Post-9/11 GI Bill
|Publication Date:||12 July 2018|
PURPOSE. This instruction, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)):
a. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for implementing DoD authorities and responsibilities for chapter 33 of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) (also known and hereafter referred to as "the Post-9/11 GI Bill") (Reference (b)).
b. Establishes policy for the use of supplemental educational assistance (hereafter referred to as "kickers") for Service members with critical skills or specialties, or for members serving additional service in accordance with section 3316 of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
c. Establishes policy for authorizing the transferability of education benefits (TEB) in accordance with section 3319 of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
d. Assigns responsibility to the DoD Office of the Actuary to perform determinations in support of DoD funding responsibilities for the Post-9/11 GI Bill and in accordance with sections 183 and 2006 of title 10, U.S.C. (Reference (c)).
e. Incorporates and cancels Directive-Type Memorandum 09-003 (Reference (d)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components"). Section 3 of Enclosure 3, of this instruction also applies to the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (PHS) by agreement with the Surgeon General, and to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps) by agreement with the Secretary of Commerce.