Army Announces Results From Early Retirement, Separation Boards
February 9, 2016 By Army Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, (Feb. 9, 2016) — The United States Army announced today that more
than 700 officers are being notified of their selection for separation or early retirement
as the service continues to downsize its force.
The officers — all captains — are being notified by their chain-of-command following
completion of the fiscal year 2015 Officer Separations Board (OSB) and Enhanced
Selective Early Retirement Board (ESERB), which were conducted to help the Army
manage mandated end strength reductions. The boards reviewed the records of more
than 4,000 captains, before recommending 740 for separation or early retirement.
“We must implement drawdown levers to reach the approved end strength,” Lt. Gen.
James McConville, deputy chief of staff, Army G1, said. “Many of our officers selected
for separation have selflessly served with courage and honor throughout their careers
and displayed the values, character, and competence that make our Army second to
Officers selected for separation will be notified personally by a general officer or
designee within their chain of command no later than February 25. Once notified,
selected officers have until December 1 to either separate or retire from active duty.
Officers who are deployed or in designated combat zones will redeploy to prepare for
transition, and those assigned outside the continental United States will be given the
opportunity to return to a state-side post.
“The Army remains committed to support these transitioning officers as they prepare
themselves and their families for the next chapter of their lives,” McConville said.
“Because each officer has a unique individual service history, separation benefits will
vary for each officer. Transitioning officers are encouraged to have their installation
transition center produce a service computation report which will assist each officer in
determining which benefits they are eligible to receive,” he said.
McConville said that leaders across the Army will ensure separating soldiers receive
adequate support to take advantage of resources which will aid them through the
transition process, to include opportunities for continued service in the Army National
Guard or Army Reserve.
“This not only benefits the Army, but also benefits the transitioning soldier as their
hard-earned skills and experience will be used to strengthen the total Army and their
families can continue to take advantage of military benefits,” he said.