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Headquarters

*USAREC Regulation 601-37


United States Army Recruiting Command
1307 3rd Avenue
Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121-2726 Effective 1 May 2007
19 April 2007
Personnel Procurement

Army Medical Recruiting Program


For the Commander: cedures to process applicants for direct appoint- sions in accordance with AR 11-2 but does not
ments and student programs. identify key management controls that must be
RENEE T. FINNEGAN evaluated.
Colonel, GS Applicability. This regulation applies to all
Chief of Staff Regular Army and Army Reserve health care Supplementation. Supplementation of this
recruiters. regulation is prohibited.
Official:
Proponent and exception authority. The Suggested improvements. Users are invited
BRUCE W. MORRIS proponent of this regulation is the Director of to send comments and suggested improve-
Assistant Chief of Staff, G-6 Health Services. The proponent has the au- ments on DA Form 2028 (Recommended
thority to approve exceptions to this regulation Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) di-
History. This UPDATE revises USAREC Reg that are consistent with controlling law and rectly to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP, 1307
601-37, which is effective 1 May 2007. regulation. Proponent may delegate the ap- 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726.
proval authority, in writing, to a division chief
Summary. This regulation prescribes eligibil- within the proponent agency in the grade of lieu- Distribution. Distribution of this regulation has
ity criteria governing the appointment of per- tenant colonel or civilian equivalent. been made in accordance with USAREC Pam
sons into the Army Medical Department, with or 25-30, distribution Y (one per health care
without prior service, into the Regular Army or Army management control process. This recruiter). This regulation is also available elec-
Army Reserve. It provides the policies and pro- regulation contains management control provi- tronically on the Command Enterprise Portal.

Contents (Listed by paragraph number) SP RA programs and options • 3-12 DC AR professional work experience • 6-4
SP RA current incentives • 3-13 CV submission procedures • 6-5
Chapter 1 DC AR school accreditation • 6-6
Introduction Chapter 4 DC AR malpractice suits • 6-7
Purpose • 1-1 SP AR DC AR accelerated appointments • 6-8
References • 1-2 SP AR helpful Web sites • 4-1 DC AR programs and options • 6-9
Explanation of abbreviations • 1-3 DC AR current incentives • 6-10
SP AR professional requirements • 4-2
Responsibilities • 1-4
SP AR licensure • 4-3
Denial of appointment • 1-5
SP AR professional work experience • 4-4 Chapter 7
Penalties for violating this regulation • 1-6
SP AR school accreditation • 4-5 MC RA
RA and AR appointment process change • 1-7
Verification of citizenship • 1-8 PA AR helpful facts and Web sites • 4-6 MC RA helpful Web sites • 7-1
Discharge on appointment as a commissioned List of occupational therapy fieldwork loca- MC RA professional requirements • 7-2
officer or WO • 1-9 tions • 4-7 MC RA licensure • 7-3
OT internship information • 4-8 MC RA professional work experience • 7-4
Chapter 2 SP AR malpractice suits • 4-9 CV submission procedures • 7-5
Eligibility SP AR accelerated appointments • 4-10 MC RA school accreditation • 7-6
Eligibility for appointment into the RA • 2-1 MC RA malpractice suits • 7-7
RA ineligibility • 2-2 Chapter 5 MC RA accelerated appointments • 7-8
Eligibility for appointment into the AR • 2-3 DC RA MC RA programs and options • 7-9
Verification of citizenship • 2-4 DC RA helpful Web sites • 5-1
AR appointment ineligibles • 2-5 DC RA professional requirements • 5-2 Chapter 8
DC RA licensure • 5-3 MC AR
Chapter 3 DC RA professional work experience • 5-4 MC AR helpful Web sites • 8-1
SP RA
CV submission procedures • 5-5 MC AR professional requirements • 8-2
SP RA helpful Web sites • 3-1
DC RA school accreditation • 5-6 MC AR licensure • 8-3
SP RA professional requirements • 3-2
DC RA malpractice suits • 5-7 MC AR professional work experience • 8-4
Curriculum vitae submission procedures • 3-3
DC RA accelerated appointments • 5-8 CV submission procedures • 8-5
SP RA licensure • 3-4
SP RA professional work experience • 3-5 DC RA programs and options • 5-9 MC AR school accreditation • 8-6
SP RA school accreditation • 3-6 DC RA current incentives • 5-10 MC AR malpractice suits • 8-7
PA helpful facts and Web sites • 3-7 MC AR accelerated appointments • 8-8
List of occupational therapy fieldwork loca- Chapter 6 MC AR programs and options • 8-9
tions • 3-8 DC AR MC AR current incentives • 8-10
OT internship information • 3-9 DC AR helpful Web sites • 6-1
SP RA malpractice suits • 3-10 DC AR professional requirements • 6-2 Chapter 9
SP RA accelerated appointments • 3-11 DC AR licensure • 6-3 MS RA

*This regulation supersedes USAREC Regulation 601-37, 4 December 2000.

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MS RA professional requirements • 9-1 CV submission procedures • 14-5 Assignment to TPU • 20-2
MS RA licensure and certification • 9-2 VC AR school accreditation • 14-6 Drilling Individual Mobilization Program • 20-3
MS RA professional work experience • 9-3 VC AR malpractice suits • 14-7 AMEDD Professional Management Command
CV submission procedures • 9-4 VC AR accelerated appointments • 14-8 processing • 20-4
MS RA school accreditation • 9-5 VC AR programs and options • 14-9
MS RA malpractice suits • 9-6 VC AR current incentives • 14-10 Chapter 21
MS RA accelerated appointments • 9-7 RA Programs
MS RA helpful Web sites • 9-8 Chapter 15 FOP general information • 21-1
MS RA programs and options • 9-9 Processing Responsibility for Student Fi- Responsibilities • 21-2
nancial Assistance Programs HPSP • 21-3
Chapter 10 Financial Assistance Programs, STRAP, and FAP • 21-4
MS AR HPSP processing guidelines and examples USUHS • 21-5
MS AR professional requirements • 10-1 • 15-1 FYGME • 21-6
MS AR licensure • 10-2 Transfer of processing responsibility • 15-2 NRMP • 21-7
MS AR professional work experience • 10-3 Documentation of processing responsibility • 15-3 Advanced General Dentistry Program • 21-8
CV submission procedures • 10-4 Improper assignment or transfer of processing HPLRP (AD Program) • 21-9
MS AR school accreditation • 10-5 responsibility • 15-4 LTHET anesthesia nurse programs (AN) • 21-
MS AR malpractice suits • 10-6 Prohibitions • 15-5 10
MS AR accelerated appointments • 10-7 Infractions • 15-6 ANCP guidelines • 21-11
MS AR helpful Web sites • 10-8 Policy interpretation • 15-7 AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program
MS AR programs and options • 10-9 Scheduling applicants for processing • 15-8 guidelines • 21-12
MS AR current incentives • 10-10 DC ECP • 21-13
Chapter 16 Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork Pro-
Chapter 11 Medical Processing gram (SP) • 21-14
AN RA General medical information • 16-1 U.S. Army Baylor University Doctoral Program
AN RA professional requirements • 11-1 Procedures • 16-2 in Physical Therapy (SP) • 21-15
AN RA licensure • 11-2 Dietetic Internship (Master’s Degree Program)
AN RA professional work experience • 11-3 Chapter 17 (SP) • 21-16
CV submission procedures • 11-4 Application Guidelines CPRP • 21-17
AN RA school accreditation • 11-5 Language proficiency (English as a second lan- Pharmacy residency (MS) • 21-18
AN RA malpractice suits • 11-6 guage) • 17-1 PSR Program • 21-19
AN RA accelerated appointments • 11-7 USAREC Form 1240 procedures • 17-2 AEP • 21-20
AN RA helpful Web sites • 11-8 Procedures for completing USAREC Form 1240 Nurse specific programs • 21-21
AN RA programs and options • 11-9 • 17-3 AD DC accession bonus • 21-22
Preboard National Agency Questionnaire • 17-4
Chapter 12 Senate confirmation • 17-5 Chapter 22
AN AR AR Programs and Instructions
AN AR professional requirements • 12-1 Chapter 18 STRAP • 22-1
AN AR licensure • 12-2 Processing New Accessions HPLRP (AR) • 22-2
AN AR professional work experience • 12-3 USAREC Form 658 • 18-1 Special pay • 22-3
CV submission procedures • 12-4 PE requirements • 18-2 MDSSP implementing instructions • 22-4
AN AR school accreditation • 12-5 Age, age-in-grade, and time-in-service waivers BSN-STRAP • 22-5
AN AR malpractice suits • 12-6 • 18-3
AN AR accelerated appointments • 12-7 AOC determination • 18-4 Chapter 23
AN AR helpful Web sites • 12-8 Credentialing • 18-5 Preparation of the Application
AN AR programs and options • 12-9 Name changes • 18-6 General information on appointment application
AN AR current incentives • 12-10 ECLT • 18-7 checklists • 23-1
Entry grade credit • 18-8 Guidelines for completing appointment applica-
Chapter 13 Transcripts • 18-9 tion checklists • 23-2
VC RA USAREC Form 195 (professional references) Contents of appointment application check-
VC RA helpful Web sites • 13-1 • 18-10 lists • 23-3
VC RA professional requirements • 13-2 Recruiter interview and evaluation • 18-11 Packet preparation • 23-4
VC RA licensure • 13-3 Memorandum for record • 18-12 Disposition of applications • 23-5
VC RA professional work experience • 13-4 Crossover packets • 23-6
CV submission procedures • 13-5 Chapter 19
VC RA school accreditation • 13-6 Prior Service Records and Waivers Chapter 24
VC RA malpractice suits • 13-7 General • 19-1 AMEDD Selection Notification and Commis-
VC RA accelerated appointments • 13-8 Discharge documents • 19-2 sioning (RA Integration)
VC RA programs and options • 13-9 Request for PSR • 19-3 Clarification of RA and AR appointment pro-
AR and NG TPU member records • 19-4 cess change • 24-1
Chapter 14 PE waiver procedures • 19-5 Accession scroll submission • 24-2
VC AR ASA M&RA waivers • 19-6 TOS credit procedures • 24-3
VC AR helpful Web sites • 14-1 REFRAD • 24-4
VC AR professional requirements • 14-2 Chapter 20 Branch call outs and Board Ready Report • 24-5
VC AR licensure • 14-3 AR Processing Production reports • 24-6
VC AR professional work experience • 14-4 General • 20-1 List of recurring reports and tools • 24-7

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AMEDD waiver types, descriptions, regulatory understanding
guidance, and approval authorities • 24-8 21-3. Sample letter of purpose and intent
21-4. Sample of a completed DA Form 61
Chapter 25 21-5. Sample MILPO, PSB, or PSC verification
Management and Sustainment of Selects of applicant’s eligibility for the AECP
Purpose • 25-1 21-6. Sample AECP request for age waiver
Update and followup procedures • 25-2 21-7. Sample AECP request for conviction
Educational delays and HPSP • 25-3 waiver
Sustainment requirements • 25-4
Managing selects • 25-5
Declinations • 25-6
Administrative declines • 25-7
Appointment letters • 25-8
Orders • 25-9
AD assignments • 25-10
Overseas processing • 25-11
First AD assignment • 25-12
Assignment to Fort Sam Houston • 25-13

Appendixes

A. References
B. USAREC Form 991-A

Glossary

Tables

3-1. SP RA helpful Web sites


3-2. Documents required for CV review for SP
RA
3-3. Occupational therapy programs with field-
work at the end
4-1. SP AR helpful Web sites
5-1. DC RA helpful Web sites
5-2. Documents required for CV review for DC
RA
5-3. FY 06 DC VSP, DASP, and BCP
5-4. DOMRB
6-1. DC AR helpful Web sites
6-2. Documents required for CV review for DC
AR
7-1. MC RA helpful Web sites
7-2. Documents required for CV review for MC
RA
8-1. MC AR helpful Web sites
8-2. Documents required for CV review for MC
AR
9-1. MS RA helpful Web sites
10-1. MS AR helpful Web sites
11-1. AN RA helpful Web sites
12-1. AN AR helpful Web sites
13-1. VC RA helpful Web sites
13-2. Documents required for CV review for
VC RA
14-1. VC AR helpful Web sites
14-2. Documents required for CV review for
VC AR
20-1. AOCs that are eligible for attachment to
the APMC
24-1. Waiver codes

Figures

18-1. Sample FGT


21-1. Sample AKO table of contents
21-2. Sample of an AECP applicant’s letter of
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 3
Chapter 1 him or her to be ineligible for enlistment or sepa- b. For U.S. citizens born abroad and for aliens
Introduction ration because it is prohibited by law, regulation, who have been lawfully admitted for permanent
or order shall be punished as court martial may residence, documents used to verify citizen-
1-1. Purpose directed.” ship or permanent alien status will be repro-
This regulation prescribes eligibility criteria gov- b. Department of the Army (DA) civilians who duced and a certified copy will be forwarded as
erning the appointment of persons into the Army violate or fail to comply with this regulation are part of the application with the following typed
Medical Department (AMEDD), with or without subject to disciplinary action under the proper statement, “Certified true copy. Reproduced for
prior service (PS), into the Regular Army (RA) Office of Personnel Management regulation. official Army use only.”
and the Army Reserve (AR). It provides the c. Commanders will consider initiating disci- c. The following documents may be used to
policies and procedures to process applicants plinary action against military personnel and DA verify permanent resident status:
for direct appointments and student programs. civilians when proper. (1) Immigrant applicants must have a per-
manent alien registration card, either an INS
1-2. References 1-7. RA and AR appointment process Form I-551 (Alien Registration Receipt Card)
Required and related publications and prescribed change (may have a form number and a registration
and referenced forms are listed in appendix A. a. The 2005 National Defense Authorization number) or an INS Form I-151 (Alien Registra-
Act, affected a change in the appointment au- tion Receipt Card) (use registration number as
1-3. Explanation of abbreviations thority for RA and AR officers. Officers entering both form number and registration number).
Abbreviations used in this regulation are ex- active duty (AD) will no longer be appointed as These cards are called “green cards.”
plained in the glossary. reserve commissioned officers with concurrent NOTE: The INS Form I-151 may no longer be
call to AD. These officers will now receive an used unless the applicant shows proof of appli-
1-4. Responsibilities RA appointment. cation for an INS Form I-551 (this will usually be
a. The G1, Headquarters, Department of the b. AR appointments in the grade of 0-6 re- with an INS Form I-90 (Application to Replace
Army (HQDA), has overall general staff respon- quire Senate confirmation. AR appointments in Permanent Resident Card) or other receipt from
sibility for the policy and procedures governing the grades of 0-1 to 0-5 require Secretary of the Immigration and Naturalization Service
Reserve of the Army appointments (AR) and Defense (SECDEF) approval. RA appointments (INS).
appointment of commissioned and warrant of- (all officers entering AD) in the grades of 0-1 to (2) All INS documents used to verify perma-
ficers (WOs) in the RA. Specific responsibilities 0-3 require SECDEF approval. RA appointments nent resident alien status will be reproduced
of other agencies are specified when applicable. (all officers entering AD) in the grades of 0-4 to locally and become part of the applicant’s packet.
b. The Office of The Surgeon General 0-6 now require Senate confirmation. This includes other INS documents used to
(OTSG) has overall general staff responsibility c. Only U.S. citizens may be appointed in the verify citizens of the United States such as cer-
for the policy, procedures, and eligibility criteria RA. tificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship,
for appointment of commissioned officers for (1) A verified true copy of the official birth and U.S. passports. All copies will be clearly
assignment to AMEDD branches. certificate will be used to verify U.S. citizenship. marked, “Certified true copy. Reproduced for
c. The Commander, United States Military NOTE: DD Form 372 (Request for Verification official Army use only.” No color photocopies
Entrance Processing Command has the respon- of Birth) is acceptable verification of citizenship or reproductions are authorized. For INS Form
sibility of processing applicants for physical ex- for AMEDD applicants who were born in the I-551 both sides must be copied but will be cop-
aminations (PEs) in accordance with AR 40-501. United States. ied separately and apart on the page. Recreat-
d. Health care recruiters have the responsi- (2) Naturalized citizens. A person not born ing or duplicating in its original state (that is,
bility for processing applications in accordance in the United States or a U.S. territory, who be- back-to-back) is strictly prohibited.
with guidance provided in this regulation. comes a citizen through the legal process. The (3) Unless otherwise indicated, one copy of
recruiter after seeing the original certificate of the form must be included with the application.
1-5. Denial of appointment citizenship will complete DA Form 5252-R (4) Alternate forms that may be used for loss,
Except as delegated herein or by special direc- (Statement - Evidence of Citizenship Status), theft, or nonreceipt of original INS Form I-151 or
tive, denial of appointment will be at the discre- block 2. INS Form I-551 include:
tion of the Chief, Reserve Appointments, United (3) Derived citizenship or child born abroad (a) INS Form I-688 (Temporary Resident
States Army Human Resources Command of American parent(s) is a person who was born Card). This card may only be used when an
(HRC); Commander, Medical Command outside the United States whose parents are appropriate black sticker with red writing has
(MEDCOM); or The Army Surgeon General native U.S. citizens. These persons should been permanently affixed to the back of the card.
(TSG). Denial may be given either in an indi- have one of the following forms: DS Form 1350 The sticker attests to the fact that the card is
vidual case or by an order applicable to all cases (Certificate of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the valid as temporary evidence of lawful admis-
specified in that order. Denial of appointment United States), INS Form N-560 (Certificate of sion for permanent residence and employment
may be to any person who otherwise meets Citizenship), FS Form 545 (Certificate of Birth authorization. The sticker is valid for 1 year
criteria in this regulation. Abroad of a Citizen of the United States), or FS from the expiration date on the reverse side of
Form 240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad). the INS Form I-688. The sticker is issued upon
1-6. Penalties for violating this regulation (4) Citizens through naturalization of parent. INS approval of the individual’s request for per-
a. Military personnel who violate or fail to com- A person born outside of the United States to manent resident alien status as interim evidence
ply with this regulation are subject to punish- parent(s) who became naturalized U.S. citizens. of permanent resident alien status while the INS
ment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice The recruiter after seeing the original certificate Form I-551 is being produced and distribut-
(UCMJ) for violation of Article 92(1) (UCMJ Art. of citizenship will complete DA Form 5252-R, ed. This card may only be used for nonreceipt
92(1)). Also, military members may be subject block 3. of an INS Form I-551.
to punishment under the UCMJ for violation of (b) Overstamped passports. An unexpired
UCMJ Art. 92(3) or Art. 84. Particular attention 1-8. Verification of citizenship foreign passport with the following unexpired
should be given to UCMJ Art. 84, which a. The application will include a certified true stamp on it may be used, “Processed for I-551.
states: “Any person subject to this chapter who copy of the applicant’s birth certificate (verifying Temporary evidence of lawful admission for per-
effects an enlistment in or a separation from the authenticity of a current passport (via certified manent residence. Valid until (specific date will
Armed Forces of any person who is known to true copy) is acceptable). be entered by INS). Employment authorized.”

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An alien registration number must be annotated d. To expedite approval of appointment (nor- No formal discharge certificate will be issued.”
by INS. This document may only be used for mally a 10-week process) through SECDEF and/ d. Characterization of service. The service
loss, theft, or nonreceipt of INS Form I-551 or or Senate confirmation, all applicants must be of a Soldier discharged in accordance with this
INS Form I-688. projected through the medical recruiting battalion’s paragraph will be characterized as honorable
(c) INS Form I-94 (Arrival Departure Record). (MRB’s) operations section to Health Services unless an uncharacterized description of ser-
This form may be issued to a lawful permanent Directorate at the time of completing the PE. vice is authorized in accordance with paragraph
resident as a temporary alien registration re- e. Recruiters must provide complete infor- 2-11.
ceipt card. The arrival portion of the form must mation to include first, middle, and last name, e. Separation authority.
be completed with the alien’s name, date of birth social security number (SSN), component (RA (1) The authorities cited in paragraph 1-10a
(DOB), country of citizenship, and an alien reg- or AR), corps, and grade. Failure to provide and 1-10b, may order discharge under this para-
istration number annotated on the form. It must accurate information will delay the appointment graph.
have an unexpired stamp stating, “Processed process due to the necessity to resubmit cor- (2) The authorities cited in paragraph 1-
for I-551. Temporary evidence of lawful admis- rect information for approval to SECDEF and/or 10b(4) may order the discharge of ROTC ca-
sion for permanent residence. Valid until (spe- Senate. dets on appointment as an officer.
cific date will be entered by INS). Employment f. Upon Senate and/or SECDEF approval to (3) The authorities cited in paragraph 1-
authorized.” A photo of the alien will be attached appoint an individual, the MRB’s operations sec- 10b(5) may order the discharge of a WOC on
to the block next to the admission block thereby tion will be notified and the individual may then appointment as a warrant officer.”
obliterating the admission number. An INS seal be administered the Oath of Office. Appoint-
will be placed half over the admission block and ment will not be tendered and orders will not be Chapter 2
half over the photo. Only INS Form I-94 pre- processed until approval has been received. Eligibility
pared according to all of the above criteria and g. For RA appointments the DA Form 71
guidelines is valid. No other versions of INS (Oath of Office - Military Personnel) must be 2-1. Eligibility for appointment into the RA
Form I-94 are valid. The INS Form I-94 can annotated “Regular Army” with the branch to a. Applicants must be citizens of the United
only be used for loss or theft of a foreign pass- which the individual is accepting his or her ap- States per Section 532(a)(1), Title 10, United
port described in (b) above. pointment. For AR appointments the DA Form States Code (10 USC 532(a)(1)).
(d) Individuals with derived citizenship or chil- 71 will continue to indicate “Reserve Commis- b. Applicants must meet the medical fitness
dren born abroad of American parent(s) should sioned Officer.” standards in AR 40-501, and the height and
have one of the following forms or documents: h. Health Professions Scholarship Program weight standards in AR 600-9 unless a waiver
U.S. passport (original issue, unaltered), DS (HPSP) participants will continue to be appointed has been granted.
Form 1350, INS Form N-560, FS Form 545, or into the AR while participating in the HPSP. c. Applicants must not be conscientious ob-
FS Form 240. For the application, one certified jectors. Applicants who wish to have their sta-
copy of one of the forms must be included for 1-9. Discharge on appointment as a com- tus as conscientious objectors removed must
verification of applicant’s citizenship status. missioned officer or WO do so in accordance with the procedures in AR
Derived citizens do not need DA Form 5252-R. It is understood that some units provide dis- 600-43.
(e) Applicants who have lost their documents charge orders upon request; whereas, some d. Applicants must have a SECRET security
may obtain a new DS Form 1350, FS Form 240, units require an order before providing the dis- clearance. This requirement cannot be waived.
or FS Form 545 by applying to: Passport Cor- charge order. The Accessions Branch has in- Applicants must have a statement by the local
respondence Branch, Department of State, formed the Appointments Branch that they would security manager that a SECRET security clear-
Room 386, 1425 K Street NW, Washington, DC not access any more enlisted Soldiers without a ance has been granted per AR 380-67. (Me-
20522-1705, or call (202) 647-0518, and follow discharge order in accordance with AR 135- chanically reproduced copies of DA Form 873
the prerecorded instructions. No charge will be 178, paragraph 5-5. Specific guidance follows (Certificate of Clearance and/or Security Deter-
made for FS Form 240 if application shows that (extracted from AR 135-178, para 5-5). mination) are not acceptable.)
the document is needed for an Army commis- “a. Acceptance of appointment. An enlisted e. Commissioned officers must be able to
sion. Otherwise, one copy of either DS Form Soldier (including a cadet) will be discharged on complete 20 years of Active Commissioned
1350 or FS Form 240 is $10. acceptance of an appointment as: Service (ACS) prior to their 55th birthday (ex-
(f) To obtain INS Form N-560, applicant must (1) An officer or warrant officer in any regu- cept chaplains and members of the Medical
apply at the nearest INS office and complete lar or reserve component of the U.S. Armed Corps (MC), Dental Corps (DC), Army Nurse
INS Form N-600 (Application for Certificate of Forces. Corps (AN), Army Medical Specialist Corps
Citizenship). For verification of a birth that oc- (2) A commissioned officer in the Public (SP), Veterinary Corps (VC), and allied science
curred in the former Canal Zone, requests must Health Service. officers of the Medical Service Corps (MS)).
be sent to the Vital Statistics Unit, Administra- (3) A commissioned officer of the National f. WOs must be able to complete 20 years of
tive Service Division, Panama Canal Commis- Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Corps. active service by age 62.
sion, APO Miami 34011. b. Discharge limitation. Before such dis- g. Educational requirements. AMEDD appli-
(g) Citizens through naturalization of parent. charge, the separation authority must have docu- cants must meet the educational requirements
Number, name of parent, name of applicant, mentary evidence proving that the Soldier will specified in AR 135-101 and DA Pam 611-21.
and date information from parent(s) naturaliza- be appointed as a commissioned or warrant h. Applicants must be proficient in the En-
tion certificate must be entered on DA Form officer upon discharge from enlistment. glish language.
5252-R, part 3. The top portion of the form must c. Discharge order. Use orders format 500. i. Applicants must neither be nor have been
be completed. The designated authenticator will The effective date of discharge will be the date members of any foreign or domestic organiza-
complete the appropriate section and type the preceding the date of appointment as an officer tion, association, movement, group, or any other
complete signature block (signing his or her or warrant officer. Under additional instructions combination of persons who:
name). insert the following: “Your enlistment in, or as- (1) Advocate subversive policy.
(h) Fees may be required to obtain INS signment to, the (ARNGUS or USAR) on (date) (2) Seek to alter the form of the U.S. Gov-
documents. To obtain current fee information, was terminated on the effective date of this or- ernment by unconstitutional means.
recruiters should call INS in Washington, DC, at der, preceding the date of your appointment as j. Applicants must be of good moral charac-
(202) 514-2000, ask for “immigration,” and fol- an officer or warrant officer in the (Enter the ter (see 10 USC 523). It cannot be concluded
low the prerecorded instructions. name of the Regular or Reserve component). that a person is of good moral character while a

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suspension of favorable personnel actions is tionals living in the United States or its posses- (2) All INS documents used to verify perma-
pending under AR 600-8-2. sions who have not applied for permanent resi- nent resident alien status will be reproduced
dence (nondeclared alien) may submit locally and become part of the applicant’s packet.
2-2. RA ineligibility applications for initial appointments. However, This includes other INS documents used to
Individuals are ineligible to apply for appoint- it will be with the provision that if accepted, appli- verify citizens of the United States such as cer-
ment or to be appointed in the RA if: cation for permanent residence will be made. tificate of naturalization, certificate of citizenship,
a. They have been separated from any of Medical, dental, and allied category specialists and U.S. passports. All copies will be clearly
the Armed Forces involuntarily, have resigned, liable for induction and applicants indicated in marked, “Certified true copy. Reproduced for
or have been separated in lieu of elimination or (2) below are exempt. official Army use only.” No color photocopies or
for the good of the service in accordance with (1) A verified true copy of the official birth reproductions are authorized. For INS Form I-
AR 600-8-24. certificate will be used to verify U.S. citizenship. 551 both sides must be copied, but will be cop-
b. They have been dropped from the rolls of NOTE: DD Form 372 is acceptable verification ied separately and apart on the page. Recreating
any of the Armed Forces in accordance with of citizenship for AMEDD applicants who were or duplicating in its original state (that is, back-
AR 600-8-24. born in the United States. to-back) is strictly prohibited.
c. They have been removed from office un- (2) Naturalized citizens. A person not born (3) Unless otherwise indicated, one copy of
der the criminal laws of the United States. in the United States or a U.S. territory, who be- the form must be included with the application.
d. They are presently in a promotion non- comes a citizen through the legal process. The (4) Alternate forms that may be used for loss,
select status (failed to be selected for promo- recruiter after seeing the original certificate of theft, or nonreceipt of original INS Form I-151 or
tion). citizenship will complete DA Form 5252-R, block INS Form I-551 include:
e. They have been eliminated or released 2. (a) INS Form I-688. This card may only be
from active duty (REFRAD) because of having (3) Immigrant. An immigrant, who is not a used when an appropriate black sticker with
been twice nonselected for promotion; they have U.S. citizen, must be a permanent resident of red writing has been permanently affixed to the
been selectively continued on AD or are pend- the U.S. to be eligible for appointment. Immi- back of the card attesting to the fact that the
ing elimination or REFRAD. grant applicants must have a permanent Alien card is valid as temporary evidence of lawful
f. They have been separated from any of the Registration Card, either an INS Form I-551 admission for permanent residence and em-
Armed Forces after being notified of their sec- (may have a form number and a registration ployment authorization, valid for 1 year from the
ond nonselection for temporary or permanent number) or an INS Form I-151, use registration expiration date on the reverse side of the INS
promotion. Exceptions are former commis- number as both form number and registration Form I-688. The sticker is issued upon INS
sioned officers on AD as WOs who are eligible number. approval of the individual’s request for perma-
for appointment as RA WOs. (4) Derived citizenship or child born abroad nent resident alien status as interim evidence of
g. They have been separated from any of of American parent(s) is a person who is born permanent resident alien status while the INS
the Armed Forces with anything but an honor- outside of the United States whose parents are Form I-551 is being produced and distribut-
able characterization of service. native U.S. citizens. These persons should ed. This card may only be used for nonreceipt
h. They have retired from any of the Armed have one of the following forms: DS Form 1350, of an INS Form I-551.
Forces. INS Form N-560, FS Form 545, or FS Form (b) Overstamped passports. An unexpired
i. They cannot complete 10 years of ACS by 240. foreign passport with the following unexpired
the date they have completed 20 years of ac- (5) Citizens through naturalization of parent. stamp on it may be used, “Processed for I-551.
tive federal service (AFS). A person born outside of the United States to Temporary evidence of lawful admission for per-
j. They cannot complete 20 years of ACS parent(s) who became naturalized U.S. citizens. manent residence. Valid until (specific date will
before their 55th birthday. (See 10 USC 532 The recruiter after seeing the original certificate be entered by INS). Employment authorized.”
(a)(2).) This applies to commissioned officers of citizenship will complete DA Form 5252-R, An alien registration number must be annotated
only. It does not apply to individuals receiving block 3. by INS. This document may only be used for
an original appointment in the MC, DC, AN, SP, loss, theft, or nonreceipt of INS Form I-551 or
MS (only allied science officers), VC, or as a 2-4. Verification of citizenship INS Form I-688.
chaplain. a. The application will include a certified true (c) INS Form I-94. This form may be issued
k. They are not included on the active duty copy of the applicant’s birth certificate. Verifying to a lawful permanent resident as a temporary
list. authenticity of a current passport (via certified alien registration receipt card. The arrival por-
l. They are currently under suspension of true copy) is acceptable. tion of the form must be completed with the alien’s
favorable personnel actions under AR 600-8-2. b. For U.S. citizens born abroad and for aliens name, DOB, country of citizenship, and an alien
who have been lawfully admitted for permanent registration number annotated on the form. It
2-3. Eligibility for appointment into the AR residence, documents used to verify citizen- must have an unexpired stamp stating, “Pro-
a. Age and years of service: ship or permanent alien status will be repro- cessed for I-551. Temporary evidence of lawful
(1) Minimum and maximum age limitations duced and a certified copy will be forwarded as admission for permanent residence. Valid until
are shown in AR 135-101, table 1-1. The appli- part of the application with the following typed (specific date will be entered by INS). Employ-
cant must not have reached the birthday of the statement, “Certified true copy. Reproduced for ment authorized.” A photo of the alien will be
maximum age indicated prior to appointment. official Army use only.” attached to the block next to the admission block
(2) The Army goal is to access WOs with 8 c. The following documents may be used to thereby obliterating the admission number. An
or less years of service. WO applicants with verify permanent resident status: INS seal will be placed half over the admission
concurrent call to AD must not have exceeded (1) Immigrant applicants must have a per- block and half over the photo. Only INS Form I-
12 years of AFS as of the date the DA Form 61 manent Alien Registration Card, either an INS 94 prepared according to all of the above crite-
(Application for Appointment) is signed by the Form I-551 (may have a form number and a ria and guidelines is valid. No other versions of
applicant. registration number) or an INS Form I-151 (use INS Form I-94 are valid. The INS Form I-94
b. Citizenship. An applicant must be a U.S. registration number as both form number and can only be used for loss or theft of a foreign
citizen or have lawfully entered the United States registration number). passport described in (b) above.
for permanent residence. Applicable provisions NOTE: The INS Form I-151 may no longer be (5) Individuals with derived citizenship or chil-
of the Immigration and Naturalization Act as used unless the applicant shows proof of appli- dren born abroad of American parent(s) should
amended apply. An applicant is exempt if he or cation for an INS Form I-551 (this will usually be have one of the following forms or documents:
she is currently serving, or has served previ- with an INS Form I-90 or other receipt from the U.S. passport (original issue, unaltered), DS
ously, in the U.S. Armed Forces. Foreign na- INS). Form 1350, INS Form N-560, FS Form 545, or

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FS Form 240. For the application, one certified deal effectively with people. Such traits may be record of previous performance indicates they
copy of one of the forms must be included for evaluated in terms of the applicant’s background have a high degree of potential for service in the
verification of applicant’s citizenship status. De- and experience. RC.
rived citizens do not need DA Form 5252-R. g. Medical. Medical requirements are pre- (5) WOs twice nonselected for RA or AR pro-
(a) Applicants who have lost their documents scribed in AR 40-501, chapter 2. All applicants motions are ineligible for appointment as a com-
may obtain a new DS Form 1350, FS Form 240, for direct appointment must meet the retention missioned officer.
or FS Form 545 by applying to: Passport weight standards of AR 600-9. (6) Separated from any component of the
Correspondence Branch, Department of State, h. Security requirements. Health profession- Armed Forces as a security risk.
Room 386, 1425 K Street NW, Washington, DC als, chaplains, and attorneys may be commis- (7) Failure to maintain eligibility for retention
20522-1705, or call (202) 647-0518, and follow sioned in the Reserve Components (RC) prior in an active reserve status. After 1 year, a mem-
the prerecorded instructions. No charge will be to completion of a National Agency Check (NAC) ber may be considered for appointment if the
made for FS Form 240 if application shows that and/or Defense National Agency Check with obstacles to active reserve participation have
the document is needed for an Army commis- Inquiries provided that: been removed. A person in this category must:
sion. Otherwise, one copy of either DS Form (1) A NAC and/or Defense National Agency (a) Prove conclusively that a valid reason
1350 or FS Form 240 is $10. Check with Inquiries is initiated at the time an for nonparticipation existed but is no longer an
(b) To obtain INS Form N-560, applicant must application for a commission is submitted; and obstacle.
apply at the nearest INS office and complete (2) The applying health professional agrees (b) Agree to participate actively if appointed.
INS Form N-600. For verification of a birth that in writing that, if the results of the investigation d. Commissioned officers, WOs, and enlisted
occurred in the former Canal Zone, requests are unfavorable, he or she will be subject to personnel drawing retired pay for services with
must be sent to the Vital Statistics Unit, Admin- discharge if found to be ineligible to hold a com- any of the Armed Forces.
istrative Service Division, Panama Canal Com- mission. Under this exception, commissions in e. Commissioned officers of the regular com-
mission, APO Miami 34011. the RC other than the National Guard (NG) may ponents of the Armed Forces, Public Health
(c) Citizens through naturalization of parent. be tendered to immigrant alien health profes- Service (PHS), and National Oceanic and At-
Number, name of parent, name of applicant, sionals, chaplains, and attorneys. mospheric Administration (NOAA), except:
and date information from parent(s) naturaliza- (1) RA officers as indicated in c(4)(b) above.
tion certificate must be entered on DA Form 2-5. AR appointment ineligibles This includes RA officers in the grade of major
5252-R, part 3. The top portion of the form must a. Conscientious objectors, except those and below who apply for reserve appointment
be completed. The designated authenticator will classified by Selective Service as 1-A-O, who concurrent with their unqualified resignation.
complete the appropriate section and type the volunteer for noncombat service with concur- Also, it includes RA field grade MC and DC offi-
complete signature block (signing his or her rent AD. cers subsequent to unqualified resignation, and
name). b. Persons adjudged as youthful offenders RA officers selected for involuntary discharge
(d) Fees may be required to obtain INS or have a record of convictions by any type of as a result of a reduction in force. These offi-
documents. To obtain current fee information, military or civil court. This excludes minor traf- cers are not eligible for appointment as reserve
the recruiter should call INS in Washington, DC, fic violations involving a fine or forfeiture of $250 commissioned officers with concurrent call to
at (202) 514-2000, ask for “immigration,” and or less. AD.
follow the prerecorded instructions. c. Persons dropped from the rolls, REFRAD, (2) Officers commissioned through the Army
(6) Applicants for Military Intelligence and Civil or separated from any component of the U.S. Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) who
Affairs Branches must be citizens of the United Armed Forces for any of the following reasons: are about to be separated from the NOAA be-
States. (1) Under other than honorable conditions. fore completing at least 6 years AD. Such offi-
(7) Under no circumstances will appointments If, on appeal, an individual’s discharge was cers will be appointed on discharge from the
be made from the following categories: changed to separation “under honorable condi- NOAA, if otherwise qualified. This is without re-
(a) Applicants convicted of wartime deser- tions,” he or she is not eligible for appointment gard to the provisions of paragraph 2-3b(4).
tion or evasion of military service, as specified solely because of such change. The change in f. Cadets of the United States Military Acad-
in the Immigration and Naturalization Act. the character of discharge does not alter the emy, United States Air Force Academy, and
(b) Any person barred from citizenship who official record of the service. Appointment will United States Coast Guard Academy; and mid-
after application is later relieved or discharged be tendered or refused based on the facts and shipmen of the United States Naval Academy.
from service in the Armed Forces by reason of merit of the individual case. g. Persons pursuing a course of graduate
alienage. (2) For unsatisfactory service. study in one of the health professions (medi-
d. Education. Each applicant must: (3) Resignation for the good of the service in cine, osteopathy, dentistry, veterinary medicine,
(1) Have demonstrated understanding and lieu of court-martial, involuntary separation, or or optometry). Those participating in programs
proficiency in the English language. Nonprior any form of disciplinary or corrective action. sponsored by The Surgeon General are not
service (NPS) applicants who are native to Sa- (4) Commissioned officers twice passed over included.
moa, Guam, or Puerto Rico or who are not na- for promotion or otherwise REFRAD or active h. Applicants whose appointment would
tive speakers of English or have resided in the status. This is due to failure to be promoted to a cause them to hold more than one reserve sta-
United States less than 1 year will be adminis- higher commissioned grade except: tus simultaneously. This does not preclude ap-
tered the English Comprehension Level Test (a) Individuals in this category are eligible to pointment when separation from the current
(ECLT). apply for appointment as an AR WO if otherwise reserve status can be done. For example, an
(2) For appointment as a commissioned of- qualified. AR member on AD cannot be separated from
ficer or WO the individual must meet any addi- (b) RA officers discharged from that compo- that current status so long as he or she is to
tional requirements for specific officer branches nent with less than 20 years AFS may apply for remain on AD in that status. Their appointment
or WO military occupational specialty (MOS), a reserve commission. To qualify, the officer to another reserve status will not be made un-
as appropriate. must have been discharged due to a second less the member is to be placed on AD under
e. Character. Each applicant must be of passover for RA promotion. Officers who vol- the new reserve status.
good moral character. untarily resign before such discharge from the i. Persons denied retired pay or annuities un-
f. Leadership. Applicants must possess RA may also apply. Appointments will be ten- der the so-called “Hiss Act” (Act of 1 Septem-
traits as potential leaders and have the ability to dered only to former RA officers whose overall ber 1954 (68 Stat. 1142), as amended (5 USC

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8311 et seq.). service obligation. These members have not may apply for direct appointment as a commis-
j. Individuals who are, or have been, mem- completed an initial tour of AD or active duty for sioned officer or WO with concurrent AD. This
bers of any foreign or domestic organization, training (ADT). Applications may be accepted is provided they submit a resignation from their
association, movement, group, or combination from such applicants when concurrent AD is RA status.
of persons advocating a subversive policy or requested. s. Individuals separated under the provisions
seeking to alter the form of government by un- n. Applicants for appointment as commis- of AR 600-8-24, chapter 2, sections V, X, XI,
constitutional means, whose case has not been sioned officers who are unable to complete 20 and XV; chapter 3, section VI; chapter 4, sec-
adjudicated favorably by DA. years creditable service for retirement. Included tion V; and chapter 5, sections VII and IX.
k. Citizens of the United States residing in a are those unable to complete 20 years for re- t. Individuals who have received severance
foreign country, except those: tired pay before mandatory removal from an pay.
(1) Residing in a country where the United active status. Also, those applying for concur- u. Individuals who have received readjust-
States has troops stationed. rent AD, who are unable to qualify for retirement ment pay unless they submit a waiver state-
(2) Residing in a country where the United before attaining 28 years service. (10 USC ment. The individual must acknowledge receipt
States has a military mission, advisory, or simi- 3911 and 3853, covers 20 years or more of of readjustment pay when discharged from AD
lar group. reserve commissioned service and computa- and agree to refund that portion required under
(3) Employed by the U.S. Government and tion of years of service respectively.) This current provisions of the Department of Defense
on duty with an embassy, legation, or consular equally applies to applicants for WO appoint- (DOD) Pay and Allowance Entitlements Manual.
office of the United States. ment who are unable to complete 20 years of v. Individuals who have received separation
pay after 15 September 1981, under the provi-
(4) Residing in an area occupied by the satisfactory AFS before age 62.
sions of 10 USC 1174 (Separation pay upon in-
Armed Forces of the United States. o. Persons transferred to the Standby Re-
voluntary discharge or release from active duty).
NOTE: Request to obtain the official consent of serve or discharged from the Army as a result
the country in which they reside to accept ap- of approved exemption from involuntary order
Chapter 3
pointment as an AR commissioned officer or to AD as a member of the Ready Reserve. SP RA
WO from persons in (1) through (3) above will p. Those who are in the military service of a
be submitted through diplomatic channels. foreign government or those employed by a 3-1. SP RA helpful Web sites
l. Applicants with a selective service classifi- foreign government. See table 3-1 for a list of SP RA helpful Web
cation of 1-A, or whose classification could be q. No person will be appointed whose sepa- sites.
changed to 1-A, with loss of deferment status, ration from previous service was under condi-
except when applying for appointment with con- tions indicating an attempt to set aside normal 3-2. SP RA professional requirements
current AD; except as indicated in AR 135-101. promotion procedures. AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments
m. Enlisted members of the RC of the Armed r. RA WOs whose appointment would cause as commissioned officers in the RA or AR. Ap-
Forces of the United States with a remaining them to hold dual WO status. However, they plicants are eligible for appointment and assign-

Table 3-1
SP RA helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


SP Web page http://www.amsc.amedd.army.mil/
SP links to training programs http://www.amsc.amedd.army.mil/training.asp
SP Branch at HRC https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/opamsc/home_page.htm
Army-Baylor DPT Program http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/splash.php
APTA http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=PT_Programs&templates=/
APTA-Accredited PT Programs aptaapps/accreditedschools/acc_schools_map.cfm&process=3&type=PT
Federation of State Boards of PT Licensing Authorities http://www.fsbpt.org/licensing/index.asp
BLS on PTs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos167.htm
AOTA http://www.aota.org/
Contacts for State OT Associations http://www.aota.org/featured/area6/links/LINK03.asp
NBCOT http://www.nbcot.org/
BLS on OTs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos166.htm
ADA http://www.eatright.org/Public/index.cfm
ADA-Accredited Education Programs http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/career_2193_enu.html.htm
CDR Certification and State Licensure http://www.cdrnet.org/certifications/index.htm
BLS on RDs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos077.htm
AAPA http://www.aapa.org/
AAPA-Accredited PA Programs http://www.aapa.org/pgmlist.php3
NCCPA http://nccpa.net/
News line on upcoming PA meetings, CE events, and seminars http://www.news-line.com/?-token.profession=PA&-token.target=calendar
IPAP Direct PA Web Site www.usarec.army.mil/armypa

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ment to the SP if they meet the qualifying college (3) Be certified by the National Board for Cer- (1) DD Form 214 (Certificate of Release or
education as shown below. In all cases, ac- tification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Discharge From Active Duty) (copy).
creditation must be effective on the date the (4) Be a licensed OT. (2) DD Form 215 (Correction to DD Form
degree was awarded. d. Physician assistant (PA). 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge From
a. Dietitian. (1) Be a graduate of a training program ac- Active Duty) (copy).
(1) Have a baccalaureate or higher degree credited by the Accreditation Review Commis- (3) NGB Form 22 (Report of Separation)
from an accredited college or university in a sion on Education for the Physician Assistant (copy).
coordinated dietetics program; or have a bac- (ARC-PA). (4) Last two to three officer evaluation re-
calaureate or higher degree in a program that (2) Have current certification by the National ports (OERs) or noncommissioned officer evalu-
has included or is followed by courses and credit Commission on Certification of Physician As- ation reports (NCOERs) (copy).
hours required by the Commission on Accredi- sistants (NCCPA). h. License, certifications, and/or registrations
tation for Dietetic Education (CADE) for entrance (copy) with statement of initial issue date.
to an approved internship. 3-3. Curriculum vitae submission proce- i. Official diploma (DPL) or transcripts show-
(2) Have completed one of the following dures ing degree awarded for area of concentration
routes to be eligible for American Dietetic Asso- Submit all curriculum vitae (CV) requests (see (AOC) (copy).
ciation (ADA) membership: Hold a certificate of table 3-2) electronically to RCHS-CV@usarec. NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two pages.
completion from a CADE accredited hospital di- army.mil. When required by the corps, CVs or
etetic internship or hold a certificate of comple- resumes will be submitted prior to the applica- 3-4. SP RA licensure
tion from an accredited coordinated under- tion for review. A CV folder has been estab- a. Dietetic applicants must be an RD with the
graduate program in dietetics; lished at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil for all Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) and
(3) Have completed a route to ADA mem- CVs to be electronically submitted by the re- have a state dietitian license.
bership other than one of the methods above cruiter. The team leaders (east and west) at b. Physical therapy applicants must be eli-
followed by 1 year full-time employment as a Health Services Directorate will print the gible for membership in the APTA and have a
registered dietitian (RD) in a hospital approved USAREC Form 1076 (AMEDD Transmittal state license.
by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Sheet), log the CV into the CV track on the data- c. Occupational therapy applicants must be
Hospitals (JCAH). base, and move the entire CV to the appropriate certified as an OT by the NBCOT and have a
(a) Be an RD. corps folder. They will then notify and provide state OT license.
(b) Be a licensed dietitian. the appropriate program manager (PM) a copy d. PA applicants must be certified by the
b. Physical therapist (PT). Have a bacca- of the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a NCCPA.
laureate or higher degree, basic master’s de- new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that e. Students applying for direct appointment
gree, or a certificate in physical therapy with a MRB operations personnel communicate with in the SP must take the state or regional boards
baccalaureate degree in another area of study. Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi- leading to registration, certification, or licensure
Degrees or certificates are obtained by com- sion, regarding the proper CV submission pro- at the first opportunity upon completion of aca-
pleting a physical therapy program accredited cedures due to possible changes in the system. demic or practical training leading to professional
by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical The recruiter is ultimately responsible for for- qualification in profession.
Therapy Education. warding the CV in electronic format to the ad- f. All specialties within the SP must furnish
NOTE: Most entry level PT programs are Doc- dress mentioned above. They will submit the proof of full-time employment in the field or spe-
tors of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs. CVs in the following manner: last name cialty for not less than 6 months within the 1-
(1) Be eligible for membership in the Ameri- corps.doc; in the event an individual submits year period preceding the date of appointment
can Physical Therapy Association (APTA). more than one CV, the format into the corps or have become professionally qualified in the
(2) Be a licensed PT. folder would be: last name corps #.doc. The specialty within the 1-year period preceding date
c. Occupational therapist (OT). CV will include the following items and attach- of appointment. Dietitians who have completed
(1) Have a baccalaureate or master’s degree ments: a route to ADA membership other than comple-
in occupational therapy, or a baccalaureate de- a. Name. tion of a dietetic internship or graduation from an
gree in another area of study followed by a cer- b. Address. accredited coordinated undergraduate program
tificate program in occupational therapy. Degree c. Phone numbers (home and work). in dietetics must show proof of 1 year full-time
or certificate programs must be accredited by d. DOB. employment as an RD in a hospital approved by
the Accreditation Council for Occupational e. E-mail address. the JCAH.
Therapy Education. f. Chronological work history with brief job
(2) Furnish proof that fieldwork experience description (dates in mm/dd/yy format). 3-5. SP RA professional work experience
has been completed successfully. g. Military history. a. Professional work experience is defined

Table 3-2
Documents required for CV review for SP RA

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

SP All AD applicants CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
National certification (65A, 65C, 65D) with initial issue date.
State license with initial issue date, valid expiration date (65A, 65B, 65C); not
required for 65D but if they have one, include it.
Transcript or DPL showing AOC degree awarded from accredited school and
date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.

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as clinical experience in the field for which ap- award master’s degrees or a master’s degree gions, or specialties are available to nonmem-
plying. option, 50 award bachelor’s degrees or a bers for $100, $10 for members.
b. Working applicants must be in a position bachelor’s degree option, 6 award associate (4) Other statistical analyses are individually
that can only be filled by an individual required to degrees, and 50 award certificates. Some pro- priced.
have professional education and training in that grams offer more than one option. The Physi- (5) Mailing lists: Medical Marketing Service,
specific health care field. Positions that can be cian Assistant Programs Directory is now Incorporated at 1-800-633-5478.
filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- available online through www.apap.org at $35 l. Important phone numbers and resources:
dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. for 1 year’s unlimited access. (1) Fast Fax: (415) 227-9953 or 1-800-286-
d. Students: Approximately 12,000 students 2272.
3-6. SP RA school accreditation are enrolled in PA programs. The number of (2) AAPA online store: http://www.aapa.org/
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be new graduates in 2006 was approximately aapastore/index.html.
graduates of educational programs accredited 4,600. (3) AAPA insurance services: 1-877-356-
by an accrediting agency or association under e. Prescribing: Forty-nine states, the District 2272.
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved of Columbia, and Guam have enacted laws that (4) E-mail: username@aapa.org.
by TSG. authorize PA prescribing. (Indiana does not yet (5) Web address: http://www.aapa.org.
b. The Army is now accepting online degrees authorize prescribing by PAs.) (6) Member services Web page: https://
for both RA and AR officer accessions as long f. Income: Results of the 2006 AAPA Cen- members.aapa.org.
as they are accredited programs. sus Survey indicate that the mean total income
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online from primary employer for PAs who are not self- 3-8. List of occupational therapy field-
degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled employed and who work at least 32 hours per work locations
in a health care degree program that is author- week for their primary employer is $84,396 (stan- See table 3-3 for a list of occupational therapy
ized under the HPSP. dard deviation $21,975); the median is $81,356. programs with fieldwork at the end.
c. All online degrees must be reviewed by the The comparable mean for PAs who have been
appropriate PM and Health Services Director- in clinical practice for less than 1 year is $71,004 3-9. OT internship information
ate, Operations Division, for approval prior to (standard deviation $12,743); the median is For OT internship information visit the following
submission of the application. All online degree $69,517. Web site: www.aota.org/nonmembers/area13/
transcripts must be sent to Health Services Di- g. Outlook on profession: According to the links/LINK28.asp.
rectorate, Operations Division, for review as findings published in AAPA’s Information Up-
soon as possible prior to initiation of the applica- date: The United States Bureau of Labor Statis- 3-10. SP RA malpractice suits
tion for a thorough review and determination of tics (BLS) projects that the number of PA jobs All SP applicants who have malpractice suits
eligibility. will increase by 50 percent between 2004 and pending are ineligible to process their applica-
d. Online degrees will not be accepted for 2014. The BLS predicts the total number of jobs tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi-
qualifying degrees. in the country will grow by 13 percent over this bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit.
NOTE: The SP will allow OTs, PTs, and RDs 10-year period.
with professional degrees from foreign coun- h. State laws: All states plus the District of 3-11. SP RA accelerated appointments
tries and who complete the required process to Columbia and Guam have laws or regulations Qualified seniors in their final year of under-
meet U.S. practice standards before they ap- authorizing PA practice. graduate studies or graduate school students
ply. A specific SP policy memorandum will be i. Certification and continuing medical can submit an application for an RA appoint-
posted in the near future. MRB operations per- education: PAs receive their national certifica- ment in SP within the appropriate application
sonnel must communicate directly with Health tion from the NCCPA. Only graduates of an windows published by Headquarters, United
Services Directorate, Operations Division, and accredited PA program are eligible to take the States Army Recruiting Command (HQ
the SP PM for specifics before submitting a Physician Assistant National Certifying Exami- USAREC), Health Services Directorate, for that
packet for an applicant from a foreign country. nation (PANCE). Once PAs are certified, they fiscal year (FY).
must complete a continuous 6-year cycle to a. The last completed academic semester
3-7. PA helpful facts and Web sites keep their certificate current. Every 2 years, a or quarter grades must be available on the
a. Graduates: American Academy of Physi- PA must earn and log 100 continuing medical applicant’s official transcripts.
cian Assistants (AAPA) estimates there were education hours and reregister their certificate b. Applications must include a statement from
63,609 practicing PAs at the beginning of 2007. with the NCCPA (second and fourth years), and the school documenting the projected date of
b. Members: AAPA estimates (as of 26 Feb- by the end of the sixth year, recertify by suc- graduation.
ruary 2007) a membership of 37,715. The num- cessfully completing either the Physician As- c. Entry on active duty (EAD) may be denied
ber varies throughout the year as a result of sistant National Recertifying Examination or and appointment revoked if all appointment re-
renewals, reinstatements, and new members. Pathway II. All states require passage of the quirements are not met.
c. Accredited PA programs: 135. Programs PANCE for state licensure. Forty-six states
are accredited by ARC-PA (Web site, www.arc- have provisions for new graduates to practice 3-12. SP RA programs and options
pa.org). ARC-PA is recognized by the Council prior to passage of PANCE. a. Occupational Therapy Level II Fieldwork
for Higher Education Accreditation. The typical j. Membership: AAPA membership costs Program.
PA program is 4 to 27 months long and requires $215 a year for fellow members; $50 a year, b. U.S. Army Baylor University Doctoral Pro-
at least 2 years of college and some health care $80 for 2 years, or $120 for 3 years for student gram in Physical Therapy.
experience prior to admission. The majority of members. c. Dietetic Internship/Master’s Degree Pro-
students have a bachelor of arts or bachelor of k. Salary profiles, census reports, and mail- gram.
science degree and 45 months of health care ing lists. d. Interservice Physician Assistant Program
experience before admission to a PA program. (1) Individual salary profiles: Student and fel- (IPAP).
While all programs recognize the completion of low members only - $35/profile.
the professional component of PA education (2) Employer salary profiles: Associate and 3-13. SP RA current incentives
with a certificate of completion, more than half of physician members - $150/profile. RA PA: 3-years Health Professions Loan Re-
the programs award a master’s degree (89 (3) Census reports for individual states, re- payment Program (HPLRP).

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Alabama Dominican University of California


(OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined
Tuskegee University baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program 50 Acacia Avenue
Basil O’Connor Hall San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Tuskegee, AL 36088-1696 (415) 458-3731
(334) 727-8696 *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
grayg@tuskegee.edu www.dominican.edu/
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
www.tuskegee.edu Loma Linda University
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
University of Alabama at Birmingham master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Occupational Therapy Nichol Hall, Room A901
School of Health-Related Professions Loma Linda, CA 92350-0001
1530 3rd Avenue South, RMSB 354 (909) 558-4628
Birmingham, AL 35294-1212 www.llu.edu/
(205) 934-3568
msot@uabl.edu Samuel Merritt College
www.uab.edu/occupational therapy (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Department
University of South Alabama 370 Hawthorne Avenue
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ Oakland, CA 94609-3108
master’s) (510) 869-8925
Department of Occupational Therapy www.samuelmerritt.edu/
Springhill Academic Campus
1504 Springhill Avenue, Room 5108 San Jose State University
(OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined
Mobile, AL 36604-3273
baccalaureate/master’s)
(251) 434-3939
Department of Occupational Therapy
cmcgee@jaguar1.southal.edu
One Washington Square
www.usouthal.edu/ San Jose, CA 95192-0059
(408) 924-3070
University of Central Arkansas rearl@casa.sjsu.edu
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
master’s) www.sjsu.edu/ot
Department of Occupational Therapy
201 Donaghey Avenue, HSC Suite 300 University of Southern California
Box 5001 (OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined
Conway, AR 72035-0001 baccalaureate/master’s)
(501) 450-3192 Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/chas/ot.html 1540 Alcazar, CHP-133
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9003
Arizona (866) 385-4250
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
Midwestern University-Glendale Campus www.usc.edu/ot/
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Colorado
Occupational Therapy Program
19555 North 59th Avenue
Colorado State University
Glendale, AZ 85308-6814
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
(888) 247-9277 Department of Occupational Therapy
(Additional location of Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois.) 224 Occupational Therapy Building
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
www.midwestern.edu/ (970) 491-6253
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
California www.cahs.colostate.edu/ot

California State University, Dominguez Hills Connecticut


(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Quinnipiac University
College of Health and Human Services (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
1000 East Victoria Street, WHA 320 H Department of Occupational Therapy
Carson, CA 90747-0005 School of Health Sciences
(310) 243-2726 275 Mount Carmel Avenue
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. Hamden, CT 06518-0569
www.csudh.edu/ (203) 582-8204
www.quinnipiac.edu/

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University of Hartford** Nova Southeastern University


(OT - baccalaureate) (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Department Occupational Therapy Department
College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions Health Professions Division, College of Allied Health and Nursing
200 Bloomfield Avenue, Dana Hall 232 3200 South University Drive
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33328-2018
(860) 768-4377 (954) 262-1110
**Program is currently on inactive status. http://www.nova.edu/ot/
http://hartford.edu/
University of Florida
District of Columbia (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy
Howard University 101 Newell Street
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) P.O. Box 100164, HSC
Department of Occupational Therapy Gainesville, FL 32610-0164
Division of Allied Health Sciences (352) 273-6817
6th and Bryant Streets, NW jfoss@phhp.ufl.edu
Washington, DC 20059-0001 www.phhp.ufl.edu/ot/
(202) 806-7614
fbanks@howard.edu University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. (OT - professional entry-level master’s and entry-level doctoral)
www.howard.edu/ Institute of Occupational Therapy
1 University Boulevard
Florida St. Augustine, FL 32086-5783
www.usa.edu/
Barry University (904) 826-0084 x222 or (800) 241-1027 x253
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) admissions@usa.edu
Occupational Therapy Program
11300 Northeast Second Avenue Georgia
Miami Shores, FL 33161-6695
(305) 899-3213 Medical College of Georgia
ot@mail.barry.edu (OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
(Weekend program offered.) Department of Occupational Therapy
www.barry.edu/snhs/MSprograms/OccupationalTherapy/ EF 102, 1120 Fifteenth Street
School of Allied Health Sciences
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Augusta, GA 30912-0700
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) (706) 721-2725
Division of Occupational Therapy studyot@mcg.edu
Ware-Rhaney Building East, Room 318 (Program is also offered at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.)
Tallahassee, FL 32307-3500 *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
(850) 599-3879 www.mcg.edu/sah/ot/index.html
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
www.famu.edu/ Medical College of Georgia at Columbus State University
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Florida Gulf Coast University Occupational Therapy Program
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) Illges Hall, Room 107
Department of Occupational Therapy and Community Health 4225 University Avenue
10501 FGCU Boulevard South Columbus, GA 31907-5645
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565 (706) 568-2242
(239) 590-7550 studyot@mcg.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. (Additional location of The Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA.)
www.fgcu.edu/chp/ot *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
www.mcg.edu/sah/ot/index.html
Florida International University
(OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined Illinois
baccalaureate/master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy Governors State University
University Park Campus, HLS 237 (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Miami, FL 33199 Occupational Therapy Program
(305) 348-2922 College of Health Professions
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed. University Park, IL 60466-0975
(Evening program offered for certificate level only.) (708) 534-7293
http://www.ot.fiu.edu/ b-cada@govst.edu
www.govst.edu/

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Midwestern University Maine


(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Husson College
College of Health Sciences (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
555 31st Street Occupational Therapy Program
Downers Grove, IL 60515-1235 One College Circle
(630) 515-6188 Bangor, ME 04401-2999
www.midwestern.edu/ (207) 941-7100
kbryze@midwestern.edu http://depts.husson.edu/ot/index.shtml

University of Illinois at Chicago Lewiston-Auburn College, University of Southern Maine


(OT - professional entry-level master’s) (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Program
College of Applied Health Sciences 51 Westminster Street
1919 West Taylor Street, M/C 811 Lewiston, ME 04240-3534
Chicago, IL 60612-7250 (207) 753-6523
(312) 996-6901 lscott@usm.maine.edu
OTDept@uic.edu www.usm.maine.edu/lac/ot/
www.ahs.uic.edu/ahs/php/index.php?sitename=ot
Massachusetts
Indiana
Boston University, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Indianapolis (OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combin-
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) ed baccalaureate/master’s)
School of Occupational Therapy Programs in Occupational Therapy
1400 East Hanna Avenue Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Indianapolis, IN 46227-3697 635 Commonwealth Avenue
(317) 788-3432 Boston, MA 02215-1605
ot@uindy.edu (617) 353-2000 x2713
ot.uindy.edu *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
www.bu.edu/sargent/
Iowa
Salem State College
St. Ambrose University (OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Occupational Therapy Program
Occupational Therapy Program 352 Lafayette Street
518 West Locust Salem, MA 01970-5353
Davenport, IA 52803-2898 (978) 542-6693
(563) 333-6277 http://www.salemstate.edu
www.sau.edu/ot (Evening and weekend program offered.)
Kansas *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.

Newman University Springfield College


(OT - baccalaureate*) (OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
Occupational Therapy Program master’s)
3100 McCormick Avenue Occupational Therapy Department
Wichita, KS 67213-2097 263 Alden Street
(316) 942-4291 x2238 Springfield, MA 01109-3797
*Program is currently on inactive status. (413) 748-3762
www.newmanu.edu/ot/ graduate@spfldcol.edu and admissions@spfldcol.edu
(Undergraduate entry: 5-year program; graduate entry: 2-year pro-
Louisiana gram.)
www.springfieldcollege.edu/ot
University of Louisiana at Monroe
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) Tufts University-Boston School of Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
College of Health Sciences Department of Occupational Therapy
Monroe, LA 71209-0430 26 Winthrop Street
(318) 342-1610 Medford, MA 02155-7084
kdavis@ulm.edu (617) 627-5720
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. BSOT@tufts.edu
www.ulm.edu/ot/OT.html www.tufts.edu/

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Maryland Western Michigan University


(OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combin-
Towson University ed baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s and combined Department of Occupational Therapy
EWB Building
baccalaureate/master’s)
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Department of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5051
8000 York Road (269) 387-7260
Towson, MD 21252-0001 shannon.penny@wmich.edu
(410) 704-4170 *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
bnecker@towson.edu www.wmich.edu/
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
www.towson.edu/OT
Minnesota
Michigan
College of St. Catherine
(OT - baccalaureate*, postbaccalaureate certificate*, professional
Baker College of Flint
entry-level master’s, and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program
2004 Randolph Avenue (Mail #4092)
G-1050 West Bristol Road St. Paul, MN 55105-1794
Flint, MI 48507-5508 (651) 690-6606
(810) 766-4298 ot@stkate.edu
joanne.crain@baker.edu (Weekend program offered.)
*Admission to the baccalaureate-only level is closed. *Admission is closed to the baccalaureate only and certificate levels.
www.baker.edu/ www.stkate.edu/ot/

Eastern Michigan University College of St. Scholastica


(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ (OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
master’s)
master’s)
Occupational Therapy Department
Occupational Therapy Program
1200 Kenwood Avenue
School of Health Sciences Duluth, MN 55811-4199
362 Marshall (218) 723-6099
Ypsilanti, MI 48197-2239 gradstudies@css.edu
(734) 487-4096 www.css.edu/
www.emich.edu/
University of Minnesota
Grand Valley State University (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Program in Occupational Therapy
MMC 388
Occupational Therapy Program
420 Delaware Street, SE
School of Health Professions
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0392
301 Michigan Street NE, Suite 200 (612) 626-5887
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3314 otprog@umn.edu
(616) 331-3356 www.ot.umn.edu/
www.gvsu.edu/ot/
Mississippi
Saginaw Valley State University
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) The University of Mississippi Medical Center
(OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Occupational Therapy
Ryder Center West, Room 106
School of Health Related Professions
7400 Bay Road 2500 North State Street
University Center, MI 48710-0001 Jackson, MS 39216-4505
(989) 964-7356 (601) 984-6350
jnagayda@svsu.edu *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. shrp.umc.edu
www.svsu.edu/
Missouri
Wayne State University
Rockhurst University
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational Therapy Program
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Detroit, MI 48202-3489 1100 Rockhurst Road
(313) 577-1435 Kansas City, MO 64110-2561
ae9765@wayne.edu or ad8560@wayne.edu (816) 501-4059 or (816) 501-4174
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. graduateadmissions@rockhurst.edu
www.cphs.wayne.edu/ot/ www.rockhurst.edu/ot/

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Saint Louis University Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
master’s) Occupational Therapy Program
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Professional Studies Division
Edward & Margaret Doisy School of Allied Health Professions P.O. Box 195
3437 Caroline Street Jim Leeds Road
St. Louis, MO 63104-1111 Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
(314) 977-8514 (609) 652-4687
sheltoma@slu.edu
graduate.studies@stockton.edu
http://www.slu.edu/doisycollege/osot/
www.stockton.edu/
University of Missouri-Columbia
Seton Hall University
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
Department of Occupational Therapy
master’s)
School of Health Professions
Occupational Therapy Program
407 Lewis Hall
McQuaid Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4240
400 South Orange Avenue
(573) 882-3988
South Orange, NJ 07079-2689
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
(973) 761-7145
http://www.umshp.org/ot
gradmeded@shu.edu
gradmeded.shu.edu/graduateprograms/msot.html
Washington University
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and entry-level doctoral)
New York
Program in Occupational Therapy
School of Medicine
4444 Forest Park Avenue, Campus Box 8505 Dominican College
St. Louis, MO 63108 (OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
(314) 286-1600 master’s)
www.ot.wustl.edu/ Occupational Therapy Program
470 Western Highway
Nebraska Orangeburg, NY 10962-1299
(845) 359-7800 x209
College of Saint Mary sandra.countee@dc.edu
(OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s) (Weekend program offered.)
Occupational Therapy Program www.dc.edu/
Division of Health Care Professions
7000 Mercy Road Ithaca College
Omaha, NE 68106-2377 (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
(402) 399-2400 or (800) 926-5534 Department of Occupational Therapy
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed. 206 Smiddy Hall
www.csm.edu/ Ithaca, NY 14850-7079
(607) 274-1975
(5-year program.)
Creighton University www.ithaca.edu/hshp/ot
(OT - entry-level doctoral)
Department of Occupational Therapy Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
2500 California Plaza Division of Occupational Therapy
Omaha, NE 68178-0259
One University Plaza, HS Room 512
(800) 325-2830
Brooklyn, NY 11201-5372
phaadmis@creighton.edu
(718) 780-4508
ot.creighton.edu
(5-year program.)
New Jersey www.liu.edu

Kean University Mercy College


(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s, and (OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
combined baccalaureate/master’s level) master’s)
Occupational Therapy Department Occupational Therapy Program
College of Natural, Applied and Health Sciences 555 Broadway
1000 Morris Avenue, T-209 Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522-1134
Union, NJ 07083-9982 (914) 674-7815
(908) 737-3380 otprogram@mercy.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed. (Weekend program offered.)
www.kean.edu/~ot grad.mercy.edu/occupationaltherapy

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New York University Winston-Salem State University


(OT - professional entry-level master’s) (OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Program
35 West 4th Street, 11th Floor 430 F.L. Atkins
New York, NY 10012-1172 601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
(212) 998-5825 Winston-Salem, NC 27110-0003
www.education.nyu.edu/ot (336) 750-3177
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center www.wssu.edu/
(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
North Dakota
Occupational Therapy Program
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 81
University of North Dakota
Brooklyn, NY 11203-2098
(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
(718) 270-7730
Department of Occupational Therapy
www.downstate.edu/CHRP/ot Box 7126
Grand Forks, ND 58202-7126
Stony Brook University (701) 777-2209
(OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s) dczapiew@medicine.nodak.edu
Occupational Therapy Program (Program is also offered at the University of North Dakota at Casper
School of Health Technology and Management, L2-HSC College, Casper, WY.)
Division of Rehabilitation Sciences www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/ot/home.htm
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8201
(631) 444-3250 Ohio
www.sunysb.edu/
Medical University of Ohio at Toledo
Touro College (OT - professional entry-level master’s* and entry level doctoral level)
(OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s) Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program School of Allied Health
1700 Union Boulevard 3015 Arlington Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706-7928 Toledo, OH 43614-5803
(419) 383-4429
(631) 665-1600 x256
*Admission to the professional entry-level master’s level is closed.
(Program is also offered at Touro College, New York City (Manhattan), NY.)
otd@meduohio.edu
www.touro.edu/shs/
www.meduohio.edu/

Touro College-Manhattan Ohio State University


(OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s) (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational Therapy Division
27-33 West 23rd Street School of Allied Medical Professions
New York, NY 10010-4202 406 Atwell Hall, 453 West Tenth Avenue
(212) 463-0400 x671 Columbus, OH 43210-1234
(Additional location of Touro College, Bay Shore, NY.) (614) 292-5824
www.touro.edu/shs/ www.amp.osu.edu/ot

Utica College University of Findlay


(OT - professional entry-level master’s) (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational Therapy Program
Division of Health and Human Studies 1000 North Main Street
1600 Burrstone Road Findlay, OH 45840-3695
Utica, NY 13502-4892 (800) 472-9502 x6936
(315) 792-3006 (Weekend program offered.)
occupationaltherapy@utica.edu www.findlay.edu/
(Weekend program offered.)
www.utica.edu/ Xavier University
(OT - baccalaureate*, certificate*, professional entry-level master’s,
North Carolina and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3800 Victory Parkway
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Cincinnati, OH 45207-7341
Division of Occupational Science (513) 745-3150
Medical School, Wing E, CB #7120 xuot@xavier.edu
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7120 *Admission is closed to the baccalaureate and certificate levels.
(919) 966-2451 www.xavier.edu/ot_grad
osinfo@med.unc.edu
www.alliedhealth.unc.edu/ocsci

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Oklahoma Saint Francis University


(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/
University of Oklahoma at Schusterman Health Sciences Center master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Occupational Therapy Program
P.O. Box 600
Department of Occupational Therapy
Loretto, PA 15940-0600
4502 East 41st Street (814) 472-3899
Tulsa, OK 74135-2512 dwalkovich@francis.edu
(405) 271-2411 www.saintfrancisuniversity.edu/
(Additional location of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences
Center, Oklahoma City, OK.) Temple University
www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Programs/progbrief.asp?prog_id=7 (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy
Pennsylvania College of Health Professions
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-5101
College Misericordia
(215) 707-4813
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ otcahp@temple.edu
master’s) www.temple.edu/OT
Occupational Therapy Program
Division of Health Sciences University of Pittsburgh
301 Lake Street (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Dallas, PA 18612-1098 Department of Occupational Therapy
(866) 262-6363 School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
(Weekend program offered.) 5012 Forbes Tower
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
www.misericordia.edu
(412) 383-6620
otpitt@shrs.pitt.edu
Elizabethtown College www.shrs.pitt.edu/ot/index.html
(OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy University of Scranton
One Alpha Drive (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298 Occupational Therapy Department
(717) 361-1174 Scranton, PA 18510-4501
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed. (570) 941-7540
(5-year program.)
www.etown.edu/
www.scranton.edu/
Mount Aloysius College** Puerto Rico
(OT - baccalaureate)
Occupational Therapy Program University of Puerto Rico
7373 Admiral Peary Highway (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Cresson, PA 16630-1999 Occupational Therapy Program
(814) 886-6438 Medical Sciences Campus - CHRP
**Program is currently on inactive status. P.O. Box 365067
www.mtaloy.edu/ San Juan, PR 00936-5067
(787) 758-2525 x4200
dyhalmairizarry@cprs.rcm.upr.edu
The Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto Campus** (Does not accept nonresident students.)
(OT - baccalaureate) http://www.upr.clu.edu/
Occupational Therapy Program
One Campus Drive University of Puerto Rico at Humacao
Mont Alto, PA 17237-9703 (OT - baccalaureate*)
(717) 749-6130 Occupational Therapy Department
anh1@psu.edu 100 Carr. 908 CUH Station
(Weekend program offered.) Humacao, PR 00791-4300
(787) 850-9392
**Program is currently on inactive status.
*Admission to the program is closed.
www.ma.psu.edu/~ma_ot/ot.htm
http://www.uprh.edu

Philadelphia University South Dakota


(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program University of South Dakota
School House Lane & Henry Avenue (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Philadelphia, PA 19144-5497 Department of Occupational Therapy
(215) 951-2943 414 East Clark Street
gradadm@philau.edu or ot@philau.edu Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
(Weekend program offered.) (605) 677-5600
usdot@usd.edu
http://www.philau.edu/ot
www.usd.edu/usdot

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Tennessee Texas Woman’s University, Houston Center


(OT- professional entry-level master’s)
Belmont University School of Occupational Therapy
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and entry-level doctoral) Houston, TX
School of Occupational Therapy (940) 898-2801 (Denton)
1900 Belmont Boulevard (Weekend program offered.)
Nashville, TN 37212-3757 (Additional location of Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.)
(615) 460-6700 www.twu.edu/ot/
(Weekend program offered.)
www.belmont.edu/OT/ University of Texas at El Paso
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Milligan College Occupational Therapy Program
(OT- professional entry-level master’s) College of Health Sciences
Occupational Therapy Program 1101 North Campbell Street
P.O. Box 130 El Paso, TX 79902-4299
Milligan College, TN 37682 (915) 747-8207
(423) 975-8010 *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
cisbell@milligan.edu www.utep.edu/
www.milligan.edu/
University of Texas Medical Branch
Tennessee State University (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Department School of Allied Health Sciences
School of Allied Health Professions 301 University Boulevard
3500 John Merritt Boulevard Galveston, TX 77555-1142
Nashville, TN 37209-1561 (409) 772-3060
(615) 963-5891 hbpeltie@utmb.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. www.sahs.utmb.edu/programs/ot/
www.tnstate.edu/OT
University of Texas Health Science Center at Laredo*
University of Tennessee Health Science Center (OT - combined baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) Department of Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy Laredo, TX 78040-4395
College of Allied Health Sciences (210) 567-8880 (San Antonio)
930 Madison, Suite 663 (Additional location of the University of Texas Health Science Center
Memphis, TN 38163-0002 at San Antonio.)
(901) 448-8393 (Evening and weekend program offered.)
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. *Admission to this location is closed.
www.utmem.edu/occ_therapy/home.html
www.uthscsa.edu/
Texas
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (OT- combined baccalaureate/master’s)
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) Department of Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy Program 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, Mail Code 6245
3601 4th Street, STOP 6220 San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
Lubbock, TX 79430-6220 (866) 802-6288
(806) 743-3240 (Program is also offered at the University of Texas Health Science
allied.health@ttuhsc.edu Center at Laredo*, Laredo, TX.)
www.ttuhsc.edu/ (*Admission to the Laredo location is closed.)
www.uthscsa.edu/
Texas Woman’s University
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ The University of Texas Pan-American
master’s*) (OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
School of Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy Program
Box 425648, TWU Station 1201 West University Drive
Denton, TX 76204-5648 Edinburg, TX 78539-2999
(940) 898-2801 (956) 381-2475
*The combined baccalaureate and master’s level is offered only at *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
the Denton Campus. (Weekend and evening program offered.)
(Weekend and online program offered.) www.panam.edu/
(Program is also offered at Texas Woman’s University, Dallas and Virginia
Houston, TX.)
www.twu.edu/ot/ Jefferson College of Health Sciences
(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Center Occupational Therapy Program
(OT - professional entry-level master’s) 920 South Jefferson Street
School of Occupational Therapy Roanoke, VA 24016
Dallas, TX (540) 985-8594
(940) 898-2801 (Denton) ammitta@jchs.edu
(Weekend program offered.) *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
(Additional location of Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX.) www.jchs.edu/
www.twu.edu/ot/

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Occupational therapy programs with fieldwork at the end--continued

James Madison University Wisconsin


(OT - baccalaureate*, post-baccalaureate certificate*, professional
entry-level master’s, and combined baccalaureate/master’s) Concordia University Wisconsin
Occupational Therapy Program (OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined
Department of Health Sciences baccalaureate/master’s)
College of Integrated Science and Technology, MSC 4301 Occupational Therapy Program
Harrisonburg, VA 22807-0001 12800 North Lake Shore Drive
(540) 568-2399 Mequon, WI 53092-2402
*Admission is closed to the baccalaureate only and certificate levels. (262) 243-4429
www.jmu.edu/healthsci/occupational_therapy/ linda.samuel@cuw.edu
(Weekend program offered.)
Shenandoah University *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
(OT - professional entry-level master’s and combined baccalaureate/ www2.cuw.edu/occupationaltherapy
master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Mount Mary College
333 West Cork Street, Suite 510 (OT - baccalaureate*, professional entry-level master’s, and combined
Winchester, VA 22601-5195 baccalaureate/master’s)
(540) 665-5559 Occupational Therapy Department
lburrow@su.edu 2900 North Menomonee River Parkway
(2-1/2-year program. Students may be accepted into the program without Milwaukee, WI 53222-4597
a baccalaureate degree.) (414) 256-1246
www.su.edu/ot glockas@mtmary.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
Virginia Commonwealth University www.mtmary.edu/
(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Department of Occupational Therapy University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
1000 East Marshall Street (OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
P.O. Box 980008 Occupational Therapy Program
Richmond, VA 23298-0008 4049 Health Science Center
(804) 828-2219 1725 State Street
www.sahp.vcu.edu/occu/ LaCrosse, WI 54601-9959
(608) 785-6620
Washington *Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
http://uwlax.edu/ot
Eastern Washington University
(OT - baccalaureate* and entry-level master’s) University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Occupational Therapy (OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s)
Health Sciences Building, Room 225C, Box R Occupational Therapy Program
310 North Riverpoint Boulevard 1300 University Avenue (2110/MSC)
Madison, WI 53706-1532
Spokane, WA 99004-1675
(608) 262-2936
(509) 368-6560
srosa@education.wisc.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed.
www.ewu.edu/x3369.xml
www.education.wisc.edu/kinesiology/OT

University of Puget Sound University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


(OT - baccalaureate* and professional entry-level master’s) (OT - baccalaureate* and combined baccalaureate/master’s)
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational Therapy Program
School of Occupational Therapy College of Health Sciences
1500 North Warner P.O. Box 413
Tacoma, WA 98416-1070 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
(253) 879-3281 (414) 229-4713
tomlin@ups.edu marshah@uwm.edu
*Admission to the baccalaureate level is closed. *Admission to the baccalaureate only level is closed.
www.ups.edu/ot www.uwm.edu/CHS

University of Washington Wyoming


(OT - professional entry-level master’s)
Division of Occupational Therapy University of North Dakota at Casper College
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine (OT - professional entry-level master’s)
125 College Drive
Box 356490
Casper, WY 82601-9958
Seattle, WA 98195-6490
(701) 777-2209
(206) 598-5764
(Additional location of the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks,
depts.washington.edu/rehab/ot
ND.)

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Chapter 4 bership other than one of the methods above (1) Be a graduate of a training program ac-
SP AR followed by 1 year full-time employment as an credited by ARC-PA.
RD in a hospital approved by the JCAH. (2) Have current certification by the NCCPA.
4-1. SP AR helpful Web sites (a) Be an RD.
See table 4-1 for a list of SP AR helpful Web (b) Be a licensed dietitian. 4-3. SP AR licensure
sites. b. PT. a. Dietetic applicants must be RDs with the
(1) Have a baccalaureate or higher degree, CDR and have a state dietitian license.
4-2. SP AR professional requirements basic master’s degree, or a certificate in physi- b. Physical therapy applicants must be eli-
AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments cal therapy with a baccalaureate degree in an- gible for membership in the APTA and furnish
as commissioned officers in the RA or AR. Ap- other area of study. Degrees or certificates are proof of state licensure.
plicants are eligible for appointment and assign- obtained by completing a physical therapy pro- c. Occupational therapy applicants must be
ment to the SP if they meet the qualifying college gram accredited by the Commission on Accredi- certified as OTs by the NBCOT and have a
education as shown below. In all cases, ac- tation in Physical Therapy Education. state OT license.
creditation must be effective on the date the NOTE: Most entry level PT programs are DPT d. PA applicants must be certified by the
degree was awarded. programs. NCCPA.
a. Dietitian. (2) Be eligible for membership in the APTA. e. Students applying for direct appointment in
(1) Have a baccalaureate or higher degree Be a licensed PT. the SP must take the state or regional boards
from an accredited college or university in a c. OT. leading to registration, certification, or licensure
coordinated dietetics program; or have a bac- (1) Have a baccalaureate or master’s de- at the first opportunity upon completion of aca-
calaureate or higher degree in a program that gree in occupational therapy or a baccalaure- demic or practical training leading to professional
has included or is followed by courses and credit ate degree in another area of study followed by qualification in profession.
hours required by the CADE for entrance to an a certificate program in occupational therapy. f. All specialties within the SP must furnish
approved internship. Degree or certificate programs must be accred- proof of full-time employment in the field or spe-
(2) Have completed one of the following ited by the Accreditation Council for Occupa- cialty for not less than 6 months within the 1-
routes to be eligible for ADA membership: Hold tional Therapy Education. year period preceding the date of appointment;
a certificate of completion from a CADE accred- (2) Furnish proof that fieldwork experience or have become professionally qualified in the
ited hospital dietetic internship or hold a certifi- has been completed successfully. specialty within the 1-year period preceding date
cate of completion from an accredited coor- (3) Be certified by the NBCOT. of appointment. Dietitians who have completed
dinated undergraduate program in dietetics. (4) Be a licensed OT. a route to ADA membership other than comple-
(3) Have completed a route to ADA mem- d. PA. tion of a dietetic internship or graduation from an

Table 4-1
SP AR helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
SP Web page http://www.amsc.amedd.army.mil/
SP links to training programs http://www.amsc.amedd.army.mil/training.asp
SP Branch at HRC https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/opamsc/home_page.htm
Army-Baylor DPT Program http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt/splash.php
APTA http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home
http://www.apta.org/AM/Template.cfm?section=PT_Programs&template=
APTA-Accredited PT Programs /aptaapps/accreditedschools/acc_schools_map.cfm&process=3&type=PT
Federation of State Boards of PT Licensing Authorities http://www.fsbpt.org/licensing/index.asp
BLS on PTs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos167.htm
AOTA http://www.aota.org/
Contacts for State OT Associations http://www.aota.org/featured/area6/links/LINK03.asp
NBCOT http://www.nbcot.org/
BLS on OTs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos166.htm
ADA http://www.eatright.org/Public/index.cfm
ADA-Accredited Education Programs http://www.eatright.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/career_2193_enu.html.htm
CDR Certification and State Licensure http://www.cdrnet.org/certifications/index.htm
BLS on RDs http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos077.htm
AAPA http://www.aapa.org/
AAPA-Accredited PA Programs http://www.aapa.org/pgmlist.php3
NCCPA http://nccpa.net/
News line on upcoming PA meetings, CE events, and seminars http://www.news-line.com/?-token.profession=PA&-token.target=calendar
IPAP Direct PA Web Site www.usarec.army.mil/armypa

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accredited coordinated undergraduate program ized under the HPSP. For OT internship information visit the following
in dietetics must show proof of 1-year full-time c. All online degrees must be reviewed by Web site: www.aota.org/nonmembers/area13/
employment as an RD in a hospital approved by the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc- links/LINK28.asp.
the JCAH. torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to
submission of the application. All online degree 4-9. SP AR malpractice suits
4-4. SP AR professional work experience transcripts must be sent to Health Services Di- All SP applicants who have malpractice suits
a. Professional work experience is defined rectorate, Operations Division, for review as pending are ineligible to process their applica-
as clinical experience in the field for which ap- soon as possible prior to initiation of the applica- tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi-
plying. tion to determine eligibility. bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit.
b. Working applicants must be in a position d. Online degrees will not be accepted for
that can only be filled by an individual required to qualifying degrees. 4-10. SP AR accelerated appointments
have professional education and training in that NOTE: The Specialty Corps will allow OTs, Not applicable to AR. All AR applicants applying
specific health care field. Positions that can be PTs, and RDs with professional degrees from for an appointment in any of the AMEDD spe-
filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- foreign countries (who complete the required cialty corps must be licensed and meet all pro-
dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. process to meet U.S. standards for practice) to fessional requirements.
apply. A specific SP policy memorandum will
4-5. SP AR school accreditation be posted in the near future. Chapter 5
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be DC RA
graduates of educational programs accredited 4-6. PA AR helpful facts and Web sites
by an accrediting agency or association under See paragraph 3-7 for PA AR helpful facts and 5-1. DC RA helpful Web sites
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved Web sites. See table 5-1 for a list of DC RA helpful Web
by TSG. sites.
b. The Army will consider online degrees for 4-7. List of occupational therapy field-
both RA and AR officer accessions as long as work locations 5-2. DC RA professional requirements
they are accredited programs. See table 3-3 for a list of occupational therapy AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online fieldwork locations. as commissioned officers in the RA or AR. Ap-
degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled plicants are eligible for appointment and assign-
in a health care degree program that is author- 4-8. OT internship information ment to the DC if practicing dentistry; are

Table 5-1
DC RA helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
DC https://www.dencom.army.mil/
DC Branch at HRC https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/opdc/default.htm
Graduate Dental Education Office Web Site with information
on Dental Residency Training Programs http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/dhet/dental.htm
ADA http://www.ada.org/index.asp
Accredited Dental Education Programs http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_ddsdmd_us.asp
Information on dental licensure http://www.ada.org/prof/prac/licensure/information.asp
BLS information on dentists http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos072.htm
Contacts for State Dental Boards http://www.aadexam.org/

graduates of an American Dental Association a. Must show proof and sign a statement b. Working applicants must be in a position
(ADA) accredited dental school in the United indicating they have taken and passed part II that can only be filled by an individual required to
States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or national boards and a state or regional board have professional education and training in that
Canada; and licensed to practice dentistry in examination leading to state licensure prior to specific health care field. Positions that can be
the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto EAD. filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre-
Rico, or a U.S. territory. For RA assignments, b. Must possess a valid unrestricted state dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion.
requirement for licensure may be waived if an license within 1 year of AD.
otherwise qualified applicant is being consid- c. Selected DC applicants will not be assigned 5-5. CV submission procedures
ered within 1 year after graduation. outside the continental United States until they Submit all CV requests (see table 5-2) electron-
hold a state license. ically to RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil. When re-
5-3. DC RA licensure quired by the corps, CVs or resumes will be
DC applicants must have a permanent, unre- 5-4. DC RA professional work experience submitted prior to the application for review. A
stricted license to practice dentistry in the United a. Professional work experience is defined CV folder has been established at RCHS-
States, District of Columbia, Commonwealth of as clinical experience in the field for which ap- CV@usarec.army.mil for all CVs to be electron-
Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. Requirement plying, job-related training, or pursuit of a bac- ically submitted by the recruiter. The team
for licensure may be waived if an otherwise quali- calaureate or higher level degree which would leaders (east and west) at Health Services Di-
fied applicant is being considered within 1 year result in higher education in the required field of rectorate will print the USAREC Form 1076, log
of graduation. Students who are applying for AD study. The work experience is calculated start- the CV into the CV track on the database, and
and who are not licensed: ing when the applicant begins employment. move the entire CV to the appropriate corps

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Table 5-2
Documents required for CV review for DC RA

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

DC All RA applicants CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
State license with initial issue date, valid expiration date.
Transcript or DPL showing dental degree awarded from accredited school
and date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last one to two OERs or NCOERs.
Residency and/or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.

folder. They will then notify and provide the ap- Services Directorate, Operations Division, for HPPED, and is paid on a monthly basis. Offi-
propriate PM a copy of the USAREC Form 1076 review as soon as possible prior to initiation of cers must submit board certification letter or
to inform them of a new CV that is in-house. It is the application for a thorough review and deter- certificate through their unit personnel office to
imperative that MRB operations personnel com- mination of eligibility or noneligibility. the AMEDD Special Pay Branch to initiate pay.
municate with Health Services Directorate, Op- d. Online degrees will not be accepted for c. Dental additional special pay (DASP). Paid
erations Division, regarding the proper CV qualifying degrees. to all DC officers possessing a current, unre-
submission procedures due to possible changes stricted license (or approved waiver), upon ex-
in the system. The recruiter is ultimately re- 5-7. DC RA malpractice suits ecution of DASP contract. The DASP is not paid
sponsible for forwarding the CV in electronic All DC applicants who have malpractice suits during initial residency or Advanced Education
format to the address mentioned above. They pending are ineligible to process their applica- in General Dentistry 2-year. If officer starts an
will submit the CVs in the following manner: last tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- initial residency training program before the end
name corps.doc; in the event an individual sub- bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. of the DASP contract, a recoupment will be made
mits more than one CV, the format into the corps for the excess months on that contract. The
folder would be: last name corps #.doc. The CV 5-8. DC RA accelerated appointments DASP can be received during a secondary resi-
will include the following items and attachments: Qualified DC applicants in their final year of den- dency or fellowship. The contract is for a 1 year
a. Name. tal school can submit an application for an RA active duty obligation (ADO), which runs con-
b. Address. appointment in the DC within the appropriate currently with all other obligations. The DASP
c. Phone numbers (home and work). application windows published by HQ USAREC, may be renegotiated to align with a retirement 1
d. DOB. Health Services Directorate, for that FY. year in advance; realignment only allowed to be
e. E-mail address. a. The last completed academic semester or executed once. Amount is determined based
f. Chronological work history with brief job quarter grades must be available on the upon years of creditable service and is paid as
description (dates in mm/dd/yy format). applicant’s official transcripts. a lump sum after taxes.
g. Military history. b. Applications must include a statement from d. Dental officer multiyear retention bonus
(1) DD Form 214 (copy). the school documenting the projected date of (DOMRB). Paid to DC officers possessing a
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). graduation. current, unrestricted license (or approved
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). c. EAD may be denied and appointment re- waiver), based on their specialty and execution
(4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs voked if all appointment requirements are not of contract. Officer must have 8 years of cred-
(copy). met. itable service from HPPED or completed all
h. License, certifications, registrations (copy) ADOs for education or training. A 2-, 3-, or 4-
with statement of initial issue date. 5-9. DC RA programs and options year ADO is incurred based upon executed con-
i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree Accession bonus, 1-year HPLRP, HPSP, and tract. The DOMRB obligation runs concurrently
awarded for AOC (copy). Early Commissioning Program (ECP). with the DASP, but is in addition to all education
NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two pages. or training obligations. Paid as a lump sum after
5-10. DC RA current incentives taxes, based upon rate for specialty and length
5-6. DC RA school accreditation AMEDD special pay programs for DC officers. of contract, and is payable annually on the anni-
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be There are four DC special pays authorized by versary date. If the DOMRB rate increases,
graduates of educational programs accredited Congress in 37 USC (which can be viewed at the officer has the opportunity to renegotiate the
by an accrediting agency or association under http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/Title37/ contract in order to receive the higher rate (see
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved chapter5_.html). special pay message for specifics of renegotia-
by TSG. a. Variable special pay (VSP). Paid to all DC tions and recoupment procedures).
b. Online degrees are recognized for both officers upon EAD on a monthly basis. Amount e. HPPED. Calculated by adding total years,
RA and AR officer accessions as long as they is determined based upon years of creditable months, and days of all internships, residen-
are accredited programs. service, which establishes the health profes- cies, and fellowships (not performed on AD),
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online sions pay entry date (HPPED) (see e below). and all periods of AD as a DC officer, verified by
degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled Interns and general officers receive a flat rate official discharge documents (DD Forms 214).
in a health care degree program that is author- without regard to creditable service. Pay is This period of time is creditable service and is
ized under the HPSP. started by the installation finance office upon subtracted from your EAD date to establish your
c. All online degrees must be reviewed by the your initial inprocessing on AD. HPPED (in accordance with 37 USC 302b(g)).
appropriate PM and Health Services Director- b. Board certification pay (BCP). Paid to all f. Contract requirements.
ate, Operations Division, for approval prior to board certified DC officers upon date of certifi- (1) Requests for DASP and DOMRB will be
submission of the applicant’s application. All cation. Amount is determined based upon years prepared in the format, without deviation, as pro-
online degree transcripts must be sent to Health of creditable service, which establishes your vided by the Medical Occupational Data Sys-

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tem (MODS). or approval authority. The paper contract must as clinical experience in the field for which ap-
(2) The commander will approve the agree- then be sent to the AMEDD Special Pay Branch plying.
ment if the officer meets all eligibility criteria as for verification. Upon verification and MODS b. Working applicants must be in a position
outlined in contract and the annual special pay input, the Defense Finance and Accounting Ser- that can only be filled by an individual required to
message (that is, possess current, unrestricted vice (DFAS) is notified to make payment. have professional education and training in that
license or approved waiver, and privileged in specific health care field. Positions that can be
specialty being paid). If the commander deter- Chapter 6 filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre-
mines the criteria have not been met, disap- DC AR dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion.
proval or termination to the applicable special
pay(s) will be initiated in accordance with mes- 6-1. DC AR helpful Web sites 6-5. CV submission procedures
sage procedures. See table 6-1 for a list of DC AR helpful Web Submit all CV requests (see table 6-2) elec-
(3) Eligible officers who decline DASP and sites. tronically to RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil. When
DOMRB will complete a statement in the format required by the corps, CVs or resumes will be
provided by MODS for each pay declined. 6-2. DC AR professional requirements submitted prior to the application for review. A
(4) Contracts may be signed 90 days prior AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments CV folder has been established at RCHS-
or up to 30 days after effective date. Any con- as RA or AR commissioned officers. Applicants CV@usarec.army.mil for all CVs to be electroni-
tract executed outside this window will establish are eligible for appointment and assignment to cally submitted by the recruiter. The team
an effective date that is the date of signature. the DC if practicing dentistry and are graduates leaders (east and west) at Health Services Di-
(5) If officer has less than 12 months remain- of an ADA-accredited dental school in the United rectorate will print the USAREC Form 1076, log
ing on AD, the contract initiates a request for States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or the CV into the CV track on the database, and
extension on AD. The DC Branch, HRC, must Canada; and licensed to practice dentistry in move the entire CV to the appropriate corps
approve the officer’s request to remain on AD the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto folder. They will then notify and provide the ap-
for the special pay contract to be paid. Manda- Rico, or a U.S. territory. propriate PM a copy of the USAREC Form 1076
tory retirement date or mandatory release date to inform them of a new CV that is in-house. It
extensions must be approved by the Assistant 6-3. DC AR licensure is imperative that MRB operations personnel
Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve DC applicants must have a permanent, unre- communicate with Health Services Directorate,
Affairs) (ASA M&RA) before a contract can be stricted license to practice dentistry in the United Operations Division, regarding the proper CV
executed. States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a submission procedures due to possible changes
(6) Initiate contracts through the unit person- U.S. territory. in the system. The recruiter is ultimately re-
nel office. Contracts are prepared and submit- sponsible for forwarding the CV in electronic
ted on MODS. Paper contracts must be printed 6-4. DC AR professional work experience format to the address mentioned above. They
and signed by the DC officer and the commander a. Professional work experience is defined will submit the CVs in the following manner: last

Table 6-1
DC AR helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
Army DC https://www.dencom.army.mil/
DC Branch at HRC https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/opdc/default.htm
Graduate Dental Education Office Web Site with information
on Dental Residency Training Programs http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/dhet/dental.htm
ADA http://www.ada.org/index.asp
Accredited Dental Education Programs http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_ddsdmd_us.asp
Information on dental licensure http://www.ada.org/prof/prac/licensure/information.asp
BLS information on dentists http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos072.htm
Contacts for State Dental Boards http://www.aadexam.org/

Table 6-2
Documents required for CV review for DC AR

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

DC All AR applicants over age 40 CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
State license with initial issue date, valid expiration date.
Transcript or DPL showing dental degree awarded from
accredited school and date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.
Residency and/or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 23


name corps.doc; in the event an individual sub- line degree program is ineligible to apply if en- Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY
mits more than one CV, the format into the corps rolled in a health care degree program that is 06-07.
folder would be: last name corps #.doc. The authorized under the HPSP. NOTE: AR dentists mobilized for 30 consecu-
CV will include the following items and attach- c. All online degrees must be reviewed by tive days or more are authorized VSP, BCP (if
ments: the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc- eligible), and DASP at rates noted under DC RA
a. Name. torate, Operations Division, for approval prior current incentives. AR dentists are authorized
b. Address. to submission of the applicant’s application. All to collect the above special pays, but are not
c. Phone numbers (home and work). online degree transcripts must be sent to Health entitled to the reserve dental officers special
d. DOB. Services Directorate, Operations Division, for pay of $350 per month for other AD periods
e. E-mail address. review as soon as possible prior to initiation of (AT, ADT, and ADSW) (37 USC 302b(h)).
f. Chronological work history with brief job the application for a thorough review and deter-
description (dates in mmddyy format). mination of eligibility or noneligibility. Chapter 7
g. Military history. d. Online degrees will not be accepted for MC RA
(1) DD Form 214 (copy). qualifying degrees.
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). 7-1. MC RA helpful Web sites
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). 6-7. DC AR malpractice suits See table 7-1 for a list of MC RA helpful Web
(4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs All DC applicants who have malpractice suits sites.
(copy). pending are ineligible to process their applica-
h. License, certifications, and/or registrations tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- 7-2. MC RA professional requirements
(copy) with statement of initial issue date. bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments
i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree as commissioned officers in the RA or AR.
awarded for AOC (copy). 6-8. DC AR accelerated appointments a. MC. Applicants are eligible for appointment
NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two pages. Not applicable to AR. All AR applicants apply- and assignment to the MC if practicing medicine
ing for an appointment in the DC must be li- in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto
6-6. DC AR school accreditation censed and meet all professional requirements. Rico, or a U.S. territory and must meet the re-
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be quirements in (1) or (2) below.
graduates of educational programs accredited 6-9. DC AR programs and options (1) Must be a graduate of an accredited
by an accrediting agency or association under Specialized Training Assistance Program (STRAP), school of medicine and have completed at least
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved Medical and Dental School Stipend Program 12 months of first-year graduate medical edu-
by TSG. (MDSSP), Special Pay, Bonus, and HPLRP. cation (FYGME) in a program approved by the
b. Online degrees are recognized for both RA Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Edu-
and AR officer accessions as long as they are 6-10. DC AR current incentives cation (ACGME).
accredited programs. See Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- (2) Is a graduate of a foreign medical school
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an on- tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical and has a standard Educational Commission

Table 7-1
MC RA helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
Army Health Care Corps specific Web site http://www.goarmy.com/amedd/index.jsp
Official USUHS Web site http://www.usuhs.mil
AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
AMEDD OBC http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/187medbn/alpha/index.htm
A search of medical residencies by specialty and programs. Lists are
available. www.scutwork.com
A search of residency and fellowship programs. Lists are available. www.careermd.com
Alphabetical index of medical schools with lists and “Matching” information. www.medicalschools.com
Web site of Association of American Medical Colleges; has lists of
medical schools and teaching hospitals. www.aamc.org
Directory of Family Practice Residency Program; click on the regional
map for the state desired. www.aafp.org/residencies/
Directory of residencies listed by specialty; information on matching
and “Match Day.” www.residencysite.com
A site to search for graduate programs for any medical AOC; search by
subject or school for all master’s degree and Ph.D programs. Also see
the University Pages which is a site for undergraduate programs, click on
the map which will list all schools in that state. Click on program to get
specifics about that school. www.gradschools.com

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Table 7-1
MC RA helpful Web sites--continued
Numerous school links. Goes to: www.medicalschool.com (listed above)
and also links to official MCAT Web page. Also has links to U.S. News-
medical school information. Links to the Electronic Residency Application
Service (Association of American Medical Colleges) and NRMP (the two
residency matching programs). www.allschools.com
Instruction for MCATs. Internet surfing on interesting medical links. http://geocities.com/premedsource/
Web site for American Medical Students Association that lists all under-
graduate programs that have chartered premed chapters. Has lists
of residency fairs that are scheduled and points of contact, has links to
other student organizations. Information on residents’ work schedules
and the hours they work. www.amsa.org
Listing of all hospitals. Have links to National Student Nurses Association
and links to each state and some local college Student Nurses Associa-
tion. Has links into the National Council Licensure Examination and testing
information. www.hospitalsoup.com
Listing of all hospitals by state www.hospitaldirectory.com
Listing of medical schools by state www.medicalschools.com
Listing of doctors by specialty www.DoctorDirectory.com
BLS tells how many doctors (by specialty and salary) are in a particular
area of operation. http://www.bls.gov/oes/1999/oessrcma.htm

for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) Cer- 7-3. MC RA licensure 7-4. MC RA professional work experience
tificate; has unrestricted license to practice MC applicants must have a permanent, unre- a. Professional work experience is defined
medicine or surgery in the United States, Dis- stricted license to practice medicine or surgery as clinical experience in the field for which ap-
trict of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a U.S. terri- in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto plying, job-related training, or pursuit of a bac-
tory; and has successfully completed 1 year of Rico, or a U.S. territory. The requirement for calaureate or higher level degree which would
graduate medical education (GME) in an ap- licensure may be waived for: result in higher education in the required field of
proved program listed in the Directory of Resi- a. Recent graduates selected for an Army study. The work experience is calculated start-
dency Training Programs. FYGME program. ing when the applicant begins employment.
b. Osteopathy. Must be a graduate of a 4- b. AR officers who are recent graduates of b. Working applicants must be in a position
year or equivalent program with a degree of an accredited school of medicine or accredited that can only be filled by an individual required to
Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited col- college of osteopathic medicine and are cur- have professional education and training in that
lege of osteopathic medicine whose graduates rently in an ACGME or AOA-approved GME specific health care field. Positions that can be
are eligible to practice medicine or surgery in program. filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre-
the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto c. AR officers assigned to an active duty ob- dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion.
Rico, or a U.S. territory; and has successfully ligor control group.
completed 12 months of FYGME in a hospital d. Graduates of a medical school in Puerto 7-5. CV submission procedures
approved by the American Osteopathic Asso- Rico who have a provisional license to practice Submit all CV requests (see table 7-2) elec-
ciation (AOA) or the ACGME. medicine or surgery in Puerto Rico. tronically to RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil. When

Table 7-2
Documents required for CV review for MC RA

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

MC All RA applicants CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
State license with initial issue date, valid expiration date.
Transcript or DPL showing medical degree awarded from
accredited school and date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.
Residency and/or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.
ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
Citizenship.
E-mail address.
Board certification, if applicable.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 25


required by the corps, CVs or resumes will be (copy). this provision). Disposition of the malpractice
submitted prior to the application for review. A h. License, certifications, and/or registrations claim has no bearing on an applicant’s eligibility.
CV folder has been established at RCHS- (copy) with statement of initial issue date.
CV@usarec.army. i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree 7-8. MC RA accelerated appointments
mil for all CVs to be electronically submitted by awarded for AOC (copy). Qualified seniors can submit an application for
the recruiter. The team leaders (east and west) NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two pages. an RA MC appointment within the designated
at Health Services Directorate will print the application timeframes as published by HQ
USAREC Form 1076, log the CV into the CV 7-6. MC RA school accreditation USAREC, Health Services Directorate, for that
track on the database, and move the entire CV a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be FY. Qualified applicants in their final year of un-
to the appropriate corps folder. They will then graduates of educational programs accredited dergraduate, graduate, dental, or veterinary
notify and provide the appropriate PM a copy of by an accrediting agency or association under school can submit an application for an RA ap-
the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved pointment in the MC within the appropriate appli-
new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that by TSG. cation windows published by HQ USAREC,
MRB operations personnel communicate with b. Online degrees are recognized for both Health Services Directorate, for that FY.
Health Services Directorate, Operations Division, RA and AR officer accessions as long as they a. The last completed academic semester
regarding the proper CV submission procedures are accredited programs. or quarter grades must be posted on the
due to possible changes in the system. The NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an on- applicant’s official transcripts.
recruiter is ultimately responsible for forwarding line degree program is ineligible to apply if en- b. Applications must include a statement from
the CV in electronic format to the address men- rolled in a health care degree program that is the school documenting the projected date of
tioned above. They will submit the CVs in the authorized under the HPSP. graduation.
following manner: last name corps.doc; in the c. All online degrees must be reviewed by c. EAD may be denied and appointment re-
event an individual submits more than one CV, the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc- voked if all appointment requirements are not
met.
the format into the corps folder would be: last torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to
name corps #.doc. The CV will include the fol- submission of the application. All online degree
7-9. MC RA programs and options
lowing items and attachments: transcripts must be sent to Health Services Di-
HPSP.
a. Name. rectorate, Operations Division, for review as
b. Address. soon as possible prior to initiation of the applica- Chapter 8
c. Phone numbers (home and work). tion for a thorough review and determination of MC AR
d. DOB. eligibility or noneligibility.
e. E-mail address. d. Online degrees will not be accepted for 8-1. MC AR helpful Web sites
f. Chronological work history with brief job qualifying degrees. See table 8-1 for a list of MC AR helpful Web
description (dates in mm/dd/yy format). sites.
g. Military history. 7-7. MC RA malpractice suits
(1) DD Form 214 (copy). All AN, DC, MS, VC, and SP applicants who 8-2. MC AR professional requirements
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). have malpractice suits pending are ineligible to a. AMEDD applicants are tendered appoint-
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). process their application until the malpractice ments as commissioned officers in the RA or
(4) Last two to three OERs and NCOERs suit is resolved (MC applicants are exempt from AR.

Table 8-1
MC AR helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
AMEDD OBC http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/187medbn/alpha/index.htm
A search of medical residencies by specialty and programs. Lists are
available. www.scutwork.com
A search of residency and fellowship programs. Lists are available. www.careermd.com
Alphabetical index of medical schools with lists and “Matching” information. www.medicalschools.com
Web site of Association of American Medical Colleges; has lists of medical
schools and teaching hospitals (where most residents are). www.aamc.org
Directory of Family Practice Residency Program; click on the regional map
for the state of interest. www.aafp.org/residencies/
Directory of residencies listed by specialty; information on matching and
“Match Day.” www.residencysite.com
Search for graduate programs for any medical AOC; search by subject or
school for all master’s degree and Ph.D. programs. Also see the Univer-
sity Pages which is a site for undergraduate programs, click on the map
which will list all schools in that state. Click on program to get specifics
about that school. www.gradschools.com

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Table 8-1
MC AR helpful Web sites--continued

Web Site Address


Numerous school links. Goes to www.medicalschool.com (listed above)
and also links to official MCAT Web page. Also has links to U.S. News-
medical school information. Links to the Electronic Residency Application
Service (Association of American Medical Colleges) and NRMP (the two
residency matching programs). www.allschools.com
For teaching about MCATs and Internet surfing on medical links. http://geocities.com/premedsource/
Web site for American Medical Students Association that lists all under-
graduate programs that have chartered premed chapters. Has lists of
residency fairs that are scheduled and points of contact, has links to other
student organizations. Information on residents’ work schedules and the
hours they work. www.amsa.org
Listing of all hospitals. Have links to National Student Nurses Association
and links to each state and some local college Student Nurses Associa-
tions. Has links into the National Council Licensure Examination and
testing information. www.hospitalsoup.com
Listing of all hospitals by state www.hospitaldirectory.com
Listing of medical schools by state www.medicalschools.com
Listing of doctors by specialty www.DoctorDirectory.com
BLS tells how many doctors (by specialty and salary) are in a particular
area of operation. http://www.bls.gov/oes/1999/oessrcma.htm

b. MC. Applicants are eligible for appointment requirement for licensure may be waived for: corps, CVs or resumes will be submitted prior
and assignment to the MC if practicing medicine a. Recent graduates selected for an Army to the application for review. A CV folder has
in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto FYGME program. been established at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.
Rico, or a U.S. territory and must meet the re- b. AR officers who are recent graduates of mil for all CVs to be electronically submitted by
quirements in (1) or (2) below. an accredited school of medicine or accredited the recruiter. The team leaders (east and west)
(1) Must be a graduate of an accredited college of osteopathy and are currently in an at Health Services Directorate will print the
school of medicine and have completed at least ACGME or AOA-approved GME program. USAREC Form 1076, log the CV into the CV
12 months of FYGME in a program approved c. AR officers assigned to an active duty ob- track on the database, and move the entire CV
by the ACGME. ligor control group. to the appropriate corps folder. They will then
(2) Is a graduate of a foreign medical school d. Graduates of a medical school in Puerto notify and provide the appropriate PM a copy of
and has a standard ECFMG certificate; has un- Rico and have a provisional license to practice the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a
restricted license to practice medicine or sur- medicine or surgery in Puerto Rico. new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that
gery in the United States, District of Columbia, MRB operations personnel communicate with
Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory; and has suc- 8-4. MC AR professional work experience Health Services Directorate, Operations Division,
cessfully completed 1 year of GME in an ap- a. Professional work experience is defined regarding the proper CV submission procedures
proved program listed in the Directory of as clinical experience in the field for which ap- due to possible changes in the system. The
Residency Training Programs. plying, job-related training, or pursuit of a bac- recruiter is ultimately responsible for forwarding
c. Osteopathy. Must be a graduate of a 4- calaureate or higher level degree which would the CV in electronic format to the address men-
year or equivalent program with a degree of result in higher education in the required field of tioned above. They will submit the CVs in the
Doctor of Osteopathy from an accredited col- study. The work experience is calculated start- following manner: last name corps.doc; in the
lege of osteopathic medicine whose graduates ing when the applicant begins employment. event an individual submits more than one CV,
are eligible to practice medicine or surgery in b. Working applicants must be in a position the format into the corps folder would be: last
the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto that can only be filled by an individual required to name corps #.doc. The CV will include the fol-
Rico, or a U.S. territory and has successfully have professional education and training in that lowing items and attachments:
completed 12 months of FYGME in a hospital specific health care field. Positions that can be a. Name.
approved by the ACGME. filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- b. Address.
dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. c. Phone numbers (home and work).
8-3. MC AR licensure d. DOB.
MC applicants must have a permanent, unre- 8-5. CV submission procedures e. E-mail address.
stricted license to practice medicine or surgery Submit all CV requests (see table 8-2) elec- f. Chronological work history with brief job
in the United States, District of Columbia, Com- tronically to RCHS- description (dates in mm/dd/yy format).
monwealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. The CV@usarec.army.mil. When required by the g. Military history.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 27


Table 8-2
Documents required for CV review for MC AR

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

MC Recommended for AR applicants CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
over age 40. Also, if recruiter State license with initial issue date, valid expiration date.
wants AOC and/or projected Transcript or DPL showing medical degree awarded from
grade determination for AR accredited school and date.
applicant. If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.
Residency and/or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.
ECFMG certificate, if applicable.
Citizenship (AR still accepts resident aliens).
E-mail address.
Board certification, if applicable.

(1) DD Form 214 (copy). 8-9. MC AR programs and options (4) 71A - Microbiology. Must have a master’s
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). STRAP, HPLRP, Special Pay, Bonus, and of science or a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). MDSSP. microbiology or immunology, parasitology, vi-
(4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs rology, or molecular biology with specialization
(copy). 8-10. MC AR current incentives in medical microbiology from an accredited
h. License, certifications, and/or registrations See Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- graduate school.
(copy) with statement of initial issue date. tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical (5) 71B - Biochemistry. Must have a master’s
i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY degree with specialization in biochemistry or an-
awarded for AOC (copy). 06-07. other chemistry specialty in order to function as
NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two a biochemist or toxicologist. To function as a
pages. Chapter 9 physiologist requires a Ph.D. in human physiol-
MS RA ogy or in a biological science specialty.
8-6. MC AR school accreditation (6) 71E - Clinical Laboratory. Must have a
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be 9-1. MS RA professional requirements bachelor’s degree in medical technology or the
graduates of educational programs accredited a. AMEDD applicants are tendered appoint- biological sciences. Must have completed an
by an accrediting agency or association under ments as commissioned officers in the accredited intern program of medical technol-
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved RA. Applicants are eligible for appointment and ogy and be certified by either the American So-
by TSG. assignment to the MS if they meet the qualifying ciety of Clinical Pathology or the National
b. The Army will consider online degrees for educational and applicable licensure require- Certification Agency for Medical Laboratory Per-
both RA and AR officer accessions as long as ments shown under each specialty. The edu- sonnel as a medical technologist. Other tech-
they are accredited programs. cational requirement for each of the specialties nologist certifications will be considered on a
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online below must be met by attainment of the qualify- case-by-case basis. Must also have 1 year of
degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled ing degree from a college or university accred- experience in clinical laboratory sciences in a
in a health care degree program that is author- ited by an accrediting agency or association health care facility, university, medical school,
ized under the HPSP. under the U.S. Secretary of Education. In all research agency, or diagnostic laboratory.
c. All online degrees must be reviewed by the cases, accreditation must be effective on the (7) 71F - Research Psychology. Must have
appropriate PM and Health Services Director- date the degree was awarded. No foreign de- an accredited Ph.D. in psychology or a research
ate, Operations Division, for approval prior to grees are accepted for AOC qualification in the subspecialty required by an Army research and
submission of the applicant’s application. All MS. Students pursuing a doctoral degree or a development program.
online degree transcripts must be sent to Health master’s degree in a specialty where no license (8) 72A - Nuclear Medical Science. Must
Services Directorate, Operations Division, for is required may be boarded in their last year of have a master’s degree in radiobiology, radio-
review as soon as possible prior to initiation of education up to 6 months before graduation. chemistry, nuclear physics, health physics, ra-
the application for a thorough review and deter- b. Specialties: diological physics, applied atomic physics,
mination of eligibility or noneligibility. (1) 67E - Pharmacy. Must be a graduate of nuclear engineering, or laser or microwave phys-
d. Online degrees will not be accepted for an accredited school of pharmacy and possess ics.
qualifying degrees. a current license to practice in the United States, (9) 72B - Entomology. Must have a master’s
U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia. degree in entomology or biological science with
8-7. MC AR malpractice suits Pharm.D. preferred. a major in entomology. Must have completed
All AN, DC, MS, VC, and SP applicants who (2) 67F - Optometry. Must have a Doctor of at a minimum one medical entomology course.
have malpractice suits pending are ineligible to Optometry degree from an accredited school of (10) 72C - Audiology. Must have a Ph.D.
process their application until the malpractice optometry and possess a current license to from an accredited program in audiology or a
suit is resolved (MC applicants are exempt from practice optometry in the United States, U.S. master’s degree in audiology from a school
this provision). Disposition of the malpractice territories, or the District of Columbia. Pro- acceptable to TSG. Candidates with a Clinical
claim has no bearing on an applicant’s eligibility. fessional qualifications for unrestricted practice Doctoral degree Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
must be met. must have completed an accredited 1-year clini-
8-8. MC AR accelerated appointments (3) 67G - Podiatry. Must have a Doctor of cal audiology residency, or be enrolled in the
Not applicable to AR. All AR applicants applying Podiatry Medicine degree, a license to practice Army Audiology Externship Program (AEP). Must
for an appointment in the MC must be licensed podiatry, and have completed a 24-month po- have a license to practice audiology in the United
and meet all professional requirements. MC diatry surgical residency (PSR-24) accredited States, U.S. territories, or the District of Colum-
exception: Physicians in an ACGME or AOA- by the Residency Review Committee for the bia.
approved GME program and are participants in American Podiatric Medical Association and ac- (11) 72D - Environmental Science. Must
STRAP. ceptable to TSG. have a bachelor’s degree with a major in a rel-

28 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


evant environmental science field. Preferred which they are applying. MS applicants in the into the corps folder would be: last name corps
majors include environmental science, environ- specialty of clinical laboratory must be certified #.doc. The CV will include the following items
mental health, environmental management, oc- in medical technology. and attachments:
cupational health, industrial hygiene, sanitary a. Name.
science, and epidemiology. Degrees in public 9-3. MS RA professional work experience b. Address.
health will be considered if the concentration is a. Professional work experience is defined c. Phone numbers (home and work).
relevant to environmental science. as clinical experience in the field for which ap- d. DOB.
(12) 72E - Environmental Engineer. Must plying, job-related training, or conferring of an e. E-mail address.
possess a bachelor’s degree from a school ac- advanced degree which would result in higher f. Chronological work history with brief job
credited by the Accreditation Board for Engi- education in the required field of study. Work description (dates in mm/dd/yy format).
neering and Technology with a major in an experience is calculated once the qualifying g. Military history.
environmental engineering relevant field. degree is obtained, starting when the applicant (1) DD Form 214 (copy).
Preferred majors include environmental engi- begins employment. If a license or certification (2) DD Form 215 (copy).
neering, civil engineering, industrial engineer- is required for AOC qualification, work experi- (3) NGB Form 22 (copy).
ing, chemical engineering, safety engineering, ence begins after both the qualifying degree and (4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs
environmental health engineering, and geologi- required license and/or certification are obtained. (copy).
cal engineering. b. Working applicants must be in a position h. License, certifications, and/or registrations
(13) 73A - Social Work. Must have a that can only be filled by an individual required to (copy) with statement of initial issue date.
master’s degree in social work from a program have professional education and training in that i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree
accredited by the Council on Social Work Edu- specific health care field. Positions that can be awarded for AOC (copy).
cation. Must have an advanced, unrestricted, filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two
clinical license (licensed clinical social worker dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. pages.
or equivalent) in the United States, U.S. territo-
ries, or the District of Columbia. Professional 9-4. CV submission procedures 9-5. MS RA school accreditation
qualifications for unrestricted practice must be MS requires a CV read for all RA and AR appli- a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be
met. cants for AOC determination. Submit all CV re- graduates of educational programs accredited
(14) 73B - Clinical Psychology. Applicants quests electronically to RCHS-CV@usarec. by an accrediting agency or association under
must have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, coun- army.mil. When required by the corps, CVs or the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved
seling psychology, or any other subspecialty of resumes will be submitted prior to the applica- by TSG.
psychology from an American Psychological As- tion for review. A CV folder has been estab- b. The Army will consider online degrees for
sociation (APA) accredited program. Must have lished at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil for all CVs both RA and AR officer accessions as long as
completed a 1-year APA-approved clinical psy- to be electronically submitted by the recruiter. they are accredited programs.
chology internship or its equivalent. Must have The team leaders (east and west) at Health NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an on-
a license to practice psychology in the United Services Directorate will print the USAREC Form line degree program is ineligible to apply if en-
States, U.S. territories, or the District of Colum- 1076, log the CV into the CV track on the data- rolled in a health care degree program that is
bia. Professional qualifications for unrestricted base, and move the entire CV to the appropriate authorized under the HPSP.
practice must be met. corps folder. They will then notify and provide c. All online degrees must be reviewed by
(15) 67A - Health Services. For all 70 series the appropriate PM a copy of the USAREC Form the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc-
AOCs applicant must meet minimum AOC eligi- 1076 to inform them of a new CV that is in- torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to
bility requirements (qualifications) per DA Pam house. It is imperative that MRB operations submission of the applicant’s application. All on-
611-21. personnel communicate with Health Services line degree transcripts must be sent to Health
NOTE: Updates to DA Pam 611-21 will super- Directorate, Operations Division, regarding the Services Directorate, Operations Division, for
sede the above AOC eligibility criteria. proper CV submission procedures due to pos- review as soon as possible prior to initiation of
sible changes in the system. The recruiter is the application for a thorough review and deter-
9-2. MS RA licensure and certification ultimately responsible for forwarding the CV in mination of eligibility or noneligibility.
MS applicants in the specialties of optometry, electronic format to the address mentioned d. Online degrees will not be accepted for
podiatry, clinical psychology, social work, and above. They will submit the CVs in the following qualifying degrees.
pharmacy must have a current, permanent, and manner: last name corps.doc; in the event an e. MS will not accept online degrees for any
unrestricted license to practice in the field for individual submits more than one CV, the format clinically related AOCs. Other graduate level

Table 9-1
MS RA helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
Useful for determining if an individual’s social work
license is considered to be a clinical license in
their state. http://www.swes.net/licensing/boards.html
Provides a list of social workers in certain states http://www.socialworkers.org/register/default.asp
For accredited doctoral programs in psychology http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/doctoral.html
Clinical psychology programs A-L http://www.apa.org/ed/clinpsyal.html
Clinical psychology programs M-Z http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/clinpsymz.html
Army entomology Web site http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ento/
AR medical incentives (also includes HPSP information) https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/reserve/soldierservices/pay/medicalincentives.htm
OBC information from AMEDD C&S http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/obc/index.htm

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 29


online degrees that are AOC dependent will be Podiatry Medicine degree, a license to practice neering and Technology with a major in an envi-
considered on a case-by-case basis. podiatry, and have completed PSR-24 accred- ronmental engineering relevant field. Preferred
ited by the Residency Review Committee for majors include environmental engineering, civil
9-6. MS RA malpractice suits the American Podiatric Medical Association and engineering, industrial engineering, chemical en-
All MS applicants who have malpractice suits acceptable to TSG. gineering, safety engineering, environmental
pending are ineligible to process their applica- (4) 71A - Microbiology. Must have a master’s health engineering, and geological engineering.
tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- of science or a Ph.D. in microbiology or immu- (13) 73A - Social Work. Must have a master’s
bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. nology, parasitology, virology, or molecular bi- degree in social work from a program accred-
ology with specialization in medical microbiology ited by the Council on Social Work Education.
9-7. MS RA accelerated appointments from an accredited graduate school. Must have an advanced, unrestricted, clinical
Students pursuing a doctoral degree or master’s (5) 71B - Biochemistry. Must have a master’s license (licensed clinical social worker or equiva-
degree in a specialty where no license is re- degree with specialization in biochemistry or an- lent) in the United States, U.S. territories, or the
quired may be boarded in their last year of edu- other chemistry specialty in order to function as District of Columbia. Professional qualifications
cation up to 6 months before graduation. EAD a biochemist or toxicologist. To function as a for unrestricted practice must be met.
may be denied and appointment revoked if all physiologist requires a Ph.D. in human physiol- (14) 73B - Clinical Psychology. Must have a
appointment requirements are not met. ogy or in a biological science specialty. Ph.D. in clinical psychology, counseling psy-
(6) 71E - Clinical Laboratory. Must have a chology, or other subspecialty of psychology
9-8. MS RA helpful Web sites bachelor’s degree in medical technology or bio- from an APA-accredited program. Must have
See table 9-1 for a list of MS RA helpful Web logical sciences. Must have completed an ac- completed a 1-year APA-approved clinical psy-
sites. credited intern program of medical technology chology internship or its equivalent. Must be
and be certified by either the American Society licensed to practice psychology in the United
9-9. MS RA programs and options of Clinical Pathology or the National Certification States, U.S. territories, or the District of Colum-
Optometry and Clinical Psychology (HPSP), Ac- Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel as a bia. Professional qualifications for unrestricted
cession Bonus (HPLRP), Clinical Psychology medical technologist. Other medical technolo- practice must be met.
Internship Program (CPIP), Pharmacy Resi- gist certifications will be considered on a case- (15) 67A - Health Services. For all 70 series
dency; PSR-36, and AEP. by-case basis. Must also have 1 year of clinical AOCs applicant must meet minimum AOC eligi-
laboratory sciences experience in a health care bility requirements (qualifications) per DA Pam
Chapter 10 facility, university, medical school, research 611-21.
MS AR agency, or diagnostic laboratory. NOTE: Updates to DA Pam 611-21 will super-
(7) 71F - Research Psychology. Must have sede the above AOC eligibility criteria.
10-1. MS AR professional requirements an accredited Ph.D. in psychology or a research
a. AMEDD applicants are tendered appoint- subspecialty required by an Army research and 10-2. MS AR licensure
ments as commissioned officers in the AR. Ap- development program. MS applicants in the specialties of optometry,
plicants are eligible for appointment and (8) 72A - Nuclear Medical Science. Must podiatry, clinical psychology, social work, and
assignment to the MS if they meet the qualifying have a master’s degree in radiobiology, radio- pharmacy must have a current, permanent, and
educational and applicable licensure require- chemistry, nuclear physics, health physics, ra- unrestricted license to practice in the field for
ments shown under each specialty. The edu- diological physics, applied atomic physics, which they are applying. MS applicants in the
cational requirement for each of the specialties nuclear engineering, or laser or microwave phys- specialty of clinical laboratory must be certified
below must be met by attainment of the qualify- ics. in medical technology.
ing degree from a college or university accred- (9) 72B - Entomology. Must have a master’s
ited by an accrediting agency or association degree in entomology or biological science with 10-3. MS AR professional work experi-
under the U.S. Secretary of Education. In all an emphasis in entomology. Must have com- ence
cases, accreditation must be effective on the pleted at a minimum, one medical entomology a. Professional work experience is defined
date the degree was awarded. No foreign de- course. as clinical experience in the field for which ap-
grees are accepted for AOC qualification in the (10) 72C - Audiology. Must have a doctoral plying, job-related training, or conferring of an
MS. Students pursuing a doctoral degree or a degree in audiology from an accredited program advanced degree which would result in higher
master’s degree in a specialty where no license or a master’s degree in audiology from a school education in the required field of study. Work
is required may be boarded in their last year of acceptable to TSG. Candidates with a Clinical experience is calculated once the qualifying
education up to 6 months before graduation. Doctoral degree (Au.D.) must have completed degree is obtained, starting when the applicant
b. All applicants for AR must meet all AOC an accredited 1-year clinical audiology resi- begins employment. If a license or certification
eligibility requirements prior to applying. dency or be enrolled in the Army AEP. Must be is required for AOC qualification, work experi-
c. AOC eligibility requirements are the same licensed to practice audiology in the United ence begins after both the qualifying degree and
as for AD RA accessions. States, U.S. territories, or the District of Colum- required license and/or certification are obtained.
(1) 67E - Pharmacy. Must be a graduate of bia. b. Working applicants must be in a position
an accredited school of pharmacy and possess (11) 72D - Environmental Science. Must have that can only be filled by an individual required to
a current license to practice in the United States, a bachelor’s degree with a major in an environ- have professional education and training in that
U.S. territories, or the District of Columbia. mental science relevant field. Preferred majors specific health care field. Positions that can be
Pharm.D. preferred. include environmental science, environmental filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre-
(2) 67F - Optometry. Must have a Doctor of health, environmental management, occupa- dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion.
Optometry degree from an accredited school of tional health, industrial hygiene, sanitary science,
optometry and possess a current license to and epidemiology. Degrees in public health will 10-4. CV submission procedures
practice optometry in the United States, U.S. be considered if the concentration is relevant to MS requires a CV read for all RA and AR appli-
territories, or the District of Columbia. Profes- environmental science. cants for AOC determination. Submit all CV re-
sional qualifications for unrestricted practice (12) 72E - Environmental Engineer. Must quests electronically to RCHS-CV@usarec.
must be met. possess a bachelor’s degree from a school ac- army.mil. When required by the corps, CVs or
(3) 67G - Podiatry. Must have a Doctor of credited by the Accreditation Board for Engi- resumes will be submitted prior to the applica-

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Table 10-1
MS AR helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
Useful for determining if an individual’s social work license
is considered to be a clinical license in their state. http://www.swes.net/licensing/boards.html
Provides a list of social workers in certain states http://www.socialworkers.org/register/default.asp
For accredited doctoral programs in psychology http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/doctoral.html
Clinical psychology programs A-L http://www.apa.org/ed/clinpsyal.html
Clinical psychology programs M-Z http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/clinpsymz.html
Army entomology Web site http://chppm-www.apgea.army.mil/ento/
AR medical incentives (also includes HPSP information) https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/reserve/soldierservices/pay/medicalincentives.htm
OBC information from AMEDD C&S http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/obc/index.htm

tion for review. A CV folder has been estab- the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical
lished at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil for all CVs by TSG. Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY
to be electronically submitted by the recruiter. b. The Army will consider online degrees for 06-07.
The team leaders (east and west) at Health both RA and AR officer accessions as long as
Services Directorate will print the USAREC Form they are accredited programs. Chapter 11
1076, log the CV into the CV track on the data- NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an on- AN RA
base, and move the entire CV to the appropriate line degree program is ineligible to apply if en-
corps folder. They will then notify and provide rolled in a health care degree program that is 11-1. AN RA professional requirements
the appropriate PM a copy of the USAREC Form authorized under the HPSP. AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments
1076 to inform them of a new CV that is in- c. All online degrees must be reviewed by as commissioned officers in the RA or AR.
house. It is imperative that MRB operations the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc- a. A registered nurse (RN) must be distin-
personnel communicate with Health Services torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to guished from a licensed practical nurse (LPN),
Directorate, Operations Division, regarding the submission of the applicant’s application. All licensed vocational nurse (LVN), nursing as-
proper CV submission procedures due to pos- online degree transcripts must be sent to Health sistant, or nurse’s aide. There are three pri-
sible changes in the system. The recruiter is Services Directorate, Operations Division, for mary entry level programs for RNs: Associate
ultimately responsible for forwarding the CV in review as soon as possible prior to initiation of degree in nursing (ADN) program, DPL pro-
electronic format to the address mentioned the application for a thorough review and deter- gram, and the bachelor of science in nursing
above. They will submit the CVs in the following mination of eligibility or noneligibility. (BSN) degree program. All graduates of RN
manner: last name corps.doc; in the event an d. Online degrees will not be accepted for programs are eligible to take the National Coun-
individual submits more than one CV, the format qualifying degrees. cil Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse
into the corps folder would be: last name corps e. MS will not accept online degrees for any (NCLEX-RN).
#.doc. The CV will include the following items clinically related AOCs. Other graduate level b. Graduate nurse (GN). A GN is one who
and attachments: online degrees that are AOC dependent will be has graduated from an accredited school of
a. Name. considered on a case-by-case basis. nursing and is awaiting results of their NCLEX-
b. Address. RN.
c. Phone numbers (home and work). 10-6. MS AR malpractice suits c. ADN programs. These RN programs are
d. DOB. All MS applicants who have malpractice suits usually located at community or junior colleges
e. E-mail address. pending are ineligible to process their applica- and are 2 years in length. ADN prepared nurses
f. Chronological work history with brief job tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- are only eligible to process for an AR appoint-
description (dates in mm/dd/yy format). bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. ment and in accordance with announced re-
g. Military history. cruiting requirements for the FY.
(1) DD Form 214 (copy). 10-7. MS AR accelerated appointments d. DPL or hospital schools of nursing. These
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). Not applicable to the AR. All AR applicants ap- RN programs are usually 2- or 3-year schools
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). plying for an appointment in any of the AMEDD affiliated with a hospital or medical center that
(4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs corps must be fully qualified and have met licen- leads to a DPL in nursing from that hospital.
(copy). sure and/or certification requirements if appli- They are sometimes affiliated with a college, but
h. License, certifications, and registrations cable. a BSN or ADN is not granted upon graduation.
(copy) with statement of initial issue date. These graduates are only eligible to process for
i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree 10-8. MS AR helpful Web sites an AR appointment and in accordance with an-
awarded for AOC (copy). See table 10-1 for a list of MS AR helpful Web nounced recruiting requirements for the FY.
NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two sites. e. BSN. There are two basic types of BSN
pages. programs. The first, called a generic program,
10-9. MS AR programs and options is a 4- or 5-year university or collegiate pro-
10-5. MS AR school accreditation HPLRP, Special Pay, and Bonus. gram leading to a BSN. The second is for RNs
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be who graduated from an associate degree or
graduates of educational programs accredited 10-10. MS AR current incentives DPL program that enrolls in a baccalaureate
by an accrediting agency or association under See Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- program called a degree-completion program.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 31


Degree-completion programs are generally 2 which applying, full-time job-related training, or by TSG.
years in length and are offered at colleges and full-time pursuit of a baccalaureate or higher b. The Army will consider online degrees for
universities. Graduates of these programs are level degree which would result in higher edu- both RA and AR officer accessions as long as
eligible to apply for either an RA or AR appoint- cation than the qualifying degree in the required they are accredited programs.
ment in accordance with announced recruiting field of study. The work experience is calcu- NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online
requirements for the FY. lated starting when the applicant begins em- degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled
f. Master of science in nursing (MSN). There ployment as a licensed RN. in a health care degree program that is author-
are a few accredited basic nursing education b. Working applicants must be in a position ized under the HPSP.
programs leading to an MSN (that is, the partici- that can only be filled by an individual required to c. All online degrees must be reviewed by
pant never attended a BSN program). Gradu- have professional education and training in that the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc-
ates of these programs are eligible to apply for specific health care field. Positions that can be torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to
either an RA or AR appointment in accordance filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- submission of the applicant’s application. All
with announced recruiting requirements for the dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. online degree transcripts must be sent to Health
FY. Services Directorate, Operations Division, for
11-4. CV submission procedures review as soon as possible prior to initiation of
11-2. AN RA licensure Submit all CV requests electronically to RCHS- the application for a thorough review and deter-
A GN must take a comprehensive test called CV@usarec.army.mil. When required by the mination of eligibility or noneligibility.
d. Online degrees will not be accepted for
the NCLEX-RN to practice as an RN in the corps, CVs or resumes will be submitted prior
qualifying degrees.
AN. All nursing students must take the NCLEX- to the application for review. A CV folder has
e. For all AN applicants, the following agen-
RN upon completing their basic nursing pro- been established at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.
cies are recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
gram. Applicants who passed an RN licensing mil for all CVs to be electronically submitted by
Education: Commission on Collegiate Nursing
examination other than the NCLEX-RN prior to the recruiter. The team leaders (east and west) Education (CCNE) (http://www.aacn.nche.edu)
12 December 1986, are eligible for appointment at Health Services Directorate will print the or National League for Nursing Accrediting Com-
in the AN. USAREC Form 1076, log the CV into the CV mission (NLNAC) (http://www.nlnac.org).
a. Unless applicants are applying for accel- track on the database, and move the entire CV f. The Commissioner of Education can iden-
erated appointment as students, they must be to the appropriate corps folder. They will then tify state agencies that have been recognized
licensed to practice nursing as RNs in the United notify and provide the appropriate PM a copy of as reliable authorities for determining the quality
States, District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory. the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a of nursing education in their respective states.
b. AR applicants must have a current license new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that These states are known as “magic states” and
at the time the application is submitted. MRB operations personnel communicate with include the following:
c. Applicants applying for RA and who are in Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi- (1) Iowa.
a student status completing a BSN degree must sion, regarding the proper CV submission pro- (2) Maryland.
forward, through their recruiter, an official copy cedures due to possible changes in the system. (3) Missouri.
of their final transcripts with degree conferred to The recruiter is ultimately responsible for for- (4) Montana.
HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-AN, 1307 3rd Av- warding the CV in electronic format to the ad- (5) New York.
enue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726, prior to re- dress mentioned above. They will submit the (6) North Dakota.
ceiving AD orders. In addition, student appli- CVs in the following manner: last name For general information on “magic states,”
cants: corps.doc; in the event an individual submits please see http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/
(1) Must take the first available NCLEX-RN more than one CV, the format into the corps accred/accreditation_pg19.html. To obtain spe-
within 90 days after graduation. Student appli- folder would be: last name corps #.doc. The cific state board of nursing information see http:/
cants cannot access onto AD without NCLEX- CV will include the following items and attach- /www.ncsbn.org/regulation/boardsofnursing_
RN results and subsequent licensure. ments: boards_of_nursing_board.asp.
(2) May not report to the Officer Basic Course a. Name. NOTE: Each “magic state” has a list of accred-
(OBC) until transcript and license verification b. Address. ited nursing schools. A “magic state” does not
are received at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-AN. c. Phone numbers (home and work). mean that all schools are accredited in that state.
(3) Those applicants who fail the NCLEX- d. DOB.
RN will be administratively declined. e. E-mail address. 11-6. AN RA malpractice suits
d. Working nurses may be licensed to prac- f. Chronological work history with brief job All AN applicants who have malpractice suits
tice nursing in several states. They must have description (dates in mmddyy format). pending are ineligible to process their applica-
a current unencumbered license for the state in g. Military history. tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi-
which they are practicing. As an exception, RNs (1) DD Form 214 (copy). bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit.
employed by federal agencies (that is, Veter- (2) DD Form 215 (copy).
ans Administration, military hospitals) are al- (3) NGB Form 22 (copy). 11-7. AN RA accelerated appointments
lowed to practice nursing where currently (4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs Qualified seniors can submit an application for
assigned or employed without obtaining an ad- (copy). an RA AN appointment within the designated
application timeframes as published by HQ
ditional license from the state in which the mili- h. License, certifications, and registrations
USAREC, Health Services Directorate, for that
tary hospital is located. (copy) with statement of initial issue date.
FY. Qualified AN applicants in their final year of
e. All nursing licenses ever held by an appli- i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree
undergraduate or graduate school can submit
cant must be verified by the authenticator with awarded for AOC (copy).
an application for appointment in the AN within
the respective state boards of nursing. If any NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two the appropriate application windows published
license is restricted, probationary, or revoked pages. by HQ USAREC, Health Services Directorate,
due to professional misconduct, the individual is for that FY.
ineligible to apply. 11-5. AN RA school accreditation a. The last completed academic semester or
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be quarter grades must be available on the
11-3. AN RA professional work experience graduates of educational programs accredited applicant’s official transcripts.
a. Professional work experience is defined by an accrediting agency or association under b. Applications must include a statement from
as full-time clinical experience in the field for the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved the school documenting the projected date of
32 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37
Table 11-1
AN RA helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
CCNE http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/
NLNAC http://www.nlnac.org/home.htm
AANA (CRNA) http://webapps.aana.com/accreditedprograms/accredited programs.asp
OBC http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/187medbn/alpha/index.htm
CRNA http://www.dns.amedd.army.mil/crna/
AN Web site https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/ophsdan/default.htm
https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/reserve/soldierservices/pay/medicalincentivespackets.
AR incentive packets (download) htm#straponly

graduation. who graduated from an associate degree or assigned or employed without obtaining an ad-
c. EAD may be denied and appointment re- DPL program that enrolls in a baccalaureate ditional license from the state in which the mili-
voked if all appointment requirements are not program called a degree-completion program. tary hospital is located.
met. Degree-completion programs are generally 2 e. All nursing licenses ever held by an appli-
years in length and are offered at colleges and cant must be verified by the authenticator with
11-8. AN RA helpful Web sites universities. Graduates of these programs are the respective state boards of nursing. If any
See table 11-1 for a list of AN RA helpful Web eligible to apply for either an RA or AR appoint- license is restricted, probationary, or revoked
sites. ment in accordance with announced recruiting due to professional misconduct, the individual is
ineligible to apply.
requirements for the FY.
11-9. AN RA programs and options f. MSN. There are a few accredited basic
12-3. AN AR professional work experience
Long-term health education training (LTHET) nursing education programs leading to an MSN
a. Professional work experience is defined
anesthesia nurse programs and Army Nurse (that is, the participant never attended a BSN
as full-time clinical experience in the field for
Candidate Program (ANCP). program). Graduates of these programs are
which applying, full-time job-related training, or
eligible to apply for either an RA or AR appoint-
full-time pursuit of a baccalaureate or higher
Chapter 12 ment in accordance with announced recruiting
level degree which would result in higher edu-
AN AR requirements for the FY.
cation in the required field of study. The work
experience is calculated starting when the ap-
12-1. AN AR professional requirements 12-2. AN AR licensure
plicant begins employment as a licensed RN.
AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments A GN must take a comprehensive test called
b. Working applicants must be in a position
as commissioned officers in the RA and AR. the NCLEX-RN to practice as an RN in the AN.
that can only be filled by an individual required to
a. An RN must be distinguished from an LPN, All nursing students must take the NCLEX-RN
have professional education and training in that
LVN, nursing assistant, or nurse’s aide. There upon completing their basic nursing program.
specific health care field. Positions that can be
are three primary entry level programs for Applicants who passed an RN licensing exami-
filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre-
RNs: ADN program, DPL program, and the BSN nation other than the NCLEX-RN prior to 12
dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion.
program. All graduates of RN programs are eli- December 1986, are eligible for appointment in
gible to take the NCLEX-RN. the AN.
12-4. CV submission procedures
b. GN. A GN is a nurse who has graduated a. AN applicants applying for the AR must be
Submit all CV requests electronically to RCHS-
from an accredited school of nursing, but await- currently licensed to practice nursing as an RN
CV@usarec.army.mil. When required by the
ing results of their NCLEX-RN. in the United States, District of Columbia, or a
corps, CVs or resumes will be submitted prior
c. ADN programs. These RN programs are U.S. territory.
to the application for review. A CV folder has
usually located at community or junior colleges b. AR applicants must have a current license
been established at RCHS-CV@usarec.army.
and are 2 years in length. ADN prepared nurses at the time the application is submitted.
mil for all CVs to be electronically submitted by
are only eligible to process for an AR appoint- c. Applicants applying for AR must be cur-
the recruiter. The team leaders (east and west)
ment and in accordance with announced re- rently employed in an RN position. AR appli-
at Health Services Directorate will print the
cruiting requirements for the FY. cants who did not pass the NCLEX-RN within
USAREC Form 1076, log the CV into the CV
d. DPL or hospital schools of nursing. These 120 days of graduation from their nursing pro-
track on the database, and move the entire CV
RN programs are usually 2- or 3-year schools gram must have 6 months of RN experience
to the appropriate corps folder. They will then
affiliated with a hospital or medical center that prior to application. Applicants who have not
notify and provide the appropriate PM a copy of
leads to a DPL in nursing from that hospital. taken the licensing exam within 120 days of
the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a
They are sometimes affiliated with a college, but graduation must have 1 year of work experi-
new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that
a BSN or ADN is not granted upon graduation. ence to apply.
MRB operations personnel communicate with
These graduates are only eligible to process for d. Working nurses may be licensed to prac-
tice nursing in several states. They must have Health Services Directorate, Operations Division,
an AR appointment and in accordance with an-
a current unencumbered license for the state in regarding the proper CV submission procedures
nounced recruiting requirements for the FY.
which they are practicing. As an exception, RNs due to possible changes in the system. The
e. BSN. There are two basic types of BSN
employed by Federal agencies (that is, Veter- recruiter is ultimately responsible for forwarding
programs. The first, called a generic program,
ans Administration, military hospitals) are al- the CV in electronic format to the address men-
is a 4- or 5-year university or collegiate pro-
lowed to practice nursing where currently tioned above. They will submit the CVs in the
gram leading to a BSN. The second is for RNs

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Table 12-1
AN AR helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
CCNE http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Accreditation/
NLNAC http://www.nlnac.org/home.htm
AANA (CRNA) http://webapps.aana.com/accreditedprograms/accreditedprograms.asp
OBC http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/187medbn/alpha/index.htm
CRNA http://www.dns.amedd.army.mil/crna/
AN Web site https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/active/ophsdan/default.htm
https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/reserve/soldierservices/pay/medicalincentivepackets.htm#
AR incentive packets (download) straponly

following manner: last name corps.doc; in the the U.S. Secretary of Education, for AN appli- 06-07.
event an individual submits more than one CV, cants:
the format into the corps folder would be: last (1) CCNE (http://www.aacn.nche.edu). Chapter 13
name corps #.doc. The CV will include the fol- (2) NLNAC (http://www.nlnac.org). VC RA
lowing items and attachments: (3) The Commissioner of Education can iden-
a. Name. tify state agencies that have been recognized 13-1. VC RA helpful Web sites
b. Address. as reliable authorities for determining the quality See table 13-1 for a list of VC RA helpful Web
c. Phone numbers (home and work). of nursing education in their respective states. sites.
d. DOB. These states are known as “magic states” and
e. E-mail address. include the following: 13-2. VC RA professional requirements
f. Chronological work history with brief job (a) Iowa. AMEDD applicants are tendered appointments
description (dates in mmddyy format). (b) Maryland. as commissioned officers in the RA or AR.
g. Military history. (c) Missouri. a. Applicants are eligible for appointment and
(1) DD Form 214 (copy). (d) Montana. assignment to the VC if practicing veterinary
(2) DD Form 215 (copy). (e) New York. medicine and have a permanent, unrestricted
(3) NGB Form 22 (copy). (f) North Dakota. licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the
(4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs For general information on “magic states”, United States, District of Columbia, Common-
(copy). please see http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/ wealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory.
h. License, certifications, and registrations accred/accreditation_pg19.html. To obtain spe- b. Applicants must be graduates of an Ameri-
(copy) with statement of initial issue date. cific state board of nursing information see http:/ can Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree /www.ncsbn.org/regulation/boardsofnursing_ accredited school of veterinary medicine in the
awarded for AOC (copy). boards_of_nursing_board.asp. United States, District of Columbia, Common-
NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two NOTE: Each “magic state” has a list of ac- wealth of Puerto Rico, or Canada. If a graduate
pages. credited nursing schools. A “magic state” does of a foreign veterinary school, an applicant must
not mean that all schools are accredited in that have a standard Educational Commission for
12-5. AN AR school accreditation state. Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) Cer-
a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be tificate and licensure to practice veterinary medi-
graduates of educational programs accredited 12-6. AN AR malpractice suits cine in the United States, District of Columbia,
by an accrediting agency or association under All AN applicants who have malpractice suits Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. For RA appli-
the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved pending are ineligible to process their applica- cants, graduation requirements may be waived
by TSG. tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- by TSG if an otherwise qualified person is being
b. The Army will consider online degrees for bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. considered within 1 year of graduation (see para
both RA and AR officer accessions as long as 13-8).
they are accredited programs. 12-7. AN AR accelerated appointments
NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an online Not applicable to AR. All AR applicants apply- 13-3. VC RA licensure
degree program is ineligible to apply if enrolled ing for an appointment in the AN must be li- VC applicants must have a permanent, unre-
in a health care degree program that is author- censed and currently working in an RN position. stricted license to practice veterinary medicine
ized under the HPSP. in the United States, District of Columbia, Puerto
c. All online degrees must be reviewed by the 12-8. AN AR helpful Web sites Rico, or a U.S. territory. Licensure requirement
appropriate PM and Health Services Director- See table 12-1 for a list of AN AR helpful Web may be waived if an otherwise qualified appli-
ate, Operations Division, for approval prior to sites. cant is being considered within 1 year of gradu-
submission of the applicant’s application. All ation.
online degree transcripts must be sent to Health 12-9. AN AR programs and options
Services Directorate, Operations Division, for STRAP, HPLRP, Bonus and/or Special Pay, and 13-4. VC RA professional work experience
review as soon as possible prior to initiation of BSN-STRAP. a. Professional work experience is defined
the application for a thorough review and deter- as clinical experience in the field for which ap-
mination of eligibility or noneligibility. 12-10. AN AR current incentives plying.
d. Online degrees will not be accepted for See Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- b. Working applicants must be in a position
qualifying degrees. tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical that can only be filled by an individual required to
e. The following agencies are recognized by Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY have professional education and training in that

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Table 13-1
VC RA helpful Web sites
Web Site Address
AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
US Army Veterinary Service http://www.veterinaryservice.army.mil
AR VC http://vets.amedd.army.mil/reservevet/index.html
AVMA http://www.avma.org
AVMA-Accredited Education Programs http://www.avma.org/education/cveal/colleges_accredited/colleges_accredited.asp
BLS on veterinarians http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm

specific health care field. Positions that can be c. Phone numbers (home and work). be sent to Health Services Directorate, Opera-
filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- d. DOB. tions Division, for review as soon as possible
dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. e. E-mail address. prior to initiation of the application for a thorough
f. Chronological work history with brief job review and determination of eligibility or non-
13-5. CV submission procedures description (dates in mmddyy format). eligibility.
Submit all CV requests (see table 13-2) elec- g. Military history. c. Online degrees will not be accepted for
tronically to RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil. When (1) DD Form 214 (copy). qualifying degrees.
required by the corps, CVs or resumes will be (2) DD Form 215 (copy).
submitted prior to the application for review. A (3) NGB Form 22 (copy). 13-7. VC RA malpractice suits
CV folder has been established at RCHS- (4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs All VC applicants who have malpractice suits
CV@usarec.army. (copy). pending are ineligible to process their applica-
mil for all CVs to be electronically submitted by h. License, certifications, and/or registrations tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi-
the recruiter. The team leaders (east and west) (copy) with statement of initial issue date. bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit.
at Health Services Directorate will print the i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree
USAREC Form 1076, log the CV into the CV awarded for AOC (copy). 13-8. VC RA accelerated appointments
track on the database, and move the entire CV NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two pages. Qualified VC applicants in their final year of vet-
to the appropriate corps folder. They will then erinary school can submit an application for an
notify and provide the appropriate PM a copy of 13-6. VC RA school accreditation RA appointment in the VC within the appropriate
the USAREC Form 1076 to inform them of a a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be application windows published by HQ USAREC,
new CV that is in-house. It is imperative that graduates of educational programs accredited Health Services Directorate, for that FY.
MRB operations personnel communicate with by an accrediting agency or association under a. The last completed academic semester
or quarter grades must be available on the
Health Services Directorate, Operations Division, the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved
applicant’s official transcripts.
regarding the proper CV submission procedures by TSG.
b. Applications must include a statement from
due to possible changes in the system. The b. The Army is now accepting online degrees
the school documenting the projected date of
recruiter is ultimately responsible for forwarding for both RA and AR officer accessions as long
graduation.
the CV in electronic format to the address men- as they are accredited programs. c. EAD may be denied and appointment re-
tioned above. They will submit the CVs in the NOTE: Online degrees from accredited pro- voked if all appointment requirements are not
following manner: last name corps.doc; in the grams apply to undergraduate work only. MC met.
event an individual submits more than one CV, and DC will not accept online degrees for any
the format into the corps folder would be: last graduate level of study. All online degrees must 13-9. VC RA programs and options
name corps #.doc. The CV will include the fol- be reviewed by the appropriate PM and Health See the Armed Forces Health Professions
lowing items and attachments: Services Directorate, Operations Division, for Scholarship and Financial Assistance Program
a. Name. approval prior to submission of the applicant’s (AFHPS/FAP) and HPSP Guidelines and Ex-
b. Address. application. All online degree transcripts must amples published by OTSG.

Table 13-2
Documents required for CV review for VC RA

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

VC All RA applicants. Also recom- CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
mended for AR applicants over State license with initial issue date and valid expiration date.
age 40. Transcript or DPL showing veterinary degree awarded from accred-
ited school and date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.
Residency or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.
ECVFG certificate, if applicable.

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Chapter 14 calaureate or higher level degree which would will include the following items and attachments:
VC AR result in higher education in the required field of a. Name.
study. The work experience is calculated start- b. Address.
14-1. VC AR helpful Web sites ing when the applicant begins employment. c. Phone numbers (home and work).
See table 14-1 for a list of VC AR helpful Web b. Working applicants must be in a position d. DOB.
sites. that can only be filled by an individual required to e. E-mail address.
have professional education and training in that f. Chronological work history with brief job
14-2. VC AR professional requirements specific health care field. Positions that can be description (dates in mmddyy format).
AMEDD VC applicants are tendered appoint- filled by other individuals with nonspecific cre- g. Military history.
ments as commissioned officers in the RA or dentials or licensure do not meet this criterion. (1) DD Form 214 (copy).
AR. (2) DD Form 215 (copy).
a. Applicants are eligible for appointment and 14-5. CV submission procedures (3) NGB Form 22 (copy).
assignment to the VC if practicing veterinary Submit all CV requests (see table 14-2) elec- (4) Last two to three OERs or NCOERs
medicine and have a permanent, unrestricted tronically to RCHS-CV@usarec.army.mil. When (copy).
licensure to practice veterinary medicine in the required by the corps, CVs or resumes will be h. License, certifications, and/or registrations
United States, District of Columbia, Common- submitted prior to the application for review. A (copy) with statement of initial issue date.
wealth of Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. CV folder has been established at RCHS- i. Official DPL or transcripts showing degree
b. Applicants must be graduates of an AVMA- CV@usarec.army.mil for all CVs to be electroni- awarded for AOC (copy).
accredited school of veterinary medicine in the cally submitted by the recruiter. The team NOTE: CVs should be no longer than two
United States, District of Columbia, Common- leaders (east and west) at Health Services Di- pages.
wealth of Puerto Rico, or Canada. If a graduate rectorate will print the USAREC Form 1076, log
of a foreign veterinary school, an applicant must the CV into the CV track on the database, and 14-6. VC AR school accreditation
have a standard ECFVG Certificate and licen- move the entire CV to the appropriate corps a. Applicants for any AMEDD corps must be
sure to practice veterinary medicine in the United folder. They will then notify and provide the ap- graduates of educational programs accredited
States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or a propriate PM a copy of the USAREC Form 1076 by an accrediting agency or association under
U.S. territory. to inform them of a new CV that is in-house. It the U.S. Secretary of Education and approved
is imperative that MRB operations personnel by TSG.
14-3. VC AR licensure communicate with Health Services Directorate, b. The Army will consider online degrees for
VC AR applicants must have a permanent, un- Operations Division, regarding the proper CV both RA and AR officer accessions as long as
restricted license to practice veterinary medi- submission procedures due to possible changes they are accredited programs.
cine in the United States, District of Columbia, in the system. The recruiter is ultimately re- NOTE: An applicant who is enrolled in an on-
Puerto Rico, or a U.S. territory. sponsible for forwarding the CV in electronic line degree program is ineligible to apply if en-
format to the address mentioned above. They rolled in a health care degree program that is
14-4. VC AR professional work experience will submit the CVs in the following manner: last authorized under the HPSP.
a. Professional work experience is defined name corps.doc; in the event an individual sub- c. All online degrees must be reviewed by
as clinical experience in the field for which ap- mits more than one CV, the format into the corps the appropriate PM and Health Services Direc-
plying, job-related training, or pursuit of a bac- folder would be: last name corps #.doc. The CV torate, Operations Division, for approval prior to

Table 14-1
VC AR helpful Web sites

Web Site Address


AMEDD official Web site http://www.armymedicine.army.mil/leaders/department-corps.html
US Army Veterinary Service http://www.veterinaryservice.army.mil
AR VC http://vets.amedd.army.mil/reservevet/index.html
AVMA http://www.avma.org
AVMA-Accredited Education Programs http://www.avma.org/education/cvea/colleges_accredited/colleges_accredited.asp
BLS on veterinarians http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm

Table 14-2
Documents required for CV review for VC AR

Corps Required for Documents required for CV review Send

VC Recommended for AR CV with DOB and work experience (mm/dd/yy). Before processing application
applicants over age 40. State license with initial issue date and valid expiration date.
Transcript or DPL showing veterinary degree awarded from accred-
ited school and date.
If PS, DD Forms 214 or discharge paperwork.
If PS, last two to three OERs or NCOERs.
Residency or fellowship certificate, if appropriate.
ECVFG certificate, if applicable.

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submission of the applicant’s application. All to process, but wants to wait until he is ac- (2) The recruiter who assumes processing
online degree transcripts must be sent to Health cepted by the University of Pittsburgh. The re- responsibility will personally verify all previously
Services Directorate, Operations Division, for cruiter in Pittsburgh obtains a list from their accomplished procedures with the applicant. At
review as soon as possible prior to initiation of medical school and contacts the prospect. Noah a minimum, this will include:
the application for a thorough review and deter- Trivedi states that he would like to process once (a) Verification of Army opportunities.
mination of eligibility or noneligibility. he gets to school. The recruiter tells him to get a (b) Verification of basic qualifications.
d. Online degrees will not be accepted for 4-year scholarship he must start now and mails (c) Verification of all the applicant’s informa-
qualifying degrees. him a packet. Noah completes the packet and tion.
returns it to the recruiter in Pittsburgh. The re-
14-7. VC AR malpractice suits cruiter gathers the remaining documentation and 15-3. Documentation of processing re-
All VC applicants who have malpractice suits forwards the packet to HQ USAREC, ATTN: sponsibility
pending are ineligible to process their applica- RCHS, for boarding. The recruiter of credit is Refer to USAREC Reg 600-22 for all process-
tion until the malpractice suit is resolved. Eligi- the recruiter from Oklahoma, since the initial ing responsibilities.
bility is determined by the results of the lawsuit. contact and interview was completed there (un-
less the recruiter from Oklahoma passes it off 15-4. Improper assignment or transfer of
14-8. VC AR accelerated appointments to the recruiter in Pittsburgh and notifies the processing responsibility
Not applicable to AR. All AR applicants apply- medical recruiting company (MRC) and MRB a. Any information concerning possible im-
ing for an appointment in the VC must be li- involved). proper assignment or transfer of processing
censed and meet all professional requirements. b. To receive credit for students who apply responsibility will be referred to the commander
for a Financial Assistance Program (FAP), re- of the recruiter who received or would receive
14-9. VC AR programs and options cruiters must make contact with them during credit for the enlistment or appointment.
HPLRP, Special Pay, and/or Bonus. their final year of medical school. The process- b. If it is determined that an improper assign-
ing must be substantially completed (physically ment or transfer of processing responsibility was
14-10. VC AR current incentives qualified) to receive credit for applicants that made, the MRB operations officer will accom-
See Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- move to another area. The recruiter there will plish the following actions:
tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical complete the processing as a courtesy. (1) Forward a written request to HQ
Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, for a correction of the
06-07. 15-2. Transfer of processing responsibil- recruiter of credit on the Top of the System
ity (TOS) database. The request should contain a
Chapter 15 a. While the initial assignment of processing brief synopsis of the circumstances which ne-
Processing Responsibility for Student Fi- responsibility may be determined by the station cessitate the change.
nancial Assistance Programs commander, all transfers of processing respon- (2) A copy of the request for correction will
sibility must be approved by a commander who be filed in the applicant’s residual file.
15-1. Financial Assistance Program, STRAP, is a commissioned officer.
and HPSP processing guidelines and ex- b. Transfer of processing responsibility is au- 15-5. Prohibitions
amples thorized when processing is substantially com- a. Poaching is prohibited and will be consid-
a. Recruiters who obtain a list of students pleted and the recruiter is unable to complete it ered as serious misconduct. Incidents of poach-
accepted to a postgraduate program in their due to reassignment, hospitalization, extended ing will be reported to the chain of command
area may contact those prospects. If the pros- temporary duty (TDY), leave, or is no longer on and an inquiry conducted. Necessary correc-
pect has not been contacted by the recruiter production. Such transfers of responsibility will tive action will be taken.
who covers the school they attend, the pros- be referred to the appropriate commander (com- b. Mission accomplishment credit of relieved
pect may be contacted by the recruiter who missioned officer) for review and approval. The or suspended personnel will not be given to any
covers the school in which they are accepted appropriate commander will: other individual recruiter. Such credits will re-
main recruiting station (RS) credits.
for postgraduate studies. (1) Designate a different recruiter or super-
c. No United States Army Recruiting Com-
(1) Example: Andrew Day attends Pepper- visor to monitor the completion of processing
mand (USAREC) personnel will accept mission
dine University in California (6th MRB area) and while mission accomplishment credit and award
accomplishment credit for any applicant not pro-
is accepted to Auburn University (2d MRB area) points remain with the recruiter who originated
cessed in accordance with this regulation.
for postgraduate medical school. The recruiter the processing. d. The transfer of credit (giving, loaning, or
at Auburn obtains a list from the financial aid (2) Ensure that accomplishment credit goes borrowing credits) from an individual recruiter
office of students accepted to Auburn Univer- to the recruiter (no longer a production) who of one organization (that is, recruiter, RS, MRC,
sity for medical school. The recruiter sends out substantially completed the processing and not and MRB commands) to another is prohibited
a congratulatory letter with information on HPSP. to some other individual recruiter. The mission and considered misconduct.
The recruiter then contacts Andrew Day directly accomplishment credit will remain with the sta- e. The integrity assignment process and mis-
and finds that no one has contacted him regard- tion where the recruiter of credit was assigned sion accomplishments cannot be compromised.
ing the potential use of HPSP as a funding alter- when contact was first made and processing The shifting or holding of mission to accommo-
native for his medical schooling. The recruiter was substantially completed (as identified on a date or otherwise make a recruiter or RS suc-
in 2d MRB that has Auburn University will have letter of transmittal for AMEDD applicants). cessful when in fact they would not have been
processing responsibility once Andrew has been c. Processing not substantially completed. without this mission adjustment is prohibited.
accepted at Auburn University. (1) If processing has not been substantially Any and all “gaming” that undermines the true
(2) Example: Noah Trivedi attends the Uni- completed, then processing responsibility may accomplishment or actual mission of a recruiter
versity of Oklahoma for premed and applies to be transferred to a different recruiter. The re- or RS is prohibited.
the University of Pittsburgh for medical school. cruiter who assumes processing responsibility
The recruiter who covers the University of Okla- will place their name and recruiter identification 15-6. Infractions
homa contacts the prospect from a list obtained number on a letter of transmittal and will receive All recruiting personnel will take positive and
from the school, obtains an appointment, and mission accomplishment credit and award points immediate action if an infraction of the provi-
conducts an interview. The applicant decides upon commission. sions of this regulation is suspected. This ac-

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 37


tion will include, as a minimum, immediate notifi- process. Cooperation between the MEPS, ap- (d) All previous medical and/or hospital sum-
cation to a commissioned officer in the chain of plicants, and recruiters can make this process maries.
command. professional and relatively painless. (2) Proteinuria (AR 40-501, para 2-15k). If
random specimens indicate urine creatinine ra-
15-7. Policy interpretation 16-2. Procedures tio of more than .2 but less than .7, the condition
All questions concerning interpretation of the a. The information below will guide recruiters can be waived. If ratio exceeds .7, the applicant
policies and procedures will be submitted through the medical portion of the application is automatically medically disqualified. Micro-
through the chain of command to HQ USAREC, process in a smooth, professional manner. scopic urinalysis is required.
ATTN: RCHS-OP. NOTE: Over 75 percent of waivers are ap- (3) Orthopedic.
proved for AMEDD applicants. (a) Specify on the consult request what you
15-8. Scheduling applicants for process- b. During your interview have the applicant need. Activity history and presence of pain, al-
ing fill out DD Form 2807-2. Review the form with ways. Be quantitative. Complete orthopedic
a. The recruiter will use the Army Recruiting the applicant to ensure the information is accur- exam with documentation of each test. Ortho
Information Support System (ARISS) to sched- ate and complete. Forward the signed DD Form consult must address whether applicant can
ule all Military Entrance Processing Station 2807-2 and USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E to march 25 miles in boots. Diagnosis and prog-
(MEPS) physicals when processing an appli- MEPS. The United States Military Entrance nosis are necessary. Use of orthotics is a
cant. Processing Command requires at least 48 hours nonwaiverable disqualification.
b. USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E (Request for to act on the prescreening form and all docu- (b) Chondromalecia patellae, subluxing pa-
Examination) is the first form used by the MEPS mentation forwarded to the MEPS. Once all tella, or shoulder need an “apprehension” test.
to input data into the MEPCOM Integrated Re- prescreening is accomplished, the applicant will Must be documented.
source System; if incorrect, it will cause subse- receive a MEPS physical date and what items (c) All medical, hospital, and/or operative re-
quent mismatch of information between the they must bring with them to the MEPS. All ports.
MEPCOM Integrated Resource System and the AMEDD applicants are weighed in accordance (d) Scoliosis needs full range of motion and
Recruit Quota System (REQUEST). with AR 600-9. Applicants should be weighed strength of back, history of symptoms, treat-
prior to their physical at the MEPS. Instruct the ment, and measurement of scoliotic angle. Pho-
Chapter 16 applicant to avoid exposure to noise for 48 hours tograph of applicant.
Medical Processing prior to the physical. This usually improves (e) Send X ray with scoliosis, any internal
hearing up to five decibels. fixation devices, fractures into joints of “arthritic”
16-1. General medical information c. Nonwaiverable conditions. This is a list of joints, and any amputations.
a. All applicants must meet procurement conditions that are unlikely to be waived for en- (f) Missing pectoralis: Photograph in up and
physical fitness standards as prescribed in AR listees; however, may be waived for AMEDD down pushup position from in front and stand-
40-501, chapter 2; and AR 600-9. It is the re- applicants: ing.
cruiter’s responsibility to ensure that all appli- (1) Hearing. H-3 profiles in which the prob- (4) Abdominal surgery.
cants are physically qualified prior to submitting lem lies primarily in the high frequency ranges (a) No waiver required on appendectomy or
any packet for an appointment board. It is the for NPS applicants. cholecystectomy unless there were complica-
recruiter’s responsibility to verify that the cor- (2) Surgery for radial keratotomy. tions.
rect height and weight standards were used by (3) Surgery for morbid obesity (not even for (b) Any intestinal obstruction or resection - all
MEPS. AMEDD). medical and/or hospital records. Suggest gas-
(1) If the recruiter determines, during comple- (4) Any history of anterior cruciate tear with trointestinal series of appropriate area.
tion of DD Form 2807-2 (Medical Prescreen of or without repair with residual instability. (c) No waivers for stomach stapling or other
Medical History Report), that medical documen- (5) Psoriasis or atopic dermatitis. This may obesity control surgery (including AMEDD).
tation is required; obtain it and forward in accor- be waived based on the severity of the case. (d) Peptic ulcer.
dance with the local MEPS’ policy prior to the (6) Spondyloysis, spondylolisthesis, any spi- 1. All medical records.
applicant’s arrival. nal fusion by surgery (as opposed to congeni- 2. Interim history of symptoms and/or bleed-
(2) Any applicant who has a tattoo that is not tal) as well as laminectomy or other surgery for ing, annotate DD Form 2807-1 (Report of Medi-
in compliance with AR 670-1, paragraph 1-8e, spinal disc degeneration. cal History).
will not be processed for appointment. Any ex- (7) Ulcerative colitis or regional enteritis (not 3. Current upper gastrointestinal or endos-
ception to this policy must be requested by the even for AMEDD). copy (less than 1 year old).
MRB commander. (8) Symptomatic scoliosis or a history of (5) Skin.
(3) Ensure permanently disqualified appli- Harrington rod surgery. (a) Eczema - Consult must give a history to
cants understand the reason(s) for their d. MEPS responsibility. These conditions will include how long, how often, and what medica-
disqualifi-cation(s). Ensure applicants with a require the following information to accompany tion used. Physical should describe and quan-
temporary disqualification understand the the waiver request. This is what the chief medi- tify the number and placement of all lesions. A
reason(s) for their disqualification and when they cal officer (CMO) should do: diagnosis and prognosis should be included.
may return to MEPS for further processing. (1) Cardiac - Mitral Valve Prolapse - if asymp- (b) Scars - Must have prognosis regarding
b. This chapter has been designed to make tomatic and uncomplicated (AR 40-501, para 2- breakdown potential, especially if in the “boot or
the medical qualifying process as easy as pos- 18a) is qualifying. If disqualified and feel a waiver backpack” area. Photographs help.
sible for the applicant and recruiter. It will also is possible: (6) Hypertension - If preponderant readings
identify applicants with medically disqualifying (a) Cardiology consultation with complete re- are abnormal and you want to submit a waiver:
conditions who would have consumed much of view of cardiac history and symptoms. If con- (a) Obtain 3-day blood pressure check in
the recruiter’s time with no return on the sultation suggests further tests, then the three positions (stand, sit, supine) done twice
investment. Also, it should prevent costly ex- consultation must include a conclusive diagno- daily. That physician should also state if appli-
isting prior to service discharges while increas- sis and prognosis after the test results are re- cant was on medication.
ing the approval rate of submitted waivers. viewed. (b) Another recheck (reevaluation believed
c. The recruiting process is taxing on the (b) Electrocardiogram and chest X ray. justified) at MEPS.
applicant and recruiter alike. Medical qualifica- (c) 2-D echocardiogram with Doppler flow (c) If applicant has large arms, annotate if
tion plays a major role in the commissioning studies. the obese cuff was used.
38 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37
(7) Vision - Spherical equivalent up to + 8.25 shorts, females in two-piece attire). We will want Services Directorate (that is, severe weather
will be waived automatically. Waivers for greater to see if the person can stand erect in spite of (flood, hurricane, tornado, etcetera)).
correction are evaluated individually. the curvature. a. Requests for exceptions to policy for quali-
(8) Hearing. A waiver criterion is left to the (b) Flat feet. Send pictures; close up in all fications, standards, late packets, and proce-
discretion of the CMO and the USAREC Sur- positions, including bottoms. dures for personnel applying for an appointment
geon. Retest after 48 hours of noise-free envi- (c) Overweight. If the person was taped and in the AMEDD will be electronically sent through
ronment, be sure there is no hay fever or found to meet body fat standards and could be the appropriate MRB operations section to Health
respiratory infection. considered to be a body builder, send photo- Services Directorate, Operations Division. These
(9) Asthma - Take an accurate history to graphs (men in shorts, females in two-piece exceptions will be reviewed and final determina-
include dyspnea, cough (especially at night), attire). tion will be sent back to the MRB operations
dyspnea, or wheezing with exercise. Obtain all (d) Orthopedic problems. Always have pic- section.
medical records. We may later request post- tures sent of the defect and how the applicant b. The recruiter will complete USAREC Form
exercise pulmonary function tests both before can perform military duties (that is, shooting, 1240 and electronically forward to their MRB
and after bronchodilators. push-ups, typing, squatting, saluting, etcetera). operations section. All information and circum-
(10) Bee sting allergy, if systemic (anaphy- (e) Tattoos. If disqualifying, send a picture. stances that justify an exception will be clearly
lactic) - Must have venom testing results. Some Pictures always help in determining the extent documented on the USAREC Form 1240.
doctors will provide radioallergosorbent test re- of the disability. MRB operations section shall c. MRB operations section will review the
sults showing the applicant is not allergic. contact Health Services Directorate, Operations USAREC Form 1240 and determine if the re-
Radioallergosorbent test results are unaccept- Division, in order to verify the current rules re- quest is legitimate and will log in the USAREC
able. Venom testing (skin tests) is the only ac- garding tattoos. Form 1240 on an MRB exception to policy
ceptable method of determining allergy status. f. Upon successful completion of the PE or spreadsheet. The MRB operations section will
If desensitized must have allergist statement waiver approval, the applicant can be processed. e-mail the USAREC Form 1240 to Health Ser-
that applicant is on maintenance. Waivers are However, the recruiter must continue to moni- vices Directorate at RCHS-WaviersAMEDD
only available for persons who have completed tor the Future Officer while they are in the Fu- @usarec.army.mil. Health Services Director-
desensitization to the maintenance level. ture Officer Program (FOP) to ensure they ate, Operations Division, will log in the excep-
(11) Flat feet. Need photographs with pant remain physically eligible to access onto AD or tion and review the request. A decision will be
legs rolled up, feet parallel, and 12 inches apart. to process into their AR unit. made to either approve or disapprove the re-
Photograph from in front and in back at foot quest or ask for additional information. The
level. Comment on DD Form 2808 (Report of Chapter 17 USAREC Form 1240 will be e-mailed back to
Medical Examination) for bulging (yes or no), Application Guidelines the appropriate MRB operations section. The
pronation, etcetera. Give not only statement MRB operations section is responsible for log-
“asymptomatic” but add the applicant’s exer- 17-1. Language proficiency (English as a ging in the decision and forwarding the decision
cise history (that is, teams competed on, work, second language) back to the recruiter. Health Services Direc-
etcetera,); does he or she run. Use of orthotics a. Applicants must have demonstrated un- torate, Operations Division, will communicate
is a nonwaiverable disqualification. derstanding and proficiency in the English directly with the MRB operations section regard-
(12) Finally, a photograph of any unusual language. This is currently validated by the ing all final decisions. Recruiters will refrain from
physical finding (scars, acne, scoliosis, pectus ECLT which is administered at MEPS. contacting Health Services Directorate, Opera-
missing joints, pes cavus, or planus). b. The ECLT must be taken by all NPS appli- tions Division, directly and are to communicate
e. Recruiter responsibility. This is what you cants who: with their MRB operations section regarding all
should send along: Endorsements. An appli- (1) Are native to Samoa, Guam, or Puerto exceptions to policy decisions.
cant is usually disqualified for a specific defect. A Rico.
good endorsement should prove, beyond any (2) Are not native speakers of English. 17-3. Procedures for completing USAREC
doubt, that the applicant functions well in spite of (3) Have resided in the United States less Form 1240
it. For example, if the applicant was disqualified than 1 year. a. Section I - Personal Data and Section III -
for flat feet, the endorsement should demon- c. In order to be eligible, applicants must Processing Data are completed by the recruiter.
strate he or she has never been limited by the achieve a score of 80 or higher. In addition, if (1) Block 1: Enter applicant’s last name, first
feet. Good endorsements would include: applicants score less than 90 and are selected name, and middle Initial.
(1) Letters from coaches that the applicant for an appointment, they will be scheduled to (2) Block 2: Enter applicant’s SSN.
has been on a varsity team in a sport (for ex- attend the Defense Language Institute in Texas (3) Block 3: Enter the recruiting station iden-
ample basketball, football, track, etcetera,) and prior to OBC. tification (RSID).
has not experienced any pain. The letter should (4) Block 4: Enter the date recruiter fills out
describe the participation and make clear that 17-2. USAREC Form 1240 procedures the form.
he or she was not a “bench warmer.” USAREC Form 1240 (AMEDD General Excep- (5) Block 5: Enter the AOC that the appli-
(2) Letters from employers stating the appli- tion) must be e-mailed from the MRB operations cant is applying for.
cant is on his or her feet 8 hours a day, never section to Health Services Directorate at RCHS- (6) Block 6: Click on appropriate corps that
complains about foot pain, and never misses WaiversAMEDD@usarec.army.mil. (USAREC the applicant is applying for.
work. Forms 1240 included in the application that are (7) Block 7a or 7b: Click on all appropriate
(3) The recruiter will not request the appli- hand-carried or faxed directly to Health Ser- options that the applicant is applying for. If ap-
cant perform any exercise in the recruiter’s pres- vices Directorate will not be accepted.) Appli- plicant is applying for HPSP, the recruiter must
ence nor will a fitness test be administered. cation must be at Health Services Directorate in indicate how many years of the scholarship the
(4) Photographs. A picture is truly worth a order for exception to be reviewed. Any excep- applicant is applying for next to the HPSP block.
thousand words. Photographs, if required be- tion received after the board-ready date requires (8) Blocks 8, 9, and 10: Complete date for
low, should be taken by recruiting officials or approval by the Director of Health Services. application deadline, board ready, and board
MEPS personnel. For example if a person is Exceptions to the application deadline will not be start.
disqualified for: entertained unless a verifiable event precluded (9) Block 11: Enter applicant’s PULHES.
(a) Scoliosis. Send pictures (for men in the application from being delivered to Health (10) Block 12: Must be checked either NPS

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or PS. If PS is checked, complete blocks 13 or (c) Breaking and entering. Sheet) (one copy).
14 and block 15. (d) Bribery. (6) Proof of citizenship (two copies).
(11) Block 16: Must be completed as the (e) Burglary (burglary tools possession of). NOTE: Proof of citizenship can be a verified
date the packet received its final quality control (f) Carnal knowledge of a minor. true copy of the official birth certificate or DA
(QC) check. (g) Check worthless, making or uttering, with Form 5252-R.
(12) Block 17: Enter the name and rank of intent to defraud or deceive ($250 or more). d. The average completion time for a preboard
the person who performed the final packet QC (h) Conspiring to commit a felony. NAQ ranges between 6 months to 1 year.
check. (i) Criminal libel. e. Upon receipt of results, the appropriate
b. Section III - Reason For Exception. Is com- (j) Driving while drugged or intoxicated or driv- division at HQ USAREC, Health Services Di-
pleted by the recruiter. ing while ability impaired (two or more offenses). rectorate, will notify the appropriate MRB of an
(1) Block 18: Click on the appropriate box(es). (k) Extortion. applicant’s eligibility to continue processing.
(2) Block 19: Provide a written statement ex- (l) Forgery; knowingly uttering or passing
plaining why you need the exception. Keep it forged instrument. 17-5. Senate confirmation
brief and to the point. (m) Graft. A required board and subsequent confirmation
c. Section IV - MRB: Completed by MRB op- (n) Illegal or fraudulent use of a credit card, by the Senate for:
erations section. bank card, or automated teller machine card a. NPS applicants with constructive credit
(1) Block 20: Enter name of MRB RA opera- (value of $250 or more). equaling the rank of colonel.
tions NCO or AR operations technician who is (o) Indecent acts or liberties with a minor. b. Health Services Directorate no longer con-
forwarding the exception to Health Services Di- (p) Indecent assault. ducts specific boards for Senate confirmation;
rectorate. Must be completed. (q) Kidnapping or abducting, to include pa- applicants are boarded for Senate confirmation
(2) Block 21: Check Yes or No. rental kidnapping of a child. at the same time they are boarded for appoint-
(3) Block 22: Click appropriate box. (r) Larceny; embezzlement; conversion ment.
(4) Block 23: Enter MRB control number. (value $250 or more). c. Normally takes 10 to 12 months.
d. Section V - Health Services Directorate: (s) Mail matter; abstracting, destroying, ob- d. Applicant may accept interim rank of lieu-
Will be completed by Health Services Director- struction, opening, secreting, stealing, or tak- tenant colonel pending Senate confirmation of
ate, operations personnel. ing. O-6 (colonel). Oath must be readministered
(t) Mails; depositing obscene or indecent mat- upon notification of selection by Senate confir-
17-4. Preboard National Agency Question- ter. mation.
naire (u) Manslaughter.
a. Suitability and clearance. (v) Misprision of felony. Chapter 18
(1) Any applicant with a current SECRET (w) Murder. Processing New Accessions
clearance must submit a statement from their (x) Narcotics or habit-forming drugs; wrong-
security manager or personnel management ful possession or use. 18-1. USAREC Form 658
officer (PMO) with their application. A new elec- (y) Negligent or vehicular homicide. USAREC Form 658 (AMEDD Application
tronic personnel security questionnaire (EPSQ) (z) Pandering. Worksheet) provides the basic medium through
is not required. (aa) Perjury or subornation of perjury. which initial personal information is gathered and
(2) Enlisted personnel applying for appoint- (ab) Public record; altering, concealing, de- collected on the prospective applicant. When
ment without a SECRET clearance must have stroying, mutilating, obligation, or removing. the prospective applicant conveys a willingness
an EPSQ completed and included with their ap- (ac) Rape, sexual abuse, sexual assault, or desire to apply for an appointment, the re-
plication. criminal sexual abuse, incest. cruiter will provide the prospective applicant with
(3) Any PS applicant applying for appoint- (ad) Riot. a USAREC Form 658 for completion. It con-
ment who has had a break in service greater (ae) Robbery. tains preliminary information which the recruiter
than 18 months must have an NAC performed; (af) Sodomy. and the applicant can use to start the applica-
therefore, a new EPSQ must be completed and (ag) Stolen property, knowingly received ($250 tion for gathering information. In many instances,
forwarded with their application. or more). additional information must be gathered and
(4) Any PS applicant applying for appoint- (ah) Solicitation or prostitution. documents provided. The purpose of this chap-
ment with a break in service up to 18 months, (ai) Offense involving confinement as a re- ter is to outline procedures for gathering addi-
who has a SECRET clearance, must have the sult of a conviction of any kind. tional required information and documents.
clearance verified by HQ USAREC, Health Ser- (aj) Offense involving moral turpitude.
vices Directorate, Operations Division. The re- (2) An offense which resulted in a sentence 18-2. PE requirements
quest for verification will be e-mailed through to confinement in prison, stockade, or detention a. Once a prospect is prequalified and has
MRB operations. If the verification results are area, or to hard labor, whether or not the sen- agreed to process, the recruiter will schedule
favorable, a hard copy will be printed and placed tence was suspended. an applicant for a MEPS PE (an accession type
in the application prior to being forwarded to HQ (3) One involving moral turpitude. physical under AR 40-501, chap 2 or 3) and
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. c. Process for preboard NAQ. The follow- provide the applicant with USAREC Form 658
(5) Any NAC over 15 years old must be sub- ing documents will be forwarded to the appropri- to begin the appointment application. Exceptions
mitted again. ate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX: to this are applicants for SP students for the
b. Individuals who have been convicted or (1) Cover memorandum requesting the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program
have other adverse dispositions for the follow- preboard NAQ signed by the applicant. in physical therapy and applicants to the CPIP,
ing offenses require a preboard National Agency (2) EPSQ SF 86 (Questionnaire for National VC, and HPSP.
Questionnaire (NAQ): Security Positions) (one original and two cop- NOTE: Only PEs performed at MEPS, United
(1) Felony under local, Federal, or military ies; all with original signatures). States Military Academy, Federal Strategic
law. The following is a list of typical felony of- (3) FBI Form FD 258 (Applicant Fingerprint Health Alliance (Feds Heal), or those approved
fenses for which a waiver will not be approved: Card) (two originals). by the DOD Medical Evaluation Review Board
(a) Arson. (4) DA Form 61 (one copy). with drug and alcohol test (DAT), Human Immu-
(b) Attempting to commit a felony. (5) USAREC Form 524 (Personnel Data nodeficiency Virus (HIV) test results, and a

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PULHES from a military source are acceptable. USAREC, Health Services Directorate, Opera- USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. If the original PE is
Any physical other than a MEPS physical must tions Division, for a period of 90 days. After 90 unavailable, the recruiter must include a MEPS
be approved by Health Services Directorate, days, the physical will be returned without ac- certified true copy with the application to the
Operations Division, prior to the application be- tion (RWOA) if application packet is not received. appropriate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN:
ing forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. i. PEs can be no older than 24 months at the RCHS-XX.
USAREC Form 1240 must be completed and time of appointment. For AD applicants, PEs m. USAREC Form 1076 will be included with
sent to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, through can be no older than 24 months by EAD. If PE the PE when forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN:
normal channels and must be approved by expires between time of commission and EAD, RCHS-OP, for waiver consideration.
Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi- officers must take another MEPS PE and be
sion, before the application can be forwarded to either MEPS or HQ USAREC qualified (depend- 18-3. Age, age-in-grade, and time-in-ser-
HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. ing on status of applicant) prior to proceeding to vice waivers
b. AMEDD officer PE procedures and sched- OBC. PEs are valid for 5 years for AR appli- a. Applicants within 6 months of an age that
uling may be different from physicals for en- cants who are already appointed as commis- requires a waiver or who will be of an age that
listed (NPS) personnel. sioned officers and are applying for a branch requires a waiver when they report to AD must
c. The recruiter must know the MEPS pro- transfer within the AR; or are applying for an initiate the appropriate waivers prior to submit-
cedures for AMEDD officer PE to avoid embar- interservice transfer from another branch of ting the application to the appropriate division at
rassment and wasted time. AMEDD officer service. HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX.
applicants must have their height and weight j. When the USAREC Surgeon requires ad- b. Applicants with or without prior commis-
documented in accordance with AR 600-9. ditional information, the MRB will be contacted sioned service must initial the appropriate state-
d. The completed DD Form 2807-2 and US- by Health Services Directorate, Operations Di- ment on USAREC Form 524 to request age
MEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E will be retrieved from vision. and/or age-in-grade waivers for appointment in
MEPS with the appropriate qualified or disquali- (1) AR 600-9 will be used for applicants ap- the RA or AR. RA applicants must initial addi-
fied annotation. plying for AMEDD commissions. (AR 40-501, tional age statements on USAREC Form 524.
NOTE: One original or certified true copy along tables 2-1 and 2-2, will be used only for enlist- c. Time-in-service (TIS) waivers must be re-
with two copies of USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A- ment of ANCP applicants. AR 600-9 standards quested if the applicant is within 6 months of the
E must be submitted with the application. The will be used at time of appointment.) date where a TIS waiver is required. The ap-
USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E will only be avail- (2) Overweight evaluations to determine body propriate statement must be signed on USAREC
able with physicals processed at the MEPS. The fat must be done in accordance with AR 600-9 Form 524.
PULHES, DAT, and HIV must be completed. and meet AR 600-9 standards (AMEDD com-
Facsimile copies are not acceptable. missions) or AR 40-501 standards (enlistment 18-4. AOC determination
e. Physicals reflecting a “qualified” (no waiver applicants only). a. A nine-character alphanumeric code is
required) annotation will be forwarded with the (a) The measurement will be recorded on DA used for commissioned officer AOC.
completed application directly to the appropri- Form 5500 (Body Fat Content Worksheet (Male)) (1) The first three characters are the primary
ate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. or DA Form 5501 (Body Fat Content Worksheet or alternate specialty and specific qualifications.
f. Physicals reflecting a “disqualified, but with (Female)). The DA Form 5500 or DA Form (2) The second pair of characters will list an
waiver recommended” annotation or containing 5501 must be submitted with the PE. additional specialty, if any. In AMEDD, these
a “3” in the PULHES section will be forwarded (b) Only qualified MEPS personnel can per- will indicate degree of proficiency.
through HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP, for form body fat determination. Applicants exceed- (3) Each pair of the succeeding four charac-
review and final waiver determination by the ing body fat standards must return to MEPS for ters will be used to identify additional skills.
USAREC Surgeon. In this case, the PE packet subsequent body fat determination and closure (4) If there is no additional officer specialty
must include the following: of profile. USAREC personnel are not allowed to skill identifier, these will be indicated by a nu-
(1) USAREC Form 1076 which must include “tape test” potential AMEDD applicants for body meric zero (0), as appropriate.
the brigade, MRB, MRC member, RSID, name fat determination. (5) The MC numeric designations in this sys-
of recruiter and telephone number, applicant’s (3) The physician will summarize medical is- tem are 60, 61, and 62.
full name, SSN, indication of RA or AR, and sues (if any) and indicate a diagnosis with re- (6) The DC numeric designation in this sys-
whether the applicant is PS or not. spect to the condition. tem is 63.
(2) If PS, include one copy of the DD Form (4) All blocks in the physical profile must be (7) The VC numeric designation in this sys-
214. completed. The number “3” may be disqualify- tem is 64.
(3) Body fat determination if required. ing and should have further comments in block (8) The MS numeric designations in this sys-
g. Physicals reflecting a “disqualified, no 43. Physicals will not be forwarded for review tem are 67, 70, 71, 72, and 73.
waiver recommended” annotation may be sub- without a complete PULHES. (9) The AN numeric designation in this sys-
mitted through HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS- (5) If “not qualified” is checked, the CMO may tem is 66.
OP, to the USAREC Surgeon for review of the recommend a waiver, if appropriate. (10) The SP numeric designation in this sys-
disqualification. In this case, the PE packet must k. Over 40 applicants. AMEDD applicants tem is 65.
include the following: within 6 months of their 40th birthday must have b. AOC is awarded by the appropriate divi-
(1) USAREC Form 1076 which must include an electrocardiogram, tonometry, digital rectal sion at HQ USAREC, Health Services Director-
the brigade, MRB, MRC RSID, name of the re- examination, fasting glucose, fasting cholesterol, ate, based on guidance provided in DA Pam
cruiter and telephone number, applicant’s full and occult stool blood check. The results of the 611-21.
name, SSN, indication of RA or AR, and whether examinations must be included on DD Form c. Professional work experience information
the applicant is PS or not. 2808. The electrocardiogram tracings must also from USAREC Form 524 is considered when
(2) If PS, include one copy of the DD Form be included. Chest X rays are not routinely re- awarding AOC.
214. quired. d. AR applicants will be assigned a primary
(3) Body fat determination if required. l. The recruiter must ensure that the PE is AOC based on qualifications and duty assign-
h. Upon completion of the review and waiver qualified by the MEPS or if requiring a waiver, is ment in the AR. A secondary AOC may be iden-
determination, HQ USAREC, Health Services stamped and signed by the USAREC Surgeon tified for additional areas of competency.
Directorate, will maintain all physicals at HQ before forwarding PE with the application to HQ e. RA applicants will be assigned the AOC in

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which they are currently practicing and for which proof of certification. related certification, registration, or license.
they qualify. (c) Verification may be made by letter from NPDB searches are not required for students
f. Applicants with questions about AOC should the school or agency, telephonic verification, or (to include residents) who have never been reg-
be referred to the recruiter. an online Internet database. Information must istered, certified, or licensed as a health care
be provided on all current and previously held provider.
18-5. Credentialing licenses or certificates. The following must be (3) All NPDB search requests will be sent to
a. Credentials review includes prime source included: Whether license(s) or certification(s) the Health Services Directorate, Operations
verification of current and expired licensure, was resigned, suspended, revoked, voluntarily Division, prior to forwarding the application. The
certification, registration, education, training, or involuntarily limited, voluntarily or involuntarily Operations Division will enter and retrieve all
experience, current competence, malpractice surrendered, or normal expiration of a previ- searches of the NPDB.
insurance, if applicable, malpractice suits, and ously held license; also, the date of resignation, (4) Search request preparation.
use of the National Practitioner Data Bank suspension, etcetera, must be included. (a) USAREC Form 1119 (National Practitio-
(NPDB). (3) Applicants must provide a copy of clinical ner Databank Search Information) will be com-
b. Credentials may be verified by any MRC privileges from all health care facilities where pleted by the recruiter. The form may be legibly
member as designated by the MRC commander they currently have professional privileges. If handwritten or typewritten. The completed form
(that is, civilian technicians, clerks, recruiters). there has been a job change within the 12 will be mailed to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-
MRC members are responsible for ensuring that months preceding the date the application is OP. The form may also be faxed or attached to
the necessary documents and verification are received at the appropriate division at HQ an e-mail message.
included in all applications forwarded for board- USAREC, Health Services Directorate, a docu- (b) USAREC Form 1119 will contain the fol-
ing. ment reflecting professional privileges for the lowing information:
c. All verification statements will be typed on past 7 years must accompany the applica- 1. RSID: The submitting recruiter will enter
the same page as the photocopy of the docu- tion. The designated authenticator will contact their RSID number.
ments or will be stapled to the photocopy of the the health care facility either in writing or tele- 2. Branch: The branch for which the appli-
documents. All verification statements will in- phonically to request copies of the applicant’s cant is applying (AN, DC, MC, MS, SP) will be
clude signature block with a legible signature of approved clinical privileges or a statement as to entered.
the designated authenticator. the applicant’s scope of practice. Privileges or a 3. Gender: Enter male or female.
d. Professional license. Copies of all current statement on the scope of practice must be on 4. Name: The last name and first name of
professional licenses must accompany the employer letterhead stationery. the practitioner. The middle name and suffix is
application. All professional licenses ever held (4) Malpractice insurance information will be optional.
by the applicant must be prime source verified provided on current carrier and any previous 5. Other Names: If the practitioner has been
by the designated authenticator with the respec- carriers for a period of 7 years (USAREC Form known by any other name to include maiden
tive state credentialing board by written or tele- 524). The designated authenticator will contact name or formerly married names. This must
phonic contact. Either a letter from the cre- the malpractice carriers and request prime include first, middle, and last name.
dentialing board or telephonic verification will be source verification on company letterhead 6. Date of Birth: The practitioner’s DOB in
provided on each license. The verification must stationery. The prime source verification must month, day, and year format.
include date of original issue, current status of include policy numbers, effective dates of in- 7. SSN: The practitioner’s full SSN.
license (active or inactive), and if the license is surance policy, and whether any suits or claims 8. Home Address: The complete street ad-
restricted, probationary, or has been revoked have been filed. When suits or claims have been dress, city, state, country, and ZIP Code of the
or expired. License verification should be on filed, reports of claims reports and applicant af- practitioner.
same paper as the license or stapled to the fidavits are required. 9. Place of Employment: The name of the
license. Each copy of the license must include (5) A signed Statement of Understanding and practitioner’s place of principal employment and
a verification statement and expiration date. Release of Information will be provided to street address, city, state, country, and ZIP
e. Physicians, dentists, veterinarians, optom- schools, agencies, employers, and malpractice Code.
etrists, podiatrists, pharmacists, PTs, OTs, di- carriers to assist in the release of necessary 10. Federal DEA Numbers: The entry of the
etitians, PAs, Certified Registered Nurse Anes- documents. Federal Drug Enforcement Agency number(s)
thetists (CRNAs), nurse midwives, nurse prac- f. NPDB. held by the practitioner is optional.
titioners, and other nurses who have privileges (1) The NPDB is an organization developed 11. License/Registration/Certification Num-
and/or credentials to practice. according to the provisions of Public Law 99- ber: State and health field in which the practitio-
(1) Credentials review must be completed 660 (The Health Care Quality Improvement Act ner is licensed. All professional licenses must
on any applicant who has ever practiced in an of 1986) which provides record searches of be listed.
advanced or independent practice regardless if health care practitioners who have been given 12. Professional Schools Attended: The
they are currently practicing in the role or antici- privileges to diagnose, initiate, alter, or termi- name of each health care professional school
pate practicing in that role in the Army. nate health care treatment regimens. attended and year of graduation or the year last
(2) Copies of professional licenses, certifi- (a) Included in the definition of health care attended.
cates, registrations, or DPLs from professional practitioners are physicians, dentists, nurse (c) All searches will be conducted within 24
programs, postgraduate training certificates, practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse mid- hours of receipt. Results should be received
and current specialty training certification cards wives, podiatrists, optometrists, clinical social within 1 week.
must accompany the application. workers, clinical psychologists, PAs, registered (d) Upon receipt of the search results, HQ
(a) All professional degrees and certificates respiratory therapists, PTs, OTs, and dietitians. USAREC, Health Services Directorate, Opera-
of postgraduate training will be verified telephoni- (b) When given individual clinical privileges, tions Division, will deliver the results to the ap-
cally or in writing with the issuing school or audiologists, clinical pharmacists, and speech propriate branch. The respective divisions will
agency. pathologists are included. maintain the results and include them with the
(b) Certification and registration cards, to in- (2) NPDB searches must be accomplished application when the application is received for
clude date of original certification, will be verified prior to the boarding of health care provider ap- processing, reviewing, and boarding.
with the issuing agency. Membership cards as plicants for any AMEDD program who have pre- (5) Final quality assurance review will be con-
distinguished from certification cards are not viously held or currently hold a health care- ducted by the MRC commander in accordance

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with AR 40-68. paragraph 2-1u(1). hours per week, but is considered full-time by
(6) Provider credential files for members of the employing agency, verification that the em-
the AR. 18-7. ECLT ployer considers less than 40 hours per week
(a) Those practitioners who are given the a. Applicants selected for a commission with as full-time employment must accompany the
authority and responsibility for making indepen- concurrent call to AD who score less than 90 on application to the appropriate division at HQ
dent decisions to diagnose, initiate, alter, or ter- the ECLT will be sent for further language train- USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. This verification
minate a regimen of medical or dental care must ing prior to attendance at OBC in accordance must be in writing from the institution’s person-
have provider credential files established. This with AR 621-5, chapter 10. Administrative pro- nel or human resource department.
includes physicians, dentists, nurse practition- cessing for the language training will be accom- (5) Credit for AN professional experience:
ers, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, po- plished by HRC, Appointments Branch. AR Three conditions must be met in order for pro-
diatrists, optometrists, clinical social workers, applicants will be scheduled for language train- fessional experience credit to be awarded.
(a) The individual must have graduated from
clinical psychologists, OTs, PTs, dietitians, and ing by their respective command.
a nursing program which made them eligible to
PAs. When given individual clinical privileges, b. Two copies of the ECLT must be included
sit for the NCLEX-RN.
audiologists, clinical pharmacists, and speech with the application.
(b) The individual must have been employed
pathologists are included.
full-time in a nursing position that can only be
(b) The recruiter will provide the gaining AR 18-8. Entry grade credit held by an RN.
units with copies of the following provider cre- a. Entry grade credit for health service offi- (c) The individual must have held a current
dential file documents obtained from the officer’s cers is awarded in accordance with AR 135- RN license at the time of employment and the
residual application: 101 and DODD 6000.12. This directive pro- issue date must be the same as or precede the
1. Current license. vides that entry grade credit may be awarded date of employment. Time working as a GN,
2. License verification. for full-time professional work experience, ad- before passing the NCLEX-RN, does not count
3. Certification documents. vanced educational degrees in the qualified as professional experience.
4. Registration documents (if applicable). health care field for which applying, certain post- (6) Credit for DC, VC, and SP professional
5. Transcripts and/or DPLs. baccalaureate education, and for prior active experience will be calculated from the license,
6. NPDB search results. federal commissioned service (AFCS). In de- registration, or certification date if the applicant
(c) The provider credential documents must termining entry grade credit, a period of time was working in that specialty.
accompany the following documents: shall be counted only once. For AD, the total d. Advanced educational degrees in nurs-
1. EPSQ SF 86. entry grade credit will be weighed against the ing. Credit may be awarded for advanced edu-
2. FBI Form FD 258. phase points in effect for that year or quarter cational degrees in nursing. Credit is awarded
3. DA Form 71. projected for EAD to determine appointment based on actual full-time equivalent education
4. Assignment orders to troop program unit grade and/or entry grade. Mandatory time-in- of up to 2 years for a master’s degree in nurs-
ing, or up to 4 years for a doctoral degree in
(TPU). grade requirements for promotion will be used
nursing. In order to receive additional credit for
(d) The recruiter will accompany the officer to determine entry grade of AR applicants. Re-
a degree, the degree must have been earned
to the assigned unit and hand-carry the docu- cruiters will not attempt to complete entry grade
during a period of time for which the applicant is
ments listed above. The documents will be pre- credit and use as a selling tool.
already receiving credit. The advanced degree
sented to the unit administrator. Under no b. All Reserve officers must provide a copy must not have been earned concurrently or
circumstances will the officer be given the docu- of their points computation for the time spent as before the qualifying degree. The qualifying
ments to submit at the first drill. an officer in the Reserve (all military branches). degree is the degree that allowed an individual
The points are utilized to give the officer time-in- to be appointed as an Army nurse in accor-
18-6. Name changes grade credit. Without the points computation, dance with AR 135-101.
Generally, applicants will be appointed in the the officer’s date of rank will default to the EAD e. Additional advanced degrees in DC, VC,
name that is reflected on a birth, baptismal, citi- date. SP, and MS. Credit may be awarded for ad-
zenship, or naturalization certificate or court NOTE: Any AN applicant which will access as vanced educational degrees which add adjunc-
order authorizing a change of name. An appli- a major or above either due to constructive credit tive skills to primary specialty and must
cant may, by request, be appointed in the name or PS must have an approved field grade tem- contribute directly to performance in anticipated
by which he or she is known in the community plate (FGT) (see fig 18-1) prior to processing duty position. Credit is awarded based on full-
provided the assumption of that name was not the applicant. MRB operations section will co- time equivalent education up to 24 months for a
for fraudulent purposes. ordinate with Health Services Directorate, Op- master’s degree or up to 36 months for a doc-
a. Any applicant who desires an appointment erations Division, on the proper guidelines and torate. Additional degree must not have been
in a name other than that noted above must required documentation for completion of the earned concurrently with primary qualifying
submit a written request for name change. The FGT. degree. The qualifying degree is the degree that
signatures of two persons who can attest to the c. Professional work experience. allowed an individual to be appointed in appro-
truth of the applicant’s request must also be (1) Entry grade credit may be granted for priate AMEDD branch in accordance with AR
furnished. professional work experience when that expe- 135-101. No additional credit will be given for
b. The statements of the witnesses should rience is accrued after obtaining qualifying de- more than one degree in a single field.
read, “The attached information is true to the gree or DPL and initial licensure, certification, or f. Prior AFCS credit. Credit for prior AFCS
best of my knowledge and belief.” The state- registration. (other than as a commissioned WO) may be
ment must be dated and signed. The witnesses’ (2) AN, DC, VC, SP, MS, and MC applicants granted to recognize previous military experi-
current addresses (including ZIP Codes) must for appointment may be granted one-half year ence.
be annotated and the relationship to the appli- credit for each year of full-time experience up to
cant must be noted. It is preferable that the a maximum of 3 years of credit. 18-9. Transcripts
witnesses include the applicant’s natural par- (3) Qualifying periods of less than 1 full year a. Foreign schools. Applicants using a health
ents, stepparents, or legal guardian. In suitable shall be proportionately credited to the nearest professions degree from a foreign school to
cases, the witnesses may include reliable mem- day. Experience of one-half year or less earns obtain the same type of degree in the United
bers of the community, such as school officials, no credit. This does not apply to the MC. States that qualifies them for an appointment
clergy, close relatives, and neighbors. (4) If a health care professional works under must submit official transcripts from the foreign
c. For further explanation see AR 135-100, a plan whereby he or she works less than 40 school. These transcripts must document (in
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 43
English) the type of degree and date the degree rently employed must submit at a minimum three evaluation.
was awarded. AN applicants cannot be gradu- nurse instructor references. The maximum m. All information must be complete and con-
ates of a foreign school except for those schools number of references allowed is five; the addi- sistent with USAREC Form 524.
that are accredited by the National League for tional two references may be from nursing peers. n. Under no circumstance will Health Ser-
Nursing or CCNE. Peer references must be from individuals cur- vices Directorate accept a USAREC Form 195
b. Applicants applying for financial assistance rently working in the same capacity, or a stu- that has been altered with the use of “white out.”
for academic incentive programs (STRAP, dent enrolled in the same educational program Do not use “white out” to correct mistakes. If a
CPIP, FAP, ANCP, PSR, AEP, the U.S. Army/ as the applicant. mistake is identified on a USAREC Form 195,
University of Texas Houston Health Science d. SP students. Students who are not cur- the recruiter must obtain a new USAREC Form
Center (UTHHSC), the Uniformed Services Uni- rently employed as professional PTs, OTs, di- 195 from the person who filled out the form.
versity of the Health Sciences (USUHS), HPSP) etitians, and PAs are required to provide three
must submit official transcripts for all undergradu- letters of reference. References should be from 18-11. Recruiter interview and evaluation
ate or graduate course work. a major advisor and an instructor in the a. All evaluations will:
c. All other applicants must submit official tran- applicant’s major field of study; the third refer- (1) Be conducted by a commissioned officer
scripts and one copy for all college or university ence must be from a former supervisor who or NCO. If an NCO writes the evaluation, the
work from the institution at which such work has direct knowledge of the applicant’s work- memorandum will have two signature blocks.
was completed. Transcripts must include de- related or volunteer experience. The NCO who conducted the interview will sign
gree, date degree conferred, and majors. e. Second party USAREC Forms 195 will not one signature block. The second signature
d. Transcripts issued to students are not con- be accepted. block will be signed by a commissioned officer
sidered official transcripts and will not be ac- f. Without exception, USAREC Form 195 that reviews and approves the evaluation as
cepted. must be signed by the individual writing the rat- written by the NCO.
ing. (2) Be typed in memorandum format on let-
18-10. USAREC Form 195 (professional g. Exceptions for nurses in independent prac- terhead in accordance with AR 25-50 not to
references) tice may be granted on a case-by-case basis exceed two pages in length.
a. A minimum of three, but not more than five after coordination through the recruiter AN (3) Not contain any unauthorized abbrevia-
current professional references covering the officer. Final approval of reference will be de- tions.
12 months preceding the date the application is termined by HQ USAREC, Health Services Di- (4) Be free of typographical and grammatical
received at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, must rectorate, Army Nurse Corps Division. errors.
accompany each application to the appropriate h. If a facility does not allow release of refer- (5) Be consistent with the information found
division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. To ences, a memorandum or letter from the facility in documents within the application.
best represent the applicant, references should or a USAREC Form 195 should be obtained (6) Be conducted face-to-face with all appli-
not be more than 6 months old, but cannot be stating that policy. This does not preclude the
cants. The only exception will be for HPSP ap-
more than 12 months old from date of the board. need for three references. The applicant’s last
plicants who may have telephonic interviews in
If not stated otherwise, use of USAREC Form performance appraisal can be substituted.
lieu of a face-to-face interview.
195 (Applicant Evaluation Worksheet) is pre- i. Individuals writing the references should
b. All evaluations will contain the following in-
ferred for all professional references; however, be encouraged to make comments in the narra-
formation at a minimum and will be formatted
if not feasible, written letters of recommendation tive portion of USAREC Form 195. Instructors
with the following paragraph headings:
(LORs) are acceptable but should address all and/or supervisors must understand that their
(1) Application.
characteristics and issues on the USAREC comments are very important in assisting the
(a) Date of the interview.
Form 195. selection board to continue to select only the
(b) Method of interview - if other than face-
b. AN applicants. best qualified to access into the AMEDD and
to-face it must indicate so with reason.
(1) At least two references must be from the that they understand the information they pro-
(c) Reason(s) for applying (that is appoint-
applicant’s current RN supervisors. vide is strictly confidential.
ment to AD or AR as a (AOC), any professional
(2) Every attempt will be made to obtain j. Under no circumstances will applicants be
USAREC Form 195 from immediate supervi- allowed to hand-carry these forms or be shown or personal reasons, any incentives or educa-
sors. the completed USAREC Forms 195. tional programs?
(3) If the AN applicant has only one RN su- k. Applicants who are currently on AD or who (2) Recommendation.
pervisor or no RN supervisor, a letter or memo- are members of a Reserve or NG unit must (a) Why are you recommending or not rec-
randum from the employer must be included in have a USAREC Form 195 from the unit com- ommending this individual. You must also rec-
the application. USAREC Form 195 is still re- mander or appropriate representative who can ommend for any incentive program the applicant
quired from current supervisors, even if those assess the individual’s performance and poten- is applying for (that is, STRAP, FAP, Bonus,
supervisors are not nurses. tial. etcetera).
(4) If the applicant is the senior nurse in the (1) This evaluation must address the (b) Use professionalism, education, experi-
medical facility or Chief, CRNA, a letter or memo- applicant’s potential as an officer. ence, potential to serve as an officer, leader,
randum from the employer will be required. (2) If there are circumstances in which the health care provider, etcetera, as a means to
USAREC Form 195 from appropriate non-RN unit commander or appropriate representative substantiate your recommendation.
supervisors is still required. Appropriate posi- cannot evaluate the applicant, a statement from (3) Education.
tion title must be accurately identified on DA the unit with an explanation must be included. In (a) Students - defined as not licensed in a
Form 61 and USAREC Form 524. that case, a USAREC Form 195 must be ob- student status or licensed pursuing a student
(5) Additional references should be from tained from an officer who can evaluate the ap- program.
peers. The peer must have worked with the plicant. 1. Degree and year it will be obtained. Also,
applicant within 1 year of the date of application. (3) This commander’s reference or evalua- need to address grade point average (GPA),
c. AN students. Students currently em- tion is in addition to the three required refer- Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), Den-
ployed as professional nurses must submit at a ences. tal Admissions Test (DAT), graduate record ex-
minimum one supervisor reference and two l. All ratings of less than four on the applicant’s amination (GRE) scores, etcetera, as appli-
nurse instructor references. Students not cur- references must be addressed in the recruiter’s cable.

44 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


Recruiter and Station CPT Real (RSID)
AOC: 66H8A

Name-SSN/Phone Number: Robert T. Short - 000-22-3333 (000) 000-0000


Age: 43
Rank: Currently - 04 USAR (AN)
Commission Date: Basic Date of Appointment: 19 Dec 1980 Armor
Last Promotion Date: Date of Promotion to 04: May 1998
Prior Service: AD Armor/Aviation Branch 1980-1992; AD AN 1994-1997;
Annotate Enlisted vs. Commission Time: USAR AN 1997-present
Prior Service Schools: Required Entries: Armor OBC-1981; Initial Entry Rotary Wing Qualification-1981; Aviation OAC-1986; CAS3-1986;
Operations Research Systems Analysis-1991; AMEDD OBC-1994; AMEDD OAC (Correspondence)-1996; Air-
borne-1978; Air Assault-1979
Extra Entries: Critical Care Course-1996; Head Nurse Course-1996
Educational Degrees: BSN: 1993; BS Political Science: 1980; Masters Credit: 15 Hours
License/Certification: RN; ACLS Instructor; TNCC Instructor; PALS Instructor
Full-time RN experience not covered by 1997-2002 Seattle, WA and Anchorage, AK: Intensive Care Units
Commissioned time:
Work Experiences: Medical-Surgical Nurse 1994-1996 (FAMC); Emergency Department Nurse 1996-1997 (MAMC); Head Nurse-ED
(6250th Reserves) 1997-1998 (MAMC); Officer in Charge Elmendorf Air Force Base 1998-present
Applicant’s Request: Applicant wants to come back on AD; SSB monies issued 1992
USAREC’s Comments: 00 Jan 05
USAREC Approximated CC:
Rank to be assigned:
Is applicant eligible to apply:
Recommended accomplishments required
before promotion competitive:
HRC’s Comments:
HRC says: GO NO-GO Possible
# of years to promotion primary zone: MAJ Board; LTC Board;
Recommended accomplishments required
before promotion competitive:

Figure 18-1. Sample FGT

2. Activities while in school - professional and/ dressed in this section. (a) Address both short-term and long-term
or extracurricular. (4) Employment. professional goals and/or objectives.
3. Community activities, if applicable. (a) Include past and present professional (b) How does the applicant intend to attain
4. Honors, if applicable. work experience, job titles and descriptions, su- these stated goals and/or objectives.
5. Grades of “C” or below. pervisory experience, and membership in pro- (c) How does the Army or AR fit into these
(b) Working - defined as a working profes- fessional organizations. Also, if applicable, goals?
sional, not in a student status. include any professional teaching assignments (6) Prior Service.
1. Year basic degree obtained and any sub- or experience serving as a center of influence (a) Discuss branch of service, rank, occu-
sequent degrees and the year obtained. for AMEDD recruiting. If work is not full-time, pation (AOC or MOS), and TIS.
2. Honors, if applicable. must indicate part-time, relief, oncall, etcetera. (b) Was PS AD, reserve, NG, or a combina-
3. Membership in professional organizations (b) Describe the applicant’s scope of prac- tion?
and specialty certifications. tice or philosophy of practice within their AOC. (c) Are they still in a service?
4. Community activities. (c) Address any unique work experiences (d) If not currently in a service, when did they
(c) Derogatory USAREC Forms 195 or LORs outside of the daily realm of practice. get out and why?
must be addressed where the applicant was (d) Address any periods of unemployment or (e) Did they receive any type of separation
either in a student or working category. This frequent periods of unemployment. pay? Were there any adverse actions against
includes negative remarks in the comments NOTE: Derogatory USAREC Forms 195 or them? Have they ever been passed over or
section or any rating below four. LORs with negative comments must be ad- resigned a commission?
(d) Additionally, multiple licensure, registra- dressed as noted above. (f) What type of discharge were they granted?
tion, or certification exam failures must be ad- (5) Goals/Objectives. (g) Was the applicant in ROTC or Guaran-

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 45


teed Reserve Forces Duty? referenced document and item number must be (IRR) Soldiers are located at HRC-St Louis.
(7) Additional Information. included as well as the name, title, address, and (b) TPU members may have limited records
(a) Was an application for appointment ever telephone number of the individual who provided at HRC-St Louis. A microfiche and a copy of
previously submitted? If so, did they decline or the information, the date and time the verifica- the official military personnel file should be
were not selected? tion was made, and the signature block and requested. OERs are not kept at units and must
(b) Any law violations? If PS, any judicial or signature of the person making the verification. be obtained from the officer or from HRC-St
nonjudicial punishment? If so, address when, Third party MFRs are not acceptable. Louis; all OERs must have the senior rater por-
where, what, and how. tion completed. A Personnel Electronic Record
(c) Any malpractice suits or claims and any Chapter 19 Management System record may be required
adverse action against licensure or privileges. Prior Service Records and Waivers for OERs and NCOERs since 1992.
(d) Any drug use or alcohol abuse. (c) NG and Air National Guard. Army and
(e) Ever receive mental health counseling? 19-1. General Air National Guard records are obtained from
If so, for what and for how long? Prior service records (PSR) are required for all the unit of assignment or from the respective
(f) Ever apply for bankruptcy? If so, what individuals with PS. The Health Services Direc- State Adjutant General until at least 1 year past
were the circumstances? torate, operations noncommissioned officer in expiration term of service (ETS). Army National
(g) If English is not the primary language, charge, will make the final determination of ad- Guard (ARNG) records are subsequently sent
address the applicant’s comprehension of the equacy of PSR. to HRC-St Louis. Air National Guard records
English language during the interview and the are sent to the Air Force Personnel Center,
need for ECLT, if English is the second lan- 19-2. Discharge documents Denver, Colorado.
guage. a. Applicants with prior active military service (2) Navy.
(8) AMEDD Brief. Required information to be must have a certified true copy of DD Form 214 (a) Navy records for discharged personnel
given to each applicant interviewed and a state- for all periods of AD service to process an appli- are forwarded to the National Archives and
ment that the applicant understands or ex- cation (must be “long form”). Records Administration (NARA) 6 to 12 months
pressed an understanding in these areas. b. A certified true copy of DD Form 214 will be after ETS.
(a) AR: submitted attached to a certified true copy of (b) Records for members of the Naval Re-
1. Role and mission of the AR and AMEDD. the original PE when forwarding to HQ USAREC, serve must be requested from the Naval Re-
2. Readiness and mobilization issues. ATTN: RCHS-OP, for PE waivers. serve Personnel Center, 4400 Dauphine Street,
3. Family care plan. c. Applicants with prior NG service must have New Orleans, LA 70149. The service member
4. Need to respond when called upon. a certified true copy of NGB Form 22 with reen- must personally sign the SF 180 in order to
5. Army Physical Fitness Program. listment eligibility (RE) code. request Navy records.
6. Height and weight requirements (AR 600- (3) Air Force.
9). 19-3. Request for PSR (a) Air Force records for discharged person-
7. Promotion and educational requirements. a. All PSR requests will be made via e-mail. nel are sent to NARA 6 to 12 months after ETS.
8. Battle assembly attendance. Health Service Directorate will not accept hard (b) Records for members of the Air Force
9. Adverse personnel actions - flagging for copy or faxed PSR requests. The recruiter will Reserve must be requested from the Air Re-
Army physical fitness test (APFT) or weight. keep the original hard copy SF 180 (Request serve Personnel Center, ATTN: DSMF, 7300
10. OBC. Pertaining to Military Records) on file and place East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80280.
11. Responsible for managing your own ca- a copy of the SF 180 into the application. Submit (4) Marine Corps.
reer. PSR requests electronically to RCHS-PSR@ (a) Marine Corps records for discharged per-
12. Role of PMOs at United States Army usarec.army.mil. Minimum time allowed for re- sonnel are sent to NARA 12 to 18 months after
Human Resources Command-St Louis (AR) ceipt of PSR is 3 to 6 weeks. Each electronic ETS.
(HRC-St Louis). request must include the SF 180 and USAREC (b) Records for members of the Marine Corps
13. Retirement points. How they are earned Form 1076. Reserve must be requested from the Marine
and what constitutes a good retirement year. NOTE: For separations other than Army and Corps Reserve Support Command, ATTN:
(b) AD: AR, direct requests to the proper services. MMD-1, 15303 Andrews Road, Kansas City,
1. Role and mission of AMEDD. b. Completing the SF 180: MO 64147-5400.
2. Readiness and mobilization issues. (1) All periods of active and reserve service (5) Coast Guard. Coast Guard records for
3. Family care plan. must be included in section I, blocks 5 through discharged personnel are forwarded to NARA 6
4. Army Physical Fitness Program. 7. months after ETS.
5. Height and weight requirements (AR 600- (2) Recruiter name, address, telephone num- (6) PHS.
9). ber, RSID, and date of request or date forwarded (a) Records of current and past PHS em-
6. OBC. to agency and program for which applying will ployees are maintained at the Division of Com-
7. Responsible for managing your own ca- be entered in section II, block 3. missioned Personnel, Parklawn Building, Room
reer. (3) Questions about the status of PSR should 4-35, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857-
8. Role of PMOs at HRC-St Louis. be routed through the MRB operations section 0001.
NOTE: The purpose of the interview is to rep- to the appropriate division at HQ USAREC, (b) The PHS does not accept SF 180. Re-
resent the applicant in lieu of a personal appear- ATTN: RCHS-XX. quests for records must be in writing from the
ance before the selection board. It is the (4) A hard copy of SF 180 must be included applicant. The request must include the reason
applicant speaking through you, the interviewer, in applications submitted to the appropriate divi- for the request, the applicant’s signature, and
to answer questions that could be raised by sion at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. instructions to send the records to the appropri-
selection board members. NOTE: For separations for other than Army and ate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX.
AR, direct requests to the appropriate service. (7) The SF 180, page 2, contains a list of
18-12. Memorandum for record c. Submitting the SF 180 to service agen- records’ custodians. For agencies listed at
Information on any memorandum for record cies. numbers 7 and 14, add ATTN: RCRO-EE
(MFR) included with the application must refer- (1) Army. (USAREC Liaison Team).
ence the document the MFR is clarifying. The (a) Records on Individual Ready Reserve (8) For current service members the SF 180

46 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


must be sent to the respective agencies noted qualification. to have the vacancy put in a “HOLD” status on
above. The recruiter should also send the SF d. PS applicants must include DD Form 214. REQUEST. The applicant’s name, SSN, and
180 to the appropriate branch of service if less requestor (USAREC) must be placed in the “Re-
than 1 year from date of discharge. 19-6. ASA M&RA waivers marks” section of the “HOLD” screen.
(9) The USAREC liaison team does not have Waiver requests will be submitted to HQ c. Once the vacancy has been placed in a
access to records of current service members USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP, via Federal Ex- “HOLD” status, the MRB AR operations section
except the Army. press. The processing turnaround can be as will pull the “HOLD STATUS” screen and for-
d. The USAREC liaison team can obtain ser- long as 2 years. The ASA M&RA packet must ward it to the AR recruiter (via e-mail).
vice records for applicants discharged from any be sent to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP, d. The “HOLD STATUS” screen will be
service from NARA if records are on file. with accessions packet. Each request will in- placed in the application for appointment prior to
e. The USAREC liaison team will forward cop- clude the following: submitting the application for boarding.
ies of the DD Form 214 and DA Form 2-1 (Per- a. Endorsement from the recruiter through e. After notification that the applicant has been
sonnel Qualification Record - Part II) and/or a the chain of command. selected for appointment and the applicant is
microfiche, if available. The complete record will b. Applicant’s request for waiver. commissioned, a copy of the DA Form 71 and
be forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN: c. PSR and SF 180, DD Form 214, DD Form USAREC Form 1076 will be provided to the MRB
RCHS-OP-NCOIC, for preboard review. The 215, or NGB Form 22. AR operations section. The MRB AR opera-
liaison team will contact the recruiter only for d. Statement of motivation. tions section will then contact the Regional Sup-
questions. e. Last three OERs (FITREPS). port Command REQUEST Manager to have the
f. The USAREC liaison team will provide a f. CV or resume. vacancy placed in an “Open” status for
biweekly list of all PSR received and a list of g. DA Form 61 or NGB Form 62-E (Applica- accession. The MRB AR operations section will
PSR forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS- tion for Federal Recognition as an Army Na- notify the recruiter. The recruiter will have 48
OP. tional Guard Officer or Warrant Officer and hours to contact the MEPS guidance counselor
g. PSR will be maintained for 1 year at HQ Appointment as a Reserve Commissioned Of- (GC). The recruiter will provide the GC with a
USAREC, Health Services Directorate, and then ficer or Warrant Officer of the Army in the Army copy of the DA Form 71, DD Form 2807-1, DD
returned to HRC-St Louis. Unknown PSR will National Guard of the United States). Form 2807-2, and TOS worksheet. The GC will
be held for 90 days and then returned. h. NPDB request. then build the record, make the reservation,
i. USAREC Form 524 with prime source veri- access, and ship-verify the record.
19-4. AR and NG TPU member records fication. f. The GC will provide the recruiter with the
a. The following records must be obtained j. Licenses with prime source verifications. reservation letter. The reservation letter along
from the applicant’s current unit in order to be k. Regular or nonregular retirement state- with the USAREC Form 1076 and the original
boarded: ment. DA Form 71 will be forwarded to the appropriate
(1) Commissioned officers. l. Documentation of estimated mandatory re- division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX.
(a) Appointment letter. tirement date. When received, Health Services Directorate,
(b) Oath of Office. Operations Division, will verify the documents
(c) Promotion orders. Chapter 20 using the appointment packet, place commis-
(d) Transfer orders to and from the IRR. AR Processing sion credit on TOS, and follow established pro-
(e) DA Form 2-1. cedures for distribution of the appointment
(f) DA Form 1059 (Service School Academic 20-1. General packet for orders processing.
Evaluation Report). a. This chapter provides instructions for the g. Recruiters are responsible for ensuring
(2) Enlisted members. processing of applicants into the AR for new that reservations are canceled on all applicants
(a) All enlistment documents. accessions. who subsequently stop processing, are ineli-
(b) DA Form 2-1. b. Credentialing of new accession applicants gible, nonselect, or decline.
(c) Promotion orders to E-5 and above, when will be completed prior to submitting applica- h. Questions concerning REQUEST should
appropriate. tions. be routed through the respective MRB opera-
(d) Evaluation reports (academic and duty). tions section.
(e) Transfer orders to and from the IRR, be- 20-2. Assignment to TPU
tween units, and/or components (AR, NG). Processing new accessions. 20-3. Drilling Individual Mobilization Pro-
b. If documents are not available, a memo- a. Once an AMEDD applicant has agreed to gram (commonly referred to as Individual Mo-
randum from the unit is required. This does not process and is found to be fully qualified, and an bilization Augmentation)
remove the requirement to obtain documents application for board selection is initiated, the a. General.
for boarding. MRB operations personnel must AR recruiter provides the name, SSN, and ex- (1) The Army Reserve Medical Command
communicate directly with Health Services Di- pected AOC of the applicant (via e-mail) to the has identified positions in Army medical treat-
rectorate, Operations Division, to verify if the MRB AR operations section to identify a valid ment facilities (MTFs) that require backfill in a
records obtained are sufficient for boarding pur- vacancy for the applicant’s AOC using the RE- mobilization scenario. During mobilization, Drill-
poses prior to submitting the application packet. QUEST, quick vacancy search (QIKLOK), and ing Individual Mobilization Program (DIMA) of-
the Unit Vacancy Report. ficers will move into billets temporarily vacated
19-5. PE waiver procedures NOTE: If the applicant is being recruited for a by deployed AD officers. Officers may continue
PE waiver requests will be submitted to HQ missioned AOC that requires an additional skill to occupy a nonnominative DIMA position as
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP, via Federal Ex- identifier (ASI) they must be assigned to a va- long as grade and AOC match is maintained.
press. The average processing turnaround is cancy with that ASI. An example would be a (2) While new accessions may occupy these
14 days. Every request will include: 66H with an ASI of 8A. billets, restrictions may be placed on certain
a. USAREC Form 1076 with MFR request- b. The MRB AR operations section will pro- specialties. Prior to processing an applicant for
ing medical waiver consideration. vide the applicant’s name, vacancy control num- DIMA, the recruiter must verify through their
b. Certified true copy of DD Form 2808, DD ber, unit identification code (UIC), paragraph, chain of command that billets are available for
2807-1, and USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E. line, and position number to the appropriate Re- direct accession.
c. All supporting documents for physical dis- gional Support Command REQUEST Manager b. Eligibility.

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(1) Applicants must meet all criteria for ap- all AMEDD IMA requests generated by AMEDD IRR. Soldier will receive a second set of orders
pointment as AR AMEDD officers. within 72 hours of receipt from HRC-St Louis designating DIMA assignment.
(2) AOC and grade match requirements are and return to the AMEDD region IMA manager (10) HRC-St Louis will ensure officers as-
the same as for TPU assignments. for further distribution to the respective MRB signed to DIMA receive telephone numbers of
(3) Applicants for DIMA positions must be and HQ USAREC, Health Services Directorate. their respective PMO, HRC-St Louis, and as-
advised that they will be among the first to be (3) MRB operations section will: sist the officer with uniform purchase and iden-
activated. Mobilization capability (that is, family (a) Provide a primary and alternate opera- tification card processing.
plan) must be part of the prequalification pro- tions point of contact, to include telephone and
cess and must be documented for new acces- e-mail contact information, to HRC-St Louis op- 20-4. AMEDD Professional Management
sions. erations. Updates will be forwarded as point of Command processing (formerly National
(4) Officer must be AOC-qualified for the po- contact changes occur. AMEDD Augmentation Detachment)
sition to which they are seeking assignment. (b) Utilize AHRC Form 2976 (Test) for all a. The critical medical AOCs identified in table
c. Benefits. assignment requests. AHRC Form 2976 (Test) 20-1 are eligible for attachment to the AMEDD
(1) DIMA participants may be eligible for Se- is located at https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/ Professional Management Command (APMC).
lected Reserve (SELRES) benefits to include reserve/download/default.asp#forms. The APMC will accept qualified officers in the
the HPLRP and the Montgomery GI Bill. (c) Submit AHRC Form 2976 (Test) via e- rank of second lieutenant to lieutenant colonel.
NOTE: Must meet program requirements to in- mail to HRC-St Louis AMEDD Region Opera- b. The APMC can only accept officers in
clude qualifying years of service for HPLRP. tions at rssc.amedd.rsaops@hrcstl.army.mil. these critical AOCs and cannot accept any en-
(2) Individuals interested in New STRAP can (d) Enter the following information on the e- listed medical MOSs.
perform their payback obligation in a DIMA bil- mail subject line: AHRC 2976/Last NAME/AOC/ NOTE: All STRAP recipients are assigned to
let. last four SSN/RSID. APMC and given a standard paragraph and line
(3) HRC-St Louis will fund one AT period of (e) Courtesy copy Health Services Direc- number of 00/0000.
12 days for each FY. AT funding for DIMA is torate, Operations Division, on all transactions c. Eligibility for attachment.
usually funded to 80 percent of requirements. regarding IMA assignment requests. (1) Have no valid TPU vacancy within 50
(4) Funds have been identified for additional (f) Monitor all IMA requests and notify HRC- miles and a 90-minute commute as defined in
training for continuing professional and military St Louis via e-mail of deletions or extensions AR 140-10.
education. prior to 90 days of the date of initial request. (2) Be qualified and currently practicing in an
(5) Fifteen points will be given for AR mem- (4) Requests submitted by other than MRB AOC for which there is a vacancy in a high-
bership. AR Soldiers must obtain 50 points operations personnel will be RWOA to the re- priority unit.
within their retirement year to get credit toward spective MRB. (3) Hold a valid, current, unrestricted license.
20 years for retirement and to receive SELRES (5) Point of contact for IMA assignment re- (4) Maintain full clinical privileges to practice
benefits such as HPLRP. The Army Reserve quests at HRC-St Louis is the IMA manager at in AOC.
Medical Command requires an individual train- commercial (314) 592-0439 or e-mail at (5) Live in the continental United States.
ing program be established at the MTF assign- rssc.ameddrsaops@hrcstl.army.mil. (6) Have a qualifying physical within the last
ment to assist DIMA officers in attaining a good (6) The appointment application must con- 2 years for new accession.
retirement year. tain the documents required for appointment to (7) Have no flagging actions.
d. Processing new accessions to the DIMA. the IRR. (8) Be eligible for appointment.
(1) HRC-St Louis Operations Individual Mo- (7) The transmittal letter (TL) will reflect as- d. APMC requirements and officer obligations
bilization Augmentation (IMA) Manager will re- signment to the IRR with further assignment to upon attachment.
view and load reservations within 72 hours of DIMA position ______, para ______, line, UIC (1) Attend a 3-day orientation at APMC Head-
receipt prior to forwarding AHRC Form 2976 _____, and Name of the Facility. quarters in Morrow, Georgia (Atlanta area) within
(Test) (Request for Healthcare Professional (8) The recruiter will forward the original DA 6 months of attachment.
Individual Mobilization Augmentation Assign- Form 71 and two copies of the appropriate divi- (2) Complete 48 drills in accordance with a
ment) to the MEDCOM IMA coordinator for vali- sion at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, for pro- training plan approved by APMC, unless other-
dation and approval. cessing of orders. wise excused per AR 135-91, paragraph 4-7. An
(2) MEDCOM IMA coordinator will process (9) Initial assignment orders will reflect the individualized training program will be estab-

Table 20-1
AOCs that are eligible for attachment to the APMC

Critical Skill AOC Critical Skill AOC Critical Skill AOC


Preventive Medicine 60C Thoracic Surgeon 61K Mental Health Nurse 66C
Ob/Gyn 60J Orthopedic Surgeon 61M Operating Room Nurse 66E
Urologist 60K Diagnostic Radiology 61R Nurse Anesthetist 66F
Dermatologist 60L Neurosurgery 61Z Primary Care Nurse 66H
Anesthesiologist 60N Emergency Medicine 62A Critical Care Nurse 66H8A
Ophthalmology 60S Clinical Dentistry 63A Optometrist 67F
Otorhinolaryngologist 60T General Dentistry 63B Entomologist 72B
Psychiatrist 60W Prosthodontist 63F Clinical Psychologist 73B
Family Physician 61H Oral Surgeon 63N
Surgeon 61J Veterinarian 64A-F

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lished within 50 miles of residence. the requirements for attachment to APMC, and c. The recruiter will:
(3) Maintain a valid, current, unrestricted li- that the USAREC LNCO at USARC, has signed (1) Track participants throughout their pro-
cense and full clinical privileges to practice. block 34 of USAREC Form 1081. The APMC fessional schooling experience, thereby person-
(4) Update credentials file annually and as commander or authorized representative will ally contacting each participant at a minimum of
status changes. sign block 36 of USAREC Form 1081 and re- semiannually or as needed until EAD. In addi-
(5) Must have completed or be able to com- turn it to the USAREC LNCO at USARC. tion, the recruiter will assist in all administrative
plete the AMEDD OBC. (6) Signed USAREC Forms 1081 will be faxed matters pertaining to the student’s military re-
(6) Attend 14 days of AT each year, exclud- by the USAREC LNCO at USARC to MRB op- quirements (that is, ADT, OBC, accession).
ing travel, unless otherwise excused per AR erations section. MRB operations section will (2) Ensure selectees receive appointment
135-91, paragraph 4-7. A portion of AT must be forward to the recruiter. letters and orders.
performed with unit of assignment every other (7) When the recruiter receives USAREC (3) Respond to professional questions and
year. Form 1081, it will be put into the application packet concerns that the participant may have.
(7) Pass the APFT annually. along with a signed (by the applicant) original of (4) Document contact with selectee via
(8) Maintain height and weight standards in the Memorandum for Commander, APMC, Sub- ARISS.
accordance with AR 600-9. ject: Requirements for AMEDD Officers At- (5) Contact participants at risk for academic
(9) Respond to all official military correspon- tached to the APMC, when forwarded to HQ failure or who for any reason may request
dence. USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. The application will disenrollment from the program (that is, preg-
(10) Maintain communication with both APMC be processed under the established procedures nancy).
and unit of assignment. for new accessions. (6) Interview participants who request disen-
e. Processing direct accessions. (8) If the applicant is selected, HQ USAREC, rollment from their respective program and for-
(1) The applicant is required to be physically Health Services Directorate, will upon receipt of ward a memorandum to the MRB outlining the
qualified prior to placing a vacancy on hold. the DA Form 71, send the original accession reasons or circumstances of the withdrawal.
(2) The recruiter will fax a completed packet to HRC-St Louis for orders and a copy (7) Maintain personal responsibility for all
USAREC Form 1081 (AMEDD Professional (including credential documents) to: Department HPSP participants preparing for OBC; all AMEDD
Management Command (APMC) Assignment of the Army, APMC, ATTN: Nominations Man- officers will be given an OBC brief.
Verification and Acceptance) with CV or resume ager, 1401 Deshler Street SW, Fort McPherson, (8) Contact applicants within 72 hours of
to the MRB operations section. GA 30330-2000. selection. During this contact, the recruiter will
(3) The MRB operations section will: (9) The recruiter will inform the applicant to schedule the commissioning ceremony (if re-
(a) Verify and/or identify the applicant’s AOC contact their unit of assignment upon receipt of quired), and review the applicants’ responsibili-
using the listing provided by the United States orders and to contact APMC for further instruc- ties until departure to OBC.
Army Reserve Command (USARC) of high-pri- tions pertaining to their orientation. (9) Send one set of official, final transcripts
ority units. If the officer’s AOC does not appear (10) If the applicant is not selected, HQ conferring the degree to the appropriate divi-
on the report, the officer will not be permitted to USAREC, Health Services Directorate, Opera- sion at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, in ac-
continue processing for APMC. tions Division, will contact the USAREC LNCO cordance with this regulation.
(b) If the AOC does exist, MRB operations at USARC to remove the vacancy from “HOLD” (10) Forward appointment documents no
section will perform a QIKLOK on REQUEST to status. earlier than 180 days and no later than 120 days
look for any vacancy for the officer’s AOC within prior to graduation.
a 50-mile radius. If QIKLOK does not produce a Chapter 21 (11) Notify the appropriate division at HQ
vacancy, MRB operations section will try to lo- RA Programs USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, of graduation and
cate a vacancy closest to the applicant’s home commissioning dates.
area using the listing provided by USARC. Once 21-1. FOP general information (12) Forward official copy of final transcripts
a unit and vacancy is identified, the MRB opera- a. The goals of the FOP are to maintain par- with degree conferred to the appropriate divi-
tions section will use REQUEST (Unit Vacancy ticipant interest, foster a sense of identification, sion at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX.
Report) to validate the vacancy. MRB opera- ensure participants remain qualified for the Army, (13) Ensure officer receives orders for con-
tions section will then provide, via e-mail, the minimize buyer’s remorse, and promote and current call to AD.
USAREC liaison noncommissioned officer generate participant assistance in recruiting. (14) Assist applicant in arranging for ship-
(LNCO) at USARC with the unit, UIC, unit va- b. AMEDD FOP participants include but are ment of household goods (HHG), purchase of
cancy control number, paragraph, line, position not limited to: HPSP and ECP. uniforms, and travel arrangements in prepara-
number, name, SSN, and AOC of the officer c. Participants in HPSP and ANCP who de- tion for reporting to AMEDD OBC.
and request the vacancy be placed in a “HOLD” sire to be released from the program must re- d. Applicant will:
status. Once on “HOLD,” the USAREC LNCO quest for disenrollment through the MRC and (1) Maintain physical and moral qualifications.
will notify MRB operations section for comple- the MRB to the appropriate division at HQ NOTE: The recruiter will ensure that the par-
tion of USAREC Form 1081. USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. ticipant has height, weight, and fitness guide-
(c) MRB operations section will fax USAREC lines.
Form 1081 with vacancy information to the 21-2. Responsibilities (2) Notify the recruiter immediately of appli-
USAREC LNCO at USARC, fax number (404) a. The appropriate divisions within Health cants whose grades of “D” or lower, course
629-8565. A USAREC Form 1076 must be in- Services Directorate, HQ USAREC, will: failures, course incompletes, pregnancies, ill-
cluded addressed to the USAREC LNCO. (1) Establish a database to track program ness, or injury that preclude the participant from
(4) The USAREC LNCO will within 72 hours participants until accessed onto AD. completing course requirements in the projected
of receipt of the USAREC Form 1081, validate (2) Notify the MRB of students who must sub- timeframe.
the vacancy and unit. Once validated, the mit appointment documents. (3) Notify the recruiter of all address and tele-
LNCO will sign block 34 of USAREC Form 1081 b. MRB will coordinate all aspects of the phone changes.
and deliver to the Chief, Personnel Manage- HPSP between HQ USAREC, Health Services (4) Submit verification of full-time enrollment
ment Branch, APMC. Directorate, and other major Army commands to HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch. This verifi-
(5) The Chief, Personnel Management and the MRB commander and Command Ser- cation must be on the school’s letterhead
Branch, APMC, will verify that the applicant meets geant Major. stationery and be signed by a school official.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 49


The statements are due each January and July. (a) DAT, GRE, MCAT, Miller Analogies Test (6) MCAT score of 29 or DAT with academic
(5) Contact the recruiter at a minimum of (if required by university). average score of 19.
every 2 weeks until departure to OBC. (b) Optometry Admission Test or Veterinary (7) Have letter of acceptance no later than 1
(6) Submit a written request for disenrollment College Admission Test within the past 5 years. August of the year entering program.
from the program for any reason. The letter will (c) BSN and have taken GRE within past 5 i. HPSP enrollment packet items.
be routed through the recruiter and the MRB years (CRNA only). NOTE: This paragraph provides instructions for
commander to HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch. (8) Pay of full tuition, required books, and the HPSP enrollment document procedures.
(7) Participate in recruiting activities as the most education fees. The purpose is to expedite the enrollment sys-
participant’s schedule allows. (a) Reimbursement for certain required items tem and provide new accessions red-carpet
(8) Notify HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch, (see USAREC Reg 601-105). treatment. The following documents are needed
of address and telephone changes. (b) A monthly stipend of $1,319 per month for the enrollment of HPSP applicants into the
(9) For ROTC education delay participant: for 10-1/2 months per year, with an adjusted program within 30 days of selection notification.
In addition to the above, the participant will up- annual amount updated 1 July of every year. (1) USAREC Form 1076.
date delay status with HRC-St Louis annually d. Obligation. (2) USAREC Form 1132 (HPSP Enrollment
and notify HRC-St Louis of any changes in any (1) Physicians = 2 years minimum ADO fol- Document Checklist).
status immediately. lowing residency. (3) USAREC Form 1131 (Department of the
(2) Others = 3 years (DC, VC, or AN, year for Army Service Agreement - F. Edward Hebert
21-3. HPSP year with minimum 3 years). Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship
NOTE: Reference the policy on AFHPS/FAP (3) Time spent in FYGME or CPIP residen- Program (AFHPSP)), five originals are required.
published by OTSG. cies and fellowships will not satisfy any portion (4) DA Form 71.
a. The policies, provisions, and application of HPSP ADO. (5) TD Form IRS W-4 (Employee’s Withhold-
guidelines of the HPSP are contained in USAREC (4) Statutory service obligation time begins ing Allowance Certificate).
Reg 601-105. Effective 1 July 2006, the monthly upon taking Oath of Office and runs continu- (6) SGLV 8286 (Servicemember’s Group Life
stipend for the F. Edward Hèbert AFHPS/FAP ously for 8 years (not contractual obligation). Insurance Election and Certificate) with SGLV
participants was increased from $1,279 per (5) Contractual service obligation is 8 years 8286A (Family Coverage Election) or SGLV
month to $1,319 per month. The annual grant consisting of ADO and AR statutory service 8285A (Request for Family Coverage).
for FAP participants increased from $27,005 to obligation. Begins after any GME. (7) SF 1199A (Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form).
$27,841. e. ADT. (8) USAREC Form 1092 (Statement of Certi-
b. 10 USC 2121(d) and 2127(e) require that (1) Forty-five days annually. fication for Repayment of Disbursed Govern-
the SECDEF annually adjust the amount of the (2) Receive second lieutenant pay and al- ment Funds).
monthly stipend paid to members of the F. Ed- lowances. (9) USAREC Form 1103 (Incentive Enroll-
ward Hèbert AFHPS/FAP and the amount of the (3) Can be conducted at MTF or participant’s ment Data Sheet).
annual grant paid to FAP participants. These school. (10) DA Form 5960 (Authorization to Start,
adjustments are based on the overall percent- (4) ADT at MTF must be at least 21 con- Stop, or Change Basic Allowance for Quarters
age increase in the rate of basic pay for mem- secutive days. (BAQ) and/or Variable Housing Allowance
bers of the Uniformed Services. On 1 January (5) All corps preregister on Web site upon (VHA)), original and copy with marriage certifi-
2007, the rates of basic pay for members of the selection. Recruiters should register on www. cate and children’s birth certificates as appro-
Uniformed Services increased by an average mods.army.mil/medicaleducation for following up priate.
of 2.2 percent. Stipend and FAP amounts will on students. (11) USAREC Form 1091 (Statements of Un-
be updated annually by USAREC message. (6) First year HPSP OBC MC or DC will count derstanding) (if applicable).
c. Basic eligibility criteria. toward ADT obligation. (12) Discharge or release orders for all on
(1) Must be a U.S. citizen. f. Appointments. AD or in TPU.
(2) Be accepted or enrolled in an accredited (1) Branched as second lieutenant, MS, then (13) DD Form 214.
university in the United States or Puerto Rico. reappointed in appropriate corps upon gradua- (14) Results of United States Medical Licens-
(3) Be a potential graduate in appropriate tion (see USAREC Reg 601-105, table 9-1). ing Examination (USMLE), Comprehensive
year group. (2) HPSP applicants will enter AD as cap- Osteopathic Medical Licensure Examination
(4) If a member of the Uniformed Services: tains. (COMLEX), or National Board of Osteopathic
(a) Have conditional release. g. Available to: Dental, Medical, Optometry, Medical Examiners, Part 1 (1 and 2 year medi-
(b) Have conditional approval to return to AD Psychology (Clinical or Counseling), and Vet- cal selects only).
(ref PS with RE-3). erinary. (15) Results of National Board of Dental Ex-
(c) Officers cannot be in a nonselect status NOTE: 73B HPSP offers 2- and 3-year schol- amination, Part 1 (1 and 2 year dental selects
(two-time pass over). arships; these scholarships include the intern only).
(d) Officer or enlisted can have no unfavor- year as the degree is not awarded until comple- (16) Results of National Board Osteopathic
able actions pending. tion of the internship. Examination, Part 1 (1 and 2 year optometry
(5) If PS, must have received an honorable h. Automatic acceptance criteria. Medical selects only).
discharge. and dental: (17) DA Form 591 (Application for Initial (Edu-
(6) Must meet age and length of service re- (1) Meet eligibility criteria in accordance with cational) Delay From Entry on Active Duty and
quirement. this regulation. Supplemental Agreement), two copies.
(a) Age 36 for a 4-year scholarship. (2) Must not require waiver. j. Initial HPSP Enrollment Packet Status Sys-
(b) Age 37 for a 3-year scholarship. (3) Meet Army weight standards in accor- tem (USAREC Message 05-021).
(c) Age 38 for a 2-year scholarship, etcet- dance with AR 600-9. (1) Green: No boarding documents pending
era, for NPS. (4) GPA of at least 3.5 on 4.0 scale. correction and the entire enrollment packet is
(7) AD service may be subtracted from age (5) Applicants in baccalaureate and master’s received without error (TOS not considered).
not to exceed 10 years maximum. May also be degree dual-degree program provide transcripts (2) Amber: Service agreements and Oath of
increased by the number of years of the schol- of first 2 years showing GPA of at least 3.5 on Office are correct and three or less enrollment
arship for which they are applying. 4.0 scale. and/or boarding documents need correction.

50 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


(3) Red: Service agreements and/or Oath of the FAP and each year of participation with any other ADO except where otherwise
Office are incorrect or more than three correc- thereafter. Grants shall be paid on a pro rata prescribed by law or DOD policy.
tions are needed for enrollment documents and/ basis (if necessary) for the final year of partici- (3) Time in GME will not count toward pay-
or boarding documents. All red enrollment pack- pation. back.
ets will be RWOA to the MRB operations sec- (3) Reimbursement for certain educational
tion. expenses is authorized. Payments, however, 21-6. FYGME
shall be limited to those educational expenses a. Eligibility.
21-4. FAP normally incurred by non-FAP personnel who (1) Senior medical students.
NOTE 1: Reference the policy on AFHPS/FAP are pursuing the same specialized training. (2) Students attending USUHS must apply
published by OTSG. (4) Stipends and grants received while par- for match in the Army FYGME Program.
NOTE 2: USAREC does not have a current ticipating in this program are considered addi- (3) HPSP, USUHS, and ROTC applicants
FAP mission. Recruiters may process FAP ap- tional income and will be reflected as such on must apply and accept the Army FYGME if se-
plications on a case-by-case basis upon writ- the officer’s annual TD Form IRS W-2 (Wage lected.
ten approval from HQ USAREC, Health and Tax Statement). (4) HPSP applicants must apply for the Na-
Services Directorate. tional Residency Matching Program (NRMP) in
(a) Postgraduate year (PGY) 1 must have
a. Effective 1 July 2006, the monthly stipend the event that they do not receive an Army
passed step 1 and 2 of USMLE or COMLEX.
for the F. Edward Hebert AFHPS/FAP partici- FYGME. Withdraw from the NRMP if selected.
(b) PGY 2 must have passed step 2 and 3 of
pants increased from $1,279 per month to $1,319 (5) Civilians may apply through the MODS
USMLE or COMLEX.
per month. The annual grant for FAP partici- Web site at www.mods.army.mil.
pants increased from $27,003 to $27,841. 10 (c) PGY 3 or above must have full creden-
b. Obligation.
USC 2121(d) and 2127(e) require that the tials (applies to osteopathic medicine). (1) Participation in FYGME incurs no addi-
SECDEF annually adjust the amount of the e. Contractual service obligation. tional obligation.
monthly stipend paid to members of the F. Ed- (1) FAP participants incur an active duty ser- (2) Program participation will not provide for
ward Hebert AFHPS/FAP and the amount of the vice obligation (ADSO) at the rate of year for any reduction of ADO which existed prior to
annual grant paid to FAP participants. These year, plus one, at half-year increments. There- entry into the program.
adjustments are based on the overall percent- fore, if a person receives a stipend for 2 years, (3) Applications for residency training beyond
age increase in the rate of basic pay for mem- he or she owes 3 years; if the stipend is re- internship year must be made during FYGME.
bers of the Uniformed Services. On 1 January ceived for 3-1/2 years, the person owes 4-1/2 (4) Example 1:
2007, the rates of basic pay for members of the years; or if the person receives a stipend for 2 4-year HPSP = 4-year payback
Uniformed Services increased by an average years and 3 months, he or she owes 3-1/2 +1-year FYGME = 1 year FYGME participation
of 2.2 percent. Stipend and FAP amounts will years. 5 years spent in uniform
be updated annually by USAREC message. (2) An FAP incurred obligation may not be (5) Example 2:
b. General. FAP is an AD program for physi- served concurrently with any other contractual (a) 3-year ROTC scholarship
cians and dentists in specific specialties; spe- military obligation. (b) 3-year HPSP scholarship
cialties vary annually depending on Army needs. (3) FAP participants will be assigned to con- (c) 1-year FYGME
c. Eligibility. (d) 4-year residency
trol group officer active duty obligor at HRC-St
(1) Be a U.S. citizen. (e) 1-year FYGME (neutral)
Louis during the duration of their residency or
(2) Must meet appointment criteria as a com- (f) 4-year residency
fellowship program training. As such, time spent
missioned officer in the DC or MC. (g) 4-year residency/HPSP (concurrent) *pay-
while participating in FAP will not be counted in
(3) Be accepted for admission to or be at- back
tending, in good standing, a fully-accredited spe- determining eligibility for retirement or in com-
(h) 4 years *payback for an ROTC scholarship
cialty program at the postgraduate level 2 or puting years of service for pay purposes. 1. = *8-year contractual obligation and payback
above and postgraduate level 1 for selected 2. = 13 years in uniform on AD
AOC. 21-5. USUHS
NOTE: Online degrees are not acceptable if NOTE: USAREC does not have a USUHS mis- 21-7. NRMP
applying for HPSP. sion and USAREC personnel do not process NOTE: NRMP is not a centralized application
(4) Be able to fulfill the FAP service obligation USUHS applications. The recruiter may assist service.
prior to mandatory removal from AD. interested applicants by providing the general a. In February, after interviewing has been
(5) Cannot have been nonselected for pro- information listed and the Web site. completed, applicants and programs submit to
motion. a. Eligibility. the NRMP rank order lists indicating their
(6) Cannot have a service obligation to any (1) Meet basic eligibility criteria and be age choices in order of preference. The general
other branch of the Armed Forces. 18 to 30. announcement of the match results takes place
(7) Execute a FAP Service Agreement. (2) Have a favorable NAC. in mid-March, osteopathic medicine is on or
(8) Must have graduated from a U.S. accred- (3) Have satisfactorily completed the MCAT. about 1 January. The Army releases their re-
ited medical school. (4) Not be obligated or committed for service sults in December.
d. Financial assistance. Stipends, grants, beyond the expected date of admission as a b. MS has two national matches that are sepa-
and reimbursements. rate from this match. For application process-
result of current or prior participation in pro-
(1) A monthly stipend is payable during the ing see the NRMP Web site at www.nrmp.org.
grams of study or training sponsored by the
course of the specialized training including va- Applicants who fail to obtain a position and pro-
Army with the exceptions of ROTC and the
cation periods, except the 14 days of annual grams that do not fill all of their offered positions
United States Military Academy.
ADT. Officers will receive full pay and allow- are informed the day before the general an-
ances based on their appointment grade. MC NOTE: More information can be found at www.
nouncement.
officers also receive Reserve medical officers usuhs.mil. c. The majority of programs commence on
special pay during the periods of ADT. ADT will b. Entitlements. Appointed as O-1 with pay or about 1 July. Positions offered by programs
be performed at the training site at a time deter- and entitlements. participating in the match are typically those
mined by MEDCOM unless the participant c. Obligation. sought by U.S. senior students.
makes other arrangements through their re- (1) Twenty-one months for each year of train-
cruiter. ing (not less than 27 months). 21-8. Advanced General Dentistry Pro-
(2) A full grant is payable upon entrance into (2) Obligation will be served consecutively gram

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 51


a. Eligibility. programs, the U.S. Army Program in Nurse An- not have a Senior Reserve Officers’ Training
(1) Meet basic eligibility criteria. esthesia and the USUHS Graduate School Corps Program or that has a Senior Reserve
(2) Be a senior in an accredited school of of Nursing Program in Nurse Anesthesia to edu- Officers’ Training Corps Program for which the
dentistry or within 3 years of postgraduation. cate direct accession officers in nurse anes- student is ineligible. The recruiter must submit
(3) Be between age 21 and 46 and one-half. thesia. a written statement to HQ USAREC, Health Ser-
(4) Meet medical standards and other basic b. Direct accession applicants requesting vices Directorate, prior to submission of packet,
criteria to be appointed in the DC. education in these fully-funded nurse anesthe- for any applicant that comes from an educa-
b. Obligation. sia programs must apply to UTHHSC and have tional institution affiliated with an ROTC Program
(1) Minimum term of service 3 years ADO an option to also apply to the USUHS Program. If and is not a senior nursing student. The state-
(not including Advanced General Dentistry selected for the AN, they will then be boarded ment must be signed by both the recruiter and
(AGD)). for selection as a funded student in the anes- the ROTC Program’s professor of military sci-
(2) AGD participation does not count towards thesia program. Their appointment as an Army ence and must state that the applicant is either
ADO for HPSP, ROTC, Bonus, or minimum term Nurse is not contingent on being selected for not eligible for ROTC or that the professor of
of service. placement in the education program. The AN military science is aware that the applicant is
(3) Training is conducted at select MTFs for will determine which program the selectees being recruited for the ANCP and that ROTC
1 year beginning in August. attend. Program selection is not at the has had an opportunity to counsel the applicant
(a) Fort Jackson, SC. applicant’s discretion. Applicants who decline and agrees it is the student’s desire to pursue
(b) Fort Benning, GA. to attend the program offered will not be consid- ANCP over ROTC. A senior student must be
(c) Fort Campbell, KY. ered for attendance at the other program. If se- able to complete their nursing requirements for
(d) Fort Carson, CO. lected for appointment and not selected for the graduation within the academic year. HQ
(e) Fort Lewis, WA. educational programs, the applicant may either USAREC will forward updated ROTC school
(f) Fort Sill, OK. decline (in writing) the selection for appointment, lists to the field annually and as needed.
NOTE: Must serve 36 months at location fol- or may elect to accept the appointment to AD in (7) Must be a junior or senior enrolled full-
lowing AGD. the AOC or ASI in which eligible and deemed time in (or accepted full-time into) a baccalaure-
most appropriate by the AN Branch. If not se- ate degree nursing program accredited by an
21-9. HPLRP (AD Program) lected for appointment, applicants must wait 1 agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
All HPLRP packets should be submitted to HQ year to reapply for appointment. Education and DA. Must have a minimum GPA
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-HR, for action after c. Specific guidance will be posted for each of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale to apply.
completion by the recruiter and applicant. Each FY. (8) Candidates may be generic students who
AD HPLRP packet will include the AD incen- are pursuing their degree on a continuum or
tives declaration statement with the following 21-11. ANCP guidelines graduates of a DPL or ADN program who are
forms completed and attached. This paragraph a. Purpose. Provide guidance on implemen- enrolled in a baccalaureate degree completion
provides procedures for enrollment into the tation of the ANCP. program.
HPLRP. The purpose is to expedite the pro- b. General. (a) Must have completed, at a minimum, the
cesses and provide red-carpet treatment to new (1) The ANCP provides eligible individuals second year of an accredited baccalaureate
accessions. the means to obtain a BSN, become an RN, and degree program in nursing and have no less
a. USAREC Form 1175 (HPLRP Enrollment be commissioned in the AN. than 6 months, but not more than 24 months
Document Checklist). (2) Applicants accepted into the program will remaining before graduation from the start of
b. USAREC Form 1158 (Armed Forces Ser- be enlisted into the Army IRR in accordance the selection board date.
vice Agreement - Department of the Army Armed with AR 601-210. (b) Must have an Armed Services Vocational
Forces Health Professions Loan Repayment (3) Upon graduation after successfully pass- Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) score of 50 or greater.
Program for New Accessions) after notice of ing the NCLEX-RN or upon date of graduation d. Program benefits.
selection. from nursing school if already a licensed RN, (1) Participants are commissioned as offi-
c. DD Form 214 (PS only). participants will be appointed and accessed into cers in the U.S. Army upon successful comple-
d. USAREC Form 1139 (Department of the the AN in accordance with AR 135-101. tion of program requirements.
Army - Armed Forces Service Agreement - c. Eligibility criteria. To be eligible for this pro- (2) Participants will receive $5,000 upon ac-
Armed Forces Dental Officer Accession Bonus gram, applicants must: ceptance of the enrollment documents de-
Program) after notice of selection. (1) Meet eligibility requirements for appoint- scribed in i(6)(a) through (d) below.
e. USAREC Form 1169 (Loan Information and ment as an Army nurse in accordance with AR (3) The second increment of $5,000 will be
Verification Form) (DOD HPLRP). 135-100 and AR 135-101 with additions as noted paid upon start of the senior year for students
f. Certified copy of professional license (RN, below. enrolled in the program for 2 years or upon
MS Pharmacy, MC, DC). (2) Be a citizen of the United States at time of graduation for students enrolled for 1 year.
g. USAREC Form 1170 (Certificate of Enroll- application (nonwaiverable). (4) Candidates will receive a stipend of $1,000
ment for the U.S. Army Health Professions Loan for each month the student carries a full aca-
(3) Meet enlistment requirements for service
demic load (a minimum of 12 semester hours or
Repayment Program). in the IRR in accordance with AR 601-210. Citi-
minimum of 9 quarter hours), not to exceed 24
h. Verification of academic and current mili- zenship, single parent status, and maximum en-
months. This includes summer months.
tary service obligation (MSO). listment age are nonwaiverable.
(5) Monies will be effective upon the start of
i. USAREC Form 1119. (4) If PS, be able to complete 20 years of the school year or when all enlistment paper-
j. USAREC Form 1172 (Verification of Aca- ACS before reaching their 62nd birthday. (Must work is completed, whichever is later. All mon-
demic and Current Military Service Obligation be eligible to commission prior to their 40th birth- ies are taxable income and subject to withholding
for Entry Into the U.S. Army Health Professions day unless prior commissioned service.) tax.
Loan Repayment Program (HPLRP)). (5) Pass a physical (induction, appointment) e. Appointment and ADO.
in accordance with AR 40-501, chapter 2. (1) Candidates must agree to accept an RA
21-10. LTHET anesthesia nurse programs (6) Be enrolled as a full-time student in an appointment after successfully passing the
(AN) accredited baccalaureate degree program in NCLEX-RN, or upon date of graduation from
a. General. The AN utilizes two fully-funded nursing at an educational institution that does nursing school if already a licensed RN. EAD

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will be the date travel commences to AMEDD (1) USAREC Form 1275 (Army Nurse Candi- monthly scheduled AMEDD boards.
OBC, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, or first duty date Program Application Checklist) (one copy). (2) Applicant’s performance, academic
station if already OBC qualified as a result of (2) TL (one original). record, moral character, maturity, and leader-
previous commissioned service. Once on AD, (3) DA Form 61 (one original and three cop- ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten-
officers will receive full pay and allowances for ies). tial to complete the baccalaureate degree program
their grade. (4) Printed copy of EPSQ if USMEPCOM and successfully perform the duties of an Army
(2) Officers will attend the AMEDD OBC at Form 680-3-A-E has not confirmed the Entrance officer are weighed heavily by the board.
Fort Sam Houston after successfully passing National Agency Check (one original and two (3) If there are more qualified applicants than
the NCLEX-RN or the next available class after copies). program allocations, an order of merit list (OML)
graduation, if already a licensed RN. (5) A verified copy of an official birth certifi- will be established. Lists of selects, alternates,
(3) Senior nursing student candidates incur cate or naturalization papers or one original DA and nonselects will be published by HQ
a 4-year ADO. Junior nursing student candi- Form 5252-R. USAREC, Health Services Directorate.
dates will incur a 5-year ADO. Total MSO upon (6) USAREC Form 524 (one original and one i. Enlistment and enrollment process. Once
completion of schooling is 8 years. Any portion copy). the recruiter has been notified of select status,
not served on AD will be served in the reserves. (7) Official transcripts with seal from all the applicant may be processed for enlistment
(4) Candidates must agree to serve in the schools attended (one original and one copy). and enrollment. Completion of the following are
reserves until the combined AD time served An “Issued to Student” copy is not considered required:
and reserve duty time served equals the 8-year an official transcript. (1) Applicant will be processed through se-
statutory obligation required under 10 USC 651. (8) ANCP enrollment verification letter from curity during physical processing using the Live
While in school, NPS candidates will be placed the school of nursing (on the school’s letter- Scan process. All required information will be
in an inactive status in the IRR in the pay grade head stationery) must include the exact pro- input into ARISS to complete the enlistment, to
of E-3 and PS enlisted candidates will be placed gram start date (day, month, year) of junior and include security clearance.
in an inactive status in the IRR in their most senior year, and date of projected graduation. (2) All required source documents needed
recent pay grade. If the applicant is a commis- Must also include whether participation is full- or for enlistment in accordance with AR 601-210,
sioned officer, they must resign their commis- part-time (one original and one copy). chapter 2, will be hand-carried by the applicant
sion and enter the IRR in the pay grade of E-3 to (9) Submit USAREC Form 195 from three to MEPS.
participate in the ANCP. The IRR time while in nursing instructors if currently enrolled in the (3) ANCP contract will be completed in the
dynamic annex by the MEPS GC. All NPS ap-
school does not count toward the total 8-year nursing program. If the applicant has been ac-
plicants accepted into this program will be en-
statutory commitment. cepted, but not currently enrolled in a program,
listed as E-3s into the AR and assigned to the
f. MEPS processing. All ANCP participants the USAREC Form 195 must be completed by
IRR and PS enlisted applicants will be enlisted in
process for enlistment at MEPS. Recruiter will three previous instructors or personnel in the
their most recent pay grade in the AR and as-
ensure students have the following documents supervisory chain that can address the appli- signed to the IRR. This enlisted time does not
in their possession when processing for enlist- cant’s character and academic abilities. Regard- count for pay or retirement purposes.
ment at MEPS: less of student’s status all forms must be original. (4) The recruiter will schedule the applicant
NOTE: Only complete, accurate applications (10) Letter from applicant with signature which for an inspect on the current MEPS physical
containing the information listed below will be includes personal goals, objectives, and rea- prior to the enlistment oath (only if current physi-
accepted by HQ USAREC, Health Services Di- sons for wanting to become an Army nurse with cal is greater than 30 days and less than 2
rectorate. comments the applicant would like to provide to years); this process should be completed prior
(1) All ANCP applicants will be loaded as an support the application (one original). to enlisting the applicant into the IRR ANCP.
AMEDD applicant and then projected in ARISS (11) USAREC recruiter evaluation (one origi- (5) Recruiter will brief ANCP selects on the
as DAV. Recruiter must contact the senior guid- nal). enlistment and enrollment process, payment of
ance counselor by telephone to confirm ASVAB (12) DA Form 3574 (Certificate of Acknowl- benefits, and individual responsibilities.
and Security screen. edgment and Understanding of Service Require- (6) Once enlistment is completed the MEPS
(2) To project the applicant, the recruiter ments for Individuals Applying for Appointment will forward the completed enlistment packet
needs to place the applicant in ARISS for com- in the USAR Under the Provisions of AR 135- documents to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS.
plete PE or inspect and complete all required 100 or AR 135-101, as Applicable - Individuals NOTE: Once entered into HQ USAREC, Health
fields to receive an accepted projection. Without Prior Service) (one original and three Services Directorate’s database, the documents
NOTE: Inspect is generally performed in the copies). will be forwarded for further processing.
morning. Ensure it is stated in the Remarks (13) USMEPCOM Form 680-A-E confirming (a) DD Form 1966 series (Record of Military
section “AMEDD ANCP applicant must com- physical status, ASVAB scores, Entrance Na- Processing - Armed Forces of the United States)
plete chapter 2 physical and complete ASVAB.” tional Agency Check, and Live Scan. If pro- (one copy).
(b) DD Form 4 series (Enlistment/Reenlist-
The recruiter should verify time with the senior cessing took place outside of MEPS a DD Form
ment Document - Armed Forces of the United
guidance counselor. 2807-1 and DD Form 2808 with all supporting
States) (one copy).
(3) Applicant will be processed through se- documents is needed. If a waiver was required,
(c) ANCP enrollment verification letter (one
curity during physical processing and complete the DD Form 2807-1 and DD Form 2808 (one
copy).
the Live Scan process. MEPS copy, no originals) with the USAREC (d) Dynamic annex.
(4) All required information will be input into Surgeon’s qualifying stamp must be included j. The following will be given to the ANCP par-
ARISS to complete the enlistment, to include with the application. Originals will be retained at ticipant to be maintained in their personal files:
security clearance (EPSQ) and obtain a level 1 the RS pending enlistment (three copies). (1) DD Form 1966 series (one copy).
through 4 validation by the guidance office. (14) RN license and/or verification if appli- (2) DD Form 4 series (one pink copy).
(5) All required source documents needed cable (one certified copy). (3) Dynamic annex (one copy).
for enlistment in accordance with AR 601-210, (15) Approved waivers required for enlist- (4) USMEPCOM Form 680-A-E, DD Form
chapter 2, will be hand-carried by the applicant ment if applicable (one copy of each). 2807-1, and DD Form 2808 (one copy).
to MEPS. (16) SF 180 and PSR if applicable (one origi- NOTE: MEPS will need the original to enlist the
g. Selection board application process. The nal). applicant.
application for ANCP is different from appoint- h. Selection boards. (5) ANCP enrollment verification letter (one
ment applications and includes the following: (1) ANCP applicants will be boarded on the copy).

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(6) SF 1199A. ies). examination provided by the National Council of
(7) TD Form IRS W-4 (one copy). (3) Birth certificate or DA Form 5252-R (one State Boards of Nursing and administered by
(8) Certificate of participation (one copy). certified true copy). one of its member boards of nursing.
(9) The recruiter will maintain the following (4) USAREC Form 524 (one original and two (2) Candidates must pass the NCLEX-RN
documents on file: copies). prior to attending the AMEDD OBC. The NCLEX-
(a) DD Form 1966 series (one copy). (5) DA Form 160-R (Application for Active RN must be taken within 60 days of gradu-
(b) DD Form 4 series (one copy). Duty) (one original and one copy). ation. Should an ANCP student fail the
(c) Dynamic annex (one copy). (6) DA Form 3575 (Certificate of Acknowl- NCLEX-RN, he or she will be required to retake
(d) USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E, DD Form edgment and Understanding of Service Require- the NCLEX-RN within 90 days of the first failure.
2807-1, and DD Form 2808 (one copy). ments for Individuals Applying for Appointment p. Responsibilities of ANCP students.
NOTE: MEPS will need the original to enlist the in the USAR Under the Provisions of AR 135- (1) Must maintain contact with ANCP PM and
applicant. 100 or AR 135-101, as Applicable - Individuals recruiter at all times (current e-mail addresses,
(e) ANCP enrollment verification letter (one Without a Statutory Service Obligation) (one mailing address, and home phone number).
copy). original and one copy). (2) Must provide a completed DA Form 2125
(f) SF 1199A (one copy). (7) DA Form 4571-R (Data Required By the (Report to Training Agency) to the ANCP PM at
(g) TD Form IRS W-4 (one copy). Privacy Act of 1974 (Eligibility for AMEDD Of- the completion of each academic semester or
(h) Certificate of participation (one copy). ficer Procurement Programs - Miscellaneous quarter listing the courses and grades achieved
k. Payment of benefits. Documentation)) (one original and one copy). for the semester or quarter just completed and
(1) Completed documents are forwarded by (8) DA Form 4572-R (Statement of Under- a DA Form 2125 for the upcoming semester
HQ USAREC, Health Services Directorate, to standing for Appointment as a Commissioned courses. Any deviation from the original aca-
the finance center. First payment will be made Officer) (one original and one copy). demic plan that has not been coordinated and/
within 60 days. Delays in payment occur when (9) USAREC Form 525 (Statement of Un- or approved by the ANCP PM may result in
forms are received incomplete. derstanding) (one original and one copy). being dropped from the ANCP.
(2) The “financial benefits” start date is the (10) New PE is required if initial PE is over 24 (3) Must maintain a 2.5 GPA or better on a
latest of the following three possible dates: months old upon report date to OBC. 4.0 scale.
(3) The date the ANCP contract was signed. NOTE: A current HIV test within 6 months and (4) Must report any significant changes in
(4) The date the participant starts their junior a pregnancy test for females is required. physical health status immediately to ANCP PM.
or senior year of nursing school. m. The recruiter will ensure that the student Such changes include, but are not limited to,
(5) The date of enlistment. forwards an official original copy of his or her diagnosis of chronic illness, traumatic motor ve-
(a) Payments are by direct deposit semi- final, conferred transcript and one copy to HQ hicle accident, or pregnancy.
monthly the first and fifteenth of each month for USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, when available. (5) If student fails or is failing a course, they
as long as the participant is eligible to receive (1) ANCP participants must take the first need to report this immediately to the ANCP PM
funds. Due to changes in the finance system, available NCLEX-RN within 60 days of in order to plan a course of action for completion
casual payments are not available. graduation. HQ USAREC, Health Services Di- of the program. Failure to do so may result in
(b) Payments are for ANCP participation dur- rectorate, must receive a copy of NCLEX-RN being dropped from the program. Students who
ing the previous month. results and license with verification before pro- renegotiate course schedules resulting in an
(c) Periods of training at the beginning and ceeding to OBC. extension of their program, prior to getting ap-
end of a student’s program, which do not in- (2) Students may be commissioned on the proval from the ANCP PM, may be dropped
volve a full calendar month, will be prorated. day of their graduation or any time following that from the program.
(d) Months, which include holidays, or breaks date provided all appointment documents have NOTE: Extensions for class withdrawals or fail-
that are scheduled as part of an academic cal- been processed and all appointment criteria has ures are granted on a case-by-case basis and
endar are not affected. Students are only paid been met to include passing the NCLEX-RN must be explained in detail when requesting an
for the months they are in school (that is, no and/or possessing a valid RN license. ANCP extension. The student is responsible for re-
summer semester, no stipend paid). candidates are ineligible for accelerated appoint- questing an extension (to the PM) prior to start-
(e) A leave and earnings statement is sent to ments or other incentives including the acces- ing the next semester or the student may be
the participant’s home each month and TD Form sion bonus. dropped from the program if the request for ex-
IRS W-2 is provided. (3) Entry grade credit for qualified applicants tension is denied. Extensions must be requested
(f) ANCP enrollment verification letter of full- with professional work experience will be early in order to avoid delays. Requests for
time enrollment from their school to the ANCP awarded in accordance with AR 135-101 and extensions may also include schedule changes
PM each January, May (if enrolled in summer DODI 6000.13. made by the school.
semester), and August. Letter must include n. Request for resignation or release from q. Withdrawal or failure.
graduation date (day, month, year). Failure to the program must be submitted in writing by the (1) Should an applicant enter a nursing de-
submit this documentation will result in suspen- applicant to the recruiter. gree curriculum as part of the program and, for
sion of all payments. (1) The recruiter will interview participant and any reason, fail to complete a BSN degree within
l. Appointment process. The following is a make recommendation, by endorsement, to the the time allowed or fail to maintain a status as a
list of required documents that will have to be MRB commander. full-time student; under regulations of the Sec-
forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. (2) The MRB commander will make his or retary of the Army (SA), recoupment action will
NOTE: The appointment process for ANCP her recommendation by endorsement and for- be initiated upon a Secretarial finding of either:
participants begins no earlier than 180 days prior ward to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, for further (a) Voluntary failure to complete the appli-
to graduation and must be accomplished at least consideration. cable service obligation; or
120 days prior to their graduation. This will pro- (3) If release is approved, the applicant must (b) Failure to complete the applicable ser-
vide adequate time for assignments and orders pay back all monies that have been given to vice obligation due to misconduct.
processing. them for ANCP. (2) An individual shall be required to refund
(1) Current TL with appropriate recruiter ad- o. Licensure. all monies if he or she:
dress (one original and two copies). (1) Prior to appointment, candidates will take (a) Fails to complete the baccalaureate nurs-
(2) DA Form 61 with USAREC Form 1071 the NCLEX-RN to become a registered profes- ing degree program in which enrolled.
(Restrictions on Personal Conduct in the Army) sional nurse, or be licensed and in good stand- (b) Fails to complete the period of obligated
and USAREC Form 1073 (Statement of Ac- ing as a registered professional nurse in a state, active service required under the agreement.
knowledgment for Accommodation of Religious territory, commonwealth of the United States, (c) Fails to accept an appointment, if ten-
Practices) attached (one original and three cop- or the District of Columbia, based on a licensing dered, as an officer of the AN.

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(d) An obligation to reimburse the United (2) HRC’s conditional release must be ob- (3) The PE must be a commission physical
States imposed under (1) above is for all pur- tained by the Soldier prior to boarding (see Web (AR 40-501, chap 2). This differs from a reten-
poses a debt owed to the United States. site). Important: If the Soldier comes down on tion physical. (Please provide the information
(e) A discharge for bankruptcy under Title 11 permanent change of station (PCS) orders, from this paragraph to the physician performing
USC, that is entered less than 5 years after the whether in the continental United States or out- the AR 40-501, chap 2, physical).
termination of this agreement does not negate side the continental United States, during the (4) Applicants must maintain medical eligibil-
responsibility for the debt arising from this agree- timeframe that the Soldier is applying to AECP, ity during school enrollment and before com-
ment. the Soldier must contact their respective MOS missioning. Pregnancy or changes in physical
(3) If an ANCP participant fails the NCLEX- branch manager at HRC and inform that office status during the program must be reported to
RN two times or fails to accept an appointment regarding the Soldier’s application status to the the AECP PM immediately. Changes may re-
as a commissioned officer in the AN, the indi- AECP. The Soldier may also provide HRC with quire a new commissioning physical.
vidual will serve the AD and reserve service the AECP PM’s e-mail address and phone num- d. School selection and acceptance.
obligation incurred in an enlisted MOS for which ber for HRC’s verification. The Soldier will also (1) In order to be boarded for the AECP, the
he or she qualifies, and which best meets the provide, via e-mail or in writing, verification to applicant must be accepted (conditionally or
needs of the Army. (PS individual’s rank will be the AECP PM that he or she has contacted unconditionally) to at least one college or uni-
determined in accordance with AR 601-210.) HRC. versity that meets all specified criteria (classes
NOTE: Requests for resignation or REFRAD (3) Applicant’s TIS will not exceed 17 years of must start in the summer or fall semester (that
to be effective during the period of this agree- AC enlisted military service at the time of com- is, May-September, no exceptions)). If the ac-
ment will be disapproved except where consid- mission. Exceptions will be considered on a ceptance is classified as conditional based on a
ered to be in the best interest of the U.S. Army, case-by-case basis. later school selection board or needing to com-
or for Reserve officers who qualify under the (4) The applicant must be within 24 consecu- plete prerequisite courses, it is required those
provisions of AR 600-8-24, chapter 2, section IV. tive calendar months or less (nonwaiverable) of classes be completed prior to starting in the
r. Recruiter responsibilities. obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nursing from BSN program at the selected school. It is rec-
(1) The health care RS that recruits an ANCP an accredited and approved educational institu- ommended that the Soldier apply to more than
student maintains responsibility for that appli- tion with an academic and clinical curriculum in one school to prevent the possible AECP selec-
cant and coordinates completion of any needed English, and which prepares graduates for tion to become null and void should the school
documents until that student accesses onto NCLEX-RN licensure. of choice nonselect the Soldier for enrollment.
AD. The station commander is responsible to (5) The applicant may not be considered if Program success and tuition costs are the key
ensure that contact is made with the ANCP stu- currently scheduled for or attending MOS train- criteria for school selection and most schools
dent at least quarterly, either telephonically or in ing resulting from an approved reclassification will honor in-state tuition when located in the
person. or reenlistment contract. However, prior to at- student’s state of legal residence or current
(2) All preaccession documents (see g(1) tending training, Soldiers may request cancella- domicile. Depending on the state’s military
through (16) above) will be obtained by the health tion of a voluntary reclassification or waive the agreement, current domicile may be based in
care RS. reenlistment contract in accordance with AR Texas because of assignment to Fort Sam
(3) The health care RS will coordinate re- 601-280. Applicants must extend or reenlist to Houston with attachment to the college or uni-
ceipt and review of accession orders with the have at least 36 months of time remaining on versity of choice. Applicants will ensure that the
ANCP student to ensure the student fully un- AD after graduating from the BSN program, college or university is aware of attachment to
derstands the accession orders. based on projected date of graduation. Soldiers the school with assignment to Fort Sam Hous-
(4) Complete OBC brief prior to departure. will retain their current rank and pay grade (un- ton to clarify receipt of the in-state tuition rate.
The following Web site provides updated OBC less promoted while in the AECP) until Schools in Alaska or Puerto Rico must be pre-
information: http://www.cs.amedd.army.mil/ commissioning. Participants in the AECP may approved by the AECP PM and/or AECP officer
187medbn/alpha/index.htm. be promoted during school if their promotion in charge (OIC). The student should not sub-
sequence number or cutoff score is reached. mit more than four letters of acceptance from
21-12. AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Reenlistment bonuses will end upon entry into various schools of nursing. Students must rank
Program guidelines the AECP. schools in order of preference with a brief ex-
a. The AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Pro- (6) The AECP PM will initiate final HRC clear- planation in the applicant’s letter of purpose and
gram (AECP) provides eligible AD Soldiers the ance for board selects. HRC will give final clear- intent (see e(11) below). If selected to partici-
opportunity to complete a BSN, become an RN, ance for AECP selects to participate and start pate in the AECP, attendance will be required at
and be commissioned in the AN (Active Com- full-time study. The applicant will complete the one of the preapproved schools listed in the
ponent (AC)). Participants continue to receive mandatory service remaining requirement for application that meets all criteria for school en-
their current pay and allowances during school MOS training prior to attending AECP. HRC rollment. The AECP select may be redirected
while in the program for up to 24 consecutive Enlisted Branch Managers and Reclassification to attend a school other than their primary choice
months of enrollment. This program funds aca- Section may defer school attendance 1 year for by the AECP PM and/or AECP OIC.
demic costs of up to $9,000 per academic year. those Soldiers whose release would compro- (2) Army funding for tuition will not exceed
Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 July each mise Army readiness. Applicants should have $9,000 per academic year (no exceptions).
year for the next FY applicants. The selection 12 months time on station before starting school.
(3) All students must maintain full-time sta-
board will convene during the 4th quarter each Deferment may be authorized provided it will
tus with his or her school during each semester
FY. No exceptions for late applications will be not jeopardize the selectee’s eligibility to partici-
(no less than 12 hours per semester (Fall and
considered. pate in the AECP.
Spring) and 6 to 9 hours in the summer (this
b. Eligibility. c. The AECP applicant must be:
(1) The applicant must be an enlisted mem- (1) Eligible for appointment as a commis- varies with the school requirements)).
ber of the AC in the U.S. Army with a minimum of sioned officer in the U.S. Army (AC) under the (4) Selected schools must be accredited by
3 years active military service (at time of school provisions of AR 135-100 and AR 135-101. an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of
start). Waivers for minimum TIS will be ap- (2) Medically qualified for commissioned of- Education. The two accrediting agencies are
proved or disapproved by HRC on a case-by- ficer appointment in accordance with AR 40- the NLNAC and the CCNE.
case basis. The applicant must be eligible to 501, chapter 2, and in compliance with the height (5) Applicants for AECP may only apply to a
complete their BSN and pass the NCLEX-RN and weight requirements of AR 600-9. If re- school that has an approved Educational Ser-
prior to their 33rd birthday. Waivers for age in quired, a current body fat content worksheet vice Agreement with the U.S. Army. Contact
grade will be considered up to the maximum will be included (certified true copy reviewed by the AECP PM to see if your selected school
age of 40 (see fig 21-1). the physician performing the physical). qualifies.

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(6) Students must rank schools in order of of their last two evaluation reports (NCOERs), (a) Be typed in memorandum format.
preference with a brief explanation in the a copy of their last DA Form 1059, and a copy (b) Follow the sequence in the sample at fig-
applicant’s letter of purpose and intent (see e(11) of their last three awards. Applicants in the rank ure 21-4.
below). If selected to participate in the AECP, of specialist and below should submit copies of (c) Display all verbatim phrases in quotations.
attendance will be required at one of the pre- all awards and evaluation reports (if applicable). (d) Be signed and include the applicant’s sig-
approved schools listed in the application that The applicant can obtain a copy of the OMPF nature block as well as that of the witnessing
meets all criteria for school enrollment. The by accessing their OMPF through their AKO officer.
AECP select may be redirected to attend a account and printing out the record. The OMPF (e) Must list a valid e-mail address (AKO e-
school other than their primary choice by the record printout should be dated no earlier than mail address) and current phone numbers (home
AECP PM and/or AECP OIC. 6 months prior to the application deadline. In- and business).
(7) Applicants who must complete prerequi- clude all PSR (if applicable). (9) PE. The Soldier must submit a commis-
site courses prior to enrolling full-time in a nurs- (4) Microfiche (center and glue the white en- sioning physical in accordance with AR 40-501,
ing program are eligible to apply for the AECP. velope on a plain 8-1/2” X 11” paper). To order chapter 2, along with the application (include all
However, those prerequisite courses must be your microfiche contact the Enlisted Records lab results). The physical must be less than 2
completed and verified with an “Unconditional and Evaluation Center, Customer Support years old at the August deadline for application
Letter of Acceptance” from the school (no ex- Branch at custsupt@erec.army.mil or fax re- submission. If applicant has a permanent pro-
ceptions). quest to (317) 510-3361 (DSN 699). You must file that requires a waiver, it needs to be submit-
(a) Math and Statistics - 6 hours. include the following in the request: Name, rank, ted early in the process to allow time for approval
(b) Natural Sciences - 23 hours (Anatomy SSN, address where microfiche is to be sent, or disapproval. Another PE may be required
and Physiology, Chemistry with lab, Microbiol- and reason for submission (AMEDD Enlisted while attending school, and/or upon graduation
ogy with lab). Commissioning Program Selection Board). if there are changes in physical status (to in-
(c) Social Sciences - 9 hours (Psychology/ (5) DA Form 4187 (Personnel Action). Enter clude pregnancy). Changes in physical status
Sociology/Growth and Development). “AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program” in must be reported to the AECP PM immediately.
(d) English - 6 hours (must include English section III, block 8, Other. The Soldier’s bri- (See paras c(3) and (4) above.)
Composition). gade commander must sign this form with the (10) Security clearance. If the Soldier cur-
(e) Humanities - 3 hours (Literature or Phi- date of signature within 6 months of application rently holds a SECRET security clearance, a
losophy). deadline. Section IV, Remarks, must contain letter from the Soldier’s G-2 will be sent with the
(f) History - 6 hours. the applicant’s current: application for verification. If the Soldier does
(g) Total of 53 hours. (a) Height and weight in accordance with AR not hold a SECRET clearance, it is the Soldier’s
(8) If an applicant boards with a conditional 600-9. Include Body Fat Content Worksheet responsibility to have the SECRET clearance
letter of acceptance and is selected, the uncon- results, if applicable. initiated by their G-2. The Soldier must submit
ditional letter of acceptance must be received (b) APFT results (pass or fail) and date within a letter with the application stating this action
by the AECP PM and Department of Health Edu- the preceding 6 months. was initiated and the date it was initiated along
cation and Training at Fort Sam Houston, no (c) The “To” block will have the following: with a copy of the EPSQ or the validation report
less than 30 days prior to the start date of school. CDR, HQ USAREC, 1307 3rd Ave, Fort Knox, that it was accepted for submission. If it is de-
If the letter is not received, the applicant will be KY 40121. termined that a SECRET clearance cannot be
dropped from the program. (6) MILPO eligibility statement (see fig 21- obtained from the Investigation Service after ac-
(9) Prerequisite courses are nonwaiverable. 3). This statement, signed by an MILPO official ceptance to and participation in the AECP, the
All courses required prior to enrollment in the (OIC or noncommissioned officer in charge), Soldier may be removed from the program and
nursing program will be at the expense of the verifies the applicant’s eligibility to apply for se- reassigned based on the needs of the Army.
student. The applicant must submit a memo- lection. It will be used to ensure that the Soldier The Soldier will then be required to serve the
randum to the AECP PM outlining how and when does not have any pending UCMJ action, bars incurred ADSO under his or her enlisted status
specific prerequisites will be accomplished. If to reenlistment, flagged records, etcetera. It is and MOS based on the amount of time spent in
selected for the AECP, the applicant will start a the responsibility of the Soldier to ensure that the AECP.
full-time nursing program, within the FY of this is sent to the AECP PM. This statement will (11) Letter of purpose and intent. This brief
selection. If unable to finish prerequisites prior verify that: but important letter is the applicant’s only oppor-
to school, selection will be revoked and the ap- (a) Records have been reviewed as required tunity to directly address the selection board.
plicant may reapply the following year without and the applicant is not currently pending UCMJ The letter permits the Soldier to provide infor-
prejudice. action, bar to reenlistment, or flag action. mation not contained elsewhere in the applica-
NOTE: If a school grants conditional accep- (b) Application does not contradict AR 600- tion, to clarify or amplify application documents,
tance for anything other than completion of pre- 8-2. and to explain the Soldier’s particular qualifica-
requisites, the student should seek acceptance (c) The applicant is not on reassignment or- tion for the AECP. The letter (see fig 21-5) should
at another school. ders or pending reassignment. be no more than one page in length, typed single
e. Application documents. (d) The applicant who holds MOS 91 W/M6 spaced, and should address the following:
(1) DA photo (centered and glued to plain 8- is currently licensed to practice as an LPN or (a) Name, SSN, and a request to be selected
1/2” X 11” paper). LVN. into the AECP.
(2) Enlisted Record Brief (ERB) Personnel (e) Commander can verify the information (b) A brief statement expressing why you think
Qualification Record. The Soldier will review the that the MILPO cannot. you should be considered.
ERB for accuracy. Look closely at awards, (7) Last PCS orders. The applicant must (c) An explanation of why you want to be an
decorations, and dependent and marriage sta- provide a complete copy of his or her last PCS Army nurse.
tus especially if in a dual-military status. The orders to include all amendments. The order (d) In order of preference, list the colleges
military personnel office (MILPO) will certify it date and order number must be legible on all you wish to attend and a brief explanation as to
as a true copy. The Soldier needs to sign this orders and amendments. These orders serve why you chose each college.
copy also to verify it is correct. as verification that the applicant meets time on (e) You must list all prerequisite courses re-
(3) Army Knowledge Online (AKO) records. station requirements to apply for the AECP. maining. You must tell the board how you plan
All applicants will submit a copy of their AKO (8) AECP applicant’s letter of understand- on completing these prerequisites and any other
account official military personnel file (OMPF) ing. This document clarifies program and indi- pertinent information to assist the board pro-
table of contents (see fig 21-2). Applicants in vidual requirements. The letter of understand- cess.
the rank of sergeant or above will submit copies ing must: (f) Letter should be written using an active

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voice. ition only.) The cost of books is reimbursed for in continued eligibility status to the AECP PM.
(12) LORs. Two LORs are required at a mini- up to $1,000 per year maximum 2 years. Optional Such changes may include, but are not limited
mum, but not more than five LORs will be fees should not be included in this breakdown to:
accepted. Each LOR should address the and will not be paid for by the AECP. (a) Inability to complete prerequisites that are
applicant’s duty performance, competency, oral (h) All of the above must be described by an required to allow the applicant to start the aca-
and written communication skills, motivation, official school representative. demic program in the FY of selection to the
character, maturity, potential for successful (15) DA Form 61. Must complete the follow- AECP.
completion of training, and applicant’s potential ing items: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9a, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, (b) Inability to obtain an unconditional letter of
as an officer and leader. The best LOR evalu- 16, 17, 18, 19, 20a through c, 21a through e, acceptance from the intended school of atten-
ates the Soldier during the preceding 12 months. 23a, 24, 25, 26, 27a through g, 28, 30, 31a and dance no later than April of the year selected.
It is highly recommended that the LORs be the b, 32, 33; and sign and date bottom of page 3, Must have an unconditional letter of acceptance
last action done before the packet is sent to the block 42 (see fig 21-6). no less than 30 days prior to school start date.
AECP PM. Please provide each LOR author a (16) Request for conviction waiver (if appli- (c) A delay for any reason in starting the aca-
copy of your application to assist him or her in cable) (see fig 21-7). In accordance with AR demic program in the timeframe as identified in
writing an objective recommendation. LORs 135-100 and AR 135-101, “Have you ever, un- the application.
are required from the following individuals: der either Military or Civilian law, been indicted (d) Changes in the program including failure
(a) Applicant’s commander. or summoned into court as a defendant in a of a class or changes made in the original sched-
(b) Applicant’s immediate supervisor. criminal proceeding (including any proceedings ule by the school need to be reported immedi-
(c) Applicant’s chief nurse (required for all involving juvenile offenses, Article 15, UCMJ, ately to the AECP PM who in turn will notify the
91 series and encouraged for all other MOSs). and any court- martial) regardless of the result Department of Health Education and Training.
(d) Others not to exceed two or three if not a of trial, or convicted, fined, imprisoned, placed (e) Any change in medical condition, which
91 series in an MTF or table of organization and on probation, paroled or pardoned, or have your significantly changes one’s health, could possi-
equipment unit. ever been ordered to deposit bail or collateral bly impact eligibility to complete the academic
(13) Official transcripts. The applicant must for the violation of any law, police regulation, or program in the specified timeframe and/or af-
request official transcripts for all undergradu- ordinance? (Excluding minor traffic violations fect commissioning as an officer. Examples of
ate and graduate courses for inclusion in the involving a fine or forfeiture of $100 or less.)” If these circumstances may include, but are not
application. If transcripts are in former names, yes, the applicant must attach an affidavit listing limited to, a motor vehicle accident resulting in
ensure that name changes are noted. Tran- the date and the nature of each alleged offense significant traumatic injuries or diagnosis of a
scripts stamped “Issued to Student” must be in or violation, the name and location of the court chronic illness.
a sealed envelope from the school. Transcripts or place of hearing, and the penalty imposed or (2) Failure to meet all requirements through-
in languages other than English must be trans- other disposition of each case. The applicant out the time during which the applicant is se-
lated prior to submission. A transcript showing will furnish a detailed statement in the affidavit lected for and/or enrolled in the AECP will result
grades for courses in progress at the time of as to the outcome of each case. in administrative deletion from the program. The
application should be forwarded for inclusion in (17) Other supporting documentation. Appli- Soldier would then revert back to his or her
the application packet. You must complete cants may wish to submit copies of awards or primary MOS. If any ADSO was incurred dur-
USAREC Form 1235 (AMEDD Academic Pro- significant letters of commendation and/or ap- ing enrollment to AECP, the Soldier will serve
gram Worksheet) (contact PM for this form) preciation received within the past 2 years that that ADSO in the MOS he or she possessed at
and submit it along with all transcripts. It is the are not reflected in their OMPF. Additional docu- the time of application to AECP. The Soldier
applicant’s responsibility to ensure that official ments should be submitted only if they are may continue military service in that MOS if de-
transcripts are sent from the college or univer- particularly noteworthy. Other supporting docu- sired. If an ADSO was not incurred, the Soldier
sity to: ments include the age in grade waiver (see fig my elect to ETS from the Army given all other
HQ USAREC 21-1). ADSOs have been met.
ATTN: RCHS-AN-AECP f. Submission of application. h. AECP administration.
1307 3rd Avenue (1) Submit application to: Cdr, HQ USAREC, (1) While in the AECP, Soldiers will be as-
Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726 ATTN: RCHS-AN-AECP, 1307 3rd Ave, Fort signed to the AMEDD Student Detachment,
(14) School acceptance letter(s). Each let- Knox, KY 40121-2726. ATTN: MCCS-BHR-SD, AMEDD Center and
ter of acceptance from a school must specify: (2) Place unstapled, unfolded documents in School, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-5018,
(a) Conditional or unconditional acceptance a manila file folder before mailing. (UIC 3VZ6A), with attachment to the college or
to a BSN program as a full-time student. (3) Place the documents in order, using the university the Soldier is attending.
(b) Program of study. A detailed account of guidance found on USAREC Form 1276 (AMEDD (2) AECP selects who reside in government
proposed course work and credit hours by Enlisted Commissioning Program Application quarters may be required to move even if the
term. This may be on either official school let- Checklist). Do not use document protectors. school is in the same geographic area. This is
terhead or DA Form 2125. No photocopies of (4) Each Soldier submitting an application will based on local installation decisions. The Sol-
the course catalog will be accepted in lieu of the receive acknowledgment of receipt, and a re- dier in the AECP who does not reside in govern-
above mentioned official documents. quest to furnish any additional documents if nec- ment quarters will receive basic allowance for
(c) The length of time required for comple- essary. housing.
tion of the degree or a statement that the stu- (5) Only complete applications will be sub- (3) The Soldier is responsible for sending DA
dent can complete the program in 24 consecutive mitted to the selection board. Use USAREC Form 2125 for each semester or quarter just
calendar months or less. Form 1276 to ensure the application is com- completed, and prior to the start of the following
(d) Any outstanding prerequisites (listed) or plete. Applications will be returned if they are semester or quarter to the AECP PM. If these
conditions to acceptance (specifically de- from ineligible Soldiers and/or incomplete at the forms are not received in a timely manner or not
scribed). time of the board. submitted at all, the tuition will not be paid for the
(e) Expected start date (day/month/year). (6) If selected, applicants will be notified via following semester. Violations will result in Sol-
(f) Expected graduation date (day/month/ e-mail after final HRC approval has been granted. diers being dropped from the program. Verifi-
year). An official military personnel message will also cation of contact information (to include address,
(g) Projected cost of program. Projected cost be generated. e-mail, and phone number) must be confirmed
of program may be accomplished either by a g. AECP selection. each time DA Forms 2125 are submitted.
break down of cost per hour, per semester, or (1) Once selected for the AECP, the applicant (4) If a student fails or is failing a course,
total cost for program. (The program funds tu- is responsible for communicating any changes they need to report this immediately to the AECP

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PM. Failure of a class will result in the student b. Eligibility. In addition to meeting the ma- (3) Registration requirement waived until
being dropped from the program and returned triculation requirement, applicant must meet the completion of training.
to their enlisted MOS to fulfill their ADSO. requirements for appointment in the MS pre- c. Obligation. Upon appointment in the SP,
Students will not renegotiate course schedules scribed in AR 135-101. Selectees will be ap- officers incur a minimum ADO of 36 months.
resulting in an extension of their program. pointed second lieutenants, MS, in the officer (1) Registration. Upon completion of the oc-
(5) Soldiers accepted into the program must active duty obligor control group unless the ap- cupational therapy internship, officers must take
meet all appointment criteria in accordance with plicant qualifies for a higher grade in accordance the first available national certification exam lead-
AR 135-100 prior to graduation. Acceptance with AR 135-101. ing to registration as a registered OT.
into the program does not guarantee appoint- c. Processing. (2) Program benefits.
ment as an officer. When appointment is ap- (1) Applications are forwarded to HQ (a) Officers will receive full pay and allow-
proved, the AECP graduate will process through USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-SVD, for boarding us- ances of a second lieutenant while participating
a transition point at the Army Medical Depart- ing USAREC Form 1213 (Active Duty AMEDD in the occupational therapy internship.
ment Center and School (AMEDD C&S), be Appointment Application Checklist). Applica- (b) Tuition reimbursement up to a maximum
commissioned at a ceremony prior to OBC, and tions can be boarded at any DC board as appli- of $6,000 will be paid directly to the academic
access into the AN. cable. institution for credit hours required by the school
(6) An applicant will incur an ADSO of 2 years (2) Student officers will be nominated for AD to complete the internship. Statement of tuition
for the first year or portion thereof. Participation not later than 1 February of the year of gradua- expenses must be provided by the institution in
for periods in excess of 1 year will result in an tion, unless the officer has been selected by the application.
additional ADSO of one-half year for each addi- TSG for participation in another program. (c) Comprehensive training at Brooke Army
tional one-half year or portion thereof. Soldiers (3) AD orders will be based on assignment Medical Center (BAMC).
must reimburse the U.S. Government for cost instructions furnished by HRC. d. Processing.
of advanced education for taking part in a fully (4) Dental ECP student officers will be reap- (1) Selection of applicants for fieldwork will
funded long-term civilian training program if they pointed to the DC upon graduation in accor- be made by a board of officers conducted at
voluntarily or involuntarily fail to complete the dance with provisions outlined in AR 135-101. HQ USAREC. Applicants will be notified of their
appropriate ADSO set forth in AR 351-3. The d. Service obligation. Participants in this pro- selection, selection as an alternate, or nonse-
reimbursement amount will be determined un- gram will serve on AD for a minimum of 3 years. lection by the recruiter.
der the following formula: An officer who fails to qualify in his or her pro- (2) Selection boards are normally held in
(a) Amount to be reimbursed = Cost of ad- fessional specialty or one who fails to accept June.
vanced education times unserved portion of reappointment may be ordered to AD with or (3) Applicant’s performance, academic
ADSO. without his or her consent, or discharged under record, moral character, maturity, and leader-
(b) Total fully funded long-term civilian train- the provisions of AR 135-175. ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten-
ing program ADO. tial to complete the fieldwork and successfully
(c) Example: 21-14. Occupational Therapy Level II Field- perform the duties of an Army officer are weighed
$18,000 X 3 years = $18,000 to be reimbursed work Program (SP) heavily by the board.
3 years a. General. The Army’s occupational therapy (4) If there are more qualified applicants than
(7) Appointment as an officer in the AN incurs internship gives eligible students the opportu- program allocations, an OML will be established.
a 3-year ADSO. Applicants must be selected nity to complete required level II fieldwork Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonselects
for career status to extend their term of com- experiences. This 6-month program is estab- are published by HQ USAREC, Health Services
missioned service beyond this initial obligation. lished to meet the requirements of the Army and Directorate, Operations Division.
There are no guarantees for selection in a ca- the Council on Medical Education of the Ameri-
reer status and applicants may be required to can Medical Association in collaboration with 21-15. U.S. Army Baylor University Doc-
revert to their previous enlisted rank and MOS if the American Occupational Therapy Associa- toral Program in Physical Therapy (SP)
they wish to continue active military service. tion (AOTA). a. General. The U.S. Army Baylor University
(8) An AECP select who enters a nursing (1) Applicants accepted into the program are Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy is a 27-
school and either fails to maintain satisfactory appointed as RA second lieutenants in the SP in month triservice program for the Uniformed
grades or fails to complete the degree in the accordance with AR 135-101. Services. The program is conducted at the
specified amount of time may be removed from (2) The fieldwork commences after atten- AMEDD C&S, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The
the program and reassigned based on the needs dance at the regularly scheduled AMEDD OBC. program is designed to meet the requirements
of the Army. The Soldier will incur an ADSO b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini- of the Army, Baylor University, and the APTA. A
based on the amount of time spent in the AECP mum, the eligibility requirements to include se- Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree is
in accordance with AR 351-3. curity requirements for appointment in the SP awarded by Baylor University upon successful
(9) AECP graduates will have 60 days from (AR 135-101) and the following special eligibility completion of the program and fulfillment of the
the date of graduation to study for and take the requirements: requirements of the Graduate School of Baylor
NCLEX-RN. Until NCLEX-RN results are re- (1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21 years University.
ceived, AECP students will be attached to a of age but must not have passed his or her 37th (1) Applicants accepted into the program are
local military unit in their enlisted status pending birthday. Request for waiver of maximum age appointed as RA second lieutenants in the SP in
commission or disposition. Upon notification of will be submitted on USAREC Form 524 and accordance with the provisions outlined in AR
a successful initial or second test result (if re- submitted with the application. 135-101. Officers previously commissioned in
quired), the individual will be transitioned into the (2) Education. An applicant must be a gradu- the AR or RA may be appointed or reappointed
AN. If an individual fails the NCLEX-RN on their ate or prospective graduate of a college or uni- at grades higher than second lieutenant in ac-
second attempt, he or she will fail to meet ap- versity, accredited by the appropriate regional cordance with AR 135-101, chapter 3. Officers
pointment criteria and will be immediately reas- accrediting association and national professional selected by other services will be appointed in
signed in his or her current MOS to serve out organization. In all cases, the accreditation must accordance with governing regulations of re-
their incurred ADSO. be effective as of the date on which the degree spective services.
or credits were attained. An applicant must have (2) The didactic training commences after
21-13. DC ECP or expect to have all didactic course work com- attendance at a regularly scheduled AMEDD
a. General. This program is applicable to stu- pleted within 6 months, and expect to have a OBC.
dents selected for or enrolled in accredited or baccalaureate or master’s degree conferred at b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini-
approved schools of dentistry. the completion of the clinical affiliation. mum, the eligibility requirements to include se-

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curity requirements for appointment in the SP lished to meet the requirements of the Army and ship required for doctoral programs in psychol-
(AR 135-101) and the following special eligibility the ADA. ogy. The Army sponsors an APA-accredited,
requirements: (1) Applicants accepted into the program are 1-year clinical psychology internship at WRAMC,
(1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21 appointed as RA second lieutenants in the SP in Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC), Madigan
years of age but must not have passed his or accordance with AR 135-101. Army Medical Center (MAMC), BAMC, and
her 37th birthday. Request for waiver of maxi- (2) The internship commences after atten- Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
mum age will be submitted on USAREC Form dance at the AMEDD OBC. (DDEAMC).
524 along with the application. b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini- (1) Applicants accepted into the program are
(2) Education. An applicant must have or ex- mum, the eligibility requirements to include se- appointed as captains in the RA. Those ap-
pect to have conferred within 6 months, a bac- curity requirements for appointment in the SP pointed from HPSP will be appointed as AR of-
calaureate degree, including satisfactory com- (AR 135-101) and the following special eligibility ficers with concurrent call to AD in the MS in
pletion of prerequisite courses as listed on the requirements: accordance with AR 135-101. Upon comple-
Web site for the U.S. Army Baylor University (1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21 years tion of the internship program they will be inte-
Doctoral Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. of age but not have passed his or her 37th grated into the RA. Applicants not in the HPSP
(3) Licensure requirement waived until birthday. Request for waiver of maximum age will be appointed RA.
completion of training. will be submitted on USAREC Form 524 along (2) Applicants accepted into the program who
(4) Have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in overall with the application. have not attended AMEDD OBC will attend the
undergraduate course work. (2) Education. All applicants must meet the course prior to beginning the internship or fol-
(5) Have a minimum GPA of 3.1 in required ADA’s Didactic Program in Dietetics require- lowing completion of the internship.
prerequisite course work. ments and provide a declaration of intent to com- b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini-
(6) Have a minimum of 1,000 in combined plete the degree and the Didactic Program in mum, the eligibility requirements to include se-
verbal and quantitative sections of GRE (mini- Dietetics requirements. Only the original or cer- curity requirements for appointment in the MS,
mum of 450 in verbal section). tified verification statement will be accepted. RA (AR 135-100) as well as meet the following
(7) Required prerequisite course work must (3) Registration requirement waived until special eligibility requirements:
be less than 10 years old at the date of applica- completion of training. (1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21
tion. (4) A minimum GRE of 1,000 is required (must years of age but not have passed his or her
(8) Applicant can have no more than two be less than 5 years old at EAD). Must have a 40th birthday. Request for waiver of maximum
courses of prerequisites left to take at time of minimum analytical writing score of 3.5. age will be submitted on USAREC Form 524
application (spring or summer semester prior to c. Obligation. Upon appointment in the SP, of- along with the application.
starting OBC in September). ficers incur a minimum ADO of 48 months. (2) Education. All applicants must have com-
c. Obligation. Upon appointment in the SP, d. Registration. Upon completion of the di- pleted course work in an APA-approved gradu-
officers incur a minimum ADO of 81 months. etetic internship, officers must take the first avail- ate program leading to all course work leading
d. Licensure. Upon completion of the U.S. able exam leading to registration as an RD. towards a Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctor of
Army Baylor University Doctoral Program in e. Program benefits. Psychology in clinical or counseling.
Physical Therapy, officers must take the first (1) Officers will receive full pay and allow- c. Obligation. Upon appointment in the MS,
available state board examination leading to li- ances of a second lieutenant while participating officers incur a minimum ADO of 49 months.
censure as a licensed PT. in the dietetic internship. d. Registration. Upon completion of CPIP, of-
e. Program benefits. (2) Comprehensive training at WRAMC, ficers must take the first licensing examination
(1) Officers will receive full pay and allow- BAMC, or WAMC with affiliations at a variety of for clinical psychology for which they are eli-
ances of a second lieutenant while participating facilities. gible within the jurisdiction of their choosing. If
in the program. f. Processing. applicant fails the licensing exam, they may be
(2) Full tuition and book stipend. (1) Selection of applicants for the internship required to complete their ADSO as a 70B, MS.
(3) Clinical affiliations at a variety of military will be made by a board of officers conducted at e. Program benefits.
and civilian health care facilities. HQ USAREC. (1) Officers will receive full pay and allow-
f. Processing. (2) Selection boards are normally held in ances of a captain while participating in the CPIP.
(1) Selection of applicants for the PT Baylor March. Applicants are required to complete the (2) Comprehensive training at WRAMC,
Program will be made by a board of officers computer match in compliance with the ADA BAMC, MAMC, TAMC, and/or DDEAMC.
conducted at HQ USAREC. guidelines through D&D Digital Systems. f. Processing.
(2) Selection boards will be held once annu- Information can be obtained by contacting D&D (1) Selection of applicants for the internship
ally in the March to April timeframe. Digital Systems, 304 Main Street, Suite 301, will be made by a board of officers conducted at
(3) Applicant’s performance, academic Ames, IA 50010, (515) 292-0490. Applicants HQ USAREC. Applicants will be notified of their
record, moral character, maturity, and leader- will be notified of their match status by D&D selection, selection as an alternate, or
ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten- Digital Systems in mid-April. Board results will nonselection following completion of the Asso-
tial to complete the training and successfully not be released until the results of the match are
ciation of Psychology Postdoctoral and Intern-
perform the duties of an Army officer are weighed posted.
ship Centers (APPIC) match process by the
heavily by the board. (3) Applicant’s performance, academic
MS psychology consultant (see below).
(4) If there are more qualified applicants than record, moral character, maturity, and leader-
(2) Selection boards are typically held in Janu-
program allocations, an OML will be establish- ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten-
ed. Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonse- tial to complete the internship and successfully ary.
lects are published by HQ USAREC, Health perform the duties of an Army officer are weighed (3) Applicant’s performance, academic
Services Directorate, Operations Division. heavily by the board. record, moral character, maturity, and leader-
(4) If there are more qualified applicants than ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten-
21-16. Dietetic Internship (Master’s De- program allocation, an OML will be established. tial to complete the internship and successfully
gree Program) (SP) Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonselects perform the duties of an Army officer are weighed
a. General. This 20-month program is con- are published by HQ USAREC, Health Services heavily by the board.
ducted in two phases: Phase 1 is an 11-month Directorate, Operations Division. (4) If there are more qualified applicants than
didactic phase at AMEDD C&S; Phase 2 is a 9- program allocations, an OML will be established.
month internship held at either Walter Reed Army 21-17. CPIP Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonselects
Medical Center (WRAMC), BAMC, or Womack a. General. The Army CPIP offers eligible are published by HQ USAREC, but not released
Army Medical Center (WAMC) and is estab- students an opportunity to complete the intern- to MRBs until completion of the match process.

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 59


(5) All applicants will be notified of their sta- 21-19. PSR Program ences, residents will receive additional training
tus by the AMEDD internship directors of train- a. General. The Army sponsors a 3-year through five rotational experiences: Hearing
ing or the psychology consultant in accordance PSR. The initial 12 months are spent completing Conservation, Medical Audiology, Pediatric Au-
with the rules outlined by APPIC. Applicants core competencies at DDEAMC followed by a diology, Management of Amplification, and Ves-
who are not selected by the board will be noti- 24-month surgical-focused residency at WAMC. tibular Evaluation and Management.
fied before the release of the APPIC match re- (1) Applicants accepted into the program are (1) Applicants accepted into the program are
sults and told that they do not remain under appointed as captains in the RA. appointed as first lieutenants and will be ap-
consideration for admission. Applicants recom- (2) Applicants accepted into the program who pointed as field medical assistants (70B). Upon
mended for selection or as alternates by the have not attended the AMEDD OBC will attend successful completion of the AEP, applicants
board will be notified of their status on APPIC the course following completion of the residency. will earn the specialty identifier (72C).
Match Day. Directors of training will contact b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini- (2) The AEP commences after attendance
their respective applicants matched to their in- mum, the eligibility requirements to include se- at the summer AMEDD OBC.
ternship site until all slots are filled. All applicants curity requirements for appointment in the MS, b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini-
will be notified of their status by the AMEDD RA (AR 601-100) and the following special eligi- mum, the eligibility requirements to include se-
psychology consultant in accordance with the bility requirements: curity requirements for appointment in the MS,
rules outlined by the APA. (1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21 years RA, and the following special eligibility require-
of age but must not have passed his or her 40th ments:
21-18. Pharmacy residency (MS) birthday. Request for waiver of maximum age (1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21
a. General. The Army sponsors a 1-year will be submitted on USAREC Form 524 along years of age but not have passed his or her
American Society of Health System Pharmacist with the application. 40th birthday. Request for waiver of maximum
accredited residencies at four sites. WRAMC (2) Education. All applicants must have com- age will be submitted on USAREC Form 524
sponsors residencies in nuclear pharmacy, pleted all course work leading towards a Doctor along with application.
oncology pharmacy, and pharmacy practice of Podiatric Medicine. (2) Education. Must have completed all aca-
(clinical). Residencies in pharmacy practice c. Obligation. The ADO is 84 months, includ- demic course work for the clinical doctorate in
(clerical) are available at BAMC, MAMC, and ing the residency. audiology and be eligible for the fourth year clini-
TAMC. d. Program benefits. Officers will receive full cal audiology residency.
(1) Applicants accepted into the program are pay and allowances of a captain while partici- c. Obligation. A 36-month ADSO is incurred
appointed as second lieutenants, first lieuten- pating in the residency. after successful completion of the 1-year resi-
ants, or captains in the RA in the MS in accor- e. Processing. dency program. Applicants who do not com-
dance with AR 135-100. (1) Selection of applicants for the residency plete the program will incur a 36-month ADSO
(2) The residency is preceded by attendance will be made by a board of officers conducted at as a 70B.
at the AMEDD OBC. HQ USAREC. Applicants will be notified of their d. Registration. Upon completion of the AEP,
b. Eligibility. Applicants must meet, as a mini- selection, selection as an alternate, or nonselec- officers must apply for licensure in audiology.
mum, the eligibility requirements to include se- tion by the residency director (see (4) below). e. Program benefits.
curity requirements for appointment in the MS, (2) Selection board is held annually in Febru- (1) Officers will receive full pay and allow-
RA (AR 135-100), as well as the following spe- ary. ances of a first lieutenant while participating in
cial eligibility requirements: (3) Applicant’s performance, academic the AEP.
(1) Age. An applicant must be at least 21 record, moral character, maturity, and leader- (2) Comprehensive training at WAMC.
years of age but not have passed his or her ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten- f. Processing.
40th birthday. Request for waiver of maximum tial to complete the residency and successfully (1) Selection of applicants for the AEP will be
age will be submitted on USAREC Form 524 perform the duties of an Army officer are weighed made by a board of officers conducted at HQ
along with the application. heavily by the board. USAREC.
(2) Education. All applicants must have com- (4) If there are more qualified applicants than (2) Selection boards will be held in February.
pleted either a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy program allocations, an OML will be established. (3) Applicant’s performance, academic
or a Doctor of Pharmacy. Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonselects record, moral character, maturity, and leader-
c. Obligation. Upon appointment in the MS, are published by HQ USAREC, but not released ship potential are reviewed. Applicant’s poten-
officers incur a minimum ADO of 48 months. to MRBs. All applicants will be notified of their tial to complete the AEP and successfully
d. Registration. All applicants must possess status in accordance with the rules outlined by perform duties of an Army officer are weighed
a current state licensure before entering the the Centralized Application Service for Podiatric heavily by the board.
residency. Residencies. Results are mailed to the Resi- (4) If there are more qualified applicants than
e. Program benefits. dency Director on Match Day which is the first program allocations, an OML will be established.
(1) Officers will receive full pay and allow- Monday in January. The remaining applicants Lists of selectees, alternates, and nonselects
ances (commensurate with their rank) and de- will be contacted and advised of their status no are published by HQ USAREC.
pending upon education and experience while later than 1 week after Match Day.
participating in the pharmacy residency. 21-21. Nurse specific programs
(2) Comprehensive training at WRAMC, 21-20. AEP a. General.
TAMC, MAMC, or BAMC. a. General. The Army AEP offers eligible stu- (1) Applicants who execute a written agree-
f. Processing. dents an opportunity to complete the fourth year ment for EAD for a period of not less than 4
(1) Selection of applicants for the internship clinical audiology residency required for the Pro- years will be paid a lump sum of $20,000 and for
will be made by a board of officers conducted at fessional Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.). The 3 years will be paid $15,000 upon reporting to
HQ USAREC. Applicants will be notified of their AEP is an accredited training program held at their first permanent duty assignment after OBC.
selection, selection as an alternate, or nonse- WRAMC. The residency training program fo- Individuals who elect to combine the bonus with
lection by the recruiter. cuses on mastery of “core” clinical skills to iden- the AD loan repayment will only receive a
(2) Selection boards will be held throughout tify, assess, and manage disorders of auditory $10,000 accession bonus.
the year with duly scheduled MS boards until all and balance systems in a large and diverse (2) Accession bonus monies are subject to
positions are filled. population. In addition to core training experi- withholding tax.

60 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


(3) This program must be appropriated each pleting AMEDD OBC.
FY and may be delayed or withdrawn with short (b) Nurses who have completed the LTHET
notice. Recruiter should ensure that the bonus Program and who have passed their Certifica-
is in effect at the beginning of each new FY tion Examination for Nurse Anesthetists will re-
(October) prior to commissioning officers re- quest the CRNA ISP through their local finance
questing this bonus. office.
b. Eligibility. (3) CRNA ISP monies are paid by local fi-
(1) Applicants must qualify for appointment nance offices. Acceptance of the CRNA ISP
in the RA as an Army nurse in accordance with obligates the CRNA for a year of AD. CRNA
AR 601-100. ISP money is subject to withholding taxes.
(2) Applicants cannot hold an appointment e. Family nurse practitioner and CRNA BCP.
as a nurse officer in the Army, Navy, Air Force, (1) BCP is $2,000 to $6,000. Application for
or PHS at the time of application. BCP is processed through the MTF to AN
(3) Enlisted personnel and officers of Branch, HRC.
branches other than AN are eligible providing (2) The individual must submit evidence of a
they meet other eligibility criteria. Master’s Degree, Board Certification, privileges
(4) Nurses who held an appointment as nurse in the specialty, and years of creditable military
corps officers (any service), but no longer hold service to determine the bonus amount.
an appointment as nurse corps officers, are
eligible provided that more than 24 months have 21-22. AD DC accession bonus
elapsed between the date of service completion A $30,000 accession bonus for fully qualified
and the date of application. individuals. Paid at first permanent duty station.
(5) Applicants who have received any finan- Individual must have USAREC Form 1139 and
cial assistance from DOD to pursue a bacca- a copy of orders authorizing payment.
laureate degree including the military academies a. Eligibility.
and ROTC stipend and scholarship monies are (1) Fully qualified for appointment as a DC
ineligible. officer in the Army.
c. Processing. (2) Individuals must be a graduate of an ADA-
(1) The applicant must sign USAREC Form accredited dental school.
1062 (Request for Registered Nurse Acces- b. Obligation: Four years from EAD.
sion Bonus), a legally binding written contract c. Ineligible individuals.
which must be submitted with the application for (1) Officers who currently hold a DC com-
appointment. When dating USAREC Form 1062, mission in any service or component.
use the scheduled AD OBC start date. AN offic- (2) Individuals with prior active or reserve
ers cannot request the accession bonus after service who have been discharged from any
entering AD. uniformed service less than 24 months.
(2) Two copies of the contract, at least one (3) Officers who have received financial as-
with original signatures is required. Applications sistance from DOD to pursue a course of study
will be considered incomplete if not accompa- in dentistry in exchange for service as a DC
nied by the required number of contracts. officer.
(3) Applicants who do not want or are not (4) ROTC obligors who have a remaining
eligible for the bonus will sign one copy of the service obligation.
following statement, in memorandum format, that
must accompany the application to HQ USAREC,
ATTN: RCHS-AN: ”I elect not to accept or am
not eligible for the active duty bonus at this time
and I understand that I am no longer eligible for
the accession bonus after I enter active
duty.” Include date typed, name, and signature.
d. AD CRNA incentive specialty pay (ISP).
(1) Fully qualified CRNAs are entitled to a
CRNA ISP. The CRNA ISP is paid annually to
all CRNAs.
(a) CRNAs serving an ADO for having com-
pleted the LTHET or HPSP will receive $6,000
annually.
(b) CRNAs who have completed their ADO
for attending LTHET or HPSP and fully qualified
CRNAs who enter AD will receive $15,000 an-
nually.
(2) CRNAs request CRNA ISP through their
local finance office.
(a) Nurses who enter AD as fully qualified
CRNAs or who enter AD upon completion of the
HPSP (and have passed the Certification Ex-
amination for Nurse Anesthetists) request
CRNA ISP at their first duty station after com-
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 61
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY 40121-2726

REPLY TO
ATTENTION OF

XXXX-XX DDMMYYYY

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP),
1307 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

SUBJECT: AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Request for Waiver for SSG Public, John Q.,
123-45-6789

1. In accordance with AR 135-100 and the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program guidelines, I
request a waiver for age in grade. I will be (age) on 1 August (of the board for which applying). Please
consider this waiver so that I may be considered to attend the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning
Program.

2. I have passed the commissioning physical according to AR 40-501, chapter 2.

3. I can be reached at the following address: 1010 Meadow Rd, Anywhere, USA 56789; DSN 123-
4567, commercial (123) 456-7890, or e-mail john.q.public@us.army.mil

John Q. Public
SSG, USA
Medical Supply Technician

Figure 21-1. Sample request for age in grade waiver

62 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


Evaluation Reports
NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER EVALUATION REPORT (AR 623-3) DA 2166-7/8
NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER EVALUATION REPORT (AR 623-3) DA 2166-7/8
Education and Training
CERTIFICATE OF COURSE COMPLETION (RESIDENT & NONRESIDENT COURSE) CERT COMPL
CERTIFICATE OF COURSE COMPLETION (RESIDENT & NONRESIDENT COURSE) CERT COMPL
CERTIFICATE OF COURSE COMPLETION (RESIDENT & NONRESIDENT COURSE) CRS CMPL
Commendatory
ORDERS ANNOUNCING THE AWARD OF BADGES, BARS, TABS AWARD ORDER
COPY of AWARD CITATION WHEN NOT INCLUDED IN THE AWARD ORDER CITATION
Disciplinary

Service
ENLISTMENT CONTRACT ARMED FORCES OF THE U.S. PACKET
PROMOTION OR REDUCTION ORDERS ORD PROMRED
General Administrative

Restricted

Figure 21-2. Sample AKO OMPF table of contents

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 63


APPROPRIATE LETTERHEAD

(Originator’s Office Symbol) DDMMYYYY

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP),
1307 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

SUBJECT: MILPO, PSB, or PSC Verification of Applicant’s Eligibility for the AMEDD Enlisted
Commissioning Program for SGT Doe, Jane, 123-45-6789

1. A local records check has been made and the applicant is administratively qualified for appointment
as a commissioned officer in accordance with AR 135-100 and/or has prepared the necessary
request(s) for waivers.

2. The applicant does not have any pending UCMJ action, bar to reenlistment, and is not flagged.

3. There is evidence of a security clearance of SECRET based on a National Agency Check, which
includes the date the clearance was granted or initiated.

4. The applicant who holds MOS 91 W/M6 is currently licensed to practice as an LPN/LVN.

5. The applicant is/is not currently on assignment or pending reassignment.

6. This action is/is not in contravention of AR 600-8-2.

7. POC is the undersigned at DSN 123-4567 or commercial (123) 456-7890.

AUTHORITY LINE:

Enclosures John E. Doe


1. Official DA Photo (unless deployed) CPT, AG
2. Enlisted Personnel Brief (certified copy) Personnel OIC
3. AKO personnel files, if applicable (E-5
and above, last two NCOERs, last DA
Form 1059, and last three award certificates);
(E-4 and below all award certificates and last
DA Form 1059 (if applicable))

Figure 21-3. Sample MILPO, PSB, or PSC verification of applicant’s eligibility for the AECP

64 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


(Originators’s Office Symbol)
SUBJECT: MILPO, PSB, or PSC Verification of Applicant’s Eligibility for the AMEDD Enlisted
Commissioning Program for SGT Doe, Jane, 123-45-6789

4. Microfiche
5. DA Form 4187
6. MILPO, PSB, or PSC Eligibility Statement
7. Copy of last PCS orders
8. Letter of Understanding
9. DD Form 2807-1, DD Form 2808
(certified true copy or original commission-
ing physical in accordance with AR 40-501,
chap 2)
10. Verification of security clearance or initiated
clearance
11. Letters of Recommendation:
a. Applicant’s Commander
b. Applicant’s Immediate Supervisor
c. Chief Nurse (91 series MOS)
d. Others (not to exceed two)
12. One set of official transcripts from each post-
secondary school attended
13. Letter of Purpose and Intent
14. School acceptance letters
15. DA Form 61
16. Request for waivers (age, time in service,
conviction)
17. USAREC Form 1235
18. Other supporting documentation

Figure 21-3. Sample MILPO, PSB, or PSC verification of applicant’s eligibility for the AECP (Continued)

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 65


XXXX-XX DDMMYYYY

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP),
1307 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

SUBJECT: AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Applicant’s Letter of Understanding

1. “I request to be considered for participation in the Army Medical Department Enlisted Commission-
ing Program (AECP). I will, if selected, enroll in a BSN program that meets all the criteria of the AECP
including program completion in 24 months. If appointment as a commissioned officer is not tendered
or should I fail to complete the degree program, I understand that I will be required to serve in an en-
listed status for the period specified by my enlistment, reenlistment, enlistment extension, or service obli-
gation incurred by participation in the AECP.”

2. “I understand that the active duty obligation for participation in the program is 3 years. I further un-
derstand that the minimum service obligation as a commissioned officer is 3 years. I understand my ap-
pointment as an officer in the Army Nurse Corps will be an obligated volunteer status for a 3-year
period. I must be selected for career status to extend my term of commissioned service beyond this ini-
tial obligation. There are no guarantees for my selection in a career status, and I may be required to re-
vert to my previous enlisted rank and MOS if I wish to continue active military service.”

3. Soldiers who have received an enlistment bonus or selective reenlistment bonus will give the end date
of the bonus, and will add the following statement: “I understand that, if selected for this training, I will
refund the percentage of my bonus equal to the percentage of obligated service I will not perform in the
specified MOS. My eligibility for bonus pay ceases on the date I depart my current duty station.”

4. “I meet all basic prerequisites listed in the AECP guidelines.”

5. “I have received and reviewed my ERB personnel qualification record. It is current and accurate.”

6. “I understand should I initially obtain a conditional letter of acceptance to my desired school of atten-
dance, I must obtain an unconditional letter of acceptance upon completion of any prerequisites and en-
roll in the program of study within the given FY, or I can be administratively dropped from the AECP.”

7. “I understand that courses required by the school prior to entry into the nursing program will be at
my own expense.”

8. “I understand that there is a tuition cap of $9,000 per academic year. I further understand that for
no reason will this amount be waived. I am aware of the fact that I must pay for any courses repeated
once an approval has been given and I understand that I CANNOT use the GI Bill in conjunction with
the AECP.”

Figure 21-4. Sample of an AECP applicant’s letter of understanding

66 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


XXXX-XX
SUBJECT: AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Applicant’s Letter of Understanding

9. “In return for acceptance into the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program, I understand that I am
required to take my Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree training in English ONLY.”

10. “I am not currently on assignment or pending assignment. I have contacted my branch manager
and informed them of the internet to apply for the AECP and have asked for my AEA code to reflect
this action.”

11. “I am not currently scheduled for or attending MOS training as a result of reclassification or reen-
listment retraining contract. I have not applied for reclassification or reenlistment retraining and will not
apply for such training while an applicant for this Program. My current service remaining requirement,
for my most recent training, expired (or will expire) on ________.” (place a date)

12. “I have submitted all transcripts and documents identifying ALL post high school courses of instruc-
tions.”

13. “If my current or subsequent application for another service school is approved and I attend train-
ing, I understand that I may incur an additional service remaining requirement. I further understand I
may be ineligible for enrollment into the AECP until all or parts of my service remaining requirements are
met.”

14. “I can be reached at the following addresses: (Include unit of assignment, DSN, commercial work
phones, residence address, home phone number, and AKO e-mail address.) I accept the responsibility
to inform HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP) of ALL changes of assignment and address in a
timely manner.”

Name
Rank/USA
Title

or

Name
Rank/Branch
Title

Figure 21-4. Sample of an AECP applicant’s letter of understanding (Continued)

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 67


Department of the Army
(Your unit address street)
(Your unit address Post and ZIP Code)

XXXX-XX (dd/mm/yyyy)

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP),
1307 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

Subject: Letter of Purpose and Intent

1. State your name, SSN, and a statement requesting that you wish to be considered into the program
and why.

2. A brief statement expressing why you think you should be considered.

3. Explanation on why you want to be an Army Nurse.

4. List in order of preference the colleges you wish to attend and a brief explanation as to why you
chose each college.

5. Any other information that you think the board needs to know that would help in the consideration
process.

6. List all prerequisite courses and how and when you plan on completing them.

Name
Rank/USA
Title

Figure 21-5. Sample letter of purpose and intent

68 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


AP P LICATION FOR AP P OINTM E NT
Fo r u s e o f th is fo r m , s ee A R 135-100, A R 145-1, A R 351-5, an d A R 601-100; th e p ro p o n ent ag ency i s D CSP E R
D ATA RE Q U IRE D BY TH E P RI V ACY ACT OF 1974

AU TH ORITY: Title 10 U n ite d Sta tes C o d e, Secti o n 3012 (T itle 5 U n i ted S tates Co d e , Sec tio n 552a)

P RIN CIP A L P U RP OSE : To o b tain a n ap p o in tm en t as a c o m m issio n e d o r w arra n t o fficer in th e Re gu lar Arm y o r Arm y R eserve, o r to o b tain selectio n to atten d th e U S Ar m y Officer Can d id ate
Sch o o l.

ROU TI N E U S E S: Basis fo r d eterm in atio n o f q u ali ficatio n s an d b ackg r o u n d in fo r m atio n fo r elig ib ili ty fo r co n sid eratio n fo r ap p o i n tm en t as a Reg u lar Arm y o r Ar m y Reserve
co m m issio n ed /w a rran t o ffic er o r fo r s electio n fo r atten d an c e at th e U S Arm y Offic er Can d id at e Sch o o l.

D ISC LOSU RE D isclo su re o f in f o rm atio n req u ested in D A Fo rm 61 is vo lu n tary . Failu re to p ro vi d e th e re q u ired in fo rm atio n w ill res u lt in n o n -accep ta b ility o f th e ap p l icatio n .

2. GO VE RN IN G RE GU LATI ON O R CI RCU L AR (Sp ecify a p p ro p riat e sectio n (s) if ap p licab le)


1. TYP E OF AP P OIN TM E N T FOR W H ICH AP P LICAT ION IS SU BM ITTE D
AR 135-100 or AR 135-101
COM M ISSI ON E D OF FICE R - RE GU LA R ARM Y 3. GR AD E FO R W H IC H AP P L YIN G (Reserve ap p o in tm e n ts o n ly)

X COM M ISSIO N E D OFF ICE R - ARM Y RE SE RVE 4. SOU RCE OF A P P LIC ATION (ROTC o n ly)
W ARRAN T OFFICE R - RE GU LA R ARM Y DM G D ATE D E SIGN ATE D :
W ARRAN T OFFICE R - ARM Y R E SE RVE SCH OLA RSH IP - E N TE R 1, 2, 3 OR 4 YE A RS:

OFFICE R CAN D ID ATE SC H OOL 5. ON LY FOR AP P L ICAN TS FOR A P P OIN T M E N T A S W ARR AN T OF FICE RS
6. BRAN CH A N D SP E CI ALTY P RE FE RE N CE S (List ch o ic e b y M OS co d e an d title)

a. M OS COD E b . M OS TITLE
Reg u lar Arm y an d Office r Can d id ate ap p lic an ts a n d all ROTC g rad u a tes:
In n u m erical seq u en ce, in d icate 10 b ran c h p refe ren ces o th er t h an CA an d SS.

U SAR ap p lican ts: If a p p lyi n g fo r a s p ecif ic Re serve vaca n cy, in d ic ate ON LY th e


b ran ch o f th e vacan t p o sitio n ; all o t h er ap p l ican ts m ay en ter m o re th an o n e b ran ch .

P E RSON AL D ATA
7. N AM E (Last, first, m i d d le)(E xp l ain variat io n s fro m b irth cert ificate in Item 41) 8. GR AD E 9a. SOCI AL S E CU R ITY N U M B E R
P RE FE R- Snuffy, Joe E E-5 123-45-6789
BRAN CH SP E CIALTY
E N CE
10. BRA N CH 11. T OTAL YRS 12. M ARITAL 13. N UM BE R OF D E P E N D E N TS U N D E R 18 9b . SE LE CTIV E SE RV ICE N U M BE R
(M OS if en l o r w o ) ACTIVE SE RVICE STATU S YE ARS O F AGE 2
AD 79R20 5 S, M, D
AG 14. D ATE OF 15. P LACE OF BI RTH (City, co u n ty, 16. SE X 17. COM P L E TE M ILI TARY AD D RE SS (If p resen tl y o n activ e d u ty) (I n clu d e ZIP
BIRTH state) Co d e)
AR A, Co 187th, Student Detachment
AV
19670101 Wildwood, TN M Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234
CA P H ON E AN D /OR AU TOVO N N U M BE R 221-210-1983
CM 18. P E RM AN E N T AD D RE SS (In clu d e ZIP Co d e) 19. C U RRE N T M AILI N G AD D RE SS (If d ifferen ce fr o m Item 18) (In clu d e ZIP Co d e)

EN 11111 Dirty Drive Your School Address and Number


FA Wildwood, TN 77777
FI P H ON E (In clu d e area co d e) (111) 222-3333 P H ON E (In clu d e area co d e)

IN 20. U S a. N A TIVE b. N ATU RALI ZATION c. AP PLI CAN T'S CE RTI FICATE N O. (If Item b . ch e cked ) (D ate, p lace, co u rt)
CITIZE N
MI
X YE S X YE S D E RIVE D If Applicable
MP
NO NO IM M IGRAN T
OD
QM 21. CIV ILIAN E D U CATION (See p ag e 3 fo r ad d itio n al req u irem en ts fo r p ro fess io n al p e rso n n el)

SC a. H IGH S CH OOL GR AD U ATE b . N AM E A N D LOCA TION OF H IGH S CH OOL


X YE S NO
SS Wildwood High School
TC (2) (4)
c. N AM E AN D LOC ATION O F E ACH COLLE GE (3) D ATE GRAD U ATE D (5)
(1) SE M E STE
x AN 66H OR U N IVE RSITY AT TE N D E D (In clu d e U SM A,
D E GREE R
YE ARS OR W ILL GRAD U ATE M AJOR
U SN A, U SAF A, U SCGA, an d U SM M A) ATTE N D E D SU BJE CT
CH CRE D ITS D AY M ON TH YE AR

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JA
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MS
SP d . SP E C IAL E D U C ATION AL H ON ORS, SCH OLAR- e. IF YOU H AVE E VE R B E E N E X P E LLE D FROM SCH OOL , OR P LACE D ON P RO BATION , E ITH E R FOR
SH IP S, E TC. ACAD EM IC OR D ISCIP L IN ARY RE ASON S, E X P LAIN (Co n tin u e in It em 41(Rem arks))
VC
Dean’s List NA or Expelled/Probation - See Remarks
22. H IGH E ST LE V E L SE RV ICE SCH OOL ATTE N D E D
c. D ATE S (M o -Yr) COM P LE TE D
a. N A M E OF SCH OOL b . CO U RSE d . IF N OT COM P L E TE D GIV E RE ASON
FROM TO YE S NO

If applicable
23a. FORE I GN LA N GU AG E S AN D D E G RE E O F P RO FICIE N CY b . ALAT SCORE (If ap p l icab le)

None or Language and reading/writing/speaking level


D A FOR M 61, JU N 81 E D ITION OF 1 AU G 74 A N D D A FORM 61-R, 26 SE P 75, P R IVACY ACT ST ATE M E N T, ARE OBSOL E TE .
U SAP P C V 2.00

Figure 21-6. Sample of a completed DA Form 61

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 69


24. ARE YOU NOW, OR HA VE YO U EVE R BEE N A CONSCI ENTIO US OB JECTO R? YES X NO (If yes, a ttach af fidavit)

25. X I UNDERSTAND THAT, IF I AM SE LECTED F OR APPOI NTM ENT, I WILL BE EXPE CTED TO ACCEPT SUCH ASSIGNM E NTS AS ARE IN THE B EST INT EREST O F THE SERVICE
REGARDLESS OF M Y M ARI TAL STAT US AND/O R RESPON SIBILITY FOR DEP ENDENTS; AND IT IS M Y RE SPONSIBI LITY TO M AKE APP ROPRIATE ARRANGE M ENTS FO R THE CA RE OF M Y
DEPENDENTS S HOULD I BE R EQUIRED TO P ERFORM DUTY IN AN AREA W HERE DEPENDE NTS ARE NOT PERM ITTED.
26. HAVE YOU EVER UNDER EITHER M ILITARY OR CIVILIAN LAW BEEN INDICTED OR SUM M ONED IN TO COURT AS A DEFENDANT IN A CRIM INAL PROCEEDING (Including any
proceedings involving juvenile offenses, article 15, UCM J, an d any cour t-m artial) REGARDLESS OF THE RESULT OF TRIA L, OR CONVICTED , FINED, IM PRIS ONED, PLACED ON
PROBATION, PAROLED OR PARDONED, OR HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ORDE RED TO DEPOS IT BAIL OR COLLATERAL FO R THE VIOLAT ION OF ANY L AW, POLICE R EGULATION OR
ORDINANCE? (Exclude traf fic vio lations involv ing a f ine or forfeit ure of $100 or less).

YES X NO IF YES, ATTACH R EQUEST FOR WAI VER LIS TING TH E DATE, THE NA TURE OF EACH ALLEGE D OFFE NSE OR VIOLA TION, THE NA M E AND LOCAT ION OF
THE COURT OR PLACE OF HEARING, AND THE PENALTY IM POSED OR OTHER DISPOSITION OF EACH CASE AND FURNISH COPY OF COURT ACTION OR DETAILED STATEM ENT IN
AFFIDAVIT FO RM AS TO THE OUTCO M E OF EACH CASE.

Very Important
27. ACTIVE M ILIT ARY SERVICE (Indicate tour with each organiza tion sepa rately - show ROTC Cam ps in Item 39)
a. ORGAN IZATION b. DATES (Day, Mon th, Year) c. BRANCH/M OS d. PRIOR e. HIGHEST GRADE
(US Arm ed Forces, USCG, NOAA, (As appropriate) SERVICE NO. AND COM PONENT
US Publi c Hea lth S ervic e, Pe ace Corps) FROM TO (If appl icable)

US Army Enlisted Current 79R20 E-5/AC

f. DATE CURR ENT ACTIVE DUTY TOUR T ERM INATES ETS Date g. DATE OF LAST ADL PROM OTION 1 Jun 05
28. RESERVE O R NATION AL GUARD SERVICE (Not on ac tive duty)
a. ORGAN IZATION b. DATES (Day, Mon th, Year) d. PRIOR
c. BRANCH/M OS e. HIGHEST GRADE
(US Arm ed Forces, USCG, NOAA, (As appropriate) SERVICE NO. AND COM PONENT
US Publi c Hea lth S ervic e, Pe ace Corps) FROM TO (If appl icable)
U.S. Army Reserve Enlisted Most Recent 13F E-3/USAR

29. SOURCE OF CURRE NT CO M M ISS ION (If appl icable) 30. AW ARDS (Do not list theater or servic e m edals)
OTHER
ARNGU S: OCS DIRECT APPOINTM ENT
MSM-5, ARCOM-5, AAM-1
USAR: ROTC ROTC (ECP) ROTC (SM P) OCS

DIRECT APPOINTM ENT

31. HAVE YO U EVER APPLI ED AND NOT B EEN SE LECTED FOR: a. ROTC YES X NO b. O CS YES X NO

c. APPOINT M ENT IN R ESERVE CO M PONENT (USAR/ARNG) YES NO d. APPOINT M ENT IN RE GULAR ARM Y YES NO

AS A WAR RANT OF FICER AS A WAR RANT OF FICER

AS A COM M ISSION ED OFF ICER AS A COM M ISSION ED OFF ICER

e. IF ANSW ER I S "Y ES", EXP LAIN FUL LY

32. ARE YOU NOW OR HAVE YOU E VER BE EN IN THE M I LITARY SERVI CE OF OR BEE N EM PL OYED B Y A FO REIGN GOVERN M ENT (If yes, g ive da tes, c ountry and t ype of servi ce or
em ploym ent)
No or fill in applicable information
33. HAVE YOU EVER RESIGN ED OR BEEN A SKED T O RESI GN IN LIEU O F ELIM INATIO N PROCEEDING S; BEE N DISCHARGED IN L IEU O F ELI M INATI ON, F URLOUG HED (other than
regular f urloug h or l eave), OR PLACED ON INACTIVE STATU S WHIL E SERVING IN THE U S ARM E D FORCES; OR , HAVE YOU E VER RE SIGNED OR BE EN ASK ED TO RESIGN FROM
A POSITION WHILE IN PRIVATE OR GOVERN M ENT EM PL OYM ENT? (If yes, stat e circum stances; if m ore space i s requir ed, cont inue on separate sheet).
YES X NO

USAP PC V2.00
Figure 21-6. Sample of a completed DA Form 61 (Continued)

70 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


35. APP LICANTS FOR
34. APPLICANTS FOR JUDGE ADVOCATE GE NE RAL'S CORPS ONLY
CHAPLAINS BRANCH ONLY
BARS OF WHIC H YOU ARE A M EM BER (Specify dates) RELIGIO US D EN OM INA T ION BY
W HICH YO U WILL BE EN DORSED

36. APP LICANT S FOR M EDICA L AND DEN TAL COR P S ONLY
a. TR AINING c. DATES (M onth and Year)
b. NAM E AND LOCA TION OF HOSPITAL
LEVEL TYPE FROM TO

INTERN SHIP
RESIDE N CY TNG

SPECIA L TY TNG
d. SPEC IALTY BOARDS e. DATE S OF CERTI FICAT ION ( Day, M onth , Yr)

f. PLACE IN WH ICH CU RRENTL Y LICE NSE D

37. APP LICA NTS FOR ARM Y N URSE CO RPS AND ARM Y M EDICAL SPECIA L IST COR PS ONLY
a. NAM E O F NUR SING OR AC CREDI TED P ROFES SIONA L SCH OOL b. LO CATI ON

c. DA TES OF ATTENDANCE (M o, Yr) d. STA TE AND CU RR ENT REG I STRATION NUM BER e. STATE AND DAT E OF INITIA L
REGISTR ATION (Day, M on th, Year)
FROM TO

f. POSTG R ADUATE C OURSES (Include co urses at general h ospitals, service schools, an d short cou rses)
(1) (2) (3) (4) DATES OF A TTE NDANCE ( M onth, Year)
SE M ESTER
SUBJE CT O R CO URSE NAM E AND LO CATION OF SCHO OL OR H OSPITA L CREDITS
E ARNED FROM TO

38. HAVE YOU BE E N EM PLO YED BY T HE US AR M Y A S A DIETITIA N, OCCU P ATIONAL OR PHYSI CAL THER AP IST? (If yes, give dates)
YES NO

39. ARM Y ROTC ( To be com p leted only by prospe ctive ROTC g raduates ap plying for appoin tm en t in U SAR o r RA)

SUCCESSFULLY COM P LETED AROT C PRO G RAM AS FO LLOWS


DATE S ATTEND ED (M onth and Year)
COURSE c. CAM P TRAINING
FROM TO
(1) INSTAL LATION (Basic) COM PLETION DATE (M onth, Year)
a. B ASIC

(2) INSTAL LATION (Adva nced/Ra nger) COM PLETION DATE (M onth, Year)
b. A DVANCED

40. M A IN CIVILIA N EM PLOYM ENT

a. NAM E AN D ADD RESS O F E M PLOYER b. J OB TI TLE c. M ON TH AND YE AR


FROM TO

b. PRIN CIPAL D UTIES (Describe briefly)

41. REM ARKS (Experience, proficiencies and s pecial abili ties n o t sho wn els ewhere in th is app licati on. T hose r equire d to e nter p rim ary entry speci alties , see Para 1-27d,e , AR 601-100). (If m ore
space is requir ed, att ach add itional sh eet)

Explanation of other sections

D ATE SIGNAT URE OF APPLI CA NT


42. THE I NFORM AT ION CON TAINED H EREIN IS TRUE
TO THE BEST OF M Y KN OWLED GE AND BELIE F.
15 Feb 07 /signed/
USAP PC V2.00

Figure 21-6. Sample of a completed DA Form 61 (Continued)

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 71


TH IS P AG E N OT TO BE COM P LE TE D BY A P P LICA N T

PART I - RE COM M E NDATION FOR APPOINTM E NT OF ROTC GRA D UATE AS A (RE GULAR) OR
(RE SE RVE ) COM M IS SIONE D OFFICE R OF THE ARM Y (AR 601-100, AR 145-1) ( To b e c o m p lete d b y PM S o n ly)

FROM : (Nam e an d Ad d ress o f In stitu tio n ) TO: (Ap p ro p riate Re g io n Co m m an d er)

a. APP LICANT WILL HAVE SUCC E SSFUL LY COM PLE TE D AT TH IS INS TITUTI O N THE PRE SC RIBE D COURSE FOR T HE UNI T ON
(Date)
b . APP LICANT HAS HAS NO T COM PLE TE D SUCCE SS FULLY T HE RE QU IRE D CA M P TRAI NING.
c. APP LICANT WILL HAVE ATTAINE D WILL NOT HA VE ATTA INE D, A BACCAL AURE ATE DE GRE E UPO N S UCCE SSF UL COM P LE TION OF THE ROTC CO URSE .

d . I CO NSIDE R APPLICANT PHYSI CALLY, M E NTA LLY, M ORALLY , AND PROFE S SIONAL LY QUA LIFIE D FOR A PPOIN T M E NT A S A RE GULAR RE SE RVE COM M ISS IONE D
OFFICE R OF TH E ARM Y RE COM M E ND H IS APPOIN TM E NT.
e. APP LICANT WILL ATTAI N FULL QUALI FICATI ON FOR , AND SHOULD BE AP POINTE D ON
(Day, M o n th an d Year)

DATE BRAN CH FO R ASSIG NM E NT SIGNATURE A ND GRADE (PM S)

PART II - RE COM M E N DATION FOR A PPLICA NTS FO R OCS ONLY (AR 351-5)
a. STATE M E NT
TO: DATE

1. I HA VE KNOW N THE A PPLICAN T FOR M ONTHS. HE HA S SE RVE D UN DE R M E FOR M ONTHS. HI S PRINC IPAL DU TY IS

2. I DO DO NOT RE COM M E N D THE APPLICANT.


3. RE M A RKS (In clu d e yo u r o p in io n as to h i s/h er o veral l ab il ity (t o in cl u d e le ad ersh ip ) an d valu e to t h e ser vice).

E NCL OSUR E S SIGNATU RE

ORGANIZ ATION TYPE D NAM E , GRADE AND TITLE

b . STATE M E NT
TO: DATE

1. I HA VE KNOW N THE A PPLICAN T FOR M ONTHS. HE HA S SE RVE D UN DE R M E FOR M ONTHS. HI S PRINC IPAL DU TY IS

2. I DO DO NOT RE COM M E N D THE APPLICANT.


3. RE M A RKS (In clu d e yo u r o p in io n as to h i s/h er o veral l ab il ity (t o in cl u d e le ad ersh ip ) an d valu e to t h e ser vice).

E NCL OSUR E S SIGNATU RE

ORGANIZ ATION TYPE D NAM E , GRADE AND TITLE

USAP PC V2.00

Figure 21-6. Sample of a completed DA Form 61 (Continued)

72 UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37


DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, UNITED STATES ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND
FORT KNOX, KENTUCKY 40121-2726

REPLY TO
ATTENTION OF

XXXX-XX DDMMYYYY

MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, ATTN: RCHS-AN (AECP),
1307 3rd Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40121-2726

SUBJECT: AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Request for Waiver for SSG Public, John Q.,
123-45-6789

1. In accordance with AR 135-100 and the AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program guidelines, I
request a waiver for (type of conviction). Explain the details of the incident; include any fines or
incarceration time, as well as probation. The local Staff Judge Advocate office must notarize it.

2. I can be reached at the following address: 1010 Meadow Rd, Anywhere, USA 56789; DSN 123-
4567, commercial (123) 456-7890, or e-mail john.q.public@us.army.mil

John Q. Public
SSG, USA
Medical Supply Technician

Figure 21-7. Sample AECP request for conviction waiver

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 73


Chapter 22 specialties and as such are subject to change Agreement).
AR Programs and Incentives annually.
e. Enrollees must earn 50 percent of the credit 22-2. HPLRP (AR)
NOTE: See Memorandum, DAAR-PAE, dated hours required for full-time, year-round student NOTE: Guidance for the administration of the
22 September 2005, subject: Army Reserve status at their educational institution to receive HPLRP can be found in AR 135-7, chapter 7.
Medical Department Officer Incentive Programs stipend. a. Eligibility. HPLRP is available to AR appli-
for FY 06-07. f. All STRAP obligors incur a service obliga- cants who meet the following requirements:
tion of 1 year for each 6 months or portion thereof (1) Have loans that are made, insured, or guar-
22-1. STRAP in which funds have been received. They can anteed under part B or E of the Higher Educa-
NOTE: All STRAP participants are automati- serve on AD year for year for a minimum of 2 tion Act of 1965; part B or C, title VII of the Public
cally assigned to the APMC (formerly the Na- years. Health Service Act; or loans made, insured, or
tional AMEDD Augmentation Detachment NOTE: This may extend a Soldier’s military ob- guaranteed through a recognized financial or
(NAAD)) and given the standard paragraph and ligation, since the discharge of the STRAP obli- educational institution if that loan was used to
line number of 00/0000. gation commences upon completion of training. finance education regarding a health profession
a. Direct accessions applying for the STRAP g. Boarding procedures. STRAP boards are that the SECDEF determined to be critically
may be assigned to either the IRR or SELRES. held concurrently with the respective branch needed in order to meet identified wartime com-
b. Eligibility. To be eligible for the STRAP par- boards. bat medical skill shortages and whose contract
ticipants must: h. Financial assistance. The amount of sti- indicates that the loan was incurred for the pur-
(1) Be a citizen of the United States. pend is determined by the applicant’s choice of pose of education. Loans cannot be in default
(2) Be currently licensed in the health care options to fulfill their post-training obligation. The and must be more than 1 year old.
profession for which applying (MC can be amount of stipend is adjusted annually effective (2) Must be in a health professional specialty
waived). 1 July. Recruiters should contact the MRB op- which is listed on the current critical wartime
(3) Health care professionals currently in the erations section for current amounts. shortage list. The critical wartime shortage list
SELRES and health care professional officers i. Processing procedures. Recruiters will is subject to change at any time.
eligible for appointment as officers in AMEDD complete a STRAP application packet on each (3) Is in or applying for assignment to the
are eligible to apply. Obligations must be served applicant who meets eligibility requirements and SELRES as a commissioned officer in one of
in the SELRES. wants to apply for financial assistance under the above specialties.
(4) Be able to fulfill the service obligation in- STRAP. The STRAP application will be submit- (4) Is not currently enrolled in the Stipend
curred by STRAP participation prior to removal ted with the application for appointment. Phase of STRAP or serving STRAP obligation.
at age 60. The intention to apply for a waiver to j. Upon selection for STRAP, HQ USAREC, b. DA Form 5536-R (Health Professionals
be retained in service beyond age 60 is not a Health Services Directorate (each division), will Loan Repayment (HPLR) Agreement). Distri-
substitute for this requirement. forward an enrollment packet to the applicant. bution:
(5) Not have an AD service commitment in Recruiters may assist the applicant in complet- (1) Original to Commander, HRC-St Louis,
the Uniformed Services or a service commit- ing the enrollment packet. Initial payment of ATTN: ARPC-OMP-HSP, 1 Reserve Way, St
ment in the PHS. benefits begins after the completed enrollment Louis, MO 63132-5200.
(6) Not be receiving financial assistance documents are returned to and processed by (2) For members of the TPU and APMC, one
through ROTC. HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch. The financial photocopy to the unit of assignment and/or
(7) Be engaged in or accepted as a matricu- benefits start date is the latest of the following APMC.
lated student for a course of training acceptable three possible dates: The date of the Oath of (3) One copy to the applicant.
to HQDA (see c(2) below). Students condition- Office, the date the current term begins, or the c. The anniversary date for repayment of
ally accepted or completing prerequisites are date the contract is signed. Enrollment packets loans is based on the date the officer completes
ineligible an obligation status due to STRAP. will contain: the agreement. Each complete satisfactory
c. Acceptable nursing educational programs (1) Bonus enrollment packet. year of SELRES service performed under the
include: (a) USAREC Form 1103. terms of the agreement will establish the anni-
(1) Master’s degree programs in nurse an- (b) DA Form 71. versary for repayment of eligible loans.
esthesia or critical care. (c) SF 1199A. d. Entitlements.
NOTE: Students who possess a BSN or MSN (d) TD Form IRS W-4. (1) On each anniversary date, any autho-
from an accredited program may attend master’s (e) Bonus contract. rized loan will be considered eligible for repay-
level anesthesia programs in which the master’s (2) ANCP enrollment packet. ment that:
degree is in a non-nursing area. (a) USAREC Form 1103. (a) Twenty thousand dollars maximum ag-
(2) Master’s degree programs must be ac- (b) Certification of participation (1- or 2-year gregate per year, or the remaining balance of
ceptable to DA and accredited by an agency participation). the loan(s), whichever is less.
recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. (c) DD Form 4 series. (b) Has been secured for at least 1 year prior
Nurse anesthesia programs must be fully ac- (d) USAREC Form 1105 (STRAP Enrollment to the current anniversary date.
credited by the Council on Accreditation of Verification). (2) The designated amount of repayment to
Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, (e) SF 1199A. be made on the anniversary date of eligible loans
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (f) TD Form IRS W-4. is established as follows:
(AANA). (g) Service agreement. (a) Three thousand dollars maximum aggre-
(3) BSN programs in a nursing school ac- (3) STRAP enrollment packet. gate per year, or the remaining balance of the
credited by the National League for Nursing or (a) USAREC Form 1103. loan(s), whichever is less.
CCNE for applicants who must meet the eligibil- (b) DA Form 71. (b) Total program repayments for all years
ity criteria to apply for BSN-STRAP. (c) USAREC Form 1105. will not exceed $50,000.
d. See list of specific specialties qualified for (d) SF 1199A. (3) The following repayment restrictions ap-
STRAP in each of the AMEDD AR sections of (e) TD Form IRS W-4. ply:
the Corps chapters. (f) DA Form 5685-R (Specialized Training (a) The repayment cannot exceed the out-
NOTE: These are the current critical go-to-war Assistance Program (New STRAP) Service standing balance.

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(b) The agreement (DA Form 5536-R) does 71. to all program participants.
not change the officer’s obligation to the lender (3) USAREC Form 1103. A common error (b) Ensure AR participants are coded with a
or holder of the note(s). in executing this form is the date contract signed primary AOC of 00E67 and branch of MS in the
(c) Loan repayments previously made can- does not match the actual contract signed date. Total Army Personnel Database-Reserve. Stu-
not be reimbursed. Verify this date against your residual copy of dents will be assigned to the APMC for the dura-
e. Payment is to the financial institution, not the contract. The GC code or RSID should re- tion of their attendance in medical or dental
the officer. flect the GC or RS that processed the partici- school. While assigned to the APMC in a trainee,
pant. transient, holdee, and student (TTHS) status;
22-3. Special pay (formerly Selective Reserve (4) SF 1199A. This form is available at the they may participate as authorized by the APMC
Recruitment Bonus Program) participant’s financial institution. commander. Upon completion of residency
NOTE: The term “bonus” is contained through- (a) Section 1 is completed by the applicant. training, the participant must fill an IMA or TPU
out this regulation due to the late approval of the Please ensure that the name and SSN match vacancy.
SELRES AMEDD Incentive Programs for FY the participant’s packet. (c) Exchange program-related information
06-07. “Bonus” is now referred to as “special (b) Section 2 (see sample for address). Many with the MDSSP PM.
pay.” financial institutions will not sign their portion of (d) Establish annual program quotas and bud-
a. General. The bonus may be taken for 1, the form if this is left blank. get funds.
2, or 3 years of SELRES affiliation. The number (c) Section 3 is completed by the financial (4) MDSSP PM is the TSG’s delegated au-
of years must be identified on the initial con- agency. Be sure that it has been signed. thority to coordinate, initiate, and/or approve
tracts that are submitted with the appointment (d) Distribution of copies: Forward only the DFAS actions regarding the MDSSP and will:
packet. Bonus money will be paid at the begin- original (white) Government copy. The finan- (a) Disseminate program-related information
ning of each year of affiliation. The bonus is avail- cial institution should retain the yellow copy. The to program participants.
able to certain critical AOCs based on the needs pink copy goes to the participant for their (b) Assist TSG in exercising the responsibili-
of the AR. The amounts and critical AOCs will records. Do not send a photo copy. ties.
change each FY. The critical AOCs and (5) Participants will not receive any bonus (c) Approve service agreements on behalf of
amounts will be identified at the beginning of money until all enrollment documents have been the Army under the MDSSP.
each FY. received and they are accessed into the payroll (d) Maintain data on the number of program
b. Eligibility. system. participants by Corps specialty, projected year
(1) Participants must come directly from ci- of training completion, anticipated obligation, and
vilian life. 22-4. MDSSP implementing instructions the amount expended on the program.
(2) To qualify under the surgeon’s category a. Purpose. This paragraph provides imple- (e) Notify DFAS to begin and end payment of
requires, as a minimum, a 5-year residency in menting guidance for the MDSSP. a stipend.
general surgery before subspecialization. b. Background. 10 USC 16201, Chapter 1608, (f) Monitor accreditation of training programs.
(3) The bonus will not be offered to over- authorizes a program to provide financial assis- (g) Initiate or approve all requests, suspen-
strength personnel; unit members will not be tance to individuals qualifying for training in criti- sions and reinstatement after suspension, ex-
moved to an overstrength status in order to cal health care skills needed for wartime and to tensions, delays, terminations, and recoupment.
create a vacancy for incentive participants. sustain membership and maintain readiness in (h) Maintain MDSSP application file.
(4) Bonus eligibility is tied to a specific SELRES the ARNG and the AR. (i) Verify eligibility semiannually.
billet. Program participants must remain in the c. Responsibilities. (j) Maintain operating and reporting proce-
billet to which the incentive applies in order to (1) TSG will: dures.
receive annual installment payments (that is, a (a) Determine annually the categories of ap- (k) Reappoint or redesignate within the RC
thoracic surgeon must be in a thoracic surgeon plicants to be considered and the number to be based upon the participant’s health profession
billet). selected for entry into each discipline. following satisfactory completion of medical or
(5) Soldiers involuntarily transferred to the (b) Conduct the MDSSP Selection Board that dental school.
IRR as a result of force structure changes or will develop an OML by discipline for the ARNG (l) Provide all participants the current SEC-
force reduction actions may, as determined by and AR. The ARNG will have an unlimited quota. DEF critical wartime shortage list.
the SA, be eligible to receive benefits identified (c) Represent DA in joint service aspects of (m) Approve and disapprove transfers among
under their initial incentive contract. the program. components within the Army and interservice
(6) Soldiers who fail to complete any portion (d) Serve as overall PM. transfers.
of their contractual obligation are subject to re- (e) Develop appropriate advertising for the (n) Notify the ARNG Medical Personnel Pro-
coupment as determined by the SA. RC in coordination with HQDA G-1. gram Manager with personal information about
c. Processing. (f) Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of MDSSP participants found in the IRR.
(1) USAREC Form 1166 (Selected Reserve the program as a recruitment and retention in- (o) Notify the ARNG commander and/or APMC
Special Pay Program Contract (Special Pay centive for the AR. of any change in status that would affect an
for SELRES Health Care Professionals in Criti- (g) Monitor program quotas. MDSSP participant’s eligibility to remain in the
cally-Short Wartime Specialties)) will be for- (h) Appoint an MDSSP PM. program or upon any change in contract status,
warded as part of the appointment packet. One (2) The Director, ARNG, will: recoupment, deferment, physical health, or
original signature copy of the contract is (a) Exchange program-related information change in contract obligation dates.
required. Recruiters may sign the contract as with OTSG, the MDSSP PM, and DFAS. (5) DFAS will develop procedures for prepa-
the witnessing officer. The contract must have (b) Establish annual program quotas and ration and submission of information to initiate
the same date after the signatures. The amount budget funds. payment, termination, or recoupment of a sti-
listed on USAREC Form 1166, section 2, para- (c) Ensure Army Guard participants are pend when warranted.
graph a, is the annual amount of the bonus. coded with a primary AOC of 00E67 and branch (6) Unit commanders will:
(2) Once the participant is board selected of MS in the Total Army Personnel Database- (a) Disseminate program information.
and commissioned, the following documents will Guard. (b) Report to MDSSP PM those program par-
be forwarded to Commander, HRC-St Louis, (3) The Chief, Army Reserve, will: ticipants who fail to meet their contractual obli-
ATTN: ARPC-OMP-HSP, along with the DA Form (a) Disseminate program-related information gation.

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(c) Notify the MDSSP PM of any change in the MDSSP may begin at any point in their cants who were nonselected will also be notified
status that would affect a unit officer’s eligibility course of study, but begins on the latest of the that they may reapply 1 year from the date the
to participate in the MDSSP. following four dates: selection board results are approved. Written
d. Eligibility. To be eligible to participate in (a) Enrollment or start date of training in an notification will be provided to those applicants
MDSSP, applicants must: approved medical or dental school program. selected and nonselected. ARNG applicants will
(1) Be a citizen of the United States and be (b) Appointment as a commissioned officer be notified by their recruiter.
able to obtain a security clearance. designated or assigned for service in the eli- h. Enrollment procedures.
(2) Be sincerely motivated for a career as a gible AMEDD corps. (1) If the applicant is selected to participate
health professional in the RC. (c) Execution of MDSSP Service Agreement. in the MDSSP, he or she will be sent an MDSSP
(3) Be a commissioned officer in the Ready (d) Assignment to a TPU if an ARNG officer enrollment packet consisting of the following:
Reserve but not serving in the Active Guard or if an AR officer, the APMC. (a) USAREC Form 1205 (U.S. Army Re-
Reserve (AGR) Program. (4) Unless terminated from the MDSSP, serve Nurse Officer With Concurrent Call to
(4) Be enrolled in good standing or have a placed in temporary stipend suspension, re- Active Duty Incentives Declaration Statement).
firm unconditional written acceptance from an moval from active RC status, or transfer from (b) MDSSP Enrollment Verification.
accredited professional school leading to a de- the SELRES, payment of the monthly stipend (c) MDSSP Service Agreement.
gree in medicine, osteopathic medicine, or den- may not cease until the completion of the spe- (d) DA Form 71.
tistry in the United States or Puerto Rico cialized training program. (e) USAREC Form 1103.
acceptable by HQDA. The school must be ac- f. Application procedures. (f) SF 1199A.
credited by an agency or association recog- (1) Applicants seeking concurrent appoint- (g) TD Form IRS W-4.
nized by the U.S. Commissioner of Education. ment in the ARNG or AR will contact their area (2) The applicant must complete the MDSSP
(5) Execute an MDSSP Service Agreement. ARNG AMEDD recruiter or AR health care re- enrollment packet with the assistance of either
(6) While in the Stipend Phase, the partici- cruiter respectively to initiate an application. their health care recruiter or CMO. MDSSP
pant must be in and remain in a TPU assign- Selection for MDSSP participation is conducted applicants must have their signatures witnessed.
ment or if in the AR, be assigned to the APMC. simultaneously with selection for appointment. (3) The enrollment packet, when completed,
(7) While in the Obligor Phase, the partici- Medical and dental students currently in the must be sent to the MDSSP PM who will sign the
pant must be assigned to either a TPU or IMA ARNG may also apply for the MDSSP and will MDSSP Service Agreement on behalf of TSG.
position. The MDSSP PM will determine the as- be subject to the same boarding process. (AR ARNG MDSSP applications and enrollments will
signment of AR participants based upon the and ARNG commissioned officers will follow in- be sent through the ARNG Bureau, ATTN: NGB-
needs of the AR. structions at (2) and (3) below.) ASM-O, to the MDSSP PM.
(8) Be able to fulfill the incurred service obli- (2) AR commissioned officers will contact (4) A copy of the completed MDSSP Service
gation prior to mandatory removal based on age appropriate unit personnel or career manage- Agreement will be forwarded through appropri-
and/or length of service. ment officer (CMO) to initiate an MDSSP appli- ate channels to be maintained at the Office of
(9) Not be in a promotion nonselect status in cation. The local AR health care recruiter may the MDSSP PM and APMC.
either an AC or RC. assist the applicant, unit, and CMO with prepa- i. Participant responsibilities to maintain eligi-
(10) Be selected to participate in the program ration and submission of the MDSSP applica- bility.
by the MDSSP Selection Board. tion packet. AR MDSSP applications will be (1) To maintain MDSSP eligibility and con-
(11) Not be receiving financial assistance un- forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-MC. tinue to receive financial assistance the officer
der an ROTC Scholarship Program or HPSP. (3) ARNG officers will contact their state must:
(12) Not have an ADSO in a uniformed ser- ARNG AMEDD recruiters to initiate an MDSSP (a) Comply with all academic, medical, den-
vice or a service commitment in the PHS. application. ARNG MDSSP applications will be tal, administrative, and other standards and re-
(13) Agree to complete the course of study forwarded to: ARNG Bureau, ATTN: NGB- quirements outlined for the specialized training
for which the MDSSP stipend is initiated. ASM (Medical Personnel Program Manager), program. This includes compliance with appli-
(14) Agree to apply for, if eligible, and ac- 1411 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA cable directives and instructions issued by
cept, if offered, residency training in a health 22202-1382. HQDA G-1; TSG; National Guard Bureau; Chief,
professional skill which has been designated by g. Selection procedures. Army Reserve; or other competent authority.
the SECDEF as a critical wartime shortage. (1) The MDSSP Selection Board will be con- (b) ARNG participants must be assigned to
(15) Agree to submit, when requested, a pro- vened by a designated agency under the au- a TPU while in the Stipend Phase. AR partici-
motion packet for review at a promotion selec- thority of HQDA. The MDSSP Selection Board pants must be assigned to the APMC while in
tion board. is currently conducted simultaneously with the the Stipend Phase.
(16) Must attend and successfully complete Selection Board for Reserve of the Army Ap- (c) Advise the MDSSP PM, directly, of any
the AMEDD OBC prior to completion of MDSSP pointments for AMEDD officers by HQ changes in status that may affect eligibility to
unless contracted for MDSSP for their fourth USAREC. continue to receive the stipend. This includes:
year only. (2) The completed MDSSP applications of all 1. Training program status.
e. Financial assistance. fully qualified officers will be reviewed by the 2. Academic standing.
(1) The amount of financial assistance an of- board. 3. Health. Participants are responsible for
ficer may receive while engaged in specialized (3) Following the board deliberations, the annual submission of DA Form 7349 (Initial Medi-
training is determined by the rate in effect for board secretariat will compile recommended cal Review - Annual Medical Certificate) on 1
that FY. selected and the nonselected lists of the cur- January of each year and changes in health
(2) The monthly stipend is payable during rent applicants. When the number of qualified status between these submissions to the
medical and dental school and during vacation applicants exceeds available AR quota, a board MDSSP PM which includes personal informa-
periods. It is prorated for portions of a month at will be conducted to determine the best qualified tion such as marital status, address, and tele-
the beginning and end of the course of special- applicants. Recommendations will be published phone number.
ized training. The monthly stipend is not pay- on an OML. The ARNG will have an unlimited (d) Advise the MDSSP PM, directly, of any
able during periods of suspension. quota. additional incentive agreements.
(3) Eligibility for payment of a stipend to an (4) On receipt of the approved board results, (2) Participants are responsible for semian-
officer who has been selected to participate in notification will be sent to all applicants. Appli- nual verification of program enrollment. On 1

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July and 1 January of each year, participants obligation incurred under the STRAP agreement. tours of duty will be counted towards the obliga-
must submit a verification of program participa- In the event that the training program is shorter tion as provided above.
tion letter to the dean of the academic institution in duration than the obligation incurred by the (e) Only whole years of AD or FTNGD will
or training program director at the end of each MDSSP, the obligation incurred by the STRAP receive one-for-one credit. Periods of AD or
academic semester (USAREC Form 1105). The contract will start upon completion of the obliga- FTNGD of less than 1 year will be credited for
academic institution must forward the verifica- tion incurred by the MDSSP contract. the reduction of the obligation as though they
tion directly to the MDSSP PM. (b) In the case of an MDSSP participant who were non-AD service, using the formula in (2)(a)
j. Mobilization. enters into a training program (residency and/ or (b) above.
(1) Officers participating in the Stipend Phase or fellowship) not designated by the SECDEF l. Failure to complete the contractual service
of MDSSP will not be available in meeting mobi- as a specialty critically needed by the Army in obligation. An officer who fails to meet pre-
lization cross-leveling requirements unless wartime or who enters into a training program scribed training requirements during the term of
such action is approved by TSG. In the event that is critically short but declines to contract for contractual service obligation may be subject to
of war or national emergency, participants will STRAP, the obligation incurred under the MDSSP disciplinary action under the UCMJ or to admin-
be subject to order to AD as required by HQDA agreement begins upon completion of the resi- istrative measures or sanctions under applicable
(DAPE-MPO). Officers participating in MDSSP dency and/or fellowship. regulations (that is, AR 135-91, chap 6; AR 135-
must initial section IX of the MDSSP Service (2) Unless the officer is earlier terminated 175, chap 2). In addition, the officer may be
Agreement concerning the Understanding of from the program, discharge of the contractual ordered to AD in the AA (10 USC 16203) for a
Mobilization Status. agreement obligation (Obligation Phase), once period of 1 year (or part thereof) for which sti-
(2) MDSSP Obligor Phase participants fail- started, will continue uninterrupted until which- pend assistance was provided, or be recouped,
ing to obey a mobilization order are subject to ever is applicable: and/or have his or her contractual obligation
involuntary call to AD, recoupment, and any (a) The obligation is fully satisfied unless the period extended. It is in the best interest of the
other disciplinary action under Army regulations officer is sooner separated at the discretion of Army to retain an AMEDD officer rather than
and the UCMJ. HQDA or the appointed representative. initiate a penalty action. Therefore, if possible,
k. The contractual service obligation and (b) An additional incentive contract is initiated within limits of law and regulations, an extension
method of fulfillment. which would require a change to the obligation of the participant’s obligation end date and sat-
(1) An officer who participates in the MDSSP end date of the original contract. isfactory participation is the first course of ac-
incurs an obligation to serve 1 year in the (c) The SELRES contractual obligation can tion. In the event law or regulation does not
SELRES of the ARNG or AR (except on AGR also be satisfied by service on AD (Active Army permit an extension, or the participant chooses
status), as appropriate, for each period of 6 (AA) or AGR status) or full-time National Guard not to extend their obligation end date, an order
months, or part thereof for which he or she re- duty (FTNGD) (AGR status). to AD shall take precedence over recoupment.
ceives financial assistance. This contractual (3) Participants in the Obligor Phase are re- (1) Unsatisfactory participation. Failure to
obligation is incurred when the officer signs the quired to meet SELRES participation require- fulfill the contractual obligation or service agree-
MDSSP Service Agreement and may extend ments as per AR 135-91. In addition serve not ment as a member of the Ready Reserve. Par-
beyond the officer’s statutory MSO incurred by less than 12 days of ADT or AT each year dur- ticipation is unsatisfactory when members of
law in accordance with 10 USC 651, Chapter ing the period of service required by the agree- SELRES units acquire at least nine unexcused
37; and AR 135-91. ment as per 10 USC 16202. Participants must absences from scheduled training in a 12-month
(a) In the case of an MDSSP participant who also attend, upon the discretion of the MDSSP period. Participation is also unsatisfactory if
enters into a subsequent agreement under PM, the first available AMEDD OBC after members of the Ready Reserve fail to meet the
STRAP to complete a training program desig- completion of the Stipend Phase if not already standards concerning annual mobilization readi-
nated by the SECDEF as a specialty critically completed. ness screening, attendance at ADT, or training
needed by the Army in wartime and who: (a) While in the Obligor Phase, participants advancement. It includes misconduct for mili-
1. Does not elect to contract for the HPLRP will be assigned to and remain in a valid SELRES tary offenses or performance of duty (DODI
during their training program, the obligation in- primary mobilization AOC position for which they 1205.21, para E2.1.24).
curred under the MDSSP begins immediately received stipend or for the residency program (2) Involuntary order to AD. A participant of
upon ending the MDSSP Stipend Phase. The in which they are participating. the MDSSP who is dropped from the program
Obligation Phase of the MDSSP is reduced by 1 (b) In the event an officer enters on AD (AA for deficiency in training, unsatisfactory partici-
year for each year, or part thereof, for the amount or AGR status) while serving an obligation un- pation in the Ready Reserve, or for other rea-
of time for which the STRAP stipend was pro- der the MDSSP, the officer will perform 1 year of sons, shall be required, at the discretion of TSG
vided while completing his or her specialty-train- AD or FTNGD for each year or part of year for to perform 1 year of AD for each year (or part
ing program. This in no way changes the which a stipend was received. However, this thereof) for which such person was provided a
obligation incurred under the STRAP agreement. obligation will not be reduced by any amount of stipend.
In the event that the specialty-training program qualifying service performed by such officer prior (3) Recoupment. Any individual who fails to
is shorter in duration than the recalculated obli- to completion of the MDSSP training. SELRES comply with the requirements of the MDSSP
gation incurred by the MDSSP, the obligation service (except AGR service) will be computed (for example, maintaining current status in the
incurred by the STRAP contract will start upon using the formula cited in (2)(a) or (b) above. In Centralized Credentials and Quality Assurance
completion of the obligation incurred by the any event, the obligation to serve on AD or System) is subject to recoupment action.
MDSSP contract. FTNGD (not including AT or ADT) will not be m. Verification of program completion.
2. Does elect to contract for the HPLRP dur- reduced to a period of time less than 1 year. (1) An MDSSP participant that completes their
ing their training program, the obligation incurred (c) Time spent in graduate professional edu- program of training must submit verification of
under the MDSSP begins immediately upon cation (for example, fellowships), while serving program completion within 60 days of gradua-
completion of the HPLRP obligation. The Obli- on AD, will not be creditable towards satisfying tion or face penalty action.
gation Phase of the MDSSP is reduced by 1 the MDSSP Obligor Phase obligation. (2) MDSSP participants must accept a reap-
year for each year, or part thereof, for the amount (d) Periods of service on AT, ADT, ADSW, or pointment or redesignation within the partici-
of time for which the STRAP stipend was pro- a temporary tour of active duty as described in pant’s component, if tendered, based upon the
vided while completing his or her specialty-train- AR 135-210, will not be included in the computa- person’s health profession, following satisfac-
ing program. This in no way changes the tion of AD to satisfy the one-for-one ADO. Such tory completion of the educational programs.

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n. Suspension of participation. 45 days prior to the end of the authorized sus- (1) Participation in the MDSSP Stipend Phase
(1) The MDSSP PM, on behalf of TSG, may pension period. will terminate on successful completion of the
suspend an entitlement to a stipend and active (2) Reinstatement in the MDSSP and re- medical or dental school if not terminated as
participation in the MDSSP, in lieu of termina- sumption of stipend payments are made at the specified below.
tion, for a period not to exceed 1 year. Suspen- discretion of the MDSSP PM, acting on behalf of (2) Early termination of an officer’s participa-
sion from the program must be in writing. The TSG, and cannot be guaranteed. tion in the MDSSP must be directed or approved
reasons are generally associated with eligibility (3) The participant must be reassigned to a by the MDSSP PM acting on behalf of TSG.
issues, and include, but are not limited to major TPU if an ARNG officer, or if an AR officer be Such early termination may only be for one or
changes in life which preclude further pursuit of reassigned to an APMC position before restart- more of the reasons cited below.
education during a period of time which a stu- ing the stipend. (3) Participation in the MDSSP may be termi-
dent has contracted illness, divorce, death of (4) If the suspended participant is not eligible nated if an officer:
family member or extended family member who for reinstatement, the participant will continue in (a) Fails to complete a specialized training
may provide child care, or other educational a suspended status until completion of the pro- program and either--
support. Students may be suspended: gram they were originally contracted for. 1. Is released from the training program; or
(a) Who are required to repeat a subject, pro- p. Extensions. 2. Voluntarily stops training in the specialty
vided they have not been suspended from their (1) At the discretion of TSG, the MDSSP PM designated in the participant’s MDSSP agree-
own educational program and will be permitted may grant a one-time extension of the MDSSP ment.
to continue the completion of their degree. agreement’s Obligation Phase for the following (b) Fails to meet or maintain the eligibility re-
(b) When changes to the program of origin reasons: quirements for the MDSSP. These requirements
extending the student beyond the maximum time (a) If additional requirements in a program include, but are not limited to--
stated in the MDSSP agreement. change the length of time for which the partici- 1. Membership in good standing in the
(c) When voluntary service on AD for a Presi- pant is receiving a stipend and only if the exten- SELRES.
dential Selected Reserve Call-Up or service to sion allows completion of contracted medical or 2. Attendance in good standing at the spe-
AD required by any national emergency. The dental school. This type of extension extends cialized course of training.
MDSSP PM will review each case if a partici- the length of time the participant receives a sti- (c) Is convicted of any of the following--
pant is called to AD for a Presidential Selected pend and requires recalculating the participant’s 1. A felony as defined under Federal, State,
Reserve Call-Up or national emergency and if obligation period in addition to the changes in or local law.
necessary extend suspension period beyond 1 the Obligation Phase beginning and ending 2. An offense which if tried under the UCMJ
year. This voluntary service during the Stipend dates. could result in a sentence of at least 1 year of
Phase cannot be used to satisfy the Obligor (b) Unsatisfactory participation in lieu of place- confinement or a dishonorable discharge.
Phase commitment under the MDSSP agree- ment on involuntary AD or recoupment. 3. An offense involving moral turpitude, in-
ment. (2) A request for an extension will be made in cluding sexual offenses and acts involving dis-
(d) When placed under suspension of favor- writing by the participant to the MDSSP PM. honesty.
able personnel action per AR 600-8-2, the pe- (3) An extension requires the adjustment of (d) Commits one or more acts resulting in
riod of suspension may not exceed 1 year. the original MDSSP agreement’s Obligor Phase discreditable involvement with civilian or military
(2) When the officer’s eligibility or status can- obligation beginning and ending dates, or obli- authorities (for example, public drunkenness).
not be immediately determined, stipend payment gation end date. The adjustment shall be in writ- An officer may be terminated from the program
will be withheld pending the officer’s compliance ing and in no way affects any other aspect of whether or not the officer is charged, indicted,
with provisions stated in o(1) below. the MDSSP agreement and becomes a perma- tried, or convicted of such acts.
(a) If the MDSSP PM determines the officer nent part of the original MDSSP agreement. (e) Becomes a TPU or APMC unsatisfactory
is at fault for failing to comply with the above q. Delay in beginning Obligor Phase. participant.
provisions, monies withheld during suspension (1) At the discretion of TSG, the MDSSP PM (f) Exceeds the maximum period authorized
will not be paid. may delay the beginning of a participant’s Obli- for suspension.
(b) If the MDSSP PM determines the officer gor Phase when not in conflict with other law or (4) Additionally, participation may be termi-
is not at fault with compliance, monies withheld regulations for: nated by the MDSSP PM acting on behalf of
will be paid. (a) Participation in another AMEDD incentive TSG, if such an action is in the best interest of
1. Payment of a stipend is not authorized dur- (HPLRP). the Government as determined by TSG, the
ing a period of suspension. (b) Participation in a residency not on the SA, or the SECDEF.
2. Only one suspension of participation may critical wartime shortage list. (5) Participants terminated will serve their
be granted or imposed. (c) Participation in a residency on the critical statutory and contractual obligations in the Corps
3. Requests for suspension will be made to wartime shortage list and declines an STRAP and in an AOC that best meets the needs of the
the MDSSP PM in writing with justification. The stipend for the residency. ARNG or AR.
MDSSP PM is the final authority for granting and (2) The request for a delay in beginning the s. Participant requirements resulting from
denying a suspension. Obligor Phase must be made in writing by the stipend termination. An MDSSP participant who
o. Reinstatement after a period of suspen- participant and received by the MDSSP PM prior fails to complete medical or dental school and is
sion. to the end of the Stipend Phase. terminated will be subject to one or more of the
(1) An officer who completes a period of sus- (3) An approved delay in the beginning of the following:
pension must request reinstatement of MDSSP Obligor Phase necessitates an adjustment to (1) Involuntary AD.
participation and resumption of stipend pay- the MDSSP contractual obligation, extending the (2) Recoupment.
ments. Requests for reinstatement may ne- beginning and ending obligation dates equal to (3) The SA or the SECDEF may choose not
cessitate reboarding on a case-by-case basis the amount of delayed time. The adjustment to seek recoupment of an officer who fails to
by the MDSSP Selection Board and will only be shall be in writing, in no way affects any other complete their specialized training program.
considered if the officer is otherwise eligible in aspect of the MDSSP agreement, and becomes However, such action will not relieve the officer
accordance with e and i above. The request a permanent part of the original MDSSP agree- from any statutory or contractual military obli-
should be sent through the appropriate ARNG ment. gation imposed or incurred by another law or
command or APMC to the MDSSP PM at least r. Termination of stipend. regulation (that is, statutory military obligation

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incurred upon initial accession in accordance successfully complete the AMEDD OBC prior (b) In conjunction with HRC-St Louis, develop
with AR 135-91 and 10 USC 651, Chapter 37). to completion of MDSSP unless they have con- and maintain a Web site for application packets
t. Recoupment. tracted for the MDSSP only for their fourth year. and related information.
(1) The Office of the Comptroller of the Army (2) Failure to successfully complete all as- (4) ARNG will develop, implement, and dis-
will issue specific collection procedures for the pects of the AMEDD OBC with the awarding of seminate advertising tools and marketing strat-
recoupment of stipend payment. The MDSSP a certificate of completion will result in a recoup- egies for the current ARNG market.
PM may initiate recoupment procedures when: ment action. This does not preclude the partici- d. Eligibility and participation requirements.
(a) An erroneous payment has been made pant from serving their MDSSP agreement The BSN-STRAP stipend may only be given for
or when an officer’s entitlement to the payment obligation in a capacity determined by TSG. a maximum of 2 years. The STRAP start date
is terminated while in the Stipend Phase. In the (3) If the officer has not already attended the must be calculated from the date that is less
case of an erroneous stipend payment, the total AMEDD OBC, the officer will attend the first avail- than or equal to 2 years from the participant’s
amount erroneously paid, and if applicable, any able class at the discretion of the MDSSP PM. anticipated graduation from their BSN Degree
accrued interest. (4) Requests for constructive credit for Program. In addition to current STRAP guide-
(b) During the Stipend Phase when the re- AMEDD OBC will be handled on a case-by- lines and policies, BSN-STRAP applicants must:
coupment is indicated the officer will repay the case basis. (1) Complete their degree program (conferr-
U.S. Government an amount equal to the total x. ARNG MDSSP participants transferred to ed degree) within 24 months of signing the
amount paid to the officer under the MDSSP the IRR. ARNG MDSSP participants found in STRAP agreement and prior to the convening
Service Agreement and if applicable accrued the IRR by the MDSSP PM will be reported to date of their first consideration for the manda-
interest. the ARNG Medical Personnel Manager at Army tory selection board to the rank of major.
(c) During the Obligor Phase the participant National Guard Bureau, ATTN: NGB-ARS (2) Continuously earn at least 50 percent of
fails to meet or complete the contractual ser- (Medical Personnel Program Manager), 111 S. the credit hours required for full-time student
vice obligations and it is determined not to be in George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22204. status at their educational institution and main-
the best interest of the Army to extend the tain a GPA of at least 2.0 on a scale of 1.0 to 4.0
participant’s obligation end date or an order to 22-5. BSN-STRAP (commonly referred to as scale, and/or obtain a letter grade of “C” in all
AD. ADN to BSN-STRAP) their courses.
(d) Calculation of Obligor Phase recoupment a. Implementation instructions for the BSN- (3) Submit a grade progress report at the
action: STRAP may be found in AR 135-7; DODI 1205.21; end of every semester and/or course comple-
1. Determine the number of months the par- and Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-PAE, 22 Sep- tion to the Incentives PM in HRC-St Louis.
ticipant served satisfactorily. tember 2005, subject: Army Reserve Medical (4) Attend the AMEDD OBC at the first avail-
2. Determine the total incentive earned and Department Officer Incentive Programs for FY able date upon completion of their course of
divide this amount by the number of months the 06-07. study and/or Stipend Phase (new accessions
stipend was paid. This calculation results in the b. Purpose. The following serves as guid- only). If already assigned to a TPU, IMA, or IRR
participant’s monthly rate for recoupment pur- ance for the operational aspects of the BSN- position they will have completed OBC prior to
poses. STRAP. These instructions represent clarifica- the submission of their BSN-STRAP applica-
3. Multiply the number of months served un- tion of issues regarding the BSN-STRAP and tion.
satisfactorily by the monthly rate determined in other issues which impact on the management e. Quotas. USAREC is authorized to offer
2. above. This calculation is the amount sub- of individuals enrolled in this program. The in- BSN-STRAP up to the assigned mission num-
mitted to DFAS for recoupment. tent of the BSN-STRAP is to supplement other ber in the AN Branch with the overall goal of
(2) Any amount paid by an officer under re- financial programs that may be available to AR complete utilization of yearly quotas. USAREC
coupment procedures will not relieve the officer and ARNG officers completing a BSN Degree. will monitor and reevaluate quotas quarterly to
from any military obligation imposed by another Such programs include: Tuition Assistance, determine balance of unused quotas and pos-
law or regulation. Montgomery GI Bill, and HPLRP. sible realignment of quotas between new ac-
(3) Recoupment will be determined on a case- c. Responsibilities. cessions and current AR and ARNG officer
by-case basis. (1) HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch, will: categories as appropriate. HQ USAREC, Health
u. MDSSP participants in promotion nonse- (a) Serve as overall PM of BSN-STRAP. Services Directorate, Operations Division, must
lect status. (b) Develop and maintain Web site for enroll- request and receive approval from the Man-
(1) MDSSP participants are subject to the ment packets and related information. AN agement Decision Package Program Evalua-
competitive promotion process per AR 135-155 CMOs will be informed of eligibility requirements tion Group to offer BSN-STRAP above the
throughout their Stipend Phase and Obligor and process for submission of application pack- approved mission requirements as outlined be-
Phase and must perform appropriate military ets. low:
training, seek progressive assignments, and (2) USAREC will: AN BSN Completion Categories Maximum
maintain current personnel files as required. (a) Monitor, evaluate, and maintain statistics USAREC (new accessions) 100
(2) Failing to submit a packet to promotion or on accession numbers and quota levels. Current AR and ARNG officers 200
continuation boards may subject the participant (b) Develop an OML as necessary. f. Application procedures. Applications will be
to disciplinary action under UCMJ or to admin- (c) Validate all documents submitted with the accepted by USAREC each FY until all quotas
istrative measures or sanctions under applicable BSN-STRAP checklist. have been filled.
regulations (that is, AR 135-91, chap 6; AR 135- (d) Develop, implement, and disseminate ad- (1) BSN-STRAP applicants seeking concur-
175, chap 2). In addition, the officer may be vertisement tools and marketing strategies for rent appointment in the AR or ARNG (new ac-
ordered to AD in the AA (10 USC 16203) or new accessions market. cessions) will contact their local Army recruiter
recoupment. The participant must accept se- (3) USARC Surgeon’s Office, Chief Nurse, to initiate an application. Selection for BSN-
lectively continued if offered. will: STRAP participation is conducted simultaneously
v. Declining promotion. An MDSSP partici- (a) Develop, implement, and disseminate ad- with selection for appointment.
pant may not decline promotion to the next higher vertising tools and marketing strategies for the (2) Current AR and ARNG members will sub-
grade. current AR market via Chief Nurses, USARC mit documents as outlined in ARHC Form 4115
w. OBC attendance. Medical Symposium and Association of Military (Specialized Training Assistance Program
(1) An MDSSP participant must attend and Surgeons United States conferences. (STRAP) Checklist).

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g. Selection procedures. USAREC will review the BSN-STRAP participant is enrolled in a full- a. The military technician normally is respon-
applications and convene and conduct BSN- time status at their institution. BSN-STRAP par- sible for the proper completion of all appoint-
STRAP boards under the authority of TSG. ticipants must be enrolled, maintain their full-time ment applications.
Selection of BSN-STRAP applicants will be status, and be in good academic standing to b. USAREC Form 658 will be used to assist in
based on fully qualified criteria. USAREC will request and maintain assignment in the APMC. the completion of the application. When com-
compile recommended selected and nonselect- (4) Currently assigned to the IMA and IRR pleted, USAREC Form 658 will be placed in the
ed lists of the current applicants. When the num- must request reassignment either to a TPU and/ applicant’s residual file (in the recruiter’s RS for
ber of qualified applicants exceeds available or TTHS or the APMC. future reference).
quotas, a board will be conducted to determine j. Extensions, suspensions, and terminations. c. The following forms will be used and sub-
the best-qualified applicants. Recommenda- (1) No extensions (with pay) beyond the 24- mitted for all AMEDD appointment applications.
tions will be published on an OML. month program duration will be granted. These forms are commonly referred to as “ap-
(1) USAREC will provide electronic board re- (2) At the discretion of TSG, or his or her pointment application checklists” and will serve
sults to HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch; OTSG; designated representative, an officer’s entitle- as an “inventory listing” and will be placed on
USARC Surgeon’s Office; appropriate recruit- ment to a stipend and active participation in the top of the application packet. The RS com-
ers in the field; and TPU and APMC as appropri- BSN-STRAP may be suspended, in lieu of ter- mander will sign the appropriate form to verify
ate. mination, for a period not to exceed 2 years. Par- that the application is complete and accurate
(2) All select and nonselect and alternate let- ticipants in the BSN-STRAP will be suspended before it is forwarded to HQ USAREC, ATTN:
ters will be generated and sent by HQ USAREC. from the program if the officer is required to RCHS.
The recruiter will notify new accession appli- repeat a subject, provided they have not been (1) USAREC Form 1213 (Active Duty
cants. suspended from their own educational program, AMEDD Appointment Application Checklist).
(3) Applicants who were nonselected will be and will be permitted to continue the completion (2) USAREC Form 1214 (Active Duty Stu-
notified that they may reapply 1 year from the of their degree. BSN-STRAP participants must dent Program AMEDD Appointment Application
date of the board release. These applicants still complete their program (degree conferred) Checklist).
must meet application requirements at the time prior to the convening date of their first consid- (3) USAREC Form 1215 (USAR AMEDD
they reapply. eration for the mandatory selection board for Appointment Application Checklist).
h. Enrollment procedures. Once selected to the grade of major. In situations where TSG (4) USAREC Form 1216 (USAR - STRAP
participate in STRAP, the applicant should com- approves a STRAP participant for mobilization, AMEDD Appointment Application Checklist).
plete the STRAP enrollment packet with the as- a suspension may be considered and granted (5) USAREC Form 1217 (USAR - NAAD At-
sistance of either their AMEDD recruiter (new on a case-by-case basis. This type of suspen- tachment AMEDD Appointment Application
accessions), TPU representative, or HRC-St sion will not count as a formal suspension from Checklist).
Louis CMO (current IMA and IRR officers). All STRAP participation. (6) USAREC Form 1218 (Health Professions
forms must be typewritten, completed in their (3) Under no circumstances will BSN-STRAP Scholarship Program AMEDD Appointment Ap-
entirety, and signed with original signatures. participants be paid to retake any course that plication Checklist).
(1) Enrollment packets may be obtained at has previously been paid for. (7) USAREC Form 1219 (Automatic Accep-
the following Web site: https://www.hrc.army.mil/ (4) An officer who completes a period of sus- tance Criteria Health Professions Scholarship
site/protect/Reserve/soldierservices/pay/ pension must request reinstatement of BSN- Program AMEDD Appointment Application
medicalincentives.htm. Enrollees should then STRAP participation and resumption of stipend Checklist).
click on STRAP and go to STRAP Resources to payments. Requests for reinstatement will only d. Packet preparation is critical to the suc-
view and download an enrollment packet. After be considered if the officer is otherwise eligible cess of the AMEDD recruiting mission.
completing this packet, it will be submitted to (d above). (1) The corresponding application checklist
HRC-St Louis, Incentive Branch, for process- (5) Reinstatement in the BSN-STRAP and will be used for the completion of the application
ing. The address for the team is on the Web resumption of stipend payments is made at the (see c(1) through c(7) above).
site. discretion of the HRC-St Louis, Incentives Man- NOTE: Once the packet is prepared it is es-
(2) BSN-STRAP applicants must have their ager, and cannot be guaranteed. Reinstate- sential that the following QC procedures are
signatures witnessed by the health care re- ment depends on the availability of monies at followed to ensure that quality applications are
cruiter, unit commander, or by his or her repre- the time reinstatement is requested. submitted, minimal corrections are needed, and
sentative (IMA positions will be witnessed by (6) In addition to current and existing STRAP professional packets are placed before the se-
another commissioned officer or by a notary termination guidance, BSN-STRAP participants lection board. All AMEDD applications will be
public). may be terminated and/or subject to recoup- QC’d by the station commander for quality as-
(3) Enrollment packets must include the ment of all monies paid during the BSN-STRAP surance prior to submission to HQ USAREC,
STRAP Service Agreement Amendment. if they fail to maintain any or all participation ATTN: RCHS, for board consideration.
i. Mobilization and assignment. It is highly requirements as listed in d above or fail to sub- (2) Incomplete applications will not be sub-
encouraged that BSN-STRAP participants re- mit their conferred degree or DPL as outlined in mitted to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS, regard-
ceive support to complete their program of study k below. less of circumstance. If it appears that a packet
as soon as possible and without interruption k. Verification of program completion. BSN- is being submitted only to ensure it arrives be-
while maintaining their individual readiness. STRAP participants completing their program fore the packet deadline it will immediately be
Therefore these BSN-STRAP participants: must submit verification of program completion RWOA. An example would be a packet that
(1) May not be available to local command- to HRC-St Louis, Incentives Team, within 60 exceeds “Red” status.
ers or the Chief, Army Reserve, to meet mobili- days of graduation and/or prior to the conven- (3) Accession scroll submission: In all actu-
zation cross-leveling requirements unless TSG ing date of their first consideration for the man- ality, the name(s) are to be submitted once the
approves such action. datory selection board to the grade of major. individual has initiated the PE process. How-
(2) Will remain in the SELRES or ARNG ever, this is an excellent time to ensure that the
throughout the STRAP Stipend Phase and Ob- Chapter 23 name has been submitted to Health Services
ligor Phase. While in the Stipend Phase will be Preparation of the Application Directorate for the accession scroll. Each MRB
assigned to either a TPU and/or in the assigned operations section is responsible for submitting
command’s TTHS account or the APMC. 23-1. General information on appointment new applicant names weekly (no later than close
(3) May request assignment to the APMC if application checklists of business Wednesday) to Health Services
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Directorate, Operations Division, for submis- (10) All documents will be signed with full sig- States as a member of the Army Medical De-
sion to the Army G-1. The names are forwarded natures (first name, middle initial, and last name). partment. I further agree that I will not apply for
via an Excel spreadsheet to the Accession e- (11) All forms and documents consisting of separation by reason of conscientious objec-
mail address. The following information is re- two or more pages will be stapled together. tion.”
quired: (12) Copies of certificates must be clear as (c) One original and one copy are to be at-
(a) Last name. to what kind of document it is (that is, license, tached to the corresponding DA Form 61.
(b) First name. birth, etcetera). (3) Item 26.
(c) Full middle name. (13) Use of correction fluid (white out) for (a) If yes is checked, an affidavit requesting
(d) Full SSN. packet corrections is strictly prohibited. Pen and a waiver of the offense must be included by the
(e) Component. ink corrections may be made for minor, non- applicant.
(f) Corps. substantive, typographical errors when initialed (b) The affidavit must include the date, city,
(g) Grade. by the person making the correction. state, and nature of each alleged offense or
(h) RSID. b. Guidelines for assembling applications. violation, the names and locations of the court
(4) All applicant information will be verified on (1) The application will consist of two parts: or place of hearing, and the penalty imposed or
the TOS upon receipt of the application at HQ Those which are grouped on the left side of the other disposition of each case in detail.
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS. If the applicant can- application packet and those grouped on the (c) One original and one copy are to be at-
not be found on the TOS, the application will be right side; these documents will be arranged in tached to the corresponding DA Form 61.
given a packet status of Red and RWOA to the order listed with TAB 1 on top of the left side and (4) Item 41, Remarks.
MRB. TAB 7 on top of the right side. (a) Continuations or further explanations of
e. Initial packet status system (red, amber, (2) The headings entitled “ORIG-COPIES- any block where sufficient room was not avail-
or green). FORM/DOCUMENT” are column headings able on the form will be entered here.
(1) Green: All documents present on receipt which reflect the number of originals and/or copies (b) If additional space is needed, bond paper
of application with no more than two call outs of stated documents. For example, under TAB (one original and one copy) will be used.
(call outs cannot be on board and/or eligibility or 8 (Education Documents), one original and one (c) If an applicant holds certification by a pro-
“board stopper” documents). copy of the applicant’s transcripts are to be in- fessional society in any medical specialty to in-
(2) Amber: No board and/or eligibility or cluded in the application folder for submission. clude nurse anesthesia, midwifery, critical care
“board stopper” documents missing with no Documents will be placed under the respective registered nurse, medical technologist, or as a
more than five call outs. tabs (using a two-hole punch). nurse practitioner, the type of certification, num-
(3) Red: Any board eligibility or “board stop- (3) The recruiter will maintain a complete re- ber, and expiration date will be placed in this
per” documents missing (not including PSRs). sidual application at the RS to include all changes block.
Errors on six or more documents will be re- and/or packet corrections. c. USAREC Form 1071. USAREC Form
turned to Health Services Directorate, Opera- (4) All applications will be accompanied by 1071 must be signed and dated by all applicants
tions Division, for final RWOA determination. USAREC Form 1076; it will be placed outside applying for appointment and attached to the
the application folder. back of each DA Form 61.
23-2. Guidelines for completing appoint- NOTE: Applications received at Health Services d. USAREC Form 1073. USAREC Form
ment application checklists Directorate that cannot be verified on the TOS 1073 must be signed and dated by all applicants
a. Guidelines for completing the appointment will be given a packet status of Red and RWOA. applying for appointment and attached to the
application checklists are as follows: Incomplete applications submitted only to en- back of each DA Form 61 behind USAREC Form
(1) All entries must be filled in and must be sure arrival before the application deadline will 1071.
handwritten (legibly). be RWOA. e. USAREC Form 1075 (Statement of Un-
(2) State: State abbreviation from where the derstanding for Applicants Requesting Appoint-
applicant is applying. 23-3. Contents of appointment application ment to the Army Medical Department With
(3) Permanent Address: Provide full mailing checklists Concurrent Call to Active Duty). USAREC Form
address to include street, city, state, and the a. USAREC Form 1076 will be used as the 1075 will be forwarded with all RA AMEDD appli-
nine-digit ZIP Code. Abbreviations may be used transmittal sheet when forwarding all correspon- cations.
(that is, NY for New York). dence from the recruiter that pertains to appli- f. USAREC Form 1257 (Statement for Ap-
(4) AOC: Annotate the AOC the applicant is cant processing to include, but not limited to, pointment - Army Policy). USAREC Form 1257
applying for. applications, loose mail, DA Form 71, and trans- must be signed and dated by all applicants and
(5) Corps: Check the specific AMEDD Corps fer packets. USAREC Form 1076 is self-ex- the recruiter. This form will be completed for all
to which the applicant is applying. planatory and should be completed as applicants applying for appointment and attached
(6) Waiver(s) Required: Annotate the spe- appropriate for the action requested. to the back of each DA Form 61.
cific waiver code in the “Y” portion (that is, “E” b. DA Form 61. g. USAREC Form 1258 (Statement for Ap-
for convictions). (1) Reproduced copies of DA Form 61 are pointment - Concealment of Information).
(7) Annotate with a checkmark (denotes that authorized; however, at least one must be an USAREC Form 1258 must be signed and dated
a document is included in the application) or original with an original signature. by all applicants applying for appointment and
with NA (denotes not applicable or that docu- (2) Item 24, Are you now, or have you ever attached to the back of each DA Form 61.
ment is not contained in the application packet) been a conscientious objector? If yes is h. Statement of motivation of interest and
on the line which corresponds to a particular checked, an affidavit from the applicant that motivation. One-page document on plain bond
form or document. contains one of the following statements must paper (handwritten, not typed) indicating
(8) TAB 6 (Additional Forms and Documents). be included: applicant’s goals and objectives.
A listing of additional documents required (by (a) ”I conscientiously object to combat ser- i. Recruiter evaluation and/or commander’s
AMEDD program) is located under each AMEDD vice as an officer of the Army Medical Depart- LOR, MC officer.
program. ment. Other than bearing arms, I agree to give j. LORs or USAREC Forms 195. USAREC
(9) The preparer’s signature (legibly) will be full military service to the United States.” Form 195 will be used primarily for references
entered in the “Completed By” portion. The “Veri- (b) “I no longer conscientiously object to com- (use LORs if USAREC Form 195 is not feasi-
fied By” section will be completed by whomever bat service. I am willing to bear arms and give ble). References based on personal acquaint-
the MRB so designates. full and unqualified military service to the United ance will be from individuals (not relatives) who
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 81
are in a position to evaluate the applicant’s repu- of the EPSQ SF 86 will be included with the person taking the fingerprints.
tation, professional standing, character, and clini- application. When the applicant is escorted to (g) Reason Fingerprinted. “AMEDD Precom-
cal competence. USAREC personnel are strictly the TPU, the recruiter will deliver the original mission and SECRET clearance” should be
prohibited from supplying or providing LORs to EPSQ SF 86 and diskette to the appropriate unit listed.
applicants. representative. For APMC applicants, the re- (h) Name. Last name, first name, and middle
k. USAREC Form 195 from chief nurse. For cruiter will forward the original EPSQ SF 86 and name. Names must be spelled out in full. ”NMN”
certain AN applications only. diskette to the APMC when the applicant re- is used for persons with no middle name.
l. License verification and certification. ceives assignment orders. (i) Date of Birth (month, day, year). For ex-
(1) Without exception, all documents must (4) Abbreviations will not be used when com- ample: Jan 16 60.
be authentic and verified. All copies must be pleting this form, except where noted on the (j) Sex. ”M” or “F,” as applicable.
legible. hard copy of the EPSQ SF 86 instructions. (k) Race. One of the following codes will be
(2) Professional licenses requiring a signa- (5) Post office boxes cannot be used as an entered:
ture must be signed before copies are made. address. If a complete address is not entered, 1. ASN/PI = Asian or Pacific Islanders (per-
(3) License verifications will be signed by the a strip map or detailed instructions on how to sons originating in the Far East, Polynesians,
designated party or person. License verifica- get to the residence or place of employment Koreans, Indonesians, and Asian, Southeast
tion will be made on the same page as the copy must be entered on a continuation sheet. This Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific
of the license or stapled to the photocopy of the applies to applicant’s current residence and Islands). This includes China, India, Japan, Ko-
license. All previous and current professional current place of employment only. rea, the Philippine Islands, and Samoa.
licenses must be verified. (6) The Defense Security Service will not pro- 2. BLK = Black (persons originating in any of
(4) If the license will expire within 45 days cess forms with discrepancies. the black racial groups of Africa).
after the application is received at HQ USAREC, (7) Verification by person completing form. 3. AI/AN = American Indian or Alaskan Na-
ATTN: RCHS-XX, documentation of the request (a) The form will be carefully reviewed to en- tive (persons originating in North America and
for relicensure must be provided (that is, can- sure that all items are answered fully and accu- who maintain cultural identification through tribal
celed check, copy of the renewal form from the rately. affiliation or community recognition).
state, or the authenticator or verifier can verify (b) The applicant must fully understand the 4. HISP = Hispanic (persons originating in
with the appropriate licensing authority that the implication of certifying to a false statement. Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central or South
application for renewal has been submitted). A (c) When satisfied the form is complete, the America, or any other Spanish culture or origin,
copy of the renewed license must be forwarded applicant must sign the original EPSQ SF 86. regardless of race).
as soon as possible after the applicant receives o. FBI Form FD 258. 5. WHITE (persons originating in any of the
it. No application will be boarded without cur- (1) Self-stick labels cannot be used on FBI original peoples of Europe, North Africa, or the
rent licensure. Form FD 258. Middle East).
(5) If the professional license expires prior to (2) For applicants applying for AD or for the (l) Place of Birth (city and state). Also city
the date the applicant is due to access, the re- IRR or DIMA, two original FBI Forms FD 258 and country, if other than the United States.
newed license must be received by the appro- must accompany the application. (m) SSN. Self-explanatory.
priate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS- (3) For applicants applying for the APMC, (n) Height, weight, eyes, and hair. This infor-
XX, prior to accession. the recruiter will forward two original FBI Forms mation must match the information on EPSQ SF
(6) Certification. FD 258 to APMC upon commissioning. 86.
(a) CRNA certification. Two copies of the (4) For applicants applying for a TPU, the p. DA Form 3575 or DA Form 3574.
current certification or recertification card are recruiter will give the two original FBI Forms FD (1) DA Form 3575 must be used for all appli-
required. The AANA membership card is not 258 with the EPSQ SF 86 to the unit of assign- cants with PS.
acceptable. Certification number and expiration ment. (2) DA Form 3574 must be used for all appli-
date must be listed on DA Form 61, item 37. (5) Recruiters who have fingerprint kits may cants without PS.
NOTE: When making copies, make a copy of take the prints themselves. MEPS and local (a) DA Form 4572-R.
the actual card, then enlarge the card to 129 police departments can also perform this ser- (b) DA Form 4571-R.
percent for legibility. vice. (c) Applicable medical forms go here.
(b) Two copies of any current midwifery, prac- (6) Both the applicant and the person taking (3) Forms and documents for NGB appli-
titioner, or critical care registered nurse certifi- the fingerprints must sign the card where indi- cants. In addition to the NGB Form 62-E (in lieu
cation, if applicable. Certifications must be from cated. of DA Form 61), DD Form 368 (Request for
accrediting agencies listed in AR 135-101, table (7) The applicant must give all required Conditional Release From Reserve or Guard
3-5. Type of certification, number, and expira- information. If items do not apply, they should Component) and DA Form 873 (in lieu of the
tion date must also be listed on DA Form 61, be left blank. EPSQ SF 86), and the additional documents
item 37 or item 41. (a) Fingerprints must be clear, without below may be required for different programs:
m. USAREC Form 524. smudges. (a) NGB Form 337 (Oaths of Office).
(1) If an applicant is working in a nontradi- (b) Fingerprint cards are to be typed. (b) NGB Federal Recognition Order (if appli-
tional professional health care position, their of- (c) For entries requiring an address, post cant is applying for “incentives” programs).
ficial job description from the employing agency office boxes will not be used. If a complete ad- (c) State Order.
must be included. dress is not entered, a strip map or detailed (4) Additional documents: Under TAB 6 of
(2) If an employer recognizes less than 40 instructions on how to get to residence or place all appointment application checklists, there are
hours per week as full-time, a letter from the of employment must be provided on a continua- several documents and forms required for dif-
employer so stating must be included. tion sheet. ferent AMEDD officer programs. They are out-
n. EPSQ SF 86. (d) Information such as name, address, lined above.
(1) For detailed instructions, refer to an origi- aliases (must be explained); DOB; and SSN
nal EPSQ SF 86. must be the same as on the EPSQ SF 86 and 23-4. Packet preparation
(2) One original and two copies with diskette DA Form 61. General. The appropriate appointment applica-
will be included in all AD, IRR, and IMA applica- (e) Residence of person being fingerprinted. tion checklist will be used for all AMEDD officer
tions. Current address is entered. programs. For applicable medical, dental, and
(3) For TPU and APMC applicants, one copy (f) The employer and address are that of the Army nurse applications: Two weeks prior to
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submitting an application to the appropriate divi- the residency director, or if less than 90 days in plus provide USAREC Form 1062, four
sion at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, the the program and the program director will not originals. NPDB request is required if the appli-
NPDB search request must be submitted to HQ comment, a reference from the appropriate cant is a CRNA, nurse, midwife, or nurse prac-
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-OP. The following pro- medical school department chairman; and a ref- titioner.
vides a comprehensive listing of all documents erence from a staff physician who is familiar g. AN STRAP (AR).
and forms required for each application (by with the applicant. (1) USAREC Form 1216.
AMEDD program type). The requirements for e. MC FAP (RA). (2) USAREC Form 1030, one original.
specific forms or documents, and number of NOTE: USAREC currently does not have a (3) Additional document: Letter to Board
originals and copies for each are reflected on mission for MC FAP. All requests to process an President addressing goals and objectives and
the appropriate appointment application check- application for MC FAP must be approved by letter of acceptance or USAREC Form 1105
list. (Except for “additional documents” which Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi- (original).
are noted below.) sion, on a case-by-case basis prior to submis- NOTE: This AN STRAP application is prepared
a. MC direct accession (RA). sion of the packet. and submitted separately from the AN direct
(1) USAREC Form 1213. (1) USAREC Form 1213. accession.
(2) USAREC Form 1263 (Certificate of Ac- (2) USAREC Form 1131. h. AN direct accession (AR).
knowledgment and Understanding for Health (3) DA Form 5074-R (Record of Award of (1) USAREC Form 1215.
Care Professionals With Prior Service), one Entry Grade Credit (Medical and Dental Offi- (2) USAREC Form 1177, one original (if ap-
original (if applicable). cers)). plicable).
(3) Additional documents: Board certification, (4) USAREC FL 165 (Educational Delay En- (3) USAREC Form 1208 (Statement of Un-
one copy. NPBD results, original. ECFMG Cer- rollment Verification Form), one original, one derstanding - Educational Requirements for Pro-
tificate (if applicable), one copy. Internship, resi- copy. motion in the U.S. Army Reserve Army Nurse
dency, fellowship certification or verification; one (5) USAREC Form 1129 (Department of the Corps), one original, one copy.
copy. All copies must be certified true copies. In Army Service Agreement - F. Edward Hebert (4) USAREC Form 1211, one original (if ap-
addition to the number of document originals Armed Forces Financial Assistance Program), plicable).
and copies on the USAREC Form 1213, one one original. (5) USAREC Form 1212, one original (if ap-
additional copy of the entire application packet (6) USAREC Form 1151 (Certification of Par- plicable).
must be submitted (documents placed in se- ticipation in the Financial Assistance Program) (6) Additional documents: School certifica-
quential order and filed loosely inside applica- one original, one copy. tion verification, one original. NPDB request if
tion folder). (7) USAREC Form 1152 (Army Specialty applicant is a CRNA. If applicant is applying for
b. MC Bonus Program (AR). Delay Training Program Home Address Form), Bonus, all of the above documents apply, plus
(1) USAREC Form 1215. one original, one copy. provide USAREC Form 1062, four originals.
(2) Additional documents: NPDB results, one (8) Additional documents: Board certification, i. DC direct accession (RA).
original. one copy. NPDB request, one original. ECFMG (1) USAREC Form 1213.
c. MC direct accession (AR). Certificate (if applicable), one copy. Internship, (2) Additional document: NPDB request.
(1) USAREC Form 1215. residency, fellowship certification or verification; j. DC direct accession (AR).
(2) USAREC Form 1177 (Statement of Un- one copy. All copies must be certified true cop- (1) USAREC Form 1215.
derstanding - Individual Mobilization Augmen- ies. (2) USAREC Form 1177, one original (if ap-
tee Positions) one original (if applicable). (9) Further guidance: Listed below by cat- plicable).
(3) Additional documents: NPDB results and egory are the USAREC Forms 195 or LORs (3) Additional document: NPDB results, origi-
ECFMG Certification, if applicable, one original. needed for medical students and those in PGY1 nal.
d. MC STRAP (AR). FAP. For medical students: Dean’s letter, ref- k. DC AGD Program (AGD-1) (RA).
(1) USAREC Form 1216. erence from the appropriate medical school (1) USAREC Form 1214.
(2) USAREC Form 1030 (New STRAP Ap- department chairman, and reference from a pro- (2) USAREC Form 1231 (Educational Delay
plication Cover Sheet), one original. fessor in the applicant’s medical school who is Accession Data), one original.
(3) USAREC Form 1252 (U.S. Army Reserve familiar with the applicant. For PGY1 (3) Additional documents: USAREC Forms
and Army National Guard Incentives Declara- FAP: Dean’s reference; a reference from the 195 or LORs; include dean’s letter which in-
tion Statement), one original. residency director, or if less than 90 days in the cludes class standing and day, month, and year
(4) Additional documents: NPDB results, one program and the program director will not com- of graduation. Statement of notification for den-
original. Letter of acceptance or USAREC Form ment, a reference from the appropriate medical tal license with National Board results.
1105 into a STRAP-eligible residency program, school chairman; and a reference from a staff l. DC FAP (RA).
one copy. Official copy of medical school tran- physician who is familiar with the applicant. NOTE: USAREC currently does not have a
scripts, one copy. MCAT scores, one copy. If f. AN direct accession (RA). mission for DC FAP. All applications for DC FAP
available, one copy of the National Board and (1) USAREC Form 1213. must be approved on a case-by-case basis by
Federal Licensing Examination unit. Other test (2) USAREC Form 1211 (Verification of Army Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi-
scores may be included (that is, Scholastic As- Nurse Corps Clinical Competencies - Emer- sion, before submission of the packet.
sessment Test or American College Test) if the gency Nursing Skill Identifier (SI M5)), one origi- (1) USAREC Form 1213.
applicant believes these would be positive indi- nal (if applicable). (2) Additional documents: USAREC Forms
cators. (3) USAREC Form 1212 (Verification of Army 195 or LORs; one reference must be from the
(5) Further guidance: Listed below by cat- Nurse Corps Clinical Competencies - Critical program director and two from faculty
egory are the USAREC Forms 195 or LORs Care Nursing Skill Identifier (SI 8A)), one origi- members. Full-length photo. NPDB results, origi-
needed for medical students and those who are nal, if applicable. nal.
in PGY1 STRAP. For medical students: Dean’s (4) USAREC Form 1248 (Agreement for the m. DC STRAP (AR).
letter, reference from the appropriate medical Generic Course Selection Program), one origi- (1) USAREC Form 1216.
school department chairman, and reference from nal. (2) USAREC Form 1030, one original.
a professor in the applicant’s medical school (5) Additional document: School certification (3) Additional documents: NPDB results,
who is familiar with the applicant. For PGY1 verification, one original. If applicant is applying original. Letter of acceptance into a STRAP-eli-
STRAP: Dean’s reference; a reference from for Bonus all of the above documents apply, gible oral surgery residency program, one copy.
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Official dental school transcripts, one GPA); GRE scores, certified true copy or origi- original
copy. DAT score, one copy. If available, one nal; autobiography and statement of motivation; aj. RA AAC applications for HPSP will utilize
copy of the National Board results. and USAREC Form 1180. USAREC Form 1219.
(4) Further guidance: Listed below by cat- u. Dietetic Internship Program (RA).
egory are the USAREC Forms 195 or LORs (1) USAREC Form 1214. 23-5. Disposition of applications
required. For senior dental students: Dean’s let- (2) Additional documents: GPA worksheet a. All applications will be submitted (including
ter, reference from the appropriate dental school including overall GPA and prerequisite GPA ma- all required documentation) to the appropriate
chairman, and a reference from a professor in jor (last 2 years); GRE scores, certified true division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, by
the applicant’s dental school. For applicants copy or original; autobiography; USAREC Form the established application deadline date. Any
enrolled in an oral surgery residency: Dean’s 1180; statement of motivation and intent; and applications that arrive incomplete to HQ
letter; a reference letter from the residency di- declaration of intent to complete degree and all USAREC will be RWOA to the MRB via regular
rector, or if less than 90 days in the program requirements. mail. The following represents sample reasons
and the program director will not comment, a v. PA (RA). for RWOA:
reference from the appropriate dental school (1) USAREC Form 1213. (1) PE is missing pertinent information. If ap-
department chairman; and a reference from a (2) USAREC Form 1262 (Statements of Un- plicant is overweight (AR 600-9 for officers and
staff oral surgeon who is familiar with the appli- derstanding for Interservice Physician Assis- AR 40-501 for ANCP applicants) or height and
cant. tant Program (Officer)), one original (if weight discrepancies exist (for example, body
n. DC Special Pay/Bonus Program (AR). applicable). fat paperwork).
(1) USAREC Form 1215. (3) USAREC Form 1262-A (Statements of (2) There are inconsistencies in applicant’s
(2) Additional document: NPDB results, origi- Understanding for Interservice Physician As- name, SSN, address, or DOB.
nal. sistant Program (Enlisted)), one original (if ap- (3) Essential documents are missing. This
(3) Statement of professional interest. plicable). includes, but is not limited to, transcripts and
o. DC HPLRP (AR). w. PA (AR). USAREC Form 1215. references.
(1) USAREC Form 1215. x. Physical Therapy (RA). USAREC Form (4) Documents contain incorrect or incom-
(2) USAREC Form 1184 (Authorization to 1213. plete signatures. All document signatures must
Release Loan Information), one original, one y. Physical Therapy (AR). USAREC Form include full first name, middle initial, and last name.
copy. 1215. (5) Applicants are determined to be ineligible
(3) Additional document: NPDB results, origi- z. Occupational Therapy (RA). USAREC for appointment as an AR officer or in the AMEDD
nal. Form 1213. Corps for which applying.
(4) Statement of professional interest. aa. Occupational Therapy (AR). USAREC b. Applications received at HQ USAREC,
p. DC ECP (RA). Form 1215. ATTN: RCHS, within 3 working days of the es-
(1) USAREC Form 1213. ab. Dietitians (RA). USAREC Form 1213. tablished application deadline date will be pro-
(2) USAREC Form 1126 (Statement for Re- ac. Dietitians (AR). USAREC Form 1215. cessed for the AMEDD board for which it is
quirement for Dental Licensure), one original. ad. MS direct accession (RA). (This includes intended within 2 working days. If there are call
(3) Additional documents: Undergraduate all MS direct accessions to include applicants outs required, all followup documentation must
transcripts for first-year dental students; dental for the podiatry and pharmacy residency pro- be received at HQ USAREC, RCHS, by the
school transcripts for second-, third-, and fourth- grams.) established “call out” deadline date. If any of the
year dental students; and DAT scores. (1) USAREC Form 1213. above conditions are not met, a determination
q. VC direct accession (RA). USAREC Form (2) USAREC Form 1209 (Pharmacy Officer will be made by the appropriate division at HQ
1213. Accession Bonus), one original. USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, on the applica-
r. VC direct accession (AR). (3) USAREC Form 1237 (Application for tion’s disposition.
(1) USAREC Form 1215. Army Audiology Externship Program), one origi-
(2) USAREC Form 1177, one original (if ap- nal (if applicable). 23-6. Crossover packets
plicable). ae. MS direct accession (AR). USAREC RA applicants who are selected and decline,
(3) Additional documents: Undergraduate tran- Form 1215. but wish to apply for the AR must submit a new
scripts for first-year veterinary students; vet- af. CPIP (RA). application packet, except for the following:
erinary school transcripts for second-, third-, (1) USAREC Form 1214. a. Copies of the original USAREC Forms 195
and fourth-year veterinary students. (2) Additional document: USAREC Form may be used as long as they are less than 12
s. Occupational Therapy Internship Program 1234 (Application for Army Clinical Psychology months old. Recruiter must contact the per-
(RA). Internship Program), one original. sons who wrote the original references and write
(1) USAREC Form 1214. ag. All AR APMC applications will utilize an MFR verifying the continued accuracy of
(2) Additional documents: GPA worksheet USAREC Form 1217. these USAREC Forms 195.
(includes cumulative GPA and preventive GPA); ah. AR STRAP applications will utilize b. A MEPS verified true copy of the original
work experience listed on USAREC Form 524; USAREC Form 1216. physical must be included provided that it is still
USAREC Form 1110 (Occupational Therapy ai. RA HPSP applications will utilize. current and includes all necessary information.
Fieldwork Program Verification Statement and (1) USAREC Form 1218. NOTE: The recruiter must also provide a TL
Tuition Payment); autobiography; statement of (2) USAREC Form 1094 (Application for the and proof of vacancy for the applicant’s AOC in
motivation and intent; and USAREC Form 1180 US Army Health Professions Scholarship Pro- an AR TPU or in the APMC or DIMA.
(Army Medical Specialist Corps Student Pro- gram, one original, one copy.
grams - Listing of Academic Courses in (3) USAREC Form 1223 (Department of the Chapter 24
Progress or to be Taken). Army Service Agreement - F. Edward Hebert AMEDD Selection Notification and Commis-
t. U.S. Army Baylor Physical Therapy Pro- Armed Forces Uniformed Services University sioning (RA Integration)
gram (RA). of the Health Sciences), one original, one copy.
(1) USAREC Form 1214. (4) USAREC Form 1224 (Statement of Re- 24-1. Clarification of RA and AR appoint-
(2) Additional documents: GPA worksheet quirement for USMLE, COMLEX, NBEO, or ment process change
(including overall GPA and required science NBDE, Part or Step 1 and Part of Step 2), one The 2005 National Defense Authorization Act

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affected a change in the appointment authority other individual authorized to do so in accor- a. Names are submitted weekly to Health
for RA and AR officers. Officers entering AD will dance with instructions on DA Form 71. Services Directorate, no later than close of busi-
no longer be appointed as reserve commis- (1) Suitable arrangements will be made to ness each Wednesday. PE is the trigger for
sioned officers with concurrent call to ensure that the oath is administered in a digni- name submission.
AD. These officers will now receive an RA ap- fied manner and in appropriate surround- b. Basic information for submission:
pointment. ings. The ceremony should be personalized (1) Last name.
a. AR appointments in the grade of O-6 re- and made meaningful to the individual taking the (2) First name.
quire Senate confirmation. AR appointments in oath. The U.S. flag will be displayed prominently (3) Full middle name.
the grades of O-1 to O-5 require SECDEF ap- near the individual administering the oath. (4) Component.
proval. RA appointments (all officers entering (2) Commissioning is an occasion of official (5) Corps.
AD) in the grade of O-1 to O-3 require SECDEF ceremony. It will not be sensationalized to pub- (6) Grade.
approval. RA appointments in the grade of O-4 licize the event (that is, parachuting, helicopter (7) RSID.
to O-6 now require Senate confirmation. commissions, and other activities that are clearly
(1) Only U.S. citizens may be appointed RA. not in keeping with the solemnity and serious- 24-3. TOS credit procedures
(2) To expedite approval of appointment (nor- ness associated with taking the Oath of a. Recruiter credit for RA applicants.
mally a 10-week process) through SECDEF or Office). When appropriate, members of the im- (1) Applicant’s written acceptance or declina-
Senate confirmation, all applicants must be pro- mediate family of the individual taking the oath tion for appointment or student program. DA
jected through the MRB operations section to should be invited to the ceremony. The officer Form 71 (commission only if select’s name has
Health Services Directorate. administering the oath should be of the indi- returned on an approved scroll) or letter of in-
(3) Upon approval to appoint an individual, vidual’s choosing, when possible. The admin- tent (LOI).
the MRB operations section will be notified and istering officer (AD, Reserve, or retired) should (2) Do not commission earlier than 3 days
the individual may then be administered the Oath wear the Class A uniform. Appropriate photo- prior to proceed date on OBC orders. Identify if
of Office (RA cannot take the oath until 3 days graphic coverage should be provided and a select is an officer in a different corps (AD or
before the proceed date on OBC orders). hometown news release initiated in accordance AR). Applicant must complete a new DA Form
(4) For RA appointments, the DA Form 71 with DA Pam 360-3. 71.
must be annotated “Regular Army,” with the e. DA Form 71. (3) If select is an officer in the same corps
branch to which the individual is accepting his (1) For both RA and AR applicants, the Com- (AR called to AD), DA Form 71 is not required.
or her appointment. For AR appointments, the missioned Officer block must be checked and NOTE: Each LOI must be accompanied with a
DA Form 71 will continue to indicate “Reserve the individual’s full first, middle, and last names scanned .pdf legible copy of a USAREC Form
Commissioned Officer.” Exceptions include, but must be written out completely. Middle initials 1076. The LOI cannot contain conditions (single
are not limited to: Applicants requiring convic- cannot be used. duty assignment or grade). No paper LOI will
tion waivers (e-code), interservice transfers, (2) The individual must sign his or her name be accepted and it must be signed by the appli-
applicants already appointed, and AD Soldiers as it appears on DA Form 71. cant.
selected for appointment. (3) A copy of DA Form 71 will be given to the (4) Student applicants must provide the fol-
b. Appointment letters and appointment or- applicant for their personal records, and one lowing prior to accessing onto AD:
ders will be dated using the last day of the se- original and two copies will be forwarded to the (a) Original or certified true copy of tran-
lection board. Applicants who require an e-code appropriate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: scripts.
waiver will not be commissioned before the date RCHS-XX, for processing no later than 3 work- (b) Original or certified true copy of DPL.
the waiver is approved; these type applicants ing days after commissioning. The MRB will be (c) Certified true copy of board exam results.
will be appointed only after coordination with and advised of applicant selection or nonselection (d) Certified true copy of professional license.
approval from the appropriate division at HQ by HQ USAREC, Health Services Directorate, b. Recruiter credit for AR applicants. The
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. Operations Division, and will ensure the follow- following is required prior to receiving recruiter
c. After the applicant has taken the Oath of ing actions are taken: credit. Each document must be completed and
Office and signed the DA Form 71, the original (a) In the event of applicant nonselection, the then submitted to HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS.
DA Form 71 will be forwarded to the appropriate MRB will ensure the recruiter tactfully advises TL reflecting unit of assignment with paragraph,
division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX. the applicant of nonselection. The applicant will position, and line number.
The division will add the DA Form 71 to the be formally advised of nonselection via a letter
appointment documents and forward to HRC from the board at a later date. 24-4. REFRAD
for generation of appointment letters and or- (b) The MRB commander or any commis- a. Reservation confirmation screen verify-
ders; a request for orders will be included with sioned officer selected by the applicant who is ing the TL position.
the documents being forwarded to HRC. Ap- reasonably available may administer the Oath b. DA Form 71, completed Oath of Office
pointment and commissioning documents for of Office. The recruiter will contact the appli- (commission only if select’s name has been re-
applicants entering AD must be received by the cant, provide assignment and specialty skill iden- turned on an approved scroll).
appropriate division at HQ USAREC, ATTN: tifier notification, and make appropriate c. Completed USAREC Form 1076, MFR
RCHS-XX, no later than 60 days prior to EAD arrangements for the commissioning ceremony, from other than USAREC source (retention
date. ensuring the applicant is provided transporta- NCO, career counselor, etcetera) verifying the
NOTE: Appointment documents will not be for- tion to and from the ceremony. Formal notifica- recruiter’s involvement in the Soldier’s decision
warded to HRC without a DA Form 71, so it is tion by selection board letter will also be provided to transfer into the SELRES.
imperative that the appropriate division at HQ directly to the applicant. DA Form 71 will be com- NOTE: Recruiter credit cannot be given un-
USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, receive it as soon pleted by the commissioning authority and pro- less the applicant record has been built com-
as possible after the applicant is appointed. If vided to the recruiter who will forward it in pletely and correctly forwarded to HQ USAREC,
the applicant is not going to commission within accordance with this regulation. ATTN: RCHS-OP.
10 working days, the appropriate division must NOTE: HPSP participants will continue to be
be notified. appointed into the Reserve of the Army (AR) 24-5. Branch call outs and Board Ready
d. The Oath of Office will be administered by while participating in the HPSP. Report
any commissioned officer of any component of Application call outs and the Board Ready Re-
any armed service (whether or not on AD) or 24-2. Accession scroll submission port may be viewed on the USAREC Portal.
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 85
Reports are updated by close of business daily. Friday or the last duty day of each week). 24-8. AMEDD waiver types, descriptions,
Contact Health Services Directorate, Opera- e. AMEDD Processing Log-Weekly (close of regulatory guidance, and approval authori-
tions Division, for nonvisibility of call outs or business Friday or the last duty day of each ties
Board Ready Report. week). a. All waiver codes, types, descriptions, regu-
f. AMEDD USAREC Form 711-Monthly (by latory guidance, and approval authorities are
24-6. Production reports 0900 of the third duty day of each calendar listed in table 24-1.
The following reports may be viewed on the month). b. The Commanding General (CG), USAREC,
USAREC Portal. Reports are updated by close g. AMEDD 635B-Monthly (by 0900 of the third is delegated the authority to approve or disap-
of business every Thursday: duty day of each calendar month). prove age and age-in-grade waivers for all ap-
a. Current FY Mission. h. AMEDD 635B-1-Monthly (by 0900 of the plicants (except WOs) for appointment under
b. Pending. third duty day of each calendar month). AR 135-100, paragraph 1-8. In instances where
c. Packet Status. i. AMEDD LSA-Monthly (by 0900 of the third an applicant cannot complete 20 years credit-
d. TOS Data (Errors). duty day of each calendar month). able service for nonregular retirement under
e. Weekly Scrubs. j. USAREC Form 817-Monthly (by 0900 of the provisions 10 USC 1223, USAREC must
f. Weekly Credits. the third duty day of each calendar month). forward waiver requests to HQDA, ATTN:
k. By-Name Pending Report. A weekly by- DAPE-MPO-D, for final approval or disapproval.
24-7. List of recurring reports and tools name scrub between the MRBs and Health Ser- c. The CG USAREC is delegated the author-
a. Top Recruiter (T). The MRB will provide vices Directorate, Operations Division, will en- ity to grant civil conviction waivers under $250
the name of the top recruiter (T) for the month to sure operational success. Suspenses will not with no confinement under AR 135-100, para-
Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi- be changed if the cause is complacency or non- graph 1-8a(3). In accordance with AR 135-100,
sion, no later than the second duty day of the compliance. paragraph 1-8a(3), USAREC must forward all
new recruiting month. This will include: Name NOTE: This is a Health Services Directorate other requests for civil conviction waivers to
of unit, AOC, closure percentage, and volume requirement that will help synchronize recruit- HQDA, ATTN: DAPE-MPO-D, that meet the cri-
mission achievement percentage. ing operations with processing activities. The teria of this paragraph for final approval or dis-
b. RA and AR Corps Mission Accomplish- MRB may select earlier suspense dates to en- approval.
ment Plan (MAP)-Weekly (close of business sure on-time packet submission to Health Ser- d. This delegation of authority is applicable to
Friday or the last duty day of each week). vices Directorate. It is the MRB Command all applicants accessioned by USAREC and it
c. AMEDD 635G-Weekly (close of business Sergeant’s Major responsibility to ensure appli- shall be incorporated in the next revision of AR
Friday or the last duty day of each week). cant data is accurate and submitted on time so 135-100. The waiver must be fully justified as
d. AMEDD 635H-Weekly (close of business it can be validated upon request. being in the best interest of the Army.

Table 24-1
Waiver codes

Type Description Publication or Guidance Approval Authority

A Age for Entry Greater than age 60, but less than age 68. AR 135-100, para 1-18f ASA M&RA

Two-Time Commissioned officer of any component or ser- AR 135-100, para 1-8a(6) and ASA M&RA
Passover vice twice nonselected for promotion. AR 135-100, para 1-7c(4)

Convictions Felony under local, Federal, or military law re- AR 135-100, para 1-8a(3) ASA M&RA
sulting in a sentence of confinement or hard
labor or issues of moral turpitude.

B Age for Retirement 20 years creditable service for retirement. AR 135-100, para 1-7n and DA G-1
“Greater than age 40, but less than age 60.” AR 135-101, para 1-5b

C Age in Grade Minimum and maximum age limitations by grade. AR 135-101, para 1-5 and table 1-1 Health Services Directorate,
HQ USAREC

D Conscientious Conscientious objectors are ineligible for ap- AR 135-100, para 1-7a Applicant is ineligible for ap-
Objector pointment except those classified by Selective pointment. This is directly tied
Service 1-A-O who volunteer for noncombat to the draft and no waiver
service with concurrent AD. No waiver avail- available.
able at this time and the applicant is ineligible to
apply for appointment.

E Convictions Offenses under military or civil codes except AR 135-100, para 1-8d Health Services Directorate,
specified below for ASA M&RA approval (ex- HQ USAREC
cept fine of $250 or less, etcetera).

Convictions Offenses under military or civil codes except AR 135-100, para 1-8d DA G-1
specified below for ASA M&RA approval (ex-
cept fine of $250 or greater, etcetera).

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Table 24-1
Waiver codes--continued

TAPDB
Code Type Description Publication or Guidance Approval Authority

F Grade Above Grade determination issue; Senate confirma- AR 135-101, paras 1-3a(1) and (2) Corps
Major tion required for the rank of Colonel. Not a true and chap 3; and DODI 6000.13
waiver issue, but can affect the applicants en-
tering AMEDD.

G Physical Disquali- Physical disqualification granted under AR 40- AR 40-501 and AR 135-101, para USAREC Surgeon
fied Waiver 501. 1-5c

H Current Grade Grade determination issue; current grade held AR 135-101, para 1-3a(1) Corps
Held as a commissioned officer. Not a true waiver
issue, but can affect the applicants entering
AMEDD.

I Highest Grade Grade determination issue; highest grade held AR 135-101, paras 1-3a(1) and (2) Corps
Held as a commissioned officer. Not a true waiver and chap 3
issue, but can affect the applicants entering
AMEDD.

J FYGME First-Year Graduate Medical Education/Intern- AR 135-101, paras 1-11a(4) and TSG
ship. 1-7b

K License No license. AR 135-101, paras 1-11 and 1-7b TSG

L BSN No nursing degree. AR 135-101, paras 1-11e(1) and Corps


1-7b

M NCLEX-RN Registered nurse license exam pending. AR 135-101, paras 1-11e(2) and Corps
1-7b

N Temporary Federal NG issue not affecting USAREC. Not Applicable


Recognition

P Malpractice Malpractice cases. AR 135-101, paras 1-7b and MEDCOM QA


2-1a(4)(c)

Q FMG Verification Foreign medical graduate verification. AR 135-101, paras 1-11 and 1-7b Corps

R Age for Entry Greater than age 60, but less than age 68. AR 135-100, para 1-8f ASA M&RA

S Two-Time Commissioned officer of any component or ser- AR 135-100, paras 1-8a(6) and ASA M&RA
Passover vice twice nonselect for promotion. 1-7c(4)

T Professional Requirement for professional work experience. AR 135-101, paras 1-11 and 1-7b Corps
Experience

U GPA less than 2.0 Minimum GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, which affects Not Applicable
Cadet Command.

V Time in Service TIS is evaluated in the Soldier’s ability to com- AR 135-101, para 1-5b(1)(a) and Corps
plete 10 years as a commissioned officer prior AR 600-8-24, para 2-25a
to qualifying for a 20-year retirement.

RE Codes Individuals who were prior enlisted personnel HRC-St Louis for AR
who received an RE on their DD Form 214 other Appointments
than RE1. RE1 meaning immediately eligible to
reenlist at time of separation. The RE code
waiver is an HRC policy and reflects the
individual’s characterization of service.

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Table 24-1
Waiver codes--continued

Smith Amendment a. Restrictions on the granting or renewal of http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/2001/ Smith Amendment does
security clearances for DOD military, civilian, 08/dss_smith.htm permit a waiver
and industrial personnel. Any person covered
by the statute is disqualified from being granted
a security clearance by DOD if the person:
(1) Has been convicted in any court of the
United States (Federal, military, or state) of a
crime and sentenced for a term exceeding 1
year (it is the length of the sentence imposed,
and not the actual time served that is critical);
(2) Is an unlawful user of, or is addicted to, a
controlled substance, as defined at 21 USC 802.
(3) Is mentally incompetent as determined by
a mental health professional approved by DOD;
or
(4) Has been discharged or dismissed from
the Armed Forces under dishonorable condi-
tions.
b. The statute does permit a waiver to the
prohibitions stated in provisions (1) and (4) above
in meritorious cases.

Lautenberg Amend- At the time of offense, the convicted offender AR 600-20, para 4-23 Cases will be submitted to
ment was one of the following: (1) A current or former HQ USAREC, Health Ser-
spouse, parent, or guardian of the victim; (2) A vices Directorate, for review
person with whmthe victim shared a child in by the Staff Judge Advocate.
commin; (3) A person cohabitating with or has Nonwaiverable issue.
cohabitated with the victim as a spouse, parent,
or guardian; or (4) A person similarly situated
to a spouse, parent, or guardian.

Chapter 25 (3) Recruiter will ensure new TPU members the officer has all current licenses needed and a
Management and Sustainment of Selects are inprocessed and escorted to their first battle valid physical prior to departure for their duty
assembly. station or OBC.
25-1. Purpose c. MRB. b. All AD student programs (HPSP, FAP),
This chapter provides policies and procedures (1) The purpose of AMEDD officer followup recruiters will maintain contact with the officer in
for sustainment of appointed officers in the is to ensure the officer’s smooth transition to AD accordance with this regulation. Recruiters will
AMEDD Program who experience a delay in or AR. ensure the officers maintain their qualifications
time prior to accessing into either the RA or AR. (2) All pending accessions will be the respon- and meet all requirements to enter AD when
sibility of an on-production recruiter or the RS required.
25-2. Update and followup procedures commander. c. All educational delay officers and cadets
Upon commission, RS commanders will ensure (3) The company commander and First Ser- have required forms completed in accordance
the following forms and records are updated: geant will ensure the sustainment of AMEDD with this regulation. The recruiter will assist in
a. Qualified Pending Accessions (QPA) Log. officers pending accession is in compliance with scheduling and providing transportation (if
(1) Directs once every 30 days and twice a this regulation. needed) to MEPS for retention physical.
week 30 days prior to OBC attendance.
(2) Students once a quarter as a minimum. 25-3. Educational delays and HPSP 25-5. Managing selects
(3) Educational delays every 6 months. All educational delays and HPSP will be tracked a. Following selection boards, HQ USAREC,
(4) AR once a month until orders arrive, then on the QPA log. Officers and cadets who have Health Services Directorate, Operations Divi-
recruiter will take officer to first battle assembly been approved to delay their entrance onto AD sion, will forward a copy of the lists to MRBs for
and provide Provider Credential File to TPU ad- by continuing their education at their own further distribution to subordinate elements within
ministrator. expense. Educational delays will be transferred 2 working days after the lists are signed by the
b. Recruiter. via ARISS to the RSID area in which the school CG, Health Services Directorate, or designee.
(1) The recruiter is responsible for contact- they are attending is located. b. The appropriate division at HQ USAREC,
ing applicants at least every 2 weeks from time Health Services Directorate, will send an official
of selection until departure to OBC (AD) or re- 25-4. Sustainment requirements letter to selectees notifying them of their selec-
ceiving orders (AR). More frequent followup RS commander will ensure the following: tion. Applicants will be instructed by the appro-
may be necessary. a. All AD officers are assisted by their re- priate division at HQ USAREC, Health Services
(2) Certain categories of students require cruiter with scheduling transportation briefing, Directorate, to submit additional information as
long-term followup. uniform purchases, and OBC brief. Ensure that required, such as final transcripts, professional

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licensure results, copy of license, etcetera. must be forwarded to the appropriate division at complished while they are attending the course.
c. Some selectees require an e-code waiver. HQ USAREC, ATTN: RCHS-XX, as soon as However, their HHG must be shipped before
e-code waivers are required for any applicant the change is made. they report to OBC through the nearest military
who has ever been arrested, charged, cited, c. Requests for amendments must be for- installation.
held, or detained by Federal, State, or other law warded through the appropriate division at HQ
enforcement or juvenile authorities regardless USAREC, Health Services Directorate, 25-12. First AD assignment
of whether the charge was dropped or dismissed ATTN: RCHS-XX. When briefing new accessions prior to their first
or the applicant was found not guilty. These d. For new AR members, the recruiter will assignment, applicants should be advised that:
waivers are indicated on the board select list by contact the unit of assignment after orders have a. The gaining unit will assign a sponsor for
the code “E.” Applicants who are selected with been received to arrange a time and date to all new officers. Orders often do not reach the
e-code waivers may not commission until the escort the new unit member for inprocessing. gaining facility until after the applicant has started
waiver is approved by HRC or designated per- The recruiter will annotate via ARISS the follow- OBC. Sometime during the OBC period, spon-
sonnel from the Army G-1. ing information: sors will contact the new AMEDD officer and
d. Applicants who were not selected will re- (1) Unit administrator’s signature and date. offer to assist them in any way possible.
ceive a letter of nonselection from the appropri- (2) Solider’s signature and date. b. Preceptorship programs for new officers
ate division at HQ USAREC, Health Services e. The recruiter will also be required to initial are offered at each hospital. Orientation length
Directorate. The reasons for nonselection are USARC Form 62-R (Sponsor’s Guide and In- depends on the officer’s background, educa-
not released by board members. Nonselect ap- Processing Checklist). tion, and experience. (Basic Officer Leadership
plicants may reapply 1 year from the date of the Course is also commonly referred to as OBC.)
board (not date of board results). 25-10. AD assignments
a. Every effort is made to assign the AD ap- 25-13. Assignment to Fort Sam Houston
25-6. Declinations plicant to one of his or her first three choices. If a. New accessions assigned to Fort Sam
Applicants who elect to decline their selection slots are not available for any of the three Houston, this includes but is not limited to, BAMC,
must forward a letter of declination through the choices, HRC will telephone the appropriate di- Institute of Surgical Research, or the AMEDD
chain of command to the appropriate division at vision at HQ USAREC, Health Services Direc- C&S, will attend OBC in a PCS status versus
HQ USAREC, Health Services Directorate, torate, with alternate choices. The appropriate TDY status. An officer who is permanently as-
ATTN: RCHS-XX. The recruiter will telephoni- division at HQ USAREC, Health Services Di- signed to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, will have a
cally report declinations and the selectee’s rea- rectorate, telephonically notifies the MRB of new report date that is 2 weeks prior to the start of
sons for declining through the MRB to the offers to be negotiated with the applicant. the OBC class they are scheduled to
appropriate division at HQ USAREC, Health b. Applicants should not identify multiple as- attend. This additional 2 weeks is for the officer
Services Directorate, ATTN: RCHS-XX. Per- signment preferences on DA Form 160-R if they to inprocess post and locate and establish a
sons who decline an appointment may reapply will only accept their first choice. If they do list household. There will not be time to finish these
for the same component 1 year after the board three choices, they should be prepared to re- items once OBC starts.
date (not date of board results). ceive and accept one of the three. b. Because the officer is in a PCS status, a
c. Applicants will not be adversely affected if sponsor will be assigned before arriving in San
25-7. Administrative declines they list only one choice, but the recruiter should Antonio. This sponsor will assist with guest
Administrative declines include, but are not lim- advise the applicant to select more than one house reservations, house hunting, etcetera.
ited to, applicants who have failed to graduate, choice. The recruiter will ensure that the officer has a
failed state boards, failed to submit final tran- d. The AMEDD recruiter officer is respon- sponsor prior to leaving for San Antonio.
scripts, have not commissioned within a rea- sible for briefing the officer on the AMEDD c. Temporary housing arrangements for the
sonable amount of time, and for reason of OBC. This briefing must include the items on officer and his or her family can be made by
pregnancy. USAREC Form 1063 (AMEDD OBC Preplan- calling the guest house at (210) 228-9747.
ning Checklist). USAREC Form 1063 must be NOTE: The officer cannot live in the bachelor
25-8. Appointment letters signed by the recruiter and the applicant. One living quarters with family members.
a. HRC-St Louis will forward AR appointment copy is given to the officer and one copy is d. Fort Sam Houston Housing Referral Of-
letter directly to the recruiter within 6 weeks of retained in the recruiter’s office files for 6 months fice telephone number is (210) 221-2341 or 2146.
board selection. from the start of the scheduled OBC. e. If assigned to Fort Sam Houston and the
b. The letter of appointment is usually included e. Refer to the AMEDD C&S Web Site at http: officer has a vehicle, he or she should bring
in the appointment packet received from HRC- //www.cs.amedd.army.mil for the current infor- their vehicle to OBC as time will not be autho-
St Louis. The original is for the applicant’s mation for OBC. (Basic Officer Leadership rized to return for the vehicle later.
record. The return mailing envelope and mailing Course is also commonly referred to as OBC.) f. Do-it-yourself moves to Fort Sam Houston
label are to be completed with the address to are strongly discouraged as finding housing may
which the applicant wishes the Certificate of 25-11. Overseas processing take time.
Commission sent. RA AMEDD applicants selected for an over- g. If the officer plans to arrive at Fort Sam
seas assignment will process for overseas Houston prior to the OBC start date, they will
25-9. Orders through a stateside Army post. The appropri- not be reimbursed for housing, food, etcetera,
a. Orders for the AR will not be issued until ate division at HQ USAREC, Health Services for the days prior to the OBC start date. These
the original DA Form 71 is received at the ap- Directorate, will coordinate the place and date will be out-of-pocket expenses.
propriate division at HQ USAREC, Health Ser- of processing. h. Fort Sam Houston welcome packets can
vices Directorate, ATTN: RCHS-XX; reviewed a. Arrangements for shipment of HHG and be obtained by calling Army Community Ser-
for accuracy; and forwarded with the appoint- privately-owned vehicles (POVs) must be ac- vices at (210) 221-2705. (Basic Officer Leader-
ment documents to HRC-St Louis. RA orders complished prior to the applicant reporting for ship Course is also commonly referred to as
will be processed upon receipt of LOI. TDY enroute. HHG and POV shipment will be OBC.)
b. Orders are sent to the address noted in arranged through the military installation clos-
the letter of transmittal. Name, address, SSN, est to the applicant’s residence.
AOC, assignment, rank, constructive credit, b. Overseas processing and shipment of
etcetera, must be checked carefully. Changes POV for applicants attending OBC will be ac-
UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 89
Appendix A AR 140-10 DODI 1205.21
References Assignments, Attachments, Details, and Reserve Component Incentive Programs Pro-
Transfers. (Cited in para 20-4c(1).) cedures. (Cited in paras 22-4l(1) and 22-5a.)
Section I
Required Publications AR 351-3 DODI 6000.13
Professional Education and Training Programs Medical Manpower and Personnel. (Cited in
AR 25-50 of the Army Medical Department. (Cited in paras para 21-11m(3) and table 24-1.)
Preparing and Managing Correspondence. 21-12h(6) and 21-12h(8).)
(Cited in para 18-11a(2).) UCMJ
AR 380-67 Uniform Code of Military Justice. (Cited in paras
The Department of the Army Security Pro-
AR 40-68 1-6a, 21-12e(6), 21-12e(6)(a), 21-12e(16), 22-
gram. (Cited in para 2-1d.)
Clinical Quality Management. (Cited in para 18- 4j(2), 22-4l, 22-4r(3)(c)2., and 22-4u(2).)
5f(5).)
AR 600-8-2
USAREC Reg 600-22
Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions
AR 40-501 (Flags). (Cited in paras 2-1j, 2-2l, 21-12e(6)(b), Assignment of Enlistment Processing Respon-
Standards of Medical Fitness. (Cited in paras and 22-4n(1)(d).) sibility. (Cited in para 15-3.)
1-4c, 2-1b, 2-4g, 16-1a, 16-2d(1), 16-2d(2), 18-2a,
18-2j(1), 18-2j, 21-11c(5), 21-12c(2), 21-12c(3), AR 600-8-24 USAREC Reg 601-105
21-12e(9), 23-5a(1), and table 24-1.) Officer Transfers and Charges. (Cited in paras Health Professions Scholarship Program Instruc-
2-2a, 2-2b, 2-5s, 21-11q(3), and table 24-1.) tion Handbook on Applicant and Selectee
AR 135-7 Processing. (Cited in paras 21-3a, 21-3c(8)(a),
Army National Guard and Army Reserve Incen- AR 600-9 21-3f(1), and 21-4a.)
tive Programs. (Cited in paras 22-2 and 22-5a.) The Army Weight Control Program. (Cited in
paras 2-1b, 2-4g, 16-1a, 16-2b, 18-2c, 18-2j(1), USC
AR 135-91 18-2j(2), 18-11b(8)(a)6., 18-11b(8)(b)5., 20- United States Code (Cited in paras 2-1a, 2-1j,
Service Obligations, Methods of Fulfillment, Par- 4d(8), 21-3h(3), 21-12c(2), 21-12e(5)(a), and 2-2j, 2-5i, 2-5n, 2-5v, 5-10, 5-10e, 6-10, 21-3b,
ticipation Requirements, and Enforcement 23-5a(1).) 21-4a, 21-11e(4), 21-11q(2)(e), 22-4b, 22-4k(1),
Procedures. (Cited in paras 20-4d(2), 20-4d(6), 22-4k(3), 22-4l, 22-4s(3), 22-4u(2), 24-8a and
22-4k(1), 22-4k(3), 22-4l, 22-4s(3), and 22- AR 600-20 table 24-1.)
Army Command Policy. (Cited in table 24-1.)
4u(2).)
Section II
AR 600-43
AR 135-100 Related Publications
Conscientious Objection. (Cited in para 2-1c.)
Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant
Officers of the Army. (Cited in paras 18-6c, 21- AR 15-6
AR 601-100
11c(1), 21-12c(1), 21-12e(16), 21-12h(5), 21- Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Procedures for Investigating Officers and Boards
17b, 21-18a(1), 21-18b, 24-8a, 24-8b, 24-8c, Officers in the Regular Army. (Cited in paras of Officers.
and table 24-1.) 21-19b and 21-21b(1).)
AR 40-66
AR 135-101 AR 601-210 Medical Record Administration and Health Care
Appointment of Reserve Commissioned Offi- Regular Army and Army Reserve Enlistment Documentation.
cers for Assignment to Army Medical Depart- Program. (Cited in paras 21-11b(2), 21-11c(3),
ment Branches. (Cited in paras 2-1g, 2-3a(1), 21-11f(5), 21-11i(2), and 21-11q(3).) AR 135-200
2-5l, 18-8a, 18-8d, 18-8e, 21-11b(3), 21-11c(1), Active Duty for Missions, Projects, and Training
21-11m(3), 21-12c(1), 21-12e(16), 21-13b, 21- AR 601-280 for Reserve Component Soldiers.
13c(4), 21-14a(1), 21-14b, 21-15a(1), 21-15b, Army Retention Program. (Cited in para 21-
21-16a(1), 21-16b, 21-17a(1), 23-3l(6)(b), and 12b(5).) AR 140-185
table 24-1.) Training and Retirement Point Credits and Unit
AR 621-5 Level Strength Accounting Records.
AR 135-155 Army Continuing Education System. (Cited in
para 18-7a.) AR 623-3
Promotion of Commissioned Officers and War-
Evaluation Reporting System.
rant Officers Other Than General Officers.
AR 670-1
(Cited in para 22-4u(1).)
Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and JFTR, Vol 1
Insignia. (Cited in para 16-1a(2).) Uniformed Service Members.
AR 135-175
Separation of Officers. (Cited in paras 21-13d, DA Pam 360-3 JTR, Vol 2
22-4l, and 22-4u(2).) Army Hometown News Program. (Cited in para DOD Civilian Personnel.
24-1d(2).)
AR 135-178 MCM
Enlisted Administrative Separations. (Cited in DA Pam 611-21 Manual for Courts-Martial.
para 1-9.) Military Occupational Classification and
Structure. (Cited in paras 2-1g, 9-1b(15), 10- USAREC Reg 600-32
AR 135-210 1c(15), and 18-4b.) United States Army Nurse Corps Spirit of Nurs-
Order to Active Duty as Individuals for Other ing Award Program.
Than a Presidential Selected Reserve Call-Up, DODD 6000.12
Partial or Full Mobilization. (Cited in para 22- Health Services Operations and Readi- USAREC Reg 601-45
4k(3)(d).) ness. (Cited in para 18-8a.) Recruiting Improprieties Policies and Procedures.

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USAREC Reg 601-56 USAREC Form 1073 Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions
Waiver, Future Soldier Program Separation, and Statement of Acknowledgment for Accommoda- Scholarship Program (AFHPSP). (Prescribed
Void Enlistment Processing Procedures. tion of Religious Practices. (Prescribed in paras in paras 21-3i(3) and 23-4e(2).)
21-11l(2) and 23-3d.)
USMEPCOM Reg 40-1 USAREC Form 1139
Medical Processing and Examinations. USAREC Form 1075 Department of the Army - Armed Forces Service
Statement of Understanding for Applicants Re- Agreement - Armed Forces Dental Officer Ac-
USMEPCOM Reg 40-8 questing Appointment to the Army Medical De- cession Bonus Program. (Prescribed in paras
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and De- partment With Concurrent Call to Active 21-9d and 21-22.)
partment of Defense (DOD) Preaccession Drug Duty. (Prescribed in para 23-3e.)
and Alcohol Testing (DAT) Program. USAREC Form 1151
USAREC Form 1076 Certification of Participation in the Financial As-
Section III AMEDD Transmittal Sheet. (Prescribed in paras sistance Program. (Prescribed in para 23-4e(6).)
Prescribed Forms 3-3, 5-5, 6-5, 7-5, 8-5, 9-4, 10-4, 11-4, 12-4, 13-
5, 14-5, 18-2f(1), 18-2g(1), 18-2m, 19-3a, 19- USAREC Form 1152
USAREC FL 165 5a, 20-2e, 20-2f, 20-4e(3)(c), 21-3i(1), 23-2b(4), Army Specialty Delay Training Program Home
Educational Delay Enrollment Verification Form. 23-3a, 24-3a(3), and 24-4c.) Address Form. (Prescribed in para 23-4e(7).)
(Prescribed in para 23-4e(4).)
USAREC Form 1081 USAREC Form 1158
USAREC Form 195 AMEDD Professional Management Com- Armed Forces Service Agreement - Department
Applicant Evaluation Worksheet. (Prescribed in mand (APMC) Assignment Verification and of the Army Armed Forces Health Professions
paras 18-10a, 18-10b(2), 18-10b(3), 18-10b(4), Acceptance. (Prescribed in paras 20-4e(2), 20- Loan Repayment Program for New Accessions.
18-10e, 18-10f, 18-10h, 18-10i, 18-10j, 18-10k, 4e(3)(b), 20-4e(3)(c), 20-4e(4), 20-4c(5), 20- (Prescribed in para 21-9b.)
18-10k(2), 18-10n, 18-11b(3)(c), 18-11b(4)(d), 4c(6), and 20-4c(7).)
21-11g(9), 23-3j, 23-3k, 23-4d(5), 23-4e(5), 23- USAREC Form 1166
4k(3), 23-4l(2), 23-4m(4), and 23-6a.) USAREC Form 1092 Selected Reserve Special Pay Program Con-
Statement of Certification for Repayment of Dis- tract (Special Pay for SELRES Health Care Pro-
USAREC Form 524 bursed Government Funds. (Prescribed in para fessionals in Critically-Short Wartime Special-
Personnel Data Sheet. (Prescribed in paras 17- 21-3i(8).) ties). (Prescribed in para 22-3c(1).)
4c(5), 18-3b, 18-3c, 18-4c, 18-5e(4), 18-10b(4),
18-10m, 19-6i, 21-11g(6), 21-11l(4), 21-14b(1), USAREC Form 1094 USAREC Form 1169
21-15b(1), 21-16b(1), 21-17b(1), 21-18b(1), Application for the US Army Health Professions Loan Information and Verification Form. (Pre-
21-19b(1), 21-20b(1), 21-21b(1), 23-3m, and Scholarship Program. (Prescribed in para 23- scribed in para 21-9e.)
23-4s(2).) 4ai.)
USAREC Form 1170
USAREC Form 525 USAREC Form 1103 Certificate of Enrollment for the U.S. Army Health
Statement of Understanding. (Prescribed in para Incentive Enrollment Data Sheet. (Prescribed Professions Loan Repayment Program. (Pre-
21-11l(9).) in paras 21-3i(9), 22-1j(1)(a), 22-1j(2)(a), 22- scribed in para 21-9g.)
1j(3)(a), 22-3c(3), and 22-4h(1)(e).)
USAREC Form 658 USAREC Form 1172
AMEDD Application Worksheet. (Prescribed in USAREC Form 1105 Verification of Academic and Current Military
paras 18-1, 18-2a, and 23-1b.) STRAP Enrollment Verification. (Prescribed in Service Obligation for Entry Into the U.S. Army
paras 22-1j(2)(d), 22-1j(3)(c), 22-4i(2), 23-4d(4), Health Professions Loan Repayment Program
USAREC Form 991-A and 23-4g(3).) (HPLRP). (Prescribed in para 21-9j.)
AMEDD Educational Delay, Health Professions
Scholarship Program, and Financial Assistance USAREC Form 1110 USAREC Form 1177
Program Assumption of Credit. (Prescribed in Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Program Verifi- Statement of Understanding - Individual Mobili-
paras B-1, B-2, and B-3.) cation Statement and Tuition Payment. (Pre- zation Augumentee Positions. (Prescribed in
scribed in para 23-4s(2).) paras 23-4c(2), 23-4h(2), 23-4j(2), and 23-4r(2).)
USAREC Form 1030
USAREC Form 1119 USAREC Form 1180
New STRAP Application Cover Sheet. (Prescrib-
National Practitioner Databank Search Army Medical Specialist Corps Student Pro-
ed in para 23-4d(2).)
Information. (Prescribed in paras 18-5f(4)(a), 18- grams - Listing of Academic Courses in Progress
5f(4)(b), and 21-9i.) or to be Taken. (Prescribed in paras 23-4s(2),
USAREC Form 1062
23-4t(2), and 23-4u(2).)
Request for Registered Nurse Accession
USAREC Form 1126
Bonus. (Prescribed in paras 21-21c(1), 23-4f(4),
Statement for Requirement for Dental Licensure. USAREC Form 1184
and 23-4h(5).)
(Prescribed in para 23-4p(2).) Authorization to Release Loan Information. (Pre-
scribed in para 23-4o(2).)
USAREC Form 1063 USAREC Form 1129
AMEDD OBC Preplanning Checklist. (Prescrib- Department of the Army Service Agreement - F. USAREC Form 1205
ed in para 25-10d.) Edward Hebert Armed Forces Financial Assis- U.S. Army Reserve Nurse Officer With Con-
tance Program (FAP). (Prescribed in para 23- current Call to Active Duty Incentives Declaration
USAREC Form 1071 4e(5).) Statement. (Prescribed in para 22-4h(1)(a).)
Restrictions on Personal Conduct in the Army.
(Prescribed in paras 21-11l(2), 23-3c, and 23- USAREC Form 1131 USAREC Form 1208
3d.) Department of the Army Service Agreement - F. Statement of Understanding - Educational Re-

UPDATE • USAREC Reg 601-37 91


quirements for Promotion in the U.S. Army Re- COMLEX, NBEO, or NBDE, Part or Step 1 and AHRC Form 4115
serve Army Nurse Corps. (Prescribed in para Part or Step 2. (Prescribed in para 23-4ai(4).) Specialized Training Assistance Program
23-4h(3).) (STRAP) Checklist.
USAREC Form 1231
USAREC Form 1209 Educational Delay Accession Data. (Prescribed DA Form 2-1
Pharmacy Officer Accession Bonus. (Pre- in para 23-4k(2).) Personnel Qualification Record - Part II.
scribed in para 23-4ad(2).)
USAREC Form 1234 DA Form 61
USAREC Form 1211 Application for Army Clinical Psychology Intern-
Application for Appointment.
Verification of Army Nurse Corps Clinical Com- ship Program. (Prescribed in para 23-4af(2).)
petencies - Emergency Nursing Skill Identifier
DA Form 71
(SI M5). (Prescribed in paras 23-4f(2) and 23- USAREC Form 1235
Oath of Office - Military Personnel.
4h(4).) AMEDD Academic Program Worksheet. (Pre-
scribed in para 21-12e(13).)
USAREC Form 1212 DA Form 160-R
Verification of Army Nurse Corps Clinical Com- USAREC Form 1237 Application for Active Duty.
petencies - Critical Care Nursing Skill Identifier Application for Army Audiology Externship Pro-
(SI 8A). (Prescribed in para 23-4f(2) and 23- gram. (Prescribed in para 23-4ad(3).) DA Form 591
4h(5).) Application for Initial (Educational) Delay From
USAREC Form 1240 Entry on Active Duty and Supplemental Agree-
USAREC Form 1213 AMEDD General Exception. (Prescribed in ment.
Active Duty AMEDD Appointment Application paras 17-2, 17-2b, 17-2c, 17-3, and 18-2a.)
Checklist. (Prescribed in paras 21-13c(1), 23- DA Form 873
1c(1), 23-4a(1), 23-4a(3), 23-4e(1), 23-4f(1), USAREC Form 1248 Certificate of Clearance and/or Security Deter-
23-4i(1), 23-4l(1), 23-4p(1), 23-4q, 23-4v(1), Agreement for the Generic Course Selection mination.
23-4x, 23-4z, 23-4ab, and 23-4ad(1).) Program. (Prescribed in para 23-4f(4).)
DA Form 1059
USAREC Form 1214 USAREC Form 1252 Service School Academic Evaluation Report.
Active Duty Student Program AMEDD Appoint- U.S. Army Reserve and Army National Guard
ment Application Checklist. (Prescribed in paras Incentives Declaration Statement. (Prescribed
DA Form 2125
23-1c(2), 23-4k(1), 23-4s(1), 23-4t(1), 23-4u(1), in para 23-4d(3).)
Report to Training Agency.
and 23-4af(1).)
USAREC Form 1257
DA Form 3574
USAREC Form 1215 Statement for Appointment - Army Policy.
Certificate of Acknowledgment and Understand-
USAR AMEDD Appointment Application (Prescribed in para 23-3f.)
Checklist. (Prescribed in paras 23-1c(3), 23- ing of Service Requirements for Individuals Ap-
4b(1), 23-4c(1), 23-4h(1), 23-4j(1), 23-4n(1), USAREC Form 1258 plying for Appointment in the USAR Under the
23-4o(1), 23-4r(1), 23-4w, 23-4y, 23-4aa, 23- Statement for Appointment - Concealment of Provisions of AR 135-100 or AR 135-101, as
4ac, and 23-4ae.) Information. (Prescribed in para 23-3g.) Applicable - Individuals Without Prior Service.

USAREC Form 1216 USAREC Form 1262 DA Form 3575


USAR - STRAP AMEDD Appointment Applica- Statements of Understanding for Interservice Certificate of Acknowledgment and Understand-
tion Checklist. (Prescribed in paras 23-1c(4), Physician Assistant Program (Officer). (Pre- ing of Service Requirements for Individuals Ap-
23-4d(1), 23-4g(1), 23-4m(1), and 23-4ah.) scribed in para 23-4v(2).) plying for Appointment in the USAR Under the
Provisions of AR 135-100 or AR 135-101, as
USAREC Form 1217 USAREC Form 1262-A Applicable - Individuals Without a Statutory Ser-
USAR - NAAD Attachment AMEDD Appoint- Statements of Understanding for Interservice vice Obligation.
ment Application Checklist. (Prescribed in paras Physician Assistant Program
23-1c(5) and 23-4ag.) (Enlisted). (Pre-scribed in para 23-4v(3).) DA Form 4187
Personnel Action.
USAREC Form 1218 USAREC Form 1263
Health Professions Scholarship Program AMEDD Certificate of Acknowledgment and Under- DA Form 4571-R
Appointment Application Checklist. (Prescribed standing for Health Care Professionals With Data Required By the Privacy Act of 1974 (Eligi-
in paras 23-1c(6) and 23-4ai(1).) Prior Service. (Prescribed in para 23-4a(2).) bility for AMEDD Officer Procurement Programs
- Miscellaneous Documentation).
USAREC Form 1275
USAREC Form 1219
Army Nurse Candidate Program Application
Automatic Acceptance Criteria Health Profes- DA Form 4572-R
Checklist. (Prescribed in para 12-11g(1).)
sions Scholarship Program AMEDD Appointment Statement of Understanding for Appointment as
Application Checklist. (Prescribed in paras 23- a Commissioned Officer.
USAREC Form 1276
1c(7) and 23-4aj.) AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Ap-
plication Checklist. (Prescribed in paras in 21- DA Form 5074-R
USAREC Form 1223 12f(3) and 21-12f(5).) Record of Award of Entry Grade Credit (Medical
Department of the Army Service Agreement - F. and Dental Officers).
Edward Hebert Armed Forces Uniformed Ser- Section III
vices University of the Health Sciences. (Pre- Related Forms DA Form 5252-R
scribed in para 23-4ai(3).) Statement - Evidence of Citizenship Status.
AHRC Form 2976 (Test)
USAREC Form 1224 Request for Healthcare Professional Individual DA Form 5500
Statement of Requirement for USMLE, Mobilization Augmentation Assignment. Body Fat Content Worksheet (Male).

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DA Form 5501 INS Form I-94 USMEPCOM Form 680-3-A-E
Body Fat Content Worksheet (Female). Arrival Departure Record. Request for Examination.

DA Form 5536-R INS Form I-151


Health Professionals Loan Repayment (HPLR) Alien Registration Receipt Card.
Agreement.
INS Form I-551
DA Form 5685-R Alien Registration Receipt Card.
Specialized Training Assistance Program (New
STRAP) Service Agreement. INS Form I-688
Temporary Resident Card.
DA Form 5960
Authorization to Start, Stop, or Change Basic INS Form N-560
Allowance for Quarters (BAQ) and/or Variable Certificate of Citizenship.
Housing Allowance (VHA).
INS Form N-600
DA Form 7349 Application for Certificate of Citizenship.
Initial Medical Review - Annual Medical Certifi-
cate. NGB Form 22
Report of Separation.
DD Form 4 series
Enlistment/Reenlistment Document - Armed NGB Form 62-E
Forces of the United States. Application for Federal Recognition as an Army
National Guard Officer or Warrant Officer and
DD Form 214 Appointment as a Reserve Commissioned Of-
Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active ficer or Warrant Officer of the Army in the Army
Duty. National Guard of the United States.

DD Form 215 NGB Form 337


Correction to DD Form 214, Certificate of Re- Oaths of Office.
lease or Discharge From Active Duty.
SF 86
DD Form 368 Questionnaire for National Security Positions.
Request for Conditional Release From Reserve
or Guard Component. SF 180
Request Pertaining to Military Records.
DD Form 372
Request for Verification of Birth. SF 1199A
Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form.
DD Form 1966 series
Record of Military Processing - Armed Forces of
SGLV 8285A
the United States.
Request for Family Coverage.
DD Form 2807-1
Report of Medical History. SGLV 8286
Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance Election
DD Form 2807-2 and Certificate.
Medical Prescreen of Medical History Report.
SGLV 8286A
DD Form 2808 Family Coverage Election.
Report of Medical Examination.
TD Form IRS W-2
DS Form 1350 Wage and Tax Statement.
Certificate of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the
United States. TD Form IRS W-4
Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate.
FBI Form FD 258
Applicant Fingerprint Card.
USARC Form 62-R
Sponsor’s Guide and In-Processing Checklist.
FS Form 240
Consular Report of Birth Abroad.
USAREC Form 1091
FS Form 545 Statements of Understanding.
Certificate of Birth Abroad of a Citizen of the
United States. USAREC Form 1132
HPSP Enrollment Document Checklist.
INS Form I-90
Application to Replace Permanent Resident USAREC Form 1175
Card. HPLRP Enrollment Document Checklist.

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Appendix B
USAREC Form 991-A

B-1. Policy
RS commanders will ensure that USAREC Form
991-A (AMEDD Educational Delay, Health Pro-
fessions Scholarship Program, and Financial
Assistance Program Assumption of Credit) is
completed on all participants in any of these
programs that were not processed by any
USAREC personnel within the MRB. Each re-
cruiter will have an individual sheet with all par-
ticipants listed that attend their assigned
schools.

B-2. Procedures
MRC commander and First Sergeant must en-
sure all educational delays, HPSP, FYGME, and
FAP participants from losing recruiter or RS
commander are listed for ownership transfer to
the gaining recruiter or RS commander. All par-
ticipants become the responsibility of the gain-
ing recruiter or RS commander for followup
procedures. If more space is needed, additional
forms will be used. RS commanders will main-
tain USAREC Form 991-A in the station produc-
tion management system binder behind the
recruiter’s of credit QPA log. A copy will be for-
warded to the MRB’s awards clerk and one copy
furnished to the recruiter.

B-3. Instructions for completion of USAREC


Form 991-A
a. Block 1: Full name, SSN, and RSID of re-
cruiter of RS commander transferring or losing
ownership.
b. Block 2: Signature and date of individual
in block 1.
c. Block 3: Full name, SSN, and RSID of re-
cruiter or RS commander gaining ownership.
d. Block 4: Signature of individual in block 3.
e. Block 5: Name, position, signature, and
date of MRC member verifying data.
f. Block 6: Name, SSN, program, report or
OBC date, and any remarks.

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Glossary AMEDD C&S BCP
Army Medical Department Center and School board certification pay
AA
Active Army AN BLS
Army Nurse Corps Bureau of Labor Statistics
AANA
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists ANCP BSN
Army Nurse Candidate Program bachelor of science in nursing
AAPA
American Academy of Physician Assistants AOA CADE
American Osteopathic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Edu-
AC
cation
Active Component
AOC
area of concentration CCNE
ACGME
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Edu-
cation AOTA
American Occupational Therapy Association CDR
ACS Commission on Dietetic Registration
Active Commissioned Service APA
American Psychological Association CG
AD Commanding General
active duty APFT
Army physical fitness test CMO
ADA career management officer; chief medical of-
American Dental Association; American Dietetic APMC ficer
Association AMEDD Professional Management Command
COMLEX
ADN APPIC Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licens-
associate degree in nursing Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and ing Examination
Internship Centers
ADO CPIP
active duty obligation
APTA Clinical Psychology Internship Program
American Physical Therapy Association
ADSO
CRNA
active duty service obligation
AR Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
ADSW Army Reserve
active duty for special work CV
ARC-PA curriculum vitae
ADT Accreditation Review Commission on Educa-
active duty for training tion for the Physician Assistant DA
Department of the Army
AECP ARISS
AMEDD Enlisted Commissioning Program Army Recruiting Information Support System DASP
dental additional special pay
AEP ARNG
Audiology Externship Program Army National Guard DAT
Dental Admissions Test; drug and alcohol test(ing)
AFCS ASA M&RA
active federal commissioned service Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and DC
Reserve Affairs) Dental Corps
AFHPS/FAP
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship ASI DDEAMC
and Financial Assistance Program additional skill identifier Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center

AFS ASVAB DFAS


active federal service Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Defense Finance and Accounting Service

AGD AT DIMA
Advanced General Dentistry annual training Drilling Individual Mobilization Program

AGR Au.D. DOB


Active Guard Reserve Doctor of Audiology date of birth

AKO AVMA DOD


Army Knowledge Online American Veterinary Medical Association Department of Defense

AMEDD BAMC DOMRB


Army Medical Department Brooke Army Medical Center dental officer multiyear retention bonus
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DPL HIV MCAT
diploma Human Immunodeficiency Virus Medical College Admission Test

DPT HPLRP MDSSP


Doctor of Physical Therapy Health Professions Loan Repayment Program Medical and Dental School Stipend Program

EAD HPPED MEDCOM


entry on active duty health professions pay entry date Medical Command

ECFMG HPSP MEPS


Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Health Professions Scholarship Program Military Entrance Processing Station
Graduates
HQDA MFR
ECFVG Headquarters, Department of the Army memorandum for record
Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary
Graduates HQ USAREC MILPO
Headquarters, United States Army Recruiting military personnel office
Command
ECLT
English Comprehension Level Test MODS
HRC Medical Occupation Data System
United States Army Human Resources Com-
ECP mand
Early Commissioning Program MOS
military occupational specialty
HRC-St Louis
EPSQ United States Army Human Resources Com-
electronic personnel security questionnaire MRB
mand-St Louis (AR)
medical recruiting battalion
ERB IMA
enlisted record brief Individual Mobilization Augmentation MRC
medical recruiting company
ETS INS
expiration term of service Immigration and Naturalization Service MS
Medical Service Corps
FAP IPAP
Interservice Physician Assistant Program MSN
Financial Assistance Program
master of science in nursing
FGT IRR
Individual Ready Reserve MSO
field grade template
military service obligation
ISP
FOP MTF
incentive specialty pay
Future Officer Program medical treatment facility
JCAH
FTNGD Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hos- NAC
full-time National Guard duty pitals National Agency Check

FY LNCO NAQ
fiscal year liaison noncommissioned officer National Agency Questionnaire

FYGME LOI NARA


first-year graduate medical education letter of intent National Archives and Records Administration

GC LOR NBCOT
guidance counselor letter of recommendation National Board for Certification in Occupational
Therapy
GME LPN
graduate medical education licensed practical nurse NCCPA
National Commission on Certification of Physi-
GN LTHET cian Assistants
graduate nurse long-term health education training
NCLEX-RN
GPA LVN National Council Licensure Examination - Reg-
grade point average licensed vocational nurse istered Nurse

GRE MAMC NCO


graduate record examination Madigan Army Medical Center noncommissioned officer

HHG MC NCOER
household goods Medical Corps noncommissioned officer evaluation report

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NG POV STRAP
National Guard privately-owned vehicle Specialized Training Assistance Program

NLNAC PS TAMC
National League for Nursing Accrediting Com- prior service Tripler Army Medical Center
mission
PSR TDY
podiatry surgical residency; prior service temporary duty
NOAA
records
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-
tion TIS
PT time in service
physical therapist
NPDB
National Practitioner Data Bank TL
QC transmittal letter
quality control
NPS
nonprior service TOS
QIKLOK Top of the System
quick vacancy search
NRMP
National Residency Matching Program TPU
QPA troop program unit
qualified pending accession
OBC
Officer Basic Course TSG
RA The Army Surgeon General
Regular Army
OER
officer evaluation report TTHS
RC trainees, transients, holdees, and students
Reserve Component
OIC
officer in charge UIC
RD unit identification code
registered dietitian
OML
order of merit list USARC
RE
United States Army Reserve Command
reenlistment eligibility
OMPF
official military personnel file USAREC
REFRAD
released from active duty United States Army Recruiting Command
OT
occupational therapist REQUEST USMLE
Recruit Quota System United States Medical Licensing Examination
OTSG
Office of The Surgeon General RN USUHS
registered nurse Uniformed Services University of the Health
PA Sciences
physician assistant ROTC
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps UTHHSC
PANCE U.S. Army/University of Texas Houston Health
Physician Assistant National Certifying Exami- RS Science Center
nation recruiting station
VC
PCS RSID Veterinary Corps
permanent change of station recruiting station identification

PE VSP
RWOA
physical examination variable special pay
returned without action

PGY WAMC
SA
postgraduate year Secretary of the Army Womack Army Medical Center

Ph.D. SECDEF WO
Doctor of Philosophy Secretary of Defense warrant officer

PHS SELRES WRAMC


Public Health Service Selected Reserve Walter Reed Army Medical Center

PM SP
program manager Army Medical Specialist Corps

PMO SSN
personnel management officer social security number

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