Defense Table of Official Distances (DTOD)
Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: 01 October 2014
- What is the DTOD's purpose and intent?
- Does the DTOD measure all types of official business travel distance?
- Is there any information in the JFTR/JTR concerning DTOD?
- 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 JTR, par. 2650-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).
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 JTR, par. 7355-B .
3. Is there any information in the JFTR/JTR concerning DTOD?
Yes. See JTR, par. 2650 for DTOD information.
4. What if the website is unavailable?
Contact the DTOD 24 Hour Help Desk at (800) 462-2176.