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Serving Soldiers, Veterans, and their 

Families, 

with Justice, Equity, and Compassion 


Mission and Functions 



> The Army Review Boards Agency (ARBA) in 
Arlington, Virginia decides over 23,800 
administrative cases annually for the Secretary of 
the Army through its 14 component boards for 
Soldiers, Veterans, and their Families with justice, 
equity, and compassion in order to maintain 
trust with the American people. 

> ARBA is authorized 135 personnel (119 civilians and 
16 military) 

with 157 DA senior civilian volunteer board 
members for the 

Army Board for Correction of Military Records 
(ABCMR). 

> Makes decisions based on the individual merits of 
each case. 

> Presents decisions in a clear and concise response 


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ARBA Principles 



Trust is the bedrock upon which we ground our 
relationship with the American people. Trust reflects 
the confidence and faith that the American peopie have 
in the Army to effectiveiy and ethicaiiy serve the 
nation, whiie resting easy that the Army is no threat to 

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reporting to the 

Secretary of the Army, ARBA assists in self- 
regulating the Army to maîntaîn trust with 
Soldiers, Veterans, their Families and 
ultimately the American people. 

> Applies Army Values and Regulations 
consistently across the Army in board 
decisions. 

> Every applicant's issues are analyzed and 
reviewed in a fair, objective manner. 

> Treats aii applicants with dignity and respect. 


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Army Values 
Loyalty 
Duty 
Respect 
Selfless 
Service 
Honor 
Integrity 
Personal 


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FY 14 Priorities 



> Meet and exceed Congressional Mandate for case 
Processing time (90% within 10 months - 100% 
within 18 months) 

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

> Proactively pursue legislative and regulatory 
changes to improve our service to customers 

> Continuous business process analysis and 
improvements 

> Trend analysis of cases and systemic corrective 
actions 

> Outreach and responsiveness to Congress, Veterans' 
Organizations, and Army Commands 

> National Re-accreditation of Clemency and Parole 4 

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ARMY REVIEW BOARDS AGENCY 


Corrections/ 
Law Enforoement 
Oversight 


ACPB Analyst 
Division 


Secretary of the Army 


Asststant Secretary of the Army 
(Manpcwer and Reserve Affairs) 


Case Management 
Division 


— Screening Team 


_ Promuigatlon 


DASA (Review Boards) 
Director, Army Review Boards 
Agency (ARBA) 



Chalrman ACPB / 
Director 
Support Staff 


Operations _ 


Information 

Technology 


Training 


Congressional and 
Special Actions 


— Budget/Logistics 


Human Resources 


Medical Advisor 


Director 

ABCMR 


ABCMR 

Analysts Division 


Senior 

Legal Advisor 


Director 

MRB 


MRB 

COLsfSGMs 


MRB Analyst 
Team 


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ARBA Boards 



> Army Board for Correction of Military Records (ABCMR) 

> Army Discharge Review Board (ADRB)" 

> Army Grade Determination Review Board (AGDRB) 

> Army Board of Review for Eliminations (ABRE) 

> Army Ad Hoc Board (AAHB) Military Review 

> Army Active Duty Board (OTRA Officer£Ţ , (AA0Bprds 

> Army Special Review Board (ASRB) - evaluatftMfiB) 

> DA Suitability Evaluation Board (DASEII) 

> DA Conscientious Objector Review Boa^d (DACORB) 

> Army Physical Disability Appeal Board (APDAB) 

> Army Physical Disability Review Board (APDRB) 

> Army Disability Rating Review Board (ADRRB) 

> Interment, Inurnment, & Memorialization Review Board 
(IIMRB) 

> Army Clemency and Parole Board (ACPB) 

■ (Army Decision Authority for DoD Physical Disability 
Board of Review (PDBR)) 6 


Procedural Highlights - Most 

Boards 

1. Soldîer/Veteran/Family Member submits an 
application: 

* Applicant bears the burden of proof 

* Must exhaust other administrative remedies 

2. ARBA Staff analyzes the case: 

* Presumption of administrative regularity 

* Boards are not investigative bodies 

* Assembles facts from military records, advisory 
opinions, 

applicant's supporting evidence, 
regulations, and laws 

* Some cases are administratively closed if there 
are no 

records, case is not appropriate for Board 
review, or 

issue can be corrected administratively 

3. Staff analysis and case materials are submitted to 
a Board for consideration and vote 



Army Board for Correction of Military 

Board of 3 DA Senior Civilians 


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> The hîghest administrative board in the Army 
established by Title 10, 

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Awards "Supreme Court 

Separations 

Promotions 

Retirements 

Disabilities 

Evaluation Reports 

Pay and Allowances 

Survivor Benefit Plans 

Homes of Record 

Titling Decisions 

Clemency Petitions 

Memoranda of 

Reprimând 




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Army Discharge Review Board 


Board of 5 Colonels/Lieutenant 

Colonels 


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Established by Title 10, U. 5. Code, section 1553 to 
review discharges of 
former Soldiers: 

- For propriety and equity 

- 15-year statute of limitations 

- Excludes General Court Marţial disch 

and disability separations 

Procedures include: 

- Personal appearance and records rev 

- Priority Processing for Army diagnos 


on the Board 


> Factors commonly considered by the Board: 

- Propriety: due process, limited use 

- Equity: characterization te 
PTSD contributed 




Other Military Review Boards 



Board of 3 Colonels / Sergeants Major 


> Army Special Review Board 

(ASRB) 

- Enlisted Evaluation Appeals 
- Officer Evaluation 
Appeals 


173 Enlisted 
Cases 
111 Officer 
Cases 

520 Cases in 
FY13 


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I Board of 3 Colonels, 1 Attorney, and 1 

Chaplain 

DACpjTscigntioiJS Objector Review 

o ard 1 (PAC ORB) 


Category 1-0 = separation 
Category 1-A-O = reassignment 


to non-combatant duties 



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Grade Determination & Officer 

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Board of 3 Colonels or General 

Offîcers 


> Army Grade Determination Review Board 

Determines hîghest grade în which a member 
served satisfactorily: 

- Enlîsted Soldîers/warrant Office 
servîng 

30 total years on active and 

- Officer grade at time of retirement 

- At separation for disability 



>Army Board of Review for Eliminations 

Reviews records and briefs of officc~~ 1 

been 

recommended for elimination for 

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substandard performance by Boards of Inquiry in 
the field 

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125 Cases 
FY13 


Determination & Officer Separation Boar 


Board of 3 
Colonels 


> Army Ad Hoc Board 

- Officer resîgnations for the good of the 
service 


in lieu of general court-martial 

- Resignations/discharges in lieu of 
elimination 

- Probationary officer eliminatior 


281 Cases 
FY13 


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Disability Boards 



Board of 3 Colonels / Lieutenant Colonels (1-2 

Medical Corps) 

> Army Knysicai uisamiity Appeai poara iakuabi 

Adjudicates disability ratings given active duty 
Soldiers in the 

disability pipeline referred from the Physical Disability 
Agency (PDA) 

> Army Physical Disability Review Board (APDRB) 

Reviews claims by Soldiers retired or released from 
active duty 

without pay for physical disability; 15 year statue of 
limitation 


> Army Disability Rating Review Board (ADRRB) 

Hears petitions from retired Sold^^ 
five years) Total = 4 Cases in 

for relief pertaining to percentag FY13 

disability 


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Disability Boards 


DASA (Review Boards) is the Decision Authority 
for Army Case Recommendations from the 
DoD Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) 


^ Service members who were medically separated 
between 11 September 2001 
and 31 December 2009, with a combined disability 
rating of 20% or less 

and not found eligible for retirement. 

> PDBR staffed by medical and board members from all 
Services 

> Administrative support for the PDBR provided by US Air 
Force 

> US Army PDA takes corrective 
DASA(RB) 


i Total = 1,052 Cases 
in FY13 


> 2,082 cases to date 


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my Clemency and Parole Board (ACPB) 


Mission: 

> Make independent, imparţial 
decisions and recommendations 
for 

Army prisoners eligible for 
Parole (10 USC 952), Clemency 
(10 USC 953), Mandatory 
Supervised Release 
(DoDI 1325.07), Restoration to 
Duty, and 

transfer to the Federal Bureau of 
Prisons. 

> In coordination with Federal, 
State, and 

local law enforcement and 
corrections 

partners - promote public safety. 



1 Civilian Chair, 

3 Colonels/Lt Colonels/Sr 
Civilians, 1 Legal 
Advisor 
995 Casesln 

FY13 


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Online Resources 


> ARBA Website: http://arba.army.pentagon.mil 

- Information on ARBA Boards and applîcant 
procedures 

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

- Printable DD Form 149 (ABCMR) and DD Form 293 
(ADRB) 

- ONLINE APPLICATION for ABCMR and ADRB!! 

> Online Application: http://actsonline.army.mil 

- 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 to ARBA with supporting 
documents 

- Applicants can check application status online 


> ARBA Case Tracking System (ACTS) 

- Case tracking and management 


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Serving Soldiers, Veterans, and their 

Families, 

with Justice, Equity, and Compassion 


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