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What Do Different Re-Enlistment Re-Entry Codes Mean?

People sometimes have questions about re-entry re-enlistment codes and the possibility of getting back in.

Enlisted personnel separated from any component of the military are assigned RE codes to indicate their eligibility to reenter military service. Below are different branches listing of what the different codes mean.

 

 


 

REENTRY CODES For Army

Code

 

Applies to Persons

Eligibility for Reenlistment

RE-1

RE-1A

RE-1B

Fully qualified when last separated

Fully qualified.

RE-1C

Separated who do not possess scores of 90 or higher in any three or more aptitude areas of the ASVAB, if tested before1 Oct 80, or scores of 85 or higher, if tested on or after 1 Oct 80.

Fully qualified provided otherwise eligible.

RE-2

RE-2A

RE-2B

RE-2C

Fully qualified when last separated for convenience of the government or pregnancy under AR 635-200.

 

Fully qualified, provided otherwise eligible. Pregnancy discharge requires waiver.

 

RE-3

1. Not qualified for continued Army service, but the disqualification can be waived.

 

2. With “Trainee Discharge Program (TDP) - Overweight” noted in block of DD Form 214.

 

Ineligible for enlistment unless a waiver is granted.

Eligible for USAR enlistment/reentry without waiver.

However, applicant must meet standards of AR 600-9. Two-year waiting period not required for overweight (TDP) if applicant meets AR 600-9 for RA or USAR enlistment.

RE-3A

1. Not possessing scores of 90 or higher in any three or more aptitude test areas of the AQB or ACB. (However, this code is no longer used for this disqualification).

 

2. With more than four years of service for pay who have incurred an additional service requirement after 5 Aug 78.

Fully qualified for enlistment if mentalrequirements can be met. Prior service mental requirements can not be waived.

 

Fully qualified for enlistment in the RA USAR. Ineligible for RA until 93 days after date of separation. Grade determination required by HRC .

RE-3B

Lost time during last period of service.

Waiver required.

RE-3C

Who do not meet the reentry grade and service criteria of AR 601-210.

Waiver required.

RE-4

Separated from last period of service with a nonwaivable disqualification (Includes DA Bar to Reenlistment.)

Ineligible.

RE-4A

Who did not meet basic eligibility citizenship requirement at time of last separation from active duty.

Ineligible for enlistment. However, case may be submitted to HRC for consideration. Citizenship requirements can not be waived.

RE-4R

Enlisted personnel retiring after 20 or more years active Federal service.

Ineligible.

 

For Reenlistment the Navy uses the following chart

ELIGIBLE TO REENLIST
NAVY & USCG RE-1, RE-R1, RE-1E, RE-1J, RE-5, RE-7
AIR FORCE RE-1, 1J, 1M, 1P, 1Q, 1T, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 3E, 3I, 3K, 6B, RE-12, 13, 14
ARMY RE-1, RE-1C, RE-1A, RE-1B, RE-1J, RE-2, RE-2A, RE-2B, RE-2C, RE-3A
MARINE CORPS RE-1, RE-1A, RE-1B, RE-1C, RE-1J, RE-2A
INELIGIBLE TO REENLIST WITHOUT A COMNAVCRUITCOM WAIVER
NAVY & USCG RE-2*, RE-3, RE-3B, RE-3E, RE-3F, RE-3G, RE-3H, RE-3J, RE-3K, RE-3M, RE-3P, RE-3Q, RE-3R, RE-3S, RE-3U, RE-3X, RE-3Y, RE-3Z, RE-6, RE-8
AIR FORCE RE-1A, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4E, 4F, 4G, 4H,4I, 4J, 4K, 4L, 4M, 4N
ARMY RE-3, RE-3B
MARINE CORPS RE-3B, RE-3C, RE-3D, RE-3E, RE-3F, RE-3G, RE-3H, RE-3J, RE-3M, RE-3N, RE-3P, RE-3R, RE-3S, RE-3U, RE-3W
INELIGIBLE TO REENLIST WAIVERS NOT AUTHORIZED AND WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED
NAVY & USCG RE-2, RE-3A, RE-3C, RE-4 (Note 1)
AIR FORCE RE-2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 2H, 2I, 2J, 2K, 2L, 2M, 2N, 2P, 2Q, 2R, 2S, 2T, 2U, 2V, 2W, 2X, 3S, 3V RE-4(Note 1)
ARMY RE-3C, RE-4(Note 1), RE-4A, RE-4R
MARINE CORPS RE-2, RE-2B, RE-2C, RE-3A, RE-3S, RE-4(Note 1), RE-4B
     
 

For the AIR FORCE your RE-Code must be a "1" to be eligible for the AF prior service program