Very Important Information for Veterans

ALARACT 003/2013

DTG: R 071440Z JAN 13

UNCLASSIFIED/

THIS MESSAGE HAS BEEN TRANSMITTED BY USAITA ON BEHALF OF//DAPEMSO//

SUBJECT: TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) /

QUALITATIVE SERVICE PROGRAM (QSP)
 

1. ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS ARE ENTITLED TO POST-9/11 GI BILL

BENEFITS. TRANSFERABILITY OF EDUCATION BENEFITS (TEB) TO

DEPENDENTS IS NOT AN ENTITLEMENT. BY LAW, THE PURPOSE OF TEB IS

TO ENHANCE BOTH RECUITING AND RETENTION IN THE SERVICE. SOLDIERS

MUST AGREE TO AN ASSOCIATED ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION IN

ORDER TO TRANSFER THEIR EDUCATION BENEFITS TO THEIR DEPENDENTS.

BY DESIGN, THE QUALITATIVE SERVICE PROGRAM (QSP) IS A FORCE

SHAPING PROGRAM THE ARMY IS USING TO IDENTIFY NCO'S FOR DENIAL

OF CONTINUED SERVICE IN ORDER TO SHAPE THE FORCE BY GRADE AND

SKILL. ONCE A SOLDIER IS APPROVED FOR DENIAL OF CONTINUED

SERVICE, THEY ARE NO LONGER ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER BENEFITS.
 

2. IN ORDER TO RETAIN ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSFER OF UNUSED CHAPTER

33 (POST-9/11 GI BILL) BENEFITS TO DEPENDENTS, SOLDIERS WHO ARE

SELECTED FOR DENIAL OF CONTINUED SERVICE BY A QSP BOARD PROCESS

MUST HAVE PREVIOUSLY ACTED TO SEEK APPROVAL AND COMMIT TO THE

ADDITIONAL SERVICE OBLIGATION BEFORE THE QSP SELECTION BOARD

LISTS ARE OFFICIALLY APPROVED.
 

3. ALL SOLDIERS WHO WERE SUBJECT TO CONSIDERATION BY EITHER THE

FY13 CSM/SGM OR SFC QSP SELECTION BOARDS AND DESIRE TO TRANSFER

POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS MUST TAKE ACTION TO

TRANSFER EDUCATION BENEFITS PRIOR TO 31 JAN 13; AT WHICH TIME

THE QSP SELECTION BOARD RESULTS WILL BE APPROVED. SOLDIERS WILL

NO LONGER BE ELIGIBLE TO TRANSFER THEIR CHAPTER 33 (POST 9/11 GI

BILL) BENEFITS TO THEIR DEPENDENTS IF THEY CHOSE NOT DO SO PRIOR

TO 31 JAN 13. SOLDIERS SELECTED FOR INVOLUNTAY SEPARATION BY THE

QSP BOARD PROCESS WHO HAVE TRANSFERRED EDUCATION BENEFITS PRIOR

TO 31 JAN 13 WILL HAVE THE ASSOCIATED OBLIGATED SERVICE SET

ASIDE.
 

4. SOLDIERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO VISIT THE TRANSFER OF EDUCATION

BENEFITS (TEB) WEB-PAGE AT HTTPS://WWW.DMDC.OSD.MIL/MILCONNECT

TO SUBMIT THEIR TRANSFER REQUEST, AND CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE

APPROVING OFFICIAL LISTED IN PARAGRAPH 7 OF THIS MESSAGE.
 
 
5. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PROVISION.
 
 

6. REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION TO ALL LEVELS OF COMMAND,

RETENTION PERSONNEL, S-1/MPD/MIL HR OFFICE PERSONNEL, AND ALL

AFFECTED SOLDIERS.
 

7. THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 IS THE PROPONENT FOR THIS

POLICY. POINTS OF CONTACT ARE:
 

    A. RA ENLISTED SOLDIERS: CONTACT THEIR SERVICING CAREER

COUNSELOR OR INSTILLATION/POST RETENTION OFFICE. CAREER

COUNSELORS WITH QUESTIONS SHOULD CONTACT HQDA, ARMY RETENTION.

    B. AGR ENLISTED SOLDIERS: CONTACT HRC EIB VIA EMAIL

USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD-POST911GIBILL@MAIL.MIL OR 1-800-872-

8272.
 

8. EXPIRATION DATE CANNOT BE DETERMINED.