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Line of Duty Initiation

Line of Duty applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard and the U.S Army Reserve; members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Simultaneous Membership Program, cadets of the U.S Military Academy. Statement of Medical Examination and Duty Status (DA Form 2173) (LOD) are initiated for all soldiers who die, sustain certain injuries, diseases or illnesses while on active duty. Brooke Army Medical Center LOD clerk will initiate a DA Form 2173 for the following soldiers: All cases of death (active duty, national guards and reserve service member), injury or death involving the abuse of alcohol or other drugs and self inflicted injuries. In addition to the above mentioned, LOD will be process for Reserve/National soldiers that were admitted to a Military Treatment Facility, that are being processed for a Medical Board, that were injured while traveling to or from authorized training or duty and soldiers that sustained injury or disease while attached to Fort Sam Houston. Initial medical documentation is required to process a DA Form 2173. Injuries’ resulting from a motor vehicle accident, the accident report is required. Soldiers requiring LOD’s for Medical Boards, the medical documentation needs to be within thirty days of injury. Line of duty office is located on 1st floor of the Bed Tower Side. Please ask for assistance in the Release of Information waiting area. Office hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The telephone number is 210-916-4339.
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