DODD 1235.12 CE-01
Accessing the Reserve Components (RC)
|Publication Date:||4 April 2012|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)) and title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (b)), reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1235.12 (Reference (c)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for ordering units and individual members of the RC to active duty as an operational force to support the national defense strategy across the full spectrum of military operations, including sustained operational missions, emergent contingency operations, and service during national emergencies or in time of war.
b. Incorporates and cancels Directive-Type Memorandum 08-047 (Reference (d)) and Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)) Memorandum (Reference (e)).
c. Implements Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (f)) and DoDD 1235.10 (Reference (g)) for the RC alert/mobilization decision process in order to ensure a standardized approach that enhances the timely release of orders.
d. Implements Public Law 111-84 (Reference (h)) limitation on scheduling of mobilization or pre-mobilization training for reserve units at a temporary duty location that is outside the normal commuting distance of the unit when a suspension of training of at least 5 days is anticipated to occur or occurs.
APPLICABILITY. This Instruction:
a. 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 by agreement with that Department, except as permitted in paragraph 2.f. of the front matter of this Instruction), 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 Department of Defense (hereinafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components").
b. Applies to the issuance of orders to active duty for the RC of the Military Services pursuant to sections 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12302, and 12304 of Reference (b). Additional policies and procedures governing the activation of the Standby Reserve and the Retired Reserve can be found in DoDI 1235.09 and DoDD 1352.1 (References (i) and (j)).
c. Applies to all actions taken within the two-step process of preparing the RC to execute contingency operations in support of national defense. Specifically:
(1) Activation procedures within the Department of Defense pursuant to Reference (b) by ordering RC members to active duty.
(2) Mobilizing actions taken after alert notification or order
to active duty preparing RC units and individuals with the
d. Applies to mobilization for training pursuant to section 12302 of Reference (b).
e. Does not pertain to the order to initial active duty training (IADT) of members of the RC.
f. Does not apply to the order to active duty of Coast Guard Reservists by the Secretary of Homeland Security for emergency augmentation of regular Coast Guard forces during a serious natural or manmade disaster, accident, or catastrophe pursuant to section 712 of title 14, U.S.C. (Reference (k)).
g. Applies to a call of the National Guard into Federal service in accordance with section 12406 or chapter 15 of Reference (b).