In accordance with reference (a), the Assistant
Secretary of Defense (Manpower and Personnel) will issue each fiscal year
guidance to be used by the Services in the preparation and administration of
their manpower programs and will review such programs, military and civilian.
This guidance will include the strengths to be used for programming and such
detailed information, policies, and instructions as are pertinent to the
fiscal year program under development.
The purpose of this Directive is to prescribe the
continuing general manpower policies upon guidance such guidance shall be