Madigan Army Medical Center

 The Medical Evaluation Board Process and You

This page has been prepared to educate Fort Lewis unit commanders, assist MAMC Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officers (PEBLO) and physicians in processing disability cases and counseling soldiers. It is not intended to be used independently, but in conjunction with the current disability processing guidelines, regulations and standard operating procedures. See "References" section for a complete listing of documents governing the Physical Disability Evaluation Process.


Disability laws allow the Secretary of the Army to remove from active duty those who can no longer perform their duties because of a physical disability, in order to maintain a fit and vital force, and to fairly compensate members whose military careers are cut short due to a service-connected or service-aggravated physical disability. Chapter 61 of Title 10 U.S.C. is the mechanism and it applies to all grades, both active and reserve.