Under Chapter 16, soldiers are separated for multiple reasons such as:

  1. Order to active duty as a commissioned or warrant officer
  2. Discharge for acceptance into a program leading to a commission or warrant officer appointment
  3. Discharge for the purpose of immediate enlistment or re-enlistment
  4. Non-retention on active duty
  5. Overseas returnees
  6. Early separation due to disqualification for duty in MOS
  7. Early separation due to reduction in force, strength limitations, or budgetary constraints
  8. Separation of Soldiers in warrior transition units
  9. Separation of personnel assigned to installations or units scheduled for inactivation or permanent change of station
  10. Holiday early transition program