DA Form 4037-E, Officer Record Brief is a standardized one-page summary of qualifications and career history filled out by Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) Officers, Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) Soldiers, and Warrant Officers. The DA 4037-E is filed and stored electronically. The information provided in the form should be annually updated by the Officer. Resource Managers are responsible for assisting Officers with their annual review. The lack of an Officer Record Brief (ORB) in an Officer Master File (OMF) is often interpreted as a lack of interest in a promotion.
The latest edition of the form - sometimes incorrectly referred to as the DD Form 4037-E - was released by the Department of the Army (DA) in February 1996. An up-to-date DA Form 4037-E version is available for digital filing and download below.
Except for manually entered information, the form collects data from a number of sources. These sources include the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS), the Department of the Army Photograph Management System (DAPMIS), the Defence Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS), the Keystone System, the Medical Protection System (MEDPROS) and the Standard Installation/Division Personnel System (SIDPERS).