Medical Standards for Appointment, Enlistment, or Induction in the Military Services
|Publication Date:||6 May 2018|
a. This issuance applies to:
(1) OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security 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.
(2) The Reserve Components, which include the Army and the Air National Guards of the United States, in accordance with Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.).
(3) The United States Merchant Marine Academy in accordance with Section 310.56 of Title 46, Code of Federal Regulations. b. The entities in Paragraphs 1.1.a.(1) through 1.1.a.(3) are referred to collectively in this issuance as the "DoD Components." c. This issuance does not apply to any medical issue associated with gender dysphoria or gender transition; such medical accession standards are addressed in separate guidance. Any questions regarding such medical accessions standards or procedures should be directed to the Commander, U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM).