SAMR-ZA  22 Dec 2008


MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION

SUBJECT: Delegation of Authority under Section 8079 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009



  1. You are hereby delegated the authority to exercise the authority and responsibilities under Section 7403(g) of title 38, United States Code (U.S.C.) to appoint certain health-care professionals as listed under Section 7403(a)(2) of title 38 U.S.C., and Section 8079 of Public Law 110-329, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009.
  2. The occupations covered by this delegation are Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliaries, Chiropractors, Pharmacists, Audiologists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Orthotists, Prosthetists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Rehabilitation Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Pathologists, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Industrial Hygienists, Psychology Technicians, Social Service Assistants, Practical Nurses, Nursing Assistants, and Dental Hygienists.
  3. This is a delegation of the authority delegated to me by the Secretary of the Army in the enclosed memorandum. The authority delegated herein may be further delegated in writing to the lowest practicable level.
  4. This delegation is effective immediately. However, unless extended by a continuing resolution, the authority under Section 8079 of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2009, and the delegation herein, will expire at the end of September 30, 2009.




//original signed //                        
RONALD J. JAMES                     
Assistant Secretary of the Army
(Manpower and Reserve Affairs)



Encl
ASA(M&RA) Memorandum Dec 12, 2008
Secretary of Army Memorandum Dec 11, 2008
Secretary of Defense memorandum Oct 14, 2008




DISTRIBUTION:
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY

ARMY COMMANDS
US ARMY FORCES COMMAND
US ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND
US ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND

ARMY SERVICE COMPONENT COMMANDS
US ARMY EUROPE
US ARMY CENTRAL
US ARMY NORTH
US ARMY SOUTH
US ARMY PACIFIC
US ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
US ARMY SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE COMMAND/ARMY STRATEGIC COMMAND
EIGHTH US ARMY

DIRECT REPORTING UNITS
US ARMY NETWORK ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY COMMAND/9TH SIGNAL COMMAND
US ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND
US ARMY INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY COMMAND
US ARMY CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION COMMAND
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
US ARMY MILITARY DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
US ARMY TEST AND EVALUATION COMMAND
US MILITARY ACADEMY
US ARMY RESERVE COMMAND
US ARMY INSTALLATION MANAGEMENT COMMAND

CF:
DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE, ATTN: DAMI-CP
ASSISTANT G-1 FOR CIVILIAN PERSONNEL
DIRECTOR, CIVILIAN HUMAN RESOURCES AGENCY
ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY (MANPOWER AND RESERVE AFFAIRS), ATTN: SAMR-PO
OFFICE OF THE GENERAL COUNSEL
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, ATTN: DAJA-LE