As a general rule, repayment will not be sought if the member's
inability to fulfill the eligibility requirements is due to
circumstances determined reasonably beyond the member's control:
The Secretary concerned may, through regulation, delegate the
authority to make repayment determinations consistent with the criteria
set forth above, but not below the O-6 or equivalent level. If
delegated, the Military Departments shall specify the level and scope of
the authorized delegation in implementing regulations.