Assignment for Soldiers Who Experience the Death of a Spouse
Army Directive 2016-13 (Assignment for Soldiers Who Experience the Death of a Spouse) Dated 31 March 2016
Effective immediately, Soldiers who experience the death of a spouse are automatically stabilized for a period of not less than 12 months. Once stabilized, Soldiers may request to extend their stabilization period to 24 months or to terminate their stabilization at any time. Soldiers must make extension or termination requests in writing through their chain of command to the Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40122-5100.
The establishment of this policy helps a Soldier during a period of extreme hardship to ensure that he or she is afforded stability and allowed time to address personal affairs.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 is the proponent of this policy and will incorporate the change into the next revisions of Army Regulation 614-200 (Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management). This directive is rescinded upon publication of the final revised regulations.