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Modification of Weight Allowance Table

Issue Number 457
Status Unattainable
Issue Title Modification of Weight Allowance Table
Scope The current Joint Federal Travel Regulation (JFTR) Permanent Change of Station (PCS) weight allowance table does not support the changing Army demographics. More service members are entering with established Families, Families are larger, and Retention Control Points have been extended, creating increased career longevity. Using the current PCS weight allowance table, service members frequently pay excess costs, unload valuable property prior to moving, do not ship essential belongings, and must replace or store items.
Issue Recommendation Increase enlisted permanent change of station (PCS) weight allowance to more closely match officer weight allowances.
Military Component Active Component
Demographic Group Family Members, Soldiers
Subject Area Relocation
Geographic Area Universal
Entered AFAP Nov 1999
Final Action Date Feb 2011
Accomplishments Updated 8 March 2011: Issue was declared unattainable by the Feb 11 AFAP General Officer Steering Committee because, although enlisted PCS weight allowances have increased, they are not at a level that closely matches officer weight allowances. Between 2002 and 2009, administrative weight allowances and PCS weight allowance for grades E1 - E4/E7 - E9 increased; authority was granted for the Services to increase PCS weight allowances on a case-by-case basis for hardship (limit: 18,000 pounds) and 500 pounds of spouse professional weight allowance was authorized. In May 10, the Chairman, Joint Chief of Staff’s report to Congress advised that weight allowances are currently adequate and suitable for members of the Armed Forces. In July and December 2010, the Office of the Army G-4 briefed the Sergeant Major of the Army, Command Sergeant Majors and other Service Senior Enlisted Advisors on past weight allowance increases and Army’s initiatives to increase the weight allowances. The other Services do not support this AFAP recommendation.
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Submitting Command US Army Europe & Seventh Army, US Army Accessions Command
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