Reassignments

Reassignment processing is key to ensuring Soldiers complete permanent change of station as directed by HQDA. The personnel reassignment process ensures that the eligibility of Soldiers who receive Assignment Instruction (AI) is verified, that travel assistance is provided, and that Soldiers are prepared for movement. Reassignment processing begins upon receipt of AI, and ends with the issuance of permanent change of station (PCS) orders.

Reassignment briefings are conducted every Tuesday at 9:00 AM in building 1384, Room B1. The reassignment briefing includes, but not limited to the following:

  • Tour Election or travel entitlements
  • TDY options for schooling in conjunction with PCS
  • Exceptional Family Member Program
  • Married Army Couple Program
  • Home base or Advanced Assignment Program
  • Family travel application requirements
  • Passport requirements
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing
  • Deletion and deferments application requirements
  • Final preparation of overseas replacement clearing requirements
  • Total Army Sponsorship Program
  • Representatives from Transportation, Army Community Service, and Finance will also provide information during this briefing

Overseas Assignments

  • Family Travel Request: IAW AR 55-46 All authorized Family members accompanying you overseas must be medically screened. The overseas gaining command must approve Family travel before your Family members are included on your orders.

    Application for concurrent travel should be submitted immediately upon overseas movement alert. When time permits, sponsors will apply for concurrent travel in sufficient time to permit receipt of the application in the overseas command at least 90 days prior to the sponsor’s availability or reporting date at the transportation area. Any delay incidents to late applications, when not completely justified, will not serve to delay the sponsor’s compliance with the original availability or reporting date specified in the sponsor’s orders.

    Two types of travel authorized
    • Concurrent Travel: The overseas commander will approve concurrent travel when the family members can be accommodated within 60 days after the sponsor’s arrival in the overseas command. Upon Approval, Family members names will be annotated within the PCS orders, and they will travel at the same time as the Soldier.
    • Deferred Travel: Deferred travel normally will be approved when the Family members can be accommodated within 61–140 days after the sponsor’s arrival in the overseas command. Upon approval, Family members will receive their own set of orders from the gaining command authorizing movement of the Family and HHG. Family will not travel at the same time as the Soldier, but will follow up to 61 days after the Soldier.

    Medical and Dental Preparation For Overseas Movement
    • DA Form 4036: Medical and Dental Preparation for Overseas Movement
    • All Soldiers being reassigned overseas must be screened to determine if they meet medical and dental standards for the overseas assignment. Screening will be conducted no earlier than six months from the Soldiers reporting date.
    • Report to your assigned Dental Clinic for review of your dental records and have them “Stamp” the front of the DA Form 4036. Clinic hours of operation are 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
    • Jordan Dental Clinic: 502-626-8301, 502-626-8302, 502-626-8303
    • Take your immunization and medical records to the 7th floor of the Ireland Army Health Clinic. Ages 35 and over please call in advance for additional information. DA Form 4036 is taken to the 5th floor to be reviewed and signed IF there is no further testing required. This facility provides required immunizations and HIV testing and is responsible to ensure items 14a-23e of the DA Form 4036 is complete. For additional information call 624-9635/9626.

    Korea
    • All personnel on assignment to Korea are required to hand carry the following documents:
      • USFK 350-2 theater specific required training certificate (see below)
      • PCS orders
      • DA form 31
      • Medical and Dental Records (unless servicing MTF sends via certified mail)
      • Record of Emergency Data (DD Form 93)
      • SGLV Form 8268
      • Security Clearance (DA Form 873)
      • Approved MOS Administrative Retention Review (MAR2) proceedings or Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) proceedings for P3 or P4 Profile Personnel IAW AR 600-60 (Soldiers not boarded by a MAR2 board are not authorized reassignment to Korea)
    • Soldiers must complete mandatory USFK REG 350-2 training requirements prior to arrival to the theater. A completed training certificate will be required during theater in-processing. To start your training, go to the USFK Theater Required Training (http://www.usfk.mil/Newcomers/Training/) web page. If you have not received an account notification within 24hrs or are having problems accessing the USFK training module, contact the Joint Knowledge Online help desk at jkohelpdesk@jfcom.mil or telephone 757-203-5654/DSN 668-5654.
    • The Supervisory Development Course (SDC) is highly recommended for any Military Members that will supervise Government Civilians. Military Personnel who supervise Civilian Employees are required to complete this course within six months but no later than 12 months after their assignment to a position where they are required to supervise civilians. The course can be accessed at the Supervisory Development Course (SDC) Training web page.
    • Command Sponsorship Program (CSP): There is a cap limiting the Army’s Command Sponsored (CS) slots in Korea. Military Personnel Divisions (MPD) will not issue orders without an approved CS number from MPD-Yongsan Korea and all required screening has been successfully completed. Soldiers can view additional information on how to apply for CS at http://8thArmy.Korea.Army.mil/g1_ag/g1/eusa_csp/csp_website.pdf
    • IAW AR 614-30, table 4-1, rule 1, Joint Domicile tours in Korea are a 24 month accompanied tour. Joint Domicile in conjunction with an approved CS is a 24 month tour. Joint domicile with a disapproved CS is a one year tour for both Service Members. Only one Member of a Joint Domicile couple needs to apply for CSP.
    • Sponsorship: Incoming Soldiers will be assigned a sponsor from the gaining unit. If you have not been contacted by a sponsor from your projected unit within 60 days of your report date, visit http://8tharmy.korea.army.mil/site/ and navigate to your projected unit of assignment’s home page to contact a representative from your projected unit. Further, all Soldiers are required to complete a sponsorship survey within 30 days of arrival. If your sponsor has already contacted you then complete survey in advance of arrival. Visit http://surveymonkey.com/s/usfk-sponsorship-survey2 to complete the survey.
    • PCSing with pets to Korea: Stringent pet information requirements took effect December 1, 2012. For the most current information on PCSing with pets, please visit the 106th Medical Detachment (VSS) https://www.korea.amedd.army.mil/veterinary/index.html?2 website or call DSN 315-738-5145/ commercial 011-822-7918-5145
    • In accordance with AR 190-45 convicted sex offenders (Soldiers or Family Members) must register with their installation provost marshal’s office upon arrival to Korea.
    • If an emergency situation arises (Leave extension, change in port call, Family travel problems, etc.) contact the Army Traveler’s Assistance Center at (800) 582-5551.

    Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) (Korea Only)
    • The AIP Program provides incentives for Soldiers on assignment to Korea to extend their tours in Korea and encourages Soldiers already assigned to volunteer to extend for longer tours. Soldiers may volunteer to extend their prescribed tour length by 12 months (for a total of 24 months unaccompanied or 36 months accompanied) and receive an additional $300 per month.

    Europe
    • All PCS travel for Soldiers assigned in Germany must be arranged to ensure travelers arrive at Ramstein Airbase. Reassignment offices, commercial travel agencies or Soldiers arranging their own travel must ensure all travel is scheduled via Military Chartered Airlift (Patriot Express).
    • Flights are from Baltimore Washington International Airport for arrival at Ramstein airbase, Monday through Friday only. Scheduling of weekend and federal holiday arrivals is strictly prohibited.
    • All Soldiers executing an approved in-country leave must report to the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center (RGRC) front desk by 8:00 AM on the day of conclusion of their leave.
    • Arriving Soldiers and Families can expect serious delays in-processing and arrangement of travel to their community of assignment should any circumstances result in PCS arrivals to a commercial airport in Germany.
    • Personnel arriving to a commercial airport in Germany should contact the RGRC at +49 (0)152-0907-3138 for transportation.

    USAREUR
    • All PCS travel to Italy must be arranged to ensure travelers arrive via commercial air at Marco Polo International airport in Venice.
    • Passport/visas are required for dependents. No-fee passport and Italian entry visa is mandatory for all dependents accompanying their sponsor on PCS to Italy.
    • Family members who are not United States citizens and who are citizens of a European common market country must obtain an Italian entry visa from the Italian embassy in their country of domicile before departing for Italy. Attempting to enter Italy without the entry visa could result in denial of entry or expulsion.
    • Occasionally, flight delays will occur as a result of inclement weather or other unforeseeable circumstances. If Soldiers and their Families arrive at the Marco Polo airport outside of normal reporting hours, (7:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday) they may use the Vicenza hotline located in the airport to contact the Vicenza SDNCO for transportation or additional reporting guidance at DSN: 314-634-7867, COM: +39 0444-71-7867.
    • Due to recent heightened force protection measures, all personnel (to include those on leave) arriving or traveling within the USAREUR AOR will wear appropriate civilian attire that does not readily convey affiliation with the department of defense (DOD).
    • Personnel are encouraged to take steps to limit wearing and carrying items that display a distinct DOD or U.S. signature, i.e. military duffel bags, flight bags, and ACU patterned backpacks or carry-ons.

    Non-USAREUR
    • Soldiers on assignment to NON USAREUR units in Germany or Italy, PCS travel may be arranged for arrival through any International Airport.
    • Ramstein Air Base arrivals on the Patriot Express will be charged 55 EUROS PER pet. Frankfurt International Airport arrivals will be charged 35 EUROS PER accompanied pet or 55 EUROS for an unaccompanied pet. Fees increases by 50 percent for pets arriving on a weekend or holiday. Payment of the fee can only be paid by credit card. These fees cannot be claimed for reimbursement on an official travel voucher.

    Homebase Advanced Assignment Program (HAAP)
    • Sergeants through Master Sergeants assigned to 12-month dependent-restricted short tour areas are authorized to participate in the HAAP.

Transition Team

  • Soldiers on assignment for Transition Teams should contact Plans and Operations located at the Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP) Facility, Building 2020 at 502-626-2675.

Leave Outside CONUS

  • If you plan on taking leave outside CONUS contact your Unit S1.

Orders

  • Soldiers can expect to receive their orders 60 days from the Soldiers reporting date as stated on their AI or the Soldiers beginning leave date whichever occurs first.
  • All actions must be completed prior to orders being published. This includes extending or reenlisting if required, AAA-234 tour election option, completed DA Form 5118 (signed by both the Soldier and S1), and approved DA Form 31.

Out-Processing Briefing

  • IAW AR 600-8-101 ALL Soldiers (Officer, Enlisted and Warrants) who are within 60 days of PCSing, ETSing, Separating or transitioning from the Army are required to attend a mandatory out-processing briefing. Out-processing briefings are conducted 2nd and 4th Thursday’s from 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM at the SRP Site Building 2020.
  • Copies of reassignment/separation/retirement orders with amendments (if applicable)
  • An approved DA Form 31 (Request and Authority for Leave)
  • Total Army Sponsorship Survey (Soldiers PCSing)http://www.myarmyonesource.com/outprocessing
  • Electronic Sponsorship Training (eSAT) (Soldiers PCSing) http://www.militaryonesource.mil/moving/leaders?Content_id=268094
  • Passport application/verification form (Soldiers PCSing Overseas ONLY) Note: Tours to Hawaii and Alaska are exempt HOWEVER Personnel driving to Alaska will require a passport.
  • A copy of current LES.
  • Please call 502-626-0183 if you have any questions pertaining to the Out-Processing Briefing.

Gaining Command Information

Deletions/Deferments

  • Soldiers are required to report on their reporting date unless a request for deletion/deferment has been submitted and or Early Report has been authorized. All requests must be submitted to SAB within 30 calendar days of the date on the RFO or enlisted assignment instructions (Levy Cycle date). Deferments are only given in 30 day increments up to 120 days. Deletions or deferments due to situations that did not exist within 30 calendar days of the Levy Cycle date must be submitted within 10 calendar days of the occurrence of the situation. All Valid requests from the commanders are processed with a recommendation to the appropriate approval authority. Final decisions are provided to the service member as they are received.

Helpful Telephone Numbers

COMM 502-624-XXX DSN: 464-XXXX / COMM 502-626-XXX DSN: 536-XXXX

  • Reassignment Section Chief/Team Chief: 502-624-5309/5936
  • Reassignment Counselors: 502-624-4733/1550/7728/5270
  • Reassignment Fax: 502-624-4186
  • Retirement Services: 502-624-7236/4641/6419/4315
  • POV Shipment: 1-800-275-3706
  • Transportation/HHG: 502-624-3927/2037
  • Knox Hills: 502-799-6550
  • Finance: 502-624-8179
  • Army Community Services: 502-624-8391
  • Port calls/Passports (By appointment ONLY): 502-624-5906/5739
  • In/Out Processing Building 2020: 502-626-0183/0197/0206/2688/2694
  • Installation Sponsorship Liaison: 502-624-5309/5936



Contact Information

Soldier Action Section
Bldg 1384
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Branch Chief
Telephone: 502-624-5309
DSN: 464-5309
Fax: 502-624-4186

Hours
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Reassignments/
Family Travel

Telephone: 502-624-1882
Telephone: 502-624-1550
Telephone: 502-624-4733
Telephone: 502-624-5270
DSN: 464-XXXX

Sponsorship Liaison
Telephone: 502-624-5309
Telephone: 502-624-5936
DSN: 464-XXXX
Email: usarmy.knox.imcom-hq.mbx.total-army-sponsorship@mail.mil

Deletions/Deferments
Telephone: 502-624-1550
DSN: 464-1550

Soldier Actions
Telephone: 502-624-5936
Telephone: 502-624-7243
Telephone: 502-624-4733
Telephone: 502-624-3589
Telephone: 502-624-1550
Telephone: 502-624-1882
Telephone: 502-624-5270
Telephone: 502-624-3410
Telephone: 502-624-3997
DSN: 464-XXXX

Promotions
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