Department of the Army Regulation 27-50

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Status of Forces Policies, Procedures, and Information

15 December 1989

Effective date: 14 January 1990


PIN: 000304000

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History: This publication has been reorganized to make it compatible with the Army electronic publishing database. No content has been changed.

Summary: This regulation covers policies, procedures, and responsibilities for the protection of United States (U.S.) personnel who may be subject to foreign jurisdiction, proceedings, or imprisonment. It implements Department of Defense Directive (DODD) 5525.1 , 7 August 1979 (including change 1, dated 9 April 1985), and 10 USC 1037 (as amended by section 681 of Public Law (PL) 99-145 ). It deletes certain minor offenses from reporting requirements on DD Form 838 and the annual report and updates Appendix C , Designated Commanding Officers and U.S. Country Representatives. It also updates policies, procedures, and responsibilities on the subject.

Applicability: This regulation applies to all active and reserve Components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent agencies of this joint regulation are the Office of The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), Army; the Office of The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), Navy; and the Office of The Judge Advocate General (TJAG), Air Force.

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 command and local forms is prohibited without prior approval from HQDA (DAJA-IA), WASH DC 20310-2214, AV 225-3170. Supplementation will normally be approved for unified commands, component commands, designated commanding officers (DCOs), defense attaches performing duties of DCOs, and those commands responsible for effecting the support set forth in this regulation for Mexico. (See para 1-5 ).) One copy of supplemental publications will be forwarded to each of the following offices: HQDA (DAJA-IA), WASH DC 20310-2214; HQ USAF/JACI, WASH DC 20330-5120; NAVJAG (Code 10), 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-2400.

Suggested Improvements: Army users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to HQDA (DAJA-IA), WASH DC 20310-2214. Navy and Marine Corps users should send comments to NAVJAG (Code 10), 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-to NAVJAG (Code 10), 200 Stovall St., Alexandria, VA 22332-2400. Air Force users should send comments to HQ USAF/JACI, WASH DC 20330-5120.

Distribution: Army:Distribution of this publication is made in accordance with the requirements on DA Form 12-09-E, block number 3231, intended for command levels C and D for Active Army, ARNG, and USAR. Navy:NAVPUBFORMCEN, 5801 Tabor Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19120 (10 copies).

*This regulation supersedes AR 27-50/SECNAVINST 5820.4F/AFR 110-12, 1 December 1984

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