Discussion in 'Community Information and Feedback' started by TacticalNuke, Mar 28, 2010.
TAD Temporary Assigned Duty
TDY Temporary Duty
TEMDU Temporary Duty
There are different usages, varying by service.
Thank you; I've added TEMDU to the list.
Good morning, TN! In the Navy, at least, there is a critical difference between TAD and TEMDU. TEMDU allows the receiving command to both conduct Article 13 proceedings, award punishment and to administratively separate a military member. I learned this the hard way when I was a Naval Station XO. USS SEABAT would get underway on deployment, sending broken or soon-to-separate or bad actors ordered to the NAVSTA. If they sent them with simple TAD orders, my hands were tied. Made for some terse messaging to and from the ship. I never knew the difference until then.
Thank you for ensuring we have both listed; that is a major difference. TAD was already on the acronym list, so I added TEMDU. Please let me know there are any discrepancies.
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