ARMY - AR 635-40
Disability Evaluation for Retention, Retirement, or Separation
|Publication Date:||19 January 2017|
This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States and the United States Army Reserve unless otherwise stated.
This regulation establishes the Army Physical Disability Evaluation System according to the provisions of Title 10, United States Code (USC), Chapter 61, (10 USC 61) and Department of Defense Directive (DODD) 1332.18. It sets forth policies, responsibilities, and procedures that apply in determining whether a Soldier is unfit because of physical disability to reasonably perform the duties of his or her office, grade, rank, or rating. If a Soldier is found unfit because of physical disability, this regulation provides for disposition of the Soldier according to applicable laws and regulations. The objectives of this regulation are to-
a Maintain an effective and fit military organization with maximum use of available manpower.
b Provide benefits for eligible Soldiers whose military service is terminated because of a service-connected disability.
c Provide prompt disability processing while ensuring that the rights and interests of the Government and the Soldier are protected.
d Establish the Military Occupational Specialty Administrative Retention Review (MAR2) as an Army pre-DES evaluation process for Soldiers who require a P3 or P4 profile for a medical condition that meets the medical retention standards of AR 40-501. Dispositions include retention in primary military occupational specialty (PMOS), reclassification, and referral to the DES.