Retention Control Point (RCP)

Retention Control Points (RCP) are for enlisted Soldiers serving on active duty across all Army components.

These are the MAXIMUM years you can serve at current rank.

RCPs apply to:

  • Soldiers serving in the Regular Army,
  • Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve, and
  • Army National Guard Soldiers serving under the Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Title 10

RCPs do not apply to:

  • Soldiers serving in the USAR or ARNGUS who are mobilized or assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or a Troop Program Unit (TPU)