Reenlistment Eligibility (RE) codes are contained on military discharge documents (DD Form 214, Record of Discharge) and determine whether or not one may reenlist or enlist in a military service at a later time. A Separation Code is also considered and is a numerical or alphabetic code which defines the reason a discharge was granted. While the primary factor on whether or not one can reenlist lies with the RE Code, the services also use the Separation Codes to determine whether or not one is eligible. An individual’s Separation Code is also found on the DD Form 214.
U.S. ARMY RE CODES
ARMY, RE-1 Individuals who were fully qualified when last separated. Fully qualified for enlistment.
ARMY, RE-1A Individuals with over 6 years of service for pay. Fully qualified for enlistment. Ineligible to reenlist for 93 days after date of separation.
ARMY, RE-1B Individuals who have not been tested to verify primary MOS during current term of service. Fully qualified for enlistment.
ARMY, RE-1C Individuals separated who do not possess scores of 90 or higher in any 3 or more aptitude areas of the ASVAB If tested prior to 1 Oct 1980, or scores of 85 or higher in any 3 or more aptitude areas of the ASVAB if tested on or after 1 Oct 80. Fully qualified for enlistment provided otherwise qualified.
ARMY, RE-2 Individuals separated for the convenience of the Government in accordance with Chapter 5, AR 635-200, (Chapter 5, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12) and reenlistment is not contemplated. Fully qualified for enlistment/reenlistment (AR 635-200.
ARMY, RE-2A Individuals with over 6 years of service for pay who have incurred an additional service requirement and who decline to meet the additional service requirement through reenlistment or extension and were separated prior to 15 Aug 1977. Fully qualified for enlistment. Ineligible to reenlist in grade and for 93 days after date of separation.
ARMY, RE-2B Individuals who were fully qualified when last separated. However, reenlistment not authorized at time of separation under enlisted year group management plan. Fully qualified for enlistment.
ARMY, RE-2C Individuals who were fully qualified when last separated. However, reenlistment not authorized at time of separation under reenlistment control policy. Civilian: fully qualified for enlistment.
ARMY, RE-3 Individuals who are not qualified for continued Army service, but the disqualification is waiverable. Ineligible for enlistment unless a waiver is granted.
Section 1. Individuals who do not possess scores of or higher in any 3 or more aptitude areas of the AQB or the ACB. However, this code is no longer used for this disqualification. Fully qualified for enlistment if mental requirements of table 2-1 can be met. Prior service mental requirements are nonwaiverable. Waiver, if approved, is valid only for the purpose of providing continuous, unbroken service for RA in-service personnel.
Section 2. Individuals with over 6 years of service for pay who have incurred an additional service requirement and Who decline to meet the additional service through reenlistment or extension and were separated on or after 15 Aug 1977. Fully qualified for enlistment. Waiver, if approved, is valid only for the purpose of providing continuous, unbroken service for RA in-service personnel.
ARMY, RE-3B Individuals who have time lost during their last period of service. Ineligible for enlistment unless waiver is granted. (paras 2-7 and 2-8a). Applicable to EM who have time lost during their last period of service.
ARMY, RE-3C individuals who have completed over 4 months service who do not meet the pay grade requirements of Chapter 2), or who have been denied enlistment under Qualitative Screening Process pursuant to Chapter 4 AR 600-200. Ineligible for enlistment unless waiver is granted. Applicable to persons who have completed over 8 months service who do not meet the prior grade and service criterion of the Qualitative Management Program (AR 600-200 Chapter 4).
ARMY, RE-4 Individuals separated from last period of service with a nonwaiverable disqualification (refer to AR 601-280). Ineligible for enlistment except as provided for in paragraphs 2-7c and 2-7d. (See waiverable moral and administrative disqualification.) Disqualification is nonwaivable.
ARMY, RE-4A Individuals who did not meet basic eligibility citizenship requirement of Chapter 2, AR 601-280, at time of last separation from active duty. Ineligible for enlistment unless requirements of table 2-1 can be met. Citizenship requirements are nonwaiverable. Applicable to EM who fail to meet citizenship requirements.
ARMY, RE-4R Individuals retiring after 20 or more years active Federal service (title 10, U.S. Code 3914 or 3917) Ineligible for enlistment.
U.S. AIR FORCE RE CODES
USAF, RE-1A Ineligible to reenlist, but condition waived
USAF, RE-1J Eligible to reenlist but elected to separate
USAF, RE-1K Career airmen
USAF, RE-1M Eligible to reenlist
USAF, RE-1P Eligible to reenlist
USAF, RE-1Q Eligible to reenlist
USAF, RE-1R 1st term airmen selected for reenlistment
USAF, RE-1T Eligible to reenlist ANG and WSAFR airmen serving involuntary or involuntary EAD
USAF, RE-12 recommended for reenlistment
USAF, RE-13 recommended for reenlistment
USAF, RE-14 recommended for reenlistment
USAF, RE-2A HQ AFPC denied reenlistment oppo for quality reasons
USAF, RE-2B Discharged under General or other-than-honorable conditions
USAF, RE-2C Involuntary separation with Honorable disch
USAF, RE-2D Returned POW w/less 6 months active duty
USAF, RE-2E Serving a period of probation and rehab
USAF, RE-2F Undergoing, or separated while undergoing rehab in a DOD regional confinement fac’y
USAF, RE-2G Participating in Substance Abuse Reorientation and Treatment prog for drugs, or has failed to complete reorien
USAF, RE-2H Participating in Substance Abuse Reorientation and Treatment prog for alcohol, or has failed to Complete orientation
USAF, RE-2I Non U.S. citizen serving on initial enlistment
USAF, RE-2J Under investigation by mili or civ auth which may result in discharge or court-martial
USAF, RE-2K Formally notified of involuntary separation
USAF, RE-2L Civil court charges pending for offense the MCM authorizes confinement; or court martial charges preferred; or court martial conviction under appellate review
USAF, RE-2M Serving sentence or suspended CM sentence; or separated while serving or suspended CM sentence
USAF, RE-2N Religious conscientious objector preclude unrestricted assignment
USAF, RE-2P AWOL; deserter dropped from rolls
USAF, RE-2Q Medically retired or discharged
USAF, RE-2R Airman within 23 months of 55th birthday; completed at least 18 years
USAF, RE-2S Airman within 23 months of 55th birthday; completed at least 18 years
USAF, RE-2T Possesses HYT date of at least 20 years; within 23 months of HYT date
USAF, RE-2U HYT date of at least 20 years
USAF, RE-2V Applied for retirement, or retirement approved
USAF, RE-2W Retired and recalled to active duty
USAF, RE-2X 1st term, 2nd term or career airman considered but not selected for reenlistment
USAF, RE-3A 1st airman separating before 36 months; or 1st term, no prior svc; females learning of pregnancy prior to enlistment
USAF, RE-3B 1st or 2nd term or career airman ineligible to reenlist, ineligibility condition no longer exists
USAF, RE-3C 1st term airman not yet considered under SRP
USAF, RE-3D 2nd term airman who refused to get PCS or TDY retainability
USAF, RE-3E 2nd term or career airman who refused to get retainability for training or retraining or declined to attend PME
USAF, RE-3I Airman selected for reenlistment, by HQ AFPC removed the airman’s name from the CJR waiting list within 5 months of DOS
USAF, RE-3K Reserved for use by HQ AFPC or AFB for Correction of Mili Rcds when no other reenlistment eligibility code applies
USAF, RE-3S Separated w/Special Sep Benefit
USAF, RE-3V Separated w/Vol Sep Incentive
USAF, RE-4A Hardship or dependency disch
USAF, RE-4B Exceeding body fat standards disch
USAF, RE-4C Concealment of juvenile rcds; or minority, or failure to meet phys standards; or failure to obtain 9.0 reading grade
USAF, RE-4D Snr airman or Sgt w at least 9 yrs TAFMS but fewer than 16 yrs
USAF, RE-4E A1C or below completed 31 or more months; 1st term airman; or A1C or below w
USAF, RE-4F 5 or more days lost time. Waiver req for reenlistment
USAF, RE-4G No AFSC skill level commensurate w/grade
USAF, RE-4H Serving suspended punishment to Art 15
USAF, RE-4I Serving on Control Roster
USAF, RE-4J Entered in Phase I AF Weight Prog; or airman ineligible for period of Phase II
USAF, RE-4K Medically disqualified for continued svc; or pending evaluation by MEB/PEB
USAF, RE-4L Separated commissioning prog
USAF, RE-4M Breach of enlistment/reenlistment agreement
USAF, RE-4N Convicted by civil authority
U.S. NAVY AND U.S. MARINE CORP RE CODES
USN/USMC, RE-1 Recommended for reenlistment
USN/USMC, RE-1A Eligible for reenlistment.
USN/USMC, RE-2 Ineligible for reenlistment. Recommended for reenlistment but ineligible because of status: Fleet Reservist Retired (except for transfer to TDRL), Commissioned Officer. Warrant 0fficer, Midshipman, Cadet.
USN/USMC, RE-3A Failure to meet area aptitude prerequisites. Fully qualified for enlistment, provided mental criteria of table 2-1 are met. Alien.
USN/USMC, RE-3B Restricted assignment. Parenthood. Pregnancy.
USN/USMC, RE-3C Reenlistment authorized by CMC only. Ineligible for enlistment, unless waiver is granted. Conscientious Objector.
USN/USMC, RE-3D Failure to meet disciplinary standards. Ineligible for enlistment, unless waiver is granted. Demonstrated dependency or hardship not meeting criteria specified in Bupersman article C-10308.
USN/USMC, RE-3E Failure to meet education prerequisites. Fully qualified for enlistment provided education criteria is met. Erroneous induction.
USN/USMC, RE-3F Erroneous enlistment.
USN/USMC, RE-3G Condition (not physical disability) interfering with performance of duty.
USN/USMC, RE-3H Hardship
USN/USMC, RE-3K Disenrolled From Naval Academy, not considered qualified for enlisted status.
USN/USMC, RE-3M Marriage.
USN/USMC, RE-3N Importance to national health, safety or interest.
USN/USMC, RE-3P Physical disability (includes discharge and transfer to TDRL). Obesity. Motion sickness. Disqualified for officer candidate training.
USN/USMC, RE-3R Rank reappointment restriction. Ineligible for reenlist unless waivered
USN/USCG, RE-3R Professional growth criteria. Ineligible for reenlist unless waivered
USN/USMC, RE-3S Sole surviving son.
USN/USMC, RE-3T Overweight
USN/USMC, RE-3U Minority
USN/USMC, RE-4 Not recommended for reenlistment