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1. Effective immediately, PS enlistments in all skill levels, to include Service Members from Sister Services, are restricted to the critical MOS listed in this message. Reductions in pay grade will NOT be considered, no exceptions.

2. GNPS/PS in pay grades E-1 thru E-4 who have not completed MOS training are not restricted to the rules. GNPS with 179 days or less of Active Federal Service (AFS), to include zero days on Active Duty (AD) are considered GNPS.

For example:

a. Separated from a Reserve Component (RC) and did not ship to Initial Active Duty Training (IADT).

b. Separated from a RC and completed BCT but did not complete MOS training.

c. Separated from any component of the Armed Forces with 179 days or less of AFS and did NOT complete MOS training.

d. Disenrolled Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) who are NOT ordered to Active Duty. 

3. All PS and GNPS reservations must be pulled by the ROC. Temporary reservations are not authorized. Special care must be taken to ensure PS and GNPS records are built with the correct days of prior military service, MOS (if applicable), military history, etc.

4. This policy DOES NOT affect Soldiers who are removed from the Temporary Disability Retirement List (TDRL). All Soldiers removed from TDRL will have a formal electronic grade determination completed IAW AR 601-210, chapter 5-49e.

5. The rules will be updated periodically by HRC. Applicants in grade E-5 and above must submit a formal electronic request for grade determination to CG, USAREC IAW with AR 601-210, chapter 3-16.

(1) Applicant must enlist in the Delayed Status (DS) within 30 days of final grade determination.

(2) If an applicant does not hold the grade and MOS that has an open vacancy listed in paragraph 7a or 7c and there are no retraining vacancies in current grade listed in paragraph 7b, he/she will not be granted accession.

b. If the applicant is MOS qualified in a MOS listed for his/her pay grade in paragraph 7a or 7c; approval will be granted in his/her grade in current PMOS, provided the applicant is otherwise qualified and meet NCOES requirements for enlistment grade.

c. GCs must ensure applicants who indicate Family member(s) who may fall under the Exceptional Family Membership Program (EFMP) are identified to the ROC prior to a reservation being pulled.

d. Applicants in pay grade E-4 and above who hold MOS 12D, CMF 18, 31D, 35L, 37F, 38B, 42R, 42S, 46Q, 46R, and 89D can request an exception to the rules. Send exception request thru GCRc as a grade determination. Exceptions are not always favorably considered.

e. Applicants who hold MOS 15S, 15T, or 15U in grades E-5 and below, who have completed the assessment and selected for assignment to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) are authorized to enlist. Must submit a formal electronic request for grade determination to CG, USAREC for final approving authority.

6. If an applicant does not hold the grade and MOS that has an open vacancy listed in paragraph 7a or 7c, and there are no retraining vacancies in current grade listed in paragraph 7b, request for grade determination for the purpose of enlistment will not be favorably considered.

7. Accession date for PS/GNPS who enlist for primary option 18 (First Assignment Only) will be determined by the ROC. Once the objectives/requirements have been met by MOS and grade, that MOS and grade will be suspended. The following vacancies are available provided the applicant is otherwise qualified and meet NCOES requirements for enlistment grade.

a. Vacancies by grade and MOS (changes based on the needs of the Army):

(1) Grades E-1 thru E-4 - all Army MOSs are eligible for enlistment with the exception of the following: 09L, 12W, 13P (Awarded MOS prior to 1 Oct 15), 13T, 15J, 15S, 68B, 68H, 92L, 92M, or 35P (with language code HE, SC, or TH).

(2) Grade E-5 - 11B, 12B, 12C, 12T, 13B, 13F, 13M, 14G, 14H, 14P, 14T, 19D, 19K, 29E, 35F, 35P (with language codes FR, JN, PF, QB, RU, TA), 46Q, 46R, 56M, 68F, 68Y, 74D, 88M, 89B, 89D (with ALC, Team Leader Certified, proponent acceptance), 91A, 91B, 91M, 91P, 92G, 92R, 92W or 92Y.

(3) Grade E-6 - 12B, 12C, 12D, 12M, 12T, 14E, 14T, 15E, 15Q, 15U, 15W, 25E, 25Q, 35F, 35G, 35N, 35P with language code JN and RU only, 68C, 68W, 74D, 88M, 89D (with ALC, Team Leader Certification, less than 12 months TIG, proponent acceptance), 91P or 92G.

NOTE: Must possess current licenses/certifications for MOSs 68C and 68W.

b. If no vacancy exists, the following MOS will be used for retraining (changes based on the needs of the Army):

(1) Grades E-1 thru E-4 - 11B, 12B, 12C, 13J, 13F, 13M, 14E, 14G, 14H, 18X, 19D, 19K, 35T, 68C, 88M, and 92F.

(2) Grades E-5 - 11B, 12B, 12C, 13B, 13J, 13M, 14G, 14H, 14P, 14T, 18X, 19D, 19K, 27D, 29E, 35P (with language codes JN and RU), 35T, 46Q, 88M, 91A, 91L, 91M, 91P, 92G, and 92W.

(3) Grades E-6 - 14E, 14T, 25U, 35F, 35G, 35P (JN and RU), 74D, 88M, and 91A.

The following vacancies by grade and MOS are available if already Airborne qualified:

(1) Grades E-1 thru E-4 - 11B, 12R, 12T, 13B, 13F, 13J, 15B, 15D, 15H, 15N, 15Y, 25C, 25M, 35M, 42A, 68E, 88N, 89B, 91B, 91C, 91E, 91F, 91J, 92A, 92Y. Those who are not MOS qualified are authorized Option 3 Training into one of these MOS's.

(2) Grade E-5 - 36B, 91L or 92Y. Those who are not MOS qualified are authorized Option 3 Training into one of these MOS's.

(3) Grades E-6 and above - no vacancies.

Applicants in the grade of E-4 and below with 48 months or less active duty are not restricted to the HRC business rules, therefore authorized to enlist Option 3 (Training of Choice) or Option 18 (First Assignment Only) (if MOS qualified) to serve in a targeted MOS as identified by the ROC. Applicants in the grade of E-4 and below with more than 48 months active duty are restricted to the HRC business rules, therefore required to meet all other PS parameters outlined in para 7 of this message.

8. If a renegotiation is approved the Soldier may enlist under current business rules or the business rules in effect at time of entry in the DS.

9. Applicants who hold an Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) may request an ETP without regards to the listed MOS vacancies in paragraph 7a. Not all ETPs are favorably considered.

10. Applicants who are proficient in a language, as evidenced by DLPT results of 2/2 or higher, will also be considered ETPs and may be qualified for 35P ACASP. Language ability must not have been obtained by DLI attendance. Languages that will be considered are Arabic (any dialect) and Pashtu. Applicants that have approved ETPs must successfully complete 35P AIT. BCT may also be required IAW AR 601-210.

11. UM 17-065 has been rescinded.

12. References:

a. AR 601-210, Regular Army and Reserve Components Enlistment Program, dated 31 August 2016.

b. UR 601-210, Enlistment and Accessions Processing, dated 31 March 2016.

c. DA Memorandum, Prior Service Accessions Business Rules for Grade Determinations, dated 31 March 2017.

d. UM 15-055, Operation Blue to Green Enlistment Program, dated 28 September 2015.