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**RESCINDED** - MILPER Message 16-363 rescinds the Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program!

Policy. Effective 1 January 2015, the revised Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program authorizes a period of involuntary early separation up to 12 months prior to contractual ETS for Regular Army enlisted Soldiers assigned to an active Army unit deploying in support of a named contingency operation or an active Army unit scheduled for inactivation.

Current Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Message(s):
MILPER Message 15-397, Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program, 9 December 2015

ALARACT Message 019/2015, Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program, 21 January 2015

Questions regarding sepration pay ---> Separation Pay

As part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012, Congress amended 10 USC Section 1171 authorizing an early discharge up to 12 months (formerly three months) under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Army without impact to any right, privilege, or benefit that a member would have had if he or she had completed his or her enlistment or extended enlistment, except that the member is not entitled to pay and allowances for the period not served.

Post-9/11 Transferability of Education Benefits (TEB) Policy. Soldiers selected under the Qualitative Service Program (QSP) are authorized to maintain their transferred benefits only if Soldier was otherwise eligible and requested to transfer their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits and agree to the required service obligation before selection by the board for QSP. QSP is considered a reduction in force tool. Soldiers who have not requested to transfer Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits are not eligible to transfer once the board selects the Soldier for QSP.

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