Department of the Army Regulation 40-501

Medical Services

Standards of Medical Fitness


14 December 2007

Effective date: 14 January 2008

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 4 August 2011

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PIN: 015562000

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History. This publication is a rapid action revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 20 September 2011. The portions affected by this RAR are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This publication implements DODD 6130.3 and DODI 6130.4 . It provides information on medical fitness standards for induction, enlistment, appointment, retention, and related policies and procedures.

Applicability. This regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to candidates for military service. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is The Surgeon General. 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 activities 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 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from The Surgeon General (DASG-HS-AS), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Office of The Surgeon General (DASG-HS-AS), 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3258.

Distribution. This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for medical activities only of the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.


This regulation supersedes AR 40-501, dated 14 December 2007. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 40-501.


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