The Army is expanding its Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program for some Soldiers. Under the program, enlisted Soldiers who elect to not re-enlist or extend in order to deploy with their unit, could be subject to involuntary early separation. The program affects Soldiers who have more than three years active duty service, but less than six years total of service. Officers are not affected. Soldiers who are separated involuntarily from the Army will retain Veterans Administration benefits. They may also opt to join one of the Reserve components. Two documents online that explain more about the Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program are the 142/2012 ALARACT; and MILPER 12-165.
Army Involuntary Early Separations Grow
Week of June 18, 2012