Department of the Army Regulation 608-75

Personal Affairs

Exceptional Family Member Program

22 November 2006

Effective date: 22 December 2006

Rapid Action Revision (RAR) issue date: 24 February 2011


PIN: 071778000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision (RAR). This RAR is effective 24 March 2011. The portions affected by this RAR are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This regulation outlines the policies and procedures for the Exceptional Family Member Program. It implements DODD 1342.17 and portions of DODD 1020.1 . It also implements DODI 1315.19 and DODI 1342.12 .

Applicability: The regulation applies to the active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United Status, and the U.S. Army Reserve. It also applies to Department of the Army civilians and retired military personnel and their Families.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated (see appendix H ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management (DAIM-ZA), 600 Army Pentagon, Washington DC 20310-0600.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Commander, Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Command, 4700 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302-4418.

Committee Continuance Approval: The Department of the Army committee management official concurs in the establishment and/or continuance of the committee(s) outlined herein. AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZX), 2511 Jefferson Davis Highway, 13th Floor, Taylor Building, Arlington, VA 22202-3926. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

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

This regulation supersedes AR 608-75, dated 15 February 2006. This edition publishes a rapid action revision of AR 608-75.

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