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Chapter 16: Non-Retention on active duty


This chapter action is processed at the unit level (S-1). Declination of Continued Service Statement (DCSS): Soldiers serving on a second or subsequent enlistment who refuse to take action to meet military service remaining requirements by signing DA Form 4991-R pursuant to AR 601-280 may request voluntary separation.  Separation will occur no later than 90 days after the soldier receives pre-separation counseling.  Any existing service obligation that cannot be fulfilled by the separation date will be waived and overseas tours will be curtailed to the extent necessary to permit separation.

1-16 Counseling Required:

No (1-16a)

Medical Required:

No (1-32a)

Mental Required:

No (1-32b)

Approval Authority:

Bn Cdr (1-19d)

Type of discharge authorized:

Honorable (16-4g)



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