Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments
|Publication Date:||23 July 2018|
PURPOSE. This instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction (DoDI) 1315.18 (Reference (a)) in accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5124.02 (Reference (b)) to establish policy, assign responsibilities, and provide procedures for the assignment and reassignment of Service members.
b. Provides permanent change of station (PCS) policies and procedures to be used by the Military Services in maintaining an equitable assignment system for enhancing career attractiveness and professional development, sustaining an assignment base for overseas tours of duty, achieving stability for tour completions, developing tour lengths consistent with maintaining a high degree of combat capability and readiness, and achieving PCS stability.
c. Provides standardized overseas tour lengths for Service members stationed outside the continental United States (OCONUS) and requires an assessment of force protection and antiterrorism considerations in accordance with DoDI 2000.12 (Reference (c)) for establishment of new, or changes to current, overseas tour lengths.
d. Incorporates and cancels DoD Directive 1315.07 (Reference (d)).
a. This instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the DoD (referred to collectively in this instruction as the "DoD Components").
b. This instruction does not apply to Service members detailed to non-DoD activities covered by DoDI 1000.17 (Reference (e)).
c. The procedures in this instruction do not apply to general or flag officers (GO/FOs), whose accompanied and unaccompanied tour lengths are generally two years, with the exception of those procedures pertaining to:
(1) Assignment of major defense acquisition program managers, as defined in section 6 of Enclosure 3.
(2) Overseas duty and dependent travel, as outlined in Enclosures 4 and 5, respectively.
(3) Assignment to OSD, the Office of the CJCS and the Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Defense Agencies, and DoD Field Activities, as outlined in Enclosure 6.