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Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army, (OAA-AAHS), DoD.



In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Department of the Army announces a proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 26, 2009.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 1160 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-1160.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Department of the Army, Human Resources Command, Officer Personnel Management Directorate (AHRC-OPD-A), 200 Stovall Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22332, (Attn: Denise Camacho), or call Department of the Army Reports clearance officer at (703) 428-6440.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Application and Contract for Establishment of a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Unit, DA Form 3126, OMB Control Number 0702-0021.

Needs and Uses: Educational institutions which desire to host a Junior ROTC unit may make application using DA Form 3126. The program provides unique educational opportunities for young citizens through their participation in a federally sponsored course while pursuing a civilian education. Participating students develop citizenship, leadership and communication skills, knowledge of the rule of the U.S. Army in support of national objectives, as well as an appreciation for the importance of physical fitness. The organization of units established by the Department of the Army at public and private secondary schools is provided under 10 U.S.C. 2031 and 32 CFR 542.

Affected Public: Not-For-Profit institutions.

Annual Burden Hours: 70.

Number of Respondents: 70.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 1 hour.

Frequency: On occasion.

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Summary of Information Collection

The DA Form 3126 is initiated by the school desiring to host a unit and is countersigned by a representative of the Secretary of the Army. The contract is necessary to establish a mutual agreement between the secondary institution and the U.S. Government. The Commanding General, Human Resources Command, is responsible for administering the JROTC program and overall policy. Region commanders are responsible for operating and administering the JROTC commanders. Data provided on the application is used to determine which factor as: (1) Receipt of signed applications and agreements; (2) enrollment potential; (3) capacity of the institution to conduct the program; (4) accreditation status; (5) ability to comply with statutory and contractual requirements; and (6) fair and equitable distribution of units throughout the nation.

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Dated: November 18, 2008.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-27946 Filed 11-24-08; 8:45 am]