of the effective date of PCS orders is contained in JFTR
Volume 1, Appendix A, and the glossary of this training
manual. For orders amended, modified, canceled, or
revoked, the effective date is per JFTR Paragraph
U2140-A. The effective date of orders for some
specific types of orders is shown in the following
Orders Involving Change of Home Port. The
effective date of orders involving a change in home port
of a ship, ship-based staff, squadron, or other
afloat-based mobile unit is the date announced by the
Chief of Naval Operation (CNO), normally by message.
Orders Involving Change for PDS Location of
Shore-Based Mobile Units. The effective date of orders
involving a change of PDS location of a shore-based
mobile unit is the date following the announcement of
the change by the CNO on which the servicemember
must commence travel to the new station for the purpose
of remaining and performing normal duties. This is
regardless of whether the travel is commenced before
or after the announced effective date of the change.
Release From Active Duty Orders. The effective
date of orders for release from active duty is the date of
REIMBERSEMENT RULES FOR
The general reimbursement rules for POC travel
incident to PCS travel are based on the number of
people traveling at the same time. Some rules are as
. If servicemember and dependents travel between
PDSs in one POC, the per mile rate paid is for one POC
based on the number of travelers. If the servicemember
travels separately from dependents, the servicemember
is paid a per mile rate.
. The payment for dependents is a per mile rate
based on the number of dependents traveling together.
No specific authority for more than one POC is needed
as the group (the dependents in the case) are using only
one POC. Per diem is also paid.
. Unless authority is granted for payment based on
two POCs, and the servicemember and dependents
travel together using more than one POC (or if five or
more dependents travel together using more than one
POC), the per mile rate for one POC and the number of
travelers is paid.
. Payment may be made for use of more than one
POC by the group traveling together only if permission
is received under JFTR, paragraph U5205-A2. If
permitted, the per mile rate is paid for each POC based
on the group traveling together.
l Commanding officers may approve payment for
the use of more than one POC by a group traveling
together if there are five or more travelers in the group.
They may also approve payment when a dependent
needs special accommodations. Specifics are in the
. If less than five travelers are involved, payment
for use of more than one POC is unlikely. A
servicemember, who believes a valid reason exists for
needing more than one POC for less than five travelers,
may submit a request via the servicemembers
commanding officer to the Chief of Naval Personnel
(PERS 201) either before or after execution of orders.
Details must be provided. Owning a compact car(s) is
not a valid reason.
. In the situations described in JFTR, paragraphs
U5205-A2C or U5205-A2e (dependents travel
separately from the servicemember due to official
reasons), reimbursement for such travel is not made
unless supported by a statement from the
service member certifying the circumstance involved.
Additional information concerning translation
of a privately-owned vehicle (pov) is contained in the
PCS allowance section discussed later in the chapter.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS SHIPMENT AND
STORAGE ENTITLEMENT POLICY
Some of the conditions under which
servicemembe are entitled to HHG shipment and
storage are listed in this section.
information concerning HHG shipment and storage is
contained in Article 6810115 of the MILPERSMAN.
Servicemembe are entitled to shipment of HHG
incident to PCS orders according to chapter 5, Part D,
of the JFTR volume 1.
Shipment of a lesser weight of HHG is authorized
incident to temporary duty (TEMDU) or temporary
additional duty (TEMADD) according to chapter 4, Part
H of the JFTR, Volume 1.
Instead of shipment, nontemporary storage (NTS)
is authorized in connection with PCS orders according
to JFTR, paragraph U5380.