Military Separation Codes — Alphabetical Codes

(Separation Program Numbers)

Related Resources
• Numeric SPN Codes
• Alphabetic SPN Codes
• Army RE Codes
• Air Force RE Codes
• Navy/Marine/Coast Guard RE Codes

Hidden on practically every veteran’s DD-214 discharge papers are secret code letters and numbers called Separation Program Numbers (SPN numbers) that might make obtaining veterans benefits difficult if not impossible. Here are these secret alphabetic codes that may make a difference in your future.

These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents. These codes are subject to change, and the Department of Defense will no longer allow the military services to release the meanings of these codes to the general public. The below definitions were obtained before this prohibition went into effect.

 

B70 - Death, Battle Casualty - Navy

B79 - Death, Battle Casualty - Navy

BDK - Security reason

BFS - Good of the Service, conduct triable by court martial

BHJ - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

BHK - Unsuitability, substandard performance

BKC - See BRA

BLC - Homosexuality

BLF - Drug use

BLM - Unfitness (Reason Unknown)

BML - Homosexuality

BMN - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

BNC - Misconduct, moral or professional dereliction or in interests of national security

BRA - Engaged or attempted to engage in, or solicited another to engage in homosexual act(s)

BRB - See JRB, BKC

BRC - See JRC, BKC

CBL - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

DCH - Early Release - To teach

DER - Disability - Non EPTS - No Severance Pay

DFS - Good of the Service, conduct triable by court martial

DLC - Homosexuality

EKD - AWOL, Desertion

ELPAC - Entry Level Performance & Conduct

FBC - Other

FBK - Expiration of Term of Service

FBL - Expiration of Term of Service

FCM - Conscientious Objector

FDF - Pregnancy

FDG - Parenthood

FDL - See JDL

FFT - Physical standards, no disability

FGM - To accept commission

FHC - In lieu of discharge

FHG - Serving under suspended sentence to dismissal

FKD - AWOL, Desertion

FND - Misc reasons (Unqualified resignation)

GDK - Security reason

GFN - Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service

GFT - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

GFV - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

GHF - Other

GHJ - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

GHK - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

GJB - Court Martial

GKA - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

GKB - Civil Court conviction

GKC - Homosexuality

GKD - AWOL, Desertion

GKE - Financial Irresponsibility

GKG - Fraudulent Entry

GKH - Lack of Dependent Support

GKK - Drug use

GKL - Sexual Perversion

GKQ - No listing at this time. However, all GK - Series appears ineligible for re - enlistment.

GKS - AWOL, Desertion

GLB - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

GLC - Homosexuality

GLF - Drug use

GLG - Financial Irresponsibility

GLH - Lack of Dependent Support

GLJ - Shirking

GLK - Unsanitary Habits

GLL - Sexual Perversion

GMB - Character or Behavior Disorder

GMC - Enuresis

GMD - Inaptitude

GMF - Sexual Perversion

GMG - Alcoholism

GMH - Financial Irresponsibility

GMJ - Motivational problems

GMJ - Shirking

GMK - Character or Behavior Disorder

GML - Homosexuality

GMM - Drug use

GMN - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

GMP - Unsanitary Habits

GNC - Misconduct (Reason Unknown)

GPB - Drug use

H21 - H23 - Death - , Non - Battle, Other (USMC)

H25 - H59 - death, Non - Battle, Other (USMC)

H31 - Death, Non - Battle, Other (USMC)

H4G - Death, Non - Battle, Other (USMC)

H51 - Death, Non - Battle, Other (USMC)

H61 - 1169 - Death, Battle Casualty - Marine

HBF - Early Release - To attend school

HCR - No listing at this time.

HDF - Pregnancy

HDK - Security reason

HFT - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

HFV - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

HGH - [No definition for this code at this time]

HHJ - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

HJB - Court Martial

HKA - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

HKB - Civil Court conviction

HKD - AWOL, Desertion

HKE - AWOL, Desertion

HKE - Financial Irresponsibility

HKG - Fraudulent Entry

HKH - Lack of Dependent Support

HKJ - Shirking

HKK - Drug use

HKL - Sexual Perversion

HKQ - No information on file

HLB - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

HLC - Homosexuality

HLF - Drug use

HLG - Financial Irresponsibility

HLH - Lack of Dependent Support

HLJ - Shirking

HLK - Unsanitary Habits

HLL - Sexual Perversion

HMB - Character or Behavior Disorder

HMC - Enuresis

HMD - Inaptitude

HMF - - Sexual Perversion

HMG - Alcoholism

HMJ - Motivational problems

HMM - Drug use

HMN - Financial Irresponsibility

HMN - Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

HMP - Unsanitary Habits

HNB - Character or Behavior Disorder

HNC - Misconduct (Reason Unknown)

HPD - No information at this time

HRC - Homosexuality

HRG - No information at this time

HWL - Homosexuality

J11 - USAF Other

JBB - Involuntary discharge, age, USAF

JBB - Other

JBC - Other

JBD - Retirement - 20 - 30 Years Service

JBH - Other

JBK - Expiration of Term of Service

JBK - Involuntary discharge at end active obligated service, USN - Enlisted

JBM - Early Release - Insufficient time left in service after returning from overseas or other duty

JBM - Within 3 months of end active obligated service, USN - Enlisted

JCC - Early Release - Reduction in authorized strength

JCC - General demobilization. Reduction in authorized strength, USN - Enlisted

JCM - Conscientious Objector

JCP - Other, Alien not lawfully admitted

JDA - Fraudulent entry

JDF - Pregnancy

JDG - Parenthood

JDJ - Early Release - In the national interest

JDK - Security reason

JDL - Withdrawal of ecclesiastical endorsement

JDM - Early Release - Other

JDN - Lack of jurisdiction (other than void enlistment)

JDP - Breach of Contract

JDR - Early Release - Other

JDR - Strength reduction. first term airman, USAF

JDT - USN, USMC, Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JED - Early Release - Insufficient Retainability

JEH - USAF Expeditious Discharge

JEM - Army Trainee Discharge

JEM - USAF Expeditious Discharge

JEM - USN, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JET - Army Trainee Discharge

JET - USAF Trainee Discharge (See also JGA)

JFA - No description at this time.

JFB - Minority, Underage

JFBI - Physical disability that existed prior to entry. was revealed by Marine during enlistment processing and was waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC

JFC - Enlisted/reenlisted/extended/inducted in error/ Erroneous Enlistment or Induction

JFC1 - Erroneous enlistment; a medical board determined that Marine failed to meet required physical standards for enlistment. Marine was not aware of defect and defect was not detected or waived by AFEES, USMC

JFF - Secretarial Authority

JFG(1 - 7) - USMC Other, for the Good of the Service

JFG(9) - USMC Trainee Discharge

JFG(B) - USMC Expeditious Discharge

JFG - Army, Navy, USAF Discharge by competent authority w/o Board Action. (Failure to resign - failed to meet entrance physical requirement)

JFL - Physical Disability - Severance Pay or Juvenile Offender

JFL - Physical disability. entitled to severance pay., USN - Officers

JFL1 - Physical disability with severance pay, USAF

JFL2 - Physical disability that existed prior to service but was aggravated by the Service, with severance pay, USAF

JFM - Physical disability existing prior to entry on active duty established by physical evaluation board proceedings. Not entitled to severance pay., USN - Enlisted

JFM - Physical disability existing prior to service as established by physical evaluation board. Not entitled to severance pay., USN Officers

JFM - Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service

JFM2 - Physical disability that existed prior to entry. disability was unknown by Marine but was detected and waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC

JFM3 - Physical disability that existed prior to entry for any reason not falling within the purview of JFM1 or JFM2, USMC

JFN - Physical disability existing prior to service as established by medical board. not entitled to severance pay., USN - Officers

JFN - Released for Conditions Existing Prior to Service

JFN1 - Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry. disability was revealed by Marine during enlistment processing and waived by AFEES or higher headquarters, USMC

JFN2 - Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry. disability was unknown to Marine but detected and waived by AFELS or higher headquarters, USMC

JFN3 - Physical disability determined by a medical board that existed prior to entry; any reason not falIing within the purview of JFN1 or JFN2, USMC

JFP - Misconduct (Reason Unknown) or Disability not in the line of duty

JFR - Disability - Non EPTS - No Severance Pay

JFR - Physical disability not existing prior to entry on active duty established by physical evaluation board processing. Not entitled to severance pay., USN - Enlisted

JFR1 - Physical disability that existed prior to service and not aggravated by the Service, without severance pay, USMC

JFS - See KFS

JFT - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

JFU - Positive Urinalysis

JFV - Physical condition, not a disability, interfering with performance of duty, USN - Enlisted

JFV1 - Discharge because of a physical condition which is not disabling. involuntary, USMC

JFV5 - Medical board determination of obesity, USMC

JFV6 - Discharge because of a physical condition which is not disabling (Pseudofolliculitis Barbae), USMC

JFX - Personality disorder (See also JMB)

JFW - No definition on file at this time.

JG7 - Army, Navy, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JG7 - USAF Trainee Discharge

JGA - Entry level status performance and conduct or entry level status performance - pregnancy

JGB - Failure of selection for permanent promotion

JGB - Failure to select for promotion. not retirement eligible, USN - Officers

JGC - Failure to select for promotion. not retirement eligible, USN - Officers

JGC1 - Failure of selection for promotion, USAF

JGF - Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JGH - Army, Air Force Expeditious Discharge

JGH - USN, USMC Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JHD - Disqualified from officer candidate training physical, USN - Enlisted

JHD - Navy Expeditious Discharge

JHD - Other

JHE - Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

JHF - Failed to meet course standards

JHJ - Army, USMC, USAF Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)/ Unsatisfactory performance

JHK - Unsuitability, substandard performance

JHM - Misconduct (Reason Unknown)

JIV - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

JJB - Court Martial

JJC - Court Martial, Desertion

JJD - Court Martial, Other

JKA - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

JKB - Civil Court conviction

JKC - Homosexuality

JKD - AWOL, Desertion

JKE - Financial Irresponsibility

JKF - Army, Navy Air Force AWOL, Desertion

JKG - Fraudulent Entry

JKH - Lack of Dependent Support

JKJ - See JHJ

JKK - Character or Behavior Disorder (see also JPC)

JKK - Drug use

JKL - Sexual Perversion (see also JPD)

JKL - Shirking

JKM - Misconduct, pattern of misconduct (See also JKE)

JKN - Misconduct, minor disciplinary infractions (See also JKF)

JKQ - Misconduct, commission of a serious offense (See also JKH)

JKV - Unsanitary Habits

JLB - Discreditable Incidents - Civilian or Military

JLC - Homosexuality

JLF - Drug use

JLG - Financial Irresponsibility

JLH - Lack of Dependent Support

JLJ - Shirking

JLK - Unsanitary Habits

JLL - Sexual Perversion

JMB - Character or Behavior Disorder

JMC - Enuresis

JMD - Inaptitude

JMF - Sexual Perversion

JMG - Alcoholism

JMH - Financial Irresponsibility

JMJ - Motivational problems

JML - Homosexuality

JMM - Drug use

JMN - Navy, USMC, USAF Unsuitability (Reason Unknown)

JMP - Unsanitary Habits

JNC - Misconduct, moral or professional dereliction

JND - Other, Concealment of arrest record

JNF - Army Trainee Discharge

JNF - Navy, USMC, USAF Other

JNG - Unfitness (Reason Unknown)

JPB - Drug use

JPC - Drug abuse rehabilitative failure

JPD - Alcohol abuse rehabilitative failure

JRA - Engaged, attempted to engage or solicit another to engage in a homosexual act

JRB - Admission of Homosexuality or bisexuality

JRC - Marriage or attempted marriage to a person known to be of the same biological sex

KAK - Expiration of Term of Service

KBD - Retirement - 20 - 30 Years Service

KBH - Other

KBJ - Other

KBK - Normal expiration of Service

KBM - Early Release - Precluded from attaining eligibility for retirement with pay

KCC - Early Release - Other

KCE - Early Release - To attend school

KCF - Early Release - To attend school

KCK - Early Release - In the national interest

KCM - Conscientious Objector

KCO - Sole surviving son

KCP - Other

KCQ - See MCQ

KDB - Dependency or Hardship

KDF - Pregnancy

KDG - Parenthood

KDH - Dependency or Hardship

KDJ - Early Release - In the national interest

KDK - Security program

KDM - Early Release - Other

KDM1 - Marine Corps order applicable to all members of a class, USMC

KDN - Other

KDP - Breach of Contract

KDQ - Breach of Contract

KDR - Early Release - Other

KDS - Breach of Contract

KEA - Expiration of Term of Service

KEB - Early Release - Other -

KEC - Expiration of Term of Service

KFB - Minority

KFF - Secretarial Authority, to be discharged or retire as an officer

KFG - Other

KFN - Released for Physical disability Existing Prior to Service

KFS - Good of the Service, in lieu of court martial

KFT - Failure to qualify medically for flight training, no disability

KFV - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

KGF - Failure to meet minimum qualifications for Retention

KGH - No information on this code at this time.

KGL - Officer or Warrant Officer Commission program

KGM - Officer Commission program

KGN - Officer Warrant Officer Commission program in another service

KGS - Officer Commission program

KGT - Warrant Officer program

KGU - Service Academy

KGX - Officer Commission program

KHC - Immediate reenlistment

KHD - Other

KHF - Other

KHK - Substandard performance

KLG - Financial Irresponsibility

KLM - Unfitness (Reason Unknown)

KMN - Army Expeditious Discharge

KNC - See BNC

KND - No definition on this code at this time

KNF - Other

KNL - Good of the Service

KOG - Early Release - Police Duty

KOJ - Early Release - Seasonal Employment

L68 - Involuntary release: nonselection for Indefinite Reserve status, USAF

LBB - Involuntary release maximum age, USN - Officers

LBB - Maximum age

LBC - Involuntary release completion of maximum period service according to grade, USN - Officers

LBC - Maximum service

LBH - Early Release - Insufficient Retainability

LBK - Expiration of Term of Service

LBK - Involuntary discharge at end active obligated service, USN - Enlisted

LBM - Navy, USMC, USAF Short length of time remaining after return from overseas or other duty

LBM - Within 3 months of end active obligated service, USN - Enlisted

LCC - Early Release - Reduction in authorized strength

LCC - General demobilization. reduction in force, USN - Enlisted

LDG - Inability to perform prescribed duties due to parenthood

LDK - Security reason

LDL - See JDL

LDM - Strength adjustment, USN - Officers

LDN - Early Release - Lack of jurisdiction (other than void enlistment)

LDP - Breach of Contract

LDP6 - Nonfulfillment of service contract. convenience of the government, with breach of contract payment, USAF

LDP7 - Nonfulfillment of service contract, with breach of contract and readjustment payment, USAF

LDP8 - Nonfulfillment of service contract. failure of selection for promotion, with breach of contract payment, USAF

LDP9 - Nonfulfillment of service contract. request for extension of active duty disapproved, with breach of contract and readjustment payment, USAF

LDPA - Nonfulfillment of service contract. failure of selection for promotion, with breach of contract and readjustment payment, USAF

LDPB - Nonfulfillment of service contract. convenience of the government, with readjustment payment, USAF

LDPC - Nonfulfillment of service contract, with readjustment payment, USAF

LDPD - Nonfulfillment of service contract. termination of extended active duty, with breach of contract payment, USAF

LDR - Early Release - Other

LED - CONUS based airman lacks retainability for assignment, USAF

LED - Early Release - Insufficient Retainability

LET - Entry level status performance and conduct or pregnancy

LFC - Erroneous entry

LFF - Directed by service authority

LFG - Other

LFN - Physical disability existing prior to service as established by medical board. not entitled to severance pay., USN - Officers

LFR - Revert to inactive status. Retire age 60. No disability severance pay, USAF

LFT - Erroneous Enlistment or Induction or Unqualified for Active Duty - Medical

LGA - See LET

LGB - Failure of selection for permanent promotion

LGB - Failure of selection for permanent reserve promotion, USN - Officers

LGB - Involuntary release. Failed permanent promotion or removed from list, USAF

LGC - Failure of selection for temporary promotion

LGC - Involuntary release: twice failed temporary promotion, USAF

LGH - Failure to meet minimum standards of service

LGJ - Early Release - Disapproval of request for extension of service

LGJ - Involuntary release: disapproved request for extension of tour, USAF

LGJ - Request for extension of active duty denied (USNR), USN - Officers

LGJ1 - Request for extension of service denied upon initial EAS without readjustment pay/not selected for retention, USAF

LGJ2 - Request for extension of service denied upon extended EAS without readjustment pay/not selected for retention, USAF

LHD - Other

LHF - Navy, USMC, USAF Other

LHH - Service under sentence to dismissal awaiting appellate review

LHJ - Unsatisfactory performance

LIF - Secretarial Authority

LLM - Army Trainee Discharge

LMJ - See LHJ

LND - Misc reasons (medical service personnel who receive unfavorable background investigation or National Agency check

LNF - Army Trainee Discharge

MBD - Hardship

MBH - Early Release - Insufficient Retainability

MBK - Completion of active duty service commitment or expiration of term of service, USAF

MBK - Expiration of Term of Service

MBN - (ANGUS) (USAFR) Release from active duty completion of required service, USAF

MBN - Expiration of Term of Service

MCF - To attend educational facility

MCK - Early Release - In the national interest

MCQ - Sole surviving son, daughter or family member

MDB - Hardship

MDF - Pregnancy

MDG - Parenthood

MDH - Dependency or Hardship

MDJ - National interest

MDL - Early Release - To attend school

MDM - Early Release - Other

MDN - Other

MDP - Breach of Contract

MDR - Early Release - Other

MDS - Breach of Contract

MEB - Early Release - Other

MEC - Completed extended enlistment, USAF

MEC - Erroneous Enlistment or Induction

MEC - Expiration of Term of Service

MFA - Expiration of Term of Service

MFF - Secretarial Authority

MFG - Other

MGC - Early Release - Other

MGH - Warrant Officer program

MGJ - Early Release - Other

MGM - To accept commission

MGO - Early Release - Police Duty or Seasonal Employment

MGP - Interdepartmental transfer

MGR - Revert to Regular Army warrant officer status

MGU - To enter Service Academy

MGX - Officer Commission program

MHC - Immediate enlistment

MND - Misc reasons (in lieu of serving in lower grade than Reserve grade or by request - includes MC and DC officers) or in lieu of unqualified resignation

MNF - Other

MOD - Sole surviving son

MOJ - Early Release - In the national interest

NBD - Retirement - 20 - 30 Years Service

NDB - Dependency or Hardship

NDH - Early Release - To teach

NEF - Secretarial Authority

NET - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

NVC - Erroneous Enlistment or Induction

PGU - Service Academy

RB - retirement - Over 30 Years Service

RBB - Retirement - Other

RBD - Retirement - 20 - 30 Years Service

RFJ - Permanent Disability - Retired

RFJ1 - Permanent disability retired list, USAF

RFK - Temporary Disability - Retired

RFK1 - Temporary disability retired list, USAF

SBB - Attain maximum age. mandatory retirement, USN - Officers

SBB - Mandatory retirement on established date, maximum age, USAF

SBC - Attain maximum time in grade/service. mandatory retirement, USN - Officers

SBC - Mandatory retirement on established date. maximum years of service, USAF

SBD - Retirement - 20 - 30 Years Service

SFE - Placed on temporary disability retired list, USN - Officers

SFJ - Permanent Disability - Retired

SFJ - Permanent disability retirement, USAF

SFJ - Permanent disability, USN - Enlisted

SFJ - Permanent disability, USN - Officers

SFK - Place on temporary disability retired list, USAF

SFK - Placed on temporary disability retired list, USN - Enlisted

SFK - Temporary Disability - Retired

SGB - Failure of selection for promotion, permanent, USN - Officers

SGB - Retired on established date nonselection permanent promotion or retained for retirement nonselection permanent promotion, USAF

SGC - Failure of selection for promotion, temporary, USN - Officers

SKU - No definition at this time

TCC - See LCC

VFJ - Permanent Disability - Retired

VFJ - Revert to retired list with permanent disability, USAF

VFK - Revert to retired list and placed on temporary disability retired list, USAF

VFK - Temporary Disability - Retired

VNF - Other

WFK - Temporary Disability - Retired

XBK - Retirement - Other

XDM - Early Release - Other

XET - Unqualified for Active Duty - Other

XND - Other

XOH - Dependency or Hardship

XOP - Breach of Contract

XOS - Retirement - Other

YBK - Retirement - Other

YCP - Other

YDN - Other

YFB - Minority

YKG - Fraudulent Entry

YND - Other

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Military Separation Codes — Numeric Codes
Hidden on practically every veteran’s DD-214 discharge papers are secret code letters and numbers called Separation Program Numbers (SPN numbers) that might make obtaining veterans benefits difficult if not impossible. Here are these secret numeric codes that may make a difference in your future.
These codes are contained in your military records and may be annotated on various military separation documents. These codes are subject to change, and the Department of Defense will no longer allow the military services to release the meanings of these codes to the general public. The below definitions were obtained before this prohibition went into effect.

201 - Enlisted Personnel - Expiration of term of service (includes personnel on ADT as initial trainees)
21L - Enlisted Personnel - Separation for good & sufficient reason when determined by secretarial authority
21T - Enlisted Personnel - Release of REP 63 trainees due to emergency conditions. (Does not apply to active duty.)
21U - Separation for failure to demonstrate adequate potential for promotion
202 - Expiration of term of enlistment
203 - Expiration of term of active obligated service
205 - Release from active & transferred to reserve
209 - Release from Active Duty within 3 mos of expiration of USN service
210 - Separation for failure to demonstrate adequate potential for promotion
212 - Honorable wartime service subsequent to desertion
213 - Discharge for retirement as an officer
214 - To accept commission as an officer in the Army, or to accept recall to active duty as an Army Reserve officer
215 - To accept appointment as warrant officer in the Army or to accept recall to active duty as Army Reserve warrant officer
217 - To accept commission or appointment in the Armed Forces of the United States (other than Army)
219 - Erroneous induction
220 - Marriage, female only
221 - Pregnancy
222 - Parenthood
225 - Minority/under age
226 - Dependency
227 - Hardship
229 - Sole surviving son and surviving family members
230 - Retirement after 20 years but less than 30 years active federal service
231 - Retirement after 30 years active federal service
238 - Service retirement in lieu of other administrative action
239 - Surviving family members
240 - Unconditional resignation of enlisted personnel serving on unspecified enlistment
241 - Resignation of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment in lieu of resignation for misconduct or inefficiency
242 - Resignation of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment for the good of the service
243 - Resignation of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment in lieu of board of action when based on unfitness
244 - Resignation of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment in lieu of board action when based on unsuitability
245 - Resignation of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment in lieu of separation for disloyalty or subversion
246 - Discharge for the good of the service
247 - Unsuitability, multiple reasons
248 - Unsuitability
249 - Resignation (Class II homosexual) of personnel on unspecified enlistment
250 - Punitive discharge. Class I homosexual - general court martial
251 - Punitive discharge. Class I homosexual - general court martial
252 - Punitive discharge. Class I homosexual - general or special court martial
253 - Homosexual - board action
255 - Retirement in lieu of discharge under AR 635-89 (homosexuality). Rescinded
OR
255 - Punitive discharge. Class II homosexual - general court martial
256 - Homosexual, acceptance of discharge in lieu of board action
257 - Unfitness, homosexual acts
258 - Unfitness, ineptitude
258 - Unfitness, multiple reasons
260 - Unsuitability, inaptitude
261 - Inaptitude — illiterate
OR
261 - Psychiatric or psychoneurotic disorder
262 - Behavioral disorder, Bedwetter
263 - Bedwetter
264 - Unsuitability, character and behavioral disorders
265 - Unsuitability, character disorder
270 - Placed on temporary disability retired list
OR
270 - Release from EAD and revert to retired list at ETS
271 - Permanently retired by reason of physical disability
273 - Physical disability with entitlement to receive severance pay
274 - Physical disability resulting from international misconduct or willful neglect or incurred during period of unauthorized absence. Not entitled to severance pay
276 - Released from EAD & revert to retired list prior to ETS
277 - Physical disability, EPTS (existing prior to service), established by medical board. Discharged by reason of physical disability upon application by individual. Not entitled to severance pay
278 - Physical disability, EPTS, established by physical evaluation board proceedings. Not entitled to severance pay
279 - Release from EAD & revert to retired list at ETS
28B - Unfitness, frequent involvement in incidents of a discreditable nature with civil or military authorities
28E - Financial irresponsibility
28F - Established pattern for showing dishonorable failure to pay just debts
28G - Unfitness, an established pattern for showing dishonorable failure to contribute adequate support to dependents or failure to comply with order, decrees, or judgment of a civil court concerning support of dependents
280 - Misconduct/fraudulent entry into the Army (enlistee not revealing criminal record)
281 - Desertion, trial barred by 10 U.S.C. 843 (ART. 43, U.C.M.J.). Rescinded
OR
281 - Unsanitary habits
282 - Misconduct/prolonged unauthorized absence for more than one year desertion
283 - Misconduct/AWOL trial waived or deemed inadvisable
284 - Misconduct/convicted or adjudged a juvenile offender by a civil court during current term of active military service
285 - Initially adjudged a juvenile offender by a civil court during current term of active military service. Rescinded.
290 - Desertion (court martial)
293 - Other than desertion (court martial)
293 - General court martial
294 - Special court martial
311 - Alien without legal residence in the United States
312 - Separation of members of Reserve components on active duty who, due to age, would be precluded from attaining eligibility pay as provided by 10 USC 1331.1337
313 - To immediately enlist or reenlist
314 - Importance to national health, safety or interest
316 - Release, lack of jurisdiction
318 - Conscientious objection
319 - Erroneous enlistment
320 - To accept employment law enforcement agency
333 - Discharge of Cuban volunteers upon completion of specified training. Rescinded.
344 - Release of Cuban volunteers upon completion of specified training. Rescinded.
367 - Aggressive reaction
370 - Released from EAD by reason of physical disability & revert to inactive status for the purpose of retirement under Title 10. USC Sections 1331 - 1337, in lieu of discharge with entitlement to receive severance pay
375 - Discharge because of not meeting medical fitness standards at time of enlistment
376 - Release from military Control (void Inductions) because of not meeting medical fitness standards at time of induction
377 - Non - fulfillment of enlistment commitment
38A - Desertion/trial deemed inadvisable (WW2) Rescinded
38B - Desertion/trial deemed inadvisable (peacetime desertion) Rescinded
38C - Desertion/trial deemed inadvisable (Korean War). Rescinded
380 - Desertion/trial barred by 10 USC Section 834 (Art 34 UCMJ). Rescinded
351 - Desertion/trial deemed inadvisable (Spanish - American War/ WWII). Rescinded
383 - Criminalism
41A - Apathy, lack of interest
41C - To accept a teaching position
41D - Discharge of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment who completed 20 years active federal service, do not submit application for retirement: commander determines discharge will be in best interest of the government
41E - Obesity
411 - Early separation of overseas returnee
412 - Enlisted members of medical holding detachments or units who, upon completion of hospitalization, do not intend to immediately enlist or reenlistment in the regular Army
413 - To enter or return to college, university, or equivalent institution
414 - To accept or return to employment of a seasonal nature
415 - Early release of inductees who have served on active duty prior their present tour of duty
416 - Physical disqualification for duty in MOS
418 - Discharge of enlisted personnel in unspecified enlistment who complete 30 years active federal service and do not submit application for retirement
419 - Discharge of enlisted personnel on unspecified enlistment over 55 years of rage who have completed 20 years active federal service & do not submit application for retirement
420 - Discharge or release of individuals with less than 3 months remaining to serve who fail to continue as students (academic failure) at service academies
421 - Early release at Christmas will be issued as appropriate by Army & has been Included in separation edit table. Rescinded
422 - Early release at original ETS of enlisted personnel who have executed a voluntary extension. Rescinded
423 - Early release after original ETS of personnel serving on voluntary extension. Rescinded
424 - Separation at ETS after completing a period of voluntary extension. Rescinded
425 - Discharge (Inductees) to enlist ar Warrant Officer Flight Training
426 - Discharge (inductees) to enlist to attend critical MOS school
427 - Discharge (inductees) to enlist for Officer Candidate School
420 - Discharge for failure to complete Officer Candidate. School
429 - Discharged because of not meeting medical fitness standards for Flight training
430 - Early separation of personnel denied reenlistment under Qualitative Management Program
431 - Reduction in authorized strength
432 - Early release to serve 1 year in an ARNG or USAR unit
433 - Involuntary release of personnel on compassionate assignment
434 - Early release of AUS & first team RA Personnel - phase down release programs (Early - out from V'nam)
436 - Reduction In strength a USASA option/First Team
437 - AUS, RA First Team, exempted from 90 day suspension of Early Release Program for reasons for intolerable personal problems
440 - Separation for concealment of serious arrest record
46A - Unsuitability, apathy, defective attitudes & inability to extend effort constructively
46B Sexual deviate
46C - Apathy/obesity
460 - Emotional instability reaction
461 - Inadequate personality
463 - Paranoid personality
464 - Schizoid personality
469 - Unsuitability
480 - Personality disorder
482 - Desertion/trial barred by 10, USC, Sec. 843 (Art 43 UCMJ) Rescinded
488 - Unsuitability (general discharge separation)
489 - Military Personnel Security Program (disloyal or subversive)
500 - Resignation - hardship
501 - Resignation - national health, safety, or interest
502 - Resignation - completion of required service
503 - Resignation - enlistment in the regular Army - regular officer
504 - Resignation - withdrawal of ecclesiastical endorsement
505 - Resignation - serving under a suspended sentence or dismissal
508 - Resignation - to attend school
510 - Resignation - Interest of national security (in lieu of elimination)
51B - Resignation - In lieu of elimination because of unfitness or unacceptable conduct
522 - Resignation in lieu of elimination because of conduct triable by court martial or in lieu thereof
524 - Resignation - unqualified other miscellaneous reasons
528 - Resignation - marriage
529 - Resignation - pregnancy
530 - Resignation - parenthood (minor children)
536 - Voluntary discharge substandard performance of duty
539 - Voluntary discharge - termination of RA or AUS warrant to retire commissioned status
545 - Voluntary discharge - failure of selection for permanent promotion (commissioned officers)
546 - Involuntary discharge a failure of selection for permanent promotion (warrant officer)
550 - Involuntary discharge - reasons as specified by HDQA
551 - Involuntary discharge - administrative discharge GCM
554 - Dismissal - General court martial
555 - Involuntary discharge - failure to complete basic, Company officer ar associate company officer course - USAR officers
556 - Failure to complete basic, company officer or associate company officer course - ARNGUS officers
558 - Voluntary discharge - conscientious objection
586 - Involuntary discharge - for reasons involving board action or in lieu thereof (homosexuality),
588 - Involuntary discharge - reasons involving board action, or in lieu thereof - unfitness or unacceptable conduct
589 - Voluntary discharge - reasons involving board action or in lieu thereof, due to substandard performance of duty
590 - Involuntary discharge - interest of national security
595 - Involuntary discharge pregnancy
596 - Involuntary discharge - parenthood (minor children)
597 - Voluntary discharge - administrative
599 - Voluntary REFRAD - lack of jurisdiction
600 - Voluntary REFRAD - to enlist an regular Army
601 - Voluntary REFRAD - to enlist in regular Army for purpose of retirement
602 - Voluntary REFRAD - national health, safety, or interest
603 - Involuntary REFRAD - due to disapproval of request for extension of service
604 - Voluntary REFRAD - hardship
606 - Voluntary REFRAD - dual status officer to revert to regular Warrant Officer
609 - Voluntary REFRAD - to attend school or accept a teaching position
610 - Voluntary REFRAD - marriage
611 - Voluntary REFRAD - expiration of the duty commitment voluntarily serving on active duty
612 - Voluntary REFRAD - expiration active duty commitment involuntary serving on active duty
616 - Voluntary REFRAD - selection for entrance to a service academy
618 - Voluntary REFRAD - In lieu of serving in lower grade than reserve grade
619 - Voluntary REFRAD - by request includes MC & DC officers
620 - Voluntary REFRAD - interde part mental transfer of other than medical officers
621 - Voluntary REFRAD - in lieu of unqualified resignation
623 - Voluntary REFRAD - interdepartmental transfer of medical officers
624 - Voluntary REFRAD - release from ADT to enter on 24 months active duty
625 - Voluntary REFRAD - annual screening, voluntary release prior to 90th day subsequent to receipt of notification
627 - Involuntary REFRAD - maximum age
631 - Involuntary REFRAD - failure of selector for permanent reserve promotion (discharged)
632 - Involuntary REFRAD - failure of selection for permanent reserve promotion (commission retained)
633 - Involuntary REFRAD - failures of selection for promotion, temporary
640 - Involuntary REFRAD - commissioned officer under sentence of dismissal & warrant officer discharge awaiting appellate review
644 - Voluntary & Involuntary REFRAD - convenience of government or as specified by Secretary of the Army
645 - Involuntary REFRAD - annual screening, release on 90th day subsequent to receipt of notification
646 - Involuntary REFRAD - maximum service, warrant officers
647 - Involuntary REFRAD - maximum service, commissioned officers
648 - Involuntary REFRAD - completion of prescribed years of service
649 - Involuntary REFRAD - withdrawal of ecclesiastical endorsement
650 - Involuntary REFRAD - physically disqualified upon order to active duty
651 - Involuntary REFRAD - release of reserve unit & return to reserve status
652 - Involuntary REFRAD a release of unit of NG or NG(US) & return to state control
655 - Involuntary REFRAD - revert to retired list, not by reason of physical disability
657 - Involuntary REFRAD - physical disability. Revert to inactive status for purpose of retirement under Chapter 67. 10 USC in lieu of discharge with entitlement to receive disability severance pay
660 - Physical disability discharge - entitlement to severance pay
661 - Physical disability discharge - disability resulting from intentional misconduct or willful neglect or incurred during a period of unauthorized absence. Not entitled to receive disability severance pay
662 - Physical disability discharge - EPTS, established by physical evaluation board. Not entitled to disability severance pay
668 - Dropped from rolls - AWOL conviction & confinement by civil authorities
669 - Dropped from rolls - AWOL desertion
672 - Involuntary REFRAD - medical service personnel who receive unfavorable background investigation and/or National Agency Check
681 - Voluntary REFRAD - to accept employment with a legally established law enforcement agency
685 - Resignation - failure to meet medical fitness standards at time of appointment
686 - Involuntary discharge - failure to resign under Chapter 16 - AR 535 - 120. when determined to be in the best interest of the government and the individual
689 - Voluntary REFRAD - reduction in strength, voluntary release prior to 90th day subsequent to receipt of notification
690 - Involuntary REFRAD - reduction in strength. release on 90th day subsequent to receipt of notification
70A - mandatory retirement - 35 years service/five years In grade. Regular army major general
70B - Mandatory retirement - age 62, regular army major general
70C - Mandatory retirement 60, regular Army mayor general whose retirement has been deferred
70D - Mandatory retirement - age 64, regular Army major general whose retirement has been deferred & each permanent professor and the registrar of the US Military Academy
70E - Mandatory retirement - 30 years service/five years in grade, regular army brigadier general
70F - Mandatory retirement 30 years of service/five years In grade, regular colonels
70G - Mandatory retirement - 28 years service. Regular Lt. Colonels
70J - Mandatory retirement - age 60, regular commissioned officer below major general
70K - Mandatory retirement - more than 30 years active service, professors US military Academy
70L - mandatory retirement - 30 years of more active service, regular warrant officers
70M - Mandatory retirement - age 62 regular warrant officers
701 - Enlisted separation - early release of personnel assigned to installations or units scheduled for inactivation, permanent change of station, or demobilization
741 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion, established retirement date, commissioned officer
742 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion, estab'd retirement date. warrant officer
743 - Enlisted separation - early release of personnel from release of unit of the ARNG or the ARNGUS from active federal service & return to state control
744 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion, early retirement date, commissioned officer
745 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion. early retirement date, warrant officers
747 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion, retained for retirement, commissioned officers.
748 - Mandatory retirement - failure of selection for promotion, retained for retirement, warrant officer
749 - Enlisted separation - early release of Puerto Rican personnel who will to qualify for training
753 - Enlisted separation - early release of reserve personnel upon release of reserve units
764 - Enlisted separation - release of REP 63 trainees upon completion of MOS training
77E - Mandatory retirement - surplus In grade after 30 years service. Removal from acting list (regular Army)
77J - Voluntary retirement - placement on retired list at age 60
77M - Mandatory retirement - permanent retirement by reason by physical disability
77N - Mandatory retirement - paced on temporary mandatory solemnity retired list
77P - Voluntary retirement in lieu of or as a result of elimination board proceedings. Regular Army & reserve commissioned officers and Warrant officers
77C - andatory retirement - temporary disability retirement in lieu of or as a result of elimination proceedings
77R - Mandatory retirement - permanent disability retirement in lieu of or as a result or elimination proceedings
77S - Voluntary retirement a regular Army & reserve commissioned officers
77T - Voluntary retirement - regular Army and reserve warrant officer
77U - Voluntary retirement - regular Army commissioned officers with 30 or more years of service
77V - Voluntary retirement - enlisted personnel, voluntarily retired as commissioned officer
77W - Voluntary retirement - enlisted personnel, voluntarily retired as a warrant officer
77X - Voluntary retirement a warrant officer voluntarily retired as a commissioned officer
77Y - Mandatory retirement - retirement a director of music, USMA, as the President may direct
77Z - Mandatory retirement - regular Army commissioned officers with World War 1 service
771 - Mandatory retirement - commissioned officers, unfitness or substandard performance of duty
772 - Mandatory retirement - warrant officers, unfitness or sub - standard performance of duty
78A - Mandatory retirement - formerly retired other than for disability who while on active duty incurred a disability of at least 30%
78B - Mandatory retirement a formerly retired for disability who where on active duty suffered aggravation of disability for which he was formerly retired
79A - Voluntary REFRAD - as USAR warrant officer (aviator) to accept USAR commission (aviator) with concurrent active duty
79B - Resignation - as RA a WO (aviator) to accept USAR commission (aviator) with concurrent active duty
941 - Dropped from rolls (as deserter)
942 - Dropped from rolls (as military prisoner)
943 - Dropped From rolls (as missing or captured)
944 - Battle casualty
945 - Death (non - battle - resulting from disease)
940 - Death (non - battle - resulting From other than disease)
947 - (Current term of service voided as fraudulent enlisted, while AWOL from prior service
94B - To enter US military Academy
949 - To enter any area of the service academies (other than USMA)
971 - Erroneously reported as returned from dropped from rolls as a deserter (previously reports under transaction GA)
972 - Erroneously reported as restored to duty from dropped from rolls of military prisoner previously reported under transaction code GB)
973 - Erroneously reported as returned from dropped from rolls or missing or captured (previously reported under transaction code GC)
976 - Minority. Void enlistment or induction - enlisted personnel
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