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History: This publication was originally printed on 1 February 1984. Since that time, permanent changes 1 through 12 have been issued. As of 1 June 1990, those changes remain in effect. This UPDATE printing incorporates those changes into the text. This UPDATE printing also publishes a Change 13. This publication has been reorganized to make it compatible with the Army electronic database. No content has been changed.
Summary: This regulation establishes responsibility and provides procedures for the appointment of commissioned and warrant officers in the Reserve Components of the Army. This regulation does not govern appointments of Reserve general officer grades ( AR 135-156 ), Army Medical Department commissioned officers ( AR 135-101 ), graduates of senior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units ( AR 145-1 ), graduates of officer candidate schools (AR 351-5 and AR 140-50 ), or warrant officer preappointment courses ( AR 56-9 ).
Applicability: This regulation applies to United States Army Reserve (USAR) and Army National Guard (ARNG) soldiers. It also applies to HQDA agencies and installations that provide support to USAR and ARNG soldiers governed by this regulation.
Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (DCSPER). The DCSPER has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling laws and regulation. The proponent may delegate this authority in writing to a division chief within the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent.
Army Management Control Process: This regulation is not subject to the requirements of AR 11-2 . It does not contain internal control provisions.
Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of forms other than DA Forms are prohibited without prior approval from the ODCSPER, Policy Coordination Office, ATTN: DARP-ZPO, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.
Interim Changes: Interim changes to this regulation are not official unless they are authenticated by The Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army. Users will destroy interim changes on their expiration dates unless sooner superseded or rescinded.
Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to ODCSPER, Policy Coordination Office, ATTN: DARP-ZPO, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.
Distribution: Distribution of this publication is made per the requirements of DA Form 12-09-E, block number 2559, intended for command level B for the Active Army, A for the ARNG, and A for the USAR.