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(c) In any case, the commanding officer may neither
refuse to forward the case to the superior exercising the
authority to separate the student nor may he unduly delay
referral by unreasonably extending the interview in his efforts
to arrive at the cause of the DOR or to persuade the student to
(3) Action By Separation Authority. The administrative
procedures for disposition of a DOR attrition are the same as
those for a flight training failure. The TRAWING Commander may
delegate his interview in writing to an O-5 or higher wing staff
officer. There is, however, no requirement for a formal PRB in
that the commanding officer's interview is sufficient action.
The cause of attrition listed on the separation from training
report shall be determined from Appendix D.
b. Medical Attritions. All students are administratively
retained at the TRAWING level if they are expected to be
grounded for an indefinite length of time prior to final
disposition of the case. Care shall be taken to ensure that
squadron data on the individual be retained in the event the
student is returned to training. A student who is being
processed for an unsatisfactory event and is also being
considered for medical attrition shall have their unsatisfactory
event processing suspended pending the NAVMEDCOM decision. If
the finding is NPQ or NAA, the processing for the failure will
be closed out and the cause of attrition will be NPQ or NAA, as
appropriate. If the finding is PQ/AA, the processing for the
failure will continue and final disposition will be in
accordance with procedures in Chapter 8.
c. Disciplinary and Administrative Attritions. A student in a
disciplinary status awaiting court-martial or civil criminal
action may be administratively separated. The disposition of
the case is effected in accordance with the applicable
directives relating to the case.
d. Flight Training Failures (Post Attrition Procedures).
Students attrited due to flight training failure will be
processed in accordance with procedures prescribed below.
(1) Administrative Authority of Processing Attrites
(a) TRAWING commanders, Commanding Officer,
NAVAVSCOLSCOM, or the Commanding Officer, MATSG have
administrative authority for the disposition of students who
have been attrited from the flight training program.
(b) Marine students who have attrited shall be referred
to the commanding officer of the respective MATSG for further
disposition and reporting.
(c) Coast Guard students who attrite from pilot training
program shall be referred to the commanding officer, Coast Guard