25 May '12, 6pm
#USArmy Expands Early Discharge Authority for Regular Army Enlisted Members #ocpa
Changes Coming as the Army Expands Use of Early Discharge Authority of Regular Army Enlisted Members Congress recently amended legislation that expands the services’ authority to separate Regular Army enlisted members from three months to one year prior to their scheduled date of separation, referred to as Expiration Term of Service (ETS). The Army announced today that it plans to begin using this authority in June 2012 in a very targeted manner to address readiness in deploying formations by stabilizing enlisted soldiers at least six months prior to deployment. The Army’s Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program is directed towards the small percentage of soldiers in deploying units who remain in the unit’s rear detachment due to insufficient time remaining before ETS to complete the deployment. The Army will not immediately increase the period of early separation to...