What Is the Required Level of Noncontingency Temporary Duty for Air Force Personnel?
Recent ceilings placed on temporary duty (TDY) have engendered concerns that contingency-related TDY may be impinging on non-contingency-related TDY to the detriment of Air Force training. Accordingly, this report seeks to ascertain how much noncontingency TDY the Air Force needs to maintain requisite levels of readiness. After examining Air Force records and interviewing relevant personnel, the authors conclude that errors have in fact arisen in the recording of TDY and that contingency operations may indeed be compromising non-contingency-related efforts. The authors therefore recommend that the TDY tracking system be improved and that levels of non-contingency-related activities be increased.