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Updated Army QMP Frequently Asked Questions

Army QMP Frequently Asked Questions as of 19 Jan 16

1. How will Soldiers be notified?
A. Soldiers will be notified by their chain of command in much the same manner as
they were notified of their consideration.

2. Will only Soldiers denied continued service due to QMP be notified of the results?
A. All Soldiers considered will be notified of their outcome

3. From which date do we have 7 months before separation?
A. The separation date is the first day of the seventh month after the board results are
approved by the DMPM Army G1.

4. What happens if we hit out 18 year mark while waiting the seven months?
A. You qualify for a 20-year retirement (10 USC 3914) if you have 18 years active
service on the date of separation. AGR Soldiers who have 17 yrs, 9 months of
qualifying service at the time of notification may extend their enlistments for the
minimum period required to qualify for nonregular retirement as prescribed by 10 USC

5. Once notified we were denied continued service due to QMP, can we get our earlier
or do we have to wait the 7 months?
A. Yes, you can get out earlier. You will need to file a Form 4187 through your chain of

6. Does a Soldier denied continuation of service due to QMP get full or half separation
pay? What is the process to obtain it?
A. Soldiers denied continuation of service due to QMP may be eligible for half
separation pay. The Soldiers should go to a reserve-component career counselor and
apply for enlistment in the Ready Reserve. Since the soldier has been denied
continuation of service due to QMP the request will be denied. The Soldier should take
this denial with them when out processing in order for finance to determine their
eligibility for half separation pay.

7. How does the separation pay work with VA benefits? Do Soldiers have to pay it
back to receive benefits?
A. VA benefits are done through the Veterans Affairs Administration, this question has
to be addressed to them.

8. Appeals?
A. appeals are processed as they are received. It is a very thorough process which
involves the action officer reviewing the appeal and making a recommendation as to
whether the appeal meets the established criteria of newly discovered evidence,
subsequent removal of documents from the Soldier’s AMHRR or material error in the
Soldier’s record that was reviewed by the QMP screening board. Once the action
officer reviews it, the branch leadership reviews the recommendation prior to
forwarding to the SJA for a legal review. Upon completion of the legal review, the
action is forward to the Force Alignment Division Chief and/or the Director of Enlisted
Personnel Management for decision.

If the appeal does not meet the established criteria, it is returned to the Soldier. If the
appeal does meet the established criteria, it is forwarded to the next convening QMP
board for review and recommendation.

9. What specific MOSs were targeted with the July QMP board?
A. No MOSs are targeted during a QMP board. They are targeted at a QSP board.

10. Will deployment orders remove me from the QMP list?
A. No, they will not. If you have enough time to deploy with your unit, you can. The unit
must return you to CONUS to complete your transitioning no later than 60 days prior
to your separation date.

11. What will be the RE code for a Soldier selected for QMP?
A. The code will be RE 4, which means which means person separated from last
period of service with a nonwaivable disqualification

12. If a Soldier is chosen for retention by the QMP board, i.e. field-grade Article 15, will
they be eligible for the next year’s QMP board for the original matter?
A. No, once a Soldier has been identified for consideration based on a specific
document and retained under the QMP, that document will not be used to initiate
another QMP look. Should the Soldier receive an additional document making him
eligible for QMP consideration at a later date, the board will be able to review the
Article 15 as part of the overall AMHRR.

13. Are there certain incidents that are automatic cause for separation, regardless of
how long ago they occurred? Example: Relief for Cause or DUI?
A. No. When the board members review the Soldiers record, they take a holistic view
of their whole record, not just the document that identified them for QMP
consideration. The overall record along with mitigating matters the Soldier may have
submitted are what the board uses to consider retention or denial of service.

14. Does the QMP board only consider derogatory information in the performance
section of a Soldiers records or does it consider the restricted file as well?
A. The QMP board does consider the restricted file.

15. Does the board only consider derogatory information from the Soldiers current
grade or is it any information period?
A. The QMP board considers a Soldier’s entire records along with any mitigating
matters that were submitted.

16. If you receive a field grade Article 15, 5/4 NCOER, demoted and then promoted to
the previous grade (E-6) are you exempt from QMP proceedings?
A. No you are not exempt from QMP consideration. The derogatory document is in the
current grade and meets QMP consideration policy.

17. Did the code 13 that I have on my record affect my chances on the past E7 board?
A. The IMRPR 13 code identifies Soldiers who are under QMP consideration, but does
not disqualify them from promotion consideration if otherwise eligible. The promotion
board does not see the13 code on the record.

See MILPER Message 15-394Reasons for separation by QMP