HQ NORTH AMERICAN AEROSPACE DEFENSE COMMAND NORAD REGULATION 35-2
Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado 80914-5002 14 June 1991

Military Personnel

ASSIGNMENT POLICY

This regulation establishes assignment authority and procedures for submission
of personnel requisitions. It applies to all personnel assigned to HQ North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), the regions, and the sectors.

1. References:

a. Air Force Regulation (AFR) 36-20, Officer Assignments.

b. Air Force Regulation (AFR) 39-11, Airman Assignments.

c. Army Regulation (AR) 614-185, Requisition and Assignment Instructions
for Officers.

d. Army Regulation (AR) 614-200, Selection of Enlisted Soldiers for
Training and Assignment.

e. Canadian Forces Administrative Order 20-6, Posting Policy - Tour
Lengths for Members at Fixed-Tour and Non-Fixed-Tour Units.

f. DOD Reorganization Act, Title IV.

g. Navy Enlisted Transfer Manual.

h. Navy Officer Transfer Manual.

i. SECNAVINST 1412.4C, Assignment to Joint Tours of Duty.

2. Responsibilities:

a. The HQ USSPACECOM Director of Manpower and Personnel (ii) is respon-
sible for the personnel assignment program. Send all personnel action
requests for US Forces to appropriate service element for processing. Within
HQ USSPACECOM the Deputy Director for Naval and Civilian Personnel (JlP) and
the Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management and
Policy (J1J) are designated to assist the HQ USSPACECOM Director of Manpower
and Personnel (Jl) in personnel matters when service expertise, experience, or
liaison is required. Send personnel action requests for Canadian Forces to
the Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) for processing.

Supersedes NR 35-2, 23 June 1989. (For summary of changes see page 6.)
No. of Printed Pages: 10
OPR: JlJ (Maj Bernard L. Moss, Jr.)
Approved by: Col Richard D. Conn
Editor: Judy B. Stevens
Distribution: F

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b. Directors and chiefs of special staff elements make sure that re-
quisition information is updated accurately. Information that has impacting
influence on desired or required report dates must be coordinated with the
appropriate service element. Information may include, but is not limited to,
requirements for security clearances, TDY or TAD enroute training and or
mandatory training through the 1013th Combat Crew Training Squadron.
Additionally, every attempt must be made to ensure that adequate coordination
is accomplished between each directorate and the HQ USSPACECOM Director of
Manpower and Personnel (Jl) ensuring some overlap between incumbents and their
replacements to prevent gapping.

3. Policy:

a. US Forces. A joint duty assignment (JDA) is an assignment to a de-
signated position within NORAD or USSPACECOM. General and flag officers are
normally assigned a standard tour length of 2 years. All other officers
assigned to a JDA position (0-4 through 0-6) serve a standard joint tour
length of 3 years to receive full JDA credit. The only exception applies to
those officers in their initial joint tour possessing a critical occupational
specialty (COS) may be allowed early release at 24 months without penalty
provided their service designates them as a joint specialty officer (JSO)
nominee by the end of their tour when necessary for operational requirements
to alleviate shortages, or when reassignment timing is critical to the
officer's professional career development. However, any COS officer in his or
her initial JDA tour must complete 24 months to receive full JDA credit.

b. Canadian Forces. The normal NORAD tour length for Canadian Forces is 4
years or as specified by Canadian National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa.

4. Assignment of Canadian Forces. National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa, is
responsible for posting all Canadian Forces personnel to, within, and from
NORAD. The Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) is the liaison unit for those
NORAD units and individuals which it supports. Assignment liaison for NORAD
units not supported by Canadian Forces Support Unit is the responsibility of
the senior Canadian Officer on site. Send inquiries to the Commanding Officer
CFSU for action.

5. Assignment Selection Procedures for US Forces. The following procedures
govern the processing of personnel assignment transactions for each Ser-
vice. If there are any recommended changes to the personnel requirements,
send requests for joint table of distribution (JTD) change to HQ USSPACECOM,
Deputy Director for Manpower, Organization and Plans (JIM).

a. Air Force. HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force
Joint Services Management and Policy , Air Force Element (JlJF), is the requi-
sition authority for Air Force personnel.

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(1) Thirteen months before the expiration of the established avail-
ability date (15 months when position requires SCI) on officer personnel, the
HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Man-
agement and Policy, Air Force Element (JlJF), asks the affected organization
to submit an AF Form 934, Requisition for USAF Officer, (attachment 1),
confirming that the job description of the incumbent contained in the JTD and
or previous requisition request is still valid, and if necessary, provide
current information and or requirements. In the case of enlisted personnel,
HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management
and Policy, Air Force Element (JlJF), asks the affected organization to submit
an AF Form 675, Airman Requisition for Departmental - Joint Activities,
(attachment 2), when the incumbent becomes a known loss, such as, permanent
change of station (PCS) notification (8 months before RNLTD), retirement, or
separation.

(2) If the organization wants a specific person, not in the Colorado
Springs area, a "by name" request may be submitted including the individual's
name in item 16 of AF Form 934 or in the remarks block of AF Form 675. A
letter of justification, signed by the deputy director or higher, must be
attached to the form. See paragraph 5d for additional guidance.

(3) The HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Manage-
ment and Policy, Air Force Element (J1JF) establishes, whenever possible,
reporting dates that allow for an overlap with the incumbent. However,
mandatory training completed after reporting to the command is accomplished
during the overlap period.

(4) The directorates may consult the Air Force Element for guidance
and or assistance if necessary when completing requisitions.

b. Navy and Marine Corps. The HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Naval
and Civilian Personnel (JlP) is the assignment monitor for Navy and Marine
Corps personnel.

(1) Nine to twelve months before the individual's projected rotation
date (PRD) , the assignment personnel at the Navy and Marine Corps headquarters
in Washington DC automatically receive a computer printout describing the
requirements identified on the Navy and Marine Corps manpower authorization
for that specific billet.

(2) In addition to the above, 9 to 12 months before a Navy officer's
PRD, the HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Naval and Civilian Personnel, Navy
Element (JlJN), contacts the appropriate organization to determine if a valid
requirement exists at the individual's PRD.

(3) Assignment of the best qualified personnel is made based on the
criteria identified on the manpower authorization (MPA). Therefore, each
directorate should ensure all requirements for experience, education,
training, and security clearance are included for each billet on the
MPA. Nominations of Naval officers is submitted to directorates using a Navy/
Marine Corps Personnel Data Sheet, provided by HQ USSPACECOM Director of
Manpower and Personnel (Jl).

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(4) Whenever possible, the HQ USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Naval
and Civilian Personnel, Navy Element (JlPN), establishes reporting dates that
allow for an overlap with the incumbent. This overlap period does not include
mandatory training completed after reporting to the Command.

(5) If the organization wants a specific person, not in the Colorado
Springs area, a "by name" request may be submitted in a letter format
addressed to the appropriate service via the HQ USSPACECOM/Jl with justifica-
tion, signed by the deputy director or higher. See paragraph 5d for addi-
tional guidance.

(6) Consult the Navy Element for guidance and or assistance on Navy
and Marine Corps assignments.

c. Army. The HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint
Services Management and Policy, Army Element (JlJA), is the requisition
authority for Army personnel.

(1) Twelve months before projected rotation date of the incumbent,
the HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services
Management and Policy, Army Element (JlJA), contacts the appropriate
organization to determine if a valid requirement exists. If a valid
requirement exists, HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force
Joint Services Management, Army Element (JlJA), initiates a DA Form 872,
Requisition for Individual Officer Personnel, (attachment 3), for review by
the affected organization.

(2) If the organization wants a specific person, not in the Colorado
Springs area, a "by name" request may be submitted including the individual's
name in the remarks block of DA Form 872 and attaching a letter of
justification, signed by the deputy director or higher. See paragraph 5d for
additional guidance.

(3) Due to the generic nature of the Army's enlisted requisition
system, enlisted requirements are verbally coordinated between the affected
organization and the HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force
Joint Services Management and Policy, Army Element (JlJA), using the above
guidelines.

d. By Name Requests. If the individual being considered for a "by name"
request is currently assigned in the Colorado Springs area (Ft Carson, United
States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Falcon Air Force Base (AFB), and Peterson
AFB) and in another command, follow procedures in Inter- and or Intra-Command
Reassignment (attachment 4).

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a. Reporting Dates. The HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air
Force Joint Services Management and Policy (JIJ), establishes, when possible,
reporting dates that allow for an overlap with the incumbent. However,
mandatory training completed after reporting to the Command is accomplished
during the overlap period

6. Tour Adjustments. Changes to the rotation cycles prescribed in paragraph
3 usually result in an out-of-cycle assignment action. To minimize position
gapping or double billeting, the HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and
Air Force Joint Services Management and Policy (JlJ), or the Canadian Forces
Support Unit (CFSU), as appropriate, is given as much advance notice as
possible.

a. Extensions.- Members who wish to extend their tour should submit a re-
quest in their respective service's format, through their director for
approval or disapproval to the appropriate service element in the HQ
USSPACECOM Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management
and Policy (JlJ) or to Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU). Requests should
be initiated 18 months before the incumbent's projected rotation date when
possible. Members may consult their particular service element for additional
guidance and or help before submitting a request.

b. Curtailments. Members who wish to curtail their tour should submit a
request through their director for approval and or disapproval to HQ
USSPACECOM/JlJ or CFSU as appropriate. If the request is approved, replace-
ment action is initiated immediately. Members may consult the HQ USSPACECOM,
Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management and Policy
(JlJ) or Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) for additional guidance and or
help before submitting a request.

c. Retirement and Separations. Where retirement or separation is contem-
plated before the normal rotation date, consult the HQ USSPACECOM Deputy
Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management and Policy (JlJ) or
Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU) as appropriate for initiation of out-of-
cycle backfill.

7. Assignment Review:

a. The Commander in Chief North American Aerospace Defense Command
(CINCNORAD) is the final approval authority for assignments of 0-6's and
above. Since the Deputy Commander in Chief North American Aerospace Defense
Command (DCINCNORAD), is involved in the nomination process for incoming and
outgoing 0-6's, the Director of Manpower and Personnel ensures directors
discuss with the DCINCNORAD upcoming vacancies and proposed fills early to
develop preliminary strategy for assignments. This dialogue is to occur
before formal staff summary sheets are circulated to the director for coordi-
nation with a recommendation for CINCNORAD approval.

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b. Directors or their vice directors are the approval authority on
assignments for personnel in grades 0-5 and below. All 0-5's and below are
selected and assigned against specific requirements provided in the
requisition requests. Either the HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and
Air Force Joint Services Management and Policy (JlJ), or the Canadian Forces
Support Unit (CFSU) notifies affected organizations of officers and enlisted
personnel to be assigned against their billets. If an organization has
specific, valid reasons for declining an individual, the director or deputy
director must submit their rationale in writing to HQ USSPACECOM/JlJ or CFSU
so that action can be initiated to request cancellation of the assignment.

OFFICIAL DONALD J. KUTYNA
General, USAF
Commander in Chief

WAYNE R. HEINKE 4 Attachments
Colonel, USAF 1. Sample AF Form 934, Requisition for
Director of Information Management USAF Officer
2. Sample AF Form 675, Airman
Requisition for Departmental - Joint
Activities
3. Sample DA Form 872, Requisition
for Individual Officer Personnel
4. Sample Inter- and or Intra-Command
Reassignments
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
Incorporates JCS-directed tour length requirements (para 3); modifies requisi-
tion procedures for local "by name" request (para 5d); and clarifies internal
assignment approval through CINCNORAD (para 7).


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SAMPLE INTER- AND OR INTRA-COMMAND REASSIGNMENTS

A5-1. All personnel (US and Canadian) assigned to NORAD are identified for a
specific billet by paragraph and line number within the Command. If reassign-
ment to other intra-command positions is requested or recommended, notify the
service element or the Canadian Forces Support Unit (CFSU), as appro-
priate. They work the action between the respective organizations.

A5-2. For US personnel, each military service has specific rules that are
followed on any inter-command reassignment. Such moves are coordinated and
approved before any action to move an individual is taken. The HQ USSPACECOM,
Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint Services Management and Policy
(JlJ) and Deputy Director for Naval and Civilian Personnel (JlP), seeks the
authority and approval from the appropriate military service to make the
requested moves.

A5-3. Inter-command moves require the following actions in chronological
order:

a. Gaining command and or organization identifies the requirement and the
individual.

b. Gaining organization requests an availability determination from the
appropriate service element.

c. The HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint
Services Management and Policy (JlJ) and Deputy Director for Naval, Civilian,
and Reserve Personnel (JIP), requests availability from the losing command and
if the individual is available, requests service approval to reassign the
subject individual to another command.

d. The HQ USSPACECOM, Deputy Director for Army and Air Force Joint
Services Management and Policy (JlJ) and Deputy Director for Naval, Civilian,
and Reserve Personnel (JlP), notifies all involved commands and offices of the
final action.