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Title 32Subtitle AChapter ISubchapter MPart 217 → §217.5


Title 32: National Defense
PART 217—SERVICE ACADEMIES


§217.5   Responsibilities.

(a) The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)):

(1) Serves as the DoD focal point for matters affecting the academies.

(2) Provides DoD oversight and management of the academies.

(b) Under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(P&R), the ASD(M&RA):

(1) Serves as the OUSD(P&R) focal point for matters affecting the academies and resolves matters of conflict that may arise among the Military Departments.

(2) Assesses and monitors academy operations to ensure cost-effective employment of resources in the accomplishment of the academies' mission.

(3) Develops policy and provides guidance for DoD oversight and management of the academies.

(4) Develops overall DoD policy and provides guidance for the conduct and administration of a uniform academy disenrollment policy.

(5) Approves or disapproves requests to exceed the foreign student limitation from a single country provision in §217.6(d)(2).

(6) Approves or disapproves requests to release a cadet or midshipman prior to the completion of 2 years of active service.

(c) Under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(P&R), the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)) establishes medical standards for applicants to the academies that are applied through the DoD Medical Examination Review Board, according to DoD Directive 5154.25E, “DoD Medical Examination Review Board” (available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/515425e.pdf).

(d) The Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD(P)):

(1) Oversees the management of admission vacancies for foreign students.

(2) Designates countries from which foreign students may be selected.

(3) Issues implementing guidance as necessary, including waiver of tuition or fees reimbursement either wholly or partially for management of admission vacancies for foreign students.

(e) The USD(C)/CFO establishes and publishes the tuition rate for foreign students.

(f) Under the authority, direction, and control of the USD(C)/CFO and with the coordination of the superintendents of the academies, the Director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), is responsible for billing and collecting reimbursements due to the academies for foreign students, except when those reimbursements have been waived by the USD(P).

(g) The IG DoD evaluates programs, as set forth in DoD Directive 5106.01, “Inspector General of the Department of Defense” (available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/510601p.pdf) and 5 U.S.C. Appendix (also known as and referred to in this part as the “Inspector General Act of 1978,” as amended).

(h) The Secretaries of the Military Departments:

(1) Establish and maintain a military academy pursuant to 10 U.S.C. chapters 33, 47, 61, 403, 603, and 903 and 10 U.S.C. 702 and 2005 and this part. 10 U.S.C. chapter 47 is also known and referred to in this part as “The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ),” as amended.

(2) Ensure appropriate oversight and management of the academies.

(3) Develop quantified performance goals and measures, linked with the schools' mission statements to annually evaluate the performance of the academies and preparatory schools.

(4) Prescribe a written agreement when providing an academy appointment to U.S. candidates who agree to conditions in §217.6(f) and are otherwise qualified.

(5) Prescribe regulations on:

(i) A breach of a cadet's or midshipman's “agreement to serve” for the purpose of ordering that individual to active duty.

(ii) Procedures for determining whether such a breach has occurred.

(iii) Standards for determining the period of time for which a person may be ordered to serve on active duty according to §217.6(j). (See also 10 U.S.C. 4348(c), 6959(c), and 9348(c).

(6) Work with the Director, DFAS, to establish and maintain jointly developed, uniform accounting procedures for determining the cost of education at their respective academies. These procedures must be consistent with Chapter 6 of Volume 11A of DoD 7000.14-R, “Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation” (available at http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume__11a.pdf) and DoD Instruction 5010.40, “Managers' Internal Control (MIC) Program Procedures” (available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/501040p.pdf). A standard method for computing reimbursement of the cost of education will be in these procedures and accounts receivable will be recorded as follows:

(i) Establish an accounts receivable for the cost of education when a cadet or midshipman disenrolls or is disenrolled from an academy.

(ii) Reduce the accounts receivable proportionately to the period of active duty served by the disenrolled cadets or midshipmen.

(7) Prescribe the repayment procedures of an individual's outstanding debt so that the total amount due—based on 37 U.S.C. 303a, monthly repayment schedules, repayment method, and other information—clearly will be explained in writing to the debtor.

(8) Ensure that proper credit management and debt collection procedures are followed pursuant to chapters 28-32 of Volume 5, and chapters 38 and 50 of Volume 7A of DoD 7000.14-R (available at http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume__05.pdf and http://comptroller.defense.gov/Portals/45/documents/fmr/Volume__07a.pdf), to include prescribing repayment procedures of an individual's outstanding academy financial obligation.

(9) Develop an organizational capability to collect, maintain, and submit information on resources in support of an academy, the academy preparatory school, and any other associated training programs.

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