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Reserve Officer Resignation Letter Template

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Date Added: Wed, Feb 07 2007
This is a template for submitting resignation from the Army Reserve to Human Resources Command, St. Louis.  It is the letter Steve Smith successfully used in 2005 to resign his commission.

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AJP said:

Thanks for the posting!!! Much appreciated!!!
Sun, May 27 2007 3:56 PM

chris said:

Thanks for the help hope it will work for me.
Fri, Jun 15 2007 9:27 AM

GlenF said:

I was commissioned in the Army Reserve in 1993 and was medically discharged in 1995 for a non-line of duty permanent injury (car accident). Is it wise to try sending in an official resignation letter? Thanks for the help!
Mon, Jun 18 2007 3:56 PM

Beans said:

I am a TPU officer, Is there any differences in the resignation letter? I am hearing something about it going up to my MSC vs HRC. What do you know
Wed, Jul 18 2007 2:23 PM

Karen said:

Thanks for posting! It is much appreciated!
Thu, Aug 23 2007 2:25 PM


Sun, Oct 14 2007 1:18 PM

Jennifer said:

Does this same process work for the National Guard?
Wed, Feb 27 2008 11:04 AM

Joe Marine CAPT USMC said:

You fuckin army officers are a disgrace. You get called to serve and then you all run home to mommy. No wonder we talk *** about you. Your a bunch of pussies!!!
Tue, Apr 01 2008 8:45 AM

Sam CPT USAR said:

Joe Marine - you're the disgrace. Most Army officers have already served in Iraq. When our commitment's up, it's up - and we have the right to leave at that point. The disgrace is our commander in chief - who dodged the draft by hanging out in the air national guard, and then never showed up for drills . . . but who gets an honorable discharge anyway. So you can take your attitude and shove it up your fourth point of contact.
Tue, Apr 15 2008 4:54 PM

DCvet said:

Thank you! I hope that this is still valid and goes through!
Mon, May 05 2008 10:21 PM

G Gordo said:

Yeah, Joe Marine, in your face! Not to mention, Army tours are 12-15 months. What is it for a Marine? 7 months? I can do that in my sleep. And also, 'Your' should be "You're". At least we are educated.
Wed, May 21 2008 3:05 PM

ARNG member said:

I heard that once you resign your commission you can never get it back. Is this true? Everyone's trying to resign their commission. I'd like to get mine back! Is it possible? I resigned (not in lieu of court marshall and not a 2 time passover) thinking i'd never get back in, but I came back 10 yrs ago. If i gotta be in, I'd rather it be as an officer. I meet the qualifications.
Tue, Jun 10 2008 11:08 AM

TexasOfficer said:

I have 3 years AD and about 6 years Reserve (TPU). I got a Direct Commission in April 2007 but have not been able to attend BOLC or OBC because my sister died (my family care plan long term) and my best friend moved away (short term). Having a child previously abused by a babysitter prevents me from shoving my children off on just anyone therefore I was told by my AO that it'll be best for me to resign. He said I could also request (by board or committee) to be reinstated if my situation changes. Anyone else have a situation similiar? I haven't made a move as of yet.
Mon, Jul 21 2008 6:46 PM

JustWondering said:

I have a friend (no ... really) who resigned his commission as a Reserve officer without giving it too much thought. It's been a couple of years since that action took place, and now he's wanting to know if he can get his commission reinstated. I see the previous two posters have inquired about this same topic. Does anyone have any details on whether this is possible? I would be happy to take answers via my personal email address: joe_wilson AT hotmail DOT com
Wed, Nov 19 2008 9:42 PM

CPT Want to Retturn said:

I resigned in 2/2007 from the Guard after the birth of my daughter 1 years before another deployment. I cant shake the bug, and want to br reinstated with all ranks and prev. What do i do???? Anyone know....
Tue, Dec 09 2008 11:34 PM

Army Nurse said:

It is sad that Joe Marine had to use such words to describe Army officers, such as myself. Army officers who served in OEF/OIF and helped put soldiers and his fellow Marines back together. Many of us who are resigning our commission are doing so because of other obligations, not because we were called up. Many of us have served many years on AD and in the Reserves. I served more than my obligation time on AD and more than my obligation time in the Reserves. I have earned the GWOT Service and Expeditionary Medal, as well as the ARCOM for my service. I would now like to serve my family. I have to small boys at home and feel they have sacrificed enough and would like to have their mom back. So, Joe Marine, you are welcome for putting your fellow Marines back together, and I wish you luck in the rest of your service. And, you did misspell you're in your last sentence. No wonder us Army officers talk **** about how stupid Marines are.
Thu, Dec 25 2008 5:04 PM

atul ishwardas hande said:

CPT Resistetion
Mon, Apr 20 2009 2:00 AM

Kim said:

I am a captain in the army reserves and got orders for 12 mo in Iraq. Can I resign and not go? I have personal issues that prevent me from going right now. What are the ramifications. Other Options?
Sat, Jun 20 2009 2:54 PM

BoopMD said:

What is really sad is not so much about Joe Marine, but that we actually feel guilty enough to have to explain ourselves. I don't feel that need. And none of you should feel that way, whether you did OEF/OIF. We signed a contract and we did our time folks. As for Joe Marine, DNFTT.
Mon, Jun 22 2009 4:51 PM


I should know this, but does this template apply to officers of the National Guard as well? I completed 5 years AD with the 82d, and transitioned into the Guard. Now my obligation to the guard is coming to a close....additionally I have transitioned from one civilian job to another which will require a state-to-state move for my family. All things considered I am ready to separate completely. As per Joe Marine this clearly renders me a ***, so I guess I'll have to live with that. I really want to speak to this - it has nothing to do with guilt, but rather an attempt to educate: To presume that anyone attempting to resign is running away from something is complete ignorance. In the particular case of Joe Marine, this ignorant mindset is likely coupled with an inappropriate and sorely misaligned perspective on how we should wage our current war. Joe, I recommend that you focus more on what's right for human beings, and less on proving your manhood by running directly into heavy machine-gun fire. Your overzealous and terrbily vain disposition render you a danger to yourself, your fellow marines, and your country. In order to acheive the big win in the current COIN environment, we will generally require our folks to demonstrate a little more erudition - so either start educating yourself and working on your character, or hang-up your uniform before you get someone killed. Or just keep on keeping on man, why listen to this Airborne Ranger OIF and OEF veteran (a.k.a. ***)?
Fri, Jul 10 2009 10:20 AM

Broken Down Ranger said:

I am an LTC in the reserves. I spent 10 years AD during which time I earned my CIB. I also deployed to Iraq earned the CAB and BZ, but my problem is, is that I do not have, nor will I have enough "good years" before my MRD to qualify for retirement. After 26 years of service I only have 13 good years. I am not too upset about that, I want to focus on my family and civilian career anyway. I joined a TPU recently, but because of my job I have not been able to attend any drills. Does anyone know if I have to resign through my unit or can I do it directly with St. Louis? As for Marine Joe, you are an embarassment to the Corps.
Fri, Jul 10 2009 10:41 AM

Lost CPT said:

I am currently looking for a good example of the resignation letter. I have 20 years of service in which 7 are active as an enlisted and I received my Direct Commision on Sept 2002, and I have the same question as the "Broken Down Ranger" if anyone have a good copy of the letter please email me one garovira@gmail.com
Sat, Jul 11 2009 8:28 PM

BeenInLongTime said:

Does the letter of resignation need to request an effective date for the request? The only date I saw on this example was the date of submission at the top.
Mon, Aug 10 2009 5:31 PM

1LTBrokenPromises said:

The Army and I both signed a Contract for an Officers Accession Bonus. I have the signatures and everything to prove it and even my congressman agrees. But they said WHOOPS you were not a SRIP list and can't have it after I completed all my training. So the G1 says well guess you can Resign under proper guidance. What does that mean? I am scheduled to OEF deploy in November. Can I still get out?
Wed, Feb 17 2010 10:37 AM

Jenny said:

wow... only if I found your posting two days ago. I was going nuts trying to find a sample resign letter. Although I found yours after I completed mine, I'm sure Your posting would help so many people! ^__^
Fri, May 14 2010 10:43 AM

burnt out CPT said:

This template is dated 2005 - has anyone used it and been successful recently? Additionally, does anyone know how to actually resign the commission? I'm completely done and not trying to get placed in the IRR.
Mon, Jun 14 2010 4:44 PM

mindy said:

For all of those who wanted to know about coming back into the army Yes you can! Look on the hrc.army.mil site and under the continuum of service you can look at the call to active duty and see if you qualify. I got out as a CPT with 5 years Active Duty time in 2007. I submitted my packet in December 2009 and received orders for active duty in May 2010, my year group changed and my date of rank to CPT changed but when I came back in I kept my rank of CPT. I called HRC once a month to make sure my packet was complete and to ensure that my paperwork was moving along in the process. If you want a status that is the key. Hope this helps.
Tue, Aug 31 2010 3:52 PM


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