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Download as PDF 9456 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations the human environment. Therefore, neither an environmental assessment nor an environmental impact statement is required. This rule does not meet the definition of ‘‘rule’’ in 5 U.S.C. 804(3)(A) because it is a rule of ‘‘particular applicability.’’ Therefore, it is not subject to the congressional review requirements in 5 U.S.C. 801–808. List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 520 Animal drugs. I Therefore, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and redelegated to the Center for Veterinary Medicine, 21 CFR part 520 is amended as follows: PART 520—ORAL DOSAGE FORM NEW ANIMAL DRUGS 1. The authority citation for 21 CFR part 520 continues to read as follows: I Authority: 21 U.S.C. 360b. 2. In § 520.1195, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) to read as follows: I § 520.1195 Ivermectin liquid. * * * * * (b) * * * (1) Nos. 050604, 054925, and 059130 for use of product described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section as in paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (e)(1)(ii)(A), and (e)(1)(iii) of this section. (2) Nos. 058005 and 058829 for use of product described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section as in paragraphs (e)(1)(i), (e)(1)(ii)(B), and (e)(1)(iii) of this section. * * * * * Dated: February 11, 2008. Bernadette Dunham, Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine. [FR Doc. E8–3266 Filed 2–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S Department of the Air Force 32 CFR Part 903 [Docket No. USAF–2007–0001] RIN 0701–AA72 Air Force Academy Preparatory School DoD, USAF. Final rule. AGENCY: ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES SUMMARY: This final rule tells how to apply for the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. It also explains the procedures for selection, disenrollment, and assignment. This rule has been VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Executive Order 12866, ‘‘Regulatory Planning and Review’’ It has been determined that 32 CFR part 903 is not a significant regulatory action. This rule does not: (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or communities; (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an action taken or planned by another agency; (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, user fees, or loan programs, or the rights and obligations of the recipients thereof; or (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal mandates, the President’s priorities, or the principles set forth in this Executive Order. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Sec. 202, Pub. L. 104–4) It has been certified the 32 CFR part 903 does not contain a Federal Mandate that may result in the expenditure by State, local and tribal governments, in aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 million or more in any one year. Public Law 96–354, ‘‘Regulatory Flexibility Act’’ (5 U.S.C. 601) It has been determined that this rule is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601) because it would not, if promulgated, have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ACTION: updated to identify USAFA’s revised mission statement, new selection criteria and updates of associated Air Force Instructions. DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective March 24, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Scotty Ashley at (703) 695–3594, scotty.Ashley@pentagon.af.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2007 (72 FR 10436–10438). No comments were received. Public Law 95–511, ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act’’ (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) It has been certified that 32 CFR part 903 does not impose any reporting or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Federalism (Executive Order 13132) It has been certified that 32 CFR part 903 does not have federalism PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 implications, as set forth in Executive Order 13132. This rule does not have substantial direct effects on: (1) The States; (2) The relationship between the National Government and the States; or (3) The distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 903 Military academy; Military personnel. Therefore, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, 32 CFR part 903 is revised to read as follows: I PART 903—AIR FORCE ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL Sec. 903.1 Mission and responsibilities. 903.2 Eligibility requirements. 903.3 Selection criteria. 903.4 Application process and procedures. 903.5 Reserve enlistment procedures. 903.6 Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates at the preparatory school. 903.7 Reassignment of cadet candidates who graduate from the Preparatory School with an appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). 903.8 Cadet candidate disenrollment. 903.9 Cadet records and reassignment forms. 903.10 Information collections, records, and forms or information management tools. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 10 U.S.C. 8013, and 10 U.S.C. 9331 unless otherwise noted). Note: This part is derived from AFI 36– 2021, September 12, 2006. Part 806 of this chapter states the basic policies and instructions governing the disclosure of records and tells members of the public what they must do to inspect or obtain copies of the material referenced herein. § 903.1 Mission and responsibilities. (a) Mission. To motivate, prepare, and evaluate selected candidates in an educational, military, moral, and physical environment, to perform successfully and enhance diversity at USAFA. (b) Responsibilities: (1) Superintendent, USAFA (HQ USAFA/CC). Ensures adequate oversight of HQ USAFA/PL activities, administration, and resources. Means of oversight include but are not limited to: (i) United States Air Force Academy Instruction (USAFAI) 36–3502, USAFA Assessment Board. (ii) The Preparatory School Advisory Committee, as established in USAFAI 36–2013, Superintendent’s Preparatory School Advisory Committee of the USAF Academy Preparatory School. (iii) Annual Assessment, as established in Department of Defense E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations (DoD) Directive 1322.22, Service Academies. (iv) Audits, Eagle Looks, and Unit Compliance Inspections. (v) Special reviews and investigations as directed by HQ USAF. (vi) USAFA Board of Visitors (BoV). (2) HQ USAFA/PL Commander: (i) Ensures the education and training programs satisfy the school’s mission. (ii) Informs HQ USAFA/RR of candidates’ names, including essential categories, when each class enters. (iii) Administers the disenrollment process. Notifies the Headquarters USAFA Superintendent (HQ USAFA/ CC), and HQ USAFA/RR of all disenrollments. (iv) Responsible, along with ARPC, for administering the oath of enlistment on the date of inprocessing. The effective date of enlistment is the date the applicant took the oath. (3) Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC): (i) Receives DD Form 1966, Record of Military Processing–Armed Forces of the United States, from select candidates upon inprocessing. (ii) Reviews the DD Form 1966 for completion/acceptance. (iii) Completes the DD Form 4, Enlistment/Reenlistment Document Armed Forces of the United States, if DD Form 1966 is in order. (iv) Responsible, along with USAFA/ PL, for administering the oath of enlistment on the date of inprocessing. The effective date of enlistment is the date the applicant took the oath. (v) Publishes reserve orders placing applicant on active duty for the purpose of attending Preparatory school. Preparatory school determines the date of call to active duty (usually date administered the oath). ARPC provides copies of orders to MPF on the date of inprocessing. (4) 10th Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel (10 MSS/DPM): (i) Ensures Regular and Reserve Air Force personnel reassigned to the HQ USAFA/PL enter with the highest grade they had achieved as of their date of enrollment and retain their date of rank or effective date. (ii) Maintains records on Cadet Candidates. (iii) Processes separation orders for non-prior service members who complete the HQ USAFA/PL and accept an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy. (iv) Prepares discharge orders for nonprior service members who are disenrolled or do not accept appointment to a U.S. Service Academy. (v) Issues ID cards. (5) Headquarters USAFA Admissions (HQ USAFA/RR): VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 (i) Notifies cadet candidates of their acceptance into HQ USAFA/PL. Includes an accept-or-decline form with acceptance letter and asks cadet candidates to return the form as soon as possible. (ii) Issues ‘‘Invitation to Travel’’ letters to all accepted cadet candidates (including civilians, reservist and members of other services) inviting them to travel to the HQ USAFA/PL, enlist in the Air Force Reserve (if necessary), and attend the HQ USAFA/ PL. (iii) Sends a notice to non-selected service personnel and their servicing Military Personnel Flight (MPF). Note: The Air Force does not typically notify civilian applicants of their nonselection. (iv) Provides 10 MSS/DPMA with the name, grade, social security number, mailing address, and unit of assignment for reassignment of all applicants on Air Force active duty who are accepted into HQ USAFA/PL. (v) Sends DODMERB a data file listing all applicants that need a medical examination. DODMERB uses the data file to schedule necessary exams. (6) Unit commanders of all Regular and Reserve Component Air Force personnel applying to the HQ USAFA/ PL: (i) Review each applicant’s completed AF Form 1786, Application for Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy Under Quota Allotted to Enlisted Members of the Regular and Reserve Components of the Air Force, and determine if the applicant meets eligibility requirements. (ii) Forward an endorsement of all applicants who meet eligibility requirements, together with AF Form 1786, through the MPF to: Headquarters USAFA Admission Selections (HQ USAFA/RRS), 2304 Cadet Drive, USAF Academy CO 80840–5025. The endorsement must include a comprehensive statement of the applicant’s character, ability, and motivation to become a career officer. Verify statements in applications regarding service component, length of service, and date of birth from official records. (iii) Notify HQ USAFA/RR immediately on determining that an applicant is no longer recommended for selection to the HQ USAFA/PL. (7) Unit commanders of Regular or Reserve members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps and unit commanders of Army or Air National Guard members: (i) Accept letters of application to the HQ USAFA/PL from unit personnel. (ii) Complete an endorsement for all applicants who meet the eligibility PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 9457 requirements. Include in the endorsement a comprehensive statement of the applicant’s character, ability, and motivation to become a career officer. Verify statements in applications regarding service component, length of service, and date of birth from official records. Send the endorsement and letter of application to HQ USAFA/RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, USAF Academy CO 80840–5025. (iii) Ensure that each applicant receives a release from active duty to attend the HQ USAFA/PL before sending the endorsement. In order to facilitate the accession of a National Guard (Air or Army) member into USAFA or HQ USAFA/PL, a DD Form 368, Request for Conditional Release, or AF Form 1288, Application for Ready Reserve Assignment, should be accomplished and forwarded to the losing Military Personnel Flight (MPF) service for out-processing. Once the member has enlisted the 10 MSS/DPM will contact the losing MPF. A copy of the DD Form 4 and orders will be provided to the losing ANG MPF by fax. In turn, the losing MPF will project the member’s record in MilPDS based on the gaining PAS provided by the 10 MSS/DPM. (iv) Notify HQ USAFA/RR immediately on determining that an applicant is no longer recommended for selection to the HQ USAFA/PL. § 903.2 Eligibility requirements. (a) For admission to the HQ USAFA/ PL, applicants must be: (1) At least 17 and no more than 22 years old by 1 July of the year of admission. (2) A citizen or permanent resident of the United States able to obtain citizenship (or Secretary of Defense waiver allowed by 10 U.S.C. 532(f)) by projected commissioning date. (3) Unmarried and have no dependents. (4) Of high moral character. Applicants must have no record of Uniform Code of Military Justice convictions or civil offenses beyond minor violations; no history of drug or alcohol abuse; and no prior behaviors, activities, or associations incompatible with USAF standards. (5) Medically qualified for appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). (6) A member of the armed services or eligible to enlist in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. (b) Normally, applicants must not have previously attended college on a full-time basis or attended a U.S. Service Academy or a U.S. Service Academy Preparatory School. The E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 9458 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations Headquarters USAFA Registrar’s Office (HQ USAFA/RR) determines an applicant’s status in this regard. (c) Every applicant must be an active candidate in the USAFA admissions program, normally through one of following: (1) Nominated by a source specified in public law. (2) Identified by the USAFA as fulfilling institutional needs. (d) Members of the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard (ANG) must agree to active duty service if admitted to the HQ USAFA/PL. Admitted ANG personnel first transfer to the Air Force Reserves before leaving their place of residence and being called to active duty. (e) Regular and reserve members of the Armed Forces and the National Guard must have completed basic training. (f) Regular members of the Armed Forces must have at least 1 year retainability when they enter the HQ USAFA/PL. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES § 903.3 Selection criteria. (a) Cadet candidates for the HQ USAFA/PL are selected on the basis of demonstrated character, test scores, medical examination, prior academic record, recommendation of the organization commander (if prior service), and other similar reports or records. USAFA is authorized to make selections IAW SECAF guidance including but not limited to selection from among enlisted personnel and recruited athletes. Each applicant must: (1) Achieve satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT). (2) Take and pass a medical evaluation administered through the Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DODMERB). (3) Have an acceptable academic record as determined by HQ USAFA/ RR. Each applicant must furnish a certified transcript from each high school or civilian preparatory school attended. Applicants should send transcripts to HQ USAFA/RR, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200, USAF Academy CO 80840–5025. (4) Take the Candidate Fitness Assessment. (b) HQ USAFA/RR oversees the holistic review of each viable candidate’s record by a panel. This holistic review may include consideration of factors that would enhance diversity at USAFA, such as unique academic abilities, language skills, demonstrated leadership skills, foreign cultural knowledge, athletic VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 prowess, flying aptitude, uncommon life experiences, demonstrated moral or physical courage or other performancebased factors. (c) HQ USAFA/RR also examines reports and records that indicate an applicant’s aptitude, achievement, or ability to graduate from the HQ USAFA/ PL in the selection process. (d) HQ USAFA/RR includes Preparatory School selection guidelines in the ‘‘Criteria and Procedures for Air Force Academy Appointment, Class of 20XX’’ (Contract) and submits for Superintendent approval. (e) For members of the Armed Forces and the National Guard, HQ USAFA/RR also considers letters of recommendation from applicants’ unit commanders. § 903.4 Application process and procedures. (a) Regular and Reserve members of the Air Force must send their applications to: HQ USAFA/RR, 2304 Cadet Dr, Suite 200, USAF Academy CO 80840–5025, no later than 31 January for admission the following summer. Those otherwise nominated to the Air Force Academy must complete all steps of admissions by 15 April. (b) Regular and Reserve members of the Air Force must complete AF Form 1786 and submit it to their unit commander. (c) Regular and Reserve members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, as well as members of the National Guard, must submit a letter of application through their unit commander. (d) Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets send their applications to HQ USAFA/RR and must apply to CAP National Headquarters by 31 January for nomination. (e) HQ USAFA/RR automatically considers civilian candidates for admission who have a nomination to the USAFA, but were not selected. § 903.5 Reserve enlistment procedures. (a) Civilians admitted to the HQ USAFA/PL take the oath of enlistment on the date of their initial in-processing at the HQ USAFA/PL. Their effective date of enlistment is the date they take this oath. (b) Civilians who enlist for the purpose of attending the HQ USAFA/PL will be awarded the rank of E–1. These cadet candidates are entitled to the monthly student pay at the same rate as USAFA cadets according to United States Code Title 37, Section 203. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 § 903.6 Reassignment of Air Force Members to Become Cadet Candidates at the Preparatory School. USAFA Preparatory School Enrollment for members selected from operational Air Force: Selected Regular Air Force members at technical training schools remain there in casual status until the earliest reporting date for the HQ USAFA/PL. Students must not leave their training school without coordinating with HQ USAFA/RR. § 903.7 Reassignment of Cadet Candidates who Graduate from the Preparatory School with an Appointment to USAFA. USAFA Cadet Enrollment for Cadet Candidates who graduate from the Prepatory School with an appointment to the USAFA: (a) The Air Force releases cadet candidates entering the USAFA from active duty and reassigns them to active duty as Air Force Academy cadets, effective on their date of entry into the USAFA in accordance with one of these authorities: (1) The Department of Air Force letter entitled Members of the Armed Forces Appointed to a Service Academy, 8 July 1957. (2) Title 10, United States Code, Sections 516 and 523. Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36–3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen. (b) The Air Force discharges active Reserve cadet candidates who enlisted for the purpose of attending the HQ USAFA/PL in accordance with AFI 36– 3208 and reassigns them to active duty as Air Force Academy cadets, effective on their date of entry into the USAFA. § 903.8 Cadet candidate disenrollment. (a) In accordance with AFI 36–3208, the Commander, HQ USAFA/PL, may disenroll a student who: (1) Fails to meet and maintain HQ USAFA/PL educational, military, character, or physical fitness standards. (2) Fails to demonstrate adaptability and suitability for participation in USAFA educational, military, character, or physical training programs. (3) Displays unsatisfactory conduct. (4) Fails to meet statutory requirements for admission to the USAFA, for example: (i) Marriage or acquiring legal dependents. (ii) Medical disqualification. (iii) Refusal to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces. (5) Requests disenrollment. (b) The HQ USAFA/PL commander may also disenroll a student when it is determined that the student’s retention E:\FR\FM\21FER1.SGM 21FER1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2008 / Rules and Regulations is not in the best interest of the Government. (c) The military personnel flight (10 MSS/DPM) processes Regular Air Force members for reassignment if: (1) They are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL. (2) They fail to obtain or accept an appointment to a U.S. Service Academy. (d) The Air Force reassigns Air Force Reserve cadet candidates who are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL or who fail to obtain or accept an appointment to an U.S. Service Academy in either of two ways under AFI 36–3208: (1) Discharges them from the United States Air Force without any further military obligation if they were called to active duty solely to attend the HQ USAFA/PL. (2) Releases them from active duty and reassigns them to the Air Force Reserve Personnel Center if they were released from Reserve units to attend the HQ USAFA/PL. (e) The National Guard (Army or Air Force) releases cadet candidates from active duty and reassigns them to their State Adjutant General. (f) The Air Force reassigns Regular and Reserve personnel from other Services back to their unit of origin to complete any prior service obligation if: (1) They are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL. (2) They fail to obtain or accept an appointment to the USAFA. § 903.9 forms. Cadet records and reassignment (a) Headquarters USAFA Cadet Personnel (HQ USAFA/DPY) maintains records of cadet candidates who enter the USAFA until they are commissioned or disenrolled. (b) 10 MSS/DPM will send records of Regular Air Force personnel who enter one of the other Service Academies to HQ Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) for processing. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with RULES § 903.10 Information Collections, Records, and Forms or Information Management Tools (IMTS). (a) Information Collections. No information collections are created by this publication. (b) Records. Ensure that all records created as a result of processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance with AFMAN 37–123, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance with the Air Force Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at https:// webrims.amc.af.mil. (c) Forms or IMTs (Adopted and Prescribed). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:36 Feb 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 (1) Adopted Forms or IMTs: AF IMT 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication. 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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Air Force

32 CFR Part 903

[Docket No. USAF-2007-0001]
RIN 0701-AA72


Air Force Academy Preparatory School

AGENCY: DoD, USAF.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This final rule tells how to apply for the Air Force Academy 
Preparatory School. It also explains the procedures for selection, 
disenrollment, and assignment. This rule has been updated to identify 
USAFA's revised mission statement, new selection criteria and updates 
of associated Air Force Instructions.

DATES: Effective Date: This rule is effective March 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Scotty Ashley at (703) 695-3594, 
scotty.Ashley@pentagon.af.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed rule was published in the 
Federal Register on July 12, 2007 (72 FR 10436-10438). No comments were 
received.

Executive Order 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review''

    It has been determined that 32 CFR part 903 is not a significant 
regulatory action. This rule does not:
    (1) Have an annual effect on the economy of $100 million or more or 
adversely affect in a material way the economy, a sector of the 
economy, productivity, competition, jobs, the environment, public 
health or safety, or state, local, or tribal governments or 
communities;
    (2) Create a serious inconsistency or otherwise interfere with an 
action taken or planned by another agency;
    (3) Materially alter the budgetary impact of entitlements, grants, 
user fees, or loan programs, or the rights and obligations of the 
recipients thereof; or
    (4) Raise novel legal or policy issues arising out of legal 
mandates, the President's priorities, or the principles set forth in 
this Executive Order.

Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Sec. 202, Pub. L. 104-4)

    It has been certified the 32 CFR part 903 does not contain a 
Federal Mandate that may result in the expenditure by State, local and 
tribal governments, in aggregate, or by the private sector, of $100 
million or more in any one year.

Public Law 96-354, ``Regulatory Flexibility Act'' (5 U.S.C. 601)

    It has been determined that this rule is not subject to the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601) because it would not, if 
promulgated, have a significant economic impact on a substantial number 
of small entities.

Public Law 95-511, ``Paperwork Reduction Act'' (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35)

    It has been certified that 32 CFR part 903 does not impose any 
reporting or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Federalism (Executive Order 13132)

    It has been certified that 32 CFR part 903 does not have federalism 
implications, as set forth in Executive Order 13132. This rule does not 
have substantial direct effects on:
    (1) The States;
    (2) The relationship between the National Government and the 
States; or
    (3) The distribution of power and responsibilities among the 
various levels of government.

List of Subjects in 32 CFR Part 903

    Military academy; Military personnel.


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Therefore, for the reasons set forth in the preamble, 32 CFR part 903 
is revised to read as follows:

PART 903--AIR FORCE ACADEMY PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Sec.
903.1 Mission and responsibilities.
903.2 Eligibility requirements.
903.3 Selection criteria.
903.4 Application process and procedures.
903.5 Reserve enlistment procedures.
903.6 Reassignment of Air Force members to become cadet candidates 
at the preparatory school.
903.7 Reassignment of cadet candidates who graduate from the 
Preparatory School with an appointment to U.S. Air Force Academy 
(USAFA).
903.8 Cadet candidate disenrollment.
903.9 Cadet records and reassignment forms.
903.10 Information collections, records, and forms or information 
management tools.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 10 U.S.C. 8013, and 10 U.S.C. 9331 
unless otherwise noted).

    Note: This part is derived from AFI 36-2021, September 12, 2006. 
Part 806 of this chapter states the basic policies and instructions 
governing the disclosure of records and tells members of the public 
what they must do to inspect or obtain copies of the material 
referenced herein.

Sec.  903.1  Mission and responsibilities.

    (a) Mission. To motivate, prepare, and evaluate selected candidates 
in an educational, military, moral, and physical environment, to 
perform successfully and enhance diversity at USAFA.
    (b) Responsibilities:
    (1) Superintendent, USAFA (HQ USAFA/CC). Ensures adequate oversight 
of HQ USAFA/PL activities, administration, and resources. Means of 
oversight include but are not limited to:
    (i) United States Air Force Academy Instruction (USAFAI) 36-3502, 
USAFA Assessment Board.
    (ii) The Preparatory School Advisory Committee, as established in 
USAFAI 36-2013, Superintendent's Preparatory School Advisory Committee 
of the USAF Academy Preparatory School.
    (iii) Annual Assessment, as established in Department of Defense

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(DoD) Directive 1322.22, Service Academies.
    (iv) Audits, Eagle Looks, and Unit Compliance Inspections.
    (v) Special reviews and investigations as directed by HQ USAF.
    (vi) USAFA Board of Visitors (BoV).
    (2) HQ USAFA/PL Commander:
    (i) Ensures the education and training programs satisfy the 
school's mission.
    (ii) Informs HQ USAFA/RR of candidates' names, including essential 
categories, when each class enters.
    (iii) Administers the disenrollment process. Notifies the 
Headquarters USAFA Superintendent (HQ USAFA/CC), and HQ USAFA/RR of all 
disenrollments.
    (iv) Responsible, along with ARPC, for administering the oath of 
enlistment on the date of inprocessing. The effective date of 
enlistment is the date the applicant took the oath.
    (3) Air Reserve Personnel Center (ARPC):
    (i) Receives DD Form 1966, Record of Military Processing-Armed 
Forces of the United States, from select candidates upon inprocessing.
    (ii) Reviews the DD Form 1966 for completion/acceptance.
    (iii) Completes the DD Form 4, Enlistment/Reenlistment Document 
Armed Forces of the United States, if DD Form 1966 is in order.
    (iv) Responsible, along with USAFA/PL, for administering the oath 
of enlistment on the date of inprocessing. The effective date of 
enlistment is the date the applicant took the oath.
    (v) Publishes reserve orders placing applicant on active duty for 
the purpose of attending Preparatory school. Preparatory school 
determines the date of call to active duty (usually date administered 
the oath). ARPC provides copies of orders to MPF on the date of 
inprocessing.
    (4) 10th Mission Support Squadron Military Personnel (10 MSS/DPM):
    (i) Ensures Regular and Reserve Air Force personnel reassigned to 
the HQ USAFA/PL enter with the highest grade they had achieved as of 
their date of enrollment and retain their date of rank or effective 
date.
    (ii) Maintains records on Cadet Candidates.
    (iii) Processes separation orders for non-prior service members who 
complete the HQ USAFA/PL and accept an appointment to a U.S. Service 
Academy.
    (iv) Prepares discharge orders for non-prior service members who 
are disenrolled or do not accept appointment to a U.S. Service Academy.
    (v) Issues ID cards.
    (5) Headquarters USAFA Admissions (HQ USAFA/RR):
    (i) Notifies cadet candidates of their acceptance into HQ USAFA/PL. 
Includes an accept-or-decline form with acceptance letter and asks 
cadet candidates to return the form as soon as possible.
    (ii) Issues ``Invitation to Travel'' letters to all accepted cadet 
candidates (including civilians, reservist and members of other 
services) inviting them to travel to the HQ USAFA/PL, enlist in the Air 
Force Reserve (if necessary), and attend the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (iii) Sends a notice to non-selected service personnel and their 
servicing Military Personnel Flight (MPF). Note: The Air Force does not 
typically notify civilian applicants of their non-selection.
    (iv) Provides 10 MSS/DPMA with the name, grade, social security 
number, mailing address, and unit of assignment for reassignment of all 
applicants on Air Force active duty who are accepted into HQ USAFA/PL.
    (v) Sends DODMERB a data file listing all applicants that need a 
medical examination. DODMERB uses the data file to schedule necessary 
exams.
    (6) Unit commanders of all Regular and Reserve Component Air Force 
personnel applying to the HQ USAFA/PL:
    (i) Review each applicant's completed AF Form 1786, Application for 
Appointment to the United States Air Force Academy Under Quota Allotted 
to Enlisted Members of the Regular and Reserve Components of the Air 
Force, and determine if the applicant meets eligibility requirements.
    (ii) Forward an endorsement of all applicants who meet eligibility 
requirements, together with AF Form 1786, through the MPF to: 
Headquarters USAFA Admission Selections (HQ USAFA/RRS), 2304 Cadet 
Drive, USAF Academy CO 80840-5025. The endorsement must include a 
comprehensive statement of the applicant's character, ability, and 
motivation to become a career officer. Verify statements in 
applications regarding service component, length of service, and date 
of birth from official records.
    (iii) Notify HQ USAFA/RR immediately on determining that an 
applicant is no longer recommended for selection to the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (7) Unit commanders of Regular or Reserve members of the Army, 
Navy, or Marine Corps and unit commanders of Army or Air National Guard 
members:
    (i) Accept letters of application to the HQ USAFA/PL from unit 
personnel.
    (ii) Complete an endorsement for all applicants who meet the 
eligibility requirements. Include in the endorsement a comprehensive 
statement of the applicant's character, ability, and motivation to 
become a career officer. Verify statements in applications regarding 
service component, length of service, and date of birth from official 
records. Send the endorsement and letter of application to HQ USAFA/
RRS, 2304 Cadet Drive, USAF Academy CO 80840-5025.
    (iii) Ensure that each applicant receives a release from active 
duty to attend the HQ USAFA/PL before sending the endorsement. In order 
to facilitate the accession of a National Guard (Air or Army) member 
into USAFA or HQ USAFA/PL, a DD Form 368, Request for Conditional 
Release, or AF Form 1288, Application for Ready Reserve Assignment, 
should be accomplished and forwarded to the losing Military Personnel 
Flight (MPF) service for out-processing. Once the member has enlisted 
the 10 MSS/DPM will contact the losing MPF. A copy of the DD Form 4 and 
orders will be provided to the losing ANG MPF by fax. In turn, the 
losing MPF will project the member's record in MilPDS based on the 
gaining PAS provided by the 10 MSS/DPM.
    (iv) Notify HQ USAFA/RR immediately on determining that an 
applicant is no longer recommended for selection to the HQ USAFA/PL.


Sec.  903.2  Eligibility requirements.

    (a) For admission to the HQ USAFA/PL, applicants must be:
    (1) At least 17 and no more than 22 years old by 1 July of the year 
of admission.
    (2) A citizen or permanent resident of the United States able to 
obtain citizenship (or Secretary of Defense waiver allowed by 10 U.S.C. 
532(f)) by projected commissioning date.
    (3) Unmarried and have no dependents.
    (4) Of high moral character. Applicants must have no record of 
Uniform Code of Military Justice convictions or civil offenses beyond 
minor violations; no history of drug or alcohol abuse; and no prior 
behaviors, activities, or associations incompatible with USAF 
standards.
    (5) Medically qualified for appointment to the U.S. Air Force 
Academy (USAFA).
    (6) A member of the armed services or eligible to enlist in the 
U.S. Air Force Reserve.
    (b) Normally, applicants must not have previously attended college 
on a full-time basis or attended a U.S. Service Academy or a U.S. 
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Headquarters USAFA Registrar's Office (HQ USAFA/RR) determines an 
applicant's status in this regard.
    (c) Every applicant must be an active candidate in the USAFA 
admissions program, normally through one of following:
    (1) Nominated by a source specified in public law.
    (2) Identified by the USAFA as fulfilling institutional needs.
    (d) Members of the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard (ANG) 
must agree to active duty service if admitted to the HQ USAFA/PL. 
Admitted ANG personnel first transfer to the Air Force Reserves before 
leaving their place of residence and being called to active duty.
    (e) Regular and reserve members of the Armed Forces and the 
National Guard must have completed basic training.
    (f) Regular members of the Armed Forces must have at least 1 year 
retainability when they enter the HQ USAFA/PL.


Sec.  903.3  Selection criteria.

    (a) Cadet candidates for the HQ USAFA/PL are selected on the basis 
of demonstrated character, test scores, medical examination, prior 
academic record, recommendation of the organization commander (if prior 
service), and other similar reports or records. USAFA is authorized to 
make selections IAW SECAF guidance including but not limited to 
selection from among enlisted personnel and recruited athletes. Each 
applicant must:
    (1) Achieve satisfactory scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test 
(SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT).
    (2) Take and pass a medical evaluation administered through the 
Department of Defense Medical Evaluation Review Board (DODMERB).
    (3) Have an acceptable academic record as determined by HQ USAFA/
RR. Each applicant must furnish a certified transcript from each high 
school or civilian preparatory school attended. Applicants should send 
transcripts to HQ USAFA/RR, 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200, USAF Academy 
CO 80840-5025.
    (4) Take the Candidate Fitness Assessment.
    (b) HQ USAFA/RR oversees the holistic review of each viable 
candidate's record by a panel. This holistic review may include 
consideration of factors that would enhance diversity at USAFA, such as 
unique academic abilities, language skills, demonstrated leadership 
skills, foreign cultural knowledge, athletic prowess, flying aptitude, 
uncommon life experiences, demonstrated moral or physical courage or 
other performance-based factors.
    (c) HQ USAFA/RR also examines reports and records that indicate an 
applicant's aptitude, achievement, or ability to graduate from the HQ 
USAFA/PL in the selection process.
    (d) HQ USAFA/RR includes Preparatory School selection guidelines in 
the ``Criteria and Procedures for Air Force Academy Appointment, Class 
of 20XX'' (Contract) and submits for Superintendent approval.
    (e) For members of the Armed Forces and the National Guard, HQ 
USAFA/RR also considers letters of recommendation from applicants' unit 
commanders.


Sec.  903.4  Application process and procedures.

    (a) Regular and Reserve members of the Air Force must send their 
applications to: HQ USAFA/RR, 2304 Cadet Dr, Suite 200, USAF Academy CO 
80840-5025, no later than 31 January for admission the following 
summer. Those otherwise nominated to the Air Force Academy must 
complete all steps of admissions by 15 April.
    (b) Regular and Reserve members of the Air Force must complete AF 
Form 1786 and submit it to their unit commander.
    (c) Regular and Reserve members of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, 
as well as members of the National Guard, must submit a letter of 
application through their unit commander.
    (d) Civil Air Patrol (CAP) cadets send their applications to HQ 
USAFA/RR and must apply to CAP National Headquarters by 31 January for 
nomination.
    (e) HQ USAFA/RR automatically considers civilian candidates for 
admission who have a nomination to the USAFA, but were not selected.


Sec.  903.5  Reserve enlistment procedures.

    (a) Civilians admitted to the HQ USAFA/PL take the oath of 
enlistment on the date of their initial in-processing at the HQ USAFA/
PL. Their effective date of enlistment is the date they take this oath.
    (b) Civilians who enlist for the purpose of attending the HQ USAFA/
PL will be awarded the rank of E-1. These cadet candidates are entitled 
to the monthly student pay at the same rate as USAFA cadets according 
to United States Code Title 37, Section 203.


Sec.  903.6  Reassignment of Air Force Members to Become Cadet 
Candidates at the Preparatory School.

    USAFA Preparatory School Enrollment for members selected from 
operational Air Force:
    Selected Regular Air Force members at technical training schools 
remain there in casual status until the earliest reporting date for the 
HQ USAFA/PL. Students must not leave their training school without 
coordinating with HQ USAFA/RR.


Sec.  903.7  Reassignment of Cadet Candidates who Graduate from the 
Preparatory School with an Appointment to USAFA.

    USAFA Cadet Enrollment for Cadet Candidates who graduate from the 
Prepatory School with an appointment to the USAFA:
    (a) The Air Force releases cadet candidates entering the USAFA from 
active duty and reassigns them to active duty as Air Force Academy 
cadets, effective on their date of entry into the USAFA in accordance 
with one of these authorities:
    (1) The Department of Air Force letter entitled Members of the 
Armed Forces Appointed to a Service Academy, 8 July 1957.
    (2) Title 10, United States Code, Sections 516 and 523. Air Force 
Instruction (AFI) 36-3208, Administrative Separation of Airmen.
    (b) The Air Force discharges active Reserve cadet candidates who 
enlisted for the purpose of attending the HQ USAFA/PL in accordance 
with AFI 36-3208 and reassigns them to active duty as Air Force Academy 
cadets, effective on their date of entry into the USAFA.


Sec.  903.8  Cadet candidate disenrollment.

    (a) In accordance with AFI 36-3208, the Commander, HQ USAFA/PL, may 
disenroll a student who:
    (1) Fails to meet and maintain HQ USAFA/PL educational, military, 
character, or physical fitness standards.
    (2) Fails to demonstrate adaptability and suitability for 
participation in USAFA educational, military, character, or physical 
training programs.
    (3) Displays unsatisfactory conduct.
    (4) Fails to meet statutory requirements for admission to the 
USAFA, for example:
    (i) Marriage or acquiring legal dependents.
    (ii) Medical disqualification.
    (iii) Refusal to serve as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed 
Forces.
    (5) Requests disenrollment.
    (b) The HQ USAFA/PL commander may also disenroll a student when it 
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is not in the best interest of the Government.
    (c) The military personnel flight (10 MSS/DPM) processes Regular 
Air Force members for reassignment if:
    (1) They are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (2) They fail to obtain or accept an appointment to a U.S. Service 
Academy.
    (d) The Air Force reassigns Air Force Reserve cadet candidates who 
are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL or who fail to obtain or accept an 
appointment to an U.S. Service Academy in either of two ways under AFI 
36-3208:
    (1) Discharges them from the United States Air Force without any 
further military obligation if they were called to active duty solely 
to attend the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (2) Releases them from active duty and reassigns them to the Air 
Force Reserve Personnel Center if they were released from Reserve units 
to attend the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (e) The National Guard (Army or Air Force) releases cadet 
candidates from active duty and reassigns them to their State Adjutant 
General.
    (f) The Air Force reassigns Regular and Reserve personnel from 
other Services back to their unit of origin to complete any prior 
service obligation if:
    (1) They are disenrolled from the HQ USAFA/PL.
    (2) They fail to obtain or accept an appointment to the USAFA.


Sec.  903.9  Cadet records and reassignment forms.

    (a) Headquarters USAFA Cadet Personnel (HQ USAFA/DPY) maintains 
records of cadet candidates who enter the USAFA until they are 
commissioned or disenrolled.
    (b) 10 MSS/DPM will send records of Regular Air Force personnel who 
enter one of the other Service Academies to HQ Air Force Personnel 
Center (HQ AFPC) for processing.


Sec.  903.10  Information Collections, Records, and Forms or 
Information Management Tools (IMTS).

    (a) Information Collections. No information collections are created 
by this publication.
    (b) Records. Ensure that all records created as a result of 
processes prescribed in this publication are maintained in accordance 
with AFMAN 37-123, Management of Records, and disposed of in accordance 
with the Air Force Records Disposition Schedule (RDS) located at 
https://webrims.amc.af.mil.
    (c) Forms or IMTs (Adopted and Prescribed).
    (1) Adopted Forms or IMTs: AF IMT 847, Recommendation for Change of 
Publication. AF Form 1288, Application for Ready Reserve Assignment, AF 
Form 1786, Application for Appointment to the USAF Academy Under Quota 
Allotted to Enlisted Members of the Regular and Reserve Components of 
the Air Force, DD Form 4, Enlistment/Reenlistment Document-Armed Forces 
of the United States, DD Form 368, Request for Conditional Release, and 
DD Form 1966, Record of Military Processing-Armed Forces of the United 
States.
    (2) Prescribed Forms or IMTs: No forms or IMTs are prescribed by 
this publication.

Bao-Anh Trinh,
Air Force Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-2948 Filed 2-20-08; 8:45 am]
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