- Jan 11, 2013
I know things have probably changed a lot since I got commissioned 30 years ago into the Army, so I thought I would ask those who may have had a DS/DD who has recently commissioned through NROTC on how the shipment of their "stuff/household goods" works now. It sounds like a SWO officer typically will be on active duty immediately after commissioning and will head to their first ship right away, is this correct? Do they ever have large blocks of leave first, or a delay in going on activity duty like those commissioned through AROTC? Are they authorized to have their stuff shipped from college to their first duty station, as well as from their home of record? Or only from one location? Will the government allow for everything to be put in paid temporary storage until an apartment is secured at their first base? Are they still able to do DITY moves? I'd appreciate if you can share how this worked out for your DS/DD.