Dear (Next-of-kin, legal guardian):
The Army Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) will convene on
a.m. (designated place), to evaluate the physical condition of your (Relationship),
(Grade, name, service number).
The member's physical condition precludes his personal appearance. He
will not be present at this hearing. (Grade, name, address) has been appointed military
counsel to represent (First name). You may attend the hearing if you desire. You and your
counsel are entitled to examine all written evidence, to examine and cross-examine
witnesses, and to present
other evidence orally or in writing. You may communicate with the military counsel at any
The board will call the following witnesses: (If there are none, so state.)
The recorder will arrange to secure attendance of other available witnesses whom
you desire, or under appropriate circumstances, obtain their depositions and other
evidence. Following the formal hearing, you will be notified of the board's findings. You will
be required to indicate whether you concur with those findings or desire to submit a
rebuttal. The rebuttal may be prepared by you or, on your request, by counsel.
The PEB is a board of officers appointed to determine the following facts about
each member referred to it:
Whether the member is fit for duty, or is unfit for further military service by reason of
Whether the disability is, or is not, the result of intentional misconduct or willful
Whether the disability is, or is not, the proximate result of the performance of
A percentage of disability, when applicable.
Figure 5-9. Notice to next of kin (legal guardian)
of formal PEB hearing (continued).