Complaints, except those filed with the Inspector General (IG), must be acted upon within five calendar days. The commander can conduct a commander's inquiry or appoint an investigation officer to conduct an AR 15-6 investigation within 30 days (3 MUTA-4(90DAYS) for USAR.
If due to extenuating circumstances it becomes impossible to conduct a complete investigation within the 30 calendar days (3 MUTA-4 (90 days) for USAR) the commander may obtain an extension in writing from the next higher commander for usually no more than 30 calendar days (3 MUTA-4 (90 days) for USAR.
Complaints filed with an agency against a member of the Chain of Command will be referred to the next higher commander in the chain.
All formal complaints will be reported within 72 hours to the first General Courts-Martial Convening Authority (GCMCA) in the Chain of Command.
Command SJA will complete the legal review within 14 days of completion of the investigation. The entire complaint process will be completed within 60 days (three MUTA-4 (90 days) for USAR.