Saturday, March 14, 2009

Yes They Can

Enlistment contract.

Stop-Loss.

(This isn't the official be-all, end-all, just an example I was able to find online that looked mighty official and felt like it had that Tom Clancy touch. Excerpts below. And remember, knowing is half the "FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUU--" -Suspect)

"Stop Loss" is a program which allows the service to temporarily halt all separations and retirement during times of war, deployments, or National Emergency. The Army has issued a "Stop Loss" in conjunction with the "War on Terrorism." Below is the first message issued concerning the Stop Loss Program for the Army:



1. THIS MESSAGE SUPERSEDES PREVIOUS STOP LOSS MESSAGE REFERENCED IN
V ABOVE.


2. AS A RESULT OF APPROVAL OF A LIMITED STOP LOSS IN ACCORDANCE WITH
REFERENCES R THROUGH V ABOVE, THE PROVISIONS OF REGULATIONS GOVERNING
VOLUNTARY RETIREMENTS, SEPARATIONS, AND RELEASES FROM ACTIVE DUTY
(REFRADS) OF MEMBERS OF THE TOTAL ARMY AS OUTLINED IN PARTS I
(ENLISTED) AND II (OFFICERS) ARE SUSPENDED, EXCEPT AS SPECIFIED IN
PART III (ALL).


3. NOTE THAT NOTHING IN THIS MESSAGE PREVENTS OR DELAYS THE REFRAD
OF RESERVE COMPONENT SOLDIERS ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR TRAINING (ADT),
ANNUAL TRAINING (AT), ACTIVE DUTY FOR SPECIAL WORK (ADSW), ACTIVE
GUARD RESERVE (AGR) DUTY UP -TITLE 10 AND -TITLE 32, TEMPORARY TOURS
OF ACTIVE DUTY (TTAD), ON CALL TO ACTIVE DUTY UP 10 USC 12302
(PARTIAL MOBILIZATION) OR ON A CALL TO ACTIVE DUTY UNDER 10 USC 12304
PRESIDENTIAL SELECTED RESERVE CALL UP (PSRC) (SEE PARAGRAPH 10B).


PART I FOR ENLISTED SOLDIERS:


SECTION 1 ACTIVE ARMY


4. ALL ENLISTMENTS, REENLISTMENTS, EXTENSIONS, PERIODS OF OBLIGATED
SERVICE, AND OTHER PERIODS OF ACTIVE DUTY (EXCEPT PARTIAL
MOBILIZATION, WHICH IS NOT AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS) FOR ACTIVE ARMY
SOLDIERS SPECIFIED IN PARA 4A(1) ARE EXTENDED, SUBJECT TO THE
EXCEPTIONS NOTED IN PARA 10, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.


A. APPLICABILITY:

(1) STOP LOSS IS APPLIED TO SOLDIERS LISTED BELOW WHO HAVE A
PRIMARY MOS (PMOS) WITH AN ETS DATE ON OR AFTER THE CORRESPONDING ETS
EFFECTIVE DATE, WHO HAVE NOT BEGUN TRANSITION LEAVE PRIOR TO THE
CORRESPONDING TRANSITION LEAVE EFFECTIVE DATE. SOLDIERS WILL BE
RETAINED SUBJECT TO PARA 3 AND 10:


(List of MOS not applicable to this post. -Suspect)


(2) STOP LOSS HAS BEEN LIFTED FOR PMOS' 81T, 92R, 96D, 96H,
96Z, 97Z, 98G (RUSSIAN AND SPANISH LINGUISTS ONLY), 98H, 98J, 98K,
AND 98Z. REFER TO REF W FOR SPECIFIC IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE.


B. PROCEDURES: SOLDIERS IDENTIFIED IN PARAGRAPH 4A(1) WILL HAVE
THEIR ETS CHANGED TO 24 DECEMBER 2031 IN THE TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL
DATABASE (TAPDB) BY HQDA (THIS IS A NOTIONAL AND ARBITRARY DATE FOR
TRACKING PURPOSES AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE SOLDIERS' TRUE ETS
DATE). THIS ETS CHANGE WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY POSTED TO THE DEFENSE
JOINT MILITARY PAY SYSTEMS (DJMS), THE DEFENSE ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY
REPORTING SYSTEM (DEERS), AND THE STANDARD INSTALLATION/ DIVISION
PERSONNEL SYSTEM (SIDPERS). INSTALLATIONS SHOULD SEE ETS DATES
CHANGE IN SIDPERS NOT LATER THAN FIVE (5) DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE
DATE OF THIS MESSAGE AND WILL BE ABLE TO QUERY THE SIDPERS DATA BASE
USING AN AD HOC QUERY TO IDENTIFY SOLDIERS WHO HQDA INDICATES ARE
AFFECTED BY STOP LOSS. INSTALLATIONS MUST MANAGE THESE SOLDIERS TO
ENSURE THEY DO NOT SEPARATE PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF THEIR STOP
LOSS STATUS IAW GUIDANCE PROVIDED IN THIS MILPER MESSAGE. UPON
TERMINATION OF STOP LOSS, ETS DATES WILL BE READJUSTED IAW MILPER
INSTRUCTIONS. HQDA POC FOR SIDPERS ISSUES IS THE SUPER SERVER HELP
DESK, COMM. 1-866-433-9196.


C. COMMANDERS WILL CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE SOLDIERS TO EXTEND OR
REENLIST. SOLDIERS WHO REENLIST DURING THE PERIOD OF INVOLUNTARY
EXTENSION WILL HAVE THEIR ETS DATE CHANGED TO THEIR ACTUAL ETS DATE
AS A RESULT OF THE REENLISTEMENT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR
PAYMENT OF ACCRUED LEAVE (IAW AR 600-8-10).



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10 comments:

  1. "AS A RESULT OF THE REENLISTEMENT AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF ACCRUED LEAVE (IAW AR 600-8-10)."

    Yikes. Does this mean that because you didn't reenlist you're not eligible for payment of accrued leave?? That would be adding insult injury!

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  2. membrain, that stipulation has since been changed.

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  3. Thanks, 13 Stoploss. That's a relief.

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  4. so I guess the next question is: what's the calendar look like now?

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  5. Is it mainly the Army using Stop Loss and IRR? Don't hear much about it in the Marines.

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  6. Yea, what does the calendar look like now?

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  7. Sweet Jeezuz, what a convoluted trail of #@*&.

    CB

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  8. Anon, Mar 16 05:21:

    All branches were stop lossed for the beginnings of DS/DS, and for The War on Terror, but only the Army has continued to heavily rely on it since 2003.

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  9. Hello, I do not agree with the previous commentator - not so simple

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