ACDUTRA FOR LESS THAN 30 DAYS
Reservists are entitled to the same per diem and
travel allowances as regular active-duty members for
ordered travel. There are, however, some differences in
the forms that are used.
The orders for reservists on ACDUTRA for less
than 30 days are on ACDUTRA Orders (CHNAVRES
Form 157 1/5). The payment for travel allowances can
be made on either of two forms, depending on the
circumstances as explained in the following paragraphs.
ACDUTRA PAY VOUCHER. The ACDUTRA
Pay Voucher, NAVCOMPT Form 2120, which is used
to pay the regular pay and allowances, includes an area
for computation and payment of travel allowances as
well. This area reduces the number of different forms
that must be processed. When the NAVCOMPT 2120
is used, no endorsement on the orders is required.
On the other hand, the use of the NAVCOMPT 2120
has some limitations. When the traveler has received a
travel advance, the NAVCOMPT 2120 cannot be used.
Also, the limited space on the NAVCOMPT 2120 may
not be adequate for the itinerary. Disbursing offices
may find the Microcomputer Claims Processing System
(MCPS) to be a more convenient method for processing
claims than use of the NAVCOMPT 2120.
TRAVEL VOUCHER OR SUBVOUCHER.
When the NAVCOMPT Form 2120 is inadequate or the
DO prefers not to use it, a Travel Voucher or
Subvoucher, DD Form 1351-2, may be used for
payment of a reservists claim. The DD Form 1351-2
must be used when a travel advance was paid. When
payment is made on the DD Form 1351-2, the original
orders must be endorsed.
Payment is normally
ACDUTRA for all travel.
made on the last day of
This includes the travel to
the duty station, any per diem earned during the training
duty, and return instructive travel back to the place
from which the member was ordered to duty.
FORMS. When payment for travel is made on
the NAVCOMPT Form 2120, no endorsement on the
orders is required. When payment is made on the DD
Form 1351-2, the original orders must be endorsed to
show the date and amount paid, the voucher number,
and the disbursing symbol number.
MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSES. I f
miscellaneous reimbursable expenses will be claimed
on the return travel, the member will be furnished a
supplemental claim form and a preaddressed envelope.
Miscellaneous expenses may not be paid in advance.
The supplemental claim may be processed by the
disbursing office making the original payment or the
disbursing office servicing the members Reserve unit.
ACDUTRA FOR 30 DAYS OR MORE
When ACDUTRA is for 30 days or more, the DD
Form 1351-2 is used for all travel claims at the time of
payment. After arrival at the training duty point, the
member will file a claim for the travel from the place
that ordered the training duty to the training duty point.
A separate claim for the return travel will be filed by the
member and paid by the DO on the last day of training
SPECIAL TRAVEL CATEGORIES
The entitlements and procedures for special
categories of travel in which travel allowances maybe
payable by the government can be found in both the
JFTR and NTI. As a senior DK, you will encounter
some of these categories more frequently than others.
This section, which is intended merely to give you an
overview of some of these categories, includes
examples of some common and not so common
circumstances in which members may be authorized
special travel allowances. Always refer to the JFTR and
NTI for official guidance on authorized travel
allowances whenever you encounter cases and process
claims involving special travel categories.
CONSECUTIVE OVERSEAS TOURS
A special travel category that is a fairly common
occurrence is when a member who is stationed outside
CONUS is ordered to a consecutive tour at the same
PDS or to another PDS outside CONUS. Because
consecutive overseas tours (COTs) are common events,
you must be familiar with COT leave travel and
The member and the command-sponsored
dependents authorized to accompany the member are
entitled to COT leave travel and transportation