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Offline Smithy76

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Release memo contents
« on: January 16, 2015, 12:30:06 »
I've been in the reserves for 2 years this month. I'm moving away in a few months and am needing to write a release memo. I'm not sure what it should include, do I need to go into detail about my reasons? Another question, can memos be emailed or do they have to be paper copy? Thanks.

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 13:41:31 »
What the @$#%^&&@!

Just show up at your unit's Regulating Office (That's the Reg force support staffed one) and tell them you want to release ...

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 13:59:26 »
Some units require that members put in a memo to initiate release...
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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 14:11:45 »
Are you kidding me?

Then just grab a piece of paper and write on it: The date; From: me; To: Unit; Text: "I want to release now". then sign it.

Reserve personnel serve  for undefined term. Unless the unit has been called out for active duty (which has not happened since WWII), they cannot keep you in the service and you owe them no explanation for terminating your service.

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2015, 14:39:16 »
Are you kidding me?

Then just grab a piece of paper and write on it: The date; From: me; To: Unit; Text: "I want to release now". then sign it.

Reserve personnel serve  for undefined term. Unless the unit has been called out for active duty (which has not happened since WWII), they cannot keep you in the service and you owe them no explanation for terminating your service.

Wait for it........if you don't follow whatever policy they have put in place, just walk away, forget to return kit or forget to sign something, the Release Item will be a 5.f. for failure to complete administrative procedures.

Try rejoining the CF after that has happened.......
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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2015, 15:09:19 »
Why aren't they filling out the usual "Request for Voluntary Release" form like everyone else in the CF are supposed to?  I seem to recall when I got out of the Reg Force, the memo was a formality to accompany that form, saying effectively "On or about this date, I will no longer feel like presenting myself for work.  Nana Nana Boo Boo.  Hugs, kisses and middle fingers, Me."

Or did I forget something - there is still an actual, formal release process to be followed, regardless of Reg or Reserve Force, is there not?

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2015, 15:13:55 »
I've been in the reserves for 2 years this month. I'm moving away in a few months and am needing to write a release memo. I'm not sure what it should include, do I need to go into detail about my reasons? Another question, can memos be emailed or do they have to be paper copy? Thanks.

This discussion may help.

Memo for Release 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=104441.0



« Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 15:22:41 by mariomike »

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2015, 15:28:27 »
With my unit there's no form. Just a memo that gets passed up the chain of command. And if anyone along the way doesn't like it for some reason it gets returned to you to do it properly. That's why I simply asked before passing it up. But thanks to those who answered.

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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2015, 15:44:01 »
Don't feel bad, that your unit insists on doing due diligence in maintaining its administration, documentation and record keeping; where other units are to often letting administrative record keeping fall by the wayside.     
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Re: Release memo contents
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2015, 15:56:38 »
Go to your unit Orderly Room.  Tell the clerk you wish to release.  The clerk will know the rules for your particular unit and will direct you accordingly.  A memo may or may not be required but there will be several forms that will need to be completed and signed by you and others before the CO signs off on it.