(2) Death while taking part in military athletics or a military athletic program.
(3) Injury or death while pilot or co-pilot of a military aircraft (nonhostile or
(4) Injury or death while traveling directly from active duty.
(5) Injury of a USAR member while on active duty training or IDT, or traveling
directly to or from such duty.
(6) Injury, disease, or death for which a presumptive determination is
inappropriate and formal investigation is not required.
c. Formal Line of Duty Investigation. A formal investigation is a detailed
investigation ordered by a Special Court-Martial Authority (SPCM) or higher authority. It
may be demanded by the person affected by the LD finding in order to determine the facts
of the death, injury, or disease of the member. A formal line of duty investigation is
completed in cases that involve:
(1) Injury or death incurred while the member was AWOL for 120 or fewer days
and there is no proof of mental unsoundness at the inception of the unauthorized absence.
No investigation is required in cases that involve AWOL of more than 120 days unless
there is evidence of mental unsoundness at the inception of the unauthorized absence.
(2) Injury, disease, death, or medical condition apparently due to misconduct or
(3) Injury, disease, or death that occurs under strange or doubtful
(4) Injury or death involving abuse of alcohol or other drugs.
(5) Self-inflicted injuries or suicide.
(6) Injury or death that occurred while member was en route to final acceptance
in the Army.
(7) Death of a USAR member while on active duty training (ADT) or inactive
duty training or while traveling to or from such duty.
(8) Injury incurred while traveling directly to or from ADT.
(9) Injury, disease, or death of a member when his commander or medical
officer has evidence which refutes the presumption of "In Line of Duty" and an informal
investigation is inadequate.