This rapid action revision, dated 18 October 2012–
o Adds the requirement for battalion commanders (or their authorized representative) to review and certify that Soldiers are eligible or available for assignment instructions (para 2-6).
o Adds the requirement for Personnel Reassignment Work Centers to incorporate Soldiers’ medical readiness classification into the reassignment process (para 2-9c).
o Revises policies and procedures for the submission of requests for deletion, deferment, or early arrival (para 2-13).
o Revises signature requirements on chain of command memorandum accompanying requests for operational deletions and deferments (para 2-14b).
o Adds the requirement that outside the continental United States based units must request an involuntary foreign service tour extension in lieu of an operational deletion or deferment (para 2-14f).
o Adds requirements for compassionate deletions and deferments to be submitted using DA Form 3739 (Application for Compassionate Actions) and to have a colonel/O-6 endorsement (paras 2-15b and 2-15c).
o Revises policy to state that a compassionate deferment should be used instead of a deletion if the extreme Family problem can be resolved within 90 days of the report date (para 2-15d).
o Makes additional rapid action revision changes (deleted paras 2-13b and 4-10c; added DA Form 3739 in app A, referenced forms).
o Makes administrative changes (app A: added AR 614-200; deleted publications AR 614-6, AR 680-29, and AR 600-83, and MILPER Message 05-159; renames DODD 4500.54 to DODD 4500.54E; glossary: deleted unused acronyms and corrected abbreviations as prescribed by Army Records Management and Declassification Agency).
o Adds an Internal Control Evaluation (app B).
o Revises the address for the Human Resources Command to Commander, U.S. Human Resources Command (AHRC-EPO-P), (office symbol of destination), 1600 Spearhead Division Avenue, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5303 (throughout).
o Makes administrative changes (throughout).