Army Bar to Reenlist
A bar to reenlist is a procedure which is used to deny reenlistment to Soldiers whose immediate separation underadministrative procedures is not warranted, but whose reentry into or service beyond ETS with the Active Army is not in the best interest of the military service. The following are guidelines for use of Bar to Reenlisting procedures:
FROM AR 601-280 Paragraph 8–3.
a. A Bar to Reenlistment will not be initiated when separation action is pending per AR 635-200.
b. A Bar to Reenlistment will not be initiated solely because a soldier refuses to reenlist.