ARMY - AR 601-280
Army Retention Program
|Publication Date:||1 April 2016|
This regulation prescribes criteria for the Army Retention Program and sets forth policies, command responsibilities for: immediate reenlistment or extension of enlistment of Soldiers currently serving in the Active Army; and enlistment and/or transfer and assignment of Soldiers processing from the Regular Army (RA) to the Reserve Components (RCs) of the Army.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It does not apply to personnel of the Army National Guard or the U.S. Army Reserve who are not included in the Active Army as it is defined in the glossary. Provisions of this regulation will be amended in accordance with the authorities for suspension of law related to the separation and retirement of military personnel under the following conditions: (1) Presidential 200K Call-up (Title 10, Section 12304, United States Code), using Title 10 Section 12305, United States Code, to suspend all laws related to the separation and retirement of all military personnel up to 270 days; (2) Presidential Declaration of National Emergency for Partial Mobilization (Title 10, Section 12302, United States Code) using Section 12305 to suspend all laws related to the separation and retirement of all military personnel up to 24 months; and (3) Congressional Declaration of National Emerg ency for Full Mobilization (Title 10, Section 12301, United States Code) using Section 12305 to suspend all laws related to the separation and retirement of all military personnel for the duration of the war plus 6 months. In cases of conflict between this regulation and any other regulations setting forth retention policy for Soldiers serving in the Active Army, this regulation will take precedence.