commanders prescribe the use of local time for
local tactical situations.
DCNO Deputy Chief of Naval Operations.
DCNP Deputy Chief of Naval Personnel.
DCS Defense Courier Service.
DDG Guided missile destroyer.
DDP Dependents Dental Plan.
DEATH GRATUITY Death gratuity is a lump sum
payment that is made to eligible survivors
immediately upon death of a servicemember. It
is designed to assist the family until other
regular monthly payments start. The payment is
a lump sum amount of $6,000.00. However,
remember that this amount could change in the
DEEP SEA DIVER PROGRAM This program
includes all enlisted personnel qualified and
assigned SNECs 5311, 5341, 5342, 5343, and
5346. Additionally, these personnel carry the
enlisted designator (DV). Deep sea divers plan,
supervise, and execute salvage, repair, and
rescue diving operations for various periods of
time at various depths dependent on the
individuals degree of qualification. They are
responsible for the maintenance and safe
operation of diving equipment and tools.
DEERS Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
DEPENDENT RESTRICTED TOUR An overseas
PDS with an established tour that does not
permit command-sponsored dependents. Also
referred to as unaccompanied hardship overseas
tour, or remote tour.
DFAS Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Cleveland Center, Cleveland, Ohio.
DFAS PAYPERSMAN DFAS Pay/Personnel
Manual (Navy), Volume II,
DG NECs Defense Grouping NECs. These NECs
relate to groups of ratings for which there is an
identification requirement. These NECs appear
as DG-9700 through DG-9780.
DIC Dependency and indemnity compensation.
DIC provides partial compensation to surviving
dependents for the loss of financial support
sustained as a result of the veterans service-
DIFOPS Additional duty in a flying status involving
operational or training flights.
DIFOT Duty in a flying status involving operational
or training flights.
DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT (NO-FEE) This
passport is issued to a foreign service officer, a
person in the diplomatic service, or a person
having a diplomatic status either because of the
nature of the foreign mission or by reason of the
office held. Where appropriate, dependents of
may be issued diplomatic
DIRECTIVE A directive is an instruction, notice,
or change transmittal that prescribes or
methods, or procedures.
DIRECTIVES ISSUANCE SYSTEM The standard
procedures and formats used to promulgate
policy, procedures, and informational releases in
the Department of the Navy.
DIVISION OFFICER A division officer is an
individual regularly assigned by the commanding
officer to command a division of the units
DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE (DLA) The
purpose of the DLA is to partially reimburse a
member with or without dependents for the
expenses incurred in relocating his or her
household. This is in addition to all other
allowances authorized in the JFTR, volume 1,
and may be paid in advance.
DMRS Diary Message Reporting System.
DMRSMAN Diary Message Reporting System
Users Manual. The DMRSMAN is the official
manual forr submitting officer and enlisted
personnel diaries in coded format via naval