c. Applicability. Line of Duty determinations apply to:
(1) Army personnel on active duty.
(2) Members of Army Reserve components (USAR and ARNGUS) while on:
(a) Active duty for training (ADT), or while traveling directly to or from such
(b) Inactive duty training (IDT), or while traveling directly to or from such
(c) Initial active duty training (IADT).
(d) Annual training (AT).
(e) Full time training duty (FTTD).
(f) Federalized status or while attending a service school.
(3) Members of the Corps of Cadets (USMA).
(4) Military members of other U.S. Armed Forces assigned or attached to an
Army unit or being treated in an Army facility.
(5) Persons who are either provisionally accepted for duty or are initially
selected under the Military Selective Service Act of 1967 and are traveling to or from, or
are present at, a place for final acceptance or entry on active duty with the Army.
d. Base for Line of Duty Determinations. Line of Duty (LD) investigations are
conducted to determine the circumstances under which a disease, injury, or death has
occurred. The outcome of these investigations will determine the administrative action
taken by the Government.
PURPOSE OF LINE OF DUTY DETERMINATIONS
As noted earlier, line of duty determinations have far-reaching implications not only
for the uniformed service member, but also for his survivors. In the case of injury or
disease, the determination can establish the member's entitlement to disability
compensation. In death cases, the Veterans Administration (VA) uses the findings of the
Line of Duty investigation to determine survivors' benefits. A complete line of duty report is
needed to support the following:
a. Time Lost Which Must Be Made Good. When an enlisted member is unable
to perform duties for more than one day because of the use of drugs or alcohol, it is