Original Appointment of Officers
|Publication Date:||26 March 2015|
PURPOSE. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (a)), this instruction reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1310.02 (Reference (b)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the original appointment of individuals, enlisted members, and officers as Regular or Reserve commissioned or warrant officers in or to the grades O-6 and below, pursuant to sections 531, 571(b), 12203, 12211, 12212, and 12241(b) of Title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (c)).
APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to:
a. 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 DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
b. All original appointment actions involving individuals, enlisted members, or officers appointed on an active-duty list (ADL) or a Reserve active-status list (RASL) of the Military Services in or to the grades of O-6 and below, with the exception of Enclosure 3, which applies to all Regular or Reserve officer appointment actions in or to the grades of O-10 and below.