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Waivers and Exceptions to Policy (ETP):

  • The availability of a waiver/ETP does not constitute automatic approval.
  • Waiver/ETP requests are approved individually and based on the needs of the Army.
  • Most waiver/ETP dispositions are valid for one year.
  • Waiver/ETP requests are submitted as part of the complete application packet.

The table below lists the available waivers/ETP, approval authorities, and approximate processing time:





Age ETP153A Applicants: If older than 32 years of age at the time of the board.  Technician Applicants: If older than 46 years of age at the time of the board.

AFS ETP - 153A Applicants: If more than 8 years AFS as of DA 61 signature date.  Technician Applicants: If more than 12 years AFS as of DA 61 signature date.

ETS Waiver - For all applicants with less than 12 months remaining in service at the time of application submission.

Prerequisite Waiver - For all applicants not meeting required WOMOS qualifications.

Reapplication ETP - For all applicants with less than 12 months since last DA 61.

Medical Waiver - For medical waiver processing after administrative qualification, send copies of UF 3.1, all commissioning physical documents, supporting documents, and applicable profiles to: usarmy.knox.usarec.list.hq-g3-special-programs-and-boards@mail.mil. Ensure the subject line reads: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME MI - WOMOS - MED WAIVER.

APFT ETP - Processed separately through applicant's chain of command w/ General Officer endorsement routed to the Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 for determination.  Once a positive determination is obtained, the application packet can be submitted.

Tattoo ETP - Tattoo ETP is required for all Warrant Officer applicants not in compliance with AR 670-1, regardless of self-identification status in iPERMSApplicant memo, LTC or above memo, and colored photos with ruler must be included with request.

Conduct (Moral) Waiver - A conduct or moral waiver is required when the final finding of a court or of another adjudicating authority is a conviction or other adverse adjudication such as, but not limited to, fines, imprisonment, placed on probation, paroled or pardoned, or have ever been ordered to deposit bail or collateral for a violation of any law, police regulation or ordinance, including traffic violations involving a fine or forfeiture of $500 or more.  This includes juvenile offenses, expunged dispositions, non-judicial punishments, and courts-martial proceedings.  Serious misconduct and major misconduct offenses require General Officer endorsement, Moral Waiver Case Summary, and submission no less than eight weeks prior to the desired board's deadline.  See Army Directive 2018-12 for details.