The Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program

Department of the Army Regulation 135-18

Army National Guard and Army Reserve

The Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Program

1 November 2004

Effective date: 1 December 2004


PIN: 002130000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This regulation establishes policies and prescribes procedures for obtaining, administering, and separating Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) and United States Army Reserve (USAR) soldiers serving as members of the AGR Program.

Applicability: This regulation applies to ARNGUS and USAR soldiers serving on active duty or full-time National Guard duty in the AGR Program in support of the Reserve Components of the Army, which consists of the U. S. Army Reserve and the Army National Guard of the United States. It also applies to Active Army, ARNGUS, and USAR headquarters, commands, agencies, and units having AGR soldiers assigned or attached. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or a direct reporting unit or field operating agency of the proponent agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander of or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation does not contain management control provisions.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, ATTN: DAPE-MPE-RC, 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publication and Blank Forms) directly to Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, ATTN: DAPE-MPE-RC, 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.

Distribution: Distribution of this publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, A for the ARNGUS, and A for the USAR.

This regulation supersedes AR 135-18, dated 10 December 2003.

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