Department of the Army Regulation 215-8
* AFI 34-211(I)

Morale, Welfare, and Recreation

Army and Air Force Exchange Service Operations

5 October 2012

Effective date: 5 November 2012


PIN: 084437000

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History. This publication is an administrative revision.

Summary. This regulation implements DODI 1330.09 and DODI 1330.21 , and it prescribes policies for providing exchange services to Army and Air Force activities worldwide. Also, this regulation implements the appropriated funding and/or support rules contained in DODI 1015.15 .

Applicability. This regulation applies to the following, unless otherwise stated: the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve; and the active Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. 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 its direct reporting unit or field operating 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 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 contains internal control provisions, in accordance with AR 11-2 , but it does not identify key management controls that must be evaluated. These controls and management control checklists are contained in exchange operating procedures/Exchange Service regulations issued by the director and chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service.

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (DAIM-ISS), 600 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0600.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (DAIM-ISS), 600 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0600.

Committee continuance approval. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in AR 15-1, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command level C for the Army and F for the Air Force.

*This regulation supersedes AR 215-8, dated 30 July 2008.

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