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TASK NUMBER: 805B-79S-4014














805B-79S-4014 Process a Bar to Reenlistment



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AR 601-280 Army Retention Program
AR 635-200 Enlisted Personnel
AR 600-20 Army Command Policy
AR 600-8-19 Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
AR 600-37 Unfavorable Information
AR 600-8-2 Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions
AR 680-29 Military Personnel, Organization, and Type of Transaction Codes






AR 601-280
AR 600-8-19
MRTT Workbook
MRTT Formula Handout







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ATTENTION: How many of you have experienced or heard of an incident such as this: You have just completed a reenlistment ceremony when an officer or NCO approaches and remarks, "How could you reenlist that bum?" or "You would reenlist anybody to get that mark on the wall, wouldn't you?

MOTIVATION: Some officers and NCOs do not understand their responsibilities in the Bar to Reenlistment process. They don't believe it's their job or they don't want to be the bad guy that's going to hurt the Soldier's career. But if you stop and think, it's not the officer or NCO that's hurting the Soldier's career, it's the Soldier! As the Reenlistment NCO, you will need to involve the Commander, officers, and NCOs with bars to reenlistment in order for you to establish a successful Retention Program.

Terminal Learning Objective

At the end of this class you will:

Action: Understand the responsibilities and purpose of the Bar Program

Conditions: Given AR 601-280, DA Form 4126-R in a classroom environment.

Standard: You will be able to determine the purpose, guidelines, criteria, typical situations that may warrant initiation of a bar and the bar to reenlistment procedures.





INSTRUCTIONAL LEAD IN: First and foremost, you need to understand the difference between the three types of bars in the Army: The DA QMP Bar (non-rehabilitative), the "self-imposed bar" (DCSS - Soldier's choice), and the local bar (rehabilitative tool). Explain the difference, in your own words.


LEARNING ACTIVITY 1 - Purpose, Guidelines, Criteria for a Bar to Reenlistment

Type of instruction: C Instructor to student is 1:45.

Time of instruction 10 minutes.

Media: Slides

1. Using Chapter 8, AR 601-280 and slides, discuss the purpose, guidelines, criteria and typical situations that may warrant a bar.

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a. Purpose of bars. (Para 8-1)

b. Standards for reenlistment. (Para 8-2)

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c. Reaffirm "Whole person" concept. (Do not take to Para 3-7, but ensure students understand that this is a leadership tool to evaluate Soldiers.)

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2. Explain the guidelines for using bars to reenlistment. Ensure students understand that a bar to reenlistment will not be initiated on Soldier serving on indefinite reenlistment. (Para 8-3)

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3. Explain what types of Soldiers warrant the initiation of a bar to reenlistment using the following criteria:

a. Untrainable Soldiers. (Para 8-4a)

b. Unsuitable Soldiers. (Para 8-4b)

c. Single Soldiers/In-service couples with dependent family members. (Para 8-4c)

Note: Explain that AR 600-20, Para 5-5, requires single Soldiers and in-service couples that have dependent family members to have a working family care plan on file.

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4. Identify the infractions or reasons that may warrant a bar to reenlistment. (Para 8-4d)

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5. Mandatory reasons for separation actions or Bar to Reenlistment are outlined in AR 635-200 Para 13-2e (2 APFT failures, “eliminated for cause from NCOES”), and CHANGE 1 para 18a (Unsatisfactory progress in Army Weight Control Program, IAW AR 600-9). Take students to glossary, AR 601-280 to define what “cause” means. Remember, the narrative in the regulation states in these cases that the commander must initiate separation actions unless a Bar has been initiated.

6. Ensure students understand that Soldier’s contracted under the Indefinite Reenlistment Program must have separation proceeding initiated, for any of the above listed reasons.

7. Ask for questions. Resolve any and all before proceeding.

LEARNING ACTIVITY 2 - Initiating a Bar to Reenlistment

Type of instruction: C Instructor to student is 1:45.

Time of instruction: 35 minutes.

Media: Slides

Note: Show Slide 12 [pic]

Discuss in detail the steps to initiating a bar.

1. Explain the following:

a. When it should be initiated. (Para 8-5a)

b. Who can initiate a bar? (Para 8-5b)

2. Utilizing AR 601-280, Para 8-5, the first case in the MRTT Workbook (Robertson) and the "Bar Procedures" portion of the Formula Handout, take the students through the initiation process step-by-step.

Note: Continue to use Robertson as the scenario throughout this class.

a. Documentation is collected in support of the bar. Refer to documents in Robertson's MPRJ that would support this bar.

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b. The bar certificate, DA Form 4126-R, is prepared and ERB are attached with all documentation. (Para 8-5c)

1) Explain how to fill out the DA Form 4126-R using the slides. Have the students take notes on the form in the MRTT Workbook.

2) Explain how to use formula to determine approval authority.

3) Emphasis that the Career Counselor (PMOS 79S) should review the certificate and documentation PRIOR to the commander presenting it to the Soldier.

4) Inform the students that AR 601-280 does not provide specific guidance on completing the DA Form 4126-R, therefore local guidance prevails.

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c. As stated in AR 601-280, initiation of a DA Form 268 (FLAG) follows the guidelines of AR 600-8-2. Once a bar is initiated, the Soldier will be flagged IAW the applicable provisions of that regulation. When the commander initiates a bar, favorable actions such as promotion and reenlistment are stopped, and the Soldier is placed in a non promotable status. (AR 601-280, Para 1-10h, AR 600-8-19) There are no provisions in AR 600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions) to flag a Soldier because he/she is pending a bar. A Soldier is flagged for the circumstances that led to the bar.

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d. The bar is presented to the Soldier. Discuss Section II of the certificate and what actions are necessary if the Soldier refuses to sign. (AR 600-37, Para 3-6b)

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e. The Soldier is given seven days to submit a statement in his/her own behalf. If the Soldier does not desire to submit a statement, then bar is immediately processed. (AR 601-280, Para 8-5e)

f. All commanders endorse the bar to the approval authority. If any feel the bar is not warranted, they will disapprove the bar and return it to the initiating commander. (Para 8-5c)

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g. Explain how to determine the approval authority.

(1) Identify the 2 approval levels. (Para 8-5d(1)-(4))

(2) Emphasize that initiating commander cannot approve a bar (i.e. if Bn Cdr initiates bar on a Soldier with less than 10 yrs AFS, then GCMCA level is approval authority).

(3) Approval authority will be determined by active federal service obtained from BASD to initiation date of the Bar to Reenlistment.

(4) Commanders do not have the authority to deny a Soldier from attaining retirement eligibility once the Soldier attains 18 years or more of active duty.

h. The approved bar is endorsed by each commander back to the unit commander.

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i. Unit commander informs the Soldier of the following, using reverse of DA Form 4126-R:

(1). Bar was approved.

(2). Right to appeal decision. (Para 8-5e)

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j. Soldier has seven days to submit appeal to unit commander. (Para 8-5e)

k. The appeal is forwarded through the chain-of-command to the appeal authority. Intermediate commanders endorse the certificate with appropriate recommendation. They cannot disapprove the appeal, only the appeal authority can disapprove. (Para 8-5e)

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l. Explain how to determine appeal authority. (Para 8-5e(1)-(3))

m. Emphasize that the appeal authority must be one level higher than the approval authority (i.e. if bar approved by Bn Cdr, then appeal authority is GCMCA level, not necessarily the Bde Cdr (normally SPCMCA).

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n. The appeal is approved or disapproved.

o. The appeal is endorsed by each commander back to the unit commander.

p. The unit commander informs the Soldier of the appeal authority's decision (recommend that the commander uses a General Counseling Statement, DA Form 4856.)

3. Ask for questions. Resolve any and all before proceeding.

LEARNING ACTIVITY 3 - Procedures governing bars to Reenlistment

Type of instruction: C Instructor to student is 1:45.

Time of instruction 45 minutes.

Media: Slides

Note: Show Slide 26 [pic]

Using Chapter 8, AR 601-280, discuss the procedures governing bars to reenlistment.

1. Identify the procedures governing authorized extensions for Soldiers who have been barred from reenlistment (Para 8-5f)

2. Identify the entries that are required on the ERB, and filing procedures for those Soldiers who have been barred from reenlistment. (Para 8-5g)

3. Explain the mandatory review requirements for bars to reenlistment. (Para 8-5h)

4. Explain the action taken if the bar is to remain in effect. (Para 8-5h(1))

5. Using the first case in the MRTT Workbook, Robertson, explain the following:

a. Procedure for withdrawal of a bar to reenlistment (Para 8-5i(2)(3))

b. Who can approve/disapprove the withdrawal of a bar to reenlistment. (Para 8-5i(4))

c. Actions when removal is approved. (Para 8-5i(5))

d. Inform the Soldier after each review. (Para 8-5i(6))

6. Explain the mandatory initiation of separation action required after the second 3-month review of a bar to reenlistment. (Para 8-6a & b)

7. Explain what happens to Soldiers that are Barred after obtaining promotable status. AR 600-8-19, Para 3-28 b, (5) & 3-32 b & c (1), (2) (Promotable to SGT & SSG). Also explain that commanders will request removal from a Centralized promotion list through Cdr, HRC. (AR 600-8-19, Para 4-18)

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8. Ask for questions. Resolve any and all before proceeding.


SUMMARY: During this class, we have discussed the purpose, guidelines, criteria, typical situations which may warrant a bar, initiation of a bar and the procedures governing bars to reenlistment. By understanding and utilizing this process, you will enhance your retention program.

CLOSING STATEMENT: To be successful Reenlistment NCOs, you will have to advise your commander on everything we have just discussed. Through proper utilization of the bar to reenlistment we can weed out marginal and substandard Soldiers, enhance the overall retention environment, and support the DA mission of achieving only quality reenlistments.
Appendix A

1. Process a bar to reenlistment
2. Purpose
3. Whole person concept
4. Guidelines
5. Guidelines, cont.
6. Criteria
7. Typical situations
8. Typical situations (con't)
9. Typical situations (con't)
10. Typical situations (con't)
11. Mandatory bar/separation reasons
12. Initiation of a bar
13. DA Form 4126-R (front - top half)
14. Service computation formula
15. DA Form 4126-R (front - bottom half)
16. Initiation of a bar
17. DA Form 4126-R (reverse - top half)
18. Initiation of a bar
19. Approval authority (less than 10)
20. Approval authority (10 or more)
21. DA Form 4126-R (reverse - bottom half)
22. Appeal process
23. Appeal authority (less than 10)
24. Appeal authority (10 or more)
25. Appeal process
26. Procedures
27. Process a bar

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