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MOS 31K, Military Working Dog Handler

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Transition Strategy for Enlisted Personnel to MOS 31K (Military Working Dog Handler)

A. DA PAM 611-21, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION AND STRUCTURE, 22 JANUARY 2007.

B. NOTIFICATION OF FUTURE CHANGE (NOFC) TO DA PAM 611-21, E-1110-19, 9 SEPTEMBER 2011.

1. THIS MILPER MESSAGE IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND WILL EXPIRE NLT 30 SEPTEMBER 2014.

2. THIS MILPER MESSAGE IS TO ESTABLISH A PERSONNEL TRANSITION STRATEGY FOR THE NEW 31K MOS, PMOS 31B SOLDIERS WHO POSSESS ASI “Z6”. A SUBSEQUENT MESSAGE OUTLINING THE PROCESS FOR OTHER SOLDIERS TO RECLASSIFY INTO MOS 31K WILL BE PUBLISHED AT A LATER DATE.

3. IMPLEMENTATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS CHANGE CAN BE FOUND IN NOFC MEMORANDUM DAPC-PRP-CSB, DATED 9 SEPTEMBER 2011, AND IN THE ELECTRONIC DA PAM 611-21 SMARTBOOK, HTTPS://SMARTBOOK.ARMYG1.PENTAGON.MIL.

4. QUALIFICATIONS FOR 31B SOLDIERS WITH ASI “Z6” REQUESTING TRANSITION TO 31K:

A. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF L8ALR3P031AOH1A MILITARY WORKING DOG HANDLER’S COURSE (ASI “Z6”).

B. DA FORM 7281, COMMAND ORIENTED ARMS, AMMUNITIONS, AND EXPLOSIVES (AA&E) SECURITY SCREENING AND EVALUATION RECORD, WITH ALL SIGNATURES AND CURRENT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE (PVT THROUGH SFC ONLY).

C. NOT UNDER NON-TRANSFERRABLE SUSPENSION OF FAVORABLE PERSONNEL ACTIONS (FLAG) OR BARRED FROM REENLISTMENT.

D. 1 YEAR OR MORE SERVICE REMAINING AS OF 16 OCTOBER 2014.

5. PRIMARY TRANSITION OF PMOS 31B SOLDIERS WHO POSSESS ASI “Z6”.

A. EFFECTIVE 1 OCTOBER 2014, U.S. ARMY HUMAN RESOURCES COMMAND (HRC) WILL AUTOMATICALLY TRANSITION ALL PMOS 31B “Z6” SOLDIERS (E-1 – E-4 NON PROMOTABLE) WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED MILITARY WORKING DOG HANDLER COURSE AT LACKLAND, TX TO PMOS 31K.

B. CONSIDERATION FOR DISAPPROVING A RECLASSIFICATION FOR THESE SOLDIERS WILL BE GIVEN IF THE SOLDIER’S CHAIN OF COMMAND SUBMITS A MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD (MFR) STATING THE REASONS WHY THE PARTICULAR SOLDIER SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED. SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS MFR WILL BE VIA EMAIL TO THE UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL (USAMPS), PERSONNEL PROPONENCY OFFICE (USARMY.LEONARDWOOD.MP-SCHL.MBX.PPO@MAIL.MIL ) NLT 22 NOVEMBER 2013.

6. TRANSITION OF ALL OTHER PMOS 31B “Z6” PERSONNEL THAT DO NOT FALL INTO THE CATEGORY LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 5A.

A. 31B “Z6” (E-4 PROMOTABLE – E-9) SOLDIERS DESIRING TRANSITION MAY REQUEST RECLASSIFICATION TO PMOS 31K UPON RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE.

B. SUBMIT RECLASSIFICATION PACKET THROUGH THE UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL (USAMPS), PERSONNEL PROPONENCY OFFICE VIA EMAIL (USARMY.LEONARDWOOD.MP-SCHL.MBX.PPO@MAIL.MIL ), SUBJECT: 31K TRANSITION. REQUESTS WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

(1) DA FORM 4187 REQUESTING RECLASSIFICATION INTO MOS 31K, SIGNED BY THE FIRST LTC OR HIGHER IN THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND. SOLDIER MUST SPECIFICALLY STATE IN THE DA FORM 4187 THAT HE/SHE WILL REENLIST TO MEET SERVICE REMAINING REQUIREMENT SHOULD THEY FAIL TO MEET THE MANDATED REQUIREMENTS AT THE TIME OF REQUEST.

(2) DA FORM 7281 WITH ALL SIGNATURES AND CURRENT WITHIN THREE YEARS OF RELEASE OF THIS MESSAGE (PVT THROUGH SFC ONLY).

(3) CURRENT ERB.

(4) CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING FOR MILITARY WORKING DOG HANDLER COURSE.

(5) CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING FOR TRAINER/KENNEL MASTER COURSE (SSG (P) AND ABOVE).

7. TRAINING

A. PMOS 31K WILL COMMENCE IN OCTOBER 2014 WITH NO ADDITIONAL TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR SOLDIERS WHO CURRENTLY HOLD MOS 31B WITH ASI “Z6”.

B. SOLDIERS WHO HAVE PREVIOUSLY COMPLETED 31B ADVANCED LEADER COURSE (ALC) AND/OR SENIOR LEADER COURSE (SLC) WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALC AND/OR SLC AS A 31K.

8. APPROVAL.

A. RECLASSIFICATION PACKETS RECEIVED BY UNITED STATES ARMY MILITARY POLICE SCHOOL (USAMPS) PERSONNEL PROPONENCY OFFICE WILL BE REVIEWED BY A PANEL TO DETERMINE THE SOLDIERS WHO ARE BEST QUALIFIED FOR 31K TRANSITION. THE PANEL WILL ALSO DETERMINE SOLDIERS THAT WILL INVOLUNTARILY TRANSITION TO 31K SHOULD THE VOLUNTEER PROCESS FALL SHORT OF THE REQUIRED OPERATIONAL STRENGTH.

B. SOLDIERS SELECTED BY THE PANEL FOR RECLASSIFICATION WILL RECEIVE AN OFFICIAL EMAIL VIA AKO ON OR ABOUT 1 JULY 2014. OFFICIAL RECLASSIFICATION WILL BE EFFECTIVE 16 OCTOBER 2014.

C. SOLDIERS NOT SELECTED FOR RECLASSIFICATION WILL HAVE THEIR ASI “Z6” ARCHIVED BY HRC.

D. ENLISTMENT/SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES WILL NOT BE RECOUPED AS A RESULT OF THIS RECLASSIFICATION.

E. THE HRC PROMOTIONS BRANCH WILL RE-SEQUENCE THOSE NCOS CURRENTLY ON A PROMOTION STANDING LIST AND ENSURE THE PROMOTABLE MOS IN TAPDB/EDAS IS ADJUSTED TO 31K.

F. SOLDIERS THAT WERE APPROVED RECLASSIFICATION INTO 31K BUT NEED TO REENLIST TO MEET THE MANDATED SRR MUST REENLIST OR EXTEND PRIOR TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2014 OR THEY WILL NOT RECEIVE RECLASSIFICATION ORDERS.

9. RESPONSIBILITY. UNIT COMMANDERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

A. PROVIDING TIMELY FEEDBACK TO USAMPS PERSONNEL PROPONENCY OFFICE ON SOLDIERS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR VOLUNTARY/INVOLUNTARY TRANSITION TO 31K.

B. OBTAINING PMOS ORDERS FOR RECLASSIFIED SOLDIERS. TO ASSIST THE COMMANDER, THE UNIT CAREER COUNSELOR IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THE RECLASSIFICATION DECISION REPORT CONTAINING THE RECLASSIFICATION CONTROL NUMBER (RCN) NEEDED BY THE ORDERS ISSUING AUTHORITY FOR THE PUBLICATION OF THESE ORDERS.

C. ENSURING UNIT ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT FOR VOLUNTARY RECLASSIFICATION ACTIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH PRESCRIBED SUSPENSE DATES.

10. SOLDIERS REQUESTING AN MOS TRANSFER TO 31K MUST SUBMIT THEIR REQUEST FOR RECLASSIFICATION PACKETS NO LATER THAN 22 NOVEMBER 2013. NO PACKET WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR VOLUNTARY MOS TRANSITION AFTER THE 22 NOVEMBER 2013 DEADLINE, UNLESS PREVIOUSLY ARRANGED WITH USAMPS PERSONNEL PROPONENCY OFFICE.

11. SOLDIERS WITH ASI “Z7” (SPECIALIZED SEARCH DOG HANDLER) WILL NOT INITIALLY BE ACCEPTED INTO MOS 31K WITHOUT ALSO POSSESSING THE “Z6” ASI. RECLASSIFICATION OF “Z7” PERSONNEL WILL BE POSTED IN A LATER MILPER MESSAGE.

12. FOR QUESTIONS CONCERNING CONVERSION TO MOS 31K, SOLDIERS AND LEADERS SHOULD CONTACT THE MILITARY POLICE REGIMENT PROPONENT OFFICE, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO, DSN 676-8040/8069. QUESTIONS PERTAINING TO THIS MESSAGE SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE ENLISTED MILITARY POLICE BRANCH AT HRC AT USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.EPMD-MP-BRANCH@MAIL.MIL.

Read the MILPER Message --> MILPER Message 13-242, Transition Strategy for Enlisted Personnel to MOS 31K (Military Working Dog Handler)



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