DODD 1332.18-M VOL 1 CE-01
Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: General Information and Legacy Disability Evaluation System (LDES) Time Standards
|Publication Date:||21 August 2020|
This manual is composed of several volumes, each containing its own purpose. The purpose of the overall manual, in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), is to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the DES pursuant to DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1332.18 (Reference (b)).
Unless otherwise stated in this volume, this volume assigns general responsibilities and provides general procedures for using the LDES process to refer, evaluate, return to duty, separate, or retire Service members for disability.