14 June 2021

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MSG(R) Richard Platt



a. SIDPERS SDRM 1.15.xx Appendix B Loss Reason - Current resource requiring GKO access
b. SIDPERS SDRM 1.15.xx Appendix N Separation Authority - Current resource requiring GKO access
c. NGR 600-200 ARNG RE Codes

SDRM Appendix N is an excellent resource to determine RE codes and underlying reasons for a particular Loss Code. See corresponding notes below for the most popular discharges.

ADAlcohol or other drug abuse
AHAppointed in another uniform service (US Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
AJAppointed as cadet or midshipman
ALApproval of Headquarters DA
ANApproved sentence of a court-martial
APAssigned to a position for which there is no provision for federal recognition
CACeases to occupy a position commensurate with their grade
CBRetirement 20 years of active service - Regular Retirement (Use for AGR Retirements with CUR_ORG ‘9’) See Note 4
CCCompleted 20 years service, active or inactive
CDCommuting distance (Change of residence)
CECompletion of 6 years Ready Reserve obligation 
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 if flagged upon ETS or bar to reenlistment is in effect.
CFPlacement on Permanent Disability Retired List (PDRL)
CGCompletion of 3 or 4 years Ready Reserve service under the 3 x 3, 4 x 2 Enlistment Program 
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 if flagged upon ETS or bar to reenlistment is in effect.
CIConscientious objector
CKConviction of a felony or sentence in a federal or state penitentiary (other than court-martial military court)
CLConviction by a foreign court
CWContinuous and willful absence 
Note: Refer to SDRM Appendix N for the various underlying reasons for loss code CW.
DEDropped from the rolls
DLDelay from entering active duty with unit
EAEmployment with a foreign government
EBEnlisted or appointed in any regular component
ECEnlisted or appointed in any Reserve Component of the Armed Forces (other than cadet or midshipman) to include Soldiers approved for Sanctuary. See note 3.
EDEnlisted personnel with unfulfilled Reserve obligation
EEEnrolled in ROTC, scholarship or non-scholarship
EGErroneous Enlistments (other than fraud)
EHExemption from involuntary active duty
EJExpeditious discharge program
ELExpiration of authorized period in inactive status
ENExpiration of authorized period of overstrength, extra TDA position or extra TDA position or additional active WO
EPExpiration of authorized period of retention in an active status mandatory removal
ERExpiration Term of Service 
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, ER discharge can be RE-1 or RE-3. Refer to AR 135-178, chapter 4, for discharge for ETS: or, if an approved bar to reenlistment or extension is in effect, or the Soldier is ineligible for extension due to overweight, APFT failure, or a positive urinalysis, but is not barred at time of ETS.
FAFailure to reply to or accept official correspondence, travel orders, or forms
FBFailure to be selected for promotion to CW2 or 1LT
FDFailure to meet military education qualification/requirements
FEFailure to apply for transfer to the Retired Reserve upon removal from active status
FFFailure to execute Ready Reserve service agreement for retention
FGFailure to meet eligibility requirements for appointment
FHFailure to receive a favorable BI and or NAC
FJFailure to qualify for permanent or continued flying status
FKFailure to accept appointment as a Reserve officer of the Army
FLFailure to verify MOS
FNFinancial irresponsibility
FPFraudulent entry (concealment of prior service, conviction civil court, criminal record, juvenile offender, etc.)
FRFailure to receive clearance for enlistment from USAR Control Group
GALegacy: Gained to the ARNG of another State or a USAR unit 
As of Sep 2015: Loss Interstate Transfer (IST) - used only for an interstate transfer loss from one ARNG State to another ARNG State
HAHardship or religious reasons
HBHomosexuality (Discontinued but maintained here for reference)
IAIAW State laws or regulations (also use for Enlisted Personnel System (EPS) and Select Train Educate Promote (STEP) and identify in Additional Instructions / Purpose on orders)
ICInability to perform prescribed duties due to parenthood
IEInactivation, reorganization or relocation
IJIncompatible occupation
ILIndividual's request to be transferred to the ING for personal reasons. Also used for “RFP” to enlisted in the ING. (For Officers see PPOM 14-015). Soldiers are authorized to be separated from the ING. The OLD practice of bringing a Soldier back to the SELRES is no longer required. Paragraph 2-1b of NGR 614-1 gives TAG the authority to assign Soldiers to the ING pending final separation action
INInduction into active service
LALack of required qualification for retention in the ARNG (Not to be used for discharge due to overweight, APFT failure, or a positive urinalysis)
LCLack of MTOE or TDA vacancy
LDLoss of ecclesiastical endorsement
LFLoss of license, special accreditation, or disbarment from professional practice required by the military assignment
MAMaximum declination period
MBMobilization of individuals
MCMaximum allowable age
MEMaximum authorized years of service
MGMedical, physical or mental condition retention
MIMedically unfit at time of appointment
MOMissionaries, theological students
MRMoral or professional dereliction
NANational security
NCNational, community, or health safety interest
NENon-acceptance of assignment non-obligated officer
NGNon-citizen visits a foreign country of his nationality for 6 months or more
NJNon-citizen with permanent residence in a foreign country
NLNon-citizen fails or refuses to give a permanent address within the USA
NPNon-selection for promotion
OAOrdered to extended active duty
OCOther disqualifying patterns or acts of conduct
OEOther reasons approved by Chief, NGB
PAPersonality disorders
PCPregnancy or childbirth
PEPre-IADT discharge program 
Note: IAW SDRM Appendix N, RE-3 for failure to attend IET (phase I or phase II) within 24 months or PS Soldiers from sister services who failed to complete WTC or BCT.
RAReduction in authorized strength of a particular class of people or component, or Separation due to Force Shaping or Reduction in Force
RCRemoval from an active status
RGResignation, unqualified
RHRelease from active duty
RJResignation from the ARNG
RLResignation, conditional ILO elimination
SAScreening out of the Ready Reserve
SCSeparation due to Force Shaping or Reduction in Force, or not selected for Retention by a Qualitative Retention Board or qualitative retention action
SESeparation, administrative
SGSole parenthood
SJSole surviving son or daughter
SLSubstandard performance of duty
TBTemporary disability retired list, removal from
TDTemporary disability retired list, placement on Temporary Disability Retired List (TDRL)
TGTermination of State appointment
TITransfer Involuntarily to the ING. The OLD practice of bringing a Soldier back to the SELRES is no longer required. Paragraph 2-1b of NGR 614-1 gives TAG the authority to assign Soldiers to the ING pending final separation action.
TKTrainee discharge program release from IADT
WAWithdrawal of federal recognition, individual
WBDischarged to accept appoinment as a Commissioned or Warrant Officer in the ARNG
WCWithdrawal of federal recognition, unit
WDTo enlist in the ARNG (Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer only)
WETo accept an appointment as a Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer (Commissioned Officer or Warrant Officer only)