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Title 32Subtitle AChapter VISubchapter CPart 724 → Subpart C


Title 32: National Defense
PART 724—NAVAL DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARD


Subpart C—Director, Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards and President Naval Discharge Review Board; Responsibilities in Support of the Naval Discharge Review Board


Contents
§724.301   Mission.
§724.302   Functions: Director, Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards.
§724.303   Functions: President, Naval Discharge Review Board.
§724.304   Responsibility for Department of the Navy support of the Naval Discharge Review Board.
§724.305   Functions of the CMC and CNO.
§724.306   Functions of the Commander, Naval Medical Command.
§724.307   Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

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§724.301   Mission.

To administer and supervise assigned boards and councils within the Department of the Navy.

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§724.302   Functions: Director, Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards.

(a) Make recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy regarding organization, tasking and resources of the NDRB and its associated administrative support.

(b) Submit recommendations to the Secretary of the Navy regarding policy and procedures for discharge review.

(c) Provide administrative and clerical support for NDRB.

(d) Inform the Secretary of the Navy of matters of interest to him.

(e) Maintain a system of records, including as a minimum:

(1) Records specified for the NDRB as stipulated in the procedures prescribed in subpart H of this Manual.

(2) Records required for the administration of military and civilian personnel.

(3) Files of correspondence received and issued.

(f) Establish billet/position assignment criteria for the NDRB.

(g) Propose to the Secretary of the Navy, changes to this instruction.

(h) Issue requisite precepts and remove or add members to the NDRB from personnel detailed to serve on the Secretary of the Navy Council of Review Boards, or from personnel otherwise made available.

[50 FR 10943, Mar. 19, 1985, as amended at 75 FR 747, Jan. 6, 2010]

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§724.303   Functions: President, Naval Discharge Review Board.

(a) Exercise primary cognizance within the Department of the Navy for matters relating to discharge review.

(b) Supervise and direct the activities of the NDRB.

(c) Maintain appropriate liaison with discharge review activities in other services (use Army Discharge Review Board as focal point for service coordination).

(d) Maintain coordination with the Commandant of the Marine Corps (Code M) and the Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command in matters associated with discharge review.

(e) In conformance with SECNAVINST 5211.5 series, protect the privacy of individuals in connection with discharge review.

(f) Assure that NDRB functions are administered in accordance with the appropriate Secretary of the Navy instructions dealing with privacy and access to information.

(g) Convene the NDRB as authorized by the Secretary of the Navy.

(h) Direct the movement of the NDRB Traveling Panel(s) on the basis of regional hearing requests.

(i) Monitor the performance of the naval discharge review system. Make recommendations for changes and improvements. Take action to avoid delays in processing of individual discharge review actions.

(j) Provide NDRB inputs for the maintenance of a public reading file and maintain associated NDRB indexes updated quarterly.

[50 FR 10943, Mar. 19, 1985, as amended at 75 FR 747, Jan. 6, 2010]

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§724.304   Responsibility for Department of the Navy support of the Naval Discharge Review Board.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps; Commander, Naval Military Personnel Command; Commander, Naval Reserve Force; Commander, Naval Medical Command; and chiefs of other bureaus and offices of the Department of the Navy shall provide support, as requested, to the Naval discharge review process.

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§724.305   Functions of the CMC and CNO.

In the case of Navy, CNMPC, under the CNP, shall discharge responsibilities of the CNO.

(a) Provide and facilitate access by the NDRB to service/health records and other data associated with performance of duty of applicants.

(b) Advise the NDRB of developments in personnel management which may have a bearing on discharge review judgments.

(c) Implement the discharge review decisions of the NDRB and those of higher authority within respective areas of cognizance.

(d) Include the record of NDRB proceedings as a permanent part of the service record of the applicant in each case.

(e) Where appropriate, recommend cases for the NDRB to review on its own motion.

(f) Provide qualified personnel as NDRB members, recorders and administrative staff.

(g) Establish administrative procedures to ensure that if a member is separated from the Navy or the Marine Corps under other than fully honorable conditions, the member is advised of:

(1) The right to a review of his or her discharge under provisions of 10 U.S.C. 1553, and

(2) The procedures for applying for such a review.

(h) Provide Navy and Marine Corps units and activities with information on the mission of the Naval Discharge Review Board through entries in appropriate personnel administration directives.

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§724.306   Functions of the Commander, Naval Medical Command.

Under the CNO the COMNAVMEDCOM shall facilitate, as required, access by the NDRB to health records of applicants.

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§724.307   Functions of the Commander, Naval Reserve Force.

In the case of Navy, the COMNAVRESFOR shall discharge the responsibilities of the CNO—

(a) Upon request and within available resources, provide qualified inactive duty reservists to serve as members of the NDRB.

(b) Upon request, provide appropriate accommodations to the NDRB Traveling Panels for purposes of conducting reviews at Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Centers and aviation facilities.

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