GI Rights Hotline

Military Discharges and Military Counseling

Call 1-877-447-4487

Entry Level Status

An entry level separation is available only if discharge processing is initiated by the command while you are in entry level status. Active duty servicemembers are in entry level status during the first 180 days of continuous active military service.

Members of a reserve component who are not on active duty, and have not completed 180 days of continuous active military service, begin entry level status upon enlistment in the reserves.

An entry level separation is available only if discharge processing is initiated by the command while you are in entry level status. Active duty servicemembers are in entry level status during the first 180 days of continuous active military service.

Members of a reserve component who are not on active duty, and have not completed 180 days of continuous active military service, begin entry level status upon enlistment in the reserves.

Entry level status for these members terminates:

  • 180 days after beginning training if the member is ordered to active duty for one continuous period of training; or
  • 90 days after the beginning of a second period of active duty training if the member is ordered to a training that is split into separate periods of active duty.