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Information and resources about United States Military Publications, including official publications such as regulations and unofficial publications such as military-related magazines and newspapers. DOD Directives are shown below. Other service's regulations and manuals are in the sub-categories.
  1. Air Force Regulations (136)
  2. Army Regulations (197)
  3. Coast Guard Regulations (86)
  4. DOD Pay Regulation (108)
  5. Magazines and Pubs (23)
  6. Navy Regulations (81)
  7. Reserve Regulations (1)
  8. USMC Regulations (132)

Abused Dependent Compensation
DOD INSTRUCTION 1342-24 -- Tranistory Compensation for Abused Dependents. This publication implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under 10 U.S.C. Sec. 1059 for the payment of monthly transitional compensation to dependents of members separated for dependent abuse.

Academies
DoD Directive 1322.22 -- Service Academies -- This publication establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for DoD oversight of the Service academies.

Academy Disenrollment
DoD Directive 1332.23 -- Service Academy Disenrollment. This publication updates uniform policies and reporting procedures for disenrolling U.S. Military, Naval, and Air Force Academy cadets and midshipmen before completing the course of instruction or after graduation if they do not accept or are not offered appointments as commissioned officers.

Adoption
DoD Instruction 1341.9 -- DoD Adoption Reimbursement Policy. This publication implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures according to for the reimbursement of qualifying adoption expenses incurred by members of the Military Services.

Advanced Pay
DoD Instruction 1340.18 -- Advance Pay Incident to a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) for Members of the Uniformed Services. This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibility, and prescribes procedures governing the administration of an advance of basic pay incident to a PCS.

AIDs
DOD Instruction 6485.1 -- HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-1 (HIV - 1) . This Instruction updates policy for the identification, surveillance, and management of military personnel infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and for prevention activities to control transmission of HIV.

Air Travel
DOD Directive 4500.56 -- DOD POLICY ON THE USE OF GOVERNMENT AIRCRAFT AND AIR TRAVEL . This Instruction implements federal law by establishing policy and assigning responsibilities for the use of Government aircraft by DoD officials.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse
DoD Directive 1010.4 -- Drug and Alcohol Abuse by DoD Personnel. This Directive updates DoD policies and responsibilities for drug and alcohol abuse prevention.

Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation
DoD Instruction 1010.6 -- Rehabilitation and Referral Services for Alcohol and Drug Abusers. This Instruction updates policy, procedures, and responsibilities in regard to the DoD alcohol and drug abuse rehabilitation and referral services.

APO/FPO Listing
DoD 4525.6-L-1 -- Military Post Office Location List (MPOLL). This List provides information on locations of MPOs, Joint Military Postal Activities (JMPA), Aerial and Military Mail Terminals (AMT/MMT), Fleet Mail Centers (FMC), and International Exchange Offices (IEO).

Assignments (Relocation Assistance)
DoD Instruction 1338.19 -- Relocation Assistance Programs. Establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for implementation and use of relocation assistance programs.

Assignments
DoD Directive 1315.7 -- Military Personnel Assignments. This publication updates DoD policies and responsibilities pertaining to the assignment and reassignment of Service members.

Awards (Trophies)
DoD Directive 1348.19 -- Award of Trophies and Similar Devices in Recognition of Accomplishments. This Directive delegates authority and establishes policies for awarding trophies and similar devices to military members and units of the Department of Defense for excellence in accomplishments or competitions related to the Armed Forces.

Awards and Decorations
DoD 1348.33-M -- Manual of Military Decorations and Awards. This manual explains DoD policies and procedures on awarding Defense decorations and Service awards; nonmilitary decorations; the acceptance of foreign military decorations by members of the Armed Forces of the United States; and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. This Manual describes the various Defense awards; the basis and eligibility requirements for the award.

AWOL and Desertion
DoD Directive 1325.2 -- Desertion and Unauthorized Absence . This Directive updates uniform policies and guidance designed to reduce desertion and unauthorized absence of military personnel, fosters the development of effective deterrent programs, enhances apprehension efforts, and supports accurate and timely reporting of cases of desertion and unauthorized absence.

Band Performance
DOD Instruction 1005.4 -- Performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner," Foreign National Athems, and "Hair to the Chief" by Service Bands. This Instruction unifies performances of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” foreign national anthems, and “Hail to the Chief,” as rendered by Military Service Bands.

BAQ/BAH
DoD Instruction 1338.1 -- Assignment of Public Quarters or Payment of Basic Allowance for Quarters to Members of the Uniformed Services. This Instruction contains changes that restate policy in regard to assignment of public quarters for members of the Uniformed Services or entitlement to the basic allowance for quarters.

Boards
DoD Directive 1320.11 -- Special Selection Boards. This publication updates policy on the use of Special Selection Boards for commissioned officers on the Active Duty List (including former commissioned officers previously on active duty) and commissioned warrant officers (chief warrant officers and former warrant officers) on the warrant officer Active Duty List.

BX/PX Policy
DoD Instruction 1330.9 -- Armed Services Exchange Policy . This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities for operating Armed Services exchanges, and authorizes the publication of DoD Instruction 1330.21, “Armed Services Exchange Regulations.”

BX/PX Regulations
Department of Defense Instruction 1330.21 -- Armed Services Exchange Regulations . This Instruction prescribes procedures, and assigns responsibilities for operating Armed Services Exchanges.

Casualty Services
DoD Instruction 1300.18 -- Military Personnel Casualty Matters, Policies, and Procedures. This Instruction assigns responsibilities and establish uniform personnel policies and procedures for notifying and assisting the next of kin whenever casualties are sustained by active duty military personnel.

CFC
DOD Directive 5035.1 -- Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Fund-Raising Within the Department of Defense. This Directive implemenst, within DOD, Government-wide policy and procedures prescribed by Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 950 (Solicitation of Federal Civilian and Uniformed Services Personnel for Contributions to Private Voluntary Charitable Organizations).

Chaplains
DoD Directive 1304.19 -- Appointment of Chaplains for the Military Services. The Directive updates policy and responsibilities and lists the educational and ecclesiastical requirements for appointing military chaplains.

Child and Spouse Support
DoD Directive 1340.17 -- Allotments for Child and Spousal Support. Under Title 42, United States Code, Section 665, this Directive provides policy on statutorily-required child or child and spousal support allotments, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures.

Chow Halls
DoD Instruction 1338.10 -- Department of Defense Food Service Program. This Instruction establishes the objectives and assigns responsibilities for carrying out the Department of Defense Food Service Program.

Citizenship
DOD Instruction 5500.14 -- Naturalization of Aliens Serving in the Armed Forces of the United States and of Alien Spouses and/or Alien Adopted children of Military and Civilian Personnel. This Instruction prescribes uniform guidance to the Citizenship and Immigration Service of the Department of Homeland Security to: (1) Facilitate the naturalization of aliens

Civil Authorities Assistance
DoD Directive 3025.15 -- Military Assistance to Civil Authorities. This Directive: establishes DoD policy and assigns responsibilities for providing military assistance to civil authorities.

Civil Authorities Support
DoD Directive 3025.1 -- Military Support to Civil Authorities (MSCA). This Directive consolidate all policy and responsibilities previously known as "Military Assistance to Civil Authorities," applicable to disaster-related civil emergencies within the United States, its territories, and possessions, with those related to attacks on the United States, which previously were known as "Military Support to Civil Defense."

Civil Disturbance Assistance
DoD Directive 3025.12 -- Military Assistance for Civil Disturbances (MACDIS). This Directive updates policy and responsibilities governing planning and response by the DoD Components for military assistance to Federal, State, and local government and their law enforcement agencies for civil disturbances and civil disturbance operations, including response to terrorist incidents, which hereafter are referred to cumulatively as "Military Assistance for Civil Disturbances."

Civil Law Enforcement Cooperation
DOD Directive 5525.5 -- DOD Cooperation with Civilian Law Enforcement Officials. This Directive updates uniform DoD policies and procedures to be followed with respect to support provided to Federal, State, and local civilian law enforcement efforts; and assigns responsibilities.

Claims (Personal)
Department of Defense Directive 1340.20 -- Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests. This Directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for settling personnel and general claims and for processing requests for an advance decision.

Claims (Personal)
DOD Instruction 1340.21 -- Procedures for Settling Personnel and General Claims and Processing Advance Decision Requests. This Instruction implements policy and prescribes procedures for processing and settling personnel and general claims and for processing requests for an advance decision.

Claims (Tort)
DOD Directive 5515.9 -- Settlement of Tort Claims. This Directive establishes policy for the administrative processing and, where appropriate, the settlement of claims filed under title 28, United States Code, sections1346(b), 2671-2680 ("Federal Tort claims Act") against the DoD components other than the Military Departments.

Claims
DOD Directive 5510.10 -- Settlement and Payment of Claims Under the Military Personnel and Civilian Employees’ Claims Act of 1964. This Directive establishes the delegation of authority for settlement and payment of claims under sections 3701 and 3721 of title 31, United States Code.

Classified Information (Determination)
Department of Defense Handbook 5200.1-H -- Department of Defense Handbook for Writing Security Classification Guidance. This Handbook is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 5200.1, "DoD Information Security Program." Its purpose is to assist in the development of the security classification guidance required under paragraph 2-500 of DoD 5200.1-R, for each system, plan, program, or project in which classified information is involved.

Classified Information (Nondisclosure Agreement)
DOD Pamphlet 5200.1-PH-1 -- Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement. This pamphlet provides guidance on the Standard Form (SF) 312, "Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement."

Classified Information (Security Clearances)
DOD Regulation 5200.2-R -- Personnel Security Program. This Regulation contains expanded direction and procedures for implementing requirementsthat pertain to acceptance and retention of DoD military, civilian, consultant and contractor personnel and of granting such persons access to classified information or assignment to a sensitive position.

Classified Information Marking
DOD Pamphlet 5200.1-PH -- DoD Guide to Marking Classified Documents. This Pamphlet is reissued under the authority of DoD Directive 5200.1, “Information Security Program,” December 13, 1996. It prescribes guidance through examples, on the markings for classified national security information.

Classified Information
DOD Regulation 5200.1-R -- Information Security Program. This Regulation is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 5200.1, "DoD Information Security Program." It prescribes procedures for implementation of Executive Order 12958, "Classified National Security Information," April 20, 1995, within the Department of Defense.

Clothing Allowance Instruction
DoD Instruction 1338.18 -- Armed Forces Clothing Monetary Allowance Procedures. This Instruction updates procedures and assign responsibilities concerning the administration of the Armed Forces clothing monetary allowances.

Clothing Allowance
DoD Directive 1338.5 -- Armed Forces Clothing Monetary Allowance Policy. This Directive reflects current policy on the Armed Forces clothing monetary allowances.

Code of Conduct Training
DoD Directive 1300.7 -- Training and Education To Support the Code of Conduct (CoC). This directive updates policy and responsibilities to develop and execute CoC training for members of the U.S. Armed Forces in accordance with the “Report of the 1976 Defense Review Committee for the Code of Conduct,” September 10, 1976

Combat Stress
DOD Directive 6490.5 -- Combat Stress Control (CSC) Programs. This Directive establishes policy and assigns responsibilities for developing CSC programs within the Military Services, the Combatant Commands, and Joint Service Operations.

Commercial Solicitations
DoD Instruction 1344.7 -- Personal Commercial Solicitation on DoD Installations. This Instruction implements Section 577 of Public Law No. 109-163 (2006) and establishes policy and procedures for personal commercial solicitation on DoD installations.

Commissaries
DoD Directive 1330.17 -- Military Commissaries. This Directive delegates responsibilities regarding the uniform operation of all DoD commissaries, and authorizes the publication of DoD 1330.17-R, “Armed Services Commissary Regulations (ASCR).”

Commissary Regulation
DoD Regulation 1330.17-R -- Armed Services Commissary Regulations. This regulation is issued under the authority of Department of Defense Directive 1330.17, "Military Commissaries." Its purpose is to establish uniform policies relating to the operation of the Defense commissary system and to define those who are authorized to use this benefit.

Conscientious Objectors
DOD Instruction 1300.06 - CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS . This instruction provides policy on uniform DoD procedures governing conscientious objectors and processing requests for discharge based on conscientious objection.

Criminal History Information
DOD Instruction 1304.23 - ACQUISITION AND USE OF CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD INFORMATION FOR MILITARY RECRUITING PURPOSES . This instruction identifies policy and guidance concerning the acquisition of criminal history record information used to determine an applicant's suitability for enlistment and participation in special access programs requiring a determination of trustworthiness.

Debt Waiver
DOD Directive 1340.22 - WAIVER OF DEBTS RESULTING FROM ERRONEOUS PAYMENTS OF PAY AND ALLOWANCES.

Dogs
DOD Directive 5200.31E - DOD MILITARY WORKING DOG (MWD) PROGRAM. This Directive updates related policy and responsibilities.

Drug Testing (DOD Civilian Employees)
DOD Directive 1010.9 - DOD CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES DRUG ABUSE TESTING PROGRAM . This Directive reissues DoD Directive 1010.9 dated April 8, 1985 to update policy, prescribe procedures, and assign responsibilities for drug abuse urinalysis testing for DoD civilian employees.

Drug Testing (Military
DOD Directive 1010.1 - MILITARY PERSONNEL DRUG ABUSE TESTING PROGRAM. This Directive reissues DoD Directive 1010.1, "Drug Abuse Testing Program," December 28, 1984 to update policy and responsibilities on drug abuse urinalysis programs for military personnel under DoD Directive 1010.4. Technical instructions are provided in DoD Instruction 1010.16.

Education Programs
DOD Directive 1322.08E -VOLUNTARY EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL . This directive updates policy and responsibilities for voluntary education programs for military personnel.

Enlistment and Accession Bonuses
DOD Directive 1304.21 -POLICY ON ENLISTMENT BONUSES, ACCESSION BONUSES FOR NEW OFFICERS IN CRITICAL SKILLS, SELECTIVE REENLISTMENT BONUSES, AND CRITICAL SKILLS RETENTION BONUSES FOR ACTIVE MEMBERS .

Foreign Medals and Gifts
DOD Directive 1005.13 - GIFTS AND DECORATIONS FROM FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS . This Directive reissues DoD Directive 1005.13, "Gifts from Foreign Governments," dated July 20, 1996, to implement section 7342 of title 5, United States Code, and update DoD policy and responsibilities governing the acceptance and retention of gifts and decorations from foreign governments.

Frocking
DOD Directive 1334.2 - FROCKING OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. Statutory Restrictions on the Wearing of Insignia for Higher Grade Before Promotion

Funeral Support
DOD Instruction 1300.15 - MILITARY FUNERAL SUPPORT. This instruction assigns responsibilities and establish uniform policies for military funeral honors support.

ID Cards
DOD Instruction 1000.13 - IDENTIFICATION (ID) CARDS FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES, THEIR DEPENDENTS, AND OTHER ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS . This Directive update DoD policy, responsibilities, and procedures for the issuance of ID cards to members of the Uniformed Services of the United States.

Informal
DOD Directive 1241.01 -RESERVE COMPONENT MEDICAL CARE AND INCAPACITATION PAY FOR LINE OF DUTY CONDITIONS . Updates policies and assign responsibilities to authorize medical and dental care for members of the Reserve components who incur or aggravate an injury, illness, or disease in the line of duty.

Informal
DOD Directive 1418.05 - BASIC ALLOWANCE FOR SUBSISTENCE (BAS) POLICY. This directive establishes establish policy and assign responsibilities regarding Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) for (the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security) military personnel.

IRR
DOD Instruction 1235.14 - ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE (IRR) AND THE INACTIVE NATIONAL GUARD (ING) . This instruction assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures that pertain to the management and administration of the IRR and ING.

JROTC
DOD Instruction 1205.13 - JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (JROTC) PROGRAM . This directive establishes guidance for policy, responsibilities and procedures for the organization and administration of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program.

Knowledge is Power
In the military, a person with the most rank is not always the one 'in charge' of a given situation. The person with the 'real power' is the person who knows the 'regs.'

Legal Education
DOD Directive 1322.12 -FUNDED LEGAL EDUCATION. This directive establishes DoD policy relative to the detailing of commissioned officers as students at law school at Government expense.

MARS
DOD Directive 4650.2 - MILITARY AFFILIATE RADIO SYSTEM (MARS). This Directive updates policy, responsibilities, membership and requirements of the MARS.

Medical Separation and Retirement
DOD Directive 1332.18 - SEPARATION OR RETIREMENT FOR PHYSICAL DISABILITY . This directive updates policy and responsibilities for separation or retirement for physical disability under Title 10, United States Code.

MEPS
DOD Directive 1145.02E - UNITED STATES MILITARY ENTRANCE PROCESSING COMMAND (USMEPCOM) . This directive update policies and responsibilities for processing military applicants and inductees by the United States Military Entrance Processing Command (USMEPCOM).

Military Academies
DOD Directive 1322.22 -SERVICE ACADEMIES. This directive establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for DoD oversight of the Service academies.

Military Jail
DOD Directive 1325.04 - CONFINEMENT OF MILITARY PRISONERS AND ADMINISTRATION OF MILITARY CORRECTIONAL PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES.

Military Record Changes and Discharge Upgrades
DOD Directive 1332.41 - BOARDS FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS (BCMRS) AND DISCHARGE REVIEW BOARDS (DRBS).

Military Service Obligations
DOD Instruction 1304.25 - FULFILLING THE MILITARY SERVICE OBLIGATION (MSO). This instructionImplements policy, and updates procedures and responsibilities under Sections 10145, 10146, 10204, 12103, and 651 of Title 10, United States Code, for fulfillment of the statutory MSO.

Montgomery GI Bill
DOD Directive 1322.16 -MONTGOMERY GI BILL (MGIB) PROGRAM. This directive updates policy and assign responsibilities for the Montgomery GI Bill (MGIB) Program.

Officer Transfer
DOD Instruction 1300.04 - INTER-SERVICE TRANSFER OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. This instruction updates policy and responsibilities for the transfer of commissioned officers on the Active Duty List.

Politics
DOD Directive 1344.10 - POLITICAL ACTIVITIES BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES. This Directive updates policies on political activities of members of the Armed Forces.

Protest Activities
DOD Directive 1325.6 - GUIDELINES FOR HANDLING DISSIDENT AND PROTEST ACTIVITIES AMONG MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES . DoD policy and responsibilities governing the handling of dissident activities by members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Religious Practices
DOD Instruction 1300.17 - ACCOMMODATION OF RELIGIOUS PRACTICES WITHIN THE MILITARY SERVICES. This instruction prescribes policy, procedures, and responsibilities for the accommodation of religious practices in the Military Services.

Reserve Bonuses and Incentives
DOD Directive 1205.20 - RESERVE COMPONENT INCENTIVE PROGRAMS. This directive establishes policy, and assigns responsibilities for the management of the Reserve Component Incentive Programs in the Department of Defense.

Reserve IMAs
DOD Instruction 1235.11 - MANAGEMENT OF INDIVIDUAL MOBILIZATION AUGMENTEES (IMAS). This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures that pertain to the management of the IMA program, and to provide flexibility in authorizing IMA positions.

Reserve Mobilization and Demobilization
DOD Directive 1235.10 - ACTIVATION, MOBILIZATION, AND DEMOBILIZATION OF THE READY RESERVE . Implements those provisions of law that pertain to the call or order of units and individual members of the RCs to active duty in support of operational missions, in contingency operations, during a national emergency, or in time of war.

Reserve Participation
DOD Instruction 1215.13 - RESERVE COMPONENT (RC) MEMBER PARTICIPATION POLICY. This instruction establishes and implements policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures that pertain to the satisfactory participation by members of the RCs (National Guard (NG) and Reserve) in units and organizations of the Selected Reserve (SELRES) and as members of the Ready Reserve not assigned to SE…

Reserve Retirement Points
DOD Instruction 1215.07 - SERVICE CREDIT FOR RESERVE RETIREMENT. This Instruction updates existing responsibilities and establish uniform procedures, for the crediting of Active and Reserve service for non-regular retirement.

Reserve Screening
DOD Directive 1200.7 - SCREENING THE READY RESERVE . This Directive reissues DoD Directive 1200.7, November 28, 1978, to update and clarify DoD policy, procedures, and responsibilities governing the screening of Ready Reservists, consistent with Title 10, United States Code, Sections 269, 271, 272, 652, 672, 673, 674, 685, and 1005, and Executive Order 11190, "Providing for the Screening of the …

Reserves
DOD Instruction 1200.15 - ASSIGNMENT TO AND TRANSFER BETWEEN RESERVE CATEGORIES, DISCHARGE FROM RESERVE STATUS, TRANSFER TO THE RETIRED RESERVE, AND NOTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY FOR RETIRED PAY. This directive establishes guidance for Assignment of military personnel to, and transfer between, Reserve categories and discharge from Reserve status.

Reserves
DOD Instruction 1235.09 - MANAGEMENT OF THE STANDBY RESERVE . This instruction establishes uniform policies and assigns responsibilities for the peacetime management and preparation for mobilization of the Standby Reserve.

ROTC
DOD Instruction 1215.08 - SENIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (ROTC) PROGRAMS . This instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for DoD oversight of ROTC programs.

Transfer Between Reserves and Active Duty
DOD Instruction 1205.19 - PROCEDURES FOR TRANSFER OF MEMBERS BETWEEN RESERVE AND REGULAR COMPONENTS OF THE MILITARY SERVICES. This Instruction implements policy, assigns responsibilities, prescribes procedures, and establishes requirements for the transfer of Service members between Reserve and Regular components of the Military Services.

Transfer Between the Reserves and Active Duty
DOD Directive 1205.05 - TRANSFER OF MEMBERS BETWEEN RESERVE AND REGULAR COMPONENTS OF THE MILITARY SERVICES. This Directive updates DoD policy and responsibilities on the transfer of members to or between the Reserve components of the Military Services.

Transition Assistance
DOD Directive 1332.35 - TRANSITION ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY PERSONNEL. This Directive establishes policy, and assigns responsibilities for transition assistance programs for active duty military personnel and their families and implements transition assistance programs for DoD military personnel and their families as outlined in reference Public Law 101-510.

Voting Assistance
DOD Directive 1000.04 - FEDERAL VOTING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FVAP). The Heads of the DoD Components and the Uniformed Services shall encourage eligible voters in their organizations to register and vote in elections for Federal, State, and local office.

Weight and Fitness
DOD Directive 1308.1 -DOD PHYSICAL FITNESS AND BODY FAT PROGRAM. This directive updates policy governing physical fitness and body fat standards in the Armed Forces.

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