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Military Personnel

We understand the impact organizational changes have on our military members and their families, which is why we want to ensure you have the support and information needed for a smooth transition.

This page provides military service members, supervisors, and sponsors information on policies and procedures concerning military assignment moves and the Joint Officer Management processes. In addition, it provides answers to common questions and links to resources the Department may utilize to assist military service members and families in planning for the next step.

Click here for instructions regarding who to contact for further information regarding these procedures.

Military Assignments

Because individual factors contribute to exactly how you will be affected during this transition, you should work with your Career Service Managers first regarding personal questions on military assignments and career management.

Upon working with your local Career Service Mangers, follow on support can be provided through your Service Personnel Commands:

Joint Duty Assignments

If you are a Military Service Member in a Joint Duty assigned billet, please use the following resources to understand the policies and procedures concerning Joint Duty Assignments and qualifications for Joint Credit

  • Joint Officer Management Portal
    The Joint Officer Management Portal provides information concerning Department of Defense policy and regulations concerning the Joint Qualification System.

  • Joint Qualification System (Restricted to DoD Only)
    The Joint Qualification System (JQS) provides a multi-level joint qualification opportunity over the course of an officer's career through traditional joint duty assignments or the accumulation of equivalent joint experiences.

    This JQS Website provides officers an opportunity to nominate their past assignments/duties for consideration as "joint experience" and accumulate points toward achieving the various levels of joint qualification.

    Frequently Asked Questions about JQS

Other Resources

  • AHRN (Automated Housing Referral Network)
    The Automated Housing Referral Network is sponsored by the Department of Defense and is designed to improve the process of securing available housing for relocating military members and their families.

  • Defense Travel Management Office
    The DTMO consolidates, streamlines and centrally manages commercial travel, providing a single, focal point to the Department and industry. This "single face" ensures consistency in the Department's focus, policy and execution, marking a new era in government travel.

  • Defense Personal Property System supports Defense Personal Property Program
    As a centralized, integrated system, Defense Personal Property System (DPS) will support Defense Personal Property Program (DP3) as the one-stop source for managing personal property moves.

  • Electronic Sponsorship Application and Training (eSAT)
    Electronic Sponsorship Application and Training (eSAT) is designed to support military service members assigned the responsibility of unit sponsorship. The application contains online training for sponsors and is designed to facilitate communication between sponsors and newcomers. It has reporting capabilities so that the workflow of information between sponsor and newcomer is available for review. This short course provides an overview of the resources and tools available to assist a sponsor in completing the sponsorship duties. It links the sponsor to all DoD and Service websites supporting the Permanent Change of Station process to include those of Military OneSource. It contains a downloadable checklist of the sponsor's duties and a printable certificate for their records once the sponsor has completed the training.

  • Military Installations
    Military Installations provides an overview of each military installation and state programs, including information on programs and services with contact information (telephone, fax, emails and website); articles of interest specific to the installation or state; photo galleries; and listings of major units.

  • Military OneSource
    Military OneSource offers 24/7/365 access to information, confidential counseling and referral services at no cost to Service members or their families. Services are available worldwide by telephone, online, and through referrals for face-to-face assistance. 1.800.342.9647.

  • Plan My Move
    Plan My Move is a personal moving calendar with checklists, phone lists, to do lists and links to critical moving processes and information. Find budget planners, housing applications, household goods customer satisfaction surveys and much more.


  • DoD Instruction 1315.18
    Procedures for Military Personnel Assignments: Implements DoD procedures, and responsibilities pertaining to the assignment and reassignment of Service members.
  • DoD Instruction, 1300.19
    Joint Officer Management Policy Reference, DoD Instruction, 1300.19, "DoD Joint Officer Management Program" establishes policy to designate officers as joint qualified, publish the joint duty assignment list and assign joint officers as needed to meet mission requirements. DODI 1300.19, DOD Joint Officer Management Program.
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The documents on this website are for general information purposes only. References to particular transition actions (Ex: Base Realignment and Closure - BRAC, Transfer of Function - TOF, Reduction in Force - RIF) do not in any way indicate that is the action being taken by your organization or that the action affects any particular individual. For specific information on the transition action being taken at your activity and its effects, if any, on you, please contact your local human resources office.

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