l What will be the impact on the recruiters
family? Consider the spouse and children in any
move recommendation. Will they be able to make the
transition with minimal difficulty? Will the move
affect school terms? A negative impact on the
recruiters family can leave him or her in a stressful
l What will be the overall morale impact?
Consider those personnel in the station the recruiter
will be leaving as well as those in the station the
recruiter will be moving to. Will the move have an
overall positive effect in the Zone? If, after careful
consideration, you have determined it is in the best
interest of all to recommend a change of station move,
you must now decide which type of move will be
required: no-cost, proximity, or out of proximity.
The CO may approve a no-cost move. A no-cost
move is authorized when the new assignment is within
the same permanent duty station as the old assignment
and the commuting distance does not require a change
of place of residence. A permanent duty station is the
corporate boundaries for the location of the unit or
activity. For example, a change of assignment from
C O M N A V C R U I T C O M t o t h e P e n t a g on
(approximately 5 miles) is not a change of permanent
duty station because both units are located within the
corporate boundaries of Arlington, Virginia. A change
of assignment from the Pentagon to NAVSTA
Anacostia (approximately 5 miles) is a change of
permanent duty station because NAVSTA Anacostia
is in the District of Columbia.
If the new assignment involves a change of
permanent duty station in the proximity, PCS orders
will be required. Members will be entitled to travel
and transportation allowances only.
defined as an area where two permanent duty stations
are serviced by the same local transportation network
or where the member can reasonably be expected to
commute daily from the same residence to both duty
stations. This would be the case of the Pentagon to
NAVSTA Anacostia example.
The maximum allowable PCS cost for proximity
moves is $150. Entitlements include 1 days per
diem, less lodging, and monetary allowance in lieu of
transportation (MALT) from present duty station to
proposed permanent duty station. Relocation of
household effects is generally neither required nor
authorized for these moves unless need is certified by
the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). If relocation of
household effects is waived, the move then becomes
a full cost PCS move equivalent to an out of
proximity PCS move.
The member must have at least 12 months
remaining on board until PRD.
A request for
extension may be included with the original proximity
Proximity moves cannot be conducted until
official orders are received from CHNAVPERS.
Out of Proximity Moves
Out of proximity moves require full PCS orders.
Members executing these moves receive all PCS
entitlement, including relocation of household goods.
Districts will contact the local housing representative
for a complete breakdown of costs for transfer. For
planning purposes, out of proximity will be limited to
$4,000 total entitlement. Members must have at least
18 months remaining on board until their PRD. As
with proximity moves, an extension request may
accompany the transfer request. Moves cannot be
conducted until official orders are received from
CHNAVPERS. There is no action that can be taken
to deny members entitlement associated with cost