vested interest in the case need not be sworn. Any person who is to testify must first be
bound by oath.
g. Evidence. Before taking testimony, the recorder submits to the board in open
session all relevant records, reports, and other documentary evidence. A member should
not be required to sign a statement relating to the origin, incurrence, or aggravation of a
disease or injury. Any such statement by the member is invalid if not first advised that he
need not make such a statement.
h. Recommended Findings. Once the case has been presented, the board is
closed for deliberation. Only voting members are permitted to be present during closed
sessions. When they complete their deliberations, the board is reopened and the findings
and recommendations are announced. The member is advised that the action is not final
until it has been approved by the Secretary of the Army.
i. Recording, Assembly, and Transmittal of Reports of Proceedings.
(1) The proceedings of a physical evaluation board are recorded on DA Form
199. Each copy is marked "FORMAL" at the top and bottom of the face of the form.
Erasures and corrections are initialed by the recorder.
(2) Records of board proceedings should be assembled as shown in table 5-4.
Transcript of testimony in formal hearing are the first papers attached to DA Form 199.
Pages of transcript are numbered consecutively beginning with page 1.
(3) Transmittal of case records of PEB proceedings are in accordance with the