Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs

Department of the Army Regulation 601-222
MCP 1130.52E
AF JI 36-2016

Personnel Procurement

Armed Services Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs

17 October 2005

Effective date: 17 November 2005


PIN: 004374000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation updates policy and responsibilities on Department of Defense enlistment, student, in-Service and Overseas Testing Programs, for the Active and Reserve Components of the military Services. It implements Department of Defense Directive 1304.12 , Department of Defense Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs, governing use of a common aptitude test, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery.

Applicability: This directive applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments (including their Reserve and National Guard components), the Coast Guard by agreement with the Department of Homeland Security when it is not operating as a Service within the Department of the Navy, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Unified and Specified Commands, and the Defense Agencies. The term "military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard. This regulation is punitive in nature. Penalties for violation of this regulation include the full range of statutory and regulatory sanctions for military and civilian personnel.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 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 management control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and contains checklists for conducting management control reviews.

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, ATTN: (HQDA-MPA), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20310-0300.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvement 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. Navy personnel will provide their comments to Department of the Navy, BUPERS (PERS-23), Washington, D.C. 20370-5000. Marines will send their comments to Commandant (MRRP), Headquarters, U.S. Marine Navy Annex, Washington, 2 Navy Annex, Washington, D.C. 20380-1775. Air Force personnel will send their comments to HQ USAF/DPXET, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, D.C. 20330-1040. Coast Guard will forward their comments to Commandant Coast Guard (CG-1322), United States Coast Guard, 2100 2nd Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20593-0002.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army Committee Management Officer concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee, 17 May 2005.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, and the Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve.

*This regulation supersedes AR 601-222, 7 October 1994.

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