Appointment of Commissioned and Warrant Officers in the Regular Army
This major revision, dated 21 November 2006–
o Has been completely revised to meet the mandate of an All-Regular Army Active Duty Force, which required all commissioned officers (basic branches and special branches) to be appointed as Regular Army officers.
o Reflects the reorganization of the United States Army Personnel Command as the United States Army Human Resources Command throughout the regulation.
o Eliminates all Regular Army boards.
o Implements new policy for security clearance for special branches upon initial entry on active duty (para 1-8b).
o Revises policy on age requirements (para 1-9).
o Implements policy for educational requirements for Officer Candidate School candidates and direct appointees (para 1-10).
o Implements policy for convicted sex offenders in the Army (para 1-13c).
o Implements policy requiring that all newly accessed officers commissioned to the active duty list will receive regular appointments, regardless of method or source of commission effective 1 May 2005 (para 2-2).
o Implements policy regarding the declining of Regular Army appointments (para 2-5).
o Reinstates the Regular Army Integration Program implementing policy for the All-Regular Army Active Duty Force (para 2-6).
o Implements policy for reserve warrant officers, promotable warrant officer and chief warrant officers to be integrated into the Regular Army (para 2-10).
o Implements policy for appointment notification and acceptance of Regular Army (2-11).
o Implements policy concerning religious practices (2-11).
o Implements rules/guidance for delay in acceptance of appointment (2-12).
o Implements rules/guidance for initial assignment orders and consummation of Regular Army appointment (paras 2-13 and 2-14).