Department of the Army Regulation 601-210

Personnel Procurement

Active and Reserve Components Enlistment Program

8 February 2011

Effective date: 8 March 2011

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 12 March 2013


PIN: 004373000

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History. This publication is a rapid action revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 12 March 2013. The portions affected by this RAR are listed in the summary of change.

Summary. This regulation governs eligibility criteria, policies, and procedures for enlistment and processing of persons into the Regular Army, the Army Reserve, and Army National Guard for enlistment on or after the effective date of this regulation. It also prescribes the appointment, reassignment, management, and mobilization of Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets under the Simultaneous Membership Program.

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 Department of the Army civilians involved in recruitment activities or Reserve Officers' Training Corps/Simultaneous Membership Program management functions. Also, in case of conflict between this and other regulations establishing enlistment eligibility criteria, this regulation will take precedence and upon direction of the Secretary of the Army, certain requirements of this regulation will not be enforced during mobilization.

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 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 internal 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 Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-MPA), 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 Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-MPA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.

Committee management. 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 the 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 levels B, 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 601-210, dated 7 June 2007. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 601-210.

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