Verify that you have completed 18 years of active-duty service, or will complete 18 years during your current tour.
Contact your unit's personnel office at least six months prior to your demobilization date to obtain a "Sanctuary" packet.
Complete your "Sanctuary" packet and submit it to your unit's personnel office at least five months prior to your demobilization date. "Sanctuary" packets typically take at least 120 days to process.
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