How Do I Become Non-Deployable?
4 OCT 2017
Numerous conditions can prevent a soldier from being deployed. While most of these conditions involve the soldier being psychologically or physically incapable of deployment, there are many other stipulations as well.
A soldier who becomes pregnant will be considered non-deployable. The pregnant soldier is granted convalescent leave and permitted to return to active duty once this period of time is complete. The new mother will be considered non-deployable until six months after the birth of her new child.
2 25-Day rule
Soldiers identified within the first 25 days of enlistment as having a pre-existing medical condition that renders the individual non-deployable may be released from active duty immediately.
If a soldier tests positive for HIV/AIDS over 24 months prior to deployment, he will be considered non-deployable. If the solider is retested with a negative result, he will become deployable. HIV-positive soldiers are removed from overseas operations as soon as possible.
A soldier will be ineligible for deployment if legal processing precludes moving with or performing assigned duties in the unit. A Staff Judge Advocate is the responsible party in determining if the soldier is eligible for non-deployment status.
5 DNA Collection Record
Soldiers missing a DNA-collection record are non-deployable but can still be mobilized. Once the soldier's DNA is on file, he will be considered fully deployable once again.
6 Drug Abuse
Soldiers who are determined to be drug dependent are non-deployable. Soldiers who test positive for drug use, but are not considered dependent, are deployable.