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.
Demobilization Station Request Procedures
Demobilization Station Request Memo Format
When your unit is scheduled to return to Fort Carson for demobilization, please contact 1st Mob at firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.