ALARACT Message 340/2013 Enlisted Early Separation Program issued 24 DEC 13
As part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Congress amended 10 USC Section 1171
authorizing an early discharge up to 12 months (formerly three months) under regulations prescribed by the
Secretary of the Army without impact to any right, privilege, or benefit that a member would have had if he or
she had completed his or her enlistment or extended enlistment, except that the member is not entitled to pay
and allowances for the period not served. See full ALARACT Message 340/2013
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Effective 1 January 2014, the Enlisted Voluntary Early Separation Program authorizes commanders exercising
Special Court Martial Convening Authority (SPCMCA), or higher if withheld by a higher commander, to approve
voluntary early separation prior to contractual ETS for regular Army enlisted Soldiers in two categories and for
the periods of time.
The first category includes Soldiers approaching their contractual ETS who have chosen not to reenlist or
extend and request voluntary early separation for the purpose of accepting employment.
The second category includes those Soldiers denied reenlistment by Headquarters, Department of the Army
(HQDA) under the Commander's Allocation Process (CAP) and who voluntarily request early separation.
Download ALARACT Message 340-2013, Enlisted Voluntary Early Separation Program, 24 December 2013