Permanent Change of Station Moves
SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING
"They understand the challenges we face, that we have as an Army and face as a nation. Their expectations of us are as simple as they are profound. They trust that we will provide the resources necessary for them to succeed in the fights in which we are currently engaged and they trust that we will have the wisdom and resolve necessary to prepare them for the missions unknown to us today, but will surely await us."
- Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, commander, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, on the Capitol Hill before the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaks of the simple needs of the Soldiers, while answering questions from Senators regarding his fitness to serve as the 37th chief of staff of the Army, March 3
Dempsey pledges as CSA to serve Soldiers every day
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
"When you serve in the forces that protect your country, and your way of life and your family - that is the most noble calling you can respond to. That's what I see in Soldiers…I believe in leadership…it's not officer leadership or NCO leadership; it's just leadership. If you're in a position of responsibility, of command over someone else, you have a responsibility for your own ability before you have a responsibility for what they do. And you must not fail in that.”
- Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, selected senior noncommissioned officer for U.S. Army Africa, speaks about Soldiers and leadership, at the Assumption of Responsibility ceremony, Feb. 17, Vicenza, Italy
U.S. Army Africa Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes assumes responsibility in Vicenza ceremony
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Permanent Change of Station Moves
What is it?
Permanent Change of Station moves are a challenging reality of military life. The U.S. Army Materiel Command's Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC), executes the Personal Property mission as the Army Service Component Command of U.S. Transportation Command and they are committed to improving the move process and educating warfighters, civilians and their families. Move.mil is a valuable resource which can walk a member through the entire moving process or they can visit their local Transportation Office (TO)/Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO) for assistance.
What has the Army done?
In addition to the normal annual peak moving season, the Army is expecting an additional 17,000 PCS moves as 2005 BRAC mandates for FY11 take effect. SDDC developed some tips to assist our customers in planning their PCS move during the peak moving season:
- Create a personal moving calendar, checklists, phone lists, to-do lists and links to critical moving processes and information
- Once you get your orders/know your dates, immediately contact your TO/PPSO to start the move process.
- Estimate about 1,000 pounds per room remembering actual weights will vary.
- Pack, pickup and delivery dates are scheduled on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM and you or a designated representative needs to be on hand.
- Your moving dates are not confirmed until you coordinate with your carrier/Transportation Service Provider - key is remaining flexible.
- Moving is a good time to dispose of unnecessary items.
- If you are near your weight limit, you can request a free reweigh through your TO/PPSO at origin/destination.
- Multiple shipments should be scheduled on separate days to avoid confusion.
- The Defense Personal Property System (DPS) at move.mil places you in direct contact with your carrier/TSP to manage the movement of your personal property. Keep your phone number, e-mail address and contact information updated and current in DPS.
- If you have a delivery address for your personal property and want a direct delivery, work closely with your carrier/TSP
What is planned for the future?
- Adding additional functionality into the DPS to make the moving experience better
- Continued education on how to move personal property through DPS prior to this year's peak moving season
Why is it important to the Army?
The peak moving season is especially challenging with limited capacity. SDDC wants to ensure it provides Army members and their families with valuable information to help them have a successful move during an already stressful time.
Local Installation Transportation Office (ITO)/ Personal Property Shipping Office (PPSO)
US Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command
US Army Materiel Command
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