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A - Law Violations
B - Waivers / Suitability
C - Military Separations
D - RE Codes / DEP Discharges
E - Height / Weight Charts
F - ARNG Loss Reason Codes
G - Education Tiers / Codes
H - Live Scan
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J - Terms / Definitions
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L - NJARNG
GLOSSARY Last Modified
When a judgment of guilty or accepted plea of nolo contendere is entered into adult criminal court records.
Glossary Non-Prior Service
Any applicant who has previously been separated from the U.S. Armed Forces with fewer than 180 days of Active Federal Service and not awarded an MOS.
Commonly called “nolle pros.” A formal entry on the record, by the prosecutor, that they will not prosecute the case any further. A nolle pros may be considered equivalent to dropping charges if the applicant has not had to meet any requirements by a governmental agency or court, there was no pretrial diversion and the prosecutor does not contemplate any further proceedings on the case and the case has not been handled through a pretrial deferment program.
Other adverse disposition (adult or juvenile)
Any finding, decision, sentence judgment, or disposition other than unconditionally dropped, dismissed, acquitted, or convicted. Participation in a pretrial diversion or intervention program as defined below is an OAD and shall be processed in the same manner as an OAD. Cases tried in juvenile court will always be treated as OAD. An example of an OAD are applicants with law violation(s) that occurred while attending school and were given the option to be suspended, expelled, or removed from the school district in exchange for not being criminally prosecuted).
Pretrial intervention or deferment
Every state has a program by which offenses are diverted out of the regular criminal process of a probationary period. While the programs vary from state to state, they all require the defendant to meet some requirement. When a condition is met (For example, reporting or non-reporting probation, diversion, Juvenile Alternative Services Program, restitution, community service, etc.,) or after successful completion of which the charge is disposed of in a manner which does not result in a final adjudication of guilt. (Most often, the defendant is required to plead guilty to get accepted into the various programs.) Charges disposed of in this manner shall be processed as OAD.
Where labor is performed on a seasonal basis where, ordinarily, the employment pertains to or is of the kind exclusively performed at certain seasons or periods of the year and which, from its nature, may not be continuous or carried on throughout the year.
As referred to in this regulation, the term State or States refers, either singularly or collectively, to the 50 States of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territories of Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia.
Active participation in an ARNG unit is service in the Selected Reserve.
IAW AR 601-210 Section II Terms
Any monetary offer available to new recruits or candidates for appointment to assist in filling specialties that are critical to the Army’s needs.
Initiatives designed to enhance the achievement of accession goals across the Army’s three component. If determined successful after practical assessments, accession or pilots may become programs that the Army subsequently incorporates into Army policy.
Applicant and enlistee
An applicant applies voluntarily for enlistment in the RA or USAR and is found eligible for further processing after completing and signing the DD Form 1966. An enlistee has enlisted in the DEP, RA, USAR, or ARNG. An applicant becomes an enlistee after the oath of enlistment is taken and applicable portions of the DD Form 4 are signed.
Commands that include U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Army Pacific Command, U.S. Army Southern Command, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and U.S. Army Reserve Command.
The Army consists of the RA and the RC which includes the Ready Reserve (Selected Reserve and IRR) and the Standby Reserve.
Commands that include the following: U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, U.S. Army Military District of Washington, U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command, U. S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, U.S. Army Communications Command, U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, U.S. Army Health Services Command, Military Traffic Management Command, U.S. Army, Europe and Seventh Army, Eighth U.S. Army, U.S. Army, Japan, and U.S. Army, Western Command.
Any other monetary offer available under certain circumstances, such as a referral fee to individuals who refer an applicant to an Army recruiter or an affiliation bonus for a Soldier departing the active component to serve in the Selected Reserve.
A spouse; an unmarried, adopted, or stepchild under the age of 18 living with the applicant; an unmarried natural child of the applicant under the age of 18; any person living with the applicant who is, by law or in fact, dependent upon the applicant for support; or not living with the applicant and dependent upon the applicant for over 1/2 of their support; or any person for whom the applicant is responsible for his or her financial or custodial care.
Defense Manpower Data Center
Centralized system set up and managed by DOD to give all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces enlistment eligibility information on PS personnel.
The enlistment occurs after the oath has been taken. Voluntary contract (DD Form 4) for military service establishing military status as an enlisted member of the Active Army, USAR, or ARNG. This includes enlistment of both NPS and PS personnel. The latter group includes prior Army and RC personnel and any persons with PS in any other Armed
Force of the United States. The enlistment agreement is legally binding after the oath has been taken, notwithstanding the applicant’s failure to sign.
Initial-term (Active Army): person serving an initial term of active service. (Persons who are on IADT only are not included in this category.) First-term (USAR): person serving in first term of service in the USAR. For statistical purposes, a first-term is defined as a member whose initial entry into the U.S. Armed Forces incurred a statutory
obligation of 8 years and who has not, as yet, completed that obligation.
Extended active duty
AD performed by a member of the ARNG or USAR when strength accountability passes from the ARNG or USAR to the Active Army.
Expiration of term of service
The scheduled date on which a Soldier’s statutory or contractual (whichever is the later) term of military service will end.
Glossary nonprior service
Applicant previously separated from any component of the U.S. Armed Forces with fewer than 180 days on AD.
Refers to pay grade unless otherwise specified.
Initial entry training
A term used to identify mandatory training each member of the U.S. Army must complete upon initial entry in the Service to qualify in a military specialty or branch, and which is required by law for deployability on land outside the continental limits of the United States, per 10 USC 671. The term encompasses the completion of basic training and
specialty or branch qualification while serving on AD or ADT. For ARNG and USAR Soldiers it includes completion of IADT, the officer basic course, and warrant officer basic course.
Monetary amount that is added to the MGIB.
Lawfully admitted for permanent residence
The status of having been lawfully accorded the privilege of residing permanently in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration laws, such status not having changed (8 USC 1101(a)(20)).
Military entrance processing station
Station where physical examinations and mental tests are administered to applicants and administrative processing and enlistment are completed.
Military occupational specialty
Group of military jobs so closely related that the highest degree of interchangeable skills exists among persons so qualified.
Military service obligation
Service obligation as defined by 10 USC 651 and DODI 1304.25: Each person who becomes a member of a U.S. Armed Force will serve in the U.S. Armed Forces for a total of 8 years, unless he or she is sooner discharged because of personal hardship under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense. Any part of such service that is not AD
or is ADT will be performed in an RC. Each person covered by subsection (a) who is not a Reserve, and who is qualified, will, upon his or her release from AD, be transferred to an RC of his or her Armed Force to complete the service required by 10 USC 651(a).
National of the United States
Means (A) a citizen of the United States, or (B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States (8 USC 1101(a)(22)).
Nonprior service personnel
Those who have never served in any component of the U.S. Armed Forces or who have served less than 180 days of AD as a member of any component of the U.S. Armed Forces. USAR and ARNG applicants must not have been awarded an MOS. NPS includes those who:
a. Enlisted illegally while underage and separated by reason of voided enlistment before attaining age 17.
b. Former member of a U.S. Armed Forces academy who did not graduate and served less than 180 days.
c. Completed ROTC and served only ADT as an officer if enlisting in the RA.
Prior service personnel
For applicants enlisting in the RA, those having 180 days or more AD in any component. For applicants enlisting in the USAR, those having 180 days or more AD in any component and been awarded an MOS. PS also includes former members of a U.S. Armed Forces academy who did not graduate and served 180 days or more, and those, if enlisting in the USAR, who completed ROTC and served only ADT.
Program procurement numbers
Numbers that have been established to provide information on the number of enlisted personnel in various programs will be used to identify a person’s program source at time of enlistment.
Reentry eligibility codes
Codes assigned to Soldiers who do not immediately reenlist at the last duty station to which assigned. The purpose of these codes is to inform the U.S. Army recruiter of the Soldier’s eligibility to reenter the Service.
Comprises RA Soldiers on AD; ARNGUS and AR Soldiers on AD (except as excluded below); ARNG Soldiers called into Federal service; and all persons appointed, enlisted, or inducted into the Army without a component. Excluded are Soldiers serving on ADT; those on AGR status; those on AD for special work; those on temporary tours of AD; and
those on AD pursuant to the call of the President (10 USC 12302).
Sole surviving son or daughter
Only remaining son and/or daughter in a Family where the father or mother (or one or more sons or daughters), served in the Armed Forces of the United States, and because of hazards with such military service was killed or died in the as a result wounds, accident, or disease; or is in a captured or missing-in-action status; or is 100 percent disabled
(including 100 percent mental disability) as determined by the Veterans Administration or one of the military Services.
U. S. Army Reserve
A Federal force consisting of individual reinforcements and combat, combat support, support, and training type units. This force is organized and maintained to provide military training in peacetime and a reservoir of trained units and individual reservists to be ordered to AD in case of a national emergency.