MILPER MESSAGE NUMBER : 05-006
Stop Loss/Stop Movement Program Update
A. MILPER Message
04-169, AHRC-EPO-P, subject: Implementation of Active Army
(AA) Stop Loss/Stop Movement Program for Units Scheduled to Deploy
OCONUS in Support of OIF and OEF, issued 2 Jun 04
B. MILPER Message 04-205, AHRC-EPO-P,
subject: Stop Move Status Code (SMSC) Data Elements in EDAS,
issued 22 Jul 04
C. MILPER Message 04-227, AHRC-EPO-P,
subject: Amendment to MILPER Message 04-169, issued 6 Aug
D. MILPER Message 04-267, AHRC-EPR-F,
subject: Extension of ETS or Retirement Upon Return from Deployment
Due to Hardship, issued 24 Sep 04
1. The purpose of this message is to provide
updated supplemental procedural guidance for Enlisted Soldiers in
support of the Active Army Stop Loss/Move program. The messages
referenced above remain in effect.
2. As outlined in reference A above, stop
loss/move is effective 90 days from the unit’s earliest arrival
date (stop move “start” date) and continues through
the unit’s redeployment plus 90 days stabilization period
(stop move “end” date). Reference B above outlines
the new Total Army Personnel Data Base (TAPDB) data elements that
the Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate (EPMD) will use to
identify Soldiers who are stop loss/moved.
3. The paragraphs that follow will outline
specific procedural guidance as units begin to redeploy, including
UIC reporting; retirement and separation processing and assignment
a. UIC Reporting.
It is imperative that MACOM’s report to Cdr, HRC, DCSOPS
Mobilization Division (AHRC-PLO), the deploying UIC information
as soon as units are alerted and when previously reported information
changes. This will ensure accurate and efficient execution
of stop loss/move actions. All additions and deletions must
come from the MACOM. HRC will not add or remove units from
stop loss/move without MACOM approval. The HRC, DCSOPS POC
for reporting this information is: (Primary) MAJ Daniel Davis,
(703)325-1929 (DSN 221); (secondary) Mr. Robert Wiseth (703)325-3483
(DSN 221) or CPT Umaporn McInnis, (703)325-7943 (DSN 221). SIPRNET
email for all three is MOB@HOFFMAN.ARMY.SMIL.MIL.
Initial reporting as units are alerted: As outlined
in paragraph 2b(1) of reference A above, MACOMs will expeditiously
report UICs to implement stop loss/move actions.
Redeployment UIC reporting: As units begin to redeploy,
MACOMs will request removal of the unit’s UIC from the list.
The following information must be provided for each unit:
MACOM, major subordinate Command (MSC), company level UIC,
component, operation name, and date of redeployment.
Changes to UIC information: Report any changes to that
previously submitted to HRC in the same manner as outlined in paragraph
2b(1) of reference A above.
Soldiers who are otherwise eligible may request retirement/separation
at any time with an effective date not earlier than the unit’s
stop loss/move end date. These actions will not be considered
“exception to policy” requests. Requests to retire/separate
prior to the unit’s redeployment will continue to be processed
as exceptions to policy in accordance with paragraph 8 of reference
A above. These actions will be forwarded to Cdr, HRC, 2461
Eisenhower Avenue, ATTN: AHRC-EPR-F, Alexandria, VA 22331.
Note that the address and POC for Enlisted exceptions to stop
loss policy is a change from that outlined in paragraph 8a of reference
Soldiers may request early release (retirement/separation
date after the unit’s redeployment date but before the 90
day stabilization date). These requests will be processed
through the chain of command to the first LTC-Commander for approval.
Requests must state that the Soldier has initiated ACAP services
and at a minimum completed the mandatory pre-separation counseling
(DD Form 2648). Commands will report all approved early releases
to the installation retention office for adjustments to ETS dates.
Soldiers will not be released earlier than their contractual
c. Enlisted Assignment
CONUS assigned Soldiers: As outlined in MILPER message
04-169 (reference A), EPMD will begin selecting Soldiers for assignment
at 2 months prior to the unit’s redeployment date. Assignment
reporting dates will be established not earlier than 90 days beyond
the redeployment date. There will be some assignment actions,
such as Drill Sergeant, Recruiter, and nominative assignments that
may require additional lead-time. Upon redeployment, Soldiers
who wish to waive the PCS stabilization may submit a waiver through
their chain of command to the first LTC-commander for approval (see
paragraph 3c(3) below). Soldiers requiring training will be
scheduled by EPMD’s Training Division in coordination with
their career branch.
OCONUS assigned Soldiers: OCONUS assigned Soldiers will
be reassigned in accordance with their scheduled DEROS with report
dates the month following. Soldiers requiring training will
be scheduled by EPMD’s Training Division in coordination with
their career branch. The service remaining requirement described
in Table 6-1, AR 614-30 to be PCS eligible, is waived for OCONUS
assigned Soldiers who had sufficient service remaining to be eligible
to PCS to CONUS on their original DEROS but became ineligible based
on the extension of their overseas tours.
Special Instructions and early reporting: All Soldiers
who are placed on AI while still assigned to a stop moved unit will
have a special instruction appended to their AI which states: “This
assignment is based on the Soldier’s projected redeployment
date and unit stop movement 90-day post-deployment stabilization
policy. Soldier-initiated requests for adjustment to reporting
date will be requested through normal channels. Soldiers who
want to waive their 90-day post-deployment stabilization period
and PCS may request a waiver through the chain of command to the
first LTC-commander for approval. Early reporting is authorized
provided the Soldier has finished PCS requirements and the commander
has approved the waiver.”
Assignment notification. Rear detachments must ensure
that both the Soldier and his/her family are notified expeditiously
to ensure that PCS preparation can begin ASAP.
4. POC for this message is Mrs. Adcock-Dodd,
(703)325-2738 (DSN 221), Lisa.Adcock-Dodd@hoffman.army.mil.
The POC for reporting UIC information is: (Primary)
MAJ Daniel Davis, (703)325-1929 (DSN 221); (secondary) Mr. Robert
Wiseth (703)325-3483 (DSN 221) or CPT Umaporn McInnis, (703)325-7943
(DSN 221), SIPRNET email for all three is MOB@HOFFMAN.ARMY.SMIL.MIL.
The POC for Enlisted retirement/separation actions
is Mrs. Marche, (703)325-6845 (DSN 221). POC for training
is SGM Walker, (703)325-0815 (DSN 221).