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Qualified Duty Status

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The period in which an RC Service member is: On active duty (AD) or full-time National Guard duty (FTNGD) for more than 30 days; Performing AD or FTNGD for 30 days or less; Performing inactive duty training (IDT); Performing funeral honors ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Prior Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

When a Service member has previous military service and reenlists in a Regular or Reserve Component of a Military Service after a break in active duty or reserve duty.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Claims Agents

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An individual recognized by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs as an agent for the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims under applicable laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Disability

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A medical impairment, mental disease, or physical defect which is severe enough to interfere with the Service member’s ability to adequately perform his or her duties, regardless of assignment or geographic location. A medical impairment ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability | Disability

Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The DOD mechanism for determining fitness for duty, separation, or retirement of Service members because of disability in accordance with Chapter 61 of Title 10, U.S.C.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System

Retention Standards

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Guidelines that establish medical conditions or physical defects that could render a Service member unfit for further military service and may be cause for referral of the Service member into the disability evaluation system (DES).

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

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Retention Standards

Retention Control Point

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The number of years a Service member may serve at a particular rank.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Medical Impairment Condition

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Any disease or residual of an injury that results in a lessening or weakening of the capacity of the body or its parts to perform normally, according to accepted medical principles.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Multi-Disciplinary Briefing (MDB)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A briefing that consists of information from, at a minimum, physical evaluation board liaison officer (PEBLOs), military services coordinators (MSCs), and government legal counsel, and establishes service member expectations; prepares service ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Disability Advisory Council

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A Department of Defense (DOD) only group that evaluates Disability Evaluation System (DES) functions, identifies best practices, addresses inconsistencies in policy, discusses inconsistencies in law, addresses problems and issues in the ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Disability Advisory Council | Disability Advisory Council | Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System | Disability Evaluation System

Medical Evaluation Board (MEB)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

For Service members entering the disability evaluation system, the MEB conducts the medical evaluation on conditions that potentially affect the Service member’s fitness for duty. The MEB documents the Service member’s medical ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Proximate Result

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A permanent disability the result of, arising from, or connected with active duty, annual training, active duty for training, or IDT, to include travel to and from such duty or remaining overnight between successive periods of IDT. The ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Presumption

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An inference of the truth of a proposition or fact reached through a process of reasoning and based on the existence of other facts. Matters that are presumed need no proof to support them, but may be rebutted by evidence to the contrary.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Elective Surgery

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Surgery that is not essential, especially surgery to correct a condition that is not life-threatening; surgery that is not required for survival.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Period of Active Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A period of time in which a Service member serves on active duty.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)
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