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Army Revlew Boards 

Agency 



Assistant Secretary of the 

Army 

(Manpower and Reserve 


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Serving Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families, 

with Justice, Equity, and Compassion 


* Acts for the Secretary of the Army 

* Highest administrative level for review of 

personnel actions taken by lower levels of the 

Army 

* Correct errors and injustices 

* Policy oversight of Army Prisons and Law 
Enforcement 

* 15 Boards 

- 143 personnel required (122 Civ, 21 Mii) 
plus 90 DA civilian volunteer ABCMR Board 
Members 

* Issues decisions based on recommendations 
from the DoD Physical Disability Board of Review 

- 655 cases as of 30 Septembee 


2011 





FY 12 Priorities 


* Meet and exceed Congressîonal Mandate for Processing 
time for cases (90% within 10 months - 100% within 18 
months) 

* Undertake BRAC movements with minimal disruption 

* Support Secretary of the Army and ASA (M&RA) 
priorities 

- proactive legislative and regulatory changes to 
improve our Services 

* Continuous business process analysis and 
improvements 

* Trend analysis of cases and systemic corrective actions 

* Outreach and responsiveness to Congress, 

Veterans' Organizations and Army Commands 


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ARMY REVIEW BOARDS AGENCY 



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Procedural Highlights 
for Most Military Boards 


1. Soldier/Veteran/Family Member submîts an 

2. analyzes the case: 

Boards are not investlgative bodies - only 
military records and occasional advisory 
opinions obtained 

Applicant bears the burden of proof 
Presumption of administrative regularity 
Some cases are administratively closed if not 

3. Staff^SI&iifSnd case materials are submjtted to 

a BQaFa r f8P^ISfâ^i8h < anm^ rrecţed 
administratively 

4. Board or DASA determinations transmitted to 
the applicant and, if applicable, to the 
appropriate Army staff Office for 
implementation 


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ARBA Boards 

Army Board for Correction of Military Records 
(ABCMR) 

• Army Discharae Review Board (ADRB) 

• Army Grade Determination Review Board 
(AGDRB) 

• Army Board of Review for Eliminations 

• Army Ad Hoc Board 

• Army Active Duty Board (OTRA Officers) 

• Enlisted Special Review Board (ESRB) 

• Officer Special Review Board (OSRB) 

• DA Suitability Evaluation Board (DASEB) 

• DA Conscientious Objector Review Board 

(DACORB) 

• Army Physical Disability Appeal Board 

• Army Physical Disability Review Board 

• Army Disability Ratina Review Board 

• Army Clemency and Parole Board (AC&PB) 





Army Board for 
Correction 

Board of 3 DA Senior Civilian 

Employees 

The highest administrative board in the 
Army 

establâshed by Title 10 U.S. Code section 


A „ 1552 to 

Awar 

Sepai 
Prom records. 


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Administrative "SuDreme 

correct errors and enjustices m mnpjâry — 



Retirements 
Disabilities 
Evaluation Repoi 
Pay and Allowances 
Survivor Benefit Plans 
Homes of Record 
Titling Decisions 
Clemency Petitions 
Memoranda of 

Reprimând 


22,436 Cases in 

FY11 




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rmy Dîscharge Review Board 

Board of 5 Colonels/Lieutenant 

Colonels 

Established by Title 10 U.S. Code Section 1553 


to 


review discharges of former Soldiers: 

- For propriety and equity in the Army in 
general 

- 15-year statute of limitations 

- Excludes GCM discharges and disabâlity 
separations 


* Procedures include: 

- Personal appearance and records review 

- Priority Processing and Doctor on the Board 
if PTSD diagnosed 


* Factors commonly consr 

- Propriety: due process, li 

- Equity: characterization t 

isolated action 


4,489 Cases 

FY11 


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Grade Determinatîon and 
Offîcer Separation Boards 

Board of 3 Colonels/Lieutenant 

Colonels 


* Army Graae uetermination Keview ^05 Cases 

Determines highest grade in which a tru FY11 


satisfactorily: 

- Enlisted Soldiers/warrant officers after serving 

30 total years on active and retired lists 

- Offîcer grade at time of retirement 

- At separation for disability 

45 Cases 


• Army Board of Review for Elimine 


FYll 


Reviews records and briefs of officers who have been 


recommended for elimination for misconduct or 
substandard performance by Boards of Inquiry in the 
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Grade Determinatîon and 
Offîcer Separation Boards 

Board of 3 Colonels/Lieutenant 

Colonels 


166 Cases 
FY11 


Army Ad Hoc Board 

- Offîcer resignations for the good of t 

in lieu of general court-martial 

- Reslgnations/discharges in lieu of eliminateon 

- Probationary offîcer elimînation cases 


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Other Military Review Boards 


Enlist 


Board of 

3 Colonels / Lieutenant Colonels(P) / Sergeants 

Major 

[icvigi f\cyjcv» pugm \ 

FY11 


173 Cases in 


- Enlisted Evaluation Appeals and pr 
reconsideration 

Officer Special Review Board (OS 


132 Cases in 
FY11 


- Officer Evaluation Appeals and prorm 478 Cases in 

reconsideration FY11 

• DA Suitability Evaluation Board (Di 31 cases in 

- Unfavorable Information Appeals and FY11 

• DA Conscientious Objector Review Board 

(DACORB) 


Category 1-0 = 

Category 1-A-O 
combatant duties 


separaţie 
= reassic 


Total above = 814 Cases in 

FY11 


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rmy Clemency and Parole Board 


1 Civilian Chairman, 3 Colonels/Lt Colonels/Sr 

Civilians, 

_ 1 Legal Advisor 

W a a w u B B 1 B ^ BWB W ■ V* ■ ■ ■ W ■ I V J; ■ UBWBWJ l'IVfl I B ViM UWB y 

Supervised 

Release, and supervision violations for eligible Army 

inmates 671 Cases in FY11 

under mie iu ubt parole) and 

(Clemency) 


1194 Army inmates in military prisons in 
Kuwait, Germany, Korea, contract faciliti 
and in Federal Prisons 



* Interfaces with: 

U.S. Parole Commission 
Administrative Offices of U.S. C 
The Federal Bureau of Prisons 
DoD Corrections Council 



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DoD Correctional Facilities 



Army Review Boards Agency 

Online Resources 

• ARBA Website: http://arba.army.pentaaon.mil 

- Information on ARBA Boards 

- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers; ABCMR Applicant's 
Guide 

- Application Procedures and printable DD Form 149 and DD Form 
293 

- ONLINE APPLICATION!! 

• Online Application: fittp://actson//ne.ariTiy.fm7 

- Apply electronically to ABCMR and ADRB 

- Guides applicants through the process and provides helps 

- Signature page is printed at the end of the online application, 

signed and mailed with supporting documents 

- Applicants can check application status online using the Internet 

• ARBA Case Tracking System (ACTS) 

- Case tracking and management 

• ARBA Intranet - Shareportal 

- Single source for ARBA staff resources and information 

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Army Review Boards 


Serving Soldiers, Veterans, and their 

Families, 

with Justice, Equity, and Compassion 


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