Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flags)
Headquarters Department of the Army Washington, DC 23 December 2004
SUMMARY of CHANGE
AR 600–8–2 Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flags) This rapid action revision, dated 23 December 2004-o Changes MILPERCEN to AHRC-Alexandria throughout the regulation except for figures 2-1 through 2-3 where MILPERCEN is changed to DCS, G-1. Identifies proponent and exception authority. Deletes wartime standards of service (para 1-9). Re-titles paragraph 1-10 as Standards of Service. Clarifies that initiation of suspension of favorable personnel action is mandatory when an investigation (formal or informal) is initiated on a soldier by military or civilian authorities (para 1-11). Clarifies requirement for non-transferable Flags (para 1-12). States that suspension of favorable personnel actions directed at soldiers who are on a centralized promotion list may be closed out only by HQDA (paras 1-12a(2), 1-12a(3), 1-12a(6), and 1-12c). Flags soldiers who are command referred to the Army Substance Abuse Program (para 1-13e). Clarifies actions requiring transferable flags (para 1-13). Directs the entering of additional information of DA Form 268 for soldiers on a HQDA promotion list (table 2-4, step 12). Revises provisions regarding retaining beyond expiration term of service, expiration of service agreement, or mandatory release date (chap 2, sec V). Modifies tables 3-1 and 3-2 (paras 3-9a and 3-9b).
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This regulation, dated 30 October 1987-o Is one of a series of regulations being developed as part of the new military personnel publications architecture prescribed in AR 600-8, Military Personnel Operations. Is a completly redesigned presentation of the flagging system. Incorporates all information previously printed in AR 600-31, Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions. Employs elements of the new Army writing... [continues]
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