Army Regulation 601-25

19 October 2006

Effective date: 31 October 2006

UNCLASSIFIED

Personnel Procurement

Delay in Reporting for and Exemption from Active Duty, Initial Active Duty for Training, and Reserve Forces Duty



SUMMARY of CHANGE

AR 601-25
Delay in Reporting for and Exemption from Active Duty, Initial Active Duty for Training, and Reserve Forces Duty

This administrative revision, dated 19 October 2006--

* Corrects organizational names and designations throughout.

* Changes the address, 9700 Page Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 to 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 throughout.

This change--

* Adds new supplemental service agreements (DA Forms 591e, 591g, 591h, and 591f-R) for ROTC officers requesting educational delays who executed ROTC contracts on and after 1 June 1984. This was the inception date of the 8-year statutory military service obligation (chap 2).

* Clarifies delay policy at time of mobilization (chap 4).

* Updates reference publications and makes administrative changes throughout.



Chapter 1
Introduction

1-1. Purpose

This regulation prescribes policy and procedures for delay in and exemption from entry on active duty (AD), initial active duty for training (IADT), and Reserve Forces Duty (RFD) for members of the Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) and the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR). Exceptions will be made on an individual basis only by Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA).

1-2. References

Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A .

1-3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms

Abbreviations and special terms used are explained in the glossary .

1-4. Responsibilities

Overall responsibilities are listed below. Specific responsibilities are given in the chapters.

a. The Surgeon General (TSG) monitors all of the programs for Army Medical Department (AMEDD) participants.

b. The Chief, National Guard Bureau (CNGB) monitors Army National Guard (ARNG) unit members until individual is mobilized during a mobilization.

c. The Commanding General, Human Resources Center, St. Louis (CG, HRC-STL) has administrative control over all individuals delayed from entry on AD, IADT, or RFD during peacetime. Also, HRC-STL has control over members of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and Standby Reserve until mobilized during a mobilization.

d. Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) region commanders monitor ROTC program participants. Also, they share some administrative responsibility with HRC-STL for members commissioned under the Early Commissioning Program (ECP).

1-5. Suspension of delay

When there are overriding military requirements, the Department of the Army (DA) may suspend the authority to grant delays or may terminate previously granted delays.

1-6. Right to appeal

An individual whose request for delay or exemption from entry on AD, IADT, or RFD is denied is entitled to appeal to higher authority as specified in this regulation.

Chapter 2
Delay and Exemption of Officer Procurement Program Members

Section I
General

2-1. Officer procurement programs

a. These programs procure commissioned officers to meet the needs of both the active Army and the Reserve Component and to meet mobilization requirements. The following personnel are members of officer procurement programs:

(1) ROTC Cadets.

(2) Officers appointed from the ROTC program who have not completed a tour of AD or RFD.

(3) Officers approved for participation in AMEDD officer procurement programs listed in paragraph 2-13 b .

(4) ROTC officers appointed under the ECP.

(5) Officers commissioned in the USAR from a military junior college (MJC).

(6) Officers commissioned in the USAR to prepare for the Army Chaplaincy.

b. Participants in officer procurement programs may be delayed from entry on AD or RFD for the reasons and periods discussed in this chapter and shown in table 2-1 .

c. Exemption will be granted when information or documentary evidence reveals that total relief from the requirement to report for AD or RFD is justified. Processing will be under AR 135-133 and AR 135-175 .

d. Officers delayed from entry on AD or RFD are authorized to participate in reserve activities as described in paragraph 2-3 .

e. ROTC officers granted an educational delay remain liable for AD or RFD in accordance with the needs of the service. This liability is assumed when accepted for educational delay and may extend beyond the agreement executed when enrolled in the ROTC advanced course. Resignations will not be accepted from officers who have not completed AD or RFD unless very exceptional circumstances exist. Examples are national health, safety or interest, or extreme compassionate circumstances.

2-2. Assignment

Delayed members of officer procurement programs will be assigned to USAR Control Group (Officer Active Duty Obligor) (OADO), HRC-STL. Officers granted a category X delay will remain in their initial assignment. When assignment to an ARNGUS or USAR unit is authorized, the CG, HRC-STL retains administrative control during the delay. If the unit is mobilized, the officer will report to active duty with the unit.

2-3. Training program

a. Officers detailed to Staff Specialist Branch, specialty skill identifier (SSI) OOA5 may apply under AR 165-1 for participation in the educational and training programs for Staff Specialists (chaplain candidate). Send applications to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD-O, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, at least 60 days before the training date requested.

b. Participants in the AMEDD ECP ( AR 601-130 , chap 4) and officers delayed to study medicine, osteopathy, or dentistry may apply for participation in the Clinical Clerkship Training Program. Send applications through the deans of the medical or dental schools to HRC-STL early enough to reach TSG by 1 January.

c. ROTC officers delayed under this regulation may apply for participation in Reserve activities as a member of a specific troop program unit of the ARNGUS or USAR. Send applications to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, for approval. This paragraph does not apply to delayed officers who are in the Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP) or the ROTC Advanced Scholarship Program. Include the statements listed below.

(1) A statement from the ARNG or USAR unit commander that —

(a) There is a unit vacancy in a specified branch and SSI.

(b) The applicant is acceptable for assignment to the unit.

(c) The commander understands that the applicant will not be a deployable unit asset until he or she completes a resident officer basic course.

(d) The commander agrees to release the member for assignment to AD if selected by the Human Resources Command, Alexandria,VA (HRC-A).

(2) A statement (signed by applicant) of understanding that —

(a) Service will not be credited toward fulfillment of the obligation to perform AD or RFD, if assigned to an ARNG or USAR unit.

(b) Delay will automatically be terminated; the member will be ordered to AD with the unit, if the unit to which a member is assigned is mobilized or otherwise ordered to AD,.

(c) Delay must be renewed annually in accordance with instructions furnished by HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200.

(3) Approved applicants will be —

(a) Placed by HRC-STL in the branch and specialty called for by the unit vacancy. Only officers meeting the requirements in DA Pamphlet 611-21 may be assigned to an AMEDD branch. Applicants who are later selected for AD may be considered for branch transfer by HRC-A based on the needs of the Army.

(b) Required to renew their delay annually in accordance with instructions furnished by CG, HRC-STL.

d. ROTC officers appointed under the ECP are assigned to an ARNGUS or USAR unit and remain under the administrative control of the CG, HRC-STL. ECP officers will mobilize with their unit of assignment.

2-4. Delay categories

Delay categories authorized officer procurement program participants are as follows:

a. Category A.

(1) ROTC participants completing postgraduate studies.

(2) Participants in the AMEDD ECP ( AR 601-130 , chap 4).

b. Category B.

(1) ROTC officers awaiting professional licensing in a specialty allied to health or health related fields.

(2) A participant in an AMEDD officer procurement program other than participants in the AMEDD ECP.

c. Category C. Extreme personal or community hardship.

d. Category D. For other cogent reasons.

e. Category E. ROTC officers appointed under the ECP, assigned to an ARNG or USAR unit, and pursuing a bachelor's degree.

f. Category X. For administrative reasons when entry on AD or RFD is delayed because of processing. Applies when officers do not enter AD or RFD during the same month in which their category A, B, C, D, or, E delay terminates. This administrative delay is to be used solely for accounting purposes. (See table 2-1, rules 16 and 24 .)

Section II
Participants in ROTC Programs

2-5. Request for delay or exemption

a. Postgraduate delay.

(1) Eligibility. An ROTC graduate or potential graduate may request a postgraduate delay for one of the reasons and periods shown in table 2-1 . The guidelines below also apply. (For personnel under the ECP, see para 2-19 .)

(a) ROTC applicants must be enrolled for full-time graduate or professional study in an approved and recognized institution of higher education. Any law school attended must be approved by the American Bar Association. Classes must begin the first regular semester or quarter following appointment. Delay to attend an accredited or approved medical, dental, or veterinary school located in other than the 50 States, District of columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory is not authorized.

(b) Priority for approval of educational delay for scholarship cadets will be given to cadets requesting study in a discipline for which the Army has valid requirements.

(c) Delay to pursue a combined degree program (for example, juris doctorate/master of business administration) that would require a longer period than authorized to obtain a postgraduate degree is not authorized. (See table 2-1, rules 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , and 6 .)

(d) Delay to pursue graduate study in nursing requires approval of TSG.

(2) Period of delay. An initial educational delay (category A) may be granted in 1-year increments. (See para 2-6 for renewal of delay.)

(3) Applications. Applicants who are going beyond initial postgraduate delay will submit requests by formal letter ( fig 2-1 ), in triplicate. Send applications to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. Initial postgraduate delay applicants will use DA Form 591 (Application for Initial (Educational) Delay from Entry on Active Duty and Supplemental Agreement). Complete in triplicate. Follow the instructions on the form. Obtain verification of enrollment or acceptance for enrollment from the appropriate school official (part II, DA Form 591). One of the supplemental forms listed below must accompany DA Form 591. Send DA Forms 591 to the ROTC region commander. (Applicant is advised to retain a copy of all documents submitted.)

(a) DA Form 591a (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Initial Educational Delay)) to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984 or DA Form 591e (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Initial Educational Delay)) to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984.

(b) DA Form 591b (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement for Special Medical Program Participants) to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984 or DA Form 591g (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement for Special Medical Program Participants) to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984.

(c) DA Form 591c (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Army Chaplaincy)) to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984 or DA Form 591h (ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Army Chaplaincy)) to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984. This form will be completed only by students of religion theology who are preparing for the military chaplaincy. Include documentation requested for assignment to the staff specialist branch (chaplain candidate) special skill identifier (SSI) OOA56 ( AR 135-100 ). All other students of theology will complete DA Form 591a or DA Form 591e, as appropriate.

(d) DA Form 591d-R (ECP Student Supplemental Service Agreement (Postgraduate Delay)) to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984 or DA Form 591f-R (ECP Student Supplemental Service Agreement (Postgraduate Delay)) to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984. DA Forms 591d-R and 591f-R will be locally reproduced on 81/2 Χ 11 inch paper. Copies for local reproduction purposes are located at the back of this regulation. (See the section covering ECP participants, para 2-19 a .)

(4) Approval authority for initial postgraduate delay. Approval of initial delay to obtain a postgraduate degree is based on the Army's need for officers with advanced degrees in an academic discipline. The CG, HRC-A is the approval authority for these requests except requests for delay to pursue graduate studies in law or in medical related fields. In these areas, the approval of the Judge Advocate General (TJAG) or TSG, as appropriate, will be obtained by the CG, HRC-A.

(5) Processing initial postgraduate delay and requests. The ROTC Region commander will send DA Form 591 and appropriate supplemental form as described in ( 3 ) above to HRC-A, AHRC-OPP-P, Alexandria, VA 22332-0400. CG, HRC-A will approve or disapprove the requests for delay to pursue graduate studies in law or in medical related fields.

(a) The CG, HRC-A will obtain the approval of TJAG or TSG for initial postgraduate delay requests in the medical related fields or law. Approval to attend law school does not entitle one to be commissioned in the Judge Advocate General's Corps (JAGC) upon graduation from law school. An officer must still apply during his or her third year of law school and be competitively selected for JAGC. Law school performance will be a significant factor in the JAGC commissioning decision.

(b) The CG, HRC-A will notify the ROTC region commander of approval or disapproval on all requests.

(c) The ROTC region commander will notify the requester of the decision. If request is approved, the ROTC region commander will issue orders transferring the individual to USAR Control Group (OADO).

b. Further delay. An individual who has attained the degree objective for which granted a delay may be considered for further delay. Other types of further delay are listed below. Submit applications in triplicate to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132 -5200. Use the letter format in figure 2-1 and include the following documentary evidence.

(1) Personal hardship. (See para 2-13 d (2)( a ) .)

(2) Essentiality or community hardship. (See para 2-13 d (2)( b ) .)

(3) Employment.

(a) Seasonal. The employment must be the individual's normal occupation and primary source of income. Supporting documents must show that seasonal employment will not be available if the applicant is required to enter AD or RFD on the regularly scheduled date. (See explanation of seasonal employment in the glossary.)

(b) Initial. A statement from the employer certifying that initial employment will not be available if the applicant is required to enter AD or RFD on the regularly scheduled date. The statement must include training courses dates and certification that the member must accept the position. Also, include certification that the member must take training to insure reemployment upon completion of AD or RFD.

(4) Participation in a general election. A statement from an authorized representative of a recognized political party. It must say that the applicant is an official party candidate in a primary or general election for Congress or State public office (table 2-1, rule 13 ). Delay is not authorized to take part in preliminary political activities for nomination as an official party candidate.

(5) Federal or State appointment. Evidence of appointment to a Federal or State public office or to a Federal Court. (See table 2-1, rule 14 .)

(6) Professional license or certification. A copy of the Federal or State examination schedule and evidence showing acceptance to take the examination on a specific date. Delay for this reason does not apply to medical or dental officers. (See table 2-1, rules 8 and 12 .)

(7) Legal clerkship. Documentary evidence of acceptance to serve a legal clerkship (table 2-1, rule 5 ). HRC-STL will coordinate with TJAG and the appropriate career branch if the applicant is not selected for a commission in the JAGC.

(8) Pursuit of a doctoral degree when initial delay was for a master's degree. Approval will depend on the overall needs of the service for junior officers with a doctoral degree in the subject discipline. (See table 2-1, rule 7 .)

(9) Medical fitness delay. (See chap 5 for peacetime medical fitness procedures.) (For full mobilization, see chap 4, sec II ; for partial mobilization, see chap 4, sec III .)

c. Exemption. When information or documentary evidence reveals that total relief from the requirement to report for AD or RFD is justified, the member will be granted an exemption; processing will be under AR 135-133 and AR 135-175 .



Figure 2-1. Format for request for delayed entry on initial active duty or Reserve Forces Duty


2-6. Renewal of delay

Submit application for renewal of delay in accordance with HRC-STL instructions. An individual's delay may be terminated if the completed renewal form is not returned within 30 days.

2-7. Exception to maximum delay

Delay beyond the maximum period shown in rules 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , , 7 , and 11 of table 2-1 is not authorized unless an exception is granted by HQDA. Send application by letter ( fig 2-1 ) in triplicate to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. A request for exception to the maximum period in table 2-1 must give the reason and full justification for further delay. Justification may include (but is not limited to) the following documentary evidence:

a. Statements from a graduate school official or from the applicant if substantiated by the school official. These statements concern an individual's —

(1) Degree program and progress.

(2) Estimated date of completion of work, research, or presentation of thesis or dissertation.

b. Substantiating documents from an institution official. These are required if abnormal difficulty in completing classroom work, experiments, or research was caused by experiment failure or similar reasons.

c. Substantiating documents from a doctor or minister. These are required if abnormal difficulty in completing the degree program, classroom work, experiments, or research was caused by personal hardship or illness.

d. List of school requirements for completing the degree program. This is required for request for exception exceeding a total of 12 months. If the estimated date for completing the studies differs from the one given in the previously submitted request for delay, furnish justification for the change.

2-8. Reserve assignment

(See para 2-4 for description of delay categories.)

a. Officers granted a category A or B delay will be assigned to USAR Control Group (OADO), HRC-STL. ROTC region commanders will issue orders.

b. Officers granted a category E delay will be assigned to an ARNG or USAR unit. The CG, HRC-STL will retain administrative control. ROTC region commanders will issue orders.

c. Officers granted a category C or D delay will remain under the jurisdictional control of the ROTC region commander approving the delay, except as outlined in d below.

d. Officers elected or appointed to Congress, appointed to a Federal Court or to a Federal or State public office, and those elected to a public office of a State will be immediately transferred to USAR Control Group (Standby-Inactive).

e. Officers granted a category X delay will remain in their initial assignment.

Table 2-1. Reasons for Delay in Entry on AD/IADT/RFD
RULE If the member is and the reason for delay is — and documented as shown in para — then he or she may request delay by — and be placed in delay category for a period not to exceed which may be renewed Remarks
1 an ROTC officer to pursue a degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, osteopathy, optometry, sanitary engineering, social work, psychology, or podiatry 2-5a DA Form 591 and DA Form 591b / DA Form 591g or DA Form 591d-R / DA Form 591f-R A 12 months annually Student is automatically considered as a participant in the AMEDD Early Commissioning Program ( AR 601-130 ). Maximum delay will not exceed 48 months from date appointed. TSG may authorize further delay. (See note 1 .)
2   to study one of the Medical Allied Sciences listed in AR 680-29 and AR 601-25, paragraph 2-9b(5)(a) 2-5a DA Form 591 and DA Form 591a / DA Form 591e or DA Form 591d-R /DA Form 591f-R A 12 months annually   Maximum delay will not exceed 36 months. (See note 1.)
3   to pursue religious studies in preparation for the Army chaplaincy 2-5a DA Form 591 and DA Form 591c / DA Form 591h A 12 months annually Period required to complete studies.Scholarship Cadets will not be delayed to study Religion Theology. SS application in accordance with AR 135-100 . (See note 1 .)
4   to pursue a first degree in law (Bachelor of Laws or Doctor of Law) 2-5a DA Form 591 and DA Form 591a/ DA Form 591e or DA Form 591d-R/ DA Form 591f-R A 12 months annually Maximum delay will not exceed 36 months. (See note 1.)
5   to accept a legal clerkship 2-5b(7) letter ( fig 2-1 ) D 12 months not authorized Authorized for JAGC officers only, unless approved by HRC-STL.
6   to pursue a master's degree in any other subject discipline (includes religion other than 3 above) 2-5a DA Form 591 and DA Form 591a /DA Form 591e or DA Form 591d-R / DA Form 591f-R A 12 months annually maximum delay will not exceed 24 months. (See note 1 .)
7   to pursue a doctoral degree when initial delay was for a master's degree 2-5b(8) letter (fig 2-1) A 36 months (See note 2 .) not authorized An individual may apply when within 3 to 6 months of completing original degree objective.
8   to obtain a professional license in a specialty allied to a health or health related field 2-5b(6) letter (fig 2-1) B 12 months not authorized  
9   extreme personal hardship 2-5b(1) letter (fig 2-1) C 6 months see remarks may be renewed once with HQDA approval
10   extreme community hardship 2-5b(2) letter ( fig 2-1 ) C 6 months see remarks may be renewed once with HQDA approval
11   seasonal or initial employment 2-5b(3) letter (fig 2-1) D see remarks not authorized unless approved by HQDA the latest date-6 months from appointment or end of current delay
12 an ROTC officer to undergo Federal or State examination (other than fields of medicine) 2-5b(6) letter (fig 2-1) D see remarks not authorized the latest date-6 months from appointment or end of current delay
13   to participate in an election for Congress or State public office 2-5b(4) letter (fig 2-1) D see remarks   period needed for election results may be extended for outcome of a general election
14   appointment to a Federal or State public office or a Federal Court 2-5b(5) letter (fig 2-1) D see remarks   until termination of Federal or State appointment
15   temporary medical disqualification 5-1a letter (fig 2-1) D 6 months not authorized as recommended by a physician, subject to review by a designated AMEDD representative
16   for administrative reasons 2-4f NA X NA NA used solely for reporting purposes
17 an AMEDD officer to obtain a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree (health professional programs) (chap 4, AR 601-130 ) and applicable DA directives on AMEDD officer procurement programs) 2-13b not required A 12 months annually maximum delay will not exceed 48 months from appointment date. TSG may authorize further delay
18   to pursue a degree in psychology (chap 4, AR 601-130) 2-13b(6) letter B 12 months annually when approved by HQDA (SGPE-PDM)
19   to complete internship, or first year graduate medical education (under applicable DA directive on AMEDD officer procurement programs) 2-13b not required B 12 months see remarks renewal is not authorized unless an exception is granted by TSG
20   to complete residency training (AR 601-25, AR 351-3 , AR 135-101 , and applicable DA directives on AMEDD officer procurement programs) 2-13b (2) , ( 4 ), ( 5 ) letter B 12 months annually See Note 3 .
21   extreme personal hardship sec VI , sec III chap 2 letter C 6 months see remarks one renewal not to exceed 6 months in exceptional cases
22   extreme community hardship (essentiality) sec V , sec III chap 2 letter C 6 months see remarks one renewal not to exceed 6 months in exceptional cases
23   temporary medical disqualification chap 5 letter ( fig. 2-1 ) D 6 months not authorized as recommended by a physician subject to review by a designated AMEDD representative
24   for administrative reasons 2-4f NA X NA NA used solely for reporting purposes
25 enlisted member ordered to IADT extreme personal hardship 3-3a letter C 270 days see remarks one renewal with State Adjutant General or HRC-STL approval, not to exceed 3 months
26   to obtain a security clearance 3-3b NA D see remarks not authorized date clearance is granted, or 1 year, whichever is earlier
27   to coincide with a special MOS school course date 3-3c NA D see remarks not authorized entry date of the school course or 1 year, whichever is earlier
28   enrollment (or prospective enrollment) in college 3-3d letter A see remarks not authorized to complete the current quarter, trimester, or semester in which enrolled
29   temporary medical disqualification 3-2b , 5-1 letter D 6 months see remarks not authorized as recommended by a physician, subject to review by a designated AMEDD representative
30   to complete high school graduation requirements 3-3f letter D see remarks not authorized delay may not exceed the first available training quota following the summer session. See para 3-3f(2) for limitations for alternate training program members.
31 Mobilized high school attendance 4-2a(4) letter A see remarks not authorized age 20, or date of graduation, whichever is earlier
32   extreme personal hardship 4-5b letter C 30 days see remarks when warranted delay may be renewed for 30 days
33   extreme community hardship 4-5b letter C 30 days see remarks when warranted delay may be renewed for 30 days
34   temporary medical disqualification 4-3a(2) , ( 3 ) and 4-12 letter D 30 days    
35   administrative reasons 2-4f NA X 30 days 30 days used for administrative purposes only. Total maximum delay will not exceed 60 days
36 Mobilized from Standby extreme personal hardship 4-2b letter C 60 days not authorized  
37   temporary medical disqualification chap 4 letter D 6 months not authorized as recommended by a physician subject to review by a designated AMEDD representative

Notes:
1. DA Forms
591a , 591b , 591c , and 591d-R pertain to delays in the described categories to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984. DA Forms 591e , 591g , 591h , and 591f-R pertain to delays to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984.
2. Approval of a delay to earn a doctoral degree will be as an exception to policy. Requests will be considered only for study in a field in which the Army has a requirement for a junior officer with a doctoral degree.
3. Maximum delay for residency will be the period tentatively approved at time of initial residency delay. For doctors of medicine and osteopathy, maximum delay for residency will not exceed the minimum period specified by the appropriate specialty board or teaching hospital concerned.

2-9. Responsibilities

a. ROTC region commanders and the CG, HRC-STL, are responsible for the Military Personnel Records Jacket U.S. Army (MPRJ) and strength accountability of officers under their jurisdictional control.

b. ROTC region commanders will —

(1) Process requests for initial delay, determine eligibility for delay (except requests for postgraduate delay), and inform applicants of final decision on all requests.

(2) Remind applicants of their responsibility to report changes shown in DA Form 591, part III, and to request renewal of delay.

(3) Assign officers as prescribed in paragraph 2-8 .

(4) Appoint in the basic branch and specialty required by the ARNG or USAR unit those cadets approved for appointment under the ECP with assignment to an ARNG or USAR unit. (Officers may be assigned to the Army Nurse Corps after they meet all eligibility criteria.) All other officers will be branched and designated an accession specialty when selected for Regular Army, AD, RFD, assigned to a unit, or approved for educational delay.

(5) Detail officers to a branch as follows:

(a) Detail to branch undesignated — Officers delayed to study any of the major subject codes listed under Medical Allied Science of AR 680-29 and table 2-2 . Also include in this group individuals completing licensure, clinical affiliations, or internships for professional qualification in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or dietetics.

(b) Detail to Staff Specialty Branch (SSI OOA56) — Officers delayed to study religion theology (Army Competitive Category, code (ACC)) in preparation for an Army chaplaincy (officers not preparing for the chaplaincy will not be detailed).

c. The CG, HRC- A will —

(1) Approve or disapprove requests for initial delay to obtain postgraduate degrees except delays in law or in medical related fields.

(2) Obtain TJAG or TSG approval on requests for initial delay to obtain postgraduate degrees in law or in medical related fields.

(3) Assign a mobilization branch to all officers entering an educational delay.

d. TSG will approve or disapprove requests for initial delay to obtain postgraduate degrees in medical related fields.

e. TJAG will approve or disapprove requests for initial delay to obtain postgraduate degrees in law.

Table 2-2. Educational Subject Codes for Branch Detail
Code Subject Minimum degree for which delay granted
BHA Health service administration Master's degree
CCP Environmental health engineering Bachelor's degree
CCE Sanitary science and/or environmental health science Bachelor's degree
KXX Pharmacy Bachelor's degree
LXX Optometry Doctoral degree
DCB Entomology Master's degree
DCD Parasitology Master's degree
DCG Medical microbiology Master's degree
GKF Biomedical engineering Bachelor's degree

Notes:
. See
AR 680-29 for additional major subject codes.

2-10. Failure to graduate

Officers who leave school or fail to get the degree for which delayed will be required to perform AD or RFD in accordance with the terms of their signed supplemental agreement. When an officer was delayed to obtain a qualifying degree in a health or health related field, HQDA will determine the branch and specialty in which ordered to AD or RFD.

2-11. ROTC Officer Accession Program booklet

All ROTC graduating cadets and officers completing an educational delay will be furnished the ROTC Officer Accession program Booklet. The booklets will be forwarded and processed as prescribed in the annual HQDA letter concerning the ROTC officer accessioning program.

Section III
Participants in Health Professional Programs

2-12. General

a. A health professional may be delayed from entry on AD or RFD for one of the reasons shown in table 2-1 if DA eligibility requirements are met; if the health professional is a member of the ROTC, then the requirements in section II are met. (See sections V and VI for essentiality or community hardship requests from Medical Corps (MC) and Dental Corps (DC) officers; para 2-13 d (2) covers hardship for other health professionals.)

b. When the instructions in this section conflict with those in DA Pamphlet 310-1 , AR 135-101 , AR 351-3 , AR 601-130 , and AR 601-141 , this section will apply.

c. For exemptions, also see paragraph 2-5 c .

2-13. Periods of delay

a. Authorized periods.

(1) The period of delay authorized will be based on the time required to attain a qualifying degree in a health or health-related field; it may include the period needed to complete the first-year graduate medical education (internship).

(2) Delay (initial and renewal) of a participant in a health professional program will be granted in increments not to exceed 1 year.

(3) Delay to complete graduate school or first-year graduate medical (internship) or dental education beyond the maximum period (table 2-1) is not authorized unless an exception is approved by HQDA (SGPE-PDM).

(4) See paragraph 2-15 for exceptions to maximum delay.

b. Initial delay. Participants in the health professional programs listed below are automatically granted an initial delay. (See table 2-1, rules 17 , 18 , 19 , and 20 .)

(1) AMEDD ECP (AR 601-130, chap 4).

(2) Participants in the residency delay program are graduate physicians appointed under AR 135-101; they are delayed to complete residency training when approved by TSG.

(3) Participants in announced programs established by DA to provide delays for postgraduate training. This applies during Selective Service System calls for health professionals (specialist registrants).

(4) ROTC graduates and graduates of the AMEDD ECP who are reappointed to the MC to complete a year of first-year graduate education or internship. Renewal of delay may be requested for residency training. (See para 2-14 a (2) .)

(5) ROTC graduates and graduates of the AMEDD ECP who are reappointed to the DC may participate in civilian internship or residency training. (See para 2-14(2).)

(6) Applicants approved for doctoral training in psychology. To qualify for delay to obtain a Ph.D. in psychology ( AR 601-130 , chap 4), a student must demonstrate potential for admission to a doctoral program acceptable to TSG. Send applications by letter (in triplicate) to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. Applicants delayed incur a 3-year active duty obligation (table 2-1, rule 18 ).

(7) Students in the Reserve of the Army Medical, Osteopathic, Dental, and Veterinary Student Commissioning Programs (Army Reserve).

(8) US Army HPSP. Submit applications in accordance with AR 601-141 .

c. Other delays. Individuals may be delayed to complete the following professional qualifications.

(1) Occupational therapy certification.

(2) Physical therapy licensure.

(3) Dietetic registration.

d. Categories of delay. (See para 2-4 for description of delay categories.)

(1) Categories A and B. A health professional is initially delayed when accepted into an AMEDD officer procurement program. An ROTC cadet is initially delayed (category A) under section II and thereafter considered a health professional program participant. Process renewal and further delay of all health professionals under this section ( para 2-14 ).

(2) Category C. A health professional may be granted a category C delay when entry on AD or RFD would result in extreme personal or community hardship. As soon as the hardship occurs, send applications by letter (in triplicate) ( fig 2-1 ) to the commander having jurisdictional control over the member. A complete request for delay or exemption must be received by the CG, HRC-STL, within 30 days of the date orders are published. Requests received after the 30-day period will not be processed; the applicant will be required to report for AD or RFD as scheduled.

(a) Personal hardship. Applications will include the date the hardship occurred and documentary evidence to show that entry on AD or RFD would have a substantial adverse effect on an individual's immediate family. Changed income and separation from the family are normal occurrences in military service and are not considered hardship. Paragraph 2-28 b (2) gives examples of cases that may be considered sufficient to justify delayed entry.

(b) Essentiality and community hardship. Applications must be motivated by critical national or community need; they are not to be for the personal benefit of the applicant. Include evidence to show that service performed is essential to the maintenance of health, safety, or welfare of the applicant's community or the nation. Also, include evidence that the service cannot be performed by another person in the community.

(3) Category E. ROTC officers appointed under the ECP are initially delayed to obtain a bachelor's degree. Officers who are initially delayed in category E who are later granted a postgraduate delay will be placed in delay category A or B depending on their objective.

(4) Medical fitness delay. See chapter 5 for peacetime medical fitness procedures. For full mobilization, see chapter 4, section II . For partial mobilization, see chapter 4, section III .

2-14. Renewal of delay

a. Categories A and B. (See para 2-4 for description of delay categories.)

(1) Except as described in ( 2 ) below, submit applications for renewal of delay in accordance with instructions provided by HRC-STL. An individual's delay status may be terminated for failure to complete and return the renewal form within 30 days after receipt.

(2) An officer granted a category B delay to complete a first-year graduate medical (internship) or dental education (paras 2-13 b (4) and ( 5 )) may be eligible to enter further delay to pursue residency training. Send applications for delay for residency training in triplicate letter form ( fig 2-1 ) through HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200 to HQDA(SGPE-PD), Washington, DC 20324-2000; send them at the time prescribed each year in the announcement listing specialties in which delays will be considered. Approved requests will be limited in number and specialties according to the needs of the AMEDD. HRC-STL will insure that selectees annually request renewal to continue residency training.

(3) Doctors of medicine and osteopathy must obtain advance approval to enter a residency program or additional specialty training that exceeds the requirement of the specialty board or teaching hospital. (See the Director of Residency Training Program of the American Medical Association or the Directory of the American Osteopathy Association.) Advance approval is required to enter a residency program if changes are made in the type of residency program for which an individual was originally approved. Send requests for exception through HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, to HQDA(SGPE-PD), Washington, DC 20324-2000.

b. Category C. Send request for renewal of category C in the same format as the initial request. (See para 2-13 d (2) .) Requests will be approved by HRC-STL only in exceptional cases. When the hardship continues for a long time (normally more than 1 year) and cannot be lessened by a temporary delay, action will be taken to remove the officer from the Ready Reserve ( AR 135-133 ).

2-15. Exception to maximum delay

Exception beyond the maximum period ( table 2-1 ) is not authorized unless approved by TSG. Send applications by letter (fig 2-1) in triplicate through HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200, to HQDA(SGPE-PD), Washington, DC 20324-2000. A request for exception to the maximum period in table 2-1 must give the reason and full justification for further delay. Justification may include (but is not limited to) the documentary evidence described in paragraph 2-7 a , b , c , and d .

2-16. Responsibilities

a. The Surgeon General. TSG is responsible for overall monitorship of USAR commissioned officers who are delayed to participate in AMEDD personnel procurement programs and ROTC health professional program participants requesting delays from entry on AD or RFD.

b. ROTC region commanders. ROTC commanders are responsible for ROTC health professional program participants described in section II. Commanders are also responsible for the MPRJ and strength accountability of these individuals.

c. CG, HRC-STL. The CG, HRC- STL will —

(1) Maintain MPRJ and strength accountability of officers in health professional programs under HRC-STL's control. Prepare a listing by discipline and graduation date of all officers delayed to study any health profession. The listing will be sent to HQDA(SGPE-PD) quarterly.

(2) Take actions listed in section II concerning ROTC health professionals.

(3) Appoint or transfer health professionals to the appropriate branch on completion of all basic educational and professional requirements. Schedule officers for AD or RFD based on instructions from TSG.

(4) Promote officers under HRC-STL's jurisdiction. When officers are assigned to ARNG or USAR units, promotion action is the responsibility of the unit commander, area commander, or State adjutant general, as appropriate.

(5) Retain under HRC-STL's jurisdictional control all participants who desire AD or RFD either immediately after first-year graduate medical education or internship or by the end of the calendar year.

(6) Monitor and control all health professionals in the USAR Control Group (OADO). This includes delays, delay renewals, exemption, transfer to Standby Reserve, and discharge. Refer requests for initial delay, extension, and changes in postgraduate training to HQDA(SGPE-PD) for comment. Advise applicants of decision and furnish copy to HQDA(SGPE-PD).

(7) Furnish officers the necessary forms and instructions to apply for renewal of delay ( para 2-14 ).

(8) Inform officer of individual responsibility to report changes affecting delay status ( d below).

d. Individual responsibility. An officer granted a delay in entry on AD or RFD will report any change affecting delay status to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. Some of the conditions that require reporting are —

(1) Failure to complete the education for which delay was granted.

(2) A move or transfer from the designated educational institution.

(3) Change in studies.

(4) Change from full-time study to part-time study.

(5) The conditions requiring delay no longer exist.

(6) A degree is granted. The date of graduation properly authenticated by a school official must be furnished.

(7) First-year graduate medical education, internship, or residency is completed or terminated.

(8) Failure to pass qualifying professional examination.

2-17. Failure to graduate

An officer who fails to successfully complete the course of study for which a category A delay was granted will be processed as follows:

a. An ROTC officer will be required to perform the initial period of AD or RFD per the terms of the signed supplemental agreement completed in accordance with paragraph 2-5 a (3) .

b. A participant in an AMEDD officer procurement program will be ordered to AD if HQDA determines the officer can be used effectively in any branch of service. The officer will be reappointed, if appropriate, and ordered to AD for the period specified in the agreement entered into when approved for participation in the program. If HQDA determines that the officer cannot be effectively used, the officer will be processed for discharge ( AR 135-175 ).

c. Participants in the Medical, Osteopathic, Dental and Veterinary Student Commissioning Program will be required to complete 8 years of service (6 years for those appointed before 1 June 1984) as shown below. Persons who meet the professional qualifications in AR 135-101, paragraph1-11d(1) in the Medical Service Corps (MSC). All others will will serve be assigned to a branch for which qualified.

(1) Service required of statutorily obligated members will be based on the needs of the service as shown below. They will be assigned to —

(a) Active duty, or

(b) A troop program unit (TPU), or

(c) USAR Control Group (Annual Training).

(2) Nonstatutorily obligated members will be assigned to USAR Control Group (Reinforcement) unless they voluntarily join a TPU.

Section IV
Participants in Early Commissioning Programs

2-18. Initial delay

a. ROTC and MJC graduates may be delayed for not more than 36 months to obtain a bachelor's degree. An initial delay is automatically granted when accepted in the ECP. Delay to obtain a bachelor's degree is not authorized persons appointed under the AMEDD ECP. See AR 601-130 , chapter 4, for details on the AMEDD ECP.

b. the initial delay will terminate on —

(1) Graduation.

(2) Failure to enroll in a bachelor's program.

(3) Disenrollment from college.

(4) Failure to obtain a bachelor's degree within 36 months.

2-19. Postgraduate delay and miscellaneous delays

a. Postgraduate delay.

(1) Officers requesting further delay after receiving the bachelor's degree for which initially delayed must complete the forms shown below:

(a) DA Form 591.

(b) DA Form 591d-R to ROTC contracts executed before 1 June 1984 or DA Form 591f-R to ROTC contracts executed on and after 1 June 1984. This form will be locally reproduced on 81/2 Χ 11-inch paper, printed head to head. A copy for local reproduction is located at the back of this regulation.

(2) Officers granted postgraduate delay must annually renew their delays in accordance with instructions from CG, HRC-STL.

b. Personal hardship. (See para 2-13 d (2)( a ) .)

c. Essentiality and community hardship. (See para 2-13 d (2)( b ) .)

d. Medical fitness delay. See chapter 5 for peacetime medical fitness procedures. (For full mobilization, see chap 4, sec II ; for partial mobilization, see chap 4, sec III .)

e. Exemption. (See para 2-5 c .)

2-20. Delay control

The CG, HRC-STL, will establish controls to process early commissioned officers as prescribed below.

a. On graduation —

(1) Schedule Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty officers for RFD and issue ADT orders.

(2) Notify all other officers of the requirement to apply for RA, AD, RFD, and graduate delay status in accordance with the annual HQDA letter concerning ROTC officer accessioning programs.

b. Officers whose delay is terminated for a reason shown in paragraph 2-18 b (2) , ( 3 ), or ( 4 ) will be processed as follows:

(1) Nonscholarship officers will be selected and scheduled for RFD.

(2) Scholarship officers will be reported to the CG, HRC-A (AHRC-OPP-P).

Section V
Essentiality or Community Hardship of Medical and Dental Program Participants

2-21. Request for delay or exemption

a. Category C delay or exemption. A USAR MC or DC officer may request a category C delay or an exemption for alleged essentiality or community hardship. This section does not apply to individuals participating in the U.S. Army HPSP.

b. Period of delay. A request for delay for community essentiality or hardship may be approved for a period not to exceed 6 months (table 2-1, rule 22 ). This delay may be extended for 6 months or a maximum total of 1 year.

2-22. Initial applications for delay or exemption

a. Processing.

(1) As soon as the problem occurs, send applications (in triplicate) to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. A complete request for delay or exemption must be received by HRC-STL within 30 days of the date active duty orders are published. Requests received after the 30-day period will not be processed; the applicant will be required to report for active duty as scheduled. The officer or the employer may submit applications.

(2) Applications will be processed by a board of officers. (See para 2-24 .)

(3) An applicant for exemption may be offered a 6-month delay instead of a denial. This may occur if a community hardship exists that may be eliminated or lessened within a year. Before the 6-month period expires, the applicant must submit a new application based on the circumstances in the community at that time. (See para 2-5 c for additional information on exemptions.)

b. Eligibility. Delay will be granted only when all of the conditions below are met.

(1) The officer must be performing (at the time of application) a health service needed by the community. The service must be essential to the health, safety, or welfare of the officer's community. Those who have never regularly performed in a community that is said to suffer hardship are not eligible for delay or exemption.

(2) The service cannot be performed by other people in the community.

(3) The officer cannot be replaced (before date scheduled to report for AD) by another qualified person in the community.

(4) There is reasonable assurance that the officer can be replaced in the community within the authorized period of delay.

(5) Applications must be motivated by critical national or community need. They must not be for the personal benefit of the individual.

c. Documentary evidence. Applications will include at least the following evidence.

(1) A statement from the State Professional Association showing the number of personnel in the area who have similar qualifications or who are performing the same or similar service.

(2) Letters from at least five disinterested persons saying how the officer's withdrawal from the community would affect its health, safety, or welfare. Additionally, the letters will include actions to get a replacement.

(3) The expected date within the authorized 6-month delay that a replacement will be available to eliminate or lessen the hardship. Include a record of attempts (if any) by the community to attract alternative services.

2-23. Request for renewal of delay

Requests for renewal will be processed the same as for an initial request. (See para 2-22 .) The following additional instructions apply to renewals:

a. Send applications no later than 30 days before the initial delay expires.

b. If it is determined that the hardship can be eliminated or lessened within the renewal period, then the request may be approved.

c. If renewal is granted, send a copy of the approved renewal to HQDA (SGPE-PD), 1900 Half St., SW, Washington, DC 20324-2000.

d. If the hardship cannot be eliminated or lessened by a temporary delay (normally 1 year), action will be taken to remove the officer from the Ready Reserve ( AR 135-133 ).

2-24. Board of officers

a. A DA Board will be convened at HRC-STL to consider applications sent by or in behalf of MC or DC officers. At least one member of the board will be an officer of the AMEDD and senior to the officer whose case is being considered. The board proceedings will be as prescribed by the CG, HRC-STL. ( AR 15-6 does not apply to these proceedings.) Personal appearance before the board of officers is not authorized.

b. The board will recommend approval or disapproval of all requests. Board approval of an application for exemption must include a recommendation for removal from the Ready Reserve. (See para 4-11 .) The board may recommend delay in lieu of exemption if in its opinion a disapproval request for exemption warrants delay.

2-25. Board decisions

The CG, HRC- STL will —

a. Issue orders when delay or exemption is granted.

b. Disapprove board recommendations only when the disapproval results in action more favorable to the applicant, or when the board's findings and recommendations are not supported by substantial evidence in the record.

c. Insure that final action is taken on board-approved requests for exemption.

d. Inform the applicant of the board's decision and of the right to appeal a denied request for delay or exemption ( para 2-26 ).

e. Furnish HQDA(SGPE-PD) copies of orders and communications about board decisions.

2-26. Appeal procedures

An applicant requesting delay or exemption will be notified of the reason for denial. The applicant or employer may appeal directly to the Adjutant General (HQDA (DAAG-TCZ-C)), who will make a final decision on the appeal. An appeal must be submitted within 15 days of receipt of the denial letter.

Section VI
Extreme Personal Hardship of Medical and Dental Program Participants

2-27. Request for delay or exemption

a. Category C delay or exemption. A USAR officer of the MC or DC may request a category C delay or an exemption when an extreme personal hardship arises or was aggravated following appointment. It must be shown that entry on AD would have a substantial adverse effect on an individual's immediate family. The inconvenience of changed income and separation from an officer's family are normal occurrences in military service and are not considered a hardship. (See para 2-28 for eligibility and required evidence.)

b. Period of delay. Request for delay may be approved for no longer than 6 months (table 2-1, rule 21 ). In exceptional cases the delay may be extended for 6 months or a maximum total of 1 year.

2-28. Initial applications for delay or exemption

a. Processing.

(1) As soon as the hardship occurs, send applications (in triplicate) to HRC-STL, ATTN: AHRC-RDD, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. A complete request for delay or exemption must be received by HRC-STL within 30 days of the date orders are published. Requests received after the 30-day period will not be processed; the applicant will be required to report for AD as scheduled.

(2) Applications will be processed by a board of officers. (See para 2-24 and 2-25 for DA board information and para 2-26 for appeal procedures.)

(3) An applicant for exemption may be offered a 6-month delay instead of a denial. This may occur if a hardship exists that may be eliminated or lessened within a year. Before the 6-month period expires, the applicant must submit a new application based on the circumstances at that time.

b. Eligibility.

(1) An applicant will not be exempted from entry on AD unless —

(a) The hardship is permanent and cannot be lessened or eliminated by delaying entry on AD.

(b) The officer has made every reasonable effort without success to lessen or eliminate the hardship.

(c) Exemption and removal is the only readily available means of eliminating or lessening the hardship.

(2) The following are examples of cases that may be considered sufficient to justify delayed entry on AD. (Documentary evidence for MC and DC applications is shown in c below.)

(a) A physician indicates that life expectancy of the patient is 60 days or less.

(b) A physician indicates that the patient's recovery would be seriously impaired if the officer were not present.

(c) A member of the officer's immediate family has a serious illness or is involved in an accident; therefore, important responsibilities are placed on the officer because they cannot be assumed by anyone else.

(d) More than one family member of the officer's immediate family is seriously injured. This would be justification even if there were no additional problems or limited life expectancy.

(e) Hardship situations that may not specifically meet the above requirement. These would justify delay if the officer's entry on AD would cause severe and unusual hardship for either the officer or the officer's immediate family.

c. Documentary evidence. Include the appropriate evidence listed below. (Normally evidence will be in affidavit form.)

(1) Affidavits submitted by or in behalf of the officer's family. These must be affidavits from at least two disinterested persons or agencies having firsthand knowledge of the circumstances. The affidavits from disinterested persons or agencies will include reasons within their knowledge that the officer is the only person who can resolve the hardship.

(2) Financial reasons. If the application is based on financial problems, give the names, ages, occupations, home addresses, and monthly incomes of other members of the officer's family. (See para 2-27 a .)

(3) Disability or illness of the immediate family. Send a physician's statement showing the nature of the illness or disability and the prognosis for recovery. In the case of disability, the statements will include the date the disability occurred.

2-29. Request for renewal of delay

Request for renewal will be processed the same as for an initial request ( para 2-28 ). (See para 2-23 for additional instructions on renewals.)

Chapter 3
Enlisted Members Ordered to Initial Active Duty for Training

3-1. Initial active duty for training for enlisted personnel

Nonprior service enlisted personnel (ARNG and USAR) must enter training within the period prescribed by AR 135-200, paragraph , 6-5a unless delayed for a reason shown in table 2-1 (rules 25 through 30 ). (See para 3-3 for delays.) These personnel are required to enter on IADT as soon as training quotas are available. They must be prepared to comply with IADT orders at anytime. (See para 3-2 for procedures for medically disqualified Alternate Training Program members.) The requirement to complete IADT does not apply to individuals who are enlisted and assigned to USAR Control Group (ROTC) as a prerequisite for enrollment in the ROTC program (advanced course or scholarship program).

3-2. Medical disqualification of alternate training program members

a. Some enlisted personnel are scheduled for alternate training. These are enlisted personnel who cannot complete basic training (BT) and advanced individual training (AIT) during one continuous IADT period because of school or seasonal employment. During the first phase of training, the member completes BT. After successful completion of Phase I (BT), the member is released from IADT, returns home, and begins training with assigned unit. Within 1 year after completing BT, the member will again enter on IADT to complete Phase II (AIT).

b. When a member of the alternate training program is medically disqualified after completing Phase I (BT) but before entering Phase II of IADT, the following procedures will apply:

(1) Members who are temporarily medically disqualified will be delayed from AIT as prescribed in chapter 5 on peacetime medical fitness procedures. Members with medical disqualification's curable within less than 6 months will be retained in the unit and granted excused absence from unit training. The unit commander will notify the appropriate Military Entrance Processing Station to cancel current Phase II training reservation. A new training reservation will be made within 10 days after individual is found qualified for duty. When the disqualification is curable within 6 months to 1 year, the unit commander will initiate action to transfer the member to USAR Control Group (Standby). Send the MPRJ and documentary evidence required by AR 135-91 , 5-15 b , to Human Resources Command, ATTN: DARP-ZSG, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200. Temporarily disqualified members of the ARNG will be assigned per current National Guard directives.

(2) The unit commander will initiate action to have members discharged who are found permanently medically disqualified under procurement standards.

(3) ARNG members who no longer meet the minimum physical profile of the military occupational specialty (MOS) for which enlisted (required by Recruit Quota System (REQUEST)) will be offered a unit vacancy for which qualified. Training quotas must be available and secured. The following procedures apply to these personnel:

(a) Those who qualify for another vacancy/MOS will be required to sign a statement. In this statement, they will waive training in the MOS for which enlisted and accept training in the alternate MOS for which medically and otherwise qualified. The statement will include that failure to accept the vacancy/MOS training will result in transfer to the IRR. If applicable, the member will also be informed in writing that transfer to the IRR will stop continued eligibility and participation in a Selected Reserve Incentive Program.

(b) The unit commander will initiate action to have members who do not accept or qualify for the alternate vacancy/MOS transferred to the IRR to complete their military service obligation.

(4) USAR members who no longer meet the minimum physical profile of the MOS for which enlisted (required by REQUEST) will be offered an MOS for which qualified, regardless of unit vacancies. Training quotas must be available and secured. The following procedures apply to these personnel:

(a) Those who qualify for another MOS within the current unit of assignment will be required to sign a statement. In this statement, they will waive training in the MOS for which enlisted. They will accept training in the alternate MOS for which medically and otherwise qualified. The statement will include that failure to accept the MOS training will result in transfer to the IRR. If applicable, the member will also be informed in writing that transfer to the IRR will stop continued eligibility and participation in a Selected Reserve Incentive Program.

(b) Those who do not qualify for another MOS within the current unit of assignment will be offered an MOS for which qualified in another unit that is within commuting distance of the member's present address. The Major United States Army Reserve Command (MUSARC) will be contacted, if necessary, for assistance in determining another USAR unit for assignment. The individual will be required to sign a statement. In this statement, he or she will waive assignment to the unit and training in the MOS for which enlisted. The member will accept assignment and training in the alternate unit and MOS for which medically and otherwise qualified. The statement will include that failure to accept the unit assignment and MOS training will result in transfer to the IRR. If applicable, the member will also be informed in writing that transfer to the IRR will stop continued eligibility and participation in a Selected Reserve Incentive Program.

(c) The unit commander will initiate action to have members transferred to the IRR who do not accept or qualify for assignment under the provisions of ( a ) and ( b ) above.

3-3. Delay and exemption

Enlisted members must enter training as described in paragraph 3-1 unless delayed for one of the following reasons:

a. Personal hardship (table 2-1, rule 25). Applications will include date the hardship occurred and documentary evidence to show that the entry on IADT would have a substantial adverse effect on an individual's immediate family. For examples of cases that may be considered sufficient to justify delayed entry, see paragraph 2-28 b (2) . (Substitute enlisted for officer in these examples.) Refer only to those references. Do not follow the documentary evidence requirements in that paragraph. The rest of that section applies only to MC and DC program participants. Also, for enlisted personnel, changed income and financial problems may be considered for personal hardship delay.

b. Security clearance (table 2-1, rule 26). An enlisted member may be delayed from entry on IADT if the processing of the security clearance is not completed by the time of scheduled training.

c. Special MOS school course date (table 2-1 rule 27). An enlisted member may be delayed from entry on IADT if the position vacancy for which enlisted requires specialized MOS training at infrequently or irregularly conducted school courses.

d. Enrollment (or prospective enrollment) in college (table 2-1, rule 28).

(1) Verification of college enrollment from the appropriate school official is required. The statement will include the ending date of the current quarter, trimester, or semester.

(2) An enlisted member who is ordered (or alerted) to enter IADT within 150 days after date of enlistment may not be delayed for this reason.

e. Temporary medical disqualification (table 2-1, rule 29). See chapter 5 . (For personnel under the alternate training program, see para 3-2 b .)

f. Required to attend a high school summer session (table 2-1, rule 30).

(1) An enlisted member may be delayed when required to attend a summer session to graduate. Verification from the appropriate school official is required.

(2) Alternate Training Program members may be delayed under this program as shown below.

(a) They enter the second phase of training on the first available quota after the summer session.

(b) The delay does not exceed 1 year from the date the first phase of training was completed. Delays that exceed this period require appropriate area command approval in coordination with the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR), ATTN: DAAR-OTI, Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-2418. NGB approval is required for ARNG members. Send requests for exception to NGB-ARP-E, Washington, DC 20310-2500.

g. Exemption. When information or documentary evidence reveals that total relief from the requirement to report for IADT is justified, the member will be granted an exemption. Processing will be under AR 135-133 , AR 135-178 , or NGR 600-200 .

3-4. Exception to delay periods

The authorities listed below are authorized to delay entry on IADT beyond the periods prescribed by AR 135-200, paragraph 6-5a and NGR 600-200. (See para 3-1 .) They are authorized to delay entry only for one of the reasons and periods described in table 2-1 . Authorized delays for rules 25 , 26 , and 27 of table 2-1 will not exceed a period of 1 year from date of enlistment unless approved personally by the Secretary of the Army. Delay for a reason not shown in table 2-1 requires approval by the CG, HRC-STL. Disapproved requests for delay must be appealed through channels. (See chap 6 on appeals.)

a. Area commanders for USAR.

b. State adjutants general for ARNG.

c. CG, HRC-STL for members of USA Mobilization Support Detachment (HRC-STL augmentation).

Chapter 4
Delay and Exemption During Mobilization

Section I
Partial and Full Mobilization

4-1. General

This chapter applies when units or members of the IRR and Standby Reserve are ordered to AD during a mobilization. (See sec II for additional information that applies only to full mobilization.) (See sec III for additional information that applies only to partial mobilization.)

4-2. Availability

a. Ready Reserve members. All Ready Reserve members will be prepared to report for AD within 24 hours after notification unless an exception is authorized as listed below. Personnel must make advance arrangements to meet business, personal, and other responsibilities to ensure that they are able to meet reporting times when mobilized. (Commanders must maintain a high level of personal readiness awareness.) Personnel will not be delayed or excused because of civilian employment or occupation. Exceptions are made for the following persons:

(1) Nonunit AMEDD officers participating in an educational delay program in a health or health related field. These officers are not available during a mobilization unless specifically authorized in special instructions issued by HQDA.

(2) MC officers serving in a first-year graduate medical education or internship programs. These officers are not available for mobilization until their training is completed.

(3) Rescinded.

(4) High school attendees. If a member is alerted for mobilization and in high school, verification of high school attendance is required from the appropriate high school official. (See table 2-1, rule 31 .)

(5) Hospital personnel. For full mobilization, see para 4-3 a (2) and ( 3 ). For partial mobilization, see section III , this chapter.

(6) Medical specialist registrants. Their availability will be determined by the Director of Selective Service ( AR 601-54 ). Those determined available will be processed as follows:

(a) Registrants who have not accepted appointment (executed an oath of office). Request for delay must be concurrently submitted to the local board and the appropriate State Director of Selective Service.

(b) Registrants who have accepted USAR appointments. These personnel are under the jurisdictional control of area commanders. Delay or exemption may be authorized only when documentary evidence substantiates that a hardship developed since the oath of office was executed. (See para 2-13 d (2)( a ) for other evidence required for a personal hardship request.)

b. Standby Reserve members. Members of the Standby Reserve will be ordered to AD when authorized by HQDA. A Standby Reserve member may be delayed for a reason and period shown in table 2-1, rules 36 and 37 . All other Standby Reserve members ordered to AD must report for AD within 24 hours after notified to report. They will report for AD and be considered for separation under policies established for the active Army. (For personal hardship (table 2-1, rule 36) applications, see para 2-13 d (2)( a ).)

c. Eligibility for removal from Ready Reserve status during mobilization. Documentary evidence must show that before the date of alert or order to AD a request for removal from the Ready reserve was submitted. If request was not submitted, send documentary evidence to show that there were good and sufficient reasons for not submitting the request. The circumstances must qualify an individual for removal either by transfer to the Standby Reserve ( AR 135-133 or NGR 600-2 ) or discharge (table 2-1, rule 35 ). This paragraph does not apply to unit members in a drill-pay status.

d. Peacetime screening of Reserve Component members. During peacetime. Reserve Component members will be continually screened under AR 135-133 to ensure that there will be no significant attrition of personnel during a mobilization. Personnel whose mobilization would result in extreme personal or community hardship will be screened from the Ready Reserve as soon as that circumstance becomes known. These screening procedures will cease on alert or receipt of a warning order for mobilization.

Section II
Full Mobilization

4-3. Availability

a. Ready Reserve members. Delay in reporting to AD will not be granted any Ready Reserve member during a full mobilization except as outlined in paragraph 4-2 . The following policies also apply to full mobilization:

(1) Members will report for AD and may be considered for separation under policies established for the active Army.

(2) Delays will not be granted to personnel with a physical disability that prevents them from performing their mobilization jobs except as described in ( 3 ) below. Place these individuals in less demanding positions until they are physically qualified for reassignment.

(3) Unit commanders are authorized to grant up to 30 days delay to hospitalized personnel. (Use the sample letter format shown in fig 4-1 .) The period of delay will be based on the anticipated date of release from the hospital; the release date will be evidenced by the attending physician's statement. When the period of hospitalization is more than 30 days, transfer the member to USAR Control Group (Standby). Send the member's MPRJ to Human Resources Command, ATTN: DARP-ZSG, 1 Reserve Way, St. Louis, MO 63132-5200

b. Standby Reserve members. (See para 4-2 b and table 2-1, rules 36 and 37 .)



Figure 4-1. Format for unit delay authorization


4-4. Responsibilities

The CG, HRC- STL will —

a. Review requests for delay from hospitalized members of the IRR.

b. Screen the records of members assigned to the Standby Reserve because of temporary medical disqualification. Delay or exemption will be determined from review of the records and medical reports.

Section III
Partial Mobilization

4-5. Delay or exemption

(See para 4-2 for availability exceptions that apply to both partial and full mobilization.)

a. During a partial mobilization, Reserve Component members may be delayed or exempted from mobilization only under conditions shown in table 2-1 (rules 31 through 37 ). Depending on circumstances and needs of the nation and military service when a mobilization is authorized, HQDA may issue separate instructions authorizing delay or exemption for other reasons.

b. Requests for delay or exemption (under table 2-1, rules 32 and 33 ) from members of ARNGUS or USAR units will not be approved unless documentary evidence shows that the hardship arose since the most recent training assembly. (See para 2-13 d (2)( a ) and ( b ) for other documentary evidence required for personal and community hardship requests.) Under table 2-1, rule 33 (community hardship), the advice of the Chairman of the National Advisory Committee to the Selective Service System may be obtained during mobilization. This would occur in unusual cases that require assistance to determine the essentiality of an applicant.

c. See paragraph 2-5 c for additional information on exemptions.

d. Individuals whose requests have not been approved or disapproved by the movement date and who have not received an administrative delay from the appropriate approving authority will be required to report to AD.

4-6. Period of delay

a. The delay period will be computed from the date on which the applicant is initially designated to report for AD and normally will not exceed 30 days.

b. A maximum delay of 60 days may be granted if justified by the merits of the case. (See para 4-8 .)

c. Requests for delay exceeding 60 days will not be granted unless approved by the Chief, NGB, or the CG, HRC-STL. (See para 4-8.)

d. An administrative delay may be granted (table 2-1, rule 35 ) if a decision on a request for delay or exemption has not been finalized by the movement date. (See paras 4-5 d and 4-8 . Normally, a delay of 30 days is adequate; however, a maximum delay of 60 days may be granted in exceptional cases.

4-7. Application for delay or exemption

a. A member requesting delay or exemption will apply by letter (in triplicate) to the immediate commander under whose jurisdiction the member is assigned for control.

b. The reason for the request will be given. Also, the information and documentary evidence will be furnished as prescribed in table 2-1 and this section.

c. Members requesting exemption must sign a request for discharge ( fig. 4-2 ).

d. The immediate commander will review the application and will ensure that complete information and documentary evidence is included before forwarding the application to the approving authority. An incomplete application will be returned to the individual with specific instructions for completion.

e. Each responsible agency will promptly process applications for delay or exemption. As individual decisions are reached, the applicants will be notified as soon as possible. Every effort will be made to furnish the information to the member before the date of departure from home to comply with orders. Freely use mailgram procedures.



Figure 4-2. Format for request for exemption from involuntary active duty and request for discharge


4-8. Approving authority

Authority to grant delay and exemption during a partial mobilization is assigned as follows:

a. Continental United States Army (CONUS) Commanders and State adjutants general may approve a delay of 60 days or less for unit members under their jurisdictional control. The CG, HRC-STL is the approval authority for members of the IRR and Standby Reserve.

b. The CG, HRC-STL and the Chief, NGB may approve a delay exceeding 60 days and a discharge for an obligated officer.

c. The CG, HRC-STL, acting for HQDA, is the final authority for appeal of a denied request for delay or exemption during mobilization except for control group members under HRC-STL's jurisdiction. (See chap 6 for forwarding request.)

4-9. Responsibilities

CONUS Commanders, State adjutants general, and the CG, HRC-STL, are responsible for delay and exemption of members under their jurisdictional control. See para 4-7 e for necessity of prompt action in processing applications. Each headquarters will —

a. Convene a board of officers to consider applications and make recommendations.

b. Process requests for delay of 60 days or less and furnish final decision to the applicant.

c. Inform each applicant of the right to appeal a denied request for delay or exemption.

d. Forward to the approving authority ( para 4-8 ) exceptional cases in which requests for more than 60 days are recommended for approval.

e. Ensure that final action is taken on board-approved requests for exemption ( para 4-11 ).

f. Issue appropriate orders ( AR 310-10 ) when delay or exemption is granted.

4-10. Board of officers

A board of at least three officers will be convened to consider application for delay and exemption and make recommendations. (The provisions of AR 15-6 will not apply to these proceedings.) Personal appearance before the board of officers is not authorized.

a. All applications for delay or exemption, except those from high school students, will be considered by the board. High school students under age 20 may be delayed without board review by submitting documentary evidence of their student status.

b. When applications submitted by AMEDD personnel because of extreme community hardship are evaluated, at least one member of the board must be an AMEDD officer.

c. The board will recommend approval or disapproval of all requests. Board approval of an application for exemption must also include a recommendation for removal from the Ready Reserve, either by transfer or discharge (para 4-11). The board may recommend delay in lieu of exemption, if in its opinion, a disapproved request for exemption warrants delay.

4-11. Approved exemptions

a. Disposition of personnel. A member approved for exemption from entry on AD must be removed from current status as follows:

(1) A nonobligated member will be discharged unless the member is eligible and elects transfer to the Retired Reserve.

(2) An obligated member will be transferred to USAR Control Group (Standby-Ineligible). A member of this control group is not authorized to participate in Reserve training, earn retirement points, or receive pay from Federal funds unless the member serves on AD after transfer to Standby-Ineligible. (When determined to be in the best interest of the Service, the board may recommend that an obligated member be discharged.)

b. Final action on board-approved requests.

(1) State adjutants general will —

(a) Concurrently discharge enlisted personnel from the ARNG of the State and their Reserve of the Army status when recommended by a board of officers. Discharge officers from ARNG status only and transfer them to the USAR as prescribed in ( b ) below. The request for exemption from involuntary AD and request for discharge ( fig 4-2 ) will be filed in the member's records.

(b) Discharge the member from the ARNG and transfer to the USAR when the board recommends discharge from the ARNG only. A copy of the orders directing discharge and transfer will be inclosed in the member's records and forwarded to HRC-STL.

(2) The CONUS commander and HRC-STL will —

(a) Discharge member from the USAR when recommended by a board of officers. (An obligated officer will not be discharged without prior approval of HQDA. Board proceedings and recommendations for an obligated officer will be forwarded to HRC-STL.)

(b) Transfer member to USAR Control Group (Standby-Ineligible) when the board recommends this action instead of discharge.

4-12. Medical fitness procedures during partial mobilization

This paragraph covers a delay for temporary medical disqualification during a partial mobilization (table 2-1, rules 34 and 37 ). For full mobilization, see section II , paragraph 4-3.

a. Delay.

(1) Request for delay. Delays will be requested by letter (in triplicate). Include the documentary evidence described in paragraph 5-2 a and b .

(2) Period of delay. The authorized period of delay will be as recommended by the physician, subject to review by a designated representative of the AMEDD. Unit commanders are authorized to grant up to 30 days delay to unit members who are sick or injured at home or at a hospital. Use the sample format shown in figure 4-1 . See c (2) below for additional delay.

b. Temporary incapacitation. When a unit is in a partial mobilization alert status, members who are temporarily incapacitated for the following reasons will be processed as described in c below.

(1) Acute and chronic medical conditions requiring hospitalization or medical supervision.

(2) Wearing of casts.

c. Processing of delay.

(1) Delays of 30 days or less.

(a) The unit commander may authorize delays of 30 days or less. Authorization will be by letter in the sample format shown in figure 4-1 .

(b) Send the original to the member and a copy to the State adjutant general or area commander. Place a copy in the member's MPRJ in accordance with AR 640-10 . If the unit is ordered to AD as part of a battalion, brigade, or division, send an information copy of the delay letter to higher organization headquarters as required by local directive.

(2) Additional delay.

(a) If the member is physically unable to report to the unit at home or mobilization station at the end of the original delay period, the member will notify the headquarters issuing the original delay letter. Notification will be before the scheduled reporting date. A statement of circumstances by the attending physician must accompany the notifications.

(b) The unit commander will request an additional delay from the State adjutant general or area commander ( fig 4-3 ). Area commanders or State adjutants general may authorize delays of 60 days or less. Authorization will be by letter in the format shown in figure 4-4 . The delayed member will remain assigned to the unit.

(c) When medical statements indicate serious illness or injury requiring prolonged treatment or convalescence in excess of 60 days, transfer the member to the Inactive Army National Guard under NGR 614-1 or to USAR Control Group (Standby).

(3) Physical disability after date of entry on AD. If, after date of entry on AD, members are found to be unfit to perform their duties because of physical disability, process them under AR 635-40 .

(4) Report of sick and injured. A unit commander will report each case of sickness or injury that is likely to prevent a member from accompanying the unit when it leaves the home station. The commander reports by forwarding a copy of the unit delay authorization letter ( fig 4-1 ) to the area commander. Report accidental injuries as described in AR 385-40.

(5) Report of ill personnel who recover before leaving home station. If a member of a unit was reported under ( 4 ) above, but then recovers and is able to accompany the unit when it leaves the home station, the unit commander will report this immediately to the area commander (and state area commands (STARC) and ARNGUS units). Use the sample letter format shown in figure 4-5 .



Figure 4-3. Format for request for additional delay for sick or injured personnel





Figure 4-4. Format for delay authorization letter





Figure 4-5. Format for report on return of sick or injured personnel letter


Chapter 5
Peacetime Medical Fitness Procedures

5-1. Temporary medical disqualification

a. Delay.

(1) Members who are temporarily medically disqualified (table 2-1, rules 15 , 23 , and 29 ) will be delayed from entry on AD, IADT, or RFD. (For enlisted personnel under rule 29 , also see para 3-2 that covers medical disqualification of alternate training program members.) (See chap 4 for medical fitness procedures during mobilization.)

(2) Temporary medical disqualification is when evidence documents a medical defect or prolonged illness that is curable within 1 year. (See para 5-2 for required documentary evidence.) Determination of medical fitness or unfitness for entry on AD, IADT, or RFD is the responsibility of the designated representative of AMEDD.

(3) Individuals may not be delayed for temporary medical disqualification based solely on not meeting the procurement weight standards in AR 40-501 . (For disposition of enlisted members, see AR 135-178 , para 4-7.)

b. Period of delay and processing.

(1) The period of delay will be as recommended by the physician subject to review by a designated representative of the AMEDD. When the physician recommends a delay of more than 6 months but less than 1 year, USAR members will be transferred to the Standby Reserve. Members of the ARNG will be transferred to the Inactive Army National Guard (ING).

(2) Personnel with permanent medical disqualification and temporary disqualification's that exceed 1 year will be processed for discharge.

5-2. Applications and documentary evidence

Applications will be in letter format (in triplicate). (See table 2-1, rules 15, 23, and 29). Include the following documentary evidence:

a. Evidence to support alleged medical disabilities prepared by the health care specialist or a Report of Medical Examination ( SF 88 ) completed at a military facility.

b. When the evidence is submitted by a civilian physician, the statement will include at least the information listed below. (Statements from civilian physicians are subject to review by a designated representative of the AMEDD.)

(1) Medical diagnosis.

(2) Date of illness or injury.

(3) Prognosis.

(4) Statement as to whether the member is hospitalized and anticipated date of release.

(5) The name and telephone number of the physician.

Chapter 6
Appeals

6-1. Eligibility

a. Applicants may appeal an unfavorable decision on a request for exemption or delay in entry on AD, RFD, or IADT. They may appeal to a higher headquarters for reconsideration if additional facts or evidence furnished warrant review of the case.

b. Appeal requests from MC and DC officers will be processed under this chapter.

6-2. Appeal procedures

a. Application. The application will give the reason for appeal and will include the additional evidence on which the appeal is based. An application will not be processed as an appeal unless the reason given on both the initial request (which was denied) and the appeal request are the same. If a different reason is given, the request will be processed the same as an initial request for delay or exemption.

b. Channels of appeal. Applications will be submitted to the immediate commander having jurisdictional control over the member. The immediate commander will carefully consider the facts on which the request is based. Also, the commander will procure any additional information necessary to determine the validity of the request. If any new factual material is added, the applicant will be afforded the opportunity to add a rebuttal. The record must show that this opportunity was given. The appeal request and pertinent records will be forwarded to the area commander or State adjutant general for consideration. If review is in favor of the applicant, the case will be returned to the unit commander. If review is not in favor of the applicant, the case will be forwarded to the appeal authority. (See para 6-4 .)

6-3. Appeal board

The CG, HRC-STL, will convene an appeal board to determine findings and will submit recommendations or denied requests for exemption or delay in entry on AD, RFD, or IADT. The board proceedings will be prescribed by the CG, HRC-STL. (The provisions of AR 15-6 will not apply to these proceedings.) Personal appearance before the board is not authorized.

6-4. Appeal authority

a. HRC-STL will consider appeal requests from members of the ARNGUS and from USAR members not under HRC-STL jurisdictional control. State adjutants general will forward appeal requests and their recommendations through the Chief, NGB, to NGB-ARP, Washington, DC 20310-2500.

b. The Adjutant General (TAG) will consider appeal requests from control group members under the jurisdictional control of HRC-STL.

Appendix A
References

The Official Army Publications Web Sites.

Publication Section I
Required Publications

AR 135-91. Service Obligations, Methods of Fulfillment, Participation Requirements, and Enforcement Procedures . (Cited in para 3-2 b (1) .)  

AR 135-100. ( Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the Army ). (Cited in para 2-5 a (3)( c ) .)  

AR 135-101. Appointment of Reserve Commissioned Officers for Assignment to Army Medical Department Branches . (Cited in paras 2-12 b and 2-13 b (2) .)  

AR 135-133. Ready Reserve Screening, Qualification Records System and Change of Address Reports . (Cited in paras 2-1 c , 3-3 g , 2-14 b (4), and 4-2 c .)  

AR 135-175. Separation of Officers . (Cited in paras 2-1 c and 2-17 b .)  

AR 601-130. Officer Procurement Programs of the Army Medical Department . (Cited in paras 2-3 b , 2-4 a (2) , 2-12 b , 2-13 b (1) , and 2-3 b (6).)  

AR 680-29. Military Personnel, Organization, and Type of Transaction Codes . (Cited in para 2-9 b (5)( a ) .)  

Publication Section II
Prescribed Forms

A related publication is merely a source of additional information. The user does not have to read it to understand this regulation.

AR 15-6. Procedures for Investigating Officers and Boards of Officers  

AR 40-501. Standards of Medical Fitness  

AR 135-178. Enlisted Administrative Separations  

AR 135-200. Active Duty for Missions, Projects, and Training for Reserve Component Soldiers  

AR 351-3. Professional Education and Training Programs of Army Medical Department Personnel  

AR 385-40. Accident Reporting and Records  

AR 601-141. U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship, Financial Assistance, and Active Duty Health Professions Loan Repayment Programs  

AR 635-40. Physical Evaluation for Retention, Retirement, or Separation  

NGR 600-2. Army National Guard Screening  

NGR 600-200. Enlisted Personnel Management  

NGR 614-1. Inactive Army National Guard Administration  

Publication Section III
Prescribed Forms

Except where otherwise indicated below, the following forms are available on the APD Web site ( www.apd.army.mil ).

DA Form 591. Application for Initial (Educational) Delay from Entry on Active Duty and Supplemental Agreement . (Cited in paras 2-5 , 2-9 , and 2-19 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591a. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Initial Educational Delay) . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591e. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Initial Educational Delay) . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591b. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement for Special Medical Program Participants . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591g. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement for Special Medical Program Participants . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591c. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Army Chaplaincy) . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591h. ROTC Supplemental Service Agreement (Army Chaplaincy) . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591d-R. Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Student Supplemental Service Agreement (Postgraduate Delay) . (Cited in para 2-5 and table 2-1 .)  

DA Form 591f-R. Early Commissioning Program (ECP) Student Supplemental Service Agreement (Postgraduate Delay) . (Cited in paras 2-5 and 2-19 and table 2-1 .)  

Publication Section IV
Referenced Forms

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Glossary

Section I

Abbreviations

AD

active duty

ADT

active duty for training

AIT

advanced individual training

AMEDD

Army Medical Department

ARNG

Army National Guard

ARNGUS

Army National Guard of the United States

BT

basic training

CG

commanding general

CNGB

Chief, National Guard Bureau

CONUS

continental United States

DA

Department of the Army

DC

Dental Corps

ECP

Early Commissioning Program

HPSP

Health Profession Scholarships Program

HQDA

Headquarters, Department of the Army

HRC

Human Resources Command

IADT

initial active duty for training

ING

Inactive Army National Guard

IRR

Individual Ready Reserve

JAGC

Judge Advocate General's Corps

MC

Medical Corps

MJC

military junior college

MOS

military occupational specialty

MPRJ

Military Personnel Records Jacket, U.S. Army

MSC

Medical Service Corps

MUSARC

Major United States Army Reserve Command

OADO

officer active duty obligor

OCAR

Office of the Chief, Army Reserve

HRC-STL

Human Resources Command-St. Louis, MO

REQUEST

Recruit Quota System

RFD

reserve forces duty

ROTC

Reserve Officers' Training Corps

SSI

specialty skill identifier

STARC

State area commands

TAG

The Adjutant General

TJAG

The Judge Advocate General

TPU

troop program unit

TSG

The Surgeon General

USAR

U.S. Army Reserve

Section II

Terms

Appeal

An individual's request for reconsideration of a denied request for delay or exemption from active duty (AD), initial active duty for training (IADT), or Reserve Forces Duty (RFD).

Delay

The postponement of active duty (AD), initial active duty for training (IADT), or Reserve Forces Duty (RFD).

Exemption

Total relief from the requirement to report for active duty (AD), initial active duty for training (IADT), or Reserve Forces Duty (RFD).

Full mobilization

Expansion of the active armed forces to include all units in the approved force structure, all individual reservists, and the material resources needed for their support.

Full-time course instruction

Not less than 9 semester hours of graduate studies (excluding enrollment in night school or extension courses), or the institution's certification of enrollment in a full-time course of instruction, whichever is the lesser academic requirement.

Graduate studies

Study at the graduate level after attaining a bachelor's or first degree.

Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty

A contract which guarantees that an officer will serve on RFD only for the period required to complete the branch officer basic course.

Immediate family

The spouse, divorced spouse, a child under age 18 (legitimate, illegitimate, legally adopted, step, or foster); parent, grandparent, brother or sister (under age 18); or a person of any age who is physically or mentally handicapped and whose support the member has assumed in good faith.

Institution of higher education

A school, an institution, a seminary, or a professional school —

a. Listed in the following publications listed below (available from the American Council on Education, Publications Division, 1785 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036).

(1) Higher Education, Education Directory. For institutions located within continental United States (CONUS). Published annually by the US Department of Education.

(2) International Handbook of Universities, (Paris) and the Commonwealth Universities Yearbook (London). For recognized degree-granting institutions located outside CONUS. This handbook does not apply to education in the Army medical department (AMEDD) professional specialities.

b. For AMEDD specialties, an institution of higher education is an approved or accredited professional school that is located in the United States, District of columbia, Puerto Rico, or a US territory and accredited by an agency or association that is recognized for this purpose by the U.S. Secretary of Education. Included are institutions that are in the process of seeking accreditation and currently have provisional or conditional accreditation, or candidacy status for accreditation, based solely on the newness of the institution.

Health Professionals

Individual who are — Pursuing a degree in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing (B.S.N.), dietetics, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and specialties that apply to appointment in the Medical Service Corps. Participating in AMEDD officer procurement programs ( para 2-13b ).

Medical specialist registrant

A doctor of medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine, or their allied medical specialty who is determined by the Director of Selective Service to be available for service in the Armed Forces ( AR 601-54 ).

Mobilization

The ordering of units and members of the ARNGUS and USAR to active duty in preparation for war or other national emergency. The act of calling units and members of the Army National Guard (ARNG) into federal service in preparation for war or other national emergency.

Officer procurement programs

Officer procurement programs include officers appointed from the ROTC program, officers approved for participation in AMEDD procurement programs, ROTC and Military Junior college (MJC) graduates early commissioned in the ARNG or USAR, and officers commissioned in the USAR to prepare for the Army chaplaincy.

Partial mobilization

Expansion of the active Army Forces (short of full mobilization) resulting from action by Congress or the President. Reserve Component units or individual reservists are mobilized to meet all or part of the requirements of a particular contingency or operational war plan. Units mobilized to meet the requirement of a partial mobilization are ordered to active duty at their authorized strength.

Reserve Forces Duty (RFD)

Service on initial ADT to complete the resident Officer Basic Course.

Seasonal employment

Employment that is not continuously active or not at peak operation during the entire calendar year.

Section III

Special Terms

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