Service Credit for Commissioned Officers
|Publication Date:||22 November 2013|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this instruction reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1312.03 (Reference (b)) to update established policy, assigned responsibilities, and prescribed procedures that govern granting service credit to persons receiving original appointments as Regular or Reserve commissioned officers.
a. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, 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.
b. This instruction does not apply to:
(1) Inter-Service transfers pursuant to section 716 of Title 10, United States Code (Reference (c)), except as provided in DoDI 1300.04 (Reference (d)).
(2) The appointment of Reserve commissioned officers as Regular commissioned officers pursuant to section 533(f) of Reference (c).
(3) The appointment of commissioned officers designated for limited duty pursuant to section 5589 or 5596 of Reference (c).
(4) Health professions officers (credit awarded as provided in DoDI 6000.13 (Reference (e)).