1 Department of the army Personnel Policy guidance for Overseas Contingency Operations 1 July 2009 (Periodic Review). (last updated 22 May 2012). UNCLASSIFIED. History. The consolidated Personnel Policy guidance (PPG) was originally approved for release on 17. September 2002 (ALARACT 086-2002). The intent of its development was to consolidate Theater and Department of the army PPGs into one document in support of contingency operations. Due to rapid Policy changes, it was determined that the PPG would best serve as a living document, rather than a published regulation. This decision allows for continuous updates based on approved Policy guidance /revisions. Newly approved changes to regulation, Policy , Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) or law may supersede this document. Summary. This publication has been revised to update Personnel guidance related to mobilized, employed, deployed, redeployed, and demobilized Personnel in support of the overseas contingency operation (OCO).
2 Applicability. This publication applies to active army , the army National Guard, army Reserve, retired Soldiers, Department of the army civilians, Department of Defense civilians, contractors, Red Cross employees, and army Air Force Exchange Services employees. Contributing Authors. HQDA G-1 is not the sole author of the PPG, the following HQDA staff elements, commands and agencies contribute to its content: G-2, G-3/5/7, G-4, G-8, HRC, OTSG, OTJAG, IMCOM, TRADOC, FORSCOM, USARC, NGB, and First army . Since the input provides army wide guidance that affects the Personnel community, any changes/updates submitted by HQDA staff elements, commands and agencies must be based on approved changes to regulation, Policy , DoDI, or law. Suggested Improvements. Users are invited to make comments, recommendations, and/or suggested improvements via the HQDA G-1 Operations email box at Distribution. Distribution of this publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for the Active army , the army National Guard, the army Reserve, Department of the army Civilians, Department of Defense Civilians, Contractors, Red Cross Employees and army Air Force Exchange employees.
3 Maintained by HQDA G-1, Military Mobilization Branch (DAPE-MPZ-MM). Updates since 4 Aug 2011 are highlighted in RED in the Chapter Overview and Summary of Changes. NOTE: The term Global War on Terror (GWOT) has been replaced with Overseas Contingency Operation (OCO) throughout the PPG. Page 2 department of the army personnel policy guidance (1 Jul 09). Chapter Overview & Summary of Changes Chapter Updates in Red (since Aug 2011). Chapter 1 General guidance : Discusses current contingency operations, pertinent legal authorities (Title 10), and operational policies. 1-2c (1) and 1-2c(2). Updated hyperlinks. 1-2d(2). Updated 1095 Rule information. 1-3b and 1-3d. Initial Mobilization Orders for Reserve Component Soldiers, and Boots on Ground Policy . Added clarification on when to release RC. Soldiers from theater as not to impinge on the time necessary for RC Soldiers to go through the demobilization process, and to use leave.
4 1-3e. Changed request sanctuary, to notification of sanctuary. 19 Dec 2011: Updated HRC email address and Sanctuary Checklist. 17 Feb 2012: 1- 3(e) Updated link to current Sanctuary Checklist. 3 Apr 2012: Updated 1-3(d) Boots on Ground (BOG) Policy . 13 Apr 2012: Updated 1-2(b)(5). Chapter 2 Notification / Alert: Discusses procedures for the manning of deploying AC and RC units to include cross-leveling; Soldier Readiness Processing (SRP); Non-deployable criteria; special management issues; and non-citizen Soldiers. 2-2. Contiguous Training. Updated information regarding SECDEF Memo dated 14 Mar 2011. 2-3. Updated guidance regarding specific order writing as referenced in USD (P&R) Memo dated 15 Mar 07. 2-3a(9) Updated guidance on RC orders to active duty for Operation New Dawn (OND). 2-6a. SRP. Updated information regarding ALARACT 251/2009, New Medical Electronic SRP Checklist. 2-6a(2). SRP. Added information and link regarding ALARACT.
5 284/2009. 2-7. Non-Deployable Criteria. Corrected links Another Family member is killed ; Sole surviving son or daughter status ' Separation/Expiration Term of Service Agreement and; RC Officer Non-selection for Promotion . 2-7d. Non-Deployable Criteria. Added information and link regarding ALARACT 284/2009. 2-7e. Non-Deployable Criteria. Added information and link regarding ALARACT. 284/2009. 17 Feb 2012: 2-4 Updated link to current HQDA Active Component Manning guidance . 3. Apr 2012: Updated Table 2-7 Sole Surviving Son or Daughter guidance and 2-8(d) MOS Producing School for RC Soldiers. 13 Apr 2012: Updated 2-8(a) Soldiers Scheduled for Training. Chapter 3 Mobilization: Discusses procedures for mobilizing Reserve Component assets (individual and unit) in support of contingency operations. (2)(b). Clarification of Bulk IRR filler process. 1. Dec 2011: Added section 3-3(e) Involuntary Mobilization of Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMAs).
6 (1 Dec 2011). Chapter 4 Deployment: Discusses procedures used to deploy military and civilian Personnel ;. preparation of deployment packets and individual deployment flow; CONUS Replacement Center; and Theatre Specific Individual Requirement Training (TSIRT). 4-5b. Requirements for Military Packet. Subparagraph (1). Updated hyperlink DA Form 7425. 4-6a(2). Added guidance pertaining to ARNG. Soldier mobilization packets. 4-6a(5) and (7). Added guidance pertaining to documents being processed in iPERMS. 4-6 b(8). Replaced Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS) Printout with Memorandum . 4-8c. Update to Personnel Recovery Training. 4-9. Added the training requirements for United States army Africa (USARAF). 4-11. guidance on RC orders to active duty for OND. Chapter 5 Employment (Individual Volunteers and Replacements): Discusses procedures used to request, source, receive and deploy unit and individual augmentees to include IRR, retirees, and individual mobilized augmentees.
7 5-4b. Clarification of USAR TPU/AGR/DIMA volunteers. 5-4. Corrected 4187 hyperlink. 5-4b(4). Updated requirements for CO-ADOS packets that carry Soldiers over the sanctuary and 1095 thresholds. 5-4b(6) and 5-4b(7). Paragraphs updated with the most current 1095 Rule Policy and added hyperlink to ASA(M&RA) memo regarding the 1095 Rule . 5- 5a(3). Added clarification to retiree volunteers. Removed last Medical Policy update. 5-5g. Removed last Medical Policy update. 5-5i(4). Updated with AR 601-10, regarding Retiree Recalls not being extended for unused leave. 5-6. Updated information on mobilized DSMTs. 5-9b. Made clarification reference the availability of officers graduating from PCS courses. 5 Nov 2011: Restructured Chapter 5 with updated information on Individual Augmentation 5-2(a) and Active army volunteers 5-3a. Revised 5-4 (CO-ADOS) and 5-5 (Retiree Recall). Moved Dual Status Military Technician (DSMT) to 5-4(b)(10).
8 Consolidated current replacement guidance in 5-6 through 5-9. Updated hyperlinks and points of contact. Updated HRC email addresses. Department of the army Personnel Policy guidance (1 Jul 09) Page 3. Chapter 6 Redeployment / Post Deployment: Discusses requirements and procedures when redeploying Personnel from theater and demobilization; early release from active duty; awards and evaluations; Personnel and pay procedures; transitional medical coverage; stabilization and reconstitution of units; as well as Family support activities. Para 6-3d. Removed the Human Resources Sustainment Center (HRSC) from the validation requirements. Para 6-3e. Added updated guidance from OSD as stated in ALARACT 298/2009 regarding officer separations. 6-5i(1). ARNG Soldiers send supporting documentation to JFHQ MILPO. 6-6a and b. Documents for AC/NG Soldiers will be processed in iPERMS. 6-7. Updated guidance reference to LOD.
9 6-8b. Changed two weeks to 39. days . 6-9. Updated link to DoDI , Pre-separation Counseling for Military Personnel . Chapter 7 Medical & Dental: Discusses medical and dental requirements for Personnel mobilizing and/or deploying; identifies required testing, immunizations, and vaccines required for specific theaters of operation; dental requirements; and requirements during redeployment. 7-2. 2 Nov 2011: Replaced CENTCOM MOD 10 with CENTCOM MOD 11. Replaced Women's Readiness Pre-Deployment Screening with new Policy , OTSG/MEDCOM Policy 11-077. 26 Jan 2012: Updated 7-3(d) Tuberculosis Skin Testing (TST) and corrected 7-12(j) Tuberculosis Screening. 3 Feb 2011: 3 Feb 2012: Added link to HQDA EXORD 178-11. Chapter 8 Entitlements & Compensation: Discusses military and civilian entitlements to include pay, allowances, leave, benefits, and other authorizations when mobilized and/or deployed; discusses travel entitlements and military pay processing.
10 Entire chapter was reviewed and updated. 8-8 and 8-9. were completely re-written. 8-2d. Updated guidance regarding Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP). 8-2h. Foreign Language Proficiency Bonus change. 8-2m. Separation pay update. 8-3a. BAH update. 8-3b. Updated guidance regarding BAS. 8-3d. Family separation allowance update. 8-4a. Updated SGLI. guidance . 8-4j. Updated Reserve Income Replacement Program guidance . 8-5a(2). Updated CONUS. incidental expense rate to $ per day. 8-5a(3). Update guidance regarding Dual Lodging. 8-10a(3). NDAA FY 10 extended temporary increase of annual leave accrual carryover to 30 Sep 2013. 8- (2). Updated with AR 601-10, regarding Retiree Recalls not being extended for unused leave. 8-10g. Establishment of the Non-Chargeable Rest and Recuperation (NCR&R) Leave Program for Iraq and Afghanistan. 8-10i(4). There are now two PDMRA calculators approved for use when determining a Soldier's eligibility for credit for previous deployments.