Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence


Directorate of Human Resources (DHR) Site

Directorate of Human Resources (DHR)

Personnel Services


The In/Outprocessing center focuses on the installation clearance procedures and individual Soldier readiness verification. The various installation agencies needed to welcome and depart permanent party Soldiers and their families from Fort Benning are organized by this area. Initial installation sign-in support is located at Building 35, Room 239, and 706-545-4577 | 706-545-3608. Their hours are 0600-1630 Monday -Friday. They are closed on weekends and Federal Holidays. In/outprocessing and replacement operations functions include use of an automated support system for installation processing and appointments, initial installation sign-in, processing Soldiers with installation agencies to initiate/terminate services, and installation clearance approval. Additional processing is completed by Unit commanders after installation inprocessing and prior to installation outprocessing.

Yes, it is necessary to have some appointments to clear the installation. Some agencies are walk-in.

To request an out processing appointment contact your Unit S1 or Brigade S1; they will tell you what documents are needed to begin the process. Your S1 will forward your documents to the In/Out Processing Office. Once the documents are received by the In/out Processing Office; an Installation Clearing Schedule will be forwarded to the S1 via email with the appointment dates and times to begin your out processing.

To get an out processing appointment, provide your S1 with the following documents:

  • If Chaptering, ETS'ing, or Retiring: Orders/ with amendments if applicable, DA Form 31 (Leave Form) if applicable, DA Form 2648 (ACAP Checklist), and Unit Clearing Papers DA Form 137-1 (Initiated with Sections A & B complete).
  • If PCSing Stateside documents needed are: Orders/with amendments if applicable, DA Form 31 (Leave Form) if applicable, completed DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling Program Counseling and Information Sheet), Out Process Survey Certificate, and Unit Clearing Papers DA Form 137-1 (Initiated with Sections A & B complete).
  • If PCSing Overseas, documents needed are: Orders/with amendments if applicable, DA Form 31 (Leave Form), Port Call Information, DA Form 4036 (Medical and Dental Preparation for Overseas Movement Form), completed DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling Program Counseling and Information Sheet), Out Processing Survey Certificate, and Unit Clearing Papers DA Form 137-1 (Initiated with Sections A & B complete).
  • Soldiers on orders to Task Force Sinai are required to have an official US Passport with Egyptian visa. Clearance papers will not be issued until they have received their passport/visa. Your S1 will email these documents to include a copy of DA Form 137-1 (Unit Clearance Papers) to the In/Out Processing Office. For those Soldiers going to Task Force Sinai, provide proof of US Passport with Egyptian visa. Once the documents are received by the In/out Processing Office; an Installation Clearing Schedule will be posted on DHR SharePoint for the S1 to retrieve.

After you sign in to the installation you will be directed to your unit. Your inprocessing packet will be received from installation replacement. Personnel processing center will create your inprocessing schedule. Once created supporting agencies will preclear any workstations you do not need to visit. Your S1 will receive your inprocessing schedule via the DHR SharePoint. You will normally begin the inprocessing about four days after arrival.

For Soldiers assigned to Fort Benning installation clearing papers can be picked up from your unit S1; all others report to the out processing office located in Building 35 Room, 180, Ridgway Hall. The hours of operation are 0800-1600, Monday–Friday.

Your unit can grant you a minimum of 3 days up to 10 days prior to your leave date in order to clear.

The following Workcenters are required; they must be cleared to in processing: MEDPROS, TRICARE, Dental, Housing (if applicable), Finance/Travel, Financial Readiness (if Ft. Benning is your first duty station), Newcomers Orientation (currently suspended), Child and Youth Services (if applicable), Military Personnel Records, Money Management, Sponsorship Survey, and Resiliency Training.

On average, inprocessing can take anywhere from 5 to 10 days depending on your needs.

After completing inprocessing to the installation, you will receive your orders.

Installation Replacement Operations is located in Ridgway Hall, Building 35, 35 Ridgway Loop, near Fort Benning Community Club. It is open 0600-1630 Monday -Friday. It's closed on weekends and Federal Holidays. You can contact the Replacement Center at 706-545-4577 or 706-545-3608.

After hours, on weekends and holidays report to McGinnis-Wickam Hall (BLDG 4). The telephone number For McGinnis-Wickam Hall Staff Duty is 706-545-2218

After hours, on weekends, and holidays report to McGinnis-Wickam Hall (BLDG 4). There are strip maps in front of BLDG 2607 for Soldiers to pick up. The telephone number For McGinnis-Wickam Hall Staff Duty is 706-545-2218

Depending on the starting point, there are several checkpoints to get onto post. In order to get on post, the installation is operating on a 100% ID check system when entering the gates. The following are various ways to enter post and directions to get to the Replacement Center from that access point:

Interstate 185 South- Access Point

Take I-185 South to the Fort Benning Main Gate. After clearing the access point, continue on that road for approximately 4.5 miles. At the second traffic light, turn right on to South Lumpkin Road. Travels abut 1 1/2 miles Turn left onto Morrison Avenue; Bldg 35 is the large pink colored building on your right. Parking is available on both sides of the building.

280 East (Victory Drive) Lumpkin Road Access Point

On Victory Drive, 2 miles beyond S Lumpkin Road will be Lumpkin road. There will be signs for Ft Benning as you approach Lumpkin Road. Bear to the right onto Lumpkin Road and continue for 3 miles. The Infantry Museum will be on the right. Continue to the access point. After you have entered post, continue on that road approximately 1.3 miles. At the top of the hill, stay toward the left. Go across the street and continue straight; Ridgway Hall (Bldg 35) will be directly in front of you. It is the large pink colored building. Parking is available on both sides of the building.

If you need to extend your leave, contact the Army Travelers' Assistance Center at (800) 582-5552.

Welcome to the MPD's Promotions Section!

Welcome to the Promotions Work Center where our mission is to provide quality service to the Commanders and Soldiers assigned to Fort Benning. This military personnel services function involves de-centralized promotions (PV2-SPC) that are managed at the unit level. It also handles SGT/SSG promotion actions, senior NCO promotions, officer promotions, and other HQDA Selection Boards. Soldiers assigned to 3/3rd IN BCT are supported by their Brigade S1. AG supports the other installation's units.

A Soldier must ensure his/her Enlisted Records Brief (ERB) is updated prior to adding promotion points. A Soldier can either add promotion points through his/her AKO account or through his/her battalion S1. Any item not listed on the ERB must be forwarded to the Unit S1 to remain as a permanent part of the promotion packet. Updating the ERB doesn't automatically update the promotion points in the system. A Soldier must do a reevaluation of his/her points to update the total promotion points that are reflected on the AAA C10 report.

  1. The gaining command must take prompt action to request missing documents from the Soldier's former command.
  2. If the promotion packet cannot be obtained, but promotion board proceedings or the original initial DA Form 3355 signed by the promotion authority is available and the Soldier's losing command can verify recommended list status, then the promotion work center may reconstruct the Soldier's promotion packet and integrate the Soldier onto the list.
  3. Soldiers whose promotion packet was lost and cannot be reconstructed within 90 days of arrival in command must appear before a promotion board to gain valid recommended list status.

Any Soldier with an SQI of P, V, or S, will have the option (a radio button) to select the corresponding badge (Parachutist, Senior, or Master), but must be in a valid airborne slot on the Unit Manning Roster before he will be awarded the positional promotion points.

Welcome to the MPD's Soldier Actions Section!

Welcome to the Soldier Actions Work Center where our mission is to provide quality service to the Commanders and Soldiers assigned to Fort Benning. This military personnel services function involves processing awards (the CG, Fort Benning has approval authority for recommendations for award of the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM). All MSM award recommendations must be submitted to the AG via email using the automated awards format for processing. All awards (LOM or higher) must be submitted to the AG for processing in hard copy format for further processing), individual Soldier requests and Board actions such as Officer Candidate School (OCS). It also includes the installation voting assistance program.

Individual Soldier actions include requests for service schools, Married Army Couples, naturalization, leave & temporary duty outside CONUS (country clearance required), compassionate reassignments, and others.

OCONUS LEAVE and OFFICIAL TDY TRAVEL

Many foreign countries require a theater and/or country clearance for active duty Soldiers on leave/TDY, and DOD Civilians/Contractors on TDY. Proper documentation must be submitted to the Directorate of Human Resources, Military Personnel Division, Soldier Actions Branch, Room, 165, Bldg 35, not later than 35 days prior to the individual's date of arrival in the foreign country. It is imperative the 35 day threshold is met to give the overseas command ample lead time for processing purposes.

  1. OCONUS LEAVE: Documents required for OCONUS leave:
    1. DA Form 4187 (Remarks section: Country or countries to be visited, dates of travel, purpose of travel, complete point of contact information (such as, name, address and phone number), travel itinerary and passport number, if applicable. DA Form 4187/4187-1 must be signed by battalion level commanders.
    2. Current Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level 1 (ATFP) briefing (ea Wednesday, Bldg35 Room 219@ 1400-1500).
    3. SERE 100 Code of Conduct Training Certificate (access thru AKO).
    4. Pro-File (Isolated Personnel Report/ISOPREP) Certificate: https://prmsglobal.prms.af.mil/prmsconv/Profile/Survey/Survey.aspx , if experiencing problem with this link contact: Operations Support Team Comm: (586)239-3701
    5. There may be additional requirements for things such as a force protection plan and AOR update briefing. If so, the DA Form 4187 should specify the date of the briefing/plan and the name of the person who approved the plan/briefing. See the Department of Defense Foreign Clearance Guide at https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil for additional guidance.
  2. OCONUS TDY: Documents required for OCONUS TDY:
    1. Completed TRADOC Form 712-R. This form must be approved by 06 level Commanders/Directors or higher.
    2. Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Level 1 training completion certification.

For additional information call 706-545-5643.

To apply for a compassionate reassignment, you must submit a DA Form 4187, DA Form 3739, and any supporting documentation to assist HRC in making a decision. (See AR 614-200, chapter 5-16 for a listing of required documents).

The following documents are required to apply for OCS: Personnel Information Sheet, official photograph, DA Form 61, DA From 4187 for waivers (age, time in service, civil or moral offenses), copies of all transcripts, ACT/SAT results (Baccalaureate or higher degree- no SAT/ACT needed), DA Form 5339, DA Form 705 (last 2 records APFT), Original statement of height/weight, body fat worksheet if applicable, letters of recommendation, DA Form 1059 (WLC, BNCOC, ANCOC), ERB/ORB, DA Form 4255, DA Form 4322, DA Form 873, proof of citizenship, and DA Form 2808.

To get assistance, visit the following website: www.uscis.gov . Click the box marked Immigration Forms. The forms needed are N-400, N-426 and G-325B. All forms must be typed. Hand written forms will not be accepted.

No - only one Soldier needs to request enrollment in the MACP when both Soldiers are serviced by the same Military Personnel Division/Brigade Combat Team/Brigade S1. For Soldiers not serviced by the same Military Personnel Division/ Brigade Combat Team/ Brigade S1 both must apply.

Requests should be submitted no earlier than March of the student's sophomore year, and not later than the commencement of the student's junior school year (for example, Student's projected graduation date is Jun 2008; submit request between March – September 2006). Requests submitted outside of this time frame will be considered as an exception to policy and must be justified as to the delay of submission. Soldiers may be eligible to PCS before the start of the student's junior year of high school.

The Soldier must request stabilization using a DA Form 4187 or memorandum. The request will be submitted through the chain of command to the ACOM/ASCC/DRU level, for a recommendation prior to forwarding to HRC-Fort Knox (HRC-EPA-P) for consideration. The Soldier's request will include the following:

  • A letter/memorandum from the high school with the student's name, SSN, and projected graduation date (included as an attachment to the request).
  • A statement on the Soldier's request: "Student (child's full name) is enrolled in DEERS." Note: All students must be enrolled in DEERS and must be under the direct care/custody of the Soldier submitting the request.
  • A copy of the DD Form 1172 (Application for Uniformed Services Identification Card DEERS Enrollment) will be attached to the Soldier's request if the student's last name is different from the Soldier's.

Soldiers enrolled in the MACP must both apply if both desire stabilization under these provisions. For Soldiers on assignment instructions, normal reassignment rules apply. That is, Soldier may request deletion or deferment in accordance with AR 600-8-11. These requests will be considered as an exception to policy. Stabilization under these provisions may be changed or canceled due to the changing needs of the Army.

Both an officer and a warrant officer must submit an unqualified resignation. See AR 600-8-24 for guidelines.

Welcome to the MPD's Records Section!

Welcome to the Enlisted and Officer Records Work Center where our mission is to provide quality service to the Commanders, Soldiers, and S1s assigned to Fort Benning. This military personnel services function includes update of Military Personnel Files (MPF) and in/out processing.

Soldiers should update their MPFs annually, before deployment, and before promotion board actions. The most critical information to keep current (as often as it might change) is the Record of Emergency Data (DD Form 93) and Servicemen's Group Life Insurance elections (SGLV). AG operates MPF audits by appointment, but will process changes to DD 93 on a walk-in-basis.

All MPFs are maintained by the units (typically at battalion level) for assigned permanent party Soldiers. AG still provides update support to units, except for Personnel Services Delivery Redesign (PSDR) units. This includes updates of the Officer Records Briefs (ORB - TOPMIS database), Enlisted Record Briefs (ERB - eMILPO database), and posting documents to Official Military Personnel File (OMPF) at HQDA.

The Army changed the policy for evaluation processing in order to support PSDR and all three components. This new procedure is a total system solution that provides electronic forms, electronic signatures, easy routing capability between users, automatic fill of administrative information, regulatory logic imbedded in the forms and electronic processing to HRC and EREC. Effective 12 October 2006, all evaluation processing will be managed by the units.

In order to update an SRB, you will need: Copies of Award Certificates (DA Form 638 for downgraded awards only), Orders for badges, medals, Official College Transcripts, Certificate of Completion or DA Form 1059 for Schools, and NCOERs/OERSs for Assignment History update only. Whatever area you trying to update will require supporting documentation.

The documents that are needed to get a statement of service are the following:

  • Leave and Earnings Statement (LES)
  • Copy of Pay History from Finance (if no LES is available)
  • All DA Form 1059s
  • DD Form 220-Active Duty Report
  • DD Form 368- Request for Conditional Release from Reserve or Guard Components
  • NGB 23-Army National Guard Retirement Points History Statement
  • Orders (i.e. ADSW, ADT, AT, COTTAD, TTAD, COADOS, ADOS, Mobilization)
  • Copy of Current ERB/ORB
  • All DD Form 214-Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty
  • Enlistment Contracts (DD Form 4/1, 4/2 and 4/3
  • NGB 22-Report of Separation and Record of Service
  • DRAP from 249-Army Reserve Retirement Points History Statement
  • DA Form 4187-Personnel Actions-for Identification of AWOL Time

You should update your DD93/SGLV annually during your Personnel Records Review or when changes occur.

This is the date an individual was initially enlisted, inducted, or appointed in a regular or reserve component of a uniformed service as a commissioned officer, warrant officer, or enlisted member.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity. It is any personal information which is linked or linkable to a specified individual. PII can be hard copy or electronic records stored within data bases or other applications on computers, laptops, and personal electronic devices such as blackberries.

  • Be able to recognize PII and safeguard it.
  • Only share PII with authorized personnel.

PII REFERENCES:

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information which can be used to distinguish or trace an individual's identity. It is any personal information which is linked or linkable to a specified individual. PII can be hard copy or electronic records stored within data bases or other applications on computers, laptops, and personal electronic devices such as blackberries.

  • Be able to recognize PII and safeguard it.
  • Only share PII with authorized personnel.

PII REFERENCES: