members orders that direct the member to your
command. While verifying a members PRD, you
might find one or more of the following discrepancies:
l PRD has not been assigned.
. PRD appears erroneous.
l The individual is entitled to special tour options
(additional OBLISERV, unaccompanied tours, and so
If you find one or more discrepancies, you should
forward a PRD adjustment request, with a certified copy
of service record page 5, to the Assignment Control
Authority (ACA), BUPERS (PERS 40) or the
Commanding Officer, Enlisted Personnel Management
Center (EPMAC) for Seamen, Firemen and Airmen.
NOTE: The PRD cannot be changed by a
personnel diary entry.
For more information on PRDs, refer to chapter 3
of the ENLTRANSMAN.
As a PN3 or PN2, you will be responsible for
processing various types of orders. In chapter 11,
overseas travel and orders were discussed. Again, this
chapter contains a discussion of PCS orders since PCS
orders pertain to the transfer of personnel. In addition
to PCS orders, this chapter covers reporting and
detaching endorsements, accounting data, items that
you must explain to the member before his or her
transfer, and advance pay on PCS orders.
The importance of verifying the information on the
orders when they are received at your command cannot
be overemphasized. You should pay particular attention
to the comply with instructions contained on the orders.
Never overlook an item or consider it irrelevant or
unimportant. Always explain comply with instruction
items contained on the transfer directive if they are in
a coded form. Remember, even if items are not in a
coded form, some of the information may not be clear
or understood by members.
Therefore, you should
explain it to them.
After orders are received at your command, you
should promptly notify the members division officer
and/or department head, as appropriate, of the members
pending transfer. You should have a locally prepared
transfer check-off sheet, such as the one shown in figure
12-1 to assist you when processing transfers.
Remember, although all transfers are similar, they
are not the same. Each set of orders calls for different
requirements. For example, you wouldnt follow the
same procedures for a member being transferred
overseas that you would follow for a member being
transferred within CONUS.
NOTE: Always refer to the appropriate manuals
and/or instructions, such as the ENLTRANSMAN, for
information and guidance. Never rely solely on your
personal experience because information changes so
rapidly that you may lose track of all these changes. The
manuals and/or instructions are there for your use, and
you should always use them.
When you are in doubt about a certain transfer
procedure and/ or travel entitlement that may have been
recently changed, communicate with the source. Here,
the source might be commands such as the BUPERS
and DFAS. It is always better to obtain the correct,
up-to-date information rather than process a transfer or
transfers; especially if you suspect the information may
have been recently changed, and you did not obtain the
You should also establish contacts to get help when
the need arises. For example, if you are attached to a
squadron and you are embarked aboard a ship, talk to
the other PNs aboard the ship. They may have
information you do not have.
You must always remember that asking questions
or getting assistance from others does not mean you are
As a matter of fact, when you ask
questions from those who have the answers, it clearly
shows your concern for your job. Never be afraid to ask
TRANSFER ORDERS AND
The following section contains information
concerning the different types of PCS transfer orders
Enlisted Permanent Change of Station
The Enlisted Permanent Change of Station Transfer
Order (PCSTO) is normally used for PCS orders issued
by the following authorities: