Department of the Army Regulation 635-8

Personnel Separations

Separation Processing and Documents

10 February 2014

Effective date: 10 March 2014


PIN: 103977000

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History. This publication is a new Department of the Army Regulation.

Summary. This regulation prescribes policy and procedural guidance relating to transition management. It consolidates the policies, principles of support, and standards of service regarding processing personnel for transition. This regulation explains separation document preparation, distribution, correction, and transition processing specific to the Disability Evaluation System. It also implements DODI 1336.1 .

Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. It also applies to U.S. Military Academy cadets.

Proponent and exception authority. The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army internal control process. This regulation contains internal control provisions in accordance with AR 11-2 and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix D ).

Supplementation. Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1 (DAPE-MPE), 300 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0300.

Suggested improvements. Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commander, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Transitions Division (AHRC-PDP-T), 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5408.

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

This regulation supersedes AR 635-5, 15 September 2000; AR 635-10, 10 June 1987; and DA Pam 600-8-11, 1 July 1984.

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