Official Modes of Travel for the US Department of Defense

This one should be simple, but it is not. I just wanted to know what to put on an Air Force form 938 for “MODE OF TRAVEL”. This wasn’t easy.

In the JFTR, https://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/Docs/Training/DTA_App_C.pdf

Appendix K,
Table K-3 associates each travel mode with its description, expense category,
and single threshold.

TRAVEL MODES AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION TYPES

OTHER TRANSPORTATION TYPE MODE DESCRIPTION EXPENSE CATE SINGLE THRESH
Comm Bus CB Bus Fare COM. CARR.-I 500
CTO Fee (Central Bill) CF-C CTO FEE (GOVCC-C) COM. CARR.-C 150
CTO Fee (Indiv Bill) CF CTO FEE (GOVCC-I) COM. CARR.-I 150
Comm Air (Indiv Bill) CP Air Fare (GOVCC-I) COM. CARR.-I 1500
Comm Air (Central Bill) CP-C Air Fare (GOVCC-C) COM. CARR.-C 1500
Comm Rail (Indiv Bill) CR Train Fare (GOVCC-I) COM. CARR.-I 300
Comm Rail (Central Bill) CR-C Train Fare (GOVCC-C) COM. CARR.-C 300
CV Ship Fare COM. CARR.-C 300
DGV POC Use-Gov Vehicle Available MILEAGE 0
GA Government Auto TRANSPORT 0
GB Government Bus TRANSPORT 0
GP Government Plane COM. CARR.-G 0
GV Government Vessel TRANSPORT 0
GVA POC Use-Dedi-cated Gov Vehicle MILEAGE 0
PA Pvt Auto-TDY/TAD MILEAGE 500
PAL Pvt Auto-Local MILEAGE 200
PAS Passenger (No Claim) TRANSPORT 0
PAT Pvt Auto-Terminal MILEAGE 50
PM Private Motorcycle MILEAGE 500
PP Private Plane MILEAGE 500
PV Private Vessel TRANSPORT 500
TB Prepaid Bus COM. CARR.-T 0
TP Prepaid Plane COM. CARR.-T 0
TR Prepaid Rail COM. CARR.-T 0
TV Prepaid Vessel COM. CARR.-T 0
CA Commercial Auto RENTAL CAR 500

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