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Officers May Qualify for Joint Duty Credit

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2002 – Officers who served at joint task force headquarters in nine operations can qualify for retroactive cumulative joint duty credit, Joint Staff officials said recently.

The 2002 National Defense Authorization Act allowed the Defense Department to give officers credit for time served. To be eligible, officers must be on active duty; majors or lieutenant commanders or above; and served at least 90 consecutive days on the JTF headquarters staff.

The nine operations are:

  • Operation Northern Watch (northern Iraq) from Aug. 1, 1992 to the present.

  • Operations Southern Watch (southern Iraq) Aug. 27, 1992, to present.

  • Operation Able Sentry (Macedonia) June 23, 1993, to Feb. 28, 1999.

  • Operation Joint Endeavor (Yugoslavia) Dec. 25, 1995, to Dec. 19, 1996.

  • Operation Joint Guard (Yugoslavia) Dec. 20, 1996, to June 20, 1998.

  • Operation Desert Thunder (Kuwait) Jan. 24, 1998, to Dec. 15, 1998.

  • Operation Joint Forge (Yugoslavia) June 20, 1998, to June 10, 1999.

  • Operation Noble Anvil (Italy) March 24, 1999, to July 20, 1999.

  • Operation Joint Guardian (Kosovo) June 11, 1999, to present.
Officers who believe they qualify can apply for credit via the Joint Task Force Joint Credit Request Web page at https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/jtf/owa/jtf_main.home.

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