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TITLE:  DoD Directive 1304.12, "DoD Military Personnel Accession Testing Programs", 06/22/1993

SUMMARY:  This Directive reissues 1304.12, "Armed Forces High School Recruiting and Testing Program, " December 4, 1972 (hereby canceled); updates policy and responsibilities for the Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services on : the DoD Enlistment Testing Program. the DoD Student testing Program. The DoD In-Service Testing Program. The DoD Overseas Testing Program. Use of a common aptitude test, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), for paragraphs A.2.a. through a.2.d., above. Assigns responsibilities for: the research, preparation, printing, and maintenance of the ASVAB, test control and administration, test scoring, maintenance and distribution of enlistment processing records and test scores, and investigation of test irregularities.  This Directive defines responsibilities of the Manpower Accession Policy Working Group and the Manpower Accession Policy Steering Committee on resolving test development, implementation, and maintenance problems, and making policy recommendations in these areas to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Force Management and Personnel) (ASD (FM&P)).  This Directive designates the Secretary of the Army as the DoD Executive Agent with fiscal, administrative, and management support responsibility for the DoD Enlistment, Student, and Overseas Testing Programs.  It also designates the Defense Logistics Agency as the Executive Agent for the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) in support of ASVAB research and development.  This Directive authorizes the publication of a DoD 1304.12-L series, consistent with DoD 5025.1-M.

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