The seven Reserve Component members are nominated by their respective Services. The DFO will forward the names for Secretary of Defense approval and appointment.
The DFO is responsible for working with the Chair to fill the vacancy announcements for the 10 individuals that are appointed or designated by the Secretary of Defense, as required by 10 U.S.C. § 10301(c)(6). Calls for nominations will be made in the Federal Register or by other appropriate means to solicit resumes. The DFO will develop a list of potential candidates based on all nominations received. The DFO will evaluate potential candidates based on the criteria in 10 U.S.C. § 10301 paragraph (c)(6) and FACA requirements predicated upon the vacancy in question. Potential candidates will be further evaluated in accordance with DoD policies and procedures, which include compliance with the prohibition against lobbyists.
The Chair, in consultation with the DFO, will recommend candidates to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness (USD(P&R)). Prior to nominating the potential candidates, the list of candidates will undergo a review by the Office of General Counsel of the Department of Defense and the Office of the Advisory Committee Management Officer to ensure compliance with Federal and DoD governance requirements, including compliance with the Board’s charter and the membership balance plan. Following this review, the USD(P&R) formally nominates potential candidates to the Secretary of Defense for approval; pursuant to DoD policy, only the Secretary of Defense or the Deputy Secretary of Defense can invite or approve the appointment of individuals to advisory committees established or supported by the DoD.
Following approval by the Secretary or Deputy Secretary of Defense, the candidates are required to complete the necessary appointment paperwork, to include meeting ethics requirements stipulated by the Office of Government Ethics for advisory committee members who are appointed as SGE members.
Members of the Board are appointed by the Secretary of Defense for a term of service of one-to-four years, with annual renewals. Members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms of service without approval from the Secretary of Defense. Member vacancies will be filled in the same manner described in the previous five paragraphs above.