SPONSORSHIP IS MANDATORY. IAW AR 600-8-8: The Total Army Sponsorship Program (TASP)
ALL SOLDIERS COMING FROM AIT AND ALL SOLDIERS IN GRADES E1 to E6, O1 to O3, and W01 to W02 are required to have a sponsor at their gaining unit and will need to complete DA Form 5434, sections 1, 2, 4, and 5 prior to initializing the Installation Clearance Record (DA Form 137-2) at the installation they are departing. Section 3 must be completed by the gaining unit (the sponsor) in order for the Soldier to clear the installation.
HQDA EXORD 161-15. Exception to Policy (ETP): The approval authority for exception to the above requirement is the first General Officer/Senior Executive service equivalent in the Soldier's chain of command, with authority to delegate approval authority not lower than a brigade level commander. Soldiers will not be held past their report date pending sponsor assignment.
To contact the JBLM TASP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Log into the ✪ Army Career Tracker (ACT) website, click on the "Sponsorship" tab and follow the instructions to complete your sponsorship application online. If you are having issues with accessing the DA Form 5434, contact your Unit Sponsorship Team.
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