32 CFR 65.5 - Responsibilities.
(a) The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy (DASD(MPP)), under the authority, direction, and control of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management, shall:
(1) Develop guidance and procedures for implementation and oversight of DoD authorities and responsibilities under the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
(2) Coordinate administrative procedures of the Post-9/11 GI Bill with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and other appropriate DoD and intergovernmental agencies, as applicable.
(3) Review and approve each Military Department plan to use supplemental assistance in accordance with the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 3316.
(4) Establish the standard data elements needed to administer the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
(b) The Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) (USD(C))/Chief Financial Officer (CFO) (USD(C)/CFO), Department of Defense shall:
(1) Provide guidance on budgeting, accounting, and funding for the educational benefits program in support of plans established in § 65.6, and for investing the available DoD Education Benefits Fund balance.
(2) In coordination with the DASD(MPP), review and approve the Military Department budget estimates for the supplemental payments in accordance with the provisions of 38 U.S.C. 3316.
(c) The Director, Department of Defense Human Resources Activity (DoDHRA), under the authority, direction, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, shall ensure the Director, Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) shall:
(1) Replicate Post 9/11 GI Bill eligibility data using the Veterans Affairs and DoD Identity Repository (VADIR) with the DVA as needed and specified.
(i) Maintain personnel information needed by the DVA to determine benefit entitlement.
(ii) Maintain DVA payment and usage data for the Post 9/11 GI Bill program.
(d) The Secretaries Concerned shall:
(1) Provide implementing guidance within their Department to govern the administration of the Post-9/11 GI Bill consistent with this part and other guidance issued by the DASD(MPP) and the USD(C)/CFO consistent with the needs of the Military Services. This guidance must include Service implementation of kickers and the transfer of unused educational benefits as established in 38 U.S.C. 3319, as outlined in § 65.6.
(2) Ensure that all eligible active duty Service members and members of the Reserve Components are aware that they are automatically eligible for Post-9/11 GI Bill educational assistance upon serving the required active duty time as outlined in 38 U.S.C. 3311.
(3) Ensure that all officers without earlier established eligibility, following commissioning through the Service academies (with the exception of the Coast Guard Academy for individuals who enter into an agreement to service before January 4, 2011) or Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship Programs consistent with 10 U.S.C. 2107, are aware that their eligible period of active duty for Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits does not begin until they have completed their statutory obligated active duty service. Ensure that such officers are aware that any active duty service after that obligated period of service may qualify as active duty service for Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility.
(4) Ensure that all Service members participating in the student loan repayment program in accordance with 10 U.S.C. chapter 109 are aware that their service counted pursuant to 10 U.S.C. chapter 109 does not count as qualifying active duty service for Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility. Ensure that such Service members are aware that any service after that obligated period of service may qualify as active duty service for Post-9/11 GI Bill eligibility.
(5) Authorize kickers for recruitment and retention of individuals with critical skills or in programs that are hard to recruit or retain in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 3316, and advise the DASD(MPP) of such approval.
(6) Budget for and transfer funds to support the kickers, in accordance with § 65.6 of this part and guidance issued by the USD(C)/CFO.
(7) Ensure pre-separation or release from active duty counseling on Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to active duty members and members of the Reserve Components with qualifying active duty service and document this counseling accordingly.
(8) Promulgate guidance for their Service(s) to administer the transferability of unused education entitlements to family members to support recruiting and retention in accordance with § 65.6.
(9) Ensure maintenance of records for individuals who receive kickers in accordance with 38 U.S.C. 3316. Provide those records to the DMDC and VA.
(10) Report all qualifying active duty pursuant to DoD Manual 7730.54-M-V1, “Reserve Component Common Personnel Data System (RCCPDS)” (see http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/773054m_vol1.pdf).
(11) Direct use of DoD standard data elements and codes established by DoD Instruction 1336.05, “Automated Extract of Active Duty Military Personnel Records” (see http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/133605p.pdf) and DoD Manual 7730.54-M when specified.