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DOD/OS RIN: 0790-AI78 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction 
Abstract:

This rule updates policies and responsibilities for basic entrance qualification standards for enlistment, appointment, and induction into the Armed Forces, and delegates the authority to specify certain standards to the secretaries of the military departments. It establishes the age, citizenship, education, aptitude, physical fitness, dependency status, moral character, and other disqualifying conditions that are causes for rejection from military service. Other standards may be prescribed in the event of mobilization or national emergency. This part sets standards designed to ensure that individuals under consideration for enlistment, appointment, and/or induction are able to perform military duties successfully, and to select those who are the most suitable for military Service life.

This rule also sets standards designed to ensure that individuals under consideration for enlistment, appointment, and/or induction are able to perform military duties successfully and to select those who are the most suitable for Service life; and removes provisions related to homosexual conduct.

 
Agency: Department of Defense(DOD)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 32 CFR 68   
Legal Authority: 10 U.S.C. 504    10 U.S.C. 505    10 U.S.C. 520    10 U.S.C. 532    10 U.S.C. 12102    10 U.S.C. 12201    10 U.S.C. 12205   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/27/2015  80 FR 16269   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/27/2015 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/26/2015 
Final Action  09/19/2016  81 FR 64061   
Final Action Effective  10/19/2016 
Additional Information: DoD Instruction 1304.26, "Qualification Standards for Enlistment, Appointment, and Induction"
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dennis Drogo
Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary
4000 Defense Pentagon,
Washington, DC 20301
Phone:703 697-9268