Soldiers who don't re-enlist could face involuntary early separation

Tuesday - 6/12/2012, 8:19am EDT

The Army is expanding its Enlisted Involuntary Early Separation Program.

Jim Bragg, the chief of retention and reclassification branch at Army Human Resource Command says the move "is a readiness program, not a force reduction program."

Under the program, enlisted soldiers who choose not to re-enlist could be subject to involuntary early separation.

The program affects soldiers who have more than three years active duty service but less than six years total service.

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