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2015 Overseas Housing Allowance
Utility Survey

This survey begins 1 May 2015, and is limited to the locations below.

Countries Participating in this Survey:

  • American Samoa
  • Canada
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guam
  • Honduras
  • Mexico
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Paraguay
  • Puerto Rico
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
 

About the Survey:  This survey is used to measure utility/recurring maintenance expenses incurred by Uniformed Service members stationed overseas, who reside in private housing.  This survey does not cover rental expenses.  The data collected will assist in the determination of Overseas Housing Allowances (OHA) paid to members in your country of assignment.

Authority:  This survey is in accordance with 10 USC 136 and 37 USC 403(c).

Participation:   Participation in this survey is voluntary.  Failure to respond will not result in penalty to the respondent.  However, maximum response is encouraged so that data will be representative of your country of assignment. 
This data is instrumental in updating utility allowances for the Overseas Housing Program.  Incomplete surveys cannot be used as this might result in underreporting of utility/recurring maintenance expenses.  Your response will be treated as confidential.  Only group statistics will be reported.

Instructions:  To ensure that this survey results in valid utility allowances, please report all your utility expenses.
To prepare for the survey, gather your actual bills or records of utility and recurring maintenance expenses for the last 12 months. 

Estimated Time to Complete Survey:  30 minutes

OHA Survey

 

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  Points of Contact

Country Points of Contact

American Samoa
CPT Puletasi Wongmageo
684-699-9384
puletasi.h.wongmageo.mil@mail.mil

Canada
MSgt Donald Oakes
613-688-5430    
oakesde@state.gov

Costa Rica
CDR Brad Ripkey
506-2519-2512
bradley.ripkey@tcsc.southcom.mil

El Salvador
MSG Richard Colon Valdes
503-2501-2999
richard.colonvaldes.mil@mail.mil

Guam
Ms. Yvonne Salas Whitley
671-349-5303
YvonneSalas.Whitley@fe.navy.mil

Honduras
LTC John Boyer
504-2236-9320
john.m.boyer8.mil@mail.mil

Mexico
Mr. Victor Maciel
525-55-080-2217     
victor.m.maciel.civ@mail.mil

Northern Mariana Islands
Ms. Yvonne Salas Whitley
671-349-5303
YvonneSalas.Whitley@fe.navy.mil

Norway
Lt Col Kenneth Burton
475-195-0525  
kenneth.burton.2@us.af.mil

Paraguay
COL Barbara Fick
595-21-208-207 ext. 2006
barbara.r.fick.mil@mail.mil

Puerto Rico
Mr. Bill Leyh
1-787-707-3240
william.s.leyh.civ@mail.mil

Singapore
Col Robert Meeks
65-6476-9379
MeeksRT@state.gov

Switzerland
MSgt Tarrina Browne
41-31-357-7240
BrowneTL@state.gov

Uruguay
COL Kirk Karver
598-94-111-778
kirk.s.karver.mil@mail.mil

US Virgin Islands
LCDR Nikki Samuel
340-776-3497 x200
rachelle.n.samuel@uscg.mil

Contact for Technical Difficulties
Mr. Joseph O’Connor
DSN: 312-372-1272
Commercial: 571-372-1272
Joseph.oconnor@dtmo.pentagon.mil

 

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