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ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION GUIDE


When Company Commanders decide to consider a soldier for separation, they should reference this guide to help expedite the administrative
separation process.  This guide can answer some frequently asked questions pertaining to most chapters.  The Legal Office should be
contacted to consult with a legal representative before any administrative separation actions should begin.  Multiple steps are involved in this
process, and careful planning in the beginning will lead to the soldier being separated in a timely manner. To separate a soldier using the
notification procedure (service members in the grade of E-1 through E-4 with less than 6 years of service only), please follow the procedures
listed below.  After contacting the Brigade Legal Office, commanders should use the appropriate contact numbers according to the type of
chapter the soldier is to receive, to schedule appointments for their soldiers.  Only schedule the appointments that are necessary for the chapter.

Medical Exams (7-7639) – Appointments have to be made by the Commander or First Sergeant and should be made the day that it is decided
that the SM will be separated (After contacting the Brigade Legal Office).  Medical exams are done every Wednesday at 0715 hours (If the SM is
late, they will not be seen).  Currently, the SM will be seen on that Wednesday or the following week.  Also, if an appointment cannot be made,
walk-ins will be accepted based on the number of patients that are present.  The SM will be in PFU’s and escorted by an NCO (E-5 or above), if
E-4 or below, and by a senior NCO if an E-5 or above.  The escort will need to ensure that the SM has their medical records and has a Letter of
Intent stating that the SM is pending separation.  Additionally, the SM will be instructed to “fast” the night before the exam, bring glasses (No
contacts) and to bring a black pen.

Mental Exams (7-6825) – Appointments have to be made by the Commander or First Sergeant and should be made the day that it is decided
that the SM will be separated (After contacting the Brigade Legal Office).  Mental exams are done every Thursday at 1230 hours (If the SM is late,
they will not be seen).  Currently, the SM will be seen on that Thursday.  No walk-ins will be allowed.  The SM will be escorted by an NCO (E-5 or
above), if E-4 or below, and by a senior NCO if an E-5 or above.  FB Form 1462 will be filled out, in it’s entirety, by the Commander and given to
the escort to turn in at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic.

ACAP (6-7188) –  The SM must pick-up an ACAP Checklist as soon as the command has decided that the SM will be separated.  

Education Counseling  – The education counseling will be done on a walk-in basis, 0900-1700, Monday – Friday.  

Debt Avoidance Counseling (6-2238) – Debt avoidance counseling will be done on a walk-in basis 0900-1600, M-T-Th-F.  


COMMANDERS AND FIRST SERGEANTS WILL CONSULT WITH THEIR UNIT PARALEGAL TO OBTAIN GUIDANCE ON NECESSARY
DOCUMENTS.  THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE TURNING A SEPARATION PACKET IN; HOWEVER, TO INSURE TIMELINESS, PARALEGALS
WILL NOTIFY THE BRIGADE LEGAL NCO WHEN ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN STARTED.  THIS MEETING IS A SERVICE
TO THE UNIT TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON THE ADMINISTRATIVE SEPARATION PROCESS.  INCOMPLETE PACKETS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED.  ALL DOCUMENTS (i.e. LEGAL ACTION REQUEST, ERB, 2-1, and FLAG) MUST BE IN PACKET TO BE ACCEPTED.  PLEASE
DO NOT ASK THE PARALEGAL TO COMPROMISE STANDARDS.
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