Top Definition
A clause in an GI's contract allowing the government to hold you past your ETS date for war or other national emergencies to keep your unit at or near 100% strength. In the case of a deployment they can hold you up to 90 days after redeployment but a Liutenant Colonel or higher can release you earlier if you finish outprocessing sooner than 90 days. It's simular to stop movement but that stops you from PCSing to another unit.
Stop loss wasn't even thought about a few years ago to new recruits and now thousands of soldiers in the army cant go home on thier ETS dates because they're either facing a one year tour to Iraq or Afganistan soon or they're already over there
by GI Bro July 11, 2004
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