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    Among the latest memos sent out by the U.S. military is this item, meant to cut down on the rate of attrition.


    UNCLAS ALARACT 110/2005
    SUBJECT: FIRST-TERM ENLISTED ATTRITION

    1. REFERENCES:

    A. MEMORANDUM, DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1, HQDA, 10 MARCH 2005, SUBJECT AS ABOVE.

    B. AR 635-200 (ENLISTED ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATIONS), PARAGRAPHS 1-1C, 1-16A, 1-19C, D, AND E.

    2. ALL MACOMS WILL SEND A MESSAGE VIA E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF THIS MESSAGE: XXX@HQDA.ARMY.MIL

    3. WE ARE AN ARMY AT WAR AND INCREASING LEVELS OF ATTRITION OF FIRST-TERM ENLISTED SOLDIERS IN BOTH THE TRAINING BASE AND UNITS IS A MATTER OF GREAT CONCERN. WE NEED YOUR CONCERTED EFFORT TO REVERSE THE RECENT NEGATIVE TREND IN FIRST-TERM ATTRITION. BY REDUCING ATTRITION ONE PERCENT, THE ARMY CAN SAVE UP TO 3,000 INITIAL-TERM SOLDIERS THATS 3,000 MORE SOLDIERS IN OUR FORMATIONS. EACH SOLDIER RETAINED REDUCES THE STRAIN ON RECRUITING COMMAND AND OUR RETENTION PROGRAM, WHICH MUST REPLACE EVERY SOLDIER WHO DEPARTS THE ARMY EARLY.

    4. AS AN ADDITIONAL MEANS OF REDUCING ATTRITION, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY SEPARATION AUTHORITY FOR FIRST-TERM ENLISTED SOLDIERS IS ELEVATED FROM THE BATTALION COMMANDER TO THE SPECIAL COURT-MARTIAL CONVENING AUTHORITY (SPCMCA) FOR THE FOLLOWING SEPARATION CATEGORIES PRESCRIBED BY AR 635-200: FAILURE TO MEET PROCUREMENT MEDICAL FITNESS STANDARDS (PARAGRAPH 5-11); PREGNANCY (CHAPTER 8); ALCOHOL OR OTHER DRUG ABUSE REHABILITATION FAILURE (CHAPTER 9); ENTRY LEVEL PERFORMANCE AND CONDUCT (CHAPTER 11); UNSATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE (CHAPTER 13); SELECTED CHANGES IN SERVICE OBLIGATIONS (CHAPTER 16, PARAGRAPHS 16-4 THRU 16-10); AND FAILURE TO MEET BODY FAT STANDARDS (CHAPTER 18). WITHHOLDING OF SEPARATION AUTHORITY FROM BATTALION COMMANDERS, AND ELEVATING IT TO SPCMCA LEVEL, IS DIRECTED BY HQDA PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH 1-19E, AR 635-200. SEPARATION AUTHORITY FOR CHAPTERS 5, 10, 14, AND 15 REMAIN AT THE SPCMA LEVEL.

    5. THE FOREGOING DIRECTION APPLIES TO SEPARATION PROCEEDINGS IN PROGRESS OR PENDING INITIATION. IT WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL AT LEAST 1 JUNE 2006, AT WHICH TIME IT WILL BE REVIEWED FOR CONTINUATION OR TERMINATION.

    6. COMMANDERS AT ALL ECHELONS ARE ENJOINED TO REVIEW THE GUIDANCE ON COUNSELING, REHABILITATION, AND RETRAINING OF SOLDIERS PROMULGATED IN AR 635-200, PARAGRAPHS 1-1C AND 1-16A.

    7. THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPIRE 1 JUNE 2006.
    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE
     
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    I want to know what your porpose of this post is all about??? You sit late at night and post all this crap, I know because I live in Alaska and it's only 9:30 pm here, and I've seen you here every night posting all this stuff. What is your purpose of all this???? Do you even care for your own country, when you post stuff like this?? Do you even care for your military men and women, who are all over this world fighting for your right to post this shit...... It seems to me that you have a disgust for your own country and the military to sit here and post crap like this, while our men and women are dying for you to sit on your stupid ass and say all this shit that spews form your mouth, or should I say, your mimic of all the DNCS talking points, which is all I've heard from your tiny brain. PLEASE EXPLAIN ALL THIS HATE, W H A T I S Y O U R P U R P O S E F O R T H I S POST,,,,,, What the hell do you mean?????? What are you saying, or asking us to respond to......You make me sick, you have no clue what the hell your talking about, nothing you've attributed to this board has been worth a shit......Please go back to the duundergroud, and take a few of your buddies that are here with you :dev1: :bsflag: :321:
     
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    May someone here who knows can translate it. I for one didn't understand all of it. Doesn't seem very damning either way.
     
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    The message basically means that it's harder to separate soldiers for a number of administrative purposes, to include pregnancy, body-fat standards, failing alcohol/drug rehab, and making 'stupid private' mistakes. It doesn't mean that such soldiers cannot be separated; it means that it takes a full Colonel to sign off on the separation instead of a Lieutenant Colonel. It's an extra layer of review, meant to ensure that soldiers who can still serve aren't separated too hastily. It's been done in the past, and I'm not surprised it's being done again.
     
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    Doesn't seem like a big deal to me. Sounds like more pain in the ass red tape if anything.
     
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    Kudos to GOP Jeff for actually understanding what is going on instead of sitting back and going "DOH!!!"

    And Evil, it's a freakin Army document. What kind of link do you need?
     
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    Where did you get the document from?
     
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    Never mind. Memo
     
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    And Kudos to Jeff for being polite and respectful. I didn't see you offering up a analysis of the document or stating any real purpose in posting it.
     
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    And kudos to Said1 for having such a hottie in her avatar! (now if I only knew who that was...)
     

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