AR 611-5, Personnel and Classification Testing, 9 Dec 15, outlines the qualifications for Test Control Officer (TCO), Alternate TCO (ATCO), Interim TCO (ITCO), and Test Examiner (TE) for Army Personnel Testing (APT).
Conflict of interest in the Army Personnel Test Site has the potential to damage the credibility of the APT Program. Due to possible conflicts of interest, certain personnel cannot be appointed as a TCO, ATCO, ITCO or TE. Personnel Ineligible for Appointment:
- Linguists, spouses of linguists, Command Program Language Managers (CPLMs), language instructors, basic skills instructors, recruiters, and retention Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs).
- Contractors (including retired military personnel) are not eligible to serve as a TCO or ITCO. However, they may be appointed as ATCOs or TEs.
- Contractors who are also members of the ARNG or Reserves cannot serve as the TCO or ITCO while acting in a contractor capacity.