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Fort Carson will receive, process and release Reserve Component units from active service at the termination of their designated call-up period or when no longer needed.

Personnel in RC units will return to the mobilization station through which they deployed unless a change in demobilization station (DMS) is approved by First Army.

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When your unit is scheduled to return to Fort Carson for demobilization, please contact 1st Mob at usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.gsd@mail.mil or the Mobilization Branch at 719-526-6040 (DSN 691-6040). Please provide as much advance notice as possible. Please email the following four items to usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.gsd@mail.mil at least 1 to 2 weeks prior to unit/Soldier’s arrival at Fort Carson:

  • Roster of full name, rank, SSN, UIC, gender, # days of terminal leave, email address, and the end date of Soldier’s most recently issued order.

  • Individual statement of leave memo’s or DA 481’s for each Soldier signed by their commander.  DO NOT send previous DA 31’s.  DO NOT create a DA 31 for the Soldier’s terminal leave, as those days are based upon the date that they receive their DD 214 and REFRAD orders. The DA 31 for terminal leave will be taken care of by 1st Mob.

  • All orders, extensions and amendments pertaining to this mobilization.

  • Flight itineraries.  This needs to include dates, times, and flight numbers.  For CONUS-based Soldiers, when scheduling their flights, please ensure that they fly during the work week and land during regular business hours (no flights on holidays).

Soldiers should report to 1st Mob (Bldg 3450) in uniform. 

Soldiers returning with more than 60 days left on their orders must have a memorandum signed by a General Officer and approved by HRC-A authorizing their REFRAD.

Any request for early REFRAD must be justified and processed through the first General Officer in the supported chain of command. Once the General Officer signature has been obtained the request will be forwarded and validated through the Theater Personnel Group (if applicable) and the appropriate force provider (e.g. FORSCOM, CONUSA, USASOC) to HRC-A for final approval. HRC-A will review all requests for early REFRAD and determine approval/disapproval/pending reassignment.

Under no circumstances will a Soldier be held past his or her unit's demobilization date without prior coordination and approval from DA. Soldiers may not be held beyond the unit demobilization date for the purposes of extending their tour of duty for mission related purposes.

Reserve Component Soldiers will be given the option of receiving pay for accrued leave, taking pre-separation leave, or any combination thereof, provided they do not exceed the mobilization period in their orders.

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DARTS Redeployment Checklist will be used during the demobilization process.
The Demobilization Station & Home Station will complete any portion of the checklist that wasn't completed prior to departure from theater. The JFHQ/RRC will need to return Soldier records to Fort Carson prior to arrival of the unit to support the demobilization process.

Fort Carson's intent is the return the unit/Soldier to home station within 5 days; however, medical issues may extend the processing time for some Soldiers.

Sample Demobilization Schedule

For CONUS-based Soldiers, please keep in mind the following when scheduling their demobilization.  The Soldier will need 1 day of travel to Fort Carson if flying, 5 days to demobilize, 1 day of travel to home station if flying (additional days may be authorized if driving), 2 days to conduct home station demobilization activities (as scheduled by the unit’s command), plus time to take the number of days of accrued leave.

Please schedule their arrival at Fort Carson so that all of the above can be accomplished prior to the end date of their orders.  For example, if the Soldier’s current orders end on 4 Feb and they have 24 days of leave to use then they should plan on arriving at Fort Carson for demobilization NLT 1 Jan.  If the Soldier doesn’t allow enough time to complete the demobilization process and take leave prior to the end of their orders, they will have to cash out their remaining leave.

Upon completion of demobilization processing actions, the installation will provide each soldier with a REFRAD order, DD 214, and transportation back to the unit's home station.

Individual REFRAD dates will vary depending on how much leave each soldier has accumulated and whether or not they choose to sell or use it.

The REFRAD order is the order used in arranging transportation back to home station.

Sanctuary/18-year Lock-in

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