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Non-Active Duty (NAD)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Service members not on active duty orders, to include service members on active duty for 30 days or less or on inactive-duty training.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Non Active Duty

Non-Duty Related Medical Conditions

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

Conditions that were neither incurred nor aggravated while the active component or reserve component member was in a qualified military duty status.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Retention Standards

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

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)

Service Treatment Record

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A chronological record documenting the medical care, dental care and treatment received primarily outside of a hospital (outpatient) but may contain a synopsis of any inpatient hospital care and behavioral health treatment. The chronologic ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Service Aggravation

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The permanent worsening of a pre-Service medical condition over and above the natural progression of the condition.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Retention Control Point

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The number of years a Service member may serve at a particular rank.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Proximate Result

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A permanent disability the result of, arising from, or connected with active duty, annual training, active duty for training, or IDT, to include travel to and from such duty or remaining overnight between successive periods of IDT. The ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Qualified Duty Status

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The period in which an RC Service member is: On active duty (AD) or full-time National Guard duty (FTNGD) for more than 30 days; Performing AD or FTNGD for 30 days or less; Performing inactive duty training (IDT); Performing funeral honors ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Prior Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

When a Service member has previous military service and reenlists in a Regular or Reserve Component of a Military Service after a break in active duty or reserve duty.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Presumption

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

An inference of the truth of a proposition or fact reached through a process of reasoning and based on the existence of other facts. Matters that are presumed need no proof to support them, but may be rebutted by evidence to the contrary.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Personal Representative

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A person designated to make DES decisions for the Service member. This could be a court-appointed guardian or a representative in accordance with DoDI 6025.18.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Personal Representative

Permanent Limited Duty

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The continuation on active duty or in the Ready Reserve in a limited-duty capacity of a Service member determined unfit because of disability evaluation or medical disqualification; however, the Service member is entitled to reconsideration ...

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Period of Active Service

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

A period of time in which a Service member serves on active duty.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Physical Evaluation Board Findings (PEB Findings)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The PEB’s record of proceedings, which includes the fitness decision, code and percentage rating for each unfitting and compensable condition, stability and permanency of the disability, and administrative determinations.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Physical Evaluation Board

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO)

Glossary Term
Date of Publication:
11/10/2022

The non-medical case manager who provides information, assistance, and case status updates to the affected Service member throughout the DES process.

Source of Definition:

DoDI 1332.18: Disability Evaluation System (DES)

Related Glossary Terms:

Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer | Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer
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