ARMY - AR 135-178
ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS
|Publication Date:||17 October 2003|
Purpose and scope. a. This regulation sets policies, standards, and procedures to ensure the readiness and competency of the U.S. Army while providing for the orderly administrative separation of Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) enlisted soldiers for a variety of reasons. Readiness is promoted by maintaining high standards of conduct and performance. The separation policies in this regulation promote the readiness of the Army by providing an orderly means to:
(1) Judge the suitability of persons to serve in the Army on the basis of their conduct and their ability to meet required standards of duty performance and discipline.
(2) Maintain standards of performance and conduct through characterization of service in a system that emphasizes the importance of honorable service.
(3) Achieve authorized force levels and grade distribution.
(4) Provide for the orderly administrative separation of enlisted soldiers in a variety of circumstances.
Applicability. This regulation applies to all enlisted soldiers of the ARNGUS and the USAR who are not performing full-time active duty in the U.S. Army. Applicability includes ARNGUS and USAR soldiers performing annual training (AT) (except as indicated below) and ARNGUS soldiers serving on full-time National Guard Duty (FTNGD) under Title 32, US Code. Discharge of ARNGUS soldiers from the Army National Guard is governed by NGR 600-200. This regulation does not apply to ARNGUS or USAR enlisted soldiers serving on active duty under Title 10, US Code, which includes extended active duty (EAD), active duty for training (ADT), full-time active duty in AGR status, active duty for special work (ADSW), temporary tours of active duty (TTAD), and order to active duty for contingency operations or under mobilization conditions. Administrative separation of these soldiers is governed by AR 635-200 and other appropriate Active Army regulations. As an exception, administrative discharge in lieu of trial by courtmartial of USAR soldiers performing AT is governed by AR 635-200.