ARMY - AR 220-20
ARMY STATUS OF RESOURCES AND TRAINING SYSTEM (ASORTS) - BASIC IDENTITY DATA ELEMENTS (BIDE)
|Publication Date:||19 March 2004|
General. This regulation provides Department of the Army (DA) policy guidance for the Army Status of Resources and Training System (ASORTS), the authorized database of record for operational Army organizations. For these organizations, it establishes responsibilities and prescribes policies and procedures for entering unit identification codes (UICs), derivative unit identification codes (DUICs), basic identity data elements (BIDE), and Army basic identity data elements (ABIDE) into the ASORTS database. It is important to note that this regulation serves as the authoritative source for Army policies and procedures regarding the operational use of UICs and that the policies and procedures in this regulation take precedence in the event of any conflict with the policy guidance established by other HQDA agencies regarding the operational use of UICs. A UIC is not valid for operational use by an Army organization until it has been properly registered in ASORTS in accordance with the procedures set forth in this regulation. The policy and procedures in this regulation regarding the creation and use of DUICs are applicable only to those DUICs that must be registered in ASORTS. DUICs that are not registered in ASORTS-but created under the provisions of policy established by Army agencies to support their distinct system requirements-are outside the purview of this regulation.
This regulation complements AR 220-1, Unit Status Reporting, by providing policy and procedures for the proper registration of UICs and DUICs for organizations that are required to submit unit status reports (USR). Change in unit status, as defined in AR 220-1, applies to all Active Army and Reserve Component (RC) units organized under modified tables of organization and equipment (MTOE) or tables of distribution and allowance (TDA) that are registered in ASORTS. Changes in unit status include (but are not limited to) re-designations, modernizations, reorganization, conversions, activations, inactivations (MTOE units), discontinuations (TDA units), reactivations, mobilizations, demobilizations, deployments, redeployments, and so forth.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard of the United States, the Army National Guard, and the U.S. Army Reserve. During mobilization, provisions of this regulation may be modified by the proponent.