Revoking an Approved Chapter That Has Been Suspended
A highly deserving soldier may be given a probation period to show successful rehabilitation before the soldier's enlistment or obligated service expires. The separation authority may suspend (except fraudulent enlistment or homosexual conduct) execution of an approved separation for a period of full-time military duty not to exceed 6 months (para 1-18). Upon satisfactory completion of the probation period, or earlier if rehabilitation has been achieved, the authority who suspended the separation will cancel execution of the approved separation. If the soldier engages in conduct similar to that for which separation was approved, but suspended, or otherwise fails to meet the appropriate standards of conduct and duty performance, the separation authority will take the following actions:
a. vacate suspension of the approved separation and execute the separation, or
b. continue to suspend execution of the approved separation for the remainder of the probation period.