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US Air Force IRR
Air Reserve Personnel Center
800-525-0102

US Marine Corps IRR
Marine Forces Reserve Customer Service
800-225-5082


US Coast Guard IRR

Reserve Personnel Management Division

US Navy IRR
Navy Personnel Command
901-874-4746 / 866-827-5672
pers-913_dd368@navy.mil



AOC Table 2-1
Code Credential Definition
Tier 1 - High School Diploma Producing Programs
Note: All NPS Tier 1 applicants must be administered the TAPAS.
109 Currently in High School

Definition: An individual currently in high school who is not yet a high school senior. This includes Adult Alternative, Online high school and Home School (Covered Grads).

Required Verification: ARNG High School letter specifying applicant is a junior, beginning and last day of current year classes, first day of next year classes and projected graduation date. Permission to ship early and/or return late must be on ARNG High School Letter. Letter must be signed by parent/guardian if applicant is under 18 years old.

GCs will validate school Tier/DoD Ed Code and select Recruiting Program Code "CG" for all DoD Ed Code 7, B, and H applicants.

11S High School Senior

Definition: An individual attending high school, who completed the junior year and is a high school senior. This includes Adult Alternative, Online high school and Home School (Covered Grads).

Required Verification: ARNG High School Letter indicating applicant is a senior and projected date of graduation, which must be within 365 days. Letter must be signed by parent/guardian if applicant is under 18 years old.

For 14 month seniors, when open: must have a HS letter stating that the applicant is in good standing and on track to complete all requirements of his or her Junior year and upon completion of the Junior year will be classified as a SY XX Senior. For midterm graduates; must have a letter stating the applicant is currently enrolled and in good standing will be classified as High school graduate upon completion of all required courses. The letter will also state the end date of the Junior year, beginning and expected graduation date.

GCs will validate school Tier/DoD Ed Code and select Recruiting Program Code "CG" for all DoD Ed Code 7, B, and H applicants.

11M Currently Enrolled, Other Than a High School Diploma

Definition: An individual who is currently enrolled and attending class in a Tier 1 category (credential) other than a High School Diploma and has a Tier 2 credential.

Required Verification: Letter of enrollment from college or telephonic memorandum verifying applicant is currently enrolled, attending, and verifying number of quarter/semester hours for which enrolled.

12L High School Diploma

Definition: A diploma issued to an individual who completed a 12-year "traditional" graded (credit-based) day program of classroom instruction. The diploma must be issued from the high school where the individual completed the requirements for graduation.

Required Verification: HS diploma or certified transcripts showing actual date of graduation.

The first sergeant, company commander, senior operations sergeant, senior guidance counselor, commissioned officer, education specialist, or equivalent personnel assigned to the ARNG are authorized to perform telephonic or e-mail verification for enlistment. The telephonic or e-mail verification for ARNG enlistment must include name of applicant, date of birth, name of school, school address, school phone number, date of graduation, or completion of course (for MOS), name and title of individual providing verification, and the name and title of individual conducting verification in memorandum format. Verification of education may be obtained from the applicant’s principal, registrar, school guidance counselor, or the custodian of records for enlistment in the ARNG.

128 Completed One Semester of College

Definition: A non-high school diploma graduate who attended and completed 15 semester hours of college credit or 22 quarter hours of college credit or 675 clock hours of classroom instruction from an accredited post-secondary institution. Credit earned through testing, adult education, assessment, military training or high school equivalency preparation is not applicable. This includes Job Corps operated by the Department of Labor.

Required Verification: Certified transcripts verifying number of clock, quarter, or semester hours completed. Job Corps applicants must provide verification of program completion of 675 hours signed by center director and training director, as well as GED or HS diploma. Refer to AR 601-210 Para 2-20 for additional information.

D Associate Degree An associate degree from an accredited traditional or online post-secondary institution.
G Professional Nursing A diploma from an accredited 3-year hospital school of nursing program.
K Baccalaureate Degree A baccalaureate degree from an accredited traditional or online post-secondary institution.
N Master's Degree A master’s degree from an accredited traditional or online post-secondary institution.
R Post Master's Degree A degree conferred from an accredited institution that is beyond the master’s level but below the doctorate level.
U Doctorate Degree A doctorate degree from an accredited degree granting institution.
W First Professional Degree A degree/certificate awarded upon completion of the academic requirements in selected professions: Dentistry (D.D.S. or D.M.D.), Law (L.L.B. or J.D.) Medicine (M.D.) Theology (B.D.) and so forth.
Tier 1 - Covered Graduates (Non-Traditional)
12B Adult / Alternative Diploma

Definition: A diploma issued to a graduate of a public or private non-traditional school using alternative methods of instruction to complete graduation requirements based on state law (i.e., alternative, accelerated, or high school completion programs). The Army will accept a diploma issued from an institution (attendance based) that is state/local government education agency approved, or accredited by one of the accrediting organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Required Verification: HS diploma issued from an institution which is listed as Adult/Alternative HS in HSS-FAZR. The applicant’s education credentials must be reviewed, as needed, by authorized personnel IAW AOC Para 2-7.

127 Virtual / Distance School Diploma

Definition: A diploma awarded upon completion of an accredited Home Study, Distance Learning, Independent Study, Self-Study, Correspondence School, Cyber School or Virtual Learning Program. The Army will accept a diploma issued from an institution that is either state/local government education agency approved, accredited by the Distance Education Training Council (DETC) or accredited by one of the accrediting organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Required Verification: HS diploma issued from an institution which is listed as Virtual/Distance School in HSS-FAZR. The applicant’s education credentials must be reviewed, as needed, by authorized personnel IAW AOC Para 2-7.

12H Home School Diploma

Definition: A diploma issued to a graduate of a home school program in accordance with state requirement, administered by a parent, teacher/school district, or umbrella association. Applicants must provide a diploma or certificate and transcripts indicating the individual completed four years of a high school curriculum. Transcripts must reflect successful completion of the last 9 academic months of continuous schooling from the home school umbrella association or parent issuing the diploma. The curriculum must involve parental instruction, supervision and should closely pattern subjects used in traditional high schools.

Required Verification: HS Diploma/Certificate and transcripts confirming four years attendance and graduation IAW state requirements. The applicant’s education credentials must be reviewed by authorized personnel IAW AOC Para 2-7.

Tier 2 - Alternate High School Credentials
Note: All NPS Tier 2 applicants must be administered and pass the TAPAS.
11E Test-Based Equivalency Diploma

Definition: A diploma or certificate of General Education Development (GED) or other test-based credential. A state or locally issued secondary school diploma obtained solely on the basis or testing and not graded day coursework.

Required Verification: General Education Diploma or certificate. Must be 18+ years old.

12X National Guard Youth Challenge Program

Definition: An individual who completed a 22 week National Guard Youth Challenge Program (NGYCP) and passed the GED. Must be identified separately from other GED holders. Must be 18+ years old.

Required Verification: National Guard Youth Challenge Certificate and GED.

12J High School Certificate of Attendance, Completion or Special Education

Definition: An attendance-based high school certificate issued to students based on an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that involves community experiences, employment, training, daily living skills and post-school transition skills which differ from the traditional high school graduation requirements.

Required Verification: HS Certificate of Attendance or Credential verifying completion of Individual Education Program.

Tier 3 - Less Than High School Diploma
1 Less than High School Diploma or Credential An individual who is not currently in a secondary education program and has no diploma/credential.


Section I
Operational References

JPAS Errors Guide: SMOM 14-028 attachment
DD Form 368 for Army IRR: SMOM 15-006
IET RENO Procedures: SMOM 15-009
REFRAD Temporary Medical: SMOM 15-011

JPAS Errors Guide
DD Form 368 for Army IRR
IET RENO Procedures
REFRAD Temporary Medical
Assignment of Female Soldiers
Religious Accommodations
Tattoo ETP
SMOM 14-028 attachment
SMOM 15-006
SMOM 15-009
SMOM 15-011
Army Directive 2016-01 / PPOM 16-024 / PPOM 17-002
PPOM 17-010
SMOM 15-045


a. PDF Version
b. Live Scan Procedures
c. Retain Procedures
SUITABILITY REVIEW AUTHORITIES
Type Offense Remarks OPS NCO w/ V7 & ASO Cert OPS NCO w/ ASO Cert Ops NCO ASO
Conduct Domestic Violence No No No Yes
Conduct Weapon on school grounds No No No Yes
Conduct Offenses of a sexual nature No No No Yes
Conduct Any offense not specified above Requires RRC Memo Yes No No Yes
Live Scan Non-Disclosed 100 & 200 Level Yes Yes Yes Yes
Live Scan Non-Disclosed 300 & 400 Level No No No Yes
Live Scan LSA completed improperly Examples Yes Yes No Yes
Live Scan LSA missing/LS returns no record Yes Yes No Yes
Live Scan LSA missing/LS returns w/record Charge needs no waiver Yes Yes No Yes
Live Scan LSA missing/LS returns w/record Charge needs a waiver No No No Yes
Retain Undisclosed charges Traffic Yes Yes No Yes
Retain Undisclosed charges Non-traffic or above No No No Yes
Retain Charges after enlistment 100 & 200 level Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retain Charges after enlistment 300 & 400 level No No No Yes
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