18 Jan 17: Reenlistment Options & Eligibility Window
Option 1, Regular Army Reenlistment Option
Regular Army Reenlistment Option E-1
Item: Name of option
Comment: Regular Army Reenlistment Option
Item: Description of option
Comment: Assignment to training or duty to the needs of the Army
Item: Reenlistment period
Comment: Qualified Soldiers may reenlist for 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 years, regardless of grade or amount of service completed. Assignment to training or duty to the needs of the Army. Soldiers in the rank of staff sergeant or higher who have 10 or more years active Federal service on the date of discharge will be restricted to an indefinite term of reenlistment, unless prohibited by other provisions of this regulation.
Comment: Meet basic eligibility criteria and reenlist in the timeframe prescribed in chapter 3 with or without waiver(s) of disqualification(s).
Item: Option Information
Comment: Soldier must understand--
This option carries no guarantee of assignment, training, or stabilitization. Soldiers will be assigned and utilized according to the needs of the Army. Soldiers, except those reenlisting to meet SRRs, may be assigned to their present duty assignment or to any vacancy for which qualified. A subsequent extension is required if the term does not meet the SRRs.
Item: Option processing procedures
Comment: Normal processing procedures prescribed by this regulation. If applicable, assignment instructions will be requested in accordance with AR 614-200.
Item: Special processing for overseas commands
Item: Statements required for reenlistment
Comment: DA Form 3286–79, Parts I through IV, for all Soldiers. Part II, Item 2, enter on the second line, "In accordance with the needs of the Army under the NCO Career Status Program" for Soldiers reenlisting for an indefinite period.