA Form 21-8951 Notice of Waiver of VA Compensation or Pension to Receive Military Pay and Allowances
d. VA Form 21-8764 Disability Compensation Award Attachment
e. VA Disability Compensation vs Military Pay - YouTube

5-45. General
Persons receiving disability pensions or compensation from the Veterans Administration for any reason will be required to waive the pension or compensation for any period of military service. Veterans Administration compensation will be waived on date of enlistment into the ARNG. For ARNG, this period of military service is IDT, AD, or ADT.

5-46. Request for waiver
Persons requesting waivers under this section must have all medical history and compensation annotated on DD Form 2807-1 or DD Form 2807-2.

Note: IAW AOC Annex A Table 2, if the applicant received a Disability discharge, waivers are only considered in cases where the applicant's disability is not more than 30%.

5-47. Letter of waiver of compensation
The person will execute a waiver of compensation in letter format, which states they understand they will not receive any further compensation from the U.S. Army. This waiver will be endorsed by a commissioned officer to the Veterans Administration regional office having jurisdiction over the person’s claim. A note will be made in DD Form 1966, remarks section that such letter has been forwarded to the Veterans Administration.

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