DODD 1332.18-M VOL 2
Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)
|Publication Date:||5 August 2014|
a. Manual. 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 5136.01 (Reference (a)), is to implement policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the DES pursuant to DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1332.18 (Reference (b)).
b. Volume. This volume implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and provides procedures for using the IDES process to refer, evaluate, and return to duty, separate, or retire Service members for disability pursuant to Title 10, United States Code (Reference (c)).
APPLICABILITY. This volume 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 in the DoD.