How to Put an Army IRR Packet Together
Package requirements, which you should include in your IRR package:
1. IRR package checklist, based on Figure B-59 of the USAR Pamphlet 600-5.
2. DA Form 4561, Request for Assignment or Allocation of Reserve Component. Completely filled and signed by the Soldier and the Commander.
3. Your letter of declaration / justification and supporting documentation. This is based on the reasons listed in AR 140-10.
4. Chain of command recommendation.
5. Personal reason of Cogent. If the specific reason is not listed in AR 140-10, an exception to the policy is required by your OFTS.
6. Advice statement (form DA 4856). This is from the commander to the soldier and is face to face. Do you receive a bonus? This advice statement should warn you about the bonus termination or recovery.
7. Advice statement (form DA 4856). From the soldier service career counselor to the soldier; It is also face to face.
Valid reasons for transferring from the Troop Program Unit (TPU) to Individual List Reserves (IRR):
As a TPU Soldier, you can forward an IRR transfer packet to the chain of command . There is no guarantee for the approval of that package, or for its transfer to the IRR.
If you wish to improve your chances of transferring from TPU to IRR, see the valid reasons listed in AR 140 -10, Chapter 4, Paragraph 9. If you have enough documents and facts to support one or more of these reasons, include them in your IRR package. This will help you present your case for the transfer to the IRR.
Conflict of employment:
Let's say your employer suddenly can not free you from working hours so you can drill. .. since its absence would cause an adverse impact on your employer's operation. Before, this was not a problem. His employer released him for a weekend and was able to continue with his operation. When they could not free you, you could reprogram it.
Now? Your employer needs it, in the days you need to drill, for the company to continue its mission. Conditions have changed since you started working with this employer.
Or, you're in a company that restructures and eliminates your work. They transfer you to another part of the company. In this new job, he is on duty to go to different parts of the country, and his schedule is random. You can not do the reprogrammed training. Your employer can not save you from any reserve exercise without negatively affecting the company's operations.
These are just two examples, of which there are many, about how your employment could become something that makes it difficult to meet the TPU requirements. .
In the letter of your Soldier's Statement of Justification, provide an objective picture of how your employment program makes it impractical for you to continue with the TPU. Include statements from your employer to support this justification.
Change of address:
Accept a new job within your company. It will pay you more, it is something that you love doing, and represents a promotion in your civil career. The capture? You have to go to a place that is two days from the nearest army reserve center. Your employer can not save you enough time to get to and from the nearest Army Reserve unit.
In this scenario, you are a TPU soldier who can not drill with any unit in the Army Reserve.  Or, you get a promotion that sends you abroad. The location of your job is far from the nearest Army Reserve Center.
For something like this, you could send a packet to transfer it to the IRR. In your soldier's justification statement, include employment orders, employment promotion documentation, new job description, an objective image that details your new workplace, your new residence, etc.
Convincing personal reasons:
This is a kind of "catch all" to cover other reasons not specifically covered in AR 140-10.
What you think is a very good reason to transfer may not be what the Army thinks it is. You should also see this from the perspective of your unit.
You are being asked to be released, when needed in the unit during drills and summer training. They do not have the guarantee that they will get a replacement Soldier. You have to convince them to "sign" in your IRR package.
Let's say you're "burned" for doing drills. He just wants to "sit" on the IRR until the "burn" phase ends. In the eyes of your unit, this is a subjective reason. They could work with you so you do not need to submit an IRR transfer package.
In this example, your soldier's justification letter should provide an accurate and objective picture of how the army's reserve obligations contribute to burning. outside. You will need letters from your medical professionals to help reinforce your justifications.
Whatever personal reason you choose, make sure you can provide an objective picture. Make sure you can provide objective information from the experts in the field involved in your situation.
He also wants to show that there is no other way to "solve" his current problem other than the transfer to the IRR. Before doing this, you must exhaust the means to solve this with the resources that your unit could refer to you.
You completed the TPU part of your contract, now you are ready to transfer it to the IRR:
As you write these lines, all those who join the army, for the first time, signed an eight-year contract . When an enlister for the first time signs a 6-year Army Reserve contract, they not only register for 6 years. When those 6 years end, that Soldier has an additional 2 years of commitment. You can request the transfer to the IRR after your TPU commitment.
This concept applies even if the TPU part of the contract was 3, 4 or 5 years.
Once the TPU part of the contract ends, they can request a transfer to the IRR. They have to keep drilling with the unit until they receive their IRR orders.
Surviving son or daughter:
You are in the reserves and following your civil career. Two years later, his last remaining brother passes. Now you are the only surviving son of your parents. This is an unfortunate event, but one that gives you the opportunity to transfer from the TPU to the IRR.
When you write your letter of justification for the soldier, include documentation that proves that you are now the last / only survivor for your parents.
Dependency or hardship makes it impractical to participate in TPU:
Let's say your family situation changes, and you must provide additional care and support to one of your family members. This family member is someone on your list of dependents. He does not have an alternative care plan … no one else could afford to waste a lot of time and sacrifice his job to help him.
This dependent family member needs your presence. Without you, the well-being of this family member is negatively affected.
Two examples in this category are a situation of "assisted living" and a situation of "direct support provider". In these scenarios, a family member can not take care of himself. The family member requires the attention, supervision and direct support of a soldier to perform basic functions.
Statements by physicians, social workers, case managers and other related persons should be included in this packet. Your statement should focus on the nature of the dependency difficulties and the need for you to be constantly available.
If you are pregnant, you may be able to transfer it to the IRR. You must be qualified for MOS, and you can not be within 3 months of your ETS.
Non-selection for retention:
This affects TPU soldiers who have received their "official notification of eligibility to retire with pay to 60" letter. This is the "20 year letter". By regulation, these Soldiers are subject to a Qualitative Retention Board.
Prior to the meeting of this meeting, the impacted Soldier receives a "pre-board" package. The Soldier has a couple of options. If the board eliminates the TPU Soldier, which control group would you like to transfer to the Soldier?
The Soldier could choose to be transferred to the withdrawn reserves, or to the IRR. In the event that the qualitative review board decides to remove the soldier from the TPU, orders will be generated to transfer the soldier to the control group selected by the soldier.
This also applies to TPU soldiers subject to actions of other types of retention joints. In this situation, a soldier may have the option of transferring to the IRR.
Registration in a non-scholarship ROTC:
A "non-scholarship" ROTC program is one that offers the student the opportunity to participate in a ROTC program without financial benefits. These students do not receive a monthly stipend. These students pay their own fees, fees and other expenses.
Soldiers who are accepted into this type of ROTC program may submit an IRR package.
Merchant Marine Academy:
If accepted at the Merchant Marine Academy, you can send an IRR transfer packet.
Army Regulation 140-10:
For details on each of these categories, and how to apply for them, read Army Regulation 140 -10, Assignments, Attachments, Details and Transfers.
Advisory statements from the commander and professional services consultant:
Did you receive a bonus for enlisting in your current TPU contract? If your IRR transfer is approved, you may lose the rest of your bonus. Depending on the stipulation of your bonus, you may end up having to return the portion of your bonus that you received.
If you receive a bonus, you should be informed of this fact when you send your IRR package.  This advice statement should also inform you about your IRR responsibilities. The commander will include any information that is important to you. This includes the fact that you must continue drilling with the unit until you receive transfer orders to the IRR.
The vocational counselor will inform you of the opportunities that are available to you in the IRR, including opportunities to reclassify and transfer back to the IRR. the TPU when personal conditions favor such movement.
Advice on the IRR transfer packet:
1. Is it in your initial contract, with IRR time after your TPU time? By regulation, you should not send your IRR package until your TPU obligation is complete. You can send your IRR transfer package the day after your "ETS TPU" date.
2. After sending your IRR package, you must drill with your unit until you receive the orders that transfer it to the IRR.
Do not limit yourself to what someone says in your unit. Some soldiers have stopped drilling after they "completed" their "TPU years," because they thought they were automatically in the IRR. This was not true, they had to report again to drill.
3. Track your package. If HRC does not obtain your package, they could extend your TPU status until the end of your military service obligation. In this case, you will have to drill until you are 8 years old.
4. If you have unresolved medical problems, you should resolve these problems before you can transfer them to the IRR.
5. IRR soldiers still have obligations and requirements for points to make. However, you could consider active reservation reservations instead of the IRR if you want to temporarily "walk away" from the TPU.
In the IRR, you must obtain at least 50 points per year of retirement.
In active standby reservations, you do not need to get at least 50 points. He maintains his military affiliation, but is generally not required to maintain a good year. Active reserve reservations are what most people assume is the IRR.
1. AR 140-10; provides details about the previous categories as justification for the IRR transfer.
2. AR G1 Policy Letters.
3. USAR 600-5 brochure.