Personnel Management


Develops total force military personnel policies and programs, and provides departmental oversight of the Military Departments, Joint Staff, and other DoD Components on assignments, separations, military decorations and awards, and force management to ensure compliance with statutes, executive orders, and existing policies that sustain the All-Volunteer Force.

The General and Flag Officer Matters Office provides advice and support to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness on all matters relating to the development, promotion, and retention of senior officers in the general and flag ranks. 


Ensure military personnel policies and programs support the Secretary of Defense, Military Departments, and Combatant Commanders in managing their uniformed personnel while executing their statutory and assigned roles and missions.


Total Force Management and Nominations

Officer Promotion and Continuation Policy

Total Force Manpower

Military Decorations And Awards

NOTE: DoD Instruction (DoDI), Manual (DoDM), and Directive Type Memorandum (DTM) links are to the DoD Issuance Webpage.