Department of the Army Regulation 600-3


The Army Personnel Development System

26 February 2009

Effective date: 26 March 2009


PIN: 003341000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation prescribes personnel developer responsibilities in career field management for officer branches and functional areas, warrant officer military occupational specialties, enlisted personnel career management fields, and civilian occupational series under their respective personnel management systems.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army Nation Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. Also, it applies to appropriated and nonappropriated fund civilian members.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-l . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief with 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 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 (DAPE-PR), 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 Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-PRP-CSB), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army committee management official concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee(s) outlined herein, in accordance with AR 15-1 . Army Regulation 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, Taylor Building, 13th floor, Arlington, VA 22202-3926. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, 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 levels C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 600-3, dated 28 November 1997.

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