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Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD)
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 12/24/13

  1. What is the DTOD's purpose and intent?
  2. Does the DTOD measure all types of official business travel distance?
  3. Is there any information in the JFTR/JTR concerning DTOD?
  4. What if the website is unavailable?

1. What is the DTOD's purpose and intent?

The DTOD (https://dtod.sddc.army.mil/default.aspx):

a.  Is the only official source for worldwide PCS and TDY distance information.

b.  Replaces all other sources used for computing distance (except for airplanes as in JFTR, par. U2650-B and JTR, par. C2650-B).

c.  Uses zip code to zip code distance within the CONUS and non-foreign OCONUS areas and city to city distance elsewhere (e.g., within foreign locations or to/from foreign locations).

NOTE: All DoD facilities (CONUS and OCONUS) are supposed to be listed in the DTOD.  If a facility cannot be located, SDDC should be informed of the missing location.  A missing facility can be added to the DTOD system.  All feedback should be directed through the DTOD website at https://dtod.sddc.army.mil/default.aspx.

d.  Provides distances which must be rounded to the nearest mile for each leg of a journey.

2. Does DTOD measure all types of official business travel distance?

No, DTOD does not apply to the following travel distances that are determined by odometer readings:

a.  in and around the PDS or TDY sites,
b.  between home/office and transportation terminal,
c.  for short distance moves, within the same city, or
d.  round trip travel between home and active duty tour site for a RC member performing active duty when the member commutes under the provisions of JFTR, par. U7600-B.

3. Is there any information in the JFTR/JTR concerning DTOD?

Yes. See JFTR, par. U2650 and JTR, par. C2650 for DTOD information.

4. What if the website is unavailable?

Contact the DTOD 24 Hour Help Desk at (800) 462-2176.

 

 

     
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