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Option 2, Current Station Stabilization Reenlistment Option
Current Station Stabilization Reenlistment Option E–2
Item: Name of option
Comment: Current Station Stabilization Reenlistment Option
Item: Description of option
Comment: Guarantees 1 to 12 months stabilization as prescribed by lines 5 and 7 below
Item: Reenlistment period
Comment: Initial and Mid Career Soldiers who are SSG and below may reenlist for 3, 4, 5, or 6 years.
a. Initial Term Soldiers - minimum 3 year reenlistment. Guarantees 1 to 12 months stabilization from date of reenlistment for CONUS based Soldiers or 1 to 12 months stabilization from DEROS for OCONUS based Soldiers.
b. Mid-Career Soldiers - minimum 3 year reenlistment. Guarantees 1 to 12 months stabilization from date of reenlistment for CONUS based Soldiers or 1 to 12 months stabilization from DEROS for OCONUS based Soldiers.
Comment: a. Meet basic eligibility criteria and reenlist in the time frame prescribed in chapter 3 with or without waiver(s) of disqualification(s). Soldiers reenlisting for this option must be serving in a valid position.
b. Soldiers assigned to CONUS TDA units must have less than 23 months Time on Station (TOS) at time of reenlistment to qualify for this option. This restriction does not apply to Soldiers assigned to MTO&E units. Soldiers assigned to CONUS TDA units may not exceed 24 months TOS when adding reenlistment stabilization to current TOS. (Example: Soldier who is assigned to a CONUS TDA unit and has 20 months TOS on date of reenlistment may be stabilized for no more than 4 months). Soldiers assigned to OCONUS TDA/MTO&E units are authorized this option provided they reenlist at least 6 months prior to DEROS. New ETS date must be greater than one year from contractual ETS date.
Item: Option Information
Comment: Soldier must understand—
a. Guarantees 1 to 12 months stabilization from date of reenlistment for CONUS based Soldiers. For OCONUS soldiers, see Line 7.
b. If the Soldier is placed on temporary duty, to include operational Temporary Change of Station (TCS), away from the stabilized station (during the stabilization period), for a period in excess of 30 consecutive days, the period of stabilization will be increased by the number of days the Soldier was away from the stabilized station, unless the stabilization is waived by the Soldier.
c. To meet the operational needs of the Army, if the unit to which the Soldier is assigned must be deployed, relocated, transferred, or reassigned from the parent organization, the Soldier will move with the unit and no grounds for a broken reenlistment commitment will exist.
d. If the guaranteed station is inactivated and transfer of the Soldier is necessary before completion of the 12 month stabilization period, the Soldier will be given the choice of assignment to any other station in the Major Command to which assigned if a vacancy in PMOS and grade exists. If no vacancy exists, reassignment will be according to the needs of the Army.
e. If the guaranteed station is re-designated, relocated, transferred, or deployed, the Soldier will remain assigned to the station and will be moved as part of the station. (For OCONUS Soldiers, see Line 7)
Item: Option processing procedures
Comment: Normal processing procedures prescribed by this regulation.
Item: Special processing for overseas commands
a. Processing requirements in overseas commands are the same as those within CONUS except as prescribed below.
b. Authority to approve reenlistment for this option, when all or any portion of the guaranteed tour exceeds the normal overseas tour, is the prerogative of the major overseas commander per AR 614-30.
(1) Initial Term Soldiers - Guarantees 1 to 12 month’s stabilization from DEROS for OCONUS based Soldiers.
(2) Mid-Career Soldiers - Guarantees 1 to 12 months stabilization from DEROS for OCONUS based Soldiers.
(3) Career Soldiers in balanced (N/N) or under strength (Y/N) MOS with less than 10 years of AFS on date of discharge may only receive the Regular Army Reenlistment Option. (For CONUS Soldiers, see Line 5)
Item: Statements required for reenlistment
Comment: DA Form 3286, Parts I through IV, for all Soldiers.
Part II, Item 2, enter Guaranteed 1 to 12 months stabilization from Reenlistment date or DEROS.
Part II, Item 3, enter the number of months stabilized and commencement date.