Department of the Army
DC 25 February 2005
SUMMARY of CHANGE
This rapid action revision, dated 25 February
o Addresses rules for officers found not
qualified for promotion to 1LT (para 1-13b).
o Clarifies remaining active duty service
obligations (para 1-14g(2)). o Clarifies selective continuation for majors
o States that officer pending Article 15 or court-martial
will be flagged inaccordance with AR 600-8-2 (para 1-19a(13)).
o Addresses who may close DA Form 268 when
initiated by the command (para 1-20e).
o Prescribes rules for promotion to CPT of
fully qualified officers (para 1-
o Clarifies promotion dates to 1LT to 18 months
(para 3-1a(1) through 3-4).o States rules for processing frocking requests
(para 6-1 and 6-2). o Adds warrant officers to selective continuation boards
(para 7-2b). o Revises DA Form 78 for electronic media only (EMO). o Addresses
new rules for processing DA Form 78.
o Replaces table 3-1.o Removes figure 4-1.
This Army regulation, dated 30 November
o Describes the policies, responsibilities,
principles of support, andstandards of service governing officer promotions
within the military personnel system (chap 1).
o Incorporates the main tenets of Department of
Defense Directive 1320.12 andthe general provisions of the Warrant Officer
Management Act (chap 1).
o Provides HQDA-directed, mandated operational
tasks for field execution(chaps 2 through 8).
o Revises and clarifies procedures for first
lieutenant promotions andeliminates the 6-month probation period following
denial (chap 3).
o Details the process of special selection
boards (chap 7) and promotion reviewboards (chap 8).
History. This publication is a rapid action r e
v i s i o n . T h e p o r t i o n s a f f e c t e d b y t h i s r a p i d a c t
i o n r e v i s i o n a r e l i s t e d i n t h e summary of change.
S u m m a r y . T h i s r e g u l a t i o n p r e s c r
i b e s policies and procedures governing promotion of Army commissioned and
warrant officers on the active duty list. It incorpor a t e s p r o v i s i o n
s o f t h e D e f e n s e O f f i c e r
Personnel Management Act as specified in sections 557 through
563 and 601 through 640, Title 10, United States Code, and provisions of the
Warrant Officer Management Act as specified in sections 571 through 583, Title
10, United States Code.
Applicability. This regulation applies to t h e A c t
i v e A r m y , t h e A r m y N a t i o n a l
Effective 25 March 2005
G u a r d o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s , a n d t h e
11–2, but it does not identify key manageU n i t e d S t a t e s A r m y R e s
e r v e c o m m i s - ment controls that must be evaluated. sioned and warrant
officers on an active
duty list. This publication is applicable S u p p
l e m e n t a t i o n . S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n o f during mobilization until further
notice. this regulation and establishment of comUpon termination, functions
will be de- mand and local forms are prohibited withcentralized to major Army
commands or out prior approval from Deputy Chief of installations. The
proponent agency of this Staff, G-1, 300 Army Pentagon, Washingregulation will
make the announcement. ton, DC 20310–0300.
and exception authority. Suggested improvements. Users are The proponent of this
regulation is the invited to send comments and suggested
Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1.
The propoimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-
nent has the authority to approve excepm e n d e d C h a n g
e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n d tions or waivers to this regulation that
are consistent with controlling law and regu- B l a n k F o r m s
) d i r e c t l y t o C o m m a n d e r ,
lations. The proponent may
delegate this U n i t e d S t a t e s A r m y H u m a n R e s o u r c e
approval authority, in
writing, to a divi- C o m m a n d , A T T N : A H R C – M S P – S , 2 0 0
sion chief with the
proponent agency or S t o v a l l S t r e e t , A l e x a n d r i a , V A
its direct reporting unit
or field operating 22332–0443.
agency, in the grade of
colonel or the
This publication is
Activities may request
a waiver to this
regulation by providing ble in electronic media only and is
includes a full analysis of tended for command levels A, B, C, D,
t h e e x p e c t e d b e
n e f i t s a n d m u s t i n c l u d e and E for the Active Army, the Army
f o r m a l r e v i e w b
y t h e a c t i v i t y ’ s s e n i o r National Guard of the United States,
legal officer. All waivers
requests will be the United States Army Reserve.
e n d o r s e d b y t h e
c o m m a n d e r o r s e n i o r
leader of the requesting
activity and for-
warded through their
t o t h e p o l i c y p r
o p o n e n t . R e f e r t o A R
25–30 for specific
Army management control process.
This regulation contains management cont r o l p r o v i s i o
n s i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h A R
by paragraph and page number)
Introduction, page 1
General, page 1
Purpose • 1–1, page 1
References • 1–2, page 1
Explanation of abbreviations and terms • 1–3, page 1
Responsibilities • 1–4, page 1
Manpower resources • 1–5, page 1
regulation supersedes AR 600–8–29, dated 30 November 1994.
600–8–29 • 25 February 2005 i UNCLASSIFIED
Levels of work • 1–6, page 1
Principles and Standards, page 2
Principles of support • 1–7, page 2
Standards of service • 1–8, page 2
Policy, page 2