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DOD I 1320.4

2014 Edition, January 3, 2014

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Military Officer Actions Requiring Presidential, Secretary of Defense, or Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Approval or Senate Confirmation

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PURPOSE. This instruction:

a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1320.4 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive (DoDD) 5124.02 (Reference (b)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and prescribe procedures for the submission of military officer personnel actions for grades O-10 and below requiring:

(1) Review by or approval of the President, Secretary of Defense (SecDef), or Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)); or

(2) Confirmation by the Senate.

b. Establishes policy and is to be used in conjunction with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) Instructions 1330.05 and 1331.01D, DoDI 1300.19, Volume 1 of DoD Manual 5110.04-M, DoDD 5505.06, SecDef Memorandums, DoDI 1320.14, DoDI 1320.11, DoDI 1320.12, DoDD 1350.2, DoD Manual (DoDM) 1336.05, Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution, and USD(P&R) Memorandum (References (c) through (r)).

c. Implements law codified in Title 10, United States Code (Reference (s)).

d. Incorporates and cancels USD(P&R) Memorandums (References (t) through (y)) and Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy Memorandums (References (z) through (ad)).

e. Compiles guidance from the Senate, Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), White House, White House Military Office, Secretary of Defense, Deputy Secretary of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Secretary, Washington Headquarters Services, and USD(P&R) staffs. This compilation is provided for the benefit of and reference by the Military Departments.

APPLICABILITY. This instruction applies to:

a. OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the CJCS and the Joint Staff (JS), the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense (IG DoD), the Defense Agencies, DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").

b. Actions involving personnel for grades WO1 through O-10 being appointed on an activeduty list or a reserve active-status list of the Military Services except for the United States Coast Guard.