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Military Health System

Retention Standards

Date of Publication:



Guidelines that establish medical conditions or physical defects that could render a Service member unfit for further military service and may be cause for referral of the Service member into the disability evaluation system (DES).

Source of Definition:

DoDM 1332.18, Volume 2: Disability Evaluation System (DES) Manual: Integrated Disability Evaluation System (IDES)

Last Updated: November 30, 2022
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